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Daughters of Bilitis (San Francisco Chapter), 1: 1955-1979

Physical Description: 4.0 boxes and 17 folders

Scope and Contents note

This series includes documents related to the founding of the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB), and the administration, activities, and membership of the San Francisco Chapter including its interactions with the National Chapter. Materials include original constitution, bylaws, correspondence, legal documents, membership records, financial reports, newsletters, flyers, clippings, and other materials.

Arrangement note

The series is divided into four subseries: A. Administrative Files; B. Membership Files; C. Financial Files; and D. Outreach Files.

Administrative Files, A: 1955-1978

Physical Description: 1.0 box and 11 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains records relating to the founding of the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB), including the original constitution and bylaws, documentation relating to DOB's incorporation in California in 1957, correspondence with DOB's attorney regarding obtaining nonprofit status, and other legal issues. Correspondence between the officers of the San Francisco DOB, other chapters, and the National Governing Board include information on the planning of the first national convention in 1960 and the 1961 DOB officers retreat. The retreat focused on the DOB's role in the homophile movement, anti-homosexual bills, and the possibility of maintaining a homophile desk or exhibit at the 1964 New York World's Fair.
Also included are minutes from SF DOB chapter meetings beginning with the first organizational meeting in October 1955. The minutes record the establishment of chapters, election of officers, affiliations with other homophile organizations, media relations, and participation in protests. Business of other chapters is discussed in SF minutes when it has a bearing on the organization as a whole. The minutes sometimes show the lighter side of DOB, such as the 1961 minutes which read "at the conclusion of Wagon Train the meeting was called to order," or a 1962 meeting: "The treasurer reported. Since the secretary couldn't find the minutes we had a few minute of silence while everyone tried to remember what happened last time."
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Constitution and Bylaws

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Original, c. 1955

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Early Revisions 1960, n.d.

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Articles of Incorporation, 1957

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Officers Retreat, 1961

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Chicago Chapter 1964-1966

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Lyon, Phyllis

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Treasurer, President, 1961-1964

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Public Relations, 1966

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Martin, Del,

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President, 1959-1960

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Treasurer, 1964-1967

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Mathys, Agatha --Secretary, 1963-1964

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Zwerin, Ken --Attorney, 1956-1964, 1968

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Martin, Del - Misc. notes, 1960

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Martin, Del - Misc. notes, 1960

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Legal Information, 1967-1968


Membership Files, B: 1959-1978

Physical Description: 2.0 boxes and 9 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains letters from women interested in joining DOB, as a result of having attended a Gab 'n Java, hearing about DOB on a radio program, or seeing a reference to DOB in books such as We Two Won't Last (1963), by Ann Aldrich, or The Grapevine (1964), by Jess Stearn. Many letters are from lesbians who want to find other lesbian correspondents or requesting information about organizations and bars in their own areas. These files include correspondence to members from San Francisco chapter treasurers regarding payment of dues.
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Member Activities Questionnaire, 1967

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Howe, Ev -- Treasurer, 1959-1962

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Kingston, Elaine --Treasurer, 1961-1962

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Kuwaiti, 1963

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Correspondence -- Alphabetical by Year

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Card Files -- DOB Membership

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Financial Files, C: 1959-1979

Physical Description: 14.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains financial information including treasurers' reports, quarterly financial statements, pleas to the membership for donations to keep DOB afloat, profit and loss statements, and an inventory of the DOB library, with a list of books and their value. Also included is correspondence relating to the dissolution of DOB in 1979 and discussion of the use of the funds remaining in the DOB account.
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Treasurer's Reports, 1959-1960

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Financial General

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Vanderford (former treasurer) Legal Case, 1966

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Financial Dissolution, 1979

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Insurance, 1970

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Library, 1958-1959


Outreach Files, D: 1956-1978

Physical Description: 8.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains information about DOB activities including monthly newsletters, flyers for social events, clippings, and correspondence. Topics include the speaker's bureau, and the attempt by several organizations, including DOB, the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH), the Society for Individual Rights (SIR), and the Tavern Guild, to sponsor a booth at the California State Fair in 1966 to disseminate information about homosexuality, including a pamphlet entitled Every Tenth Person is a Homosexual. Newsletters list events, notes from the business meetings, news about related organizations, and announcements of interest to members, such as anti-censorship activities, media coverage of homosexuality, and San Francisco political campaigns and issues, including the candidacy of Jose Sarria for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1961.
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Fear Pamphlet Notes, 1956

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California State Fair Booth Incident, 1966

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Flyers, n.d.

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Speeches, n.d.

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Speakers Bureau, 1974

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Clippings Concerning DOB, 1960, 1964, 1966


Daughters of Bilitis (National Organization), 2: 1956-1984

Physical Description: 9.0 boxes and 4 folders

Scope and Contents note

This series contains material documenting the activities of the DOB's national governing board and general assembly, including the holding of a biennial National Convention of DOB, administration of the Blanche M. Baker Memorial Scholarship to assist women with their educational costs, various research projects and papers including questionnaires sent to The Ladder subscribers, materials collected on the history of the DOB, membership and financial records, the DOB Book Service, The Ladder magazine, Sisters magazine.

Arrangement note

This series is divided into 10 subseries: A. Administrative Files, B. National Convention Files, C. Scholarship Files, D. Research Project Files, E. Historical Research Files, F. Membership Files, G. Financial Files, H. Book Service Files, I. The Ladder Files, and J. Sister Files.

Admistrative Files, A: 1958-1971

Physical Description: 1.0 box, 4 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains correspondence, memoranda, and documents relating to the DOB National Governing Board of Directors, which was made up of officers elected by chapter representatives and the General Assembly, and was the governing body of the DOB between biennial conventions. National memoranda concern all phases of the organization, including requests from groups to be accepted as provisional chapters of DOB, dissolution of chapters, approval of new officers, resignations, constitutional amendments, convention arrangements, editorial discussions regarding The Ladder, research projects, and administration of the Blanche M. Baker scholarship. A January 14, 1965 memorandum gives an account of police harassment of guests at the New Year's Costume Ball, co-sponsored by DOB.
Minutes of the National Governing Board, and General Assembly (from biennial conventions) are included in this subseries. The national newsletter gives an overview of DOB activities, in affiliation with other homophile organizations, including the East Coast Homophile Organizations (ECHO), the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO), and the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH), and discussions of DOB involvement in direct action techniques, such as picketing the White House. These files contain correspondence relating to appearances by DOB representatives on radio and television programs, including the participation of NY member Vickie Martin in a radio panel discussion in 1959 on the topic "Should Homosexuals Marry?".
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By-laws, 1966

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Office Space, 1958-1961

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Directives (1-8), 1959-1962

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General Memos, 1960-1961

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Bell, Jaye -- President, 1961-1962

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Howe, Ev -- Treasurer, 1961-1964

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Martin, Del, 1961-1962

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General, 1962

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Grey, Meredith -- Public Relations, 1962-1963

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Bell, Jaye -- President, 1963

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General, 1964

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Council on Religion and the Homosexual, 1964-1967

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General, 1965

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Participation in Homophile Organizations and Picketing, 1965

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Laporte, Rita -- President, 1969

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Participation in NACHO, 1969

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General, 1971

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1964, 1966

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Newsletter, 1962

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Resignations, 1960-1964

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United DOB (Proposed Reorganization), 1969


National Convention Files, B: 1960-1970

Physical Description: 20.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains materials relating to the biennial National Conventions of DOB, including correspondence, brochures, programs, press releases, list of attendees etc. The First National Convention of DOB was held in San Francisco in May 1960, and was attended by 150 people. The theme of the first convention was "A Look at the Lesbian." These files contain correspondence with participants on the "Why the Lesbian?" panel, along with responses from subscribers to a survey in The Ladder asking "Why are you a lesbian?" The fourth biennial convention in San Francisco in 1966 was part of Ten Days in August, hosted by the city's homophile organizations DOB, NACHO (North American Conference of Homophile Organizations), SIR (Society for Individual Rights), and the Tavern Guild, during which seminars were offered on theology, legal and penal reforms, communication and leadership training, as well as social events. The theme of the DOB Convention was "San Francisco and its Homophile Community, a Merging Social Conscience." At the sixth biennial convention in New York in 1970, the National Governing Board gave chapters total autonomy to do what was needed in their areas. DOB was retained as a national organization, with a new national board made up of the presidents of each local unit, whose primary function was to maintain contact between chapters, to authorize new ones, and to arrange a national meeting every other year. At the 1970 convention DOB officially disassociated itself from The Ladder, because a legal fight to retain it would be costly and would probably result in the end of magazine. The physical production of The Ladder had been moved to Reno, Nevada by editor Barbara Grier and Rita Laporte, amid controversy.
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1st National Convention (1960) -- San Francisco

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& Documents, 1960

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with Speakers, 1960

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List of Bars (Lesbian and others), 1960

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Housing and Transportation, 1960

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Travel Arrangements, 1960

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News Releases, 1960

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"Why the Lesbian" Panel, 1960

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Business Meeting Minutes & Correspondence, 1960

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2nd National Convention (1962) -- Los Angeles

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Correspondence & Documents, 1962

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Chapter Proposals and Minutes, 1962

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3rd National Convention (1964) -- New York

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Correspondence & Documents

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Willer, Shirley -- NY President, 1964

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Lyon, Phyllis -- Public Relations, 1964

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Minutes, 1964

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4th National Convention (1966) -- San Francisco

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Correspondence & Documents, 1966

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Martin, Del -- Notes, Transcribed Speeches, 1966

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Financial And Voting Eligibility, 1966

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5th National Convention (1968) -- Denver - Correspondence & Documents, 1968

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6th National Convention (1969) -- New York

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Correspondence, 1969

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Martin, Del -- re: speeches & notes, 1969

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Resolutions, 1969


Scholarship Files, C: 1957-1966

Physical Description: 5.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains correspondence, applications, and other documents relating to the Blanche M. Baker Memorial Scholarship. Dr. Blanche Baker was the head of the psychiatric staff at Mendocino State Hospital, psychiatric consultant to the SF Board of Education and the Veterans Hospitals in the Bay Area, and she wrote a column Toward Understanding in the gay publication ONE. Following her death, DOB set up a scholarship fund in 1962 in her name, to be awarded by each chapter to women to help with education costs.
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Blanche M. Baker's Annual Christmas Letters, 1957-1958

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Scholarship Correspondence & Documents

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1966, 1969


Research Project Files, D: 1958-1972

Physical Description: 13.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains correspondence, research proposals, and research papers relating to the studies in which DOB members participated. These files include questionnaires sent to subscribers of The Ladder by Florence Conrad, DOB's research director, to collect data on patterns of lesbian living (e.g., butch, femme), earliest attraction to women, history of athletic and physical activity, family history, etc. In 1968, Conrad did a study of mental health professionals, and their ideas about homosexuality; her results were published in Psychological Reports in 1971, a copy of which is included in these files. These files contain correspondence relating to Jess Stearn's research for The Grapevine, and the controversy surrounding his portrayal of the NY DOB members he interviewed.
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Blank Questionnaires, n.d.

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Conrad, Florence (Jaffy) -- Research Director, n.d.

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Data on Lesbians, 1958

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Sociological Survey (from 1958 Data on Lesbians), 1961

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Female Homosexuality -- Mei, Lynn, 1961

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Stearn, Jess -- Correspondence re: The Grapevine, 1962-1963

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Conrad, Florence - Correspondence, 1963-1965

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Research Projects, 1964

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Gundlach, 1966

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Western Reserve University (Weiss/Freedman), 1967

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Washington University, 1969

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Kinsey Institute Study on Homosexuality, 1969-1978

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Correspondence, 1970, 1972


Historical Research Files, E: 1980-1990

Physical Description: 8.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains correspondence and documentation regarding various projects relating to the history of the Daughters of Bilitis. These include the DOB History Project, a grant proposal by Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin to collect and organize historical material relating to DOB, its members' public and private lives, the organization itself, its public education programs, and conflicts with authorities. These files contain materials for the Lesbian Herstory Archives/DOB video project on the Daughters of Bilitis, and information regarding DOB participation on the mural project "The Great Wall of Los Angeles" in 1983.
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Histories of DOB, n.d.

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Climate of the 1950s-1960, n.d.

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History Project

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Notes, 1980

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Correspondence with DOB Members, 1987-1991

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Clippings and Related Materials, 1988-1991

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Histories by Other Researchers, 1983

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History -- Clippings, 1983

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Great Wall of Los Angeles, 1983


Membership Files, F: 1961-1968

Physical Description: 5.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains membership forms and membership lists for the National DOB which accepted women who did not live near one of the local chapters.
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Membership List, 1961

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National Memberships

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Financial Files, G: 1956-1968

Physical Description: 4.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains financial materials, including national treasurer's reports, and quarterly and annual financial reports of income and expenses for each chapter and the national organization.
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Miscellaneous Business Expenses, 1959-1965

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Treasurer's Reports

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Copyright, Tax Documents, 1962-1966


Book Service Files, H: 1960-1964

Physical Description: 12.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains information relating to the DOB Book Service. The Book Service was started following the 1960 convention with a twofold purpose -- to raise money for the national organization and to make books on lesbianism available to the general public. These files include lists of books and records available for sale, publisher correspondence, some catalogs and advertisements, and book orders. The initial offering of seven titles included Sex Variant Women in Literature, by Jeannette H. Foster, Checklist of Lesbian Literature, by Marian Zimmer Bradley (mimeographed, with supplements), Gay Bar, by Helen P. Branson, and Odd Girl and The Third Sex by Artemis Smith. A 45 rpm recording of gay folk songs by "pert perky Lisa Ben From Los Angeles," was also offered, and these files contain correspondence related to this fund raiser. "Lisa Ben" was the stage name of Edythe Eyde, who had been the publisher of Vice Versa, the first lesbian publication, in the 1940s.
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Fundraiser "Lisa Ben" Contract & Recording, 1960

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Correspondence & Documents

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Invoices, n.d.

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Book & Record Orders, 1960

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Book Orders

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Homosexual Bibliographies, n.d.


The Ladder Files, I: 1956-1984

Physical Description: 2.0 boxes and 15 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains correspondence and documents pertaining to The Ladder, first published from 1956-1970 by DOB, and by Barbara Grier and Rita Laporte from 1970-1972. The first issue in October 1956 was a 12 page mimeographed newsletter in magazine format. The cover design showed a line of women approaching a very tall ladder which protruded from the shore of the bay and reached up into cloudy skies. It carried the legend "From the city of many moods-San Francisco, California." In the right hand corner was the DOB emblem, and the DOB motto "qui vive," meaning on the alert, or on guard. The Ladder was a monthly magazine until 1968, when it started publishing every two months.
Correspondence between editors and readers in these files often involves multiple letters. There are also correspondence and manuscripts from contributors, and correspondence among staff of The Ladder, and officers of DOB. These files include information regarding the republication of material from The Ladder in anthologies published by Diana Press, a reprint agreement with Arno Press, and research papers on The Ladder.
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Gnagy, Jean, 1956-1957

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Grier, Barbara, 1958-1962, 1965

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Sandoz (Sanders), Helen, 1958, 1961, 1966

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Gittings, Barbara

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[two folders] 1964

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Married Lesbians, 1968

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Grier, Barbara

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With Authors, 1959-1962

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Manuscripts, 1950-1960

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Typescript for Volume 1, 1956-1957

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Purpose of DOB (inside front cover text), n.d.

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Correction Sheets, n.d.

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Sample Letter to Subscribers., n.d

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1968, 1970

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Arno Press Correspondence & Documents, 1975

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Research re: The Ladder

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Weitz, Rose, 1981-1982

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Boslaugh, Sarah, 1984


Sisters Files, J: 1970-1977

Physical Description: 7.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains correspondence and documents relating to Sisters, the SF DOB publication that began in 1970, following DOB's disassociation with The Ladder, which continued publication until 1975.
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Furies Magazine, 1971-1972

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Dummy, 1973


Other Chapters of DOB, 3: 1958-1990

Physical Description: 3.0 boxes

Scope and Contents note

This series contains correspondence minutes, membership records, financial records and/or newsletters from a number of other chapters of the Daughters of Bilitis from around the country and Australia. The New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston chapters are the best documented with some materials also available for the Philadelphia, New Jersey, Cleveland, Reno, New Orleans, Dallas, Florida and Melbourne, Australia chapters.
The New York chapter files contain correspondence, minutes, newsletters, and memberships. The correspondence starts in the early 1960s and then there is a gap until 1970, when a concerned member wrote Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon about a new New York DOB brochure that called DOB "an organization for ALL women, regardless of orientation," as opposed to a lesbian organization. There are minutes for the New York chapter beginning in September 1958. The New York chapter newsletter of September 1969 discussed the Stonewall riots in an article The Birth of Gay Power; the February 1971 issue announced a workshop on feminism coordinated by Ti-Grace Atkinson.
The Los Angeles chapter was granted equal status with San Francisco DOB at the 1960 DOB convention. These files contain a little correspondence, some recommendations to the National Governing Board, membership information, financial statements, and LA DOB, the newsletter from 1970-1971. The Los Angeles DOB did not maintain continuous operation from 1960-1971, folding at least once in the 1960s.
The Chicago chapter was officially recognized by the National Governing Board in 1962. Chicago chapter files include correspondence with other chapters, and national officers, with members, and regarding public appearances and spokeswomen for DOB, and relations with religious and homophile organizations in the Midwest, etc. The Chicago chapter dissolved in 1967.
The Boston chapter was established in 1970 and was the last extant DOB chapter. It celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 1990.

