Scope and Contents of the Papers
Pici papers, 1949-2004 (bulk 1979-1981) document Atlanta’s lesbian community of the 1970s with artifacts of the Red Dyke Theatre group, Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance (ALFA), and community events. This collection consists of event flyers, meeting minutes, performance programs, business communications, brainstorming ideas, and handwritten and typed scripts from the Red Dyke Theatre group. There are also photos, negative slides, CDs, and VHS tapes of the group and its’ members during performances and community events. The collection contains the Red Dyke Theatre T-shirt and costume pieces.
- Creation: 1949-2004
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1970 - 1981
- Pici, Frances Anne (Person)
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.
Biographical Note about Pici
Frances Pici was one of the co-founding members of the formerly Atlanta-based Red Dyke Theatre group. The theatre group was created, in 1974, by Pici and a group of lesbians who lived together in a household known as the “Tacky Towers”. The members of the theatre group were affiliated with and met through the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance (ALFA). ALFA was a political action group for raising consciousness on women and lesbian’s platforms and initiatives. They also gave alternatives for women to be able to live outside of sexist culture. Pici and the Red Dyke Theatre had their first show in March 1975 for an ALFA benefit. The company eventually gained popularity in former Atlanta gay bars like the Tower Lounge and the Sweet Gum Head. Red Dyke Theatre’s performances contained parodies of pop culture and issues that affected women and lesbians at that time. The theatre group ended in 1978 after a reorganization in 1976. Pici is currently a scholar repository analyst at Emory University.
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Pici papers, 1949-2004 (bulk 1979-1981) documents Atlanta’s lesbian community of the 1970s with artifacts of the Red Dyke Theatre group, Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance (ALFA), and community events. The Red Dyke Theatre was created in 1974 by Frances Pici and other members of ALFA. Their performances contained parodies of pop culture and issues that affected women and lesbians at that time. This collection features photos, various film and audio, and costumes from the Red Dyke Theatre group as well as paper documents and scripts.
The papers are arranged by material type.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Pici, June 8, 2019.
Processed by Special Collections Staff at the file level, 2019-2020.
- A Guide to the Papers at Georgia State University Library
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- December 2021
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