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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.

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Unless otherwise stated in the Collection Contents, copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Materials for which copyright has been transferred to Yale University may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact 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
Related Names
Wipfler, Anna
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