Finding aid of the Nancy Rosenblum Photographs

Loni Shibuyama
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
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Los Angeles, California 90007
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Finding aid of the Nancy Rosenblum Photographs

Collection number: Coll2008-048

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Loni Shibuyama
Date Completed:
July 10, 2008
Encoded by:
Loni Shibuyama
© 2008 ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. All rights reserved.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Nancy Rosenblum photographs
Dates: 1976-2008
Collection number: Coll2008-048
Creator: Rosenblum, Nancy
Collection Size: 1 archive carton + 3 flat archive boxes. 3.1 linear feet.
Repository: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
Los Angeles, California 90007
Abstract: Sound recordings, photographs and related material created by Los Angeles-based photographer and filmmaker Nancy Rosenblum. The core of the collection is photographs and related material from Rosenblum's two photography exhibitions: "Vegetables: A Reaction to Male Violence Against Women" (1979) and "Some of My Best Friends... Portraits of Lesbians," a series of lesbian portraits photographed in Los Angeles in the 1980s and early 1990s. The collection also includes sound recordings of interviews (2002 - 2003) that Rosenblum conducted for Southern California's gay- and lesbian-oriented radio program, IMRU Radio.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

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

Nancy Rosenblum Photographs, Coll2008-048, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Nancy Rosenblum, July 2, 2008.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, July 10, 2008.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Biography

Born in August 1954, Nancy Rosenblum grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles and developed an interest in photography and filmmaking at age seven. She often borrowed her father's Bell & Howell 8mm camera and spliced together short movies. After coming out as a lesbian in 1975, she attended the photography program at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) for six years, eventually earning her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1983. During her time at CalArts, she created two photography exhibits. Her first exhibit, "Vegetables: A Reaction to Male Violence Against Women," premiered in 1979 and her second exhibit, "Some of My Best Friends... Portraits of Lesbians," was her 1983 Master's show. She also created a 3-monitor video installation about growing up in her family.
After graduating from CalArts, Rosenblum turned to video editing and filmmaking. In 1988, she edited and co-produced with Irene Pinn a documentary about lesbians called, You Can Know All I Am. From the 1980s through the mid-2000s, she worked as an editor for film and television, winning several Los Angeles Emmy Awards for her work on various news documentaries. She was also active in the gay and lesbian political movement, contributing to such organizations and publications as Lesbian Tide, Connexxus: El Centro de Mujeres, Lesbian News, Outfest and IMRU Radio; and she continued to exhibit photographs at various Southern California locations.
In 1983, Rosenblum met Mary Whitlock, who became her life partner. In August 2008, Rosenblum and Whitlock relocated to Nelson, British Columbia, where Whitlock studies music and Rosenblum continues to create art works and teach film editing at Selkirk College.

Scope and Content

Photograph collection created by Los Angeles-based lesbian photographer and filmmaker Nancy Rosenblum. The collection is divided into two series: (1) Photographs and Related Material and (2) Sound Recordings. The first series, and the core of the collection, includes material from Rosenblum's two photography exhibits: "Vegetables: A Reaction to Male Violence Against Women," originally showcased at the CalArts School of Art and Design in 1979; and "Some of My Best Friends... Portraits of Lesbians," a series of lesbian portraits photographed in Southern California in the 1980s and early 1990s. The series also includes miscellaneous photographs from the 1970s, of such subjects as Sue Fink and Joelyn Grippo, the Los Angeles Women's Chorus, and Rosenblum with her partner, Mary Whitlock. The second series comprises sound recordings of radio segments (2002 - 2003) that Rosenblum produced for the Southern California LGBT-oriented program, IMRU Radio. It includes discussions about gay weddings, the Los Angeles Women's Building, the Outfest Film Festival, as well as interviews with such women as Eloise Klein Healy, Lea Delaria and Terry Wolverton.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
IMRU Radio
Lesbians
Photographers
Photographs
Portrait photographers
Rosenblum, Nancy, 1954-


Collection Contents

Box: 1 : 1 - 15 ; 2 ; 3 : 1 - 24 ; 4 : 1 - 54

Series 1.  Photographs and Related Material 1976-2008

Physical Description: 2.9 linear feet.

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises Rosenblum's photographs and related material from her two photography exhibitions, "Vegetables: A Reaction to Male Violence Against Women" and "Some of My Best Friends... Portraits of Lesbians." The related material includes exhibit descriptions written by Rosenblum, as well as press material and an audience comment book from "Vegetables;" and contact sheets and model releases from "Some of My Best Friends." This series also includes miscellaneous photographs of such subjects as Sue Fink and Joelyn Grippo, the Los Angeles Women's Chorus, and Rosenblum with her partner, Mary Whitlock. Note: numbers written on the back of the exhibit photographs in "Some of My Best Friends" are the donor's original inventory numbers.
Box 1 : 1

Nancy Rosenblum Photography Resume 2008

Box 1 : 2 - 5 ; 3 : 1 - 24

"Vegetables: A Reaction to Male Violence Against Women" 1979 - 1983

Box 3 : 1 - 24

Exhibit Photographs circa 1979

Physical Description: 24 photographs : b&w ; 11 x 14 in.
Box 1 : 2

Exhibit Description by Nancy Rosenblum 2008

Box 1 : 3

Comment Book 1979 - 1983

Box 1 : 4

Press Material 1979

Box 1 : 5

"Violence Against Women (as depicted by three books)" Manuscript by Nancy Rosenblum Date unknown

Box 1 : 6 - 9 ; 2 ; 4 : 1 - 53

"Some of My Best Friends… Portraits of Lesbians" 1980 - 1992

Box 1 : 6 ; 4 : 1 - 53

Exhibit Photographs 1980 - 1992

Box 4 : 1

#1 - "Mama Rosa" (Rosa Bondini) 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 2

