Finding Aid to the Jesse Ford Papers, 1974-1975 Coll2014.095
Loni ShibuyamaProcessing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007
Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Title: Jesse Ford papers
creator: Ford, Jesse
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2014.095
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear Feet 1 folder.
Date (inclusive): 1974-1975
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, a public testimony manuscript, and a flyer, 1974-1975, from lesbian activist Jesse Ford in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ford was one of the founders of Amazon Country, a Philadelphia public radio program devoted to women's music and lesbian culture.
Jesse Ford, also known as Mary Ford, was a lesbian-feminist activist living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the 1970s. She was one of the founders of Amazon Country, a Philadelphia public radio program devoted to women's music and lesbian culture broadcast on WXPN.
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This collection was separated from the ONE Subject Files Collection, Coll2012-001. Donor and date of acquisition unknown.
[Box/folder #, or item name] Jesse Ford Papers, Coll2014-095, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.
Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, November 2014.
The collection consists of correspondence, writings, a public testimony manuscript, and a flyer, 1974-1975, from lesbian activist Jesse Ford from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Materials document Ford's support for the Philadelphia City Council's Bill 1275, a gay rights bill in 1974. The bulk of the correspondence pertains to Ford's lesbian-feminist radio program Amazon Country.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Lesbian activists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Jesse Ford papers