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Columbia LGBT records, 1961-1990, bulk 1967-1989

Summary Information

Abstract

The collection consists of newspaper clippings, publications, correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, and promotional material related to the activities and interests of Columbia's LGBT student groups. It also contains some syllabi, reading material on homosexuality, financial statements, surveys, and a few photographs.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0238
Bib ID 6228537 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Alliance
Title Columbia LGBT records, 1961-1990, bulk 1967-1989
Physical Description 8.83 linear feet (8 record cartons 2 document boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 8 series.

Description

Summary

This collection extensively documents the activities of Columbia's nationally and internationally recognized LGBT student groups from the establishment of the Student Homophile League in 1967 through 1990. The collection offers insight into gay life at Columbia University and includes extensive correspondence containing frequent requests for information about making social contacts in the gay community and from researchers of all ages looking for assistance with their projects on topics related to homosexuality. Through collected subject files, the collection also documents gay life on other university campuses in the 1970s. Lastly, the contents of this collection also bear witness to the rise of queer studies in university curricula via syllabi and readings from the "gay study group" in the 1980s.

  • Series I: Governing Documents, 1972-1989

    This series contains ratified constitutions and procedural rules for Gay People at Columbia (GPC), Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA), and Lesbian and Gays of Barnard and Columbia (LGBC). Organized chronologically, the series also contains annotated copies and drafts reflecting changes to the group's stated mission and by-laws across two decades.

  • Series II: Student Homophile League, 1966-1973

    This series contains governing documents, membership lists, event flyers, meeting minutes, internal memos and correspondence for the Student Homophile League (SHL), the first collegiate gay student organization in the country, founded in 1967 by Stephen Donaldson (a.k.a. Robert A. Martin). Correspondence includes communications with gay-identified individuals requesting information about connecting to other homosexuals either in their hometowns or in New York City as well as young men interested in information about draft deferment. Also of interest is a letter of support from the critic Eric Bentley, Brander Matthews Professor of Dramatic Literature at Columbia University. At the end of the series is a 1982 letter from Robert A. Martin offering his account of the founding of the Student Homophile League as well as SHL's participation in the 1968 strike at Columbia University. In addition to office records, this series also includes documents relating to the homophile movement outside of Columbia University. These materials include pamphlets, clippings and resolutions addressing the national homophile movement as well as memos, informational fliers and addresses from other chapters of the Student Homophile League established after Columbia's chapter, which operated as the center of the organization.

  • Series III: Office Records, 1972-1989

    This series includes official and draft meeting minutes, proceedings reports, financial statements, internal memos and attendance sheets for Gay People at Columbia-Barnard (GPCB) and Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA). Memos include detailed and personal letters of recommendation of board members. Two separate folders consist of governing documents, meeting minutes and memos from the Student Governing Board (SGB) concerning internal operations and its relation to the Earl Hall Center, which sponsored and housed Gay People at Columbia (GPC). With SHL founder Robert Martin as SGB chairperson in the mid-1970s, GPC joined other student groups in 1977 in temporarily withdrawing their membership from SGB because of conflicts over director J. Paul Martin's management of SGB.

  • Series IV: Activities, 1967-1989

    Arranged in four subseries, this series documents the various activities pursed by the Student Homophile League (SHL), Gay People at Columbia-Barnard (GPCB) and Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA).

  • Series V: Correspondence, 1970-1983

    This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence collected by Gay People at Columbia (GPC). It is organized chronologically. Most of the correspondence consists of research inquiries from individuals, such as grade school students, undergraduates, graduate students, and professional researchers looking for assistance on a project about homosexuality, or personal inquiries from implicitly or explicitly gay-identified individuals looking for more information about homosexuality and opportunities for making connections with other homosexuals in their area or in New York City. Other individual inquiries concern requests for information about draft deferment. The national profile of Columbia's gay student organization, established by SHL's status as the first of its kind in the United States, helps to explain why GPC was treated as a default resource for those wishing to learn more about homosexuality or to meet other homosexuals. Of particular note is a copy of a letter sent by GPC to the poet W.H. Auden, responding to his request to learn more about GPC's activities and inviting him to a wine and cheese party in his honor at the gay lounge (the collection contains no evidence that such an event actually took place). Also included in the series are manuscript submissions to GPC's newsletter Pride of Lions and many completed questionnaires from students submitted for Pride of Lions' "The Closet" issue from 1973.

  • Series VI: Publications, 1962-1990

    Organized into three subseries this series contains Columbia and non-Columbia publications and newspaper clippings collected by Gay People at Columbia-Barnard (GPCB), Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA) and Columbia Lesbian Bi-Sexual Gay Coalition (LGBC).

  • Series VII: Subject Files, 1961-1989

    Organized into two subseries, this series contains collected fliers, correspondence and informational materials on topics of interest to the gay community.

  • Series VIII. Office of Multicultural Affairs Materials, 1970s-2010s

    This series contains clippings, fliers, correspondence, memos, posters and conference materials related to LGBT campus groups, activities, events and associated topics collected and maintained by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and its predecessor offices. There is some overlap in content between what is found in this series and other series in this collection.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Columbia LGBT Records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Selected Related Material at Columbia

Central Files, 1890-1984 (UA#0001)

Historical Subject Files, 1870s-2017 (UA#0002)

Office of the Provost Records, 1939-2006 (UA#0083)

Accrual

No additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Victoria Wiet, GSAS 2018, and Kelly Powers, CC 2018 in Summer and Fall 2017. Finding aid written by Kelly Powers and Jocelyn Wilk in October 2017.

