Collection Info

Higgins, Thom

Span Dates: 1970-1989

Volume: 2.1 cubic feet


Correspondence, articles, flyers, brochures, newsletters, newspaper clippings, legal documents, and printed matter reflecting his personal life, education, careers, and political activism.

Hist/Bio Note

Thom Higgins was born in 1950 and educated in Catholic schools. Heattended the University of North Dakota, and was suspended while there (1967-1968) for writing for an underground newspaper. He moved to the Twin Cities in Minnesota by 1970. He wrote advertising copy and became a nurse. He was a founding member of many gay rights and gay religious organizations before his death in 1994.

Finding Aid

An online finding aid can be found by searching the online catalog of the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) Library at the following web address. Additional information about this collection is available at the MHS Library in a finding aid filed as P2155.


This collection is located at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, MN. Contact information can be found on their website at the following web address.

Index Terms

Minneapolis [MN]Gay liberation movement -- Religious aspectsGays -- Religious LifeHiggins, Thom