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Thomas Kraemer Papers, 1908-2018

By Lisa Fernandez and Natalia Fernandez

Collection Overview

Title: Thomas Kraemer Papers, 1908-2018

Predominant Dates: 1960s-2010s

ID: MSS Kraemer

Primary Creator: Kraemer, Thomas Fredrick

Extent: 17.25 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The Kraemer Papers collection is divided into 6 series: Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1963-2009; Series 2: Blogs and Blog Reference Materials, 1992-2018 (Sub-Series 1: Blog, 2006-2011, Sub-Series 2: OSU Blog, 2012-2017, and Sub-Series 3: Reference Materials, 1992-2018); Series 3: Research Files, 1908-2017; Series 4: Comics, Magazines, and Books, 1969-2018 (Sub-Series 1: Comics, 1971-2008, Sub-Series 2: Magazines: 1969-2008, and Sub-Series 3: Books, 1985-2018); Series 5: Films, 1968-2018; Series 6: Hewlett-Packard, 1992-1997

Date Acquired: 00/00/2018

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

Oregon State University alumnus Thomas Kraemer helped to found the Gay Peoples Alliance, the first officially recognized gay student group at OSU, in 1976. The Kraemer Papers reflect Kraemer's decades-long research on LGBTQ+ issues. The collection includes Kraemer's blog, blog reference materials, and research files; his collection of comics, magazines, and films; some biographical materials, and a set of documents pertaining to Hewlett-Packard's LGBTQ+ related activities, policies, and trainings during the 1990s.

Scope and Content Notes

At Oregon State University Kraemer helped to found the Gay Peoples Alliance, the first officially recognized gay student group at OSU, in 1976. Throughout his lifetime, Kraemer conducted research on LGBTQ+ issues. The collection includes Kraemer's blog, blog reference materials, and research files; his collection of comics, magazines, and films; and some biographical materials.

Kraemer's blogs discuss historical events within the gay community, contemporary LGBTQ+ issues, media representation, political topics, and sexual health. The OSU blog covers the development of the Pride Cultural Center, the Native American Cultural Center, and other issues that are specific to the LGBTQ+ community on the OSU campus. Thomas Kraemer's personal blog includes 1,554 individual posts starting in 2006 and ending in 2011.The OSU blog has 410 individual posts starting in 2012 and ending in 2017.

Kraemer's research files contain Bareback Journal Papers, content from Gay Today, sexual health information, writings on Jack Baker by Jack Nichols, and information about the Magnus Hirschfeld Foundation that he founded to support multi-disciplinary research at Oregon State. OSU Barometer news articles, news coverage on political topics, and research on HIV/Aids are also included in these files. This series includes 4 GB (1,307 files) of electronic records materials which are available for research in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center's Reading Room.

The comics, magazines, and films are about the gay community. They vary from comedic, erotic, artistic, socially conscious or focused on politics. The collection includes multiple editions of Men Meat Comics, POZ Magazine, and XY Magazine.

The Hewlett-Packard materials include various documents Kraemer collected during the 1990s pertaining to the company’s LGBTQ+ activities, policies, trainings, group meetings, and inter-office correspondence. This series predominantly consists of email correspondence, but also includes information pertaining to HP’s Gay, Lesbian, & Bisexual Employee Network (GLEN), and copies of HP’s publication Measure Magazine.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Thomas Kraemer earned his BS (1977) and MS (1978) degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Oregon State University. With other students, he founded the OSU Gay Peoples Alliance in 1976, the first officially recognized gay student group at Oregon State University. He was the blog author for the Thomas Kraemer Blog and Tom's OSU Blog which have both covered a range of topics from health, relationships, sex, media and politics of the gay community. His speech at the OSU Queer History Month in 2006 discussed the history of gay student groups at OSU from 1976-2006. Kraemer was the founding benefactor of the OSU Foundation's Magnus Hirschfeld Fund for multidisciplinary research at OSU in all academic disciplines. Kraemer worked for Hewlett-Packard over three decades where he helped design HP's first portable computers and partnered with Intel to design the first Ethernet hardware necessary for connecting to the internet. Kraemer passed away in 2018.

Author: Lisa Fernandez

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 34 DVDs; 18 boxes, including 1 oversize box; 4 Gbytes 1,307 files

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: In 2006, Thomas Kraemer donated his 2006 Queer History Month Speech to the University Archives. In 2018, after Kraemer's passing, his widow Kim Kraemer donated the Kraemer Papers to the OSU Queer Archives.

Related Materials: This collection is a component of the OSU Queer Archives. Other collections related to LGBTQ+ history include the Pride Center Records (RG 236), the Queer History Research Collection, the Queer Studies Program Records (RG 278), and the Student Leadership and Involvement Records (RG 232).

Preferred Citation: Thomas Kraemer Papers (MSS Kraemer), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid supersedes an earlier finding aid for the Thomas Kraemer Speech and Blog.

