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Guide to the Shameless Hussy Press records, 1968-1989
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Series 1:  Authorial Documents, 1969-1989

Physical Description: 28 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains manuscripts, galleys, production materials, correspondence and reviews related to publications of the Shameless Hussy Press.


Arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 1

Mimi Albert, Alta

Box 2


Box 3-6

Judith Arcana

Box  7

Jean Buyze, Barthy Byrd

Box 8

Barthy Byrd, Pamela Erens

Box 9

Pamela Erens, James Eriksen, Dan Georgakas, Susan Griffin, Felicia Hernandez

Box 10

Felicia Hernandez, Jane Hickok (Calamity Jane), Jennifer Jaffe, Marilyn Krysl

Box 11

Marilyn Krysl, Susan LaTempa

Box 12

Lyn Lifshin, James Maas

Box 13

James Maas

Box 14

James Maas, Mary Mackey

Box 15

Paul Mariah, Lee Marrs, Amanda Meltzer

Box 16

Monster coloring book, Judith Murray, Opal Nations, Barbara Noda

Box 17

Alison Owings

Box 18

Alison Owings, Pat Parker, Yvonne Pepin

Box 19-20

Yvonne Pepin

Box 21

Yvonne Pepin, Jerry Ratch

Box 22

Jerry Ratch, Remember our fire/Shameless Hussy review

Box 23

Remember our fire/Shameless Hussy review, George Sand

Box:folder 24:1-8

Ntozake Shange

Box:folder 24:1

Correspondence 1975-82

Box:folder 24:2-3

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf

Box:folder 24:2

Typescripts with corrections, layout maquette, stage production notices 1975-76

Box:folder 24:3

1 copy first printing 1975

Box:folder 24:3

1 copy second printing 1975-76

Box:folder 24:3

3 copies second printing, not stapled 1975-76

Box:folder 24:4-7

Sassafras 1974-78

Box:folder 24:4

Typescripts with corrections 1974-78

Box:folder 24:5

Pagination and layout maquettes, 1975-76

Box:folder 24:6

3 copies, first printing 1976

Box:folder 24:7

2 copies, second printing, 1976-77

Box:folder 24:8

Reviews, 1974-78

Box 25

John Simon, Kia Simon

Box 26

Bruce Tegner, Alice McGrath, Joyce Carol Thomas, Gail Todd, Nancy Travis

Box 27

Nancy Travis, Jess Wells

Box 28

Jess Wells, Mitsuye Yamada


Series 2:  Personal Documents 1969-1989

Physical Description: 5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Includes Alta's personal correspondence 1971-1989, fan mail 1970-1984, other personal material related to Alta's writings, reading and artwork and documents related to Berkeley's prostitution and efforts to combat it.


Correspondence is arranged alphabetically.
Box 29-32


Box 29


Box 30


Box 31

Maggie Swinney correspondence, and undated fan-mail 1976-1989

Box 32

Fan-mail & other personal material related to Alta's writings, readings and artwork. 1970-1984

Box 33

Documents related to Berkeley prostitution and efforts to combat it.


Series 3:  Business Documents, 1972-1991

Physical Description: 32 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Includes business documents organized into the following catagories: General documents; Submitted manuscripts and related correspondence; Orders 1972-1989; Other documents; including mailing lists/services, Shameless Hussy Press catalogs, feminist fairs,conferences, advertising, marketing and information about Shameless Hussy Press, resumes and artwork, copyright information, printer brochures, check and account books, stationary, t-shirt and schedules and materials related to California Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Publishers Group West, R.R. Bowker and Jennifer Stone.


This material is arranged chronologically.
Box 34-38

General documents

Box 34

n.d., 1977-1978

Box 35


Box 36


Box 37


Box 38


Box 39-45

Submitted manuscripts & correspondence

Box 39


Box 40

n.d. -1979

Box 41


Box 42


Box 43


Box 44


Box 45


Box 46-55


Box 46


Box 47


Box 48


Box 49


Box 50


Box 51


Box 52


Box 53


Box 54


Box 55


Box 56-57

Mailing lists and services

Box: folder 58:1-4

Shameless Hussy Press catalogs

Box:folder 58:1-3

Catalog layout pages

Box:folder 58:4

Shameless Hussy Press catalogs

Box 59

Feminist fairs & conferences

Box 60-61

Other fairs and conference

Box 62

Advertising, marketing, general information regarding Shameless Hussy Press

Box 63

Resumes and artwork, copyright information, printer brochures

Box: folder 64:1-8

Financial materials

Box:folder 64:1

Cash book, 1975-77

Box:folder 64:2-4

Deposit records 1/1982 - 3/15/1983 3/28/1983 - 10/22/1984 10/25/1984 - 10/8/1985

Box:folder 64:5

Payment book 1987-88

Box:folder 64:6

T-shirts order form

Box:folder 64:7

Press schedules and wish lists 1976-87

Box:folder 64:8


Box 65

Materials related to California Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Publishers Group West, R.R. Bowker and Jennifer Stone.


Series 4:  Received Publications 1977-1991

Physical Description: 25 boxes

Scope and Content Note

"Received publications" refers to serials, books, catalogs, and other items received by Alta or the Shameless Hussy Press in the course of their work. When two or more issues of an item were received, the title is filed in alphabetical order; when only one item was received the item is filed in one of several miscellany files.


This material is arranged alphabetically from Box 66 through Box 81. Boxes 82 - 91 contain miscellaneous publications, articles and clippings.
Box 66

AAP newsletter (Association of American Publishers)


AB Bookman's Weekly


ABA Newswire (American Booksellers Association)


Africa World Press


Aldebaran Review


Alternative Press Publishers of Children's Books: A Directory

Box 66-67

American Bookseller

Box 67

Bay Area Career Woman


Before Columbus Foundation


Berkeley Barb


Beyond Baroque

Box 68

Bloomsbury Review


Book Marketing Update






Books by Women


Boston Review




Braile Monitor



Box 69

Children's Small Press Collection




COSMEP newsletter (Committee of Small Magazine Editors & Publishers)



Box 70

Country Women


Crossing Press


Daily Californian


Directory of American Poets






East Bay Labor Journal


East Bay Review of the Performing Arts


East Bay Women's Collective newsletter (see Box 92, oversize)


Emergency Librarian


Equal Time




Every Other Weekly

Box 71

Everywoman (Palo Alto)




Feminist Collections


Feminist Press


Fiction Monthly


Fifty-one Percent




Le Gai Pied


Grass Profit Review




Helaine Victoria Press





Box 72

Independent Publisher


Inkling Journal


Inland Book Company


Instant News Service


Iran Liberation


It Ain't Me Babe (comic)






Kindred Spirit


Kitchen Table


Know, Inc.

Box 73

Knowledge Industry Publications




Lavender Woman


Lesbian Front


Lesbian Herstory Archives News








Longest Revolution


Madness Network News




Maine Freewoman's Herald

Box 74

Majority Report

Box 75

Mama Bears




Media Alliance Newsletter






Mom's Apple Pie


Mother Jones


Mother Lode


Mountain Moving


Moving Out


Moyer Bell


Naiad Press


Najda Newsletter


National Museum of Women in the Arts News


National Women's Studies Association Newsletter

Box 76

New Page


New Society Publishers


New Women's Times


New York Review


New Yorker


News from the Northern California Book Publicists' Association




National NOW times


New World


Nilgiri Press


North Coast Times

Box 77

Northwest Passage


On The Issues


One Hundred Flowers Review


Out Of Sight


Pacific Sun Literary Quarterly




Poetry Flash


Poetry Now


Publishing Poynters

Box 78

Quartet Books


San Francisco Bay Guardian


San Francisco Express Times (see Box 92, oversize)


San Francisco Odadisque


San Francisco Review of Books


San Francisco Women's Centers Newsletter


Seal Press


Second Wave


Shift in the Wind


Simple Living


Singer Folio




Sister Courage

Box 79

Southeastern Women's Studies Association News






State of the Arts




TCB (Tompkins County Bulletin)




Tits & clits (comic)


University Publishing


Velvet Wings


Wimmen's Comix

Box 80

Women Against Violence in Pornography & Media


Women to Women


Women Writing


Women's Collection Newsletter


Women's Educational Equity Communications Network


Women's Political Times

Box 80-81

Women's Press


Writer's Connection





Box 82-83

Misc. women's publications

Box 84-85

Misc. literary publications

Box 86

Misc. book & publishers publications

Box 87-89

Misc. publications

Box 90-91

Misc. articles & clippings


Series 5:  Oversize Materials 1977-1991

Physical Description: 3 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Includes oversized publications.


This material is arranged by size.
Box 92

East Bay Women's Collective Newsletter


San Francisco Express Times


Misc. oversize received publications

Box 93

Alta: The Vow


Buyze, Jean: The tenth muse : women poets before 1806 : a rediscovery of 540 women poets lost to history


LaTempa, Susan: New Plays by Women


Mackey, Mary: Immersion


Noda, Barbara: Strawberries


Pepin, Yvonne: Three Summers: a journal


Yamada, Mitsuye: Camp notes and other poems

Box 94

Arcana, Judith: Our mothers' daughters


Buyze, Jean: The tenth muse : women poets before 1806 : a rediscovery of 540 women poets lost to history


Byrd, Barthy: Home front : women and Vietnam


Meltzer: The World's tiniest dog : fables and stories by children


Noda, Barbara: Strawberries


Owings, Alison: The Wander woman's phrasebook


Shange, Ntozake: For colored girls who have considered suicide, when the rainbow is enuf


Simon, John Oliver: Neither of us can break the other's hold : poems for my father


Travis, Nancy: April & June


Wells, Jess: Herstory : a woman's view of American history


Yamada, Mitsuye: Camp notes and other poems