Guide to the Sally Miller Gearhart Papers
1956-1999

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Creator: Gearhart, Sally Miller, 1931-
Title: Sally Miller Gearhart papers
Dates: 1956-1999 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 6.25 linear feet (16 containers)
Collection Number: Coll 305
Summary: Sally Miller Gearhart (April 15, 1931- ) is a scholar of speech, communication, and drama; a civil rights activist; and a writer of novels, short stories, and essays that deal with lesbianism, feminist rhetoric, homosexuality and religion, and gay rights. The collection includes correspondence, academic works, literary works, reviews of literary work, biographical information, photographs, video recordings, audiotapes, and artifacts.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Sally Miller Gearhart is often described as a lesbian, a science fiction writer, and a political activist. While Gearhart might be all of these things, she is a woman who ultimately transcends the labels assigned to her. Her work, personal journeys, writings, and even her public persona reveal a woman with numerous interests and concerns.

Gearhart is best known for her work in the radical lesbian feminist movement, but her life was not always so radical. Her involvement in progressive political causes was the result of a long personal journey. In fact, Gearhart’s childhood and entrance into young adulthood were fairly sheltered. She was born on April 15, 1931 to Sarah Miller Gearhart and Kyle Montague Gearhart. She spent her childhood in Virginia’s Appalachian mountains, where the community was conservative and heavily invested in the tenets of the Protestant Christian faith. After her parents divorced, Gearhart was raised primarily by her mother and grandmother; because of their investment in her life, Gearhart says that she learned that women “are the source of power, the heart of action, and the focal point of love.” Surrounded by the warmth of these women, she spent a happy childhood as a carefree tomboy, haunting the local theater. Because her grandmother owned the theater building, Gearhart was able to view movies for free. “I saw every single one,” she declared, and the impact of theater would have a profound influence on her life.

As she was growing into a young woman, Gearhart complied with the social climate surrounding her. However, she knew that she desired something different. “There was another undercurrent going on. That was my lesbianism. From when I was ten years old, I knew that I wasn’t going to have children,” she said. Instead of continuing on a path towards marriage, Gearhart matriculated at Sweet Briar College, an all women’s college near Lynchburg, Virginia. “They tried very hard to make a lady out of me and failed miserably,” Gearhart commented. There she pursued a classical education, graduating with a B.A. in drama and English in 1952.

As an undergraduate, Gearhart contemplated the direction her life would take after graduation, and she ultimately decided to continue her education. The options for women were limited in the 1950s; having discovered her lesbianism in college, Gearhart knew that she did not want the conventional, domestic life that most of her peers pursued so dutifully. “The alternatives that I could see were to be a prostitute or a nun—-or go to graduate school.” She opted for the latter choice, a decision that led her to Bowling Green State University. There, she obtained a master’s degree in theater and public address in 1953. Because she had her eye on teaching, Gearhart continued her graduate studies, finishing with a Ph.D. in theater at the University of Urbana Illinois in 1956.

Graduating from college propelled Gearhart into a life of academia. She began teaching speech and theater at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. While she was highly popular among the students, Gearhart’s personal life was fraught with inner struggles and contradictions. She was heavily closeted, unable to reconcile her lesbianism with the conservative Lutheran climate that she was attempting to embrace. She attended parties with closeted gay male friends, hoping to throw her colleagues and acquaintances off the trail. Gearhart called her determination to hide her sexual orientation as “paranoia,” describing an incident where she destroyed her lesbian novels, ripping out the pages and “casting them out the window along Highway 59. I didn’t want anyone to know I was a lesbian, and those books were very incriminating.” Her determination to hide her true sexual identity continued through two more teaching positions, but finally found an end when she moved to San Francisco in 1970.

San Francisco presented a world vastly different from the conservative, rural communities in Texas and the Midwest that Gearhart had inhabited so far. San Francisco was politically progressive, and it was the center of a rapidly bourgeoning homosexual community. For the first time, Gearhart felt the freedom to shout her identity in the streets. Three years after settling in California, she was hired by San Francisco State University, where she continued her academic work. This time, her attention turned from speech to the more radical field of women’s studies. Gearhart played a major role in developing one of the first women and gender studies programs in the nation, and the university was the first to develop a course dealing with sex roles and communications.

