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Tretter Collection Information Files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Tretter:-186

Scope and Content

The Tretter Collection Information Files provides background information about organizations, people, places, events and concepts associated with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identity, culture and history.

The files are not intended to be comprehensive examinations of the topics. The collection is assembled from various secondary resources: news clippings, press releases, flyers, magazine, journals and news articles, newsletters, programming guides, conference programs, reproduced correspondence, miscellaneous publicity, photographs and biographical sketches. Most materials in the collection are contained in single folders; however, there are somewhat larger topical portions of the collection -- 2 to 173 folders in size -- that contain primary sources and provide a more extensive view of the topic area. These portions are indentified by number of folders, date ranges, and individual scope notes.

Individual folders within groups generally do not have dates or date ranges.

Also represented in the collection are materials for organizations and individuals whose archives are located in other institutions -- such as the Matttachine Society, Daughters of Bilitis, Barney Frank and Andy Warhol.

Dates

  • 1938-2017

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material primarily in English. Some publications in French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

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).

Extent

78 boxes

Abstract

The information files contain miscellaneous documentation about people, places, events and ideas relating to local, national and international GLBT history and culture.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in six groupings: People, Places, Organizations, Publications, Subjects and History Day Projects.

Processing Information

The collection has been processed in multiple accessions. Most recent processing efforts completed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society by Kimberly Arleth, Tyler Gardner, and Jordan Burrell.
Title
Tretter Collection Information Files, 1938-2017
Author
Susan Hoffman and Kimberly Arleth, Myra Billund-Phibbs, Joshlynn Borreson
Date
September, 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area

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