Gay Academic Union Records, 1970-1986 Coll2011.041*

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
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Los Angeles, California, 90007
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Title: Gay Academic Union Records
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.041*
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 3.4 linear feet. 3 archive boxes + 1 archive carton.
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1978-1985
Date (inclusive): 1970-1986
Abstract: Clippings, correspondence, meeting minutes, manuscripts, flyers, notes, financial documents, receipts, photographs, organizational forms, conference programs, tax forms, grant applications, chapter lists, bylaws, articles of incorporation and other material documenting activities of the [Lesbian and] Gay Academic Union (GAU), circa 1970 to 1986.
creator: Gay Academic Union.

Scope and Content

Clippings, correspondence, meeting minutes, manuscripts, flyers, notes, financial documents, tax forms, receipts, photographs, organizational forms, conference programs, grant applications, chapter lists, bylaws, articles of incorporation, and other material documenting activities of the [Lesbian and] Gay Academic Union (GAU), circa 1970 to 1986. The GAU was founded in New York, N.Y. in 1973 "to promote and disseminate research on homosexuality and gay people." Materials in the collection document activities including Board of Directors meetings, annual GAU conferences, chapters of the GAU, and funding and distribution of scholarships. The bulk of the collection comprises records of the GAU from the period after its Board of Directors moved from New York to Los Angeles in 1978.

Historical Note

The Gay Academic Union (GAU) was founded in New York, New York, in 1973, "to promote and disseminate research on homosexuality and gay people." The GAU consisted of a national network of college and university chapters, of which there appear to have been twelve by 1979. In 1978 the GAU's Board of Directors, as well as its annual conference, moved from New York to Los Angeles.

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Processing Information

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

Preferred Citation

Gay Academic Union Records, Coll2011-041, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gay and lesbian studies
Gays in higher education
Gays--Education
Homosexuality and education--United States
Lesbians--Education