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.
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.
5.4 linear feet
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