Valerie Taylor papers, 1913-1997.
Collection Number: 7627

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Valerie Taylor papers, 1913-1997.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Collection Number:
7627
Abstract:
Personal and professional papers of Valerie Taylor, lesbian author and poet, peace activist, and feminist. Consists mainly of correspondence and published and unpublished literary manuscripts, but also includes materials relating to her personal life, drafts of speeches, book reviews, news stories, photographs, video and audio tapes, and subject files relating to feminist, literary, peace, Quaker, and lesbian activities. Also contains the letters and unpublished literary works of those with whom she corresponded.
Creator:
Taylor, Valerie, 1913-1997.
Grier, Barbara, 1933-2011.
Gidlow, Elsa, 1898-1986.
Inman, Will, 1923-2009.
Lynch, Lee, 1945-
Mayer, C. H.
Terrell, Vera J.
Sarton, May, 1912-1995.
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008.
Quanitities:
8.7 cubic feet.
Language:
Collection material in English

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE AND CHRONOLOGY

CHRONOLOGY

1913 Born in Aurora, Illinois, on September 7, the daughter of Elsie M. Collins and Marshall J. Young
1935 Is granted a two-year scholarship at Blackburn College, in Carlinville, Illinois. She meets Ada Mayer and her husband Hank, a socialist labor organizer, with whom she will develop a life-long friendship. They introduce her to grassroots activism.
1937-1940 Teaches country school in several Illinois school districts.
1939 Marries William Jerry Tate on May 13. With him, she will have sons Marshall in 1940 and twins Jerry and Jim in 1942.
1952 Lives in Oswego, IL, where she works at Pictorial Paper Package Co. as a switchboard operator.
1953 Divorces Jerry Tate.
1953 Universal publishes her first novel, Hired Girl, later republished as The Lusty Land.
1957-60 Lives with her sons at "The Colony" in Chicago.
1957 Fawcett publishes her first lesbian novel, Whisper Their Love, in paperback.
1956-1961 Works at the publishing house Henry Regnery & Sons, Chicago, as Assitant Editor.
1959 Fawcett publishes The Girls in 3-B. Spearman (London) issues Whisper Their Love in hardcover.
1960 Fawcett publishes Stranger on Lesbos. Spearman issues it in hardcover.
1961 Travels to Spain aboard the Saturnia. Intended to relocate to Tenerife, write, and sell novels through an agent in the United States.
1962 Returns to the United States from Spain aboard the Begona.
1962-1975 Writes for Specialty Salesman to support herself while writing and engaging in social and political activism.
1964 JeannetteH. Foster and Hazel Toviner visit Taylor in Chicago, dine at Allerton Hotel (Tip Top Tap gay water-hole at Allerton).
1963 Midwood-Tower publishes A World Without Men and Unlike Others.
1963-4 Begins a ten year old relationship with Pearl Hart, a feminist lawyer.
1964 Midwood-Tower publishes Journey to Fulfillment.
1964-1965 Contributes poems and short story to The Ladder
1965 Co-founder with Pearl Hart and others of Mattachine Midwest
1964-1974? Moves to 540 W. Surf St., the heart of the" gay ghetto" of Chicago at that time, to be close to Pearl Hart. Meets Marie Kuda at the Mattachine Midwest Newsletter meeting in 1968.
1967 Ace publishes her first gothic novel under the name of Francine Davenport, The Secret of the Bayou, reprinted in The Netherlands in 1967, and in Paris in 1968.
1972 Organizes picket against landlord Goulitis.
1974 With Marie Kuda, Susan Edwards, and others founds the first Lesbian Writers Conference held annually for five years, in Chicago's Hyde Park area. Valerie Taylor is first keynote speaker.
1975 Pearl Hart dies in February.
1975 Received the Paul R. Goldman award from the Chicago Chapter of One, Inc.
1974-5 Moves to 3356 N. Claremont Ave, Chicago.
1975-78 Moves to Margaretville, New York, in October 1975 to be near friends Hank and Ada Mayer's Catskills farm. Returns to Chicago annually for the Lesbian Writers Conference. Begins writing The Prism.
1976 Womanpress publishes Two Women: The Poetry of Jeannette Foster and Valerie Taylor.
1977 Naiad publishes Love Image.
1977 Visits New York City as guest of K. Seelman.
1978 In May, Roland Keith Lancaster, a friend from the days of Mattachine Midwest in Chicago, commits suicide.
1978 On December 27 falls on ice and breaks an ankle.
1979 Moves to Tucson, initially at the guest house of Casa Nuestra, a private lesbian club.
1979 Presents a series of eight lectures on Lesbian Literature, "Our Lesbian Roots," at Casa Nuestra.
1980 Moves to 3751 E. Grant Road in Tucson, where she lives until hospitalized after a fall on October 10, 1997.
1980 Initiates a "Sisterhood Fund" to aid Jeannette Foster.
1981 Naiad publishes Prism (which she later called her "geriatric novel").
1982 Has a new lover. Naiad reprints in Volute editions A World Without Men, Return to Lesbos, and Journey to Fulfillment.
1988 Banned Books publishes Ripening.
1990 Son Jerry Tate dies.
1989 Arny Christine Straayer videotapes her remeniscing about Lesbian Writers Conferences with Sandy Szelag. Shown in Chicago at the 15th anniversary party for Lesbian Writers Conference in December.
1991 Banned Books publishes Two Women Revisited, with photos and additional poetry of hers.
1992 Inducted in the City of Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in absentia by Mayor R.M. Daley.
1993 In March falls, breaks right shoulder and damages left leg. Author and columist Lee Lynch launches a fund for her through Antigone Books, Tucson.
1994 Goes through recovery and therapy. Has all her teeth removed, and gets dentures with fund money.
1995 Contributes essays on May Sarton and poet Denise Levertov for the reference book Feminist Writers.
1995 Interviewed by Studs Terkel for inclusion in his book Coming of Age.
1997 On October 10, falls. Found by son Jim seventeen hours later, she is hospitalized.
1997 Dies on October 22 in a Tucson hospice.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Valerie Taylor Collection comprises 8.8 cubic feet and spans the years 1923-1997, with the bulk of the materials in the 1980s and 1990s. It consists mainly of literary manuscripts and correspondence, but includes also materials relating to her personal life, drafts of speeches, book reviews, and news stories. Unpublished materials represent the vast majority of the literary manuscripts. The collection is also a rich source for poets who were friends of Valerie Taylor's and sent her their works. Will Inman's works form the bulk of such materials, but there are also unpublished poems by Jeannette Foster. The collection is complemented by audio and visual materials, in particular recordings of Valerie Taylor's appearances on television shows and of lectures and interviews. Materials on tape have been described and listed in various sections according to the nature of their contents, and a cross-reference has been provided to Series X, which lists all the tapes. For conservation reasons tapes have been separated from the papers and placed in a separate location. The collection is organized in ten series: I. Personal Records; II. Correspondence; III. Literary Manuscripts; IV. Lectures, Interviews, and Speeches; V. Literary, Social and Political Activities; VI. Public Reception; VII. Writings By and About Friends; VIII. Photographs; IX. Memorabilia; X. Audio and Video Tapes.
Personal records in Series I span the years 1923-1997. They include certificates, legal documents, and medical and financial records that detail Valerie Taylor's personal life. The business records in the Series include contracts with publishers and a notebook in which Ms. Taylor recorded the submission of her literary manuscripts to publishers. The Series also includes biographical publications prepared by Tee Corinne, which are placed at the very beginning of the collection and provide an useful introduction to the life of Valerie Taylor.
The correspondence in Series II spans the years 1956-1997, with the bulk of the materials from the 1970s to the 1990s. It is organized in two categories: Incoming Correspondence, which is arranged alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent, and Outgoing Correspondence, which is arranged chronologically. The Incoming Correspondence includes the vast majority of the materials in the Series. It is further subdivided into four categories: Family, Business, and General Correspondence, and Fan Mail. The family correspondence is mostly from Taylor's grandchildren and from her son Marshall and his wife Penni. Many of the business letters are from Naiad Press, the publisher of many of Valerie Taylor's works. Other correspondents are personal friends and fellow authors, including poet Will Inman, Lee Lynch, Jean Sirius, May Sarton, Tee Corinne, and Elsa Gidlow. Also among the correspondents are author Dorothy Canfield Fisher, social activist and feminist Ruth (Travis-Best) Dreamdigger, and Ada and Clarence Henry (Hank) Mayer, the latter a labor activist. The Outgoing Correspondence comprises Business and General Correspondence. The bulk of letters are addressed to Jean Sirius.
The materials in Series III, Literary Manuscripts, span the years 1950-1996, but most are undated. They are organized in two categories: Published and Unpublished Materials, each of which comprises Book-Length Works; Short Stories; Poems; and Articles and Essays. The materials are in alphabetical order by title for undated materials; in chronological order and then by title for dated materials. Whenever a name other than "Valerie Taylor" was used to sign literary works, the occurrence was noted.
The materials in Series IV, Lectures, Interviews, and Speeches, span the years 1974-1991 and are arranged in chronological order. They are in a variety of formats: paper (transcripts and drafts), and audio and visual recordings. They include the key-note address "For My Grand-daughters..." delivered before the 1st Annual Lesbian Writers Conference in Chicago, on September 13, 1974. Also included is a tape of the Phil Donahue television show in which Valerie Taylor appeared, approximately in 1982.
The materials in Series V, Literary, Social And Political Activities, are mostly undated, but they were probably created in the 1980s and 1990s. They comprise announcements, leaflets, and newsletters by organizations Valerie Taylor was active in or subscribed to. They are organized by the general type of activity.
The materials in Series VI, Public Reception, span the years 1960-1998 and are arranged chronologically. They include: Awards; Book reviews; News stories; Publishers' book catalogs; Ads and announcements (of Valerie Taylor's books or lectures); and Other materials, such as a blurb and published photographs in which she appears with Del Martin and by herself.
The materials in Series VII, Writings By and About Others, span the years 1967-1997, although many are difficult to date. They include writings by Valerie Taylor's close friends Will Inman and Vera J. Terrell, as well as by others whom Taylor admired. This series also includes unidentified writings.
The materials in Series VIII, Photographs, include all the photographs found among the papers and others which were taken and generously donated by Tee Corinne. Several photographs in the correspondence, that do not portray Valerie Taylor, have been left with the letters they came with. The materials span the years 1920s to 1997, and include early photographs of Valerie Taylor at home on the farm with her family, other family photographs, and photographs taken in Chicago, Margaretville, and Tucson, AZ. Several are the photographs of friends, including Pearl Hart, Will Inman, and Tee Corinne.
The materials in Series IX, Memorabilia, span the years 1975-1992 and consist of artifacts. They include a plaque for the Paul R. Goldman Award, a paperweight commemorating the induction in the Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1992 in Chicago; and two poems by Will Inman mounted on boards.

