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Lois Bencangey papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll2009-014

Scope and Contents

The Lois Bencangey papers consist of articles, correspondence, financial records, fliers, leaflets, pamphlets, announcements and invitations from the Califia Community, of which Bencangey was a member, and from other organizations devoted to anti-racism, homosexuality and feminism. The collection also includes materials from Connexxus, Dykes Against Racism Everywhere (DARE), the National Gay Task Force (NGTF), the National Organization of Lesbians and Gays, National Organization for Women (NOW), Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU) and White Women Against Racism (WWAR). Conference fliers outline workshops and meetings geared towards the lesbian and feminist communities in California. The collection further includes three letters written by Marilyn Murphy in 1986 to help her sister, Sharon Murphy, with legal fees that were accrued during her battle to gain custody of her son and avoid jail time for kidnapping. The collection also includes material related to the motion picture Desert Hearts (1986).

Dates

  • 1977-1986

Creator

Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Publication Rights

Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

Biography

Lois Bencangey is a lesbian feminist activist living in Southern California.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (1 box.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Articles, correspondence, financial records, fliers, leaflets, pamphlets, announcements and invitations, 1977-1986, from the Califia Community and other organizations devoted to anti-racism, homosexuality and feminism, collected by activist Lois Bencangey.

Acquisition Information

Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Separated Materials

1 poster, "Welcome to the Olympics and Gay Los Angeles" (1984), has been separated to the ONE poster collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Mor Fleisher-Leach in 2009 and revised by Loni Shibuyama in 2016.

Title
Finding aid of the Lois Bencangey papers, 1977-1986
Status
Completed
Author
Mor Fleisher-Leach
Date
© 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in: English

Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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