Arrangement note

The materials have been arranged from the chapter with the most material to the chapter with the least. Box 194 holds oversized materials.
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New York Chapter

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Correspondence & Documents

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Lee, Julie, 1970-1971

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Minutes, 1958-1966

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The Lesbian Letter, 1971

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Los Angeles Chapter

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Correspondence, Minutes, Documents, 1962-1972

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Memberships, 1966-1968

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Newsletter, 1970-1971

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Chicago Chapter

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Correspondence and Documents

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Shearer, Del --Secretary, 1961-1964

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Mattachine Midwest, 1965-1966

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Heinz, M., 1961-1964

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Minutes, 1961-1965

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The Homosexual and the Church - The Church Federation of Greater Chicago: Department of Radio and Television, 1966

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Dissolution, 1967

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Newsletter, 1962-1966

Box-folder 16/2-16/6

Boston Chapter


Correspondence and Documents, 1970-1990

Box-folder 16/3

Newsletter: Maiden Voyage, 1970

Box-folder 16/4-16/5

Journal: Focus

Box-folder 16/4


Box-folder 16/5


Box-folder 16/6

Autograph Book, 1984

Box-folder 16/7-16/9

Philadelphia Chapter

Box-folder 16/7

Memberships, 1967, n.d.

Box-folder 16/8

Financial, 1966-1967

Box-folder 16/9

Newsletter, 1968

Box-folder 16/10-16/11

New Jersey Chapter

Box-folder 16/10

Correspondence and Documents, 1971, 1975

Box-folder 16/11

Newsletter: Lazette, 1971-1972, 1975

Box-folder 16/12

Cleveland Chapter: Newsletter, 1970

Box-folder 194/11

Reno Newsletter, 1970

Box-folder 16/13

New Orleans Chapter: Newsletter: Gay-La, 1975-1977

Box-folder 16/14

Dallas Chapter: Documents, n.d.

Box-folder 16/15

Florida Chapter: Documents and Newsletter: Daughters, n.d.

Box-folder 16/16

Melbourne, Australia Chapter: Newsletter, 1970-1971


Homophile and Gay Liberation Organizations, 4: 1960-1986

Physical Description: 5.0 boxes and 22 folders

Scope and Contents note

The Homophile and Gay Liberation Organizations Series documents lesbian and gay rights organizations Lyon and Martin were active in or had a peripheral interest in, concurrently with or subsequent to their involvement in DOB. Homophile Organizations are defined as organizations formed before 1969, and Gay Liberation Organizations are those formed and active after 1969. The traditional "break-of" point of June 27, 1969 (the Stonewall Riots) was not used because this does not necessarily reflect the political reality in San Francisco and for ease in processing.

Arrangement note

The series is divided into five subseries: A. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Documents, B. Homophile -- Bay Area, C. Homophile -- National, International, and Regional, D. Gay Liberation -- Northern California, and E. Gay Liberation -- National and International.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Documents, A: 1980-1986, n.d.

Physical Description: 4.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains information and reports collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on The Daughters of Bilitis, the Mattachine Society and other homophile groups. The documents were released after the enactment of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The act was passed by Congress in 1966 and amended in 1974. The FOIA made it possible for individuals to request the no longer secret portions of their own FBI files, as well as the files of other people or organizations. These requests were not always answered promptly or completely thus the suit by Dan Siminoski, a political scientist, professor, writer and historian which led to the release of the FBI documents included here. Del Martin's supporting declaration is included with the legal documents.
Box-folder 16/17-17/2


Box-folder 16/17

Siminoski v. FBI - Court Documents, 1986

Box-folder 17/1

Released Documents and Related Materials, 1980-1986

Box-folder 17/2

DOB/ Mattachine Documents, n.d.

Box-folder 17/3

CIA Correspondence and Related Materials, 1981-1982


Homophile -- Bay Area, B: 1960-1974

Physical Description: 2.0 boxes and 15 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes materials on a number of different homophile organizations. The Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH) is the best documented. Included are extensive documentation of CRH activities during the 1960s and a small amount of materials from the early 1970s. Well documented events include the New Year's Ball sponsored and held by CRH on January 1, 1965. Attendees were harassed and arrested by police and this became a turning point in the local gay rights movement. Lyon and Martin, members of the homophile community and representatives of various Protestant churches helped found CRH in 1964 "to promote a continuing dialogue between the religious community and homosexuals." They both served on the board of directors. Martin also served as secretary and Lyon as co-chair in the CRH's very early years. Martin was appointed by Bishop James A. Pike to the Episcopal Diocese of California's Joint Committee on Homosexuality and served from 1965 to 1966. There is one large folder documenting Martin's participation on this committee. The other folders in this subseries document other homophile rights groups active in the 1960s in the Bay Area. The documentation is not as extensive as the organizations mentioned previously. Lyon and Martin were involved in many of these groups either actively or on the periphery. A few of the files contain materials collected by Lyon and Martin on organizations they were not involved with. Also included in this subseries are Bay Area newspaper clippings concerning lesbian and gay issues during the decade.

Arrangement note

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by organization/folder title. Box 194 contains legal-size folders.
Box-folder 17/14

Clippings on Homophile Issues, 1960-1969

Box-folder 17/15

Committee for Personal Freedom (Berkeley), n.d.

Box-folder 17/16

Committee to Fight Exclusion of Homosexuals from the Armed Forces, 1966

Box-folder 17/7-18/11

Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH)

Box-folder 17/7

Articles and Clippings, 1964-1971

Box-folder 17/8

"Brief of Injustices" Manuscript, 1965

Box-folder 17/9

By-laws, n.d.

Box-folder 17/10

Committee Lists, n.d.

Box-folder 17/11

Consultation on Theology and the Homosexual, 1966

Box-folder 17/12

Correspondence, 1965-1974

Box-folder 17/13

Finances, 1965-1973

Box-folder 17/14

Founding and History, n.d.

Box-folder 17/15

Goals and Purposes, 1965

Box-folder 17/16

Mailings and Publicity, n.d.

Box-folder 17/17

Minutes, 1964-1974

Box-folder 18/1-18/2

New Year's Ball

Box-folder 18/1

Articles and Clippings, 1965

Box-folder 18/2

Documents, 1965

Box-folder 18/3

Notes and Writings, n.d.

Box-folder 18/4-18/5


Box-folder 18/4

and Flyers, n.d.

Box-folder 18/5

Challenge, n.d

Box-folder 18/6

Reports, 1965, 1974

Box-folder 18/7

Retreat: "Church and the Homosexual," n.d.

Box-folder 18/8

Speeches and Essays, 1964-1965

Box-folder 18/9-18/10

Trends Issue on Homosexuality

Box-folder 18/9

Correspondence, 1973

Box-folder 18/10

Manuscript, 1973

Box-folder 18/11

Episcopal Diocese of California Joint Committee on Homosexuality, 1965-1967

Box-folder 18/12

Related Materials, 1965-1966

Box-folder 18/13

Equality for Homosexuals Demonstration, 1968

Box-folder 18/14

Fair Employment Practices for Homosexuals [Glide Task Force], 1967-1968

Box-folder 18/15

Homosexuality Classroom Presentation, April 18 1968

Box-folder 19/1

Mon, Kendra - Thoughts on Homosexuality, 1965

Box-folder 19/2

National Legal Defense Fund, 1967

Box-folder 19/3

Oakland Bar (Mary's Last Chance) Liquor License Hearing re: Homosexual Activity, 1958

Box-folder 19/4

Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Phonebook Listing Complaint, 1967-1968

Box-folder 19/5, 194/15

Religion -- General,

Box-folder 19/5


Box-folder 194/15


Box-folder 19/6

San Francisco Homophile League, 1967-1968

Box-folder 19/7-19/9

Society for Individual Rights (SIR)

Box-folder 19/7

General, 1964-1972

Box-folder 19/8

Homosexuals & Employment - William Parker, 1970

Box-folder 19/9

Religion Committee, 1971-1972

Box-folder 19/10

Tavern Guild of San Francisco, 1965-1969

Box-folder 19/11, 194/16

Glide Church Urban Center

Box-folder 19/11


Box-folder 194/16


Box-folder 19/12-19/13

National Sex and Drug Forum

Box-folder 19/12


Box-folder 19/13

Intern, 1973

Box-folder 19/14

Night Ministry, 1965

Box-folder 19/15

Tenderloin Project, 1966


Homophile -- National, International and Regional, 1955-1988 C: 1955-1988

Physical Description: 1.0 box and 19 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries documents the expanse and variety of the Homophile movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Included are mostly printed or mimeographed materials from a variety of organizations that Lyon and Martin participated in or followed as part of the Homophile movement of the time. Included are documents from the Mattachine Society (both national and regional), the East Coast Homophile Organization (ECHO), National Planning Conference of Homophile Organizations, ONE, Inc. and others. The "protest" files provide fliers from the protests organized by Frank Kameny (of the Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C.) in Washington and Philadelphia that took place in 1965 and 1966 to end the firing of homosexual federal employees among other issues.

Arrangement note

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box-folder 19/16

American Civil Liberties Union, 1960, 1964, 1969

Box-folder 19/17

Canadian Council on Religion and the Homosexual, 1965

Box-folder 194/6

Canadian Criminal Code: Homosexuality, 1969

Box-folder 19/18

Circle of Loving Companions (Hay, Harry), 1966, 1975

Box-folder 19/19

Concern, Inc., [Anti-Homophile Group], 1967

Box-folder 19/20

Demophil Center (Boston), 1962

Box-folder 19/21-19/25

East Coast Homophile Organizations (ECHO)

Box-folder 19/21


Box-folder 19/22


Box-folder 19/23


Box-folder 19/24

Congressional Hearings on Employment of Homosexuals in Government, 1965

Box-folder 19/25

Publications, n.d.

Box-folder 19/26

Eastern Regional Homophile Conference, 1967-1968

Box-folder 19/27

Homosexual Law Reform Society (England), 1967

Box-folder 19/28

Homosexuality with Particular Emphasis on the Problem in Governmental Agencies, 1955

Box-folder 19/29

Martin, Del - Miscellaneous Notes, . n.d

Box-folder 20/1-20/15

Mattachine Society

Box-folder 20/1

Constitution and By-Laws, 1958

Box-folder 20/2

Education Handbook and Flyers, 1959

Box-folder 194/12

Viewpoint, 1966

Box-folder 20/3

11th Annual Conference Notes, 1964

Box-folder 20/4

The Homosexual and the Church (Don Slater), n.d.

Box-folder 20/5

Plan for Reorganization, n.d.

Box-folder 20/6

Proposals to Change Constitution, 1960

Box-folder 20/7

6th Convention, 1959

Box-folder 20/8-20/9


Box-folder 20/8

Documents, 1965-1966

Box-folder 20/9

Newsletter, 1965-1966

Box-folder 20/10

New York: Documents, 1961-1972

Box-folder 20/11

San Francisco: Correspondence, 1962, 1965

Box-folder 20/12-20/13


Box-folder 20/12

Committee on Religious Concerns, 1965

Box-folder 20/13

Documents, 1963-1968

Box-folder 20/14

Printed Materials -- Various Chapters, 1961-1966

Box-folder 20/15

Midwest Conference of Homophile Organizations, 1968

Box-folder 20/16

National Homophile Clearing House, 1967

Box-folder 20/17-20/18

National Planning Conference of Homophile Organizations

Box-folder 20/17

Kansans City -- February, 1966

Box-folder 20/18

San Francisco -- August, 1966

Box-folder 20/19-20/20

North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO)

Box-folder 20/19

Credentials Committee, 1967-1968

Box-folder 20/20


Box-folder 20/21

Notes on Homophile Political Activities, 1966

Box-folder 20/22-20/26

ONE, Inc.

Map-case 20/22-20/23


Box-folder 20/22

1961, 1966, 1972

Box-folder 20/23

1982-1984, 1988

Map-case 20/24

Homosexual Bill of Rights, 1961

Map-case 20/25

30 Year Celebration, 1982

Map-case 20/26

Blanche Baker Memorial Library, 1986

Box-folder 20/27

Organizational Listing, 1967

Box-folder 20/28

Pamphlets, Miscellaneous, n.d.

Box-folder 20/29

Pride Foundation, 1967-1968

Box-folder 20/30

Proposed Code for Coalition of Homophile Organizations, n.d.

Box-folder 20/31-20/35


Map-case 20/3

Civil Service Commission - Washington, D. C., 1965

Map-case 20/3

Independence Hall -- Philadelphia, 1965, 1967

Map-case 20/3

Pentagon -- Virginia, n.d.

Map-case 20/3

State Department -- Washington, D.C., 1965

Map-case 20/3

White House -- Washington, D.C., 1965, 1966

Box-folder 21/1

Student Homophile League of Columbia University, 1968-1969

Box-folder 21/2

Task Force on Homosexuality of National Institute of Mental Health, 1969, 1971

Box-folder 21/3

Vanguard, n.d.

Box-folder 21/4

Vennen - Seizure of Danish magazine by US Customs, 1965

Box-folder 21/5

Western Regional Homophile Conference, 1967, 1969


Gay Liberation -- Northern California, D: 1970-1977

Physical Description: 1.0 box

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains materials from Northern California (mostly Bay Area) Gay Liberation organizations from the early through mid 1970s. The subseries documents Lyon and Martin's continued interest in religious issues, as well as civil rights and anti-discrimination concerns. Also included are three folders of newspaper clippings from 1969-1971.

Arrangement note

Box 194 contains legal-sized folders.
Box-folder 21/6

Miscellaneous, 1970

Box-folder 194/7

Bay Area Gay Liberation Flyers, n.d.

Box-folder 21/7

Bisexual Women's Rap, n.d

Box-folder 21/8

Center for Homosexual Education, Evaluation, and Research (CHEER), 1975

Box-folder 194/19

Committee for Homosexual Freedom Materials, 1969

Box-folder 21/9

Committee of Concern for Homosexuals, 1970, 1972

Box-folder 194/13,194/23

Dignity /Catholics

Box-folder 194/13

Gay Liberation Roman Catholic Materials, n.d.

Box-folder 194/23

Writing on "Dignity," 1975

Box-folder 21/10

Episcopal Bishop's Commission on Human Sexuality, 1972-1973

Box-folder 21/11-21/13

Gay Freedom Day [Pride Parade],

Box-folder 21/11


Box-folder 21/12


Box-folder 21/13


Box-folder 21/14

Gay Switchboard, 1971

Box-folder 21/15

Gay People's Union, Stanford University, 1973

Box-folder 21/16

Golden Gate Liberation House, 1974-1977

Box-folder 21/17

Homosexual Action Committee -- Social Action Research Center, 1970-1971

Box-folder 21/18

Homosexual's Mobilized Against Macy's San Francisco, 1970

Box-folder 21/19

Human Rights Commission of San Francisco, 1975-1976

Box-folder 2/20

Legislation - AB473 (Legalization Of Consensual Sexual Acts), 1971

Box-folder 21/21-194/8

Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Job Discrimination Case

Box-folder 21/21


Box-folder 194/8

1973, 1976

Box-folder 21/22

Pride Foundation, 1975

Box-folder 21/23

Peninsula Group of Concern (San Mateo), 1973

Box-folder 21/24

Religion - Gay and Lesbian founded groups, 1972

Box-folder 21/25

Salmacis, 1972

Box-folder 21/6

Sexual Freedom League, n.d.

Box-folder 21/27

United Bay Area Crusade, 1970

Box-folder 21/28

Whitman-Radclyffe Foundation, 1973-1974

Box-folder 21/29-21/33


Box-folder 21/29


Box-folder 21/30


Box-folder 21/31


Box-folder 21/32


Box-folder 21/33

Religion, n.d.


Gay Liberation -- National and International, E: 1971-1977

Physical Description: 23.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains materials relating to National and International Gay Liberation organizations. National organizations are primarily located on the East or West Coasts, the international organization represented is from Holland (the Netherlands). Groups range from professional and religious organizations to community centers, parades and demonstrations. This subseries also includes materials on the building of national coalitions.

Arrangement note

Box 194 contains legal-sized folders.
Box-folder 22/1-22/2

Miscellaneous [2 folders], n.d.

Box-folder 22/3

Advocate Newspaper, 1975-1976

Box-folder 194/1

American Civil Liberties Union Sexual Privacy Project Materials 1973

Box-folder 22/4

California Committee for Sexual Law Reform, 1973

Box-folder 22/5

Dutch Society of Homosexuals, 1971

Box-folder 22/6

Early Lesbian Groups and Contacts, n.d.

Box-folder 22/7

Eugene Gay People's Alliance -- Fact Sheet on Homosexuality, 1973

Box-folder 22/8

Fund for Human Dignity, 1972

Box-folder 22/9

Gay Activist Alliance (New York), 1971-1972

Box-folder 22/10

Gay Community Center (Los Angeles), 1973

Box-folder 22/11

Gay May Day [Demo in Washington, DC], 1971

Box-folder 22/12

Gay Nurses Alliances, 1973-1974, 1977

Box-folder 22/13

Institute for the Study of Human Resources, 1974

Box-folder 22/14, 194/5

List of Gay Organizations [2 folders, one legal-sized], n.d.

Box-folder 22/15, 194/18

Manifestos and Essays

Box-folder 22/15


Box-folder 194/18

Refugees from America: A Gay Manifesto, 1970

Box-folder 22/16

Metropolitan Community Church, 1970, 1973

Box-folder 22/17

National Coalition of Gay Organizations, 1972

Box-folder 22/18

National Gay Mobilizing Committee, 1973

Box-folder 22/19

Religion Established Churches, n.d.

Box-folder 22/20

Stonewall: Gay Residential Treatment Center, Seattle, 1972


Correspondence, 5: 1958-1991

Physical Description: 7.0 boxes and 9 folders

Scope and Contents note

In general Lyon and Martin were not personal letter writers, so this series is not very large. The vast bulk of the correspondence is incoming. Not until the late 1980s did Lyon and Martin save some of their outgoing letters. Lyon and Martin tended to file incoming correspondence with materials concerning the same subject matter and did not keep all their correspondence together. For example, under the Domestic Violence Series there are many letters asking for information or assistance from Martin.

Arrangement note

The Correspondence Series contains 4 subseries: A. Lesbian/Woman, B. Lesbian Mothers, C. Domestic Violence/Battered Wives, and D. Personal and Business Correspondence.

Lesbian/Woman, A: 1972-1983

Physical Description: 1.0 box and 12 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains the correspondence received after the publication of the first two editions of Lesbian/Woman. The majority of this correspondence is from 1972 through 1973 and is mostly incoming, though there is a sprinkling of Lyon and Martin's responses. They made a point of trying to answer the correspondence of all the lesbians who took the time to write to them. The correspondence in this series has been arranged alphabetically by subject. This was done by Lyon and Martin in their desire to write a follow-up book to Lesbian/Woman containing letters they had received. The letters cover a wide variety of subjects from teenagers and young women to isolated lesbians and lesbians in foreign countries. Many of the letters are extremely personal offering the reader much information on the writer's life. For many of the correspondents, this may have been the first time they opened acknowledged their lesbianism.
The "special friends" correspondence includes letters from Jane Rule, Rita Mae Brown, Julie Lee (additional correspondence can be found in the DOB - New Jersey correspondence files), Elsa Gidlow, Kay Tobin, and Harry Hay. See also the letters in the Personal and Business Correspondence subseries. A small amount of correspondence is in response to an article in Ms Magazine published around the time of Lesbian/Women.
Also included in this section are letters received after Lyon and Martin appeared on the Phil Donahue show in 1972. These letters are from a more diverse group of people since the show reached a wider audience than the book. Included is a folder of religious hate letters and assorted religious literature sent as enclosures.

Arrangement note

Photographs sent to Lyon and Martin with correspondence have been removed to the Photo series.
Box-folder 22/22

Autobiographical, 1972-1981

Box-folder 22/23

Bisexuals, 1973, 1979

Box-folder 22/24

Coming Out, 1971-1982

Box-folder 22/25

Country Women, 1974

Box-folder 22/26

Foreign Countries, 1971-1982

Box-folder 23/1

Isolated Lesbians, 1972-1984

Box-folder 23/2

Lesbians Wanting Children, 1972-1973

Box-folder 23/3

Married Women, 1972-1974

Box-folder 23/4

Men, 1972-1978

Box-folder 23/5

Miscellaneous, 1973-1983

Box-folder 23/6

Older Lesbians, 1972-1980

Box-folder 23/7

[on] Organizing, 1972-1975

Box-folder 23/8-23/12

Phil Donahue Show Responses

Box-folder 23/8

Lesbian, 1972-1973

Box-folder 23/9

Men, 1972-1973

Box-folder 23/10

Married Women, 1972-1974

Box-folder 23/11

Religious Hate Letters and Printed Enclosures, 1972-1973

Box-folder 23/12

Straight Women, 1972

Box-folder 23/13

Professionals, 1972-1979

Box-folder 23/14

Religious, 1972-1975, 1982

Box-folder 23/15

Special Friends, 1973

Box-folder 24/1

Straight People, 1973

Box-folder 24/2

Students, Researchers, and Writers, 1972-1979

Box-folder 24/3

Teachers, 1973-1978

Box-folder 24/4

Teenage Lesbians, 1973-1980

Box-folder 24/5

Young Women, 1972-1983

Box-folder 24/6-24/7

Unidentified [2 folders], 1972-1983


Lesbian Mothers, 1972-1983 B: Lesbian Mothers, 1972-1983

Physical Description: 13.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains correspondence about the existence of and legal status of lesbian mothers including letters from lesbian mothers around the country and the world, and from attorneys who were dealing with custody cases including lesbian mothers. The letters are responses to writings about lesbian mothers and some are addressed to the Lesbian Mothers Union. For more materials concerning lesbian mothers see also Series 10. Lesbian Mothers, and the Lesbian Mothers subseries in Series 6. Writings.
Box-folder 24/8

Attorneys, 1972-1981

Box-folder 24/9

Divorced, 1972-1979

Box-folder 25/1

Foreign Countries, 1973-1978

Box-folder 25/2

Foster Children, 1973

Box-folder 25/3

Married, 1972-1976

Box-folder 25/4


Box-folder 25/5

Mothers Who Gave Up Custody, 1972-1982

Box-folder 25/6

Never Married, 1972-1974

Box-folder 25/7

Partners (Women), 1971-1974

Box-folder 25/8

Prisoners, 1974

Box-folder 25/9-25/10

Students, Researchers, and Writers [2 folders], 1972-1983

Box-folder 25/11

Lesbian Mothers Union, 1973-1983


Domestic Violence/Battered Women, C: 1975-1984

Physical Description: 5.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains the correspondence on Domestic Violence, most written in response to the publication of Battered Wives and includes both letters from victims and information on services, including research into battering, and how to start battered women's services. See also Series 11. Battered Women, and the Battered Wives and the Domestic Violence subseries in Series 6. Writings.
Box-folder 25/12

General, 1976-1984

Box-folder 25/13

Research, 1975-1984

Box-folder 25/14

Service Provision, 1976-1981

Box-folder 26/1

Starting Battered Women's Services, 1976-1980

Box-folder 26/2

Victims, 1976-1983


Personal and Business Correspondence, D: 1958-1991

Physical Description: 3.0 boxes and 4 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries is divided into two sections the first consists of letters organized alphabetically by correspondent. This correspondence is generally but not exclusively from friends. There is a small amount of correspondence in this subseries concerning "political aspects" of Lyon and Martin's lives. With a few exceptions the correspondence covers the 1970s through 1991. Some of the well-known correspondents include novelists Rita Mae Brown and Jane Rule. There is also a 1972 letter after the publication of Lesbian/Woman and 1980s correspondence with Helen "Sandy" Sandoz (her DOB name was Helen Sanders) and Stella Rush a couple that were early and active members of DOB-LA. Additional correspondence from Sandy and Stella is located in the DOB series. Much of the earlier correspondents covers DOB activities.
The second section comes after the alphabetical section and is arranged chronologically. It is composed of a mixture of fundraising or information requests, a few short personal letters, endorsements of various political candidates, letters from political figures they endorsed, and requests to speak. San Francisco politician Dianne Feinstein is well represented. This section primarily contains business/political activity related correspondence. They were originally intermingled with clippings and other items never filed. For ease in processing the letters were removed and organized chronologically. The last folder in the series contains assorted note and greeting cards sent to Lyon and Martin covering roughly the 1970s and 1980s.

Arrangement note

First section is arranged alphabetically, the second chronologically.
Box-folder 26/3

Allan, Donna Rae, 1967-1988, 1991

Box-folder 26/4

Before Stonewall Proposal, 1982

Box-folder 26/5

Bradley, Marion Zimmer, 1960

Box-folder 26/6

Brown, Rita Mae, 1970-1982

Box-folder 26/7

Bunyan, F. W., 1958-1962

Box-folder 26/8

College Speakers Bureau, 1973-1977

Box-folder 26/9

Daughters of Bilitis correspondence with members re: Lesbian Herstory Archives Oral History, 1980

Box-folder 26/10

Dearasaugh, Diane, & Ginny Wirtz, 1965, 1971, 1975

Box-folder 26/11

Druid Heights Artist Retreat, 1991, 1993

Box-folder 26/12

Eyde, Edythe [aka Lisa Ben], 1988-1991

Box-folder 26/13

Found in Books, n.d.

Box-folder 26/14

Gay Crusaders Book Project, 1970-1971

Box-folder 26/15

Gearhart, Sally, 1971-1987

Box-folder 26/16

Gee, Nancie, 1964-1989

Box-folder 26/17

Gidlow, Elsa, 1972, 1976

Box-folder 26/18

Glide Publications, 1976

Box-folder 26/19

Hay, Harry, 1966, 1971

Box-folder 26/20

Homosexuality and Lesbianism Panel - UC Berkeley, 1966

Box-folder 26/21

Information, Letter for, 1971-1980

Box-folder 26/22

Kameny, Frank 1970-1971,

Box-folder 26/23

Lee, Julie, 1972-1973

Box-folder 26/24

Legal Advice, Letters for, 1973-1977

Box-folder 26/25

Lesbian Rights Project, 1981-1982

Box-folder 27/1

Lyon/Martin Clinic, 1987

Box-folder 27/2

Lyon, Patricia (Phyllis' sister), 1990

Box-folder 27/3-27/4

Mallet, Jean & Lang, Ruth [2 folders], 1979

Box-folder 27/5-27/6

Martin, Del

Box-folder 27/5

To Phyllis, 1978

Box-folder 27/6

An Open Letter to Feminists About Anti-Porn Laws, 1980

Box-folder 27/7

Media Requests, 1970-1977

Box-folder 27/8

Milk, Harvey, 1978

Box-folder 27/9

Mon, Kendra (Del's daughter), 1974-1982

Box-folder 27/10

Morgan, Robin, 1974, 1983

Box-folder 27/11

Morris, Michelle [book on incest], 1982-1983

Box-folder 27/12

Ms. Foundation for Women, 1991

Box-folder 27/13

National Conference for Lesbians and Gay Men in Canada, 1977

Box-folder 27/14

Personal Correspondence, 1964-1965, 1969

Box-folder 27/15

Plunkett, Vera, n.d.

Box-folder 27/16

Publishers & Editors re: Authors Rights, 1969-1978

Box-folder 27/17

Research, 1971-1972

Box-folder 27/18

Ruhe, Virginia, 1973

Box-folder 27/19

Rule, Jane, 1972-1991

Box-folder 27/20

Sandoz, Helen & Rush, Stella, 1972-1987

Box-folder 27/21

Sarria, Jose (Empress Norton), 1965

Box-folder 27/22

Schlesinger Library, 1981, 1984, 1988

Box-folder 27/23

Shepard, Diana, n.d.

Box-folder 27/24

Speaking Engagements re: Sexuality -- Lyon, 1973-1978

Box-folder 28/1

Still, Monica, 1991

Box-folder 28/2

Teenage Lesbians, 1965, 1967

Box-folder 28/3

Weinstock, Helen "Ilana," 1975, 1978, 1981

Box-folder 28/4

West, Celeste, 1981

Box-folder 28/5

West Coast Lesbian Collections, 1982-1983

Box-folder 28/6

Women's Liberation Speaking, 1973-1975

Box-folder 28/7

Women's Speakers Bureau, 1976

Box-folder 28/8-29/3

General Correspondence

Box-folder 28/8

1965, 1969-1974

Box-folder 28/9


Box-folder 28/10


Box-folder 28/11


Box-folder 28/12


Box-folder 28/13


Box-folder 28/14


Box-folder 29/1


Box-folder 29/2


Box-folder 29/3


Box-folder 29/4

Note and Greeting Cards, n.d.


Writings, 6: 1964-1992

Physical Description: 12.0 boxes and 13 folders

Scope and Contents note

This series covers all of Lyon and Martin's writings from Lesbian/Woman manuscripts to speech notes. The size of this series indicates how much both Martin and Lyon wrote. In many of the other series are various notes taken on these subjects along with duplicate pieces of the writings contained in this series. In order to make their writings more accessible to researchers much of this materials has been culled from the subject files where it was originally contained. Many of the writings overlap in their central theme if not in the majority of what is written. The researcher will find notes on many of the writings identifying it as originally a piece written for another purpose. The writings are an excellent introduction to Martin and Lyons political thinking over time. Lyon and Martin had intended to write two additional books, one on lesbian mothers and one, in the 1980s, concerning censorship and the feminist anti-pornography campaigns. They were concerned with the direction many of these campaigns were taking in regards to censoring pornography. Lyon and Martin were very strong in their stance that any form of censorship is a threat to our civil liberties. Drafts of several chapters are found in the Sexuality, Porn, Censorship & Feminism folder in Subseries C. General Writings.

Arrangement note

The series is arranged in seven subseries: A. Lesbian/Woman, B. Battered Wives, C. General, D. Domestic Violence, E. Lesbian Mothers, F. Speeches, and G. Notes.

Lesbian/Woman, A: 1970-1991

Physical Description: 3.0 boxes and 11 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains publicity, and publishers correspondence, along with manuscripts and notes from all editions and updates of book. Correspondence received after publication is in the Lesbian/Woman subseries of Series 5. Correspondence.

Arrangement note

The subseries is organized chronologically by publication date.
Box-folder 29/5-29/9


Box-folder 29/5

McCall's [Publisher], 1970-1971

Box-folder 29/6

Publishers, 1973

Box-folder 29/7

Bantam [and Publicity], 1977

Box-folder 29/8

1983 edition [and Additions], 1982-1983

Box-folder 29/9

Glide Publications [and Related Materials], 1972-1973

Box-folder 30/1

Book Reviews, n.d

Box-folder 30/2-30/4


Box-folder 30/2


Box-folder 30/3


Box-folder 30/4

Glide Publications, 1972

Box-folder 30/5-33/6


Box-folder 30/5-31/7

1973 Edition

Box-folder 30/5

Chapter 1 - Attitudes Toward and Myths about Lesbianism, 1970

Box-folder 30/6

Chapter 2 - The Evolution of Rhetoric: From Sin & Crime to Mental Illness,1970

Box-folder 30/7

First Edition: Unidentified Manuscript Pages, n.d.

Box-folder 30/8

Introduction/Chapter 1, n.d.

Box-folder 30/9

Chapter 2, n.d.

Box-folder 30/10

Chapter 3, n.d.

Box-folder 30/11

Chapter 4, n.d.

Box-folder 31/1

Chapter 5, n.d.

Box-folder 31/2

Chapter 6, n.d.

Box-folder 31/3

Chapter 7, n.d.

Box-folder 31/4

Chapter 8, n.d.

Box-folder 31/5

Chapter 9, n.d.

Box-folder 31/6

Chapter 10/Miscellaneous Notes on DOB, n.d.

Box-folder 31/7

Bibliography, n.d.

Box-folder 31/8

Update, 1978-1981

Box-folder 31/9-31/11

1983 Edition

Box-folder 31/9

10 Years Later Epilogue, 1983

Box-folder 31/10

Early Draft, 1983

Box-folder 31/11

Proof sheets, 1983

Box-folder 32/1

Update: Notes, 1988

Box-folder 32/2-32/31

1991 Edition

Box-folder 32/2

Outline, 1991

Box-folder 32/3

Partial Early Manuscript, pages 47-77, 1991

Box-folder 32/4

Anniversary, 1991

Box-folder 32/5

Anti-Gay Religious Politics, 1991

Box-folder 32/6

Artificial Insemination/Health, 1991

Box-folder 32/7

Closing Statement, 1991

Box-folder 32/8

Court Decisions, 1991

Box-folder 32/9

Culture, 1991

Box-folder 32/10

Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1991

Box-folder 32/11

Gay Ordinances, 1991

Box-folder 32/12

Gay Rights, 1991

Box-folder 32/13

Housing, 1991

Box-folder 32/14

Immigration, 1991

Box-folder 32/15

Kreps - Lesbian Cops, 1991

Box-folder 32/16

Law, 1991

Box-folder 32/17

Lesbian Mothers/Gay Fathers, 1991

Box-folder 32/18

Lesbian Organizing/ International Year of the Women, 1991

Box-folder 32/19

Media, 1991

Box-folder 32/20

Military, 1991

Box-folder 32/21

Miscellaneous, 1991

Box-folder 195/2, 32/22

Mondanaro, Dr. Josette - Discrimination in Employment

Box-folder 195/2


Box-folder 32/22


Box-folder 32/23

Movement, 1991

Box-folder 32/24

Parents of Gays, 1991

Box-folder 32/25

Politics/Gay Candidates, 1991

Box-folder 32/26

Religion, 1991

Box-folder 32/27

Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1991

Box-folder 32/28

Sex, 1991

Box-folder 32/29

Sports/Pioneers [Women's Basketball], 1991

Box-folder 32/30

Teachers and Students, 1991

Box-folder 32/31

Violence, 1991

Box-folder 32/32-33/2

Early Manuscript Notes [3 folders], n.d.

Box-folder 33/3

Next to Final Draft, n.d.

Box-folder 33/4

Editorial Comments, n.d.

Box-folder 33/5

Second Proof, n.d.

Box-folder 33/6

Unbound Signatures (to page 222), n.d.


Battered Wives, B: 1973-1983

Physical Description: 6.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries does not contain manuscripts but it does contain publicity and publishers correspondence along with reviews and articles on the book. Two folders of research materials containing a police report from Kansas City in 1993 and various materials including papers by others on Battered Women and the Law are also included. See also Battered Wives subseries in Series 5. Correspondence and Series 11. Battered Women. For articles on Domestic Violence written after the publication of Battered Wives, see Subseries D. Domestic Violence in this series.
Box-folder 34/1

Correspondence re: Publication, 1976-1983

Box-folder 34/2

Publicity, 1976, 1981, n.d.

Box-folder 32/3

Reviews and Articles, 1976-1979

Box-folder 34/4-34/5


Box-folder 34/4

Battered Women and the Law (inc. papers by others), 1973-1975

Box-folder 34/5

Kansas City Police Report, 1973

Box-folder 34/6

Speaking Engagements, n.d.


General Writings, C: 1960-1993

Physical Description: 2.0 boxes

Scope and Contents note

This subseries primarily contains writings on feminism, and lesbian and gay subjects organized alphabetically by title. The documents from the 1960s, mostly written by Martin, reflect the issues that were of major concern to them at the time; the homophile movement (especially lesbians in it), police harassment, and the church. The later writings reflect the emergence of feminism and their shift to women's issues and lesbians. A few writings explicitly describe this shift in their political focus. If That's All There Is (1970), by Martin is a public statement on why they left the homophile community for the women's movement. This file also includes correspondence received in response to the articles publication in Vector. Also included is the manuscript for a small book written by Lyon and Martin, Lesbian Love and Liberation: The Yes Book of Sex (1973).
Untitled writings have been assigned subject headings and these folder titles are in brackets. For writings that were for an article or a chapter in a book - the title of the article or chapter appears first in quotation marks followed by the book or periodical title in italics. If known, titles are followed by the authors last names. An attempt has been made to identify whether the piece was written jointly by Lyon and Martin or co-authored with others. Where an author name is lacking this information was not readily available.

