Finding Aid for the Diana Press records, 1970-1994 (Collection 2135)

Finding aid prepared by Courtney Dean; machine readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575
(310) 825-4988
spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Diana Press records
Collection number: 2135
Creator: Diana Press.
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 6.6 linear ft. (16 document boxes, 1 half document box)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1972-1979
Date (inclusive): 1970-1994
Abstract: These records trace the history of Diana Press, a lesbian/feminist printing and publishing house started by Coletta Reid and Casey Czarnik in Baltimore, Maryland in 1972, and relocated to Oakland, California in 1977. Most notably, Diana published works by Rita Mae Brown and Judy Grahn, and reprinted Dr. Jeannette Foster’s pioneering Sex Variant Women in Literature. Plagued by financial troubles, a crippling incident of vandalism, and disagreements within the leadership, Diana ceased publishing in 1979. The collection contains a rich assortment of administrative materials; author and project files; manuscripts and poetry; press and distribution materials; and a sizeable amount of correspondence. Items date from 1970 to 1994, with the bulk of materials dating from 1972-1979.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

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], Diana Press records (Collection 2135). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7160299 

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Provenance unknown, 2012. 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 Courtney Dean in 2013 in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Jillian Cuellar.
The processing of this collection was generously supported by Arcadia. 

Biography/History

Diana Press was a women’s print shop and feminist publishing house began by Coletta Reid and Katherine “Casey” Czarnik in Baltimore, Maryland in 1972. Originally an instant print shop, the first publishing effort took place in 1973 with Rita Mae Brown’s Songs to a Handsome Woman. Over the next three years Diana Press grew into a full service publishing house, releasing an assortment of feminist books and calendars, most notably works by Rita Mae Brown and Judy Grahn; The Lesbians Home Journal- an anthology of stories from celebrated lesbian magazine The Ladder; and a reprinting of Dr. Jeannette Foster’s pioneering Sex Variant Women in Literature.
In 1976 Diana joined the Feminist Economic Network (F.E.N.), a skill and resource sharing organization of women’s businesses later embroiled in controversy over the purchase of a Detroit woman’s building. In March of 1977, the operation moved to Oakland, CA, merging with the Oakland Women’s Press Collective. Also at this time Diana leadership was expanded to include Laura Brown of the Oakland Feminist Women’s Health Center.
On October 25, 1977 Diana Press was hit by a crippling act of vandalism which destroyed thousands of copies of books and damaged essential printing equipment. Losses were estimated to total as much as $100,000. The feminist community responded with letters of support, donations, and benefits, but coupled with an already shaky economic base, Diana was ultimately unable to sustain the financial impact of the incident. Works by the likes of Judy Chicago, Kathy Zozachenko, Elizabeth Gould Davis, Pat Parker, and Judy Grahn, which had been scheduled for publication, were never released.
Diana Press faced continuing troubles following the vandalism. Leadership disagreements came to a head, and Casey Czarnik and Laura Brown left the press in the summer of 1978. A lawsuit filed by Rita Mae Brown against Diana in 1978, alleging a breach of contract related to accounting and publicity, incited controversy within the feminist media. Rumors circulated of an additional suit by Jeanette Foster, though one was never officially filed.
In a 1979 statement by current leadership Coletta Reid and Kathy Tomyris, Diana Press announced that they were ending all publishing efforts and would regroup as a commercial feminist print shop, citing backlash from their F.E.N. affiliation, the vandalism, leadership disagreements, and the dissolution of Coletta and Casey’s long term relationship.
Despite being plagued by misfortune and controversy, Diana Press is a notable example of a feminist alternative and challenge to the established publishing world.

