Scope and Contents
The Lee Lynch papers contain correspondence, draft manuscripts, notes and research, published works, publicity and promotional material, professional activity and finance documentation, conference and workshop programs, speeches, and ephemera, as well as material related to Lynch’s personal life.
The correspondence series primarily contains incoming correspondence from family, friends, fans, and publishers.
The writing series contains notes, draft manuscripts, published works, correspondence, and publicity regarding novels, short stories, essays, book reviews, poetry, and plays composed by Lee Lynch.
The professional activity and finances series contains royalty statements, contracts, copyright registration certificates for some of Lynch’s works, and curricula vitae.
The publicity and promotional material series contains clippings and flyers related to Lynch’s writings.
The appearances, conferences, and workshops series contains programs, schedules, speeches, and related ephemera for several conferences and workshops attended by Lee Lynch, as well as recorded interviews.
The personal papers series contains materials related to Lynch’s personal life, including material regarding activities and involvement, artwork, calendars and address books, school papers, and collected clippings and works of others.
- Creation: 1960-2019
- Lynch, Lee, 1945- (Person)
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Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Lee Lynch (1945- ) was born in Manhattan, NY in 1945. Lynch is an American author who started writing lesbian fiction and non-fiction in the 1960s when she was a frequent contributor to The Ladder, the only lesbian publication at the time. Since then, Lynch's short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies and she has published several novels and essays. Lynch has written reviews and feature articles for The Lambda Book Report, among other publications, and her syndicated column, "The Amazon Trail," has been running in papers across the country since 1986.
Lynch is a recipient of the Alice B. Reader Award for Lesbian Fiction, the James Duggins Mid-Career Author Award (which honors LGBT mid-career novelists of extraordinary talent and service to the LGBT community), and in 2006, was inducted into the Saints and Sinners Literary Hall of Fame. Her novel Sweet Creek was a finalist for a Golden Crown Literary Society Award and was named one of the top ten fiction books of the year by the Q Syndicate. In 2009, Lynch was awarded the Golden Crown Literary Society Trail Blazer award for lifetime achievement, in recognition of the contributions she has made to the field of lesbian literature.
Source: Lee Lynch website: http://leelynch6.tripod.com/
29.44 linear feet (23 containers)
Language of Materials
Lee Lynch (1945- ) is an award-winning writer of lesbian fiction and non-fiction. The Lee Lynch papers contain correspondence, draft manuscripts, notes and research, published works, publicity and promotional material, professional activity and finance documentation, conference and workshop programs, speeches, and ephemera, as well as material related to Lynch’s personal life.
Materials in the Lee Lynch papers are arranged in six series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Writing, 3. Professional activity and finances, 4. Publicity and promotional material, 5. Appearances, conferences, and workshops, and 6. Personal papers.
Series 2. Writing is arranged in six subseries: 2.1. Novels, 2.2. Short stories and collections, 2.3. Non-fiction works and book reviews, 2.4. Poetry, 2.5. Performance works, and 2.6. Journals, notes, and writing fragments.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lee Lynch, 2019.
Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, 2012. Revisions completed by Liliya Benz, 2019.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Guide to the Lee Lynch Papers
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- Tanya Parlet. Revised by Liliya Benz.
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- Finding aid written in English.
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).