Sistah Boom records

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
657 Mission Street, #300
San Francisco, California 94105
(415) 777-5455
reference@glbthistory.org
http://www.glbthistory.org/
2013


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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