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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1777

Collection of promotional material, photographs, and periodicals relating to Sir Lady Java

Collection of promotional material, photographs, and periodicals relating to transgender performer and activist, Sir Lady Java.

Dates

  • circa 1960-1983

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

.08 linear feet (2 folders in 1 box)

Collection includes photographs of Sir Lady Java, fliers for performances and other promotional ephemera, and periodicals mentioning or featuring her.
Scope and Contents Collection includes photographs of Sir Lady Java, fliers for performances and other promotional ephemera, and periodicals mentioning or featuring her.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Lady Java, born in New Orleans in 1940 or 1943 as Archille DeVille, is an American transgender rights activist, exotic dancer, singer, comedian, and actress influential in the Los Angeles-area African-American LGBT community. She was the first transgender individual to be defended by the ACLU.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2018MT-107. Purchased from Division Leap with funds from the Frank E. Chase Bequest and the Beatrice, Benjamin and Richard Bader Fund in the Visual Arts of the Theatre, 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2018.
Link to catalog
Title
Collection of promotional material, photographs, and periodicals relating to Sir Lady Java, circa 1960-1983 (MS Thr 1777): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2018 April 2
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
EAD ID
hou02907

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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