Gay Peoples Union Records, 1971-1984

Summary Information

Title: Gay Peoples Union Records
Inclusive Dates: 1971-1984

  • Gay Peoples Union (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 240

  • 1.2 cubic ft. (4 boxes)
  • 29 audio reels
  • 1 audio cassette
  • 1198 digital files (40.93 GB)

Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Collection consists of the records of the Gay Peoples Union (GPU), the first gay rights organization in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and one of the earliest such groups in the state. Collection documents the history of GPU from its beginnings as a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student organization to its development as the most important gay and lesbian rights organization in Milwaukee in the 1970s. The collection also includes audio recordings of Gay Perspective, a radio program produced by GPU and broadcast on local radio stations from 1971 to 1972, and other public presentations given by GPU members as part the organization's educational mission.

Language: English

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