Shortly thereafter, Gearhart received tenure from San Francisco State University. She had been publishing articles for some time in various movement publications, which were primarily focused on lesbianism and related political concerns. After receiving tenure, Gearhart was able to continue writing, and she also became active in the political community, fighting for radical lesbian feminist causes. In 1978, Gearhart fought alongside Harvey Milk to defeat the California Proposition 6, which was called the "Briggs Initiative." Gearhart famously debated John Briggs, attacking the initiative to ban homosexuals from academic positions with eloquence and force.

In addition, Gearhart began writing science fiction novels and stories that illuminated her utopian feminist ideals to the wider lesbian community. Published in 1978, her most famous novel, Wanderground, proposed a future separatist community of women who developed psychic connections with each other and nature. The book remained in print for over twenty years and was followed by more science fiction writings. Gearhart also wrote a book entitled Loving Women/Loving Men: Gay Liberation and the Church, which was aimed at the conservative Christian churches and communities that barred homosexuals from fellowship. While Gearhart never fully embraced the Christian faith, she acknowledged its influence on her life, and she never completely turned her back on aspects of the faith that were meaningful to her.

Gearhart’s involvement in homosexual rights was widespread. “I’m proud to have been a part of the movement that secured greater visibility for society’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people” she writes. However, while Gearhart was active in homosexual activism, her work was not limited to gender rights. She was also heavily involved in a number of other political causes. She was an animal rights activist, became involved in a variety of ecologically based movements, and she was also a leader in the women’s spirituality movement. Her involvements are diverse and varied, but they all speak to the fact that Sally Miller Gearhart is a proponent of compassion, a woman who directs her energies wherever she feels they are most immediately needed. But her true motivation is lodged deeply within her: “Love is the universal truth lying at the heart of all creation.”

Content Description

The Sally Miller Gearhart Papers contain personal and professional correspondence, the majority of which are professional in nature and deal with her work as an activist and writer. There is a prevalence of letters relating to the publishing, editing, and feedback to her literary works. Also, there are letters pertaining to her activism and politics, specifically on the subject of gay rights. The section of fan mail will be useful to those interested in correspondence relating to Wanderground. Additionally, correspondence relating to the documentary of The Times of Harvey Milk can be found within professional correspondence.

This collection also contains a small amount of papers dealing with Gearhart’s academic work. These papers are relevant to researchers interested in Gearhart’s role as an academic, both a writer and a professor, connected with women’s studies. In here, writings can be found written by Gearhart and other individuals

The most extensive part of this collection, and perhaps the most significant, is that of Gearhart’s literary works. In here several drafts of Wanderground can be found. This novel will be useful to researchers of feminist lesbian politics, utopias, and literature. In addition to this novel, the collection contains several short stories, some of which are connected to Wanderground.

Gearhart’s essays, like her fictional works, are political and fairly numerous. The main themes within these essays are politics around feminism, lesbianism, and gay rights. Within these essays, researchers specifically interested in subjects of feminist rhetoric, utopias, lesbianism, and animal rights will find relevant information.

This collection also contains two plays of Gearhart’s, one of which was meant to teach acting students about different kinds of plays. Among Gearhart’s plays there can be found notes concerning lesbian and gay texts and her own writing on feminist rhetoric.

Gearhart’s speeches can be seen as an extension of the rest of her work, addressing the intersection of lesbianism and feminism with politics, activism, religion, scholarship, and rhetoric. Additionally, these speeches contain subjects of animal rights, lesbian separatism, Harvey Milk, and gender.

Published works by Gearhart, in newspapers and magazines, can be found in this collection. These published writings are relevant to researchers interested in Gearhart’s poetry, her critiques of Christianity and the church (specifically in relation to homosexuality), lesbian separatism, gay rights, coming out, Harvey Milk, feminist rhetoric, and Wanderground.

