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Finding Aid for the Margriet Kiers and Kenna Hicks papers, circa 1950s-1997 LSC.1985
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Description
Margriet Kiers and Kenna Hicks were long-term romantic partners and were active members of the lesbian feminist activist community in Santa Barbara. This collection is comprised of periodicals, newsletters, correspondence and membership material from Santa Barbara as well as national feminist and LGBT organizations. Also included is personal and professional material from both Kiers and Hicks such as correspondence, education documents, ephemera, journals, poetry, clippings and artwork.
Background
Kenna Hicks was born August 28th, 1945 in Lawrence County, Ohio. Margriet Kiers was born November 30, 1945 in the Netherlands and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where she majored in Sociology and Psychology. Margriet Kiers and Kenna Hicks were long-term romantic partners and were active members of the lesbian feminist activist community in San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Kiers and Hicks were also business partners, operating a courier service and cleaning service together. Hicks worked for a period as an airline stewardess, and Kiers worked for several doctors and lawyers as a secretary. Both women were interested in LGBT and women's rights, as well as communal living, and woman-owned land cooperatives.
Extent
5.4 linear feet (12 boxes)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.