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BLK Magazine Publications

Identifier: Tretter-77

Scope and Contents

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  • Creation: 1988 - 1994

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

BLK was created by Alan Bell in 1988. The publication was originally based in Los Angeles, though its readership quickly expanded to a national level. BLK was created for the African American LGBT community, with a particular focus on how the black gay community was impacted by the AIDS epidemic.


.47 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

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This record represents the complete run of BLK held in the Tretter Collection from 1988 to 1994.

BLK Magazine Publications
Jemma Kloss
January 2023
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area