This collection comprises files retained by Joan Ariel that document the University of California, Irvine Women's Studies
program, resources for women at UC Irvine, and the UC Irvine LGBT community. As the Women's Studies Librarian and a Women's
Studies faculty member at UC Irvine, Ariel served with numerous groups and organizations that supported women's issues and
the LGBT community on and off campus, including the Women's Studies Program Steering Committee, The Lilac Collective, and
the Pacific Women's Studies Association. This collection reflects her involvement with these groups and many others and documents
their activities from 1971 to 2000.
Joan Ariel played a vital role in the development of the UC Irvine Women's Studies program. In addition to serving as the
Women's Studies librarian for nearly twenty years, she served on the Women's Studies Steering Committee, as a Women's Studies
course instructor, and as the academic coordinator for Women's Studies. Ariel participated in numerous campus groups and organizations
that supported women's issues. She also contributed to the establishment of the many gay and lesbian groups that remain active
on the UC Irvine Campus including the Lilac Collective and the Gay and Lesbian Faculty and Staff Network.
6.2 linear feet
Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head
of Special Collections and Archives.
The collection is open for research.