Revision Description

2017-11-03 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fliers (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorandums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Surveys Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Syllabi Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
publications (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Donaldson, Stephen, 1946-1996 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay college students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay community Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lesbian college students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manford, Morty, 1950-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Martin, Robert A., 1946-1996 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sexual minorities Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Led by Stephen Donaldson, an openly bisexual student, Columbia students banded together to start the Columbia Student Homophile League (SHL, 1967-1970) in 1967. Columbia University was the first university in the country to officially recognize a gay student group. The name of this group has evolved over the years in response to changing views and needs of the LGBT community on campus. In 1970 the group was renamed Gay People at Columbia (GPC, 1970-1985) and was also referred to as Gay People at Columbia-Barnard (GPC-B) between1972-1976. In 1984-85, around the time of co-education at Columbia College, the group merged with Lesbians at Barnard to form Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA, 1985-1989). In November 1989 CGLA renamed itself Columbia Lesbian Bi-Sexual Gay Coalition (LBGC, 1989-1998) in order to be more inclusive of those who identify as bisexual. In the late 1990s the group adopted the name "Columbia Queer Alliance" (1998-present) as "queer" is considered more inclusive of the whole community.

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Series I: Governing Documents, 1972-1989

This series contains ratified constitutions and procedural rules for Gay People at Columbia (GPC), Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA), and Lesbian and Gays of Barnard and Columbia (LGBC). Organized chronologically, the series also contains annotated copies and drafts reflecting changes to the group's stated mission and by-laws across two decades.



Box 1 Rules and Procedures, 1972-1983


GPC(B) Rules and Procedures Draft, 1972


Constitution Committee, 1987-1988


1989 Restructuring Proposal, 1989, 1989, 1989

Series II: Student Homophile League, 1966-1973

This series contains governing documents, membership lists, event flyers, meeting minutes, internal memos and correspondence for the Student Homophile League (SHL), the first collegiate gay student organization in the country, founded in 1967 by Stephen Donaldson (a.k.a. Robert A. Martin). Correspondence includes communications with gay-identified individuals requesting information about connecting to other homosexuals either in their hometowns or in New York City as well as young men interested in information about draft deferment. Also of interest is a letter of support from the critic Eric Bentley, Brander Matthews Professor of Dramatic Literature at Columbia University. At the end of the series is a 1982 letter from Robert A. Martin offering his account of the founding of the Student Homophile League as well as SHL's participation in the 1968 strike at Columbia University. In addition to office records, this series also includes documents relating to the homophile movement outside of Columbia University. These materials include pamphlets, clippings and resolutions addressing the national homophile movement as well as memos, informational fliers and addresses from other chapters of the Student Homophile League established after Columbia's chapter, which operated as the center of the organization.


Box 1 Student Homophile League -- Governing Documents, 1967-1969


Student Homophile League -- Membership, 1967-1968


Student Homophile League -- Minutes, 1967-1968


Student Homophile League -- Memos, 1967-1973


Student Homophile League -- Other Chapters, 1967-1972


Student Homophile League -- Residence Hall Activities, 1967-1969


Student Homophile League -- Correspondence, 1966-1970


Student Homophile League -- Correspondence, 1967-1972


Student Homophile League -- "The Gay Way," Columbia News, 1968 March27, 1968


Student Homophile League -- Homophile Movement Materials, 1967-1969


Student Homophile League -- Miscellaneous, 1968

Series III: Office Records, 1972-1989

This series includes official and draft meeting minutes, proceedings reports, financial statements, internal memos and attendance sheets for Gay People at Columbia-Barnard (GPCB) and Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA). Memos include detailed and personal letters of recommendation of board members. Two separate folders consist of governing documents, meeting minutes and memos from the Student Governing Board (SGB) concerning internal operations and its relation to the Earl Hall Center, which sponsored and housed Gay People at Columbia (GPC). With SHL founder Robert Martin as SGB chairperson in the mid-1970s, GPC joined other student groups in 1977 in temporarily withdrawing their membership from SGB because of conflicts over director J. Paul Martin's management of SGB.


Box 1 Student Homophile League -- 1982 Letter from Robert Martin on founding of SHL, 1982, 1982, 1982


Minutes, 1972-1973


Secretary -- Rick Shur, 1973-1974


Proceedings, 1974


Secretary Business Meeting -- Official Minutes, 1974-1977


Educational Committee Meetings, 1977


Meeting Minutes and Notes, 1978


Meetings, 1981-1982


GPC, 1981-1982


Meeting Minutes, 1982


Minutes, 1983-1984


Meeting Minutes and Notes, 1984


CGLA -- Minutes -- Official, 1987-1988


CGLA -- Notes, Data, 1987-1988


Minutes Spring, 1988-1989


Financial Statements, 1981-1982


Memos, 1972-1974


Correspondence, 1973


Chairperson's Valedictory Sermon, 1974 February11, 1974


Vice-chairperson, 1975


GPC = History, General, 1977


GPC Activities Academic Year, 1981-1982


Memos, 1982-1983


GPC Fall of 1984 1984, 1984, 1984


GPC Spring 1984 1984, 1984, 1984


Frank Elsea, 1985


Memos -- Resignation, 1982


Activities Fall 1982 1982, 1982, 1982


Attendance sheets, 1988-1989


Student Governing Board, 1973-1975


Student Governing Board and Earl Hall Info, 1972-1989

Series IV: Activities, 1967-1989

Arranged in four subseries, this series documents the various activities pursed by the Student Homophile League (SHL), Gay People at Columbia-Barnard (GPCB) and Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA).


Subseries IV.1: Earl Hall Dances, 1970-1986

Organized chronologically, this subseries consists of event fliers, income statements, inventories, receipts, ticket sale reports, and handwritten memos for the gay dances organized by the Student Homophile League (SHL), Gay People at Columbia-Barnard (GPCB), and Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA) in the 1970s and 1980s. The earliest material dates to 1970, when the organization was still known as the Student Homophile League. These dances were well known throughout New York City's gay community and were attended by non-students as well as Columbia students. The final folder in the subseries consists of a blank copy of a 1986 questionnaire in which dance attendees are asked to provide personal information, evaluate their experiences of the dances and suggest improvements.


Box 1 Dances to 1971 1970-1971, 1971, 1970-1971


Dance Logs, 1982


Dances 1972 1972, 1972, 1972


Dances 1973 (Jan-June ), 1973, 1973, 1973


Dances 1973 (July -Dec), 1973, 1973, 1973


Dance Jan-June 1974, 1974


Dance -- July to December 1974 1974, December 1974, 1974


Dance 1975 1975, 1975, 1975


Dance -- 1981 1981, 1981, 1981


Dance Committee, 1977


Dances 1982-1983 1982-1984, 1982-1983, 1982-1984


Dance Inventory, 1982


Dance Expenses, 1983


Misc. Dance Fliers, ca. 1980s


Dance Questionnaire, 1986


Subseries IV.2: Education, 1968-1987

This subseries consists of materials pertaining to educational programming and research initiatives completed by Gay People at Columbia-Barnard (GPCB) and Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA). The subseries is organized by educational event type, with folder contents organized chronologically. The first files consist of fliers, handouts, syllabi and readings for discussion groups organized by GPCB and CGLA, specifically consciousness raising groups in the 1970s and study groups in the 1980s. Some of the readings are annotated. Following the discussion group materials are memos, fliers, discussion plans, and reports for GPCB's "floor raps," in which GPCB members would lead an information session about homosexuality to residents of a dormitory floor. The memos consist of internal communications reflecting on the success of particular events as well as communications with residence staff. The following files consist of two 1973 and 1974 research initiatives, two separate blank surveys and subsequent reports about sexual experience and gay life at Columbia University. The series concludes with fliers for miscellaneous educational panels, including completed questionnaires for panels on "Coming Out" and "Gays in Business," as well as collected lecture notes, syllabi, and a proposed essay prize pertaining to gay studies at the university.


Consciousness Raising, 1973-1974


(GPC) Discussion Groups, 1975 October 5, 1975


Study Group -- Fall '84, 1984


Study Group, undated


Study Group Reading and Syllabus, 1985


Study Group, 1984-1986


Study Group, ca. 1980s



Box 2 Study Group, 1985


Study Group, 1984-1986


Study Group, 1986-1987


Floor Raps, 1972-1974


Questionnaires -- Socio-psychological Surveys -- Greenberg, 1971


1973 Survey on Sexual Experience and Homophobia at Columbia, 1973, 1973, 1973


"A New Gay Survey,", 1974


Misc. Educational Events, 1974-1981


Misc. Educational Events, 1981-1985


Lecture Notes, 1968


Psychology Courses Columbia, Barnard, 1974-1975


GPCB Essay Prize, 1975


High School Education, 1973-1974


Educational Committee, 1973-1974


Subseries IV.3: Social, 1970-1982

This subseries consists of materials pertaining to social activities organized by Gay People at Columbia-Barnard (GPCB) and Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA), divided into three categories: the gay lounge, film screenings, and miscellaneous social activities. The subseries largely consists of internal memos, correspondence, clippings, and press statements pertaining to GPCB's nationally reported struggle to achieve official administrative recognition for the gay lounge, ca. 1971-1973. This collection of materials includes communications with university deans and trustees as well as minutes from a meeting of the Board of Trustees in which GPCB member Morty Manford asked the board for assistance in receiving administrative recognition. The subseries also includes correspondence and fliers related to film screenings either organized by or receiving support from GPCB, including a handout for a post-film discussion of Boys in the Band (1970), a drama about a group of gay friends in New York City controversial for its arguable reproduction of harmful stereotypes. Invited to participate in the screening by its organizers, GPCB planned a discussion that aimed to foster a more critical take on a film the group wouldn't have personally chosen to screen due to ideological reservations. The end of the subseries consists of promotional fliers for miscellaneous social events organized by the GPCB as well as a folder of undated photos labeled "Author's Night at Lounge."


