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Richards, Dell Papers
MC 95  
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Description
The Dell Richards Papers are composed of newspaper articles, correspondence, photographs, and electronic media that document the professional and personal life of the creator, with a particular focus on Sacramento and her role as a writer and activist in the gay and lesbian liberation/civil rights movement of the 1980s and 1990s.
Background
Dell Richards was born in the copper-mining town of Bisbee, Arizona, in 1947. Soon after that her family settled in Southern California. Even at a young age, Richards was acutely aware of the sexism women – and girls – faced at the time. As a feminist who opposed the Vietnam War, Richards left the United States in 1967. She married and lived in London until 1972 when she, in her words, "decided to become gay" and return to California.
Extent
3.75 Linear Feet 9 Archival Boxes