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Finding Aid for the Marie Cartier papers, 1988-2010
1953  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Marie Cartier papers
    Date (inclusive): 1988-2010
    Collection number: 1953
    Creator: Cartier, Marie, Ph.D.
    Extent: 5 document boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Marie Cartier is a teacher, poet, writer, healer, artist, activist and facilitator. She also has a first degree black belt in karate. She currently teaches at the University of California Irvine in the Film Department and at CSU Northridge in the Women's Studies Department. Her poetry is widely published. She has written and published five plays, all originally published by Dialogus Press. An active and accomplished performer, she has gained notoriety with her one woman show Ballistic Femme which explored the identity politics and history of butch femme dynamics and communities. Another project of Cartier's, MORGASM (The Museum of Radical Gender and Sex Matrix), was conceived as a consortium and educational group devoted to exploring and displaying unexplored aspects of women's sexual pleasure and bodies. Included in the collection are published and unpublished examples of her academic work, materials pertaining to her incest survivors' rights activism, and documentation and promotional items for her performances.
    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 Marie Cartier, 1991. 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], Marie Cartier papers (Collection 1953). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6956804 

    Biography/History

    Marie Cartier is a teacher, poet, writer, healer, artist, activist and facilitator. She also has a first degree black belt in karate. She currently teaches at the University of California Irvine in the Film department and at CSU Northridge in the Women's Studies department.
    She has a BA in Communications from the University of New Hampshire, an MA in English and Poetry from Colorado State, an MFA in Playwriting from UCLA, an MFA in Film and Television from UCLA, an MFA in Visual Art (Painting and Sculpture) from Claremont Graduate University, and a PhD in Religion from Claremont Graduate University. Her dissertation "Baby You are My Religion" explores the butch-femme community in the Pre-Stonewall era. Much of her academic and performative work focuses on the butch-femme dynamics both in historical context and as an erotic force.
    Her poetry is widely published. Many of her poems have been included in publications such as Sinister Wisdom, Heresies, Colorado State Review, Culture Concrete and Central Park as well as being included in several poetry anthologies including Wanting Women and Poetry of Sex.
    She has written and published five plays, all originally published by Dialogus Press. Stumbling into Light incorporates monologue, poetry and Greek chorus to explore a woman's healing path from sexual trauma and abuse. Leave a Light on When You Go Out utilizes both drama and humor through the style of performance poetry to deal with issues of violence against women. Freeze Count is adapted from original oral histories conducted with inmates at the Wyoming Women's Center. Close to Home is a more traditional play, humorously exploring the attempt for a mother and daughter to find common ground.
    An active and accomplished performer, she has gained notoriety with her one woman show Ballistic Femme which explored the identity politics and history of butch femme dynamics and communities. Another project of Cartier's, MORGASM (The Museum of Radical Gender and Sex Matrix), was conceived as a consortium and educational group devoted to exploring and displaying unexplored aspects of women's sexual pleasure and bodies.

    Scope and Content

    The Marie Cartier Papers contains her academic work emerging from her time as a PhD candidate at Claremont Graduate University, published and unpublished creative writing projects including plays, short stories, poetry and fiction, flyers from performances for area artists as well as for Marie herself, ephemera from performances, documents relating to the Dandelion Warriors incest survivors work, and personal papers relating to job searches, grants and project proposals.
    Also included is a large collection of published books on a variety of subjects as well as a selection of periodicals and organizational publications and calendars.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arrangement reflects original order.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Cartier, Marie, Ph.D. --Archives.
    Lesbian authors --California --Archival resources.
    Women performance artists --California --Archival resources.

    Related Material

    Terry Wolverton Papers   also housed in UCLA Special Collections.