Box 2 Lounge through 1971 1971, 1971, 1971


Trustees, Columbia University -- Gay Lounge, 1971-1972


Lounge, 1972


Gay Lounge, 1973-1975


Films, 1972-1982


Social Committee Activities, 1975


Photographs -- Author's Night at Lounge, 1970-1971


Subseries IV.4: Outreach, 1967-1989

This subseries documents Gay People at Columbia-Barnard (GPCB) and Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA) community engagement activities. It consists of memos, schedules, and promotional fliers documenting GPCB's involvement in freshman orientation, including two informational leaflets written by the group, "On Coming Out" and "To the Parents," and proposed revisions to statements about sexual diversity in promotional materials. There are also publicity materials, including mailing lists for GPCB's newsletter and correspondence with advertisers and invoices from The Spectator, as well as membership lists.


Box 2 Informational Fliers about GPCB for Columbia-Barnard Students,, 1970-1982


Freshman Orientation, 1972-1982


To the Parents, undated


On Coming Out, undated


Hamilton Hall, 1971-1984


Facets revisions, 1988-1989


Open Letters to Instructors and Administrators, 1986-1989


Mailing List, 1967-1971


Mailing Lists, ca. 1973


CGLA Mailing List, 1986-1989


Directories, 1969-1985


Media, undated


Mailing Lists -- National, 1971-1974


Owl, 1970-1971


Spectator -- Invoices, 1971-1972


Spectator Invoices, 1983


Spectator Advertisements for spring of 1984 Frank Elsea, Publicity Dir., 1984, 1984, 1984


University Record, 1973-1975


Columbia University Calendar, 1975-1976


Public Relations Press -- Publicity, 1973-1975


Invitation of 15th Anniversary Reception, 1982


Outreach, 1973


Stationary -- Breakdown, undated


Photographs, undated

Series V: Correspondence, 1970-1983

This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence collected by Gay People at Columbia (GPC). It is organized chronologically. Most of the correspondence consists of research inquiries from individuals, such as grade school students, undergraduates, graduate students, and professional researchers looking for assistance on a project about homosexuality, or personal inquiries from implicitly or explicitly gay-identified individuals looking for more information about homosexuality and opportunities for making connections with other homosexuals in their area or in New York City. Other individual inquiries concern requests for information about draft deferment. The national profile of Columbia's gay student organization, established by SHL's status as the first of its kind in the United States, helps to explain why GPC was treated as a default resource for those wishing to learn more about homosexuality or to meet other homosexuals. Of particular note is a copy of a letter sent by GPC to the poet W.H. Auden, responding to his request to learn more about GPC's activities and inviting him to a wine and cheese party in his honor at the gay lounge (the collection contains no evidence that such an event actually took place). Also included in the series are manuscript submissions to GPC's newsletter Pride of Lions and many completed questionnaires from students submitted for Pride of Lions' "The Closet" issue from 1973.


Box 2 Correspondence, 1970-1971


Correspondence, 1971


Educational Inquiries, 1970-1972


Educational Inquiries, 1972


Correspondence, 1971-1972


Educational Inquiries, 1973


Correspondence, 1973


Educational Inquiries, 1974


Correspondence, 1974


Mail, 1975-1981


Correspondence, 1975


GPC Correspondence, 1981-1982


Letters for Information, 1975-1982


Correspondence answered, 1983


Heuston, John -- Pride of Lions Correspondence, 1971-1972


Pride of Lions Questionnaire Responses (for "The Closet" Issue), 1972-1973


Pride of Lions Manuscript Submissions, 1970s

Series VI: Publications, 1962-1990

Organized into three subseries this series contains Columbia and non-Columbia publications and newspaper clippings collected by Gay People at Columbia-Barnard (GPCB), Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA) and Columbia Lesbian Bi-Sexual Gay Coalition (LGBC).


Subseries VI.1: Columbia Publications, 1968-1990

This subseries consists of newspapers and magazines published by Columbia University students and collected by Gay People at Columbia-Barnard (GPCB) and Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA). The series is organized alphabetically by publication title.



Box 3 ACTA Columbiana, 1968 March6, 1968


Barnard Bulletin, 16 November 1972 -- 1973 February22, November 1972, 1973


Broadway, 1983-1985


The Hamilton Report, 1983 August 29, 1983


Columbia Reports, 1972 November, 1972


The Columbia Owl, 1971-1972


Pride of Lions, 1972-1973 1990, 1972-1973, 1990


Copyright Info -- Pride of Lions, 1972-1975


Sister, 1988-1989


Columbia Daily Spectator, 1971 February18 -- May 12, 1971


Columbia Daily Spectator, 1971 October 18 -- December 16, 1971


Columbia Daily Spectator, 1972 January 4 -- May 9, 1972


Columbia Daily Spectator, 1972 September 19 -- December 13, 1972


Columbia Daily Spectator, 1973 January 31 -- July 19, 1973


Columbia Daily Spectator, 1973 September 7 -- December 5, 1973


Columbia Daily Spectator, 1974


Columbia Daily Spectator, 1975 February12 -- August 14, 1975


Columbia Daily Spectator, 1975 September 5 -- December 5, 1975


Columbia Daily Spectator, 1977


Columbia Daily Spectator, 1983 August 17, 1983


Columbia Daily Spectator, 1981 April -- 1986 October, 1981, 1986


Columbia Daily Spectator, 1989


Columbia Daily Spectator, 1990


Subseries VI.2: Non-Columbia Publications, 1962-1990

This subseries consists of magazines, newsletters, and informational pamphlets collected by Gay People at Columbia-Barnard (GPCB), Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA) and Columbia Lesbian Bi-Sexual Gay Coalition (LGBC). It is arranged alphabetically by publication title. Most of the publications are addressed to international, national or local gay communities, although some publications for a general readership are also included. The series also contains bibliographies listing books and articles about homosexuality and informational pamphlets addressing homosexuality's intersections with civil rights, religion, and health.


