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College of William & Mary. Lesbian and Gay Union Records

Identifier: UA 7.010

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains three folders of materials about the Lesbian and Gay Union at the College of William and Mary. It includes fliers for events, meeting schedules, correspondence, funding proposals, a packet of materials from the 1986 Gay Awareness Week, and materials received from student groups at Virginia Tech and James Madison University. It also includes a copy of the by-laws of the Lambda Alliance, an early gay student group at William and Mary.


  • Creation: 1980-1997
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1984-1987


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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

The Lesbian and Gay Union formed in the fall of 1984. It was established to sponsor educational and social events like lectures, dances, and movie nights open to all members of the William and Mary community. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Immediate Source of Acquisition



Acc. 1987.002

Related Materials

UA 7.009: Gay Student Support Group Records

UA 42: GALA Records

Guide to the College of William & Mary Lesbian and Gay Union Records
Finding Aid Authors: Wendy Korwin.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository