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Lesbian activists

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara Love research files regarding Feminists Who Changed America

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00664
Overview Barbara J. Love is a feminist activist and writer. Among other projects she founded the Pioneer Feminist Project, which resulted in publication of Feminists Who Changed America (2006), the first comprehensive directory to document many of the founders and leaders, including both well-known and grassroots organizers of the Second Wave Women's Movement.The collection includes administrative files for the project, as well as the biographical files pertaining to...
Dates: 1999 - 2010

Betty Millard papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00673
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: 1911 - 2010

Boden Sandstrom papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00745
Overview 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.
Dates: 1941 - 2017

Carmen Vázquez papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00557
Overview 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.
Dates: 1951 - 2011

Carolyn Gage papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00710
Overview 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.
Dates: 1977 - 2014

Dee Mosbacher papers and Woman Vision records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00740
Overview Diane (Dee) Mosbacher is an activist, filmmaker, and practicing psychiatrist. Her production company, Woman Vision, has produced films with themes touching on homophobia in various contexts, women's history, and the lived experiences of people who are gay and lesbian. This collection documents Mosbacher's personal life and professional life both through and outside of Woman Vision. It includes writings by and about Mosbacher, paper records from Woman Vision's projects, and a large amount of...
Dates: 1950 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2013

Documenting Lesbian Lives Oral History Project oral histories

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00661
Overview Documenting Lesbian Lives Oral History Project is a collection of life histories of women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, woman-identified-woman, queer, or who prefer not to identify with sexuality categories. The project provides a complex and nuanced collective story of American lesbian history and experience. Narrators include grassroots activists and political organizers; educators and academics; musicians, writers, and artists; as well as community and religious leaders. They come from...
Dates: 2010-2019

Dolores Alexander papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00582
Overview Writer; Reporter; Lesbian activist. The Dolores Alexander Papers consist of correspondence, writings, and other documents pertaining to Alexander's work as a writer (freelance and as employed by Time, Inc.); files pertaining to Alexander's activism in NOW, Women Against Pornography, and to broader feminist and lesbian issues; files documenting the history of Mother Courage Restaurant in New York; books and audiovisual materials on the subject of achieving financial independence, and Alexander's...
Dates: 1945-1998; Majority of material found in 1960s-70s

Dyke TV records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00656
Overview Dyke TV was a weekly television series produced by and for lesbians and distributed from 1993 to 2005 as a way of empowering the lesbian community and increasing visibility and ending isolation of lesbians. It was founded by the Lesbian Avengers, and was part of their education and activist program. This collection includes video tapes, raw footage, and DVD dubs of Dyke TV programs, as well as administrative files and memorabilia. The materials cover a wide range of topics, including but not...
Dates: 1987 - 2007

Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00780
Overview The collection contains personal and professional papers reflecting Elizabeth Kennedy's role as one of the pioneers in the field of Women's Studies and LGBTQ Studies as well as her activism, both in Buffalo, NY and in Arizona. Especially well documented is the emergence of Women's Studies as a viable academic field, as well as the opening up of American Studies and cultural anthropology.
Dates: 1951-2017

Felice Yeskel papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SSC-MS-00695
Overview Activist; Educator. The papers of an activist who fought for peace, gay rights and an end to classism. include correspondence, research, lecture notes, published work, program files, organizational records, newspaper and magazine articles, email, photographs, films, and computer files. Especially well-documented is Yeskel's work to end homophobia and classism. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]
Dates: 1953 - 2010

Jan Roby collection of photographs of lesbian feminist activists

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00378
Overview Jan Roby collection of photographs of lesbian feminist activists consists of 70 photographs of lesbian feminist activists: Jan Roby, Jill Johnston, Alida Walsh, Sidney Abbott, Dianne Brenner, Phyllis Birkby, and others.
Dates: 1970 - 1979

Joan E. Biren papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00587
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: 1944-2019

Joann Aalfs papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00479
Overview The Joann Aalfs papers document the New Bedford Women's Center (founded circa 1969), of which Aalfs was a member. She kept complete and highly detailed records that provide excellent documentation of the beginnings of this grassroots women's organization, the personal and political dimensions of the problems its members sought to address and remedy, as well as the economic, social and cultural context in which it existed. Much of the correspondence is family-related, over multiple generations.
Dates: 1902-2014

Lesléa Newman papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00588
Overview Lesléa Newman is an American author and editor whose writing explores lesbian, feminist, and Jewish themes and their intersection. The collection contains materials documenting her professional career as a writer, speaker, and teacher, including drafts of writing, correspondence, speeches, and audiovisual material.
Dates: 1970 - 2016

Loraine Hutchins papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00701
Overview Author; Bisexual rights activist; Professor, Women's Studies; Sex coach. Papers include correspondence, photographs, research subject files, published and unpublished writing by Hutchins and others, newspaper clippings, fliers, newsletters, and periodicals. The periodicals include extensive runs of radical feminist and feminist spirituality related periodicals and zines from the 1970s and bisexuality-themed periodicals of the 1990s. Other social justice movements--African American civil rights,...
Dates: 1948-2006; Majority of material found within 1970s-1990s

Marjory Nelson papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00551
Overview Marjorie Nelson was a lesbian activist, therapist and feminist. The Marjory Nelson papers consist of a wide range of materials documenting the progression of her life, from faculty wife in a traditional marriage to graduate student, lesbian activist, radical feminist, hypnotherapist, and pacifist. Her activities in the feminist movement are richly documented, from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present. There are also correspondence, photographs and other materials representative of...
Dates: 1947-2006

Mary Daly papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00637
Overview Mary Daly (1928-2010) was a radical feminist philosopher, author, lecturer, and professor of religious and women's studies. This collection includes records of her personal and professional life. Of particular interest are Daly's fight with Boston College, her writing process, and her argument with Audre Lorde.
Dates: 1928 - 2013

Nanette K. Gartrell papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00757
Overview Nanette K. Gartrell, born in 1949, is an American psychiatrist, researcher, lesbian activist and author. The collection documents Gartrell's personal and professional life and is comprised of materials concerning Gartrell's advocacy for women's rights and LGBT people within the American Psychiatric Association; educational programs to promote non-homophobic healthcare; the lesbian physician's conference, Women in Medicine; studies on sexual abuse and her U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian...
Dates: 1949-2015

Ruth Berman and Connie Kurtz papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00520
Overview Lesbian activists; Teacher, Health and Physical Education; Professor; Counselor. The Ruthie Berman and Connie Kurtz Papers include personal correspondence and emails, scrapbooks, photographs, and files related to gay and lesbian rights, same-sex marriage, and women's rights. The collection also includes audiovisual materials, production notes, and public relations materials pertaining to the documentary about the couple: Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House (2002). The most recent...
Dates: 1950 - 2018

Sophia West papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00621
Overview The collection contains diaries, other personal papers, and writings of Sophia West, a writer, lesbian feminist, pacifist, and political activist who lived in a variety of feminist collectives in New York and California.
Dates: 1976 - 2009

Tucker Pamella Farley papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00676
Overview Author; Labor organizer; Lesbian activist; Professor, English; Professor, Women's Studies. The papers contain materials from her academic career and study groups. Most material is related to Marxist Feminist Group 1 (MF 1) which include an extensive amount of discussion notes, minutes, planning materials, and publications. The group's topics ranged significantly over the years, and have included socialism, homophobia, racism, and postmodernism. Some records also exist of her participation in...
Dates: 1969 - 2010

Voices of Feminism Oral History Project oral histories

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00535
Overview Oral History Project documenting the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States. Narrators include labor, peace, and anti-racism activists; artists and writers; lesbian rights advocates; grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers; and women of color reproductive justice leaders. Interviews cover childhood, personal life, and political work. Most oral histories consist of audiovisual recordings and transcripts, plus some background information.
Dates: 1990-2014