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4-Front Magazine Publications

Identifier: Tretter-116

Scope and Contents

To view a full listing of the Tretter Collection's holdings, please visit the UMN Library's Catalog record here: 4-Front Magazine, Tretter Holdings


  • Creation: 1995 - 1998

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

4-Front Magazine (also stylized as 4FRONT) was a bar/entertainment magazine published in West Hollywood, CA. It covered everything from bars and clubs to community news and local politics. Due to its location, it also included interviews with gay actors, such as Stephen Fry. L. Kurt Dostie served as its editor in chief.


.42 Linear Feet (One Half Hollinger)

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This record represents the run of 4-Front Magazine held in the Tretter Collection. It is not a complete run but contains issues from a wide range of years of the publication from 1995 up to 1998.

4-Front Magazine Publications
Erin McBrien and Kristen Datta
March 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