Box 3 "100 Million Luvazoons per Day" by Annonna Moss, 1973


"About" Booklets by Channing L. Bete Co., Inc., 1979-1980


Act Up Reports, 1989


The Advocate, October 1987-December 1989


The Advocate, 1990 January -- May, 1990


Archives Bulletin, 1987 September, 1987


Asians and Friends, 1989-1990


Bibliographies, 1973-1982


Bibliographies, 1982 June -- December, 1982


Bibliography, 1983


The Body Positive, 1988 September, 1988


Bondings, 1987 February16, 1987


Brooklyn Lesbians Together, 1989


"California Weekend" and other poems by Timothy J. Lennox, 1975


Catholic World, June 1971


Center Stage, 1989-1990


The Challenge and Progress of Homosexual Law Reform, 1968


Change Magazine, 1971 October, 1971



Box 4 Chicago Gay Liberation, 1971


CHP Check-up (Community Health Project), 1989


Christopher Street, 1984


Christopher Street, 1985


Christopher Street, 1986


Christopher Street, 1987


Christopher Street, 1988


Christopher Street, 1989


Churchmen Speak Out on Homosexual Law Reform, 1967


College, 1974


Common Ground, 1981 November, 1981


Comptroller's Report, 1989 August -- November, 1989


CUNY -- Lesbian and Gay Community News, 1987 October, 1987


Directory of Homosexual Organizations and Publications, 1977


Discovery, 26, January 1988


Elysian Fields: Homosexuality/Gays in Literature, undated


Empathy, 1988


Equal Times, 1988 August 26, 1988


Erickson Educational Foundation -- Transexual Information, 1973


Fourth Annual Reminder Day, 1968


GALA Reviews, 1989 May -- June, 1989


Gay Academic Union, 1974-1975


Gay Activists Alliance Publications, 1970s


The Gay Iowan, 1986 December, 1986


GCBC News, 1987-1990


GLID News (Gay and Lesbian Independent Daily), 1989 February-- September, 1989


Gay Liberation front Manifesto, 1971


GLAAD Bulletin, 1989


Gay and Lesbian Synagogue News, 1989


Gay Literature, 1975-1976


GMHC Annual Report, Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc., 1986-1987


GMHC Newsletter, 1986-1989


Gay News, 1970 August 3, 1970


Gay Rights Legislation in Massachusetts, 1975


Gay Rights National Lobby Newsletter, 1977 February-- March, 1977


Gay Switchboard of New York, Inc, 1982-1983


Gay Teachers Newsletters, 1981-1982


GPU News, 1975 October, 1975


GPU News, 1972-1973


GPU News, 1974


GPU News, 1974-1975


Greater Gotham Business Council, Inc., 1988-1990


Health and Venereal Disease Guide for Gay Men -- GMHP, 1975 July, 1975


Homosexual Law Reform Society, The Report, 1962-1966


The Homosexual Citizen, 1966


The Homosexual Citizen, 1967


Homosexual Health Report,1982


House of Commons Parliamentary Debates, 1967


IGLYO -- bulletin, 1987


Information about AIDS for the Columbia Community, 1986 October, 1986


Integrity New York, 1982 November, 1982


IGLA -- Bulletin (International Lesbian and Gay Association), 1986-1987


The Intercollegiate, 1985-1989


"Interstate" by Mitchell Halberstadt, 1977


An Introduction to the Homophile Movement, 1967


The Islanders Club, 1987


Journal of the Albany Trust, 1962-1965



Box 5 Lambda Update, 1987


Lambda -- Associates of Staten Island, 1986-1987


Lavender Health, 1987


Lesbian Herstory Archives Newsletter, 1986-1990


Lesbian Herstory Archives, 1976 March, 1976


Life/Style, 1982 April 5, 1982


"Looking at Women" by Fran Winant, 1971


Mattachine (NY) Newsletter, 1968-1972


Man to Man Inc., 1968-1969


M.C.C., Toronto, 1974 May, 1974


Misc. Essays, 1975-1981


Mouth of the Dragon, 1974 September -- 1975 March, 1974, 1975


National Gay Task Force, 1980


National Gay Health Directory, 1980


National Legal Defense Fund, undated


Newsweek, 1977-1988


The Network Project: Control of Information, 1973 March, 1973


New York Magazine, 1973 June 18, 1973


New York Native, 1989 September, 1989


New York Native, 1989 October, 1989


New York Native, 1989 November, 1989


New York Native, 1989 December, 1989


New York Native, 1990 January, 1990


New York Native, 1990 February, 1990


"On the Issues" The Journal of Substance for Progressive Women,, 1987-1989


Our Voice, 1986-1987


Out & Out, 1982 April, 1982


Outlook, 1989-1990


The Paper, 1989 March1, 1989


Parents of Lesbians and Gay Men, 1982


News from PENNgala, 1989


Reports of Pennsylvania Council for Sexual Minorities, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1977 March, 1977


PFLAG Newsletter, 1982 December, 1982


Pride Guide, 1982


Pride Guide, 1982-1986


Prisma News, 1989 March, 1989



Box 6 PWA Coalition Newsline, 1987


PWA Coalition Newsletter, 1988


PWA Coalition Newsletter, 1989 January -- June, 1989


PWA Coalition Newsletter, 1989 July -- 1990 February, 1989, 1990


Richard A. Inman vs. City of Miami, 1967


Sappho's Isle, 1989-1990


Sexuality and Justice, 1972 November, 1972


SIDAhona, 1989


Social Action, 1967 December, 1967


Speak Out, 1988-1989


Stonewall Report, 1972-1976


Student Personnel Services and Homosexuality, 1972


Sydney Gay Mardi Gras, 1986


Talisman, 1986


Time, 1975 September 8, 1975


Time for Consent?, 1967


unADULTerated News, undated


Venereal Disease Information, undated


Vanguard, 1977 February25, 1977


West Village Observer, 1989 November, 1989


WomaNews, 1989


Subseries VI.3: Clippings, 1967-1987

This subseries consists of newspaper and magazine clippings collected by Gay People at Columbia-Barnard (GPCB), Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA) and Columbia Lesbian Bi-Sexual Gay Coalition (LGBC). The material is arranged chronologically. Clippings cover a wide range of topics relating to homosexuality and bisexuality, such as civil rights, AIDS, police brutality, homophobia in political campaigns, the performing arts (including television), book reviews, gay marriage, psychiatry, and obituaries. The series includes a scrapbook of clippings from the Columbia Spectator about GPC activities (especially the gay lounge controversy), mounted in a spiral notebook.


Box 6 Gay Liberation, 1973-1974


Newspaper Clippings, 1971-1972


Spectator Clippings, 1972 September 19 -- November 30, 1972


Newspaper Clippings, 1973


Newspaper Clippings, 1974


Newspaper Clippings, 1975-1977


News Articles, 1967-1982


Miscellaneous Clippings, 1971-1987


Miscellaneous Clippings, undated

Series VII: Subject Files, 1961-1989

Organized into two subseries, this series contains collected fliers, correspondence and informational materials on topics of interest to the gay community.


Series VII.1: General, 1964-1989

This subseries consists of collected fliers, correspondence, and informational material pertaining mostly to organizations and services which address the social, psychological medical needs of local and national gay communities. The subseries also contain files for Columbia-specific topics, such as the library, as well as Gay People at Columbia (GPC) and Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA) communications with other publications. Maintaining the original organization of the files, the subseries is arranged alphabetically according to the organization's name or topic. Many of the folders are dedicated to gay student organizations within the United States as well as internationally.


Box 6 Advocate, 1985 January 25, 1985


Alcoholism, 1980-1988


Alpine County (California), 1971


American Lutheran Church, undated


Association of Gay Psychologists, 1975


Bills, Paid, Various, 1970-1972


Bisexuality, 1973-1974


Association of Lesbian and Gay Social Workers, 1982


Books, 1968-1970


Boys in the Band, 1974 October 8, 1974


Butler Library (C.U.), 1970-1971


Center Coordinating Council, 1973-1974


Chicago Resource Center, 1984-1988


Christian Anti-Homosexuality Trash, 1983-1984


Christopher Street Financial, undated


Christopher Street Magazine, 1982 March16, 1982


Community Services Center, undated


Compass -- Chelsea Coordinating Committee on Drug Addiction, Inc., 1975 November 26, 1975


Conferences, 1972


Council on Religion and the Homosexual, 1966-1967


Counseling, undated


CUNY-Richmond College, 1973 December, 1973


Drag Affairs, undated


Film, 1974


G & C Merriam Company, 1965-1971


Gay Academic Union, 1975


Gay Community Services -- Los Angeles, 1973


Gay and Lesbian Student Union, undated


Gay Media Coalition, undated


Gay Men's Health Care Center, 1974 October 16, 1974


Gay People of Brooklyn College, 1973 December, 1973


Gay People's Alliance, 1972


Gay Resource Center (Olumpia, Washington), undated


"Gay Scene,", 1974


Gay Scene (NYC), 1971


Gay Student Conference, 1986


Gay Students Council (GSC), 1973


Gay Students' Guide to the Colleges, 1987 March1, 1987


Gay Studies, 1974


Gay Switchboard (S.F.), 1971 August 12, 1971


Gay Switchboard (N.Y.), 1973


Gay Teachers' Organization, undated


Gay Travel Resorts, 1982-1983


Gay Synagogue = Gay Jewish Activities, 1971-1983


GPU (University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee), 1971-1972


