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Anna Wipfler senior essay and interviews documenting lesbian and gay student activism at Yale

Call Number: RU 1097

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of Anna Wipfler's senior essay, "The Making of 'the Gay Ivy': A History of Lesbian and Gay Student Organizing at Yale, 1969-1987" and her oral history interviews with lesbian and gay Yale alumni. The papers document gay and lesbian student life and activism at Yale and in New Haven, Connecticut. Student organizations including the Gay Alliance at Yale, the YaLesbians, the Gay and Lesbian Coop, and the Yale Women's Center are well documented in the interviews.


  • 2008-2009


Conditions Governing Access

Access to the papers is partially restricted. See inventory for details.

Original computer files may not be accessed due to their fragility. Researchers must consult access copies.

Some records in this finding aid have been redacted, as they include student names, donor names, and other restricted data. These records will not appear in the published finding aid.

Conditions Governing Use

Unless otherwise stated in the Collection Contents, copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Anna Wipfler, 2009.


The records are arranged by format; interviews are arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewee.


0.75 Linear Feet (38 boxes )

1904.64 Megabytes

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The papers consist of Anna Wipfler's (Yale 2009) senior essay, "The Making of 'the Gay Ivy': A History of Lesbian and Gay Student Organizing at Yale, 1969-1987" and her interviews with lesbian and gay Yale alumni.

Biographical / Historical

Anna Wipfler graduated with a B.A. from Yale College in 2009. Her senior essay research focused on gay and lesbian student activism at Yale College in the 1970s and 1980s.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 49 (YRG 49), Papers and projects on Yale.

Processing Information

This material was imaged or captured by the Yale University Digital Accessioning Support Service (DASS) in 2010 for preservation and access. For more information on the DASS and the actions taken during its accessioning work, click here: Born Digital @ Yale: Digital Accessioning Support Service.
Guide to the Anna Wipfler Senior Essay and Interviews Documenting Lesbian and Gay Student Activism at Yale
Under Revision
compiled by Mary Caldera
July 2009
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