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de la Tierra (Tatiana) Papers
CSRC.0124  
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Description
Tatiana Barona, also known as Tatiana de la Tierra, was a Latina lesbian activist, artist, writer, and librarian. Born in Colombia in 1961, she immigrated with her family to the United States in 1969. Tatiana was an early pioneer of self-published zines that centered on issues of Latina lesbians. This collection contains her personal papers, including correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, serials, ephemera, and audio materials as well as subject files and records related to her professional career as a writer, editor, and librarian.
Background
Born in Villavicencio, Colombia, and raised in Miami, Florida, Tatiana de la Tierra was a bicultural writer whose work focused on identity, sexuality, and South American memory and reality. She completed a master of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Texas at El Paso and a master of library science from SUNY Buffalo. Tatiana was a founder, editor, and contributor to the Latina lesbian publications Esto No Tiene Nombre, Conmoción, and La Telaraña. She is the author of For the Hard Ones: A Lesbian Phenomenology / Para las Duras: Una Fenomenología Lesbiana and the chapbooks Porcupine Love and Other Tales from My Papaya and Píntame Una Mujer Peligrosa. She passed away in her Long Beach, California, home in July 2012.
Extent
18 linear feet
Restrictions
These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of materials, including but not limited to infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.
Availability
Open for research.