The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies houses over 3,000 linear feet of material about the GLBT experience. It includes published material, organizational records, personal manuscripts, informational files, films, music, textiles, posters, and other items. The collection is international in scope and has materials in approximately 58 languages. Among the significant archival holdings are the Michael McConnell Files, the largest Two Spirit Collection available, the Jim Chalgren Collection, the personal papers of Professor Toni McNaron, Patrick Scully, Dallas S. Drake, Stuart Ferguson, and Tobias Schneebaum. The archives of the National Log Cabin Republicans, National Education Association GLBT Caucus, the Lesbian Review of Books Archive, Gay/Lesbian Postal Employees Network (PEN) Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Paper Eagles--the employee group of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Ramsey County GLBT Employees Network, and the archives of the Twin Cities-GLBT Pride Committee.



"Trans Advocate Aids U Libraries" MN Daily, April 21, 2015
"Grant Will Help Gather Transgender Experiences" MN Daily, October 15, 2014
"Andersen Library Hosts International GLBT Materials Archiving Conference" MN Daily, May 24, 2006
Documentary about the Tretter Collection: Preserving Queer History: The Tretter Collection


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Charles Rowland interview with Jean Nickolaus Tretter


Albrecht - Lisa Albrecht Papers, 1969-2004
Alphabet Soup Records, 2006-2008
Amazon Bookstore Corporate Records, 1970-2012
American Uniform Association Records, 1987-1994
Anderson - Craig L. Anderson Papers, 1975-2008
Azora-Minda - Catherine Azora-Minda Audio Tapes, 1981-2002
Barr - James Barr Interview
Benson - Douglas Benson and Duane Gajewski Papers, 1990-2012
Berman - Sanford Berman Papers, 1985-2014
Bisexual Organizing Project Records, 1988-2009
Bolerium Books Records, 2000-2003
Borich - Barrie Jean Borich Papers, 1963-2013
Boulton and Park Society Publications, 1987-1999
Butcher - Greg Butcher Manuscript, 1986
Calliope Women's Chorus Records, 1975-2013
Carpenter - Dale Carpenter Papers, 1989-1999
Chalgren - James (Jim) Eric Chalgren Papers, 1972-2002
Church of Symmetrical Pointlessness Papers, 1971
City of Lakes Crossgender Community Records (CLCC), 1986-2005
Conterio - William Conterio Correspondence, 1987-1993
Cramer - James McCall "Shamey" Cramer Papers, 1982-2014
Cruikshank - Margaret Cruikshank Papers, 1970s-1997
Degroot - Ann Degroot Papers, 1970s-2000
Delta Lambda Phi Records, 1987-2003
Dibble - D. Scott Dibble Papers, 1965-2004
District 202 Records, 1994-2007
Dose - Ralf Dose Papers, 2001-2002
Drake - Dallas Drake Papers, 1989-1992
DSI Obscenity Trial Records, 1958-2010
Duluth/Superior Pride Records, 1994-1995
Duluth - University of Minnesota Duluth GLBT Services Records, 1990-2012
Eddy - Andrew Eddy Papers, 1980-2014
Endean - Steve Endean Papers, 1970-2006
Erotica Collection, 1976-2003
"Faces of Tretter" Event Records, 2007-2009
Fearing - Scott Fearing Papers, circa 1950-2010
Fee - Jane Fee Papers
Ferguson - Stuart Ferguson Papers
Flat Files - Tretter Collection Flat Files, 1920-2012
GAMMA - Gay Married Men's Association Records, 1989-1992
Garner - Abigail Garner Papers, 1995-2006
Gay House Records, 1971-1975
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (Allies) Program Office Records, 1978-2012
Gay Rights Legislative Committee Records, 1969-1975
Gittings - Barbara Gittings Papers, 1967-2006
Golden Commune Records, 1970-1987
Goodman - Douglas Dean Goodman Papers, 1901-2006
Goodtimes Softball - Twin Cities Goodtimes Softball League Records, 1977-2006
Gordon - Jay Gordon (formerly Jay Huber) Papers, 1995-2013
Governor's Task Force on Gay and Lesbian Minnesotans Report, 1990-1995
Gries - Max Gries Papers, 1993-2007
Grinley - Gregory Grinley Papers, 1985-2013
Halfhill - Robert Halfhill Papers, 1956-2011
Harriet Tubman Women's Shelter Records, 1976-1977
Harris - Ronald A. Harris Papers, 1987-1994
Hayden - Loring Hayden Papers, 1940s-1990s
Hertz - Harvey Hertz Personal Collection, 1984-1991
HIV/AIDS Healthcare Providers Oral History Project, 2013-2014
"Homo Heights" Production (1997 movie)
IDS Diversity Network Records, 1992-1994
Imperial Sovereign Court of the Ice Castle Records, 1994-2001
Information Files, Tretter Collection,1938-2008
InterPride Records, 1990-2007
Isbin - Neil Isbin Papers, 1982-1996
