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Barbara Jessen, Maine Tradeswomen's Network, Lesbian Connection, Portland Women’s Community Newsletter, No-Name-Yet Newsletter, Portland Women’s Community Newsletter, Prismatica, The Common Scold, Portland, Maine



Barbara Jessen formed the Maine Tradeswomen's Network, a loose organization of women in the trades and supporting personnel, in 1990, to promote networking, mentoring, and employment. The Collection consists of six newsletter titles, plus newspaper clippings, fact sheets, and articles - all covering LGBT and women’s issues in Maine and nationally.

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The Jessen LGBT/Women’s Newsletter & Media Collection was compiled by Barbara Jessen and donated in 2001.

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The Jessen LGBT/Women’s Newsletter & Media Collection is the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or her/his legal heirs and assigns.

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