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Aché: the Bay Area's Journal for Black Lesbians Publications

Identifier: Tretter-64

Scope and Contents

To view a full listing of the Tretter Collection's holdings, please visit the UMN Library's Catalog record here: Aché: the Bay Area's Journal for Black Lesbians Publications, Tretter Holdings


  • Creation: 1989 - 1993

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Aché was first published in 1989 by Pippa Fleming and Lisbet Tellefsen. In the first issue, they state that the publication was "born out of our need, as Black Lesbians in the Bay Area, to have our own issues addressed, separate from the larger 'Woman of Color' community." Aché originally served the Bay Area, but through The Aché Project, it grew to include black lesbians around the world. Although the publication only lasted until 1993, it is credited with increasing the visibility of black lesbians in the Bay Area and helping them organize both locally and internationally.


.25 Linear Feet (1 half Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This record represents the run of Aché: the Bay Area's Journal for Black Lesbians held in the Tretter Collection. It is not a complete run but contains issues from across the whole span of the newspaper's publishing years.

Aché: the Bay Area's Journal for Black Lesbians Publications
Kristen Datta
January 2023
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area