Broomstick – By, for, and about women over forty was an independent and radical magazine, collectively published between years 1978 and 1993 in California. Its content, as described in the subtitle, offered a feminist view on topics relating older women and lesbians. More information about the publication can be found at UCLA’s From the June Mazer Lesbian Archives: Broomstick Magazine.

Our collection has recently acquired eight issues of Broomstick, which are kept in our Folder 90: Library Catalogue.

"Broomstick" cover with illustration of two white women camping

Read a review of the magazine in the University of Pittsburgh’s Archives & Special Collection rare books blog [accessed 12/2/21].