Arrangement note

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by title or assigned subject.
Box-folder 34/7-34/8


Box-folder 34/7

1974, 1977, n.d.

Box-folder 34/8


Box-folder 34/9

Afterthought: Lesbians as Gay and as Women, in We'll Do it Ourselves: Combating Sexism in Education, Martin & Gearhart, 1973-1974

Box-folder 34/10

Anniversary, in The Lesbian Path, Lyon & Martin, 1979-1982

Box-folder 34/11

Bisexuality, Miscellaneous, Lyon & Martin, n.d.

Box-folder 34/12

Burke, Yvonne Press Release, Martin, 1978

Box-folder 34/13

Censorship Writings, Lyon & Martin, 1983, 1990-1991

Box-folder 35/1

The Church and the Homosexual, in Spectrum, Lyon & Maurer, 1970

Box-folder 35/2

Council on Religion and the Homosexual, Martin, 1960

Box-folder 35/3

Double Jeopardy: Lesbian Survival in a Hetero/Sexist Society, in Femicide, 1973-1974

Box-folder 35/4

Foreword, in Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services/Social Services for Gay Men and Lesbians, 1997

Box-folder 35/5

[Gay & Bisexual Women & Men Frictions], n.d.

Box-folder 35/6

Gay and Growing (never published), Lyon & Martin, 1974-1975

Box-folder 35/7

Gay Men and the ERA, in Coming Up, Martin, Mar, 1980

Box-folder 35/8

Gifted Woman, Lyon & Martin, 1991-1992

Box-folder 35/9

Hindsights, Lyon & Martin, Transcript of Interview, 1993

Box-folder 35/10

The Homophile Movement & Gay Liberation, (unpublished), Lyon & Martin, n.d.

Box-folder 35/11

Homosexual Love - Women to Women, Men to Men, in Love Today, Martin, Mariah, 1971-1974

Box-folder 35/12

If That's All There Is, Martin, [much correspondence], n.d.

Box-folder 35/13

KNOW, Inc., 1974

Box-folder 35/14

Les Gals, Who is a Lesbian & NOW article, 1967

Box-folder 35/15

Lesbian and Gay Marriage, interview, Lyon & Martin, 1991

Box-folder 35/16

A Lesbian Approach to Theology, in Is Gay Good Lyon & Martin, 1970

Box-folder 35/17

The Lesbian Is: Her Feelings Are, (unpublished), Lyon & Martin, n.d.

Box-folder 35/18

Lesbian Liberations and Early Days of the D.O.B., in Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review , 1995

Box-folder 35/19

Lesbian Love and Liberation: The Yes Book of Sex, Lyon & Martin, 1973

Box-folder 35/20

Lesbian Pioneers, interview in Uncommon Heroes, Lyon & Martin, n.d.

Box-folder 36/1

Lesbian Women & Mental Health Policy in Women & Mental Health Policy, Martin & Lyon, 1983-1984

Box-folder 36/2

The Lesbian & the Women's Rights Movement, 1970

Box-folder 36/3

[The Lesbians Role in San Francisco Politics], n.d.

Box-folder 36/4

Lesbians - The Key to Women's Liberation, in Trends, 1973

Box-folder 36/5

The Music Goes Round & Round ..., in Mattachine Review, Martin, n.d.

Box-folder 36/6

The New Sexuality & the Homosexual, in The New Sexuality, Martin & Lyon, 1973

Box-folder 36/7

Particular Disadvantages to the Lesbian, SFPD Community Relations, 1965-1975

Box-folder 36/8

Playboy Discussion re: Homosexuality, Lyon, 1971

Box-folder 36/9

The Police Beat, in Vector, Martin, 1968

Box-folder 36/10

The Older Lesbian, in Positively Gay, Lyon & Martin, 1979-1983

Box-folder 36/11

Press Releases, 1973, 1977-1978

Box-folder 36/12

The Realities of Lesbianism, in Motive , 1969

Box-folder 36/13

Reminiscences of Two Female Homophiles, in Our Right to Love: A Lesbian Resources Book, Lyon & Martin, 1978

Box-folder 36/14

Review of Margaret Cruikshank's The Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement, in Journal of Homosexuality, 1993

Box-folder 36/15

Sapphistry - Forward, Lyon, 1981

Box-folder 36/16

San Francisco Bay Times - Guest Column, Martin, 1978

Box-folder 36/17

Sexual Latitude, Lyon & Martin, 1971

Box-folder 36/18

Sexuality, Porn, Censorship and Feminism, Lyon & Martin Book Draft, 1970

Box-folder 36/19

Sisters - Various Articles, 1970

Box-folder 36/20

Your Votes Does Make a Difference, in Lesbian - Contradiction, Lyon & Martin, 1992

Box-folder 36/21

What Ever Happened to Sally? Martin, n.d.

Box-folder 36/22

Womanlove, in Amazon Quarterly, Lyon & Martin, 1975


Domestic Violence, D: 1977-1986

Physical Description: 1.0 box and 14 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains various articles written by Martin on various aspects of Domestic Violence from 1977, after publication of Battered Wives, through 1982. See also the Battered Wives subseries this series and in Series 5. Correspondence, as well as Series 11. Battered Women.
Box-folder 36/23

The Economics of Wife Beating, n.d.

Box-folder 36/24

Wife Beating: A Product of Sociosexual Development -- Proof, n.d.

Box-folder 37/1

Book Reviews by Martin, n.d.

Box-folder 37/2-37/4


Box-folder 37/2

Notes and Speeches, n.d.

Box-folder 37/3

Speeches, n.d.

Box-folder 37/4


Box-folder 37/5

Conjugal Terrorism, -- Forward, n.d.

Box-folder 37/6

Feminist Therapy: What It Really Is, n.d.

Box-folder 37/7

Feminist Therapy Research, 1973-1976

Box-folder 37/8

Battered Women and Economic Research, 1972-1977

Box-folder 37/9

Beating Her, Slamming, Making Her Cry, in New York Times, 1975

Box-folder 37/10-37/12

Domestic Violence: A Sociological Perspective

Box-folder 37/10

Draft, n.d.

Box-folder 37/11

First And Final Draft, n.d.

Box-folder 37/12

Notes, n.d.

Box-folder 37/13-37/15

A Feminist Analysis of Wife Beating

Box-folder 37/13-37/14

[2 folders] 1977

Box-folder 37/15

APA Correspondence/Papers of Others, 1976-1981

Box-folder 37/16

'Battered Women' Society's Problem, in Victimization of Women, 1977

Box-folder 37/17

The Role of the Doctor in Identifying Wife Abuse, in Osteopathic Physician, 1977

Box-folder 37/18

Battered Women: Issues of Public Policy, 1978

Box-folder 37/19

Domestic Violence Testimony, 1978

Box-folder 38/1

Society's Vindication of the Wife-Batterer, in Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law, 1978

Box-folder 38/2

Stopping Wife Abuse: Women's Resource Network Manual,- Forward, 1978

Box-folder 38/3

The Politics of Battering Understanding Societal Imperatives, 1978-1979

Box-folder 38/4

Battered Women, in Women's Sexual Experience, 1977-1981

Box-folder 38/5

Battered Wives - Five Years Later, 1981

Box-folder 38/6

Getting Free: Self Help Manual for Battered Women: Introduction, 1982

Box-folder 38/7

If I Should Die Before I Wake - Note Concerning, 1982

Box-folder 38/8-38/10

Historical Roots of Domestic Violence

Box-folder 38/8

Notes And Drafts, 1985

Box-folder 38/9

Manuscript, 1985

Box-folder 38/10

Epilogue, 1985

Box-folder 38/11

Domestic Violence Overview, 1985

Box-folder 38/12

Criminal Justice and Domestic Violence, 1986


Lesbian Mothers, E: 1973-1982

Physical Description: 10.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains writings on lesbian mothers by both Lyon and Martin.

Arrangement note

The subseries is organized chronologically.
Box-folder 38/13

Miscellaneous, n.d.

Box-folder 38/14

Lesbian Mothers, Ms., Lyon & Martin, 1973

Box-folder 38/15

The 'ACT' and Lesbian Mothers, Lesbian Tide, 1975

Box-folder 38/16

Concerns of Lesbian Parents, Martin, 1978

Box-folder 38/17

Lesbian Mothers: Legal Realities, GPU News, 1975

Box-folder 38/18

Gays and Children Lesbian/Woman Manuscript Materials, 1976-1977

Box-folder 38/19

Concerns of Lesbian Parents, The Matrifocal Family: Its Effects on Mothers & Children, Martin, 1978-1979

Box-folder 38/20

Psychosocial Implications in Lesbian Mothers Custody Cases, APA Presentation, 1979

Box-folder 39/1

Child Custody & The Homosexual Parent, Judges Journal, Martin, Hitchens, & Morgan, 1979

Box-folder 39/2

Lesbian Moms, KPFA Radio Presentation, 1982


Speeches, F: 1964-1991

Physical Description: 3.0 boxes

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains materials from speeches given by Lyon or Martin over the course of three decades. Many of the files consist of handwritten index cards of speech notes or identified fragments. Untitled or fragmented speeches are filed under probable subject area, this fragmentation is most obvious in the Lesbianism and the Battered Women files where it is hard to identify where one speech ends and another begins and where the speech may have been given. Martin and Lyon addressed a wide range of subjects in their speeches.

Arrangement note

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by title.
Box-folder 39/3

Abortion Rally, Martin, 1971

Box-folder 39/4

Activism - Remarks on for Queer Nation, Lyon & Martin, 1991

Box-folder 39/5

Attacking the Cycle of Violence, AAUW Convention, Martin, 1983

Box-folder 39/6-39/10

Battered Women Miscellaneous, Martin [5 folders] n.d.

Box-folder 39/11

BWMT Convention Remarks, Lyon & Martin, 1990

Box-folder 39/12

Chisholm (Shirley) Rally, Martin, 1972

Box-folder 39/13

Coalition for Justice for Battered Women - Testimony, Martin, 1980

Box-folder 39/14

CRH State Fair Booth, 1965

Box-folder 39/15

COSW Acceptance Speech, Martin, 1972

Box-folder 39/16

DOB & Lesbianism, Lyon, n.d.

Box-folder 39/17

DOB: The Very First Meeting, Lyon & Martin, 1991

Box-folder 39/18

Domestic Partners Day Remarks, 1991

Box-folder 39/19

ERA - Now speech at Women's Coalition Conference, 1970

Box-folder 39/20

ERA Rally, Martin, 1978

Box-folder 39/21

Feminism & Sexual Preference - Conflicts & Bridges, Women's Day in the Park, Lyon & Martin, 1980

Box-folder 39/22

First Real Step Toward Building a Viable Movement for Gay Civil Rights in Minnesota, Lyon & Martin, 1974

Box-folder 40/1

From "Mental Illness" to an APA Division: Homosexuality & Psychology, APA Convention, Martin, 1985

Box-folder 40/2

Future Sex Roles, Martin, 1969

Box-folder 40/3

Gay & Lesbian Culture, Arrowsmith Academy, 1993

Box-folder 40/4

Gay Liberation, Lyon, n.d.

Box-folder 40/5

Gay Pride Awareness Week, 1983

Box-folder 40/6

Gay Rights Movement & Lesbians, Lyon, 1978

Box-folder 40/7

George Washington High School - Hall of Merit Award, 1991

Box-folder 40/8

Homophile and the Law - UC Extension Class, Martin, 1967

Box-folder 40/9

Homosexuality and the Church, St. Aiden's, Martin, 1965

Box-folder 40/10

Homosexuality: Definition and History of Attitudes, Lyon, 1977

Box-folder 40/11

IWY Support Coalition Speech, Martin, 1977

Box-folder 40/12

Is There a Gay Women's Movement?, 1971

Box-folder 40/13

Jake Gimbel Lectures, UC Berkeley, Lyon, 1974

Box-folder 40/14

Jeanine Rae Award at National Women's Music Festival, 1994

Box-folder 40/15

KCBS News Magazine, 1983

Box-folder 40/16

Lesbians & Gay Liberation, 1973

Box-folder 40/17

The Lesbian & Women's Liberation, Lyon & Martin, n.d.

Box-folder 40/18

Lesbians & the Women's Movement, Lyon, n.d.

Box-folder 40/19

Lesbians, 1990

Box-folder 40/20

The Lesbian in America, n.d.

Box-folder 40/21

The Lesbian in Our Society, Martin, n.d.

Box-folder 40/22

Lesbian Mother and their Children, APA Convention, Anaheim, 1975

Box-folder 40/23

Lesbian Movement into the 80's, 1980

Box-folder 40/24

Lesbian Rights Luncheon - Women & Law Conference, Martin, 1979

Box-folder 40/25

Lesbian Sexuality, Lyon, 1989

Box-folder 40/26-40/35


Box-folder 40/26-40/28


Box-folder 40/26


Box-folder 40/27


Box-folder 40/28

Lyon, 1972

Box-folder 40/29

Fargo, ND, 1977

Box-folder 40/30

Kirksville, MO, Lyon, 1973

Box-folder 40/31

Lesbian Conference, Austin TX, Martin, 1991

Box-folder 40/32

Sacramento State University, Martin & Lyon, 1972

Box-folder 40/33

San Francisco Now, Martin, 1979

Box-folder 40/34

UC Davis, Martin, 1972

Box-folder 40/35

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Martin, 1972

Box-folder 40/36

Lesbianism, The Key, Humanist Society, Lyon, 1974

Box-folder 40/37

Lesbians Past, Present & Future, 1978

Box-folder 40/38

Lesbian Sexuality, University of Missouri, 1975

Box-folder 40/39

The Lifestyle of the Homosexual, CRH Symposium at UC Berkeley, Martin, n.d.

Box-folder 40/40

Lifestyles of the Non-Patient Homosexual, APA Panel, Martin, 1971

Box-folder 41/1

Mendocino CA, 1991

Box-folder 41/2

Morrison (Jack) Memorial, 1991

Box-folder 41/3

Northern California Broadcasters Assoc., Martin, 1979

Box-folder 41/4-41/5

NOW Conference

Box-folder 41/4

Keynote Address, Lyon, 1971

Box-folder 41/5

Lesbian Rights Plenary, 1988

Box-folder 41/6-41/9


Box-folder 41/6

Sacramento - Grand Marshals, 1980

Box-folder 41/7-41/8

San Francisco

Box-folder 41/7


Box-folder 41/8

Grand Marshals, 1989

Box-folder 41/9

Indianapolis Gay Pride, Lyon & Martin, 1984

Box-folder 41/10

Persecution of Lesbians & Gay Men, Remarks to SF Board of Supervisors, Lyon & Martin, 1991

Box-folder 41/11

Portland Gay Workshop, Lyon, 1977

Box-folder 41/12

Preserving Women's History Conference, Martin, 1984

Box-folder 41/13

Rhetoric of Sexual Liberation, Martin, n.d.

Box-folder 41/14

Rose (Lester Ulmsted), Endorsement for Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club, n.d.

Box-folder 41/15

Safe Place, Martin, 1988

Box-folder 41/16

SFPD Hiring Discrimination, Lyon, n.d.

Box-folder 41/17

She Who reading, Lyon, 1980

Box-folder 41/18

The Self Identity of Women & of Homosexuals, n.d.

Box-folder 41/19

Sex & the Law - Introduction, Lyon, n.d.

Box-folder 41/20

Sexual Politics & The Moral Majority, Sex in the '80s Conference, Lyon & Martin, 1981

Box-folder 41/21

Show Me Teaching Sexuality Book, Martin, 1986

Box-folder 41/22

The Socio-sexual Experience of Homosexuals, Lyon & Martin, 1973

Box-folder 41/23

Texas Trail, Martin, 1978

Box-folder 41/24

20 Years of Gay Activism: from Police Raids to Political Office, Lyon, 1976

Box-folder 41/25-41/26

Unidentified Speech Notes

Box-folder 41/25

General, n.d.

Box-folder 41/26

Small Speeches, n.d.

Box-folder 41/27

Unity through Awareness, Keynote Address, Martin, 1979

Box-folder 41/28

Visions: Intervention and Prevention Conference, 1980

Box-folder 41/29

What Women's Groups have in Mind, Martin, 1971

Box-folder 41/30

Women and Violence Miscellaneous, 1986

Box-folder 41/31

Women Loving Women: Issues for the 1980s, Lyon & Martin, 1982-1983

Box-folder 42/1

Women's Sexuality Symposium, Buffalo NY, Lyon, 1978

Box-folder 42/2

The Young Adult & Sexual Identity, DOB Panel Discussion, 1964

Box-folder 42/3

Women's Studies Graduation UC Berkeley, Lyon & Martin, 1984


Notes, G: 1970-1980

Physical Description: 6.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains notes on a variety of subjects and organizations including the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (HRC) and the Committee on the Status of Women (COSW). One folder contains information by others.
Box-folder 42/4

Discrimination, n.d.

Box-folder 42/5

Miscellaneous, 1980

Box-folder 42/6

HRC & COSW, 1970

Box-folder 42/7

By others, n.d.

Box-folder 42/8

Research Studies, n.d.

Box-folder 193/C

Family Violence Bibliography on file cards, n.d.


Police Oversight, 7: 1965-1988

Physical Description: 2.0 boxes and 29 folders

Scope and Contents note

This series documents Del Martin's efforts in the monitoring and reform of San Francisco Police Department's activities from the mid 1960s through 1980. The series is concerned primarily with two issues -the monitoring of unwarranted police harassment and violence against civilians and the drive to open the police department to women officers. For additional material on violence, some of it related to police response, see also Series 8. Organizations, Committees, Coalitions (primarily Subseries D. Commission on Crime Control and Violence Prevention, Subseries K. San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, and Subsereis L. San Francisco Human Rights Commission), Series 19. Clippings Files, and Series 6. Writings.

Arrangement note

This series contains five subseries: A. Citizens Alert, B. Mayor's Council on Criminal Justice, C. Miscellaneous Police Issues, D. Women Police Officers, and E. Printed Materials.