Scope and Content

The Diana Press records span the existence of the operation throughout the 1970s, documenting its storied history through a wealth of administrative materials; author and project files; press and publicity materials; poetry and manuscripts; and a sizeable amount of correspondence. Also included in the materials are assorted newspaper clippings; catalogs and periodicals; and distribution materials and ephemera from community events and organizations. The breadth of correspondence is particularly rich, including both letters to and from Diana, and documenting everything from requests for catalogs to major disagreements with authors. A particular highlight of the collection is the assemblage of letters of support from the feminist community following the vandalism of the press in 1977. Also notable are the manuscripts which went unpublished due to lack of funding, such as Judy Chicago’s Revelations of the Goddess which exists here in draft and typeset versions. Items in the collection date from 1970-1994, with the bulk of material dating from ca. 1972-1979.
Throughout the collection many original folder titles used the Venus symbol to designate the word “women.”

Organization and Arrangement

This collection has been arranged in the following series:
  • Series 1: Correspondence, 1970-1981
  • Series 2: Author and Project Files, 1972-1982
  • Series 3: Manuscripts and Poetry, 1975-1981
  • Series 4: Press and Publicity Materials, 1973-1994
  • Series 5: Administrative Records, 1970-1991
Contents are arranged alphabetically.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Diana Press --Archives.
Women's Press Collective --Archives.
Publishers and publishing --United States --Archival resources.
Feminist literature --Publishing --United States --Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

manuscripts for publication.
correspondence.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Diana Press records
June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive at UCLA.
June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.

Related Material

Barbara Grier periodical collection (Collection 2130).   UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.
Barbara Grier-Naiad Press collection, 1956-1999.   San Francisco Public Library.
HerBooks Feminist Press Archive, MS 37,   Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Shameless Hussy Press records, MS 92,   Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Women's Press/Up Press Records, 91-23,   The Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California.

Container List

 

Series 1: Correspondence. 1970-1981.

Scope and Content

This series contains ingoing and outgoing correspondence primarily from Diana Press and various women’s and LGBT publications and organizations. Materials span the years 1970-1981 and take the form of letters, catalogs, fliers, periodicals, and other printed distribution materials. Included in the series are items related to publishing, distribution, and advertising, as well as general correspondence from community members. Of note are the numerous letters of support following the vandalism which took place in October of 1977, including letters from Adrienne Rich and Audre Lorde.

Organization and Arrangement

Preliminary alphabetic arrangement was completed prior to the collection’s arrival at UCLA. The original filing system used by Diana Press appears to have separated correspondence into categories including Publishing, General, Current Events, and Past Events. For processing notes from the Mazer Archives see "Diana Press Donation to Mazer Archives" in Box 16, Folder 12.
Box 1, Folder 1

"A" correspondence. 1974-1980.

Box 1, Folder 2

Albatross . 1975-1978.

Box 1, Folder 3

Alexandria Books. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 4

"B" correspondence. 1975-1979.

Box 1, Folder 5

Booklist. 1977.

Box 1, Folder 6

Brown, Laura K.: Publishing correspondence. 1977-1978.

Box 1, Folder 7

"C" correspondence. 1976-1981.

Box 1, Folder 8

Creators of female identified products. 1975-1977.

Box 1, Folder 9

"D" correspondence. 1974-1979.

Box 1, Folder 10

Daughters, Inc. Publishers. 1975-1979.

Box 1, Folder 11

des femmes: French publisher. 1977.

Box 1, Folder 12

"E" correspondence. 1973-1979.

Box 1, Folder 13

Elysian Fields Booksellers: Homosexuality in Literature. 1970s.

Box 1, Folder 14

"F" correspondence. 1976-1978.

Box 1, Folder 15

F.E.N. [Feminist Economic Network]. 1975-1976.

Box 1, Folder 16

Feminist Press . 1977-1979.

Box 1, Folder 17

Feminist Writers Guild. 1977-1978.

Box 1, Folder 18

Feministische Uitgeverij Sara. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 19

1st Things 1st [First Things First]. 1973.

Box 1, Folder 20

Foreign publishers. 1977-1978.

Box 1, Folder 21

Frauenoffensive. 1976-1978.

Box 1, Folder 22

"G" correspondence. 1976-1979.

Box 1, Folder 23

Glass Bell Press. 1974-1976.

Box 1, Folder 24

Glide: Catalogs. 1973-1976.

Box 1, Folder 25

"H-I" correspondence. 1976-1978.

Box 2, Folder 1

Herstory Press. 1975.

