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Mayer Collection of Fat Liberation

 Collection
Identifier: 1990-0057

Scope and Content

Correspondence relating to fat Americans and strategies for their liberation and societal restraints, chiefly with persons associated with Fat Underground (Los Angeles), Fat Liberation Front (New Haven), Fat Liberator Publications (New Haven, Minneapolis), and National Association to Aid Fat Americans. Related books, comic books, pamphlets, periodicals and boxed game have been removed from the collection and cataloged as part of the Alternative Press Collection. Items with a ∅ symbol have not been retained in the collection.

Dates

  • undated, 1967-1983

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

Biography

Researcher and activist in the fat liberation movement and graduate student at the University of Connecticut; also known by the pseudonym Aldebaran.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Researcher and activist in the fat liberation movement and graduate student at the University of Connecticut; also known by the pseudonym Aldebaran.

Arrangement

Series I: Correspondence (undated, 1973-1983)

Series II: Books and Periodicals (undated, 1967-1983)

Series III: Comic Books, Pamphlets, Publications (undated 1973-1982)

Acquisition Information

Donated by Vivian Mayer.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to alternative and minority publications, presses, cultures and lifestyles. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Separated Material

The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged:

Twenty buttons have been transferred to the APC Button Collection.
Title
Mayer Collection of Fat Liberation
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
1999 February
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

Contact:
University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US