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Marnie Thompson Papers

Identifier: MSS 0393

Scope and Contents

The Marnie Thompson Papers include materials relating to the social justice initatives of Marnie Thompson, dating between 1984 to 1999. Most of the social justice issues are related to the Greensboro, NC area, targeting matters of LGBTQ+ civil rights, race relations, and poverty. The largest body of material relates to Thompson's work with the Guilford Alliance for Gay and Lesbian Equality (GAGLE).


  • 1984 - 1999
  • Other: Date acquired: 2010 May 27


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Note written by Stacey Krim


3.00 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Marnie Thompson became interested in the social justice movement through a softball group in Durham, North Carolina. She has put her computer and organizing skills to work on behalf of several progressive issues, including reproductive rights, gay and lesbian liberation, domestic violence, the Central American peace movement, environmental protection, and racial justice.

In the early 1990s, Thompson concentrated her political efforts in the electorial arena, working inside several grassroots campaigns in North Carolina, as a campaign manager and computer consultant. She completed a major project for the Guilford County Women's Political Caucus, an analysis of the 1990 and 1988 Guilford County elections.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged according to social justice, with materials for organizations and social movements placed in the appropriate series. This largely retains the original order of the creator. There are seven series: Series 1: LGBTQ+ Issues Series 2: Feminism and Women's Issues Series 3: Poverty and Homelessness Series 4: School Redistricting Series 5: Race and Law Enforcement Series 6: Micellaneous Social Justice Issues Series 7: RPM Data, Inc. Campaign Plans

Source of Acquisition

Marnie Thompson

Method of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Marnie Thompson.

Accruals and Additions

A second addition (1.9 linear feet) was added to the collection by Marnie Thompson on February 23, 2016.

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Processing Information

Collection processed by Stacey Krim in 2018

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US