Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the papers and photographs of artist Carol Newhouse. Folder contents include WomanShare ephemera, hard copy documentation of an internet installation focused on twentieth-century lesbianism in America, a chapbook centered around women's experience of labor, one scrapbook including images of Newhouse and others at Womanshare completing work around the commune, photographs of spiritual icons, negatives and prints of a WomanShare event, and portraits of women at and affiliated with WomanShare.
- Majority of material found within 1974 - 1981
- Osmer-Newhouse, Carol (Photographer, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use
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
Carol Newhouse, sometimes credited as Carol Osmer-Newhouse, was born in 1943 in New York City. In 1970, she apprenticed herself to the fashion photographer, which would be the extent of her formal artistic training. Following her divorce, she arrived in the bay area and become involved with the feminist movement there.
A photographer, activist, and spiritual teacher in the Pacific Northwest, Newhouse was a central member of the WomanShare collective in Grants Pass, Oregon from its inception in 1974, and would go on to engage such lesbian art icons as Ruth Mountaingrove and Tee A. Corrine. She is the co-author of A Woman's Guide to Spiritual Renewal and made numerous contributions to WomanSpirit Magazine.
0.5 linear feet (1 container)
Language of Materials
Carol Newhouse is a photographer, activist, and spiritual teacher in the Pacific Northwest, and active in the women's back-to-the-land movement during the 1970s. The collection includes images and ephemera from this period, as well as some later publications pertaining to the herstory of WomanShare and lesbian photography in the West.
Collection arranged minimally by SCUA staff member, including some rehousing and preservation.
Collection processed by Chasmodai Cassidy.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Communal living -- Oregon -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Grants Pass (Or.) Subject Source: Local sources
- Lesbian community -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oregon Subject Source: Local sources
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- WomanShare (Grants Pass, Or.)
- Guide to the Carol Newhouse Photographs and Papers
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- Finding aid prepared by Chasmodai Cassidy
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- Finding aid is written in English.