Creators

Kraemer, Thomas Fredrick

People, Places, and Topics

Gay college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Gay Peoples Alliance (Oregon State University)
Kraemer, Thomas Fredrick
Oregon Multicultural Archives
Oregon State University--Students.
University History

Forms of Material

Blogs.
Born digital.
DVDs.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1963-2009
Series 1 consists of biographical materials about Thomas Kraemer. The series includes artwork from Kraemer’s childhood, information on his parents, and his personal resume. Correspondence documents include copies of Kraemer’s inquiry and response to technological newsletters. Writing documents include newspaper article clippings that mention Kraemer or were authored by him.
Box-Folder 1.1 - 1.2: Childhood, undated
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 1.3: Correspondence, 1990-2005
Box-Folder 1.4: Herbert F. Kraemer, 1971-2009
Box-Folder 1.5: Photos of Thomas Kraemer, undated
Box-Folder 18.1: Art - Thomas Kraemer Portfolio, undated
Box-Folder 1.6: Professional Resume, 1998
Box-Folder 18.2: Thomas Kraemer Childhood Drawings, undated
Box-Folder 18.3: Thomas Kraemer and Herbert Kraemer Awards, 1963-1971
Box-Folder 1.7: Writing, 1972-2005
Series 2: Blogs and Blog Reference Materials, 1992-2018
Series 2 includes printed copies of Thomas Kraemer’s personal blog posts, his posts for the OSU blog, and materials that he used as reference or inspiration for the blog posts he created. Kraemer’s personal blog includes 1,554 individual posts starting in 2006 and ending in 2011. These posts discuss gay student groups, media representations of the gay community, politics, and safe sex practices. The OSU blog has 410 individual posts starting in 2012 and ending in 2017 with many of the same topics but tailored to be specific the OSU and Corvallis communities.
Sub-Series 1: Blog, 2006-2011
Box-Folder 1.8: Blog 1-28, 2006
Box-Folder 1.9: Blog 29-125, 2006
Box-Folder 1.10: Blog 126-164, 2006
Box-Folder 1.11: Blog 165-229, 2006
Box-Folder 1.12: Blog 230-287, 2007
Box-Folder 1.13: Blog 288-339, 2007
Box-Folder 1.14: Blog 340-374, 2007
Box-Folder 1.15: Blog 375-419, 2007
Box-Folder 1.16: Blog 414-455, 2007
Box-Folder 1.17: Blog 456-477, 2007
Box-Folder 1.18: Blog 478-495, 2007
Box-Folder 1.19: Blog 496-521, 2007
Box-Folder 1.20: Blog 522-558, 2008
Box-Folder 2.1: Blog 559-591, 2008
Box-Folder 2.2: Blog 592-620, 2008
Box-Folder 2.3: Blog 621-629, 2008
Box-Folder 2.4: Blog 630-653, 2008
Box-Folder 2.5: Blog 654-680, 2008
Box-Folder 2.6: Blog 681-716, 2008
Box-Folder 2.7: Blog 717-744, 2008
Box-Folder 2.8: Blog 745-764, 2008
Box-Folder 2.9: Blog 765-790, 2008
Box-Folder 2.10: Blog 791-818, 2008
Box-Folder 2.11: Blog 819-841, 2008
Box-Folder 2.12: Blog 842-874, 2009
Box-Folder 2.13: Blog 875-900, 2009
Box-Folder 2.14: Blog 901-930, 2009
Box-Folder 2.15: Blog 931-959, 2009
Box-Folder 2.16: Blog 960-990, 2009
Box-Folder 2.17: Blog 991-1010, 2009
Box-Folder 3.1: Blog 1011-1040, 2009
Box-Folder 3.2: Blog 1041-1064, 2009
Box-Folder 3.3: Blog 1065-1085, 2009
Box-Folder 3.4: Blog 1086-1111, 2009
Box-Folder 3.5: Blog 1112-1132, 2009
Box-Folder 3.6: Blog 1133-1156, 2009
Box-Folder 3.7: Blog 1157-1187, 2010
Box-Folder 3.8: Blog 1188-1214, 2010
Box-Folder 3.9: Blog 1215-1234, 2010
Box-Folder 3.10: Blog 1235-1262, 2010
Box-Folder 3.11: Blog 1263-1291, 2010
Box-Folder 3.12: Blog 1292-1320, 2010
Box-Folder 3.13: Blog 1321-1349, 2010
Box-Folder 3.14: Blog 1350-1376, 2010
Box-Folder 4.1: Blog 1377-1414, 2010
Box-Folder 4.2: Blog 1415-1440, 2010-2011
Box-Folder 4.3: Blog 1441-1462, 2011
Box-Folder 4.4: Blog 1463-1472, 2011
Box-Folder 4.5: Blog 1473-1492, 2011
Box-Folder 4.6: Blog 1493-1510, 2011
Box-Folder 4.7: Blog 1511-1528, 2011
Box-Folder 4.8: Blog 1529-1554, 2011
Sub-Series 2: OSU Blog, 2012-2017
Box-Folder 4.9: OSU Blog 1-10, 2012
Box-Folder 4.10: OSU Blog 11-21, 2012
Box-Folder 4.11: OSU Blog 22-37, 2012
Box-Folder 4.12: OSU Blog 38-55, 2012
Box-Folder 4.13: OSU Blog 56-75, 2012
Box-Folder 4.14: OSU Blog 76-85, 2012
Box-Folder 4.15: OSU Blog 86-96, 2013
Box-Folder 4.16: OSU Blog 97-108, 2013
Box-Folder 5.1: OSU Blog 109-120, 2013
Box-Folder 5.2: OSU Blog 121-138, 2013
Box-Folder 5.3: OSU Blog 139-155, 2014
Box-Folder 5.4: OSU Blog 156-171, 2014
Box-Folder 5.5: OSU Blog 172-184, 2014
Box-Folder 5.6: OSU Blog 185-201, 2014
Box-Folder 5.7: OSU Blog 202-223, 2015
Box-Folder 5.8: OSU Blog 224-250, 2015
Box-Folder 5.9: OSU Blog 251-269, 2015
Box-Folder 5.10: OSU Blog 270-291, 2015
Box-Folder 5.11: OSU Blog 292-308, 2016
Box-Folder 5.12: OSU Blog 309-329, 2016
Box-Folder 5.13: OSU Blog 330-345, 2016
Box-Folder 5.14: OSU Blog 346-357, 2016
Box-Folder 5.15: OSU Blog 358-370, 2017
Box-Folder 5.16: OSU Blog 371-387, 2017
Box-Folder 5.17: OSU Blog 388-395, 2017
Box-Folder 5.18: OSU Blog 396-410, 2017
Sub-Series 3: Reference Materials, 1992-2018
Box-Folder 6.1: ELF Web, 1992-1994
Box-Folder 6.2 - 6.3: G-T/EW Letters, 1995-2011
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 6.4 - 6.5: GT Letters, 2012-2018
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 6.6 - 6.7: Internet UseNet FAQs, 1992-1993
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 6.8 - 6.9: Kraemer Web Writing, 2000-2007
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 6.10 - 6.11: Misc. Internet UseNet, 1992-1994
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 6.12 - 6.13: Misc. Web, 2004-2006
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 6.14 - 6.15: Misc. Web, 2007-2008
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 6.16: Misc. Web, 2009-2010
Series 3: Research Files, 1908-2017
Series 3 consists of the materials used to inspire or support the topics in the blog posts, historical research on gay student groups that were included in Kraemer’s speech for Queer History Month in 2006, and collected information used for writings on Jack Baker by Jack Nichols. Some topics included in this series are on AIDS/HIV, condom usage, content from Gay Today, politics surrounding LGBT issues in Oregon, and copies of Kraemer’s Queer History Pride Speech. This series includes 18 Digital Folders, 4 GB (1,307 files) of electronic records materials.
Box-Folder 7.1: 60 Minutes - Gay Choice, 2006
Box-Folder 7.2: AIDS Denialist, 1994-2003
Box-Folder 7.3: AIDS  Denial, David Pasquarelli, Michael Petrelis, 1994-2004
Box-Folder 7.4: AIDS Denial - Eugene Weekly, 2002
Box-Folder 7.5: AIDS Denialist, Just Out/Jeff Palmer, 2002-2004
Digital Folder 1: AIDS HIV Articles and Reports, 2005-2006
Extent: 5.7 MB; 21 files

