Guide to the Elsa Gidlow Papers, 1898-1986 (bulk dates 1920-1986)

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The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Elsa Gidlow Papers, 1898-1986 (bulk dates 1920-1986)

Accession number: 91-16



Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society



San Francisco, California

Contact Information:

  • Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California
  • P.O. Box 424280
  • San Francisco, California 94142
  • Phone: (415) 777-5455, #2
  • Email: glhsnc@aol.com
  • URL: http://www.glhs.org/collectn/glhsmss.htm
Processed by:
Ernest Seaver
Date Completed:
1996
Encoded by:
Gabriela A. Montoya
© 1999 The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Elsa Gidlow Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1898-1986 (bulk dates 1920-1986)
Accession number: 91-16
Creator: Gidlow, Elsa
Extent: 13 linear feet in 16 boxes
Repository: The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
San Francisco, California.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Acquisition

The Elsa Gidlow Papers (# 91-16) were donated to GLHS in 1991.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials is not held by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

Audio-Visual Materials

The Papers contain numerous photographs and audio-tapes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elsa Gidlow Papers, 91-16, The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

Biography

Shortly after Elsa Gidlow's death Phyllis Matyi, Elsa's friend, attorney and executrix of the Gidlow estate, issued a press release presenting a biographical summary of Elsa's life. The text of that release is printed below.
Poet-philosopher Elsa Gidlow died peacefully in her mountain home retreat, "Druid Heights," near Muir Woods, Mill Valley, California on June 8, 1986.
Born in Yorkshire, England in 1898, six-year-old Elsa Gidlow immigrated with her family of nine to the French Canadian village of Tetreauville. She was mainly self- educated, being allowed what she called, "the untutored space to be."
Gidlow's editor, Celeste West of Booklegger Press, says "We always joked that Elsa was born avant garde: North American's first published writer of a lesbian poetry volume (1923); radical feminist of the "first wave;" protest-poet attacked by McCarthyites; member of San Francisco's bohemian, psychedelic, then New Age and women's spirituality circles. Elsa fought life-long against class privilege, organized religion, and sexism, while fighting for all varieties of love and beauty."
Gidlow led the precarious career of a freelance journalist. She created a rich vein of protest and love poetry, while supporting her family and others. She also created, in the fifties, one of the renown garden-retreats of the coast redwoods. Gidlow insisted her life was her art: "We consider the artist a special sort of person. It is more likely that each of us is a special sort of artist."
Gidlow left Montreal for New York in 1920, where she became poetry editor for Frank Harris' progressive, much censored Pearson's Magazine. She sailed to San Francisco in 1926 with her long-time companion Violet Henry-Anderson. In San Francisco, she became friends with Ansel Adams, Robinson Jeffers, Kenneth Rexroth, Lou Harrison, Ella Young, Del Martin, Phyllis Lyon, Margo St. James, Clarkson Crane, Clyde Evans, and zen philosopher Alan Watts, who dedicated his autobiography to her.
In 1962, Gidlow co-founded, with Alan and Jano Watts, the Society of Comparative Philosophy, one of the first organizations to bring eastern wisdom to the west. Of Elsa Gidlow's thirteen books, five are in print, including her recently released autobiography, ELSA: I Come With My Songs (Booklegger Press), and her luminous love poetry, Sapphic Songs: Eighteen To Eighty (Booklegger Press). The ELSA autobiography has been called "A magnificent portrait of the artist as an old woman, of the esprit libre," who wrote, "Let none speak sadly of October, / I, Elsa, from the peak of years, / Say this: I have loved all seasons."
Elsa Gidlow is survived by her sister Thea Gidlow in Santa Rosa. Memorial donations may be made to "The Druid Height Trust for Women Artists,".....
On a personal note, Elsa Gidlow at the age of eighteen met her first lover, Marguerite Desmarais, at a party given by a mutual friend, Roswell Mills, in Montreal. On that same occasion Elsa also encountered a married woman, Louise Estelle Cox, with whom she quickly fell in love. Elsa's infatuation with Estelle soon came to an abrupt end when she rightfully suspected Estelle was having an affair with another mutual friend, Harcourt Farmer, and possibly other men. However, both women over time became very good friends and corresponded with each other for nearly thirty-three years after Elsa's departure from Canada.
In 1924 while living in New York City, Elsa met and informally married an older woman, Violet Henry-Anderson, who was known to friends as "Tommy." Their relationship lasted for thirteen years until Tommy's death. Their life together was interrupted on one occasion for a year while Elsa fulfilled a lifelong dream. In September 1928 she sailed for Europe to live, travel and meet other artists and writers, including Radclyffe Hall, who was residing in Paris at the time.
Around 1945, Elsa was introduced indirectly to Isabel Grenfell Quallo at the insistence of Roswell Mills. Everthing was done by mail at first. Elsa was in California and Isabel and Roswell lived in New York City. The friendship and love relationship of these two women began with an extended period of correspondence before they finally met in San Francisco. Eventually Isabel came to live permanently at Madrona, the name Elsa gave to the residence she owned in Fairfax, California. In 1954 they moved to Elsa's new Mill Valley property, named Druid Heights, which she purchased with Roger and Mary Somers. After ten years Isabel had to return to live in New York, due to personal family problems.
In her autobiography Elsa describes many intriguing encontures with other women over the years. In one of the final chapters, entitled "Young Moon in the Old Moon's Arms", Elsa, then in her seventies, poignantly describes her May-December relationship with Gretchen Muller, who was in her twenties. They lived together for about two years. Looking back Elsa states, "Some of my later love poems grew out of this friendship."
An initial reading of Elsa Gidlow's autobiography, ELSA: I Come With My Songs (1986), will certainly bring her Papers into focus. Copies of this book can be found in many libraries in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as this collection.

Scope and Content

The content of this collection (13 linear feet) documents Elsa Gidlow's personal life, public activity and literary accomplishments from 1920 until her death in 1986. The Papers are divided into nine series:
Title: Correspondence,
Title: Subject Files,
Title: Manuscripts,
Title: Published Works,
Title: Journals and Yearbooks,
Title: Audio-Visual and Photographs,
Title: Ephemera,
Title: Oversize Materials,
and
Title: Original Documents.
The Correspondence series contains a wide variety of letters from family, friends, lovers, literary agents, professional associates, women's organizations and admirers. The letters are arranged alphabetically by the name of the addresser.
For easier access to the Correspondence series, a complete alphabetical listing of addressers, including cross references when necessary, is in Appendix A of this finding aid. A researcher looking for a letter from H. L. Mencken, for example, will be referred to The American Mercury. Not included in this special listing are the letters found in the last two folders, Unidentified Addressers, of this series. In the Appendix the researcher will find many cross references to Maxim Lieber, who was Elsa's literary agent. Almost all the correspondence in the series is incoming except for two folders of letters Elsa wrote Violet Henry-Anderson while traveling.
As a special note, the Correspondence series contains a number of charming letters written to Elsa from Clarkson Crane, the author of The Western Shore (1925), which Carey McWilliams, who championed the book's republication in 1985, called "one of the three or four most important works of fiction based on the Calfornia scene." There is extensive and endearing correspondence between Violent Henry-Anderson mostly covering the period Elsa was in Europe. Violet was affectionately known as "Panther" by Elsa. There is also extensive correspondence from Isabel Grenfell Quallo - Elsa's other long-term relationship. The letters document their growing passion for each other before Isabel moved to California. The bulk of the letters are from 1945 through 1950 with no letters from 1951 through 1969 and only a smattering from 1970 through 1984.
The Roswell Mills correspondence contains the August 8, 1946 letter where Roswell introduces and describes Isabel to Elsa for the first time and proposes they correspond with each other. Roswell was one of Elsa's most long lasting friends, having met in Canada. He introduced Elsa not only to Isabel but also "Tommy." Most of his correspondence centers on his travails in life. There is no correspondence for the years 1932 through 1946.
In the Subject File series a good portion of the materials focus on Elsa Gidlow's Druid Heights property, The Society for Comparative Philosophy, and finally "red-baiting" in Marin County, California, in the 1940's.
In 1970 Elsa Gidlow transferred Druid Heights by grant deed to The Society for Comparative Philosophy, reserving a life estate in the property to herself. Years later this real estate, or parts thereof, was at the center of two court actions. In an effort to acquire privately owned properties to be added to the Muir Woods National Monument, the United States Department of the Interior, in 1976, filed condemnation proceedings on a substantial portion of Druid Heights [see Druid Heights: United States of America v. 1.18 Acres ..... ], which resulted in a cash settlement of $82,500. Again in 1975, the lawyer, academic and anti-pornogrpahy activist Catherine Mac Kinnon brought suit against The Society for Comparative Philosophy, including Elsa Gidlow, when they attempted to terminate Mac Kinnon's rental of the Druid Heights circular structure known as the "Moon Temple." That case [see Druid Heights: Catherine A. Mac Kinnon v. The Society for Comparative Philosophy, et al. ] ended in a court ordered arbitration settlement.
The Society for Comparative Philosophy was initially formed (in 1962) to assist Alan Watts in his research, writings and lectures on the interchange of Asian and Western philosophies. The special interests of the Society are described in it's monthly bulletins [see [The] Society for Comparative Philosophy - Bulletins, flyers and promotional materials, 1960's-70's].
The Manuscript series contains twenty unpublished novels, unedited and edited versions of Elsa's autobiography, dozens of short stories, reams of poetry, a few dramatic works, articles, editorials, essays, memoirs, reviews and satire. Please see the folder list (starting on page 11) for a complete list of Elsa's unpublished manuscripts.
A rare copy of Elsa's early volume of lesbian poetry, On A Grey Thread (1923), can be found in the Published Works series. In this series three consecutive folders contain much of her prose, poetry and letters appearing in various publications, dating from 1919 to 1984.
Elsa's personal journals, written mostly between 1928 and 1945, are located in the Journal And Yearbook series. The most complete yearly journal was for 1928, followed by a much less complete coverage for 1929. From 1930 to 1945 the journal entries were not written consistently on a daily, or even weekly, basis. After 1945 to 1985, only sketchy and sporadic entries appear here and there over the years in her appointment/yearbooks.
The Audio-Visual and Photograph series contain several recordings of Elsa's poetry reading and discussion engagements as well as personal interviews with her. These are complimented by the Photographs showcasing many excellent images of Elsa, plus numerous pictures of her family, friends, Druid Heights and pets. Please note in the Oversized Materials Series there is a large color photograph of the residents of Druid Heights in the 1970's, published with a related article printed in the March 21, 1971 issue of California Living Magazine.
Of note in the Ephemera series is a handmade african bead necklace, business cards, and some examples of the Pacific Coast Journal of Nursing, which Elsa edited. Because of the poor quality and condition of the paper, many of the documents had to be removed from the main body of the collection and replaced with photocopies. The removed documents can now be located in the Original Documents series.

