Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Papers of women photographers, particularly those documenting activism and lesbian communities in the late 20th century.
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Documents women's participation in, and contributions to, the broad field of art. Contains primarily printed material, plus, correspondence, interviews, notes, photographs, postcards, posters, speeches, and typescripts. The collection documents the lives and work of individual designers, landscape architects, women in the fine arts, as well as the status of women in the arts and organizations of feminist artists.
Dates of Materials: 1857-1988; Majority of material found within 1920-1980
Overview Betty Millard was a writer, political and labor activist, and photographer. She was involved in Communism and Marxism and was interested in global social justice. Millard was the author of Woman Against Myth, a key feminist seminal that examined the history of the women’s movement in the United States, in the socialist movement, and in the USSR. The papers document Millard's personal and professional life. It includes writings and photos by, about, and...
Dates of Materials: 1911 - 2010
Overview Photographer. Photographic prints, slides, and contact sheets documenting events of political, social and economic significance in the U.S., circa 1970s to the early 2000s. Topics include musicians and musical events, theater performances, political gatherings and demonstrations (including anti-Vietnam War), rape and sexual violence, religion and women in the ministry, homelessness, the ERA, women in sports, the rights of flight attendants, the National Organization for Women, and women...
Dates of Materials: 1950s-2008
Overview Photojournalist. The Papers document Elbaum's career as a photojournalist, notably in Chechnya during the war with the Soviet Union and include biographical information and photographs.
Dates of Materials: 1984-2012
Overview Musician; Photographer; Artist; Theater worker. Papers consist primarily of Davies' photographs of individuals and groups, musicians, artists, political activists in the civil rights, peace, anti-poverty, and feminist events (marches, demonstrations, conferences, etc.); celebrities, musicians, politicians, and street people. Included is material related to her publication Photojourney: Photographs; fliers, broadsides; memorabilia; and artwork.
Dates of Materials: 1960s-1996 (ongoing)
Overview Photographer and feminist. Includes photos of individual women and events, including women's rights actions in Illinois, the Equal Rights Amendment movement in Illinois, the National Organization for Women, New York anti-pornography rally, abortion rights and antinuclear events, and the March for Women's Lives, Washington, D.C.
Dates of Materials: 1977-1986
Overview Joan E. Biren, known as JEB, is a filmmaker, photographer, and lesbian activist who has been professionally known for documenting lesbian lives and communities since the 1970s. She became particularly well known in the 1980s for her slideshow and historical lecture affectionately known as The Dyke Show, with which she toured extensively. This collection includes JEB’s personal and professional records, and is rich in documentation of her photography and...
Dates of Materials: 1944-2019
Overview The Katherine Elizabeth McClellan Papers contain biographical information, newspaper clippings, a small amount of correspondence, a scrapbook and photographs documenting McClellan's career as a professional photographer in Saranac Lake, New York, Northampton, Massachusetts, and later Sarasota, Florida.
Dates of Materials: 1878 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1904-1918
Overview Photographer, Cat breeder, Poet, Restaurateur. Photographs; poems; notes; correspondence. Half of the collection is comprised of the Meisel's photographs (portraits), plus a few of her with her cats. There are also drafts of poems, and a small amount of personal correspondence.
Dates of Materials: 1895-1983
Overview Photographer Carolyn “Meadow” Muska especially well documented the alternative lesbian culture in the 1970s and 1980s. She was born October 26, 1952 in Minnesota where she has spent much of her life, also employed in the building trades. The collection includes vintage photographic prints, slides and contact sheets as well as women in the building trades publications.
Dates of Materials: 1971-2018
Overview The collection consists of photographic prints by professional photographers Molly Malone Cook, Ken Heyman, Berenice Abbott, Louis H. Draper, Rollie McKenna, Barbara Morgan, and unidentified photographers.
Dates of Materials: 1954-1976