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Guide to the Cherríe Moraga Papers, 1970-1996
Special Collections M0905  
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The Cherríe Moraga Papers document the life work of an important lesbian Chicana poet, essayist, and playwright of the 20th century. The papers include Moraga's personal and professional correspondence, journals, collected Feminist and Women of Color serials, drafts, manuscripts and galleys, and final publications of her writings, as well as important essays and reviews of her work.
Cherríe Moraga, an award-winning playwright, poet and essayist, has received national recognition for her creative and critical writings focussing on racism and classism within the white women's movement, issues of sexuality, lesbianism and cultural and racial identity, as well as homophobia and sexism within Chicano culture. Moraga's involvements as a teacher, gay and lesbian youth advocate, editor, activist and cultural critic have served as a catalyst for her work.
44 linear ft.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Series 3 (Journals) is restricted, as are Series 4a (Personal Correspondence) and portions of Series 2 (Manuscripts by Moraga) and Series 6 (Manuscripts by others). In addition, selected items have been restricted and removed to parallel files.