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Minnesotans United Records

Identifier: Tretter-270

Scope and Content

The Minnesotans United Records, 2011-2013 includes both operational records in the form of manuscript materials, as well as a substantial digital records collection (not processed as of today’s date). In addition, it includes campaign materials in the political battle for marriage equality in Minnesota. Some inclusions are banners, buttons, silicone rings, CDs, stickers, t-shirts, and various circulars and door tags from the “Vote No” campaign. Other records include training materials and volunteer schedules for call center workers and door-to-door campaigners. The collection also includes over 200 construction paper hearts created by volunteers, detailing their reasons for voting “no” in favor of marriage equality.


  • Creation: 2011-2013


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

Minnesotans United is the political action committee formed in 2011 as an initiative of OutFront Minnesota and Project 515 to oppose the Minnesota Marriage Amendment and campaign for pro-GLBT political candidates and issues. The organization is a coalition over 700 organizations across the state and provided the pivotal grassroots support necessary to strike down the Marriage Amendment in 2013, thus allowing all couples in Minnesota the opportunity to marry. In addition to its work on marriage equality, Minnesotans United remains active with a strong volunteer base that mobilizes to support GLBT candidates running for office in Minnesota and advocates for pro-GLBT policies.


8 boxes (11.5 linear feet)


The Minnesotans United Records, 2011-2013 comprises paper records (including mailings, circulars, volunteer schedules and training), textiles (t-shirts, flags, and banners), and ephemera (buttons, stickers, silicone jewelry), and digital files (one hard drive that has not been processed). It includes both operating records, as well as campaign materials.

Related Materials

Project 515 Records, 2006-2013

OutFront Minnesota

Minnesotans United Records, 2011-2013
Heather Dahlgren, Susan Hoffman, and Amanda Wick
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