Lesbian and queer women
Found in 86 Collections and/or Records:
Abe Louise Young is a poet, activist, Sophia Smith Scholar in Poetry, and a founder of the Poetry Center at Smith College. Collection contains correspondence; diaries; poetry and writings; passport; flyers, brochures and newsletters pertaining to the women's movement and lesbian activism; and miscellaneous printed material, memorabilia, and photographs. A typescript of an interview with Elizabeth Alexander, first director of the Smith Poetry Center, is also included.
The Alumnae Oral History Project collection is comprised of oral histories conducted with Smith College alumnae during reunion weekends from 2010 to 2017. The project was funded by the President's Office and the College Archives and coordinated by Kelly Anderson. Students from the Archives Concentration and Anderson's classes in oral history conducted the interviews. The collection contains video recordings, transcripts, and project records.
This collection includes photographs, collages, and a letter.
In this oral history Barbara Smith describes her childhood in an emotionally warm and culturally rich family that valued education and race work. The interview focuses on her activism as a grassroots organizer, writer, and publisher. Smith's story details the political challenges and personal costs of being a pioneer in radical coalition politics against imperialism, racism, and sexism, and homophobia. (Transcript 109 pp.)
The collection documents the history of Woman Sound (later City Sound Productions), the first all-woman sound company founded by Sandstrom and her partner, Casse Culver, in 1975. It is comprised of correspondence, financial records, legal documents, tax records, and general office files. The collection also includes research materials for Sandstrom's dissertation.
Brooke Palmieri describes themselves as "a writer, printmaker, and sculptor working at the intersections of history, memory, and gender-bending alternate realities." Prints and printed ephemera created by Brooke Palmieri, mostly under the name of their company Camp Books. The primary focus of the works is queer history and politics.
Lesbian activist. The Carmen Vázquez Papers document Vazquez's activism for gay and lesbian rights; they include materials pertaining to gay and lesbian health issues, as well as Vazquez's interest and involvement in broader issues of race and class. The collection includes diaries, correspondence, biographical information, an interview, photographs, memorabilia, writings speeches.
Carole A. Oglesby is a pioneer in the women's sports movement and one of the first "out" lesbians in U.S. athletics. The bulk of this collection represents Oglesby's professional activities, research and extensive writings, and contains materials related to women and sport in the United States and worldwide beginning in the 1950's.
The collection contains the professional papers and writings of Carolyn Gage, a lesbian feminist playwright who also acts and directs and treats her art as activism.
Celebration started in 1991 as an annual Celebration of Sisterhood, focusing on celebrating lesbian and bisexual culture. Contains correspondence, agendas, programs, news articles, and photos.
The Charlotte Whitton Papers consist of .25 linear ft. and are primarily related to her professional and public life, cover the period from 1945 to 1974. Types of materials include newspaper and magazine articles, correspondence, speeches, photographs, reports, and memorabilia. The bulk of the papers date from 1952 to 1964 and focus on Whitton's tenure as Mayor of Ottawa. Major topics found throughout these papers are Whitton's election campaigns and acts as Mayor.
Dolores Klaich (1936–2023) was a lesbian author of fiction and non-fiction and an teacher of human sexuality and HIV/AIDS. She was also a co-founder of the East End Gay Organization (EEGO) on Long Island and was active in various gay and lesbian causes. The Dolores Klaich papers consist of Klaich's writings, teaching materials on human sexuality and HIV/AIDS, and her files relating to various lesbian causes and organizations she was involved in.
Author; Feminist. The Papers document Konecky's literary career including manuscripts and drafts of early writings and published works; correspondence related to her publications and fan mail; book reviews; and publicity. There is little personal material.
Elizabeth Dorothy Robinton (1910-2007) was a professor of microbiology at Smith College. Her papers consist of both personal and professional materials including travel and scientific diaries, correspondence, photographs, research materials and publications.