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Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe records 1975-1979 (Collection LSC 2137)
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing History
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe records
    Collection number: LSC 2137
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 document box)
    Date (inclusive): 1975-1979
    Abstract: In the fall of 1975, a group of women opened Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe in Eugene, Oregon with the idea of supporting a Women's Center. The restaurant functioned as a collective without designating a manager or boss and food was purposely priced inexpensively. This collection contains documents related to the general history, operation, finances, and eventual dissolution of the Eugene, Oregon women's restaurant.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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], Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe records (Collection 2137). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    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/History

    In the fall of 1975, a group of women opened Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe in Eugene, Oregon with the idea of supporting a Women's Center. The restaurant functioned as a collective without designating a manager or boss and food was purposely priced inexpensively. Gertrude's Cafe often offered activities in the visual and performing arts, including music performances, poetry readings, and displays of painting and photography. In 1976, a radical left group was invited to buy the building where Gertrude's rented, but the two groups never reached a lease agreement and Gertrude's was evicted. Approximately a year later, a group containing original supporters and new supporters opened a second restaurant at 12th and Lincoln. It did not survive financially and a year later was sold (becoming The Wild Iris Cafe, also defunct).

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains documents related to the general history, operation, finances, and eventual dissolution of the Eugene, Oregon women's restaurant Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Folders arranged in rough chronological order.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gertrude's Silver Eighth Note Cafe.
    Feminism--Oregon--Archival Resources
    Women's Center--Restaurants--Archival Resources