Michigan Organization for Human Rights Records: 1973-1994
Summary Information
Title: Michigan Organization for Human Rights Records
Creator: Michigan Organization for Human Rights.
Inclusive dates: 1973-1994
Extent: 13 linear feet (in 14 boxes)
Extent: 1 oversize folder
Extent: 232.4 GB (online)
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
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/
Finding aid prepared by: Bentley Historical Library Staff

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. Michael Perron (donor no. 8839) donated Gay Rights history course audio recordings in 2000.

Access Restrictions:

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

The collection contains audio tapes from which digital copies have been made. Source tapes are for staff use only. Audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Alternate Format:

Digitization: The Library has undertaken the digitization of a number of sound recordings within this collection. The resulting audio files are available for playback only in the Bentley Library Reading Room. Links to item images and additional information are available within this finding aid. Original sound recordings are only available for staff use.

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 occurring throughout the 1980s resulted in mistrust and bad feelings toward the organization among its constituents 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 period 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.


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

(Chiefly minutes, reports, and agendas)

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.

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 Undated
Box   2  
Organizational Histories/Background Information Undated
Box   2  
Treasurer's Report/Financial Statement 1978-1981, 1984-1989
Box   2  
Volunteer Forms Undated
 
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 Undated
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 Undated
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 Undated
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 Undated
 
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 Harassment 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 Harassment Complaints 1989-1990
 
Legislative 1980-1989
Box   3  
Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct Bills circa 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 1990s
Box   3  
Membership Survey 1994
Box   3  
Men of Color Motivational Group. Brochure Undated
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 Undated
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 Undated
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  
Abstinence 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 Privilege (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, 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 Amendments 1979-1988, 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 harassment 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, undated
Box   11  
Executive Director Search 1987
Box   11  
Federal Gay Rights Issues 1980, undated
Box   11  
Financial Statements 1980-1985
Box   11  
Founding Conferences 1974, 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, 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, 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, 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 Amendments 1980
Box   12  
Equal Rights Amendment 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 Amendment 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, 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  
Amendment 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 circa 1988
Box   6  
Miscellaneous
 
Posters [subseries]
Oversize Folder   Bj  
Announcements of events, etc. (6 items)
 
