Barbara Grier was a well known writer, publisher, and lesbian-feminist activist. Her carefully assembled periodical collection
contains a wide range of feminist and LGBT newspapers, magazines, journals, and small press publications.
Barbara Grier (November 4, 1933-November 10, 2011) was a well known writer, publisher, and lesbian-feminist activist. Born
in Cincinnati, Ohio, she spent most of her life in the Midwest, splitting time between Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City,
Kansas. An anomaly for her time, Grier came out early, in 1945 at the age of twelve, reportedly announcing the fact to her
mother after researching homosexuality at her local library. At sixteen she began collecting lesbian-themed books, which she
Lesbiana, a passion she maintained throughout her life. In 1967 Grier, along with Lee Stuart, published
The Lesbian in Literature, an attempt to compile a bibliography of all known lesbian-themed books as well as books with lesbian characters. Two subsequent
editions were published in 1975 and 1981.
33 document boxes (13.2 linear ft.)
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.
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.