Finding Aid for the Tyger-Womon papers, 1992-1994

Processed by Stacy Wood, 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Tyger-Womon papers
Date (inclusive): 1992-1994
Collection number: 1943
Creator: Tyger-Womon.
Extent: 1 document box (.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Tyger-Womon was a writer, artist, and Native American shaman. Also known as V.L. Adams, very little information can be found on Tyger-Womon before or after the two year period reflected in this collection. These materials include poetry collections, correpondence, essays, photography collages and collaborative art projects with Hanh Thi Pham. Also included are recorded transcripts of interviews and conversations between Tyger-Womon and Hanh Thi Pham.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

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.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of V.L. Adams, 1993-1994. 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 Note

Processed by Stacy Wood, 2011.

Sponsor

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Tyger-Womon papers (Collection Number 1943). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography/History

Tyger-Womon was a writer, artist, and Native American shaman. Also known as V.L. Adams, very little information can be found on Tyger-Womon before or after the two year period reflected in this collection.

Scope and Content

The collection includes materials related to photography projects, interviews, poetry, songs and writings spanning from 1992-1994. All contents are the work of Tyger-Womon with the exception of collaborative projects with Hangh Thi Pham - a Vietnamese-American artist. Also included are three cassette tapes of exchanges between Tyger-Womon and Hanh Thi Pham.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Tyger-Womon --Archives.
Lesbian artists --United States --Archival resources.
Lesbian authors --United States --Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

1992

Physical Description: Two greeting Cards (No date); Typed letter

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Hanh Thi Pham to Tyger - Womon including two greeting cards, a letter with three original poems dedicated to V.L. Adams
Box 1, Folder 2

Energy. 1992.

Physical Description: Bound transcript; Cassette Tape; Newspaper Article

Scope and Content Note

Documents related to "Energy" collaboration between Tyger - Womon and Hanh Thi Pham. Includes a bound transcript of the collaboration, the taped conversation and the published version of "Energy" from PT Newspaper in 1992.
Box 1, Folder 3

Tyger - Womon Anthology. 1992.

Physical Description: Folder containing a self compiled anthology.

Scope and Content Note

Self compiled, published anthology containing a series of chronological memories with accompanying reflections and commentary. The anthology also includes original poetry as well as transcripts for the collaborative projects "Energy" and "Anarchy" involving artist Hanh Thi Pham.
Box 1, Folder 4

Of Heart and Herstory. 1993.

Physical Description: Spiral bound notebook

Scope and Content Note

A spiral bound notebook containing journals, letters, poetry and prose entitled "Of Heart and Herstory".
Box 1, Folder 5

Collected Writings. 1975-1993.

Physical Description: Soft binder containing typed pages

Scope and Content Note

A self compiled "Collected Writings" containing hand written prose, journals, political writings as well as songs written from 1975 - 1993.
Box 1, Folder 6

A Day in the Life. 1993.

Box 1, Folder 7

Reflections. 1993.

Physical Description: Bound collection

Scope and Content Note

Collection of prose and poetry.
Box 1, Folder 8

Transsexualism. 1993.

Physical Description: Bound transcript; one cassette tape

Scope and Content Note

Bound transcript of interview with Hanh Thi Pham concerning Pham's thoughts and ideas concerning gender identity, sexual practices and relationships; also contains the cassette recording of the interview.
Box 1, Folder 9

The Typical and the Transgendered. 1993.

Physical Description: Thermal bound collection of photocopied photographs

Scope and Content Note

One of three limited edition copies of this collaborative snap shot project. Snapshots are of both artists involved in artistic explorations of gendered identities and drag.
Box 1, Folder 10

Untitled. 1993.

Physical Description: Bound chapbook

Scope and Content Note

Untitled poetry chapbook
Box 1, Folder 11

Tender Years. 1994.

Physical Description: Bound chapbook

Scope and Content Note

Self published poetry chapbook
Box 1, Folder 12

Tyger Tamer. 1994.

Physical Description: Bound chapbook

Scope and Content Note

Self published poetry chapbook
Box 1, Folder 13

Cross Cultural Relationships. 1994.

Physical Description: Bound typed essay

Scope and Content Note

A bound personal essay on the difficulties, richness and complications arising from cross cultural relationships. The essay specifically addresses the issues involved between Tyger - Womon and Hanh Thi Pham.
Box 1, Folder 14

Untitled. No Date.

Physical Description: Photo Collages

Scope and Content Note

Two collages of photocopied personal snapshots of both Tyger - Womon and Hanh Thi Pham
Box 1, Folder 15

Sexual Adventures Recollections. No Date.

Physical Description: One cassette tape

Scope and Content Note

Recording of a conversation between Hanh Thi Pham and Tyger - Womon entitled "Sexual Adventures Recollections"