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Finding Aid for the Judith Saunders papers, circa 1970s-2000s LSC.2221
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

  • Title: Judith Saunders papers
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.2221
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1970s-2000s
    Abstract: Judith Saunders was a registered nurse and advocate for gay and lesbian rights. This collection contains materials that document Judith Saunder's research and work as a registered nurse, as well as her involvement in LGBT organizations. Included are newsletters, organizational documents, meeting minutes, survey materials, reports, fliers, ephemera and fundraising material, primarily from the June Mazer Lesbian Archive and Southern California Women for Understanding. Also included are research materials compiled by Saunders, as well as articles and research conducted by Saunders, primarily concerned with HIV/AIDS and lesbian health.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Creator: Saunders, Judith, 1939-

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Judith Saunders papers, (Collection 2221). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift, Judith Saunders, 2013. This collection is part of an outreach and collection-building partnership between the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives , the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW)  and the UCLA Library .

    Processing History

    Processed by Stacy Wood, March 2014.
    Description enhanced and further physical processing completed by Jessica Tai in 2017.
    The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive  at UCLA is an outreach and collection-building partnership between the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives , the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW)  and the UCLA Library . These collections expand the pool of primary source materials available to researchers and to the community at large. This partnership was initiated by CSW and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to inventory, organize, preserve, and digitize more than eighty Mazer collections pertaining to lesbian and feminist activism and writings.

    Biography

    Judith Saunders (1939-) was a registered nurse and advocate for gay and lesbian rights. Saunders received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati, her master’s from Boston University, and her doctorate from UCSF. Saunders was an assistant professor of nursing at USC, as well as an assistant research scientist at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, CA.
    Throughout her career she published works on topics relating to the affective relationship between nurses and their patients, specific needs and risks of working with gay and lesbian populations, people who are HIV positive and their families and heterosexism in the medical profession. She was the associate editor of the 2002 publication Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains materials that document Judith Saunder's research and work as a registered nurse, as well as her involvement in LGBT organizations. Included are newsletters, organizational documents, meeting minutes, survey materials, reports, fliers, ephemera and fundraising material, primarily from the June Mazer Lesbian Archive and Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU). SCWU was an educational non-profit organization, formed in 1976 and dedicated to “enhancing the quality of life for [the lesbian] community and for lesbians nationwide, creative and positive exchange about homosexuality, [and] changing stereotypical images of lesbians.”
    Also included are research materials compiled by Saunders, as well as articles and research conducted by Saunders, primarily concerned with HIV/AIDS and lesbian health.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Materials in this collection are organized alphabetically by folder title.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    COLLECTION CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive at UCLA.
    June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives.
    Saunders, Judith, 1939- -- Archives.
    Southern California Women for Understanding.