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Conditions was published in Brooklyn, New York, between 1977 and 1990 in sequentially numbered issues, One through Seventeen. Numerous editors built and maintained the magazine, including but not limited to Barbara Smith, Jewelle Gomez, and Rima Shore. Audre Lorde joined myriad contributors and published through Conditions.


Article Database
A database of all articles from digitized issues is available here

Twenty-One Boxes of Back Issues
An article about distributing the back issues of Conditions to research libraries and community archives published on Lambda Literary is available here.

Article About Conditions
“‘Fighting to Create and Maintain Our Own Black Women’s Culture’: Conditions Magazine, 1977-1990,” American Periodicals, vol. 25, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 160-176. Enszer American Periodicals 25.2.pdf

Grateful appreciation to the students in Women's Studies 250 class, fall 2012, at the University of Maryland for their enthusiastic participation in the creation of this archive.

Copyright Statement
Conditions and the materials printed in Conditions remain under copyright. In consultation with Cheryl Clarke, a member of the Conditions collective for ten years, I have created this archive of Conditions in an effort to preserve the vital work of the journal and make it available for scholarly and personal use.

If you are the copyright owner of material in Conditions and do not want your work to be displayed in this digital archive, please email me at JulieREnszer at gmail dot com. I will redact the pages with your legally copyright protected materials immediately and destroy all personal copies of the digital materials.
Thank you for your interest in and support of lesbian-feminist print culture.