Audiotapes 1973-1980 [series] (83 audiotapes (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] [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Coming Out (#1) 1973 September 06 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
Box   7  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-101-1])
(Includes cue sheet in tape box. Speakers identified on cue sheet are: Merrilee Melvin, Michael Owen, Dee Dee Levi, Bob Stanton, and Susan Paredes.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Sexism in Straight Society (#2) August 14, 1973 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-102-1])
(Not aired; recorded August 14, 1973. Tape box includes cue sheet. Speakers listed on the cue sheet are: Franz Martin, Mary Sawicki, Susan Paredes, Bob Stanton, and Don Mager.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Sexism in Gay Community (#3) 1973 August 28 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-103-1])
(Tape box contains attached cue sheet. Speakers on program are listed as: Merrilee Melvin, Patricia Payne, Dee Dee Levi, Don Mager, and Michael Owen) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gays in Psychotherapy; Prisons (#5, #11) 1973 October 04 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-104-1])
(Tape contains two programs: "Gays in Psychotherapy" and "Prisons I.") [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Beauty Standard Oppression (#8) 1973 October 14 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-105-1])
(Tape box includes cue sheet from engineers. Speakers listed on cue sheet are: Susan Paredes, Harold Green, Gay Whitesides, and Dough Schultz.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gay Poetry (#9) 1973 October 09 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-106-1])
(Tape includes cue sheet from engineers. Speakers listed on cue sheet are: Don Mager, Pat Ansoini, Barbara Brattin, John Miseud, and Michael Owen.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gay Liberation and Socialism (#10) 1973 November 08 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-107-1])
(Tape includes attached cue sheet. Producers are listed as Franz Martin, Mary Sawicki, and Bob Stanton.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gays in Prison (#11) 1973 November 15 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-108-1])
(Includes attached cue sheet. Speakers listed on cue sheet are: Michael Owen, Franz Martin, and Susan Paredes.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gays in the Theatre (#15) 1973 December 13 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-109-1])
(Program produced by Don Mager with talent from Don Mager, Patricia Payne, and John Mifsud.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gays in Prison II (#16) 1973 December 20 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-110-1])
(Tape box includes attached cue sheet. Talent listed on cue sheet is: Mike Owen, Franz Martin, and Sue Parades.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Rural Gays (#18) 1974 January 03 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-111-1])
(Franz Martin discussing the experiences of rural gays, Josh, Barbara, Paul and others in a small New England town.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Pro Religion (#19) 1974 January 10 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-112-1])
("Gays and Christianity", various speakers discussing the relationship between homosexuality and religion.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Anti Religion (#20) 1974 January 17 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-113-1])
(Discussing religion's traditionally negative relationship with gay culture.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Lesbian Facilities (#21) 1974 January 24 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-114-1])
(Discussing social and political organizations for lesbians in the Detroit area.) [access item]
  Online  
[Part 2] ([85287-SR-114-2])
(Content does not match description. Joel Sugarman and others discussing the "Watergate Scandal Card Game") (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gay pride Week Review (#44) 1974 July 04 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-115-1])
(Includes in tape box cue sheet for engineers. Cathy Courtney singing a series of Gay and Lesbian songs for Liberation. Also includes speeches from Detroit's gay pride week.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Charter (#41) June 13 1974 June 13 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-116-1])
(Tape box includes attached sheet. Speakers included on tape are Franz Martin and Don Mager.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] WSU: Gay Liberation Front (#38) 1974 May 05 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-117-1])
(Includes attached cue sheet; speakers listed are Art and Allen. Announcements by Don Mager and engineering by Mike Owen) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Ann Arbor/American Psychiatric Association Convention Report (#37) 1974 May 17 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-118-1])
(Box includes attached cue sheet. Speakers listed are Michael Owen, Bob Stanton, Greg Turner and others.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Equadere (#34) 1974 May 16 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-119-1])
(Don Mager announcing, begins with the announcement of concerts upcoming at the time and then continues with a discussion with Gay Liberation political movements.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] The Gay Liberator (#33) 1974 May 09 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-120-1])
(Includes attached cue sheet. Engineered and announced by Michael Owen.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gays in Films (#35), May 2,1974 1974 May 02 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-121-1])
(Box includes attached cue sheet. Announcers are Don Mager and Michael Owen.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Ann Arbor Mental Health Clinic (#36) 1974 April 18 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-122-1])
(Tape box includes cue sheet for recording. Announcers are Mary Sawicki, Susan Paredes, and Patty Payne.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Couples Breaking Up (#31) 1974 April 04 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-123-1])
(Includes attached cue sheet. Speakers include Joel Cusman, Patricia Payne. Engineered by Michael Owen. Includes pamphlet: "Gay people have in the past been prevented by the prevailing sexism from participating in the bliss of monogamy. Now, thanks to our movement, gay people are becoming couples, like everyone else.") [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Canada (#29) 1974 March 21 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-124-1])
(Includes cue sheet for engineers on this recording. Announcers include: Steve Shirreffs, Harold Desmarais, Jim Davies. Franz Martin is the engineer.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Social Services (#28) 1974 March 14 (Audio Reel-to-Reel)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-125-1])
(Discussing social services available for LGBT individuals.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gay Community Center (#27) 1974 March 07 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-126-1])
(Includes attached cue sheet. Franz Martin is listed as the engineer.) [access item]
Box   7  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Hustling (#23) 1974 February 07 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-127-1])
(Includes attached cue sheet. Franz Martin is listed as the engineer.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Ann Arbor/American Psychiatric Association I (#45) 1974 July 11 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-128-1])
(Tape boxes includes cue sheet. Announcers listed are Franz Martin and Michael Owen. Engineers are Michael Owen and Bob Stanton.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Ann Arbor / American Psychiatric Association II (#46) 1974 July 18 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-129-1])
(Includes cue sheet from the recording. Announcers are listed as: Don Mager, Bob Stanton, and Deedee Levi.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Detroit Charter and Gay Rights (#48) 1974 August 01 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-130-1])
(Includes cue sheet from recording. Announcer is listed as Franz Martin.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Magazine (#50) 1974 August 15 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-131-1])
(Includes engineer's cue sheet. Announcers are listed as Gary Gran and Mary Sawicki.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gays and Teaching (#56) 1974 September 26 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-133-1])
(Includes attached cue sheet. Speakers listed are: Joanne Spiro, Barry Parel, Frank Belyan, Alice Grald, and Don Mager.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Dimensions of Gayness & Aging (#62) 1974 November 07 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-134-1])
(Includes cue sheet for program. Speakers listed are Don Mager and engineer is Michael Owen.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gay Health and Rape Services in Detroit 1974 November 21 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-135-1])
(Includes cue sheet for radio engineers. Speakers listed on cue sheet are: Bob Stanton, Michael Owen. Producers are Chris Reynolds and Charlotte Hier.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Stereotypes (#72) 1975 January 16 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-137-1])
(Includes cue sheet for radio program, no speakers or engineers are listed.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Record Reviews (#74) 1975 January 30 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-138-1])
(A show dedicated to record reviews, played by radio announcers.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Dream Work (#76) 1975 February 13 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-139-1])
(Dramatized readings of Kirby Congdon poems. Poems read are: "Dedication", "First epigraph", "Second Epigraph", "Motto", "Motorcycle", "The Contes", "The Racers", The Speed Track", "The Crowd Gathered", "The Interview", "Motorcycle Day", "Training Camp", "When We Asked Our Captain", "The Patriots", "We Went Up The Statue of Liberty", "The Orgy", "Jagannath", "The Happy Journey", "The Parade", "Joy Ride", "We Turned in the Wrong Direction", "The Garden Party", "The Prison", "The Battlefield", "For Generations Past", "We Started out with the Light Hearts", "When We Got Tired of Calling", "Song: Come to the Lavender Country.") [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Book Review: Sappho Was A Right-On Woman (#80) 1975 March 13 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-140-1])
(Tape box includes engineer's cue sheet. There are no listed announcers.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Male Health Concerns (#82) 1975 March 27 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-141-1])
(Tape box includes engineer's cue sheet. There are no listed announcers.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Review of the Journal of Homosexual Counseling Conference (#84) 1975 April 10 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-142-1])
(Tape box includes cue sheet. Speakers listed are: Ralph Blair of the Homosexual Community Counseling Centre, Don Mager and Merrilee Melvin) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Bars (#108) 1975 September 25 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-143-1])
(Includes cue sheet for WDET-FM inside tape box. Speakers listed are Turner, Fournier, Ryse, and Farber.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Allen Spears & Rural Gays (#94) 1975 June 19 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-144-1])
(Tape box includes cue sheet. No speakers listed, engineers are Bob Stanton and Greg Turner.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Coming Out II (#102) 1975 August 14 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-145-1])
(Tape box includes cue sheet for engineers. No speakers listed.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Poetry of Jeff Sarrasson (#98) 1975 July 17 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-146-1])
(Reading of poetry by Jeff Sarrasson. Poems read are: "of closets and puberty", "recess", "sixteen (xvi)", "euthanasia", "for the guys", "the emperor's clothes", "having just performed an act from which she derived no pleasure, a constructive", "headline: Frederic Jennings jr. fiance to miss giglio", "several are sitting in a shallow basin where they are in liquid." Engineer is Bob Stanton.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] With Downcast Gays (#100) 1975 July 31 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-147-1])
(Tape box includes engineer's cue sheet. No announcers or engineers are listed.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gay Pride Week Review (#96) 1975 July 03 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-148-1])
(Tape box includes engineer's cue sheet. No speakers listed.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Kinsey Report (#104) 1975 August 28 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-149-1])
(Includes cue sheet for engineers. Speakers are not listed.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Oppression (#90) 1975 May 22 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-150-1])
(Includes cue sheet for engineers. Speakers listed are: Martin Mass, Stuart Michaels, and Michael Rutz. Producer listed is Greg Turner.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Periodicals (#110) 1975 October 09 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-151-1])
(Tape box includes engineer's cue sheet. No performers are listed, engineer is listed as Bob Stanton.) [access item]
Box   8  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Book Discussion: Out of the Closets (#114) 1975 November 06 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-152-1])
(Includes engineer's cue sheet in tape box. Producers and speakers are not listed.) [access item]
Box   9  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Magazine (#118) 1975 December 04 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-153-1])
(Includes cue sheet and list of content by timestamp in tape box. Speakers listed are Farber, Sarasson, and GRC.) [access item]
Box   9  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Poetry of Don Mager (#120) 1975 February 18 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-154-1])
(Gayly Speaking Radio Program of Don Mager's poetry.) [access item]
Box   9  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Radical Left (# 124) 1976 January 15 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-155-1])
(Tape box includes engineer's cue sheet. No announcers or producers listed.) [access item]
Box   9  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gay Switchboard (#126) 1976 January 29 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-156-1])
(Tape box includes engineer's cue sheet. Engineer listed is Bob Stanton.) [access item]
Box   9  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Magazine (#128) 1976 February 12 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-157-1])
(Tape box includes cue sheet and list of content and announcers scripts.) [access item]
Box   9  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Directions of Gay Movement (#130) 1976 February 26 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-158-1])
(Tape box includes cue sheet for WDET-FM. Speakers, announcers, and engineers are not listed.) [access item]
Box   9  
[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Magazine: Book Review of "Homosexual Matrix", Profile of Gay Pride Week Committee, Music, and Listener Response (#132) 1976 March 11 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-159-1])
(Tape box includes engineer's cue sheet. Speakers listed are: Will Hollis, Greg Turner, Bob Stanon, John Evola, and David Krumroy who is also listed as producer.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Therapy (#134) 1976 March 25 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-160-1])
