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Finding aid to the Nancy Stockwell Papers, [1956?]-2006
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Series 1 Correspondence, 1963-1999 1975-1998

Physical Description: 111.0 folders

Scope and contents note

This series contains correspondence with many significant women in the lesbian and feminist publishing communities, among them: Nancy Bereano, Sandy Boucher, Sandra Dasmann, Cynthia Gair, Barbara Grier, Bertha Harris, Helaine Harris, Ann Meredith, Ann Stokes. There is a small amount of correspondence with such notables as: Jane Rule, Adrienne Rich, Eudora Welty, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Felice Picano, Kate Millett, Susan Griffin, Peg Cruikshank, Tee Corinne, Charlotte Bunch, and Margie Adam. There is also some correspondence with family. Subjects are often specific to pieces of writing by Stockwell or the correspondent, or a community publishing project such as Plexus or The Bright Medusa. Occasionally the subjects include various writing workshops, such as Women in Print, other community gatherings, and common friends and acquaintances. In later correspondence, Stockwell's health issues become increasingly important.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Box 1, Folder 1

____, Sidney, 1981

Box 1, Folder 2

Adam, Margie, 1978

Box 1, Folder 3

Allison, Dorothy, 1995

Box 1, Folder 4

Arnold, June, 1976-1977, undated

See also:

Box 1 / Folder 10 Boucher, Sandy
 

Bowman, Parke

 

Daughters, Inc.

Box 1, Folder 5

Assiter, Nyla, 1977-1978, undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Barry, Marion, Jr., Mayor of Washington, D.C., 1980-1981

See also:

Box 1 / Folder 16 Chorlton, Tom

See also:

Box 1 / Folder 40 Hockenberry, Clint
Box 1, Folder 7

Beaton, Susan, 1974-1988

 

Girls Club of Lynn (Mass.), Inc.

 

Hellman, Daryl

Box 1, Folder 8

Bereano, Nancy, 1992-1998

 

Firebrand Books

Box 1, Folder 9

Bolsterli, Margaret, 1977

Box 1, Folder 10

Boucher, Sandy, 1977-1998

 

Arnold, June (1977)

 

Bowman, Parke (1977)

 

Daughers, Inc. (1977)

 

Harris, Bertha (1977)

 

Bowman, Parke--See: Box 1 / Folder 4 Arnold, June

 

Bowman, Parke--See: Box 1 / Folder 10 Boucher, Sandy

Box 1, Folder 11

Breathitt, Mary Fran, 1980

General Note

House of Reps. Committee on Education and Labor, 1980
Box 1, Folder 12

Brownmiller, Susan, undated

Box 1, Folder 13

Brueske, Judy, 1977

 

Hard Labor

Box 1, Folder 14

Bunch, Charlotte, 1976

See also:

Box 1 / Folder 28 Gair, Cynthia
 

FEN [Feminist Economic Network]

 

Parrent, Joanne

Box 1, Folder 15

Chatelle, Bob, 1977, 1983

Box 1, Folder 16

Chorlton, Tom, 1980

 

Barry, Marion, Jr., Mayor of the District of Columbia

 

Commission on Arts and Humanities

 

Gay Activists Alliance of Washington, D.C.

 

Commission on Arts and Humanities--See: Box 1 / Folder 16 Chorlton, Tom

Box 1, Folder 17

Conley, Sue, 1986-1996

 

Haynes, Nan

Box 1, Folder 18

Corinne, Tee, 1996

Box 1, Folder 19

Costanza, Margaret "Midge," 1978

Box 1, Folder 20

Cruikshank, Margaret (Peg), 1977-1978

Box 1, Folder 21

Dasmann, Lauren, 1989-1996

 

[Tomb], Bronwyn

Box 1, Folder 22

Dasmann, Sandra, 1983-1998

 

Plexus

 

Daughters, Inc.--See: Box 1 / Folder 4 Arnold, June

 

Daughters, Inc.--See: Box 1 / Folder 10 Boucher, Sandy

 

