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Northland Gay Men's Center Records

Identifier: Tretter-396

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence and documents related to Northland Gay Men's Center's membership, operations, board, discussion groups, events, newsletter, library, activities such as Adopt-a-Highway participation, and local and regional partnerships. In addition, the collection includes financial records, grant applications and associated documentation, notes from calls the center received from individuals, and memorabilia from community events in which the Center was involved, such as Duluth-Superior Pride, Twin Cities Pride, and Duluth Christmas and St. Patrick's Day Parades.


  • Creation: 1980 - 2014
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1992 - 2009

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 Note

The Northland Gay Men's Center (NGMC) was founded in Duluth in 1992, and served Northern Minnesota, Northwestern Wisconsin, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Center's mission is to be an affirming and substance-free community space, providing information and support, and working to build awareness and end oppression and discrimination in the wider community.


5 Linear Feet (5 Paige boxes)

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The collection is organized into the following series:

I. Administrative and Financial

II. Programs and Operations

III. Correspondence

IV. Audiovisual, Digital, and Photographs

V. Press Clippings and Publications

VI. Ephemera

Processing Information

Initial processing and finding aid authorship was completed by Christina Getaz in 2017.

Upon the arrival of a new accession in 2021, further processing and finding aid editing and authorship was completed by Myra Billund-Phibbs in March 2022.

Northland Gay Men's Center Records
Christina Getaz, Myra Billund-Phibbs
2017, 2022
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area