Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, news clippings and other materials from lesbian writer Cleve Marie Boutell (1918-2011).
The bulk of the collection is drafts of fictional works by Cleve Boutell. There is also correspondence with her lesbian sister
Hortense "Bo" Boutell (1913-2006), a lieutenant colonel and the first female logistician in the United States Army.
Cleve Marie Boutell was born in Minnesota on March 27, 1918. She was a lesbian writer who wrote fictional short stories and
The Yellow Basket (1950),
Late in August (1956) and
A Certain Discontent (1992). She was an avid book collector, an active member of the Feminist Writers Guild, and served as art director for
Datamation Magazine. She lived most of her life in Pasadena, California and supported the Pasadena bookstore Page One--Books For and By Women.
Cleve died on March 19, 2011 in South Pasadena, California.
7.3 linear feet.
4 archive boxes + 2 flat archive boxes + 1 archive binder.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical
items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.