Michigan Historical Collections
Bentley Historical Library
University of Michigan

Finding Aid for
Michigan Organization for Human Rights
Records, 1970-1995

Finding aid prepared by:
Bentley Historical Library Staff

Summary Information
Title: Michigan Organization for Human Rights Records
Creator: Michigan Organization for Human Rights
Inclusive dates: 1973-1994
Extent: 14 linear feet (14 boxes) 1 oversize folder
Abstract:
A coalition of state and local human rights organizations, served as resource, lobbying and educational agent for organizations and individuals engaged in struggle to eliminate all forms of discrimination, gay and lesbian rights became an early focus of MOHR. Records document founding and administration of the organization and numerous, legislative lobbying efforts and other activities.

Call number: 85287 Bj 2
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

This record group was donated by the Michigan Organization for Human Rights (donor no. 6933) in May 1983; material was added in February and September 1994. The Robert Lundy papers (donor no. 8756) were added in 1998, 2001 and 2004.

Access Restrictions:

The record group is open to research, however researchers must read and sign the MOHR Access Agreement.

Copyright:

Copyright has been transferred to the Regents of the University of Michigan.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Michigan Organization for Human Rights Records, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


History

After a series of meetings of its Steering Committee in Detroit during the Summer of 1977, the Michigan Organization for Human Rights (M.O.H.R.) was founded officially at an organizing conference attended by approximately 50 people and held in Lansing, Michigan, on October 15 and 16, 1977. The mission of the organization was broadly conceived, so that it could serve as a resource for the numerous local, state, and national human rights organizations engaged in the struggle to eliminate discrimination in all forms. Although civil rights for lesbians and gay men were not to be the sole focus of the organization, the provision of educational materials and legal advice concerning issues surrounding sexual orientation was identified from the outset as a primary goal for the organization.

In its early years M.O.H.R. meetings rotated around the state, primarily in the southeast. In September 1978, a staffed office was established in Detroit and an executive director was hired to guide the organization's lobbying, outreach, and fundraising efforts. By 1979, the funding of a staffed office and time commitments required for M.O.H.R. work were causing unforeseen pressures on both the organization and those who directed it. The resulting resignation of the first executive director led to the first in a series of reorganizations. The dependence of M.O.H.R. on financial contributions from its constituent organizations proved untenable and, by the early 1980s, the organization had shifted its primary appeal to individual members.

Although very effective in the political arena, as evidenced by the success of the M.O.H.R.-directed Michigan Privacy Challenge (1988-1990), the organization continued to be plagued with personality conflicts and clashes over its financial commitments and priorities. The latter half of the 1980s were marked by frequent resignations, reform proposals, and dire predictions from factions of the Board of Directors.

The organization met with many successes in its attempts to keep both the public and lawmakers informed about issues of concern to Michigan's lesbian and gay communities. Arguably, M.O.H.R.'s greatest success was the Michigan Privacy Challenge (1988-1990), a series of lawsuits filed by the organization on behalf of individual plaintiffs that challenged the constitutionality of Michigan's sodomy and gross indecency laws. The Wayne County Circuit Court's decision in 1990 supported M.O.H.R.'s position and was not appealed by the State of Michigan.

Other successful M.O.H.R. accomplishments include several court cases involving the rights of lesbian mothers and of persons with AIDS; continuous lobbying of the Michigan legislature for increased funding of AIDS research, education, and care; lobbying several Michigan municipalities for domestic partnership and non-discrimination ordinances; and helping to organize annual Pride Parades in southeastern Michigan. In the area of education, M.O.H.R. maintained a presence on both radio and cable television as a means of informing the public about issues concerning discrimination based on sexual preference and about the prevention and treatment of AIDS.

Despite these successes, the political and interpersonal struggles occuring throughout the 1980s resulted in mistrust and bad feelings toward the organization among its constitutents in southeastern Michigan. Combined with the founding of new lesbian and gay male social and political organizations in the area's urban centers, this led to a diminution of M.O.H.R.'s political effectiveness and fundraising capabilities. After one final reorganization attempt, the Michigan Organization for Human Rights disbanded in Spring 1994.

In 1973, WDET-Detroit began airing a weekly radio program, "Gayly Speaking," which continued until 1982. As Detroit's first radio program "by, for, and about gays and gay liberation," the program focused on such topics as coming out, oppression, religion, and gays in film, theater, literature, and music. Programs always included a news and announcement segment and often featured prominent organizations and events, such as Gay Pride Week, Detroit's Gay Community Center, and the Gay Switchboard. In 1982, WDET replaced "Gayly Speaking" with "Another Voice," a new program syndicated by M.O.H.R.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The records of the Michigan Organization for Human Rights, measuring 10 linear feet, were donated to the library by M.O.H.R. in four accessions: May 1983, February and September 1994, and September 1998. The audio materials span the time period 1973 to 1980, while the manuscript materials cover the period from 1977 through the disbanding of the organization in Spring, 1994. The records are arranged in eight series: Administrative, Correspondence, Topical, Clippings, the Robert Lundy Papers (two series), Visual Materials, and Audio Materials. The series provide documentation of the founding, growth, and topical interests of a grassroots political and social organization, including the stresses involving fundraising and personality conflicts that occurred as M.O.H.R. experienced rapid growth during the late-1970s and early-1980s.

The two Robert Lundy series (1970-1995, 4 linear feet) were donated to the library in several accessions over a periond of years. There is some overlap as each series contains files on legislation, files relating to his work with M.O.H.R., and topical files on issues organizations and events with which he was active in his capacity as M.O.H.R.'s legislation officer.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


    Subjects:
    • Gay liberation movement--Michigan.
    • Gay men--Michigan.
    • Gays--Michigan.
    • Homosexuality in radio--Michigan.
    • Homosexuality--Michigan.
    • Lesbians--Michigan.
    • Michigan Organization for Human Rights.
    • Radio broadcasting--Michigan--Detroit.
    Subjects - Visual Material:
    • Demonstrations--Michigan--Detroit.
    • Detroit (Mich.)--Demonstrations.
    • Detroit (Mich.)--Parades and processions.
    • Gay rights.
    • Homosexuals.
    • Lansing (Mich.)--Parades and processions.
    • Lesbians.
    • Michigan Organization for Human Rights.
    • Parades and processions--Michigan--Detroit.
    • Parades and processions--Michigan--Lansing.
    Sound Recordings
    • Gayly speaking (Radio program)
    • Gay liberation movement--Michigan--Detroit.
    • Homosexuality.
    • Gays--Attitudes.
    • Lesbians.
    • Public radio--Michigan--Detroit.
    • Radio programs--Michigan--Detroit.
    • Michigan Organization for Human Rights.
    Genre/Form:
    • Photographs.
    • Sound Recordings
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Administrative,  1977-1994 [series]: (1 linear foot)

    The Administrative series (1977-1994, 1 linear foot) contains annual reports, meeting agendas and minutes, and correspondence relating to the activities of the M.O.H.R. administrative board (which changed official names three times) and several committees thereof. It also contains a small amount of summary financial reports and fliers and information relating to the M.O.H.R. annual meeting, as well as office policies and procedures. This series provides excellent documentation concerning M.O.H.R.'s rapid transformation from a relatively small, issue-oriented umbrella organization into a large political and social organization for all southern Michigan lesbians and gay men. It also provides information regarding the internal strife which resulted in several major reorganizations and the eventual disbanding of M.O.H.R.

        (Chiefly minutes, reports, and agendas) 
    Box   1  
    Steering Committee/Administrative Board,  1977
    Box   1  
    Administrative Board,  1978-1980 (3 folders)
    Box   1  
    Board of Directors,  1981-1994 (17 folders)
    Box   1  
    Bylaws and Policy Statements,  1985-1991
     
    Committees
    Box   1  
    Elections,  1979-1993
    Box   1  
    Executive,  1993
    Box   1  
    Finance,  1987-1988
    Box   1  
    Fundraising,  1982-1993
    Box   1  
    Legal Affairs,  1989-1990
    Box   1  
    Legislative,  1985-1990
    Box   2  
    Organization (Ad Hoc),  1987
    Box   2  
    Personnel,  1988-1989
    Box   2  
    Political Action Committee,  1980-1981
    Box   2  
    Financial Report,  1991,  1993
    Box   2  
    Lansing Office,  1990-1991
    Box   2  
    Office Procedures,  n.d.
    Box   2  
    Organizational Histories/Background Information,  n.d.
    Box   2  
    Treasurer's Report/Financial Statement,  1978-1981,  1984-1989
    Box   2  
    Volunteer Forms,  n.d.
     
    Topical [series]:

    The Topical series (1977-1994, 3.2 linear feet) also retains the arrangement in which the files were received from M.O.H.R. Subjects documented by the files in this series include M.O.H.R.'s interactions with other national, state, and local lesbian and gay organizations; various legal cases in which M.O.H.R. played a role; lobbying efforts concerning Michigan legislation of interest to the organization's membership; and other projects and issues with which M.O.H.R. and its members were involved.

    Box   2  
    Ad Hoc Committee on HIV-infected Health Care Workers. Report,  1991
    Box   2  
    AIDS Advocacy Grant (City of Detroit, MI),  1989
    Box   2  
    AIDS and Michigan Insurance Policies,  1989-1990
    Box   2  
    AIDS Care Connection,  1989-1992 (2 folders)
    Box   2  
    AIDS Care Facility,  1990
    Box   2  
    AIDS Community Alliance,  1989-1993
    Box   2  
    AIDS Education,  1986
    Box   2  
    AIDS Legal Referral Service of Michigan,  1990
    Box   2  
    AIDS Survey,  1988-1993
    Box   2  
    Alliance: Michigan's Lesbians and Gays for Human Rights (Troy, MI),  1991-1992
    Box   2  
    Anti-Gay Violence Monitoring,  1989-1990
    Box   2  
    Attorney Referral Survey,  1992
    Box   2  
    Candidate Survey (Detroit, MI),  1985
    Box   2  
    Coming Out Survey,  1992
    Box   2  
    Community Health Awareness Group (CHAG). Brochures,   n.d.
    Box   2  
    Corporate Project on Responsibility,  1992
    Box   2  
    Cracker Barrel Protest Coalition,  1991
    Box   2  
    Crossroads (Cross-gender living organization, Royal Oak, MI). Brochure,   n.d.
    Box   2  
    Curriculum on Homosexuality (Birmingham, MI, Public Schools),  1992
    Box   2  
    Detroit Area Gay/Lesbian Council (DAGLC),  1989-1993
    Box   2  
    Detroit Lesbian/Gay Community Center,  1986-1992 (3 folders)
    Box   2  
    Detroit Neighborhood Opportunity Fund. MOHR Report,  1993
    Box   2  
    Episcopal Diocese of Michigan Grant,  1991
    Box   2  
    Fair Housing,  1987-1988
    Box   2  
    Friends: Persons With AIDS/ARC/HIV+ Alliance,  1990
    Box   2  
    Gay and Lesbian Parents Coalition of Michigan (Troy, MI). Brochure,  n.d.
    Box   2  
    Gays in the Military,  1992-1993
    Box   2  
    General Motors Protest,  1990
    Box   2  
    Grantmaking Foundation Contacts,  1987-1993
    Box   2  
    Great Lakes Gaylaxians. Bylaws,  1992
    Box   2  
    Hate Crimes,  1987-1990
    Box   3  
    Health Emergency Assistance of Detroit,  1992-1993
    Box   3  
    HIV Service Coalition,  1993
    Box   3  
    Homophobia. Robert Egan's (MOHR Vice-president) speech at Central Michigan University and student response,  1992
    Box   3  
    Human Rights Campaign Fund, Michigan Dinner,  1991-1992
    Box   3  
    Lambda Report (Public access cable TV show),  1987-1988
    Box   3  
    Lansing Area AIDS Network (LAAN),  1992-1993
    Box   3  
    Lansing Association for Human Rights (LAHR),  1989-1992
    Box   3  
    Lansing Lesbian/Gay Hotline:Hotline Training Manual,,   n.d.
     
    Legal
    Box   3  
    Adrian (MI) Public Indecency Cases/Judge Glaser Homophobia Complaints,  1990
    Box   3  
    AIDS Testing/Employment Case,  1989-1990
    Box   3  
    Custody Case,  1989
    Box   3  
    Holland (MI) Police Harrassment Cases,  1989-1990
    Box   3  
    Grand Haven (MI) Sex Charges,  1990
     
    Michigan Privacy Challenge,
    Box   3  
     1983-June 1988
    Box   3  
     July 1988-1990
    Box   3  
    Rest Stop Cases,  1989-1990
    Box   3  
    Rouge Park (Detroit, MI) Police Harrassment Complaints,  1989-1990
     
    Legislative,  1980-1989
    Box   3  
    Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct Bills,  1980-1985 ?
    Box   3  
    Michigan H.B.,  4113
    Box   3  
    Michigan H.B. 4330, 4646, 4712 and 4754
    Box   3  
    Michigan H.B. 5000
    Box   3  
    Michigan H.B. 5012, 5061, 5062, 5105, and 5176
    Box   3  
    Michigan H.B. 5176 and 5279
    Box   3  
    Michigan H.B. 5281, 5300, 5318, and 5377
    Box   3  
    Michigan H.B. 5448, 5542, 5552, and 5579
    Box   3  
    Michigan H.B. 5678-5681 and 5789
    Box   3  
    Michigan H.B. 6222
    Box   3  
    Michigan S.B. 115, 257, 330-341, 544, 579, 984, 1041 and Joint Resolution V
    Box   3  
    Lesbian Caucus,  1990
    Box   3  
    Lesbian/Gay Civil Rights Activism,  1977-1990
    Box   3  
    Lesbian/Gay Organizations in Michigan's Upper Peninsula,  1992
    Box   3  
    Lesbian Gay Foundation of Michigan      (see MOHR Foundation) 
    Box   3  
    Lobby Registration, State of Michigan,  1989
    Box   3  
    Lobbying Efforts,  1986-1988
    Box   3  
    Local Michigan Anti-Discrimination Ordinances,  1986-1990
    Box   3  
    March On Washington,  1993
    Box   3  
    Mayor's Advisory Board on Issues of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Citizens (Lansing, MI),  1992-1993
    Box   3  
    Media Values Project,  199?
    Box   3  
    Membership Survey,  1994
    Box   3  
    Men of Color Motivational Group. Brochure,  n.d.
    Box   3  
    Michigan Campaign for Human Dignity,  1993
    Box   3  
    Michigan Fights the Right Workshop,  1993
    Box   3  
    Michigan Human Rights Campaign Committee,  1985-1989
    Box   3  
    Michigan Insurance Bureau (Position on AIDS coverage),  1988-1989
    Box   3  
    Michigan Lesbian and Gay Democratic Caucus,  1988-1991
    Box   4  
    Michigan Lesbian Health Survey,  1989-1991
    Box   4  
    Michigan Lobby Day for Lesbian-Gay Rights,  1987
    Box   4  
    Michigan State University Harassment Complaints,  1989-1990
    Box   4  
    MOHR Development Fund,  1989-1990
    Box   4  
    MOHR Foundation,  1983-1991      (after January 27, 1991 Lesbian Gay Foundation of Michigan) 
    Box   4  
    MOHR Music Festival,  1986-1987
    Box   4  
    MOHR Newsletter,  1989-1990
    Box   4  
    MOHR Petitions,  n.d.
    Box   4  
    MOHRnet,  1990
    Box   4  
    Motor City Business Forum. Directory,  1990-1991
    Box   4  
    National Committee on U.S. Corrections (Farmington, MI),  1991
    Box   4  
    New Generations Youth Support Group. Brochure,  n.d.
    Box   4  
    Phillip Morris Boycott,  1990
    Box   4  
    Press Releases,  1989-1992
     
    Pride Parade
    Box   4  
    1986-1990
    Box   4  
    1991-1994
    Box   4  
    Proclamations,  1986-1991
    Box   4  
    Sexual Orientation and Affectional Preference. Report of the Family and Sexuality Task Force, Michigan House of Representatives,  1982
    Box   4  
    Some of Us (Cable T.V. production),  1985-1987
    Box   4  
    Southeastern Michigan AIDS Coordinating Council. Proceedings,  1991-1993
    Box   4  
    Student Papers, Social Work 691 (Sexual Orientation). Wayne State University,  Fall 1992
    Box   4  
    Triangle Foundations,  1992-1993
    Box   4  
    Wellness Networks,  1985,  1992
     
    Clippings [series]:

    The Clipping series ([199?], .9 linear feet) includes the M.O.H.R. clippings file, mostly from Michigan newspapers, of articles of interest to the organization's membership. This series has been retained exactly as it was organized by M.O.H.R., including the subject headings within the series.

    Box   4  
    Acceptance/Straight Support
     
    AIDS
    Box   4  
    AIDS in Women
    Box   4  
    Disclosure
    Box   4  
    Discrimination and Protection from Discrimination
    Box   4  
    Education On
    Box   4  
    Efforts to Combat AIDS
    Box   4  
    Entertainment Concerning
    Box   4  
    Epidemiology and Prognostications
    Box   4  
    Famous People With
    Box   4  
    HIV Transmission
    Box   4  
    Hysteria
    Box   4  
    Insurance
    Box   4  
    Living With AIDS
    Box   4  
    Mandatory HIV Testing
    Box   4  
    Miscellaneous
    Box   4  
    Politics
    Box   4  
    The Quilt
    Box   4  
    Bisexuality
    Box   4  
    Boycotts
    Box   4  
    Child Custody, Adoption
    Box   4  
    Civil/Human Rights
    Box   4  
    Clinton, Bill and L/G Community
    Box   4  
    Colorado's Amendment 2
    Box   4  
    "Colorado Style" Proposals
    Box   4  
    Coming Out
    Box   4  
    Cracker Barrel
     
    Domestic Partnerships/Gay Marriages
    Box   4  
    I
    Box   4  
    II
    Box   4  
    Education on Homosexuality
    Box   4  
    Elections
    Box   4  
    Entertainment
    Box   4  
    Etiology and Physiology of Sexual Orientation
    Box   5  
    Families
    Box   5  
    "For Better or for Worse": Gay Series and Reaction
    Box   5  
    Gay Politicians
    Box   5  
    Gender Equality
    Box   5  
    Genital Mutilation
    Box   5  
    Hate Crimes
    Box   5  
    Hatred/Homophobia
    Box   5  
    History and General Status of Gay Community
    Box   5  
    Lansing
    Box   5  
    Lansing State Journal
    Box   5  
    Legislation: Gay Rights, State of Michigan
    Box   5  
    Lesbian-Gay Male Relations
    Box   5  
    Lesbian/Women's Health
    Box   5  
    Lesbians: General Information
    Box   5  
    Media Portrayal/Coverage of Gays
     
    Military
    Box   5  
    I
    Box   5  
    II
    Box   5  
    Miscellaneous
    Box   5  
    Outing
     
    Opinion
    Box   5  
    Letters to Editor
    Box   5  
    Op-Ed Columns
    Box   5  
    Parents of LesBiGays
    Box   5  
    Price, Deb     (some of her columns may be filed elsewhere) 
    Box   5  
    Queer Nation, ACT-UP, Lesbian Avengers
    Box   5  
    Religion
    Box   5  
    Seniors and Aging
    Box   5  
    Sex Education
    Box   5  
    Sexual Harassment/Violence
    Box   5  
    Sodomy Laws/Sex Crimes
    Box   5  
    Teenagers
    Box   5  
    Violence
     
    Robert Lundy (Legislation Officer) Files,  1974-1994 [series]:

    The Robert Lundy series (1974-1994, 3 linear feet) was donated to the library in 1998 and 2001 by Robert Lundy. It contains his files on legislative bills, his files relating to M.O.H. R. specifically, and his alphabetical topical files on issues, organizations and events with which he was active in his capacity as M.O.H.R.'s legislation officer.

    Box   5  
    Legislative Bills [subseries]:
    Box   5  
    Abstinance Instruction (S.B. 709),  1989
    Box   5  
    AIDS Bill Votes (various),  1986
    Box   5  
    AIDS: Blood Donors (H.B. 4992),  1987
    Box   5  
    AIDS: Criminal Penalty (H.B. 4550),  1987
    Box   5  
    AIDS Education for Health Instructors (H.B. 5188),  1987-1988
    Box   5  
    AIDS Education in Schools (S.B. 115, Act 185 of 1987),  1987-1988
    Box   5  
    AIDS Education for School Personnel (H.B. 4073, Act 139 of 1990),  1989-1990
    Box   5  
    AIDS Hospital (H.B. 4842),  1989
    Box   5  
    AIDS Insurance Buy-In Program (H.B. 5448?),  1989-1990
    Box   5  
    AIDS: Medical Records (H.B. 5125),  1987
    Box   5  
    AIDS: Physician Reporting (S.B. 632),  1987
    Box   5  
    AIDS: Prisons (H.B. 4028, Act 510),  1985-1988
    Box   5  
    AIDS: Public Health Officials (H.B. 5023),  1987
    Box   5  
    AIDS: Public Health Officials (H.B. 5026, Act 490),  1987-1988
    Box   5  
    AIDS Seropositivity Reporting and Contact Tracing (H.B. 4103, Act 489),  1986-1988
    Box   5  
    AIDS: Spousal Notification (H.B. 4880) and AIDS: Physician-Patient Priviledge (H.B. 4879),  1987-1988
    Box   5  
    AIDS Testing, Implants and Insemination (H.B. 4980, Act 487),  1986-1988
    Box   5  
    Arrestee AIDS Testing (H.B. 4008, Act 471),  1986-1988
    Box   5  
    Ban on Funding of AIDS Patient Care in Cities (H.B. 4908),  1989
    Box   5  
    Butyl Nitrate Ban (H.B. 4028),  1989
    Box   5  
    Civil Liberties (H.B. 6635) (includes some H.B. 4251),  1978
    Box   5  
    "Club" Regulations (S.B. 109),  1985
    Box   5  
    Contact Tracing Required Before Parole (H.B. 4209),  1989
    Box   5  
    Criminalizing Failure to Disclose HIV Status (H.B. 5536),  1988
    Box   5  
    Delicensure for Immoral Conduct (H.B. 5256),  1987-1988
    Box   5  
    Department of Corrections Appropriations (S.B. 763),  1988
    Box   5  
    Designating AIDS as a "Hazardous Communicable Disease" (S.B. 521),  1987
    Box   5  
    Disability Coverage, Preexisting Condition (H.B. 4537-4538; 4695-4696),  1989
    Box   5  
    Domestic Relations (H.B. 4292),  1989-1990
    Box   5  
    Durable Power of Attorney (H.B. 4016),  1987-1990
    Box   5  
    Hate Crimes Statistics (H.B. 5105),  1991-1992
    Box   5  
    HIV Confidentiality (S.B. 504, H.B. 4959, Act 174 of 1989),  1989
    Box   5  
    HIV Disclosure, Foster Children (H.B. 5131, Act 271 of 1989),  1989
    Box   5  
    HIV Infection, Duty to Warn (H.B. 4956),  1989
    Box   5  
    HIV Testing, Corrections Officers (H.B. 5144),  1989
    Box   5  
    HIV Testing of Sexual Offenders (H.B. 5417, S.B. 748),  1988
    Box   5  
    HIV Testing of Those Charged with Sexual Assault (S.B. 984),  1988
    Box   5  
    Inheritance Taxes (S.B. 1),  1989-1990
    Box   5  
    Insurance Non-discrimination (H.B. 4951),  1988-1990
    Box   11  
    Involuntary HIV Testing of Exposed Officers (S.B. 519),  1989
    Box   11  
    Involuntary HIV Testing of Hospital Patients (S.B. 579),  1989-1990
    Box   11  
    Library Privacy (H.B. 5066),  1981-1982
    Box   11  
    Living Will (H.B. 4174, S.B. 135),  1989-1990
    Box   11  
    Mandatory HIV Testing of Emergency Patients (H.B. 5326, S.B. 985),  1987-1988
    Box   11  
    Marriage AIDS Testing (H.B. 4034, S.B. 33),  1986-1988
    Box   11  
    Michigan Health Initiative (S.B. 544-546., H.B. 5151-5153, Act 258 of 1987),  1987-1988
    Box   11  
    Minority Health (H.B. 4671),  1989
    Box   11  
    Obscenity Display (H.B. 5579),  1985-1986
    Box   11  
    Omnibus AIDS Bill (S.B. 1041, Act 491),  1988
    Box   11  
    Prisoner AIDS Testing (S.B. 827),  1988
    Box   11  
    Prisoner Parole Contact Tracing (H.B. 4717),  1987
    Box   11  
    Reasons to Oppose (Various Bills), ACLU and MOHR Positions,  1988 and  undated
    Box   11  
    Religious Exception to Premarital AIDS Counseling (S.B. 535),  1989-1990
    Box   11  
    Reporting AIDS Seropositivity to School Authorities (H.B. 4998),  1987
    Box   11  
    Teacher Decertification (H.B. 4347),  1987
    Box   11  
    Universal Health Care (S.B. 97),  1989
     
