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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Administration

Conferences

Artifacts

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Texas Lesbian Conference Records, 1986-1994



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Lesbian Conference
Title: Texas Lesbian Conference Records
Dates: 1986-1994
Creator Abstract: The Texas Lesbian Conference was begun in 1988 as a way for lesbians to network, learn and share. The yearly conference was begun by a small group of women in Dallas, Texas. Over the years the conference featured speakers and workshops on coming out, dating, network building, maintaining relationships, health issues, political activism, spirituality, legal issues and financial matters.
Content Abstract: The bulk of the collection documents the yearly conferences and consists of correspondence, marketing materials, notes, questionnaires, programs, and research materials.
Identification: MS 43
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (2 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The Texas Lesbian Conference was begun in 1988 by a small group of women in Dallas, Texas as a way for lesbians to network, learn and share. The yearly conference was the only statewide conference of it's kind at the time. The conferences featured speakers and workshops on coming out, dating, network building, maintaining relationships, health issues, political activism, spirituality, legal issues and financial matters. Conference location rotated between Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

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Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the collection documents the yearly conferences held throughout the state and consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, questionnaires, programs, and research materials. Planning of the 1990 and 1994 conferences is more heavily documented with limited materials from 1993 only the program from 1992. Also included are the organization's bylaws, select financial documentation and several souvenir t-shirts.

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Organization of Collection

The collection is arranged as follows:
Administration
Conferences
Artifacts

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Texas Lesbian Conference Records must be obtained from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Index Terms

Organizations
Texas Lesbian Conference.
Subjects
Gay activists--Texas--San Antonio.
Lesbian activists--Texas
Lesbians--Texas--Congresses--Planning.
Lesbians--Texas--San Antonio.
Lesbians--Texas--Societies.
Locations
Dallas (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Minutes.
Notes.
Programs.
Questionnaires.
T-shirts.
Local Subjects
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resources
Women's Groups

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Related Material

Texas Lesbian Conference Records, 1987-1992, Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Texas Lesbian Conference '91, April 12-14, 1991, Austin, Texas, Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Texas Lesbian Conference Records, 1986-1994, MS 43, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received from the Martha Prentiss in January 1997 (Acc. 1997-003).

Processing Information

Collection was processed in March 2008 by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Curator.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Administration

Box
1 Bylaws, 1993
Financial, 1990-1991

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Conferences,

Box
1 Lesbians in the '90s: Speaking Out, Third Annual Texas Lesbian Conference , 1986-1990
Program, 1990
Budget, funding, and financial materials, 1986-1990
Publicity, undated
Calendar, 1989-1990
Committee members and volunteers, undated
Hotel and entertainment materials, 1989-1990
Scholarship Request Form, 1990
Addresses, undated
Research materials, undated
Past conferences, 1988
Southeastern Conference for Lesbians and Gay Men, 1989
Diversity * Unity * Community, Fifth Annual Texas Lesbian Conference Program, 1992
Many Kinds of Power, Sixth Annual Texas Lesbian Conference, 1993
Publicity, 1993
Hospitality, 1993
Advertising agreement, 1993
Vendor agreement, undated
Marketing tracking forms, 1993
Order forms, 1993
¡Salud! Celebrating Our Community, Celebrating Ourselves, Seventh Annual Texas Lesbian Conference, 1991-1994
General Committee, 1993-1994
Program, 1994
Program design, 1994
Program design, 1994
Program ads, 1993-1994
Printer, undated
Meetings and Correspondence 1993-1994
Mailing lists, 1993 and undated
Speakers, 1993-1994
Advertising agreements, 1994
Media, lesbian representation, 1991-1993
Surveys (blank), undated
Surveys responses, 1994
Vendors, 1994

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Artifacts

Box
OM1 T-shirts and pins, 1990 and undated

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