Homophiles of Penn State records, 1965-1979

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Collection Overview

Title:
Homophiles of Penn State records
Dates (Inclusive):
1965-1979
Creator:
Homophiles of Penn State
Abstract:
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.
Collection Number:
450
Size:
2 Linear feet
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

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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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Homophiles of Penn State records, PSUA 450, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Homophiles of Penn State

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