    MOHR Files [subseries]:
    Box   11  
    Addresses,  1980-1987
    Box   11  
    Annual Conference,  1980-1985
    Box   11  
    Annual Report,  1977-1984
    Box   11  
    "Answers to Parents Questions About Homosexuality" Pamphlet
    Box   11  
    Articles of Incorporation,  1983
    Box   11  
    Blanchard Telegram,  1982
    Box   11  
    Board Meeting Minutes,  1978-1988
    Box   11  
    Budget,  1989
    Box   11  
    Bylaws and Bylaw Ammendments,  1979-1988 and  undated
    Box   11  
    Civil Service Commission,  1981
    Box   11  
    "Coming Out" Pamphlet
     
    Correspondence
    Box   11  
    Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD),  1979-1980
    Box   11  
    Tom Downs (lobbyist for MOHR),  1987
    Box   11  
    Federal Communications Commission,  1983
    Box   11  
    Richard Headlee,  1982
    Box   11  
    Internal Revenue Service (IRS),  1978
    Box   11  
    Lansing City Council, Re: Mayor's harrassment ordinance,  1980
    Box   11  
    Department of Civil Rights "Challence 150" Conference, Response to,  1987
    Box   11  
    Detroit Committee/ Detroit Human Rights Ordinance,  1977-1979
    Box   11  
    Detroit Lesbian/ Gay Community Center,  1987-1989
    Box   11  
    Donor Pledges,  1983 and  undated
    Box   11  
    Executive Director Search,  1987
    Box   11  
    Federal Gay Rights Issues,  1980 and  undated
    Box   11  
    Financial Statements,  1980-1985
    Box   11  
    Founding Conferences,  1974 and  1977
     
    Gay Pride Parade
    Box   11  
     1989
    Box   11  
     1990
    Box   11  
    "History,"     include undated Photograph 
    Box   11  
    Human Sexuality Statement,  1980
    Box   11  
    Insurance Bureau Advisory Committee,  1988-1990
    Box   11  
    Lamda Reports Cable TV Show,  1987 and  undated
    Box   11  
    Legislative Committee,  1986-1987
    Box   11  
    Legislative Officers Reports,  1985-1990
    Box   11  
    Media Ascertainment Letter,  undated
    Box   11  
    Nominating Committee,  1979
    Box   11  
    NOW Sexual Orientation Policy,  1983 and  undated
     
    Personnel Investigations
    Box   12  
    Kathy Sarris,  1988-1989
    Box   12  
    Jeffrey Swanson,  1989
    Box   12  
    Rick Wallace,  1988-1989
    Box   12  
    Policy Council,  1977-1980
    Box   12  
    Political Action Committee (PAC),  1980-1984
    Box   12  
    Political Mailings/ Positions,  1980
    Box   12  
    Raffles, Correspondence,  1980-1986
    Box   12  
    Supreme Court Bias Committee,  1987-1988
    Box   12  
    Victimless Crime,  1978-1982
    Box   12  
    "Working with the Media, Guide for Community Groups and Nonprofit Organizations,"  undated
    Box   12  
    WVIC Complaint,  1985
     
    Topical Files [subseries]:
    Box   12  
    ACLU Committee on Lesbian Women and Gay Men,  1978-1984
    Box   12  
    Ad Hoc Committee on AIDS,  1986
    Box   12  
    Age Discrimination,  1984
    Box   12  
    AIDS Advocacy Grant, City of Detroit,  1989
    Box   12  
    AIDS Contact Notification,  1986
    Box   12  
    AIDS Handicap Discrimination,  1986-1989
    Box   12  
    AIDS and Healthcare,  1988
    Box   12  
    AIDS: Insurance,  1985-1986
    Box   12  
    AIDS Letter to Legislative District Co-ordinators,  1986
    Box   12  
    AIDS PSAs,  1987
    Box   12  
    AIDS Related Bills,  1985-1990
    Box   12  
    AIDS Survey of Michigan Gay Men,  1989
    Box   12  
    AIDS Sub-committee of House Public Health,  1988-1989
    Box   12  
    AIDS Testing, Counseling, and Fundraising,  1988
    Box   12  
    Americans with Disabilities Act,  1988-1989
    Box   12  
    Ann Arbor Gay Rights Ordinance,  1978
    Box   12  
    Association of Suburban People,  1979-1981
    Box   12  
    Bryant Resolution,  1977-1980
    Box   12  
    California Sexual Preference Discrimination Executive Order,  1979
    Box   12  
    Child Custody,  1983-1990 and  undated
    Box   12  
    Civil Rights,  1980-1987
    Box   12  
    Civil Rights Restoration Act,  1988-1989
    Box   12  
    Civil Service Letter,  1981-1994
    Box   12  
    Cohabitation Decriminalization Report,  1980
    Box   12  
    Demonstrations,  1990
    Box   12  
    Department of Corrections, Banned Publications,  1987
    Box   12  
    Detroit Area Gay-Lesbian Council,  1981
    Box   12  
    Detroit Civil Rights Ordinance,  1979
    Box   12  
    Detroit Human Rights Ordinance,  1980-1981
    Box   12  
    District of Columbia AIDS Insurance Disapproval,  1986
    Box   12  
    District of Columbia Appropriations,  1987-1989
    Box   12  
    District of Columbia Sexual Assault Reform Bill,  1981
    Box   12  
    Domestic Partners,  1983-1991
    Box   12  
    Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Ammendments,  1980
    Box   12  
    Equal Rights Ammendment,  1989-1991
    Box   12  
    Fair Employment Bills,  1979-1981
    Box   12  
    Family Protection Act,  1979
    Box   12  
    Federal Civil Rights Protection,  1979-1980
    Box   12  
    Federal Employee Protection,  1980
    Box   12  
    Federal Gay Civil Rights Bill,  1982-1989
    Box   12  
    Funeral Director Notification,  1986
    Box   12  
    Gay Charities, Legal Concerns,  1978
    Box   12  
    Gay Films on Video,  1986
    Box   12  
    Gay Legal Advocates,  1979-1986
    Box   12  
    Gay Literature,  1988
    Box   12  
    Gay Rights National Lobby,  1979-1985
    Box   12  
    Gay Rights Protection in the U. S. and Canada Survey,  1980
    Box   12  
    Harassment,  1982-1986
    Box   12  
    Hate Crimes Statistics Act,  1988-1989
    Box   12  
    Helms Amendment,  1987
    Box   12  
    "Heterosexuality: Can it be Cured" Pamphlet,  1977
    Box   12  
    Immigration Bills,  1985-1989
    Box   12  
    Insurance for the Uninsured,  1988-1989
    Box   12  
    Kalamazoo Murder,  1986-1987
    Box   12  
    Lansing Area Constitutional Liberties Fund, Inc.,  1984-1985
    Box   12  
    Lansing City Charter,  1981
    Box   12  
    Lansing City Council Profiles,  1980
    Box   12  
    Legislation on Gay Telephone Listings,  1985
    Box   12  
    Lobby Day,  1987
    Box   12  
    McDonald Ammendment,  1977-1981
    Box   12  
    Marital Status,  1975-1984
    Box   13  
    Michigan Education Association,  1978-1980
    Box   13  
    Michigan Lesbians Health Survey,  1990
    Box   13  
    Military,  1984-1989
    Box   13  
    National Endowment for the Arts Appropriations,  1989
    Box   13  
    National Gay Task Force,  1975-1985
    Box   13  
    NOW Michigan Conference,  1980
    Box   13  
    Ohio Gay Rights Coalition (OGRC),  1978-1980
    Box   13  
    Oregon Report of the Task Force on Sexual Preference,  1978
    Box   13  
    People's Campaign for Choice,  1987
    Box   13  
    Police Training, Chicago Police Department,  1980-1982
    Box   13  
    Pornography Legislation,  1978-1980
    Box   13  
    Post-SOAP Committee,  1981
    Box   13  
    Rental Insurance,  1981
    Box   13  
    Seropositivity Reporting,  1986
    Box   13  
    Sex Education,  1979-1980
    Box   13  
    Sex Offender Registration,  1981-1994
    Box   13  
    Sexual Orientation and Affectional Preference (SOAP) Report
    Box   13  
    Sexual Orientation Employment Discrimination,  1984 and  undated
    Box   13  
    Sexual Identity,  1981-1983
    Box   13  
    Women's Assembly,  1982
     
    Writing to Congress,  undated
     
    Robert Lundy (Legislation Officer) Later Files,  1970-1995 [series]:

    This series of Lundy files contains materials kept separate from previous accessions perhaps because they represented continuing working papers. Included are additional files on legislation and local ordinances of concern to the gay/lesbian community and miscellaneous topical files mainly concerning AIDS. There is obviously some overlap of dating and subject between this series and the previous Lundy files.

