Oracle Feminist Bookstore subject files

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
657 Mission Street, #300
San Francisco, California 94105
(415) 777-5455
reference@glbthistory.org
http://www.glbthistory.org/
2013


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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