Gearhart also created some cartoons that can be found in this collection. These cartoons address issues of feminism, women’s liberation, and lesbianism.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Collection includes sound recordings or moving images to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of listening or viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections & University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Sally Miller Gearhart Papers, Coll 305, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

  • Series I: Correspondence
  • Series II: Academic Work
  • Series III: Literary Works
  • Series IV: Reviews of Literary Works
  • Series V: Biographical Information
  • Series VI: Photographs
  • Series VII: Video Recordings
  • Series VIII: Audio Recordings
  • Series IX: Artifacts
  • Series X: Oversize

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by Rachael Miller, Rebecca Rose, Justin Neville Kaushall, and Aimee LaBounty.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries A: Personal
Box
Folder
1 1 Letters, Lange - Nicollette 1967
Subseries B: Professional
Box
Folder
1 2 Letters, Agnis - Bankier 1981
1 3 Letters, Bankier - Dorothy 1977
1 4 Letters, Daughters, Inc. - Graham 1975
1 5 Letters, Ho - Kellogg 1975
1 6 Letters, Kellogg - Mola 1980
1 7 Letters, Masse - McAllister 1980
1 8 Letters from McAllister and New Society Publishers 1981
1 9 Letters, Russ - Valeska 1980
Subseries C: Fan Mail
Box
Folder
1 17 Letters, Annie - Donna 1979
1 18 Letters, Deborah - Jane 1979
1 19 Letters, Jennifer - Leonard 1981
1 20 Letters, Madsen - Pasquale 1981
1 21 Letters, Reagan - Waugh 1979
1 22 Letters relating - Harvey Milk and documentary 1984

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Series II:  Academic Work
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries A: Work by Gearhart
Box
Folder
1 1 Internal House Documents for the Women's Studies Group of San Francisco Women's Union June 19, 1974 - August 2, 1974
1 2 Documents from the Collide Sex Forum August 8, 1972
1 3 Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Women's Studies October 1972
1 4 Working Document #2 from the Ad Hoc Committee of the Women's Alliance December 11, 1972
1 5 Working Document #3 from the Ad Hoc Committee of the Women's Alliance February 22, 1973
1 6 Curriculum Vita 1981
Subseries B: Work by Others
Box
Folder
1 7 Futures Information Exchange 1981
1 8 "A Feminist Body Politic" Haecker 1982
1 9 Mara, "Lesbians: Special Wimmin" 1982
1 10 Feminist Science Fiction, MLA script Undated

