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Catherine Lundoff papers, 1992-2016

Identifier: Tretter:-259

Scope and Content

The Catherine Lundoff Papers contain a diversity of materials -- including books and articles written by Catherine Lundoff, pamphlets from conferences from Minnesota and Wisconsin from 2008 and 2012. The collection also includes printed copies of articles published online, a CD of podcasts and radio shows from 2011-2012, t-shirts, buttons, and DVDs, materials relating to Lundoff’s involvement in LGBT activist organizations, and documentation of Lundoff's Grassroots Books in Iowa City, Iowa.
Series 1: Grassroots Books Records. Contains materials relating to Grassroots Books, the bookstore Catherine Lundoff owned and ran in Iowa City, Iowa in the early- to mid-1990s. Financial records, book orders, and correspondences are all included in this series.

Series 2: Writings-. Contains materials relating to writings by Catherine Lundoff and others, and documentation of writing groups in which Lundoff participated.
  1. Subseries 1: Writings by Catherine Lundoff. Contains copies of books written by Catherine Lundoff, as well as other works of hers. Some were written under Lundoff’s pen name Emily L. Byrne. Genres include, science-fiction, fantasy and erotica.
  2. Subseries 2: Writings by other writers. Contains press about Lundoff, including book reviews or articles in which she is mentioned, as well as periodicals, zines, and other miscellaneous writings.
  3. Subseries 3: Writing Groups. Contains information about writing groups in which Lundoff participated.
Series 3: Event Programs. Contains programs and itineraries from events Catherine Lundoff attended.

Series 4: Ephemera. Contains t-shirts and buttons from events and organizations.
Series 5: Audio/Visual Materials. Contains 3 DVDs and recordings of podcasts and radio broadcasts that featured Cathereine Lundoff.
  1. Subseries 1: DVDs. Contains 3 DVDs--one is raw interview footage, another is a filmed event, and the last is a DVD Catherine Lundoff made under her pen name Emily Byrne
  2. Subseries 2: CDs. Contains one CD with recordings from podcasts and radio broadcasts featuring Catherine Lundoff.
Series 6: Community Materials. Community Materials. Contains materials relating to the LGBT community and LGBT activism, with a focus on the bisexual and lesbian communities from Iowa and Minnesota. There is one folder of materials relating to the bisexual community, including newsletters, organizational records, and materials created by activist organizationsContains several folders relating to the lesbian community, including materials from the Iowa Women’s Festival, and other activism-related materials.


  • 1992-2016, undated


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Sketch

Catherine Lundoff is originally from Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of several books and her stories have been published in seventy five publications. She started her writing career while in law school. Her subjects include fiction, fantasy, science fiction, erotica, and nonfiction. She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her wife and is active in the local writing community as well as in bisexual and lesbian organizing.


1 Linear Feet (2 box)


The Catherine Lundoff Papers include materials created and collected by novelist, publisher, and activist Catherine Lundoff, including books and articles written by Lundoff, materials published and distributed by her press and material written by others, descriptions of events, t-shirts, buttons, DVDs, audio recordings, and activism-related materials.


Catherine Lundoff Papers are organized into the following series and subseries:

Series 1: Grassroots Books

Series 2: Writings

Subseries 1: by Catherine Lundoff Subseries 2: by Others Subseries 3: Writing Groups Series 3: Event Programs

Series 4: Ephemera

Series 5: Audio/Visual Materials

Subseries 1: DVDs Subseries 2: Podcasts, Radio Broadcasts, and CDs Series 6: Community Materials

Subseries 1: Bisexual Materials Subseries 2: Lesbian Materials

Source of acquisition

This collection is the gift of Catherine Lundoff.

Related Materials

Elise Mattheson papers.

Processing Information

Processors include: Heather Dahlgren, Susan Hoffman, and Jennifer Shaw. Most recent processing efforts completed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.
Catherine Lundoff papers, 2008-2012
Heather Dahlgren, Susan Hoffman, and Jennifer Shaw
2013, December 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area