Related Collections

Title: Clarkson Crane Papers
Identifier/Call Number: 97-46
Title: Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Papers
Identifier/Call Number: 93-13
(Especially files of the Daughters of Bilitis of which Gidlow was a member.)
Title: Len Evans Papers
Identifier/Call Number: 93-8
(Especially files on McCarthyism which Gidlow was also a victim of.)
Relevant materials may also be found in the GLHS Oral History Project Collections.

Materials Removed from the Collection

Photographs and Audio-tapes are located in the Photogrpah and A-V rooms at GLHS.
Oversized materials located in GLHS oversized materials from various collections box.

Container List

 

Correspondence

Box Box 1

A - General, various dates

 

B - General,various dates

 

Basez, Emile, 1926-1933

 

Body Politic, 1977-1986

 

C - General, various dates

 

Cohen, Jocelyn H., 1982-1986

 

[U. S.] Copyright Office, 1957-76

 

Costello, Ruth, 1971-1985

 

Country Women, 1974-1977

 

Cox, Louise Estelle, 1923-1956 (3 folders)

 

Crane, Clarkson, 1928-1952

 

Cruikshank, Margaret,1981-1987

 

D - General, various dates

 

Davis, Graems, 1920

 

Desmarias,Marguerite, 1920-1925

 

Diana Press, 1975-1978

 

E - General, various dates

 

F - General, various dates

 

Feeney, Conrad John (Elsa's nephew), 1961

 

Feeney, Edwin (Ruby Gidlow's husband), 1961

 

Feminist Studies, 1979-1980

 

G - General, various dates

 

Gidlow, Alice (Elsa's mother), 1934-1935

 

Gidlow, Ivy (Elsa's sister), 1928-1930

 

Gidlow, Ruby (Elsa's sister, 1928-1961 (2 folders)

 

Gidlow, Samuel (Elsa's father), 1927-1938

 

Gidlow, Theadora (Elsa's sister), 1920-1986 (2 folders)

 

Gidlow Family - unidentified correspondence, n.d.

 

Gorwall (?), Lola/Lolette, 1924-1927

 

Gross, Louis, 1921-1937

 

H - General, various dates

 

Hall, Radclyffe and Una Troubridge, 1929-1932

 

HelaineVictoria Press, 1977-1986

 

Harrison, Lou, 1955-1985

 

Hemstreet, Abigail aka Abigail Tigresslily, 1978-1984

 

Henry-Anderson, Godfrey ("Tommy's" brother), 1935

 

Henry-Anderson, Violet Winifred Leslie "Tommy or Panther" - Letters from,

 

1928

 

1929

 

[Travelogue], 1932

 

1934

 

Henry-Anderson, Violet Winifred Leslie "Tommy or Panther" - Letters to,

 

1928-1929

 

1934

 

Hope, Mary, 1921-1922

 

J - General, various dates

 

K - General, various dates

 

Kearby, Norma "Niki" and Betty Caldwell, 1980-1986

 

L - General, various dates

 

Lesbian Herstory Archives, 1975-1979

 

[The] Lesbian History Collective, 1975

 

Lieber, Maxim, 1934-1948

 

M - General, various dates (2 folders)

 

Mac Kinnon, Catherine, 1980-1984

 

Mills, Roswell George, 1918-1950

 

Moore, Marcella, ca. 1933

 

N - General, various dates

 

O - General, various dates

 

P - General, various dates

 

Persephone Press, 1979-1981

 

Poetry, 1918-1954

 

Poetry Center at San Francisco State, 1957

 

Quallo, Isabel, 1945-1984 (2 folders)

 

R - General, various dates

 

Ransom, William, 1922-1925

 

Rexroth, Kenneth, 1972-1977

 

S - General, various dates (2 folders)

 

Schwartz, Judith, 1978-1982

 

[Charlotte] Selver Foundation, Inc., 1963-1986

 

Somers, Roger and Barbara, 1974

 

Spinsters Ink, 1983-1984

 

T - General, various dates

 

Troxel, Dorothy, 1923-1926

 

U - General, various dates

 

V - General, various dates

Box Box 3

W - General, various dates

 

Watts, Alan and Jano, 1952-1971

 

Welch, Marie de L., 1926-1951

 

West, Celeste at Booklegger Press, 1972-1985

 

West Coast Lesbian Collections, 1982-1989

 

Women in Distribution, 1974-1979

 

Y - General, various dates

 

Young, Ella, 1951-1953

 

Z - General, various dates

 

Unidentified Addressers, various dates (2 folders)

 

Subject Files

Box Box 3

Agreements/Publishers, 1977-1984

 

Anarchism re book, Emma's Daughters, 1983- 1984

 

Archives re Gidlow Papers - correspondence and related materials, 1983- 1987

 

Articles written about Gidlow, various dates

 

Autobiography expenses, 1983-1985

 

Cats, n.d.

 

Biographical information and publication lists, n.d.

 

Book readings and personal appearances - promotional materials, various dates

 

Business bouquets [complimentary letters], 1949-1969

 

China tour, 1980

 

Certificates - birth (1898) and citizenship (1939)

 

Chinese language studies, n.d.

 

Christmas cards from Gidlow, various years

 

Chung, Dr. Margaret, n.d.

 

Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley, Inc., 1961-1984

 

Copyright certificates, 1957-1976

 

Daughters of Bilitis/National Organization of Women, 1969

 

Druid Heights

 

Catherine A. Mac Kinnon v. The Society for Comparative Philosophy, et al.

 

Correspondence and related materials, 1980- 1985

 

Court documents, 1985-1986

 

Deeds, real property agreements, miscellaneous correspondence and related materials, 1954-1986

 

Property taxes, 1960's

 

Property transfer to The Society for Comparative Philosophy, 1969-1970

 

Real estate appraisals, 1970- 1976

 

Road servicing records, memos, and related correspondence, 1954-1982

 

Sale of 0.6 acres to Edward and Marilyn Stiles, insurance and legal papers, 1966

 

Title insurance, 1957-1975

 

U. S. v. 1.18 Acres. .. - correspondence and legal documents, 1937-1977

 

Druid Heights Artists Retreat - Memos, letters, articles of incorporation and by-laws, 1982-1989

 

Druid Heights Books - ISBN logs, n.d.

 

Expenses, 1937-1979

 

Fairfax Residents' and Taxpayers' Association Constitution, by-laws, related materials/Gidlow's newspaper coverage, 1945-1947

 

Fees/Legal and archival consultant, 1986-1987

 

Gidlow, Alice and Samuel - Legal documents, articles and related materials, various dates

 

Gidlow, Elsa re the Estate of - death certificate, wills, legal papers, correspondence and related materials, various dates

 

Gidlow, Ivy - Health issues and death, 1936-1981

 

Gidlow, Ivy - Poetry, n.d.

 

Gidlow, Thea Singleton - Lone Dancer and Others Poems, 1975

 

Goats, n.d.

