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Faderman's papers consist of drafts of her published papers and book reviews and manuscript and typescript versions of three of her books: Surpassing the Love of Men (1981); Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers (1991) and Chloe Plus Olivia (1994). The papers also include background research for her various publications; correspondence relating to her publications and speaking engagements; publicity materials and lesbian, gay and women's publications produced by now defunct small presses and various organizations.
Lillian Faderman is an internationally-known literary scholar and historian of lesbian history. She has published nine books and numerous articles on lesbian history, literature and criticism, including Surpassing the Love of Men (1981), an acclaimed study of five centuries of love between women, and Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers (1991), a history of twentieth-century lesbians in America, which were both named among The New York Times notable books of the year; her memoir, Naked in the Promised Land (2003) and her latest book, Gay L.A. (2006), which she co-authored with Stuart Timmons.
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