Finding Aid to the Jeanne Córdova Papers and Photographs, 1948-2011 Coll2008-064

Loni Shibuyama
Processing this collection has been partially funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Title: Jeanne Cordova papers and photographs
creator: Córdova, Jeanne
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2008-064
Physical Description: 32.4 Linear Feet 12 boxes, 5 cartons, 13 flat boxes, 1 mapcase drawer, and 20 oversize items.
Date (inclusive): 1948-2011
Abstract: Photo albums, diaries, correspondence, minutes, manuscripts, clippings, posters, memorabilia, audiotapes, computer files and other material from lesbian activist, writer and publisher, Jeanne Córdova. In the early 1970s, Córdova began her career as a leader in the Los Angeles gay and lesbian and feminist movements by becoming President of the Los Angeles chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis; founding the publication, The Lesbian Tide; and becoming Human Rights Editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Free Press. In 1973, she was a key organizer of the first National Lesbian Conference, and in 1981, she founded the Community Yellow Pages, currently the nation's largest and most comprehensive LGBT directory. Her collection includes organizational records from publications she founded and several activist organizations she led; manuscripts and clippings of articles and books she wrote; personal diaries and correspondence with former lovers. Her collection also includes extensive photo albums with detailed annotation documenting her life and major events in the gay and lesbian liberation movement.

Biography

Jeanne Robert Córdova was born on July 18, 1948 in Bremerhaven, Germany. Daughter of Federico Benito and Joan McGuinness, Jeanne is one of twelve siblings. In the 1950s, the family immigrated to New York and eventually relocated to Southern California. As a child, she attended Catholic school in West Covina and, in 1966, entered the Immaculate Heart of Mary convent in Santa Barbara, California. While she was a postulant, she began questioning her sexuality and subsequently became dissatisfied with the Catholic Church. She left the convent a year later, going on to earn Bachelor's and Master's degrees in social work from the University of California, at Los Angeles (UCLA.)
In 1970, Córdova began her activist career by joining and, soon after, becoming President of the Los Angeles chapter of the lesbian rights organization, Daughters of Bilitis (DOB). In 1971, the DOB newsletter, which Córdova edited, evolved into The Lesbian Tide, the first of five publications she founded. Throughout the 1970s to the 1990s, she was a key organizer or active participant in several events and organizations, including the 1971 West Coast Lesbian Conference; the 1973 National Lesbian Conference at UCLA; the 1977 International Women's Year Conference in Houston, Texas; the 1978 National Lesbian Feminist Organization Conference; a national gay and lesbian caucus at the 1980 Democratic National Convention, in which she served as a convention delegate; the No on California Proposition 64 (LaRouche) campaign in 1986; and numerous other gay and lesbian and women's rights causes. In addition, she founded or served on the board of several organizations, including the Stonewall Democratic Club, Connexxus Women's Business Alliance, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Press Association, Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, and ONE Institute and International Gay & Lesbian Archives.
Córdova also has an extensive writing and publishing career. In addition to her work with The Lesbian Tide, she was also Human Rights Editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Free Press (1973 - 1976). She contributed works to numerous periodicals and anthologies, and in 1976, she wrote her first book, Sexism: It's a Nasty Affair. In 1981, she founded the Community Yellow Pages, which would eventually become the United States' largest and most comprehensive LGBT directory. In 1990, her second book was published, Kicking the Habit: A Lesbian Nun Story, an autobiography recounting her experience in the convent. In addition to Community Yellow Pages, she founded and published Square Peg Magazine in 1992, a magazine devoted to queer culture and literature.
In August 1995, Córdova married her partner, Lynn Harris Ballen, in a wedding ceremony in the Hollywood Hills. After selling Community Yellow Pages, Córdova and Ballen moved to Mexico in 1999. In 2007, they returned to Southern California. Jeanne Córdova remains active in the gay and lesbian and Chicana/Latina movements. In 2008, she founded LEX, The Lesbian Exploratorium, a non-profit organization devoted to culture and history. In 2011, her memoir, When We Were Outlaws, was published by Spinsters Inc. As of 2015, Córdova continues to live with Ballen at their home in Los Angeles, California.

Access

The collection is open to researchers, with some restrictions. Access to materials marked "restricted" in the container list is restricted during the lifetime of Jeanne Córdova. Researchers wishing to access this material must obtain prior permission from Ms. Córdova. Researchers may apply for permission through ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives or directly from Ms. Córdova.

Publication Rights

Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

Preferred Citation

[Box #, Folder #] Jeanne Córdova Papers and Photographs, Coll2008-064, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

Acquisition Information

The Jeanne Córdova collection comes from a series of donations from Jeanne Córdova in September-November, 2008. An additional 14 linear feet of material was donated in a series of donations on April 14, 2011, September 21, 2011, and November 28, 2011.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, November 24, 2008. An additional 14 linear feet of material was added to the collection in 2011, and processed in 2015. One box (1 linear foot) of deteriorated and damaged materials remains unprocessed.
Processing this collection has been funded in part by Jeanne Córdova, and generous grants from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Jeanne Córdova papers and photographs comprise scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, organizational records, correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, posters, memorabilia, computer files, audiotapes and other materials documenting organizations and publications which Córdova founded; her leadership in the gay and lesbian and feminist activist movements from the 1970s through the 1990s; her published and unpublished books, articles and essays; her education and experience in a convent; and her relationships with family, friends and former lovers.
The collection is divided into eight series: (1) Publishing, (2) Activism and Politics, (3) Writings, (4) Personal Papers, (5) Scrapbooks and Photographs, (6) Posters, (7) Memorabilia and (8) Sound Recordings, Video Recordings, and Computer Files. The Publishing Series consists of organizational records from three of the five publications Córdova founded: The Lesbian Tide (1971,) Community Yellow Pages (1981) and Square Peg (1992.) The Activism and Politics Series comprises correspondence, clippings, organizational records and other papers documenting Córdova's numerous activities in the gay and lesbian and feminist movements, including, but not limited to, organizing national lesbian conferences, serving on the boards of several organizations, and political campaigning. The Writings Series comprises manuscripts, notes, clippings and correspondence related to Córdova's published and unpublished works, including two unpublished memoirs, The Apostles and Anicha. The Personal Papers Series consists of diaries, correspondence, date books, student papers, real estate records, financial records and other papers documenting Córdova's life from her time in a convent (1966-1967,) to her health complications, to her relationships with her family, friends and former lovers. The Scrapbooks and Photographs Series consists of material collected throughout Córdova's life, including her childhood in Germany (1948-1954.) The Posters Series includes a poster for "An Evening of Women's Music with Cris Williamson, Margie Adam, Meg Christian, Holly Near," and posters for Robin Tyler and Jill Johnston. The Memorabilia Series comprises buttons, t-shirts and other material from Córdova's activities in politics and the gay and lesbian movement. The final Sound Recordings, Video Recordings, and Computer Files Series comprises audiocassettes, videocassettes (VHS), and floppy disks (5 1/4 in.) containing manuscripts, personal diary entries, and other writings.

