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Lynn Kear and K.V. Herndon papers

Identifier: Q181

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Lynn Kear and K.V. Herndon papers, 1976-2018, consist of correspondence, diaries, notebooks, a day planner, astrological readings and charts as well as extensive file related to Kear's writings. These include drafts and manuscript versions of screenplays: Just One of Those Things, Lures and Lies, Snow Angels, and Vengeacide: A Modern-Day Fable, Watseka Wonder, novels and short stories: The Search for Laura Seabrook, Free Lunch, View From the Tracks, and works of non-fiction: Kay Francis and reincarnation. Lastly, the papers contain audiotapes, photographic prints, and photographic negatives as well as born digital materials.


  • Creation: 1976-2018
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1989 - 2016

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.

Biography of Lynn Kear and K. V. Herndon

Lynn Kear (born 1957 in Illinois) has published numerous volumes of ficton and nonfiction. She earned a doctorate in Communicative Arts Education at Georgia State University. Her wife, K. V. Herndon (1965-2020), was an artist and garden designer. Kear and Herndon lived in the Atlanta area for over thirty years.


4.7 Linear Feet

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The papers are arranged into three series:

  1. Series I: Manuscripts, research and publishing, 1976-2008
  2. Series II: Personal papers, 1985-2018
  3. Series III: Audiovisual and Artifacts, 1969-2007

Separated to the Gender and Sexuality Periodicals Collection

  1. 10 Percent, Spring 93-Winter 1993, November/December 1994, January/February 1995
  2. Advocate: The National Gay and Lesbian Newsmagazine, 7 May 1991, 12 December 1995, 8 June 1999
  3. Albatross: the lesbianfeminist Satire Magazine
  4. Athena: A Woman...A Magazine, May 1982
  5. Charis Review, August 2008
  6. Come Out Comix, 1977
  7. Deneuve, [PRIDE issue], August 1992
  8. Dyke, 1975-1977
  9. Entertainment Weekly, Gay 90s, 24 March, 8 September 1995, 8 May 1998, 14 June 2019
  10. Fate: True Reports of the Strange and Unknown, August 1998
  11. Feminist Teacher, Fall 1984
  12. Feminist Writers’ Guild, Spring 1983-February 1987
  13. Fiction Network, 1987-1988
  14. Frighten the Horses, 18 August 1992
  15. Gay Community Yellow Pages, Spring-Summer 2018
  16. Gay Theatre Alliance Newsletter, 1982-1984
  17. Girlfriends,1994-2000
  18. I Know You Know: Lesbian Views and News, January 1985
  19. Lesbian Herstory Archives, Fall 2001
  20. On Our Backs, November/December 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 2000, January-October 1994, January/February 1995
  21. POZ magazine, October-November 1994
  22. Sojourner: The Women's Forum, November 1984
  23. Southern Exposure, November 1993
  24. Utne Reader, February-April 1984
  25. Womanspirit, 1983


Kear-Herndon papers
Holley Pernini
December 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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