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Guide to the Womonwrites Records, 1979-2009

Abstract

Womonwrites is an annual conference of lesbian writers. Collection includes anthologies of writings by Womonwriters (conference attendees), conference chronological files, meeting notes, and membership lists. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.01408
Title
Womonwrites records
Date
1979-2009
Creator
Womonwrites
Extent
2.5 Linear Feet, 1875 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection includes anthologies of writings by Womonwriters (conference attendees), conference chronological files, meeting notes, and membership lists. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

RESTRICTIONS: Membership mailings lists, in Box 3, are CLOSED until 2020.

Restrictions on Access & Use

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is restricted.

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Contents of the Collection

1. Womonwrites Records, 1979-2009

3 boxes
Conditions Governing Access note

CLOSED: The membership mailings lists in Box 3 are closed until 2020.

Womonwrites Anthologies, 1993-2009
(8 folders)
Box 1
Womonwrites Conferences, 1979-1996
(18 folders)
Box 1
Womonwrites Conferences, 1996-
Box 2
Womonwrites Conferences,
Box 3
Meeting notes, undated
Box 3
Organizational Mailing Lists, undated
Box 3
Confidential Mailing Lists
Conditions Governing Access note

RESTRICTED

Box 3

Historical Note

Womonwrites is an annual Southeast lesbian writers' conference. It is run entirely by participants who volunteer each year for planning positions. There are no invited speakers, and the only paid staff are the cooks and the child care provider. It offers lesbian identified writers in all stages of development the opportunity to learn, teach, support, critique, and share their work, as well as time to socialize and have fun. The five-day spring conference includes participant-led workshops, affinity groups, open readings, and recreations. The fall conference is much more informal and lasts four days. Womonwrites is an annual conference created by and for the participants that began in 1979.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Womonwrites Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Womonwrites Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, April 2011

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, April 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2010-0215

Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.