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Daniel Jones collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.497

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials from Dan Jones' time as a student while at Michigan State University (MSU). It includes letters, newspaper clippings, and posters related to Jones' ASMSU President campaign in 1978, newspaper clippings related to MSU, ASMSU, Jones, and national gay topics, correspondence, speeches, and materials related to the Delta Tau Delta M.S. Dance for Strength.


  • Creation: 1976-1981


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research except for one restricted folder.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical / Historical

Daniel P. Jones graduated from Michigan State University (MSU) with a bachelor's degree in landscape horticulture in the spring of 1981. During his time at MSU, Jones was involved in promoting gay rights. In 1976, he was a panel coordinator for the Gay Council and later became the director of the ASMSU Gay Council. He was involved in many educational programs both on and off campus during his directorship. Jones also worked as a staff researcher for the Residence Hall Programs Office and spoke to residence hall staff about sensitivity training and consultation services.

In 1978, Jones ran for the position of ASMSU President and won. According to the National Gay Task Force, this was just the second time an openly gay man was elected president at a major American university. Jones captured 3,436 votes; his nearest rival had 2,936 votes.


0.5 Cubic Feet (13 folders)

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Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Daniel Jones Collection
4 Published And Cataloged
Jennie Rankin
May 23, 2022
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Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US