Box 2, Folder 2

Illinois Women's Agenda. 1977.

Box 2, Folder 3

Iowa City Woman's Press. 1973-1977.

Box 2, Folder 4

"J" correspondence. 1977-1978.

Box 2, Folder 5

"K" correspondence. 1976-1978.

Box 2, Folder 6

KNOW. 1973-1976.

Box 2, Folder 7

"L" correspondence. 1976-1979.

Box 2, Folder 8

lady-unique-inclination-of-the-night. 1977.

Box 2, Folder 9

Lambda Bookclub. 1976-1979.

Box 2, Folder 10

Lavender Woman. 1976.

Box 2, Folder 11

Lesbian Connection [Ambitious Amazons]. 1975-1978.

Box 2, Folder 12

Lesbian Front. 1976-1977.

Box 2, Folder 13

Lesbian Home Journal. 1976-1977.

Box 2, Folder 14

Lesbian Lipservice. 1975-1977.

Box 2, Folder 15

The Lesbian Tide and Jeanne Cordova. 1974-1979.

Box 2, Folder 16

Lesbian Voices. 1975-1977.

Box 2, Folder 17

The Liberty Cap Press. 1975-1976.

Box 2, Folder 18

Literary agents. 1979.

Box 2, Folder 19

Literary distributors. 1975-1977.

Box 2, Folder 20

Lollipop Power. 1973-1979.

Box 2, Folder 21

Long Time Coming. 1975-1977.

Box 2, Folder 22

"M" correspondence. 1973-1979.

Box 2, Folder 23

Mama Peaches and miscellaneous women's music companies. 1975-1977.

Box 2, Folder 24

Manuscript correspondence. 1976-1979.

Box 2, Folder 25

Media and miscellaneous women's theatre, poetry, radio. 1975-1978.

Box 2, Folder 26

Megaera Press. 1976.

Box 2, Folder 27

Mothertoungue Theatre. 1977.

Box 2, Folder 28

Mother Jones Press. undated.

Box 2, Folder 29

"N" correspondence. 1973-1979.

Box 2, Folder 30

New Moon [Lolly Hirsch]. 1975-1976.

Box 2, Folder 31

New Victoria Printers. 1977.

Box 2, Folder 32

"O" correspondence. 1975-1979.

Box 2, Folder 33

Out and Out Books. 1977-1978.

Box 2, Folder 34

"P-Q" correspondence. 1974-1978.

Box 3, Folder 1

Persephone Press. 1976-1979.

Box 3, Folder 2

Poetry manuscripts returned. 1977.

Box 3, Folder 3

Porpoise Press. 1977.

Box 3, Folder 4

Prospective authors re: manuscript submission. 1973-1977.

Box 3, Folder 5

Prospective authors re: manuscript submission. 1976-1977.

Box 3, Folder 6

Publishers: General. 1974-1978.

Box 3, Folder 7

Publishing: ABA Convention [American Booksellers Association Convention]. 1976-1977.

Box 3, Folder 8

Publishing: General. 1975-1979.

Box 3, Folder 9

Quest. 1975-1976.

Box 3, Folder 10

"R" correspondence. 1973-1979.

Scope and Content

Includes several Redstockings press releases.
Box 3, Folder 11

Rally and networking political flyers. 1975-1977.

Box 3, Folder 12

Request for book information and catalogs. 1977-1979.

Box 3, Folder 13

Reviewer correspondence. 1975-1978.

Box 3, Folder 14

RFD Journal for Gay Men. 1977.

Box 3, Folder 15

"S" correspondence. 1973-1979.

Box 3, Folder 16

Scott Literary Agency. 1977.

Box 3, Folder 17

Small presses: General. 1977.

Box 3, Folder 18

Solicitations. 1977.

Box 3, Folder 19

"T" correspondence. 1977-1979.

Box 3, Folder 20

Thirteenth Moon [13th Moon]. 1975-1977.

Box 3, Folder 21

Times Change: catalogs. 1972-1975.

Box 4, Folder 1

"U-V" correspondence. 1973-1979.

Box 4, Folder 2

United Sisters. 1973.

