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Finding Aid for the Lillian Faderman papers, 1976-1989
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Publications. Series 1. 1981-1994.

Physical Description: Boxes 1-13

Scope and Content Note

This series contains manuscript and typescript drafts of various publications by Faderman. The largest section of files includes the manuscript drafts and galley proofs of three books written by Faderman: Surpassing the Love of Men (1981); Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers (1991) and Chloe Plus Olivia (1994). There are also drafts of published papers and book reviews written by Faderman and prospectuses and outlines for forthcoming publications.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by folder label or chronologically by date.
 

Surpassing the Love of Men. Subseries 1. 1981.

Physical Description: Boxes 1-9
Box 1

Completed manuscript draft of Surpassing the Love of Men. 1981.

Physical Description: 8 folders
Box 2

Surpassing the Love of Men uncorrected galley proofs with edits. 1981.

Physical Description: 11 folders
Box 3

Surpassing the Love of Men uncorrected galley proofs with edits. 1981.

Physical Description: 6 folders

General note

Contains Start - Pg. 96; see Box 4 for Pg. 97 to end.
Box 4

Surpassing the Love of Men uncorrected galley proofs with edits. 1981.

Physical Description: 6 folders

General note

Contains Pg. 97 to end; see Box 3 for Start - Pg. 96.
Box 5

Surpassing the Love of Men uncorrected galley proofs with edits (most recent draft). 1981.

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains Start to Pg. 265; see Box 6 for Pg. 266 to end.
Box 6

Surpassing the Love of Men uncorrected galley proofs with edits (most recent draft). 1981.

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains Pg. 266 to end. See Box 5 for start to Pg. 265.
Box 7

Surpassing the Love of Men corrected galley proofs. 1981.

Physical Description: 10 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains Start - Pg. 233; see Box 8 for Pg. 234 - end.
Box 8

Surpassing the Love of Men corrected galley proofs. 1981.

Physical Description: 11 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains Pg. 234 - end; see Box 7 for start to pg. 233.
Box 9

Surpassing the Love of Men master galley proofs. 1981.

Physical Description: 11 folders

General note

Includes artwork and typescript.
 

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers. Subseries 2. 1991.

Physical Description: Box 10
Box 10

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers uncorrected proofs. 1991.

Physical Description: 7 folders
 

Other publications. Subseries 3. 1979-1987.

Physical Description: Box 11

Arrangement note

Alphabetical by folder label and then chronological by date.
Box 11, Folder 1

Prospectuses and outlines. 1979-1987.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Proposed publications include Surpassing the Love of Men (1981); Love Between Women in the Twentieth Century and Women and War: History and the Present.
Box 11, Folders 2 - 14

Published papers and book reviews. 1979-1987.

Physical Description: 13 folders

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of published papers and book reviews written by Faderman, including articles on the theme of same-sex love and romantic friendship in poems and letters of Emily Dickenson; in novels by Henry James, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; and in popular magazine fiction of the early twentieth century. Also includes Faderman's publications on the Scottish schoolmistresses whose lesbian libel suit inspired Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour and led to the publication of Faderman's Scotch Verdict.
 

Chloe Plus Olivia. Subseries 4. 1994.

Physical Description: Boxes 12-13
Box 12, Folders 1 - 7

Completed manuscript draft of Chloe Plus Olivia. 1994.

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

Start - Pg. 657. See Box 13 for Pg. 658 - End.
Box 13, Folders 1 - 5

Completed manuscript draft of Chloe Plus Olivia. 1994.

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Pg. 658 - End. See Box 12 for Start - Pg. 657.
 

Correspondence. Series 2. 1979 - 1989, n.d..

Physical Description: Boxes 14-17

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence and memoranda, contracts and publicity materials related to Faderman's publications and speaking engagements. The materials also include some information on foreign subsidiary rights relating to Surpassing the Love of Men and Scotch Verdict and permissions for various publications by Faderman to be reprinted.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by folder title, and then chronologically by date.
Box 14, Folder 1

Awards correspondence. 1982-1983.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and memoranda related to awards and honorary degrees conferred, including the 1982 Gay Academic Union (GAU) "Literature Award", the 1982-83 California State University, Fresno (CSUF) "Distinguished Professor" award and the 1982 American Library Association (ALA) Gay Task Force's "Gay Book Award."
Box 14, Folders 2 - 11

Fan mail. 1977-1988.

Physical Description: 10 folders

Scope and Content Note

Fan mail consists of letters, postcards and greeting cards and contains general letters and specific ones lauding Surpassing the Love of Men, Scotch Verdict and other publications. Correspondents are individuals, including personal friends, women's studies professors, colleagues, teachers, students, politicians, editors and activists.

General note

Correspondence related to awards and honorary degrees conferred, including the 1982 Gay Academic Union (GAU) "Literature Award", the 1982-83 California State University, Fresno (CSUF) "Distinguished Professor" award and the 1982 American Library Association (ALA) Gay Task Force's "Gay Book Award," was removed and placed in the Awards Correspondence folder (also in Box 14).
Box 15, Folders 1 - 9

Correspondence relating to Surpassing the Love of Men and Scotch Verdict. 1978-1989.

Physical Description: 9 folders

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and memoranda concerning the editorial process for Surpassing the Love of Men and Scotch Verdict. Correspondence is with agents, publishers and editors and concerns contracts, royalty statements, subsidiary rights and permissions, translations, editorial changes and publicity.
Box 16, Folders 8 - 17

Correspondence relating to published papers and book reviews. 1976-1989.

Physical Description: 10 folders

Scope and Content Note

Consists mainly of proposed submissions for articles and book reviews and for speaking engagements; calls for papers and requests to write and review.

General note

See Box 11 for related published papers and book reviews. Folder series originally labelled Acceptances, Rejections and Requests to Write and Review.
Box 16, Folder 1

Correspondence relating to editorial boards and requests to write/review. 1979-1989.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Consists mainly of requests for Faderman's participation on editorial boards and panels.
Box 16, Folders 2 - 7

Correspondence relating to speaking engagements and publicity materials. 1976-1987.

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Requests for Faderman's participation in conferences, programs and events and as visiting lecturer. Publicity materials concern Surpassing the Love of Men and Scotch Verdict and include press announcements, book reviews and clippings.
Box 17, Folders 1 - 10

Other correspondence. 1976-1989.

Physical Description: 10 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains a mixture of personal and professional correspondence that is not related to the editorial process for Faderman's publications. Correspondence concerns Faderman's speaking engagements, research relating to her publications and to lesbian and women's studies and requests for reviewers. Publicity materials and ephemera relating to Faderman's publications and to lesbian and women's publishing are also included here. Correspondents include various lesbian, gay and women's groups and publications, institutions and organizations and various individuals. The most noteworthy of these include Barbara Grier, Barbara Gittings, and Phyllis Irwin. Also of interest is the Judith Schwarz/Jonathan Katz correspondence which explains the issues surrounding Faderman's choice of a commercial publisher (William Morrow) for Surpassing the Love of Men.

General note

Folder 8 includes a photograph of Phyllis Irwin, Faderman's domestic partner, from Taos, 1987.
 

Printed matter. Series 3. 1975-1990.

Physical Description: Box 18 and oversized boxes 19-26

Scope and Content Note

Contains newspapers, newsletters and periodicals by now defunct small presses and various lesbian, gay and women's organizations that do not include works written by Faderman.

Arrangement note

Chronological by Date of Publication.
 

Newsletters and periodicals. Subseries 1. 1975-1988.

Physical Description: Box 18

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by folder title, and then chronologically by date.

Scope and Content Note

Publications produced by now defunct small presses and various lesbian, gay and women's organizations and groups that do not include works written by Faderman.
Box 18, Folder 9

Gay Life Magazine (St. Louis, MO). 1979, Feb - March.

Physical Description: 2 issues [no.3 (Feb); no.4(March)]
Box 18, Folders 10 - 12

Gay Literature (Fresno, CA). 1975.

Physical Description: 3 issues [Winter 1975 (no.1), Spring 1975 (no.2), Fall 1975 (no. 4)]
Box 18, Folders 13 - 15

Gay Teachers Association Newsletter (New York City, NY). 1978-1982.

Physical Description: 3 folders

General note

Vol. 1 no.1(January 1978) - no. 10 (December 1978); Vol. 2 no.1 (January 1979) - Vol. 2 no. 10(December 1979), special Gay Pride (March issue); Vol. 3 no. 1 (January 1980) - Vol. 3 no. 7/8 (September/ October); Vol. 3 no. 10 (December 1980) - Vol. 4 no. 7/8(September/October 1981); Vol. 4 no. 10 (December 1981); Vol. 5 no. 2 (February 1982
Box 18, Folder 16

GLAD News (Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Greater Danbury, CT). 1988, Feb. - May.

Physical Description: 1 folder

General note

Vol. 6 no. 2 (Feb 1988) - Vol. 6 no. 5 (May 1988)
Box 18, Folder 17

GLAD Tidings (Deleware's Lesbian & Gay News). 1983, July, Dec..

Physical Description: 1 folder

General note

Vol. 2 no.7 (July 1983); Vol. 2 no. 10 (December 1983)
Box 18, Folder 18

Golden Threads (Quincy, MA). 1988, July.

Physical Description: 1 folder

General note

Vol. 4 no. 11 (July 1988)
Box 18, Folder 19

GPU News (Gay People's Union, Milwaukee, WI). 1979, Aug..

Physical Description: 1 folder

General note

Vol. 8 no. 11 (August 1979)
 

Newspapers. Subseries 2. 1979 - 1990.

Physical Description: Oversized Boxes 19 - 26

Arrangement note

Chronological by Date of Publication.

Scope and Content Note

Newspapers produced by now defunct small presses and various lesbian, gay and women's organizations that do not include works written by Faderman.
Box 19

Gay Life (The Midwestern Gay Weekly, Chicago, IL). 1982, Oct. - Dec.

