Martha Foster papers, 1925-1986

Processed by Stacy Wood; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Martha Foster papers
Collection number: 1990
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1925-1986
Abstract: Martha Foster was a lesbian poet and fiction writer who lived in Los Angeles, California. This collection includes correspondence, photographs and manuscripts.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Physical location: 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.
Creator: Foster, Martha

Restrictions on Access

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.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to 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], Martha Foster papers (Collection 1990). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7347795 

Acquisition Information

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 Stacy Wood, 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

Martha Foster was a lesbian poet and fiction writer who lived in Los Angeles, California.

Scope and Content

This collection includes correspondence, photographs and manuscripts.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Foster, Martha.
Lesbian authors -- Archival resources.
Women poets, American--20th century -- Archival resources.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Photographs. Undated.

Physical Description: photographs, some black and white, some color of varying standard sizes

Scope and Content Note

Photographs from all points of Martha Foster's life including some childhood portraits, vacation photos, photos of family and friends and some modeling photos.

General note

Some of the color in the photos are fading.
Box 1, Folder 2

Poetry. 1925-No Date.

Physical Description: typewritten paper, onion skin paper, handwritten notes

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of, notes for and final versions of poetry by Marth Foster.
Box 1, Folder 3

Drawings. 1966.

Physical Description: photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of two different drawings by Martha Foster.
Box 1, Folder 4

Notebook with Inserts. 1971-1986.

Physical Description: cloth bound notebook with handwritten notes and typed notes inserted

Scope and Content Note

Cloth bound notebook with typed and handwritten poetry. Also included are inserts containing notes and typewritten poetry.
Box 1, Folder 5

Miscellaneous. Undated.

Physical Description: handwritten notes, printed greeting card, photocopies, pages from a published manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes for undetermined creative projects as well as personal notes, a few note cards and greeting cards and some pages that fell out of a book called "Hollywood Bar Music."
Box 1, Folder 6

"Shadow in the Sun". Undated.

Physical Description: typewritten on onion skin paper

Scope and Content Note

Two typewritten drafts of the short story "Shadow in the Sun" by Martha Foster.
Box 1, Folder 7

"Cocktail Hour". Undated.

Physical Description: handwritten on onion skin paper, typewritten on onion skin paper

Scope and Content Note

Five drafts of the short story "Cocktail Hour" by Martha Foster. Includes original handwritten version and typewritten versions.
Box 1, Folder 8

"Delilah Too". Undated.

Physical Description: handwritten on onion skin paper, typewritten on onion skin paper

Scope and Content Note

Four drafts of the short story "Delilah Too" by Martha Foster. Includes handwritten original and typewritten versions.
Box 1, Folder 9

"Manor from Heaven". Undated.

Physical Description: photocopies

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of the short story "Manor from Heaven", co-authored by Winifred Aydelotte and Martha Foster. The folder contains two copies.
Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence. 1937-Undated.

Physical Description: typewritten paper, telegram, handwritten notes, envelopes

Scope and Content Note

Letter correspondence between family and friends and Martha Foster. Subject matter ranges but tends to primarily focus on family issues.
Box 1, Folder 11

Poetry. Undated.

Physical Description: typewritten paper, onion skin paper, photocopies

Scope and Content Note

Originals and photocopies of poetry by Martha Foster.