Finding Aid for the Terri de la Peña papers, 1988-1996

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Terri de la Peña papers
Date (inclusive): 1988-1996
Collection number: 1960
Creator: Peña, Terri de la, 1947-
Extent: 15 document boxes (7.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Terri de la Peña is a novelist, short story writer, and children's book author whose writings deal with complex issues of identity, homophobia, assimilation and resistance focusing on the lives of Chicana lesbians. This collection contains materials related to the creation, dissemination, publication and revision of both fictional and nonfictional works by Terri de la Peña. The bulk of the collection is made up of drafts of her first novel, Margins, also considered to be the first Chicana novel. The collection includes correspondence, contractual information, promotional materials, drafts and notes.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Terri de la Peña, 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.

Sponsor

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], Terri de la Peña papers (Collection 1960). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6962949 

Biography/History

Mary Theresa de la Peña was born on February 20, 1947 in Santa Monica California. She is a fifth generation Californian. Her father, Joaquin de la Pena, was a tire repair foreman; her mother, Juanita Escobedo, owned a beauty shop. De la Pena was educated in Santa Monica parochial schools and at Santa Monica Community College. She is a self-taught writer. She wrote her first novel, Margins, while employed as an academic affairs assistant with the College of Letters and Science at the University of California Los Angeles. The majority of her work is in short story form, although she wrote several novels. Her narratives revolve around the myriad cultural and social issues facing Chicana lesbians such as a search for identity, cultural assimilation, class consciousness, historical awareness, internal and external racism, homophobia and visibility.

Chronology

1989 Finding Courage: Writings by women
1989 The Original Coming Out Stories
1990 Lesbian Bedtime Stories Two
1991 Blood Whispers: L.A. Writers on AIDS
1991 Margins
1992 A is for the Americas (Children's book co-written with Cynthia Chin-Lee and Enrique O. Sanchez)
1993 Happy Endings: Lesbian Writers Talk about their Lives and Work
1994 Out of the Class Closet: Lesbians Speak
1994 Latin Satins
1994 Chicana Blues
1994 Lavender Mansions: 40 Contemporary Lesbian and Gay Short Stories
1994 Another Wilderness: New Outdoor Writing by Women
1996 Night Bites: Vampire Stories by Women
1996 Lesbian Friendships: For Ourselves and Each Other
1996 Off the Rag: Lesbians Writing on Menopause
1999 Faults: A Novel
1999 Night Shade: Gothic Tales by Women
2002 At Home on This Earth: Two Centuries of U.S. Women's Nature Writing
2003 Tortilleras: Hispanic and U.S. Latina Lesbian Expression
2008 The Chicano/Latino Literary Prize: An Anthology of Prize-Winning Fiction, Poetry and Drama

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials related to the creation, dissemination, publication and revision of both fictional and nonfictional works by Terri de la Peña. The bulk of the collection is made up of drafts of her first novel, Margins, also considered to be the first Chicana novel. The collection includes correspondence, contractual information, promotional materials, drafts and notes.

Organization and Arrangement

Materials are arranged according to title of work.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Peña, Terri de la, 1947- --Archives.
Mexican American women authors --California, Southern --Archival resources.
Mexican American lesbians --California, Southern --Archival resources.

Related Material

Housed within UCLA Special Collections under the title Peña (Terri de la) Poster ca. 1994, is one, limited edition publicity poster for her novel Latin Satins. Notes concerning her involvement are included in the Starr (Adele) Collection on Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Bulk 1977-1996 at the ONE Gay and Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California.

Container List

 

Sinister Wisdom. 1989.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Submission and editorial materials as well as correspondence for a special issue on friendship for the lesbian magazine Sinister Wisdom. The story submitted was "Palabras".
Box 1, Folder 1

Through the Shadows. 1988.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains the first part of the unpublished manuscript, Through the Shadows, the title page - 133.
Box 1, Folder 2

Through the Shadows Part 2. 1988.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

This contains the second part of the first draft of the unpublished manuscript Through the Shadows, page 134-274.
Box 1, Folder 3

Through the Shadows Part 3. 1988.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

This is the third section of the first draft of the unpublished manuscript Through the Shadows, page 275-420.
Box 2, Folder 1

Margins Draft 1 Part 1. 1988.

