Ina Mae Murri papers, 1977-2007  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Murri, Ina Mae, 1935-2010
Title
Ina Mae Murri papers
Dates
1977-2007 (inclusive)
Quantity
12 boxes, (6 linear feet)
Collection Number
Accn2887
Summary
The Ina Mae Murri papers (1977-2007) contain correspondence, newsletters and articles pertaining the Murri's life and involvement in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and others (LGBTQ+), and Mormon feminist activism.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Ina Mae Murri (1935-2010) was born in Newdale, Idaho. She enlisted in the Air Force in 1955, and was discharged in 1956. After her discharge, she moved to Los Angeles to live with her mother. In 1960 she married James Sanders, and the two had a son, Eric Sanders, one year later. They divorced in 1967, and later Ina became active in LGBTQ+ groups in California such as Affirmation for Gay and Lesbian Mormons and Mormons for ERA. She was active for the rest of her life in feminist and LGBTQ+ groups, and accumulated correspondents and friends world-wide. In 1980 she met Stella Lopez-Armijo, the woman who became her life-long partner. Together they founded the group Lavender Seniors. Both were killed in a car accident in 2010 while attending a family reunion in Idaho.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Ina Mae Murri papers (1977-2007) contain correspondence, newsletters and articles pertaining the Murri's life and involvement in LGBTQ+ and Mormon feminist activism.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Ina Mae Murri papers, ACCN 2887, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: ACCN 2887.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Autobiography and correspondence, 1979-2003Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Autobiography
1987-2003
1 2-6
Correspondence
1979-1986
2
Correspondence
1987-1989
3
Correspondence
1990-1991
4
Correspondence
1992-1995
Folder
5 1
Correspondence
1996
5 2
Correspondence
1997-2007
5 3
Correspondence, Kate Allen
1980
5 4
Correspondence, Geneil Davis
1986
5 5
Correspondence, England
1981-1997
5 6
Correspondence, Guadalupe Garcia
1992
5 7
Correspondence, Guadalupe Garcia
1993-1997

Correspondence and miscellany, 1979-1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
Correspondence, Hayman/Peterson
1987-1995
6 2
Correspondence, Zillah Howarth
1980
6 3
Correspondence, Debbie Johnson
1990-1991
6 4
Correspondence, Linda Kahl
1979-1980
6 5
Correspondence, Kristen Keller
1980
6 6
Correspondence, Jamie McGrath
1994-1997
6 7
Correspondence, Karen Murri
1989-1990
6 8
Correspondence, Cheryl-Leigh Stevens
1992-1997
6 9
Correspondence, Carolyn Tanner
1988
6 10
Correspondence, Lisa D. Quist
1989-1990
6 11
Correspondence, Sonja Johnson
1979-1981
6 12
Correspondence, letters to editors of LDS publications
1980-1989
6 13
Undated correspondence
6 14
Financial and legal papers
1991-1997
6 15
Notes and papers
6 16
Health and recipes
6 17
Index cards

Publications, Affinity, 1984-2004Return to Top

Publication for gay and lesbian Mormons.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
Affinity
1984-1986
7 2
Affinity
1994-1997
7 3
Affinity
January 1998-December 1999
7 4
Affinity
January 2000-January 2004

Publications, An Affinity for Women, 1982-2004Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Publication for lesbian Mormons, Ina Murri was the editor.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 1
An Affinity for Women
1988-1998
8 2
An Affinity for Women logo and letterhead
8 3
An Affinity for Women mailing lists and financial information
1988-1992
8 4
An Affinity for Women Manuscripts
1988-1994
8 5
Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons
1982-1991

Publications, 1978-2004Return to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 1
The Bee Line
1985-1986
9 2
The Bee Sting
1981-1985
9 3
The Blue Sheet
1985
9 4
Dyke Shorts
1978
9 5
Emma’s Corner
1999-2000
9 6
Euro Affinity
1992-1993
9 7
Ina Mae Murri’s newsletter
1980
9 8-10
Various gay Mormon publications
9 11
LDS publications on homosexuality
1986
9 12
Response to LDS discourse on LGBTQ+ issues
1981-1995
9 13
Lavender seniors
1985-2004
10 1
Lesbian events
1989-1992
10 2
Correspondence and mailing list, LEMS: Lesbian Ex-Mormons
1983-1989
10 3
LEMS newsletters
1983-1984
10 4
Linda M. Peterson, "Finding Lesbian Ex-Mormons," LEMS
10 5
Lesbian Connection
1979-1980
10 6-7
The Lesbian Tide
1977-1980
10 8
Articles, Mormon feminism
1993
10 9
ERA LDS discourse
1977-1985
11 1
Mormons for ERA
Contains correspondence, propaganda, and organization information.
1979-1986
11 2
Mormons For ERA Newsletter
1979-1986
11 3
New Direction: Mormon Bishop Speaks on Homosexuality
11 4
The Wishing Well
1980
11 5
Draft, Women of Affirmation
1989
11 6
Various articles
Contains Cyring Change in a Permanent World: Contemporary Mormon Women on Motherhood, Everything, The Hanging Thread, Lesbianism in the 1920s and 1930s: A Newfound Study, New York, Lesbian Chic, Lesbianism and other HangUPS, New Policies, Tribute to Manhood, A Son’s Tribute to his Mother, There Is Neither Male Nor Female, and Will Benson Be King?.
1980-1993

Event programs and news clippingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
12 1
National March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights
1987
12 2
Events
1987-1996
12 3
ERA news clippings
1979-1982
12 4
News clippings
Contains articles from East Bay Out Now, The Sentinel, and San Francisco Chronicle.
1980-1996
12 5
Sunstone Symposium panels
1986-1989

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormon gays--California--Archives
  • Equal rights amendments--United States--Sources
  • Gay culture--United States--20th century--Periodicals
  • Homosexuality--Religious aspects--Mormon Church--Sources
  • Lesbian activists--California--Archives
  • Mormon women--California--Archives
  • Women political activists--California--Archives
  • Women's rights--Religious aspects--Mormon Church--Sources
  • Personal Names :
  • Murri, Ina Mae, 1935-2010--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons--Archives
  • Mormons for ERA--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals
  • Personal correspondence