An exhibit was produced at Alexander Library, and special events were held in commemoration. Records pertaining to the Rutgers gay, lesbian, and bisexual community are located in Special Collections and University Archives at Rutgers include:. There are membership materials, applications, and mailing lists, along with minutes from the Rutgers College Governing Association during the time of formation. The bulk of the series is two full boxes of the Gay Community News of Pennsylvania. External Gay-Related Organizations, National, Includes research, articles, and documents that were included with the collection donation. Material is arranged by geographical area.
This was a very slow period for the group.
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Includes a wide selection of poster and pamphlet originals and copies from a twenty year period of the organizations' histories. Each series description is followed by a container list, which gives the titles of the "containers" for example, folders, volumes, or cassettes and their locations in the numbered boxes that comprise the collection. President Reagan was in office, and many believed that a decidedly conservative era was in full swing. By its third year, the SHL was in full swing. All of the organizations came together to co-sponsor the events of Queer Appreciation Week in April of each year. These document every call made to the organization for 17 years. The bulk of the series is two full boxes of the Gay Community News of Pennsylvania.
Other officers that year included vice-chairperson Stanley Magnum, secretary Ray Smith, and treasurer Patrick Mattiola. This time, however, the Alliance responded immediately. There are also the financial records of the organizations, including bills and invoices, requests for funding, and check vouchers. As blue jeans were worn regularly by most students of the day - both gay and straight - Blue Jeans Day became a topic of concern for many on campus who mistakenly took it seriously. In addition to administrative material generated by the various groups that eventually became the Bisexual, Lesbian and Gay Alliance at Rutgers University BiGLARUsuch as minutes of meetings, budgets, and membership lists, the collection includes log books from the telephone hotline that the group ran, newspapers, newsletters, posters, tee shirts, and political buttons. Internal political differences plagued the group in the early and mid s, with women and men finding themselves often in opposition to one another over a broad rage of issues such as abortion and sadomasochism.