Physical Description: typewritten paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains the first one hundred and thirty pages of the manuscript for Margins.
Box 2, Folder 2

Margins Draft 1 Part 2. 1988.

Physical Description: typewritten paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Part two of the first draft of Margins, pages 131-280.
Box 2, Folder 3

Margins Draft 1 Part 3. 1988.

Physical Description: typewritten paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Third section of the Margins manuscript. Page 281-420.
Box 2, Folder 6

Margins Draft 2 Part 3. 1988.

Physical Description: typewritten paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Third part of the second draft of Margins. Page 295-470.
Box 3, Folder 1

Margins Draft 2 Version 2. 1988.

Physical Description: typewritten paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Version two of the second draft of Margins, contains commentary from outside readers.
Box 3, Folder 1

Margins Draft 2 Version 2. 1988.

Physical Description: typewritten paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Version two of the second draft of Margins, contains commentary from outside readers.
Box 3, Folder 3

Margins Draft 3. 1989.

Physical Description: receipts, printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Part one of the third draft of Margins. Title page through 128. Also contains receipts for printing costs.
Box 3, Folder 4

Margins Draft 2 Part 1. 1988.

Physical Description: typewritten paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

First section of the second draft of Margins. Page 1-143.
Box 3, Folder 4

Margins Draft 3. 1989.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Draft three of Margins, page 129-294.
Box 3, Folder 5

Margins Draft 2 Part 2. 1988.

Physical Description: typewritten paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Second section of the second draft of Margins. Page 144-295.
Box 3, Folder 5

Margins Draft 3. 1989.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Third draft of Margins, page 295- conclusion.
Box 4, Folder 1

Margins Draft 3 Version 2. 1989.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Version two of the third draft of Margins. Title page - 145.
Box 4, Folder 2

Margins Draft 3 Version 2. 1989.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Version two of draft three of Margins. Page 146-312.
Box 4, Folder 3

Margins Draft 3 Version 2. 1989.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Version two of draft three of Margins. Page 313-477.
Box 4, Folder 4

Margins Draft 4. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Margins Draft 4. Page 1-152.
Box 4, Folder 5

Margins Draft 4. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Margins Draft 4. Page 153 - 277.
Box 4, Folder 6

Margins Draft 4. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Margins Draft 4. Page 278-conlusion.
Box 5, Folder 1

Margins Draft 5. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Margings Draft Five. Dedication page - 149.
Box 5, Folder 2

Margins Draft 5. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Margins Draft five. Page 150-281.
Box 5, Folder 3

Margins Draft 5. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Margins Draft five. Page 282-404.
Box 5, Folder 4

Margins Draft 5 Version 2. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Margins Draft five, version two. Prologue - page 99.
Box 5, Folder 5

Margins Draft 5 Version 2. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Margins draft five, version two. Page 100-250.
Box 5, Folder 6

Margins Draft 5 Version 2. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Margins draft five, version two. Page 251 - 407.
Box 6, Folder 1

Margins Draft 6. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Margins draft six. Title page - 124.
Box 6, Folder 2

Margins Draft 6. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Margins draft six. Page 125 - 242.
Box 6, Folder 3

Margins Draft 6. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Margins draft six. Page 243 - 369.
Box 6, Folder 4

Margins Draft 6 Version 2. 1991.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Margins draft six, version 2. Title page - 150.
Box 6, Folder 5

Margins Draft 6 Version 2. 1991.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Margins draft six, version two. Page 151-269.
Box 6, Folder 6

