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Finding Aid for the Kitty Tsui papers, 1977-1993
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Description
Although born in Hong Kong in 1952, Kitty Tsui spent her childhood in California. She earned a degree in Creative writing from San Francisco State University. Her poetry and prose has been published in over 35 anthologies, and she has published three books. Tsui is also a competitive body-builder. She earned a bronze medal at the Gay Games in San Francisco in 1986 and a gold medal in Vancouver in 1990. This collection contains work by and about the poet, activist, and bodybuilder Kitty Tsui. Most of the materials contained are concerning her bodybuilder accomplishments and her regular sports writing featured in San Francisco news outlets.
Background
Although born in Hong Kong in 1952, Kitty Tsui spent her childhood in California. She earned a degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Her poetry and prose has been published in over 35 anthologies including Chloe Plus Olivie (1994) and Lesbian Erotics (1995). She received the CLAGS 1995 Ken Sawson Award for research in gay and lesbian history and was also listed as one of the 50 most influential people in gay and lesbian literature by Lambda Book Report. She has been featured in three films, Women of Gold (1990), Framing Lesbian Fashion (1992), and Cut Sleeve (1992). Tsui is also a competitive body-builder. She earned a bronze medal at the Gay Games in San Francisco in 1986 and a gold medal in Vancouver in 1990. Tsui is the author of three books: The Words of a Woman who Breathes Fire, Breathless, and Sparks Fly. Breathless, won the Firecracker Alternative Book Award at the ABA in Chicago in 1996. Her third book, Sparks fly, was penned by her alter ego, Eric Norton, a gay leatherman in pre-AIDS San Francisco.
Extent
1 flat box (1 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.