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Guide to the Asian Pacific Islander Lesbian Collection, 1980-2001
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Description
This collection includes books, periodicals, newsletters and photographs relating to lesbianism and women's issues in Asia, women's communities and other issues important to the Asian Pacific Island Queer Women (APIQW).
Background
Alison Kim, a Chinese-Korean lesbian, graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Women's Studies/Art in 1989. While at the University, Alison started her Pacific/Asian Lesbians Collection and won second place in the library's Book Collection Contest. In 1987, she edited an anthology of Asian/Pacific Islander lesbians writings, entitled Between the Lines, which included an early version of her bibliography. In the same year, with President's Undergraduate Fellowship, she traveled across the United States gathering Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian newsletters, writings and other memorabilia. Alison now resides in San Francisco and is, in her words, "a double Virgo, proud mama, and always a UC Slug".
Extent
31 boxes
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.