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Lesher, Margy; Choose Four: Lesbian/Feminist, Woman, Dyke, Gay, Chick, Homosexual, Lesbian, Amazon, Girl (1974); KNOW, Inc., 1974

 File — Box: 33, Folder: 37
Identifier: Series 5

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This series contains article reprints. The bulk of these records are in the date range 1966-1980.


  • Creation: 1974


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 30 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Pittsburgh: KNOW Inc 1974. Handout 2 sheets stapled. From Lesbian Connection Vol. I no. 2 12/74. KNOW was a radical feminist Pittsburgh publishing collective.

Historic Context note

The term Dyke has historically been used as a slur. This folder title was generated by the creator of the materials and is not subject to editing as it is often historically relevant to know what terminology was used by the creator of archives. The Homosaurus, an international linked data vocabulary of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) terms, defines the term as "A largely reclaimed slur common in the U.S. that may be used to refer to lesbians who embrace a masculine style of presentation or lesbian political activists in general; only use for individuals who self-identify as dykes." The GW SCRC recognizes that this terminology may be offensive to some.

This is a version of the finding aid prior to this revision work Pre-revision Feb. 2022 finding aid of Washington Area Women's Center records

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

George Washington University Gelman Library
2130 H Street NW
Washington DC 20052 United States of America