Box Box 4

Handwriting analysis, n.d.

 

Health care givers and home sitters - Instructions, n.d.

 

Harris, Frank, n.d.

 

Henry-Anderson, V. W. L. re the Estate of - documents, correspondence and related materials, 1935

 

Hospice of Marin - Consent forms, 1986

 

Ideas for articles, n.d.

 

Income, 1953-1983

 

Income, 1983-1986

 

[The] Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality re Elsa's speech Encounters With Some Unusual Men and Women. .., 1981

 

Japan tour, 1965

 

Lesbian literature - Judith Schwarz, Lesbian History: Censored, 1979

 

Lesbian literature - Maureen Brady and Judith Mc Daniel, Lesbians in the Mainstream: Images of Lesbian in Recent Commercial Fiction, n.d.

 

Library of Congress, 1941-1942

 

Membership cards and various passes, 1930's-1940's

 

Morgan, Glen E. - Music, n.d [See also Manuscripts - Drama: Preface to Peace]

 

Menus for daily meals, ca. 1930-1935

 

Music, n.d.

 

Naiad Press, 1970-1987

 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company stockholdings, various dates

 

Passports, various dates

 

Poetry and prose from other authors, n.d.

 

Poets - Seven Stray Cats, 1957

 

Publications by Gidlow, 1923-1970

 

Red-baiting in Fairfax, CA, 1947-1949

 

Corrrespondence and related materials

 

Documents re Gidlow's dismissal from the City Plannig Commission

 

Newspaper clippings, 1947- 1949

 

Partial Report of the State Fact-finding Committee on Un-American Activities in California

 

Real property purchase - Administrator's deed and title policy, 1940

 

Sapphic Songs, 1970s-1980s

 

Pre-publication correspondence and Related materials

 

Reviews

 

[The] Society for Comparatve Philosophy

 

Articles of Incorporation and By- laws

 

Board of Directors' Minutes (incomplete), 1966- 1985

 

Bulletins, flyers and promotional materials, 1960's- 1970's

 

Micellaneous correspondence, memoranda, etc., 1976-1986

 

Southern California Women for Understanding Awards dinner honoring Gidlow, 1980-1981

 

Speeches, n.d.

 

Stocks, 1939-1963

 

[U. S.] Taxes and related correspondence, 1984-1988

 

Vita Life Insurance annuity - Policy and related correspondence, 1978- 1989

 

Watts, Alan

 

Wise Man's Gold - Glide and Zellerbach Board and related materials, 1968- 1984

 

Women - Herstory Bibliographies, Ann Forfreedom, compiler; Carla Hollowell- Sargent and Ann Forfreedom, Hypatia. 1974

 

Words for Hire [Gidlow's writing company]

 

Paul Masson Vineyards 1961- 1963

 

various assignments, various dates

 

Word Is Out [1977 Gay and Lesbian Movie, featuring Gidlow]-Interview, correspondence and related materials, 1976-1978

 

Manuscripts

 

Unpublished Novels

Box Box 5

Oral History Project Proposal

 

The Accuser's Tree - Outlilne, n.d.

 

Another Name For Fate

 

Chapters 1 - 20, n.d.

 

Chapters 21 - End, n.d.

 

The Body In The Bath, n.d.

 

The Bright Face And The Dark, n.d.

 

Free?, n.d.

 

chapters 1 - 19

 

chapters 20 - 34

 

chapters 35 - End

 

The Great Beast [1st of 2 drafts], 1944

 

Book 1

 

Book 2

 

Book 3

 

The Great Beast [2nd of 2 drafts], n.d.

 

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Half Way From The Ape, n.d

 

Parts 1 - 2

 

Parts 3 - 5

 

Like A Fury [1st of 2 drafts], n.d

 

Books 1- 2

 

Book 3

 

Books 4 - 5

 

Like A Fury [2nd of 2 drafts], n.d.

 

Books 1 - 2

 

Books 3 - 5

 

Love Is A Four-Letter Word [1st of 3 drafts], n.d.

 

Folder 1

 

Folder 2

Box Box 6

Folder 3

 

Love Is A Four-Letter Word [2nd of 3 drafts], n.d.

 

Book 1

 

Books 2 - 3

 

Book 4

 

Love Is A Four-Letter Word [3rd of 3 drafts], n.d.

 

Book 1

 

Books 2 - 3

 

Book 4

 

The Morgana Story, n.d.

 

Summary Outline

 

Chapters 1 - 18 [1st of 2 drafts]

 

Chapters 19 - End [1st of 2 drafts]

 

Chapters 1 - End [2nd of 2 drafts]

 

My Book, Your Book [Novelization of the 1st part of Gidlow's autobiography], n.d.

 

No Gentlemen's Affair, n.d.

 

Chapters 1 - 13

 

Chapters 14 - End

 

Red Truck, n.d.

 

The Sighted And The Blind, n.d.

 

1st Half

 

2nd Half

 

The Singing Mother, n.d.

 

Chapters 1 - 11

 

Chapters 12 - End

 

Strangers In Love, n.d.

 

Books 1 - 2

 

Book 3

 

Who Loveth, n.d.

 

[Chapters from novel in progress]

 

Chapters 1 - 12

 

Chapters 13 - End

Box Box 7

The World Isn't Finished, n.d.

 

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Part 3

 

Undertow!, n.d.

 

Chapters 1 - 15

 

Chapters 16 - 27

 

Chapters 28 - End

 

Unpublished Novelette

Box Box 7

The Tithe To The Holy Ghost [2 drafts], n.d.

 

Unpublished Translation

Box Box 7

Hsiao Ching, n.d.

 

Manuscripts of Published Materials

Box Box 7

Elsa: I Come With My Song, The Autobiography of Elsa Gidlow

 

Early beginnings, n.d.

 

Beginning, n.d (2 folders)

 

Original, unedited with notes, n.d. (4 folders)

 

Original, edited by Celeste West, 1983-1985 (4 folders)

 

Short Stories

Box Box 7

The Birth Of Love; Both Sides Of The Street [3 drafts], n.d.

 

Children Of The Incomprehensible; Come A Good Day [2 drafts], n.d.

 

Death In The Sun; The Dog; Dr. Zangtvell, n.d.

 

The Elderly Couple; An Eye For an Eye, n.d.

 

The FAT Woman Who Ate Tiny Meals; The Fire Dream Of The Old Wise Woman [3 drafts], n.d.

 

Footprints In The Sands Of The Sacred, 1976-1977 [3 drafts]; The Fur Coat, n.d.

Box Box 8

The Gang; Greedy Gregoire; A Guardian Of The Law, n.d.

 

A Happy Childhood; Hero Come Home [2 drafts]; H. T.'s Big Day, n.d.

 

"I'm The Government Now"; Incident [2 drafts], n.d.

 

Like A Dome; A Line Of Light On The Sea; The Little Cakes; Love Is Indivisiible [2 drafts], n.d.

 

Love, Money, And Bunny Bantam [xerox copy], n.d.

 

Man With The Morning Papers, n.d.

 

Mary Opiso, n.d.

 

The Miracle Of The Golden Sword [collection of short stories compiled by Gidlow], n.d. (2 folders)

 

Le Misanthrope; The Mother Of David [2 drafts], n.d.

 

The Mouse; Mrs. Bach And The Marines, n.d.

 

The Night Of The Storm [2 drafts], n.d.

 

A Pair Of Tight Shoes, n.d.

 

Return Of A Hero; The Rosary, n.d.

 

The Sage Hen [2 drafts], n.d.

 

Sauvez - Moi!; The Sea Is Still The Sea, n.d.

 

Something New [2 drafts], n.d.

 

The Stone Image [xerox copy], n.d.

 

These People Mean Business; The Thirteenth Hurricane, n.d.

 

The Vintage, n.d.

 

Ward's Curious Loss; Will's Double Wife, n.d.

 

"You Got To Be Big To Be Honest," n.d.

 

Poetry

Box Box 8

Breath Against Steel

 

[collection of published and unpublished poetry compiled by Gidlow], n.d.

 

[another compilation of poetry under the previous title], n.d.

 

The Bridge Builders, n.d.

 

The Common Root [xerox copy of poems compiled and written by Gidlow], n.d.

 

A Creed For Free Women, 1979

 

Letters From Limbo [compilation of poems], 1956

 

Makings For Meditation [collection of parapoems], n.d.

 

Not Without Natural Ancestors [collection of poems], n.d.

 

Sapphic Songs - Seventeen To Seventy [collection of poems], n.d.

 

Steel Flanked Stallion And Other Poems, n.d.

 

Stone Jungles

 

[xerox copy], n.d.

 

[1st version], 1932

 

[revised version], 1933 or 1934

 

Miscellaneous poems [untitled collection], n.d. (2 folders)

 

Miscellaneous poems, 1923-1929

 

Miscellaneous poems [various poems, mostly undated], n.d. (3 folders)

 

Drama

Box Box 8

The Antagonists, n.d.

