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Eugene Rochow, Matlovich Society, Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender and Questioning Community, LGBT Community, Equal Protection Portland, City Ordinance, Discrimination Against Homosexuals, Maine LGBT Periodicals



Eugene Rochow was an early member and served on the board of the Matlovich Society, a Portland-based organization that provided an educational and cultural forum for the local gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community during the 1990s. The Papers document the Matlovich Society between 1991 and 1996 and other organizations and events in the LGBT community. The majority of the papers in this collection are records of the Matlovich Society which Rochow retained after the organization ceased in 1999. The collection also includes documents related to Equal Protection Portland, an initiative in 1992 to pass and protect a Portland city ordinance that barred discrimination against homosexuals, and Maine LGBT newspapers spanning the years 1979 through 1997.

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5.5 ft.



The Eugene Rochow Papers were created or compiled by Eugene Rochow, who donated the material in October 2004.

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The Eugene Rochow Papers are the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or his legal heirs and assigns.

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