Ann Bannon wrote the Beebo Brinker novels, a series of influential lesbian pulp paperbacks, which were published in the 1950s
and early 1960s. The papers contain original manuscripts, correspondence and financial records, interviews, essays, reviews,
photographs, and audiovisual materials.
Ann Bannon wrote the Beebo Brinker novels, a series of five influential lesbian pulp paperbacks, which were published by Gold
Medal Books between 1957-1962. The books tell the stories of young lesbians in pre-Stonewall Greenwich Village. "Odd Girl
Out," Bannon's first novel, was the second best selling original paperback of 1957. Following the publication of her novels,
Bannon returned to college. She earned a master's degree and later a Ph.D. in linguistics from Stanford. She has worked as
a professor and later associate dean at California University, Sacramento. Ann Bannon is the pseudonym of Ann Weldy (also
known as Ann Holmquist).
2.5 cubic feet (in 3 boxes) + 1 oversized box
Copyright and literary rights retained by donor.
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk