Lavender Legacies Guide: United States: Idaho

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Boise State University
Address: Albertsons Library,
Special Collections,
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
Phone: (208) 426-3958
Contact: Alan Virta
Internet address:
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Information about holdings:
Manuscripts: yes
Organizational records: yes
Printed material: yes
Objects/ephemera: yes
Film/Video/Sound: yes
Photographs: yes
Other holdings/notes: circa 25 cubic ft. including items marked above.
Bibliography of printed matter at:

Time periods/geographical regions documented: 1950s-present, mainly Boise, Idaho

Significant People/organizations/subjects documented:
Organizations: The Community Center (MSS 183), Your Family, Friends, and Neighbors (MSS 211), No on One Coalition (MSS 224), Spontaneous Productions (MSS 188)
Individuals: Gay activists Brian Bergquist (MSS 176) and Dallas Chase (MSS 227), female impersonator Martini (Doug Flanders) (MSS 245) Subjects: Boise Pride (programs); Imperial Sovereign Gem Court of Idaho (programs in Martini collection); campaign against Proposition One, the anti-gay initiative (1994); general gay community ephemera (Gay Life collection, MSS 192)

Collecting interests:
Materials documenting the history of gay people in Idaho.


Inventories for processed collections posted on website