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Lesbians in the Visual Arts records
2005-10  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lesbians in the Visual Arts records
    Dates: 1990-2003
    Collection Number: 2005-10
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 17 linear feet (12 cartons, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder)
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: Lesbians in the Visual Arts (LVA) was a San Francisco-based multicultural advocacy and networking organization founded in 1990 by activist and photographer Linda “Happy” Hyder to increase the visibility of lesbian artists. The collection includes administrative records; correspondence; materials related to the Board of Directors and to Executive Director Hyder; grant proposals and other financial records; brochures, flyers, posters, press releases and other publicity materials; materials related to LVA exhibits, events, workshops and conferences; artists’ biographies and statements; materials related to annual LVA crafts fairs, including buttons and cards produced by members; subject files; news clippings; and a small amount of art and photographs.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Personnel materials in carton 3 may be restricted; please contact the GLBT Historical Society archives for details.

    Preferred Citation

    Lesbians in the Visual Arts records. GLBT Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Jan S. Couvillon on July 5, 2005. Audiocassette tapes gift of E.G. Crichton, May 2018.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Lesbians in the Visual Arts (LVA) was a San Francisco-based multicultural advocacy and networking organization founded in 1990 by activist and photographer Linda “Happy” Hyder to increase the visibility of lesbian artists. LVA promoted and supported lesbian artists worldwide through a slide registry, events, and exhibitions.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection includes administrative records; correspondence; materials related to the Board of Directors and to Executive Director Hyder; grant proposals and other financial records; brochures, flyers, posters, press releases and other publicity materials; materials related to LVA exhibits, events, workshops and conferences; artists’ biographies and statements; materials related to annual LVA crafts fairs, including buttons and cards produced by members; subject files; news clippings; and a small amount of art and photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    Art
    Lesbians

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