Citizens Alert, A: 1965-1972

Physical Description: 22.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains materials documenting the activities of Citizens Alert. This important and pioneering community group in San Francisco was formed in August 1965, their purpose "to collect, analyze and channel to responsible governmental and social agencies accurate, reliable reports growing out of charges of police misbehavior including brutality, harassment and unequal enforcement and application of the law...." Much of the documentation is concerned with how best to monitor the police department and plans for police department reform. In order to achieve its goal Citizens Alert operated a 24 hour telephone hotline to report incidents and put pressure on the police department and public officials to be more responsive to charges of police department intimidation, harassment, and brutality. They also strove to educate the public on their civil rights if approached or arrested by a police officer. Citizens Alert's membership and board were composed of individuals from many different communities in San Francisco. Martin was a founding member and served as chairperson in 1969 and as a member of the board from 1969 to 1972
News clippings covering much of Citizens Alert's and police activity for the mid to late 1960s is contained in Subseries E. Printed Materials.
Box-folder 42/9

By-laws, n.d.

Box-folder 42/10

Citizens Against the Tactical Squad (CATS), 1969

Box-folder 42/11-42/12


Box-folder 42/11


Box-folder 42/12


Box-folder 42/13

Department of Corrections, Establishment of, 1970

Box-folder 42/14

Flyers, various, n.d.

Box-folder 42/15

Funding Proposal, 1968

Box-folder 42/16

Fundraising, n.d.

Box-folder 42/17

Jail Reform Conference, 1970

Box-folder 42/18

Juvenile Hall - Statement to the Grand Jury, 1967

Box-folder 42/19

Minutes and Financial Statements, 1967-1970

Box-folder 42/20

Police Community Relations (8 point plan), 1967-1969

Box-folder 42/21

Police Complaints, 1965-1969

Box-folder 42/22

Press Releases, n.d.

Box-folder 42/23

Related Organizations Materials, n.d.

Box-folder 42/24

Reports and Histories, 1965-1968

Box-folder 42/25

Review of 1969 (Martin's notes), 1969

Box-folder 42/26

Retreat, Notes, 1968

Box-folder 42/27

San Francisco Friends Meeting, 1969

Box-folder 42/28-42/30


Box-folder 42/28

Duty Officer Materials, n.d.

Box-folder 42/29

List, 1969

Box-folder 42/30

Log, 1968-1969


Mayor's Criminal Justice Council, B: 1974-1988

Physical Description: 5.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains memoranda, minutes and other materials from the Citizens Safety Taskforce of the Mayor's Criminal Justice Council. Martin was a member of the council from 1975 through 1978. The Taskforce was responsible for developing and then recommending to the Council policies describing goals and priorities concerning citizen safety.
Box-folder 43/1

Standards for the San Francisco Police Department, 1975

Box-folder 43/2

LEAA Grant Application [SF Citizen Safety Project], 1975

Box-folder 66/4-66/6

Mayor's Criminal Justice Committee [3 folders], 1976-1979


Miscellaneous, C: 1968-1981

Physical Description: 26.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries covers a variety of police related committees, task forces and the like. Martin served on the board of Friends of San Francisco Deputies and Inmates from 1972 through 1975. She was also a member of the Police Liaison Committee of the Human Rights Commission. Box 195 contains legal-sized folders.
Box-folder 43/3

Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club re: Police Dept. Budget, 1973

Box-folder 43/4

Citizen Complaints (office of), 1982

Box-folder 43/5

Citizens Compliant Investigations Reference Materials, 1968

Box-folder 43/6

Citizens for Justice, 1976

Box-folder 43/7

Coalition for Police Accountability, 1978-1979

Box-folder 43/8

Community "no-fault" Boards Proposal, 1976

Box-folder 43/9

Friends of San Francisco Deputies and Inmates, 1972-1975

Box-folder 43/10

Human Rights Commission Police Liaison Committee, 1970-1977

Box-folder 195/11

Individual Rights Legal Defense Fund, 1974

Box-folder 43/11

Mission District Police Station, n.d.

Box-folder 43/12, 194/3

Office of Consumer Complaints

Box-folder 43/12

SF Bar Association Proposal, 1976-1978

Box-folder 194/3

Notes and Letters, 1976-1978

Box-folder 43/13

Phillips, Janet - Police Brutality Case, 1977

Box-folder 43/14-43/15

Police Commission

Box-folder 43/14

General, 1974-1976

Box-folder 43/15

Proposed SF Police Manuals, 1975

Box-folder 43/16-43/18

Police Community Relations

Box-folder 43/16

Meeting, 1970

Box-folder 43/17

Task Force, 1976-1977

Box-folder 43/18

Unit, 1980

Box-folder 43/19

Police Officers Oral Panel, 1975

Box-folder 43/20, 195/12

Polk Street Committee [2 folders, one legal-sized], 1981

Box-folder 43/21

Prisons/Prisoners Miscellaneous Materials, 1970

Box-folder 43/22

Public Defender Organizing, 1978

Box-folder 44/1

Recruitment of Lesbian/ Gay Officers, 1979

Box-folder 44/2

Regional Criminal Justice Plan, 1976

Box-folder 44/3

Select Committee on Crime and Violence, 1981


Women Police Officers, D: 1974-1988

Physical Description: 8.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains materials documenting Martin's special interest in the opening up of the San Francisco Police Department to Women Officers. She was a member of the Coalition to Open the Protective Services (COPS), an organization working for affirmative action in the employment of women and minorities in the SFPD.
Box-folder 44/4

Open the Protective Services (COPS), 10th Anniversary, 1985

Box-folder 44/5

Discrimination Suit, 1975

Box-folder 44/6

Project Agility and Coalition to Open the Protective Services, 1974-1975

Box-folder 44/7

Recruitment Project Press Packet, 1982

Box-folder 44/8

Scarborough Support Committee, 1988

Box-folder 44/9

Tests and Screening Procedures, 1976

Box-folder 44/10

Women's Advisory Council to the San Francisco Police Department, 1976-1977

Box-folder 44/11

Women in Criminal Justice, 1979-1981


Printed Materials, E: 1967-1980

Physical Description: 17.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists mostly of news clippings covering the topics addressed in the rest of the series, it also contains some San Francisco Police Department documents along with a few related publications.
Box-folder 44/12

Police Community Relations News Clippings, 1968-1969

Box-folder 44/13

Fight Police Terror: Smash Racism - Progressive Labor Party, n.d.

Box-folder 44/14

Complaints Regarding Police Actions Against Citizens ACLU Report, 1968

Box-folder 44/15

Letters to the FBI, Novack, John M., 1966

Box-folder 44/16

Miscellaneous, n.d.

Box-folder 44/17

The Neighborhood Legal News, 1968-1969

Box-folder 44/18

Office of Citizen Complaints News Clippings, 1980

Box-folder 44/19

Police Actions News Clippings, 1974-1975, 1977

Box-folder 44/20

Police/Prisons/Criminal Justice News Clippings, 1970-1978

Box-folder 44/21

Victimless Crimes, 1968-1976

Box-folder 45/1-45/2

San Francisco Police

Box-folder 45/1

Code, 1966

Box-folder 45/2

Department News Clippings, 1967-1969

Box-folder 45/3

Tactical Squad News Clippings, 1968-1969

Box-folder 45/4-45/7

Women Police Officers News Clippings

Box-folder 45/4-45/5


Box-folder 45/4


Box-folder 45/5


Box-folder 45/6

Discrimination Suits, 1976, 1978-1979

Box-folder 45/7

Miscellaneous, n.d.


Organizations, Committees, Coalitions, 8: 1966-1997

General Physical Description note: 35 boxes plus oversized material

Scope and Contents note

This series highlights Martin and Lyon's volunteer work with various organizations, committees and commissions from the late 1960s through the early 1990s. The bulk of the materials are from the 1970s through the mid 1980s. The series contains minutes, correspondence and other administrative documents such as reports, there is very little financial information. In addition to administrative documents the bulk of the files are related to programming for the various organizations. These files include conference and public hearing materials, subject files, task forces and committees, along with printed newsletters and brochures.
The series documents Lyon and Martin's dedication for preserving and expanding the civil rights of everyone but especially lesbians, gay men, and women. Martin's involvement in the National Organization for Women (NOW), The [California] Commission on Crime Control and Violence (CCCVP), and the [San Francisco] Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) is well documented. Lyon was active in the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (HRC) and especially its Gay and Lesbian Advisory Committee (GLAC). Together they participated in International Women's Year (IWY) organizing, both were elected delegates to the 1977 conference in Houston Texas; The Coalition for Human Rights (CHR); the Lesbian Caucus [of San Francisco]; and the San Francisco Feminist Democrats.
See also Series 1-3. Daughters of Bilitis, Series 4. Homophile and Gay Liberation Organizations, and Series 14. Campaigns/Democratic Clubs for other organizations in which Lyon and/or Martin were actively involved. Series 9. Research Files and Series 19. Clipping Files for other materials saved by Martin and Lyon about organizations or issues in which Lyon and Martin showed interest but were not actively involved.

Arrangement note

The Series is divided into 14 subseries, some of which are further divided into sub-subseries. The subseries are: A. American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU), B. Center for Special Problems, C. Coalition for Human Rights, D. Commission on Crime Control and Violence Prevention, E. International Women's Year, F. Lesbian Caucus, G. Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, H. National Organization for Women (NOW) -- California, I. National NOW, J. San Francisco Feminist Democrats, K. San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women (COSW), L. San Francisco Human Rights Commission (HRC)/Gay and Lesbian Advisory Committee (GLAC), M. San Francisco Women's Centers, and N. Miscellaneous Organziations/Committees.

American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU), A: 1979-1991

Physical Description: 4.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains materials related to Lyon and Martin's connection to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). During the early 1980s they were active in the Gay Rights Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and were awarded the 1990 Warren Civil Liberties Award for their preceding four decades of work on promoting civil liberties.
Box-folder 45/8

Bathhouse Issues, 1984

Box-folder 45/9

Civil Liberties Award honoring Lyon\Martin, 1990

Box-folder 45/10

Domestic Partners, 1982-1983

Box-folder 45/11

Gay Rights Chapter, 1979- 1991


Center for Special Problems, B: 1967-1981

Physical Description: 6.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

The Center for Special Problems was a public health program for the treatment of major social and health problems, which were traditionally neglected in city health programs specifically problems related to alcohol, sex, drug abuse and sexual identity. Both Lyon and Martin were founding members and on the citizens advisory board in 1974 and 1975. Lyon was vice chair of the board in 1976 and chair in 1978. The records primarily cover 1973 through 1981 and include minutes and correspondence related to the Community Advisory Board. In addition there is one folder of materials concern Dr. Joel Fort who was director of the Center for Special Problems and also worked with Lyon on the National Sex and Drug Forum.
Box-folder 45/12

Joel Fort Defense Fund, 1967-1968

Box-folder 45/13

Mental Health Problems, 1973-1974

Box-folder 45/14-45/16

Miscellaneous Materials

Box-folder 45/14


Box-folder 45/15


Box-folder 45/16


Box-folder 46/1

Civil Service Commission Task Force, 1974


Coalition for Human Rights, C: 1981-1984

Physical Description: 8.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

The Coalition for Human Rights was founded in 1981 as a response to the intensifying of right wing politics, especially the Moral Majority and its campaign against gays and lesbians. The Coalition consisted of representatives from thirty-five predominantly lesbian, gay and bisexual community groups who combined to orchestrate a coordinated response to these serious threats. Martin served as a representative of the Commission on Crime Control and Violence Prevention (CCCVP) and Lyon as representative of the city's Human Rights Commission (HRC). The files indicate that the group was short lived with documentation ending in 1983. The subseries contains minutes, correspondence, materials from the three committees: education, issues, and outreach, and a folder on a conference presented in November 1981 on the Family Protection Act.
Box-folder 46/2

Committee Materials, 1981-1982

Box-folder 46/3

Correspondence, 1981-1983

Box-folder 46/4

Education Committee, 1981-1983

Box-folder 46/5

Family Protection Act - Conference & Workshop Transcript, 1981

Box-folder 46/6

Founding Materials, 1981

Box-folder 46/7

Minutes, 1981-1984

Box-folder 46/8

Notes, n.d.

Box-folder 46/9

Resolutions, n.d.


Commission on Crime Control and Violence Prevention (CCCVP), D: 1979-1983

Physical Description: 4.0 boxes and 8 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries documents the Commission on Crime Control and Violence Prevention (CCCVP) and their charge to seek out the root causes of violence in our society. Martin served for the life of this California State Commission from 1979 through 1983. Members of the commission researched the current academic knowledge on violent crimes then presented their findings through a series of public hearings, reports, and recommendations to government agencies responsible for crime prevention and public safety. The CCCVP files are divided into administrative files and subject files. The administrative files include materials relating to personnel selection, the CCCVP's mission, the planning of public hearings, the process of selecting academic research for the CCCVP's literature review, bylaws, majority and minority reports publicity, and lists of crime-related legislation proposed and approved by the California legislature during 1981 and 1982. Descriptions of the bills and Martin's handwritten notes are included.
The Causes and Prevention of Violence public hearings were the most visible aspect of CCCVPs work. Materials include proceedings on subjects from "Birthing and Infant Bonding" to "Violence in American Life." To complement the public hearing files are subject files containing detailed information on the root causes of crime and violence that were not discussed at the public meetings. The files contain printed materials and special papers requested especially for the CCCVP from academics and others on various areas of violence prevention. The subjects span nutritional causes, and childhood causes, to the socio-economic causes of violent crime.
Box-folder 46/10-49/1

Administrative Files

Box-folder 46/10-46/12


Box-folder 46/10


Box-folder 46/11


Box-folder 46/12


Box-folder 46/13

Annual Report to CA Legislature, 1980

Box-folder 46/14

Creation of Commission, 1979-1983

Box-folder 46/15

Farewell Information, 1982-1983

Box-folder 46/16

Literature Review, n.d.

Box-folder 46/17

Majority Report, n.d.

Box-folder 47/1

Minority Report, n.d.

Box-folder 47/2

Personnel Selection, n.d.

Box-folder 47/3

Public Relations, n.d.

Box-folder 47/4

Approved Legislation, 1981-1982

Box-folder 47/5

Related Legislation, 1981

Box-folder 47/6

Speech by Gov. Jerry Brown, 1981

Box-folder 47/7

San Francisco, Handgun Control Ordinance Task Force, 1982

Box-folder 47/8

County Task Force, Violence Prevention, 1980-1981

Box-folder 47/9

Public Responses, n.d.

Box-folder 47/10

Prevention Projects, n.d.

Box-folder 47/11

Statement of Goals, Community Organizing Seminars, 1981

Box-folder 47/12

Birthing and Infant Bonding, 1980

Box-folder 48/1

Nutritional and Biochemical Influences on Aggressive and Violent Behavior, 1980

Box-folder 48/2

The Biological Aspects of Violent Behavior, 1981

Box-folder 48/3

Family, Parenting and Early Childhood Development, 1981

Box-folder 48/4

Social, Economic and Cultural Factors, 1981

Box-folder 48/5

Violence in American Life, 1981

Box-folder 48/6

Community Solutions to Crime and Violence, 1981

Box-folder 48/7

An Ounce of Prevention: Toward an Understanding of the Cause of Violence, Preliminary Report, 1981

Box-folder 48/8

Causes of Violence: Social, Economic and Cultural Factors, 1981

Box-folder 48/9

Family, Parenting and Early Childhood Development, 1981

Box-folder 48/10

San Jose Hearing, 1982

Box-folder 49/1

Community Outreach Seminar, Bay Area, 1982

Box-folder 49/2-50/18

Subject Files

Box-folder 49/2

Birthing and Bonding, n.d.

Box-folder 49/3

Californians Working together to Prevent Violence, n.d.

Box-folder 49/4

Child Abuse, n.d.

Box-folder 49/5

Crime And Corruption, Culturally Induced Problems, n.d.

Box-folder 49/6

Cross-cultural perspectives, n.d.

Box-folder 49/7

Death penalty, n.d.

Box-folder 49/8

Domestic Violence, n.d.

Box-folder 49/9

Elder Abuse, n.d.

Box-folder 49/10

Gangs, n.d.

Box-folder 49/11

Government and Violence, n.d.

Box-folder 49/12

Gun Control, n.d.

Box-folder 49/13

Institutional responses to violence, n.d.

Box-folder 49/14

Mass Media Violence, n.d.

Box-folder 50/1

Nuclear Arms Race, n.d.

Box-folder 50/2

Nutrition, n.d.

Box-folder 50/3

Origins of Violence, n.d.

Box-folder 50/4

Body Development, n.d.

Box-folder 50/5

Frustration, Stress, and Anger, n.d.

Box-folder 50/6

Innate Human Nature, n.d.

Box-folder 50/7

Police Violence, n.d.

Box-folder 50/8

Poverty, n.d.

Box-folder 50/9

Psychiatric Patients, n.d.

Box-folder 50/10

Racism, n.d.

Box-folder 50/11

Rape and Other Forms of Sexual Abuse, n.d.

Box-folder 50/12

Recidivism, n.d.

Box-folder 50/13

Statistics, n.d.

Box-folder 50/14

Street Crime, n.d.

Box-folder 50/15

Torture - DeKaplany Case, n.d.

Box-folder 50/16

Transcendental Meditation, n.d.

Box-folder 50/17

Violence Against Women, n.d.

Box-folder 50/18

The Violence Prevention Project, n.d.


