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Oracle Feminist Bookstore subject files
1994-11  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Oracle Feminist Bookstore subject files
    Dates: 1973-1980
    Collection Number: 1994-11
    Creator/Collector: Shatzen, Marilyn Oracle Feminist Bookstore
    Extent: 2.4 linear feet
    Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Abstract: The Oracle Feminist Bookstore subject files consist of materials collected by Marilyn Shatzen while she worked at this feminist bookstore in Hayward, California. The files are arranged alphabetically and contain materials related to lesbians, women and feminism.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Oracle Feminist Bookstore subject files. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Marilyn Shatzen in May 1994. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Oracle Feminist Bookstore subject files consist of materials collected by Marilyn Shatzen while she worked at this feminist bookstore in Hayward, California. The store was operated by lesbians and was open from 1973 to 1980. The collection captures the flavor of a small city feminist bookstore during this period. The files are arranged alphabetically and contain materials related to lesbians, women and feminism. Carton 1 files range from Abortion through Homosexuality; Carton 2 contains Incest through Women’s Courses; Box 1 has Women’s Bureau through Writer's Resources. There are articles, bibliographies, ephemera, news clippings, newsletters, papers from feminist studies classes and publications. The collection does not contain any of the bookstore’s records.

    Indexing Terms

    Women's bookstores--California--Alameda County
    Lesbian feminism

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