The Mazer Collections

Our published materials include fiction and non fiction numbering more than 2300 titles. The Archives is committed to gathering and preserving materials by and about lesbians and feminists of all classes, ethnicities, races and experiences. Included are personal letters and scrapbooks, artwork, manuscripts, books, records, newspapers, magazines, photographs, videotapes, flyers, papers of lesbian organizations, private papers, and even clothing, such as softball uniforms from the 1940s and 50s. Hundreds of lesbians and feminists have been inspired to donate artifacts of their personal and collective histories.

The Archives encourages all lesbians to deposit the everyday mementos of your lives so that others can discover them in the future. The privacy of any donor is protected to whatever extent desired.

Contact the Mazer to learn more about its special collections. If you are interested in donating your own special collection, please contact us directly. Please note, that before donating any items to the Mazer, we ask that you first contact us by snail mail, email or phone to ensure the safety of your items.


 

 

Resource Guide to UCLA Collections

“Making Invisible Histories Visible” Resource Guide To The Collections

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In 2014, we completed work with the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and the UCLA Library on the NEH Grant which resulted in over 80 collections processed by UCLA.  From that project, emerged this guide entitled,“Making Invisible Histories Visible”which describes the scope of the work, the people involved and the lesbian and feminist women’s collections that were processed.

“Making Invisible Histories Visible: Preserving the Legacy of Lesbian Feminist Activism and Writing in Los Angeles” project was a three year project to arrange, describe, digitize, and make physically and electronically accessible two major clusters of Mazer collections related to West Coast lesbian/feminist activism and writing since the 1930s. Edited by Kathleen A. McHugh, Brenda Johnson-Grau,and Ben Raphael Sher, the guide is now available in PDF format. Please use the link below to read online or to download & read in any PDF reader.

For detailed information on the partnership project initiated by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women to inventory, organize, preserve, and digitize several of Mazer’s key Los Angeles-themed collections and the resulting online finding aids, click here.

Click Here To Read Making Invisible Histories Visible

 

 

Notable Collections

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

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

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
• Margaret A.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 Mac Donald – personal papers
• Cynthia Rich – personal papers
Colonel (r) Margarethe Cammermeyer – personal papers
Bev Hickock - personal papers and photos
• J D Disalvatore – personal papers and photos
• Michele Kort
Sherry Neterland
Rita C. Gonzales
•Christy Amschler

Click on the hyperlinks above to read in detail about some of these Collections.
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More Notable Collections will be available online soon.
Our viewing hours at The Mazer are:
Every Tuesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Every Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
All other times by appointment.

Please call/email and let us know you are coming to ensure we are here before you arrive at our doors. This is a good idea anytime you're planning a visit.

Researchers, please let us know what you are looking for so we can prepare and have things ready for you.

 
 

 

Digital Collections

THE MAZER TShirts

The Mazer has hundreds of t-shirts from organizations, lesbian and feminist groups, activists, women and music festivals, and from some of the first women in men’s fields.

THE MAZER BUTTONS

The Mazer has many buttons in the collection which include the Gay Games, marches, political, Wendy Averill, women (non-lesbian) and many other miscellaneous buttons.

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MORE COMING SOON

The Mazer will be expanding it’s digital collections periodically. Subscribe to get updates as we grow our online presence and upload new collections.

More Mazer Digital Collections Coming Soon

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