International Woman's Year, E: 1975-1987

Physical Description: 2.0 boxes and 9 folders

Scope and Contents note

Both Lyon and Martin were elected California State delegates to the November 1977 International Year of the Woman (IWY) Conference in Houston, Texas. The United Nations declared 1975 the International Women's Year and designated 1975 to 1985 as the Decade for Women. The aim was to improve the lives of women worldwide. This subseries covers both organizing and fundraising prior to the conference and post-conference organizing work through 1987. The IWY files are arranged chronologically into Pre-Conference, Conference, and Post-Conference, followed by Printed Materials. Pre-Conference materials include delegate selection, logistics of the platform the California delegates would introduce at the Houston Conference, fundraising "Send a Woman to Houston" Campaign, discussion of the IWY's mission, and publicity.
IWY Conference files reflect the nuts and bolts of the November 1977 workshop sessions. There are letters, workshop guides, memos, publicity flyers, handwritten notes, resolutions, issues statements, and official conference flyers contained here. There are documents reflecting much of the work required of Lyon, Martin and other delegates including a requirement that they prepare a report to the President and U.S. Congress, and to remain involved in the follow-up committee, "The National Advisory Committee for Women." There are official convention pamphlets, memos, notes, flyers, resolutions, schedules and newsletters, that help illustrate the main concerns of convention delegates, most notably abortion rights and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Lesbian rights were also on the agenda and there are numerous newsletters found here from all around the country, urging delegates to view lesbian rights as a woman's civil rights issue.
The Post-Conference Files reflect the numerous follow-up conferences and organizing activities. There is a file on a June 1980 conference, "American Women: Issues and Progress in the UN Decade for Women, 1976-1985." Also included are materials relating to the Continuing Committee of the National Women's Conference, the post-Houston strategizing committee created to implement and publicize decisions made at the conference, and files concerning implementation of The National Plan of Action from 1977 to 1979. See also Subseries J. San Francisco Feminist Democrats in this series. The final Printed Matter file contains official IWY booklets on the elderly and on homemakers, along with newsletters from around the country.
Box-folder 50/19-51/7


Box-folder 50/19

Bay Area, 1975-1977

Box-folder 50/20

Coordinating Committee, 1977

Box-folder 51/1

State Meeting - Los Angeles, 1977

Box-folder 51/2

Send a Woman to Houston campaign, 1977

Box-folder 51/3

International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women, 1976

Box-folder 51/4

Minnesota Conference - Family Violence, 1977

Box-folder 51/5-51/7


Box-folder 51/5

Administrative, 1977

Box-folder 51/6

Official Communications, 1977

Box-folder 51/7

Organizing Manual, 1976

Box-folder 51/8-52/5


Box-folder 51/8

California Delegates, 1977

Box-folder 51/9

International Communications, 1977

Box-folder 51/10

International Documents, 1977

Box-folder 51/11

Issues Statements, 1977

Box-folder 51/12

Lesbian Caucus, 1977

Box-folder 51/13-52/1


Box-folder 51/13


Box-folder 52/1

State, 1977

Box-folder 52/2

Schedule, 1977

Box-folder 52/3

Speeches, 1977

Box-folder 52/4

Other State Delegations, 1977

Box-folder 52/5

Workshop Guides, 1977

Box-folder 52/6-53/7

Post-Conference Organizing

Box-folder 52/6

The First 18 Months: A Status Report of the Carter Administration Action on IWY Resolutions, 1978

Box-folder 52/7-53/1

Continuing Committee

Box-folder 52/7-52/9

[3 folders] 1977-1981

Box-folder 53/1

Wisconsin Meeting, 1978-1979

Box-folder 53/2

San Francisco Regional Conference, 1980

Box-folder 53/3-53/5

National Women's Conference

Box-folder 53/3-53/4


Box-folder 53/3


Box-folder 53/4


Box-folder 53/5


Box-folder 53/6

Printed Materials, n.d.

Box-folder 53/7

Quotes on Women - Script, 1977


Lesbian Caucus, F: 1978-1985

Physical Description: 10.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

Both Lyon and Martin were members of the Lesbian Caucus, a relatively short lived group comprised of San Francisco activist lesbians. Files include the Caucus' minutes from their formation in 1978 or 1979 through 1983 along with two folders of documents mostly from the first three years of the Caucus. The Caucus' role, according to Martin, was to promote visibility of lesbians in San Francisco and increase awareness of lesbian contributions to society along with mutual support for members.
Box-folder 53/8-54/1


Box-folder 53/8


Box-folder 53/9


Box-folder 53/10


Box-folder 53/11


Box-folder 53/12


Box-folder 54/1


Box-folder 54/2-54/3


Box-folder 54/2

1979-1981, 1985

Box-folder 54/3


Box-folder 54/4

Rosters, n.d.

Box-folder 54/5

National Lesbian Feminist Organization [convention packet], 1978


Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, G: 1972-1988

Physical Description: 1.0 box

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains materials relating to Lyon's teaching and alumni status at the Institute of the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS). Lyon received a Doctorate of Education in Human Sexuality from IASHS in 1976 and taught there from 1976-1987. The IASHS was formally started in 1976 and documents include administrative and organizational documents (including accreditation, bylaws, and Board minutes) as well as some of Lyon's teaching materials. Also included in this subseries are materials relating to the National Sex Forum which was founded in 1968 to provide training in human sexuality including the commission of films showing sexual activity between a variety of types of partners. The National Sex Forum was incorporated into the IASHS after its founding in 1976. The Alumni materials include newsletters, minutes and membership information.
Box-folder 54/6

Accreditation, n.d.

Box-folder 54/7

Bibliography, 1983

Box-folder 54/8

By-laws, 1983

Box-folder 54/9

Conference, n.d.

Box-folder 54/10

Exodus Trust, n.d.

Box-folder 54/11

Independent Study Course, 1983

Box-folder 54/12

Lesbians, n.d.

Box-folder 54/13

Manual of Procedures, 1985-1986

Box-folder 54/14

Minutes/ Agendas, 1976-1988

Box-folder 54/15

Miscellaneous, n.d.

Box-folder 54/16-54/17

National Sex Forum

Box-folder 54/16


Box-folder 54/17


Box-folder 54/18

Registrar, n.d.

Box-folder 54/19

Reviewed Financial Statements, 1986

Box-folder 54/20

Sexuality Training, 1979

Box-folder 55/1-55/6

ASHS Alumni Association

Box-folder 55/1

News, 1983-1987

Box-folder 55/2

By-laws, n.d.

Box-folder 55/3

Correspondence, 1985-1986

Box-folder 55/4

Membership, n.d.

Box-folder 55/5

Minutes, 1982-1988

Box-folder 55/6

Proposal, 1982


National Organization for Women: California, H: 1968-1979

Physical Description: 1.0 box and 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains materials from a number of California chapters of the National Organization for Woman (NOW), including San Francisco (Golden Gate), Bay Area, and Northern California. It includes both administrative materials (minutes, meeting agendas, membership applications, correspondence, etc.) and Task Force files. Martin and Lyon were active in the Golden Gate and San Francisco Chapters of NOW; Martin was Secretary locally from 1968-1969 and Chair of the Political Committee from 1969-1970.
Materials of special interest include a 1979 letter from SF NOW to Martin and Lyon pledging support for the rights of lesbian mothers facing custody cases, and stating their desire to reactivate the NOW Lesbian Task Force; the Golden Gate NOW by-laws, materials relating to a 1968 NOW meeting that discussed, "Are Housewives People?"; a 1975 day-long strike called "Alice Doesn't" held to protest low wages for most jobs held by women, and a 1968 sing-in in front of the San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper Building, protesting the "separate-but-equal" help wanted ads, which were segregated along gender lines. There are also materials (1968-1974) documenting ERA lobbying, repeal of state sodomy laws, the legalization of abortion, statewide conferences, and fundraising. Also noteworthy is their work in 1979 with the San Francisco Unified School District to retain a diversity program at a city high-school called Opportunity II, and the formation in 1973 of a statewide NOW Sexuality and Lesbianism Task Force. However, very little is contained in the lesbian task force file beyond notes on the impending repeal of sodomy laws in California, and the problem of Anita Bryant; the lack of material more likely reflects the incomplete state of the entire collection since it was well known that this issue was a bone of contention between Lyon and Martin and the NOW leadership. Letters and promotional flyers for the Mental Health Task Force and the Women Prisoners Task Force are included. There are letters from Dr. Nancy Jewell Cross to Bay Area and national elected officials advocating more civil rights for women.
Box-folder 55/7

Golden Gate NOW, n.d.

Box-folder 55/8-55/13

Northern California NOW

Box-folder 55/8

Administrative, 1968-1978

Box-folder 55/9

Political Activities, 1968-1972

Box-folder 55/10

Alice Doesn't Protest, 1975

Box-folder 55/11

EEOC Protests, 1970

Box-folder 55/12

International Women's Day, 1974

Box-folder 194/9

Sing-in Protest - Equal Employment Flyers, 1970

Box-folder 55/13

Bay Area NOW - Publicity, 1968-1978

Box-folder 55/14

Women's Coalition Meeting, 1969

Box-folder 55/15-56/1

California NOW

Box-folder 55/15

Administrative, 1972-1974

Box-folder 55/16

By-law Amendments, 1973-1975

Box-folder 55/17-56/1


Box-folder 55/17


Box-folder 55/18


Box-folder 55/19-55/20

[2 folders] 1975

Box-folder 55/21


Box-folder 56/1


Box-folder 56/2

Cross, Dr. Nancy Jewell Correspondence, 1970

Box-folder 56/3

Majority Caucus, 1976

Box-folder 56/4

Opportunity II, High Schools re: Principal Golden, 1979

Box-folder 56/5-56/9

Task Force

Box-folder 56/5

Battered Women, 1972, 1976-1978

Box-folder 56/6

Mental Health, 1975-1976

Box-folder 56/7

Sexuality and Lesbianism, 1977

Box-folder 56/8

State Legislation, Political Activities, 1968, 1970-1974

Box-folder 56/9

Women Prisoners, n.d.


National NOW, I: 1966-1995

Physical Description: 6.0 boxes

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains materials related to Lyon and Martin's various involvements with the National Organization of Women (NOW) on the national level. These materials document the expansion of NOW during the mid-1970s into a national organization from the smaller, grass-roots rabble rousing that marked its beginnings in the late 1960s. Lyon and Martin were both on national committees. Martin was on the National Board of Directors and on the Committee for Grievances and Conflict. Lyon was on the National Nominating Committee.
The National NOW files are extensive. Contained in the subseries are many files documenting NOW conferences -- regional, national and subject oriented. Of interest is a conference on battered women's issues. There is also extensive documentation of domestic violence in the National Task Force on Battered Women/Household Violence from 1975 to 1976, on which Martin served from 1975 to 1977, and in the Domestic Violence Subject Files. Other Task Forces documented range from [Women in the] Arts to Religion. There is a large amount of material concerning the battle for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, abortion rights, and the establishment of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund.
There are surprisingly few files concerning the lesbian issue in NOW. There is a California NOW 1977 file and a folder concerning National NOW (1970, 1975) policies both filed under task forces. There is rather extensive documentation of internal splits and grievances within NOW spanning 1972 to 1975. These include The Majority Caucus files and Grievance Committee files in the administrative and printed materials sub-subseries.

Arrangement note

The subseries is divided into six sub-subseries: i. Administrative Files, ii. Task Force Files, iii. Conference Files, iv. Subject Files, v. Printed Materials, and vi. Miscellaneous.

Administrative Files, i: 1966-1980

Physical Description: 1.0 box and 14 folders

Scope and Contents note

This sub-subseries consists of a number of documents outlining the evolution of the national organization's administrative structure: financial statements, local meeting minutes and national conference minutes, by-laws, promotional flyers, long-range planning documents, rules on setting up local chapters, formation of National Committee on Grievances and Complaints, along with a grievance filed by a group trying to form a St. Paul, Minnesota chapter. Charges of racism emerged in this grievance that took place during 1973 and 1974, followed by Martin's own assertion that the committee was bogged down in red tape, prompting her to step down from the committee once her term was up. There are also records from Connecticut lesbian and NOW member Claire Connelly, regarding a 1973 grievance she filed over sex discrimination at her job. There is a third file on grievances, including correspondence from 1972-1974 on the defeat of "special interest" NOW chapters as suggested by a New Jersey chapter to accommodate lesbians and ethnic minorities.
There's a look into how NOW joined the computer age with the 1973 computerization of their offices, the litigation policies formed in 1974, and Lyon's and Martin's 1968 membership applications are included. A 1975 publication put out by the National Advisory Committee, Perspective, is enclosed. Also of note are the materials on the Majority Caucus that was convened in 1974 and 1975. There is a large amount of material related to the drawn-out battle to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and the establishment of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Box-folder 56/10

Policy and miscellaneous, 1966-1979

Box-folder 56/11

Board Meeting Notes, 1969

Box-folder 56/12

By-laws re: changes, 1973-1974

Box-folder 56/13

Computerization, 1973-1974

Box-folder 56/14

Correspondence, 1968-1980

Box-folder 56/15

Financial, 1971-1979

Box-folder 56/16

Member Insurance, 1973-1974

Box-folder 56/17

Office Management Services, 1973-1974

Box-folder 56/18

Family, Temporary Committee on, n.d.

Box-folder 57/1-57/5

Grievance Committee

Box-folder 57/1

Policy Issues, 1973-1974

Box-folder 57/2-57/3

St. Paul Chapter Dispute [2 folders], 1972-1973

Box-folder 57/4

Central Connecticut Dispute, 1973

Box-folder 57/5

Martin Correspondence Chapter "Special Issue" Policy, 1972-1974

Box-folder 57/6

History, The First Five Years, 1966-1971

Box-folder 57/7

International NOW Organizing, 1973

Box-folder 57/8

Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1972-1973

Box-folder 57/9

Legislative Office, 1973, 1977

Box-folder 57/10

Litigation, n.d.

Box-folder 57/11

Majority Caucus (internal split), 1974-1975

Box-folder 58/1

Miscellaneous, n.d.

Box-folder 58/2

National Advisory Committee, n.d.

Box-folder 58/3

Planning and Policy Committee, 1972-1974

Box-folder 58/4

Public Information Office Committee, 1973-1974

Box-folder 58/5

Task Force Coordinators Meeting, 1976


Task Force Files, ii: 1970-1976

Physical Description: 22.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This sub-subseries includes materials from NOW's 16 task forces and consists of policy statements, how-to guides produced by the national office, and miscellaneous letters and promotional flyers that were designed as political organizing tools and meant for local distribution to chapters.
Box-folder 58/6

Arts, n.d.

Box-folder 58/7

Child Care, n.d.

Box-folder 58/8

Criminal Justice, n.d.

Box-folder 58/9

Education, n.d.

Box-folder 58/10

Health, n.d.

Box-folder 58/11

Household Violence/ Battered Women, 1975-1976

Box-folder 58/12

Labor Union, n.d.

Box-folder 58/13

Legislation, n.d.

Box-folder 58/14

Lesbianism/Sexuality, 1970, 1975

Box-folder 58/15

Media, 1973-1974

Box-folder 58/16

Marriage and Family Relations, 1971-1973

Box-folder 58/17

Military, n.d.

Box-folder 58/18

Minority Women & Women's Rights, 1973-1974

Box-folder 58/19

Politics, n.d.

Box-folder 58/20

Poverty, 1973

Box-folder 58/21

Prostitution, 1973

Box-folder 58/22

Rape, 1973

Box-folder 58/23

Religion, 1973-1975

Box-folder 58/24

Sexual Harassment on the Job, 1975-1980

Box-folder 58/25

Sports, n.d.

Box-folder 58/26

Stockholders Program, 1971

Box-folder 58/27

Volunteerism, 1973-1974


Conference Files, iii: 1969-1979

Physical Description: 14.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This sub-subseries includes correspondence, minutes, documents reflecting the work done by delegates on national administrative policies, promotional brochures and booklets relating to national conferences. Materials reflect the commitment to hammering out policies to retain the national cohesiveness, the subsequent evolution of the policies, and the extent to which NOW involved itself in national affairs. These records also show the continuing role that Lyon and Martin played as progressive activists.
Box-folder 58/28

Women Profiles for Elections, n.d.

Box-folder 58/29

Western Regional, 1969-1974

Box-folder 59/1

Non-Western Regionals, 1975

Box-folder 59/2-59/9


Box-folder 59/2


Box-folder 59/3


Box-folder 59/4


Box-folder 59/5


Box-folder 59/6

Conferences: Rules and Procedures, 1973-1975

Box-folder 59/7


Box-folder 59/8-59/9

[2 folders] 1977

Box-folder 59/10

Candidates for Office, 1979

Box-folder 59/11

Administrative Procedures, 1979

Box-folder 59/12

Future of the Family, 1979


Subject Files, iv: 1979, n.d.

Physical Description: 11.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This sub-subseries contains subject files including materials documenting NOW's activities in promoting the passage of abortion rights legislation and the Equal Rights Amendment. There is a file on a 1979 resolution drafted by the women's caucus of the Black American Political Association of California, rejecting NOW because of their failure to elect minority board members or to adopt any stances on the eradication of racism. Promotional documents are included from a national campaign to stop the nomination of a judge (Harold Carswell) to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Box-folder 59/13

Abortion Rights, n.d.

Box-folder 59/14

Black Women and NOW (Karen DeCrow), 1979

Box-folder 60/1

Carsell, Judge G. Harold re: opposition to appointment, n.d.

Box-folder 60/2

Consciousness Raising, n.d.

Box-folder 60/3

Desegregate Jaycees (Rochester, NY), n.d

Box-folder 60/4

Economic Issues, n.d.

Box-folder 60/5

Environmental Issues (Spokane, WA), n.d.

Box-folder 60/6-60/7

Equal Rights Amendment

Box-folder 60/6


Box-folder 60/7


Box-folder 60/8

Right to Die Issues (Palm Springs, CA), n.d.

Box-folder 60/9

Susan B. Anthony Holiday (St. Louis, MO), n.d.


Printed Materials, v: 1969-1981, n.d.

Physical Description: 17.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This sub-subseries contains alphabetically arranged folders of flyers, booklets, manifestoes and some newsletters. They illustrate the outspoken and progressive tone of that period in U.S. history, from the late 1960s through most of the 1970s.
Box-folder 60/10

Brochures, n.d.