PROVENANCE

The Valerie Taylor Papers were donated in December 1997 by Tee A. Corinne, executor of the Literary Estate of Valerie Taylor.

RELATED MATERIAL

Valerie Taylor Photo Album
  1. Book-length works
  2. Short Stories
  3. Poems
  4. Articles and Essays

INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:

Valerie Taylor Papers, #7627. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
PROVENANCE

The Valerie Taylor Papers were donated in December 1997 by Tee A. Corinne, executor of the Literary Estate of Valerie Taylor.
Restrictions on Use:

Due to the fragility and potential degradation of moving image and sound recordings, viewing and listening is limited to items that have been digitized. If an item is in another media format, you may request to have the item digitized for access. Information on ordering access copies may be found on the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections webpage.
Restrictions on Use:

Audio visual media that has been digitized: V-387 and V-388, TR-7724 to TR-7739, and TR-7755.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Naiad Press
Subjects:
Political activists.
Gay rights.
Lesbians\' writings.

CONTAINER LIST
Container
Description
Date
Series I. Personal Records
Box 1 Folder 1
Valerie Taylor Author: A Resource Book, compiled September 24, 1991 by Tee A. Corinne. Includes autobiographical essay by Valerie Taylor and an interview conducted by Tee Corinne and Caroline Overman
Sept. 24, 1991
Box 1 Folder 2
"Valerie Taylor Working Papers # 1: Letters from Jeannette Howard Foster, Hazel M. Toliver, Dot Ross to Valerie Taylor." Organized by Tee Corinne, 1997.
1997, 1998
Box 1 Folder 2
"Valerie Taylor Working Papers # 2: Documents pertaining to the life of Valerie Taylor." Organized by Tee Corinne, 1997 and 1998.
Box 1 Folder 2
Map of Tucson, AZ, in which Valerie Taylor's address has been marked
Box 1 Folder 3
"Sixty Years Ago" autobiographical essay, ts., 6pp.
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 4
Address book with red cover
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 5
Address book with flower-patterned cover
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 6
Records, certificates, legal documents
1923-1996
Box 1 Folder 6
Business card, Velma Young
Box 1 Folder 6
Memorial Fund for Pearl Hart, card, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 6
Photocopy of form letter soliciting support for Jeannette Foster, signed "Hazel Tolviner and Valerie Taylor," n.d.
Box 1 Folder 6
Certificate of eligibility for Food Plus benefits, Feb. 27, 19??
Box 1 Folder 6
Plan of house (includes photocopy), drawing, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 6
Card from the registrar at Blackburn College, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 6
High School Commencement Invitation, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 6
Birth certificate, Valerie Taylor, August 5, 1914, photocopy
Box 1 Folder 6
School reports (Elgin High School, Kendall County, Kane County) for Velma Young, 1923-1928
Box 1 Folder 6
High School diploma released to Velma Vacella (sic) Young, Geneva, Ill., June 2, 1926
Box 1 Folder 6
Letter from G. A. Westlake to M. J. Young, Elburn, Ill., September 9, 1935
Box 1 Folder 6
Marriage license, issued in Illinois to Jerry Tate and Velma M. Young, May 13, 1939
Box 1 Folder 6
Ad for poultry show, Sandwich, Ill., October 27-29, 1944
Box 1 Folder 6
Decree for divorce, issued to Velma Tate and William Jerry Tate, Kendall County, Ill., October 5, 1953
Box 1 Folder 6
Certificate of baptism, issued for Jerry Jay Tate, Oswego, Ill., April 3, 1955
Box 1 Folder 6
Membership certificate, issued by the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Aurora, Ill., to Velma N. Tate, July 29, 1956
Box 1 Folder 6
Notice of acceptance by the Board of Elections of registration, issued by the Delare Co., NY Board of Elections to Velma N. Tate, post-marked Jan. 23, 1976
Box 1 Folder 6
Will written by "Velma Nacella Young Tate, aka Valerie Taylor, Nacella Young and Francine Davenport," August 24, 1987
Box 1 Folder 6
Release notice issued by S. Equi Nox to Valerie Taylor, March 1, 1994
Box 1 Folder 6
Membership card, issued by the American Humanist Association to Valerie Taylor, May 1996
Box 1 Folder 7
Mementos (Clippings, postcards, announcements, notes)
Undated
Box 1 Folder 8
Personal library lists
n.d., November 1997
Box 1 Folder 8
Note by James Tate to Tee Corinne regarding the books and magazines which Valerie Taylor kept by her bed, ms., 1p
Box 1 Folder 8
List of books in Valerie Taylor's personal library, compiled by her literary executor Tee A. Corinne in November 1997, ms., 8pp.
Box 1 Folder 9
Personal + family recollections, 1991, 13pp.
Box 2 Folder 1
Valerie Taylor Fund
March 11-June 1993
Box 2 Folder 1
Ads and announcements appealing for financial contributions to help with Taylor medical bills
Box 2 Folder 2
Cards and letters sent in response to appeal
Mar. 23-May 12, 1993
Box 2 Folder 3
Business Records
Box 2 Folder 3
Contracts with publishers (includes contract between Jeannette Foster and Marie Kuda)
Box 2 Folder 4
Notebook on business correspondence; various notes
n.d.
Box 2 Folder 5
Financial Records (Invoices, bank receipts, checks)
n.d., Apr. 4, 1979-(Mar. 9, 1993?)
Box 2 Folder 6
Medical Records (Instructions, receipts, correspondence)
n.d., Oct. 29, 1996-Jan. 22, 1997
Box 2 Folder 7
Memorial service program. Includes note by James Tate
Nov. 8, 1997
Series II. Correspondence
Incoming
a. Family Correspondence
Box 2 Folder 8
From the grandchildren. Includes card sent by Penni Tate to Taylor, reproducing the prize-winning painting of Valerie Taylor by Penni Tate, dated
mostly undated, Dec. 28, 1983-Sept. 25, 1997
Box 3 Folder 1
Tate, James
n.d., Feb. 11, 1980-(?) 1988
Box 3 Folder 2
Tate, Marshall, and wife Penni
n.d., Aug. 24, 1981-Aug. 1995
Box 3 Folder 3
Young, Jerry
Aug. 6, 1990
Box 3 Folder 4
Young, Marshall
August 1956
b. Business Correspondence
Box 3 Folder 5
Banned Books
Aug. 24, 1987-May 8, 1993
Box 3 Folder 6
Brandt, Kate
Aug. 10, 1982-Nov. 17, 1982
Box 3 Folder 6
CBS Publications
Feb. 12, 1991-Mar. 24, 1992
Box 3 Folder 6
Corinne, Tee A.
(early 1993?)
Box 3 Folder 6
Feminist Writers. See also: May Sarton, in General Correspondence

and in Writings by and About Others

Dec. 18, 1995-Feb. 21, 1996
Box 3 Folder 6
Firebrand Books
Apr. 12 1994, May 16, 1994
Box 3 Folder 6
In These Times
May 25, 1977
Box 3 Folder 6
Alfred A. Knopf
Oct. 19, 1979
Box 3 Folder 6
Langdon, Eleanor
Aug. 3, 1977, Jan. 12, 1982
Box 3 Folder 6
Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Nov. 5, 1980-Nov. 1989
Box 3 Folder 6
Madwoman Press
Jan. 21 1992, Feb. 10, 1992
Box 3 Folder 7
Naiad Press
n.d., Feb. 20, 1980-Jan. 15, 1992
Box 3 Folder 8
New Victoria Publishers
Jan. 14, 1997
Box 3 Folder 8
Norton & Norton
May 16, 1979
Box 3 Folder 8
Soule, Janet S.
Feb. 18, 1982-Oct. 15, 1983
Box 3 Folder 8
The Seal Press
Sept. 25 1992, Oct. 20, 1992
Box 3 Folder 8
Timely Books
Jul. 6, 1978, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 8
West End Press (Meridel Le Sueur and John Crawford). See also: "Meridel Le Sueur" in: General Correspondence

