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Lesbian community -- Oregon

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Tangren Alexander papers

Identifier: Coll 746

Tangren Alexander (1940-2021) was a lesbian feminist philosopher, professor, writer, and doll photographer. The papers include correspondence; writings; teaching materials; event, workshop, and conference materials; doll photography; personal papers; and works by others.

Dates: 1916-2023

Judith Pauline Autio papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll 722

Judith Pauline (JP) Autio was a founding member of Steppingwoods, a 140-acre women's land community in Southern Oregon. This collection contains material related to the broader LGBTQ+ community, communal living, gardening and agriculture, as well as to Autio's medical care and death as a result of early-onset Alzheimer's.

Dates: 1965-2001

Tee A. Corinne papers

Identifier: Coll 263

Tee A. Corinne (1943-2006) is a photographer, artist, writer, and lesbian activist. The collection includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, artwork, photographs, artifacts, and other documents that reflect Corinne's life and work.

Dates: 1835-2007, undated; Majority of material found within 1962-2006

Silver Lee Davis papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025042615530]
Identifier: Coll 652

Silver Lee Davis was a member of the lesbian land community in Grants Pass, Oregon. The Silver Lee Davis papers primarily document Davis' writing career.

Dates: 1986-1999

Ruth Mountaingrove papers

Identifier: Coll 309
Abstract Ruth Mountaingrove (1923- ) is a feminist, lesbian, writer, publisher and photographer who lived and worked with many of the intentional communities of Southern Oregon. Mountaingrove has published poetry, articles, photographs and feminist/lesbian magazines. This collection contains correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, music, publishing material and photographs. The Photograph Series in particular captures a wide variety of subjects, moods and activities through ceremonies, rituals and...
Dates: 1950-1999

Ruth Mountaingrove videotape autobiography

Identifier: Coll 265

Ruth Mountaingrove (1923-2016) was a photographer, writer and artist who moved to Oregon in 1971, settling in communes and eventually co-founding Rootworks, a lesbian community in Southern Oregon. The collection consists of 21 VHS videotapes of Mountaingrove relating the story of her life by talking, dancing, and singing.

Dates: 1988-1997

Carol Newhouse photographs and papers

Identifier: Coll 431

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.

Dates: 1973-1998; Majority of material found within 1974 - 1981

Gail Lorene Pyburn photograph collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025032078566]
Identifier: PH 373

Gail Lorene Pyburn was a member of the lesbian community in Eugene, Oregon who used photography and video to document the experiences of her community during the 1980s and 1990s. This collection contains twenty-six 35mm negative sheet holders, four associated contact sheets, and two BetaCam tapes of "Betty M" production.

Dates: 1979-1985, 1997

Rootworks records

Identifier: Coll 345
Abstract Rootworks was established during the back-to-the-land movement of the 1960s and 1970s as an intentional feminist lesbian commune to provide a rural living space for women to escape patriarchal society, heal personal struggles, and live among an intentional network of women. This collection contains event descriptions, correspondence, legal and financial records, resources consulted in the construction and continuation of the land, personal creative and autobiographical writing, various...
Dates: 1966-2007; Majority of material found within 1975 - 2000

SO CLAP! (Southern Oregon Country Lesbian Archival Project) Collection

Identifier: Coll 266

SO CLAP! was a non-profit corporation established in 1989 to collect and preserve primary source material documenting the history of the lesbian and feminist back-to-the-land movement in southern Oregon. The collection contains correspondence, creative writings, autobiographical writings, financial records, publications, photographs, graphic materials, and ephemera.

Dates: 1974-1999

Southern Oregon Lesbian Land Communities Oral History Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll 429

Heather Burmeister, a Portland, Oregon based public historian, conducted oral history interviews with members of the Southern Oregon lesbian land communities in 2010-2011. This collection contains paper and digital transcripts, biographical forms, as well as digital video and audio recordings of Burmeister's interviews.

Dates: 2010-2011

WomanShare records

Identifier: Coll 269

WomanShare is a woman’s land and feminist retreat in Grants Pass, Oregon, established in 1974. Records document the management, membership, daily activities and workshops of the WomanShare community and include correspondence, reference files, financial and meeting records, journals, audio, video and visual material.

Dates: 1974-1999