Preserving Queer History: The Tretter Collection


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In the 1970s, Minnesotan Jean Tretter started collecting and saving items as a means to aid him with writing and talking about queer history and culture. Thanks to his foresight, passion and dedication, this collection--aptly named the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies--now includes more than 30,000 items from around the world. Producer Dixie Treichel takes us inside the Tretter Collection.