Gyspy Feet (travel service), 1973


Halifax, 1972


Health, undated


High School Project, undated



Box 7 Homofiel Studenten Dispuut (Netherlands), 1968


Homosexual Community Counseling Service, 1977


Homosexual Community Counseling Center, 1972-1974


Homosexual Information Center, 1974-1975


Homosexuality, 1966-1974


Homosexuality as a Problem, 1964-1970


Homosexuals Intransigent, 1973-1974


Hunter Fine Arts Society, 1974 October 8, 1974


IBM Selectric, 1975 May 21, 1975


Identity House, undated


In Magazine, 1969


Institute of Human Freedom Dobbs Ferry, 1973


Institute for Human Identity, 1973-1975


Janus Film Society, 1973


Joint Committee for Student Life, 1972-1973


Katosi's Sarcoma Project -- Michael Lange and Hardy Kornfield,, 1981


Kean College (NJ) Gay Coalition, 1973


Knoxville Lesbian Collective, 1973


Kt. Vermeulen, undated


The Lavender People, Venice California, 1971-1972


Lesbian Resource Center -- Minneapolis, 1973 January 3, 1973


Liberation House Gay Collective (NYC), 1971


Library, 1970-1974


Louisiana State University, 1984-1985


Low Library, 1971-1973


Low Life, 1984


Mandrake Society (St. Louis), 1972 May 29, 1972


Manford, Morty, 1972


Marriages -- Gay, 1970


Mattachine Midwest, undated


MCC (SF), 1971 August 13, 1971


Memphis Tennessee, 1970 November, 1970


Metropolitan Gay Community Council, 1972


Midwest Services Center, 1971


Minnesota Gay Community, 1975 May, 1975


National Gay Student Center, 1971-1974


National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), 1977 October 10, 1977


NELGSU, 1987-1989


New Mexico University, 1970 December, 1970


New York City Gay Men's Chorus, 1982 July 18, 1982


New York University, 1979-1984


New York Times, 1971-1975


NY Times, 1971


NY Post, 1971-1977


Ninth Street Center, undated


NYC Gay Events, undated


Oberlin College, 1972 October, 1972


Office of the Student Advocate, undated


OGRC, 1977


ONE Institute of Homophile Studies, 1968-1972


Oscar Wilde Bookshop, 1974


Out (Magazine), 1974


Paolella, Edward, 1983


Parents of Gays, 1975-1983


Parents of Gays, 1973-1977


Patchwork Majority, 1975


Poetry -- Paollela, Ed., 1983


Poetry at the Riverside Church/Washington Square Church, 1982


PMLA, 1978 May, 1978


Population Control, undated


Poster -- Advertisement, 1972


Religion, 1967-1977


Religion and GPCB, 1973


Religious Institutions, undated


Renaissance House, 1973-1974


Residence Halls, 1973-1982


Santa Barbara (UC) Library, 1970


Rutgers -- Newark, undated


Senior Action in a Gay Environment, 1982 December, 1982


Southern California Council on Religion and the Homophile, 1968 March1, 1968


Spanish Speaking Gays, 1974


Stein and Day, undated


Stonewall, 1971-1973


Stonewall, 1982-1983


SUNY -- Stonebrook, 1982 November, 1982


Theatre, 1968-1974


TOSOS, 1974


Trans-sexuals, 1969-1973


Tyler, Robin, undated


Union Theological Seminary, 1972 January 10, 1972


University of Connecticut, undated


University of Florida -- Gainesville, 1974


University of Michigan, 1973 February, 1973


Vanguard Magazine, undated


Vector, 1974


Vice Chairperson and Earl Hall Representative, 1973-1974


Village Voice, 1971-1974


WBAI, 1972-1974


WCBS -- FM, 1971-1972


West Side Discussiong Group, 1967-1974


York University Homophile Association, 1970-1971


Subseries VII.2: Politics and Activism, 1961-1989

This subseries consists of collected fliers, memos, correspondence, and news clippings pertaining to activism on behalf of gay rights and political recognition. Maintaining the original organization of the files, the subseries is arranged alphabetically according to topic or organization. The collected material focuses on the AIDS crisis, New York City Pride (especially the activities of the Christopher Street Liberation Committee in the 1970s), the Gay Liberation movement, legal reform (especially discrimination laws and sodomy laws), local New York City politics, and the Vietnam War (especially draft deferments and anti-war protests). Some of the fliers and memos indicate Gay People at Columbia-Barnard (GPCB) and Columbia Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CGLA) involvement in political advocacy.


