Scope and Content
Organization and Arrangement
Title: Bunny MacCulloch papers
Date (inclusive): 1928-1989
Collection number: 1959
MacCulloch, Nancy (1928-1989)
5 document boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Nancy (Bunny) MacCulloch was a lifelong activist and community partner, serving as an active participant and board member
to several organizations including the Southern California Women for Understanding, Connexxus, and the West Coast Lesbian
Collections. She and her partner June Mazer founded and maintained the June L. Mazer Archives until her death. She was also
an accomplished film editor and avid collector. This collection includes personal correspondence, materials from her editing
companies, articles and drafts written for newsletters and obituaries.
Language: Finding aid is written in
Language of the Material:
Materials are in English.
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.
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.
Processed by Stacy Wood, 2011.
June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive
at UCLA is an outreach and collection-building partnership between the
June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives
UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW)
. 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.
[Identification of item], Bunny MacCulloch papers (Collection Number 1959). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, UCLA.
Bunny MacCulloch was born Nancy Winifred MacCulloch on August 13, 1928 in Salem, Massachusetts. A public figure even at a
young age, she starred in school plays and won prizes for oration. She majored in journalism at Vermont Junior College in
Montpelier for two years before traveling throughout Europe.
Bunny spent several years working in psychiatric facilities both public and private before moving into a position at the New
York Public Library as well as working in a Grand Canyon Lodge before finally settling in Southern California during the mid
For the next two decades, MacCulloch made her living as an independent film editor. She formed Cut! Productions with Joan
Longdon in 1968 and later broke out on her own with Academy Leader Editorial in 1983. MacCulloch worked on documentaries,
TV commercials, industrial films and government training films. Her films went on to be dubbed in seven languages and were
distributed in 47 countries. They also received Gold Hugo Awards at the Chicago Film Festival, gold medals at the New York
International TV and Film Festival and Cine Golden Eagle Awards in the non-theatrical division the film industry sponsors.
MacCulloch joined the Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU) in 1978, serving as their archivist, co-editing the
newsletter and serving a two year term as secretary. It was at her second meeting for the SCWU that she met June Mazer, who
became the love of her life until she died (also of cancer) in 1987. Together they adopted the West Coast Lesbian Collection
of memorabilia. It began in San Francisco and was looking for a home. Before she passed away, MacCulloch put in a tremendous
amount of effort into cataloging the collections and acquiring more materials. Eventually it was put under the umbrella of
the International Gay and Lesbian Archives, sponsored by Connexxus and named the June L. Mazer collection. The June Mazer
Collection is now an independent and volunteer run archive in Los Angeles, CA.
MacCulloch spent the last year of her life cataloging for the Mazer Collection. She also received the Community Service Award
from SCWU in March, 1988 and a proclamation from the City of West Hollywood on May 7, 1989. The acceptance of this award was
to be her last public appearance.
Bunny also collected Indian artifacts and political buttons, participated in the annual Pasadena Doo-Dah parade, made bead
jewelry, was a fantastic cook and was a lover of all animals.
Scope and Content
The scope of this collection is incredibly broad, spanning professional activities and affiliations, activist and community
organizations, personal papers and historical papers. The collection represents Bunny MacCulloch's work in film editing as
well as her participation in the SCWU, the June L. Mazer Archive and other Los Angeles activist organizations. The collection
also includes cassette tapes of Bunny MacCulloch in both personal and official capacities.
Organization and Arrangement
Materials are arranged according to format and subject.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
MacCulloch, Nancy, 1928-1989 --Archives.
Lesbian activists --United States --Archival resources.