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Hendrix (Kathleen) collection on Paul Monette
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Kathleen Hendrix, humanitarian and former Los Angeles Times journalist, was a friend of both Paul Monette (1945-1995) and his partner in later life, Winston Wilde. Monette is best known for his contributions to contemporary gay American literature as a novelist and poet. The Kathleen Hendrix collection on Paul Monette includes materials gifted to Hendrix by Monette, including a limited edition two volume set of essays and poems, as well as items collected by Hendirx related to Monette and his work. The collection contains photographs, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, and ephemera.
Kathleen Hendrix was a friend of both Paul Monette (1945-1995) and his partner in later life Winston Wilde. From 1974-1993 Hendrix worked as a journalist for the Los Angeles Times, reporting on a variety of social and political issues in America and abroad including feminism, activism, the Vietnam War, and globalization. Hendrix also worked for the United States Department of State where she focused on human rights issues and assisted in planning the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. Paul Monette is known for his work as a novelist and poet in the genre of contemporary gay American literature. His work includes Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir (1988); Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story (1992), which won the National Book Award for nonfiction the same year; and Last Watch of the Night: a collection of essays (1994). The Hendrix Collection on Paul Monette contains materials acquired by Hendrix during their friendship, including a gifted limited edition collection of essays and poems by Monette, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings and ephemera.
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