Consists of 61 boxes containing records related to Third Woman Press, Helaine Victoria Press, and fempress including correspondence,
unpublished manuscripts, interviews, photographs, research notes, grants, and reviews related to Third Woman Press. Other
materials include academic records, academic journals, personal photographs, brochures, organizational files, and other ephemera
spanning from c. 1935-2003.
Norma Alarcon is a celebrated writer and publisher and is a leading Chicana feminist. She was founder and publisher of Third
Woman Press that began as a journal in 1979 and became one of the most influential literary journals in Latina feminist literature.
Between 1984 and 2004, Third Woman Press published more than thirty books and anthologies giving voice to Latina writers such
as Sandra Cisneros, Ana Castillo, and Gloria Anzaldua.
21 Linear Feet
(55 document boxes and 6 oversize boxes)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
This collection is open for research.