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Jinx Beers papers 1975-2013
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jinx Beers papers
    Collection number: 2222
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 5 linear ft. (10 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1975-2013
    Abstract: Jinx Beers was founder of Lesbian News and lifelong lesbian activist throughout Southern California. This collection represents administrative activities of Lesbian News as well as the writing and publication of Beers's memoir and various stories and articles.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Creator: Beers, Jinx

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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], Jinx Beers papers, (Collection 2222). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7400136 

    Acquisition Information

    The materials were donated by Baylis Glascock.
    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 Information

    Processed by Stacy Wood, 2014.
    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

    Jinx Beers was born in Pasadena, CA in 1933. She joined the Air Force and after receiving an honorable discharge, she remained active in Reserves for another twelve years. She resigned in 1974 due to the United States Military's policies concerning homosexuals. She then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California Los Angeles in experimental psychology. She worked at the UCLA Institute for Transportation and Traffic Engineering for eighteen years.
    In 1973, Beers co-taught the first lesbian studies class at the Experimental College at the University of California Los Angeles, which served as a connecting point for many Los Angeles activists and yielded a group called Lesbian Activists.
    In 1975, Beers founded The LN (The Lesbian News), a publication of lesbian news that is still active and published monthly. After fourteen years as the editor and owner of The LN, Jinx Beers sold the periodical and begin publishing LSF: Lesbian Short Fiction. She also managed the business of artist and partner Alicia Austin.
    2008 saw the publication of her memoir, Memoirs of an Old Dyke and in 2009, she was honored with a proclamation by the City of West Hollywood as well as with an Etheridge Award for her service to the community.

    Scope and Content

    This collection includes Beers's personal materials including research and preparatory work for her memoir Memoirs of an Old Dyke as well as administrative materials for the magazine, Lesbian News.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Beers, Jinx -- Archives