Finding Aid for the Connexxus/Centro de Mujeres collection, 1985-1991

Processed by Tiffany-Kay Sangwand, 2009; revision by Octavio Olvera, 2014; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Title: Connexxus/Centro de Mujeres collection
Collection number: 1848
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 11.5 linear ft. (16 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1985-1991
Abstract: The Connexxus/Centro de Mujeres Collection contains the administrative records of Connexxus / Centro de Mujeres, one of the first Los Angeles non-profit organizations that catered and provided services to lesbians.
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.
Creator: Connexxus 1985-1990

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 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.

Processing History

Processed by Tiffany-Kay Sangwand, September 2007 - February 2008.
The Connexxus Collection was partially processed by Joy Novak and Yolanda Retter at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. Additional boxes of unprocessed materials were later found at the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive which were processed and integrated with previously processed material by Tiffany-Kay Sangwand under the auspices of the Center for the Study of Women from September 2007 to February 2008. The collection is now under the custody of UCLA Center for the Study of Women, not the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Connexxus/Centro de Mujeres collection (Collection 1848). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6650628 

Historical Note

Historical note (version 2) by Tiffany-Kay Sangwand
In early 1984, Adel Martinez and Lauren Jardine conceived the idea behind Connexxus, a women-run center in Los Angeles that provides quality and comprehensive services that cater to women, particularly lesbians. In May 1984, Martinez, Jardine, and a group of women met in the home of Vivian Brown to discuss the idea and how to bring it into fruition. They envisioned a space in which lesbians could thrive professionally, personally, and socially.
In January 1985, Connexxus opened its doors on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. Connexxus' initial space was a 1400 square foot facility with ten rooms which served as a space for a library, workshops, rap groups, counseling, meetings, and other social activities. Lauren Jardine, Ph.D. was hired as the Executive Director. Connexxus operated under the non-profit auspices of Southern California Women for Understanding until receiving its own 501(c)(3) non-profit organization status in July 1985.
Connexxus operated for six years out of West Hollywood. In 1986, it opened Connexxus East / Centro de Mujeres, a satellite location in East Los Angeles. Connexxus offered a variety of services at its two locations including referrals, support groups, the Alliance (Connexxus Business and Professional Women's Alliance), the West Coast Lesbian Collection / June Mazer Lesbian Archive, counseling / therapy services, workshops, social events, and a coffeehouse. Connexxus East specifically did outreach to Latina lesbians in East L.A. Connexxus also collaborated with a number of other non-profit organizations in Los Angeles, such as Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU), Alcoholism Center for Women (ACW), and Lesbian Central at the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center (currently the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center).
At its peak, Connexxus operated on a budget of over $200,000, which was anomalous among grassroots lesbian organizations at the time. Their funding was made possible from the City of West Hollywood, donations from the women who utilized its services and gay men who were allies.



When Connexxus opened, it filled the vacuum for a women / lesbian public space in Los Angeles. During its six years of operation, other specialized organizations and businesses emerged to serve the dynamic Los Angeles lesbian population. This was reflected in a decline of Connexxus users; in 1990 Connexxus decided to cease operations. Two of its programs, the June Mazer Lesbian Archive and Connexxus East, remained open and operated independently after Connexxus' closing.
Historical note (version 1) by Joy Novak
In 1984, a group of lesbian activists led by Del Martínez and Lauren Jardine founded Connexxus Women's Center/Centro de Mujeres. Connexxus was first located on Santa Monica Boulevard and later on La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood. At its peak, Connexxus operated on a budget of over $200,00, which was unheard of in grassroots lesbian organizations.
Connexxus programs included referrals, a variety of supports groups, a business alliance, mental health services, workshops, social events, dances and a program for Latina lesbians in East Los Angeles. Connexxus also co-sponsored the first Latina Lesbian Mental Health Conference in 1986. In 1987 Connexxus took over the management of the West Coast Lesbian Collection, which was moved from Oakland and was renamed the June Mazer Lesbian Archive.
Connexxus collaborated with other community groups such as SCWU (Southern California Women for Understanding), ACW (Alcoholism Center for Women) and Lesbian Central at the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center (now the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center). Connexxus closed in 1990.

Chronology

May 1984 First meeting led by Lauren Jardine and Adel Martinez to discuss the idea of Connexxus.
January 1985 Connexxus opens its doors on 9054 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.
June 1985 First Board of Directors meeting with Carol Anderson, Beverly Cook, Jeanne Cordova, Sue Dell, Adel Martinez, June Mazer, Anne Mosbergen, Pat Pimentel, Carol Przbycien, Terry Scannell, Pepper Sheaffer, Sharon Siegel, Karen Sterling, Linda Wineland and Judith Wright. Adel Martinez served as the first Board President.
July 1985 Connexxus gains 501(c)(3) non-profit organization status.
July 1985 Counseling / therapy services first offered.
September 1985 Receives grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council to host writer and performance artist, Terry Wolverton, as an artist-in-residence.
November 1985 The Alliance (Connexxus Business and Professional Women's Alliance, CBPWA) holds its first meeting.
Februrary 1986 Connexxus Connects Us, a documentary on Connexxus airs on Falcon Cable television.
May 1986 Connexxus Latina lesbian rap groups meet at El Centro in East Los Angeles.
October 1986 Connexxus purchases Bunches of Balloons, a for-profit business as part of its Economic Empowerment Project.
November 1986 Connexxus co-sponsors Latina Lesbian Mental Health Conference
December 1986 Connexxus adopts West Coast Lesbian Collections
January 1987 Connexxus co-sponsors Boundary Dilemmas in the Client-Therapist Relationship: A Working Conference for Lesbian Therapists
January 15, 1987 Board member June Mazer passes away due to cancer
April 1987 The June Mazer Lesbian Collections (formerly the West Coast Lesbian Collections) made available to the public
August 1987 Connexxus Softball Team plays in the West Hollywood Women's Athletic League
October 1987 Connexxus East opens in El Centro Human Services Corporation in East Los Angeles
December 1987 Founders Lauren Jardine, Executive Director, and Del Martinez, Board President, retire from Connexxus. Pat Martel is elected new Board President.
March 1988 Five Plus Connexxus campaign begins.
May 1988 Denise Wheeler named new Executive Director.
May 19, 1988 Connexxus hosts "Courage to Heal: A presentation for Child Sexual Abuse Survivors" by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis.
October 1988 Connexxus moves to facility located at 1017 N. La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood.
October 1988 Cheryl Mendoza, Ph.D, is hired as new Clinical Director.
January 1989 Connexxus / Centro de Mujeres awarded Community Organization of the Year by Gay and Lesbian Latinos Unidos.
January 1989 The June Mazer Lesbian Collections move to 626 N. Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood.
March 11, 1989 Connexxus and Southern California Women for Understanding co-sponsor "Passionate Politics: Lesbian-Feminism for the '90s" with feminist thinker and activist Charlotte Bunch.
April 1989 Wahneeta Pacheco named new Assistant Director
May 29, 1989 June Mazer Lesbian Collections Archivist Bunny MacCulloch passes away.
September 1989 Campaign SAVE CONNEXXUS! begins.
February 1990 Connexxus announces that it will be closing in June 1990.
February 1990 The Latina Lesbian Support Group announces their formal separation from Connexxus and Connexxus East.
June 1990 Connexxus closes.

