Barbara Grier-Naiad Press Collection

Finding aid created by James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center staff using RecordEXPRESS
San Francisco Public Library. James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center
San Francisco Public Library
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San Francisco, California 94102
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2017


Descriptive Summary

Title: Barbara Grier-Naiad Press Collection
Dates: 1933-2011
Collection Number: GLC 30
Creator/Collector: Grier, Barbara, 1933-2011.
Extent: 106 cubic feet, 7 oversized boxes, 3 oversized folders
Repository: San Francisco Public Library. James C. Hormel LGBTQIA 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 LGBTQIA 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. Subsequent additions have been received through 2016.

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. Of particular interest is the correspondence with Canadian author Jane Rule, and with Joanne Passet, Grier's biographer.

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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