Margins Draft 6 Version 2. 1991.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Margins draft six, version two. Page 269-conclusion.
Box 7, Folder 1

Margins Draft 7. 1991.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Margins draft seven. Title page - 149.
Box 7, Folder 2

Margins Draft 7. 1991.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Margins draft seven. Page 150-267.
Box 7, Folder 3

Margins Draft 7. 1991.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Margins draft seven. Page 267-371.
Box 7, Folder 4

Margins Draft 7 Revisions. 1991.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Margins draft seven, revisions.
Box 7, Folder 5

Margins Draft 7 Version 2. 1991.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Margins draft seven, version two. Page 1 - 100.
Box 7, Folder 6

Margins Draft 7 Version 2. 1991.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Margins draft seven, version two. Page 101-217.
Box 7, Folder 7

Margins Draft 7 Version 2. 1991.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Margins draft seven, version two. Page 217-371.
Box 8, Folder 1

Latin Satins Draft 2. No Date.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Draft two of Latin Satins with notes. Part 1 (no page numbers).
Box 8, Folder 2

Latin Satins Draft 2. No Date.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Draft two of Latin Satins with notes. Part 2 (no page numbers).
Box 8, Folder 3

Latin Satins Draft 3. 1993.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Draft three of Latin Satins with notes. Part 1 (no page numbers).
Box 8, Folder 4

Latin Satins Draft 3. 1993.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Draft three of Latin Satins with notes. Part 2 (no page numbers).
Box 8, Folder 5

Latin Satins Draft 3. 1993.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Draft three of Latin Satins with notes. Part 3 (no page numbers).
Box 8, Folder 6

Latin Satins Draft 3. 1993.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Draft three of Latin Satins with notes. Part 4 (no page numbers).
Box 8, Folder 7

Latin Satins Draft 3 Version 2. 1993.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Draft three, version two of Latin Satins with notes. Part 1 (no page numbers).
Box 8, Folder 8

Latin Satins Draft 3 Version 2. 1993.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Draft three, version two of Latin Satins with notes. Part 1 (no page numbers).
Box 9, Folder 1

Latin Satins Draft 4 Version 1. 1993.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Draft four, version one of the Latin Saints manuscript. Part 1 (no page numbers.)
Box 9, Folder 2

Latin Satins Draft 4 Version 1. 1993.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Draft four, version one of the Latin Satins manuscript. Part 2 (no page numbers.)
Box 9, Folder 3

Latin Satins Draft 4 Version 2. 1993.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Draft four, version two of the Latin Satins manuscript. Part 1 (no page numbers.)
Box 9, Folder 4

Latin Satins Draft 4 Version 2. 1993.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Draft four, version two of the Latin Satins manuscript. Part 2 (no page numbers.)
Box 9, Folder 5

Latin Satins Draft 4 Version 2. 1993.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Draft four, version two of the Latin Satins manuscript. Part 3 (no page numbers.)
Box 9, Folder 6

Latin Satins Draft 4 Version 2. 1993.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Draft four, version two of the Latin Satins manuscript. Part 4 (no page numbers.)
Box 9, Folder 7

Latin Satins Draft 4 Version 2. 1993.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Draft four, version two of the Latin Satins manuscript. Part 5 (no page numbers.)
Box 9, Folder 8

Latin Satins Draft 4 Version 3. No Date.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Draft four, version three of the Latin Satins manuscript. Part 1 (no page numbers.)
Box 9, Folder 9

Latin Satins Draft 4 Version 3. No Date.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Draft four, version three of the Latin Satins manuscript. Part 2 (no page numbers.)Contained in an envelope.
Box 10, Folder 1

Silverleaf Press : Anthology of Lesbian Humor. 1988-1989.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of the story "Bouquets", correspondence and reviews for Silverleaf Press.
Box 10, Folder 2

Blood Whispers Anthology. 1988-1991.