Related Material

This collection forms part of the The June L. Mazer Archive   at UCLA.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Connexxus

Container List

 

Board of Directors. Series 1. 1984-1991.

Physical Description: 2 boxes, 1.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The Board of Directors series contains information related to the governance of Connexxus (Subseries 1: Policies), materials generated at Board retreats and meetings (Subseries 2: Retreats and Meetings), and minutes from each Board meeting (Subseries 3: Minutes). The material that is not part of these subseries includes to Board recruitment / nominating committee / membership, correspondence, fundraising, publicity, and the dissolution of Connexxus.

Arrangement note

The Board of Directors series is organized into three subseries - policies, retreats and meetings, and minutes. All other material that does not fall within these three subseries is organized alphabetically by folder title.
Box 4, Folder 1

Applications. 1985-1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains application forms (blank), two submitted applications), activity record log (blank), committee descriptions, draft of Board member recruitment, selection and orientation process, and invitational letters from founders Lauren Jardine and Adel Martinez and Board President Pat Martel.
Box 4, Folder 2

Contract. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains one copy of Board Roles and Responsibilities Contract labeled as a draft.
Box 4, Folder 3

Correspondence. 1985, 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains three pieces of inter-board correspondence from Lauren Jardine / Adel Martinez (founders), Carla Barboza (Board President), and Board member Ann Benvenuti. Includes a draft of assessment survey for Connexxus' programs and services.
Box 4, Folder 4

Development Materials. 1985, 1988.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains articles and handouts on Board management, meetings, fundraising, and strategic planning. It is unclear if the Connexxus Board generated the handouts. With the exception of the magazine articles, the other materials have no date.
Box 4, Folder 5

Dissolution Documents. 1990-1991.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence to and from lawyer including documents regarding assumption of liabilities, distribution of assets to Mazer Collection, certificate of dissolution, Board meeting minutes (12 December 1990), correspondence from CPA regarding a financial statement (30 April 1991) and tax returns (1990), financial documents, and other miscellaneous documentation.
Box 4, Folder 6

Miscellaneous Materials. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains handwritten notes regarding Alliance / CBPWA, membership and programs committee members contact information, and storage of materials. No author or date listed for any of the documents.
Box 4, Folder 7

Nominating Committee. 1986.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains welcome letter, applications (blank), handouts regarding Board recruitment and functions, member contributions (blank), 1986-1987 election ballot (blank), Nominating Committee report (9 June 1986), Board Structure Task Force report (20 November 1986), handwritten notes on nominating committee, board member criteria, and recruitment.
Box 4, Folder 8

Organizational Structure. 1988.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains charts of organizational structure.
Box 4, Folder 14

Publicity. 1985.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains Connexxus pamphlet draft, CBPWA program proposal, press release (n.d.), fact sheet, and business card draft.
Box 4, Folder 15

Rosters. 1980, 1985-1988.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Member lists of Board of Directors
 

Policies. Subseries 1. 1984-1989.

Physical Description: 5.0 folders

Arrangement note

Folders are arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Content Note

Contains all documentation related to the governing of Connexxus.
Box 4, Folder 9

Articles of Incorporation. 1984.

Physical Description: 1 folder

General note

3 copies.
Box 4, Folder 10

Bylaws. 1984.

Physical Description: 1 folder

General note

3 copies.
Box 4, Folder 11

Financial Procedures Manual. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 4, Folder 12

Handbook. 1985-1986, 1988-1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Sections on Organizational Information, Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, Financial Information, and Development. Formerly in folder labeled "Misc. Board Book Parts."
Box 4, Folder 13

Miscellaneous. 1985.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains information on Board member eligibility policy, draft of recommendations by the Professional Standards and Ethics Sub-Committee, statements regarding confidentiality and ethics, and advertising policy.
 

Retreats and Meetings. Subseries 2. 1986-1991.

Physical Description: 29.0 folders

Arrangement note

Folders are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials generated at retreats and meetings - agendas, reports, minutes, budgets, and photographs.
Box 4, Folders 16 - 17

Retreat (16-17 August 1986). 1986.

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 16: contains organizational information, articles of incorporation and bylaws, minutes (June - December 1985, January - September 1986), financial statements (November 1985), projected budget (July 1985 - June 1986, July 1986 - June 1987), board management worksheets.



Folder 17: contains agenda, board member recruitment, selection and orientation draft, retreat planning logistics, organizational chart, list of Connexxus staff, proposed budget (July 1987 - June 1988), retreat summary / minutes, handwritten minutes, group photo of board members.
Box 4, Folder 18

Retreat (22-23 August 1987). 1987.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, fundraising presentation, retreat planning sheets, proposed budget, report to the Board on retreat's discussion of race, and photos of Board members at the retreat.
Box 4, Folder 19

Retreat (20-21 August 1988). 1988.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda (draft and final).
Box 4, Folder 20

Meeting (19 January 1989). 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, Executive Director report (December 1988), various articles and letters on gender oppression (not authored by Connexxus), photocopied handwritten document on Connexxus mission.
Box 4, Folder 21

Meeting (16 February 1989). 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, minutes of January 1989 meeting, statement of income and expenses (January 1989), Executive Director report (January 1989), staff report (January 1989), Clinical Director report (January 1989), list of monthly tasks, Connexxus East staff report (January 1989).
Box 4, Folder 22

Retreat (16 March 1989). 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, statement of income and expenses (February 1989), minutes (16 February 1989), postcard invitation to "The World Around Me" photo exhibition by Laura Aguilar (postcard features photo of Board President Pat Martel).
Box 4, Folder 23

Meeting (20 April 1989). 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, Executive Director report (March and April 1989), Assistant Director monthly report (April 1989), Clinical Director monthly report (March and April 1989), Connexxus East staff report (March and April 1989), staff report (March 1989), statement of income and expenses (February and March 1989), minutes (16 March 1989 and 15 December 1988 [amended and approved]), self assessment for City of West Hollywood, Social Services Midyear Program Evaluation (1988-1989), invitation to June L. Mazer Lesbian Collection fundraiser (7 May 1989?), and Project 10 correspondence.
Box 4, Folder 24

Meeting (18 May 1989). 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, Executive Director report (April 1989), Assistant Director monthly report (April 1989), Clinical Director monthly report (April 1989), Connexxus East staff report, statement of income and expenses (April 1989), correspondence regarding the softball team, City of West Hollywood Social Services contract extension memorandum.
Box 4, Folder 25

Meeting (June 1989). 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains minutes (20 April 1989), Executive Director monthly report (May 1989), Assistant Director monthly report (May 1989), Clinical Director monthly report (May 1989), correspondence from Carla Barboza to three board members regarding organizational racism and their resignations, correspondence regarding June L. Mazer Lesbian collection, copy of Bunny MacCulloch's obituary, resignation letters, submitted Board of Directors application.
Box 4, Folder 26

Meeting (08 July 1989). 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Formerly in folder labeled "July 8th, 27th, August 11th crisis meeting." Contains agenda (20 July 1989), memo from Pat Martel regarding task force on the future of Connexxus, materials on board functions and recruiting new members.
Box 4, Folder 27

Meeting (20 July 1989). 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, statement of income and expenses (July 1989), submitted board member application.
Box 4, Folder 28

Meeting (17 August 1989). 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, minutes (18 May 1989), Executive Director monthly report (June and July 1989), Assistant Director monthly report (June 1989), Clinical Director monthly report (June and July 1989), staff report (May and June 1989), City of West Hollywood Social Services monthly report, memo from Pat Martel on task force and the future of Connexxus (1 August 1989), list of City of West Hollywood expenditures, correspondence and recommendations with CPAs regarding Connexxus' financial status.
Box 4, Folder 29

Retreat (August 1989). 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains documents relating to the planning of the August 1989 retreat.
Box 4, Folder 30

Meeting (21 September 1989). 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, minutes (17 August 1989, 5 September 1989), Executive Director monthly report (August 1989), correspondence from City of West Hollywood regarding future of Connexxus.
Box 4, Folder 31

Meeting (19 October 1989). 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, meeting (21 September 1989, 27 September 1989, 19 October 1989), and statement of income and expenses (March 1989).
Box 4, Folder 32

Meeting (16 November 1989). 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, submitted board applications, handwritten financial notes.
Box 4, Folder 33

Meeting (27 December 1989). 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains statement of income and expenses (November 1989) and cash flow projections (1990).
Box 4, Folder 34

Meeting (17 January 1990). 1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda (handwritten), minutes (27 December 1989, 3 January 1990, 17 January 1990), statement of income and expenses (December 1989), June L. Mazer Collection financial statement, letter to community regarding the closure of Connexxus (18 January 1990), Connexxus Begins Rite of Passage document, Connexxus task force recommendations, check registers.
Box 4, Folder 35

Meeting (February 1990). 1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains minutes (17 January 1990), correspondence from the Latina Lesbian Support Group regarding the closure of Connexxus, Connexxus' letter to the community printed in the Lesbian News, income and expenses report (January 1990), June L. Mazer Lesbian Collection financial statement (March 1987 - December 1989), Interim Coordinator report (21 February 1990, handwritten), Connexxus East's list of concerns (31 January 1989, handwritten).
Box 4, Folder 36

Meeting (21 March 1990). 1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, minutes (21 February 1990, 21 March 1990), board member letter of resignation, Alliance Steering Committee agenda (7 March 1990), budget and attendance report (January and February 1990), minutes (11 February 1990), recommended procedures and policies regarding Connexxus closure and the counseling program by Nicki Toomey and Lauree Moss, event listing, income and expense report (January and February 1990), correspondence from Latina Lesbian Support Group regarding the termination of its relationship with Connexxus.
Box 4, Folder 37

Meeting (18 April 1990). 1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, minutes (21 March 1990), income and expense report (March 1990), Alliance income and expense report (October 1989 - March 1990), cash flow projections (revised 1990).
Box 4, Folder 38

Meeting (16 May 1990). 1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, income and expenses report (April 1990), confidential draft of recommendations made to Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center /GLCSC (7 May 1990).
Box 4, Folder 39

Meeting (28 June 1990). 1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, minutes (16 May 1990), list of bank account signators, statement of income and expenses (May 1990), Connexxus "Coming Out" Hotline report, June Mazer Lesbian Collection financial statement (March - December 1989), expenses (January - June 1990), budget (July 1990 - June 1991), Alliance income and expenses report, budget (July 1990 - June 1991), handwritten financial notes regarding July salaries and vacations.
Box 4, Folder 40

Meeting (16 July 1990). 1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, statement of financial condition (June 1990), statement of income and expenses (June 1990).
Box 4, Folder 41

Meeting (17 October 1990). 1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains agenda, minutes (18 April 1990, 28 June 1990), Board of Directors roster, Connexxus operating budget (fiscal year 1991), softball invitation, statement of financial condition (30 September 1990), statement of income and expenses (30 September 1990), insurance coverage (fiscal year 1991).
Box 4, Folder 42

Meeting (18 November 1990). 1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains statement of financial condition (October 1990), statement of income and expenses (October 1990).
Box 4, Folder 43

Meeting (12 December 1990). 1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains statement of financial condition (November 1990), statement of income and expenses (November 1990).
Box 4, Folder 44

Meeting (January 1991). 1991.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains statement of financial condition (December 1990), statement of income and expenses (December 1990).
 

Minutes. Subseries 3. 1985-1990.

Physical Description: 7.0 folders

Arrangement note

Folders are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains minutes from meetings and retreats.
Box 5, Folder 1

1985. June - December 1985.

Physical Description: 1 folder

General note

2 sets
Box 5, Folder 2

1986. January - July, September - December 1986.

Physical Description: 1 folder

General note

2 sets
Box 5, Folder 3

1987. January - July, September - December 1987.

Physical Description: 1 folder

General note

2 sets. Second set consists only of January through June 1987.
Box 5, Folder 4

1988. January - July, September - December 1988.

Physical Description: 1 folder

General note

2 sets. Second set missing August and December.
Box 5, Folder 5

1989. January - May, July - December 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

General note

2 sets.
Box 5, Folder 6

1990. January - July, October - December 1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter to the community and proof report which is inaccurately dated as 1980 and should be 1990.

General note

2 sets.
 

Administrative Files. Series 2.

Physical Description: 3.0 boxes, 2 linear feet
Box 3, Folders 1 - 5, 21

Connexxus Collection Inventory. n.d.

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Inventory generated by June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives
 

Human Resources. Subseries 1. 1985-1990.

Physical Description: 22.0 folders

Arrangement note

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains forms, job descriptions, applications, and personnel files. Personnel files are restricted until the year 2014.
Box 1, Folders 37 - 41

Forms. 1986-1987.

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 41: Assistant Director Application (1987)

Folder 37: Confidentiality Statement (n.d.)

Folder 38: Conflict Resolution (n.d.)

Folder 39: Ethics Statement (n.d)

Folder 40: Performance Evaluation (1986)
Box 1, Folder 42

General. 1987-1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains job postings, blank time sheet, budget request, and one denied application.
Box 1, Folder 43

Unemployment. 1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 1, Folder 44

Worker's Compensation. 1991.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 2, Folders 1, 14 - 15

Applicants. 1985, 1987-1988.

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 1: Clinical Director (1988)

Folder 14: Executive Director (1988)

Folder 15: Latina Services Coordinator (1985, 1987)

General note

Restricted until 2014.
Box 2, Folders 2 - 13

Employees. 1985-1989.

Physical Description: 11 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 2: Alquijay, Marta (1987)

Folder 3: Blaiwes, Robin (1989)

Folder 4: Friedman, Mona (1985-1989)

Folder 5: Gonzales, Stella (1986-1988)

Folder 6: Jacobs, Leslie (1989)

Folder 7: Jardine, Lauren (1985-1987)

Folder 8: Levy, Sharon M. (1989)

Folder 9: McTeague, Maureen (1985, 1988)

Folder 10: Mendoza, Cheryl (1988-1989)

Folder 11: Morrow, Judy (1988)

Folder 12: Morton, Gini (1988-1989)

Folder 13: Pullen, Suzanne (1989)

General note

Restricted until January 2014.
 

Correspondence. Subseries 2. 1985-1990.

Physical Description: 12.0 folders

Arrangement note

Folders are arranged by alphabetically by type of correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

The correspondence has been divided into five categories - general, thank yous, letters of support, postcards and greeting cards, and political addresses. The "Political Addresses" folder contains mailing addresses, but not correspondence with political figures.
Box 1, Folders 14 - 15

General. 1985-1991.

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence to and from Yolanda Retter.
Box 1, Folders 19 - 26

Thank Yous. 1985, 1988-1990.

Physical Description: 8 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 19: Counseling Development Program Fund (1989)

Folder 20: Five Plus Campaign (1989)

Folder 21: Founders' Circle Pledges (1988-1989)

Folder 22: General (1985, 1988-1990, mostly 1988-1989)

Folder 23: June L. Mazer Collection (1989)

Folder 24: Newsletter (1989)

Folder 25: Services, Items, Time (1988-1989)

Folder 26: United Way (1987-1989)
Box 1, Folder 16

Letters of Support. 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters of support for National Black Gay and Lesbian Conference, Project S.I.S.T.E.R. (Sexual Assault Crisis Services), Pasadena Rape Crisis Center
Box 1, Folder 18

Postcards and Greeting Cards. 1985-1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Postcards and greeting cards received from Connexxus supporters. Also includes a "I [heart] Women" bumper sticker, 2 cartoons, and a flyer for Alcohol Abuse Program at GLCSC. Materials were used in a wall display at Connexxus (formerly in folder labeled "Postcards, wall display).
Box 1, Folder 17

Political Addresses. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Address list of members of Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, California Assembly and California Senate. Does not include actual correspondence with members.
 

Subject Files. Subseries 3. 1982-1991.

Physical Description: 53.0 folders

Arrangement note

Folders are arranged alphabetically by title. The majority of Connexxus' original file titles were retained; some have been altered to clarify the folder's contents.

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials generated by the administrative operations of Connexxus. Folders 31-33 contain extensive history on the founding of Connexxus.
Box 1, Folders 1 - 4

"A". 1985-1988.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 1: Activity Rosters (1986-1988)

Folder 2: Advertisers List (1987)

Folder 3: Artist in Residence: Terry Wolverton (1985-1986)

Folder 4: ASL Interpreters (n.d.)
Box 1, Folders 5 - 7

"B". 1984-1988.

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 5: Building Acquisition (1984-1988)

Folder 6: Burglary (May 1988)

Folder 7: Business Name (1984)
Box 1, Folders 8 - 11

"C". 1982-1989.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 8: California Self Help Center (n.d.)

Folder 9: Certificates of Recognition (n.d.)

Folder 10: Community Resources - Organizations (1984-1989)

Folder 11: Community Resources - People (1982-1983)

Folder 12: Contract Lending Agreements

Folder 13: Contract for Services
Box 1, Folders 27 - 28

"D". 1985-1986, 1988.

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 27: Data Sheets (1985-1986)

Folder 28: Dispute Resolution Service (1988)
Box 1, Folders 29 - 33

"F". 1983-1988.

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 29: Facility, 9504 Santa Monica Bl. (1984, 1986-1988)

Folder 30: Facility Rental Form (n.d.)

Folder 31: First Year Materials (1984-1985)

Folder 32: Founding Herstory (1983-1985)

Folder 33: Founding Papers (1984-1986)

General note

First Year Materials, Founding Herstory, and Founding Papers (Folders 31-33) contain extensive information on the founding of Connexxus - invitations, correspondence, bumper stickers, initial organizational meeting minutes, overview of committees and organizational structure, open letters to the community regarding the status of Connexxus, initial needs assessment survey, 1984 information sheet, correspondence with Southern California Women for Understanding and June Mazer, letter from Vanessa Romain regarding the portrayal of lesbians of color in an article about Connexxus published in the Lesbian News.
Box 1, Folders 34 - 36

"G". 1984-1988.

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 34: Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, GSLCSC (1988)

Folder 35: Gay and Lesbian Task Force (1988)

Folder 36: Guest Book (1984-1987)
Box 1, Folder 60

"H". 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Hyatt on Sunset (1989)
Box 1, Folders 46 - 49

"I". 1990-1991.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 46: Insurance (1990)

Folder 47: Insurance: Liability and Package (1990-1991)

Folder 48: Insurance: Liquor Liability (1990-1991)

Folder 49: Internal Revenue Service (1990)
Box 1, Folders 50 - 53

"L". 1988-1989, 1991.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 50: Loan Agreement (n.d.)

Folder 51: Legal Material (1991)

Folder 52: Lesbian and Gay Public Awareness Project (1988-1989)

Folder 53: Lesbian News (1991)
Box 1, Folders 54 - 56

"N". 1989.

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 54: National Organization of Women / NOW (1989)

Folder 55: Newsletter Ad Rates (n.d.)

Folder 56: No on Proposition 64 (1986)
Box 3, Folders 1 - 2

"P". 1980, 1989.

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 1: Permit - Plummer Park Facility (1989)

Folder 2: Proof Report (1980)
Box 3, Folders 3 - 8

"S". 1981, 1984-1990.

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 3: San Diego Lesbian News (1988)

Folder 4: Signs (n.d.)

Folder 5: Southern California Women for Understanding / SCWU (1981, 1985)

Folder 6: Southern California Women for Understanding / SCWU: Monthly Reports (1984-1985)

Folder 7: Social Service Report Forms / Permits (1984-1990)

Folder 8: Social Service Solicitation (1988-1990)

General note

San Diego Lesbian News (Folder 73) contains copy of Together, UCLA's lesbian feminist magazine.
Box 3, Folder 9

"T". 1987-1988.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Tax Board (1987-1988)
Box 3, Folders 10 - 11

"U". 1988-1989.

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 10: UCLA Workstudy (1988-1989)

Folder 11: User Information Form (n.d.)
Box 3, Folders 12 - 20

"V". 1984-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Folder 12: Video (You Can Know All I Am) - General (1988-1989)

Folder 13: Video - Correspondence (1988)

Folder 14: Video - Lending Contract (1989)

Folder 15: Video - Orders (1989)

Folder 16: Video - Production (1985-1988)

Folder 17: Video - Screening (1988)

Folder 18: Video - Signed Releases (1988)

Folder 19: Volunteers (1984-1988)

Folder 20: Volunteer Recognition (n.d.)
 

Events. Series 3. 1984-1989.

Physical Description: 2 boxes, 1.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Events series comprises of documentation related to the planning, publicity, and execution of Connexxus' various social events, workshops, and conferences. The majority of the folders within this series are labeled according to event. Folders 54-57 contain photographs from select events.

Arrangement note

Folders are arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 6, Folder 1

Ad Books. 1984-1988.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains letter of solicitation for advertisements as well as books of advertisements from events such as Casino Cabaret (1984-1985), Founding Celebration (1987-1988), and Follies (1985?).

General note

Contained photocopies of personal checks from donors for "Gay Men's Ad" in 1988. These were shredded in January 2008.
Box 6, Folder 8

Dance Cards. 1988-1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Includes dance card order forms, dance card order procedures, handwritten correspondence from donors, list of donors.
Boxes 6 - 7, Folders 2 - 53, 58

Events. 1984-1989.

Physical Description: 28 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes flyers, programs, event paperwork, correspondence, planning documentation, and list of attendees.



Box 6

Folder 2: All Around Time (1988)

Folder 3: Auction (1986)

Folder 4: Casino Cabaret (1984)

Folder 5: Casino Cabaret (1985)

Folder 6: Conference, Lesbian Mothers (1987)

Folder 7: Conference, Old Lesbians (1988)

Folder 9: Dances (1987)

Folder 10: Dances (1988)

Folder 11: Dances (1989)

Folder 12: A Day at the Races (1988)

Folder 13: Dinah Shore Picnic (1988)

Folder 14: Eisenberg, Mary Jane Dance Company Benefit (1988)

Folder 15: Family Dinner (1988)

Folder 17: Follies (1985)

Folder 19: Founders Dinner (1986)

Folder 20-21: Founders Dinner (1987)

Folder 22-25: Founders Dinner (1988)

Folder 26: Founders Dinner (1989)

Folder 27: Gay Pride Festival (1986)

Folder 28: Hoedown (1989)

Folder 29: Hollywood Bowl (1987)

Folder 30-31: Lily's

Folder 32: Multicultural Festival (1988)

Folder 33: Multicultural Festival (1989)



Box 7

Folder 24: National March for Women's Lives

Folder 1: Open House (1988)

Folder 2 Sarton, May (1988)

Folder 3: Starscene Festival (1987)

Folder 4: Summer Soiree (1986)

Folder 5: Sunset Junction Festival (1987-1989)

Folder 6: Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner (1987)

Folder 7: Walk/Run (1985)

Folder 8: West Hollywood Street Festival (n.d.)

