||Memo Sent to University of Alabama Faculty Requesting Gay Student Union Sponsorship
||University of Alabama English professor David Miller agreed to be the faculty sponsor for students who sought to establish UA’s first officially recognized LGBTQ student group, the Gay Student Union, in 1983. Before the students presented their official request, Miller sent out a memo to UA faculty to ask for co-sponsors to strengthen the group’s position. “Nobody is asking for a commitment of time. It’s your good name we want to drag through the mud,” Miller wrote in the memo.
||Materials in this collection were given by multiple donors, including David Miller, Annabel Stephens, Rose Gladney, and Joshua Burford.
||Miller-Stephens GLBTQ UA Student Organization Collection
||The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections
||Crimson White Cartoon ; University of Alabama Gay Student Union Pamphlet ; University of Alabama Gay Student Union Anniversary T-Shirt ; “The University of Alabama Gay/Lesbian Alliance” Pamphlet