Physical Description: notes, printed paper, printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with publishers concerning submissions for Blood Whispers, an anthology of Gay and Lesbian short stories edited by Terry Wolverton. The submitted story was called "Frankie" and alternately it was a part of a larger piece entitled "Vignettes".
Box 10, Folder 3

Word of Mouth Anthology. 1988.

Physical Description: printed paper, printed paper with handwritten notes, postcards, envelopes

Scope and Content Note

Submissions for the Word of Mouth, an anthology of short stories written by women. The submission is "Frankie". Also contains some correspondence and edits of various pieces.
Box 10, Folder 4

Finding Courage Collection. 1989.

Physical Description: notes, printed paper, printed paper with handwritten notes, envelopes

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence concerning a collection of short stories written by women, assembled and edited by Irene Zahava. Terri de la Pena submitted " A Saturday in August".
Box 10, Folder 5

Intricate Passions Collection. 1989.

Physical Description: printed paper, printed paper with handwritten notes, postcards, envelopes, clippings

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding readings, reviews, publishing details etc. for Intricate Passions, a multi-cultural collection of lesbian erotica, edited by Tee Corrinne. De la Pena's included story is entitled "La Maya".
Box 10, Folder 6

Las Chicanas. 1989.

Physical Description: notes, printed paper, printed paper with handwritten notes, envelopes, clippings

Scope and Content Note

Materials related to a submission for a special issue of Frontiers: a Journal of Women Studies entitled Las Chicanas, focusing on the growth of Chicana studies and the experience of women of the Americas. Included are the call for submissions, several drafts with notes and edits and the final submitted version of "Tres Mujeres".
Box 11, Folder 2

Lesbian Bedtime Stories. 1989.

Physical Description: flyers, printed paper, printed paper with handwritten notes, post cards

Scope and Content Note

Materials related to the publication of Lesbian Bedtime Stories released by Tough Dove Books. Includes several drafts of Terri de la Pena's piece, "Tortilleras" as well as the contributor's note and correspondence.
Box 11, Folder 2

Lesbian Bedtime Stories 2. 1989.

Physical Description: flyers, printed paper, printed paper with handwritten notes, post cards

Scope and Content Note

Materials related to the publication of Lesbian Bedtime Stories 2, the follow up to a previous collection of short stories focused on lesbian experiences and relationships.Includes several draft of the eventual submission, "Mariposa".
Box 11, Folder 3

Lesbian Love Stories 2. 1989-1990.

Physical Description: flyers, printed paper, printed paper with handwritten notes, post cards

Scope and Content Note

Materials related to the anthology Lesbian Love Stories 2, including drafts and edits of "Mujeres Morenas" as well as correspondence.
Box 11, Folder 4

The One You Call Sister Anthology. 1989.

Physical Description: flyers, printed paper, printed paper with handwritten notes, post cards

Scope and Content Note

Materials related to the publication of the anthology The One You Call Sister, focusing on short stories written by women about lesbians and their sisters. Included are several drafts of the short story "Once a Friend" as well as correspondence and publication information.
Box 12, Folder 1

The Original Coming Out Stories. 1989.

Physical Description: printed paper, printed paper with handwritten notes, postcards, envelopes, clippings

Scope and Content Note

Materials related to the publication and subsequent editions of The Original Coming Out Stories edited by Susan Wolfe and Julia Penelope. Includes drafts and finals submissions for the story "Good bye Ricky Ricardo, Hello Lesbianism".
Box 12, Folder 2

Out/Look Quarterly. 1989.

Physical Description: printed paper, post cards, clippings

Scope and Content Note

Submission materials for the gay and lesbian quarterly, Out/Look. "Out for Lunch" was submitted and rejected, although this folder contains a clipping for its publication in the UCLA newspaper 10 percent.
Box 12, Folder 4

Cats and their Dykes Collection. 1990-1991.

