Foster Gunnison, Jr. of Hartford, Connecticut, was a significant force in the early years of this struggle, both as an organizer of political efforts and as the unofficial archivist for the movement. Many items in the exhibition are from his collection, which is housed at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center as part of its permanent holdings.
In addition, the archival collections of Canon Clinton Jones, the Hartford Women's Center; Metroline; Reverend Richard Carderelli; Bill Bahlam; the Connecticut Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Civil Rights; Lesbian Position; Conn-Bi-Nation; and other individuals and organizations in Connecticut have been gleaned to present to a multi-faceted history of the movement.
The Connecticut Stonewall Foundation and The Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Civil Rights sponsored the original exhibition at the Hartford Public Library. This exhibition builds on the earlier one with additional materials from the University of Connecticut Libraries' collections.Dodd Research Center
Terri Goldich & Rutherford Witthus