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Finding aid to the Joanne Passet Research Material on Barbara Grier
GLC 222  
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Series 1 Correspondence and Interviews


Correspondence between Barbara Grier and Joanne Passet, 2005-2011


Correspondence with Barbara Grier, Donna McBride, et al.; some lists and flyers, 2006-2014


Emails and interviews for Indomitable , A-G, 2007-2014


Includes audiocassette tape labeled "B J Bohan and N J Manahan."

Emails and interviews for Indomitable , H-W, 2011-2013


Correspondence between Donna McBride and Joanne Passet, 2012-2013


Also contains some photocopied letters from Barbara Grier to Donna McBride from the 1980s.

McBride, Donna. Interview notes, 2012, undated


O'Shea, Kathleen. Correspondence with Joanne Passet (2010), and with Nancy Manahan, Barbara Grier, Rosemary Curb, and Joanne Marrow,


Lynch, Lee. Correspondence with Joanne Passet, 2013


Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence Correspondence with authors / contributors, 2011


Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence Readers Responses, 2008-2011


Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence Contributors, Lists, Correspondence, 1985, 2010-2011


Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence Informed consent, 2010-2011


Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence newspaper publicity, March-May, 1985


[ Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence ] Forum, 1985, 2012


Nancy Manahan interview, 2008


Nancy Manahan Emails with Joanne Passet, 2008-2010


Interview with Rosemary Curb and Nancy Manahan, November 2008


Correspondence between Rosemary Curb and Nancy Manahan, 1981-1983


Rosemary Curb memoir, 2010-2011


Rosemary Curb Emails with Joanne Passet, 2007-2011


Rosemary Curb Correspondence 1980s, 1983-1986


Rosemary Curb book tour journal, 1985


Pulps, 2013


Rust, Pamela, writing as C. Barringer. Correspondence with Joanne Passet, 2012-2013


Includes copies of Rust's correspondence with Barbara Grier (1990s), with Jane Rule (1964), and of Rust's letters and articles in the 1960s.

Tilchen, Maida. Correspondence with Joanne Passet (2010-2012), and photocopy of interview of Barbara Grier by Tilchen (1977-1978),


Tilchen, Maida. Interview of Barbara Grier in 1977 or 1978 for Body Politic , 1977-1978


Series 2 Barbara Grier Source Material


Grier writing [published in] Arena Three , 1964-1966


Calendar (kept by Barbara Grier) "Women of a Different Light," 1991


Calendar (kept by Barbara Grier) "1991 Lunar Calendar: Dedicated to the Goddess in Her Many Guises," 1991


Series 3 Grier Family Material


Barbara Grier's birth certificate (1933); Philip B. Grier's divorce record [Barbara's father] (1931)


Grier Family History (Penni and Diane), 2012-2013


Joanne Passet's correspondence with Barbara's sisters: Penelope Grier Martin (Penni), and Diane Grier.

Grier Family -- Detroit [research notes],


Series 4 Books


Sex Variant Women in Literature: a Historical and Quantitative Survey by Jeannette H. Foster (New York: Vantage Press, 1956) 1956, 2015


First edition. Inscribed: "To Barbara Grier, this volume's first fan, Jeannette H. Foster, February 15, 1957." Bookplate: "Ex Libris Helen Bennett and Barbara Grier." Inscribed: "Helen and Barbara, February, 1957." Includes letter from Donna McBride to Joanne Passet, June 21, 2013, in which Donna gives Jo this copy from Barbara's library. Also includes newspaper clippings. Pencilled note on Foreword page reads: "Title underlined in text means owned or read."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Joanne Passet sent the book to SFPL on August 25, 2015.

Two Women Revisited: the poetry of Jeannette Foster and Valerie Taylor (Austin, Texas: Banned Books, 1991) 1991


Joanne Passet noted the dates of Foster's poems on the Contents page.