Collection consists of a set of seven mounted photographs, apparently intended for exhibition, and a set of five pro-choice pamphlets created by the Abortion Rights Association of New York (later known as Abortion Rights Association, Inc.). The photographs include coroner's office photographs of deceased women following self-inflicted abortions; morgue photographs of infanticides; equipment and tools used in self-inflicted abortions; and fetuses in utero, one with deformed brain. Author of the included captions is unknown. The pamphlets, written to assist New York physicians and practioners implementing the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling, address women's rights to clinical abortions, abortion laws, counseling and guidance on policies, and references to New York abortion clinics and practitioners.
Amelia Opie papers, 1798-1855 0.2 Linear Feet — 22 items (1 folder)
Collection comprises 14 letters, 5 engraved portraits of Opie, a copy made by her father of two of her songs as well as four lines of poetry she wrote in French, and a draft for twenty guineas. Several of the letters are written to unidentified recipients, but other addressees include two friends, Susan Reeve and Anne Pryse, along with Charles Stokes Dudley; L.T. Ventouillac; Thomas Richardson, Jr.; Joseph Watson; Lord Cholmondeley; and a "Mrs. Lee." Topics include invitations to visit or dine, requesting the loan of lectures or return of her manuscripts, editorial alterations for her poetry, her travel plans or those of others, her support of applicants for the London Orphan Asylum, her appreciation for a contribution to a bazzar, and the biography of Lord Eldon. Following her conversion to Quakerism in 1825, she followed their dating convention rejecting the names of the months. All dates in the collection guide have been converted to Gregorian style. Each of the engravings is unique; one of them was published following Opie's death.
Batya Weinbaum papers, 1936-2021 55.0 Linear Feet — 1.4 Gigabytes
This collection documents Weinbaum's personal life, education and professional life. The papers are arranged into the following thirteen series: Legal, Correspondence, Press, Activities, Research and Scholarship, Art, Writing, Teaching, Photography, Print Materials, Journals, Family Memorabilia and Audiovisual Materials.
The first series largely documents Weinbuam's lawsuit against Cleveland State University from 2004-2006. The second series contains correspondence primarily related to Weinbaim's teaching and publications, and includes letters she exchanged with influential figures in various fields such as contemporary American literature, multiculturalism, women's studies, poetry, music composition and education. The third and fourth series include press and reviews related to Weinbaum's personal writings and artwork, as well as items associated with workshops, speaking engagements and other activities given or attended by Weinbaum. Her Handmaid's Gate Camp project in Floyd, VA is documented in series four. The next four series contain substantial materials related to Weinbaum's writing and research, including: drafts of her books, poetry, academic publications, artwork, music and materials related to editing and publishing the journal FemSpec. The Teaching series also encompasses syllabi and course materials used during Weinbaum's time as a graduate student instructor and as a professional at Cleveland State University and Pacifica Graduate Institute.
The collection also includes an extensive Photography series, with photographs/negatives Weinbaum took professionally as a documentary photographer in South America and Mexico; fieldwork in China and Israel, as well as family photo albums and scrapbooks. The eleventh series contains several decades of journals, notebooks and sketchbooks. The Family Memorabilia series documents Weinbaum's relationship with her daughter, Ola Liota Weinbaum. The Audiovisual Materials series has electronic files in a variety of formats including: floppy discs, cassettes, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs and VHS tapes. These files encompass Weinbaum's writing and material related to Femspec. The contents of Weinbuam's hard drive are also described throughout the series where appropriate. Where possible, Weinbuam's original folder titles and descriptions have been retained.
Betsy Gamble Hansen papers, 1902-2003 and undated 5.5 Linear Feet — 11 boxes
The Betsy Gamble Hansen papers are organized into two series. The Writings series includes drafts of Hansen's 2003 novel Portals, iterations of which existed under the titles A Communion of Saints, A Gathering of Saints and Sinners, The Hawk and the Myna Bird, and Tapestry Tales. Also included in this series are papers related to the publication of the book, including publishing contracts, typeface samples, prospectuses, copyright forms, and estimates. The Menzies Family correspondence and other papers series contains letters received by Hansen's grandmother, E.B. Menzies, of Hickory, North Carolina, and her immediate family, clippings, and other papers. The bulk of the correspondence in this series was written by Menzies's sons, Bruce, George, and Tom Menzies, and her daughters Mary Stuart Menzies Tarrant and Jane Menzies Gamble (Betsy Gamble Hansen's mother). Other frequent correspondents include Tom's wife, Frances Menzies, and George's wife, Betty Menzies. Also included are birthday cards, Christmas cards, and letters for E.B. Menzies from friends. Two folders labeled "Family Correspondence" consist of correspondence between E.B. Menzies's children and their spouses. Peppered throughout these folders are letters from E.B. Menzie's grandchildren, including Betsy Gamble Hansen.
Mrs. E. B. Menzies was born Reesie Tipton Warren in 1880 in Emory, Virignia and died in 1961. She lived most of her life in Hickory, NC. She married Edward Bruce Menzies in 1902, and they remained together until Edward died in 1924. Most of the pre-1930 correspondence in the collection consists of letters from E.B. Menzies's extended family and a few letters from her children while away at camp. The children wrote infrequently in the 1930s. During this time Tom, George, and Bruce traveled across the country from their hometown of Hickory, North Carolina, in search of work, while Jane and Mary Stuart remained at home. From 1932-1935, the three men each attended the Colorado School of Mines and performed construction work for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) project to build the Hoover Dam, then held temporary jobs in several different cities before settling in California. Tom and Bruce attended college while George appears to have continued working.
