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Roos (Norma L.) and Virginia C. Kaitchuck photographs
Coll2017-006  
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Title: Norma L. Roos and Virginia C. Kaitchuck photographs
    creator: Roos, Norma L., 1919-1999
    creator: Kaitchuck, Virginia C., 1919-2001
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2017-006
    Physical Description: 1.3 Linear Feet 5 boxes.
    Date (inclusive): 1919-1990
    Abstract: Photographs, negatives, correspondence, and drawings, circa 1919-1990, from Norma Roos and Virginia Kaitchuck, who lived together in Chicago, Illinois. The photographs document Roos and Kaitchuck's personal life in Chicago, Illinois; particularly, their social and leisure activities, including all-women house parties, visits to bars, softball games, outings to the zoo, trips to swim in a lake, and their daily life around the house.

    Biographical / Historical

    Norma L. Roos was born in Illinois in 1919, and she died in 1999. Virginia C. Kaitchuck was born in Illinois in 1919 and died in 2001. The couple lived most of their lives together at their home in the East Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries 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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Patrick Gourley, February 22, 2017.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Norma L. Roos and Virginia C. Kaitchuck Photographs, Coll2017-006, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Sophie Frank, 2017.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes photographs, negatives, correspondence, drawings, circa 1919-1990, from lesbian couple Norma Roos and Virginia Kaitchuck. The photographs document Roos and Kaitchuck's personal life in Chicago, Illinois; particularly, their social and leisure activities, including all-women house parties, visits to bars, outings to the zoo, and trips to swim in a lake. These photos also depict scenes from their daily life around the house and visits from their biological relatives. This collection includes photographs from Roos' childhood and adolescence, as well as her participation in the National Girls Baseball League during the 1940s.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Chicago (Ill.) -- Photographs
    Lesbian couples -- Illinois -- Chicago
    Women baseball players