Box-Folder 7.6: Anal Top vs Bottom, 2003-2009
Digital Folder 2: Bareback Articles, 2004-2006
Extent: 3.3 MB; 6 files

Box-Folder 7.7: Bareback Bug Chasing Papers, 1986-2003
Box-Folder 7.8: Bareback, Gregory Carson, Psychotherapy Gay, 1999-2004
Box-Folder 7.9: Bareback/Haart, Treatment Optimism, 2004-2005
Box-Folder 7.10: Bareback Jack, 1991-2007
Box-Folder 7.11: Bareback Journal Papers, 1997-2003
Box-Folder 7.12: Bareback Journal Papers, 2003-2004
Box-Folder 7.13: Bareback Journal Papers, 2000-2005
Box-Folder 7.14: Bareback Journal Papers, 2006-2007
Box-Folder 7.15: Bareback, Just Out, Advocate, 1998-2007
Box-Folder 7.16: Bareback - Making Sense of Barebacking, 2005-2008
Box-Folder 7.17: Bareback, Michael Shernoff, 2005-2006
Box-Folder 7.18: Bareback Risk, 2009
Box-Folder 7.19: Bareback Scott O'Hara, 1997-2009
Box-Folder 7.20: Bareback Sex, Pathologizing Gay, 2008
Box-Folder 7.21: Bareback Stealthing, 1997-2009
Box-Folder 7.22: Bareback, Sullivan vs. Signorile, 2001-2004
Box-Folder 7.23: Bareback - Writing Bareback in French, 2008
Box-Folder 7.24: Bisexuality Bailey, 1995-2005
Box-Folder 7.25: Blog - OSU Gay Dads w/black kids, 2013
Digital Folder 3: Book Reviews, 2005-2006
Extent: 2.6 MB; 3 files

