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Finding aid to the Joanne Passet Research Material on Barbara Grier
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The collection contains Passet's interviews and correspondence about the life and work of lesbian author and publisher Barbara Grier. Grier was one of the editors of The Ladder and one of the founders of Naiad Press. interviewees and correspondents include: Grier's life partner Donna McBride, Grier's sisters, and Naiad published authors. The publication of Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence is well covered. Passet's collection also includes photocopies of some documents on Grier's parents.
Joanne Passet is an American historian, teacher, librarian, and writer. She is a professor emeritus at Indiana University, where she taught history, and previously, library and information science. She has two doctorates, and is best known for two biographies, one of publisher Barbara Grier, and the other, of writer Jeannette Howard Foster. She has won several awards during her career, including a Fulbright Scholarship and an award from the American Library Association.
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Copyright and literary rights are held by The San Francisco Public Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist.
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.