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Elaine Mikels papers, 1977-1984
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Box 1, Folder 1

Older Women's Network (OWN). 1976 - 1982.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

45 Miscellaneous photos of the Older Women's Network (OWN). Also includes a note from Elaine Mikels concerning the founding of OWN.
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, with some annotations.
Box 1, Folder 4

Softball League. 1978-1980.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

36 photos of the Carpentry Collective's softball league, in game and out.
Box 1, Folder 5

Eugene, Oregon. 1978-1980.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

26 photographs from Mikels' time in Eugene, Oregon.
Box 1, Folder 6

Feminary. 1981-1984.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

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

Trial Protest. circa 1981.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

9 photographs of protesters outside of the trial of a defendant of a hate crime committed in 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. 1982 June 14.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

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

Peace Walk: Durham, North Carolina to Seneca Peace Camp. 1983 June 3 - July 4.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size

Scope and Content Note

5 photographs of the Peace Walk from Durham, N.C. to Seneca Peace Camp. 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, North Carolina. One-day, one-time event on a woman's land, lesbians only.
Box 1, Folder 12

Peace Walk: Gainsville, Florida to Key West, Florida. 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

Note to Degania and photographs. circa 1984 - 1993.

Physical Description: photographs of varying size, notes, cards

Scope and Content Note

1 note by Elaine Mikels to Degania detailing her intentions to donate materials to the archive, 27 photos, one flyer, and one card.
Box 1, Folder 14

Published Photos. 1981-1991.

Physical Description: photos, photocopies

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings, photos taken by Elaine Mikels, duplicate prints, publications in which her work was featured, and mock-ups.
Box 1, Folder 15

Personal notes. circa 1977 - 1992.

Physical Description: handwritten and printed notes

Scope and Content Note

Personal notes about various subjects such as conferences, poetry, and gay pride.
Box 2, Folder 1

Our OWN. 1977 October - 1982 Summer.

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 2, Folder 2

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 3-6

Journals. 1984 Christmas - 1988 September 7.

Physical Description: bound jounral

Scope and Content Note

Elaine Mikels' personal journals, given as a gift to "Elana." Mikels was sometimes known as "Elana" and "Elana Freedom." Six journals included.
Box 3, Folder 1

Assorted programming materials. circa 1987 August - 1999 Summer.

Physical Description: printed paper, photocopies, clippings

Scope and Content Note

Assorted flyers, brochures, postcards, and programming materials.
Box 3, Folder 2

Address books. circa 1989 - 1995.

Physical Description: four bound address books

Scope and Content Note

Four bound, differently sized address books containing personal, professional, and activist contacts.
Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence: Publishers. 1989 March 8 - 1993 March 2.

Physical Description: typewritten letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters from and to publishers concerning the publication of Just Lucky I Guess, Elaine's autobiography.
Box 3, Folder 4

Profiles and Coverage of Elaine. 1989 May - 1999.

Physical Description: newspaper clippings

Scope and Content Note

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

Correspondence: Elaine and Jean. 1990 October 30 - 1993 November 7.

Physical Description: typewritten letters, handwritten letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Elaine and her good friend Jean.
Box 3, Folder 6

Sonia Johnson materials. 1991 August 10 - 1994 February.

Physical Description: printed paper, photocopies

Scope and Content Note

Materials related to Reactionary Lesbianism theorist Sonia Johnson, including editorials, opinion pieces, promotional materials.
Box 3, Folders 7-8

Just Lucky I Guess: Notes and drafts. circa 1984 - 1993.

Physical Description: handwritten notes, printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Notes and drafts of Just Lucky I Guess, Elaine Mikels's autobiography.
Box 3, Folders 9-10

Just Lucky I Guess: Production. 1991 August - 1994 March 22.

Physical Description: receipts, printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Documentation regarding the production of Just Lucky I Guess. The first folder contains printing and binding costs and receipts while the second folder contains distribution information.
Box 4, Folder 1

Just Lucky I Guess: Copyright information. 1993 April - 1994 March.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Documents related to copyright and attributions related to Just Lucky I Guess.
Box 4, Folder 2

Just Lucky I Guess: Published copy. 1993.

Physical Description: bound book

Scope and Content Note

Final published, bound copy of Just Lucky I Guess.
Box 4, Folder 3

Just Lucky I Guess: Book reviews. 1993 March 2 - 1995 May.

Physical Description: printed paper, photocopies, clippings

Scope and Content Note

Reviews of Just Lucky I Guess from various publications.
Box 4, Folder 4

Just Lucky I Guess: Promotional materials. 1993 March 2 - 1994 March.

Physical Description: printed paper, flyers

Scope and Content Note

Promotional materials for the book Just Lucky I Guess, including materials related to readings and signings.
Box 4, Folder 5

Just Lucky I Guess: Manuscript. undated.

Physical Description: bound printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript and acknowledgements page of Just Lucky I Guess.
Box 4, Folder 6

Submissions. circa 1992 - 1994.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Materials submitted to different journals and newspapers for publication.
Box 4, Folder 7

Workshop materials. circa 1993 - 2001.

Physical Description: printed paper, handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Questionnaires, articles, exercises designed for meditation, and materials on self-help workshops.
Box 4, Folder 8

Journal: Costa Rica. 1995 March - April.

Physical Description: individual handwritten sheets of paper, envelope

Scope and Content Note

Personal journal documenting Elaine Mikels' travels in Costa Rica and photocopy of the envelope in which it was contained.
Box 4, Folder 9

Clippings. circa 1995 September - 1997 July.

Physical Description: newsprint, photocopies, printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Clippings of Elaine Mikels's editorials, articles, and other writings.
Box 4, Folder 10

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe, New Mexico. 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, New Mexico, of which Elaine Mikels was a member.
Box 4, Folder 11

Obituaries. 2004 February - March.

Scope and Content

Programs for the funeral services for Elaine Mikels and Selma Mikels Lofgren.