We are thrilled to announce the donation of the Ann Bannon Papers. Bannon is well known and loved for her pulp novels from the 1950s and 1960s: Odd Girl Out, Beebo Brinker, and Journey to A Woman to name just a few.
The Bannon Papers contain the unedited (original) carbon copy typescripts of each of her novels. A few were significantly revised and edited prior to publication by Fawcett Publications.
The Bannon Papers also contain the original contracts with Fawcett, correspondence with Barbara Grier and Naiad Press, publicity photos, newspaper clippings, writings by others about Bannon's novels, adaptations based on Beebo Brinker, and audio- and videorecordings of Bannon's interviews and public addresses. We expect future additions to the collection.
Because the Ann Bannon Papers are a very recent acquisition and not yet organized, they are not currently available for research. All Hormel Center archives are handled through the San Francisco History Center, 6th floor, Main Library. For questions, please contact the San Francisco History Center reference desk at 415-557-4567.