The present organization of the files maintains the order established by the Queer Resource Center. The collection consists
of flyers. annual files, program files, minutes and financial reports, and correspondence of the various organizations through
1992. In addition there are files documenting the effort to establish academic courses in what may be called loosely gay studies;
these consist of correspondence, planning documents, proposals, and newsletters, as well as some syllabi and course materials.
The Students for Gay Power was established at the University of California, Berkeley in 1969 to be "a campus group involved
in the gay liberation movement." Even its recognition required a ruling by the university's General Counsel, and its first
dance in 1970 occasioned correspondence and memoranda about the legality of the event. In 1972 the group changed its name
to Gay Students Union, possibly to appear less objectionable and established its first affiliation with the Associated Students,
although it received no ASUC funding until 1974. In 1976 it became the Gay Peoples Union, in 1981 it became the Gay and Lesbian
Union, and in 1984 it became the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Alliance. A final name change took place in 1988, to the Multicultural
Bisexual Gay Lesbian Alliance. These groups held awareness programs as well as a regular schedule of social events for the
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