Box-Folder 7.26: BoyScouts/Queer, 2000-2005
Box-Folder 7.27: Bug Chaser, The Gift Movie. HIV Gift Giving, 1996-2005
Box-Folder 7.28: Bug Chaser, Xtreme Sex, First Person Story, 1994-2003
Box-Folder 7.29: CA Gay Marriage 2008 Court Decision, 2004-2008
Box-Folder 7.30: Condoms, 1987-1999
Digital Folder 4: Condoms, 1999-2006
Extent: 1 MB; 3 files

Box-Folder 7.31: Condoms, Consumer Reports, 2005
Box-Folder 7.32: Condom - Female, 1995-2009
Box-Folder 7.33: Condoms - Gay Porn Usage, 2004
Box-Folder 7.34: Condom - History of Female Condom, 1988-2009
Box-Folder 7.36: Condoms - Sheep Skin, 1989-2008
Box-Folder 7.37: Corvallis Aids, OSU HP, 1994
Box-Folder 7.38: Corvallis, News, Gov. James McGreevey, Field Murder Blackmail, 2004
Box-Folder 7.39: Corvallis Pride, Gay Marriage, 2013
Box-Folder 8.1: Dreger on Bailey, Trans Controversy, 2007
Box-Folder 8.2: Equity Foundation, 2002-2005
Box-Folder 8.3: Equity Foundation, 2005-2010
Box-Folder 8.4: ExGay, 1997-2007
Box-Folder 8.5: ExGay, 1998-2003
Digital Folder 5: Ex Gay, 2005
Extent: 1.5 MB; 2 files

Box-Folder 8.6: ExGay - A.M.J.  of Psych, 1934-1981
Box-Folder 8.7: ExGay- Ask Marilyn Vos Savant, 1996-2002
Box-Folder 8.8: ExGay - Dan Zeigler, GT Letters, 2005
Box-Folder 8.9: ExGay - Freud Letter, Bieber, 1951-2008
Box-Folder 8.10: ExGay-Spitzer, APA, Marmor, Fryer, 1974-2004
Box-Folder 8.11: ExGay - Zach, 2005
Box-Folder 8.12: FMA Gay Marriage, 2005
Digital Folder 6: Gay Fruit Flies, 2005
Extent: 70 MB; 10 files

