When I Think of Home: Images from L.A. ArchivesMain MenuIntroductionThe greater Los Angeles area is on the traditional lands of the Gabrielino/Tongva, Chumash, Fernandeño Tataviam and Yuhaaviatam/Maarenga’yam (Serrano) peoples. We acknowledge their presence here since time immemorial and recognize their continuing connection to the land, to the water and to their ancestors.L.A. FirstsMigration to Los Angeles in Pursuit of Health and HappinessThe Community and Cultural Enclaves of L.A.Los Angeles Architecture and LandscapesHistoric Home MuseumsContributorsChronologyMapping the ExhibitAcknowledgementsWhen I Think of Home: Images from L.A. Archives is the first digital History Keepers exhibit produced for the annual Archives Bazaar and would not have been possible without the collaboration of LAAS members and Archive Bazaar Exhibit subcommittee members.
Founding Celebration II: Del Martinez and Lauren Jardine, 1987
12020-09-30T15:39:00-07:00Curtis Fletcher3225f3b99ebb95ebd811595627293f68f680673e310112Connexxus was one of the first Los Angeles based non-profit organizations ran by and for women, particularly lesbians. Del Martinez and Lauren Jardine, shown here, opened Connexxus in January of 1985 on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. The thriving center included a library, coffee house, and meeting spaces and services like workshops and counseling. In 1986, it opened Connexxus East / Centro de Mujeres and reached out to Latina lesbians specifically.plain2020-10-12T10:32:53-07:0005/15/1987June L. Mazer Lesbian ArchivesIn CopyrightWhitlock, Mary. Founding Celebration II: Del Martinez and Lauren Jardine. May 15, 1987. Photograph. Connexxus/Centro de Mujeres Collection, Box 6, Folder 1. June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives.Los Angeles, Calif.Whitlock, Mary (Photographer)Curtis Fletcher3225f3b99ebb95ebd811595627293f68f680673e
1term2020-10-05T17:27:53-07:00Suzanne Noruschatd5b4fb9efb1f1d6e4833d051ebc06907bb9dba64June L. Mazer Lesbian ArchivesLikhita Suresh3The June L. Mazer Lesbian Collection, formerly the West Coast Lesbian Collections, was founded in Oakland, California, in 1981. Six years later it was moved to Los Angeles by Connexxus Women's Center/Centro de Mujeres, and it acquired its present name in 1987 after the death of June L. Mazer, a community activist and an invaluable supporter of the collection. The Mazer Collection remains the only archive in the western half of the United States that is dedicated exclusively to preserving lesbian history and to "guaranteeing that those who come after us will not have to believe that they 'walk alone.'" It is committed to gathering and preserving materials by and about lesbians of all classes, ethnicities, races, and experiences. Included are personal letters and scrapbooks, private papers, artwork, manuscripts, books, records and audio recordings, newspapers, magazines, photographs, videos, flyers, papers from lesbian organizations, and even clothing, such as softball team uniforms from the 1940s and 1950s. The all-volunteer staff of the Mazer Collection not only keeps the doors open but also helps make lesbian communities aware of lesbian history through speaking engagements, the collection's newsletter In the Life, and special programs and exhibits. http://mazerlesbianarchives.org/structured_gallery2020-10-09T12:17:24-07:00Likhita Sureshfa36a2f3506609c5e2c064df653783c84fd35c54