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Gianna Groves-Lord papers 1950-1993
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Box 1, Folder 1

Immigration and Work Visa Material. 1965-1971.

Physical Description: Papers and Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Documents issued from the United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, lawyers, and British Consulate in reference to Groves-Lord's immigration to the United States and employment.
Box 1, Folder 2

Work letters of reference. 1951-1972.

Physical Description: Printed material, letters

Scope and Content Note

Personal references from previous employers recommending Groves-Lord for future employment. Bulk pertain to employment as a personal chef.
Box 1, Folder 3

Passports and Driving License. 1956, 1966.

Physical Description: Hardcover passports, booklet

Scope and Content Note

Contains Groves-Lord's 1956 and 1966 British passports, as well as her Italian driving license issued in 1966.
Box 1, Folder 4

Legal documents and certificates. 1943-1983.

Physical Description: Printed material, certificates

Scope and Content Note

Contains birth certificate, divorce certificate from Bernard Groves, marriage and divorce certificates from Don Lord, certificate in Floral Arts, certificate from the Lewis Hotel-Motel School, British citizenship application, promissory notes, and legal documents/correspondences.
Box 1, Folder 5

Personal finances. 1956-1987.

Physical Description: Papers and Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Contains documents related to taxes, social security, medicare, insurance, and personal finances (including bank notes and check register).
Box 1, Folder 6

Medical records, personal health. 1977-1989.

Physical Description: Booklets, papers, letters

Scope and Content Note

Contains appointment receipts, informational booklets on hearing impairment, prescription notes, and doctor notes/letters.
Box 1, Folder 7

Car maintenance. 1982-1989.

Physical Description: Papers and Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Includes automotive invoices, car insurance documents, information sheets on repairs and instructions on maintenance, handwritten notes, repair workshop class papers.
Box 1, Folder 8

Antiques certificates. undated.

Physical Description: Certificates, printed material

Scope and Content Note

Ownership certificates of authenticity for various collectibles, the majority for porcelain plates.
Box 2, Folder 1

Address books, business cards. undated.

Physical Description: Books, papers, handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Contains two vis-a-card file books with business cards, personal notes of addresses or phone numbers, and two address books.
Box 2, Folder 2

Calendars. 1983-1993.

Physical Description: Calendars

Scope and Content Note

Yearly calendars containing handwritten activities, events and reminders.
Box 2, Folder 3

Floral work, design. 1974-1985.

Physical Description: Papers and Printed Material, Handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Floral orders, price lists, magazine images, and receipts. Also contains business letters and a 1975 South Gate Press newspaper feature on Groves-Lord, entitled "Whimsical Animals Made with Flowers."
Box 2, Folder 4

Astrology. undated.

Physical Description: Newspaper, handwritten notes, printed material

Scope and Content Note

Contains volume LXVI, no. 5 issue of Astrology and Psychic News, a 1989 printed copy of Portait Astral, and handwritten notes on individuals' astrological signs.
Box 2, Folder 4

Recipes and Menus. circa 1980's.

Physical Description: Papers and Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Includes recipe clippings from newspapers, handwritten recipes, food guides, and restaurant menus.
Box 2, Folder 6

Newspaper clippings. circa 1970's-1980's.

Physical Description: Newspaper

Scope and Content Note

Contains various article clippings, many from the Los Angeles Times and the National Enquirer.
Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondences. 1968-1990's.

Physical Description: Papers, Handwritten notes, cards

Scope and Content Note

Contains greeting cards, postcards and letters written to Gianna Groves-Lord.
Box 3, Folder 2

Gay/Lesbian articles and papers. circa 1985-1993.

Physical Description: Booklets, papers, letters

Scope and Content Note

Contains Buck Roger's Happenings Events Calendar from August 1985, letters concerning the West Coast Conference for Old Lesbians, newsletters and pamphlets, and a Hall of Fame certificate from the June L. Mazer Lesbian Collection.
Box 3, Folder 3

Photographs. circa 1950-1990.

Physical Description: Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Contains large photographs, portraits, and headshots, some with handwritten notes.
Box 3, Folder 4

Photographs. circa 1950-1990.

Physical Description: Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Bulk contains portraits or candid shots. Few have notes or dates.
Box 3, Folder 5

Photographs. circa 1950-1990.

Physical Description: Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Bulk of contents include nude portraits, photographs of women.
Box 3, Folder 6

Photographs. circa 1950-1990.

Physical Description: Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Bulk of image content includes floral displays or animals.
Box 3, Folder 7

Miscellaneous. undated.

Physical Description: Papers and Printed Material, Handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Contains receipt, prayer booklets, film calendars, papers related to pet care, personal notes. Also contains a nameless love letter dated January 13, 1972.