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Ardella Tibby papers, 1941-1989
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Box 1, Folder 1

Memorabilia (Postcards). 1980-1982.

Physical Description: postcards held together with a metal ring

Scope and Content Note

This box contains postcards from friends and lovers, mostly sent from travel destinations.
Box 1, Folder 2

Address books, diary. 1982.

Physical Description: two bound books

Scope and Content Note

Two bound books, one acted as an address book, the other is a daily calendar/diary that describes day to day activities and emotions.
Box 1, Folder 3

Memorabilia. 1982.

Physical Description: handwritten notes, printed paper, drawings, brochures

Scope and Content Note

This folder includes information about camping and music festivals. Includes correspondence between participants as well as promotional material for festivals.
Box 2, Folder 1

Memorabilia. 1983.

Physical Description: flyers, journals, handwritten notes/letters

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this folder contains personal correspondence. Also included are flyers for feminist lesbian events and performers.
Box 2, Folder 2

Memorabilia. 1984.

Physical Description: postcards, bound diary, black and white photographs

Scope and Content Note

Contains memorabilia from 1984 including a bound daily diary kept by Ardy Tibby as well as photographs and some correspondence.
Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence. 1984.

Physical Description: handwritten and typed paper held together by a metal ring

Scope and Content Note

Contains personal correspondence between Ardy Tibby and various friends.
Box 3, Folder 1

Storytelling. 1980-1989.

Physical Description: flyers, newspaper clippings

Scope and Content Note

Flyers for storytelling events featuring Ardy Tibby as well as newspaper clippings covering similar events.
Box 3, Folder 2

Address books, diaries. 1984.

Physical Description: one spiral, one library bound book

Scope and Content Note

Address books and daily diaries kept by Ardy Tibby.
Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence. 1985.

Physical Description: postcards, handwritten and typewritten letters

Scope and Content Note

Contains personal correspondence between Ardy Tibby and various friends.
Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence (2). 1985.

Physical Description: postcards, handwritten and typewritten letters

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Ardy Tibby and various friends.
Box 4, Folder 1

Photos. 1955-1972.

Physical Description: photographs

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains photographs of various sizes. Some color, some black and white and a number of them are mounted or otherwise framed. Most of the photographs depict vacations or celebrations.
Box 4, Folder 2

Calendars. 1962-1966.

Physical Description: spiral bound calendars

Scope and Content Note

Personal calendars for Ardy Tibby from 1962, 1962 and 1966.
Box 4, Folder 3

Calendars. 1968-1971.

Physical Description: spiral bound calendars

Scope and Content Note

Four calendars, all published by the Rand Corporation.
Box 4, Folder 4

Calendars. 1972-1975.

Physical Description: stapled and spiral bound calendars

Scope and Content Note

Three daily calendars for Ardy Tibby.
Box 4, Folder 5

Photos. 1960-1980 approximately.

Physical Description: photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of various sizes and formats. Occasional description on the back of individual photographs but no overarching organization or thematic separation.
Box 5, Folder 1

Birth through junior high school. 1941-1955.

Physical Description: photographs, scrapbook pages, bound and typed manuscript

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains pages from a scrapbook featuring photographs with handwritten descriptions. Also contained are report cards from elementary school and essays written for school credit.
Box 5, Folder 2

High school and college 1/9. 1955-1962.

Physical Description: black and white photographs, handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Contains family photos as well as photos with Ardy Tibby and friends. Written materials are personal reflections.
Box 5, Folder 3

High school and college 2/9. 1955-1962.

Physical Description: cassette tape

Scope and Content Note

The label on the cassette tapes states "Side 1 File 1 Birth - 59GR" and "Side 2 File 1 JHS - young lesbian, repressed"
Box 5, Folder 4

High school and college 3/9. 1955-1962.

Physical Description: scrapbook pages, photographs

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains scrapbook pages featuring photographs of teachers and classmates with accompanying descriptions.
Box 5, Folder 5

High school and college 4/9. 1955-1962.

Physical Description: scrapbook pages, photographs

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains scrapbook pages featuring photographs accompanied by descriptions. Most of the photos are of classmates or teachers.
Box 5, Folder 6

High school and college 5/9. 1955-1962.

Physical Description: spiral bound calendar

Scope and Content Note

Spiral bound calendar with notes and activities described.
Box 5, Folder 7

High school and college 6/9. 1955-1962.

Physical Description: photographs

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains photographs of various sizes depicting Ardy Tibby and her sorority sisters from several events.
Box 5, Folder 8

High school and college 7/9. 1955-1962.

Physical Description: canvas

Scope and Content Note

Large piece of canvas with drawing on it, folded and in plastic.
Box 5, Folder 9

High school and college 8/9. 1955-1962.

Physical Description: handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Written materials including reflections and correspondence from Ardy Tibby's year spent in Spain.
Box 5, Folder 10

High school and college. 1955-1962.

