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Gay Student Alliance records

 Collection 0186-UA

The Gay Student Alliance (GSA) was established at the University of Maryland in the 1970s as the successor of the Student Homophile Association (SHA). This collection contains newspaper clippings and editorials from the Diamondback chronicling the campus response to the gay community during the 1970s. Of particular note are legal documents and correspondence related to the SHA's 1971 suit against the Board of Regents for denying the organization funds allocated to it by the Student Government Association. Also included are press releases, brochures, and correspondence related to special events or university policies that affected gay students on campus, as well as copies of the GSA newsletter Outfront.


  • 1971-1978

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Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


0.25 Linear Feet

Guide to the Gay Student Alliance records
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742