The Ana Silva Papers reflect Ana’s involvement in the Minneapolis LGBTQ community, with an emphasis on lesbian communities of color, from the 1980s through 2010; as well as papers documenting her personal and family life. The papers regarding include Womyn of Color planning, event, and administrative files, and event flyers;En la Vidapublications, and various art and event flyers for art and LGBT community events in the 1980s and 1990s. Silva’s personal papers include daily thought journals that she kept on and off through adulthood, personal correspondence with family and friends, family photographs, and records related to her involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous and Overeaters Anonymous. Her personal papers also include information on her domestic partnership, their experience with starting a family, and single motherhood.
The Ana Silva Papers reflect Ana’s involvement in the Minneapolis LGBTQ community, with an emphasis on the lesbian communities of color, from the 1980s through 2010; as well as papers documenting her personal and family life.
Ana Silva was born to Vladamir Thomas and Margarita Silva Thomas in Fort Atkinson. She identifies as a lesbian woman and came out to her family in 1978. She attended the University of Minnesota for her Bachelors, and received her graduate degree in Physical Therapy. Ana resides in Minnesota with her daughter and is active in the LGBTQ community.
The collection is unprocessed and is organized in the order it was received.
Part of the Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Repository
Ana Silva papers, Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis. http://archives.lib.umn.edu/repositories/13/resources/5872 Accessed September 19, 2017.