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Handwritten letter from a UMaine alumna to President Neville expressing her opinions regarding the Wilde-Stein Club and the pending "gay symposium" and Neville's response lamenting the decision of Trustees. Transcript: Dear Dr. Neville I am sending this to you to be passed on to the Editor of the Campus. I do this as it is questionable if it will ever be seen. It is not at all in praise of the Editor or his staff. I also want you to know that we realize yours + the University's position is one forced upon you. It seems too bad however that decent institutions have to condone things that are against everything they have always stood for. Today is it ever thus. It is minority rule. [Redacted] and I say quite often we guess we have lived too long. All our beliefs are being shattered. Sincerely, [Redacted]


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