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Lansing Area Lesbian/Gay Hotline records

Identifier: MSS 276

Scope and Contents

The Lansing Area Lesbian/Gay Hotline records consists of internal communications, brochures, and correspondence produced by volunteers of the hotline. It also includes reference materials used by volunteers of the hotline, such as local and regional lesbian and gay support group newsletters, flyers for events, announcements, and newspaper clippings.


  • Creation: 1981 - 1997

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

The Lansing Association for Human Rights (LAHR), established in 1979, started the Lansing Area Lesbian/Gay Hotline in 1981 as an information and crisis line serving central and lower Michigan. The mission of the Lansing Area Lesbian/Gay Hotline was to provides supportive services to the local Lesbian/Gay community, as well as to the families, friends, and co-workers of gay men and lesbians in the area. Lansing Area Lesbian/Gay Hotline volunteers were trained in crisis intervention, they were also familiar with medical and legal resources, as well as political, social, and religious organizations.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection is organized in two series: administrative and reference. Both series are arranged by topic and alphabetical order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information unknown.

Processing Information

The Lansing Area Lesbian/Gay Hotline records were organized, conserved, and inventoried with funds provided by the American Radicalism Collection endowment fund in honor & memory of Dr. Beth J. Shapiro (2006).

Processing Information

Eli Landaverde reprocessed this collection in 2021, adapting legacy description from 2006, incorporating missing materials, and rehousing the collection for better preservation conditions.

Finding Aid for the Lansing Area Lesbian/Gay Hotline records
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Eli Landaverde
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Revision Statements

  • 2021-08: Finding aid revised to reflect missing items, revised access policy, and refinement of alphabetical folder arrangement.

Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA