Lesbian literature

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Black and Asian diaspora feminism and Black lesbian feminism

Folder of publications, journal articles and literature relating to Black and Asian diaspora feminism and Black lesbian feminism.

Includes: leaflet for ‘In Celebration of Audre Lorde’ fundraiser for Azania (n.d.); Black Women & Representation programme (Apr-May 1984); photocopy of ‘Other Voices, Other Moods’ by Alice Walker for Ms magazine (Feb 1979); June Jordan biography from City Limits (16 Mar 1989); Weekend Guardian articles on poverty and homosexuality in South Africa (12-13 May 1990); ‘Call and Response’ by Maud Sulter, from Feminist Art News 2.8 (n.d.); photocopy of extract of The Ladder: A Lesbian Review (Jun 1966); Camden Black Sisters herstory (n.d. [c.1980s]); Lesbian Archive & Information Centre flyer and [oral history?] questionnaire (n.d.); London Feminist History Group flyer (n.d.); circular letter and info from Sakhi Collective, Delhi (1994); Mukti and Connexions articles on Asian lesbians (1982 & 1985); transcript of Linda King’s interview with Melina Young (n.d.); circular from International Lesbian and Gay People of Colour Conference (ILGPOCC) Planning Group (n.d.); meeting minutes of Black Lesbian and Gay Support Group (17 Nov 1989); homophobic letter from Pan African Congress Movement (PACM) to Hackney Black Women’s Group (20 Mar 1990); Lesbian History Group summer programme (1990); Lesbian Information Service index of lesbian and women’s orgs (Jun 1988); photocopy of Joan Nestle’s interview with Mabel Hampton from Sinister Wisdom (Summer 1979); ‘Whitney Weeps for Me’ article from News of the World (8 May 1988); Linda King’s interview with Louisa John-Baptiste (n.d.); photocopy of ‘Lesbian Mothers Conference: A Black Lesbian View’ by Angela (n.d.); photocopy of review of Audre Lorde’s Sister Outsider [by Barbara Christian?], from Black Feminist Criticism: Perspectives on Black Women Writers (1986); photocopy of National Coalition of Black Gays solidarity message to NGO Forum ’85 (1985); photocopied biographical articles/reference files on Angelina Weld Grimké, Ma Rainey, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Dunbar Nelson, Edmonia Lewis, Bessie Smith, Gladys Bentley; photocopy of ‘No More Buried Lives: The Theme of Lesbianism in Audre Lorde’s Zami, Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place, Ntozake Shange’s Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo, and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple’ [by Barbara Christian?], from Black Feminist Criticism: Perspectives on Black Women Writers (1986); photocopy of Jackie Kay’s interview with Maya Angelou, from Marxism Today (Sept 1987); photocopy of ‘Early Stars and Shows’ from Black Dance by Edward Thorpe (1989); photocopy of ‘Lesbian Daughter’ by Cheryl West, from SAGE 4.2 (1987); biographical article on Rosa Guy, from the Sunday Observer (8 Nov 1987); photocopy of ‘My Experience as a Black Lesbian Teacher’ article (n.d.); photocopy of ‘I Never Thought I’d be a Lesbian Until…’ by Sharon Smith (n.d.); photocopied Lesbian Archive & Information Centre ‘Black Lesbian Only Open Day’ (c.1990); review of Wild Women in the Whirlwind from New Statesman (n.d.); photocopy of ‘From the inside Looking In: A Reappraisal of Heart of the Race’ by Sisters in Study, from Realities of Time (n.d.); photocopy of ‘“I Dream a World”’ by Eleanor J. Bader, from On the Issues 14 (1990); Alan Wall’s interview with gay disco artist Sylvester, from Gay News 154 (Oct 1978); excerpt of early lesbian poetry from ‘Sapphic Song’ (n.d.).

Also includes two indexes for Black lesbian reference material and file contents, [probably from Lesbian Archive & Information Centre].

Black lesbian feminism and Black feminist history & literature

Photocopies of articles and press cuttings relating to Black lesbian feminism and Black feminist history & literature.

Includes articles on: coming out as a Black lesbian; homosexuality and critical theory; ‘No More Buried Lives: The Theme of Lesbianism in Audre Lorde’s Zami, Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place, Ntozake Shange’s Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo, and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple’ [by Barbara Christian?], from Black Feminist Criticism: Perspectives on Black Women Writers (1986); Bessie Smith; Ma Rainey; Angelina Weld Grimké; Whitney Houston; Gladys Bentley; Ernestine Eckstein; Edmonia Lewis; Zora Neale Hurston; heterosexism in Hackney (article by Femi Otitoju).

