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Finding Aid for the Lesbian Nurses of Los Angeles records, 1985-1995
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lesbian Nurses of Los Angeles records
    Date (inclusive): 1985-1995
    Collection number: 1986
    Creator: Lesbian Nurses of Los Angeles.
    Extent: 2 document boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Abstract: The Lesbian Nurses of Los Angeles (LNLA) was formed in 1985 as a consciousness-raising group for registered nurses (RNs) who commonly shared one thing: "being a woman, being a feminist, and being a lesbian." The LNLA Records hold organizational documents, flyers, newsletters, news articles, community correspondences, and member mini-autobiographies, as well as group memorabilia.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Amanda Walker, 1995. This collection is part of an outreach and collection-building partnership between the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives, the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) and the UCLA Library.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Kimberlee Granholm, 2012.

    Sponsor

    The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive  at UCLA is an outreach and collection-building partnership between the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives , the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW)  and the UCLA Library . These collections expand the pool of primary source materials available to researchers and to the community at large. This partnership was initiated by CSW and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to inventory, organize, preserve, and digitize more than eighty Mazer collections pertaining to lesbian and feminist activism and writings.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lesbian Nurses of Los Angeles records (Collection 1986). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7103348 

    Biography/History

    Lesbian Nurses of Los Angeles (LNLA) was formed in 1985 from one RN's desire to identify with other lesbian nurses and to encourage unity within the field. As part of the group's mission, LNLA combined both social and political energies related to issues on professional nursing, homophobia, discrimination, and identifying as a woman, feminist and lesbian. Meetings, conducted monthly in members' homes and accompanied by a potluck, focused on consciousness-raising, and often included a special topics presentation, guest speaker, and group discussion. LNLA also participated in marches and parades (for instance, annual involvement in the Christopher St. West Parade), and actively collaborated with other community groups.

    Scope and Content

    The Lesbian Nurses of Los Angeles Records include organizational documents such as mission and purpose statements, by-laws, meeting minutes, attendance records, flyers, newsletters, news articles, and member autobiographies. Also included is information regarding LNLA's 1990 involvement in Suzann Gage v. Santa Monica College, ACLA correspondences, and LNLA memorabilia including a scrapbook, t-shirt, and buttons.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Materials arranged according to subject.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Lesbian Nurses of Los Angeles --Archives.
    Lesbian nurses --California --Los Angeles --Archival resources.