Digital Folder 7: Gay Pride, 2005
Extent: 970 KB; 1 file

Box-Folder 8.13: Gay Today - Baker, Jack, 1971-2006
Box-Folder 8.14: Gay Today - Baker, Jack; Campbell, Tim, 2006
Box-Folder 8.15: Gay Today - Baker v. Nelson, D.O.J. Brief, Obama, 2009
Box-Folder 8.16: Gay Today - Index, undated
Box-Folder 8.17: Gay Today - Jack Nichols Book, J. Louis Campbell III, Email, 2006-2008
Box-Folder 8.18: Gay Today - Jack Nichols Book, J. Louis Campbell III, Email, 2004-2006
Box-Folder 8.19: Gay Today - Jack Nichols Gallery Proof, J. Louis Campbell, 2007
Box-Folder 8.20 - 8.21: Gay Today - Jack Nichols Notes, 2003-2005
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 8.22: Gay Today - Jack Nichols and Men's Liberation, 1975-2008
Box-Folder 8.23: Gay Today - Jack Nichols and Walt Whitman, 1997
Box-Folder 8.24: Gay Today - Letters: Does molestation make you gay?, 2002
Box-Folder 8.25: Gay Today - Life, Gay Lib, Jack Baker Gay Marriage, 1971-2008
Box-Folder 8.26: Gay Today - Look, Jack Baker, 1971-2009
Box-Folder 8.27: Gay Today - Misc, 2002-2005
Box-Folder 8.28: Gay Today - Misc, 2002-2003
Box-Folder 8.29: Gay Today - News Gay Marriage, 1976-2005
Box-Folder 8.30: Gay Today - Nichols Biography Book Review, 2008
Box-Folder 8.31: Gay Today - Nichols Death, 2005
Box-Folder 8.32: Gay Today - O'Franken Factor, 2004
Box-Folder 8.33 - 8.34: Gay Today - Oregon Marriage Separate but Equal, 2004
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 9.1: Gay Today - OSU Beavers, 2008-2009
Box-Folder 9.2: Gay Today - Pen Point Letters: David Benkof, David Bianco, 2004
Box-Folder 9.3 - 9.4: Gay Today - Preventing Homosexuality, 2002
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 9.5: Gay Today - Psychiatry, Voodoo, 2003
Box-Folder 9.6: Gay Today - Psychology Today Editor, Something Queer, 2002
Box-Folder 9.7 - 9.8: Gay Today - Psychology Today: ExGay, Alien Sex, Santorum + Lott, 2003
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 9.9: Gay Today: Republican Bacehlors, O'Reilly Foxy Family Values, 2003
Box-Folder 9.10: Gay Today - Republican Convention, 2004
Box-Folder 9.11: Gay Today - Review of Jack Nichols Book: I have more fun with you than anybody, 2003
Box-Folder 9.12: Gay Today - Sars vs. Aids vs. Free Love, 2003
Box-Folder 9.13 - 9.14: Gay Today - Society and the Healthy Homosexual, Homophobia, George Weinburg, 2003
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 9.15: Gay Today - Sodomy/Liberty - Cal Thomas, 2003
Box-Folder 9.16 - 9.17: Gay Today - Sodomy Ruling, 2003
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 9.18: Gay Today - Thomas Kraemer, 2002-2004
Box-Folder 9.19: Gay Today - Viewpoint: Democratic Convention, 2004
Box-Folder 9.20 - 9.21: Gay Today - Why do ExGays Matter?, 2003
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 9.22: Gazette Times: "As I See It", OSU Magnus Hirschefeld Fund, OSU Endowment, 2016
Box-Folder 9.23: Gender/Marriage, Legal Definition Trans, 2000-2004
Box-Folder 10.1: History of OSU Gay, 1976-2006
Box-Folder 10.2: HIV-2 Origins/Treatment/Genes, 1997-2002
Box-Folder 10.3: HIV/Aids, Perianal kaposi's sarcoma, HIV related, 2002-2009
Box-Folder 10.4: HIV/Anal, Condoms & Anal HIV Risk, 2001-2005
Box-Folder 10.5: HIV Blood Donation Policy, 2004-2008
Box-Folder 10.6: HIV/Condoms/Circumcision, 2002-2007
Box-Folder 10.7: HIV Drug Resistance, 2002-2003
Box-Folder 10.8: HIV, Gay Men, Aids, 2006-2007
Box-Folder 10.9: HIV Immunity, Aids without HIV, 1992-2005
Box-Folder 10.10: HIV Journal Papers, 1997-2004
Box-Folder 10.11: HIV/Oral Polio/Ed Harper, 1992-2006
Box-Folder 10.12: HIV, President Reagan Aids, 2004-2008
Box-Folder 10.13: HIV Program - CDC, 1991-2006
Box-Folder 10.14: HIV Reinfection/Super Infection vs. Coinfection, 2002-2004
Box-Folder 10.15: HIV Treatments - Immune/Testing/Genes, 1997-2005
Box-Folder 10.16: Hormones/Homosexual, 1940s
Box-Folder 10.17: Invention and Technology - HP Inkjet Article, 2001-2007
Box-Folder 10.18: Jack Baker Blog, 2012
Box-Folder 10.19: Jack Baker History by Ken Bronson, 2004
Box-Folder 10.20: Jack Baker Letters, 2011-2012
Box-Folder 10.21: Jack Baker/OSU, U of M Tretter, 2010-2012
Box-Folder 10.22: Jack Baker Research, 2011-2013
Box-Folder 10.23: Jack Baker, U of MN, Gay Marriage, 2012-2013
Box-Folder 10.24: Jack Baker U of MN Library, 1970-2017
Digital Folder 8: J. Nichols Photographs, 1920s-2003
Extent: 192 MB; 904 files

Digital Folder 9: J. Nichols Photographs Published in Book, 1917-2004
Extent: 21 MB; 84 files

Box-Folder 10.25 - 10.26: Jack Nichols, 2006
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 10.27 - 10.28: Jack Nichols Biography Draft by J. Louis Campbell, 2004
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 10.29: Jack Nichols Biography - J. Louis Campbell, 2005
Box-Folder 10.30: Just Out/Barometer, OSU Gay History, 2006
Box-Folder 11.1: Latter Days, OSU Letter, 2005
Box-Folder 11.2: Legal Definition - Sodomy; Anal vs Oral vs Vaginal Sex; Florida Case HIV Law, 2013
Digital Folder 10: Legal System and Homosexuality, 2004-2006
Extent: 892 KB; 4 files

Box-Folder 11.3: Letter PQ Monthly, Baker/Legg/OSU, 1971-2013
Box-Folder 11.4: Magazine Clippings, Online Printouts, Newspaper, Blogs, 1971-2011
Box-Folder 11.5: Magnus Hirschfeld  Archives and Books, 1935-2005
Box-Folder 11.6: Magnus Hirschfeld Book/Movie, 1936-2016
Box-Folder 11.7: Magnus Hirschfeld Fund Research Paper, 1949-2006
Box-Folder 11.8: Magnus Hirschfeld - The Homosexuality of Men & Women, 2010-2013
Box-Folder 11.9: McCarthy Gay Hearings, 2003-2007
Box-Folder 11.10: McConnel Baker Book - U of Minnesota Press, 2015-2017
Box-Folder 11.11: Measure 36, 2004
Digital Folder 11: Media Transcripts, 2004-2005
Extent: 344 KB; 23 files

