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Ann Bradley papers

 Collection — Item: Acc2008.004*
Identifier: Coll2014-035

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, awards, photographs, and clippings, 1977-2006, from lesbian activist Ann Bradley. Photographs and other materials document the Lesbian Writers Series and visiting authors at A Different Light Books. The bulk of the collection is correspondence and clippings on gay and lesbian rights, same-sex marriage, a boycott of Colorado businesses, and Officer Mitchell Grobeson's discrimination lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department. The collection also includes scripts and programs from the play Warren in which Bradley performed, and a photograph of a 1992 action against the film Basic Instinct, organized by the Los Angeles Chapter of ACT UP.

Dates

  • 1977-2006

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biography

Ann Bradley was born in San Francisco and moved to Los Angeles, where she earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at California State University Los Angeles. She is known for creating and producing the Lesbian Writers Series at A Different Light Books in Los Angeles beginning in 1984. She worked as a publicist in arts, social justice, LGBT, animal rights, and environmental fields. In 2011, she was Executive Producer of the Focus Features film, Pariah.

Extent

2.4 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 flat box.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Correspondence, awards, photographs, and clippings, 1977-2006, from lesbian activist Ann Bradley. Bradley is known for creating and producing the Lesbian Writers Series at A Different Light Books in Los Angeles. The bulk of the collection contains correspondence and clippings on gay and lesbian rights, same-sex marriage, a boycott of Colorado businesses, and Officer Mitchell Grobeson's discrimination suit against the Los Angeles Police Department.

Arrangement

Photographs are at the end of this collection. The remaining folders are arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Ann Bradley gifted this collection in a series of donations on October 21, 2005; September 25, 2007; February 5, 2008; May 3, 2008; and February 4, 2009.

Separated Materials

The following have been separated to the ONE periodicals collection:



Connexxus newsletter (June 1990)



Female: FYI (July 1994)

Fourth Annual GLAAD LA Media Awards (1993)

Gay Rights Newsletter (June 1979)

Infected Faggot Perspectives (September 1991-July/August 1992)

Square Peg (December 1992/January 1993)

Time (April 14, 1997)



The following have been separated to the ONE calendar collection:



Will & Grace (16 month Calendar 2004)



Women of A Different Light Calendar (1991)



The following have been separated to ONE's videotape collection:



1988 Democratic Convention with Jesse Jackson, Barbara Jordan, and Ann Richards (VV3178)



1992 Democratic Convention with Bob Hattoy and Elizabeth Glasser Speeches (VV3179)



Ellen DeGeneres BBC Documentary, 1997 (VV3180)



"The Puppy Episode" Ellen, 1997 (VV2187)



The following have been separated to the ONE button collection and the T-shirt collection, respectively:



"Take Pride; Lesbian Visibility" 2 buttons



"Lambda Delta Lambda Supporter '88" 1 T-shirt

Processing Information

Formerly box #A116A. Collection processed by Katrina Sire, August 2014.

Creator

Title
Finding Aid to the Ann Bradley Papers, 1977-2006
Status
Completed
Author
Katrina Sire
Date
© 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Repository Details

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

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