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Demeter newspapers and ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: MS-03

This collection contains newspapers, posters, programs, and other materials related to Demeter Resources. Demeter Resources was comprised of three divisions: a newsmagazine, a production company, and a sports group. The monthly newsmagazine, titled Demeter constitutes the bulk of the collection, which contains a complete run of issues starting with vol. 2, no. 3, June 1979 through the final issue, vol. 8, no. 4, Summer 1985. As stated in vol. 2, no. 4, “Demeter is a local feminist newsletters. As such, its primary purpose is to publicize the organizations, activities, and concerns of local feminist women.” Topics addressed include sexuality, race, gender equality, sexism, gay rights, reproductive rights, and violence against women. Issues also include poetry and articles about books and music. The collection also contains posters and programs from concerts produced in 1979-1981 by Demeter Musical Productions, the musical division of the organization. Concert posters and programs feature the following artists: River, Alive!, Terry Garthwaite, Meg Christian, June Millington. Materials also include stage notes and a performance agreement for the 1981 performance by Alive! with Terry Garthwaite. The collection also contains a promotional flier for Demeter Musical Productions, a news clipping about Demeter Resources, and a Lady Slipper music catalog.

Dates

  • 1979-1985

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for research by appointment only. Please contact Archives and Special Collections staff in advance to request access.

Conditions Governing Use

California State University, Monterey Bay does not hold copyright to this collection. Archives and Special Collections recognizes that it is incumbent upon the researcher to procure permission to publish information from this collection from the owner of copyright.

Extent

1.7 Linear Feet (1 full box, 1 half box, 1 oversize folder)

Overview

This collection contains newspapers, posters, programs, and other materials related to Demeter Resources, a nonprofit women's organization founded in 1978, dedicated to the growth of the feminist community and the development of women's culture in the Monterey Bay area. The newspapers date from 1979-1985, with other materials from 1979-1981.

Biographical / Historical

Demeter Resources was a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of the feminist community and the development of women's culture in the Monterey Bay area. Based out of Pacific Grove, California, the organization was founded in 1978 by Lois Van Beers and JT Mason when they began publishing Demeter newsmagazine, originally know as the Women’s Resource Center Newsletter. The organization expanded to include Demeter Productions, a women’s production team formed to promote women’s performing art and music, and a sports group to sponsor women’s athletics.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series:

Series 1: Newspapers

Series 2: Concerts

Series 3: Ephemera

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by David Reichard, 2016.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Robin Guthrie, 2017.
Title
Finding Aid to Demeter newspapers and ephemera
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Robin Guthrie
Date
2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the California State University, Monterey Bay Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library
100 Campus Center
Seaside CA 93955 United States