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Sandy Dwyer papers 1977-1991
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Description
Sandy Dwyer is a lesbian activist, playwright and journalist living and working in Los Angeles, California. This collection represents materials used by and produced by Sandy Dwyer in the course of her life. The bulk are scripts and promotional materials.
Background
Sandy Dwyer was born Sandra Jean Nelson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was raised on a ranch in the Ozarks of Missouri by her parents who were rodeo producers. She received her Masters degree at the University of Missouri. She spent time as a trapeze artist, biology teacher, trick rope artist, social worker, gardener, actor and playwrite. Sandy Dwyer came out as a lesbian in 1986 and became involved with the Los Angeles gay and lesbian community. She co-founded a newspaper focused on local gay and lesbian news and events called The News. The paper was known for its hard hitting journalism and gained notoriety for exposing financial abuses by large mainstream gay and lesbian non profit organizations.
Extent
10.5 linear ft. (21 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the 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.
Availability
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.