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Homophiles of Penn State records, 1965-1975
|Homophiles of Penn State records|
|Homophiles of Penn State|
|Homophiles of Penn State (HOPS) was formed in 1971 as a resource for homosexual students. Its records ceased in the 1970s. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Coalition collection holds additional records of the Homophiles of Penn State.|
|The Homophiles of Penn State (HOPS) collection contains newsletters, magazines, and pamphlets dealing with the events surrounding the club's endeavor to achieve official club status at Penn State University, as well as gay newsletters and books (1965-1968.|
|1 Cubic Feet|
|For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library catalog.|
|Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.|
Biographical or Historical Note
Homophiles of Penn State (HOPS) was formed in 1971 as a resource for homosexual students. In March of 1971, the club was officially recognized by Penn State; however, two months later, the University suspended the club's charter and confiscated the HOPS public bulletin board. From May through June, a legal battle ensued between members of HOPS and Penn State administration. In September 1971 Penn State suspended the HOPS's student organization charter; in February of 1972 four student members of the group filed suit against the University. After the case had exhausted its legal recourse, HOPS was formally recognized by the University as an official school-sanctioned organization in 1973. Ten years later, HOPS disbanded because of a lack of membership.
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[Identification of item], Homophiles of Penn State records, PSUA 450, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.
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