#2 - Barbara Gehrke and Terrie Trotter 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 3

#3 - Abigail, Jennifer and Joan Boker 1980

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 4

#4 - Catherine Lord and Nathalie Magnan 1984

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 5

#5 - Terry Scannel 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 6

#6 - Helen Affsa 1980

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 7

#7 - Pam Salter 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 8

#8 - Eloise Klein Healy 1984

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 9

#9 - Laura Aguilar 1987

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 10

#10 - Gaby Antolovich 1985

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 11

#11 - Becky Villasenor 1987

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 12

#12 - Xavier E. Hall 1985

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 13

#13 - Mary Whitlock 1987

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 14

#14 - Cheryl R. Bullard 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 15

#15 - Lori Cutler 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 16

#16 - Jean Pittman 1980

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 17

#17 - Carla D. Barboza 1987

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 18

#18 - Elaine King 1980

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 19

#19 - Betsy Skidmore 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 20 - 21

#20 - Adrianna Ariente and Alexis Kotter 1981

Physical Description: 2 photographs : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 22 - 23

#21 - Torrie Osborne 1992

Physical Description: 2 photographs : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 24

#22 - Meredith Portnoff 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 25

#23 - Robin Ladd and Sharon Holmes 1985

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 26

#24 - Karen Sandler 1980

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 27

#25 - Leticia Chavoya and Cathy E. Wilson 1982

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 28

#26 - Lani Simpson 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 29

#27 - Terry Wilson 1982

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 30

#28 - Catherine M. Sifter 1982

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 31

#29 - Patti Temple 1982

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 32

#30 - Barbara Marino 1989

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 33

#31 - Gyl and Nancy Rosenblum 1984

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 34

#32 - Alix Dobkin 1984

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 35

#33 - Patricia A. Akers 1982

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 36

#34 - Sandra B. Pollack and Barbara A. Stopha 1981

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 37

#35 - Leticia Chavoya 1982

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 38

#36 - Bia Lowe and Terry Wolverton 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 39

#37 - Bia Lowe and Terry Wolverton 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 40

#38 - Loren Bennitt Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 41

#39 - Nancy Rosenblum 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 42

#40 - Robin Miller and Trudi White 1980

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 43

#41 - Roxy McGuire 1985

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 44

#42 - Johanna Gullick 1980

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 45

#42 - Irma Perez Cordova 1982

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 46

#43 - Linda Velazquez and Renee Harcourt 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 47

#44 - Sachiye Yamamoto 1984

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 48

#45 - Leslie Stone 1982

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 49

#46 - Randi Hepner 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 50

#47 - Marge Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 51

#48 - Digby Duncan 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 52

#49 - Sherry McCoy 1982

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 4 : 53

#50 - Gyl Rosenblum and Donna Marcus Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.
Box 1 : 6

#51 - Linette Burton 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box 1 : 6

#52 - Joan Boisclair 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box 1 : 6

#53 - Diane Gamboa 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box 1 : 6

#54 - Pamela Hamanaka circa 1984

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box 1 : 6

#55 - Diane Rania 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box 1 : 6

#56 - Maria Zavala 1983

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box 1 : 7

Exhibit Description by Nancy Rosenblum 2008

Box 2

Exhibit Text Panels Date unknown

Box 1 : 8

Contact Sheets 1983

Box 1 : 9

Model Release Agreements 1982 - 1992

Box 1 : 10 - 15 ; 4 : 54

Miscellaneous 1976 - 1985

Box 1 : 10

Rhiannon (from Alive!) Concert, Culver City Auditorium 1976

Physical Description: 3 photographs : b&w.
Box 1 : 11 - 12 ; 4 : 54

Sue Fink and Joelyn Grippo 1977

Box 1 : 11

First Picture Published and First Dollar Earned from Sue & Joelyn 1977

Box 1 : 12

Photos and Flyer 1977

Physical Description: 2 photographs : b&w.
Box 4 : 54

Poster 1977

Box 1 : 13

L.A. Women's Chorus 1978

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w.
Box 1 : 14

Nancy Rosenblum & Mary Whitlock, Morro Bay 1985

Physical Description: 1 photograph : col.
Box 1 : 15

Clippings 1977 - 1978

Box: 2 : 1 - 8

Series 2.  Sound Recordings 2002-2003

Physical Description: 0.2 linear foot.

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises audio recordings of radio segments that Rosenblum produced for the Southern California gay- and lesbian-oriented program, IMRU Radio. It includes seven audio CDs containing radio segments in which Rosenblum interviews such people as Eloise Klein Healy, Terry Wolverton, and Lea Delaria. The series also includes a sound cassette containing a compilation of all the segments.
Box 2 : 1

Eloise IMRU; Gay Weddings; Terry Wolverton Women's Building Insurgent Muse; Ruthie and Connie; Leahive Lea Delaria; Outfest Docs 2002 - 2003

Physical Description: 1 sound cassette.
Box 2 : 2

Eloise [Klein Healy] Edited 2002

Physical Description: 1 sound disc (16 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Box 2 : 3 - 4

Gay Weddings 2002

Physical Description: 2 sound discs (22 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Box 2 : 5

Insurgent Muse Aircheck (Interview with Terry Wolverton) 2002

Physical Description: 1 sound disc (15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Box 2 : 6 - 7

Ruthie and Connie Segment; Aircheck 2002

Physical Description: 2 sound discs (22 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Box 2 : 8

Lea Delaria 2003

Physical Description: 1 sound disc (17 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.