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Title:Bromfield Street Educational Foundation records
Dates:1963-2003 (bulk 1985-1993)
Call Number:M64

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The collection documents the activities of the Bromfield Street Educational Foundation, a voice for the progressive gay community, both in Boston and nationally, between 1973 and 1999. The collection documents not only the publication of the Gay Community News, but also the Bromfield Street Educational Foundation's involvement in assisting gay and lesbian prisoners; sponsoring OutWrite, an annual conference for gay and lesbian writers; organizing the Queer Progressive Organizing School; and arranging Off-the-Page, a series of readings by gay and lesbian authors. Due to an office fire in 1982, substantial documentation pre-dating 1982 is lacking. Records include most issues of the Gay Community News, correspondence, subject files, administrative files, audio cassette tapes, and photographs.