Roma Guy papers, 1965-1977

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Title: Roma Guy papers
Collection number: 2160
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.5 linear ft. (3 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1965-1977
Abstract: Roma Guy is a lifelong activist based in San Francisco working for health education, an end to homelessness and lesbian feminist politics. This collection contains writings and materials collected by Roma Guy during her work and activist activities.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Physical location: COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Guy, Roma

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to 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.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7347898 

Acquisition Information

Provenance unknown. 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
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.

Biography

Roma Guy was born in Maine and received her undergraduate degree in both sociology and history from the University of Maine. She received her Master's in Social Work from Wayne State University. Since the early 1970s, her and her partner Diana Jones have lived and worked in San Francisco.
Guy was a founder of the San Francisco Women's Building and the Stay in School Family Resource Center at San Francisco State University, and was the executive director of The Women's Foundation. Throughout the 1990s, she served on the Board of Directors of the Oakland based Institute for Social and Economic Studies, which promoted dialogue and promoted new alliances among progressives and leftists. As of 2005, Roma Guy is a lecturer in the San Francisco State University's Department of Health Education and serves on the San Francisco City and county Health Commission in addition to serving as the director of the Bay Area Homelessness Program.

Scope and Content

This collection contains writings and materials collected by Roma Guy during her work and activist activities.

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

Feminist literature--Archival resources

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Ruth (play). 1965.

Physical Description: Printed document

Scope and Content Note

"The Five Stages of Ruth," a play by Sally Miller Gearhart, dated August 17, 1965.
Box 1, Folder 2

Our Bodies, Our Selves. 1971.

Physical Description: Booklet

Scope and Content Note

"Our Bodies, Our Selves: A Course By And For Women," second printing.
Box 1, Folder 3

An Exploration Paper on Tensions Between White Women's Movements and Black Liberation Groups. 1971-1972.

Physical Description: Printed document

Scope and Content Note

Contains "An Exploration Paper on Tensions Between White Women's Movements and Black Liberation Groups" written by Jean Crosby.
Box 1, Folder 4

Toward a Whole Theology: Women and the World. 1972.

Physical Description: Printed document

Scope and Content Note

"Toward a Whole Theology: Women and the World," prepared by the Office of Women's Affairs in Berkeley, California.
Box 1, Folder 5

Sally Gearhart: various writings. 1972-1975.

Physical Description: Printed articles, letters

Scope and Content Note

Contains "The Lesbian and God-the-Father," "A Verbal Message on Alice Doesn't! Day," "The Ancient Greeks" (play), protest letters and notes.
Box 1, Folder 6

The Politics of Women's Liberation. 1973.

Physical Description: Book manuscript

Scope and Content Note

"The Politics of Women's Liberation: A Case Study of an Emerging Social Movement and Its Relation to the Policy Process" by Jo Freeman, 266 pages.
Box 1, Folder 7

Feminism and Women's Studies, Sacramento State. 1973.

Physical Description: Printed documents

Scope and Content Note

Contains three essays obtained from California State University, Sacramento: "The Fear of Feminism, or What Makes Women's Liberation Laugh" by Kathleen Barry, "Women's Studies and Feminism: Survival in the Seventies" by Joan Hoff Wilson, and "Infantile Feminism and Women's Studies: Showdown at Sacramento State" by Kirsten Amundeen.
Box 1, Folder 8

Violence Versus Non-Violence. 1974.

Physical Description: Printed document

Scope and Content Note

Contains an outline covering violence, non-violence, and terrorism.
Box 1, Folder 9

Office of Women's Affairs. 1975.

Physical Description: Printed documents

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials related to the Office of Women's Affairs (OWA), including a survey of priorities, meeting minutes, expenditures, and newsletters.
Box 1, Folder 10

A Skeleton Key to the Gemstone File. 1975.

Physical Description: Printed document

Scope and Content Note

Contains a skeleton outlining the Gemstone file (written over a period of years by an American named Bruce Roberts) and presents a chronicle of interlocking conspiracies. Attributed to Stephanie Caruana.
Box 1, Folder 10

International Women's Year, California State Meeting. 1977.

Physical Description: Book

Scope and Content Note

Contains the Final Report to the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year, June 1977.
Box 2, Folder 1

Misogynism and Virginal Feminism in the Fathers of the Church. No Date.

Physical Description: Printed document

Scope and Content Note

"Misogynism and Virginal Feminism in the Fathers of the Church" by Rosemary Radford Ruether.
Box 2, Folder 2

Under My Thumb: The Politics of Sexuality. No Date.

Physical Description: Printed document

Scope and Content Note

"Under My Thumb: The Politics of Sexuality," script compiled by members of the Alternative Futures Community, San Francisco. Collection of poetry, skits and readings.
Box 2, Folder 3

Notes Toward Lesbian Political Theory (draft). No Date.

Physical Description: Printed manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Contains "Notes Toward Lesbian Political Theory," a draft of papers as part of a writing collective and study group and circulated in San Francisco, California.
Box 2, Folder 4

Articles on Cuba. No Date.

Physical Description: Printed documents

Scope and Content Note

Contains seven articles: "Education in Cuba," Health Care in Socialist Cuba," Popular Tribunals in Cuba," "Venceremos Brigade Celebrates 26th of July," "Glimpse of the Cuban Struggle," "Cuban Poetry, 1959-1966," and "The Struggle to Improve Housing in Cuba."
Box 2, Folder 5

Mothballs for My Kimono (play). No Date.

Physical Description: Printed document

Scope and Content Note

"Mothballs for My Kimono," a one act play in three scenes by Madeline Weller.
Box 2, Folder 6

Various articles and materials (1 of 2). 1970's.

Physical Description: Printed documents

Scope and Content Note

Contains various 1970's materials, including San Francisco Women's Centers newsletters, Ad Hoc Women's Committee documents, "Gay Movement in Germany" booklet, and materials on black women's liberation, women's liberation, racism and anti-feminism.
Box 2, Folder 7

Various articles and materials (2 of 2). 1970's.

Physical Description: Printed documents, newspaper articles

Scope and Content Note

Contains various 1970's materials, including Quest (a feminist quarterly), article clippings, group notes, Breakaway Project publication, The Woman Packet (for the woman and churchwoman, provided by Church Women United), and essays on women's studies programs, and sexual relations and class.
Box 2, Folder 8

Various publications. 1970's.

Physical Description: Printed booklets

Scope and Content Note

Contains various 1970's publications, including "Sex Roles and Female Oppression," "Berkeley-Oakland Women's Union Principles of Unity," "Aion," "Liberation of Woman," "Women in History: A Recreation of Our Past," and issues of Women Tide (May 1975), Change (November 1971) and It Ain't Me Babe (volume 1, number 2).
Box 2, Folder 9

Bibliographies. 1969-1970's.

Physical Description: Printed documents

Scope and Content Note

Contains bibliographies compiled on feminist or women-centric articles, reports, books, historical studies, and periodicals.
Box 2, Folder 10

Correspondences. 1975.

Physical Description: Letters, postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondences written to Jean Crosby from multiple senders.
Box 2, Folder 11

Handwritten Notebook pages. 1975.

Physical Description: Handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Contains handwritten notebook pages and daily agendas.
Box 3, Folder 1

Miscellaneous. Circa 1980.

Physical Description: Tapes, calendar, drawing

Scope and Content Note

Contains 1980 Mythological calendar with handwritten notes, two recording tapes, and one mounted drawing.