Box 7 Academic Freedom, 1965-1983


AIDS Literature, 1985-1989


Anti-war Marches, undated


Armed Services, 1967-1974


Austin Gay Liberation, 1970-1971


Brown, Howard, 1975


Bryant, Anita, 1977


Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights, 1982 March15, 1982


Campaign, 1971-1972


Canadian Conference -- York U, 1972


Christopher Street Liberation Day Committee, 1973-1982


Christopher Street Liberation Day, 1971-973


Christopher Street Parade, 1982-1984


Civil Rights, 1967-1974


CLU, undated


Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights, 1987-1989


Comptroller, 1986



Box 8 Discrimination, 1963-1974


Divestment, undated


DOB (NYC), 1970


Draft, 1970


Draft, 1967-1970


Eulenspiegel Society (S/M Liberation Group), 1974 March14, 1974


Family Protection Act, undated


FBI, 1975


Federal Government, 1971


Flyers, 1982


GAA (NYC), 1970-1975


Gay Activists Alliance of New York, 1971-1974


Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats (GLID), 1982


Gay Liberation, undated


Gay Liberation of Westchester GLOW, 1973-1974


Gay Marches, 1971-1974


Gay People's Alliance, 1974


Gay Political Caucus (NYC), 1972


Gay Rights Action Coalition, 1974


Intro I (Gay Rights Bill), undated


Intro 2 (Gay Rights Bill), 1974


Intro #475 (Gay Rights Bill), 1971-1974


Intro #554 (Gay Rights Bill), 1977


Gay Sunshine, 1971-1973


Help, Inc., 1972


Homophile Action League (Philadelphia), undated


Homophile Social Services (SF), 1971 October 19, 1971


Homosexual Action Forum, Oakland, CA, 1971


International Gay and Lesbian Conference, 1987-1988


International Gay Rights Congress, 1974-1976


Kalos Society, 1971


Kentucky Courts -- Hartford, New Haven, 1975


Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1982


Law Reform, 1966-1969


Laws, 1961-1971


Legal Papers, undated


Legal Papers, undated


Lesbian Feminist Liberation, 1973-1974


Lesbians, 1973-1977


Mattachine Society of New York, 1967


May or -- NYC (Koch, Edward), 1983


May or -- NYC (Lindsay, John), 1970-1972


Michigan Gay Liberation, 1974


Ministry and Homosexuality, 1965-1973


Modern Political Movements, 1971-1973


NELGSU/GLASNYC, 1986-1987


National Coalition of Gay Activists (NCGA), 1975-1976


National Gay Mobilizing Committee, 1973


National Gay Task Force, 1969-1977


National Peace Action Coalition, undated


NYC Department of Health, 1987


New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), 1982 August, 1982


New York Gay Legal Caucus, 1972


New York State Coalition of Gay Organizations, 1972-1975


NYSCGO, 1975-1977


NGTF Info, 1976-1982


Police, undated


Political, 1973


Politicians (Cuomo, Rotherberg, Moynhan), 1977-1988


Political Correspondence, 1983


Political Endorsements of GPC, 1977


Political Letters and News, 1981


Queens Liberation Front, 1973


Religion -- Gay Rights Congress Statement, 1974 December 22, 1974


S.I.R., 1968-1973


Socialism, undated


Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), 1981-1982


Society for Individual Rights, 1973 May 23, 1973


Third World Gay Revolution (NYC), 1971


United Front of Gay Organizations (Chicago), undated


Village Voice, 1975


Wisconsin Non-discrimination Law, 1980-1982


Women's Action Alliance, undated


Women's Liberation, 1971-1973


Young Socialist Alliance, undated

Series VIII. Office of Multicultural Affairs Materials, 1970s-2010s

This series contains clippings, fliers, correspondence, memos, posters and conference materials related to LGBT campus groups, activities, events and associated topics collected and maintained by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and its predecessor offices. There is some overlap in content between what is found in this series and other series in this collection.



Box 9 AIDS Clippings, 1980s


BGLAD Awareness Days Fliers, 1990s


Capsule History of Act Up, August 1993


Columbia Gay Health Advocacy Project, 1988


Columbia Queer Alliance Event Fliers and Posters, 2010s


Columbia Sundial, 1983 1984, 1983, 1984


Community News, 1993-1996


Converso Verium-BDSM, 1990s


CGLA Donation to Hetrick-Martin Institute, 1990


CGLA Event Fliers, 1990s


Donation Information to GPC for the Ivy Gala, 1984


Earl Hall Dance, 1986


Earl Hall Dance Fliers, 1995


Earl Hall Dance Fliers, 1996


Earl Hall Dance Fliers, 1997


Everyone Allied Against Homophobia Fliers, 2007-2015


First Friday Dance Flier, 2008


Gay Alums of Columbia Newsletter, 1984


Gays and Lesbians of Columbia Solidarity Statement with South African Divestment


Gay resources in New York


LGBC Collected Materials on Homosexuality, 1990s


LGBC Correspondence, 1991


LGBC Event fliers and calendars, 1990-2000


LGBC Log Book, 1990s


LGBC Meeting Notes and Agendas, 1991-1992



Box 10 LGBT Clippings 1970s 1980s, 1970s, 1980s


LGBTQ event fliers and posters, 1990s-2000s


North East Lesbian and Gay Student Union Conference, 1987


Plan for the Celebration of the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, 2014


Proud Colors (formerly Queers of Color), 2000s-2010s


Queer Awareness Month, 2000s-2010s


Student Anti-Homophobia Leadership Summit 2009 (EAAH), 2009


Student Anti-Homophobia Leadership Summit 2010 (EAAH), 2010


Student Anti-Homophobia Leadership Summit 2011 (EAAH), 2011


Student Anti-Homophobia Leadership Summit 2013 (EAAH), 2013


Supporting Documentation for Gay People at Columbia's Non-Discrimination Request, 1970s


Wien (Johnson) Dining Hall Incident, 1988