Correspondence, newsletters, clippings, press releases, fliers, court records, notes, typescripts and other material from
the Los Angeles Committee to Free Sharon Kowalski, 1984-1991. In 1983, Sharon Kowalski suffered severe brain injuries in a
car accident, which left her physically disabled. Kowalski's father, Donald, was initially named Sharon's guardian and cut
off visitation from Sharon's longtime partner, Karen Thompson. The materials document the campaign by lesbian activists to
raise awareness of the legal battle and lesbian rights; and to raise funds to support Karen Thompson's legal efforts to reestablish
visitation rights and be named Sharon Kowalski's guardian.
In 1983, Sharon Kowalski suffered severe brain injuries in a car accident, which left her physically disabled. Kowalski's
father, Donald, and her longtime partner Karen Thompson both petitioned to be named Sharon's guardian. Guardianship was granted
to Kowalski's father, who cut off visitation from Thompson. Thompson subsequently began a legal battle to reestablish visitation
rights and be named Sharon's guardian. In 1991, the Minnesota Court of Appeals granted guardianship to Thompson.
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