Tom and Tom Collection

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TxAM-CRS C000062

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Tom and Tom Collection


  • 1972-2000; Undated (Creation)


2 boxes

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This collection covers the GLBT community at Texas A&M University (TAMU), Brazos Valley, Texas, and US, from 1972 to 1990 (and one item from 2000).  This time period includes the Gay Student Services’ (GSS) 1976 lawsuit to be recognized by TAMU and the subsequent litigation that ended in 1985 with GSS gaining official campus recognition.  Local GLBT publications from the Brazos Valley from before and after GSS’ recognition are included.  The National March for Gay/Lesbian Rights in Washington, D.C. in October 1979 is covered in this collection at the state and national levels.  The collection also includes news coverage of the gay rights movement from around Texas and the US.

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The majority of this collection is organized alphabetically by the type and title of each document.

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These materials are stored offsite and require additional time for retrieval.

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  • English

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Archivist's note

Finding Aid Authors: Hillary Anderson, June-July 2014.

Archivist's note

© Copyright 2019 Cushing Library. All rights reserved.

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