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Lesbian Visibility Week records, 1990-1992
1948  
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  • Conditions on Access
  • Conditions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Related Material

  • Title: Lesbian Visibility Week Records
    Collection number: 1948
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 document box)
    Date (inclusive): 1990-1992
    Abstract: Lesbian Visibility Week is a week-long event devoted to raising awareness of lesbian issues and identities, and raising and celebrating the profile of the lesbian community. It is a combination of cultural programming, workshops addressing current and impending needs, awards ceremonies, and social events. It is co-sponsored by the West Hollywood Lesbian Visibility Committee and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and is funded in part by the city of West Hollywood. This collection contains materials pertaining to the planning and execution of Lesbian Visibility Week in West Hollywood, California for the years 1990 through 1992.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical location: COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: West Hollywood Lesbian Visibility Committee

    Conditions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Conditions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lesbian Visibility Week Records (Collection 1948). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6962880 

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Provenance unknown.
    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 Information

    Processed by Stacy Wood, 2011. Description enhanced and further physical processing completed by Sabrina Ponce in 2016.
    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.

    History

    Lesbian Visibility Week is a week-long event devoted to raising awareness around lesbian issues and identities, raising the profile of the lesbian community and celebrating. It is a combination of cultural programming, workshops addressing current and impending needs, awards ceremonies and social events. It is cosponsored by the Lesbian Visibility Committee and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and is funded in part by the city of West Hollywood. The West Hollywood Lesbian Visibility Committee (WeHo LVC) was established in 1989 to bring awareness to lesbians living and loving in West Hollywood, California, one of the largest lesbian communities in America. WeHo LVC endeavors to bring justice where injustices are being carried out in the lesbian community and to act as a resource for women in need.

    Scope and Content

    This collection includes correspondence, notes, promotional materials, display boards, and photographs all centered on the planning and execution of Lesbian Visibility Week in West Hollywood, California. The collection is dominated by materials from 1990 although Lesbian Visibility Week continued to have a strong presence throughout the 1990s and 2000s.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Materials are arranged chronologically with undated materials at the end.

    Related Material

    Related material can be found in both the VIVA 1985-1995 Collection in the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA as well as in the Lesbian Legacy Collection Subject Files ca. 1920-2008 at the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Lesbians--California--Los Angeles--Congresses.