(Tape box includes engineer's cue sheet. Announcers listed are Greg Turner, Bob Stanton, Lemay, Gershow, and Krumroy.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Call-in (#136) 1976 April 08 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-161-1])
(Tape box includes engineer's cue sheet. Speakers listed are Greg Turner, Robert Roxi, Heather Anderson, Brian McNaught.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Magazine: After UR Out (#138) 1976 April 22 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-162-1])
(Tape box includes a script for announcers and speakers. Speakers listed are Don Mager, David Krumroy, and Greg Turner. References books by Karla Jay and Allen Young.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Matlovitch at Dignity (#142) 1976 May 20 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-163-1])
(Recorded May 18, 1976. Matlovitch at Dignity; ASP; Boys of Boise. Tape box includes engineer's cue sheet. Lynn, Bo, and Bill are listed as announcers.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Best of Gayly Speaking; Gay Pride Week (#146) 1976 June 17 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-164-1])
(Selections from the first two and half years of Gayly Speaking.) [access item]
  Online  
[Part 2] ([85287-SR-164-2])
(Selections from the first two and half years of Gayly Speaking. Short three minute clip discussing the Association of Suburban People.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gay Spirit (#154) 1976 August 12 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-165-1])
(Greg's Goodbye; Gay Spirit. First ten minutes of the program are music recordings. Discussing the book "Gay Spirit.") [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Ralph and Alfred [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-166-1])
(Radio dramatization program discussing Christmas lists and shopping.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Troy Perry (#158) 1976 September 01 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-167-1])
(Tape box includes cue sheet. No speakers or producers listed. Includes music reviews and a political speech from Troy Perry.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] V.D.: Book reviews (#160), September 23,1976 1976 September 23 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7.5)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-168-1])
(Tape box includes engineer's cue sheet. Speaker is listed as John Evola. Book reviews by Will Hollis, poetry readings, a discussion and advice on sexually transmitted infections.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Readings [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-169-1])
(Announcer discusses the phenomenon of "cruising" and dynamics of male sexuality.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Speeches (Militant Forum) 1974 June 28 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-170-1-1])
(No. 5977, recorded June 28 at the Militant Forum entitled "Christopher Street: Five Years Out of the Closet." Speakers are Don Mager, Kathy Kovachenko, and Rachel Fruit.) [access item]
  Online  
[Part 2] ([85287-SR-170-1-2])
(No. 5977, recorded June 28 at the Militant Forum entitled "Christopher Street: Five Years Out of the Closet." Speakers are Don Mager, Kathy Kovachenko, and Rachel Fruit.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gay Switchboard 1976 December 30 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-171-1])
(Announcements and news to the LGBT community in Detroit and a discussion of Gay History.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Living Alone (#178) 1977 January 27 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
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[Part 1] ([85287-SR-172-1])
(Don Mager is announcing with news, announcements, and gay history. Panel Discussion on "Living Alone.") [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gay History (#182) 1977 February 24 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-173-1])
(Discussing Gay History and the work of German Gay Historians.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Don Mager and John Buckstaff on Obscenity 1977 April 07 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-174-1])
(Tape is labeled "Living Alone, #178" Content matches description for item title. Don Mager and John Buckstaff, WDET Station Manager, discussing obscenity and free speech in radio and broadcasting.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] [Unidentified] (#170) 1976 December 02 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-175-1])
(Father John McNeil, author of "The Church and the Homosexual" interviewed by Larry Lee interview. Discussion of magazine "Gay Left", with Stuart Michael, Don Mager on Gay History, part three.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Homosexual by Sexual (#162) 1976 October 07 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 3/4 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-176-1])
(Discussing married men who identify as gay men as well a discussion of gay history.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Theme Music [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-177-1-1])
(Theme Music for the Gayly Speaking radio program: "Night in the City", "You Can Laugh", "Waiting Lady", "Flower Man", "My Party." Life call-in show open to questions and comments from the public. Guests are from the Association of Suburban People (ASP), Phil Green and Dan Seville.) [access item]
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-177-1-2])
(Theme Music for the Gayly Speaking radio program: "Night in the City", "You Can Laugh", "Waiting Lady", "Flower Man", "My Party." Life call-in show open to questions and comments from the public. Guests are from the Association of Suburban People (ASP), Phil Green and Dan Seville.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Gay Pride Week; Gays at the White House 1977 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-178-1])
(Brief gap at 8:07 to 8:19 between multiple programs?. Discussion of Stonewall Riots and Gay Pride Week.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Franz Martin Interview (#156) 1976 August 26 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-179-1])
(Interview with Franz Martin discussing gay night life as well as discrimination within the gay community. Sounds as though there multiple recordings mashed together.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Women in Music I 1980 December 18 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 10.5 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-180-1])
(Announcer Anna and various musical recordings, including: Baba Yaga "Old Woman", Holly Near, "Lady of the Piano", Alberta Hunter " Nobody Knows," "When You're Down and Out", "I'm Having a Good Time." Program discusses experiences of women coming out at different ages.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Women in Music II 1980 December 25 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 10.5 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-181-1])
(Announcer of the Lesbian Radio Collective. Continuation of Barbara Smith's talk on her experiences with collations of black and white lesbians.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] "Emergency" Program 1982 March 11 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 10.5 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-182-1])
(John Evola, announcer, with organizational information on how to get involved in Gay Rights Movement, popular music recordings, and a excerpt from the March on Washington.) [access item]
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[Gayly Speaking Radio Program:] Unidentified [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 10.5 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85287-SR-183-1])
(Announcers: Amy Fornier, Irene Mariposa. Theme of the program is "Revolution" consisting of poetry readings.) [access item]
 
