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Andrew Agelink Papers

Identifier: UP002737

Scope and Content

This collection consists of correspondence, notes, stickers, flyers, posters, pamphlets, literature, scrapbooks, news clippings, VHS tapes, and publications that reflect an important period in Andrew Agelink's life and how his experiences related to the larger Gay Rights Movement.


  • 1991 - 1999


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.


3.5 Linear Feet (1 MB, 1 SB, 1 OS, 2 videotapes)


Andrew Agelink, born in 1970, was an undergraduate student at Wayne State University in the 1990s. He became Vice President of the WSU Gay/Lesbian Union in 1992 and then went on to be President and again Vice President of the organization from 1992-1994. As President, he initiated a proposal for the formation of a Gay and Lesbian Programs Office staffed with a paid full-time employee. Under his persistence the position was created a year and a half later. Agelink was also actively involved in a number of local gay and political organizations including: Affirmations, The Triangle Foundation, the gay softball league MDSL, and an AIDS activist organization ACT-UP! Detroit. This collection documents his personal story as a young gay man in Detroit and how it fits into the larger gay rights movement.


Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.


This collection was donated to the Walter P. Reuther Library by Andrew Agelink in December 2016.

Related Materials

LGBT Detroit, Marvin P. Marks Papers, The South Eastern Michigan Gay and Lesbian Association (SEMGLA) Records, Ernest L. Horne Papers, Gay Liberator, Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Records


2 VHS Tapes

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Elizabeth Nicholson on April 03, 2018.
Guide to the Andrew Agelink Papers.
Processed by Elizabeth Nicholson.
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA