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Gail Lewellan papers, 1977-1997

Identifier: Tretter: 257

Scope and Content

The Gail Lewellan papers contain clippings, articles, flyers, photocopies of legal documents related to employment, correspondence, an annotated paper written by Gail Lewellan, and photographs and a jacket from the Amazons softball team. The collection contains a newspaper interview with Lewellan under the pseudonym "Susan Flynn.”


  • 1977-1997, 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).

Biographical Sketch

Gail Lewellan, attended the Law School of the University of Minnesota. She worked with the Department of Natural Resource (DNR) as Assistant Attorney General in the Minnesota Attorney General’s office from 1979-1991, and as Assistant Commissioner for Human Resources and Legal Affair from 1992-1999. Currently, Lewellan works as a Senior Attorney for the Nature Conservancy and serves as Co-Chair of the Pilot Knob Preservation Association. While working with the DNR Lewellan participated with Quadriga, an organization for GLBT people in Minnesota state service, and was active in GLBT employment rights.


1 box (0.21 linear feet)


The Gail Lewellan papers include clippings, articles, legal documents, flyers, correspondence, photographs, and textiles from 1977-1997.

Source of acquisition

The collection was donated by Gail Lewellan.

Related Materials

Minnesota Gay and Lesbian Legal Assistance.

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.
Gail Lewellan papers, 1977-1997
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