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Florence "Conrad" Jaffy papers
1997-23  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Florence "Conrad" Jaffy papers
    Dates: 1952-1984
    Collection Number: 1997-23
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 1.5 linear feet
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: Florence Jaffy, a professor of Economics at the College of San Mateo, served as Research Director for the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) from approximately 1960 to 1970, where she worked under the alias of Florence Conrad.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Restrictions to certain materials may apply. Contact the archivist for more information.

    Preferred Citation

    Florence "Conrad" Jaffy papers. GLBT Historical Society

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Florence Jaffy, a professor of Economics at the College of San Mateo, served as Research Director for the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) from approximately 1960 to 1970, where she worked under the alias of Florence Conrad. She appears to have been in charge of gathering information, handling a variety of correspondence, working with groups who wanted research questionnaires submitted to DOB membership, and maintaining a file of news clippings, among other work. She also contributed book reviews to The Ladder, especially for nonfiction and psychology books. She was an active correspondent with a variety of prominent lesbian and gay activists, including Barbara Gittings, Barbara Grier (aka Gene Damon) and Frank Kameny. She was also quick to respond to any negative portrayal of lesbians in the media, and the files include numerous letters to editors, authors and academics critiquing their work.

    Indexing Terms

    Lesbians
    Homophile Movement
    Education