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Guide to the Jean Gonzalez Papers, 1977-2006 and undated

Summary

Collection comprises writings by Jean Gonzalez/Juana Maria Paz, 1977-2006 and undated, reflecting the breadth of her work and interests, from lesbian feminism to intential community and the lesbian land movement, with a primary focus on community building. Includes journal articles and book chapters, letters to the editor, newsletters, plays, and position statements, often in both draft and published form. Many of these works comprise her signature works in lesbian and feminist theory. Also includes architectural plans and drawings for her home in Twin Oaks.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11015
Title
Jean Gonzalez papers
Date
1977-2006 and undated
Creator
Paz, Juana Maria
Extent
0.4 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises writings by Jean Gonzalez/Juana Maria Paz, 1977-2006 and undated, reflecting the breadth of her work and interests, from lesbian feminism to intential community and the lesbian land movement, with a primary focus on community building. Includes journal articles and book chapters, letters to the editor, newsletters, plays, and position statements, often in both draft and published form. Many of these works comprise her signature works in lesbian and feminist theory. Also includes architectural plans and drawings for her home in Twin Oaks.

Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

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Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: Writings and Plans.

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Contents of the Collection

1. Writings, 1977-2006

7 folders
On communal living, lesbian land movement, 1990-1995 and undated
Box 1
Short fiction, 1979, 1987

"Vision of the Enchanted Forest" and "Desire and Consequences: Sleeping with a Strange Man."

Box 1
Plays, 1977-1990

"Dead Men-- A Woman's Fantasy," "The Ancient Matriarchy of Atlantis," "Frankly, My Dear...I'm Eating," and "Autobiographical Monologue."

Box 1
Book, anthology chapter, 1980-1995

The LA LUZ Journal, and chapter in Heatwave, Women in Love and Lust: Lesbian Short Fiction.

Box 1
Letters to the editor, articles, 1986-2006

Almost entirely from the print news journal "Off Our Backs."

Box 1
Other writing, Autiobiographical works, 1984-1996 and undated
Box 1
Writings by others, 1991

Somebody to Love: A Guide to Loving the Body You Have.

Box 1

2. Plans, undated

1 folder
Twin Oaks architectural drawings, undated
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Jean Gonzalez, a.k.a. Juana Maria Paz, is an author, dramatist, and lesbian feminist, born in New York of Puerto Rican heritage. Since 1990, she has lived in Virginia as a resident in the intentional collective and ecofeminist community Twin Oaks.


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Provenance

The Jean Gonzalez papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in April 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, April, 2015.

Accessions described in this finding aid: 2015-0041.