Diana Press--See: Box 2 / Folder 1 Reid, Coletta

Box 1, Folder 23

Dickens, Hazel J., 1974

Box 1, Folder 24

DuBois, Jan Marie, 1976-1996

Box 1, Folder 25

Duff, Diana, 1983-1998, undated

Box 1, Folder 26

Fauntroy, Walter E. (Congressman), 1981

 

Feminist Economic Network--See: Box 1 / Folder 14 Bunch, Charlotte

 

FEN [Feminist Economic Network]--See: Box 1 / Folder 14 Bunch, Charlotte

Box 1, Folder 27

Ficklen, Martha, 1980

 

Firebrand Books--See: Box 1 / Folder 8 Bereano, Nancy

Box 1, Folder 28

Gair, Cynthia, 1976-1980

See also:

Box 1 / Folder 37 Harris, Helaine

See also:

Box 2 / Folder 74 (photographs).
 

[Bunch], Charlotte

 

Women in Distribution

Box 1, Folder 29

Galton, Pat, 1995-1998

Box 1, Folder 30

Gámez, Rocky, 1992-1997

 

Gay Activists Alliance of Washington, D.C.--See: Box 1 / Folder 16 Chorlton, Tom

Box 1, Folder 31

Gerrard, Alice, undated

 

Girls Club of Lynn (Mass.) Inc.--See: Box 1 / Folder 7 Beaton, Susan

Box 1, Folder 32

Grier, Barbara, 1976-1983

 

Naiad Press

Box 1, Folder 33

Griffin, Susan, 1975-1979

 

Levy, Becky

Box 1, Folders 34-35

Gugino, Jeanne E., 1974-1999

 

Hard Labor--See: Box 1 / Folder 13 Brueske, Judy

Box 1, Folder 36

Harris, Bertha, 1976-1997

See also:

Box 1 / Folder 10 Boucher, Sandy
Box 1, Folder 37

Harris, Helaine, 1976-1995, undated

 

Gair, Cynthia

 

Women in Distribution

 

Haynes, Nan--See: Box 1 / Folder 17 Conley, Sue

 

Hellman, Daryl--See: Box 1 / Folder 7 Beaton, Susan

Box 1, Folder 38

Hershey, Annie, [1979]-1998

Box 1, Folder 39

Hess, Leah, 1983, undated

Box 1, Folder 40

Hockenberry, Clint, 1980

 

International Gay Association

 

Barry, Marion

 

International Gay Association--See: Box 1 / Folder 40 Hockenberry, Clint

Box 1, Folder 41

Inwood, Mid, 1976

Box 1, Folder 42

Jones, Sparky, 1996

 

Yeats, Leighton

Box 1, Folder 43

Keller, Marcia Lynn, 1978-1979

 

Kempley, Rita--See: Box 2 / Folder 9 Schneider, Ed

Box 1, Folder 44

King, Betty, 1981-1983

Box 1, Folder 45

Knight, Judy, 1980

 

Dressner, Zita

Box 1, Folder 46

Kruger, Deborah, 1993

Box 1, Folder 47

Lay, Elizabeth, 1977

Box 1, Folder 48

Layton, Elizabeth, 1980-1992, undated

Box 1, Folder 49

Leonardi, Susan, 1994

Box 1, Folders 50-52

Lester, Marianne, 1978-1998, undated

Box 1, Folder 53

Letalien, Jackie, 1976

 

Levy, Becky--See: Box 1 / Folder 33 Griffin, Susan

Box 1, Folder 54

Lindstedt, Marcia, 1977

Box 1, Folder 55

J.B. Lippincott Company, 1963

Box 1, Folder 56

Long, Donna, 1977

 

The Orielle, Inc.

Box 1, Folder 57

Majority Report, 1975

Box 1, Folder 58

McCusker, John W., 1999

Box 1, Folder 59

Meredith, Ann, 1978-1998, undated

Box 1, Folder 60

[Messinger], Lynne, undated

Box 1, Folder 61

Meyer, Maxie, 1983-1996

Box 1, Folder 62

Meyers, Joan C., 1978

Box 1, Folder 63

[Millett], Kate, 1976

Box 1, Folder 64

Moskin, Julia, 1993

General Note

Re: Lucky Girls.
 

