Lesbian Visibility Week records, 1990-1992

Finding aid prepared by Stacy Wood, 2011 and Sabrina Ponce, 2016; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Online finding aid last updated 23 January 2017.


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

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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.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

West Hollywood Lesbian and Gay Advisory Committee Meeting Correspondence and Documentation. circa 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Included is the correspondence and documentation between organizers of Lesbian Visibility Week and the advisory committee regarding planned events, timing, funding, and support.
Box 1, Folder 2

Publicity. circa 1990.

Physical Description: various

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains buttons and newspaper clippings advertising Lesbian Visibility Week.
Box 1, Folder 3

Events Calendars. circa 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Contains copies of two versions of printed calendars listing the programmed events of Lesbian Visibility Week 1990 (for distribution).
Box 1, Folder 4

Mock Ups. circa 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper, taped and cut paper

Scope and Content Note

Various mock ups of promotional materials for Lesbian Visibility Week including brochures, program guides, calendars, and informational packets.
Box 1, Folder 5

Photos and Proof Sheets. circa 1990.

Physical Description: photos, negatives, proof sheets

Scope and Content Note

Photographs taken by Becky Villasenor for promotional materials associated with Lesbian Visibility Week.
Box 1, Folder 6

Lesbian Video Festival. circa 1990.

Physical Description: printed flyers, handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Included in this file are flyers for the Lesbian Video Festival hosted in conjunction with Lesbian Visibility Week, as well as descriptions of many of the videos that were submitted or featured.
Box 1, Folder 7

Double K Gallery Correspondence and Documentation. circa 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper, handwritten notes, foam core

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains all correspondence, financial information, artist statements, collection notes, and captions included in the planning and execution of an exhibition in 1990 as part of Lesbian Visibility Week. The show included artists working with various types of media.
Box 1, Folders 8-9

Mazer Exhibition Materials. circa 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper on foam core

Scope and Content Note

Includes printed captions pasted onto foamcore for stability. These were used as part of an exhibition organized by the Mazer collection as part of Lesbian Visibility Week to direct participants and provoke thought. Also included are small print-outs displaying quotes from various works of literature and thinkers concerning lesbians.
Box 1, Folder 10

Flyers and Brochures. circa 1990-1992.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Flyers and brochures for individual events, the week of programming, descriptions of participants and supporting organizations, and lesbian visibility resources.
Box 1, Folder 11

Josephine Butler. undated.

Scope and Content

Includes information and photocopies of excerpts from a book about 19th-century activist Josephine Butler.