Notable Collections

Notable Collections

The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives is dedicated exclusively to preserving lesbian history.

The Archives is committed to gathering and preserving materials by
and about lesbians and feminists of all classes, ethnicities, races and

Included are personal letters and scrapbooks, artwork, manuscripts,
books, records, newspapers, magazines, photographs, videotapes, flyers,
papers of lesbian and feminist organizations, private papers, and even
clothing, such as softball uniforms from the 1940s and 50s.

Some of our significant collections include materials received from:
• The women of the West Coast Lesbian Collections for starting the
preservation of our history and passing along materials from lesbians
such as Marion Zimmer Bradley and Ruth Reid
Bunny Mac Culloch
June Mazer – personal writings, ephemera, as well as her publications and clippings
Lillian Faderman – correspondence and papers
• Judy Freespirit – personal papers
• Barbara Greer – collection of Lesbian, Gay & Women’s Publications
• Naiad Press – a copy of each publication
• Diana Press – organizational papers
• Daughters of Bilitis – organizational papers
Southern California Women for Understanding – organizational papers
Connexxus Women’s Center/Centro de Mujeres – organizational papers
• Los Angeles Women’s Community Chorus – organizational papers & music
Margaret Cruikshank – working papers
• Diane Germain-artwork & personal papers
• William Moritz – papers, diaries & letters from Margaret Ann Porter
• Ester Bentley – memorabilia & personal papers
• Terri de la Pena – personal papers
• Wolfe Video – videos
• Ardy Tibby – memorabilia
• Sharon Siegel – personal papers
• Marie Cartier – personal papers
• Mickey Spencer – Broomstick organizational papers
• Jinx Beers & Alicia Austin-pulps
• Paradigm Records – LPs
• Dani Adams-WAVAW (Women Against Violence Against Women) organizational papers
• Tee Corine – artwork & published books
• Pat Nordell – personal materials
• Degania Golove – lesbian studies research
• Christine Burton – Book Collection
• Mary Rudd – softball uniforms (1940s, 1950s & 1960s)
• Barbara Macdonald – personal papers
• Cynthia Rich – personal papers
Colonel (r) Margarethe Cammermeyer -– personal papers

Read in Detail About Our Collections Below

Bev Hickok 1919-2014


   Today we morn the loss of a good friend, Bev Hickok.  She was a very big supporter of the Mazer.  As a UCLA Alumna, Bev was thrilled about our relationship with UCLA, so much so that she donated her…

Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) Collection


Finding Aid for the Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) collection, 1964-19 Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW), a feminist activist organization, was founded in 1976 in Los Angeles by anti-pornography activist Marcia Womongold. The Los Angeles chapter of WAVAW…

Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU) Collection


Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU) collection, 1975-1999 The Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU), was  an educational non-profit organization, formed in 1976 and dedicated  to “enhancing the quality of life for [the lesbian] community and for lesbians nationwide, creative…