Collection Info

Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance Records

Span Dates: 1972-1994

Volume: 18,000 items

Description

The ALFA Archives includes the organizational records of ALFA as well as other southern radical women's groups. The extensive subject files in ALFA's archives provide information about regional resources on subjects such as women's spirituality and creativity, Jewish women, women and religion, and spirituality and women. There are also files on organizations such as the Evangelical Women's Caucus, Bet Haverim: A Synagogue for the Lesbian adn Gay Community, Integrity, the Metropolitan Community Church, and Presbyterians for Lesbian and Gay Concerns.

Hist/Bio Note

The Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance (ALFA) was founded in 1972 by a group of radical lesbians, who broke away from Atlanta's Women's Liberation Center to more fully address the issues facing lesbians. ALFA is one of the oldest lesbian feminist organizations in the United States. Deeply concerned to preserve herstory, ALFA maintained the Southern Feminist Library and Archives (SFLA), containing feminist, lesbian, and activist periodicals, books, and subject files. ALFA disbanded in 1994 after over 20 years of Southern feminist activism.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available online at the following web address. It describes the entire holdings and gives perspective on the relatively minor role religion played in the consciousness of this lesbian feminist group.
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/dynaweb/findaids/alfa/@Generic__BookView

Location

The collections are held in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library of Duke University. Follow links on the left sidebar to the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/

Index Terms

IntegrityWomen's spiritualityFeminismGay liberation movement -- Religious aspectsLesbianism -- Religious aspectsJudaism - ReformReform JudaismPresbyterians for Lesbian and Gay ConcernsBet Haverim