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Bessie M. Clayton Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00762
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1936-1938, of Bessie M. Clayton of Bremerton, Washington. In it, she describes her personal life, travels around the states of Washington and Oregon, drinking, burlesque shows, basketball games, boxing, and politics, such as Franklin Roosevelt's election in 1936.

Lynne O'Neill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00186
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1955-1975, of Lynne O'Neill, a stripper and burlesque dancer. Includes correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings and printed material. There is also a diary containing what seems to be the first seven pages of a draft of a book that O'Neill was writing; it includes her opinion on salaries and the death of a performer named Eve Addams. The notes include a list of incidents, including her near rape, and a list of questions that she may have wanted to address in her book.

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