 

Appointment With Tomorrow [apparently an early version of Wise Man's Gold], n.d.

 

The Battle Of The Sun And Moon [3 drafts, retitled The Master Workman], n.d.

 

Don Juan In Limbo [5 drafts], n.d.

 

The Grapes of Death

Box Box 9

Heaven Is Hell, n.d.

 

The House Of Love Haunted [radio version], n.d.

 

Paul Masson Vineyards [film script], 1961

 

Preface To Peace , 1941 n.d.

 

Wise Man's Gold [early work sheets], n.d.

 

Wise Man's Gold, n.d.

 

Wise Man's Gold [another version], n.d.

 

Articles, editorials, essays, memoirs, reviews and satire [arranged alphabetically by title], n.d.

 

Notes and storylines, 1922-1928

 

Various notes and unidentified draft materials, n.d.

 

Cartoons [sketches with descriptions and suggested punch lines], n.d.

 

Published Works

Box Box 9

Ask No Man Pardon, 1975

 

Elsa: I Come With My Songs, 1986

 

Makings For Meditation, 1973

 

Moods Of Eros And Other Poems, n.d.

 

On A Grey Thread, 1923

 

Sapphic Songs: Seventeen To Seventy, 1976; Sapphic Songs: Eighteen To Eighty, 1982

 

Various poetic collections, various dates

 

Letters, prose and poetry published in Newspapers, magazines and literary reviews, 1925-1984 (2 folders)

 

Poetry and Prose of Elsa Gidlow[Reproduced from her scrapbook which was in very poor condition], 1919 -1970

 

Original commercial publications containing Gidlow's writings, various dates

 

Journals and Yearbooks

Box Box 9

Journals Handwritten,

 

Jan 1928 -Jan 1929

 

Jan 1929 -Nov 1929

 

Nov 1929 -Oct 1930

 

Oct 1930 -1945

 

Mar 1944, n.d.

 

Journal Typed, 1928-1929

 

Journal, typed notes on politics, patriotism, home, etc., n.d.

 

Yearbook, Journal Entries

 

1945

 

1948

Box Box 10

Yearbook, Journal Entries, 1959

 

Yearbook Appointments and Journal Entries

 

1964 & 1965

 

1971, 1972 & 1974

 

1975 & 1978

 

1979 & 1980

 

Yearbooks, appointments

 

1981, 1982 & 1983

 

1984 & 1985

Box Box 11

Yearbooks, appointments and undated pages, 1986 & n.d.

 

Ephemera

Box Box 11

Miscellaneous (2 folders)

 

Art Work

 

Printed Materials

 

Audio-Visual And Photo Files

Box Box 12

Audio Cassette no. 1& 2

 

Title/Subject: Poetry reading

 

Reader: Elsa Gidlow

 

Location: Southern California Women for Understanding Conference, Los Angeles, CA. Feb 1981 - Parts 1& 2

 

Audio Cassette no. 3

 

Title/Subject: Poetry reading

 

Reader: Elsa Gidlow

 

Location: New Orleans, LA. 1982

 

Audio Cassette no. 4 & 5

 

Title/Subject: Poetry and autobiography reading

 

Reader: Elsa Gidlow

 

Location: ? n.d. - Parts 1& 2

 

Audio Cassette no. 6

 

Title/Subject: Philosophical Significance of Lesbianism

 

Speaker: Elsa Gidlow

 

Location: ? n.d.

 

Audio Cassette no. 7

 

Titel/Subject: Interview with Elsa Gidlow

 

Interviewer: P. Olin

 

Location: "Lesbian History Exploration", a conference sponsored by The Lesbian History Archives, Los Angeles, CA. 1965

 

Audio Cassette no. 8

 

Title/Subject: Interview with Elsa Gidlow

 

Interviewer: Al Redington

 

Location: Los Angeles, CA. February 1981

 

Audio Cassette no. 9

 

Title Subject: Interview with Elsa Gidlow

 

Interview: Padraigin McGillicuddy

 

Location: Recorded for KPFA, Berkeley, CA. n.d.

 

Audio Cassette no. 10

 

Title/Subject: Recorded memories of the life of

 

Elsa Gidlow on her 80th birthday

 

Speaker: Kenneth Rexroth. 1978

 

Audio Cassette no. 11

 

Title/Subject: Title list of philosophical works found in Elsa Gidlow's library

 

Reader: Phylis Matyi ca. 1985

 

Audio Cassette no. 12

 

Title: I Am The Earth

 

Words and Music: Kay Gardner

 

Performance: Kay Gardner. n.d.

 

Audio Cassette no. 13

 

Titles: Experience and Love Song

 

Text: Elsa Gidlow, taken from her Sapphic Songs

 

Muscial Setting: Kay Gardner. n.d.

 

Audio Cassette no. 14

 

Title: A Creed For Freed Women

 

Text: Elsa Gidlow

 

Musical Setting: Kay Gardner

 

Performance: Dinah Women's Chorus

 

Location: Cincinnati, OH. Mar 21, 1981

 

Audio Cassette no. 15

 

Title: Fishersdaughter - An album of songs

 

Producer: Kay Gardner

 

Recording Company: Evenkeel Records, EKR - 44. 1986

 

Audio Cassette no. 16

 

Title: Purple Passion - A reading

 

Text: Jay Goldspinner

 

Reader: Jay Goldspinner. n.d.

 

Audio Cassette no. 17

 

Title: Scenes From Cavafy

 

Composer: Lou Harrison

 

Performance: ? [Notes on the cassette are illegible] n.d.

 

Audio Cassette no. 18

 

Title: Six Cembalo Sonatas

 

Composer: Lou Harrison

 

Performance: Susan Summerfield, harpsichord

 

Location: Mills Colege, Oakland, CA. Feb 1986

 

Audio Cassette no. 19

 

Title: Piano Concerto

 

Composer: Lou Harrison

 

Performance: Keith Jarrett, piano, with The New Japan Philharmonic

 

Location: ? Feb 1984

 

Audio Cassette no. 20

 

Title: Corn Maiden

 

Text: Elsa Gidlow

 

Musical Setting: Kathy Roberts

 

Note: Described as an exhibition tape. Mar 30, 1974

 

Audio Cassette no. 21

 

Title: Invocation To Sappho

 

Text: Elsa Gidlow, taken from her Sapphic Songs

 

Musical Setting: Anna Rubin

 

Performance: Anna Rubin and others

 

Location: ? Aug 22, 1975

Box Box 13

udio Reel to Reel nos. 1-3 [7" - speed 7-1/2]

 

Title/Subject: Poetry reading and discussion - Parts 1, 2, & 3

 

Reader: Elsa Gidlow

 

Location: ? n.d.

 

Audio Reel to Reel no. 4 [7" - speed 7-1/2]

 

Title/Subject: Poetry reading

 

Reader: Elsa Gidlow

 

Location: ? n.d.

 

Audio Reel to Reel no. 5 [7" - speed 7-1/2]

 

Title/Subject: Poetry reading

 

Reader: Elsa Gidlow

 

Note: Not recorded before a live audience. n.d.

 

Audio Reel to Reel no. 6 [7" - speed 7-1/2]

 

Title/Subject: Drumming and chanting recorded in Japan

 

Note: See Alan Watt's notation on the back of the box. n.d.

 

Audio Reel to Reel no. 7 [7" - speed 7-1/2]

 

Title: La Koro Sutro

 

Composer: Lou Harrison

 

Performance: Chorus and gamelan orchestra conducted by Donald Cobb

 

Location: ? n.d.

 

Audio Reel to Reel nos. 8 & 9 [5" - speed 9-1/2]

 

Title/ Subject: Poetry reading - Parts 1&2

 

Reader: Elsa Gidlow

 

Location: The Southern California Women for Understanding Conference, Los Angeles, CA. Feb 1981

 

Audio Reel to Reel no. 10 [5" - speed 3-3/4]

 

Title/Subject: Interview with Ella Young

 

Interviewer: Wallace Hamilton

 

Location: ? n.d.

 

Audio Reel to Reel no. 11 [3" - speed 3-3/4]

 

Title: The Rainbow Boy And The Corn Maiden

 

Text: Elsa Gidlow

 

Musical Setting: Lou Harrison

 

Performance: ? n.d.

 

Audio Reel to Reel no. 12 [3" - speed 7-1/2]

 

Title: May Rain

 

Text: Elsa Gidlow, taken from her Sapphic Songs

 

Musical Setting: Lou Harrison

 

Performance: ? n.d.

 

Videocassette [Mode: Beta]

 

Title/Subject: Interview with Elsa Gidlow

 

Interviewer: Mary Hart

 

Note: Interview is incomplete. n.d.

