This collection comprises the papers of
Robert R. Hodges, professor emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at California
State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and activist in the gay liberation movement in Southern
California and nationally in the 1970s and 1980s. His papers include minutes and other
administrative material from national and Los Angeles chapter meetings of the Gay Academic
Union (GAU), a variety of GAU newsletters, and other materials relating to scholarly
conferences held by the GAU. His papers also contain a small quantity of research files, as
well as files relating to the Orange County chapter of the Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club
(a gay political group), the Modern Language Association (MLA) Gay Caucus, gays in the
military and the ROTC on CSU campuses (ca. 1990-1992), activism against the Briggs
Initiative (Proposition 6), and other gay issues on the CSUF campus.
Robert R. Hodges is a professor emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at
California State University, Fullerton, who was active in the gay liberation movement in
Southern California and nationally in the 1970s and 1980s. He was a charter member of the
Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Western Gay Academic Union (GAU) in 1976 and served on
the national Board of Directors for the GAU as a representative of the Los Angeles chapter.
1.3 Linear Feet
(1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by
the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish,
please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
The collection is open for research.