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Finding Aid for the Diane Germain papers, 1956-2007
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Description
Diane F. Germain is a French-American lesbian-feminist psychiatric social worker. She conducts the Lesbian History Project and created and conducted a strength group for Women Survivors of Incest and/or childhood molestation for five years. She was one of the founding members of Dykes on Hikes, The Lesbian Referral Services, Beautiful Lesbian Thespians and California Women's Art Collective. She was an early principal member of the San Diego Lesbian Organization and a collective member of both Las Hermanas and the Califia Community. She worked at Lambda Archives throughout the 1990s interviewing women for history and gathering collections. She later returned to serve as the Student Volunteer Coordinator. She was the staff cartoonist for HotWire: The Journal of Women's Music, Culture of Chicago and Lesbian News. The collection contains materials from activist organizations in which Germain was herself involved, magazine and newspaper clippings that included her art work, organizational records relating to the coffee house Las Hermanas, and presentations meant for the Califia Community. Materials also include video tapes of community events and speakers, as well as a significant amount of ephemera and realia.
Background
Diane F. Germain is a French-American lesbian-feminist psychiatric social worker. She conducts the Lesbian History Project and created and conducted a strength group for Women Survivors of Incest and/or childhood molestation for five years. She was one of the founding members of Dykes on Hikes, The Lesbian Referral Services, Beautiful Lesbian Thespians and California Women's Art Collective. She was an early principal member of the San Diego Lesbian Organization and a collective member of both Las Hermanas and the Califia Community. She worked at Lambda Archives throughout the 1990s interviewing women for history and gathering collections. She later returned to serve as the Student Volunteer Coordinator. She was the staff cartoonist for HotWire: The Journal of Women's Music, Culture of Chicago and Lesbian News. She is featured in both the anthology Tomboys! edited by Lynne Yamaguchi and Karen Barber and Lesbian Culture: An Anthology.
Extent
7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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
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.