     
    Legislation and Ordinances [subseries]:
    Box   14  
    AIDS Bills,  1985-1987
    Box   14  
    Civil Service and Sexual Orientation in the State of Michigan,  1981-1995
    Box   14  
    Criminal Code Sex Laws (H.B. 4842),  1976-1986
    Box   14  
    East Lansing Civil Rights Ordinance,  1982-1986
     
    Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act (H.B. 5000)
    Box   14  
    Bill Draft and Summary,  1982-1988
    Box   14  
    Correspondence,  1981-1985
     
    Support
    Box   14  
    Corporate Support,  1975-1980
    Box   14  
    Labor Union Support,  1983
    Box   14  
    Professional Organizations Support,  1971-1984
    Box   14  
    Religious Support,  1980-1986
    Box   14  
    Support Packet,  1983
    Box   14  
    Moral Majority Position Review,  1984
    Box   14  
    Legislative Concerns
    Box   14  
    District Coordinator Packet
    Box   14  
    News Articles,  1983-1985
    Box   14  
    Ammendment to the Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act (S.B. 49),  1982-1983
     
    Fair Housing
    Box   14  
    Housing Report,  1983
    Box   14  
    Fair Housing Ordinance, Jackson, MI,  1985-1986
    Box   14  
    Fair Housing Ordinances in Other Michigan Cities,  1984-1989
    Box   14  
    Family Definition for Zoning Purposes,  1976-1987
    Box   14  
    Gross Indecency Laws,  1982-1989
    Box   14  
    Group Sex Legislation (H.B. 4804 5641),  1984-1985
    Box   14  
    Intimidation Bill (H.B. 4113),  1985-1989
    Box   14  
    Marital Status Definition and Discrimination,  1979-1989
    Box   14  
    Obscenity Legislation,  1970-1990
    Box   14  
    Sodomy Law Challenge,  1983-1990
    Box   14  
    State Employees Retirement Act (H.B. 5603),  1991-1992
     
    Topical Files [subseries]:
     
    AIDS/HIV
    Box   14  
    AIDS Appropriations,  1985-1990
    Box   14  
    AIDS/Gay Hysteria,  1987
    Box   14  
    AIDS Mailgrams,  1986
    Box   14  
    AIDS in the Workplace Articles,  1985-1987
    Box   14  
    Bulletins and Letters,  1987-1989
    Box   14  
    MOHR AIDS Taskforce,  1985-1986
    Box   14  
    News Articles,  1985-1988
     
    Michigan State University
    Box   14  
    Hall Fire Incident and Complaint,  1989-1990
    Box   14  
    Non-Discrimination Policy,  1981-1990
    Box   14  
    MOHR LDC Leadership Education,  1987
    Box   14  
    MOHR Legal Affairs,  1986
    Box   14  
    Rest Stop Case,  1984-1990
    Box   14  
    Report on Sexual Orientation and Affectional Preference,  1982
     
    Visual Materials [series]:

    The Visual Materials series (1986-1992; .3 linear feet and 1 oversized folder) contains mostly photographs of Gay Pride parades in Lansing and Detroit. Except for a series of 1988 photographs by Allan Glassman, the photographers are unidentified. In addition to the parade photographs are images of a Michigan Privacy Challenge demonstration in Detroit and of a fundraising dinner held in Lansing by M.O.H.R. in 1992. Among the guests of honor were the gay male weightlifting couple Rod and Bob Jackson/Paris. The posters found in this series announce meeting times for gay/lesbian organizations.

     
    Photographs [subseries]:
     
    Gay Pride Parade
    Box   6  
     1986 (2 folders)
    Box   6  
     1988 (Allan Glassman, photographer)
    Box   6  
     1989
    Box   6  
     1990 (2 folders)
    Box   6  
     1992
    Box   6  
     Undated
    Box   6  
    Jackson-Paris Dinner,  1992
    Box   6  
    Privacy Challenge Demonstration,  1988 ?
    Box   6  
    Miscellaneous
     
    Posters [subseries]:
    Bj Oversize Folder  
    Announcements of events, etc. (6 items)
     
    Audiotapes,  1973-1980 [series]: (83 reel-to-reel tapes)

    The Audio Materials series (1973-1980, 3 linear feet, 83 tapes) contains reel-to-reel tapes. These tapes were part of the original accession of M.O.H.R. records and, while produced before the founding of the organization, several of those involved with the radio program Gayly Speaking went on to play significant roles in M.O.H.R. after 1977. Topical coverage includes a wide variety of political and social issues which affected the lives of lesbians and gay men in the mid- to late-1970s, as well as the cultural activities of and public service information for the Detroit-area lesbian and gay community.

    There are numerous chronological gaps in this series, with representation heaviest and most consistent for the early years of the program, 1973 to 1976. Coverage of the years 1977 to 1980 is very sketchy. The original numbering sequence of the tapes and their broadcast dates, as transcribed from the outside of individual tape boxes, have been retained as an organizational scheme. It should be noted that brackets in these dates have been transcribed as they appear on the boxes. Recording dates have been noted in the container listing when known, as have playback speeds.

