Gay Peoples Union Records, 1971-1984

Contents List

Container Title
Series: 1. General Files, 1972-1984
Scope and Content Note: Series includes annual reports, articles of incorporation, board of directors meeting minutes, fliers, newsletters, and proposals for the establishment of a community service center, library, and news and events hotline.
Box   1
Folder   1
Annual Reports, 1974-1978
Box   1
Folder   2
Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, 1972, circa 1980, undated
Box   1
Folder   3-11
Board of Directors Meetings, 1972-1980
Box   1
Folder   12
Business Meetings, 1972-1976
Box   1
Folder   13
Correspondence, 1977-1980
Box   1
Folder   14
Eastside Community Center, 1971-1972
Box   1
Folder   15
Farley, Elizabeth, Transcription of Interview with, 1973
Box   1
Folder   16
Box   1
Folder   17
Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Greater Milwaukee, 1978
Handouts
Box   1
Folder   18
Gay Graffiti, 1973
Box   1
Folder   19
Gay Poetry, undated
Box   1
Folder   20
Media, 1972-1974
Box   1
Folder   21
Medicine, 1973
Box   1
Folder   22
Military, 1972
Box   1
Folder   23
Psychiatry, 1972-1973
Box   1
Folder   24
Religion, undated
Box   1
Folder   25
Sociocultural Oppression of Women, undated
Box   1
Folder   26-27
Legal Defense Fund, 1978
Legal Files
Box   4
Folder   1
Batt, Patrick v. Marion Heights, Inc., 1977
Box   4
Folder   2
Safransky, Paul R. v. State Personnel Board, 1973
Box   1
Folder   28
Long Range Plans, 1976
Box   2
Folder   29
Membership Cards, 1979, 1981
Box   1
Folder   29
Midwest Homophile Conference, 1972
Box   1
Folder   30
Miscellaneous, 1982-1984, undated
Box   2
Folder   1
New Gay Underground (Organization), undated
Newsletters
Box   2
Folder   2
Take Heed, 1971, undated
Box   2
Folder   3
Milwaukee Update, 1980 January-1981 February
Box   2
Folder   4
Proposal for a Community Services Center for Gay Persons in Milwaukee County, 1975
Box   2
Folder   5
Proposal for a Counseling Service for Homosexual Men & Women, undated
Box   2
Folder   6
Proposal for a Gay Library, 1974, undated
Box   2
Folder   7
Proposal for a Gay News & Events Hotline, undated
Box   2
Folder   8
Proposal to Community Relations-Social Development Commission in Milwaukee County, 1978
Box   2
Folder   9
Relations with Farwell STD Clinic/Brady East STD Clinic, 1982-1983
Box   2
Folder   10
Report to 1971 Meeting by Eldon Murray, 1972
Box   2
Folder   11
Report to 1972 Meeting by Eldon Murray, 1973
Box   2
Folder   12
WTMJ-TV Comment, "Some Call Them Gay", 1973
Series: 2. Subject Files, circa 1970s
Scope and Content Note: Informational files on various topics consisting of articles, newsclippings, brochures, and other ephemera.
Box   2
Folder   13
Articles of General Interest
Box   2
Folder   14
Bibliographies
Box   2
Folder   15
Employment
Box   2
Folder   16
Gay Organizations
Box   2
Folder   17
Health care
Box   2
Folder   18
Law
Box   2
Folder   19
Lesbianism
Box   2
Folder   20
Liaison
Box   2
Folder   21
Liberation
Box   2
Folder   22
Literary/Aesthetic
Box   2
Folder   23
Media
Box   2
Folder   24
Military
Box   2
Folder   25
Political
Box   2
Folder   26
Psychiatry
Box   2
Folder   27
Religion
Box   2
Folder   28
Subcultures
Series: 3. Gay Perspective Radio Program, 1971-1972
Scope and Content Note: Series includes audio recordings of the Gay Perspective radio program. Topics on these recordings include gay liberation, oppression, legal reform, coming out, gay marriage, drag and female impersonation, icons of hypermasculinity in gay male culture, and venereal disease. Textual materials are arranged in box 3 and include run-downs, program notes, and photocopies of the original audio reel boxes, which often convey information regarding program topics and dates.
Access Restrictions: Due to their condition, the original audio recordings are restricted. One set of access copies captures each program in its entirety. These copies are available on CD or as .mp3 files and must be used in the reading room of the Archives Department. A second set of access copies is available online, but includes only original material produced by the Gay Peoples Union. The Contents List includes direct links from descriptions of the programs to the digital audio files.
Audio   1
Gay Liberation, 1971 February 15
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   2
Why We Are Organized, [1971 February or March]
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   3
Relationships Between Gays and the Straight World, [1971 March]
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   4
Sex Laws, 1971 March 14
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   5
Side   1
Gays and the Military, [1971] April 4
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   7
Casual Sex (Broadcast version), 1971 April [11]
Note: Broadcast version

Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   8
Casual Sex (Unedited version), 1971 April [11]
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   6
Oppression of Homosexuals by Government, Businesses, Professions, and Society at Large, [1971?] May 2
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   9
Coming Out: Interviews with Sam, Roberto, and Ron, 1971 May 16
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   10
Leather and SM, [1971] May 23
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   11
Interview with Wisconsin Representative Lloyd Barbee Regarding Proposed Assembly Bill 600 to Repeal Sex Laws, [1971] June 6
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 3 ¾ ips) 
Audio   12
Interview with Rev. Paul of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Church, 1971 June 13
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Note: Recording consists of two different programs superimposed. Programs are louder in some channels, but present in both channels, so not separable.
Audio   13
Homosexuality in Prisons, [1971] June 20
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   14
Side   1
Oppression of Lesbians, 1971 July 9
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ¾ ips) 
Audio   15
Gay Marriage, 1971 October 7
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   16
Side   1
Drag and Female Impersonation, 1971 October 28
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   17
Side   1
Religion and the Gay, 1971 December 9
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   18
Lesbian Literature to 1928, 1972 January 13
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   19
Gay Lib—Who Needs It? 1972 February 24
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   20
Interview with a Lesbian, 1972 March 30
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   21
Discovering GPU in '72, 1972 April 13
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   22
Side   1
Interview with Narcissti (Poet), 1972 April 20
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   23
Side   1
Religion and Homosexuality, 1972 May 4
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   24
Interview with Malu Brubaker (Musician), 1972 May 18
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   25
Venereal Disease, undated
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Series: 4. Other Audio Recordings, 1972-1973
Scope and Content Note: This series includes audio recordings of GPU members speaking at public events and on radio and television programs about homosexuality and sexual liberation. It also includes an oral history interview conducted by GPU member Eldon Murray with Elizabeth Farley. Textual materials are arranged in box 3.
Access Restrictions: Due to their condition, the original audio recordings are restricted. Access copies are available on CD or as .mp3 files and must be used in the reading room of the Archives Department. These access copies are not available online.
Audio   26
Barnes, Bruce and Donna Utke Interview for Milwaukee Area Technical College Class Project, 1972 January 4
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 3 ¾ ips) 
Farley, Elizabeth Interview by Eldon Murray, 1973 August 11
Note: Farley was a man who had lived as a woman for twenty-two years. A transcript of this interview is available in box 1, folder 15.
Audio   16
Side   2
Part 1 of 3
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   28
Side   1-2
Parts 2 and 3 of 3
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 7 ½ ips) 
Audio   1
Side   1-2
Village Church Panel Presentation, 1972 February 20
Note: Panelists Include Eldon Murray, Bill Geiger, Donna Utke, and Mary

Physical Description: 1 audio cassette 
Audio   29
Side   1-2
WITI-TV 6 (Television Station) Roundtable Discussion, 1974 November 17
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; side 1 at 3 ¾, side 2 at 1 ⅞ ips) 
Scope and Content Note: Carl Zimmerman and Sue Riordan interview Alyn Hess, president of GPU; Miriam Ben-Shalom, member of Grapevine; Grant Michael Fitzgerald, member of Council on Religion and the Homosexual; and Edward Ames, UW-Milwaukee Gay Student Association.
Audio   27
WRIT (Radio Station) Interview with GPU Members Tim Hancock and Chris Miehl (pseudonym), 1972 fall?
Physical Description: 1 audio reel (¼ in.; 3 ¾ ips)