PHOTO: Kevin P. Murphy University of Minnesota Department of History Associate Professor (See OutHistory.org About "Board of Advisors At Large" includes Kevin P. Murphy, Kevin Murphy publications and Kevin Murphy home page).
I recently noticed that University of Minnesota Department of History Associate Professor Kevin P. Murphy is a member of the OutHistory.org "Board of Advisors At Large". I hope to make contact with him and ask if he has any questions about my history that I contributed to the Web site OutHistory.org leading up to the Oregon State University Pride Center by Thomas Kraemer, "Corvallis, Oregon State University gay activism 1969-2004," posted April 30, 2010. The shortened URL goo.gl/BQhv2 will also go to it more easily if you are text messaging or hand typing the link.
My history of OSU documents the connection to the gay activism of Jack Baker at the University of Minnesota. Below are some links to the history of Jack Baker and gay marriage activism at the University of Minnesota. My most significant observation is that both gays and straights back then thought Jack Baker was crazy to seek marriage, which was considered contrary to the goals of gay liberation and sexual liberation by both feminists and men. Today, gay marriage is a mainstream goal supported by the President of the United States Barack Obama. This large change still amazes me.
University of Minnesota Jack Baker history
- Ken Bronson, "A quest for full equality" self published, 2004 Quatrefoil Library St. Paul, MN Call Number Quarto HQ 1033 .B869 2004 -- Jack Baker history
- A quest for full equality (e-book) -- www.qlibrary.org/materials/QuestforFull_Equality.pdf is available from Quatrefoil Library St. Paul, MN
- Thomas Kraemer, "Jack Baker & Michael McConnell: Lunatics or Geniuses?" GayToday.com posted June 21, 2004 reviews history of Jack Baker
- University of Minnesota Tretter Collection - Minneapolis, Minnesota