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Finding Aid for the Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe records 1975-1979 LSC.2137
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing History
  • Sponsor
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe records
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.2137
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet (1 document box)
    Date (inclusive): 1975-1979
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Creator: Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    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], Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe records (Collection 2137). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    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.

    Processing History

    Processed by Kimberlee Granholm, 2012. Description enhanced and further physical processing completed by Sabrina Ponce in 2017.

    Sponsor

    The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive  at UCLA is 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.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7347824 

    Biography/History

    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).

    Scope and Content

    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.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Folders arranged by type and approximate chronological order.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe. -- Archives
    June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive at UCLA.
    June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
    Feminism--Oregon--Eugene.
    Restaurants--Oregon--Eugene--Archives.
    Women-owned business enterprises--Oregon--Eugene--Archives.