Finding Aid to the Vivian Escalante Collection Coll2013-108

Gloria Matthews
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007
(213) 821-2771

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Title: Vivian Escalante collection
source: Escalante, Vivian
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013-108
Physical Description: 0.2 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1992-2010
Abstract: Fliers, trading cards, and event materials from Cunt Club L.A., Dapper Dyke, Dyke March Los Angeles, and the Women Moto-cyclists collected by Vivian Escalante, the founder of Dapper Dyke and the Women Moto-cyclists of Southern California.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of business cards, calling cards, fliers, guides, postcards, trading cards, vendor forms, volunteer applications (blank), press releases from the Cunt Club, Dapper Dyke, Dyke March Los Angeles, and Women Moto-cyclists, 1992-2010.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Gloria Matthews, October 2013.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Vivian Escalante Collection,Coll2013-108, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.


Deed of gift dated July 08, 2011.

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.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical Note

Vivian Escalante was the founder of Dapper Dyke and the Women Moto-cyclists of Southern California, the Outreach Chairperson for the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council in its pre-certification phase, and coordinator for Dyke March Los Angeles. She received the L.A.C.E award given by the Lesbian and Bisexual Women Active in Community Empowerment.

Separated materials

Separated to ONE calendar collection
2000 Women moto-cyclist calendar
1992 FUCK calendar
Separated to ONE periodical collection
Divas Magazine: Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2003; Volume 4, Issue 4, June 2004; Volume 7, Issue 73, June 2007; Volume 8, Issue 84, May 2008; Volume 8, Issue 85, June 2008.
Flavor Magazine: June 2013
Passport Magazine: June 2008
Separated to ONE poster collection
Dyke March Lucky 10, Los Angeles 2007
Separated to ONE T-shirt collection
1997 Los Angeles Dyke March
1998 Los Angeles Dyke March
2002 Los Angeles Dyke March
2003 Los Angeles Dyke March
[2005] 11th Annual Los Angeles Dyke March
WomenMoto-cyclists [longsleeve]
WomenMoto-cyclists [shortsleeve] [muscle shirt]

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gay motorcycle clubs -- Los Angeles, Calif.
Lesbian community -- Los Angeles
Lesbian activists -- California -- Los Angeles
Escalante, Vivian


Vivian Escalante collection Series: 1992-2010

Box 1, Folder 1

Cunt Club LA 1992

Scope and Content

Ephemera of the Cunt Club includes a collection of black-and-white illustrated trading cards, postcard-sized advertisements, and smaller fold-out advertisements for the dance club.
Box 1, Folder 2

Dapper Dyke 2010

Scope and Content

Ephemera of Dapper Dyke includes a 2010 "Butch Pocket Guide" containing business cards, a small promotional business postcard, and a flier.
Box 1, Folder 3

Dyke March Los Angeles 1997-2008

Scope and Content

Ephemera of Dyke March Los Angeles includes dyke calling cards, march promotion postcards, 2004 guidelines for sponsorship and vendors, fliers, Park2Park News clippings, volunteer applications, press releases, and survey forms.
Box 1, Folder 4

Women Moto-cyclists 1998-2001

Scope and Content

Ephemera from the Women Moto-cyclists includes a promotional postcard, ride information booklets, and fliers.