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Margaret McFadden Papers, 1825-2015, bulk 1961-2015 145.0 Linear Feet — 145.0 linear feet

Margaret McFadden is a feminist scholar and activist; she was the founder of the Women's Studies Program and retired as a professor in Interdisciplinary Studies at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. This collection comprises McFadden's professional papers. Includes published materials, conference files, materials related to the Southeastern Women's Studies Association (of which she is a founding member), correspondence, writings, teaching materials, and subject files. This collection also includes several additions; please consult the Collection Overview below to learn more about their contents. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Collection (2003-0264) (14,000 items, 27 lin. ft.; dated [1970s]-2003 and n.d.) comprises McFadden's professional papers. Includes published materials, conference files, materials related to the Southeastern Women's Studies Association (of which she is a founding member), correspondence, writings, teaching materials, and subject files. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Addition (2005-0003) (2585 items, 5.0 lin. ft.; dated 1979-1999 and n.d.) comprises primarily research files, book notes, correspondence with other scholars and with her publisher, and drafts related to McFadden's book Golden Cables of Sympathy (1999). Also includes materials and notes from conferences she attended.

Addition (2005-0089) (2683 items, 4.2 lin. ft.; dated 1974-2005) comprises correspondence, subject files, reviews, research notes, and photographs related to Golden Cables of Sympathy; brochures, programs, and notes from conferences; academic files related to Ph.D students who were part of the Projects Demonstrating Excellence at the Union Institute Graduate School in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1995-2002.

Addition (2006-0001) (1125 items, 1.8 lin. ft.; dated 1989-1998) consists of correspondence, subject files, reviews, research notes, and academic files McFadden maintained during her professorship. There are also brochures, programs, and notes from conferences, including a paper delivered at the 8th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, 8-10 June 1990. There are also newsletters; files McFadden kept while a Fulbright professor in Finland, 1991-1992; and ephemera.

Addition (2007-0124) (750 items; 1.2 lin. ft. ; dated 1982-1994) consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and research materials relating to women's studies books and articles by McFadden. Also included are grant proposals, recommendations, and book catalogs.

Addition (2007-0202) (2000 items; 3.0 lin. ft.; dated 1975-2007) includes research materials, notes, and academic files from McFadden's work as a professor.

Addition (2009-0192) (6500 items; 9.0 lin. ft.; dated 1970s-2009) includes materials from McFadden's courses and programs at Appalachian State's Interdisciplinary Studies program, including women's studies courses. Also includes materials from her Fulbrights to Finland and Austria, conference schedules, Southeastern Women's Studies Association (SEWSA) files, student evaluations, drafts of Golden Cables of Sympathy, and McFadden's historical women postcard collection.

Addition (2013-0164) (4500 items; 6.0 lin. ft; dated 1961-2009) includes research and academic files, including women's studies courses. Also includes materials from her Fulbright grants, SEWSA files, and professional engagements.

Addition (2015-0095) (30 linear ft; dated 1825-2010) Includes course materials, materials documenting McFadden's activism, including "Equality Barbie", materials from world travels, and a small number of materials documenting McFadden's personal history including family materials and early school work

Addition (2016-0028) (6 linear ft; dated 1960-2015) Materials include travel documentation, subject files, academic materials, and speeches

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NWSA Journal, an official publication of the National Women's Studies Association, publishes interdisciplinary, multi-cultural feminist scholarship linking feminist theory with teaching and activism. Accession 2003-0263 (26,100 items; 43.5 lin. ft.; dated 1990-1998 and undated) comprises administrative files, records of the site search and other editorial board policy matters, correspondence, annual and semi-annual reports, copyedited manuscripts, readers' reports, and published manuscripts; and revisions of issues from each volume. Addition (06-006) (7 items, .1 lin. ft.; dated 1990-1998) comprises 7 issues of the NWSAction newsletter, Fall 1990-Summer 1998.Addition (06-039) (375 items, .2 lin. ft.; dated 2000-2003) contains final page proofs, abstracts, advertising, research and proposals, and correspondence generated for the special issue Gender and Modernity, Fall 2003, volume 15, number 3. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Accession (2003-0263) (26,100 items; lin. ft.; dated 1990-1998 and undated) comprises administrative files, records of the site search and other editorial board policy matters, correspondence, annual and semi-annual reports, copyedited manuscripts, readers' reports, and published manuscripts; and revisions of issues from each volume.

The 2006 addition (2006-0006) (7 items, 0.1 lin. ft.; dated 1990-1998) comprises 7 issues of the NWSAction newsletter, Fall 1990-Summer 1998.

The 2006 addition (2006-0039) (375 items, 0.2 lin. ft.; dated 2000-2003) contains final page proofs, abstracts, advertising, research and proposals, and correspondence generated for the special issue Gender and Modernity, Fall 2003, volume 15, number 3.

The 2007 addition (2007-0118) (2630 items; 4.8 lin. ft.; dated 2003-2007) contains manuscripts, journal submissions, proofs, and editorial files related to 2005-2007 issues. Also included are a procedure manual, correspondence, administrative and editorial files, copies of published journals (2004-2007), and newsletters. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

The 2009 addition (2009-0007) (29 items; 0.6 lin. ft.; dated 2003-2008) contains 4 published journals (2007-2008) and electronic materials used in the creation of the journal, including 19 CDs, 5 zip discs, and 1 USB key. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

The 2015 addition (2009-0098) (0.3 lin. ft.; dated 1978-2011) contains 1 box of material documenting the work of the National Women's Studies Association Journal from Margaret (Maggie) McFadden. It comprises administrative files, records of the site search and other editorial board policy matters, correspondence, journal proposals and information about applicants considered for employment. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.