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Sistah Boom records
2004-02  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sistah Boom records
    Dates: 1987-2001
    Collection Number: 2004-02
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 2.1 linear feet (1 carton, 1 oversize folder, 1 artifact (drum)
    Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Abstract: This collection contains records from the women’s percussion band, Sistah Boom from 1987 to 2001. It includes awards and certificates; calendars; correspondence; financial records; event flyers, programs and mass mailings; grant materials from the Horizon Foundation and other organizations; instrument inventories; information related to the group’s status as a sponsored project of the San Francisco Women’s Building; meeting minutes; membership records; music; news clippings; publicity materials; and retreat and workshop materials.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research with the exception of membership lists, which are restricted until 2021. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has been assigned to the GLBT Historical Society.

    Preferred Citation

    Sistah Boom records. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Elissa Militar on January 17, 2004.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains records from the women’s percussion band, Sistah Boom from 1987 to 2001. Created by Carolyn Brandy in 1982, Sistah Boom plays parades, rallies and socially conscious events and is active in support of racial, gender and social justice. The collection includes awards and certificates; calendars; correspondence; financial records; event flyers, programs and mass mailings; grant materials from the Horizon Foundation and other organizations; instrument inventories; information related to the group’s status as a sponsored project of the San Francisco Women’s Building; meeting minutes; membership records; music; news clippings; publicity materials; and retreat and workshop materials. There is also a tom drum used by members of the group. The bulk of the material was received in binders and kept in their original order; other records were arranged according to their organizational function or subject matter.

    Indexing Terms

    Lesbian musicians
    Percussion Ensemble
    Social justice--Songs and music.

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