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Chicago Free Press Publications

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Tretter-39

Scope and Contents

To view a full listing of the Tretter Collection's holdings, please visit the UMN Library's Catalog record here: the Chicago Free Press Publications, Tretter Holdings


  • Creation: 1999 - 2010

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Chicago Free Press began publication in 1999, and was founded by former staff from another Chicago-based LGBT publication, the Windy City Times. It ceased publication in 2010 after publisher David Costanzo stopped funding the newspaper. It was one of the largest LGBT newspapers in the midwest with a readership of approximately 50,000.


3.37 Linear Feet (3 Paige boxes)

Language of Materials



This record represents the run of the Chicago Free Press Publications held in the Tretter Collection. It is not a complete run but contains issues from across the whole span of the newspaper's publishing years.

Chicago Free Press Publications
January 2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area