Sept. 10, 1981-Oct. 1981
Box 3 Folder 8
Womanpress
n.d., May 17, ?
Box 3 Folder 8
Zebra Books
n.d.
c. General Correspondence
Box 3 Folder 9
(Unidentified or incomplete)
1981-1992
Box 3 Folder 10
Andrews, Carrie
n.d., May 1991, June 1994
Box 3 Folder 10
Antigone Books
August 1983
Box 3 Folder 10
(Archie)
(1988?)
Box 3 Folder 10
(Bon)
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 10
Bravard, Bob
n.d., Mar. 22-Oct. 8, 1985
Box 3 Folder 10
Briggs, Helen
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 10
(Caroline)
Dec. 9, 1982
Box 3 Folder 10
Casa Nuestra
( 1979-1980)
Box 3 Folder 10
Catherine, Carey
n.d., Nov. 17, 1983-Dec. 21, (1984?)
Box 3 Folder 11
Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, Nominations and Selection Committee
Oct. 2, 1992
Box 3 Folder 12
Chile Solidarity Action
Mar. 8, 1987
Box 4 Folder 1
Collier, Ron to James Tate and Valerie Taylor. Includes note by James Tate. Three issues of Swan, containing articles by Collier under the name Kenn Richie, have been separated and cataloged separately.
n.d., Sept. 12, 1986-Dec. 14, 1988
Box 4 Folder 2
Collier, Ron to James Tate and Valerie Taylor, (Cont'd)
Jan. 4, 1989-Dec. 26, 1990
Box 4 Folder 3
Collier, Ron to James Tate and Valerie Taylor, (Cont'd)
Feb. 9, 1991-Feb. 11, 1993
Box 5 Folder 1
Coleman, Cathleen, and Michelle Lester
Mar. 23, 1988-Aug. 29, 1997
Box 5 Folder 2
Corinne, Tee A.
Apr. 20, 1981-(1991?)
Box 5 Folder 3
Cottrell, Honey Lee
Dec. 30, 1988
Box 5 Folder 3
Craig, David
Jun 23, 1980
Box 5 Folder 3
Cruikshank, Margaret (Peg)
Apr. 24, 1981-Jan. 2, 1983
Box 5 Folder 3
Dan
n.d.
Box 5 Folder 3
Dewey, Janice
n.d.
Box 5 Folder 3
Dawn, Angela
June 27, 1997
Box 5 Folder 3
Devore, George
June 23-July 21, 1996
Box 5 Folder 3
Dove, Victor
(Feb.)- Jan. 30, 1997
Box 5 Folder 3
Dreamdigger, Ruth (Ruth Travis-Best)
n.d., Mar. 10, 1985-(June) 1997
Box 5 Folder 3
Eastman, Wes
(Sept.)- Oct. 28, 1979
Box 5 Folder 3
Fawcett, Eugenia, and Mary Milner
(July?) 1980
Box 5 Folder 3
Finke, Nancy, and David
n.d., Feb. 16, 1981-Dec. 26, 1995
Box 5 Folder 4
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield
Aug. 26, 1954
Box 5 Folder 4
Fleishman, Enid
Jan. 27, 1992-Sept. 30, 1997
Box 5 Folder 4
Fleishman, Jane
Dec. 17, 1992
Box 5 Folder 4
Gerber/Hart Gay and Lesbian Library & Archives
(Oct.?) 1994, July 24, 1996
Box 5 Folder 4
Gershick, Zsa Zsa
July 21, 1997
Box 5 Folder 4
Gidlow, Elsa
Jan. 4-Nov. 17, 1982
Box 5 Folder 4
Greenham Women Against Cruise Missiles
June 15, 1987
Box 5 Folder 4
Hall, Lillian
Mar. 11, 1986-Oct. 14, 1982
Box 5 Folder 4
Hall, Robert
(May) 1991
Box 5 Folder 4
Hyatt, Arthur. Includes note by James Tate
(February?) 1997
Box 5 Folder 5
Hobson, Arline
Dec. 31, 1984-Sept. 3, 1997
Box 5 Folder 6
Howland, Terry
n.d., Feb. 21, 1989-Sept. 23, 1997
Box 5 Folder 6
Hyatt, Arthur
n.d., February 1997
Box 5 Folder 7
Inman, Will. Includes photocopy of letter from Meridel Le Sueur to Inman
May 23, 1981-Aug. 31, 1994
Box 6 Folder 1
Jackson, Nicola (Saphira)
May 3, 1988, June 28, 1992
Box 6 Folder 1
Janet
Feb. 19, 1980
Box 6 Folder 1
Joanna and Andrea
n.d.
Box 6 Folder 1
Johnson, Hansje
Mar. 28, 1995-June 23, 1997
Box 6 Folder 1
Kelly, Bill
December 1994
Box 6 Folder 1
Klosinski, Denise
n.d., April 1984-March 1981
Box 6 Folder 2
Kuda, Marie. See also: "Womanpress" in Business Correspondence

Nov. 18, 1993-July 31, 1997
Box 6 Folder 3
Lane, Linn
Aug. 30, 1989
Box 6 Folder 3
Lenoir, Lora
May 29, 1991
Box 6 Folder 3
Lesbian Herstory Archives
April 1993
Box 6 Folder 3
Le Sueur, Meridel. See also: "West End Press" in Business Correspondence

November 1984
Box 6 Folder 3
Lochman, Edna and Doug
n.d., Sept. 21, 1997
Box 6 Folder 4
Lynch, Lee
n.d.
Box 6 Folder 5
Lynch, Lee, (Cont'd)
Apr. 24, 1981-April 1997
Box 6 Folder 6
Marchant, Anyda
Apr. 8, 1996
Box 6 Folder 6
Mariah, Paul
Mar. 19-Sept. 6, 1986
Box 6 Folder 6
Mary and Jim
Jan. 4, 1997
Box 6 Folder 6
Mead, Edward
Box 6 Folder 6
Letter of June 14, 1981 includes tape. See: Series X. Audio and Video Tapes

.
Box 6 Folder 7
Mayer, Ada and Hank. Includes several photographs of the Mayers and their sons
n.d., Aug. 1979-May 12, 1997
Box 7 Folder 1
Mayer, Noni and Corey
n.d., Feb. 18-May 25, 1987
Box 7 Folder 2
McCarthy, Florence
n.d., Feb. 25, 1980-Nov. 18, 1984
Box 7 Folder 3
Mead, Ed (Includes four transcripts of seven tapes sent by Mead's wife, Carey Catherine, from Nicaragua. See Series X. Audio and Video Tapes. See also: "Catherine, Carey" in General Correspondence

.
Feb. 9, 1981-July 21, 1986
Box 7 Folder 4
Meader, Norm and Richard Holmes
Dec. 21, 1994
Box 7 Folder 4
Michele
Sept. 30, 1990
Box 7 Folder 4
Michigan, University of, Ann Arbor. Women's Studies Department (Ellen Zweig)
Oct. 29, 1977
Box 7 Folder 5
Morton, Don
n.d., Nov. 27, 1979-Oct. 1984
Box 7 Folder 6
Murphy, Lynn
n.d., Jan. 19, 1980-Aug. 12, 1985
Box 7 Folder 6
Murphy, Sheila
Apr. 3, 1986
Box 7 Folder 6
Naylor, Lucinda
Dec. 16, 1982
Box 7 Folder 6
Osborn, Torie
July, December 1979
Box 7 Folder 6
Overman, Caroline
December 1981
Box 7 Folder 6
Owens, Vicki
n.d.
Box 7 Folder 6
Parrish, Kathryn Taylor
May 26, 1991
Box 7 Folder 6
Pattee, Christine
Oct. 14 1981, Nov. 9, 1981
Box 7 Folder 7
Pease, Randal
n.d.
Box 7 Folder 7
Penny
n.d.
Box 7 Folder 7
Pima County Health Department (Arizona)
Nov. 17, 1989
Box 7 Folder 7
Pima Friends Meeting (Arizona)
Mar. 26, 1984
Box 7 Folder 7
Polly and Nancy
n.d.
Box 7 Folder 7
Pope, Penelope and Stephanie Lee
Jan. 9 1989, Mar. 14, 1989
Box 7 Folder 7
Ray, Judy and David
Oct. 21, 1997
Box 7 Folder 7
Reagan, Betsy
Sept. 14, 1982
Box 7 Folder 7
Routsong, Alma (Isabel Miller)
Mar. 29, 1977-Apr. 6, 1993
Box 8 Folder 1
Ruby
Sept. 2 1990, Sept 14, 1990
Box 8 Folder 1
Rule, Jane
Apr. 7, 1993
Box 8 Folder 1
S. Bob
June 10, 1990-May 25, 1997
Box 8 Folder 1
Samaras, Constance
Dec. 1979
Box 8 Folder 1
Sara
n.d.
Box 8 Folder 2
Sarton, May
Dec. 1, 1977-Sept. or Oct. 1992
Box 8 Folder 3
Scott, Stephanie Lee
[December 1983]
Box 8 Folder 3
Sharon
n.d.
Box 8 Folder 4
Sirius, Jean
n.d., Mar. 4, 1980-May 1997
Box 8 Folder 5
Stevens, Linda
n.d., June 1991-Aug. 1997
Box 8 Folder 6
Stevenson, Janet
Nov. 21, 1979
Box 8 Folder 6
Stevis, Dimitris
Jan. 6, 1986
Box 8 Folder 6
Steinecker, David L.
Oct. 28, 1988-Dec. 1995
Box 8 Folder 6
Stina, Inga
Nov. 1, 1994
Box 8 Folder 6
Swanson, Diane
n.d., Jan. 31, 1995
Box 8 Folder 7
Terkel, Studs
n.d.
Box 8 Folder 8
Tucson, Arizona. Sun Station Post Office
Feb. 22, 1997
Box 8 Folder 8
Uszkurat, Carol Ann
Jan. 1, 1992
Box 8 Folder 8
Van Dyckle, Bernardene
Feb. 20, 1993
Box 8 Folder 8
Wagner, Mary Carol and Jorge-Romero Ortez
1989
Box 8 Folder 8
Weiner, Tess
Sept. 24, 1975
Box 8 Folder 8
Weldy, Ann
Mar. 22, 1993
Box 8 Folder 8
Wini
n.d.
Box 8 Folder 8
Women's Resource Center
n.d.
Box 8 Folder 8
Woman Kraft
n.d.
Box 8 Folder 8
Yo and Bonnie
n.d.
Box 8 Folder 8
Walters, Helen. On audio tape. Includes note by James Tate. See Series X. Audio and Video Tapes

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Box 8 Folder 9
Fan Mail
Outgoing Correspondence
Box 9 Folder 1
Business
Oct. 26, 1975-Aug. 14, 1982
Box 9 Folder 2
General (Primarily to Jean Sirius and Cara Vaughn)
June 10, 1976-July 7, 1997
Series III. Literary Manuscripts
Published Works
Book-length works
Box 10 Folder 1
The Growing Time. Published as Ripening, original draft, t.s., pp. 1-180
n.d.
Box 10 Folder 2
The Growing Time. Published as Ripening, carbon, t.s., 180pp.
n.d.
Box 11 Folder 1
The Prism, ts., carbon, 174pp.+parts of older draft, 66pp.
n.d.
Box 11 Folder 2
Rice and Beans. Marked: first draft. Includes comments by James Tate, t.s., 1-67pp.
n.d.
Box 11 Folder 3
Rice and Beans. Marked: "final draft," ts., 104pp.
n.d.
Box 11 Folder 4
Rice and Beans, (Cont'd), pp. 105-173
Box 11 Folder 5
Rice and Beans (wrong title?) first draft; incomplete, t.s., 62pp.
n.d.
Box 12 Folder 1
Ripening, draft, ts., 120pp.
n.d.
Box 12 Folder 2
Ripening, draft, ts., pp. 121-183
n.d.
Box 12 Folder 2
Various book fragments, including Whisper Their Love
n.d.
Published Short Stories
Box 12 Folder 3
"My Father's Chilblains" (by Velma Young Tate). In: The Catholic Home Journal, November 1950, p. 6.
1950
Box 12 Folder 3
"The Home Place" (by Nacella Young). In: The Canadian Forum, November 1951, pp. 177-8.
1951
Box 12 Folder 3
"A Different Kind of Love", ts., carbon, 7pp. In: True Story [?]
Aug. 8, 1981
Box 12 Folder 3
I Married a Brain-Damaged Alcoholic (by Velma Tate). In: True Love [?], ts., carbon, 11pp.
Aug. 9, 1981
Box 12 Folder 3
My Home Was a Nightmare, ts., 9pp.; carbon, ts., 9pp. Includes note from MacFadden Women's Group. In: True confessions [?]
Aug. 9, 1981
Published Poems
Box 12 Folder 4
By Nacella Young; clippings from journals and magazines
Jan. 1947-Dec. 1989
Box 12 Folder 5
By Nacella Young, ts., 15pp.
n.d.
Box 12 Folder 5
By Valerie Taylor, in: Newsletter Inago
1984
Published Articles and Essays
Box 12 Folder 6
Clippings from journals and magazines; include notes by James Tate
late 1950-November 1950
Box 12 Folder 7
Essays on Denise Levertov and May Sarton for Feminist Writers. Includes correspondence, ts. drafts, and a note by James Tate. See also: " Feminist Writers" in Business Correspondence.

1995/1996
Unpublished works
Book-length works
Box 13 Folder 1
Untitled; "Barbara Hanson was up on a ladder..." by "Taylor" ts., 139pp.
n.d.
Box 13 Folder 2
Untitled; "Coal bill. The words echoed..." by "Tate"; ts., 182pp.
n.d.
Box 13 Folder 3
Untitled; "Elizabeth Davis..." Includes early drafts and James Tate's notes, ts., 180pp.
n.d.
Box 13 Folder 4
Portion of unidentified novel: "Fifteen minutes before closing time..." ts., 6pp.
n.d.
Box 14 Folder 1
The Chicken of the Hotel Oracio Nelson by "Velma N. Tate," ts., carbon, 153pp.
n.d.
Box 14 Folder 2
The Different Ones, revision, ts., carbon, 180pp.
n.d.
Box 14 Folder 3
Dry September; Chapter Two, by "Nacella Young," ts., 14pp.; ts., carbon by "Velma Tate," 183pp.
n.d.
Box 14 Folder 4
Every Day Is Monday, by "Velma Tate," t.s., with corrections, 133pp.
n.d.
Box 14 Folder 5
Hand Off My Love, ts., photocopy of carbon, 67pp.
n.d.
Box 15 Folder 1
The Home Place, source material, t.s., ca. 120pp.
n.d.
Box 15 Folder 2
The Home Place, draft, t.s., 150pp.
n.d.
Box 16 Folder 1
The Home Place (Cont'd), t.s., pp. 151-311
n.d.
Box 16 Folder 2
The Home Place, "rewrite," t.s., 118pp.
n.d.
Box 16 Folder 3
The Home Place, by "Velma Tate," t.s., carbon, 150pp.
n.d.
Box 16 Folder 4
The Home Place, (Cont'd), t.s., carbon, pp. 151-296
n.d.
Box 17 Folder 1
The Home Place, by "Valerie Taylor," final version, t.s., 179pp.
n.d.
Box 17 Folder 2
The Home Place (Cont'd), pp. 180-385
n.d.
Box 17 Folder 3
The Housekeeper's Daughter, by "Francine Davenport," ts., carbon, 193pp.
n.d.
Box 18 Folder 1
Innocent Imposter, by "Francine Davenport," ts., carbon, 134pp.
n.d.
Box 18 Folder 2
The Innocent Imposters, by "Francine Davenport,"includes alternate ending on carbon, 151pp.
n.d.
Box 18 Folder 3
Island of Love, by "Francine Davenport," ts., 69pp.
n.d.
Box 18 Folder 4
Island of Love, by "Francine Davenport," ts., carbon, 69pp.
n.d.
Box 18 Folder 5
Love Image, ts., carbon, 156pp.
n.d.
Box 19 Folder 1
More Than Bed, ts., 148
n.d.
Box 19 Folder 2
1933, ts., 101pp.
n.d.
Box 19 Folder 3
1933, ts., pp. 102-184
n.d.
Box 19 Folder 4
1924, early draft, ts., pp. 1-5
n.d.
Box 19 Folder 4
1924, incomplete copy, ts., pp. 2-10
n.d.
Box 19 Folder 4
1924, photocopy of complete version, ts., 5pp.
n.d.
Box 19 Folder 5
Object Matrimony. Iincludes comments by James Tate, ts., with corrections, 138pp.
n.d.
Box 20 Folder 1
Object Matrimony, (Cont'd), pp. 139-201
n.d.
Box 20 Folder 2
Object Matrimony, duplicate, with name "Tate" crossed out and corrected to "Taylor," ts., 201pp.
n.d.
Box 20 Folder 3
Sequel to Jam [?], ts., 87pp.
n.d.
Box 20 Folder 4
Seven Lean Years, draft, with corrections ts., 252pp.
n.d.
Box 21 Folder 1
Seven Lean Years, draft, corrected. Includes James Tate's comments, ts., 143pp.
n.d.
Box 21 Folder 2
Seven Lean Years, (Cont'd), pp. 144-268
n.d.
Box 21 Folder 3
Sight Unseen, draft, ts., several paginations, ca. 160pp.
n.d.
Box 21 Folder 4
The Small Rain, ts., carbon, 165pp.
n.d.
Box 22 Folder 1
Stand By and Witness, ts., incomplete and corrected pagination, with corrections in pen, 151pp.
n.d.
Box 22 Folder 2
Stand By and Witness, ts., carbon, 151pp. Includes alternative ending
n.d.
Box 22 Folder 3
The Tormented Search, ts., carbon, 140pp.
n.d.
Box 22 Folder 4
Waiting to Die, ts., 24pp.
n.d.
Unpublished Short Stories
Box 22 Folder 5
Birthday, ts., photocopy, 8pp.
n.d.
Box 22 Folder 6
Christmas Eve in Adelaide, by Velma Tate, ts., carbon, 10pp.
n.d.
Box 22 Folder 7
Cora, by Velma Tate, ts., 8pp.; carbon, ts., 7pp.
n.d.
Box 22 Folder 8
Resurrection, by "Nacella Young," ts., 7pp.
n.d.
Box 22 Folder 9
A Dream, ts., 1p.
May 1984
Box 22 Folder 10
A Short Love Story, ts., 2pp.
1993 or 1994
Box 22 Folder 11
Nine short stories, untitled, with notes by Valerie Taylor and James Tate; 1997[?]; ts., 2pp. ; 3pp.; 5pp.; 5pp.; 5pp.; 9pp.; 7pp.; 5pp.; 4pp., respectively
1997?
Unpublished Poems
Loose poems
Box 23 Folder 1
Loose poems. Includes an essay on Tee Corinne and note by James Tate ts., 5pp.
n.d.
Box 23 Folder 2
Loose poems (Cont'd), Include note by James Tate ts., 3pp.
n.d.
Box 23 Folder 3
Loose poems (Cont'd), "The Rooted Heart" and other poems, with explanatory note by James Tate
1952?
Box 23 Folder 4
Loose poems (Cont'd), "After the Apalachian trail: a dialogue for Roberta," ts., 2pp.
1995
Poems from Valerie Taylor's journals
Box 23 Folder 5
First grouping from binder in its original state, not in any particular order ts., ca. 100pp.
1945-1961
Box 23 Folder 6
Second grouping from binder, some published[?], ts., ca. 60pp.
1945-1985
Box 23 Folder 7
Third grouping from binder, some published[?], ts., ca. 150pp.
few dates, 1946-1950
Photocopies of poems
Box 24 Folder 1
Photocopies of poems. With note by Tee Corinne, ts., ca. 30pp
1980s?
Translation of poetry
Box 24 Folder 2
"Translations from the German," ts., ca. 100pp.
n.d.
Box 24 Folder 3
Translations [?] ts., ca. 30pp.
n.d.
Unpublished Articles and Essays
n.d., 1977-1988?
Box 25 Folder 1
Biographical sketch of Pearl M. Hart, with note by James Tate, n.d. ms. and ts.
Box 25 Folder 1
"B.J. was a seeker..." n.d.
Box 25 Folder 1
"The Cosmic Girl" n.d.
Box 25 Folder 1
"Did you know?..." Fragment of essays [?], n.d.
Box 25 Folder 1
"Have you ever wondered what happened to old amazons?..." n.d.
Box 25 Folder 1
"In one of Chicago's older cemeteries..." n.d.
Box 25 Folder 1
"Jeannette Foster, Forerunner" n.d.
Box 25 Folder 1
"Since time immemorial..." ts., 1p. n.d.
Box 25 Folder 1
"The time has come to redefine peace..." n.d.
Box 25 Folder 1
"What Has Happened to the Fat Ladies?" n.d.
Box 25 Folder 1
"The World Is Ours: A Statement Against Separatism" n.d.
Box 25 Folder 1
"In life, paths meet..." fragment of article [?], 1977?
Box 25 Folder 1
"Habitat for Humanity," 1987 [?]
Box 25 Folder 1
"The Crack in the Closet Door," 1988 [?]
Series IV. Interviews, Lectures, and Speeches
unidentified event/circumstances Valerie Taylor on audio cassette tape. See: Series X. Audio and Video Tapes

.
Interviews
n.d.1983-1991
Box 25 Folder 2
Arizona Gay TV show: # 10, "Growing old and gay--an interview with Valerie Taylor." Also includes "Best of Arizona Gay." Video tape. See: Series X. Audio and Video Tapes

.
Box 25 Folder 2
"Beware the Dream That Comes True Out of Season" conducted by Kathryn Taylor Parrish, student paper, ts., photocopy, n.d.
Box 25 Folder 2
"Valerie Taylor, writer" excerpts of interview conducted by Linn Lane, published in: Magazine, November 1983, p. 9. Whole issue.
Box 25 Folder 2
"Valerie Taylor" in The San Francisco Bay Area Gay & Lesbian Historical Society Newsletter, no. 4, v. 4 Summer 1989, pp. 1, 4.
Box 25 Folder 2
"Valerie Taylor Interview" conducted by Tee Corinne and Caroline Overman, published in Common Lives/Lesbian Lives, no. 25 Winter 1988 and in: Valerie Taylor Author: A Resource Book, by Tee Corinne, 1991. Photocopy of ts., 15pp. See also: Personal Records
Box 25 Folder 2
"I Like My Characters" ts., pp. 45-54, conducted on Mar. 30, 1991
Lectures
Box 25 Folder 3
Transcripts of eight lectures: "Our Lesbian Roots" delivered at Casa Nuestra in Tucson, AZ, in January and February 1980 Lectures one-four. See Also: Series X. Audio and Video Tapes

.
1980
Box 25 Folder 4
"Our Lesbian Roots" (Cont'd), Lectures five-eight.
1980
Speeches
n.d.1974-1978
Box 25 Folder 5
Untitled; on wars in history; ms. n.d.
Box 25 Folder 5
Untitled; on women in Valerie Taylor's family, ms. n.d.
Box 25 Folder 5
Untitled "America's senior citizens..." n.d.
Box 25 Folder 5
"Jane Addams," n.d.
Box 25 Folder 5
Untitled "The Korean War..." n.d.
Box 25 Folder 5
"For My Granddaughters..." delivered before the 1st Annual Lesbian Writers Conference in Chicago September 13, 1974
Box 25 Folder 5
"May Sarton: A Study in Growth," delivered at the Fourth Annual Lesbian Writers' Conference in Chicago, 1977
Box 25 Folder 5
"Will Shakespeare's Sister," delivered Nov. 4, 1977
Box 25 Folder 5
"We're Not There Yet," delivered at the Gay and Lesbian Pride Week, Chicago, June 23, 1978
Various events
Box 25 Folder 5
Phil Donahue show, with Valerie Taylor, Del Martin, Fred Monroe, and Joe Norton. Video tape. See Also: Series X. Audio and Video Tapes

.
1982 or 1983
Box 25 Folder 5
Poetry workshop at Flower Square retirement home. Three audio cassette tapes. See Series X. Audio and Video Tapes

