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This collection consists of the papers of Charlee Hoyt, a Minneapolis City Council Member, who worked on an anti-porn ordinance in the mid 1980s.
Biographical / Historical
Charlee Hoyt was a Republican Minneapolis City Council member in the 1980s who, along with liberal council member Van White, worked with feminist lawyer and activists Andrea Dworkin and Catherine MacKinnon in attempt to pass an anti-pornography ordinance in the city in 1983 and 1984. The amendment to the ordinance defined pornography as a civil rights violation against women. While the amendment passed the council twice, it was vetoed by Mayor Don Fraser. A similar ordinance passed in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1984, but was later struck down as unconstitutional.
This collection is arranged in the order that it was donated in.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Charlee Hoyt in 2017.
An oral history was conducted with Charlee Hoyt with Curator Lisa Vecoli upon donating these materials to the collection. For more information and access, contact the curator.
Part of the Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Repository
Charlee Hoyt papers, Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis. http://archives.lib.umn.edu/repositories/13/resources/7296 Accessed September 19, 2017.