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Handwritten, one-and-a half-page letter from a UMaine alumnus located in Michigan denouncing the University's position regarding the Wilde-Stein Club and "gay symposium." Transcription: March 24, 1973 Gentlemen, For many years I contributed to the Alumni Fund but I find it impossible to do anymore. Although I have not lived in the state since graduation, I have been kept informed. What I have heard, I do not agree with. The policy changes at the U of M, during recent years, are not ones that I in any way can support. The Homosexual Convention was the last straw. You can cross me off your list and save postage because my money will never be used for or connected with a University that sanctions what has been going on at Maine. I'm sure that many Alumnae feel as I do. (over) If and when the University - forget it - You will note that I used my own stamp. Wouldn't want more Taxpayer money spent on unsolicited comments. [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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