Folder 9: Women's Winter Gala (1984)

Folder 10: Workshop - Bunche, Charlotte (1989)

Folder 11: Workshop on The Body - Coffey, Susa (1989)

Folder 12: Workshop - General (1988)

Folder 13: Workshop on Lesbian Ethics - Hoaglund, Sara Lucia (1989)

Folder 14: Workshop - Lesbian Battering (1988)

Folder 15: Workshop - Math (1989)

Folder 16: Workshop - Ramos, Laura J. (n.d.)

Folder 17: Workshop on building productive work and personal relationships - Reap What You Sow (n.d.)

Folder 18: Workshop - Spirituality (1988)

Folder 19: Workshop - Vad Den Bergh, Nan (n.d.)
Box 6, Folder 16

Flyers. 1984-1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains flyers from various Connexxus events.
Box 6, Folder 18

Forms. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains blank forms tracking ticket sales, event planning, event budget, spreadsheet of events and expenses, food tickets, door prize entries, event item checklist, and profitability summary.
Box 7, Folders 20 - 23

Photographs. 1984-1987.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 20: Follies (1985), contains 22 color and black and white photo prints, subjects are unidentified, photographer unknown

Folder 21: Founders Celebration (1984), contains thirty-five black and white photo prints and five contact sheets, subjects are unidentified, photographer Mary Whitlock

Folder 22: Summer Soiree (1986), contains eight color photo prints, subjects unidentified, photographer unknown

Folder 23: Various Events (ca. 1986-1987), contains fifty-two color and black and white photo prints and two contact sheets, includes photography by Mary Whitlock and photos of the first Connexxus office, Bunny McCulloch, Del Martinez, Lauren Jardine, Pat Martel, Carol Anderson, Lee Werbel, Jeanne Cordova, Dina Bachelor, Art Hagopian, Phil Sheley, and John Olson
Box 6, Folder 34

Workshop Forms. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains blank forms for workshop sign ups, attendance confirmation, training evaluations, services rendered receipt.
 

Financial Records. Series 4. 1985-1991.

Physical Description: 3 boxes, 2.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The Financial Records series contain materials related to accounting, Connexxus' various bank accounts, financial statements and general ledger, loans, manual of financial procedures, taxes, and funding from the City of West Hollywood.

Arrangement note

Folders are arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 12, Folder 1

Accountants. 1988-1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 12, Folder 2

Accounting. 1987-1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 12, Folder 3

Audit. 1989-1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 12, Folder 4

Bad Checks. 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of checks from personal donors' bank accounts were removed and shredded in 2008.
Box 12, Folders 5 - 9

Bank Statements. 1986-1991.

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 5: All Accounts (1986-1988, 1991)

Folder 6: Money Market Account (1988-1989)

Folder 7: Operating Account (1988-1989)

Folder 8: Sanwa Account (1988-1989)

Folder 9: West Hollywood Account (1988-1989)
Box 12, Folder 10

Bank of Los Angeles - Alliance Account. 1987-1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 12, Folder 11

Budget. 1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 12, Folders 12 - 15

Cancelled Checks. 1990-1991.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 12: All Accounts (1990-1991)

Folder 13: West Hollywood Account (1988-1989)

Folder 14: General Account - Bank of Los Angeles (1988-1989)

Folder 15: General Account - Sanwa Bank (1988-1989)
Box 12, Folder 16

Chart of Accounts. 1986, 1988.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 12, Folder 17

Checks. 1 folder.

Physical Description: 1990-1991
Box 12, Folders 18 - 24

Checks (Carbons). 1988-1991.

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 18: Alliance Account (1990-1991)

Folder 19: General Account (1988)

Folder 20: General Account (1989)

Folder 21: General Account (1990-1991)

Folder 22: Mazer Account (1990-1991)

Folder 23: West Hollywood Account (1988-1989)

Folder 24: West Hollywood Account (1990)
Box 12, Folders 25 - 26

Check Registers. 1987-1990.

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 25: All Accounts - Books (1988-1990)

Folder 26: All Accounts - Printouts (1987-1988)
Box 12, Folder 27

Checks to Be Written. 1988-1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 12, Folders 28 - 29

Deposits. 1986-1988.

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

See Note field for items marked with an asterisk.



Folder 28: Operating Fund (1986-1988)

Folder 29: February 1988*

General note

Photocopied checks from donors' personal accounts were removed and shredded in January 2008.
Box 13, Folders 1 - 13

Deposits. 1988-1991.

Physical Description: 13 folders

Scope and Content Note

See Note field for entries marked with an asterisk.



Folder 1: March 1988*

Folder 2: July 1988*

Folder 3: August 1988*

Folder 4: September 1988*

Folder 5: October 1988*

Folder 6: November 1988*

Folder 7: December 1988*

Folder 8: January 1989*

Folder 9: February 1989*

Folder 10: March 1989*

Folder 11: April 1989*

Folder 12: June 1989*

Folder 13: All Accounts (August 1990 - February 1991)

General note

Photocopies of checks from donors' personal accounts were removed and shredded in January 2008.
Box 13, Folders 14 - 27, 32, 40

Financial Statement and Ledger. 1985-1991.

Physical Description: 15 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 14: 30 November 1985

Folder 15: 1985-1987

Folder 32: July 1988

Folder 16: August 1988

Folder 17: September 1988

Folder 18: October 1988

Folder 19: November 1988

Folder 20: December 1988

Folder 21: January 1989

Folder 22: February 1989

Folder 23: March 1989

Folder 24: April 1989

Folder 25: May 1989

Folder 26: June 1989

Folder 27: July 1990 - April 1991 Folder 40: May 1990

Box 13, Folder 28

Loans. 1985-1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

General note

Photocopies of checks from personal accounts were removed and shredded in January 2008.
Box 13, Folder 29

Log of Pledges, Donations, and Deposits. 1985.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 13, Folder 30

Merchant Banking. 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 13, Folder 31

Procedures Manual. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 folder

General note

See also "Board: Financial Procedures Manual."
Box 13, Folders 33 - 36

Receipt Book. 1988.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 33: 1988

Folder 34: 1 February 1989 - 14 April 1989

Folder 35: 18 April 1989 - 1 June 1989

Folder 36: Workshops (3 February 1989)
Box 13, Folder 37

Miscellaneous Financial Records. 1980, 1991.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Includes IRS correspondence, bank statements, receipts, assumption of liabilities documents, handwritten to-do list of tasks for Connexxus' closing,
Box 13, Folders 38 - 39

Financial Reports. 1986-1991.

