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Charlee Hoyt papers

Identifier: Tretter 419

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of legal papers, clippings, correspondence.


  • 1971-1991


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Charlee Hoyt was a Republican Minneapolis City Council member in the 1980s who, along with liberal council member Van White, worked with feminist lawyer and activists Andrea Dworkin and Catherine MacKinnon in attempt to pass an anti-pornography ordinance in the city in 1983 and 1984. The amendment to the ordinance defined pornography as a civil rights violation against women. While the amendment passed the council twice, it was vetoed by Mayor Don Fraser. A similar ordinance passed in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1984, but was later struck down as unconstitutional.


2.8 Cubic Feet (3 boxes -- 2 Paige boxes, 1 legal size Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of the papers of Charlee Hoyt, a Minneapolis City Council Member, who worked on an anti-porn ordinance in the mid 1980s.


This collection is arranged in the order that it was donated in.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Charlee Hoyt in 2017.

Related Materials

An oral history was conducted with Charlee Hoyt with Curator Lisa Vecoli upon donating these materials to the collection. For more information and access, contact the curator.
Charlee Hoyt papers, 1971-1991
Kate Dietrick
March 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area