Between fall 2021 and spring 2022, I had the privilege to work with queer icon Phranc––the "All-American Jewish Lesbian Folksinger”––to organize her archives, which include photographs, documents, letters, flyers, slides, artworks, VHS tapes, audio recordings, and promotional materials. In total, the collection encompasses 35 boxes spanning her extensive career, including her beginnings at L.A.’s Woman’s Building, participation in early punk groups such as Nervous Gender and Castration Squad, the production of five studio albums, tours as the opener for Morrissey, performances as "Hot August Phranc" (a tribute to Neil Diamond), successes selling Tupperware, and her visual arts career as the “Cardboard Cobbler,” among much more. 

Here are a few gems from the archive.