Terri Jewell papers Edit


MSS 220 large


  • 1980 – 1994 (Creation)


  • 3.5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    5 boxes



  • Scope and Contents

    The collection contains her obituary, memorial program, correspondence, and manuscripts of some of her poetry.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Terri Lynn Jewell (1954-1995) was described in the Lansing State Journal obituary as a "radical black lesbian feminist activist, poet, speaker and writer." She was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and was a longtime resident of Lansing, Michigan. She belonged to the League of Lesbian Writers (Louisville, Kentucky branch) and the Kentucky State Poetry Society and was a founder of the Black Lesbian Network and the Pat Parker/James Balwin Society. Her work has been accepted by more than 70 publications including Black Maria, Off Our Backs, Bay Windows, Telewoman, LesCon and Azalea.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession information unknown.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Terri L. Jewell papers, MSS 220, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

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