Frances A. Pici visual arts materials
Scope and Contents
This collection contains color slides and videos of LGBTQ+ activist events, performances, and sports. Included are images of two Atlanta lesbian softball teams, the Lorlei Ladies and the Tower Hotshots, as well as materials related to the Red Dyke Theatre and Lucina's Music performance venues. Also included are two activist events related to the Equal Rights Amendment (labeled as a picnic) and a gay rights march, both in Atlanta, Georgia. The videos depict performances by members of the Red Dyke Theatre, as well as Animated Air, a mime performance under her stage name, Pici. All images and videos were taken in Atlanta, Georgia.
- approximately 1975-1990
- Pici, Frances A., 1954?- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Biographical / Historical
Frances A. Pici (1954?- ) was born in Buffalo, New York. She attended the University in Buffalo, enrolling in the Buffalo Women’s Studies College (WSC), then one of only two Women’s Studies programs in the United States. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies, her Master of Arts in Communication and Performance Studies, and her PhD in Film, Theatre, and Performance Studies, all from Georgia State University. In 1974, Pici moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she joined the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance (ALFA) and the ALFA Omegas softball team, the first openly lesbian softball team in Atlanta. Pici helped found the Red Dyke Theatre, a lesbian feminist theatre troupe which ran from 1974-1978. After the theatre disbanded, Pici worked as a City of Atlanta umpire and a comedy and mime performer under the stage name Pici. In 1982, she began working for the Cable News Network (CNN) Library and in 1992 helped deploy CNN.com. In 2008, she joined Access Services at Emory University's Woodruff Library, where she managed the Music and Media Library. She later served as the Open Access Repository Analyst at Emory Library’s Scholarly Communication Office.
134 item(s) (122 color slides and 12 video tapes)
This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Video recordings were made on magnetic tapes and can be made accessible only through conversion to digital video. Patrons who request access to the video content in this collection are responsible for digital conversion costs.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2021.
- ALFA Omegas (Softball team)
- Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance
- Atlanta Lesbian and Gay History Thing
- Demonstrations -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Equal rights amendments -- United States
- Gay artists -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Gay bars -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Gay community -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Gay pride parades -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Lesbian feminism
- Lesbians -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Lorlei Ladies (Softball team)
- Lucina's Music (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Music -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Performing arts -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Red Dyke Theatre (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Softball -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Theater -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Theaters -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Tower Hotshots (Softball team)
- Women softball players -- Georgia
- Frances A. Pici visual arts materials
- Kate Daly
- October 2021
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