The Linda Birner Mom Guess What collection documents founder of Mom Guess What newspaper, Linda Birner's, interest in spreading
information about the LGBT community in Sacramento during the 1970s through the 2020s. 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.
Linda Birner was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on January 21, 1949. Her family moved to Timberlake, Ohio before relocating to
Sacramento in 1962 when her father took a position with Aerojet. She graduated from Mira Loma High School and California State
University, Sacramento with a degree in journalism and psychology.
6 cartons, 7 oversized boxes, 1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box, and 3 shoeboxes
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.
Collection is open for research use.