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Gay People's Alliance records


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

The Gay People's Alliance was a bi-college (Haverford and Bryn Mawr) club from the 1970's to the approximately 1989, when it was succeeded by the Bisexual, Gay, and Lesbian Alliance (BGALA).

This collection is primarily comprised of materials created by the Gay People's Alliance. Logs were kept 1976-1977, 1982-1983, and 1988-1992. These logs contain brief entries from members throughout the year regarding the happenings of the club's office hours. There is a diary kept by Gay People's Alliance members from 1985 until 1995, when the group had become the Bisexual, Gay, and Lesbian Alliance. Additionally, there are number of publications regarding sexuality in college, both created and acquired by the club. There are magazines as well as academic articles. The collection also includes materials on Customs and an Honor Council trial regarding a homophobic incident on campus in 1988. Finally, the collection includes a Gay People's Alliance t-shirt.

Materials are arranged thematically and chronologically.

Acquisition unknown.

Processed by Anna Neuheardt; completed March, 2019; updated by Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, February 2021.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Anna Neuheardt
Finding Aid Date
March, 2019
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Log, 1976-1977, 1982-2012 (1976-1977, 1982-1995).
Box 1 Folder 1
Publications, 1976-1984.
Box 1 Folder 2
Edmund J. Lee Memorial Award, 1983.
Box 1 Folder 3
Customs, ca. 1984-1985.
Box 1 Folder 4
GPA diary, 1985-1995.
Box 1 Folder 5
Pink Triangles, ca. 1988.
Box 1 Folder 6
Honor Council trial about homophobic incident, 1988.
Box 1 Folder 7
GPA t-shirt, ca. 1976-1978.
Other HC Archives Textiles 2

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