Ann Barr Snitow papers, 1950s-2019 88 Linear Feet
Collection includes Snitow's teaching files and materials with an emphasis on her work in Eastern Europe, career files, research files, speeches, correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, subject files, materials documenting Snitow's involvement in various activist groups and organizations, feminist publications in Eastern European languages, Snitow's writings and publications, published and unpublished materials documenting women's studies, feminist theory and feminist movements, recorded interviews, Snitow's recorded speeches, recordings of Snitow's radio shows on WBAI, and films by feminist documentarian Carol Jacobsen.
Bettye Lane photographs, 1959-2007, bulk 1970s-1980s 2.5 Linear Feet — 947 items
The Bettye Lane photographs date from 1959 to 2007, with the bulk taken in the 1970s and 1980s. Subjects focus largely on events and individuals. Events include consciousness raising groups, planning meetings, and local women's conferences. Large events include Equal Rights Amendment demonstrations, and International Women's Year and National Organization for Women conferences and marches, in major cities such as New York City, Washington D.C., Mexico City, and Houston. Other events folders document Pro-Choice rallies and protests addressing harassment, sexism, and violence towards women. Another large series documents women involved in the movement, from feminist leaders to event attendees and coordinators. Subject folder photographs are of women at work, women athletes, men for women's rights, and events relating to daycare, feminist slogans and signs, lesbian rights, opposition, women of color, sexist images, and sexual health. Smaller sets of images document protests against war, pornography, and nuclear power. The collection also includes a folder of photographs of Bettye Lane spanning her career.
The photographs are arranged into three series, Events, People, and Subjects, with subdivisions in alphabetical order, and the prints within in date or alphabetical order. The original order as assembled by Lane is for the most part intact, with folder titles deriving from the original headings. Included in each folder are her original annotated inventory sheets, which include dates, photo identification codes, and titles.
Almost all the prints are unmounted black-and-white gelatin silver process prints, with some color photographs scattered throughout, and a few digital prints from the 2000s. The larger prints all have detailed information on the backs, many giving names of individuals present, details on the events, and contextual notes. There are also a few photocopies scattered throughout. There are some duplicate images or cropped versions. The most typical sizes are 8x10 and 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, with some snapshots found in a few folders.
There is some overlap with Bettye Lane images in other U.S. institutional collections, noted below, but many of the images at Duke University are unique.
Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
Elizabeth C. Alden papers, 1970s-2000s 3.4 Linear Feet — 1344 Items
This unprocessed accession is comprised primarily of published materials (magazines, newsletters, and photocopies and clippings of newspaper and magazine articles) and of a few manuscript items related to women's employment, religious, legal, and domestic issues. The papers document Rev. Alden's feminist activism during the 1970s and early 1980s while she was living in Texas. Rev. Alden's folder titles and original arrangement of items were maintained. This collection is open for use.
Faith Holsaert papers, 1950-2011 10.2 Linear Feet — 6525 items
Correspondence, newsletters, publications, and other materials relating to the activities of Faith Holsaert from the 1960s to the present. A large portion of the collection consists of correspondence and ephemera from her involvement in the Civil Rights movement, including SNCC, and the women's rights movement. Also includes materials from the writing and publishing of Hands on the Freedom Plow, some of which is restricted. The collection also has a large amount of personal memorabilia and materials relating to Holsaert's childhood and family.
Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
Jean Kilbourne papers, 1918-2014 and undated 70 Linear Feet
Collection spans 1918-2014 and includes: clippings; tear sheets; correspondence; research reports and other printed materials; slides and slide presentation texts; audiovisual materials in multiple formats including 8mm and 16mm films, audio and video cassettes; book drafts and research files used for teaching and production of Kilbournes books and films. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History & Culture.
Kay Leigh Hagan papers, 1955-2012 27 Linear Feet — 21,375 items
Collection consists of art objects, artists' books, video recordings, audio recordings, research files, drafts of published works, writings, journals and correspondence, materials documenting Hagan's political activism and private teaching, materials documenting her work with the School for Advanced Research, and graphic materials.