Box 4, Folder 3

Vandalism letters of support. 1977.

Box 4, Folder 4

Vandalism letters of support. 1977.

Box 4, Folder 5

Vandalism letters of support. 1977-1978.

Box 4, Folder 6

Vandalism letters of support. 1977-1978.

Box 4, Folder 7

Vandalism letters of support. 1977-1978.

Box 4, Folder 8

Vandalism letters of support and contributions. 1977-1978.

Box 4, Folder 9

Vanity Press. 1976-1977.

Box 4, Folder 10

Violet Press. undated.

Box 4, Folder 11

"W" correspondence. 1974-1980.

Box 4, Folder 12

White River Company. 1976.

Box 5, Folder 1

Women Entrepreneurs. 1975-1976.

Box 5, Folder 2

Women Writing Newsletter. 1975-1977.

Box 5, Folder 3

Women's music. 1976-1977.

Box 5, Folder 4

Women's newspapers, newsletters, and magazines. 1973-1977.

Box 5, Folder 5

Women's organizations. 1977-1979.

Box 5, Folder 6

Women's Press Collective. 1973-1977.

Box 5, Folder 7

Women's Press Ltd.. 1977-1978.

Box 5, Folder 8

Women's Soul Publishing. 1975-1977.

Box 5, Folder 9

Women's Studies programs. 1977-1978.

Box 5, Folder 10

Womanpress. 1976.

Box 5, Folder 11

"X-Y-Z" correspondence. 1973-1978.

 

Series 2: Author and Project Files. 1972-1982.

Scope and Content

Items in this series relate to specific authors, projects, and project contributors, and date from 1972 to 1982. Materials are comprised of correspondence, contracts, press releases, press clippings, proposals, invoices, and accounting information. Particular highlights are materials related to Rita Mae Brown, Judy Chicago, Andrea Dworkin, Jeanette Foster, Judy Grahn, Barbara Grier, and Adrienne Rich.
Box 6, Folder 1

"A-F" author correspondence. 1975-1977.

Box 6, Folder 2

Adams, Carol: The Edible Complex. 1977-1979.

Box 6, Folder 3

Adams, Florence: I Took a Hammer in My Hand. 1974.

Box 6, Folder 4

All Our Lives: Contracts, correspondence, reviews, credits. 1975-1979.

Box 6, Folder 5

All Our Lives: Correspondence. 1976-1979.

Box 6, Folder 6

Benton, Suzanne: Correspondence and artwork. 1975.

Box 6, Folder 26

Breggin, Janis: Bits and Pieces correspondence and manuscript. 1977.

Box 6, Folder 7

Brown, Rita Mae: Communications. 1973-1979.

Box 6, Folder 8

Brown, Rita Mae: Contract. 1973-1974.

Box 6, Folder 9

Brown, Rita Mae: Fan mail. 1974-1979.

Box 6, Folder 10

Brown, Rita Mae: Hand contract. 1973-1978.

Box 6, Folder 11

Brown, Rita Mae: Hand reviews. 1976-1977.

Box 6, Folder 12

Brown, Rita Mae: Plain Brown Rapper. 1977.

Box 6, Folder 13

Brown, Rita Mae: Plain Brown Rapper contract. 1976.

Box 6, Folder 14

Brown, Rita Mae: Reviews. 1976-1977.

Box 6, Folder 15

Brown, Susan: Editorial file. undated.

Box 6, Folder 16

Budapest, Zsuzsanna: Communications. 1976-1978.

Box 6, Folder 17

Budapest, Zsuzsanna: Selene. 1974-1976.

Box 6, Folder 18

Budapest, Zsuzsanna: Selene contract. 1976-1979.

Box 6, Folder 19

Budapest, Zsuzsanna: Selene: German contract and translation. 1976-1977.

Box 6, Folder 20

Calendar 1974: Contract and accounting. 1973-1976.

Box 6, Folder 21

Charnas, Suzy McKee: Mother Lines. 1977.

Box 6, Folder 22

Chicago, Judy: Communications. 1976-1977.

