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January 1990: Newsletter 11. On the cover: Mabel Hampton, who passed away in 1989. She is honored in the first couple of pages of this issue through testimonials, memories and photographs.

Also in this issue: "Collecting postcards" Artifacts of Lesbian Culture," a sample of a primary document in the form of a newspaper clipping from 1947, describing how 2 girls tried to get married in Sonoma County, and several project updates.



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June 1991: Newsletter 12. On the cover one of the pictures from the "Keepin’ On" exhibit, images of African American Lesbians, which is our first "portable" exhibit which can be sent to other places interested in showing the material. Also in this issue: a first hand account of a raid on a lesbian bar in 1964, information on the different colored triangles used to identify people during the holocaust- lesbians are often associated with the black triangle, an introduction to the coordinators at that time, a research guide to gay and lesbian history sources and the usual updates.



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June 1992: Newsletter 13. We have our building! On the cover a photo of the front door to our new home, a beautiful limestone building in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Most of the issue is dedicated to the new building- photos of volunteers working, a floorplan, even the numbers in the financial statement, and Joan writes about her memories of living with the Archives. We ask if somebody can donate a fax machine.

The bibliography is on Lesbians and Aids, and there is a piece on doing research at the Archives.



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June 1993: Newsletter 14. Audre Lorde passed away the year before, and a lovely image of her in her first communion outfit is on our cover. In the issue also a tribute to her by Joan Nestle, remembering the many different ways Audre Lorde’s energy and inspiration touched us, and a selected bibliography.

Besides that we have a building update, an abreviated time line of our history, the financial stament and information on how to use the archives from a distance.



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January 1995: Newsletter 15. On the cover a collage of lesbian pulp novels, which we refer sometimes to as "survival literature." We announce the exhibit, "Queer Covers," which features these books, which were published from the late 30s to the mid 60s. Also an account of how we aquired the letter that Radcliffe Hall wrote to her publisher to discuss the Well of Loneliness.

We include a flyer asking for volunteers, and a report on our Building Fund… time to pay off the mortgage! Our bibliography is on lesbian activism and we discuss how materials can be donated.



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December 1996: Newsletter 16. A home of our own, as illustrated on the cover, a photograph of some of the coordinators on the stoop of our very own building celebrating the paying off the mortgage.

In this issue more details -a "Report from the Field”- Alexis’ motorcycle cross country road trip, bringing our slide show to 34 cities. Also: information on internships with some first-hand accounts, our bibliography is on the Unpublished Papers, one of the Archives' most unique collections. Furthermore a tribute to Alma Routsong, the author of "Patience and Sarah" who died this year, and updates on several of our collections.



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March 1999: Newsletter 17. Valerie Taylor- author, poet and activist- is on our cover.

This is the Archive’s 25th anniversary year, and the first year we have a website. Our newsletter is brief this time; a piece on our anniversary, our T shirt collection and the financial reports with several other updates.

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