Lesbians in the Visual Arts records

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GLBT Historical Society
989 Market Street, Lower Level
San Francisco, California 94103
(415) 777-5455
reference@glbthistory.org
http://www.glbthistory.org/
2020


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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