Box-folder 60/11

Press Kit, 1972-1973

Box-folder 60/12

News Clippings, n.d.

Box-folder 60/13

Bay Area Newsletters Miscellaneous, 1970-1971, 1974

Box-folder 60/14-60/17

San Francisco NOW

Box-folder 60/14, 194/10

News & Opinions

Box-folder 60/14


Box-folder 194/10


Box-folder 60/15

Free Women, 1971

Box-folder 60/16-60/17


Box-folder 60/16


Box-folder 60/17


Box-folder 61/1

California NOW News, 1975-1977, 1980

Box-folder 61/2

Electric Circle, Majority Caucus Publication, 1975

Box-folder 61/3

The Loyal Opposition: A Feminist Commentary On NOW Politics, 1980-1982

Box-folder 61/4

Peer Perspectives, Now Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1977-1979, 1981

Box-folder 61/5

Miscellaneous NOW Regional and Chapter Newsletters, n.d.

Box-folder 61/6

Act NOW, Chicago Newsletter, 1973-1974

Box-folder 61/7

Los Angeles Chapter Newsletters, 1970-1974

Box-folder 61/8

Twin Cities NOW Newsletter, 1973-1974


Miscellaneous, vi: 1971-1995

Physical Description: 17.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This sub-subseries contains notes on various NOW conferences and committees and files on several individual women involved with NOW.
Box-folder 61/9-61/10

NOW Conference

Box-folder 61/9


Box-folder 61/10


Box-folder 61/11

NOW on Women and Economics, n.d.

Box-folder 61/12

San Francisco NOW, n.d.

Box-folder 61/13

NOW Conference: California, 1994

Box-folder 61/14

Western Regional Conference, 1994

Box-folder 61/15

Grievance Committee, n.d.

Box-folder 61/16

NOW Party: 21st Century, 1994

Box-folder 62/17

NOW in the 90's, 1995

Box-folder 62/1

on Sexuality and Lesbianism, n.d.

Box-folder 62/2

California NOW, n.d.

Box-folder 62/3

Eva Freund, n.d.

Box-folder 62/4

Kay Whitlock, n.d.

Box-folder 62/5

Gloria Johnson, n.d.

Box-folder 62/6

Kay Tsenin, n.d.

Box-folder 62/7

Eva Norman, n.d.

Box-folder 62/8

Gina Allen, n.d.

Box-folder 62/9

Betty Freidan, Homophobe, n.d.


San Francisco Feminist Democrats, J: 1978-1983

Physical Description: 2.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains two folders documenting Lyon and Martin's participation in the San Francisco Feminist Democrats. The files consist of minutes and administrative materials. The San Francisco Feminist Democrats were founded in 1978 to implement the National Plan of Action adopted at the International Women's Year conference in Houston. They encouraged the greater participation of women in Democratic party politics to secure women's place in elected office as well as on boards and commissions. Martin served as President of the organization in 1979.
Box-folder 62/10

Minutes and Agendas, 1978-1983

Box-folder 62/11

Sexual Minority Youth Services Coalition, 1980-1982


San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, K: 1966-1987

Physical Description: 7.0 boxes and 6 folders

Scope and Contents note

Martin was appointed to the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) by Mayor George Moscone in early 1976. She was elected Chair in July 1976, serving to 1977 and served on the Commission to 1979. The Commission was formed in June of 1975 by an act of the Board of Supervisors. The charge of the Commission was to eliminate barriers which restrict women from full participation in the economic, educational, political and social affairs of the city. The bulk of materials document the years of Martin's service. The official COSW newsletter, Womanews can be found in the GLBTHS Periodical collection.

Arrangement note

The extensive COSW files are divided into three sub-subseries: i. Administrative Files, ii. Programming Files, and iii. Fellow Commissions Files.

Administrative Files, i: 1973-1985

Physical Description: 3.0 boxes

Scope and Contents note

This sub-subseries includes a file on the creation of COSW, minutes, various reports, and media documents. Also included are materials concerning a grievance by Executive Director Catherine Smallwood (1977-1978) over her termination and the termination of the Associate Director. One folder on this topic has been restricted until xxxx. The Smallwood controversy was one of many reasons Martin gave for her resignation from COSW.
Box-folder 63/1

Administrative Committee, 1976-1979

Box-folder 63/2

Budget, 1976-1980

Box-folder 63/3

Charter Amendment to City Commissions, 1974-1975

Box-folder 63/4

Committees, 1975-1979

Box-folder 63/5

Coordinators Reports, 1976-1978

Box-folder 63/6

Correspondence, 1977-1985

Box-folder 63/7

Creation of COSW, 1973-1975

Box-folder 63/8-63/9

Friends of COSW [2 folders], 1975-1980

Box-folder 63/10

Grand Jury Report, 1977

Box-folder 63/11

Media Strategies, 1976-1978, 1981

Box-folder 64/1-64/9

Minutes and Agendas

Box-folder 64/1


Box-folder 64/2


Box-folder 64/3


Box-folder 64/4


Box-folder 64/5


Box-folder 64/6


Box-folder 64/7


Box-folder 64/8


Box-folder 64/9


Box-folder 64/10

Mission, n.d.

Box-folder 65/1

Personnel Related Issues, 1976, 1978-1979

Box-folder 65/2

Press Conference, 1977

Box-folder 65/3

Press Releases, 1977-1978

Box-folder 65/4

Public Hearing, 1977

Box-folder 65/5

Reports, 1977-1978

Box-folder 65/6

Resignations, 1979

Box-folder 65/7

Rules and Procedures, 1975-1976

Box-folder 65/8-65/9

Smallwood [Executive Director] Controversy

Box-folder 65/8


Box-folder 65/9

RESTRICTED, 1977-1978

Box-folder 65/10

Staff Grievances, 1977-1979


Programming Files, ii: 1966-1987

Physical Description: 4.0 boxes

Scope and Contents note

This sub-subseries contains materials concerning work on issues of importance to the Commission, from affirmative action and domestic violence to a resource talent bank. Materials included are printed, correspondence, flyers, and reports. There is extensive documentation of domestic violence issues. These include three folders on the Mayor's Criminal Justice Committee, which was concerned with prison reform, legal services and violent crimes against women. Additionally there are seven folders dealing with various issues around domestic violence.
Box-folder 65/11-66/1

Affirmative Action, San Francisco [2 folders], 1973-1978

Box-folder 66/2

Attorney General's Women's Rights Committee, 1974, 1976-1978

Box-folder 66/3

Child Care, 1975-1977

Box-folder 66/4-66/6

Criminal Justice Committee [3 folders], 1976-1979

Box-folder 66/7

Crimes Against Women Committee, 1976-1979

Box-folder 66/8-66/11

Domestic Violence

Box-folder 66/8

Case Histories, 1975-1979

Box-folder 66/9

Advocacy, 1975-1979

Box-folder 66/10

Hearing Report, 1985

Box-folder 66/11

Martin, Del - Testimony, 1986

Box-folder 67/1

Police Intervention vs. Negotiation/Education, 1976-1978

Box-folder 67/2-67/3

Program Fund [2 folders], 1980-1983

Box-folder 67/4

Economy, Women in, 1976

Box-folder 67/5

Education, 1972-1982

Box-folder 67/6

Miscellaneous, Employment, 1966, 1975-1978

Box-folder 67/7-67/8

Civil Service

Box-folder 67/7

1975, 1978

Box-folder 67/8

Rule of Three, 1977

Box-folder 67/9

Grievances: Miscellaneous, 1976-1977

Box-folder 67/10

Odile Ferras Case, 1974, 1976

Box-folder 68/1

Barbara Lucas Case, 1978

Box-folder 68/2

Health and Welfare: Miscellaneous, 1974-1980

Box-folder 68/3

Greater Avenues of Independence (GAIN), 1986-1987

Box-folder 68/4

Housing Discrimination, 1974-1980

Box-folder 68/5

International Hotel Controversy, 1976

Box-folder 68/6

International Women, 1977

Box-folder 68/7

Legislative Activities Committee, 1975-1976

Box-folder 68/8

National Women's Agenda, 1976-1977

Box-folder 68/9-68/11

Miscellaneous, Legislative

Box-folder 68/9


Box-folder 68/10


Box-folder 68/11


Box-folder 68/12

California Fair Employment Practices Act, 1979

Box-folder 68/13

Lobbying, 1980-1985

Box-folder 68/14

Lesbian Task Force, 1977-1979

Box-folder 68/15

Outreach, 1975-1979

Box-folder 69/1

Pay Equity (Salary Standardization), 1977-1978

Box-folder 69/2

Police, 1981

Box-folder 69/3

Politics, Women and, 1976

Box-folder 69/4

Queen's Bench and Woman Against Rape (WAR), 1976

Box-folder 69/5-69/6

Racism and Sexism, In-service Training [2 folders], 1977

Box-folder 69/7

R.A.P.E. Committee, 1982-1983

Box-folder 69/8

Resource Talent Bank, 1976-1980

Box-folder 69/9

Special Projects, 1976-1978

Box-folder 69/10-69/11

Sterilization Abuse

Box-folder 69/10


Box-folder 69/11


Box-folder 69/12

Women's Directory, 1977

Box-folder 69/13

Work Furlough Program, 1978-1979

Box-folder 69/14

Youth and Gay Violence, n.d.


Fellow Commissions Files, iii: 1974, n.d.

Physical Description: 8.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This sub-subseries consists of mostly printed materials from within California and one folder of various local commissions within the United States.
Box-folder 69/15

Alameda County COSW, n.d.

Box-folder 69/16-70/1

California COSW

Box-folder 69/16


Box-folder 70/1

Statewide Conference Report, 1974

Box-folder 70/2

Northern California COSW, n.d.

Box-folder 70/3

Other California COSW, n.d.

Box-folder 70/4

Santa Clara COSW, n.d.

Box-folder 70/5

United States COSW Printed Materials, n.d.

Box-folder 70/6

The Bakke Case/The Weber Case, 1977-1979


San Francisco Human Rights Commission (HRC)/ Gay and Lesbian Advisory Committee (GLAC), L: 1970-1994

Physical Description: 7.0 boxes

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains materials relating to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (HRC) and the HRC's Gay and Lesbian Advisory Committee (GLAC). The HRC was created in 1964 as an advisory agency under the jurisdiction of the mayor and the Board of Supervisors. Its role was to investigate and report on complaints of discrimination which grew to include race, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS, disability and inter-group tensions. The GLAC files make up more than half of this subseries. The files from the Commission and Committee are contained in one subseries because their work was so intertwined. In some cases where documents were obviously from one or the other this is noted in the folder list. For example, minutes are separated into two separate runs.
Lyon was appointed to the HRC by Mayor George Moscone in 1976, serving as Chair from 1982 to 1983, and resigning from the Commission in 1987. She served as Chair of GLAC for all but 1982 and 1983. GLAC was formed in May of 1975 by the Board of Supervisors. It became one of many HRC standing committees. After an initial project of three public hearings in 1976, offering lesbian and gay citizens an opportunity to testify on their problems and needs, the Committee concerned itself with the identification of and finding solutions for problems associated with the gay and lesbian community.

Arrangement note

The HRC/GLAC subseries is divided into two sub-subseries: i. Administrative Files and ii. Programming Files. One additional folder of printed materials is found at the end of the Programming Files sub-subseries.

Administrative Files, i: 1972-1991

Physical Description: 3.0 boxes and 10 folders

Scope and Contents note

This sub-subseries includes correspondence, minutes, press related materials, and reports. The Correspondence for both the commission and the committee are interfiled but the minutes are divided into HRC or GLAC. These and other documents illustrate the large number of complaints into anti-gay violence and AIDS discrimination that were investigated by the HRC, as well as their lobbying efforts at the local level to correct these conditions.
Box-folder 70/7-70/16


Box-folder 70/7


Box-folder 70/8


Box-folder 70/9


Box-folder 70/10


Box-folder 70/11


Box-folder 70/12


Box-folder 70/13


Box-folder 70/14


Box-folder 70/15


Box-folder 70/16


Box-folder 70/17

Joining GLAC, 1975, 1982, 1985

Box-folder 71/1

Mayor's Citizens Advisory Committee, 1979-1980

Box-folder 71/2

Personnel Issues, n.d.

Box-folder 71/3

Friends of HRC, 1987-1990

Box-folder 71/4

Lyon, Phyllis - remarks and notes re: HRC, 1975, 1991

Box-folder 71/5

Martin, Del statement re: charter amendment, 1975

Box-folder 71/6

Media Relations, n.d.

Box-folder 71/7-73/8


Box-folder 71/7-72/9


Box-folder 71/7


Box-folder 71/8


Box-folder 71/9


Box-folder 71/10


Box-folder 71/11


Box-folder 71/12


Box-folder 71/13


Box-folder 71/14


Box-folder 71/15


Box-folder 72/1


Box-folder 72/2


Box-folder 72/3


Box-folder 72/4


Box-folder 72/5


Box-folder 72/6


Box-folder 72/7


Box-folder 72/8


Box-folder 72/9


Box-folder 72/10-73/8


Box-folder 72/10


Box-folder 72/11


Box-folder 72/12


Box-folder 72/13


Box-folder 72/14


Box-folder 72/15


Box-folder 72/16


Box-folder 72/17


Box-folder 72/18


Box-folder 72/19


Box-folder 73/1


Box-folder 73/2


Box-folder 73/3


Box-folder 73/4


Box-folder 73/5


Box-folder 73/6


Box-folder 73/7


Box-folder 73/8


Box-folder 73/9

Press Releases, n.d.

Box-folder 73/10-73/11

Report: GLAC Public Hearings

Box-folder 73/10


Box-folder 73/11


Box-folder 73/12-73/13

HRC Annual Report

Box-folder 73/12


Box-folder 73/13

GLAC Section, 1975, 1979

Box-folder 73/14

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Complaints, 73/15

Box-folder 73/15

Resolutions, 1975-1981

Box-folder 73/16

Twenty-fifth Anniversary (HRC), 1989


Programming Files, ii: 1972-1991

Physical Description: 4.0 boxes and 3 folders

Scope and Contents note

This sub-subseries focuses almost exclusively on lesbian and gay issues. The files range from a substantial quantity of materials on various forms of discrimination, a Federal Communications Commission Case that Lyon was a participant in, various legislative measures, police issues, to violence against lesbians and gays. Materials contained in the files include correspondence, flyers, hearing transcripts, legal documents, memos, and minutes among other documents. These files offer an excellent opportunity to understand issues of importance to the gay and lesbian community of San Francisco from the mid 1970s through the 1980s. A significant portion of this sub-subseries documents in detail the GLAC's response to the AIDS crisis. There are letters, handwritten notes and memos about the bathhouse closings, hiring an AIDS discrimination specialist within the HRC, along with the annual report on the number of AIDS discrimination complaints. Other files concern a variety of subjects addressed by the GLAC and HRC.

Arrangement note

The files are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box-folder 73/17-74/21


Box-folder 73/17-74/1


Box-folder 73/17


Box-folder 74/1


Box-folder 74/2

Proposition 64 (LaRouche AIDS quarantine), 1986

Box-folder 74/3

City and State Legislation, n.d.

Box-folder 74/4-74/21

Discrimination Cases

Box-folder 74/4

1986-1987, 1991

Box-folder 74/5

Reporting Project, 1984

Box-folder 74/6

Hearings: Administrative Materials, 1986

Box-folder 74/7

Transcripts, n.d.

Box-folder 74/8

Commission on Aging, 1983

Box-folder 74/9

Demographic Study of G/L Community, n.d.

Box-folder 74/10

Alexander Hamilton Post of American Legion, 1981, 1986

Box-folder 74/11

Catholic Church, 1989

Box-folder 74/12

Delta Airlines, 1987

Box-folder 74/13

Democratic Convention Host Committee, 1984

Box-folder 74/14

Escamilla-Mondanaro Case, 1977

Box-folder 74/15

Eureka Valley Recreation Center, 1977

Box-folder 74/16

Foster Parenting, 1977

Box-folder 74/17

Gay Businesses-Employment, 1983

Box-folder 74/18

Gay Games Litigation, 1982

Box-folder 74/19

Gay Power, Gay Politics Conflict, 1980

Box-folder 74/20

Miscellaneous Cases, n.d.

Box-folder 74/21

Pacific Bell, 1976-1977

Box-folder 75/1

Briggs Initiative, 1977

Box-folder 75/2

City of Refuge Proposal, 1991

Box-folder 75/3-75/5

Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Box-folder 75/3

Miscellaneous, 1980-1981

Box-folder 75/4

Sale of City Land to Homophobe Church, 1982-1983

Box-folder 75/5

Stanford, 1982, 1985

Box-folder 75/6

Domestic Partnership, 1982, 1990

Box-folder 75/7-75/9

Employment Discrimination

Box-folder 75/7

AB 1 & AB 1130, 1977-1984

Box-folder 75/8

Shaw Nancy vs. UC Regents, 1983-1986

Box-folder 75/9

Fair Employment Practices (AB 3124), 1976

Box-folder 75/10

Family Protection Act, 1981

Box-folder 75/11-75/13


Box-folder 75/11


Box-folder 75/12

Legal Documents

Box-folder 75/13


Box-folder 75/14

Fire Safety, 1977-1981

Box-folder 75/15

Gay Community Center, 1976-1978

Box-folder 75/16

Housing, 1979, 1983

Box-folder 75/17

Intergroup Clearinghouse, 1980-1982

Box-folder 75/18

San Francisco non-discrimination ordinances, 1977-1978, 1984

Box-folder 75/19

State Personnel Board - Sexual Orientation Discrimination Training Program, 1980-1982

Box-folder 75/20

Mayor's Health Benefits Task Force, 1983-1984

Box-folder 76/1

Mental Health, 1977-1983

Box-folder 76/2

Minority and Women Business Contract, 1982-1987

Box-folder 76/3

Minority Issues, 1979, 1982-1983

Box-folder 76/4

Native American Lesbians and Gays, 1985

Box-folder 76/5

SF Police Department Discrimination, n.d.