Box 6, Folder 23

Chicago, Judy: Communications. 1976-1978.

Box 6, Folder 24

Chicago, Judy: Press. 1976.

Box 6, Folder 25

Chicago, Judy: Proposal for The Dinner Party. 1976-1977.

Box 7, Folder 1

Chicago, Judy: Revelations of the Goddess. circa 1977.

Box 7, Folder 2

Chicago, Judy: Revelations of the Goddess promotional Materials. circa 1977.

Box 7, Folder 3

Class and Feminism. circa 1972.

Box 7, Folder 4

Clement, Carol: Communications. 1975-1977.

Box 7, Folder 5

Clement, Carol: Royalty statements. 1977.

Box 7, Folder 6

Cliff, Michelle: Correspondence. 1977.

Box 7, Folder 7

Connors, Denise: Medicalization of Society. 1976-1977.

Box 7, Folder 8

Cornwell, Anita: Correspondence. 1975-1977.

Box 7, Folder 9

Curtis, Molly: Correspondence. 1977.

Box 7, Folder 10

Daly, Mary: Correspondence. 1977.

Box 7, Folder 11

De Bretteville, Sheila Levrant: Drawings for Judy Chicago book. 1977.

Box 7, Folder 12

Dean, Nancy: Correspondence. 1976-1978.

Box 7, Folder 13

Dworkin, Andrea: Correspondence. 1977.

Box 7, Folder 14

Faderman, Lillian: Correspondence. 1975-1977.

Box 7, Folder 15

Foster, Jeanette: Press release. circa 1975.

Box 7, Folder 16

Foster, Jeanette: Sex Variant contract, royalty statements, and legal correspondence. 1975-1979.

Box 7, Folder 17

Foster, Jeanette: Sex Variant foreign rights. 1976.

Box 7, Folder 18

Foster, Jeannette: Sex Variant reviews. 1974-1977.

Box 7, Folder 19

"G-J" author correspondence. 1976.

Box 7, Folder 20

Geller, Ruth: Author's packet and galley corrections. circa 1977.

Box 7, Folder 21

Geller, Ruth: Contracts. 1976-1977.

Box 7, Folder 22

Geller, Ruth: Correspondence. 1976-1979.

Box 7, Folder 23

Gidlow, Elsa: Ask No Man Pardon. undated.

Box 7, Folder 24

Gidlow, Elsa: Contract, sales records, publicity materials. 1975-1978.

Box 7, Folder 25

Gidlow, Elsa: Correspondence. 1975-1979.

Box 7, Folder 26

Gidlow, Elsa: Press. 1976.

Box 7, Folder 27

Gidlow, Elsa: Reviews. 1975.

Box 8, Folder 1

Gomillion, Sharon [E. Sharon "Lois" Gomillion]: Communications. 1974-1979.

Box 8, Folder 2

Gomillion, Sharon [E. Sharon "Lois" Gomillion]: Forty Acres contract and accounting. 1973-1975.

Box 8, Folder 3

Grahn, Judy: Edward the Dyke reviews. 1976-1977.

Box 8, Folder 4

Grahn, Judy: Flyers and reviews. 1977.

Box 8, Folder 5

Grahn, Judy: She Who and press. 1977-1978.

Box 8, Folder 6

Grahn, Judy: She Who illustrators' contracts. 1977-1978.

Box 8, Folder 7

Grahn, Judy: She Who Library of Congress number. 1976-1977.

Box 8, Folder 8

Grahn, Judy: Woman Talking to Death reviews. 1975-1977.

Box 8, Folder 9

Grahn, Judy: Work of a Common Woman. 1979-1980.

Box 8, Folder 10

Grier, Barbara: Correspondence and accounting. 1973-1979.

Box 8, Folder 11

Grimstad, Kristen: Correspondence. 1973-1975.

Box 8, Folder 12

Henry, Barbara [JR Roberts]: Correspondence. 1977.

Box 8, Folder 13

Hodges, Beth: Correspondence and Margins editorial. 1975-1976.

Box 8, Folder 14

Isabell, Sharon: Contract, press, and novel excerpt. 1975-1980.

