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Finding Aid for the Roma Guy papers, circa 1960s-1980 LSC.2160
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Related Material

  • Title: Roma Guy papers
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.2160
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1960s-1980
    Abstract: Roma Guy (1942-) is a social justice advocate and founding member of the San Francisco Women's Building. Jean Crosby was a founding member of the San Francisco Women's Centers. This collection contains writings and materials collected by Roma Guy during her work and activist activities in San Francisco from the 1960s-1970s. Also included is correspondence and material from San Francisco Women's Center co-founder Jean Crosby. Materials include clippings, publications, essays, play scripts, meeting notes, audio tapes, ephemera and bibliographies collected by both Guy and Crosby.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Creator: Guy, Roma

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Roma Guy papers (Collection 2160). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Acquisition Information

    Collection originally donated to the Mazer Archive circa 1984. Gift documentation is dated from 2013. This collection is part of an outreach and collection-building partnership between the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives, the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) and the UCLA Library.

    Processing History

    Processed by Kimberlee Granholm, 2012.
    Description enhanced and further physical processing completed by Jessica Tai in 2017.
    The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive  at UCLA is an outreach and collection-building partnership between the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives , the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW)  and the UCLA Library . These collections expand the pool of primary source materials available to researchers and to the community at large. This partnership was initiated by CSW and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to inventory, organize, preserve, and digitize more than eighty Mazer collections pertaining to lesbian and feminist activism and writings.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7347898 

    Biography

    Roma Guy was born in Maine in 1942 and received her undergraduate degree in sociology and history from the University of Maine. She received her Master's in Social Work from Wayne State University. Guy was a co-founder of the San Francisco Women's Building, a women-owned community center established in 1979 that aims to facilitate and participate in the collective strength of women working towards a non-oppressive society.
    Roma Guy previously served on the San Francisco Health Commission, and taught in the Department of Health Education at the San Francisco State University College of Health and Human Services. In 2005, Guy was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize as part of the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize project.
    In the 2017 ABC miniseries, When We Rise, Guy is portrayed by actress Mary-Louise Parker. When We Rise chronicles the personal and political struggles of key figures in the LGBT movement. As of 2017, Guy continues to live in San Francisco with her long-term partner, Diane Jones.
    Jean Crosby was a founding member of the San Francisco Women's Centers (SFWC) along with a group of women who sought organization structure with the goal of supporting existing organizations and helping to nurture new organizing efforts on behalf of women. One of the projects they helped develop was the San Francisco Women's Building.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains writings and materials collected by Roma Guy during her work and activist activities in San Francisco from the 1960s-1970s. Also included is correspondence and material from the San Francisco Women's Center co-founder Jean Crosby. Materials include clippings, publications, essays, play scripts, meeting notes, audio tapes, ephemera and bibliographies collected by both Guy and Crosby. A particular strength of this collection is the representation of feminist literature in the 1970s.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Materials in this collection have been arranged alphabetically by title.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    COLLECTION CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Related Material

    San Francisco Women's Building/Women's Centers Records, 1966, 1972-2001,  housed at the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society in San Francisco, California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Guy, Roma -- Archives.
    June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive at UCLA.
    June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
    Lesbian activists--California--San Francisco--Archives.
    Lesbian authors--California--San Francisco--Archives.