 

Photographs

Box Box 14

Elsa Gidlow

 

ca. 1920-1950

 

ca. 1950-1970

 

ca. 1970-1986

 

Gidlow family members, various dates

 

Album, mostly family and early friends, ca. 1870 - 1930

 

Friends

 

ca. 1900-1940

 

ca. 1970-1986

 

Unidentified persons, various dates

 

Snapshots by Betty Caldwell and "Niki" Kearby [Removed from an acidic album], 1980

 

Clarkson Crane & Clyde Evans and Bill Brown & Lou Harrison, ca. 1925- 1940

 

Lynn Gotchall, n.d.

 

Violet "Tommy" Henry-Anderson, various dates

 

Isabel Grenfell Quallo, ca. 1945-1950

 

Somers family, various dates

 

Alan Watts, various dates

 

Ella Young, n.d.

Box Box 15

Animals, various dates

 

Homes in Fairfax, Mill Valley, various dates

 

Homes in Mill Valley [slides], various dates

 

Japan trip, 1965

 

Miscellaneous photos and slides, various dates

 

Negatives, various dates

 

Duplicates

 

Original Documents

 

Correspondence

Box Box 16

Canadian Bookman; Cohen, Jocelyn H.

 

Dodd, Mead and Company; [The] Emerson Quarterly; Feeney, Conrad John; Foster, Jeanette

 

Gidlow Family Members

 

Henry-Anderson, Violet Winifred Leslie, Letter from, 1934

 

Henry-Anderson, Violet Winifred Leslie, Letters to

 

Helaine Victoria Press (Jocelyn Cohen); Hoyt, Helen; Johns, Orrick

 

[The] League Agency; [The] Liberator ; Lieber, Maxim [Letter from The Forum]

 

[The] Macmillan Company; [The] Mental Hygiene Committee of Montreal

 

Mills, Roswell G.

 

Molson, John; Moore, Marcella

 

Pacific Coast Journal of Nursing ; [The] Prairie Press

 

Smith, Chard Powers; Topics Publishing Company; Troxel, Dorothy

 

Verdun Protestant Hospital; [The] Viking Press

 

Welch, Marie de L.; Bynner, Witter

 

Subject Files

Box Box 16

Fairfax Residents and Taxpayers Association - Constitution, by-laws, related materials and Gidlow's newspaper coverage, 1945-1947

 

[V. W. L.]Henry-Anderson re the Estate of, - Documents, correspondence, and related materials, 1935

 

Red-baiting in Fairfax, CA

 

Correspondence and related materials, 1947- 1948

 

Resolution, history and correspondence re Gidlow's dismissal from the City Planning Commission, 1947-1948

 

Original newspaper clippings of Gidlow, 1947

 

Manuscripts - Short Stories

Box Box 16

Love, Money, and Bunny Bantam, n.d.

 

The Stone Image [2 drafts], n.d.

 

Unpublished Novels

Box Box 16

Manuscripts - Poetry

 

The Common Root, n.d.

 

Stone Jungles - typed poems, n.d.

 

Poems, 1923-1925

 

Oversize Materials

Physical Description:

1 Folder


Located in GLHS Oversized materials from various collections box
 

Poems in Folio - A portfolio of illustrated broadsheet featuring selected works of various poets, edited by Stanley Kunitz, Henry Rago, Richard Wilbur, and published in San Francisco, California, ca. 1950's

 

Full page color photograph of the residents of Druid Heights published with a related article in California Living Magazine, Mar 21, 1971

 

Miscellaneous oversized materials

Appendix A: List of Correspondents

 

[Andree] Abecassis & Associates, 1976

 

[The] Academy of American Poets, 1935

 

Albright, Mia, n.d.

 

[The] American Academy of Asian Stidies, 1953

 

American Book Company, 1935

 

[The] American Mercury, n.d.

see also Lieber, Maxim

 

American Poetry Journal

 

Anderson, Henry, 1972

see also KPFA

 

Andrews, Gwyneth, 1983

 

Angelou, Maya, 1976

 

Arnold, June

see Daughter Publishing Co., Inc.

 

Arnovitz, Benton M.

see Chilton Book Company

 

[The] Ark, 1978-1982

 

Arthur, Gavin, 1954

 

Artman, Nan, 1975

 

Atherton, Gertrude, 1924

 

Auerback, Dr. John B., 1969

 

Avernile, Mary Beth

see Avernile-Gibbons Technical Consultants

 

Avernile-Gibbons Technical Consultants, 1986

 

Baker, Claire J., 1980

 

[Zentatsu] Baker

see Zen Center

 

Barba, Sharton

see [The] University of New Mexico

see also [The] Feminist Writer's Guild

 

Barnard, Mary

see [The] University of Buffalo, Lockwood Memorial Library

 

Barrows, P., n.d.

 

Basez, Emile, 1926-1933 *

 

Batchelller, Joseph D.

see [The] New England Theatre Conference

 

Beacon Press, 1980

 

Beboot, R. A.

see Body Politic

 

Bender, Albert M., 1929-1935

 

Benet, William Rose, 1940

see also [The] Saturday Review

 

Benson., Donald B.

see Synegetics

 

Berault, Nancy, 1982

 

Bereano, Nancy R.

see [The] Crossing Press

 

Best, Marshall A.

see [The] Viking Press

 

Bliss, Leslie E.

see [Henry E.] Huntington Library and Art Gallery

 

Bloch, Alice

see [The] Lesbian History Collective

 

Block, Carol Marie, 1971

 

[The] Bobbs Merrill Company

see [The] League Agency

 

Body Politic, 1977-1986

 

Boni & Liveright, Inc., 1922

 

Booklegger Press, 1981

see also West, Celeste

 

Book People, 1977-1979

 

Booth, E. Elliott

see [The] Macmillan Company of Canada Limited

 

Boucher, Sandy, 1984-1985

 

Brannigan, Michael, 1976

 

Brewer, Warren & Putman Inc., 1931

 

Brigham, Marion A., 1945

 

Brinkenhoff, M.

see Topics Publishing Comoany, Inc.

 

Brooks, Maysel, n.d.

 

Broughton, Suzanna, 1962

 

Brown, Marie D.

see Doubleday & Company, Inc.

 

Brown, Laura K.

see Diana Press

 

Brown, Rita May, 1971-1972

 

Buckner, Eve

see KPFA

 

Budapest, Zsuzsanna E., 1977

see also Diana Press

 

Bulkin, Elly, 1975-1980

see also Persephone Press

 

Burnett, Hallie

see Story

 

Burns, Aubrey, 1972-1973

 

Burnshaw, Stanley

see New Masses

 

Bynner, Witter, 1926

 

Caen, Herb, 1972

 

Caldwell, Betty

see Kearby, Norma "Niki"

 

California State College, Stanislaus, 1985

 

Canadian Bookman, 1919-1920

 

Canan, Dr, Janice B., 1984-1985

 

Canby, Henry S.

see [The] Saturday Review

 

Canfield, Cass

see Harper & Brothers

 

Cantlon, Marie

see Beacon Press

see also Harper & Row Publishers, Inc.

 

Carlson, Clayton E.

see Harper & Row Publishers, Inc.

 

Carlson, Elizabeth De Witt, 1971

 

Century Book Club, 1985

 

Cerf, Bennett A.

see Random House, Inc.

 

Chambers, Lynne

see Planned Parenthood Association of Idaho

see also Herstory

 

Chan, Cora Lee and William, n.d.

 

Chan, Lori, 1969-1985

 

Chauhan, Dr. K. D., 1980-1982

 

Chilton Book Company, 1976

 

Chipman, Sans C.

see [The] Emerson Quarterly

 

Christopher Street, 1980

 

Churchman, Gloria, 1971

 

Ciardi, John

see [The] Saturday Review

 

Clark, Judy and Pat

see J & P Distribution

 

Clark, Irwin & Company Limited, 1956

 

Cliff, Michelle

see Sinister Wisdom

 

Cohen, Elliott E.

see [The] Menorah Journal

 

Cohen, Jocelyn H., 1982-1986 *

see also Helaine Victoria Press

 

Coleman, Carroll D.

see [The] Prairie Press

 

Collier's

see Lieber, Maxim

 

Commins, Saxe

see Random House

 

Compton, Russ

see Previews

 

Contact, 1965

 

Coote, Stephen

see Penguin Books Ltd.

 

Cosmopolitan

see Lieber, Maxim

 

Costello, Ruth, 1971-1985 *

see also Contact

 

Country Women, 1974-1977 *

 

Covig, William

see Harrison, Lou

 

Conway, Mary Jo

see Tuckman, Goldstein & Phillips

 

Cowan, Lyndal, 1975-1978

 

Cox, Louise Estelle, 1923-1956 *

 

Cox, Sue, 1980-1981

 

Craft, Christine

see Spencer-Craft Productions

 

Crain, Maurice, 1952-1959

 

Crane, Clarkson, 1928-1952 *

 

Crewe, Judith

see Body Politic

 

[The] Crossing Press, 1981-1982

 

[Thomas Y.] Crowell Company

see [The] League Agency

 

Cruikshank, Magaret, 1981-1987 *

 

Currey, Chas. M.

see American Book Company

 

Curry, Andy

see Dust

 

Curtis Brown Ltd., 1932

 

Dahl, Arthur, 1978

 

D'Alessio, Elizabeth

see Diana Press

 

Dangerfield, George

see Brewer, Warren & Putman Inc.

