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Miriam Jaffe papers documenting lesbian and gay student life at Yale

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1945

Scope and Contents

The papers document Miriam Jaffe's participation in gay and lesbian student life at Yale and in New Haven, as well as her party production company, MJ Productions. The papers consist of advertisements, event calendars, programs, newsletters and playbills.

Dates

  • 1979-1992

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creator of this collection for materials they have authored or otherwise produced. After the lifetime of the creator or until 2059, whichever comes first, copyright passes to Yale University. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Miriam Jaffe, 2009.

Arrangement

The records are arranged alphabetically by organization name.

Extent

1.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1945

Overview

The papers document Miriam Jaffe's participation in lesbian and gay student life at Yale and in New Haven, as well as her party production company, MJ Productions. The papers consist of advertisements, event calendars, programs, newsletters and playbills.

Biographical / Historical

Miriam Jaffe graduated from Yale College in 1982. She was active in feminist and gay and lesbian organizations at Yale, including the YaLesbians and the Gay Student Center, and in New Haven's lesbian and gay community. Jaffe produced parties under the name MJ Productions that were popular among gay men and lesbians on campus.
Title
Guide to the Miriam Jaffe Papers Documenting Lesbian and Gay Student Life at Yale
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Mary Caldera and Kristin Baxivanos
Date
August 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
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New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
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(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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