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Barbara Grier-Naiad Press Collection
GLC 30  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Barbara Grier-Naiad Press Collection
    Dates: 1956-1999
    Collection Number: GLC 30
    Creator/Collector: Grier, Barbara, 1933-2011.
    Extent: 54 cubic feet
    Repository: San Francisco Public Library. James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Abstract: Barbara Grier was a writer, editor, and publisher of articles and books on lesbians and lesbianism. She is one of the founders of Naiad Press, a lesbian publishing house. The Papers contain materials which document Grier's life, especially her work with Anyda Marchant (a.k.a. Sarah Aldridge) to establish Naiad Press. The collection contains extensive Naiad Press author and publicity files.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from the manuscripts should be addressed to Donna McBride.

    Preferred Citation

    Barbara Grier-Naiad Press Collection. San Francisco Public Library. James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center

    Acquisition Information

    The Barbara Grier—Naiad Press Collection was donated to the San Francisco Public Library by the Library Foundation of San Francisco in June 1992.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Barbara Grier is a writer, editor, and publisher of articles and books on lesbians and lesbianism. She is one of the founders of Naiad Press, a lesbian publishing house.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection is a mixture of corporate archives and personal papers. The collection contains materials which document Grier's life, especially her work with Anyda Marchant (a.k.a. Sarah Aldridge) to establish Naiad Press. The Naiad authors include Marion Zimmer Bradley, May Sarton, Elsa Gidlow, Jeannette Foster, Jane Rule, Valerie Taylor and Sheila Ortiz Taylor. There is excellent coverage of the media frenzy which accompanied publication of "Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence," edited by Rosemary Curb and Nancy Manahan.

    Indexing Terms

    Women publishers--United States--Archives.
    Lesbian publishers and publishing--United States--Archives.
    Lesbian authors--United States--Archives.
    Grier, Barbara, 1933-2011--Archives.
    Naiad Press.

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