Linda Garber papers, 1980-1994 LSC.1958

Finding aid prepared by Stacy Wood, 2011 and Sabrina Ponce, 2017; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
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Online finding aid last updated 29 August 2017.


Title: Linda Garber papers
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.1958
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.4 linear feet (3 document boxes, 1 shoebox)
Date (inclusive): 1980-1994
Abstract: Linda Garber is an associate professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Santa Clara University. She received her BA in English and American Literature as well as her teaching credentials from Harvard in 1987. She received her MA in Modern Thoughts and Literature from Stanford University in 1990 and completed her PhD with the same department in 1995. She has held positions at both Santa Clara University and California State University, Fresno. While the collection contains a few items relating to the Lesbian Studies Reader and other academic activities, the majority of the collection covers the publication of Garber's anthology, Tilting the Tower, documenting the collection, permissions, editing, and revising processes.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Linda Garber Papers (Collection 1958). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift from Linda Garber, 1996.
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 Note

Processed by Stacy Wood, 2011. Description enhanced and further physical processing completed by Sabrina Ponce in 2017.
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.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6961406 

Biography

Linda Garber is an associate professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Santa Clara University. She received her BA from Harvard in English and American Literature in 1987. She also received her teaching credentials in the same year from Harvard. She received her MA from Stanford University in the Modern Thoughts and Literature program in 1990 and completed her PhD in the same department in 1995. She has held positions at both Santa Clara University and California State University Fresno.
She has published three books: Identity Poetics: Race, Class, and the Lesbian - Feminist Roots of Queer Theory, New York: Columbia University Press, 2001; Tilting the Tower: Lesbians/Teaching/Queer Subjects, New York: Routledge, 1994. Editor; and Lesbian Sources: A Biliography of Periodical Articles, 1970-1990, New York: Garland, 1993.

Scope and Content

While the collection has a few items relating to the Lesbian Studies Reader and other academic activities, the majority of the collection covers the publication of the anthology, Tilting the Tower, including collecting, editing, permissions and revisions.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is split between materials not included in Tilting the Tower and materials included in Tilting the Tower. Material is arranged chronologically within those categories. This collection does not contain a Box 4.

Related Material

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Garber, Linda--Archives
June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive at UCLA.
June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives.
Gay and lesbian studies.

Box 1, Folder 1

The Feminist Press and Lesbian Studies 1980-1991

General Physical Description note: printed paper, photocopies, handwritten notes

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with Feminist Press concerning the release of Lesbian Studies and Lesbian Studies II. Also included is correspondence between Garber and Margaret "Peg" Cruikshank, with whom Garber edited the Lesbian Studies publications, and correspondence regarding the controversy surrounding a breach of contract.
Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence with Non-Contributing Authors 1990-1993

General Physical Description note: handwritten letters, printed paper

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with authors who were not included in the Tilting the Tower anthology, with some of the letters concerning works discussed for inclusion in future anthologies.
Box 1, Folder 3

Article Reprints from Contributors circa 1990-1992

General Physical Description note: printed paper, photocopies

Scope and Contents note

Essays, published and unpublished, by contributors to Tilting the Tower but not included in the anthology.
Box 1, Folder 4

Calls for Papers and Proposals 1991 February - 1994 March

General Physical Description note: bound program guides, flyers, printed paper, newsletters

Scope and Contents note

Calls for papers and proposals for various feminist and gender studies conferences, collections, workshops, and anthologies.
Box 1, Folder 5

Tilting the Tower: Correspondence with Contributors 1989-1994

General Physical Description note: printed paper, envelopes, handwritten notes

Scope and Contents note

Letters with contributors concerning editorial choices, status of articles, and other business revolving around Tilting the Tower and other collaborative projects.
Box 1, Folders 6-8

Tilting the Tower: Rejected Essays circa 1990-1992

General Physical Description note: printed paper

Scope and Contents note

Copies of essays considered but ultimately rejected by Linda Garber for Tilting the Tower , filed alphabetically by author's last name.
Box 1, Folder 9

Tilting the Tower: Correspondence with Routledge 1991 November 20 - 1994 May 2

General Physical Description note: printed paper

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with the publisher of Tilting the Tower concerning contracts, deadlines, advances, editorial issues, permissions.
Box 2, Folder 1

Tilting the Tower: Author Biographies circa 1993

General Physical Description note: printed paper

Scope and Contents note

Biographies and blurbs submitted by contributing authors to be included in Tilting the Tower.
Box 2, Folder 2

Tilting the Tower: Correspondence with Editors 1993 November

General Physical Description note: printed paper, handwritten notes

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence including editorial suggestions and grammar corrections with those involved in the process of copy and content editing.
Box 2, Folder 3

Tilting the Tower: Contributor Permissions 1993

General Physical Description note: printed paper

Scope and Contents note

Permissions agreements and payment agreements between Linda Garber and the contributing authors for Tilting the Tower.
Box 2, Folders 4-5

Tilting the Tower: Proofread Drafts 1993

General Physical Description note: printed paper

Scope and Contents note

Annotated, proofread drafts of submissions for Tilting the Tower. Linda Garber's introduction is first, thereafter in alphabetical order by author's last name.
Box 2, Folder 6

Tilting the Tower: Assorted Drafts circa 1993

General Physical Description note: printed paper

Scope and Contents note

Drafts of essays for Tilting the Tower.
Box 2, Folders 7-8

Tilting the Tower: Final Drafts 1993

General Physical Description note: printed paper

Scope and Contents note

Final drafts of Tilting the Tower.
Box 3, Folders 1-2

Tilting the Tower: First Proof 1994 February 17

General Physical Description note: printed paper

Scope and Contents note

Final page proofs for Tilting the Tower, with some notes at the end.
Box 3, Folder 3

Tilting the Tower: Published Copy 1994

General Physical Description note: bound manuscript

Scope and Contents note

A copy of Tilting the Tower published by Routledge.
Box 3, Folder 4

Tilting the Tower: Book Signing 1994 May

General Physical Description note: newsprint

Scope and Contents note

Advertisement for a book signing event of Tilting the Tower.
Box 5

Article Index No Date

General Physical Description note: 3 by 5 index cards and dividers

Scope and Contents note

Index cards cataloging journal articles of interest to Linda Garber, organized alphabetically by publication, therein alphabetically by author.