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Birner (Linda) Mom Guess What collection
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Description
The Linda Birner Mom Gues What collection documents founder of Mom Guess What newspaper, Linda Birner's, interest in spreading information about the LGBTQ community in Sacramento during the 1970s through the 2010s. Material dates from 1925 to 2022, with the bulk from 1970 to 2022. The collection consists of MGW newspaper publications, papers, artifacts, media, and photographic material as well as Birner's personal photographic material, papers, media, correspondence, and collected material, including books, and newspaper clippings. Included in the collection is a portfolio of University of California, Davis assistant professor of design, Daniel Shapiro's, prints and drawings from around 1975 to 1990.
Background
Linda Birner was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on January 21, 1949. Her family moved to Timberlake, Ohio before relocating to Sacramento in 1962 due to her father's job. She graduated from Mira Loma High School and California State University, Sacramento with a degree in journalism and psychology.
Extent
18 boxes 6 cartons, 7 oversized boxes, 1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box, and 3 shoeboxes
Restrictions
All requests to publish or quote from private manuscripts held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to the archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH 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 patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Availability
Collection is open for research use.