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Inventory of the Lori Twersky Papers
MS 79  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lori Twersky papers
    Dates: 1954-1991
    Collection number: MS 79
    Creator: Twersky, Lori
    Collection Size: 26 boxes
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: This collection contains business files, cassette tape interviews, early writings, drafts of "Bitch Book of Women in Rock", correspondence, notebooks, art work, clippings and appearences.
    Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Access Restrictions

    The following boxes have access restrictions: Boxes 11-16, 18-19, 23
    Boxes 11-12 16, 18, 23 require permission to read or reproduce be obtained from William Abbott, Susan McCarthy or Cheryl Cline.
    Boxes 13-15, 19 require permission to reproduce from William Abbott, Susan McCarthy or Cheryl Cline.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Lori Twersky papers. MS 79. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of William B. Abbott, IV.

    Biography

    Lori A. T. S. N. Twersky was born on October 20, 1954 in Palo Alto, California, to Victor and Shirley Twersky of Los Altos Hills. She went to school in Palo Alto, and then entered UCSC in the fall of 1972. However, when the Yom Kippur War broke out she went to Israel and worked as a babysitter on a kibbutz. Upon her return, she began attending UCSC again, but left before taking her degree. Before leaving, however, she met William Abbott, who she later married. Using her college training as an artist, Twersky helped found the Center Street Gallery in Santa Cruz. But she was also very interested in writing and soon became a free-lance writer, and the editor as well as publisher of Bitch: The Women's Rock Mag With Bite, which documented the roll of women in rock from 1985-1989. Her writing also included stories and reviews for the Good Times newspaper in Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Chronicle, Trouser Press and entries in the Feminist Dictionary. She also published The Chocolate Lover's Guide to Silicon Valley.
    Lori Twersky died on November 3, 1991 at the age of 37.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains business files, cassette tape interviews, early writings, drafts of "Bitch Book of Women in Rock", correspondence, notebooks, art work, clippings and appearences.
    This collection has been inventoried in donor order.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Twersky, Lori--Archives
    Women Periodicals Editors--California
    Women Rock Musicians--Interviews
    Women Authors, American--Pacific Coast (North America)