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Karla Jay Papers

Title
Karla Jay Papers 1961-2013 (bulk 1975-1999).
Author
Jay, Karla.
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Description
27.68 linear feet (59 boxes, 1 tube), 82 audio files, 49 cassettes
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Photographic prints.
  • Printed ephemera.
  • Slides (photographs)
  • Sound recordings.
Access (note)
  • Some correspondence and other files closed until 2070. Some sound recordings are currently unavailable pending digitization.
Source (note)
  • Donated by Karla Jay, 1995, 2011, 2014, and 2015.
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.
Call Number
MssCol 1554
OCLC
122533412
Author
Jay, Karla.
Title
Karla Jay Papers 1961-2013 (bulk 1975-1999).
Restricted Access
Some correspondence and other files closed until 2070. Some sound recordings are currently unavailable pending digitization.
Summary
Karla Jay is a lesbian feminist activist, author, and former professor of English at Pace University (New York). The collection contains correspondence, typescripts, and other items chiefly documenting Jay's work as a professor of English and as author and coeditor of books on the experiences of lesbians and gay men. The bulk of the collection pertains to her work as a writer and academic and includes some documentation of her activities as a pioneer feminist and lesbian activist with the consciousness raising group Redstockings and the Gay Liberation Front. The correspondence includes letters from many prominent writers and gay and lesbian rights activists, her literary agent, publishers, contributors to her anthologies, and alternative presses, as well as with academic and professional organizations. The collection also includes typescript drafts of the text of The Gay Report (which she co-authored with Allen Young) and the questionnaires returned by lesbian respondents; drafts of Jay's dissertation and other writings; slides; and audio recordings, chiefly of interviews with Jay or conducted by her from the 1970s to the 1990s. Interviewees include Rita Mae Brown, Andrea Dworkin, Jeanette Foster, Barbara Grier, Jill Johnston, and Anaïs Nin.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Typescripts and questionnaires for the Gay report; Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available online and in repository.
Source
Donated by Karla Jay, 1995, 2011, 2014, and 2015.
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Occupation
College teachers.
Added Author
Brown, Rita Mae.
Dworkin, Andrea.
Foster, Jeannette (Jeannette Howard), 1895-1981.
Grier, Barbara, 1933-2011.
Johnston, Jill.
Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977.
Rule, Jane.
Research Call Number
MssCol 1554
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