Box-folder 76/6

Police, Fire, Safety Committee, 1977-1978

Box-folder 76/7

Police Liaison/ Social Issues Committee, 1980, 1982-1987

Box-folder 76/8

Police relations, n.d.

Box-folder 76/9

White Night Riot - Police Officers Association, n.d.

Box-folder 76/10

Racial & Ethnic Employment Pattern Survey of SF City Employees, 1970

Box-folder 76/11

Racism, n.d.

Box-folder 76/12

Schmitz, Senator John - anti-lesbian comment, 1981

Box-folder 76/13

Anti-Violence Meeting, 1980

Box-folder 76/14

Community United Against Violence, 1980

Box-folder 76/15

Miscellaneous: violence, n.d.

Box-folder 76/16

Peg's Place Incident, 1979

Box-folder 77/1

Youth and Education Committee, 1972-1979

Box-folder 77/2-77/3

Youth Issues

Box-folder 77/2


Box-folder 77/3


Box-folder 77/4

Women, 1977, 1979, 1982

Box-folder 77/5

Women's Health Committee, 1983, 1985-1987

Box-folder 77/6

Printed Materials, n.d.


San Francisco Women's Centers, M: 1969-1981

Physical Description: 5.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains materials related to founding and fundraising campaigns of the San Francisco Women's Centers, including the buying and remodeling of the San Francisco Women's Building. Martin was a founding member of the San Francisco Women's Centers.
Box-folder 78/1

Statement of Purpose, 1974

Box-folder 78/2

Proposals, 1969-1970, 1979

Box-folder 78/3

Revenue Sharing Proposal, 1973

Box-folder 78/4-78/5


Box-folder 78/4


Box-folder 78/5



Miscellaneous Organizations/Committees, N: 1969-1997

Physical Description: 2.0 boxes and 15 folders

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains materials, mostly single folders, on various other organizations or committees with which either Lyon or Martin were involved.
Box-folder 195/5-195/9

Bay Area Women's Coalition

Box-folder 195/5

Notes and Calendar, 1974

Box-folder 195/6

History and Working Papers, 1974-1975

Box-folder 195/7

Newsletter and Events, 1975

Box-folder 195/8

Community Congress, 1975

Box-folder 195/9

Coalition Newsletter, 1976-1978

Box-folder 195/14-196/2

Citizen's Alert

Box-folder 195/14

Oversize Notes, n.d.

Box-folder 195/15-196/1


Box-folder 195/15


Box-folder 196/1


Box-folder 196/2

Taskforce, 1974-1975

Box-folder 78/6-78/7

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Box-folder 78/6


Box-folder 78/7


Box-folder 78/8

Castro Planning Committee, 1996

Box-folder 78/9

National Center for Lesbian Rights, 1985

Box-folder 78/10

SF Council of Emperors, 1997

Box-folder 78/11

NAMBLA, n.d.

Box-folder 78/12-78/13

National Coalition Against Censorship [2 folders], n.d.

Box-folder 78/14

Feminists for Free Expression, n.d.

Box-folder 79/1

Miscellaneous Organizations, n.d.

Box-folder 79/2

Metropolitan Club, 1982

Box-folder 79/3

Gay and Lesbian Organizations, n.d.

Box-folder 79/4

Community Services, n.d.

Box-folder 79/5

Gay Games Committee, 1981

Box-folder 79/6

Mariposa Foundation, n.d.

Box-folder 79/7

Human Rights Committee, n.d.

Box-folder 79/8

Furman Library Committee, n.d.

Box-folder 79/9

Women Emerging International Institute, 1983

Box-folder 79/10

Women's Outreach Committee, 1986-1987

Box-folder 79/11

First Women's Coalition, 1988

Box-folder 79/12

YWCA, n.d

Box-folder 80/1

Theater Rhinoceros, n.d.

Box-folder 80/2

LGBT Community Center, n.d.

Box-folder 80/3

San Francisco Speakers Bureau, n.d.

Box-folder 80/4

Bay Area Research Council, n.d.

Box-folder 80/5

National COSW, 1994

Box-folder 80/6

Rene Guyon Society, 1969-1986

Box-folder 80/7

Alice Doesn't, n.d.

Box-folder 80/8

National Lesbian Rights Organization, 1997

Box-folder 80/9

Harvey Milk Library, 1992

Box-folder 80/10

Funding Feminists, 1992

Box-folder 80/11

Harvey Milk Neighborhood Center, 1980

Box-folder 80/12

Californian's Preventing Violence, 1983-1985

Box-folder 201/1-201/6

San Francisco Women's Coalition

Box-folder 201/1

Fundraising/ Correspondence, 1978-1980

Box-folder 201/2

Kenya Reception, 1985

Box-folder 201/3

Marketing Study, 1986

Box-folder 201/4

Phillippa Meeting, 1989

Box-folder 201/5-201/6

Capital Campaign [2 folders], 1989-1991

Box-folder 201/7

Camp Sister Spirit, 1995-1996

Box-folder 201/8

Gay Community for Concern, 1976-1977

Box-folder 201/9

Gay and Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons, Inc. 1997

Box-folder 201/10

SPECTRUM (Marin), 1995-1998

Box-folder 201/11

Women's Strategy Group, 1981

Box-folder 201/12

The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt Reading, 1990

Box-folder 201/13

National Women's Conference Committee, 1985-1986, n.d.


Research Files, 9: 1967-1998

Physical Description: 43.0 boxes

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of research and background materials collected by Lyon and/or Martin, arranged into 32 different subjects and filed alphabetically. Materials range from clippings and articles to mass mailings and actual documents. Some subjects consist of single files, others are further divided into sub-topics. These files contain information on issues and organizations in which Lyon and Martin were interested but not necessarily actively involved. See also Series 19. Clipping Files for more information on issues of interest to Lyon and Martin. For organizations they were actively involved in See Series 1-3. Daughters of Bilitis, Series 4. Homophile and Gay Liberation Organizations, Series 7. Police Oversight, and Series 8. Organizations, Committees, Coalitions.

Arrangement note

Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box-folder 80/13-80/17


Box-folder 80/13

Jane Roe Women's Center, 1989, 1991

Box-folder 80/14

and Birth Control, 1989, 1991

Box-folder 80/15

and Religious Violence, 1988

Box-folder 80/16

Protests, 1981-1982

Box-folder 80/17

Freedom of Choice Act, 1992

Box-folder 201/14

Newsletters and Press Releases, 1965-1967

Box-folder 201/15

Newsletters, 1984-1986

Box-folder 80/18-86/9

Aging Issues

Box-folder 80/18

Gerontology Society Conference, 1978

Box-folder 80/19

Lesbian and Gay Elders, n.d.

Box-folder 81/1

Senior Action in a Gay Environment, 1980

Box-folder 81/2

Coming Home Hospice, 1981

Box-folder 81/3

NOW/ Schlesinger Oral Histories, 1992-1998

Box-folder 81/4

Tips on Medicare, n.d.

Box-folder 81/5

SF Supervisors Senior Task Force, 1994

Box-folder 81/6

Senior Spectrum, 1991

Box-folder 81/7

Bibliography, n.d.

Box-folder 81/8

Sinister Wisdom, 1994

Box-folder 81/9

Positively Gay, 1991

Box-folder 81/10

Aging Conferences, misc., 1991

Box-folder 81/11

Aging Resources, n.d.

Box-folder 82/1

NOTCH Bill, 1990

Box-folder 82/2

Medicaid Hearing, 1995

Box-folder 82/3

Medicare/Medicaid, n.d.

Box-folder 82/4

Death/Dying, n.d.

Box-folder 82/5-82/6

Conference on Aging [2 folders], 1995

Box-folder 82/7-82/8

Pat Bond Awards,

Box-folder 82/7


Box-folder 82/8


Box-folder 82/9

Aging Legislation, 1995

Box-folder 82/10

Legal Issues, n.d.

Box-folder 82/11

Retirement, 1994-1995

Box-folder 82/12-83/1

Social Security

Box-folder 82/12


Box-folder 83/1


Box-folder 83/2-83/4


Box-folder 83/2


Box-folder 83/3


Box-folder 83/4


Box-folder 83/5

Old Lesbian Project Fundraising, 1995

Box-folder 83/6

Gay and Lesbian Aging Issues Network, 1995

Box-folder 83/7

GLARP, 1995

Box-folder 83/8

Lesbian and Gay References and Resources, 1998

Box-folder 83/9

Old Lesbian Health Care, 1998

Box-folder 83/10

Osteoporosis, 1997

Box-folder 83/11

Alzheimer's, 1996-1997

Box-folder 83/12

Dying with Dignity, 1997

Box-folder 84/1

AMEX, 1996

Box-folder 84/2

California State Plan on Aging, 1993-1997

Box-folder 84/3

Elder Lesbian Health, 1995

Box-folder 84/4

Research on Gay and Lesbian Aging, 1994-1996

Box-folder 84/5

Quality of Life, 1995

Box-folder 84/6

Senior Update, 1996

Box-folder 84/7-85/4

Senior Services Plan

Box-folder 84/7


Box-folder 85/1-85/4


Box-folder 85/1


Box-folder 85/2


Box-folder 85/3


Box-folder 85/4


Box-folder 85/5

Fraud, Misinformation and Seniors, 1997

Box-folder 85/6

Old and Disabled, n.d.

Box-folder 85/7-86/1

American Society on Aging

Box-folder 85/7


Box-folder 86/1


Box-folder 86/2-86/5

Gay and Lesbian Outreach to Elders

Box-folder 86/2

Program Evaluation/Survey, 1995

Box-folder 86/3-86/4

[2 folders] 1996

Box-folder 86/5

Visibility, 1996

Box-folder 86/6-86/9

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change

Box-folder 86/6

Minutes, 1992-1994

Box-folder 86/7

Newsletters, 1994-1996

Box-folder 86/8-86/9

Conference [2 folders], 1996

Box-folder 87/1-87/2

Bar Culture

Box-folder 87/1

Calico Club: Tuxedo Junction, 1979

Box-folder 87/2

Gay and Lesbian Bars, n.d.

Box-folder 87/3-87/7


Box-folder 87/3

Lesbian & Gay Books/Publications, 1980

Box-folder 87/4

Lesbian & Gay Books & Publications (Publishers), 1981

Box-folder 87/5

Lesbian & Gay Bibliographies, 1981

Box-folder 87/6

Bibliographies, 1974

Box-folder 87/7

Bookstores, n.d.

Box-folder 201/16

Cancer - Sandy & Stella, 1984-1985

Box-folder 87/8-88/3


Box-folder 87/8

Los Angeles Ordinance: Feminist Anti-Censorship Taskforce, 1985

Box-folder 87/9

New York Branch: Feminist Anti-Censorship Taskforce, 1984-1986

Box-folder 87/10

Bay Area Feminist Anti-Censorship Taskforce, 1990

Box-folder 87/11

Feminist Institute for Freedom of Press, 1989

Box-folder 88/1

Women Against Censorship, 1985

Box-folder 88/2

Meese Commission, n.d.

Box-folder 88/3

California State Women's Studies Censorship Debate, 1984

Box-folder 88/4-88/10

Child Abuse

Box-folder 88/4

Child Sexuality and Pedophilia, 1978-1983

Box-folder 88/5

Child Abuse Prevention, 1980

Box-folder 88/6

Defenseless Child Seminar, 1981

Box-folder 88/7

Mothers of Children Abused by Fathers, n.d.

Box-folder 88/8

Bay Area Coalition Against Child Abuse, 1984

Box-folder 88/9, 195/1

Chrissy Foxworthy Child Abuse Case

Box-folder 88/9


Box-folder 195/1

Court Documents, 1987-1988

Box-folder 88/10

Child Molestation Statistics, n.d.

Box-folder 88/11-88/16

Coming Out

Box-folder 88/11

Coming Out for Gay and Lesbian Youth, n.d.

Box-folder 88/12

Celebrities Coming Out, n.d.

Box-folder 88/13

Outing, n.d.

Box-folder 88/14

Ellen, 1997

Box-folder 88/15

Coming Out, n.d.

Box-folder 88/16

Sharon Bottoms, 1993

Box-folder 201/17

Divorce: Custody, 1979, n.d.

Box-folder 89/1-89/19


Box-folder 89/1

Gays & Education, 1986

Box-folder 89/2-89/3

Lesbian & Gay Teachers

Box-folder 89/2


Box-folder 89/3

(clippings), 1980-1987

Box-folder 89/4

Questions & Answers re: Homosexuality, 1978

Box-folder 89/5

Lesbians and Education, n.d.

Box-folder 89/6

Sex Education, n.d.

Box-folder 89/7

Teen Sex-Ed Debates, 1987

Box-folder 89/8

Briggs Initiative, n.d.

Box-folder 89/9

History of Stigma, n.d.

Box-folder 89/10

Rosemary Curb Case, 1979

Box-folder 89/11

Early Gay Studies, 1977

Box-folder 89/12

Gay Academic Union, n.d.

Box-folder 89/13

Indiana Gay Awareness Case, 1974

Box-folder 89/14

Lesbian & Gay Academics, 1996

Box-folder 89/15

Lesbian Studies, 1983

Box-folder 89/16

Lesbians & Gays on Campus, 1992

Box-folder 89/17

New Pacific Academy, 1990

Box-folder 89/18

Academic Women, n.d.

Box-folder 89/19

Gays and Gay Studies, n.d.

Box-folder 90/1-90/5

Employment & Discrimination

Box-folder 90/1

Employment Discrimination, 1971

Box-folder 90/2

Gays & Federal Employment, n.d.

Box-folder 90/3

Gays in Business, 1980

Box-folder 90/4

Women in Business, 1980

Box-folder 90/5

Lesbian Discrimination Cases, n.d.

Box-folder 201/18

First Lady, 1969-1980, n.d.

Box-folder 90/6-92/7

Health (and Lyon-Martin Clinic)

Box-folder 90/6-90/8


Box-folder 90/6

#1, 1983

Box-folder 90/7

#2, 1987

Box-folder 90/8

Women and AIDS, n.d.

Box-folder 90/9

CIDS - Women's Building Proposal, 1989

Box-folder 90/10

LaRouche Initiative, 1984

Box-folder 90/11

Women and Alcoholism, 1984

Box-folder 90/12

Women's Health Council, 1995

Box-folder 90/13

Women's Health Services, 1997

Box-folder 91/1

Safe Sex/ AIDS Prevention, n.d.

Box-folder 91/2

Venereal Disease, n.d.

Box-folder 91/3

Government Restrictions on SF AIDS Foundation, 1987

Box-folder 91/4

Lesbian Health, 1980

Box-folder 91/5

Lesbians & Gays and Health, 1971-1982

Box-folder 91/6

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services HIV & STD Prevention Information, 1987

Box-folder 91/7

Women's Cancer Resource Center, 1989

Box-folder 92/1-92/7

Lyon-Martin Clinic

Box-folder 92/1-92/2

Official Documents

Box-folder 92/1


Box-folder 92/2


Box-folder 92/3

Fundraising, n.d.

Box-folder 92/4-92/5

Miscellaneous [2 folders], n.d.

Box-folder 92/6

Clippings, 1984-1993

Box-folder 92/7

Contributions, 1995

Box-folder 93/1-201/19

Herstory Collections

Box-folder 93/1

Berkshire Conference, 1987

Box-folder 93/2

International Women's Year Conference in Connecticut: Notes on Lesbian History, 1986

Box-folder 93/3

Lesbian Herstory/Archives, 1990

Box-folder 93/4

Lesbian Herstory Archives (New York), 1975-1980

Box-folder 93/5

Radclyffe Hall Memorial, 1987

Box-folder 93/6

Schlesinger Library, 1988

Box-folder 93/7

San Francisco L/G History Project, 1985

Box-folder 93/8

West Coast Lesbian Collection/Mazer Collection, 1985

Box-folder 93/9

Women's History Library, 1973

Box-folder 93/10

Women's History/Lesbian, n.d.

Box-folder 201/19

1967-1979, n.d.

Box-folder 93/11-94/1


Box-folder 93/11

Homophobia and Sex Roles, 1980

Box-folder 93/12

Homophobia, n.d.

Box-folder 93/13

KKK and Homophobia, 1991

Box-folder 93/14

Moral Majority and Homophobia, n.d.

Box-folder 93/15

Religious Right, n.d.

Box-folder 93/16

Writings on Homophobia and Male Sex Roles, 1982

Box-folder 93/17

Fighting the Right, n.d.

Box-folder 93/18

The New Right, 1973-1978

Box-folder 94/1

Ballot Anti-Gay Measures, 1994

Box-folder 94/2-95/34


Box-folder 94/2

Diane Abbitt & Bobbie Bennett, 1983

Box-folder 94/3

Sidney Abbott, 1973

Box-folder 94/4

Roberta Achtenberg, 1984

Box-folder 94/5

Priscilla Alexander, 1983

Box-folder 94/6

Virginia Apuzzo, 1984

Box-folder 94/7

Ellen Barrett, n.d.

Box-folder 94/8

Miriam Ben-Shalom, 1991

Box-folder 94/9

Rose Bird, 1978

Box-folder 94/10

Pat Bond, 1986

Box-folder 94/11

Ivy Bottini, 1991

Box-folder 94/12

Z Budapest, n.d.

Box-folder 94/13

Charlotte Bunch, 1989

Box-folder 94/14

Jeanne Cordova, 1990

Box-folder 94/15

Tee A. Corinne, 1985

Box-folder 94/16

Midge Costanza, 1978

Box-folder 94/17

Jo Daly, 1978

Box-folder 94/18

Rosemary Dempsey/Margaret Wales, 1980

Box-folder 94/19

Mary Dunlap, 1980

Box-folder 94/20

Ginny Foat, n.d.

Box-folder 94/21

Jeanette Foster, 1981

Box-folder 94/22

Nanette Gartrell, 1983

Box-folder 94/23

Elsa Gidlow, 1980

Box-folder 94/24