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Jesse Ford papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Coll2014-095

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, a public testimony manuscript, and a flyer, 1974-1975, from lesbian activist Jesse Ford from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Materials document Ford's support for the Philadelphia City Council's Bill 1275, a gay rights bill in 1974. The bulk of the correspondence pertains to Ford's lesbian-feminist radio program Amazon Country.

Dates

  • 1974 - 1975

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

Jesse Ford, also known as Mary Ford, was a lesbian-feminist activist living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the 1970s. She was one of the founders of Amazon Country, a Philadelphia public radio program devoted to women's music and lesbian culture broadcast on WXPN.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Correspondence, writings, a public testimony manuscript, and a flyer, 1974-1975, from lesbian activist Jesse Ford in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ford was one of the founders of Amazon Country, a Philadelphia public radio program devoted to women's music and lesbian culture.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was separated from the ONE Subject Files Collection, Coll2012-001. Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, November 2014.

Title
Finding Aid to the Jesse Ford Papers, 1974-1975
Status
Completed
Author
Loni Shibuyama
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 National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

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

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