Box 8, Folder 15

"K-N" author correspondence. 1975.

Box 8, Folder 16

Kozachenko, Kathy: Correspondence and contract. 1975-1982.

Box 8, Folder 17

Ladder Anthology: Correspondence and contract. 1975-1979.

Box 8, Folder 18

Ladder Anthology: General. circa 1975.

Box 8, Folder 19

LALLO: Correspondence. 1977.

Box 8, Folder 20

Lally, Lee: These Days. 1973-1975.

Box 8, Folder 21

Lavender Herring: Contracts. 1975-1976.

Box 8, Folder 22

Legato, Ginger: Hand [includes Sue Sellers Correspondence]. 1974-1977.

Box 8, Folder 23

Lesbian-Feminism. undated.

Box 8, Folder 24

Lesbian Home Journal: Contracts. 1975-1976.

Box 8, Folder 25

Lesbian Lives: Contracts. 1975-1980.

Box 8, Folder 26

Lesbian Separatism: General. 1973-1977.

Box 8, Folder 27

Lesbianism and the Women's Movement: Contracts. 1977-1980.

Box 8, Folder 28

Lesbianism and the Women's Movement: Drafts. circa 1975.

Box 9, Folder 1

Myron and Bunch [Nancy Myron and Charlotte Bunch]: communications. 1972-1973.

Box 9, Folder 2

"O-R" author correspondence. 1973-1979.

Box 9, Folder 3

Parker, Pat: Correspondence, distribution materials, press. 1975-1981.

Box 9, Folder 4

Raymond, Janice: Transexual Empire and correspondence. 1976-1977.

Box 9, Folder 5

Rich, Adrienne: Correspondence. 1977-1978.

Box 9, Folder 6

Robbins, Susan: Correspondence. 1978.

Box 9, Folder 7

Russ, Joanna: Correspondence. 1977.

Box 9, Folder 8

"S-U" author correspondence. 1975-1976.

Box 9, Folder 9

Shockley, Ann Allen: Correspondence. 1977.

Box 9, Folder 10

Shockley, Ann Allen: Correspondence, contracts on The Back and White of It. 1977-1979.

Box 9, Folder 11

Smith, Barbara: Correspondence. 1975-1977.

Box 9, Folder 12

Sojo, Monica [Sjöö, Monica]: Correspondence, article. 1976.

Box 9, Folder 13

Stanley, Julia: Correspondence. 1976-1977.

Box 9, Folder 14

Strongin, Lynn: Communications. 1976-1979.

Box 9, Folder 15

True Life Adventure Stories: Contracts and cover letters. 1977.

Box 9, Folder 16

True Life Adventure Stories: Crossing Press. 1979.

Box 9, Folder 17

"V-Z" author correspondence. 1976.

Box 9, Folder 18

Walers, Dora and Daves, Joan: The Female Principle communications. 1974-1979.

Box 9, Folder 19

Wattles, J.: Prospective author correspondence and drafts. 1976-1977.

Box 9, Folder 20

Wings, Mary: Correspondence and invoices. 1977-1978.

Box 9, Folder 21

Women Remembered: Correspondence. 1977-1978.

 

Series 3: Manuscripts and Poetry. 1975-1981.

Scope and Content

This series is comprised of manuscript and poetry drafts, many of which appear to be unpublished. Materials date from approximately 1975 to 1981. Particularly significant are the drafts of Judy Chicago’s Revelations of the Goddess, including a typeset version. Also noteworthy are the torn Lesbian Separatism fragments, most likely a result of the vandalism.
Box 10, Folder 1

Albright, Mia: Power Versus Masculinity . undated.

Box 10, Folder 2

Anuini, J.: Poetry. 1979.

Box 10, Folder 3

Boucher, Sandy: Charlotte Street (1 of 3). 1977.

Box 10, Folder 4

Boucher, Sandy: Charlotte Street (2 of 3). 1977.

Box 10, Folder 5

Boucher, Sandy: Charlotte Street (3 of 3). 1977.

Box 10, Folder 6

Budapest, Zsuzsanna: A Woman's Passion Play. 1976.