Miscellaneous [subseries]
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[Unidentified] Undated
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Gay History Course Taught by Don Mager 1979 (7 audiocassettes)
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[Gay History Class] Lecture on Epic of Gilgamesh and Sappho's Poetry 1979 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([85287-SR-1-1])
(Lecture on gay history course taught by Don Mager discussing homosexuality in early literature.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Gay History Class] 1979 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([85287-SR-2-1])
(Lecture on gay history course taught by Don Mager.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([85287-SR-2-2])
(Lecture on gay history course taught by Don Mager.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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Gay History Class - Third Week 1979 February 20 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([85287-SR-3-1])
(Lecture on gay history course taught by Don Mager.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([85287-SR-3-2])
(Lecture on gay history course taught by Don Mager.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Gay History Class] 1979 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([85287-SR-4-1])
(Lecture on gay history course taught by Don Mager.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([85287-SR-4-2])
(Lecture on gay history course taught by Don Mager.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Gay History Class] 1979 February 27 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([85287-SR-5-1])
(Lecture on gay history course taught by Don Mager.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([85287-SR-5-2])
(Lecture on gay history course taught by Don Mager.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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Gay History Class - Fourth Week 1979 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([85287-SR-6-1])
(Lecture on gay history course taught by Don Mager.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([85287-SR-6-2])
(Lecture on gay history course taught by Don Mager.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Gay History Class] 1979 (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([85287-SR-7-1])
(Lecture on gay history course taught by Don Mager.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([85287-SR-7-2])
(Lecture on gay history course taught by Don Mager.) (mp3 file) [access item]
 
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.

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1982-1985
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1986
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1987
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1988
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1989 (2 folders)
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Incoming 1990
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Outgoing 1990
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Incoming 1991
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Outgoing 1991
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Incoming 1992
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Outgoing 1992
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Incoming 1993
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Outgoing 1993
 
Paul T. McCullough Files [series]
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Organization structure 1987
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By-laws
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Policy manual 1987
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Policies adopted 1987