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Finding aid to the Jill Mendelsohn photographs and collection on Elsa Gidlow, circa 1970-2011 Coll2013.078
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Separated Materials

  • Title: Mendelsohn (Jill) photographs and collection on Elsa Gidlow
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.078
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet. 1 archive carton.
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1973-1986
    Date (inclusive): circa 1970-2011, bulk 1973-1986
    Abstract: Photographs and Elsa Gidlow's correspondence and writings, bulk 1973-1986, collected by Jill Mendelsohn. Included are photographs of Gidlow, as well as lesbian writer Rita Mae Brown, lesbian musicians Meg Christian and Margie Adams, and the San Diego Women's Music Festival in 1974.
    creator: Mendelsohn, Jill

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Acquisition

    Donated by Jill Mendelsohn, May 12, 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Jill Mendelsohn Photographs and Collection on Elsa Gidlow, Coll2013-078, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Danielle Perez-Granado, August 2013.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains photographs and personal correspondence of Jill Mendelsohn. Included are photographs of the 1974 San Diego Women's Music Festival, a 1975 Meg Christian performance, and a brief meeting with Rita Mae Brown. This collection also contains photographs taken by Mendelsohn and her partner Karen documenting lesbian feminist poet Elsa Gidlow in her garden, a newspaper article about Gidlow, and personal correspondence to Mendelsohn and Karen from Gidlow.

    Separated Materials

    The following publications have been separated from the Jill Mendelsohn collection and entered into the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives' library and periodicals database:
    Brown, R. M. (1973). Songs to a handsome woman. Baltimore: Diana Press.
    Gidlow, E. Moods of Eros and other poems.
    Gidlow, E. (1973). Makings for meditation. Mill Valley, CA: Druid Heights Books.
    Gidlow, E. (1975). Ask no man pardon: The philosophical significance of being lesbian. Mill Valley, CA: Druid Heights Books.
    Gidlow, E. (1976). Sapphic songs: Seventeen to seventy. Baltimore: Diana Press.
    Gidlow, E. (1982). Sapphic songs: Eighteen to eighty. Mill Valley, CA: Druid Heights Books.
    Gidlow, E. (1986). Elsa: I come with my songs. San Francisco: Bootlegger Press.
    Grahn, J. The common woman. Oakland: The Womens Press Collective.
    Southern California Women for Understanding. 2nd annual lesbian rights award dinner. Event program. February 14, 1981.
    Southern California Women for Understanding. SCWU (4:6). Bi-monthly newsletter. December 1980-January 1981.
    Southern California Women for Understanding. SCWU (5:1). Bi-monthly newsletter. February-March 1981.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gidlow, Elsa, 1898-1986
    Concerts
    Lesbian writings
    Letters
    Photographs
    Poets, American--20th century
    Women's music festivals--United States