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Handwritten letter and handwritten notes from UMaine Alumni in response to University of Maine's fundraising efforts in 1975. Handwritten comment on envelope flap: No money. Handwritten on the comments section of envelope: Do the gay Libbers require a Performing Arts Center? Longer handwritten letter transcription: April 5, 1975 Dear Sir: I was prepared to contribute this year to the Alumni Fund but I have heard some news that has changed my mind. Another "Gay" meeting was held on campus--as long as these meetings are being held, I will never contribute any money. I'm sure there are many others that feel the same way as I do. It's sad that the University of Maine has to be associated with such an organization. Sincerely yours, [Redacted]


Captured from the files of the University Archives by student intern Madison Riley. Libraries and archives collect materials from different cultures and time periods to preserve and make available the historical record. As a result, library materials, such as those presented here, may reflect racist and homophobic views that may be harmful and difficult to view.


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