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Preliminary Guide to the Julia Penelope Papers, ca. 1986-1999

Collection Overview

This accession continues to document Julia Penelope's life as a lesbian and feminist activist and academic. Materials include correspondence and financial records; lecture notes and writings by Penelope dealing with subjects that include linguistics, lesbian communities, lesbian separatists, and coming out; subject files; and book reviews of works by Penelope and others. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture. For information on earlier accessions, please consult the Duke Library online catalog.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Julia Penelope papers, ca. 1986-1999
Creator
Penelope, Julia
Extent
3 Linear Feet , 1800 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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Collection is restricted. Also, some of the materials in this collection are not immediately accessible, because they require further processing before use.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Some of the materials in this collection are not immediately accessible, because they require further processing before use. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection. Technical Services staff need to reformat newsprint; remove rusty fasteners. See notes in container list below.

Attention: Correspondence is restricted. Researchers must sign release form agreeing to not reveal personal information.

Out of the Class Closet
Box 1
Style
Box 1
"Learning to Live with my Body"
Box 1
"Passing Lesbians"
Box 1
Xword Book
Box 1
Anthology of Penelope's essays
Box 1
For Lesbians Only
Box 1
New Victoria Press
Box 1
Finding the Lesbians
Box 1
International Feminist Fiction
Box 1
Speaking Freely
Box 1
Women and Class Anthology
Box 1
Anthology of Lesbian/Feminist Literary Criticism
Box 1
Lesbian Passages
Box 1
History of Lesbianism
Box 1
Lesbian Culture Anthology
Box 1
Milada Marsalka's Memoirs
Box 1
Review Copies Address List
Box 1
Copyright materials
Box 1
"Lesbian Intervention"
Box 1
NEH Research Grant
Box 1
History of Lesbianism, Book
Box 1
Notes, Language and the Gateways of Consciousness
Box 1
Course Materials, Lesbian Novels (Washington University, Fall 1986)
Box 1
Biography of Penelope
Box 1
Materials for Appeal of Non-promotion, University of Nebraska
Box 1
New Found Goddesses
Box 1
Campfest, 1999
Box 1
1992
Box 1
1993
Box 1
1994
Box 1
Appointment Book 1994
Box 1
Lesbian Culture
Box 1
Carytis Cardea
Box 1
Miscellaneous photocopies from books and magazines
Box 1
Notecards on Contributors to Out of the Class Closet

Attention: May be restricted: If correspondence, then users must sign release form.

Box 1
Sojourner, 1996 January
Box 1
Grade Book, University of Massachusetts, 1988
Box 1
Picture, Two Young Women Reading a Book Together
Box 1
Hol 1: Antiquity
Box 2
Kamasutra of Vaysayana
Box 2
Near East Archeology
Box 2
International Feminist Fiction Anthology (First Choice Stories)
Box 2
[Verbal Self Defense]
Box 2
Lesbian Language
Box 2
Consent to Publish Agreements
Box 2
Request for Permission to Reprint
Box 2
Bookstores and Addresses (U.S)
Box 2
Carol Barret's poem
Box 2
Skanking
Box 2
Homosexuality and Citizenship in Florida
Box 2
Johnson, Linnea, Analysis of Rosenwasser Letter
Box 2
Sexual Practice/Textual Theory, Letter File
Box 2
Class Discussion
Box 2
My Horoscope
Box 2
Dream and Disappointment
Box 2
Marcia Gagliardi, Poems
Box 2
Review Copies, Address List
Box 2
Article on St. Louis, Notes
Box 2
SEPS
Box 2
Naiad Press Incorporation Papers
Box 2
WomaNews Response
Box 2
List of Lesbian Myths
Box 2
Morgan Grey, "Purple Dragon Song"
Box 2
Book on Lesbian Etiquette
Box 2
Crossing Promo Flyers
Box 2
SEP Workshop, Michigan '89
Box 2
The Sexist Tradition: Words and Meaning
Box 2
1998 Poetry Book
Box 2
Blackwell, Hobby and White Proposal
Box 2
Julia at Mountain Moving Coffee House
Box 2
[Unidentified Manuscript]
Box 2
On the Creation of Errors in Student Writing
(2 folders)
Box 2
"Dyke Arrogance: Self-Righteousness, Trashing, and Cheap Thrills"
Box 2
My Life, A Cartesian Model
Box 2
"Language and Women's Oppression"
Box 2
UPTIME Interview
Box 2
Letter to Newspapers: Kate and Julia
Box 2

Attention: Restricted. Users must sign release form.

Letters to be Answered
(2 folders)
Box 2
Gearhart Correspondence (1989)
Box 2
Personal Papers Correspondence and Contents Lists
Box 2
You Just Don't Understand, D. Tannen
Box 2
Lesbian Culture
Box 2
Sexual Practice/Textual Theory
Box 2
Feminist Crossword Puzzle Book
Box 2

Historical Note

Julia Penelope is a feminist and linguist who ran Crossing Press and presently runs Wordwise.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Julia Penelope Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

Gift, 2000

Processing Information

Processed by Ruth E. Bryan

Completed January 15, 2001

Encoded by Ruth E. Bryan

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.