.
1984 or 1985
Series V. Literary, Social and Political Activities
Box 25 Folder 6
Human rights/social justice
1980s
Box 25 Folder 7
Gay and Lesbian
1970s, 1980s
Box 26 Folder 1
Literary
1970s to 1990s
Box 26 Folder 2
Peace
1980s, 1990s
Box 26 Folder 3
Quakers
1980s, 1990s
Series VI. Public Reception
Awards
Box 27 Folder 1
Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. November 1992. Includes Valerie Taylor among 1992 inductees
November 1992
Books Reviews
Box 27 Folder 2
Books Reviews
n.d., Fall 1981-July/August 1991
Box 27 Folder 3
Book Reviews (Cont'd), collected by Naiad Press
May 1982-Sept/Oct. 1992
News stories
Box 27 Folder 4
News stories
n.d., Sept. 18, 1960-Spring 1998
Publishers' book catalogs
Box 27 Folder 5
Publishers' book catalogs
1982-1989
Ads and announcements
Box 27 Folder 6
Ads and announcements of Valerie Taylor's books or lectures
n.d.
Other materials
1985-1990
Box 27 Folder 7
Blurb on Valerie Taylor in The Gay Engagement Calendar, 1985, on September 7th.
Box 27 Folder 7
Photograph of Valerie Taylor with Del Martin 1984 in: Out/Look, Summer 1988, p. 37.
Box 27 Folder 7
Valerie Taylor's photo and bibliography in Lesbian Muse, 1990, including a dedication and a letter from Tee Corinne
Box 27 Folder 8
News stories and reviews about Valerie Taylor
Series VII. Writings by and About Others
Box 28 Folder 1
Unpublished and published poems by Jeannette Foster. Includes note by Tee Corinne
n.d.
Box 28 Folder 2
"Author's preface" by Tee Corinne, 3pp + photographs, photocopy.
n.d.
Box 28 Folder 3
Hank [Clarence H.] Mayers' autobiography, typed from tape. Includes note by Tee Corinne; two runs [?] ts., ca. 250pp.
n.d.
Box 28 Folder 4
"The Good Fight," by Hank [Clarence H.] Mayers, ts., 150pp., carbons
n.d.
Box 29 Folder 1-3
Works by Will Inman, mostly poetry, ts., photocopies, and some clippings, ca. 150pp.
1980s
Box 30 Folder 1-3
Works by Will Inman (Cont'd), ca. 150pp.
1980s
Box 30 Folder 4
Works by Will Inman (Cont'd), booklets and broadsides
1977-1989
Box 31 Folder 1
Clippings on Will Inman
1967-1985
Box 31 Folder 2
Short stories by Vera J. Terrell, ts., ca. 20pp
n.d.
Box 31 Folder 3
Poetry by Frank Shutts, ts., ca. 100Pp. Includes note by Tee Corinne
mostly early 1990s
Box 31 Folder 4
Various authors, ts., with notes by James Tate, ts., ca. 50pp
various dates
Box 31 Folder 5
Unidentified writings
n.d.
Box 31 Folder 6
Works about others--Includes notes by James Tate and Tee Corinne
various dates
Box 31 Folder 7
Materials sent by Marie Kuda. Include a letter from Kuda to Valerie Taylor, Oct. 17, 1997
1997
Series VIII. Photographs
Valerie Taylor's early photographs
1920-1940
Box 32 Folder 1
Her first schoolhouse [?], n.d.
Box 32 Folder 2
Large portrait, ca. 1917
Box 32 Folder 3
With mother, sister, and grandparents, two photographs, ca. 1920 and 1927
Box 32 Folder 4
Small prints with other schoolchildren (Valerie Taylor in three of them) ca. 1920
Box 32 Folder 5
Small portraits, two photographs, 1920 and ca. 1930
Box 32 Folder 6
On wagon at farm, with mother and sister [?], ca. 1935
Box 32 Folder 7
With sister Rose Marie, five photographs, ca. 1920 and 1930s
Box 32 Folder 8
At Blackburn College, ca. 1935
Box 32 Folder 9
With family, five photographs, ca. 1930s
Box 32 Folder 10
With son Marshall, ca. 1940
Box 32 Folder 11
Scrapbook, 1930s-1940. Includes several notes by James Tate
Box 32 Folder 12
At Blackburn College, large portrait, 1937
Box 32 Folder 13
With husband William Jerry Tate, newlyweds [?], two photographs, ca. 1939 or 1940
Valerie Taylor from the 1950s to the 1990s
1950-1997
Box 33 Folder 1
With glasses, two photographs, ca. 1950s
Box 33 Folder 2
With sons Marshall, Jim, and Jerry, husband Jerry, and step-mother Jerri, three photographs, Christmas morning 1956
Box 33 Folder 3
In Chicago, four prints, ca. 1959. Photo by Al Vaughn.
Box 33 Folder 4
With Marvin De Koren, ca. 1960s
Box 33 Folder 5
In Chicago, ca. 1960s
Box 33 Folder 6
With Ada Mayer, August 9, 1963
Box 33 Folder 7
With Lola Sherlock and Marvi De Koven, Chicago, five photographs, ca. late 1960s. Includes notes by James Tate
Box 33 Folder 8
With Marshall John Tate, Ada Mayer, and Hank Mayer (includes note by James Tate), ca. 1970s
Box 33 Folder 9
At home, 1970
Box 33 Folder 10
With Ada Mayer, October 1971
Box 33 Folder 11
With grand-daughter Suzie, with son Marshall, and with daughter-in-law Hye Sook, in front of house where Taylor lived in Margaretville, NY, five photographs, between 1975 and 1978
Box 33 Folder 12
With Penni Tate, ca. late 1970s
Box 33 Folder 13
Portrait, late 1970s
Box 33 Folder 14
Large portraits, by herslef and with friend. Two photographs by Bill Girden, ca. late 1970s
Box 33 Folder 15
With Tee Corinne in Margaretville, NY. Contact sheet and three prints, late 1970s
Box 33 Folder 16
Holding a friend's baby, ca. 1980s [?]
Box 33 Folder 17
At Grant Street, with unidentified friend and by herself, two photographs, early 1980s
Box 33 Folder 18
At Grant Street with her lady dog, two photographs, early 1980s
Box 33 Folder 19
With Will Inman in tucson, AZ, two photographs, ca. 1982
Box 33 Folder 20
With Cara Vaughn, Bonnie Folse, and Yolanda Berry, 1982
Box 33 Folder 21
On television, three photographs, 1983. Phil Donahue show [?]
Box 33 Folder 22
At Himmel Park on Tucson Boulevard, during her son Jim's visit from Los Angeles, between 1983 and 1986. Five photographs taken by Sharon Briekly
Box 33 Folder 23
With Dimitris Stevis, December 7, 1984
Box 33 Folder 24
In yard, one photograph, ca. mid-1980s
Box 33 Folder 25
At home with son Jim, two photographs, ca. 1982-1983 and 1988-1990
Box 33 Folder 26
With cane in park, one photograph, ca. late 1980s
Box 33 Folder 27
At mountain, ca. late 1980s
Box 33 Folder 28
At Bentley's, Tucson, AZ, poetry reading, ca. 1987
Box 33 Folder 29
As Tammy Faye Bakker at Halloween party, Tucson, AZ, three photographs, 1987
Box 33 Folder 30
Valerie Taylor's 75th birthday party, organized by friend Miriam Barsk, 1988
Box 33 Folder 31
Holding Rice and Beans, ca. 1989
Box 33 Folder 32
In purple dress, with walker, and with friends Miriam Barsk, Winifred Hall, and Roberta Streicher, in Tucson, AZ, three photographs, ca. mid-1990s
Box 33 Folder 33
At a party and at home, three photographs, late 1990s
Box 33 Folder 34
With Miriam Barsk on front porch of Quaker Meeting building, Tucson, AZ, ca. mid-1990s, and Miriam Barsk in 1986, three photographs
Tee Corinne photos of Valerie Taylor
Box 34 Folder 1-6
Taken in Margaretvielle, NY, in 1977. Contact sheets, cards produced from the photos, and several prints. Includes a photographs of Tee Corinne taken by Lee Lynch. Thirty-five prints.
Photographs of family members
Box 35 Folder 1-25
Sons Marshall, Jerry, and Jim Tate, and their families
1940s to 1980s
Includes photographs of Marshall with second and third wives and children, and of Jerry and Jim in young age. Also Elsie Young. Includes notes by Tee Corinne on envelope. ca. 40 photographs
Box 36 Folder 1-11
Elsie Young (Valerie Taylor's mother)
1880s to 1920s
As a young woman; with husband and children. Includes Elsie's scrapbook and photos of other family members. Evelen photographs.
Box 36 Folder 1-11
Rose Marie (Valerie Taylor's sister)
1920s to 1960s
As a young woman, with husband and child. ca. 60 photographs
Box 37 Folder 1-27
Marshall Young (Valerie Taylor's father)
1940s to 1980s
As a young man; with wife Elsie Collins (Valerie Taylor's mother) and their ; and with second wife Jerri and their children children Bonni, Bud, and Mashallyn. Includes photographs of other children and a letter from Bonni to her parents, Sept. 30, 1968. Some of Marshallyn's photos carry a dedication to Taylor. Also includes Marshall's and Jerri's family correspondence and notes by Tee Corinne. ca. 80 photographs.
Box 38 Folder 1-17
Friends
Includes photograph of Pearl Hart with Jim Osgood and Bill Kelly [?], n.d., and Chicago Tribune photo of Pearl Hart, which Valerie Taylor used to keep on a shelf over her bed
Box 39 Folder 1-13
Unidentified
Tenerife, Canary Islands [?], four photographs, includes note by James Tate
Series IX. Memorabilia
1975-1992
Box 40 Folder 1
Paul R. Goldman Award, April 12, 1975 (plaque)
Box 40 Folder 2
Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame 1992 (paperweight)
Box 40 Folder 3
(Mounted poems by Will Inman, 1985)
Box 40 Folder 4
(Mounted poems by Will Inman, 1985 and 1986)
Series X. Audio and Video Tapes
tr7728a
Valerie Taylor's words on tape; unidentified circumstances; one audio cassette tape
n.d.
Digital
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Video 387 V-387
Arizona Gay Show # 10: "Growing Old and Gay: An Interview with Valerie Taylor" plus "Best of Arizona Gay"
n.d.
Digital
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tr7729a
Helen Walters to Valerie Taylor, letter on tape; one audio cassette tape
early 1980?
Digital
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TR-7724
Our Lesbian Roots - Lectures by Valerie Taylor Part I: Introduction - The Beginnings; Part II: A Crack in the Closet Door
1980-01-15-1980-01-22
Digital
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TR-7725
Our Lesbian Roots - Lectures by Valerie Taylor Part III: Stein, Collette, Sarton, Foster; Part IV: Doubles and Singles
1980-01-29-1980-02-05
Digital
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TR-7726
Our Lesbian Roots - Lectures by Valerie Taylor Part V:1955-1965; Part VI: The Young Ones Come on Strong
1980-02-12-1980-02-19
Digital
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TR-7727
Our Lesbian Roots - Lectures by Valerie Taylor Part VII: Non-Fiction; Part VIII: Poetry
1980-02-06-1980-03-04
Digital
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tr7755a
Edward Mead to Valerie Taylor, letter on tape; one audio cassette tape
June 14, 1981
Digital
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V-388
Phil Donahue television show with Valerie Taylor, Del Martin, Joe Norton, and Fred Monroe; one video cassette tape
1982
Digital
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TR-7730a
Poetry Workshop at Flower Square retirement home
1984
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TR-7731a
Poetry Workshop at Flower Square retirement home
1984
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TR-7732a
Poetry Workshop at Flower Square retirement home
1984
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TR-7733a
Poetry Workshop at Flower Square retirement home
1985-04
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TR-7734a
Carey Catherine to Valerie Taylor, letters on audio cassette tapes
1985
Digital
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TR-7735a
Carey Catherine to Valerie Taylor, letters on audio cassette tapes
1985
Digital
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TR-7736a
Carey Catherine to Valerie Taylor, letters on audio cassette tapes
1985
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TR-7737a
Carey Catherine to Valerie Taylor, letters on audio cassette tapes
1985
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TR-7738a
Carey Catherine to Valerie Taylor, letters on audio cassette tapes
1985
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TR-7739a
Carey Catherine to Valerie Taylor, letters on audio cassette tapes
1984
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