Physical Description: flyers, printed paper, printed paper with handwritten notes, post cards

Scope and Content Note

Submission materials and edited versions of the story "Catnap" included in the anthology Cats and their Dykes.
Box 12, Folder 5

De las Otras/De los Otros Anthology. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper, printed paper with notes, post its

Scope and Content Note

Submission and editorial materials for the De las Otras/De los Otros anthology, which was never published. "La Cunada" was the submitted story.
Box 12, Folder 6

Finding the Lesbians Collection. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper, printed paper with handwritten notes, postcards, envelopes, clippings

Scope and Content Note

Submission and publication materials including drafts and correspondence for the anthology Finding the Lesbians, edited by Julia Penelope. The story submitted by Terri de la Pena is "Sequences".
Box 12, Folder 7

Third Woman Collection. 1989.

Physical Description: printed paper, handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Submission and publication materials for a special issue of Third Woman featuring Chicana Lesbians. Drafts and notes for "Beyond the Camino Real" as well as correspondence and the original call for submissions are included.
Box 12, Folder 8

Lesbian Teachers Anthology. 1990.

Physical Description: newspaper clippings, printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Submission and publication materials for a proposed anthology about lesbian teachers that was never published (proposed by Irene Reti). "Somewhere to Turn" is included in several drafts as is correspondence and newspaper clippings about lesbian teachers.
Box 13, Folder 1

Old Boyfriends Collection. 1990.

Physical Description: notes, envelopes, printed pages with handwritten comments

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of the story "El Cunado" to be included in an ultimately unpublished Anthology about old boyfriends. Correspondence about the collection and the story is also included.
Box 13, Folder 2

Word of Mouth Anthology. 1990.

Physical Description: printed pages with handwritten notes, post it notes

Scope and Content Note

Drafts for "Desert Quartet", a series of stories dedicated to Gloria for inclusion in the Word of Mouth Anthology. Also included is correspondence with Irene Zahava, the editor of the anthology as well as notes for the stories.
Box 13, Folder 3

Lesbian Immigrant Anthology. 1991.

Physical Description: notes, prited paper, post it notes

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Sandy Lundy, editor of an ultimately unpublished anthology on lesbian immigrants which would have included fictional and nonfictional elements. Drafts of a story to be included, "Finding Out the Secrets: Ea Ayala -- A mexican Lesbian in the U.S.A.".
Box 13, Folder 4

Matrix Magazine. 1991.

Physical Description: handwritten notes, letters, printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between the editors of Matrix Women's newsmagazine and Terri de la Pena. Drafts of the story "Bouquets" as well as magazine clips and notes.
Box 13, Folder 5

Riding Desire Collection. 1991.

Physical Description: printed paper, photocopies, envelopes, handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of the story "Blue" which was included in the Riding Desire collection, along with a photocopy of the finished and published product. Correspondence with editors is also included.
Box 13, Folder 6

Women on Women Anthology. 1991.

Physical Description: handwritten notes, printed paper, envelopes

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with the editors (Joan Nestle and Naomi Holoch) of the Women on Women anthology. Drafts of "Beyond the El Camino Real" which would ultimately not be included in the anthology.
Box 13, Folder 7

Childless by Choice Anthology. 1992.

Physical Description: printed paper, handwritten notes, envelopes

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with editor Irene Reti of the collection Childless by Choice: A Multicultural Feminist Anthology, HerBooks catalog, a contributor's contract, envelopes, drafts of the included story "Nulliparra, 44" as well as the original call for materials.
Box 13, Folder 8

Lesbians and Class Anthology. 1993.

Physical Description: printed pages with handwritten notes, envelopes

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of the essay "Testimonio de una Chicana Lesbiana: From Working Class to Working in Class" which was included in the anthology edited by Julia Penelope about class issues within and without the lesbian community. Correspondence with the editor is also included.
Box 13, Folder 9

Lesbian Culture: An Anthology. 1993.

