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Lesbian Resource Center records, 1972-1980

Identifier: Tretter: 256

Scope and Content

The Lesbian Resource Center records include correspondence, pamphlets and flyers, resources for members and internal documents including bylaws, meeting minutes, financial records and records of internal affairs from 1972-1980. Coverage is given to resources used by members and the collection also includes two binders containing resources for programs and members.


  • 1972-1980, undated


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Historical Note

The Lesbian Resource Center opened in 1972 as a female counterpart to Gay House, a Minneapolis gay men's center. The group started the Lesbian Resource Center with a gift of $1200. They offered services and programs to local lesbians, which included community meeting space and resources on employment and lesbian businesses and organizations.


1 box (0.21 linear feet)


The Lesbian Resource Center records include the administrative and internal records, correspondence, and resource documents used by the Lesbian Resource Center organization.


This collection has been maintained in its original order and is listed by folder title.

Source of acquisition

The Lesbian Resource Center records were donated in part by Janet Dahlem.

Related Materials

Gay House records.

A Women’s Coffeehouse records.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jennifer Shaw as part of a project financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.
Lesbian Resource Center records, 1972-1980
Heather Dahlgren, Susan Hoffman, and Jennifer Shaw
2013, January 2015
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area