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note



Folder 38: 1990-1991

Folder 39: 1986
Box 13, Folder 41

Taxes. 1985-1990.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 13, Folder 42

Tax Returns. 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 13, Folders 43 - 44

West Hollywood. 1989-1990.

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 43: Funding (1989-1990)

Folder 44: West Hollywood Budget (1989-1990)
Box 14, Folders 1 - 12

West Hollywood. 1989-1990.

Physical Description: 12 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 1: Cash Disbursements (1987-1988)

Folder 2: City Council (1988)

Folder 3: Contract (1985-1986)

Folder 4: Correspondence (1985-1989)

Folder 5: Forms (1989-1990)

Folder 6: Grant Monthly Reports (1985-1987)

Folder 7: Program Services Reports (1989)

Folder 8: Publicity Material (n.d.)

Folder 9: 1986-1987

Folder 10: 1988-1989

Folder 11: 1989-1990

Folder 12: Closeout (July 1990)
 

Fundraising. Series 5. 1985-1990.

Physical Description: 2.0 boxes, 1 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials related to Connexxus' fundraising campaigns and donations.

Arrangement note

Folders are arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 15, Folders 1 - 9

Fundraising Campaigns. 1985-1989.

Physical Description: 9 folders

Scope and Content Note

For entries marked with an *, see the Note field.



Folder 1: Board Friend Campaign (1987)

Folder 2: Brothers for Sisters - General (1986-1987)*

Folder 3: Brothers for Sisters - Pledges (1986-1987)

Folder 4: Colin Higgins Foundation (1989)

Folder 5: Direct Mail Piece (1985)

Folder 6: Donations (1985-1986)

Folder 7: Donations (1987)

Folder 8: Five Plus Connexxus Campaign (1988)

Folder 9: Founding Circle Members (1980-1987)

General note

Photocopies of checks from donor's personal accounts were shredded in January 2008.
Box 16, Folders 1 - 14

Fundraising Campaigns. 1985-1990.

Physical Description: 13 folders

Scope and Content Note

For entries marked with an *, see the Note field.



Folder 1: Fundraising General Info (1985-1988)

Folder 2: Get Connected Fund (1986)

Folder 3: Holiday Campaign Phone Script and Forms (n.d.)

Folder 4: Holiday Campaign (1986)

Folder 5: Holiday Campaign (1988)

Folder 6: Holiday Campaign (1989)

Folder 7: Home Parties (1989)

Folder 8: Honolulu Raffle (1987)

Folder 9: Mexico Relief Donations (1985)*

Folder 10: Pledges (1986-1988)

Folder 11: Pledge Reminder Letters (n.d.)

Folder 12: Siegel, Sharon (1985-1988)

Folder 13: Solicitation Letter (n.d.)

Folder 14: United Way (1989-1990)

General note

Photocopies of checks from donor's personal accounts were shredded in January 2008.
 

Programs. Series 6. 1984-1990.

Physical Description: 2 boxes, 1.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials related to Connexxus committees and programs - Connexxus East, Connexxus Business and Professional Women's Alliance (CBPWA) / The Alliance, Economic Empowerment, June L. Mazer Collection, mental health, rap groups, and referrals. The series also includes completed surveys distributed by Connexxus to assess their services.

Arrangement note

Folders are arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 8, Folder 1

Community Services Survey. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains blank community survey, completed community services, and tally of results
Box 8, Folders 2 - 4, 21

Centro de Mujeres / Connexxus East. 1986-1990.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 2: General (1986-1990) - Includes information on the opening of Connexxus East as well as the effects of Connexxus' closing, correspondence from Yolanda Retter

Folder 3: Outreach (1986-1987)

Folder 21: Latina Lesbian Mental Health Conference (1986-1987) - Includes 21 black and white photo prints, subjects and photographer unidentified

Folder 4: Projects (1986-1987) - Contains black and white photo contact sheet of portraits of Guadalupe Juarez taken by Laura Aguilar
Box 8, Folders 5 - 11

Connexxus Business and Professional Women's Alliance (CBPWA) / The Alliance. 1990.

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 5: Financial (1990)

Folder 6: Forms (n.d.)

Folder 7: Membership Directory (1987-1988)

Folder 8: Membership Materials (1987-1988)

Folder 9: Minutes (1985-1986)

Folder 10: Publicity (n.d.)

Folder 11: Special Events (1987-1989)
Box 8, Folders 12 - 16

Committees. 1986-1987.

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 12: Latina Advisory (1986-1987)

Folder 13: Lesbians in Battering Relationships Resources (1987-1988, 1990)

Folder 14: General (1984-1985) - Contains minutes, list of committee members, and miscellaneous documents by the Counseling, Programs, and Needs Assessment committees

Folder 15: Mental Health (1987)

Folder 16: Women's Issues (1989-1990)
Box 8, Folders 17 - 20

Economic Empowerment. 1985-1989.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 17: General (1985-1986)

Folder 18: Bunches of Balloons (1986-1989)

Folder 19: State Board of Equalization (1986)

Folder 20: Lesbian Greeting Card Project (1986-1987) - Includes artwork by Mar Gorman, Miki Jackson and Laura Aguilar
Box 8, Folders 22 - 30

June L. Mazer Collection. 1984-1990.

