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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3253

Californians Against Censorship Together (CAL-ACT) records

Records of the Berkeley (Calif.) organization Californians Against Censorship Together (CAL-ACT) and its founders.

Dates

  • circa 1984-2001

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Extent

25 linear feet (25 boxes)

Collection consists primarily of correspondence, including junk mail, and printed material, created and collected by CAL-ACT and its founders, with a small number of financial files. Files primarily concern censorship in the context of sex workers. Also represented are documents concerning relevant legislation and concerning related organizations, most located in the Bay Area.

Where "correspondence" is noted, it usually includes junk mail, that is, advertisements and reminders from organizations. Where printed material or newspapers and newsletters are noted, they may include small newspapers, magazines, or zines.

Biographical / Historical

Californians Against Censorship Together (CAL-ACT) was a grassroots anti-censorship organization based in Berkeley (Calif.) and founded by Roberta (Bobby) Lilly, then a partner of American pornographic actress and sex-positive feminist, Nina Hartley. CAL-ACT was formed in July 1986 partly in response to the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography (usually referred to as the Meese Report).

Arrangement

This finding aid arranged alphabetically; collection material is arranged in order as received.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019M-32. Purchased, 2018.

Processing Information

Processing Information Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2018.
Link to catalog
Title
Californians Against Censorship Together (CAL-ACT) records (MS Am 3253): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2018 December 3
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
EAD ID
hou03052

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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