Separated Material

Multiple issues of Community Yellow Pages, Square Peg and Lesbian News were separated from the Jeanne Córdova Collection and entered into ONE Archives' periodicals database.
The following have been separated to the ONE periodical collection:
Curve, Vol. 13, No. 1 (February 2003). Curve, Vol. 14, No. 8 (December 2004). Deneuve, Vol. 1, No. 4 (November/December 1991). Deneuve, Vol. 4, No. 4 (August 1994). Deneuve, Vol. 5, No. 1 (February 1995). Dyke, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Winter 1975-76). Fugitive Information, No. 2 (1989). Globe, Vol. 43, No. 36 (September 3, 1996). Lavender Woman, August 1973. Lesbian Connection, Vol. 31, Iss. 1 (July/August 2008). Lesbian Herstory Archives Newsletter #11 (January 1990). Lesbian News, Vol. 33, No. 6 (January 2008). Lesbian News, Vol. 33, No. 7 (February 2008). Lesbian News, Vol. 33, No. 2 (September 2007). Off Our Backs, Vol. 7, No. 1 (February 1977). Old Lesbians Organizing for Change newsletter, Vol. 19, Iss. 2 (June 2009). The Second Wave, Vol. 4, No. 4 (1976). The Seeker, West Bay MCC, Vol. 1, No. 1 (March 1973). Speaking for Ourselves, Lesbian and Gay Elected and Appointed Officials and Candidates, Vol. 1, No. 1 (January-February 1990). Update, Iss. 57 (May 15, 1981).
The following have been separated to the audiovisual collection:
Margie Adam, Another Place (Pleiades Records, 1993), 1 audiocassette. Margie Adam, Songwriter, (undated), 1 audiocassette. Meg Christian, I Know You Know (Olivia Records, 1974), 1 audiocassette. Meg Christian, I Know You Know (Olivia Records, 1974), 1 record. Sue Fink, Big Promise (Ladyslipper Records, 1985), 1 audiocassette. Girls in the Nose, Origin of the World (Girls in the Nose, 1992), 1 audiocassette. Eloise Klein Healy, Some From Ten Poems 1975-1985 (Eloise Klein Healy, 1985), 1 audiocassette. Lavender Jane Loves Women (1975), 1 record. Marilyn T. Unrapped: Womanrap Poetry (Marilyn T., 1987), 1 audiocassette. Holly Near, Fire in the Rain (Redwood Records, undated), 1 audiocassette. Holly Near, Hang in There (Redwood Records, 1973), 1 audiocassette. Phranc, I Enjoy Being a Girl (Island Records, Inc., 1989), 1 audiocassette. Billy Tipton, Hi fi on Piano (Tops, 1958?), 1 phonograph record. Two Nice Girls, 2 Nice Girls (Rough Trade Records, Inc., 1989), 1 audiocassette.
Lesbians and Other Women, by Lily Pond, 1975 calendar, has been separated to the calendar collection.
The following have been separated to the ONE Library:
Baker, Nikki, The Lavender House Murder, Tallahassee, FL: Naiad Press, Inc., 1993 (signed). Lustig, Harold L., 4 Steps to Financial Security for Lesbian and Gay Couples, New York: Ballantine Publishing Group, 1999. Middlebrook, Diane Wood, Suits Me: The Double Life of Bill Tipton, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998. Sommers, Robbi, Uncertain Companions, Tallahassee, FL: Naiad Press, Inc., 1992.

Separated Materials

The following folders have been separated due to physical damage:
"Freeing Ourselves," by members of Women Mobilized For Change, 1973
ACT-UP / LA, 1990
Feminist Women's Health Center Report, circa 1974
Big Mama Rag, 1974
New Directions for Women in New Jersey, 1974
On the Way! Anchorage Women's Liberation Movement, 1974
Plexus, 1976
The Second Wave, 1973
Handwritten Notes, Date unknown When We Were Outlaws; Idaho, 1980 Cordova Crier, circa 1980-2000

Existence and Location of Copies

A portion of this collection has been digitized and is available through the "LGBT Thought and Culture" collection of Alexander Street Press at the following link (login required): http://search.alexanderstreet.com/gltc/browse/archive-collection

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Feminism
Feminists
Gay activists -- United States -- California
Gay liberation movement -- California -- Los Angeles
Homosexuality -- Periodicals
Homosexuality -- Political aspects
Homosexuality -- Religious aspects
Lesbian authors -- United States -- 20th century
Lesbian feminism -- Archival resources
Lesbians -- Civil rights
Daughters of Bilitis
Córdova, Jeanne

 

Publishing Series 1. 1971-2000

Series Scope and Content

This series contains records from three of the publications Córdova founded and served as editor. It is divided into three subseries: (1.1) The Lesbian Tide, (1.2) Community Yellow Pages and (1.3) Square Peg Magazine.

Existence and Location of Copies

A portion of this series has been digitized and is available through the "LGBT Thought and Culture" collection of Alexander Street Press at the following link (login required): http://search.alexanderstreet.com/gltc/browse/archive-collection
 

The Lesbian Tide Subseries 1.1. 1971-1988

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises minutes, correspondence, financial records, distribution and subscription information, advertising accounts, editorial material, clippings, notes, form letters and other material from The Lesbian Tide, a news magazine Córdova founded in 1971. The producers of The Lesbian Tide were known as the Tide Collective, and the publication was distributed until 1980.
Box 1, Folder 1

Lesbian Tide Ownership Contract 1978

Box 1, Folder 2

The Tide Collective 1972 - 1973

Box 1, Folder 3

Tide History 1976 - 1979

Box 1, Folder 4

Covers of Lesbian Tide 1971 - 1980

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence 1971 - 1981

 

Minutes 1972 - 1979

Box 1, Folder 6

Minutes of the Meeting of the Tide Collective September 28, 1972

Box 9, Folder 1 - 2

Tide Collective Minutes and Policies 1974 - 1976

Box 1, Folder 7

Publisher's Notes & Minutes 1979

 

Financial Records 1972 - 1981

Box 1, Folder 8

General 1972 - 1981

Box 1, Folder 9

[Advertising] Accounts 1973

Box 1, Folder 10

Fiscal Reports 1976 - 1978

Box 1, Folder 11

Accounts and Invoices 1979 - 1980

 

Distribution Lists 1972 - 1981

Box 1, Folder 12

Distribution and Subscription 1972 - 1979

Box 1, Folder 13

Master Sub List 1976 - 1981

Box 1, Folder 14

General Production Material Date unknown

Box 9, Folder 3

Photographs for Tide Publications Date unknown

Box 1, Folder 15

Form Letters 1972 - 1978

Box 1, Folder 16

Notes 1972 - 1979

Box 1, Folder 17

Lesbian Tide Clippings 1973 - 1976

Box 1, Folder 18

Last Will and Testament of Jeanne Córdova 1974

Box 1, Folder 19

Advertising Accounts and Form Letters 1975 - 1980

Box 9, Folder 4

Lesbian Tide Suspends Publication Notes February 1975

Box 9, Folder 5

Lesbian Tide Seminar 1976

Box 1, Folder 20

Everywoman's Almanac 1978 with Tide Images 1978

Box 1, Folder 21

New Address 1978

Box 22, Folder 1

Administrative Records and Clippings 1979-1980

Box 1, Folder 22

Project Expansion Proposal 1979

Box 1, Folder 23

Survey Questions, "Roles" 1979

Box 1, Folder 24

Guide to Back Issues Index circa 1979

Box 1, Folder 25

"Lesbian Roots" Book Project 1988

Box 1, Folder 26

Miscellaneous 1972 - 1974

 

Community Yellow Pages Subseries 1.2. 1981-2000

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises contracts, financial records, photographs, clippings, production information, correspondence and other papers from the Community Yellow Pages, the United States' largest gay and lesbian business directory, which Córdova founded in 1981. In 1999, Córdova sold the Community Yellow Pages to Frontiers Magazine.
Box 1, Folder 27

Scrapbook 1981 - 1999

Box 1, Folder 28

Congratulations! 1981 - 1982

Box 9, Folder 6

Newspaper Clipping 1982

Box 1, Folder 29

Christopher Street West Gay Pride Parade and Booth 1983

Physical Description: negatives + 1 photograph : col.
Box 1, Folder 30

"Call Gay" Project circa 1983

 

Finances 1988 - 2000

Box 1, Folder 31

Receipts 1988

Box 1, Folder 32

Printers Contacts 1994 - 1998

Box 1, Folder 33

ADP Payroll Services 1997 - 1998

Box 1, Folder 34

Bank Statements 1995 - 1998

Box 1, Folder 35

1099's 1994 - 2000

Box 1, Folder 36

Community Yellow Pages 1990

Box 1, Folder 37

Phone Message 1991

Box 1, Folder 38

Randy [Randall Espenshied] 1993 - 1997

Box 9, Folder 7

Quake '94 1994

Box 9, Folder 8

Jon Bastian 1994 - 1999

Box 1, Folder 39

Production Timeline 1994 - 1999

Box 1, Folder 40

Restaurant Guide for Gay LA 1995

Box 22, Folder 2

Correspondence, Clippings, and Resource Material 1995-1996

Box 1, Folder 41

Trademark 1996 - 1997

Box 25

Community Yellow Pages 1997, 1999

Box 1, Folder 42

Ellen Script: "Gay Yellow Pages" 1997

Box 1, Folder 43

Commission Worksheet 1998

Box 1, Folder 44

Gay Yellow Pages Wars 1998

Box 1, Folder 45

Database 1999

Box 1, Folder 46

Database & Procedures Manual January 1999

Box 1, Folder 47

General Correspondence 1996-1999

 

Community Yellow Pages Sale 1994 - 1999

Box 1, Folder 48

Memoranda - Abbitt & Córdova 1994 - 1999

Box 1, Folder 49

Frontiers - Previous Drafts of Sale Agreement 1998 - 1999

Box 1, Folder 50

Community Yellow Pages Sold to Frontiers 1998 - 1999

Box 1, Folder 51

Letterhead Date unknown

 

Square Peg Magazine Subseries 1.3. 1988-1995

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises production notebooks, correspondence, form letters, photographs, page proofs, and other editorial material from Square Peg Magazine, which Córdova founded and published from 1992 to 1994. Some materials in this subseries were created by Córdova's partner, Lynn Ballen, who served as Associate Editor.
Box 1, Folder 52

The Square Peg, a Magazine of Lesbian & Gay Spirit, Vol 1, No 1 circa 1991

Box 1, Folder 53

Square Peg Magazine 1992 - 1993

Box 1, Folder 54

Production Notebook 1992

Box 1, Folder 55

Production Notebook (Lynn Ballen) 1992 - 1993

Box 1, Folder 56

Business Cards and Name Tags Date unknown

Box 1, Folder 57

Contact Info: Writers, Photographer, Activists 1992 - 1994

Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence 1992 - 1993

Box 22, Folder 4

Dyan Garza circa 1992-1993

Box 25, Folder 1

Editorial Content 1992-1993

Box 2, Folder 2

Editorial Ideas from Jeanne 1992 - 1994

Box 2, Folder 3

Form Letters and Leaflets 1992

Box 12, Folder 2

Illustrations Date unknown

Box 2, Folder 4

Notes 1992

Box 12, Folder 3

Page Proofs, Paste-ups, Negatives and Color Separations 1992

Box 22, Folder 3

Manuscript 1993

Box 2, Folder 5

Photographs 1988 - 1995

 

Activism and Politics Series 2. 1965-2011

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises correspondence, minutes, clippings, manuscripts, notes, speeches, periodicals, pamphlets and other papers documenting Córdova's activism in the gay and lesbian and feminist movements beginning in 1970. These materials document her experiences in events and organizations, such as the National Lesbian Conference at UCLA, the International Women's Year Conference, the Stonewall Democratic Club, the 1980 Democratic National Convention, the National Lesbian Feminist Organization, the No on LaRouche campaign, the Connexxus Women's Business Alliance, ONE Institute and International Gay & Lesbian Archives, and numerous other activities.

Existence and Location of Copies

A portion of this series has been digitized and is available through the "LGBT Thought and Culture" collection of Alexander Street Press at the following link (login required): http://search.alexanderstreet.com/gltc/browse/archive-collection
Box 2, Folder 6

Women's Rights Day circa 1970

Box 2, Folder 7

President Notebook [Los Angeles Daughters of Bilitis] 1971 - 1972

Box 2, Folder 8

Socialist Workers' Party; Socialism 1972 - 1973

 

National Lesbian Conference 1972 - 1973

Box 2, Folder 9

Personal Diary of a Mad Organizer on her way to first nervous breakdown due National Lesbian Conference, UCLA 1972 - 1973

Box 2, Folder 10

Personal Diary and Lesbian Conference; First Nervous Breakdown as Adult; Margie Adam - Santa Barbara 1973

Box 2, Folder 11

Interview with Playboy, Fallout from National Lesbian Conference 1973

Box 2, Folder 12

"The Fourth Demand" (Speech given to Wonaac sponsored Abortion Victory Rally), Los Angeles February 13, 1973

Box 2, Folder 13

Letter to the Editor (Mr. St. John) March 1973

Box 2, Folder 14

Felons 6 1974

Box 9, Folder 9

UCLA: The Lesbian Experience 1974

Box 2, Folder 15

"Evolution of the Collective Structure; or, Towards Attaining Power" August 1975

Box 2, Folder 16

Susan Saxe circa 1975

Box 2, Folder 17

Pat Califia Workshop on S&M (sadomasochism) at My Health Conference 1976

Box 2, Folder 18

Show and Tell Productions Catalogue 1976 - 1977

 

International Women's Year Conference 1977

Box 9, Folder 10

General 1977

Box 2, Folder 19

Clippings 1977

Box 9, Folder 11

Gayle Wilson 1977 - 1983

Box 2, Folder 20

Proposal for the New Alliance for Gay Equality (New AGE), Los Angeles June 27, 1977

Box 9, Folder 12 - 14

National Lesbian Feminist Organization 1978 - 1980

Box 2, Folder 21

March on Washington 1979

 

California Democratic Council 1979 - 1981

Box 2, Folder 22

Stonewall Democratic Club and California Democratic Council 1979 - 1981

Box 2, Folder 23

California Democratic Council 28th Annual Convention Program March 1980

Box 2, Folder 24

General 1981

 

Democratic National Convention 1980

Box 2, Folder 25

Clipping 1980

Box 2, Folder 26

Diary 1980

Box 2, Folder 27 - 28

Democratic Party and Gays; 1980 Convention 1980

Box 2, Folder 29

Southern California Women for Understanding Christmas Lot 1980

Box 9, Folder 15

Jeanne Córdova Promotional Services 1980 - 1982

Box 9, Folder 16

C of C [Event Planning Notes] 1981

Box 2, Folder 30 - 32

Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Press Association 1981 - 1985

Box 2, Folder 33

Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center 1982

Box 2, Folder 34

Ginny Foat Defense Fund 1982 - 1983

Box 2, Folder 35

Gay Housing L.A 1984

Box 9, Folder 17

Val Terrigno Indicted, West Hollywood 1984 - 1986

Box 2, Folder 36

Dead Brothers - Bob White, David Goodstein 1985

Box 2, Folder 37

Brothers for Sisters 1986

Box 2, Folder 38

No on LaRouche (Proposition 64) 1986

Box 2, Folder 39

The Channel: New Age Gay and Lesbian Living 1987

Box 2, Folder 40

Speeches circa 1987 - 1993

Box 2, Folder 41

Connexxus Women's Business Alliance 1990

Box 2, Folder 42

The Alliance / Connexxus Board of Directors - Lesbian News Article 1990

Box 2, Folder 43

Suing the Lesbian News 1990

Box 2, Folder 44

Lambda Literary Awards 1990 - 1999

Box 2, Folder 45

Handwritten Notes "Lift the Ban" circa 1993

 

June Mazer Lesbian Collection 1995 - 1996

Box 2, Folder 46

International Gay & Lesbian Archives and June Mazer Collection 1995

Box 2, Folder 47

Board Meetings 1995

Box 2, Folder 48

General File 1995 - 1996

 

ONE Institute and International Gay and Lesbian Archives 1995 - 2003

Box 2, Folder 49

IRS; Bylaws; Minutes 1995 - 1997

Box 2, Folder 50

Board Minutes 1996

Box 2, Folder 51 - 52

General File 1996

Box 2, Folder 53

Samberg 1995 - 1996

Box 2, Folder 54

CCF Grant 1996

Box 2, Folder 55

Donor Levels 1996

Box 3, Folder 1-7

1st Annual Iggy Awards 1996

Box 3, Folder 8

Pink Ink Program 2003

Box 3, Folder 9

Queer Frontiers: Fifth Annual National Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Graduate Student Conference Program March 23 - 26, 1995

