Records of the Yeastie Girlz, 1987-1997
Scrapbook, photographs, manuscript lyrics, posters, clippings, t-shirt, phonograph record, and audiocassette tape documenting the all-female punk band the Yeastie Girlz.
- Yeastie Girlz (Musical group) (Organization)
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Yeastie Girlz as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Extent1.17 linear feet ((1 file box, 1 folio box) plus 1 oversize folder, 5 photograph folders, 1 object, 1 audiocassette, 1 phonograph record)
The records of the Yeastie Girlz includes a scrapbook containing flyers, photographs, letters from record stores and fans, fanzines, photographs, drawings, and other materials; manuscript lyrics; posters; photographs of the Yeastie Girlz; articles about the Yeastie Girlz; a t-shirt; a phonograph record and an audiocassette tape. Also included are approximately 480 photographs by Cammie Toloui documenting the Gilman Street space shortly after it was founded and includes bands, individual performers, and meetings of Gilman Street members. Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be digitized and available online.
The Yeastie Girlz was founded in Berkeley, California, in 1987 as an all-female punk band and spoken-word group that emphasized raunchy and often humorous critiques of sexism, celebrations of women's experience, and demystification of female sexuality. Arising out of the Gilman Street Project, an incubator of independent bands, the group's members were Cammie Toloui, Joyce Jimenez, and Jane Guskin. Kate Rosenberger and Wendy O. Matik were later members. The band toured in California and Europe, and continued to perform into the late 1990s. Cammie Toloui became a documentary photographer whose work was recognized by the New York Times Award for Excellence in Photojournalism and the Guy Robinson Memorial Photojournalism Scholarship.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 2013-M229
The records of the Yeastie Girlz were acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Gerard Koskovich.
Processed: June 2022
By: Johanna Carll
The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit. Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Berkeley (Calif.)--Social conditions
- Feminism and music--United States
- Music--Social aspects--United States
- Phonograph records
- Punk rock music--United States
- Sexism in music--United States
- Women musicians--United States
- Women punk rock musicians
- Women rock musicians--United States
- Yeastie Girlz (Musical group). Records of the Yeastie Girlz, 1987-1997: A Finding Aid
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- Language of description
- Processing of this collection was made possible by the Pforzheimer Fund for the Schlesinger Library, the Sybil Shainwald Fund at the Schlesinger Library, and the Jeannette Ward Fund.
- EAD ID
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