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Guide to the Robert R. Hodges Papers
MS-R117  
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Description
This collection comprises the papers of Robert R. Hodges, professor emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and activist in the gay liberation movement in Southern California and nationally in the 1970s and 1980s. His papers include minutes and other administrative material from national and Los Angeles chapter meetings of the Gay Academic Union (GAU), a variety of GAU newsletters, and other materials relating to scholarly conferences held by the GAU. His papers also contain a small quantity of research files, as well as files relating to the Orange County chapter of the Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club (a gay political group), the Modern Language Association (MLA) Gay Caucus, gays in the military and the ROTC on CSU campuses (ca. 1990-1992), activism against the Briggs Initiative (Proposition 6), and other gay issues on the CSUF campus.
Background
Robert R. Hodges is a professor emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at California State University, Fullerton, who was active in the gay liberation movement in Southern California and nationally in the 1970s and 1980s. He was a charter member of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Western Gay Academic Union (GAU) in 1976 and served on the national Board of Directors for the GAU as a representative of the Los Angeles chapter.
Extent
1.3 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.