Physical Description: 13 issues

General note

Vol. 8 no. 16 ( October 1, 1982) - Vol. 8 no. 28/29 (December 30, 1982)
Box 20

Gay Life (The Midwestern Gay Weekly, Chicago, IL). 1983, Jan. - Feb., July, 1985, March - April.

Physical Description: 7 issues

General note

Vol. 8 no. 30/31 (January 13, 1983) - Vol. 8 no. 34 (February 3, 1983); Vol. 9 no. 2 (July 14, 1983); Vol. 10 no. 39 (March 28, 1985); Vol. 10 no. 43 ( April 25, 1985)
Box 20

Gay Paper (published by the Gay Community Center of Baltimore, MD). 1983, April, 1989, Sept. - Oct., 1990, March - April.

Physical Description: 8 issues

General note

Vol.5 no. 4(April 1983); Vol. 11 no. 1(September 1, 1989) - no. 4(October 20, 1989); no. 12(March 2, 1990); no. 14(April 6, 1990); no. 15(April 20, 1990)
Box 21

Gay People's Chronicle (Cleveland, OH). 1985, Aug., Nov, 1986, April - Nov, 1989, April, Nov..

Physical Description: 10 issues

General note

Vol. 1 no.7 (August 1985), no. 10 (November 1985); Vol. 2 no. 3(April 1986) - no. 9(October 1986); Vol. 4 no. 10(April 1989); Vol. 5 no. 5(November 1989
Box 21

GO INFO (Ottawa, Ontario). 1987, July - Sept..

Physical Description: 2 issues

General note

no.99(July/August 1987), no. 100(September 1987)
Box 21

Lambda Rising BOOK REPORT (Washington, D.C.). 1989.

Physical Description: 1 issue

General note

Vol. 2 no. 1(October/November 1989)
Box 21

The GLC Voice (Minneapolis, MN). 1982, Nov., 1983, April, June.

Physical Description: 4 issues

General note

Not a complete run.
Box 22

Gaysweek. 1979, Jan. - June.

Physical Description: 15 issues

General note

Vol. 2 no. 97(January 1, 1979) - Vol. 3 no. 114(June 24, 1979)
Box 23

Good Times (Columbus, OH). 1984, Dec - 1985, Dec.

Physical Description: 13 issues

General note

Vol. 1 no. 7(December 15, 1984 - no. 12(May 15, 1985); Vol. 2 no. 1(June 15, 1985) - no. 7 (December 15, 1985)
Box 24

Good Times (Columbus, OH). 1986, Jan - 1987, Jan.

Physical Description: 13 issues

General note

Vol.2 no. 8(January 15, 1986) - Vol. 3 no. 8 (January 15, 1987)
Box 25

GAZE (Memphis, TN). 1979, Dec - 1982, Dec.

Physical Description: 30 issues

General note

Vol. 1 no. 1(December 1979) - Vol. no. 1(December 1980); Vol. no. 3(February 1981) - Vol. 3 no. 12(December 1982)
Box 26

GAZE (Memphis, TN). 1983, Jan - 1984, Nov.

Physical Description: 21 issues

General note

Vol. 4 no. 1(June 1983) - no. 7(July/August 1983); no. 9(September 1983 - no. 12(December 1983); Vol. 5 no. 1(January 1984) - no. 10 (November 1984)
Box 26

GAZE (Minneapolis/St. Paul and Greater Minnesota). 1987, Dec.

Physical Description: 1 issue

General note

No. 49(December 3, 1987)
 

Audio materials. Series 4. 1987, Oct..

Physical Description: Box 18

Scope and Content Note

Personal interview by Faderman with Barbara Gittings, an early pioneer lesbian activist, and Mariana Romo-Carmona, a Latina lesbian from New York City, for Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers.
Box 18, Folders 1 - 4

Interview with Barbara Gittings, age 55, Philadelphia. 1987, Oct. 7.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Gittings recalls coming out in 1950 during her freshman year in college, searching the library for any information she could find about homosexuality, turning to psychiatrists for more understanding of what it meant to be homosexual and tapping into the lesbian bar culture of New York City and Philadelphia. Gittings also touches upon her initial foree into Daughters of Bilitis, a lesbian social organization formed in San Francisco in 1955 by Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon. Gittings later established the New York City chapter of Daughters of Bilitis.

General note

Taped materials transferred to compact discs, which consist of one use copy (two compact discs) and one master preservation data file (two compact discs).
Box 18, Folders 5 - 8

Interview with Mariana Romo-Carmona, age 35, New York City. 1987, Oct. 10.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Romo-Carmona, a Latina lesbian artist from New York City, discusses the alienation of lesbians of color during the 1970s and the need to become part of lesbians of color groups. Her experience as an immigrant from Chile coming out during the 1970s in New York City led her to form the Latina lesbian group Las Buenas Amigas (the Good Friends).

General note

Taped material transferred to compact discs which consist of one listening copy (two compact discs) and one master preservation data file (two compact discs).