De Santi, Carole

 

E.P. Dutton & Co.

Box 1, Folder 65

Ms. Magazine, 1975-1980

 

Naiad Press--See: Box 1 / Folder 32 Grier, Barbara

Box 1, Folder 66

Norton, Camille, 1992-1993

Box 1, Folder 67

O'Connell, Jeanette, 1975-1989

Box 1, Folder 68

Olsen, Tillie, 1975-1976

Box 1, Folder 69

Ostrow, Joanne, 1983-1999, undated

 

Parrent, Joanne--See: Box 1 / Folder 14 Bunch, Charlotte

Box 1, Folder 70

Picano, Felice, 1980-1995

Box 1, Folder 71

Plexus, 1976-1996

See also:

Box 1 / Folder 22 Dasmann, Sandra
Box 1, Folder 72

Poole, Eva, 1976

Box 1, Folder 73

Pratt, Minnie Bruce, 1995-1996

Box 1, Folder 74

[Puima], Chesca, undated

 

Quindaro--See: Box 2 / Folder 32 Whitehead, Fred

Box 2, Folder 1

Reid, Coletta, 1977

General note

Re: Diana Press.
Box 2, Folder 2

Reynolds, Malvina, [1977?]

Box 2, Folder 3

Rich, Adrienne, 1975

Box 2, Folder 4

Richtman, Ann, 1976

Box 2, Folder 5

Rothaizer, Susan, 1975-1998, undated

General note

Also known as "Tequila" and "Shoshana." Stockwell was "Kahlua."
Box 2, Folder 6

Rule, Jane, 1978

Box 2, Folder 7

Rusnak, Diane, 1978-1998

Box 2, Folder 8

Samuelson, Brooke, 1976-1977, undated

Box 2, Folder 9

Schneider, Ed, 1984-1998

 

Kempley, Rita

Box 2, Folder 10

Shackelton, Polly (Council of the District of Columbia), 1980

Box 2, Folder 11

Shelepsky, Nancy, 1976

Box 2, Folder 12

Shelley, Martha, 1996, undated

Box 2, Folder 13

Smith, Peggy, 1996

Box 2, Folder 14

Sorrels, Rosalie, 1975-1976

Box 2, Folder 15

Sproul, Meryl S., 1991

Box 2, Folder 16

Stanley, Julia, 1976

Box 2, Folder 17

Staten, Pat, 1983-1984, undated

Box 2, Folder 18

Stewart, Sue, 1978-1984, undated

Box 2, Folder 19

Stockwell, Herbert (grandfather), 1977, undated

Box 2, Folder 20

Stockwell, Melvin and Sara (parents), 1976-1998

Box 2, Folder 21

Stokes, Ann, 1984-1993

Box 2, Folder 22

Stone, Jane, 1970-1984

Box 2, Folder 23

Taber, Becky, 1978-1997

Box 2, Folder 24

Taormino, Tristan, 1995, 1998

Box 2, Folder 25

Thomas, Sherry, 1976

Box 2, Folder 26

Tilchen, Maida, 1996-1998

Box 2, Folder 27

Tomb, Aaron and Bronwyn, 1990-1993

 

[Tomb], Bronwyn--See: Box 1 / Folder 21 Dasmann, Lauren

Box 2, Folder 28

Wallack, Cena, 1976

Box 2, Folder 29

Welty, Eudora, 1978

Box 2, Folder 30

Werthimer, Jerold, 1976

Box 2, Folder 31

White, Kate ("de Kansas"), 1996-1998, undated

Box 2, Folder 32

Whitehead, Fred, 1980

 

Quindaro

Box 2, Folder 33

Williamson, Mary, 1976-1998

 

Women in Print Conference

Box 2, Folder 34

Winslow, Margaret, 1979

See also:

Box 2 / Folder 74 (photographs)
Box 2, Folder 35

Winter, Nadine (Council of the District of Columbia), 1981

 

Women in Distribution--See: Box 1 / Folder 28 Gair, Cynthia

 

Women in Distribution--See: Box 1 / Folder 37 Harris, Helaine

 

Women in Print Conference--See: Box 2 / Folder 33 Williamson, Mary

 