Box 10, Folder 7

Chicago, Judy: The Dinner Party (1 of 2). 1976.

Box 10, Folder 8

Chicago, Judy: The Dinner Party (2 of 2). 1976.

Box 10, Folder 9

Chicago, Judy: Revelations of the Goddess. 1970s.

Box 11, Folder 1

Chicago, Judy: Revelations of Goddess annotated manuscript (1 of 2). 1970s.

Box 11, Folder 2

Chicago, Judy: Revelations of Goddess annotated manuscript (2 of 2). 1970s.

Box 17, Folder 1

Chicago, Judy: Typesetting. 1970s.

Box 11, Folder 3

Daniels, Marlena Clay: Poetry. 1978.

Box 11, Folder 4

Davis, Miriam Keith: Poetry. 1979.

Box 11, Folder 5

Faith, Karlene: Curtains Over the Bars. 1979.

Box 11, Folder 6

Gibbs, L. Lee: The Fall of the Vulcan. 1979.

Box 11, Folder 7

Grahn, Judy: True to Life Adventure Stories galley. 1978.

Box 11, Folder 8

Hildalgo-de la Riva, Teresa. 1978.

Box 11, Folder 9

Hirsch, Lolly: The Breeders (1 of 2). 1975.

Box 11, Folder 10

Hirsch, Lolly: The Breeders (2 of 2). 1975.

Box 12, Folder 1

Kelley, Beverly: Please Don't Bleed for Me. 1979.

Box 12, Folder 2

Lesbian Separatism: Fragments (1 of 3). circa 1977.

Box 12, Folder 3

Lesbian Separatism: Fragments (2 of 3). circa 1977.

Box 12, Folder 4

Lesbian Separatism: Fragments (3 of 3). circa 1977.

Box 12, Folder 5

Miller, Judy and Bonnie Mucklow: Lesbian Mothers. 1978.

Box 12, Folder 6

Strongin, Lynn: Leila: Book of Night. 1977.

Box 12, Folder 7

Trachtman, Paula: An Antidote for Love. undated.

Box 13, Folder 1

Underwood, Barbara: Untitled manuscript. undated.

Box 13, Folder 2

Wessels, Marga: El-Harrach: Portraits and Stories from an Algerian Women's Prison, translated chapters. 1981.

Box 13, Folder 3

Wohmann, Gabriele: A Matter of Chemistry, translated from German. 1977.

Box 13, Folder 4

[Zucchi], V.: Women's Poetry. 1977.

 

Series 4: Press and Publicity Materials. 1973-1994.

Scope and Content

This series contains materials from 1973-1994 and consists primarily of press about Diana, including a fire in 1975, the 1977 vandalism, and various histories of Diana Press written when publishing ceased in 1979. Especially illuminating are “Diana Press: An Overview 1972-1979”, written by Coletta Reid and Kathy Tomyris, and a lengthy research paper on the press written by Gail Groves. Also included in this series are article notes, assorted book and poetry reviews, press releases, and advertising and publicity materials.
Box 13, Folder 5

Advertising and publicity materials. 1973-1979.

Box 13, Folder 6

Book blurbs. 1977.

Box 13, Folder 7

Book reviews: General. 1974-1981.

Box 13, Folder 8

Book reviews: General. 1975-1978.

Box 13, Folder 9

Diana fire press. 1975.

Box 13, Folder 10

Establish Your Own Printshop. undated.

Box 13, Folder 11

Feminist publishing press. 1974-1994.

Box 13, Folder 12

Feminist publishing: Quest article. circa 1976.

Box 13, Folder 13

History of Diana Press. 1979.

Box 13, Folder 14

History of Diana Press article notes. 1979.

Box 13, Folder 15

Periodicals and press: Miscellaneous. 1976-1978.

Box 13, Folder 16

Non-Diana book reviews and promotions. 1974-1979.

Box 14, Folder 1

Paper on Diana Press ["Words of the Goddess in Black and White" by Gail Groves]. 1979.

Box 14, Folder 2

Poetry reviews. 1975-1978.

