Gay Brotherhood of Rochester Papers

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Gay Brotherhood of Rochester papers
Creator: Gay Brotherhood of Rochester
Call Number: D.541
Dates: 1971-1976
Physical Description: 0.19 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject(s)
Processing Information
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I. Organizational records
Collection Overview
Title: Gay Brotherhood of Rochester papers
Creator: Gay Brotherhood of Rochester
Call Number: D.541
Dates: 1971-1976
Physical Description: 0.19 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
The Gay Brotherhood of Rochester (1970-2012) was a student-led community group which formed first as a subgroup of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) in 1970, and was later a founding affiliate group of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, Inc (GAGV). The first meeting of the GLF occurred on October 3, 1970, organized by University of Rochester students Bob Osborn and Larry Fine. Members included both U of R students and people from the Rochester community, and the Gay Brotherhood of Rochester and the Gay Revolution of Women (GROW, located off-campus out of an office in the Genesee Co-op) formed out of the member body of the GLF as affiliated subgroups.

In 1972, the University determined that it would no longer provide funding for the GLF or its subgroups on the grounds that the majority of members were not students, and the groups moved off campus. The Gay Brotherhood, the GLF, and GROW formed the Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley (GAGV) in 1973, as an umbrella group, which included all three groups. Although the Gay Brotherhood and the GLF as the GAGV would first be located in 812 Brown Street. The GLF retained a campus presence for slightly longer in a smaller capacity. The Gay Brotherhood moved to join GROW at the Genesee Co-op at 713 Monroe Ave in 1974, uniting the three groups under the GAGV banner.

The GAGV continued to grow, publishing The Empty Closet (started by the GLF in 1971) and moving several times to accommodate a growing array of community services and programs. The organization changed its name in 2017 to the Out Alliance to more inclusively reflect its support for the entirety of the Rochester LGBTQ+ community.

Scope and Content
The Gay Brotherhood of Rochester papers (1971-1976) contains material related to group meetings held by the GBR between the years of 1974-1976, with a single inclusion from 1971. Subjects discussed include funding for community events, organization legislation, and The Empty Closet.

Arrangement
The materials are arranged in one series.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Gay rights
Gay men
College students
Gay liberation movement
Minutes (Records)
Gay Brotherhood of Rochester
Processing Information
The series has been processed to the folder level. Where possible, the folders have been put in chronological order by materials type. Original order has been preserved within the folders.Access
The Gay Brotherhood of Rochester papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Gay Brotherhood of Rochester papers, D.541, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
The Empty Closet online collection


Administrative Information
Author: Emilee Brecht and Lev Earle
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Finding aid publication date: 2019-07-09
Content List
Series I. Organizational records
Box 1, Folder 1Financial Statements, 1974-1976
Box 1, Folder 2Meeting minutes, undated, 1974
Box 1, Folder 3Meeting minutes, January 1975 - June 1976
Box 1, Folder 4Meeting minutes, January - November 1976
Box 1, Folder 5Miscellaneous, 1971, 1974-1976


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