Guide to the San Francisco Odalisque Newspaper Collection MSS.2015.03.01

Grace Song
SJSU Special Collections & Archives
April 2016
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0028

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Title: San Francisco Odalisque Newspaper Collection
creator: San Francisco Odalisque
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2015.03.01
Physical Description: 1 box 1.3 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1976 June-December
Abstract: The San Francisco Odalisque Newspaper Collection is comprised of issues 1-5 and 7-9 of the San Francisco Odalisque.


This collection is arranged chronologically by issue date.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jose State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files from or derived from these collections is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Scope and Contents

The San Francisco Odalisque Newspaper Collection contains issues 1-5 and 7-9 (missing the 6th and 10th issues) of Volume I (the only volume) of the publication. The issues feature articles related to various social, political and art-related topics ranging from immigration, education, cinema and film, race, gender, poetry, police, music, and more. Each issue also includes artistic graphics and photographs submitted by various artists and contributors.

Organizational History

The San Francisco Odalisque was a biweekly newspaper for the arts and politics. The publication was short-lived, as it was printed for half a year during 1976, from June to December, with a total of 10 issues of Volume I (the only volume).
Odalisque's headquarters was located at 2630 19th Street in San Francisco. With Alston Beinhorn as its publisher, Scott Riklin as its editor, and Liz Taylor in charge of art direction, the Odalisque also relied on other staff and the community's contributors to submit their own work for publication. The publication was discontinued in December of 1976 after just ten issues, because of lack of funds and support. The newspaper's introductory copies were issued free to its supporters, however the single copy price was 25 cents.
Odalisque was dedicated to catering to artists' tastes and interests, as it showcased many articles, reviews, and photographs in regards to various political, social, and artistic issues.

Preferred Citation

San Francisco Odalisque Newspaper Collection, MSS-2015-03-01, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Grace Song in April 2016.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- Politics and government -- Periodicals
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals
Arts -- California -- San Francisco -- Periodicals
San Francisco Odalisque