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Creator: Student Homophile League of Boston.
Title:Student Homophile League of Boston newsletters
Dates:1970
Call Number:M90
Location:72/4
Volume:.15 cubic ft. (1 box)
Scope and Content Note: The collection encompasses 13 issues of the Student Homophile League of Boston's weekly newsletter, Liberation, from March to July 1970. The newsletters describe upcoming and past events, national gay news and events, and local gay resources. Newsletters also contain announcements, editorials, and art work and poems by its members.
Historical Note:The Student Homophile League of Boston was organized in 1969 by an MIT student, Stan Tillotson. The group assisted gay, Boston-area, college students in the process of coming out. The Student Homophile League of Boston provided a safe place for gay students to meet and performed educational outreach in the heterosexual community. Initially an informal group, the Student Homophile League of Boston eventually elected a president and formed various committees. One political action committee, the Gay Liberation Front, formed in 1970 and became an independent organization. In late 1971, the Student Homophile League of Boston sponsored popular gay dances. Needing a permanent location for its meetings and dances, it moved into the Odd Fellows' Hall in Central Square, Cambridge, after searching extensively. The Student Homophile League of Boston was asked to leave in 1972 and disbanded soon afterwards in December 1972.
Arrangement:Arranged in one chronological sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Student Homophile League of Boston
  • Gay Liberation Front (Boston, Mass.)

  • Gay college students -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Gays -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Societies and clubs

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Funnya Bezverkhny, June 2003