     
    Gayly Speaking (Radio program) [subseries]:
    Box   7  
    Sexism in Straight Society (#2),     (not aired; recorded August 14, 1973),  (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Sexism in Gay Community (#3),     (air date unknown; recorded August 28, 1973),  (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Coming Out (#1),  September 6, 1973 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Gays in Psychotherapy (#5, #11),  October 4, 1973 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   7  
    Gay Poetry (#9),     (air date unknown; recorded October 9, 1973)  (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Beauty Standard Oppression (#8),     (air date unknown, recorded October 14, 1973) 
    Box   7  
    Gay Liberation and Socialism (#10),  November 8, 1973 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Gays in Prison I (#11),  November 15, 1973 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Gays in the Theatre (#15),  [December 13, 1973]
    Box   7  
    Gays in Prison II (#16),  [December 20, 1973] (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Rural Gays (#18),  January 3, [1974]
    Box   7  
    Pro-Religion (#19),  January 10, 1974
    Box   7  
    Anti-Religion (#20),  January 17, 1974 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Lesbian Facilities (#21),  January 24, [1974] (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Hustling (#23),  February 7, 1974 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Gay Community Center (#27),  March 7, 1974 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Social Services (#28),  March 14, 1974
    Box   7  
    Canada (#29),  March 21, 1974 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Couples Breaking Up (#31),  April 4, 1974 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Ann Arbor Mental Health Clinic (#36),  April 18, 1974 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Gays in Films (#35),  May 2, 1974 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    The Gay Liberator (#33),  May 9, 1974 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    We Get Letters (#34),  May 16, 1974
    Box   7  
    Ann Arbor/American Psychiatric Association Convention Report (#37),  May 17, 1974 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Wayne State University: Gay Liberation Front (#38),  May 23, 1974 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Charter (#41),  June 13, 1974 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   7  
    Gay Pride Week Review (#44),  July 4, 1974 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Ann Arbor/American Psychiatric Association I (#45),  July 11, 1974 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Ann Arbor/American Psychiatric Association II (#46),   July 18, 1974 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Detroit Charter and Gay Rights (#48),  August 1, 1974 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Magazine (#50),  August 15, 1974 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Local Entertainers (#54),  September 12, 1974 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Gays and Teaching (#56),  September 26, 1974 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Dimensions of Gayness and Aging (#62),  November 7, 1974 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Gay Health and Rape Services in Detroit,  November 21, 1974 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Music Show (#68),  December 19, 1974 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Stereotypes (#72),  January 16, 1975 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Record Reviews (#74),  January 30, 1975
    Box   8  
    Dream Work (#76),  February 13, 1975
    Box   8  
    Book Review: Sappho Was A Right-On Woman (#80),  March 13, 1975 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Male Health Concerns (#82),  March 27, 1975
    Box   8  
    Review of the Journal of Homosexual Counseling Conference (#84),  April 10, 1975 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Oppression (#90),  May 22, 1975 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Allen Spears & Rural Gays (#94),  June 19, 1975 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Gay Pride Week Review (#96),  July 7, 1975
    Box   8  
    Poetry of Jeff Sarrasson (#98),  July 17, 1975
    Box   8  
    With Downcast Gays (#100),  July 31, 1975 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Coming Out II (#102),  August 14, 1975 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Kinsey Report (#104),  August 28, 1975
    Box   8  
    Bars (#108),  September 25, 1975 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Periodicals (#110),  October 9, 1975 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   8  
    Book Discussion: Out of the Closets (#114),  November 6, 1975
    Box   9  
    Magazine (#118),  December 4, 1975 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   9  
    Poetry of Don Mager (#120),  December 18, 1975
    Box   9  
    Radical Left (#124),  January 15, 1976 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   9  
    Gay Switchboard (#126),  January 29, 1976 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   9  
    Magazine (#128),  February 12, 1976 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   9  
    Directions of Gay Movement (#130),  February 26, 1976 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   9  
    Magazine: Homosexual Matrix (#132),  March 11, 1976
    Box   9  
    Therapy (#134),  March 25, 1976 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   9  
    Call-in (#136),  April 8, 1976 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   9  
    Magazine: After UR Out (#138),  April 22, 1976 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   9  
    Matlovich at Dignity (#142),  May 20, 1976 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   9  
    Best of Gayly Speaking; Gay Pride Week (#146),  June 17, 1976 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   9  
    Greg's Goodbye; Gay Spirit (#154),  August 12, 1976 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   9  
    Interview with Franz Martin (#156),  August 26, 1976 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   9  
    Troy Perry (#158),  September 1976
    Box   9  
    V.D.: Book reviews (#160),  September 23, 1976 (7 1/2 ips)
    Box   9  
    Homosexual by Sexual (#162),  October 7, 1976 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   9  
    [Unidentified] (#170),  December 2, 1976 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   9  
    Gay Switchboard,  December 30, 1976 (3 3/4 ips)
    Box   9  
    Living Alone (#178),  January 27, 1977
    Box   9  
    Gay History (#182),  February 24, 1977
    Box   9  
    Mager and Buckstaff on Obscenity,  April 7, 1977
    Box   9  
    Speeches at the Militant Forum,  June 28, 197?
    Box   9  
    Readings,  n.d.
    Box   9  
    Theme Music,  n.d.
    Box   9  
    Gay Pride Week; Gays at the White House,  n.d.
    Box   9  
    Ralph and Alfred,  n.d.
    Box   9  
    Women in Music I,  December 18, 1980
    Box   9  
    Women in Music II,  December 25, 1980
    Box   9  
    "Emergency" Program, aired,  March 11, 1982     (recorded December 12, 1980) 
     
    Miscellaneous [subseries]:
    Box   9  
    [Unidentified],  n.d.
    Box   9  
    Gay History Course,  1979 (7 cassettes)
     
    Correspondence [series]:

    The Correspondence series (1982-1993, .6 linear feet) contains much of the fundraising and lobbying correspondence of M.O.H.R., as well as letters to and from individual members and non-members relating to the various social and political concerns of lesbians and gay men. The arrangement of the files as received from the donor has been retained; therefore, incoming and outgoing correspondence is separated for some years and not for others and some correspondence may be found in the Administrative and Topical series files.

    Box   10  
     1982-1985
    Box   10  
     1986
    Box   10  
     1987
    Box   10  
     1988
    Box   10  
     1989 (2 folders)
    Box   10  
    Incoming,  1990
    Box   10  
    Outgoing,  1990
    Box   10  
    Incoming,  1991
    Box   10  
    Outgoing,  1991
    Box   10  
    Incoming,  1992
    Box   10  
    Outgoing,  1992
    Box   10  
    Incoming,  1993
    Box   10  
    Outgoing,  1993