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Series III:  Literary Works
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries A: Novels and Short Stories
Box
Folder
1 1 Synopsis of Wanderground Undated
1 2 Envelope that contained "And: Stories for another telling" 1975
1 3 "And: stories for another telling"; draft of Wanderground; ch. 0, 1, 2, 3, 5; 1974 1974
1 4 "And: stories for another telling"; draft of Wanderground; ch. 5, 6, 7, 8 Undated
1 5 "And: stories for another telling"; draft of Wanderground; ch. 8, 9 Undated
1 6 "And: stories for another telling"; draft of Wanderground; ch. 1-6 Undated
1 7 "And: stories for another telling"; draft of Wanderground; ch. 7-8 Undated
1 8 Wanderground: as sent to Persephone Books (publishers) Undated
1 9 "Krueva and the Pony" (a chapter in Wanderground) Undated
1 10 Miscellaneous, relating to Wanderground Undated
1 11 Wanderground draft ch. 0, 1, 2 1973
1 12 Wanderground drafts; ch. 3, 5, 6 1974
1 13 Wanderground drafts; ch. 6, 7, 8 1974
1 14 Wanderground drafts; ch. 8, 9 1974
1 15 Wanderground drafts; ch. 9, 10 1974
1 16 Wanderground drafts; ch. 10, 11 1974
1 17 Wanderground manuscript; short stories pp. 1-9 Undated
1 18 Wanderground manuscript and short stories--pp. 10-24 Undated
1 19 Wanderground manuscript; short stories--pp. 25-35 Undated
1 20 Wanderground manuscript; short stories; pp. 36-49 Undated
1 21 Wanderground manuscript; short stories; pp. 50-58 Undated
1 22 Wanderground manuscript; short stories; pp. 59-66 Undated
1 23 Wanderground manuscript; short stories; pp. 67-78 Undated
1 24 Wanderground manuscript; short fiction; pp. 89-100 Undated
1 25 Wanderground manuscript; short fiction; pp. 101-111 Undated
1 26 Wanderground manuscript; short fiction; pp. 112-137 Undated
1 27 Wanderground manuscript; short fiction; pp. 138-159 Undated
1 28 Wanderground manuscript; short stories; pp. 160-166 Undated
1 29 Wanderground manuscript; short stories; "Ono and Cassandra" Undated
1 30 Wanderground manuscript; short stories; "Fora and the Cella" Undated
1 31 Wanderground manuscript; short stories; "Diana and the Moon" Undated
1 32 Wanderground manuscript; short stories; "Voki at the Welling Place" Undated
1 33 Wanderground manuscript; short stories; "The Telling..." Undated
2 1 "The Bride" 1968
2 2 "Freestanding" from Quest 1975
2 3 short story in Ms. -- "Pony" 1976
2 4 "Roja and Leopold" 1990
2 5 "The Chipko" 1991
2 6 "Hello, Body" unpublished 1993
2 7 "Wondercrone" from Sinister Wisdom 1994
2 8 "Small town girl makes dyke"--from Testimonies 1994
2 9 From Tomboys--"Marta's Magic" 1995
2 10 "First Love" 1995
2 11 Note on German translation and word meanings-- Wanderground 1981
2 12 "Sisterblood" pp. 46-60 Undated
2 13 "The Deep Cella" pp. 61-76 Undated
2 14 "Krueva and the Pony" pp. 77-86 Undated
2 15 "Ijeme's Story" pp. 87-98 Undated
2 16 "A Time to Sing" pp. 99-110 Undated
2 17 "Pelagine Stretches" pp. 111-136 Undated
2 18 "Diana and the Moon" pp. 137-147 Undated
2 19 "Windriding" pp. 148-157 Undated
2 20 "A Man in the City" pp. 158-169 Undated
2 21 "The Gatherstretch" pp. 170-198 Undated
2 22 "The Remember Rooms" pp. 199-243 Undated
2 23 "Meeting the Gentles" Undated
2 24 "Voki at the..." pp. 244-251 Undated
2 25 "The Telling" pp. 252-265 Undated
2 26 "Meeting the Gentles" Undated
Subseries B: Essays
Box
Folder
2 27 "Our Feast of Fools" 1965
2 28 "A New Diet...", "Lesbianism as a Political Statement" 1970
2 29 "Syzygoty, Diasporady, and Ameobeity" 1970
2 30 "Woman and the Word" 1971-1972
2 31 The Tide interviews 1974
2 32 'Constructive Criticism' drafts 1974
2 33 "We'll do it ourselves" 1974
2 34 "The Concerned Strata" 1974
2 35 "The Miracle of Lesbianism" 1974
2 36 "Gay Civil Rights" 1975
2 37 "Womanpower" 1975
2 38 "Womanpower" 1975
3 1 "On the Prevalence..." 1975
3 2 "Gay Civil Rights and the Roots of Oppression" 1975-1981
3 3 "The Spiritual Dimension" 1977
3 4 "Our Right to Love" 1978
3 5 "Sword and Vessel" manuscript 1979
3 6 "The Womanization of Rhetoric" - 2 drafts 1979
3 7 "The Sword and the Vessel versus the Lake on the Lake" 1979
3 8 "From the desk of Sally Gearhart" 1979
3 9 "Womanization of Rhetoric" 1979
3 10 "The Sword on the Vessel" from Bread and Roses 1980
3 11 "Wandering" 1980
