Joan E. Biren Queer Film Museum Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1216
Creators:
Biren, Joan E.
Dates:
1931 - 2010
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 Cubic feet
8 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection contains material relating to lesbian-oriented motion pictures. The bulk of the collection consists of ephemera and film posters from theatrical releases in the United States. The collection also contains catalogues from video houses, film festivals, posters, and other material collected by Biren from on-line auction sites. Some of the items have Biren's annotations written within them. The collection contains material associated with United States releases and foreign releases. Production dates are year of first release.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into two series: Series 1: Posters and Ephemera, 1931-2010, undated; and Series 2, Film Festival Programs, Queer Film Museum Files, and Related Material, 1975-2010, undated.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Joan E. Biren (1944-), also known professionally as JEB, is an internationally recognized lesbian photographer and documentary film maker. She is also an activist on gay issues and was active in the women's liberation and gay rights movement in the late 1960s.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Franklin A. Robinson, Jr., 2010.
Author
Franklin A. Robinson, Jr.
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Donated to the Archives Center in 2010 by Joan E. Biren.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
Joan E. Biren Queer Film Museum Collection, 1931-2010, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Posters -- 21st century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Posters -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Homosexuality Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lesbian and gay experience Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bisexuality Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Documentary films Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transgender people Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Programs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lesbianism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Catalogs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives