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Steve Huyser collection on LGBT choirs and other material

Identifier: MSS 448 large

Scope and Contents

The Steve Huyser collection on LGBT choirs and other material contains materials relating to his extensive work with LGBT Choruses containing programs, brochures, fliers, newspaper clippings, magazines, CDs, Blue Ray DVDs, and posters relating to the Heartland Gay Men’s Chorus, The Greater Lansing Gay Men’s Chorus, and other LGBT choruses from throughout the United States. The Huyser collection also contains ephemera and artifacts relating to Gay Motorcyclist clubs, the East Lansing crisis hotline "The Listening Ear," and the VaxGen study for vaccinations of people infected with HIV/AIDS.


  • Creation: 1990-2008


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 author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact MSU Libraries Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Steve Huyser was the fifth director of the Greater Lansing Gay Men’s Chorus in 2002. Steve studied at Interlochen Arts Academy and Michigan State University in piano, voice, chord pedagogy, and music composition. He is a composer member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He was also the founder and music director of the Westport Chorale in Kansas City. His compositions have been performed by the Heartland Men’s Chorus, Gateway Men’s Chorus, and the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus.

The GALA chorus was founded July 26, 1983. The chorus is committed to serving the LGBT choral movement and is an international association of the gay and lesbian choral movement. The GALA chorus now represents over 200 choruses throughout the world. It also participates in programs and services that include conferences, grants, training programs, and music festivals.

The Heartland Gay Men’s Chorus made its debut on December 14, 1986 and is based out of Kansas City. The Chorus has performed throughout the country at area venues, singing in churches, theaters, nightclubs, parks and union halls. It has also performed at several GALA chorus festivals. They have also produced ten commercial CD’s.

The Greater Lansing Gay Men’s Chorus was founded in December 1989 by Larry Barnard and the Lansing Association for Human Rights. It is a voluntary, nonprofit community chorus that provides the opportunity for gay and gay supportive men to sing together and to present a positive image of the gay community to the general public. The chorus puts on regular concerts and performs at various events all through the Greater Lansing area.


1.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Steve Huyser in 2015.

Separated Materials

The Complete Enema Guide integrated into SPC holdings HQ76.1 .C66 1970 David Atlanta, February 7, 2007 CGMC Calendar 1995 Out Magazine, September 2002 Bound & Gagged Magazine, 1993-1998

L'cha Dodi mailing list returned to donor for confidentiality of members.

Finding Aid for Steve Huyser collection on LGBT choirs and other material
4 Published And Cataloged
Jennifer Orme
April 22, 2015
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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