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Bromfield Street Educational Foundation records

 Unprocessed
Identifier: Z15-020

Content Description

The Bromfield Street Educational Foundation was originally established as the Gay Community News in 1973. Until the Bromfield Street Educational Foundation ceased operation in 1999 due to financial difficulties, the Gay Community News was one of the oldest, most progressive, national newspapers in the gay community. Eight Boston gays and lesbians started the newspaper in 1973 to create a community voice for gays and lesbians in the Boston area. In 1978, the Gay Community News became national in scope and distribution. The Bromfield Street Educational Foundation also sponsored other projects, including the Prisoners Project, an effort between 1975 and 1999 to support gays and lesbians in prison; OutWrite, an annual conference between 1990 and 1999 for gay and lesbian writers; Off-the-Page, a monthly reading series between 1993 and 1995 in Boston of gay and lesbian authors; and the Queer Progressive Organizing School, a forum in 1997 to organize progressive gay activists. The collection consists of of records from the Boston office of the Gay Community News. Included are Board of Directors minutes and copies of the internal "In-House Newsletter." The collection is unprocessed. Add to M64 Accessioned 2015 Mar 26. 46/1

Restrictions Apply

No

Use Restrictions

Requests for permission to publish from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.

Dates

  • 1978-1982

Extent

0.15 cubic feet (0.15 cubic feet in 1 half-manuscript box.)