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Bay Windows (Boston, MA) Publications

Identifier: Tretter-73

Scope and Contents

To view a full listing of the Tretter Collection's holdings, please visit the UMN Library's Catalog record here: Bay Windows, Tretter Holdings


  • Creation: 1983 - 2016

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

Bay Windows was first published in 1983 in Boston, Massachusetts. It was founded by Sasha Alyson, although it was later sold to James Hoover in 1985 and then to Jeff Coakley and Sue O'Connell in 2003. Alyson originally wanted to create a gay and lesbian newspaper that included more local and political coverage. Of particular note is the paper's reporting on the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts in 2004, along with its reporting on former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romeny's changing stance on LGBT issues. As of 2011, the publication also includes an insert called Golden Rainbow Times, which is a monthly newsletter for LGBT senior citizens.


2.5 Linear Feet (6 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials



This record represents the run of Bay Windows held in the Tretter Collection. It is not a complete run but contains issues from a wide range of years of the publication from 1983 up to 2016.

Bay Windows (Boston, MA) Publications
Kristen Datta
January 2023
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area