Digital Folder 12: Medical Research, 2000-2005
Extent: 27 MB; 22 files

Box-Folder 11.12: MetroM8 F:5 Copies of Issues 46-78, 1997-2003
Box-Folder 11.13: MetroM8 F:5 Copies of Issues 80-108, 2004
Box-Folder 11.14: MetroM8 Gay Education, 2002-2004
Box-Folder 11.15: Misc. Gay Sex Ed, 2003-2007
Box-Folder 11.16: MSM Public Sex, 2001-2005
Box-Folder 11.17: N.J. Gay Marriage Court Decision, 2006
Box-Folder 11.18: No on 9 Mabon, 2000-2007
Box-Folder 11.19: Oregon U.S. Senator Smith, 2001-2008
Box-Folder 11.20: Oregon Supreme Court Gay Marriage, 2004-2008
Box-Folder 11.21: OSU - George Hastings, 1908-1912
Box-Folder 11.22: OSU 2002 Pride Week Speech, 2002
Box-Folder 11.23: OSU Alumni Calendar, 2008
Box-Folder 11.24: OSU Alumni Magazine, 2005-2009
Box-Folder 11.25: OSU Alumni Magazine - Gay Letter, 2011-2012
Box-Folder 11.26: OSU Alum - Tami Brucker, 2007
Box-Folder 11.27: OSU Archives Speech Donation, 2005-2006
Box-Folder 11.28: OSU Barometer - Gay History, Microfilm Copies, 1970s
Box-Folder 11.29: OSU Barometer - Misc. Microfilm Copy, 1970s
Box-Folder 11.30: OSU Barometer - Microfilm, 1980s
Box-Folder 11.31: OSU Barometer - Gay/Queer Clippings, 1999-2001
Box-Folder 12.1: OSU Barometer, 2002-2003
Box-Folder 12.2: OSU Barometer, 2004
Box-Folder 12.3: OSU Barometer 2005
Box-Folder 12.4: OSU Barometer, 2006
Box-Folder 12.5 - 12.6: OSU Barometer, 2007
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 12.7: OSU Barometer, 2008
Box-Folder 12.8: OSU Barometer - Prop 8, Homophobia, 2008
Box-Folder 12.9: OSU Barometer - Pride Week Coverage, 2009
Box-Folder 12.10: OSU Barometer, 2010
Box-Folder 12.11 - 12.12: OSU Barometer, 2012
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 12.13: OSU Barometer - W. Dorr Legg, 1st Amendment, 2014
Box-Folder 12.14: OSU Civil War; Transphobia, 2012
Box-Folder 12.15: OSU Coming Out, 2012
Box-Folder 12.16: OSU Coordinator - Steven Leider, Office of LGBT Outreach & Services, 2004-2007
Box-Folder 12.17: OSU Drag; Gay Marriage; "The Liberty" Court Decision, 2005-2012
Box-Folder 12.18: OSU Eddie Hickey , G-T Article, 1982
Box-Folder 12.19: OSU Esera Tuaolo, 2002-2006
Box-Folder 12.20: OSU First Gay Student Group, 2006-2008
Box-Folder 12.21: OSU Gay Groups Speech - Thomas Kraemer, 1976-2006
Box-Folder 12.22: OSU Gay History, Gay Lifestyles, 1984-2006
Box-Folder 12.23: OSU Gay History, Gay History Speech and Overheads, 2006
Box-Folder 12.24: OSU Gay History Speech (Bound Draft), 2006
Box-Folder 12.25: OSU Gay Student Groups (Bound Copy), 1976-2006
Box-Folder 12.26: OSU Gay Window, 2013
Box-Folder 12.27: OSU Jerral Sapienza, OSU Dai Crisp, 1978-2006
Box-Folder 12.28: OSU LGBT Alumni Network, 2007
Box-Folder 12.29: OSU Native American Center, 1979-2011
Box-Folder 12.30: OSU Pride Center, 1962-2010
Box-Folder 12.31: OSU Professor W. Dorr Legg, William Lambert, 1953-2013
Box-Folder 12.32: OSU QHM Plant Mtg.; Old Drafts of Speech, 2006
Box-Folder 12.33: OSU Queer Archives - Susan Shaw, Bradley Boovy, Natalia Fernandez, 2016-2017
Digital Folder 13: OSU Queer History Speech 2006 Research Materials, 1940s-2006
Extent: 3.67 MB; 37 folders, 186 files

Box-Folder 12.34: OSU Queer Resource Center, 2010-2013
Digital Folder 14: OSU Queer Resource Center Documentary Clips, circa 2005
Extent: 3.7 GB; 5 files

Box-Folder 13.1: OSU Speech/Blog, 2006
Box-Folder 13.2: OSU Social Justice, W. Durr Legg, 2014
Box-Folder 13.3: OSU WGSS Letter; Magnus Hirschfeld Fund, 2016
Box-Folder 13.4: Outhistory.org, 1969-2004
Box-Folder 13.5: Outhistory.org, 2006-2013
Box-Folder 13.6: Outhistory - Large Print Original, 2012
Box-Folder 13.7 - 13.8: Outhistory - OSU Gay History, 2011-2014
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 13.9: Outhistory - OSU History, 2010-2013
Box-Folder 13.10: Outing Closeted Gay Politicians/Preachers; Gannon/Finklestein; Republican Gays, 2005
Digital Folder 15: Psych Research, 2004-2006
Extent: 1.4 MB; 2 files

Box-Folder 13.11: Regulation Due to Sex Panic; J. Out Letter, 2003-2004
Digital Folder 16: Religion and Homosexuality, 2005-2006
Extent: 7 MB; 5 files

