Finding Aid for the Lesbian Visibility Week Records, 1990-1992

Processed by Stacy Wood, 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Lesbian Visibility Week Records
Date (inclusive): 1990-1992
Collection number: 1948
Creator: West Hollywood Lesbian Visibility Committee, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center 1990-
Extent: 1 document box (.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: 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 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 1990 through 1992.
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

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 Note

Processed by Stacy Wood, 2011.

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 Visibility Week Records (Collection 1948). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6962880 

Biography/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 around 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.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

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

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.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Display Materials. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper on foam core

Scope and Content Note

Printed signs pasted onto foam core for stability, these were used to highlight displays, direct participants and provoke thought. Also included are small print outs displaying quotes from various literature and thinkers concerning lesbians.
Box 1, Folder 2

Double K Gallery Correspondence and Documentation. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper, handwritten notes, foam core

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains all correspondence, financial information, artist statements and collection notes included in the planning and execution of a gallery showing in 1990 as a part of Lesbian Visibility Week. The show included artists working across many types of media.
Box 1, Folder 3

Lesbian Video Festival. 1990.

Physical Description: printed flyers, handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Included in Folder 3 are flyers for the Lesbian Video Festival in conjunction with Lesbian Visibility Week, as well as descriptions of many of the videos that were submitted or featured.
Box 1, Folder 4

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

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Included is the correspondence between organizers of Lesbian Visibility Week and the advisory committee as to planned events, timing, funding and support.
Box 1, Folder 5

Events Calendars. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Printed calendars listing the programmed events of Lesbian Visibility Week (for distribution).
Box 1, Folder 6

Mock Ups. undated.

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 7

Flyers and Brochures. 1990-1992.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Flyers and brochures for individual events as well as the week of programming. Includes descriptions of participants and listing of supporting businesses and organizations.
Box 1, Folder 8

Miscellaneous. undated.

Physical Description: various

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous items included in the collection. This folder contains buttons advertising Lesbian Visibility Week, a memo announcement and newspaper clippings.
Box 1, Folder 9

Photos and Proof Sheets. undated.

Physical Description: photos, negatives, proof sheets

Scope and Content Note

Photographs taken for promotional materials associated with Lesbian Visibility Week, the photographer is Becky Villasenor.