Physical Description: printed calendars

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains two different calendars containing notes on activities.
Box 5, Folder 11

Memorabilia and photos. 1970.

Physical Description: photographs, carbon paper

Scope and Content Note

Teacher evaluations for Ardy Tibby as well as vacation photographs.
Box 5, Folder 12

Newspaper clippings. 1970-1980 approximately.

Physical Description: newsprint

Scope and Content Note

Clippings regarding sports teams and miscellaneous items of interest. Clippings are removed from their original publications, so dates and sources are not available.
Box 6, Folder 1

Personal materials. 1951-1967.

Physical Description: bound books, passport and plastic chips

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains miscellaneous personal materials including identification, Alcoholics Anonymous sobriety chips, autograph books from elementary school and a daily diary from tenth grade.
Box 6, Folder 2

Flyers and brochures. No date.

Physical Description: printed paper

Scope and Content Note

Flyers and brochures for various feminist lesbian events, gathering and services.
Box 6, Folder 3

Correspondence. 1973-1976.

Physical Description: handwritten paper, greeting cards

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains correspondence with a number of Ardy Tibby's friends and lovers.
Box 6, Folder 4

Year in Spain. 1976.

Physical Description: handwritten paper, spiral bound notebook

Scope and Content Note

This folder includes correspondence, diaries, calendars and hostel information from Ardy Tibby's travels to Spain.
Box 6, Folder 5

Miscellaneous. No date.

Physical Description: handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Postcards and handwritten notes.
Box 7, Folder 1

Drawings. No Date.

Physical Description: pencil drawings

Scope and Content Note

Pencil drawings of Ardy Tibby, unattributed.
Box 7, Folder 2

Photographs. 1969-1970.

Physical Description: photographs, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Original label states "Summer 1969-Summer 1970 USA + Canada Trip Jimmy's 16th Birthday, Mom + Jim's New House, Yucca Valley CAlifornia, Aunt Mattie Napa California - Book #4."
Box 7, Folder 3

Photographs. 1975.

Physical Description: photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of Ardy Tibby and friends.
Box 7, Folder 4

Photographs. 1981-1983.

Physical Description: photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of Ardy Tibby and friends.
Box 7, Folder 5

Photographs. 1979-1980.

Physical Description: photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of Ardy Tibby and friends.
Box 7, Folder 6

Photographs. 1980-1985.

Physical Description: photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of Ardy Tibby and friends.
Box 8, Folder 1

Flyers and brochures. 1970-1980.

Physical Description: printed paper, photocopies

Scope and Content Note

Flyers and brochures for various lesbian and women's events including readings, concerts and meetings. Some of the flyers are advertising storytelling and/or appearances of Ardy Tibby.
Box 8, Folder 2

Woman rising. 1977.

Physical Description: bound printed, photocopies

Scope and Content Note

Includes four issues of Woman Rising, a women's periodical. Volume II No. 6 Nov-Dec 1977 Phoeniz, AZ Volume II No. 5 Sept-Oct 1977 Phoenix, AZ Volume II No. 4 July - August 1977 Phoenix, AZ Volume II No. 3 May - June 1977 Phoenix, AZ
Box 8, Folder 3

Newspaper clippings. 1977-1980.

Physical Description: newsprint

Scope and Content Note

Contains newspaper clippings collected by Ardy Tibby.
Box 8, Folder 4

Lesbian tide. 1977.

Physical Description: newsprint

Scope and Content Note

Contains two issues of The Lesbian Tide: A Feminist Lesbian Publication, written by and for the Rising Tide of Women Today September/October 1977 November/December 1977 Also includes a photocopy and a few clippings.
Box 8, Folder 5

Correspondence. 1978.

Physical Description: handwritten letters, typed letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Ardy Tibby and various friends and colleagues.
Box 8, Folder 6

Newsletters. 1979.

Physical Description: printed, bound newsletters

Scope and Content Note

Contains newsletters from various organizations including Demeter, the Lesbian Herstory Archives and Lesbian Connection.
Box 8, Folder 7

Collected writings. 1977-1980.

Physical Description: printed paper, photocopies, carbon copies

Scope and Content Note

Writings collected by Ardy Tibby including: A Radical Feminist's Response to Liberal Feminism by Mia Albright The Bearded Woman's Exchange Country Western Fluff by Jean Johnson The Sweet Sting of Success by Rita Mae Brown from Mother Jones A Glance at Oral Communication in the Lesbian Feminist Counter Culture by Sandra M. Anthony The Day American Turned into Woman by Mia Albright In the Image of Woman by Mia Albright
Box 8, Folder 8

Festival materials. 1980-1981.

Physical Description: printed paper, photocopies, brochures

Scope and Content Note

Brochures, flyers, schedules and itineraries for various women's and lesbian festivals and pride events.
Box 8, Folder 9

Lavender morning. 1980-1981.

