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Telewoman Newsletter records, 1976-1986 (Collection LSC 2142)
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Description
Telewoman is an independent, self-published lesbian newsletter, based in Pleasant Hill, California, which ran from the late 1970’s to mid 1980’s. Founded as a networking resource for lesbian writers, artists and educators, the newsletter served to connect isolated lesbians in remote and urban centers, especially mothers, differently-abled, low-income, incarcerated and agoraphobic women. It ran primarily on the work and personal charisma of its founder and sole editor, Anne J. D’Arcy. As evidenced in her personal correspondence and the Telewoman publications, she was invested in community and spirituality. Her role as Telewoman editor was one of advisor, confidante and a figure connecting otherwise isolated women.
Background
Telewoman is an independent, self-published lesbian newsletter, based in Pleasant Hill, California, which ran from the late 1970’s to mid 1980’s. It ran primarily on the work and personal charisma of its founder and sole editor, Anne J. D’Arcy. Its circulation had extended nationally by the time of its closing. Founded as a networking resource for lesbian writers, artists and educators, the newsletter served to connect isolated lesbians in remote and urban centers, especially mothers, differently-abled, low-income, incarcerated and agoraphobic women. Its primary goals were not so much radical as they were meant to create and foster a safe and productive space for lesbian women. To this end, Telewoman, in addition to its newsletter, regularly hosted community gatherings and parties.
Extent
4.4 linear ft. (10 document boxes, 1 flat box)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
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.