Scope and Content
Title: Asian Pacific Islander Lesbian Collection,
Date (bulk): 1980-2001
Collection number: MS 40
University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: 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).
Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to these papers.
Collection is open for research.
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.
Asian Pacific Islander Lesbian Collection, MS 40, Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California,
Gift of Alison Kim.
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".
Scope and Content
This collection contains books, newsletters, periodicals and photographs relating to Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian culture,
issues and communities.
A more detailed listing of the materials in the collection can be found in the
Asian/Pacific Islander Lesbian Collection and Bibliography, (HQ75.6.A78K56 2001) in Special Collections.
Please note: The original folder/box numbering in the Asian/Pacific Islander Lesbian Collection and Bibliography has been changed as of
April 2003. This finding aid reflects the correct folder/box numbering.
This collection is arranged in donor order.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Kim, A. (Alison)
Lesbians--Islands of the Pacific
Asian American women--California
Asian/Pacific Islander Lesbian Collection and Bibliography, (HQ75.6.A78K56 2001) located in Special Collections.