Yeats, Leighton--See: Box 1 / Folder 42 Jones, Sparky

Box 2, Folder 36

Young, Evelyn (aunt), 1977

Box 2, Folder 37

Zachai, Donna, 1993

 

Series 2 Subject Files, 1978-2006

Physical Description: 9.0 folders

Scope and contents note

Of particular interest are the interview of Stockwell which appeared in The Hill Rag and the article by Susan Brownmiller. The biographical outline and list of published works are a helpful synopsis of Stockwell's life and work. The collected memories of Stockwell's life are touching and really illustrate the impact of her work and her personality. The official ballot for the Democratic National Committee includes Stockwell as a candidate.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by folder title. Items larger than 8-1/2 x 14 inches are filed in Box 3.
Box 2, Folder 38

Biographical outline, undated

Box 2, Folder 39

An Exceptional Gift: remembrances of Nancy Stockwell, 2000

Box 3, Folder 1

"From Kansas to Capitol Hill: A feminist writer’s views" by Celeste McCall, 1978

General Note

Interview of Stockwell published in The Hill Rag, vol. 2 (7), June 10-July 8, 1978 (Washington, DC).
Box 2, Folder 40

List of correspondents, undated

Box 2, Folder 41

Nancy Stockwell Scholarship announcement, 2006

Box 2, Folder 42

Official ballot...Election of delegates to the Democratic National Committee. District of Columbia. Congressional District II, 1980

Box 2, Folder 43

Old Faithful Trading Co. business card, undated

Box 2, Folder 44

Publications list, undated

Box 2, Folder 45

References to Stockwell in: Brownmiller, Susan. In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution (Dial Press, 1999), 1999

 

Series 3 Works, 1974-1998

Physical Description: 33.0 folders

Scope and contents note

There are several short stories, and drafts and proofs of a number of printed pieces including Out Somewhere and Back Again. A few of the pieces are autobiographical. Of interest are the paste-ups of The Bright Medusa and the printed copies of Plexus; both titles document early publishing by the San Francisco Bay Area's feminist community.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by title. Items larger than 8-1/2 x 14 inches are filed in Box 3.
Box 3, Folder 2

"Beaver Dams" in Washington Review, vol. 6 (2), (Washington, DC), August-September 1980

Box 2, Folder 46

The Bright Medusa, v. 1 (1), [paste-up], Fall 1976

Box 2, Folder 47

The Bright Medusa, v. 1 (2), [paste-up], Spring 1977

Box 2, Folder 48

Chameleon Cages, [1995]

Box 2, Folder 49

Deadman's Curve, 1983, [1995]

Box 3, Folder 3

"The Diva" in Washington Review, vol. 10 (2), (Washington, DC), August-September 1984

Box 2, Folder 50

Divorce, undated

Box 3, Folder 4

"The Economics of Art / Myths and Rituals" in Amazon: a Midwest journal for women, vol. 5 (4), (Milwaukee, WI), October/November 1976

Box 2, Folder 51

The Egg Hunt, undated

Box 2, Folder 52

Grace ( Quest editorial), undated

Box 2, Folder 53

How Virginia Bought-it in California, undated

Box 2, Folder 54

[Letter to friends], October 1996

Box 2, Folder 55

Lucky Girls: a novel, 1993

Box 2, Folder 56

Lucky Girls [excerpt] in Best Lesbian Erotica 1996, selected and introduced by Heather Lewis, edited by Tristan Taormino (Pittsburgh, Pa.: Cleis Press, 1996), 1996

Box 2, Folder 57

Our Queer Future: a new species emerges, or, who are we and when will we know? undated