 

Dashiell, Alfred S.

see [Charles] Scribner's Sons

 

Daughters Publishing Co., Inc., 1979

 

Davies, Arthur, n.d.

 

Davis, Graems, 1920 *

 

Decker, Dorothy and James

 

Degnan, June Oppen

see [The] American Academy of Asian Studies

 

Desmarias, Marguerite, 1920-1925*

 

[The] Dial, 1926

 

Diana Press, 1975-1978 *

 

Dick, Sheldon, 1932-1933

 

Dillon, A.

see Poetry

 

[The] Distributors, 1980

 

di Suvero, Victor M., 1982

 

Dobbs, K. R. E.

see {The] Macmillan Company of Canada Limited

 

Dolman, Dr. Percival, 1935

 

Dore, Alan

see Horizon

 

Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1959-1980

 

Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1942

see also Lieber, Maxim

 

Dragon's Teeth Press, 1975

 

Drake, Dorothy M., 1971

see also Scripps College

 

Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc.

see Lieber, Maxim

 

Duncan, Robert

see Poetry Center at San Francisco State

 

Dunham, Elda, n.d.

 

Dunsford, Dr. Cathie, 1984

 

Dust, 1965-1969

 

Dykewoman, Elana, 1976

 

Edel, Deborah

see Lesbian Herstory Archives

 

Edmonds, W. B., 1976-1977

 

Eiseley, Loren C., 1967

 

Elias, Peter, 1986

 

Elsberg, Hildegard, 1971-1974

 

[The] Emerson Quarterly, 1924

 

Erskine, Caro, n.d.

 

Escamilla, Josette and Mondanako, Edna, n.d.

 

Espinosa, Marie, 1969

 

Estey, Paula

see Maenad

 

Evans, Clyde L., 1972-1979

 

Evans, Minton B., n.d.

 

[City of] Fairfax, 1948

 

Falcon, Jo, 1982

 

Farber, Dr. Leslie, n.d.

 

Farber, Marjorie, 1945

 

Farrar & Reinhart, Inc., 1936

 

Fassett, Dr. James, 1970

 

Feeney, Conrad John (Elsa Gidlow's nephew), 1961 *

 

Feeney, Edwin (Ruby Gidlow's husband), 1961 *

 

Felder, Dominique, 1984

 

Feminists Studies, 1979-1980 *

 

[The] Feminist Writer's Guild, 1980

 

Ferguson, Linda

see Pacific Sun

 

Field, Sara Bard, 1928-1935

 

Fielder, Sybil M.

see Scripps College

 

Fifield, Lillene, 1976

 

Fischer, Gertrud

see [The] Viking Press

 

Flanner, Hildegarde, 1937

 

Fleming, Vivian, 1936-1937

 

Flood, June, 1981-1982

 

Foley, Martha

see Story

 

Fonfa, Lynn

see West Coast Lesbian Collections

 

Forfreedom, Ann, 1974

 

Forst, Mary, 1975

 

[The] Fortnightly, 1932

 

[The] Forum, 1924

see also Lieber, Maxim

 

Forum Publishing Company

see Lieber, Maxim

 

Foster, Jeannette, 1970-1971

 

Frances, Harriette, 1971

 

Frederick, John T,

see [The] Midland

 

Frontiers, 1979

 

Fulton, Len

see Dust

 

Furlong, Monica, 1981

 

Futcher, Jane, 1983

 

Gable, Cathy, 1977-1981

 

Gabriel, Mary

see Century Book Club

 

Gair, Cynthia

see Women in Distribution

 

Garber, Eric

see San Francisco Gay History Project

 

Gardner, Geoffrey

see [The] Ark

 

Gardner, Frieda, 1982

 

Gardner, K., 1981-1985

 

Gee, Deborah

see KGO-TV

 

[The R. S.] Geller Support Committee

see Diana Press

 

George, Kathi

see Frontiers

 

Gidlow, Alice (Elsa's mother), 1934-1935 *

 

Gidlow, Ivy (Elsa's sister), 1928-1930 *

 

Gidlow, Ruby (Elsa's sister), 1928-1961 *

 

Gidlow, Samuel (Elsa's father), 1927-1938 *

 

Gidlow, Theadora (Elsa's sister), 1920-1986 *

 

Gilbert, Morris

see [The] Smart Set

 

Gill, Harriet, 1982

 

Glasow, Glenn

see KPFA

 

Goldspinner, Jay, 1985

 

Good Housekeeping

see Lieber, Maxim

 

Goodwin, Dianna

see Libera

 

Gordon, Alfred, 1981

 

Gordi, Tooni

see [The] Spinners

 

Gorwall (?), Lola/Lolette, 1924-1927 *

 

Gotchall, Lynn, 1981-1985

 

Gottstein, Ruth, n.d.

 

Goyen, William

see McGraw-Hill Book Company

 

Gray, Dr. Cameron C., 1961

 

Greenfield, Gloria Z.

see Persephone Press

 

Greitzer, Deevy-Jane

see [The] Village Voice

 

Grier, Barbara

see Naiad Press

 

Griffin, Susan, 1971

 

Grimstead, Kirsten, 1973

 

Gross, Gerald

see Pantheon Press

 

Gross, Louis, 1921-1937 *

 

Gross, Terry

see Country Women

 

Gunn, Major General John A., 1958

 

Haddad, Phoebe, 1978

 

Haering, Linda, 1970-1982

 

Hall, Radclyffe and Troubridge, Una, 1929-1932 *

 

Hamilton, Paul, n.d.

 

Hamilton, Wallace

see KPFA

 

Hanalian, Linda, 1984

 

Harper, Carol, 1958

 

Harper & Brothers

see Lieber, Maxim

 

Harris, Helaine

see Women in Distribution, Inc.

see also Diana Press

 

Harrison, Lou and Corig, William, 1955-1985 *

 

Hart Marie, 1979-1984

 

Hart, Suzanne, n.d.

 

Hartley, Roland English, 1927-1930

 

Hartley Productions, 1983

 

Hartley, Elda

see Hartley Productions

 

Hayakawa, S. I., 1960

 

Hecht, Edith, n.d.

 

Helaine Victoria Press, Inc., 1977-1986 *

 

Hemley, Elaine G.

see California State College, Stanislaus

 

Hemstreet, Abigail aka Abigail Tigresslily, 1978-1984 *

 

Henry-Anderson, Godfrey R. (Tommy's brother), 1935

 

Henry-Anderson, Violet Winifred Leslie aka "Tommy" or "Panther", 1928- 1934

 

Herbert, Paul B., 1971

 

Herstory, 1984

 

Herz, Henrietta

see Dick, Sheldon

 

Hesperian House, 1962

 

Hiatt, Rebecca, 1978

 

Highland, A.

see Woman's Missionary Society

 

Hill, Albert, 1985

 

Hill Publishing Company, Inc., 1971

 

Hitchcock, George Parks

see San Francisco Review

 

Hodges, Harold, 1971

 

Hope, Mary 1921-1922 *

 

Hopkins, Catherine, 1982-1985

 

Horizen, 1961

 

Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946

see also Lieber, Maxim

 

Howard, Kim, n.d.

 

[Helen] Hoyt and W. W. Lyman, 1931-1935

see also Poetry

 

Huang, Al Chung-Liang, n.d.

 

Humphrey, Byron, 1939

 

Hunt, Stephen, 1971

 

[Henry E.] Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1940

 

Hupp, James G., 1972

 

Hyman, Carlton S.

see [The] Fortnightly

 

Jackson, Ed

See Body Politic

 

J & P Distribution, 1981-1983

 

Jeffers, Una, 1937-1954

 

Johns, Orrick, n.d.

 

Jones, Eileen, 1976

 

Joost, Nicholas

see Poetry

 

Journal of Homosexuality, 1984

 

Joy, Emma, 1985

 

Kaufman, Bernard, 1971

 

Kearby, Norma / "Niki" and Caldwell, Betty, 1980-1986 *

 

Kehoe, Monika

see Journal of Homosexuality

 

Keith, Elva I.

see [The] Macmillan Company - U. S.

 

Kelley, William P.

see Doubleday & Company, Inc. Kennerley, Mitchell, 1921

 

Kent, Anne

see Moon Books

 

KGO-TV, 1980

 

King, Helen, n.d.

see also [William] Morrow & Company, Inc.

 

Klaich, Dolores, 1983

 

Klingel, Kaaren, 1980

 

Knister, Raymond, 1928

 

[Alfred A.] Knopf, Inc., 1927

 

Konek, Carol

see Wichita State University

 

Koolish, Lynda, 1977

see also Country Women

 

Kornegger, Peggy, n.d.

 

KPFA, 1952-1983

 

Kramer, Harold

see Celestial Arts

 

Kuda, Marie J.

see Womanpress

 

 

Ladies Home Journal

see Lieber, Maxim

 

Lampson, Robin

see [The] Poetic Viewpoint

 

Langfeld, Marilyn, 1980-1982

 

Larsen, Martha, 1948

 

Larkin, Joan

see Persephone Press

 

Latham, Harold S.

see [The] Macmillan Company - U. S.

 

Laughlin, J.

see New Directions

 

Lazar, Bobbie

see Poets and Writers

 

[The] League Agency, 1938

 

League of American Writers, 1938

 

Leamy, Carol, 1976

 

Lebell, Sharon, 1986

 

Lee, Barbara, 1972

 

Lee, Mary Hope Whitehead, 1984

 

Leidy, Harry

see Topics Publishing Company, Inc.

 

Leighty, Vicki, 1986

 

Leita, Carole

see Women Library Workers Journal

 

Lengyel, Cornel, 1973

 

Le Page, Robert, 1978-1986

 

Lesbian Herstory Archives, 1975-1979 *

 

[The] Lesbian History Collective, 1975 *

 

Levee, Cynthia Betty, 1981

 

Levine, Naomi G.

see Scripps College

 

Lewis, Samuel, 1959-1970

 

Liapes, Michelle

see San Francisco Book Company, Inc.

 

Libera, 1972

 

[The] Liberator, 1924

 

Liberty Magazine

see Lieber, Maxim

 

Lieber, Maxim, 1934-1948 *

 

Liebes, Leon, 1934

 

Linkous, Diana E., 1985

 

Lionesio, Alice

see [City of] Fairfax

 

Little, Brown & Company, 1951

 

Longmans, Green & Co.

see Lieber, Maxim

 

Loveman, Amy

see [The] Saturday Review

 

Lovelock, Molly, 1982

see also Diana Press

 

Lowry, Mary, 1982

 

Ludwig, Helen, 1971

 

Lyman, W. W.

see [Helen] Hoyt and W. W. Lyman

 

Lyngklip, Pauline, 1942

 

Lyon, Phyllis

see Martin, Del and Lyon, Phyllis

 

Lyon, Tom

see Western American Literature

 

 

Mac Cowan, Lyndall, 1976, 1978

 

Mac Cullock, Bunny, 1982-1986

 

Mac Donald, Barbara, 1984

 

Mac Kinnon, Catherine, 1980-1984 *

 

Maclean's Magazine, 1928

 

[The] Macmillan Company - U. S., 1934-1935

 

[The] Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1933-1935

 

Maenad, 1980-1981

 

Magazine for Women, 1927-1928

 

[David] Magee Book Shop, 1959

 

Mally, Dr. J. W., 1936

 

Malti, George M., 1971

 

Marky, Alexander

see Pearson's Magazine

 

Martin, Del and Lyon, Phyllis, 1971-1981

 

Mathias, Rita, 1923-1927

 

Matteson, Ann, 1976-1983

 

Maule, H. E.

see Doubleday, Doran and Company

 

Mazer, June

 

McCoy, Nina, 1977

 

McDowell, Jennifer

see Merlin Press

 

McGillicuddy, Padraigin, 1979-1986

 

McGovern, George, 1961

 

McGuire, William

see Princeton University Press

 

McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1967

 

McGuire, Paula, 1974-1978

see also Pantheon Books

 

McGuire, William

see Princeton University Press

 

McInnes-Hayman, Sasha, 1984-1985

 

Meadows, Kaitlin, n.d.

 

Mencken, H. L.

see [The] American Mercury

 

Melamud, Judith, 1980

 

[The] Menorah Journal, 1927

 

[The] Mental Hygiene Committee of Montreal, 1929

 

Merlin Press, 1978

 

Meserve, Nat, 1971

 

[The] Midland, 1927-1931

 

Miles, Josephine S., 1934

 

Miller, U. S. House Rep. Clem, 1961

 

Miller, Isabel

see Routsong, Alma

 

Millett, Kate, 1985

 

Mills, Roswell George, 1918-1950 *

 

Mines, Stephanie, 1977

 

Minor, Robert

see [The] Liberator

 

Mirrielees, Edith R.

see [The] Pacfic Spectator

 

Mitchell, Helen, n.d.

 

Moffett, M. S., 1934

 

Molson, John, 1936

 

Mondanako, Edna

see Escamillo, Josette and Mondanako, Edna

 

Monroe, Harriet

see Poetry

 

Moon Books

see Diana Press

 

Moonwoman, B., 1978

 

Moore, H. Napier

see Maclean's Magazine

 

Moore, Marcella, ca. 1933 *

 

Moore, Mariane

see [The] Dial

 

Moore, Richard

see KPFA

 

Morgan, Glen E., 1960-1962

 

Morgan, Robin, 1969

 

Morrow, Elizabeth M.

see [The] Bobs Merrill Company

 

[William] Morrow & Company, Inc., 1946-1961

 

Moses, Claire G.

see Feminist Studies

 

Mosk, California State Attorney General Stanley, 1959

 

Mott, Frank Luther

see [The] Midland

 

Mountaingrove, Ruth and Jean, 1978-1984

 

Mountain Starr, Terra, n.d.

 

Mouth of the Dragon, 1976

 

Mullally, Dr. Emmet J., 1922

 

Munro, Deborah, 1976

 

Murphy, D., 1935

 

Murray, Carol A., 1979

 

Myron, Nancy

see Diana Press

 

Naiad Press, 1981-1987

see also Diana Press

 

Nameth, Terry

see Book People

 

Nelson, Jackie

see Women

 

Nestle, Joan

see Lesbian Herstory Archives

 

New College of California, 1983

 

New Directions, 1943-1968

 

[The] New England Theatre Conference, 1974

 

Newman, Gail, 1976

 

New Masses, 1935

 

New World Press Publishers, 1984

 

[The] New Yorker

see Lieber, Maxim

 

North Mac D., Jessica, 1935

 

Norhtwestern University Library, 1976

 

Oakes, Maud van C., n.d.

 

O'Brien, Edward J., 1927

 

Oda, Mayumi, 1984

 

Old Lady Blue Jeans, 1967

 

Olkowski, Helga, 1971

 

Ottinger, John C.

see Topics Publishing Company

 

Pacific Coast Journal of Nursing - Elsa Gidlow , editor, 1927- 1928

 

Pacific Drug Review, 1935

 

[The] Pacfic Spectator, 1954

 

Pacfic Sun, 1972-1976

 

Pacoz, Christina, 1975

 

Palmer, Phil, n.d.

 

Panjandrum Press, 1973

 

Pantheon Books, Inc., 1959-1972

 

Parker, Jan, 1979

 

Pater, Alan F.

see [The] Poetry Digest Association

 

Patron, Gloria, n.d.

 

Pattee, Dr. Christine, 1980

 

Peace News, 1967

 

Pearlman, Daniel

see University of Idaho - Department of English

 

Pearl Time's Child, 1980-1983

 

Pearson's Magazine, 1923

 

Penelope, Julia

see [The] University of Nebraska, Lincoln

 

Penguin Books Ltd., 1983

 

[Lord] Pentland, 1951-1955

 

[The] Peoples Press, 1941

 

Persephone Press, 1979-1981 *

 

Pistole, William H.

see Reynal & Hitchcock, Inc.

 

Planned Parenthood Association of Idaho, Inc., n.d.

 

Plannetta, Pat, 1971

 

[The] Poetic Viewpoint, 1934

 

Poetry, 1918-1954 *

 

Poetry Center at San Francisco State, 1957 *

 

[The] Poetry Digest Association, 1935

 

Poetry World, 1931

 

Poets and Writers, n.d.

 

Pomada, Elizabeth, 1978

 

Poore, Nancy Taylor, 1983-1986

see also Helaine Victoria Press

 

Potter, Clare

see West Coast Lesbian Collection

 

Potts, Billie, 1984

 

Powell, Pamela

see Persephone Press

 

[The] Prairie Press, 1935

 

[The] Press of James A. Decker, 1943

 

Previews, 1981

 

[van] Prigge, Carolyn, 1980

 

Princeton Universaity Press, 1972

 

Pyle, Jim, 1973-1981

 

Quallo, Isabel, 1945-1984

 

[The] Radical Reviewer, 1982

 

Rand, Yvonne

see Zen Center

 

Random House, Inc., 1937

 

Ransom, Willam, 1922-1925 *

 

Rasmussen, Marie, 1971

 

Raymond, Michael J.

see [The] Distributors

 

Redinger, Ellsworth / Al, 1981-1982

 

Reid, Coletta

see Diana Press

 

Reid, Dr. R. H. Y., 1934

 

Rennick, Dan

see Topics Publishing Company, Inc.

