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Collection

Two-Spirit Papers

Span Dates: 1973-2013
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 19 linear ft.

Description

The Two-Spirit Papers consist of paper records, artifacts, and digital media related to general Two-Spirit issues, gender identity, and HIV/AIDS prevention. The papers contain organizational records from the American Indian Gay and Lesbian Center in Minneapolis and papers related to the organization’s founder, Richard LaFortune (Anguksuar).

Hist/Bio Note

From the finding aid: “The collection is composed of three separate accessions by West Coast Native American GLBT activist Randy Burns, the Minnesota Men of Color organization, and Richard LaFortune (Anguksuar). Anguksuar is a local Twin Cities Native American artist and activist. In the mid-1980s, he formed the American Indian Gays and Lesbians Resource Center and played a pivotal role in organizing many of the Two-Spirit International Gatherings throughout the 1990s.” More information about Anguksuar can be found in his profile on the LGBTQ-RAN website.
http://www.lgbtran.org/Profile.aspx?ID=169

Finding Aid

A finding aid for the collection is available online. Materials related to lawsuits are restricted until 2045. Contact the archives staff for more information.
http://archives.lib.umn.edu/repositories/13/resources/2092

Location

The collection is located in the Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota.
http://archives.lib.umn.edu/repositories/13

Tags

AIDS | American Indian | Minneapolis | Minnesota