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Robin Cohen Papers

Identifier: WH2462

Scope and Contents

Collection contains Most of these materials concern Seattle Counseling Service, “Dykes with Baggage” cartoons, correspondence related to her work in Pulps, Lavender University and courses taught therein, as well as activities lebsian prom and plays, writing for lesbians in CO newspapers, writings from the first women’s studies course, personal diaries, and photos. (c. 1966 - 1995). This collection provides evidence for lesbian life in Colorado from 1980 - present, as well as cultural, social, and political views of Robin Cohen. Also included are three video presentations "Lesbian Pulp Fiction: My Life in the Pulps" (1 MP4 153 MB), "Covid Year 2020" (1 MP4, 245 MB) and "My Cartoons" ( 1 MP4, 17.3 MB).


  • 1970-2022

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Robin Cohen was born in Albay, N.Y. in 1954. She later moved and grew up in Chicago, Ill. Cohen went the to University of Illinois as an undergraduate, where she studied psychology. She later studied counseling before working on a Master's in Information Systems. Cohen worked at the Seattle Counseling service for sexual minorities, helped to found the Lavender University, and helped to found women's rugby in the US.


2 boxes (2 linear feet)

415 Megabytes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Robin Cohen, 2020, 2021, 2022.


Forms part of: Colorado LGBT History Project.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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