The Cherríe Moraga Papers document the life work of an important lesbian Chicana poet, essayist, and playwright of the 20th
century. The papers include Moraga's personal and professional correspondence, journals, collected Feminist and Women of Color
serials, drafts, manuscripts and galleys, and final publications of her writings, as well as important essays and reviews
of her work.
Cherríe Moraga, an award-winning playwright, poet and essayist, has received national recognition for her creative and critical
writings focussing on racism and classism within the white women's movement, issues of sexuality, lesbianism and cultural
and racial identity, as well as homophobia and sexism within Chicano culture. Moraga's involvements as a teacher, gay and
lesbian youth advocate, editor, activist and cultural critic have served as a catalyst for her work.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Series 3 (Journals) is restricted, as are Series 4a (Personal Correspondence) and portions of Series 2 (Manuscripts by Moraga)
and Series 6 (Manuscripts by others). In addition, selected items have been restricted and removed to parallel files.