Collection was acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
Marlene Sanders feminist history video recordings, 1994-1997 0.4 Linear Feet — 9 items
Collection contains eight VHS video tapes (VHS) regarding various aspects of feminism, especially its modern history. Some videotapes were created at the 30th Anniversary of the National Organization for Women in 1996. The others are dated 1997, and most include the series title "Veteran Feminists of America" on the label; one tape has "Choices--Meded: 25 Years of Choices." Accompanying the recordings is one published volume: Waiting for Prime Time: the Women of Television News
Meredith Tax papers, 1956-2016 125 Linear Feet — 213 boxes
The Meredith Tax papers include materials from the activist organizations she was involved with, as well as drafts and manuscripts of her written work, some personal correspondence, teaching materials, and audio/visual materials.
The largest group of materials at over 130 boxes documents Tax's long career as an activist, beginning with her involvement in Boston's Bread and Roses, a socialist-feminist collective through her continued work with Women's WORLD, a global free speech network Tax cofounded in 1994 to fight gender-based censorship. Other organizations Tax was involved in are also well documented in the collection, including CARASA (Committee for Abortion Rights and Against Sterilization Abuse); PEN American Center Women's Committee; and International PEN Women's Writers Committee. Smaller amounts of material come from Tax's work with the October League, Chicago Women's Liberation Union, National Writers' Union, and the West Side Community School, as well as other organizations. These materials include committee and board materials, events files, conferences, and many files of organizational notes and records.
Tax's work as a writer, including books, both fiction and nonfiction, articles, essays, and speeches as well as songs, is represented in the Writings, Speeches, and Songs series. The Correspondence series includes both personal and professional correspondence. The Subject Files were created by Tax for research related to her activism and her writing.
Finally, there are 89 audiocassettes, 53 of which contain Tax's research interviews and 36 of which contain interviews with Tax, readings by Tax and board meetings. Other interviews are on several VHS videocassettes and optical discs.
Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture at Duke University.
Pauline Bart papers, 1925-2008 and undated, bulk 1969-1995 45 Linear Feet — 91 boxes
The Pauline Bart papers are arranged into four series. The Personal Files Series contains correspondence, appointment books, diaries, peer-reviewed mansucripts for which Bart served as a referee, and other material related to Bart's personal and professional life, including papers related to her struggles to achieve salary equity and documentation of the 1992 controversy which led to her termination from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Also included in this series are subject files for conferences Bart attended to present papers or serve on panels. The Writings Series contains drafts and copies of reviews, written by Bart, of articles and books published by various authors; drafts of Bart's book, Stopping Rape: Successful Survival Strategies, and other papers related to the book's publication; drafts and published copies of articles and academic papers written by Bart; and other materials related to her writings, including book contracts, reprint requests, and reviews of her work. The Teaching Materials Series contains papers related to classes taught by Bart at the University of Illinois in Chicago, the University of California at Los Angeles, and other institutions. Materials include syllabi, lists and copies of course readings, student papers, and other papers. The Research Files Series contains interview transcripts, content analysis, and other papers related to the Jane Collective, which Bart researched in pursuit of her article "Seizing the Means of Reproduction: An Illegal Feminist Abortion Collective - How and Why it Worked;" materials related to Stopping Rape: Successful Survival Strategies, including transcripts of interviews with 94 survivors of sexual assault or attempted rape, notebooks containing content analysis of the interviews, grant applications and drafts, Viva rape questionnaires, and other papers; interview transcripts and other papers related to a study of depression; and other research files on topics such as pornography, depression, violence against women, the Illinois sexual assault statute, feminism, rape, and homosexuality. The Audiotapes series contains recordings of talks given by Bart, conference sessions, presentations, interviews, and classes conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Also included are recordings of 9 interviews with members of the Jane Collective (see box 90).