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Carol Waymire collection of periodicals and ephemera, 1910-1993
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Periodicals. Bulk, 1974-1986. 1974-1993.

Scope and Content

This series contains sets of a number of periodicals collected by Carol Waymire. These periodicals cover a range of interests; lesbian art and culture, feminist and socialist activism, anti-violence women’s rights, gay’ rights and a range of economic and political concerns. The periodicals included are from Los Angeles as well as various other parts of California and the country, particularly the mid west. The most well represented periodicals include Chrysalis, a national magazine of women’s culture published in LA and The Lesbian Tide, a feminist lesbian publication. Publications from the West Coast include Lesbian Voices (San Jose), Radical Women Publications (Seattle), and Sister (San Francisco). Publications from the Midwest include Lavender Women (Chicago), The Lesbian Insider (Minneapolis), and Lesbian Connection (E Lansing, MI). Periodicals such as Come Out Fighting: The Newspaper of the Lavender and Red Union, Women Against Violence Against Women’s Newsletter, LA Women’s Union Newspaper and The Lesbian Insider illustrate Waymire's activist interests. The series also contains single issues of a number of publications related to lesbian, feminist and socialist activities. Taken as a whole, this series not only provides a view of the personal interests of the collection’s creator, Carol Waymire, but insight into a world of politically active and radical feminism and gay rights interests in the late 70’s and early 80’s that bridges the gap between social, cultural and political spheres.

Organization and Arrangement

The series is organized alphabetically by title of publication. Single issue publications are grouped together.
Box 1, Folder 1

A-B. 1975-1989.

Box 1, Folder 2

Chrysalis, a Magazine of Women's Culture: Los Angeles, CA: No. 1-3. 1977.

Box 1, Folder 3

Chrysalis, a Magazine of Women's Culture: Los Angeles, CA: No. 4-6. 1977-1978.

Box 1, Folder 4

Chrysalis, a Magazine of Women's Culture: Los Angeles, CA: No. 7,9, 10. 1978-1979.

Box 1, Folder 5

Come Out Fighting - The Newspaper of the Lavender and Red Union: Los Angeles, CA: No. 6,12-21. 1976-1977.

Box 1, Folder 6

Coyote Howls - The Intermittent Journal of Coyote, the Loose Women's Organization: San Francisco, CA: Vol. 3-6. 1976-1979.

Box 1, Folder 7

D-F. 1977.

Box 2, Folder 1

G-H. 1975-1986.

Box 2, Folder 2

Gay Community News: Boston, MA.

Box 2, Folder 3

L. 1974-1978.

Box 2, Folder 4

L.A. Women's Union Newsletter: Los Angeles, CA. 1975-1976.

Box 2, Folder 5

Lavender Women: Chicago's Lesbian/Feminist Newspaper: Chicago, IL: Vol. 4 No. 2-5, Vol. 5 No. 1. 1975-1976.

Box 2, Folder 7

The Lesbian Insider: Minneapolis, MN : No. 1-8. 1980-1982.

Box 2, Folder 6

Lesbian Connection: East Lansing, MI: Vol. 2 No. 5, Vol. 3 No. 6,8, Vol. 15 No. 4. 1976-1993.

Box 2, Folder 8

The Lesbian News: Los Angeles, CA: No. 13, 26, 37-42, Vol. 5 No. 4-8. 1976-1980.

Box 3, Folder 1

The Lesbian Tide: Los Angeles, CA: Vol. 4 No. 5,8, Vol. 5 No. 2-6, Vol. 6 1-6. 1975-1977.

Box 3, Folder 2

The Lesbian Tide: Los Angeles, CA: Vol. 7 No. 1-6, Vol. 8 No. 1-3. 1977-1978.

Box 3, Folder 3

The Lesbian Tide: Los Angeles, CA: Vol. 8 No. 4-6, Vol. 9 No. 1-6. 1979-1980.

Box 3, Folder 4

Lesbian Voices: San Jose, CA: Vol. 1 No. 3,4, Vol. 2 No. 1,3. 1975-1976.

Box 8, Folder 1

Life Magazine Special Report. 1976.

Box 3, Folder 5

M-N. 1977-1979.

Box 3, Folder 6

R-S. 1976-1980.

Box 3, Folder 7

Radical Women Publications: Seattle, WA. 1971-1978.

Box 4, Folder 1

The Second Wave - A Magazine for the New Feminism: Cambridge, MA: Vol. 4 No. 1-4, Vol. 5 No. 1-4. 1975-1980.

Box 4, Folder 2

Sister, West Coast Feminist Newspaper: Los Angeles CA: Vol. 4 No. 5, Vol. 6 No. 8,9, Vol.7 No. 1,2, Vol. 8 No. 2, Vol. 10 No. 1-3. 1973-1979.

Box 4, Folder 3

W. 1973-1978.

Box 4, Folder 4

Women Against Violence Against Women - Newsletter: Los Angeles, CA: No. 2-7. 1977-1979.

Box 4, Folder 5

A Woman's Journey: Columbia, MA. 1976.

Box 4, Folder 6

Y-Z. 1973.

Box 8, Folder 2

Oversize Magazine Covers. 1991-1997.

 

Personal Papers and Ephemera. Bulk, 1975-1985. 1910-1985.

Scope and Content

The series includes some of Waymire’s personal papers, such as her application to Law School and her Torts exams. The bulk of the series is comprised of mailings, flyers, publicity material, pamphlets, event programs and informational literature from a number of organizations and causes in which Waymire was involved. Organizations and events represented include the Christopher Street West Gay Parade and other gay pride festivals, Women on Wheels, The LA Community Women’s Chorus annual shows, and The Lesbian Writers Forum. There are also some directories and contact lists of various women-focused networks.
Materials from organizations like The LA Women’s Forum, Lesbian Feminists if Los Angeles and WAVAW (Women against Violence against Women) which focus on rape, abortion and violence against women provide insight into Waymire’s activist interests. There is a set of materials devoted to mobilizing against Proposition 6, known as the Briggs Initiative, which specifically targeted gay parents and their rights. Lastly, there is a significant focus on socialist feminism, particularly regarding economic and political concerns; these materials include informational pamphlets, statistical and census reports on women and poverty and some administrative records from the United Workers Union and The New American Movement.

Organization and Arrangement

This series is organized alphabetically. Personal papers are found at the beginning of the series.
Box 5, Folder 1

Personal Papers: Address Book, Year Book, etc. 1950-1979.

Box 5, Folder 2

Personal Papers: Law School Application, Torts Exams. 1977-1978.

Box 5, Folder 3

Personal Papers: The Winters Family History. 1910.

Box 5, Folder 4

Directories and Contacts: Women's Networks. 1977-1985.

Box 5, Folder 5

Events, Flyers and Programs.

Box 8

Event Posters. 1992-1995.

Box 5, Folder 6

LA Women's Forum.

Box 5, Folder 7

Lesbian Feminists of Los Angeles. 1977.

Box 5, Folder 8

Literature, Outreach and Events: Gay Rights, Activism. 1977-1978.

Box 6, Folder 1

Literature, Outreach and Events: Gay Rights, Anti-violence, Feminist Music, Dance and Film. 1975-1981.

Box 6, Folder 2

Literature, Outreach and Events: Rape, Abortion, Other Issues. 1975-1978.

Box 6, Folder 3

No on Proposition 6: The Briggs Initiative. 1978.

Box 6, Folder 4

No on Proposition 6: The Briggs Initiative. 1978.

Box 6, Folder 5

Pamphlets and Informational Literature. 1972-1979.

Box 6, Folder 6

Press Clippings.

Box 8

Promotional Buttons and Pins.

Box 7, Folder 1

Socialist Feminism: Organizational, Informational Literature. 1974-1979.

Box 7, Folder 2

Socialist Feminism: Organizational, Informational Literature. 1974-1979.

Box 7, Folder 3

U.S. Department of Commerce, Census: "Characteristics of Population Below Poverty Level:1977." 1977.