Box 22, Folder 5

1996 General Election, gay and lesbian press releases 1996

 

Genderplay in Lesbian Culture Exhibit 2009

Item BAN159-BAN160

Genderplay banners 2009

Box 29

Genderplay exhibit image panels 2009

Box 30

Genderplay exhibit image panels and donation boxes 2009

Item 33-48

Genderplay exhibit panels 2009

Physical Description: 16 oversize foamcore boards.
Box 28

Genderplay exhibit text panels and display material 2009

Box 22, Folder 12-27

Butch Voice Los Angeles (BVLA) 2010

Box 22, Folder 12

Meetings and agenda 2010

Box 22, Folder 13-16

Administrative records, publicity, and manuscripts 2010

Box 22, Folder 17

Femme 2010 conference program 2010

Box 22, Folder 18-20

Financial records 2010

Box 22, Folder 21

Hotel 2010

Box 22, Folder 22

Invincible: Butch Fashion Show 2010

Box 22, Folder 23

Master calendar 2010

Box 22, Folder 24

Program 2010

Box 22, Folder 26

Signs and notes 2010

Box 22, Folder 25

Survey 2010

Box 22, Folder 27

Workshops program 2010

Item BAN157-BAN158

Butch Voices banners 2010

 

Clippings 1973 - 1995

Box 9, Folder 18 - 19

General 1975 - 1995

Box 22, Folder 11

General 2002-2011

Box 3, Folder 21

California Committee for Sexual Law Reform 1973

Box 3, Folder 22

Lesbian Civil Wars 1975 - 1993

Box 3, Folder 10

Flyers circa 1988 - 1994

Box 31

Periodical covers and flyers (framed) 1979-1991

Scope and Contents

Includes covers from Community Yellow Pages, Frontiers, and flyers from Connexxus Women's Center.
 

Periodicals 1971 - 2008

Box 9, Folder 20

Advocate 1974 - 1979

Box 9, Folder 21

Ain't I A Woman 1972 - 1973

Box 3, Folder 24

Amazon 1973 - 1974

Box 3, Folder 25

Berkeley Barb 1975

Box 3, Folder 27

Center for Women's Studies & Services Newsletter 1973

Box 3, Folder 28

The Circle, Wellington, New Zealand 1973

Box 3, Folder 29

Cries from Cassandra 1973

Box 9, Folder 22

Distaff 1973

Box 3, Folder 30

Do It NOW, Monthly Newsletter of the National Organization for Women 1972 - 1973

Box 3, Folder 31

Echo of Sappho 1972 - 1973

Box 9, Folder 23

Everywoman 1971

Box 3, Folder 33

Focus 1972 - 1973

Box 9, Folder 24

Furies 1972 - 1973

Box 9, Folder 25

The Gay Weekly 1976

Box 9, Folder 26

Her-self: Community Women's Newspaper 1974

Box 9, Folder 27

Issues in Radical Therapy 1975

Box 9, Folder 28

Lavendar Woman 1974

Box 9, Folder 29

Lesbian News 1979 - 2008

Box 12, Folder 7

Lesbian News page layout with photographs 1987

Box 9, Folder 30

Majority Report 1974

Box 9, Folder 31

Marin Women's Newsletter 1973 - 1974

Box 9, Folder 32

Momma 1973

Box 3, Folder 34

Ms 1978

Box 3, Folder 36

Newsweek 1992 - 1993

Box 3, Folder 37

Newswoman 1977

Box 3, Folder 39

Outlook 1988

Box 9, Folder 33

Pandora: A Washington Women's News Journal 1974

Box 3, Folder 41

Quim 1991

Box 3, Folder 43

Sister 1973, 1975

Box 3, Folder 44

Sisters 1974

Box 9, Folder 34

Ten Percent: UCLA's Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Magazine June 1990

Box 9, Folder 35

Whole Woman 1973

Box 3, Folder 45

Woman Spirit 1976

Box 9, Folder 36

Untitled circa 1974

 

Resources 1965 - 2008

Box 25

Crimes Without Victims 1965

Box 12

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung 1968

Box 3, Folder 12

Directory of Homosexual Organizations and Publications 1973

Box 25

The Rape Victim, by Elaine Hilberman, M.D. 1976

Box 25, Folder 2

Women's Rights Handbook 1976

Box 25

The Good Housekeeping Woman's Almanac 1977

Box 3, Folder 13

Gay Movement Papers 1979 - 1993

Box 3, Folder 20

Women's Yellow Pages 1984

Box 12, Folder 6

Remarkable Women Calendar 1988

Box 3, Folder 17

Sweeney, Terry Manuscripts 1990

Box 3, Folder 16

"Our Lady of Lost Angels" Manuscript, by Hannah Bleier April 1999

Box 3, Folder 19

The Walls of Heaven Manuscript, by Michael Ventura 1999

Box 3, Folder 15

Insurgent Muse Chapter Manuscript, by Terry Wolverton circa 2001

Box 3, Folder 11

"Born a Woman" Date unknown

Box 3, Folder 18

"Toward a Female Liberation Movement," by Beverly Jones & Judith Brown Date unknown

Box 22, Folder 6

Writings by Lesbian Separatists 1978

Box 22, Folder 7-10

Writings, A-Z 2007-2011

 

Writings Series 3. 1972-2011

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises manuscripts, notes, clippings and correspondence related to Córdova's published and unpublished writings. Included are articles and manuscripts from her job as editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Free Press and works contributed to numerous periodicals and anthologies, such as Lesbian Nuns: Breaking the Silence, The Advocate, Icon, and others. Also included are materials from Córdova's published books ( Sexism: It's a Nasty Affair, Kicking the Habit: A Lesbian Nun Story, and When We Were Outlaws) as well as unpublished books, including a fictional portrait of lesbian feminism ( Your Mother, Your Sister, Your Lover), and two unfinished memoirs ( Anicha and The Apostles.)

Existence and Location of Copies

A portion of this series has been digitized and is available through the "LGBT Thought and Culture" collection of Alexander Street Press at the following link (login required): http://search.alexanderstreet.com/gltc/browse/archive-collection
Box 3, Folder 46

Dykes Manifesto December 1972

 

Los Angeles Free Press 1972 - 1974

Box 3, Folder 47 - 48

Articles by Jeanne Córdova 1972 - 1974

Box 9, Folder 37

Manuscripts circa 1972 - 1974

Box 3, Folder 49

Feature Columns as written for LA Free Press, including "Sexism: It's a Nasty Affair" 1973 - 1974

Box 3, Folder 50

Freep [sic] Letters 1974

Box 9, Folder 38

"Ode to a Burnt Out Star" 1973

Box 3, Folder 51

"Portrait of Sexism as an Evil Thing" Manuscript 1973

Box 3, Folder 52

Publishers - Correspondence 1973 - 1974

Box 3, Folder 53

Rejection Letters 1973 - 1974

Box 3, Folder 54

Bio - Jai Hinojosa circa 1973

Box 3, Folder 55

"Harrison & Tyler; Wonder Women of Comedy" Manuscript circa 1973

Box 3, Folder 56

"Reborn or Re-cycled" circa 1973

Box 4, Folder 1-5

Your Mother, Your Sister, Your Lover Manuscripts and Notes circa 1973 - 1977

Box 9, Folder 39

Your Mother, Your Sister, Your Lover circa 1973 - 1977

Box 6, Folder 6

Published Articles 1974 - 2000

 

Portrait of a Dyke 1974

Box 4, Folder 8

Draft I (Unpublished) March - June 1974

Box 10, Folder 1 - 2

Manuscripts and Notes circa 1974

 

Sexism: It's a Nasty Affair 1974

Box 9, Folder 40

Agreement 1974

Box 4, Folder 7

Correspondence 1974

Box 31

Jeanne Cordova, author of Sexism: It's a Nasty Affair poster circa 1974

Box 22, Folder 28-29

Three Women Come to Feminism manuscript and notes 1974

Box 4, Folder 6

"What's a Woman To Do?" 1974

Box 4, Folder 9

"Feminist Journalism: The Advocacy of Sisterhood" 1975

Box 4, Folder 10 - 11

Butch - Femme Writings 1986 - 1991

Box 4, Folder 12

"The Lesbian Handbook" circa 1986

 

Lesbian History Book circa 1986 - 1990

Box 4, Folder 13

Book: Lesbian Movement circa 1986

Box 4, Folder 14

Lesbian History Book Notes circa 1986

Box 4, Folder 15

"Lesbian Movement" Manuscripts and Notes circa 1990

Box 10, Folder 3

Lesbian Nuns: Breaking the Silence; [Lesbian Path] 1985 - 1986

Box 10, Folder 4

Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence 1985 - 1988

 

Anicha 1984 - 1993

Box 4, Folder 21

Notebook: "Dynamic Relationships" 1984

Box 4, Folder 22

Notebook #1 1986 - 1988

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Box 4, Folder 23

Notebook #2 1986 - 1988

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Box 4, Folder 24

Notes circa 1986 - 1990

Box 4, Folder 25 - 29

Manuscripts and Notes circa 1986 - 1990

Box 4, Folder 30 - 31

"The Beginnings" Manuscript 1987

Box 5, Folder 1 - 2

AD Copy 1987

Box 5, Folder 3

Post-Dina Breakdown; Patricia Kelly; Tomasino Spiritual Guides August - September 1987

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Box 5, Folder 4

Notebook: "Dina - Patricia" 1987

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Box 5, Folder 5

Notebook: "Dina & Patricia" September - October 1987

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Box 5, Folder 6

Notebook: "Angus" 1987

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Box 5, Folder 7

Notebook: "SOMI" October 1987

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Box 5, Folder 8

Sedona: Sacred Earth, by Nicholas R. Mann 1989

Box 5, Folder 9

Doyle, Judith - Correspondence and Articles 1990

Box 5, Folder 10

Notebook: "Therapy; Sedona" 1992 - 1993

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Box 5, Folder 11

Notebook: "Dina's Poems" 1992 - 1993

 

Kicking the Habit 1985 - 1990

Box 4, Folder 16

Out of the Habit Manuscript 1987

Box 22, Folder 30-31

Kicking the Habit original manuscript circa 1985-1990

Box 4, Folder 17 - 18

Manuscript, 2nd Draft, Summer 1989 1989

Box 4, Folder 19

Readings 1990

Box 4, Folder 20

Correspondence, Reviews and Clippings 1990

 

The Apostles 1986 - 1998

Box 5, Folder 12

Notebook: "Solo Estacy [sic]" 1986 - 1987

Box 5, Folder 13

Notebook: "The Final Chapter" April - May 1988

Box 5, Folder 14

Notebook: "Book I; 12 of Me" May - June 1989

Box 5, Folder 15

Notebook: "Book II; Original Sin & the Apostles" June - December 1989

Box 5, Folder 16

Notebook: "Book III; The Apostles" February - May 1990

Box 5, Folder 17 - 18

Notes 1988 - 1998

Box 5, Folder 19

Dissociation: Progress in the Dissociative Disorders, Vol. 1, No. 2 June 1988

Box 5, Folder 20

Multiplicity and R. Sommers 1990

Box 5, Folder 21

Multiplicity Therapy 1990

Box 5, Folder 22

Sexual Abuse 1990 - 1991

Box 5, Folder 23

Becoming One: A Story of Triumph Over Multiple Personality Disorder, by Sarah E. Olson 1997

Box 5, Folder 24

The Apostles 1997

Box 5, Folder 25 - 27

Feedback Questionnaires 1998

Box 25, Folder 3

Edward-William Publishing Company agreement 1989

Box 5, Folder 28

"Not Necessarily the Lesbian News" 1990 - 1991

Box 5, Folder 29 - 30

1995 Writings: Icon, "Nice Girls Don't Slug," Advocate Features 1995

Box 6, Folder 1

Icon Articles 1995 - 1996

Box 6, Folder 2

1996 Writings 1996

Box 6, Folder 3

Writings and Correspondence 1996

Box 6, Folder 4

Articles; Stories About Kohan 1998 - 2003

 

When We Were Outlaws circa 2011

Box 22, Folder 32-48

When We Were Outlaws research, notes, and manuscripts 1970-2011

Box 23, Folder 1-33

When We Were Outlaws research, notes, and manuscripts 1973-2009

Box 25, Folder 4

Symbionese Liberation Army, Emily Harris 2001-2002

Box 23, Folder 34-41

When We Were Outlaws annotated drafts 2008-2009

Box 24, Folder 1-6

When We Were Outlaws annotated drafts 2006-2009

Box 6, Folder 7

Untitled Manuscripts circa 1973 - 1985

 

Personal Papers Series 4. 1950-2010

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises diaries, correspondence, datebooks, poems, clippings, student papers, real estate records, financial records, photographs and other papers documenting various aspects of Córdova's life, including education, health, awards and achievements, travels and her relationships with family, friends and former lovers. Included in this series are poetry and personal notes related to her experience in the convent ("Wanderings"); materials from Cordova's time living in Todos Santos, Mexico; papers documenting her relationship with Lynn Harris Ballen.
Box 6, Folder 8

Biographical Information and Resumé 1983 - 2008

Box 6, Folder 9

Articles About Jeanne Córdova circa 1960 - 1999

Box 6, Folder 10

Awards and Certificates of Achievement 1981 - 1991

Box 8, Folder 34

Birthday Celebrations 1992, undated

Box 31

Birthday wishes and autographs from guests 1994

Box 24, Folder 7

Childhood in Germany circa 1950-1965

 

Convent 1963 - 1966

Box 8, Folder 35

Notebook: Compilation of Songs circa 1960 - 1969

Box 13

Wanderings #1 1963 - 1966

Box 13

Wanderings #2 1964 - 1966

 

Córdova Family 1967 - 2010

Box 24, Folder 8-10

Cordova Family, General 1967-2009

Box 6, Folder 11

Córdova Crier Newsletter 1976 - 1985

Box 24, Folder 11

Cordova Crier 1979

Box 24, Folder 12-18

Cordova Annual Report 1990-1996

Box 6, Folder 12

Córdova Family Annual Report 1990 - 1991

Box 6, Folder 13

Correspondence 1981 - 1999

Box 24, Folder 20-22

Correspondence, Cordova Family 1978-1998

Box 6, Folder 14

Correspondence, Declan 1987 - 1999

Box 24, Folder 23

Correspondence, Declan 1990-1993

Box 24, Folder 25

Correspondence, mom 1984-1985

Box 24, Folder 26

Correspondence, Vincent 1985-1994

Box 24, Folder 19

Frederick Cordova, Jr. 2010

Box 6, Folder 15

Jim Phelan Quilt 1990

 

Correspondence 1958 - 2008

Box 6, Folder 23

1958

Box 6, Folder 24

1974 - 1979

Box 6, Folder 25 - 27

1980 - 1989

Box 6, Folder 28 - 29

1990 - 2003

Box 6, Folder 16 - 17

Fox, Frank (Francis) 1974

Box 10, Folder 5

Stroke Letters 1975 - 1979

Box 6, Folder 18

Gahan, Frog, Ann Dozi, Sally Stewart December 1975 - May 1976

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Box 6, Folder 19

Gahan Kelly; Pody Molina and Sharon McDonald 1976

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Box 6, Folder 20

Sally Anderson 1978 - 1981

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Box 6, Folder 21

Sharon McDonald, Jan Stone, J. Hunter 1981

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Box 25, Folder 5

Mexico 1988-2001

Box 24, Folder 24

Hinojosa 1991-2000

Box 6, Folder 22

Bill - Bone Marrow Letters 1996 - 1999

Box 10, Folder 6

Letters with Stuart Timmons About Jean O'Leary 2003

Box 24, Folder 27

Email 2008

Box 24, Folder 29

Greeting Cards 2008

Box 6, Folder 30-32

Datebooks 1973 - 1999

 

Diaries 1973 - 2007

Box 6, Folder 33

1973 - 1977

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Box 7, Folder 1

The Story of Jai - Notebook #1; Venice February - March 1974

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Box 7, Folder 2

The Story of Jai - Notebook #2 1974 - 1975

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Box 7, Folder 3

Tug of War Between Córdova & Jai 1975

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Box 7, Folder 4

1975

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Box 7, Folder 5

Gahan Kelly; Sharon McDonald July 1976

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Box 10, Folder 7

1979 - 1983

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Box 7, Folder 6

1980 Journal: S. McDonald; Community Yellow Pages; J. Hunter 1980

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Box 7, Folder 7

1980

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Box 7, Folder 8

August - September 1980

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Box 7, Folder 9

1980 - 1987

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Box 7, Folder 10 - 12

1980 - 1992

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Box 7, Folder 13

Bill Burns Seminar 1981

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Box 7, Folder 14

Bill Burns Seminar; Transcript - The Second Half 1981

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Box 7, Folder 15

Birth of Jaye 1981

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Box 7, Folder 16

Break-up City 1981

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Box 7, Folder 17

1981

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Box 7, Folder 18

Meditations March 1981

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Box 7, Folder 19

Vacation - Southwest May 1982

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Box 7, Folder 20

Health February - November 1983

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Box 7, Folder 21

December 1983 - July 1986

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Box 7, Folder 22

The Baby 1985

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Box 7, Folder 23

Mastery in Faith 1985

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Box 7, Folder 24

1985 - 1986

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Box 7, Folder 25

Journal I July - December 1986

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Box 7, Folder 26

Sedona April - May 1987

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Box 7, Folder 27

June - July 1987

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Box 7, Folder 28

Many SOM Treatments; Dina; Patricia; Angus November 1987 - January 1988

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Box 7, Folder 29 - 30

Vision Quest 1988

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Box 7, Folder 31

October 1988

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Box 7, Folder 32

Return from Sedona; Sally August 1989

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Box 7, Folder 33

Europe, Summer 1991 1991

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Box 8, Folder 1

1993

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Box 8, Folder 2

Personal Diary plus T.W. Writer's Class 1997 - 2001

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Box 8, Folder 3

The Girl, Notebook #2 March - May 2001

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Box 8, Folder 4

2007

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Finances 1977 - 1983

Box 8, Folder 36

Handwritten Notes Date unknown

Box 8, Folder 37

Income Tax Return 1977

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Box 8, Folder 38

Payments - Medical 1983

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Graduate School Work 1970 - 1972

Box 8, Folder 39

"The First Interview," by Jeanne Córdova; S.W. Methods; Dr. Brockman 1970

Box 8, Folder 40

"Description and Illustration of Psychosocial Diagnosis," by Jeanne Córdova, Methods S.W.; Fall UCLA 1970

Box 8, Folder 41

"An Illustration of Role Differentiation and Cohesion in a Group Setting," by Jeanne Córdova; Small Groups; Dr. Miranda 1970

Box 8, Folder 42

"The Juvenile Court System" March 1970

Box 8, Folder 43

"Preface" circa 1970

Box 8, Folder 44

"The Organization of the Los Angeles Lesbian Community," UCLA School of Social Work Master's Thesis, by Jeanne Córdova 1972

Box 11, Folder 6

Illustration: "Women are of many colors" Date unknown

 

Interpersonal Relationships circa 1972 - 2001

Box 8, Folder 5

Gehrke, Barbara circa 1972 - 1985

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Box 10, Folder 8

Love Affair with Annie Dozi 1974 - 1975

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Box 10, Folder 9

Stewart, Sally 1975

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Kelly, Gahan 1975 - 1979

Box 10, Folder 10

Correspondence 1975 - 1979

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Box 8, Folder 6

Gahan Kelly & Jeanne Córdova Sexual Therapy Diary 1975

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McDonald, Sharon 1975 - 1981

Box 8, Folder 7

Sharon McDonald Letters 1975 - 1977

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Box 8, Folder 8

Poems 1976 - 1981

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Box 8, Folder 9

Better Poems and Cards of Sharon & Hysteria McDonald 1976 - 1979

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Box 8, Folder 10

Jeanne Córdova and Sharon McDonald Wedding 1978

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Box 8, Folder 11-12

Correspondence 1975 - 1981

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Box 10, Folder 1

Correspondence 1975 - 1981

 

Kissell, Christi 1981

Box 8, Folder 13

Letters to CK - Friendship 1981

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Box 8, Folder 14

Letters To and From Christi Kissell 1981

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Box 8, Folder 15

Jeanne - The Second Half, Fall 1981 1981

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Box 8, Folder 16

November - Making Jeanne Happy Month 1981

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Box 8, Folder 17

November Space Letters To and About Christi Kissell 1981

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Box 8, Folder 18 - 20

General 1981

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Box 8, Folder 21

Sally, The Axblade 1983

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Box 8, Folder 22

Boaz, Sharon 1983

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Box 8, Folder 23

Terrigno, Valerie 1983

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Randol, Liza 1984 - 1985

Box 11, Folder 2

Personal Diary Vol. #1 1984 - 1985

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Box 11, Folder 3

Personal Diary Vol. #2 1984 - 1985

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Box 8, Folder 24

Correspondence 1984 - 1985

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Box 11, Folder 4

Correspondence 1984 - 1985

Box 8, Folder 25

Break-up with Liza Letters 1984

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Azelton, Joyce 1985 - 1986

Box 11, Folder 5

Correspondence 1985 - 1986

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Box 8, Folder 26

Correspondence 1985 - 1986

Box 8, Folder 27

Diary January - March 1985

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Box 8, Folder 28

Joyce Split-up April - May 1986

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Bachelor, Dina 1986 - 2001

Box 8, Folder 29

J and D, Summer 1986 1986

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Box 8, Folder 30

Awakening 1987

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Box 8, Folder 31 - 33

Correspondence 1986 - 2001

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Ballen, Lynn Harris 1989-2001

Box 12, Folder 4

Correspondence 1989 - 1997

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Box 24, Folder 31

Jeanne Cordova and Lynn Harris Ballen, Ritual of Partnering 1995

Box 24, Folder 32

LHB 53rd Birthday 2001

 

Real Estate 1981 - 2000

Box 8, Folder 45

Ranch Land 1981

Box 11, Folder 7

Canyon 1991

Box 8, Folder 46

Canyon Escrow - Mexico 1997

Box 11, Folder 8

Sale of V.D.M. Escrow February 2000

 

Todos Santos, Mexico 1996-2007

Box 25, Folder 6

Fideicomiso, Todos Santos 1996

Box 24, Folder 35

The Elephant Tree; Spirit of Todos Santos 1996-2002

Box 24, Folder 36

The Elephant Tree guestbook 2001

Box 24, Folder 37

Baja Womenspeak 1997

Box 24, Folder 40

Mexico writings 1997-2007

Box 24, Folder 33-34

Todos Santos documents 1997-2007

Box 24, Folder 28

Sallie Fiske correspondence from Mexico 1999-2002

Box 24, Folder 30

Journal, Todos Santos 2000

Box 31

Pedro Almodovar Motorcycle Diaries screening poster, Todos Santos circa 2004

Box 24, Folder 39

Todos Santos phone book and brochure 2004-2005

Box 24, Folder 38

Palapa Society 2005-2007

Box 11, Folder 9

Miscellaneous 1973 - 2008

 

Scrapbooks and Photographs Series 5. 1948-1998

Cordova (Jeanne) photographs, sample

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises eight scrapbook volumes as well as other photographs collected throughout Córdova's life from her childhood in Germany in the late 1940s through the 1990s. The scrapbooks contain photographs, negatives, contact sheets, clippings, and other printed material documenting her personal life as well as major events in the history of the gay and lesbian liberation movement.
Note: Nine additional scrapbook volumes are forthcoming: (Vol. #2) Lesbian & Gay Leaders; (Vol. #6) Organizations, Campaigns & Highlights; (Vol. #10) Los Angeles Free Press Writings; (Vol. #11) Writings, Essays, Journalism, Articles; (Vol. #12) Ex-Lovers & Friends of Córdova; (Vol. #14) Córdova Family; (Vol. #15) My Mexico Experience; (Vol. #16) Last Spouse & Wedding, Lynn H. Ballen, 1989-present; (Vol. #17) Current Politics.
 

Photographs, digitized 1969-1993

Sample of photographs from Jeanne Cordova: 1969-1993

 

Scrapbook Volumes 1949 - 1997

Physical Description: 8 scrapbooks.
Box 18

Vol. #1 - Movement Group Shots: West Coast Women's Music and Comedy Festival; Feminist Marches; 1993 March on Washington 1970 - 1993

Physical Description: 55 photographs : b&w , col.
Box 19

Vol. #3 - Childhood and Solo Photos 1949 - 1997

Physical Description: 64 photographs : b&w , col.
Box 19

Vol. #4 - Publications; Books; Anthologies 1976 - 1996

Physical Description: 48 photographs : b&w , col.
Box 20

Vol. #5 - Lesbian and Feminist Conferences 1971 - 1977

Physical Description: 39 photographs : b&w , col.
Box 13, Folder 3

Vol. #7 - International Women's Year Conference, Houston, Texas 1977

Physical Description: Clippings.
Box 13, Folder 4

Vol. #8 - Founding Convention of the National Lesbian Feminist Organization August 1978

Physical Description: Clippings + 1 photograph : b&w.
Box 17, Folder 1 - 2

Vol. #9 - Democratic National Convention; Lesbian and Gay Caucus 1980

Physical Description: 4 photographs : b&w , col.
Box 17, Folder 3

Vol. #13 - Ex-lovers, First Spouse Sharon McDonald 1976 - 1982

Physical Description: 45 photographs : b&w , col.
Box 21

Lesbian Tide Scrapbook Vol. #4 - Notable Women 1972-1980

Physical Description: 98 images, including photographic prints, negatives, contact sheets, and clippings : b&W.

Scope and Contents note

Images of well-known political activists, muscians, authors, etc. including Bella Abzug, Margie Adam, Gloria Allred, Sirani Avendis, Maya Angelou, Coretta Scott King, Ivy Bottini, Rita Mae Brown, Betty Brooks, Jeanne Cordova, Susan McGrievey, Kate Millet, and Ellie Smeal among others.
Box 27

Pictures of Jeanne Robert, Baby Photograph Album 1948-1949

Box 17, Folder 21

Childhood Photographs circa 1949-1960

Physical Description: 4 photographs: b&w.
Box 17, Folder 4

Childhood Photographs in Germany June 1952

Physical Description: 9 photographs : b&w.
Box 17, Folder 5

Photo Album: High School & Camp Fire Girls 1962 - 1966

Physical Description: 29 photographs : col.
Box 13, Folder 5

Photo Album: Graduation from UCLA; first great love, lover, Gayle Griest, before the movement 1969 - 1970

Physical Description: 54 photographs : b&w , col.
 

Sharon McDonald 1975 - 1980

Box 17, Folder 6 - 7

Sharon McDonald 1975 - 1979

Physical Description: 86 photographs : b&w , col.
Box 17, Folder 8

Sharon McDonald; "R.I.P. Butch Femme 1940 - ?" circa 1975 - 1980

Physical Description: 1 contact sheet.
Box 17, Folder 9

Jeanne Córdova and Sharon McDonald Wedding Photos October 8, 1978

Physical Description: 9 photographs : b&w , col.
Box 17, Folder 10

Sharon McDonald Photographs and Correspondence circa 1978

Physical Description: 4 photographs : b&w.
Box 17, Folder 11

Photo Album: Córdova with Gahan Kelly in Utah & Colorado Trip 1976

Physical Description: 38 photographs : col.
Box 17, Folder 12

Córdova Family Photographs 1977

Physical Description: 3 photographs : col.
Box 17, Folder 13

Lesbian Tide. Katie O'Brien 1979

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w.
Box 17, Folder 14

Jeanne Córdova circa 1980 - 1995

Physical Description: 2 photographs : col.
Box 17, Folder 22

Butch/femme with Jeanne Cordova and Joyce Azelton 1985

Box 17, Folder 15

A Butch Femme Photo Study of Patricia Kelly and Robin Hill, Los Angeles 1986

Physical Description: 37 photographs : col.
Box 17, Folder 16

Photo Album: Sally Stewart 1989 - 1990

Physical Description: 62 photographs : col.
Box 27

Jeanne Cordova and Lynn Harris Ballen Wedding Photograph Album 1995

Box 17, Folder 17

Kathy Najimy at the Comedy Store, 1st Annual Iggy Awards 1996

Physical Description: 1 photograph : col.
Box 17, Folder 18

Dinner Parties 1996 - 1998

Physical Description: 3 photographs : col.
Box 17, Folder 19

Ivy Bottini, New York City Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 photograph : col.
Box 17, Folder 20

Vacations with Friends Date unknown

Physical Description: 20 negatives.
Box 12, Folder 5

Unidentified Women Date unknown

Physical Description: 4 photographs : col.
 

Posters Series 6. 1970-1986

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises eight posters, four of which are mounted on cardboard, 1970-1986.
Box 31

An Evening of Women's Music with Cris Williamson, Margie Adam, Meg Christian, Holly Near 1970

Box 31

Jill Johnston 1973

Box 31

The Kiss, drawing by Noreen Scully circa 1976

Box 31

Lesbian Conference photo collage, newspaper centerfold from Goodbye to All That circa 1973

Box 31

Leslie at a No on 6 (California Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative) rally 1978

Box 31

Margie Adam in Los Angeles Concert March 1973

Map-case 8, drawer 5

John is your son, your brother, your friend, and maybe you. And John has AIDS. He doesn't want to go away. He want to go home. Say no the the madness. Vote NO against LaRouche 1986

Box 31

Robin Tyler circa 1980

 

Memorabilia Series 7. 1977-2010

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises memorabilia, including buttons, ribbons, t-shirts and other material. Notably, this series includes promotional t-shirts from the Community Yellow Pages, buttons from various gay and lesbian organizations and events, as well as Córdova's delegate ribbons and buttons from the 1980 Democratic National Convention.
 

Buttons circa 1977 - 2000

Box 15

[Pink triangle] Date unknown

Box 15

= Rights Date unknown

Box 15

Accion=Vida Date unknown

Box 15

Aspirin Fights HIV Date unknown

Box 15

Bene Gesserit Date unknown

Box 15

Bill & Hillary Clinton; People First circa 1992

Box 15

Brothers for Sisters 1986

Box 15

Dandelion Warrior Survivor Date unknown

Box 15

DC in Y2K April 30, 2000

Box 15

Don't ask. Don't tell. Don't pursue. Don't Think So Date unknown

Box 15

don't keep a good woman waiting Date unknown

Box 15

Graduate of the Thelma & Louise Finishing School circa 1991

Box 15

I Believe Anita Hill; Women's Political Alliance 1991

Box 15

I Like Dykes Date unknown

Box 15

I realized that all the trouble I ever had about you came from some smallness or fear in myself Date unknown