Feminist and LGBTQ activism, groups and campaigns

Series contains material relating to a wide range of women's organisations and grassroots collectives; feminist and women's liberation campaigns; lesbian feminist groups; LGBTQ (particularly lesbian) groups, campaigns and issues; disability rights activism; feminist and lesbian feminist media; resources for women and LGBTQ people; Black feminism; Latin American and international lesbian feminism; and global solidarity actions and campaigns. Includes publications, resource guides, newsletters, correspondence, zines, press cuttings, flyers, posters, leaflets, booklets, academic & research reports, conference papers, meeting minutes, and more.

Feminist newsletters

Newsletters from various feminist and community groups.

Includes: Amach Linn newsletter (Feb 1996); ‘Aqui Nosotras: Bulletin of the European-Latin American Women’s Network’ (Dec 1995); Disability Awareness in Action newsletters 32-33 (Nov & Dec 1995); Dykenosis (LesBeWell) newsletters 6-7 (Oct & Dec 1995); Esto No Tiene Nombres magazine 3.1 (1994); Feminist Library newsletter (Autumn 1995); International Lesbian Information Service (ILIS) newsletter 16.3 (1995); News Line: The Voice of Blackliners newsletter 13 (Dec 1995); Northgate News: The Voice of Oxford Lesbian and Gay Centre 55 (Feb 1996); Older Lesbian Network newsletters (Oct 1995, Nov 1995, Dec 1995, Jan 1996); photocopied ‘Les is more’ article from Time Out magazine 1296 (21-28 Jun 1995); Women’s Health newsletter 22 (May 1994); Zaminews 2.1 (1992).

Feminist zines and publications

Feminist zines and publications (CLCBLG office copies).

Includes: ‘The Ancient Religion of the Great Cosmic Mother of All’ zine by Monica Sjoo (Dec 1975); ‘PENT-UP’ zine by the members of Southampton Women’s Liberation (n.d. [1970s?]); ‘Moonstorm’ lesbian feminist zine 3.1 (Spring 1976); ‘The Myth of Motherhood’ Spokesman pamphlet by Lee Comer (1971); ‘Red Notes’ magazine (n.d. [c.1970s]); Big Flame Women’s Group magazine (n.d. [c.1970s]); ‘Enough’ literary journal by Bristol Women’s Liberation Group (n.d. [c.1970s]); Whirlwind anarcha-feminist magazine 1.1 (n.d. [c.1970s]).

Feminist zines and publications

Zines and publications by regional and national women’s liberation groups (CLCBLG office copies).

Includes: ‘Living as Women: Notting Hill Women’s Paper’ zine (n.d. [c.1970s]); ‘Women Together’ feminist zine (n.d. [c.1970s]); ‘Down Tools!’ zine by Colchester Women’s Liberation (n.d. [c.1970s]); ‘At Last… It’s the Libertarian Women’s Network’ bulletin (n.d. [c.1972]); ‘Women Come Together… It’s what your right arm’s for…’ zine by Swansea Women’s Liberation Group (n.d. [c.1970s]); Libertarian Women’s Network Newssheets (no. 11 & 14 [c.1972]; Fellowship of Reconciliation (pacifist religious collective) newsletter (n.d. [c.1970s]); People’s Food Co-op (Lincoln Estate, Bow) bulletin (n.d. [c.1970s]): ‘The Ancient Religion of the Great Cosmic Mother of All’ zine by Monica Sjoo (Jun 1976).

LAIC administrative records

Material relating to the Lesbian Archive and Information Centre (LAIC), including: minutes and agendas of workers’ meetings; copies of a circular re admitting men into the London Women’s Centre; and circular & flyer relating to the (ultimately unsuccessful) Save Wesley House campaign.

London Women's Centre

Latin American and international lesbian feminism

Publications and leaflets from Latin American and international lesbian groups (primarily Spanish-language material).

