Gay Peoples Union Records, 1971-1984

Administrative/Restriction Information

Access Restrictions

Due to their condition, the original audio recordings are restricted, and researchers must use access copies. See the series-specific access restriction notes for more information.

There are no other access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.

Use Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of this collection (Wisconsin Statutes 19.21-19.39).

Acquisition Information

Eldon Murray donated copies of the Gay Perspective radio program in July 2006. The Gay Peoples Union donated its records, which were being stored in Eldon Murray's home, in May 2007 (accession 2007-001).

Processing Information

Michael Doylen and Shiraz Bhathena completed processing the collection in March 2008.

Preservation Information

The audio recordings were digitized by Safe Sound Archive in Philadelphia from November 2007 to March 2008. Preservation master files were created at 44.1 kHz/24-bit resolution and delivered on a hard-drive to the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (UWDCC) in Madison. Access copies were created at 44.1 kHz/16-bit resolution and delivered on CD-R to UW-Milwaukee.

Deaccession Information

Audio reel 12 and its access copy were removed from the collection on June 13, 2008, following the discovery of condition problems that made the recording unusable.