 

Rexroth, Kenneth, 1972-1977 *

 

Reynal & Hitchcock, Inc.

see Farber, Marjorie

 

Richter, Margaret R., 1938

 

Riley, Elizabeth M.

see [Thomas Y.] Crowell Company

 

Riley, Noreen, 1985

 

Rinehart & Company

see Lieber, Maxim

 

Robinson, E. G., 1922

 

Roche, Mary Alice

see [Charlotte] Selver Foundation, Inc.

 

Rockkwell, John - Mayor of Fairfax, CA, n.d.

 

Rocky Mountain Review, n.d.

 

Rogers, Patsy, 1984

 

Rooksby, Doris A.

see Hesperian Press

 

Root, E. Merrill, 1942

 

Rosenthal, Claudia

see Zango

 

Roszak, Betty

see Peace News Routsong, Alma, 1971

 

Rubin, Anna, 1976

see [The] Lesbian History Collective

 

Ruoff, A. L., 1971

 

Rush, Kent, 1982

 

Russ, Elmo, 1935-1937

 

Russell & Volkening, Inc., 1942-1943

 

Russell, Duarmuid

see Russell & Volkening, Inc.

 

Ryan, Dennis, n.d.

 

Ryan, Terry, 1975-1982

 

Ryer, Karen Anbderson, 1982-1984

 

[The] Ryerson Press, 1956

 

Sand, Cy-Thea

see [The] Radical Reviewer

 

Sanders, Sydney

see Poetry World

 

Sandwell, B. K.

see Canadian Books

see also Saturday Night

 

[The] San Francisco Bay Guardian, 1971

 

San Francisco Gay History Project, 1978

 

San Francisco Reel, 1971

 

San Francisco Review, 1960

 

San Rafael Independent, 1948

 

San Souci, Robert D., 1984

 

[The] Saturday Evening Post

see Lieber, Maxim

 

Saturday Night, 1934-1935

 

[The] Saturday Review, 1927-1956

 

Schafer, (?), 1940

 

Schmadehl (?), Frances, 1971

 

Schwartz, Judith, 1978-1982

see also Frontiers

 

Schwing, Lee

see Women

 

Scott, Fran, n.d.

 

[Charles] Scribner's Sons, 1934-1937

 

Scripps College, 1953-1972

 

Selmier, Victoria, 1971

 

Selver, Charlotte and Charles

see [Charlotte] Selver Foundation, Inc.

 

[Charlotte] Selver Foundation, Inc., 1963-1986 *

 

Seventeen

see Lieber, Maxim

 

Shapiro, Robert B., 1969-1970

 

Sharp, Jon

see Chandler & Sharp Publishers, Inc.

 

Shear, Linda

see Old Lady Blue Jeans

 

Shelton, Candace, 1980

 

Schere (?), Chas.

see KPFA

 

Sherman, Jane

see [The] League Agency

 

Sherman, Sarah

see Northwestern University Library

 

Shipley, Mrs. Maynard, 1954-1974

 

Silverman, B.

see [The] Mental Hygiene Committee of Montreal

 

Simon & Schuster, 1928

 

Simon, Brenda

see Wild West Publishing House

 

Simon, Henry W.

see Simon & Schuster

 

Singer, June K., 1974-1984

 

Sinister Wisdom, 1979-1982

 

Sheen, Patsy, 1982

 

Sletteland, Greggar

see [The] San Francisco Bay Guardian

 

Sloan & Pearce, Inc.

see Lieber, Maxim

 

Slutsky, Alex, n.d.

 

[The] Smart Set, 1923

 

Smith, Chard Powers, 1933

 

Smith, Donna, 1981-1985

 

Smith, June, 1972

 

Smith, T. R.

see Boni & Liveright, Inc.

 

Snell, George

see Rocky Mountain Review

 

Snyder, Gary, 1974-1982

 

Social Services Department - Calfornia, 1985

 

Sojouner

see Diana Press

 

Somers, Barbara Hansen, 1961

 

Somers, Roger and Barbara, 1974

 

Sonoma Social Service Department, 1983

 

Spencer-Craft Productions, 1980

 

[The] Spinners, 1935

 

Spinsters Ink, 1983-1984 *

 

Spretnak Charlene, 1980-1981

 

Squarebooks, 1978

 

Staebler, Walter, 1926-1933

 

Stanley, Don

see Pacific Sun

 

Stark, John, 1986

 

Star, Susan Leigh

see Sinister Wisdom

 

Starr, Carol

see Women Library Workers Journal

 

Steele, Thomas

see Christopher Street

 

Stern, Nanci, 1974

 

Stevens, Evelyn M. 1976

 

Stoller, Susan, 1976

 

Story

see Lieber, Maxim

 

Sunlove, Kat, 1982

 

Sutherland, Eileen, 1971

 

Symington, Marie, 1921

 

Tabak, A.,

see Book People

 

Tabet, Caesar P., 1957-1971

 

Taylor, Harry Paul, 1933

 

Taylor, Valerie, 1982-1983

 

Teiser, Ruth, 1973

 

Tetrault, Jeanne, 1978

 

Thomas, Sherilyn

see Spinsters Ink

 

Thomas, Sherry, 1976

 

Thomas, Trevor

see KPFA

 

Thompson, Frederick, 19??

 

Thompson, Lawrence

see University of Kentucky

 

Thompson, Nancy, 1983

 

Thomysson, Anne

see Women

 

Tigresslily, Abigail aka Abigail Hemstreet

see [The] Feminist writers' Guild

 

Tobin, Suzanne de Laveaga , 1985

 

Today's Woman

see Lieber, Maxim

 

Tomyns, Kathy

see Diana Press

 

Topics Publishing Company, Inc., 1935

 

Tower Publicatiions, Inc., 1964

 

Towl, Severn A.

see Universaity of California Press

 

Transo Envelope Company, 1970

 

Tres Femmes

see Smith, June

 

Troubridge, Una

see Hall Radclyffe and Troubridge, Una

 

Trounstine, John J., 1932-1933

 

Troxel, Dorothy, 1923-1926 *

 

Tsenin, Ksenia K., 1977

 

Turner. Ethel, 1943-1947

see also League of American Writers

 

Turner, Kay, 1979-1981

 

Twynham, Leonard

see American Poetry Joournal

 

[The] United States Department of Labor, Immigration & Naturalization Service, 1940

 

[The] University of Buffalo, Lockwood Memorial Library, 1939

 

University of Idaho, Department of English, 1978

 

University of Kentucky, 1962

 

[The] University of Nebraska, Incoln, 1980

 

[The] University of New Mexico, 1980

 

[The] University of South Dakota, 1979-1980

 

Vaeth, Kim, 1979

 

[The] Viking Press, Inc., 1931

 

[The] Village Voice, 1975

 

Voices, 1939

 

Wagstaff, ? , n.d.

 

Walker, Ann and Larry, 1973

 

Wallace, Rosemarie, 1979-1982

 

Wallace, Grant V., 1971

 

Walters, Dorothy

see Wichita State University

 

Wan, Evelyn, 1979-1983

 

Ward, G.,

see Hill Publishing Company, Inc.

 

Wattles, J., 1976-1977

 

Watts, Alan and Jano, 1952-1971 *

 

Weatherwax, Jack, 1931

 

Weil, Mathilda

see [The] Writer's Workshop, Inc.

 

Weissich, W. O., District Attorney of Marin County, 1985

 

Welch, Marie de L., 1926-1951 *

 

Wells, Karen, 1974

 

West, Celeste, 1972-1985 *

see also Booklegger Press

 

West Coast Lesbian Collections, 1982-1989 *

 

Wheelock, John Hall

see [Charles] Scribner's Sons

 

Whiting, France

see Cosmopolitan

 

Whiting, Laurie

see Women's Press Project

 

Wichita State University, 1974

 

Wilson, Annne S.

see Magazine for Women

 

Wilson, Gerald D., 1981

 

Wilson, Helen S., 1970

 

Wings, Mary

see Diana Press

 

Winkler, Harold

see KPFA

 

Wise, Lita

see Transo Envelope Company

 

Wolfe, Susan J.

see [The] University of South Dakota

 

Wolff, Charlotte, 1972

 

Woller, Wendy J., 1985-1986

 

Wolman, Baron

see Squarebooks

 

Womanpress, 1975-76

 

Woman's Home Companion

see Lieber, Maxim

 

Woman's Missionary Society, 1940

 

Women, 1979-81

 

Women in Distribution, 1974-79

see also Diana Press

 

Women Library Workers Journa l, 1980

 

Wong, Bett, n.d.

 

Woodburn, John

see Little, Brown & Company

 

Wright, Tracy, 1976

 

[The] Writers' Workshop, n.d.

 

Wylie, E. K.,

see Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.

 

Young, Ella, 1951-53 *

 

Young, Leslie, 1979

 

Young, Sally, 1981

 

Zabel, Morten D.

see Poetry

 

Zango, 1984