Box 15

I Was There. One in a million! March on Washington April 25, 1993

Box 15

I'm Out in America; Viking Studio Books Date unknown

Box 15

I'm Rush Limbaugh's Homosexual, Liberal, Democratic Lover Date unknown

Box 15

Jean O'Leary, March Forth Date unknown

Box 15

Just Say Know Date unknown

Box 15

Kennedy '80 1980

Box 15

Lesbian & Gay Caucus; 1980 Democratic National Convention Member 1980

Box 15

Lipstick Lesbian Date unknown

Box 15

Macha Date unknown

Box 15

Mondale - Ferraro 1984

Box 15

More Deviation Less Population Date unknown

Box 15

National Coming Out Day October 11, 1988

Physical Description: 2 buttons.
Box 15

Never Again Date unknown

Box 15

No! LaRouche 1986

Box 15

Only My Mother Thinks I'm Straight Date unknown

Box 15

Out There! Date unknown

Box 15

Pro-Choice; Pro-Clinton circa 1992

Box 15

Project 10; "…with liberty and justice for all" Date unknown

Box 15

Queer Eyes; Queer-ize Date unknown

Box 15

Remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty? Date unknown

Box 15

Shut Up and Dance Date unknown

Box 15

Stop LaRouche; No on 64 1986

Physical Description: 2 buttons.
Box 15

Take Pride; Lesbian Visibility Date unknown

Box 15

The March; Pride D.C 1993

Physical Description: 2 buttons.
Box 15

The Wedding, Washington D.C October 10, 1987

Box 15

Tomboy! Date unknown

Box 15

Veteran of the Lesbian Civil Wars Date unknown

Box 12, Folder 1

Community Yellow Pages Plastic Bag Date unknown

Box 15

Democratic National Convention Delegate Ribbon and Button 1980

Physical Description: 1 ribbon + 2 buttons.
Box 15

Democratic National Convention Ribbon and Buttons 1980

Physical Description: 1 ribbon + 4 buttons.
Box 15

Desk Name Plate: "Jeanne Córdova Publisher" Date unknown

Box 15

Dog Tag: Operation Lift the Ban, Human Rights Campaign Fund circa 1992

Physical Description: 2 tags.
Box 26

D.Y.K.E. (Do You Know Enough?) The Game About Lesbian Living, Culture and Community 1986

Item 32

Dyke suitcase Date unknown

Box 15

Elephant Tree tile 2001

Box 16

International Women's Year Orange Armband 1977

Box 15

One Sister's Butch is Another Sister's Femme Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 hexagonal tile.
Box 15

Ornament, designed by Norma Daniels Date unknown

Box 26

Silver Moon Bookshop mug Date unknown

 

T-shirts circa 1981 - 2010

Box 16

Community Yellow Pages Date unknown

Box 16

Southern California's Gay & Lesbian Telephone Book Date unknown

Physical Description: 2 t-shirts.
Box 16

A day without human rights is like a day without sunshine!, signed by Ivy Bottini Date unknown

Box 16

Butch Voices, design by Carr Blase 2010

 

Sound Recordings, Video Recordings, and Computer Files Series 8. 1981-2011

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises audiocassettes, videocassettes (VHS), and floppy disks (5 1/4 in. and 3 1/2 in.) Contents of the sound recordings include conversations and personal anecdotes, and the computer files include diary entries, correspondence, as well as manuscripts and notes for Córdova's books and articles.
 

Sound and video recordings circa 1981 - 2011

Box 14, Folder 1

Jean; Bill Burns September 28, 1981

Physical Description: 1 sound cassette : analog.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access restricted to qualified researchers.
Box 14, Folder 2

JC on Estascy [sic] January 1986 (cassette label); Srf Mantra Chants & Meditations (container label) January 1986

Physical Description: 1 sound cassette ; analog.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access restricted to qualified researchers.
Box 14, Folder 3

The First Six Months (side A); For My Book from Her Shortstop (side B) July 1, 1986

Physical Description: 1 sound cassette ; analog.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access restricted to qualified researchers.
Box 14, Folder 4

Estasy [sic] w/Pique; Joshua (side A); Estasy [sic] - Joshua (side B) November 14, 1987

Physical Description: 1 sound cassette ; analog.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access restricted to qualified researchers.
Box 14, Folder 5

Marla 321-4739 (cassette label); Marla Reading: Vision Quest Summer 88 (container label) 1988

Physical Description: 1 sound cassette ; analog.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access restricted to qualified researchers.
Box 14, Folder 6

Mathew - Sedona: Jenny's First Lover March 8, 1988

Physical Description: 1 sound cassette ; analog.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access restricted to qualified researchers.
Box 14, Folder 7

Jeanne & Matthew August 4, 1988

Physical Description: 1 sound cassette ; analog.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access restricted to qualified researchers.
Box 14, Folder 8

Old and in the Way, Estacy [sic] DB & JC (side A); Jimmy Buffet at 40 (Mandolin Song) (side B) Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 sound cassette ; analog.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access restricted to qualified researchers.
Box 14, Folder 9

McDonald Estacy [sic] Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 sound cassette ; analog.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access restricted to qualified researchers.
Box 14, Folder 10

Sedona - Estacsy [sic] DB & JC Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 sound cassette ; analog.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access restricted to qualified researchers.
Box 14, Item 11

When We Were Outlaws, editor Terry Wolverton with Jeanne circa 2008-2011

Physical Description: 1 sound cassette ; analog.
Box 3

Ellen, "Gay Yellow Pages" episode 1997

Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS).
Box 3

Jeanne Cordova and Lynn Harris Ballen Commitment Ceremony 1995

Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS).
Box 3

k.d. lang documentary circa 1990-1999

Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS).
 

Floppy disks circa 1981 - 1990

 

Anicha Date unknown

Box 14, Folder 11

Anicha Back Up; Chapters 1 thru 8 Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 12

Anicha: Sedona 1; Before Anicha; Cont. before Anicha; Tomasino 3; Toxic lady 4; Name 5; Guru 6; Questionaire 7; The Meal 8 Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
 

The Apostles 1989

Box 14, Folder 13

Twelve II; June 1989 June 1989

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 14

Twelve of Me II; The Belt Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 15

Follies Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 16

Isabel Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
 

Kicking the Habit circa 1985 - 1990

Box 14, Folder 17

JC Manuscript; Habit Notes: Epilogue, Wolverton, Empty Head, Outline; Habit, Habit 2 Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 18

JC Manuscript; Habit 3 Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 19

Changes in Church, Ch. VII Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 20

Ch. 8 Friendship Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 21

Multiple Dimensions; Habit AD - Press Release Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 22

Ch. II, Holy Family - 3; Ch. IV, IHM Personality - 5; Ch. III, Tower of Babble - 2 Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 23

Ch. 4 Brides of Christ - final; 6. Pies; 7. Pebbles Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 24

Master II: 8. Chastity; 6. Pies; 5. Personality; 7. Pebbles Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 25

Ch. IV: Pies - old Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 26

Ch. 5, Chastity & Me - old Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 27

Ch. 8 Chastity - Chastity 2; Ch. 9 Heretic; Ch. 10 Vatican Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 28

Ch. 6, Heretic - old; Ch. 7 Vatican Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 29

Ch. 9 Skid Row; Blinking Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 30

16. Watts; 17. Silent Piece Wood; 18. Joys; 19. Chavez - A Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 31

Ch. 19 Silent No More; Ch. 20 Peyton Place; Ch. 21 Morning After Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
 

Redbook 1984 - 1990

Box 14, Folder 32

Redbook 1984; Gay Housing; Follies Column; Living w/ Liza; Depression; Bad Health; Quitting Smoking; Leaving Politics; GLCSC Strike History; Canyon Escrow San Diego CYP 1984

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in. + notes
Box 14, Folder 33

Redbook II; Fall 1988 1988

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 34

Redbook III; September 1987 September 1987

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 35

Redbook IV; Fall 1987 1987

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 36

Redbook V; Jan '88; Vision Quest Preparation January 1988

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 37

Redbook VI; Fall Winter Spring '88 1988

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 38

Fall 88, Sept 88 - Redbook VII September 1988

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 39

Redbook 10; Spring 1990 1990

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 40

Redbook - The Apostles; Summer '90; Redbook 11; RS 1-8 & Cheap Gold 1990

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 41 - 43

Mi Vida Kepner (disk 1); Daniel Alonzo, Significant Others WP 5.1, File: Column #4.692 (disk 2); Daniel Alonzo; Significant Others WP 5.1, WP51\SGOTHERS\column #3.592 (disk 3) Date unknown

Physical Description: 3 computer disks ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 44

Untitled Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 computer disk ; 5 1/4 in.
Box 14, Folder 45

FBC Bio Date unknown

Box 14, Item 46

Untitled Date unknown