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Black Lesbian Newsletter / Onyx Collection, 1979-1989 GLC 102
GLC 102  
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Description
Black Lesbian Newsletter, later titled Onyx, was published in San Francisco and, later, Berkeley from 1982-1984. The newsletter includes poems, drawings, political perspectives, photographs, book reviews, event listings, personals, and some business listings. There is one letter to the newsletter and two mounted newsletter covers. The collection also includes related materials on the Bay Area Black Lesbian Political Caucus and BAST Cafe (Bay Area African-American Sisters Together).
Background
Black Lesbian Newsletter was published in San Francisco and, later, Berkeley from 1982-1984. Its working title changed to Onyx as the result of suggestions from its readership. The newsletter was the brainchild of Laverne Gagehabib, A. C. Barber and Vivienne Walker-Crawford.
Extent
22.0 folders (0.25 linear feet)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours.