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Jewelle Gomez Papers
GLC 125  
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Description
The papers contain correspondence, photographs, diaries, teaching materials, and drafts and completed manuscripts of writings by Gomez. The manuscripts include "The Gilda Stories," "Bones and Ash," many poems, and numerous essays and reviews.
Background
Jewelle Gomez (1948 - ) is an American writer, critic, editor, playwright, professor and activist. Her work spans fiction, prose, poetry, plays, and essays on feminist/cultural and literary criticism. Gomez has written seven books, including "The Gilda Stories" (1991), a double Lambda Literary Award winning black feminist vampire novel that explores the impact of slavery and oppression over centuries. In 1996 she wrote a stage play of her novel "Bones and Ash," which toured across the U.S with the Urban Bush Women Company. She has held leadership positions at San Francisco State University's Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives, the San Francisco Arts Commission's Cultural Equity grant program, the Literature Program at the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Grants and Community Initiatives program at the Horizon Foundation.
Extent
13 cubic feet (13 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright retained by Jewelle Gomez.
Availability
UNARRANGED COLLECTION. Closed for research. Contact Hormel LGBTQIA Center archivist for more information.