Cheryl Nassar papers, 1960-1995

Finding aid prepared by Stacy Wood, 2014 and Jessica Tai, 2017; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
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Online finding aid last updated 8 May 2017.


Title: Cheryl Nassar papers
Collection number: 2229
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.8 linear ft. (2 document boxes, 1 record carton)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1989-1992
Date (inclusive): circa 1970s-2010
Abstract: Cheryl Nassar was a photographer and active member of the lesbian activist community in Southern California. This collection contains photographs and ephemera from lesbian and gay pride events throughout the region.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Stored off-site at SRLF. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Creator: Nassar, Cheryl

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

Conditions Governing Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. 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], Cheryl Nassar Papers (Collection 2229). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7404726 

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Provenance unknown, 2014.
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.
Description enhanced and further physical processing completed by Jessica Tai in 2017.
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

Cheryl Nassar (July 10, 1944 - January 9, 2012) was born and grew up in Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. Throughout the 1980s, she was extremely active in women's rights as well as gay and lesbian rights organizations in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and in Southern California. She was the official photographer for many of the gay pride events throughout Southern California. She was also an avid collector of porcelain dolls.

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs and ephemera by Nassar documenting events such as Orange County Cultural Pride, the Orange County Pro-Choice Clinic defense rally, Long Beach Pride, San Francisco Pride, and Christopher Street West Los Angeles Pride. Also included is ephemera collected by Nassar, such as t-shirts, jewelry, and buttons.

Organization and Arrangement

Material in this collection is organized chronologically.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Nassar, Cheryl -- Archives

Container List

Box 1, Folders 1-3

Buttons circa 1970s-1990s.

Scope and Content

A collection of buttons, including political buttons and buttons from gay pride events. Also included are a number of handmade buttons by Nassar.
Box 1

Jewelry. circa 1970s-2000s.

Scope and Content

Rings, necklaces and an amulet from Nassar's personal collection of jewelry.
Box 1

T-shirts. circa 1980s.

Scope and Content Note

T-shirt from the 1983 Michigan Womyn's Festival, The 1987 Women's Craft Fair, The 1989 West Coast Women's Music and Comedy Festival, and a "Keep Abortion Legal" t-shirt.
Box 1, Folder 6

Professional Materials. 1989-1991.

Box 1, Folder 7

Pride Event Programs and Ephemera. 1989-1993.

Box 1, Folders 4-5, Box 2, Folder 3, Folder 6, Box 3, Folder 5, Folder 7

Photographs: Orange County Cultural Pride. 1989-1994.

Box 3, Folder 4, Folder 6, Box 1, Folder 8, Box 2, Folders 1-2, Folder 5

Photographs: Long Beach Pride. 1990-1993.

Box 2, Folder 7

Photographs: Orange County Pro-choice Clinic Defense Rally. 1991.

Box 3, Folder 1

Photographs: San Diego Pride. 1991.

Box 3, Folder 2

Photographs: San Francisco Pride. 1991.

Box 3, Folder 3

Photographs: South Bay Lesbian and Gay Community Organization. 1991.

Box 2, Folder 4, Box 3, Folder 8

Photographs: Christopher Street West Los Angeles Pride. 1991-1995.

Box 3, Folder 9

Resume and Writings. 2010.