3 12 "Feminism, Utopias, and a Search for Passion" 1981
3 13 "A Poorly Articulated Position is its own Worst Enemy" 1981
3 14 "The Future--if there is one--is Female" 1981
3 15 "Womanpower: Energy Resourcement" 1982
3 16 "The Future--if there is one--is Female" 1982
3 17 "If the Mortarboard Fits..." 1983
3 18 "A Letter from the Future" 1984
3 19 "Future Visions..." 1984
3 20 "Lesbian Contradiction" 1987
3 21 "I Left my Boots Behind" -- Nicaragua 1988
3 22 "On Our Backs" 1988
3 23 "View from a Dyke" 1989
3 24 "Can a little girl from Chinatown find Happiness in the Governor's Office?" 1990
3 25 "The Pit-Bull Opprotunity" 1994
3 26 "Notes from a Recovering Activist" 1995
3 27 "Charlie's Angel visits Headwaters" 1999
3 28 "Occasional Angels" 1998
3 29 "Trade Agreement: Response to Dennis Altman" 1981
3 30 'Paraclete' articles, "A Verbal Message" 1975
Subseries C: Plays
Box
Folder
3 31 Mission to Meaninglessness Undated
3 32 The Four Stages of Ruth 1965
3 33 Untitled Play Fragment Undated
3 34 Untitled Play Undated
3 35 List of five life-style choices and definitions 1969
Subseries D: Speeches
Box
Folder
3 36 Handout for workshop on "The Gay Woman" 1970
3 37 "Syzgoty, diasporady and Amoebeity" 1970
3 38 "Lesbianism as a Political Statement" 1970
3 39 To family services in San Francisco 1970
3 40 Speech given at the Lesbian Conference in L.A. 1971
3 41 "What is a Homosexual?" 1971
3 42 Untitled speech1 April 12, 1971
3 43 "The Women's Movement: One Direction" 1971
3 44 "Annoucement of an expected birth" 1972
3 45 "The Lesbian and God-the-Father or all the Church needs is a good lay--on its side" 1972
3 46 Verbal message on Alice Doesn't Day October 29, 1975
3 47 "What are we Doing?" March 8, 1975
3 48 "Psychological Empowerment: Woman-Love" October 24, 1975
3 49 Speeches and Papers from November and December 1976 1976
3 50 Separatism April 19, 1977
3 51 Word is Out Undated
3 52 Proposals for an action caucus on gay issues/communication for the 1978 convention of the Speech Association March 10, 1978
4 1 A Dirge and a Dare May 12, 1978
4 2 Would have worked harder on the Trombone December 22, 1978
4 3 Eulogy for Harvey November 28, 1978
4 4 May 2, 1979 April 2, 1979
4 5 For Harvey Milk's birthday party on Castro street the night after the riots May 22, 1979
4 6 "Unlearning the Twentieth Century" Conference Presentation April 29, 1980
4 7 "Whose Woods These Are" February 18, 1980
4 8 The Scholar as Activist June 12, 1980
4 9 Speech given at the World Day for Laboratory Animals April 25, 1981
4 10 Candlelight March and Rally November 27, 1988
4 11 Treason in the Delivery Room: A Feminist Analysis of the Construction of Gender 1989
Subseries E: Newspaper and Magazine articles
Box
Folder
4 12 'The Brambler,' "Humility" 1951
4 13 'Brambler' "Nothing is Eternal" 1951
4 14 'Response' "The Neglect of the Upper Ten" 1962
4 15 'Response' "The Bride" 1968
4 16 'Gay Free Press' 1970
4 17 'The Gay Alternative' "Lesbianism and..." 1974
4 18 'Radical Religion' "Lesbianism..." 1974
4 19 Quest magazine--"Prevalence of STILPS" 1975
4 20 Womanspirit 1976
4 21 Womanspirit 1976
4 22 'Association for communication administration' 1976
4 23 'Eulogy for Harvey' poem 1978
4 24 Womanspirit 1979 1979
4 25 Letter on 'Gay Freedom Day' 1979
4 26 "An open Letter" Undated
4 27 "Our Feast of Fools" from 'Response' 1965
4 28 "Lesbian Debutante" from The Tide 1974
4 29 "The Lesbian and God-the-Father" from Womanspirit 1974
Subseries F: Cartoons
Box
Folder
4 30 Cartoons Undated
4 31 Cartoons Undated
Subseries E: Newspaper and magazine articles
Box
Folder
5 1 'Report on the West Coast' 1974
5 2 From Womanspirit -- "Womanpower" 1976
5 3 'Freedom of Speech Newsletter'--"A queer interpretation" 1976
5 4 "Womanpower" 1976
5 5 Womanspirit magazine 1977
5 6 Bread and Roses "The Sword and the Vessel" 1980
5 7 "The Scholar" The changing roles 1980
5 8 Letter 'Cruel and Inhumane Sport' 1981
5 9 "The dance of harmony" New Womens' Times 1981
5 10 'Lesbian Contradiction' New Planet 1989
5 11 'Lesbian Contradiction'--"New Diet", "I left..." 1988
5 12 German reviews of Wanderground -- Courage 1981
5 13 'Freedom of speech' and 'Pembroke' 1979-1981
5 14 Woman of power [see back cover] 1984

