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Bear Magazine Publications

Identifier: Tretter-74

Scope and Contents

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


  • Creation: 1987-2002, 2008-present

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

Bear Magazine was founded in 1987 in San Francisco by partners Richard Bulger and Chris Nelson, in order to cater to the bear community of gay and bisexual men. It ran quarterly until 2002, when its publishing house was shut down due to issues with the IRS. Bear Magazine began publishing again in 2008 and is now published in print and online under the title "World Bear Magazine"


.94 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials



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Bear Magazine Publications
Jemma Kloss
January 2023
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area