Box-Folder 13.12: Reply - Jack Baker, 2010-2013
Box-Folder 13.13: Representative Mark Foley, 2006
Box-Folder 13.14: Robert Epstein Gay Choice, 2006-2007
Box-Folder 13.15: Robert Epstein Gay Choice, 2009
Box-Folder 13.16: Rolling Stones - Bug Chasers, 2000-2004
Box-Folder 13.17: Senator Larry Craig; Tearoom, 2005-2008
Box-Folder 13.18: Sexual Identity Therapy, 2008
Box-Folder 13.19: Spokane Mayor Jim West, 2005-2006
Box-Folder 13.20: Stayin' Alive, Beyond Shame Book Review, 2003-2004
Digital Folder 17: Technology, 2006
Extent: 17 MB; 25 files

Box-Folder 13.21: Ted Haggard, 2005-2007
Box-Folder 13.22: Terman - George Henry; Packard, Sex Variants, 1941-1995
Box-Folder 13.23: Terrance Higgins Trust Gay Ed., 2000-2004
Digital Folder 18: Transgender Research, 2004
Extent: 140 KB; 1 file

Box-Folder 13.24: U of MN Donation to Tretter Collection, 2004-2013
Series 4: Comics, Magazines, and Books, 1969-2018

Series 4 is a collection of comics and magazines that cater to gay men. Some of the comics are hardcover, are erotic in theme, and a few postcards created by comic book artists are included. MeatMen comics numbers 1-26 are part of this series with each edition being an anthology of gay male comics. Gay Comics series number 1-25 are another complete set included in this set. The rest of the comics are a variety of titles such as Comic Scene, Comix, Eros, and Rip Off to name a few.

The magazines in this series are geared to gay men that discuss social, health, and entertainment topics. Several editions of Poz Magazine and XY Magazine are included in the series. Three undated magazines created by Gary Griffen on topics of fellatio, testicles and penis enlargement. Other magazines are Mad, Time, First Hand and Guys.

Kraemer had a large collection of books donated as part of his collection; only a small fraction were kept for the Special Collections and Archives Research Center Rare Book Collection. Included in his papers is a list of the books in his collection.

Sub-Series 1: Comics, 1971-2008
Box-Folder 13.25: Assorted Comic Books, 1971-1994
Box-Folder 13.26: Assorted Comic Books, 1984-1997
Box-Folder 13.27: Assorted Erotic Comics - Book Collections, 1989-2005
Box-Folder 13.28: Bitchy Butch; Curbside Comics; Krazy Komiks Postcards, 1998-2002
Box-Folder 13.29: Book Edition Comics, undated
Box-Folder 14.1: Boy Trouble Comics, 1994-2004
Box-Folder 14.2: Comics Scene; Comix; Guttersnipe; Rip Off Comics, 1974-1994
Box-Folder 14.3: Eros 1 & 16 Comic Book, 1990-1992
Box-Folder 14.4: Gay Comics #1-16, 1980-1992
Box-Folder 14.5: Gay Comics #17-25, 1992-1998
Box-Folder 14.6: Hands Off; The Initiation; Real Smut Comics, 1992-2008
Box-Folder 14.7: Large Comic Books, 1988-2003
Box-Folder 14.8: Leather Boy Comics, 1994
Box-Folder 14.9: Leonard and Larry Comic Books, 1993-2003
Box-Folder 14.10: Meat Men Comics #1-2; "Boys will be Boys" Postcards, 1986-1987
Box-Folder 14.11: Meat Men Comics #3-5, 1988-1989
Box-Folder 14.12: Meat Men Comics #6-8, 1989-1990
Box-Folder 14.13: Meat Men Comics #9-11, 1990-1991
Box-Folder 15.1: Meat Men Comics #12-14, 1991-1993
Box-Folder 15.2: Meat Men Comics #15-17, 1993-1995
Box-Folder 15.3: Meat Men Comics #18-20, 1996-1997
Box-Folder 15.4: Meat Men Comics #21-23, 1997-1999
Box-Folder 15.5: Meat Men Comics #24-26, 2000-2004
Box-Folder 15.6: Real Girl Comics, 1990-1995
Box-Folder 15.7: The Cavalcade of Boys Comic, 2003
Sub-Series Magazines: 1969-2008
Box-Folder 15.8: First Hand Magazine, 1994
Box-Folder 15.9: Guys Magazine, 1991
Box-Folder 15.10: Mad Magazine, 1997-2006
Box-Folder 15.11: Magazines by Gary Griffin, undated
Box-Folder 15.12: POZ Magazine, 1994, 1996
Box-Folder 15.13: POZ Magazine, 1997
Box-Folder 15.14 - 15.15: POZ Magazine, 1998
Extent : 2 folders

