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Finding Aid for the Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe records 1975-1979 LSC.2137
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Description
In the fall of 1975, a group of women opened Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe in Eugene, Oregon with the idea of supporting a Women's Center. The restaurant functioned as a collective without designating a manager or hierarchical structure and food was purposely priced inexpensively. This collection contains correspondence, publicity materials, notebooks, and other materials related to the general history, operation, finances, and eventual dissolution of Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe.
Background
In the fall of 1975, a group of women opened Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe in Eugene, Oregon with the idea of supporting a Women's Center. The restaurant functioned as a collective without designating a manager or boss and food was purposely priced inexpensively. Gertrude's Cafe often offered activities in the visual and performing arts, including music performances, poetry readings, and art exhibitions. In 1976, a radical left group was invited to buy the building where Gertrude's rented, but the two groups never reached a lease agreement and Gertrude's was evicted. Approximately a year later, a group containing original supporters and new supporters opened a second restaurant. It did not survive financially and a year later was sold, becoming The Wild Iris Cafe (also defunct).
Extent
0.4 linear feet (1 document box)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
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