Physical Description: photocopies of printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Solicitation from Dena Taylor from The Crossing Press for feedback on Lesbian Culture: An Anthology along with a pre publication copy of the collection for review.
Box 14, Folder 1

Another Wilderness Collection. 1994.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes, photocopies, envelopes

Scope and Content Note

Table of contents, biographical notes, promotional materials and reviews of the Another Wilderness collection of outdoor writing published by Seal Press. Drafts of the story "Pajaritos" as well as a photocopy of the story from a previous publication in Frontiers magazine from February 12, 1993. Also included is correspondence with editors.
Box 14, Folder 2

Dyke Life Collection. 1994.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes, envelopes

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with the editor Karla Jay of the collection Dyke Life: From Growing Up to Growing Old -- A Celebration of the Lesbian Experience. Drafts of the story "At Home" which would be included in the collection.
Box 14, Folder 3

Out in the Workplace Collection. 1995.

Physical Description: printed paper, handwritten notes, envelopes

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with the editors, Rich Rasi and Lourdes Rodriguez-Nogues about the collection Out in the Workplace, Telling Our Stories. Notes for and drafts of "Fiction into Fact" as well as the table of contents for the collection, payment information and promotional materials.
Box 14, Folder 4

Night Bites Collection. 1996.

Physical Description: printed paper, printed email, handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Receipts, notes, drafts relating to the story "Refugio" to be included in the collection Night Bites, edited by victoria Brownworth published by Seal Press.
Box 15, Folder 1

Lesbian News Magazine. 1987-1991.

Physical Description: handwritten notes, printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Reviews, articles and correspondence for Lesbian News. Includes materials from when de la Pena was officially on staff and when she was freelance.
Box 15, Folder 2

Miscellaneous. 1988-1996.

Physical Description: business card, printed email, printed paper, clippings, newsprint

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous clippings, cartoons, personal correspondence etc.
Box 15, Folder 3

"The Secret Admirer". 1989-1990.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of "The Secret Admirer" alternately titled "Bloody Sunday", which would eventually become Latin Satins. Also includes correspondence about submissions and reviews.
Box 15, Folder 4

Lesbian and Gay Latina/o Anthology. 1990.

Physical Description: printed paper with handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence materials from the unpublished anthology on Lesbian and Gay Latina/os.
Box 15, Folder 5

Margins synopsis. 1991.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Press releases and a synopsis of Margins.
Box 15, Folder 6

Greenwood Publishing. 1991.

Physical Description: photocopies, printed paper with handwritten notes, envelopes

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence concerning the publication side of Contemporary Lesbian Writers of the United States edited by Sandra Pollack and Denise Knight with an introduction by Tucker Pamella Farley. Included are drafts of De la Pena's entry, reviews of the collection, copies of checks, calls for papers and promotional materials.
Box 15, Folder 7

Tough Dove Books Correspondence. 1991.

Physical Description: printed paper, handwritten notes, clippings, photocopies

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with publisher about advance copies, payment and editions as well as photocopied versions of included stories in Tough Dove Books anthologies and collections.
Box 15, Folder 8

A Different Light Lesbian Writers Series. 1991-1993.

Physical Description: printed paper, handwritten notes, envelopes

Scope and Content Note

Information regarding the longstanding Lesbian Writers Series in the gay and lesbian bookstores A Different Light in San Francisco. Included are logistical information, promotional materials, contact information and guidelines.
Box 15, Folder 9

Hurricane Alice Feminist Quarterly. 1991-1993.

Physical Description: printed paper, newsprint editions, envelopes

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with editors, copies of the spring, summer and winter of 1991 issues of the Hurricane Alice Feminist Quarterly.
Box 15, Folder 10

We Came All the Way from Cuba so You Could Dress Like This?. 1994.

Physical Description: photocopies of printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Galley for the collection "We Came All the Way from Cuba so You Could Dress Like This?" by Achy Obejas.
Box 15, Folder 11

I Know You Know T Shirt. No Date.

Physical Description: t shirt

Scope and Content Note

T shirt with the words "I Know You Know".