Includes: leaflet for Acercándote al Movimiento Homosexual de Lima (Gay Movement of Lima; n.d.); Conducta (Im)propia magazine (‘(Im)proper Conduct’; Mar 1992); National Centre for Lesbian Rights bulletin (Autumn 1992); WARMI (Latin American Women’s Rights Service) newsletter (Dec 1990); ‘Lesbian Action / Lesbian Organization’ publication by the International Lesbian Information Service, detailing their history and future plans (n.d.); report entitled ‘Situación de las lesbianas en Chile’ by Ayuquelén lesbian feminist collective (n.d. [c.1980s?]); ‘Colectivo Ayuquelén: “Somos lesbianas por opción”’ (‘Ayuquelén Collective: “We are lesbians by choice”’) article by Milena Vodanovic (Jun 1987).

Lesbian feminist resources

Resources and literature relating to lesbian women, including group publications, magazines, advice guides, photographs.

Includes: Envelope of photographs labelled ‘Work of Deptford Dykes’ (c.1988-1990); ‘A Hard-Hit Community’ report by Savitri Hensman for the London Lesbian and Gay Voluntary Sector Network (1989); ‘With Our Hands’ essay about domestic violence in lesbian relationship by Ellen Bell, from Trouble & Strife 16 (Summer 1989); Shebang 8 (Feb 1994); ‘Police Raids: A briefing paper’ by Lesbians & Policing Project (LESPOP); Lesbian & Gay Employment Rights (LAGER) newsletter (Autumn 1991); Lesbian Employment Rights newsletters (1987-1990; not a complete run); Older Lesbian Network newsletter (c.1980s, 1994); LESPOP bulletins 1 & 2 (Sept 1985, Dec 1985); LESPOP solicitors surveys assessing needs and preexisting legal resources of women’s & community advice centres; ‘Quiet Storm & Other Reports’ journal from International Lesbian Information Service (ILIS; c.1992); Stepping Out of Line: A Workbook on Lesbianism and Feminism by Nym Hughes, Yvonne Johnson & Yvette Perault (Press Gang, 1984).

LGBTQ and feminist publications and conference papers

Various LGBTQ and feminist publications, including: Paper Gai (Spanish-language LGBT+ magazine from Valencia; May 1994); ONE/IGLA bulletin (newsletter of ONE Institute/International Gay and Lesbian Archive; Spring 1995); First Things First: Books for Women catalogue (1975/76); short story called ‘It need Never have Happened’ (n.d.); the Fawcett Library newsletter (Jan 1995); ‘Meeting the Educational Needs of our Children’, 2nd African Books Festival brochure (Nov 1987); Images of Women newsletter (n.d. [c.1970s]); Gay Concern newsletter (n.d. [c.1970s]); Roman Catholic Feminist newsletter (Oct 1979); London Irish Women’s Centre information pack (n.d.); and notes regarding men on premises [at A Woman's Place or London Women's Centre?; n.d.].

Also contains conference papers from British Sociological Association Conference, 5-8 April 1982: ‘Gender marking in teachers’ assessments’ by Jane French, University of Manchester; ‘National Reproduction: Sexism, Racism & the State’ by Nira Yuval Davis, Thames Polytechnic; ‘Women and Caring: Skills, Tasks and Taboos’ by Clare Ungerson, University of Kent; ‘Purification or Social Control? Ideologies of Reproduction and the Churching of Women after Childbirth by Peter Rushton, Sunderland Polytechnic; ‘Theories of Sexuality in Medical Practice: A Working Paper’ by Ong Bie Mo and Jane Rosser; ‘The Sexual Harassment of Working Women’ by Stephen J. Morewitz, University of Chicago; ‘The Regulation of Fertility – Some Social and Historical Questions’ by Caroline Love; ‘Crowd Control at English Football Matches: Some Issues of Gender’ by Jerry M. Lewis, Kent State University; ‘Food as an Indicator of Social Relations’ by Marion Kerr and Nickie Charles; ‘Community Study of Violence to Women’ by Jane Hanmer and Sheila Saunders (University of Bradford), ‘Social Gender and linguistic Gender: Masculine and Feminine in Language and Society’ by Jean Crocker, University of Newcastle; ‘Hide and Clique: Structural Aspects in Disclosure of a Discreditable Identity’ by Peter M. Davies, University College Cardiff; ‘Towards a Sociology of Domestic Economy’ by Anne Goldthorpe and Judy Worsnop; ‘The Professions and the Semi-Professions: The Control of Emotions and the Construction of Masculinity’ by Jeff Hearn, University of Bradford; ‘Illness, Crime and the ‘Female Role’: Problems in the Analysis of Sex and Gender’ by Anne Edwards Hiller, Monash University.

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