Materials in this series include research files, drafts, and publicity-related files for all of Kamen's major works as of 2006, as well as drafts of and materials related to articles and other shorter pieces written by Kamen. The Other Files subseries primarily includes correspondence related to the publishing of Kamen's writings, and also contains pieces in which Kamen is cited. Works represented in the Writings series are the nonfiction books All In My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure an Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable, and Only Slightly Enlightening Headache (2005), Feminist Fatale: Voices from the "Twentysomething" Generation Explore the Future of the "Women's Movement" (1991), Her Way: Young Women Remake the Sexual Revolution (2000), and the plays Jane: Abortion and the Underground (1999) and Seven Dates with Seven Writers (1998). A significant number of drafts are present; some reflect different iterations of a work in progress, or segments thereof, and some incude comments and notations by Kamen and others. A large portion of the research conducted by Kamen for her works of nonfiction is in the form of interviews. Typed transcriptions of many of these interviews are included and are identified most often by the location in which the interviews were conducted. The collection contains many notebooks used by Kamen during her research but the handwriting is quite difficult to decipher. Wherever possible, original folder titles have been retained. The subseries are arranged alphabetically by major work, followed by Other Writings and Other Files.
All In My Head was written by Kamen to document her experiences in trying to cure her severe headache problems. By the time of publication, she had been battling what is now diagnosed as "chronic daily headache" for 15 years. Materials in this subseries are divided into drafts, publicity-related material, and research. Draft material is arranged by order in which the segment was to be included in the book, with chronological arrangement where applicable. Edited drafts appear in alphabetical order by name of the editor. Research files include transcribed interviews, notebooks, clippings, and materials from pain- and headache-related conferences attended by Kamen. Arranged in alphabetical order.