Our privacy policy has changed. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Dismiss

UW-Milwaukee Libraries LGBT Collection Receives Major Donation

July 8, 2014

Local philanthropist Will Radler has donated $65,000 to the UWM Libraries' LGBT Collection in honor of fellow philanthropist Joseph Pabst. Cream City Foundation will facilitate the donation.

Radler chose to honor Pabst in recognition of Pabst's own support of the LGBT community, including his significant contributions to the Libraries' LGBT Collection. In 2008, Pabst established the Libraries LGBT Outreach History Endowment and followed with a substantial planned gift.

"This is a stunning donation from Will Radner to the UWM Libraries," says Michael Doylen, Assistant Director of the Libraries and Head of Archives. "It will enable Archives and Special Collections to do more with the LGBT history collection than we could do with existing funds. We're incredibly impressed by Will’s generosity and think this is just wonderful!"

The UWM Libraries' LGBT Collection was established to preserve and make widely accessible the recorded history of LGBT life and culture, particularly that of the Milwaukee area.

Most of the local holdings date from the period following the Stonewall Riots in 1969, although some provide glimpses of the lives of gay men and lesbians following WWII through the 1960s.

Collections from the 1970s provide evidence of the local Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement and the gradual emergence of groups within business, sports, theater, health care, and the media. Documentation from the 1980s show the community's development in the face of the AIDS crisis amd the mounting opposition from the New Right. In the 1990s and early years of the twenty-first century, debates about military service and marriage equity became more prominent.

For more information about the Collection, contact Michael Doylen at doylenm@uwm.edu or Max Yela, Special Collections Head, at maxyela@uwm.edu.

Community Watch

» Complaint: Paranoid behavior preceded random freeway shooting Updated:  5/4

» Mother dies in drive-by shooting, suspect in West Allis killing eyed Updated:  5/3

» West Allis school officials contemplate opening a medical clinic for its employees to save money 5/3

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Schobert, Watt, Packers and social media foibles of NFL Draft 5/2

» Illinois family returning from Dells randomly targeted in freeway shooting Updated:  5/2

» West Allis woman wins $50,000 in Powerball 4/28

» West Allis contemplating $80 million referendum to build a new Central High School Updated:  4/26

» Jack Miller resigns as Greenfield High School boys basketball coach Updated:  4/26

» Whitnall gets new school district superintendent 4/26

» Parties in the sky coming to House of Harley in Greenfield 4/26

» West Allis police ask help in 1995 disappearance of woman 4/25

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Previewing NFL Draft with Rob Reischel and Nathan Tanguay 4/25

» Whitnall names Lisa Olson superintendent of schools Updated:  4/22

» West Allis to use 'free money' to fix Reservoir Park play equipment Updated:  4/22

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Realignment in area conferences and the status of girls/women's basketball in Wisconsin 4/21

» 84 South retail, multifamily development along Layton Avenue in Greenfield could add $115 million to tax base Updated:  4/19

» Awaiting their wheels, Stuffed food truck owners sell pierogi at a West Allis bar 4/19

» Whitnall School Board narrows superintendent search to two candidates 4/12

» Two teenage boys arrested in connection with one of last month's bomb scares at West Allis Central Updated:  4/12

» Police issue scam alert for area businesses 4/12

» West Allis police block off area for tactical situation 4/12

» Authorities search for missing 81-year-old woman 4/11

» Whitnall High School booster club asks businesses to help support 18th annual Falcon Fest 4/11

» Greenfield Concert Band offers spring concert at Whitnall High School 4/11

» Double Dragon in West Allis closes after 35 years 4/7

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

CONNECT    

Advertisement