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Subjects, undated, 1960-2017


Scope and Content

From the Collection: The Tretter Collection Information Files provides background information about organizations, people, places, events and concepts associated with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identity, culture and history.

The files are not intended to be comprehensive examinations of the topics. The collection is assembled from various secondary resources: news clippings, press releases, flyers, magazine, journals and news articles, newsletters, programming guides, conference programs, reproduced correspondence, miscellaneous publicity, photographs and biographical sketches. Most materials in the collection are contained in single folders; however, there are somewhat larger topical portions of the collection -- 2 to 173 folders in size -- that contain primary sources and provide a more extensive view of the topic area. These portions are indentified by number of folders, date ranges, and individual scope notes.

Individual folders within groups generally do not have dates or date ranges.

Also represented in the collection are materials for organizations and individuals whose archives are located in other institutions -- such as the Matttachine Society, Daughters of Bilitis, Barney Frank and Andy Warhol.


  • undated, 1960-2017

Language of Materials

Collection material primarily in English. Some publications in French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area