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Sandy Dwyer papers 1977-1991
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sandy Dwyer papers
    Collection number: 2166
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 10.5 linear ft. (21 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1977-1991
    Abstract: Sandy Dwyer is a lesbian activist, playwright and journalist living and working in Los Angeles, California. This collection represents materials used by and produced by Sandy Dwyer in the course of her life. The bulk are scripts and promotional materials.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical location: 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.
    Creator: Dwyer, Sandy

    Restrictions 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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sandy Dwyer papers (Collection 2166). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7347785 

    Acquisition Information

    Provenance unknown. 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 History

    Processed by Stacy Wood, December 2012.
    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.

    Biography

    Sandy Dwyer was born Sandra Jean Nelson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was raised on a ranch in the Ozarks of Missouri by her parents who were rodeo producers. She received her Masters degree at the University of Missouri. She spent time as a trapeze artist, biology teacher, trick rope artist, social worker, gardener, actor and playwrite. Sandy Dwyer came out as a lesbian in 1986 and became involved with the Los Angeles gay and lesbian community. She co-founded a newspaper focused on local gay and lesbian news and events called The News. The paper was known for its hard hitting journalism and gained notoriety for exposing financial abuses by large mainstream gay and lesbian non profit organizations.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains materials used and produced by Sandy Dwyer predominantly through the 1970s and 1980s. Included are plays written by Sandy as well as programs and other promotional materials from theater productions in which she was involved. Correspondence of both a personal and professional nature are represented. Work materials from the Department of Public Social Services are also included as are research materials used for various jobs.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Dramatists, American--20th century -- Archival resources.
    Dwyer, Sandy -- Archival resources.
    Women journalists--United States -- Archival resources.