Physical Description: 9 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 22: Correspondence (1987-1990)

Folder 23: Bunny MacCulloch Trust (1988-1990)

Folder 24: Chicago Resource Center, Grant Application (1987)

Folder 25: Contract (1988-1990)

Folder 26: Donations (1987)

Folder 27: Grants (1989)

Folder 28: Mazer Biography (1987)

Folder 29: Miscellaneous (1987-1990) - Contains press and notes

Folder 30: West Coast Lesbian Collection (1984-1986)
Boxes 8 - 9, Folders 31 - 42

Mental Health. 1985-1990.

Physical Description: 12 folders

Scope and Content Note

Box 8

Folder 31: Correspondence (1985-1990)

Folder 32: Courage to Heal Workshop (1989) - Includes press photos of Laura Davis

Folder 33: Courage to Heal Workshop Evaluations (1989)

Folder 34: Ethics and Professional Standards Subcommittee (1985-1986)

Folder 35: Incest Survival (1988-1989)



Box 9

Folder 1: Intern Applications (1986)

Folder 2: Guidelines (n.d.)

Folder 3: Sign In Sheets (1990)

Folder 4: Therapists (1985)

Folder 5: Therapist Referral Letter (n.d.)

Folder 6: Therapist Workshops (1988)

Folder 7: Therapist Workshop Series (1989)
Box 9, Folders 43 - 47

Rap Groups. 1984-1989.

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 8: Facilitators (1988-1989)

Folder 9: Facilitators' Guidelines (n.d.)

Folder 10: Lists (1984-1988)

Folder 11: Training (1989)

Folder 12: Topics (1987)
Box 9, Folder 13

Referrals. 1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder
 

Publicity and Publications. Series 7. 1984-1990.

Physical Description: 2 boxes, 1.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The Newsletter subseries contains newsletters produced by Connexxus and its programs. It also includes press releases, press clippings, publicity ephemera, and promotional photos. The Publicity Binders provide a chronological, comprehensive view of Connexxus news and events.

Arrangement note

Folders are arranged alphabetically by title and chronologically when appropriate.
Box 10, Folder 55

Advertisements. 1984-1988.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains bumper stickers, buttons (made by Yolanda Retter), early press releases, received solicitations for advertising, event listings, and advertisements in event programs.
Box 10, Folder 60

Fact Sheets. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 10, Folder 56

Five Plus Connexxus Campaign. 1988.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains Connexxus newsletter (March 1988), mailing envelope, bumper sticker, lapel pins, letter, flyers, and newspaper inserts produced by the Five Plus Connexxus Campaign
Box 10, Folders 57-58

Press Clippings. 1984-1989.

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings from publications such as Frontiers, The Lesbian News, L.A. Weekly, Les Meet: The Lesbian Entertainment Magazine, The News, The SCWU Newsletter, Ten Percent: UCLA Lesbian and Gay Newsmagazine, and The Post.
Box 10, Folders 49 - 54

Press Releases. 1985-1988.

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Folder 49: 1985

Folder 50: 1986

Folder 51: 1987

Folder 52: 1988

Folder 53: No date

Folder 54: Press Lists
Box 11

Publicity Binders. 1985-1990.

Physical Description: 2 bound volumes

Scope and Content Note

Volume 1 (black cover) contains newsletters, job announcements, and flyers bound together chronologically from February 1985 through December 1987.



Volume 2 (maroon cover) begins at January 1988 and continues through June 1990.
Box 10, Folder 59

Promotional Photographs. 1988.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Contains four 8x10 black and white photo prints of Connexxus staff (Gini Morton, Maureen McTeague / Moe, Mary Galloway, Denise Wheeler / Executive Director, Cheryl Mendoza, Wendy Goodfriend, Margaret Smith) taken by Laura Aguilar. Photos are presumably for the Five Plus Connexxus campaign. One photo includes the text "Tis the season's [sic] to be giving remember 5+ or this will be our new home."
 

Newsletters. Subseries 1. 1985-1990.

Physical Description: 48.0 folders

Arrangement note

Folders are arranged alphabetically by newsletter title and chronologically within each newsletter run.

Scope and Content Note

The Newsletters subseries contains a full run of Connexxus newsletters which were published monthly. It also contains incomplete runs of the Connexxus Business and and Professional Women's Alliance (CBPWA) newsletter and the Volunteer Connexxion newsletter.
Box 10, Folders 1 - 46

Connexxus Newsletters. 1985-1990.

Scope and Content Note



Folder 1: February - August 1985

Folder 2: October - December 1985

Folder 3: January 1986

Folder 4: March 1986

Folder 5: January 1987

Folder 6: February 1987

Folder 7: March 1987

Folder 8: April 1987

Folder 9: May 1987

Folder 10: June 1987

Folder 11: July 1987

Folder 12: August 1987

Folder 13: September 1987

Folder 14: October 1987

Folder 15: November 1987

Folder 16: December 1987

Folder 17: January 1988

Folder 18: February 1988, inserts only*

Folder 10: March 1988

Folder 11: April 1988

Folder 12: May 1988

Folder 13: June 1988

Folder 14: July 1988

Folder 15: August 1988

Folder 16: September 1988

Folder 17: October 1988

Folder 18: November 1988

Folder 19: December 1988

Folder 29: January 1989

Folder 30: February 1989

Folder 31: March 1989

Folder 32: April 1989

Folder 33: May 1989

Folder 34: June 1989

Folder 35: July 1989

Folder 36: August 1989

Folder 37: September 1989

Folder 39: October 1989

Folder 40: November 1989

Folder 41: December 1989

Folder 41: January 1990

Folder 42: February 1990

Folder 43: March 1990

Folder 44: April 1990

Folder 45: May 1990

Folder 46: June 1990

General note

* Folder 18 only contains the inserts from the February 1988 newsletter. See the Publicity Volumes in Box 11 for a copy of the February 1988 (Volume 4, Number 2) issue.
Box 10, Folder 47

Connexxus Business and Professional Women's Alliance (CBPWA) / The Alliance Newsletters. 1986-1988.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

1986: January, March-April, September-October, December

1987: January-February, April-December

1988: January-April
Box 10, Folder 48

The Volunteer Connexxion: The Newsletter for Connexxus Volunteers. 1986-1987.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

1986: April, May-June, September-December

1987: January-May, July