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Finding Aid for the Elaine Mikels papers, 1977-1984
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Box 1, Folder 1

OWN Newsletters. 1977-1982.

Physical Description: stapled, photocopied pamphlets

Scope and Content Note

21 issues of the newsletter "Our OWN", the newsletter for the Older Women's Network.
Box 1, Folder 2

Women's Gathering. 1977.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

7 photos of the Women's Gathering in Ashland, OR.
Box 1, Folder 3

Carpentry Collective. 1978-1980.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

17 photographs of the women's carpentry collective in Eugene, OR.
Box 1, Folder 4

Softball League. 1978-1980.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

36 photos of the lesbian softball league, in game and out.
Box 1, Folder 5

Eugene, OR. 1978-1980.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

26 miscellaneous photographs from this period in Eugene, OR.
Box 1, Folder 6

Feminary. 1981-1984.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

57 photographs including fundrasing activities, a costume party, candid group photos and promotional photos for the publication.
Box 1, Folder 7

Trial Protest. Approximately 1981.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

9 photographs of protesters outside of a trial for a hate crimes defendent. Durham, N.C.
Box 1, Folder 8

Women's Pentagon Action. 1981.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

35 photos of the Women's Pentagon Action.
Box 1, Folder 9

Nuclear Disarmament Rally. June 12, 1982.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

11 photos of the Nuclear Disarmament Rally in Central Park in New York, NY.
Box 1, Folder 10

Peace Walk: Durham, N.C. to Seneca Peace Camp. June 3 - July 4, 1983.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

5 photographs of the Peace Walk from Durham, N.C. to Seneca PeaceCamp. Organized by Elaine Mikels and Mandy Carter.
Box 1, Folder 11

Dyke Olympics. 1983.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

55 photos of the Dyke Olympics outside of Chapel Hill, N.C. One day event on a woman's land, lesbians only. Happened only once.
Box 1, Folder 12

Peacewalk from Gainesville, FL to Key West, FL.. 1984.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

53 photos of the Peacewalk from Gainesville, FL to Key West, FL.
Box 1, Folder 13

Older Women's Network. No Date.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

45 Miscellaneous photos of the Older Women's Network. 1 note from Elaine Mikels concerning the founding of OWN.
Box 1, Folder 14

Miscellaneous. No Date.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size, notes, cards

Scope and Content Note

1 note from Elaine Mikels about the collection, 27 photos, 1 flyer and 1 card.
Box 2, Folder 1

Published Materials : Lesbians in the Media. 1981-1999.

Physical Description: newsprint, printed paper, photocopies, magazine

Scope and Content Note

Various articles about lesbians in popular culture, the legal system, politics and activist communities.
Box 2, Folder 2

Published Photos. 1984.

Physical Description: photos, photocopies

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings of photos taken by Elaine Mikels as well as duplicate prints.
Box 2, Folder 3

Journal. 1985.

Physical Description: bound jounral

Scope and Content Note

Personal journal.
Box 2, Folder 3

Journal. 1985.

Physical Description: cloth covered journal, handwritten

Scope and Content Note

Personal journal.
Box 2, Folder 4

Journals. 8/20/85-8/86.

Physical Description: bound, handwritten journals

Scope and Content Note

Personal journals.
Box 2, Folder 5

Journals. 9/24/86-3/13/87.

Physical Description: bound journals

Scope and Content Note

Personal journals.
Box 2, Folder 6

Journals. 1987-1988.

Physical Description: composition notebooks, handwritten

Scope and Content Note

Two composition notebooks, handwritten, personal journals.
Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence (Between Elaine and Jean). 1990-1992.

Physical Description: typewritten letters, handwritten letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Elaine and her good friend Jean.
Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence (With Publishers). 1990-1992.

Physical Description: typewritten letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters with publishers concerning the publication of Just Lucky I guess, Elaine's autobiography.
Box 3, Folder 3

Sonia Johnson Materials. 1991.

Physical Description: printed paper, photocopies

Scope and Content Note

Materials related to Sonia Johnson, including editorials, opinion pieces, promotional materials.
Box 3, Folder 4

Profiles and Coverage of Elaine. 1992-1993.

Physical Description: newspaper clippings

Scope and Content Note

Profiles and articles about Elaine Mikels, mostly focused on her lifelong activism.
Box 3, Folder 5

Printing/Binding Costs and Receipts. 1993.

Physical Description: receipts, printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Printing and binding documentation about the publication of Just Lucky I Guess.
Box 3, Folder 6

Distribution Information. 1993.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Information related to distribution costs and plans for the publication Just Lucky I Guess.
Box 3, Folder 7

Copyright Information. 1993.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Documents related to copyright and attributions related to Just Lucky I Guess.
Box 3, Folder 8

Just Lucky I Guess. 1993.

Physical Description: bound book

Scope and Content Note

Final published, bound copy of Just Lucky I Guess.
Box 3, Folder 9

Book Reviews. 1993-1994.

Physical Description: printed paper, photocopies, clippings

Scope and Content Note

Reviews of Just Lucky I Guess from various publications.
Box 3, Folder 10

Book Promotional Materials. 1994.

Physical Description: printed paper, flyers

Scope and Content Note

Promotional materials for the book Just Lucky I Guess, including materials related to readings/signings as well.
Box 3, Folder 11

Journal (Costa Rica). 1995.

Physical Description: individual handwritten sheets of paper, envelope

Scope and Content Note

Personal journal from Elain Mikels' travels in Costa Rica.
Box 4, Folder 1

Clippings. 1997.

Physical Description: newsprint, photocopies, printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Clippings of Elaine Mikels's editorials, articles and other writings.
Box 4, Folder 2

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe, NM. 2000-2002.

Physical Description: printed paper, flyers, bound directories

Scope and Content Note

Church directories, programs and other information for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe, NM.
Box 4, Folder 3

Notes. undated.

Physical Description: handwritten notes, printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Notes and drafts of Just Lucky I Guess, Elaine Mikels's autobiography.
Box 4, Folder 4

Notes (Personal). undated.

Physical Description: handwritten and printed notes

Scope and Content Note

Personal notes.
Box 4, Folder 5

Address Books. undated.

Physical Description: four bound address books

Scope and Content Note

Four bound, differently sized addressed books containing personal, professional and activist contacts.
Box 4, Folder 6

Miscellaneous. undated.

Physical Description: printed paper, photocopies, clippings

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous materials from retreats, obituaries, flyers etc.
Box 4, Folder 7

Workshop Materials. undated.

Physical Description: printed paper, handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Questionnaires, articles, exercises designed for medication, self-help retreat.
Box 4, Folder 8

Submissions. undated.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Materials submitted to different journals, newspapers for publication.
Box 4, Folder 9

Manuscript. undated.

Physical Description: bound printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript of Just Lucky I Guess.