Box 2, Folder 58

Out Somewhere and Back Again. Page proofs, undated

General note

For correspondence, see: Box 1 / Folder 62 Meyers, Joan C.
Box 2, Folder 59

Out Somewhere and Back Again. #1 proof copy, undated

Box 2, Folder 60

Out Somewhere and Back Again. Reviews and promotional postcard, 1978-1979

Box 2, Folder 61

Out Somewhere and Back Again [button], undated

Box 3, Folder 5

Plexus, vol. 1 (4-10, 12-13), May-November 1974, January-February 1975

Box 3, Folder 6

Plexus, vol. 2 (1-11), March-December 1975, January-February 1976

Box 3, Folder 7

Plexus, vol. 3 (1-2, 4-5, 7-9), March-April, June-July, September-November 1976

General note

Article clipped from page 5-6 of November 1976 issue.
Box 3, Folder 8

Plexus, vol. 4 (1), March 1977

General note

Piece clipped from back cover.
Box 2, Folder 62

Plot Outline, [Katherine Jenkins, vice-president elect, murdered by husband], undated

Box 2, Folder 63

Prairie Fairies at Gay Games (in Freedom Coalition Bulletin, v. 3 (2), 1994 August

Box 2, Folder 64

The Ruby Shoe Rebellion, [1992]

Box 2, Folder 65

Saturday Night, undated

Box 2, Folder 66

Seven Hours from the Border, [1998]

Box 2, Folder 67

Tell Your Mother, undated

Box 2, Folder 68

The Telling Kind, [1996]

Box 2, Folder 69

"An Uphill Lie" in A True Likeness: lesbian and gay writing today, edited by Felice Picano (New York: Sea Horse Press, 1980), 1980

Box 2, Folder 70

"We are the pot-of-gold theory of like kind of family," undated

Box 2, Folder 71

Xmas in July, [1992]

 

Series 4 Audiovisual Materials, [1956?]-1998

Physical Description: 4.0 folders (2 audiotapes, 1 videotape, 5 photographs, 4 newspaper clippings of photographs)

Scope and contents note

This series contains an audiotape of Stockwell's talk at the Outwrite conference in 1996 and a videotape of The Challenge of Nancy Stockwell produced by Ann P. Meredith in 1997. The photographs include a small oval high school era photo, a snapshot with Cynthia Gair, an 8x10 photo of Stockwell at the October 1979 national gay rights march on Washington, D.C., and two 1998 Polaroid shots of Stockwell post-lung transplant. The clippings are of Stockwell as an adult: one on the steps of her Washington, D.C. home, two in golf attire, and one playing fiddle.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 2, Folder 72

The Challenge of Nancy Stockwell by Ann P. Meredith, October 1997

Physical Description: 1.0 videotape

General note

VHS videotape. Kansas City, KS. Producer: Ann P. Meredith. Distributor: Dyke TV.
Box 2, Folder 73

OutSpoken Reading Series. OutWrite '96 (Boston, Massachusetts: 1996), February 25, 1996

Physical Description: 2.0 audiotapes

General note

The 6th National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Writers' Conference. Features: Laura Koplewitz, Mona de Vestal, Alan Brown, Michael Thomas Ford, Rochelle Schwab, Charlene Allen, Jackie Lapidus, Alvia Golden, David Stein, Ellen Farmer, Nancy Stockwell, Alan Helms.
Box 2, Folder 74

Photographs, [1956?], 1979, 1998, undated

Physical Description: 5.0 images

General note

Cynthia Gair, Margaret Winslow.
Box 2, Folder 75

Photographs clipped from newspapers, undated

Physical Description: 4.0 items
 

Series 5 Diaries/Journals, 1986-1998

Physical Description: 8.0 volumes

Access

This series is closed to research until 2060 per Nancy Stockwell.

Scope and contents note

This series contains journals and diaries that document Stockwell's activities, thoughts and feelings in the twelve years prior to her death. Unfortunately, her early journals from the 1960s through the 1980s were destroyed by the family in the years between her death and when her other papers were donated to the library.

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically.
Box 4, Item 1

Journal #17, January 1986, July 1986-January 1992

Box 4, Item 2

Journal #18, January 1992-July 1992

Box 4, Item 3

Journal #19, July 1992-February 1993

Box 4, Item 4

Journal #20, February 1993-May 1994

Box 4, Item 5

Journal #21, May 1994-May 1995

Box 4, Item 6

Journal #22, May 1995-December 1996

Box 4, Item 7

Journal #23, January 1997-June 1998

Box 4, Item 8

Spiral Bound notebook, September 1998