The ‘Access Mazer’ Project: Organizing and Digitizing the Lesbian-Feminist Archive in Los Angeles
As part of CSW’s large-scale research project on “A History of Women’s Social Movement Activities in Los Angeles, 1960-1999,” CSW partnered with the West Hollywood-based June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives—the sole archival repository on the west coast dedicated to preserving lesbian and feminist history—to inventory, organize, preserve, and digitize several key Los Angeles-themed collections. The digitized materials and finding aids are now available from the UCLA Library website. The finding aids are also available from the Online Archive of California.
A symposium, “Processing the Lesbian Archive: The 'Access Mazer' Project,“ was held on on May 5, 2009 to commemorate the completion of the two-year project. Speakers featured Professor Ann Cvetkovich, author An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures. Other speakers included James Hixon, Candace Moore, and T-Kay Sangwand. Videocasts of this event are available for viewing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.