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Series IV:  Reviews of Literary Works
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 Sinister Wisdom no. 11 Fall 1979 1979
1 2 Book Reviews of Wanderground 1979-1980
1 3 Book Reviews of Wanderground 1980-1982
1 4 Book Reviews of Wanderground Undated
1 5 Book review of A Feminist Tarot Spring 1982
1 6 Reviews of Wanderground 1981
1 7 Book Reviews of Wanderground 1981

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Series V:  Biographical Information
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries A: Newspaper clippings
Box
Folder
1 1 Bay Area Reporter Undated
1 2 From The Advocate Minnesota Daily 1977
1 3 Interview in Gay Community News 1979
1 4 Christopher Street magazine articles 1981
1 5 'Christopher Street' magazine article 1982
1 6 Interview in Agenda 1983
1 7 The Times of Harvey Milk documentary 1984
1 8 The Times Harvey Milk documentary and Gearhart 1984
1 9 The Times of Harvey Milk documentary 1984
1 10 Newspaper clippings March 1957-April 1987
1 11 Sentinal, Bay Area Women's News 1987
1 12 Newspaper clippings 1986-1987
1 13 Phoenix, Sentinal, political pamphlet 1987-1989
Subseries B: Interviews
Box
Folder
1 14 Interviews December 1979 - February 1980
1 15 On Our Backs [see page 16] 1988
1 16 'Word is Out' Adair 1978
Subseries C: Essays/Biography
Box
Folder
1 17 Draft of chapter about Sally Gearhart for Feminist Rhetorical Theories with her comments--undated Undated
1 18 Chapter on Gearhart for Feminist Theories Undated
1 19 Entry about Gearhart in Feminist Writers 1996
1 20 Introduction of Gearhart by Eddie Folk 1977
1 21 The Times of Harvey Milk documentary film 1984
Subseries D: School Transcripts
Box
Folder
1 1 1952 Sweet Briar College (Closed Records) 1952

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Series VI:  Photographs
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 Wanderground play photographs Undated
1 2 Portrait of Sally Miller Gearhart 1988
1 3 Portrait of Sally Miller Gearhart 1988

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Series VII:  Video Recordings
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 Peggy Cleveland and Sally Gearhart on women and religion (Radio Free women) June 1973, both sides 1973
1 "Lesbianism/Feminism and the Church" Sally Gearhart IPS January 14, 1974
1 Sally Gearhart "A Queer Interpretation of the First Amendment" November 1975-October 1982 35 mintures 1975-1982
1 "What the Church is or should be" Sally Gearhart and Chris Glaser November 5, 1988
1 "A Dialogue on Spiritual Wholeness" Chris Glaser and Sally Gearhart November 4, 1988
2 To Sally Gearhart Speech Department Undated
2 Maida and Sally... Undated
2 Sally Gearhart "Scholar as Activist" Undated
3 Sony videocassette Undated

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Series IX:  Artifacts
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 Button: "Tenure Women" Undated

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Series X:  Oversize
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 Wanderground poster Undated
1 2 Wanderground poster Undated
1 3 "Friends and Lovers" poster 1980
1 4 Wanderground book review 1980
1 5 Wanderground book review 1980
1 6 Wanderground and Earth First! posters 1997
1 7 Wanderground play poster Undated

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Gearhart, Sally Miller, 1931-
  • Gearhart, Sally Miller, 1931---Correspondence
  • Geographical Names :
  • San Francisco (Calif.)--History--20th century--Sources
  • Subject Terms :
  • Feminist fiction, American--Authorship
  • Feminists--California--San Francisco
  • Gay rights--California
  • Lesbians--California--San Francisco
  • Science fiction, American--Authorship
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Women college teachers--California--San Francisco
  • Women college teachers--Texas
  • Women political activists--California--San Francisco
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Cartoons
    • Clippings
    • Essays
    • Manuscripts for publication
    • Novels
    • Photographs
    • Plays
    • Short stories
    • Sound recordings
    • Speeches
    • Video recordings

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