Queer Politics collection Edit


MSS 343


  • 1970s-2010 (Creation)


  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 box



  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open and available for research in the MSU Libraries Special Collections' reading room.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Queer Politics collection, Mss 343, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Acquired from Andrea Tomberg at Tomberg Rare Books in 2013.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Jillian C. Coy in September 2013.

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Queer Politics collection consists mostly of ephemera from the 1970s-early 2000s, and as such represents the grassroots movement against lesbian and gay oppression, specifically in the job market and political realms. The AIDS epidemic, Stonewall Rebellion, and the feminist movement within the larger movements were other important issues of the day, along with the Coors Beer Boycott and the Briggs Initiative.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection contains roughly 265 pieces of ephemera and books representing intersections of LGBTQ organizing with the labor movement and radical activism.