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Minnesota Men of Color (MMC) Records

Identifier: Tretter-268

Scope and Content

These records document the history and work of Minnesota Men of Color.

The collection includes publications such as magazines and newspapers, brochures, textual resources, reports, and articles on HIV/AIDS/STD statistics, treatments, prevention, GLBT communities, and communities of people of color. It also includes artifacts, photographs, digital, and AV materials. The Minnesota Men of Color organization records include board relations, internal affairs, legal documents, HR/employee documents, financial and fundraising documents, collaborations with other organizations, and records of the Minnnesota Men of Color's involvement in projects and programs. The collection also includes material relevant to the trans community in the HR/Employee and Programs and Projects series.

Many of the folders in the collection were given folders numbers in the upper right-hand corner as part of a previous inventory of the collection. Users are advised that these numbers are not part of the current organization of the collection and should be ignored.

All folders marked with an asterisk (*) contain relevant materials to the transgender community.


  • undated, 1981-2007


Language of Materials


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.

Certian financial documents (payables, receivables, and payroll) are unavailable to researchers until 2034.

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

Minnesota Men of Color (MMC) was founded in 1998 by Nicholas Metcalf. The organization was founded to “serve the Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian Pacific Islander, Chicano/Latino and Native American Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) population in the state of Minnesota.” MMC focused primarily on providing HIV and AIDS services. The organization ran several programs independently but cooperated with other organizations, both local and national, for many of their projects. The Minnesota Men of Color disbanded in approximately 2003.


28 boxes (34.75 linear feet)


The collection contains administrative records, correspondence, newsletters, reports and articles, educational materials and project and program records created by and concerning the Minnesota Men of Color. MMC promotes awareness and support of HIV/AIDS concerns within the gay men of color communities.


The collection contains six series, and was given an artificial chronological and topical arrangement during the initial processing phase.

  1. Administrative Documents, undated, 1995-2003
  2. Artifacts undated, 1997-2002
  3. Organizations, undated, 1981-2003
  4. Programs and Projects, undated, 1995-2004
  5. Publications, undated, 1986-2006
  6. Digital and AV, undated, circa 1990

Source of acquisition

This collection consists of materials donated, in several accessions, by Nicholas Metcalf and OutFront Minnesota.

Related Materials

Two Spirit Collection

OutFront Minnesota Records

Processing Information

This collection was initially proceessed and described by Heather Dahlgren, Susan Hoffman, and Jennifer Shaw.

Minnesota Men of Color (MMC) Records, undated 1981-2007
Heather Dahlgren, Susan Hoffman, and Jennifer Shaw
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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