The papers include correspondence, manuscripts, drafts, research materials and notes, financial and publishing documents,
and photographs that relate to Lonidier's career as a teacher, writer/poet, and lesbian-feminist activist. It also includes
objects used in two of her performance pieces.
Lynn Lonidier was born in Lakeview, Oregon on April 22, 1937. Often describing herself as a "card-carrying anarchafeminist,"
Lonidier was a teacher, author and multimedia and theater performance artist. As a West Coast writer, she was active in the
San Francisco literary scene, especially within the lesbian/feminist community, during the 1970s until the time of her death
in 1993. Also a musician, she studied composition and collaborated with Pauline Oliveros at the University of California at
San Diego. She also attended San Francisco State University where, as a cellist, she majored in performance. She also received
a M. A. in Media/Education in 1975 from the University of Washington at Seattle.
9 cartons + 1 oversized box
(9.0 cubic feet)
Copyright retained by Fred Lonidier.
The collection is open for research, with photographs available for viewing during Photo Desk hours: Tuesday: 1-5; Thursday:
1-5; Saturday: 10-12, 1-5.