Box-Folder 15.16: POZ Magazine, 1999
Box-Folder 15.17: POZ Magazine, 2000
Box-Folder 16.1: Straight to Hell (S.T.H.), 1981-1994
Box-Folder 16.2: Time Magazine, 1969-1994
Box-Folder 16.3: Various Magazines, 1994-2001
Box-Folder 16.4: XY Foto, 2003, 2008
Box-Folder 16.5 - 16.6: XY Magazine, 1996
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 16.7 - 16.8: XY Magazine, 1997
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 16.9: XY Magazine, 1998
Box-Folder 16.10 - 16.11: XY Magazine, 1999
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 16.12: XY Magazine, 2000
Box-Folder 16.13: XY Magazine, 2001
Box-Folder 16.14: XY Magazine, 2002
Box-Folder 16.15: XY Magazine, 2003
Box-Folder 16.16: XY Magazine, 2004-2006
Box-Folder 16.17: XY Magazine, 2007-2008
Sub-Series 3: Books, 1985-2018
Box-Folder 16.18: Book Collection List, 2018
Box-Folder 16.19: 'King & King' and Gay Children's Books media coverage, 1985-2004
Series 5: Films, 1968-2018
Series 5 is a collection of 34 films (DVD format) that are LGBTQ+ themed. The range of movies are dated from 1968 to 2009. Many of the films are documentary in style covering political topics, love stories, social groups, and historical eras. The original donation of materials included 56 films (or film sets); a list of the original film list is included in the collection.
Box-Folder 17.1: Films List, 2018
Box-Item 17.01: 101 Rent Boys, 2001
Box-Item 17.02: Almost Myself: Reflections on Mending & Transcending Gender, 2007
Box-Item 17.03: Boys Briefs, 2000
Box-Item 17.04: Eban and Charley, 2000
Box-Item 17.05: Fish Can't Fly, 2005
Box-Item 17.06: Flesh, 1968
Box-Item 17.07: Gay Sex in the 70s, 2006
Box-Item 17.08: Get Real, 1999
Box-Item 17.09: Gypsy Boys, 1999
Box-Item 17.10: Hey, Happy!, 2003
Box-Item 17.11: In the Flesh, 1998
Box-Item 17.12: Killer Condom, undated
Box-Item 17.13: Kiss Me Guido, 1997
Box-Item 17.14: Latter Days, 2003
Box-Item 17.15: Leather Jacket Love Story, 2002
Box-Item 17.16: Lilies, 1996
Box-Item 17.17: Longtime Companion, 1995
Box-Item 17.18: Men Men Men, 1996
Box-Item 17.19: Montreal Main, 1974
Box-Item 17.20: No Ordinary Love, 1995
Box-Item 17.21: On the bus, undated
Box-Item 17.22: Outrage, 2009
Box-Item 17.23: Paragraph 175, 2000
Box-Item 17.24: Querelle, 1982
Box-Item 17.25: Rites of Passage, 1999
Box-Item 17.26: Stonewall, 1999
Box-Item 17.27: Stonewall & Riot, 2006
Box-Item 17.28: The Celluloid Closet, 1996
Box-Item 17.29: The Einstein of Sex, 1999
Box-Item 17.30: The Laramie Project, 2002
Box-Item 17.31: The House of Morecock, 2001
Box-Item 17.32: The Wakefield Poole Collection 1971-86, 2002
Box-Item 17.33: This Filthy World, 2006
Box-Item 17.34: Wild Reeds, 1994
Series 6: Hewlett-Packard, 1992-1997

Kraemer worked for Hewlett-Packard (HP) for over three decades. During the 1990s, he collected various materials pertaining to the company’s LGBTQ+ activities, policies, trainings, group meetings, and inter-office correspondence. This series predominantly consists of email correspondence, but also includes information pertaining to HP’s Gay, Lesbian, & Bisexual Employee Network (GLEN), and copies of HP’s publication Measure Magazine.

The 1993 correspondence contains several online threads where HP employees engage in debate regarding topics of LGBTQ+ rights and inclusion at HP and in society more broadly. Topics addressed in these threads include domestic partner benefits, HP’s stance on anti-gay legal initiatives, healthcare, gay marriage and discrimination. The materials pertaining to domestic partner benefits include a statement by HP sharing the company’s stance on affirmative action. The documents pertaining to GLEN consist of email correspondence, meeting minutes, diversity training and workshop materials, photographs, GLEN promotional and educational materials, and materials sharing community resources. There are three issues of Measure Magazine; the issues include articles pertaining the presence and work of employee networks at HP, such as GLEN, violence and harassment in the workplace, and diversity. Also included in the series is an email internally shared by an HP employee in which he reflects on his experience participating in a gender diversity training; the initial email is accompanied by a massive email chain in which other employees share their thoughts. Additionally, there is email correspondence describing a group in Colorado known as GROUND ZERO as well as a document titled “Gay & Lesbian Issues and Culture on National Public Television.”

Box-Folder 17.2: Correspondence, 1993
Box-Folder 17.3: Domestic Partner Benefits, 1995-1996
Box-Folder 17.4: GLEN (Gay, Lesbian, & Bisexual Employee Network), 1995-1997
Box-Folder 17.5: Measure Magazine, 1995-1996
Box-Folder 17.6: "My Gender Diversity Training Experience" and Related Correspondence, 1994
Box-Folder 17.7: Related Materials, 1992-1996

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