"It's Time Minnesota" Organizational Records, 1993-1994
Jansen - Robert (Bob) Jansen Papers, 1953-2012
Johnson - Robert F. Johnson Papers, 1945-2007
Kane - James (Jim) Kane Papers, 1950-2014
Karpman - Benjamin Karpman Papers, 1921-1961
Kasel - Mark Kasel Papers, 1981-2000
Kepner - Jim Kepner Papers, 1987-1997
Kon - Igor Kon Manuscripts, 1993, 2002
Lam - Richard Lam Manuscripts
Lawrence - James Michael Lawrence Papers, 1970s-2009
Leddick - David Leddick Papers, circa 1950-2006
Lee - Philip Lee Papers, 1978-1980
Lesbian and Gay Bands of America Records, 1971-2007
Lesbian Experience Manuscripts, 1970-1971
Lesbian Feminist Organizing Committee (LFOC) Records, 1975-1982
Lesbian Resource Center Records, 1979-1980
Lesbian Review of Books Records, 1991-2002
Lewellan - Gail Lewellan Papers, 1978, 1989-1998
LGBT Mental Health Providers Network Records, 1990-2013
Log Cabin Republican Records, 1985-2012
Lundoff - Catherine Lundoff Manuscripts, 2011-2013
"Man2Man," "Among Men" Records, 1992-2012
Manahan - Nancy Manahan Papers, 1920, 1947, 1953, 1967-2012
March on Washington Collection, 1979-2000
Marry Me Minnesota Records, 2006-2013
Matthesen - Elise Matthesen Papers, 1992-1996
Mattson - Ron Mattson Papers, 1973-1999
Mayfield - Bryan Mayfield Art Installation, 2012
McConnell - Michael McConnell Files, 1965-2014
McNaron - Toni McNaron Papers, 1950-2008
Melroy - Patrick Melroy Collection, 1982-2002
Migliorino - Paul Migliorino Papers 1973-2006
Minnesota AIDS Project Records, 1983-2005
Minnesota Civil Liberties Union GLBT Collection, 1973-1992
Minnesota Gay and Lesbian Legal Assistance (MNGALLA) Records, 1984-86
Minnesota Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Educational Fund Records, 1986-1995
Minnesota Government Engineers Council (MGEC) Lawsuit Records, 2001-2004
Minnesota Men of Color (MMC) Records, 1997-2003
Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra Papers, 1992-2013
Minnesotans United for All Families Records, 2012
Moore - Michael K. Moore Manuscripts, 2004
Moses - Ken Moses Papers, 1950-2015
Murphy, Dr. Jerome Murphy Papers, 1991-1996
Nabozny - Jamie Nabozny Papers, 1987-1997
NAMES Project Records (AIDS Quilt), 1987-1992
National Education Association Gay and Lesbian Caucus Records, 1990-2004
Network for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Concerns in Occupational Therapy Records, 1992-2005
Noble - Gay Noble Papers, 1986-1998
Nolte - Charles M. Nolte Papers, 1907-2010
North Star Gay Rodeo Association Records, 1989-2004
Out And About Theatre Records, 1930-1986
OutFront Minnesota Records, 1990-1995
Paper Eagles Records (StarTribune), 1991-2002,
Perrier - Ronald Perrier Papers, 1972-2010
Peterson - Gary Peterson Papers, 1987-2004
Philanthrofund Foundation Records, 1990-2004
Picano - Felice Picano Correspondence, 2003-2004
Project 515 Records 2006-2013
QSCC Queer Student Cultural Center, University of Minnesota, 1969-2009
Raffa - Elissa Raffa Papers, 1970-2006
Ricchiazzi - Frank Ricchiazzi Papers, 1977-2008
Roberts, Jon Roberts Papers, 1980-2002
Schneebaum - Tobias Schneebaum Papers, 1950-2003
Schwules Museum, 1948-2004, undated
Scully - Patrick Scully Papers, 1913-2010
Select Committee for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns, University of Minnesota Records, 1992-1995
Shamin - Ankha Shamin Papers, 1950-2012
Sioux Empire Gay and Lesbian Coalition Records, 2001-2004
Somers - Marlene Somers Collection, 1950-2010
Spear - Senator Allan Spear Papers, 1937-2010
Sri Lanka GLBTIQ Movement Records, 2001-2005
Stenson - Linnea Stenson Papers, 1983-1998
Swan - Wally Swan Papers, 1971-2007
Transgender Resource Guide, 1923-2014
Tretter Collection Administrative Records, 1982-2015
Tretter - Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Papers, 1925-2013
Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus (TCGMC) Records, 1981-2006
Twin Cities GLBT Oral History Project Collection, 2003-2014
Twin Cities Pride, 1973-2014
Two-Spirit Papers, 1937-2007
Vecoli - Lisa Vecoli Papers, 1975-2002
Ward - Joseph (Joe) Ward Papers, 2000-2007
Warhol - Andy Warhol Collection, 1994-1997
Wells - Harold Wells Papers, 1957-2002
Wiegle - Dennis Wiegle Collection, 1996-2007
Wilde Roast Cafe Records, 2003-2012
Woman's Coffeehouse Collective Records, 1975-1988
Womyn's Braille Press Papers, 1989-1996
Yoakam - John R. Yoakam Papers, 1947-2010
Zemsky - Beth Zemsky Papers, 1974-2014



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