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Finding aid to the Suzi Nash papers, 1982-2006

Finding aid prepared by Loni Shibuyama, (c) 2013

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator - Creator
Nash, Suzi
Title
Suzi Nash Papers
Collection no.
Coll2013.033
Date [inclusive]
1982-2006
Extent
0.4 linear foot., 1 archive carton.
Language
English
Abstract
Clippings, a sound recording on compact disc, and material from women's liberation groups and gay and lesbian organizations, 1982-2006, collected by lesbian musician, Suzi Nash. Nash was a Philadelphia resident who, in 2005, wrote and recorded an album of children's music for children of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) families, entitled Rainbow Sprinkles.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Suzi Nash Papers, Coll2013-033, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

Suzi Nash is a lesbian musician and Philadelphia resident who worked in various capacities in children's theater and television, as well as sung for the Latin band, Avila. In the 1990s, Nash worked as an associate producer and performer on the Bozo the Clown show.

In the 2000s, Nash wrote the weekly "Family Portraits" column for the Philadelphia Gay News and also hosted "Twisted Karaoke" nights at Sisters nightclub in Philadelphia. In 2005, Nash wrote and recorded an album of children's music entitled  Rainbow Sprinkles, a collection of "children's songs designed to empower children of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families."

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Scope and Content

This collection comprises clippings, a promotional postcard, and a compact disc for Suzi Nash's album, Rainbow Sprinkles, a collection of "children's songs designed to empower children of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families." The collection also includes clippings, mailers, promotional material, newsletters, a press kit, and other material for a variety of women's liberation and gay and lesbian organizations, mostly in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the Delaware Valley.

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Arrangement

One folder and a compact disc of Suzi Nash's Rainbow Sprinkles is at the beginning of the collection. The remaining folders are arranged alphabetically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
(c) 2013
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition

Received from Suzi Nash, 2008.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, April 2013.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

The following periodicals have been separated from the collection and put into ONE Archives' collection of periodicals:

Curve, San Francisco, CA: Outspoken Enterprises, Inc., Vol. 18, No. 4 (May 2008) and Vol. 18, No. 5 (June 2008).

The Front Page, Raleigh, NC: Bugle Pub., Inc., Vol. 7, No. 22 (December 16, 1986-January 12, 1987).

Gay Chicago Magazine, Chicago, IL: Gernhardt Publications, Vol. 13, No. 52 (December 27, 1990).

GMSA: Philadelphia Gay Metaphysical and Spiritual Association [newsletter], December 1986.

Giovanni's Room, Philadelphia, PA, [catalog] (Winter 85/86, December 1986, February 1987, and July 1987).

GO NYC, New York, NY: GO NYC Media, LLC, Vol. 4, Iss. 10 (April 2006), Vol. 5, Iss. 2 (June/July 2006), Vol. 5, Iss. 10 (April 2007), Vol. 6, Iss. 2 (June/July 2007), and Vol. 6, Iss. 10 (April 2008).

HX Philadelphia, HX Philadelphia LLC, Issue 47 (September 28, 2007) and Issue 51 (October 26, 2007).

Lesbian Connection, East Lansing, MI: Ambitious Amazons, Vol. 12, Iss. 6 (May/June 1990), Vol. 27, Iss. 2 (September/October 2004), Vol. 29, Iss. 6 (May/June 2007), Vol. 30, Iss. 1 (July/August 2007), and Vol. 30, Iss. 5 (March/April 2008).

Mama Bears News & Notes, Oakland, CA, Vol. 3, No. 3 (June-July 1986).

New York Native, New York, NY: That New Magazine, Inc., Vol. 4, No. 15 (June 18-July 1, 1984).

Nyansapo: The Magazine of the National Black Justice Coalition, Washington, D.C.: National Black Justice Coalition, Spring 2006.

Off Our Backs: a Women's Newsjournal, Washington, DC., Vol. 18, No. 9 (October 1988).

On Our Backs: Entertainment for the Adventurous Lesbian, Brooklyn, NY, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Winter 1987).

Out in Jersey, Trenton, NJ: Out in Jersey, Inc. Vol. 12, No. 5 (August-September 2007), Vol. 12, No. 5 (October-November 2007), Vol. 13, No. 2 (February-March 2008).

Outweek: New York's Lesbian and Gay News Magazine, New York, NY: OutWeek Pub. Corp., No. 1 (June 26, 1989) and No. 5 (July 24, 1989).

8th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival [program], July 11-23, 2002.

14th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival [program], July 10-22, 2008.

Pride '93 A Celebration, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Pride of the Delaware Valley [program], June 11-13, 1993.

Sappho's Isle: The Tri-State Lesbian Newspaper, New York City, Vol. 4, No. 2 (March 1991).

Stonewall News, New York, NY, #37 (May 10, 1993).

Talk is Cheap, Philadelphia, PA, Vol. 1, No. 6 (February 1988).

Tip of the Iceberg, Philadelphia, PA, [newsletter] Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 1986).

TLA Video, Philadelphia, PA, Catalog No. 3.

The Village Voice, New York, NY: VV Publishing Corporation, Vol. 33, No. 1 (January 5, 1988).

Womanspace News [newsletter] Philadelphia, CA, February 1988.

The following items have been separated from the collection and put into ONE Archives' collection of ephemera (objects):

Sister Space Weekend [gray travel cup], 2005.

Philadelphia Gay News [plastic pink piggy bank], undated.

Uncommon Valor Was a Common Virtue; Transgender Health Action Coalition [button], 2006.

But I'm a Cheerleader; butimacheerleader.com [button], undated.

Riot Grrrl Ink; www.riotgrrrlink.com [button], undated.

The Official International Gay Pride Bear USA [button], undated.

I Support the Freedom to Marry [button], undated.

Pass the Hate Crimes Bill; PA-GALA [button], undated.

Ally [button], undated.

Freedom, Is That Too Much to Ask? National Gay and Lesbian Task Force [button], undated.

Logoonline.com [button], undated.

Good Catch! [button], undated.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Newsletters

Subject(s)

  • Lesbian musicians
  • Music--Juvenile
  • Women musicians--United States

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Suzi Nash papers 

Box Folder

 Clippings and postcard about Suzi Nash and Rainbow Sprinkles 2006 

1 1
Box Item

 Rainbow Sprinkles, Songs for Our Children Celebrating Our Diverse Lives [sound recording] 2005   1 compact disc.

1 13
Box Folder

 Clippings circa 1987-1997 

1 2

 Clippings, annotated 1988 

1 3

 Delaware County Women's Coalition Resource Guide 1982 

1 4

 Ephemera, patch and temporary tattoos circa 1980-2006 

1 12

 Gay and lesbian organization mailers, announcements and promotional supplements 1986-1994 

1 5

 International Male 1985 

1 6

 In the Life press kit 2005 

1 7

 Kollage magazine 1991 

1 8

 Swords into Plowshares newsletter circa 1980-1990 

1 9

 Women's organizations flyers, mailers, brochures circa 1984-1990 

1 10

 Women's organizations newsletters 1984-1991 

1 11

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