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Black Lesbian Newsletter / Onyx Collection, 1979-1989 GLC 102
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance
  • Historical note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Black Lesbian Newsletter / Onyx Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1979-1989, undated
    Date (bulk): 1982-1984
    Collection Identifier: GLC 102
    Physical Description: 22.0 folders (0.25 linear feet)
    Contributing Institution: James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, San Francisco Public Library
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94102
    (415) 557-4400
    info@sfpl.org
    Abstract: Black Lesbian Newsletter, later titled Onyx, was published in San Francisco and, later, Berkeley from 1982-1984. The newsletter includes poems, drawings, political perspectives, photographs, book reviews, event listings, personals, and some business listings. There is one letter to the newsletter and two mounted newsletter covers. The collection also includes related materials on the Bay Area Black Lesbian Political Caucus and BAST Cafe (Bay Area African-American Sisters Together).
    Physical Location: The collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.

    Access

    The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Black Lesbian Newsletter / Onyx Collection (GLC 102), LGBTQIA Center, San Francisco Public Library.

    Provenance

    Provenance unknown.

    Historical note

    Black Lesbian Newsletter was published in San Francisco and, later, Berkeley from 1982-1984. Its working title changed to Onyx as the result of suggestions from its readership. The newsletter was the brainchild of Laverne Gagehabib, A. C. Barber and Vivienne Walker-Crawford.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes a nearly complete set of issues of Black Lesbian Newsletter and Onyx. There is one letter to the newsletter and two mounted newsletter covers. The collection also includes a few folders with related materials on the Bay Area Black Lesbian Political Caucus and BAST Cafe (Bay Area African-American Sisters Together).

    Arrangement

    Arranged into two series: Series 1. Black Lesbian Newsletter and Onyx; and, Series 2. Subject Files.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    African American Lesbians--California--Periodicals
    African American lesbians--Periodicals.
    African American lesbians--United States.
    Racism.