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Ann Bannon Papers
GLC 113  
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Description
Ann Bannon wrote the Beebo Brinker novels, a series of influential lesbian pulp paperbacks, which were published in the 1950s and early 1960s. The papers contain original manuscripts, correspondence and financial records, interviews, essays, reviews, photographs, and audiovisual materials.
Background
Ann Bannon wrote the Beebo Brinker novels, a series of five influential lesbian pulp paperbacks, which were published by Gold Medal Books between 1957-1962. The books tell the stories of young lesbians in pre-Stonewall Greenwich Village. "Odd Girl Out," Bannon's first novel, was the second best selling original paperback of 1957. Following the publication of her novels, Bannon returned to college. She earned a master's degree and later a Ph.D. in linguistics from Stanford. She has worked as a professor and later associate dean at California University, Sacramento. Ann Bannon is the pseudonym of Ann Weldy (also known as Ann Holmquist).
Extent
2.5 cubic feet (in 3 boxes) + 1 oversized box
Restrictions
Copyright and literary rights retained by donor.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours.