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Gianna Groves-Lord papers 1950-1993 (Collection LSC 2138)
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  • Restrictions on Access
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Gianna Groves-Lord papers
    Collection number: LSC 2138
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.2 linear feet (3 document boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1993
    Abstract: Gianna Groves-Lord was a professional chef who later turned to floristry. The bulk of her papers consists of personal records related to United States immigration and employment.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Groves-Lord, Gianna

    Restrictions 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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gianna Groves-Lord papers (Collection 2138). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Acquisition Information

    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 History

    Processed by Kimberlee Granholm, 2012.
    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.   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.

    Biography

    Gianna Groves-Lord began her professional career in England in 1960 as a caterer. Upon coming to the United States through employment with the South African Embassy, she found herself as the only "lady chef" in Embassy Row in Washington D.C. She was hired away from the embassy by Harriet Deutsch and moved to California. Later, she gave up catering after severe back problems and hospitalization, and turned to floristry. She began work with Pierre Kenards Custom Florist in 1975.

    Scope and Content

    The Gianna Groves-Lord papers largely consists of her personal records related to United States immigration and employment. They also include financial documents, correspondence, hobbies, and papers on health. The collection also contains various newspaper clippings and photographs.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Groves-Lord, Gianna
    Florists--California--Archival resources
    Women cooks.