Tyger-Womon papers, 1992-1994

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Online finding aid last updated 10 January 2017.


Title: Tyger-Womon papers
Collection number: 1943
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft. (1 document box)
Date (inclusive): 1992-1994
Abstract: Tyger-Womon was a writer, artist, musician, songwriter, and political activist of anarchist persuasion. She was a Native American shaman of Navajo and Consican descent. Also known as V.L. Adams, very little information can be found on Tyger-Womon before or after the two year period reflected in this collection. These materials include poetry collections, correpondence, essays, photography collages and collaborative art projects with her partner, Hanh Thi Pham. Also included are recorded transcripts of interviews and conversations between Tyger-Womon and Hanh Thi Pham.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Physical location: COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Tyger-Womon

Conditions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Conditions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to 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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials, you must notify the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk in advance of your visit.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of V.L. Adams, 1993-1994.
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 Information

Processed by Stacy Wood, 2011.
Description enhanced and further physical processing completed by Jessica Tai in 2016.
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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Tyger-Womon Papers (Collection 1943). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6954113 

Biography

Tyger-Womon was a writer, artist, musician, songwriter, and political activist of anarchist persuasion. She was a Native American shaman of Navajo and Corsican descent. Also known as V.L. Adams, very little information can be found on Tyger-Womon before or after the two year period reflected in this collection.

Scope and Content

The collection includes materials related to photography projects, interviews, poetry, songs and writings spanning from 1992-1994. All contents are the work of Tyger-Womon with the exception of collaborative projects with her partner, Hangh Thi Pham - a Vietnamese-American artist. Also included are three cassette tapes of exchanges between Tyger-Womon and Hanh Thi Pham.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lesbian artists--United States.
Lesbian authors--United States

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence with Hanh Thi Pham. 1992.

Physical Description: Two greeting Cards (No date); Typed letter

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Hanh Thi Pham to Tyger - Womon including two greeting cards, a letter with three original poems dedicated to V.L. Adams
Box 1, Folder 2

Energy. November 1992.

Physical Description: Bound transcript; Cassette Tape; Newspaper Article

Scope and Content Note

Documents related to "Energy", a collaboration between Tyger - Womon and Hanh Thi Pham. Includes a bound transcript of the collaboration, the taped conversation and the published version of "Energy" from PT Newspaper in November, 1992.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials, you must notify the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk in advance of your visit.
Box 1, Folder 3

Tyger - Womon Anthology. 1992.

Physical Description: Folder containing a self compiled anthology.

Scope and Content Note

Self compiled, published anthology containing a series of chronological memories with accompanying reflections and commentary. The anthology also includes original poetry as well as transcripts for the collaborative projects "Energy" and "Anarchy" involving artist Hanh Thi Pham.
Box 1, Folder 4

A Day in the Life. 1993.

Scope and Content

"A Day in the Life" is a collaborative work by Tyger - Womon and Hanh Thi Pham. Contains poetry, photographs and artist bios.
Box 1, Folder 5

Collected Writings. 1975-1993.

Physical Description: Soft binder containing typed pages

Scope and Content Note

A self compiled "Collected Writings" containing hand written prose, journals, political writings as well as songs written from 1975 - 1993.
Box 1, Folder 6

Of Heart and Herstory. 1993.

Physical Description: Spiral bound notebook

Scope and Content Note

A spiral bound notebook containing journals, letters, poetry and prose entitled "Of Heart and Herstory".
Box 1, Folder 7

Reflections. 1993.

Physical Description: Bound collection

Scope and Content Note

Collection of prose and poetry.
Box 1, Folder 8

The Typical and the Transgendered. 1993.

Physical Description: Thermal bound collection of photocopied photographs

Scope and Content Note

One of three limited edition copies of this collaborative snap shot project. Snapshots are of both artists involved in artistic explorations of gendered identities and drag.
Box 1, Folder 9

Transsexualism. 1993.

Physical Description: Bound transcript; one cassette tape

Scope and Content Note

Bound transcript of interview with Hanh Thi Pham concerning Pham's thoughts and ideas concerning gender identity, sexual practices and relationships; also contains the cassette recording of the interview.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials, you must notify the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk in advance of your visit.
Box 1, Folder 10

Poetry Book. 1993.

Physical Description: Bound chapbook

Scope and Content Note

Untitled poetry chapbook donated to the Mazer collection by Tyger - Womon. Handwritten dedication on cover page.
Box 1, Folder 11

Cross Cultural Relationships. 1994.

Physical Description: Bound typed essay

Scope and Content Note

A bound personal essay on the difficulties, richness and complications arising from cross cultural relationships. The essay specifically addresses the issues involved between Tyger - Womon and Hanh Thi Pham.
Box 1, Folder 12

Photo Collages. 1993.

Physical Description: Photo Collages

Scope and Content Note

Two collages of photocopied personal snapshots of both Tyger - Womon and Hanh Thi Pham
Box 1, Folder 13

Sexual Adventures Recollections. 1993.

Physical Description: One cassette tape

Scope and Content Note

Cassette recording of a conversation between Hanh Thi Pham and Tyger - Womon entitled "Sexual Adventures Recollections"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials, you must notify the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk in advance of your visit.
Box 1, Folder 14

Tender Years. 1994.

Physical Description: Bound chapbook

Scope and Content Note

Self published poetry chapbook
Box 1, Folder 15

Tyger Tamer. 1994.

Physical Description: Bound chapbook

Scope and Content Note

Self published poetry chapbook