Box 14, Folder 3

Press releases. 1970s.

Box 14, Folder 4

Vandalism press. 1977-1978.

 

Series 5: Administrative Records. 1970-1991.

Scope and Content

This series spans from 1970 to 1991 and encompasses materials relating to the internal operations of Diana Press, including staff notes, agendas, weekly reports, and a telephone log; distribution and publication business documents; and an assortment of materials from women’s and LGBT organizations Diana was involved with, such as F.E.N., Olivia Records, and the Oakland Feminist Women’s Health Center. Particularly significant are the legal documents pertaining to Rita Mae Brown’s suit against the press which began in 1978, including Coletta Reid’s deposition and exhibits from the case.
Box 14, Folder 5

Buchanan, Peter: Originals [Diana offering summary]. 1977.

Box 14, Folder 6

Bulk mailing information. 1975.

Box 14, Folder 7

Coalition for Human Rights. 1977.

Box 14, Folder 8

Community events and workshops. circa 1976.

Box 14, Folder 9

Conference notes: Woman on the Constitution. 1979-1981.

Box 14, Folder 10

Contribution log. 1977-1978.

Box 16, Folder 13

Days of Civil Disobedience planner. 1970.

Box 14, Folder 11

Feminist activism articles. 1978.

Box 14, Folder 12

F.E.N. [Feminist Economic Network] articles. 1976-1977.

Box 14, Folder 13

Forms. 1970s.

Box 14, Folder 14

Form letters. 1978.

Box 14, Folder 15

Gay press. 1978.

Box 14, Folder 16

Gay rights distribution materials. 1977-1979.

Box 17, Folder 3

Good Taste Productions: Printed ephemera. 1970s.

Box 14, Folder 17

Health Center recording information. circa 1974.

Box 14, Folder 18

Management Team meetings. 1977-1978.

Box 14, Folder 19

National Gay Task Force. 1978.

Box 14, Folder 20

Non-profit information. 1973.

Box 14, Folder 21

Notes on supervision. undated.

Box 14, Folder 22

Olivia Records. 1970s.

Box 14, Folder 23

Printed distribution materials. 1970s.

Box 14, Folder 24

Publishing contracts. 1978.

Box 14, Folder 25

Publishing overhead. undated.

Box 15, Folder 1

Publications list. 1978.

Box 15, Folder 2

Rita Mae Brown lawsuit. 1978-1980.

Box 15, Folder 3

Rita Mae Brown lawsuit: Coletta Reid deposition. 1976-1979.

Box 15, Folder 4

Rita Mae Brown lawsuit: Exhibits. 1979.

Box 15, Folder 5

Staff notes and agendas. 1976.

Box 17, Folder 2

Staff notes and agendas. 1976-1977.

Box 15, Folder 6

Staff notes and agendas (1 of 2). 1977.

Box 15, Folder 7

Staff notes and agendas (2 of 2). 1977.

Box 15, Folder 8

Staff notes and agendas, weekly reports. 1978.

Box 15, Folder 9

Staff notes and memos. 1977-1978.

Box 15, Folder 10

Task Force on Women. circa 1970.

Box 15, Folder 11

Telephone log. 1977.

Box 16, Folder 1

Vandalism donations information. 1977-1978.

Box 16, Folder 2

Women's bookstores. 1975.

Box 16, Folder 3

Women and work: Notes and research. circa 1974.

Box 16, Folder 4

Women in Distribution: Catalogs. 1975-1978.

Box 16, Folder 5

Women in Distribution: Catalogs. 1978.

Box 16, Folder 6

Women in Distribution: Correspondence and accounting. 1975-1979.

Box 16, Folder 7

Women in Distribution: Distribution materials. 1974-1977.

Box 16, Folder 8

Women in Distribution: Order forms. 1975-1979.

Box 16, Folder 9

Women's press and publishers: Notes. 1977-1978.

Box 16, Folder 10

Women in Print. 1973-1977.

Box 16, Folder 11

Women in Print: Conference. 1976.

Box 16, Folder 12

Diana Press Donation to Mazer Archives. 1982-1991.