Physical Description: printed and stapled paper

Scope and Content Note

Contains issues of Lavender Morning (for Lesbians) Vol. 2 Issue 1 Vol. 2 Issue 2 Vol. 1 Number 1 Vol. 1 Number 2 Vol. 1 Number 3 Vol. 1 Number 4 Vol. 1 Number 5
Box 8, Folder 10

Womoon change - pacific coast tour. 1981.

Physical Description: flyers, handwritten notes, receipts, checks

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, set lists, financial documentation and flyers for the Womoon Change tour featuring Ardy Tibby as a storyteller.
Box 9, Folder 1

Correspondence. 1979.

Physical Description: handwritten letters, photos

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Ardy Tibby and her friends and colleagues. Includes some memorabilia including paper dolls and handmade photo frames.
Box 9, Folder 2

Correspondence. 1980.

Physical Description: handwritten letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Ardy Tibby and her friends and colleagues. Also includes some hand drawings and some postcards.
Box 9, Folder 3

Correspondence. 1981.

Physical Description: handwritten letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Ardy Tibby and her friends and colleagues. Also includes handmade calendars.
Box 10, Folder 1

Photographs. 1977-1978.

Physical Description: photographs, polaroids

Scope and Content Note

Photographs from vacation in Pismo Beach with Ardy Tibby and friends.
Box 10, Folder 2

Photographs. 1964-1966.

Physical Description: photographs

Scope and Content Note

Both black and white and color photographs.
Box 10, Folder 3

Photographs. 1975-1982.

Physical Description: photographs

Scope and Content Note

Majority of the photographs in this folder are polaroids, but are also mixed in with other photographic formats.
Box 11

Ephemera. 1970-1980.

Physical Description: various clothing items, books and ephemera

Scope and Content Note

Inventory – Ardy Tibby Box 11 T-Shirts Helaine Victoria Press Shirty made for Ardy Tibby by Caryl DeGroot Tribad Productions in Sonoma County shirt with air brushed portrait of Ardy Tibby made by Therese Bur Waikiki shirt shirt made by Amelia Glaser by Ardy Tibby Miscellaneous Cap with drawing by Catherine Clinger during a dyke gathering at Magnolia Acres (locally known as La Punta) Quilt made for Ardy Tibby by Dyke Witch and priestess Ffiona Morgan 1988 Logo for Delta pi, lesbian production company made out of stained glass Punky Brewster converse shoes Rolodex Contents – Note on the bag "Probably 95% of these are Lesbians. These were in my rollodex over an almost 10 year open ending in January 93" Guest book from Ardy's Guest Room of Home/Dyke Center in Santa Rosa, CA "Not everyone signed it, but its a nice something. The household functioned as a dyke space from Nov 1988-April 1944." Books Breast Cartoons by Yvonne Eldresse - signed by artist and given to Ardy Tibby 1988 Graphic Details by Bev Balliett and Patti Patton 1979 – includes photo of Ardy Tibby – signed by authors and given to Ardy Tibby Take me Like a Photograph : Writings by Chocolate Waters 1977 signed by author and given to Ardy Tibby A Scrap of Royal Need by Mia Albright 1980 Womyn/Friends a Book of Poems by Jean Sirius signed by author and given to Ardy Tibby 1979
Box 12, Folder 1

Midwest lesbian express tour with Chocolate Waters. 1980.

Physical Description: postcards, photographs, handwritten notes and printed flyers

Scope and Content Note

Flyers, correspondence, financial information, contact information and promotional material for the Midwest Lesbian Express Tour featuring Ardy Tibby and Chocolate Waters.
Box 12, Folder 2

Resources. No Date.

Physical Description: printed paper, photocopies

Scope and Content Note

Contact information for the Califia community as well as printed community resources.
Box 12, Folder 3

Miscellaneous. No Date.

Physical Description: printed paper, hand drawings

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous materials including paper olls, ahnd drawings, printed paper and handwritten notes.
Box 13

Periodicals. 1984-1993.

Physical Description: published books and periodicals

Scope and Content Note

Container list contained in box: Sinister Wisdom Issues 36, 38, 39, 45, 47; Common Lives, Lesbian Lives Issues 12, 14, 27, 32, 34, 35, 37, 39, 46; Conditions Issues 11/12 and 16; The Lesbian Issue: Essays from Signs, 1985.
Box 14

Audio reel: Ardy Tibby in Sacramento at Lioness Bookstore. 1988.

Box 14

Audio reel: Judy Freespirit in Sacramento at Lioness Bookstore. 1988.

Box 14

Audio reel: Ardy Tibby in San Francisco. 1988.

Box 14

Audio reel: Judy Freespirit in San Francisco. 1988.

Box 14

Audio reel: Ardy Tibby in Santa Cruz. 1988.

Box 14

Audio reel: Judy Freespirit in Santa Cruz. 1988.

Box 14

Audio reel: Ardy Tibby at Clairelight Bookstore Santa Rosa. 1988.

Box 14

Audio reel: Ardy Tibby and Judy Freespirit at Clairelight Bookstore Santa Rosa. 1988.