During World War II, each of E.B. Menzies's sons enlisted as United States Navy Seabees in the Pacific Theater, and began to write home much more frequently. Tom graduated in 1942 and was immediately subject to the draft, while Bruce and George began service several months later. None of the three men appear to have seen much conflict, and each survived the war unharmed, although Bruce did stay in a Navy Hospital for some time, apparently due to a stomach illness. Jane and Mary Stuart kept in frequent contact with their brothers throughout the war. All three men were discharged by 1945.
In the late 1940s and 1950s, each of E.B. Menzies's sons settled in California with their wives and children. George began working for a rail line, Tom took a job at a mill, and Bruce sold insurance. E.B. Menzies moved to California to teach for two years before moving back to North Carolina. Each of her children kept in regular correspondence with her throughout the 1950s, but the letters stop in 1961, when E.B. Menzies died.
In addition to the correspondence in this series, this series contains clippings and other papers compiled by E.B. Menzies, including a small amount of financial papers, prescriptions, and materials relating to her children.
Bill Brown zine collection, 1981-2011, 1981-2011, bulk 1990-2005 4.8 Linear Feet — 271 items
In January 2013, Bill Brown donated his personal collection of zines, comprising 186 titles and almost 250 issues in total. Although Brown never actively collected zines, he was always eager to barter and trade with other zine makers. The resulting collection includes zines spanning from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s. The zines are arranged alphabetically by title.
Bingham Center Zine collection, 1992-2017 33.5 Linear Feet
This collection consists of zines, primarily authored by women and people of marginalized genders, acquired as donations from multiple collectors or purchased from book stores, zine fairs, and zine distributors. Some zines in accession 2022-0179 were written during the first year of the covid-19 pandemic.
Camp Fire Girls collection, 1910-1977 3 Linear Feet — 3 boxes and 1 oversize folder
This collection includes examples of Camp Fire Girls and Blue Birds membership cards and forms, catalogs, programming materials, crafting projects, songs, educational resources, administrative records and notes, correspondence, scrapbooks, homemade yearbooks, and some ephemera including a ceremonial dress and charter. Includes some materials from Camp Fire Girls in New England, New Mexico, Indiana, and other unidentified places. Includes extensive programming and planning materials from Mrs. Marion Hunt who served as a Camp Fire Girls guardian in the Arlington and Boston, Mass. area in the 1940s.
Claudia Horwitz papers, 1988-2013 8.5 Linear Feet — 14 boxes
Collection includes, but is not limited to writings, research and subject files, project files, talks/speeches, and files documenting group work.
Cosmetics Trade Samples and Sachet collection, 1890s-1930s 1.0 Linear Foot
Delouis Wilson papers, circa 1890s-1940, 1967-2015 21 Linear Feet — 33 boxes; 1 pamphlet binder
The papers of Delouis Wilson, an artist and jewelry designer based in North Carolina, consist of a set of 27 journals (1977-2008, currently closed); a few calendar notebooks; sketchbooks and notebooks from her time at Atlanta College of Art; and loose pieces of artwork. An important component of Wilson's archive consists of a collection of 30 large photographic portraits of African Americans dating from the late 1880s to about 1940, collected by Wilson chiefly in the American South.
Wilson's journals (closed to use by donor request), calendars, and notebooks document in detail the personal life of the artist, life in Durham, N.C., her travels abroad and in the U.S., including time in Tunisia in the Peace Corps, and her career as a jewelry designer. They include small illustrations contain as well as laid-in items such as letters and postcards; some have handmade covers constructed of textiles and other non-paper materials.
The artwork, sketchbooks, and art notebooks present a mix of drawings, sketches, prints, textile work, and mixed-media color paintings created by Wilson during and shortly after her art school years, all 8x11 inches or less. The notebooks also include art school class notes and handouts, creative writings, and personal notes such as recipes, lists, housing notes, and addresses. There are self-portraits scattered throughout, including a larger piece from 1990 laid into a sketchbook. Also in the collection is one large color photograph of an African American woman by Wilson. The artworks range in size from 4 1/2 x 6 to 16x20 inches.
A central component of the collection are thirty historic studio portraits of individual Black men and women (1890s-1940s), with some of couples and families, collected by Wilson in thrift shops and flea markets throughout the Southern U.S. Most belong to a process called crayon enlargements. The studios developed faint enlargements of the photographic images on convex pieces of thick card stock, then outlined and filled them with ink, crayon, or pastel pigments to resemble a painting. One portrait in the collection is a fully-developed gelatin silver photograph. A few smaller portraits are sized approximately 10x8 to 13x9 inches; the majority are larger, ranging from 19x13 to to 20x16 inches. Most of the prints are hand-tinted with a variety of tecniques, but some are black-and-white, and some are on flat rather than convex mounts.
Dorothy Allison papers, 1965-2010 92.5 Linear Feet — 92.5 linear ft. (approximately 69,375 Items)
The Dorothy Allison Papers include drafts and manuscripts of her writings (including Bastard Out of Carolina, Trash, Cavedweller, and other works). All of Allison's unpublished works are RESTRICTED and require permission from the creator prior to use. Personal and professional correspondence, including exchanges with her publishers and other authors, are held in the chronological and work files. The collection also contains Allison's research materials and subject files, covering topics on feminism, lesbianism, sexuality, pornography, writing, and other related files. Allison's journals, dating from 1985 through the 2000s, consist of both handwritten and electronic formats, with all of the electronic journals printed for the archive. All of Allison's journals are RESTRICTED and require permission from the creator prior to use. Also included are materials from her speaking engagements, workshops, and other professional activities. There are a variety of special formats within the collection, including some photographs, electronic files, audio tapes, video cassettes, DVDs, and oversize posters.
Collection was acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
Elizabeth Annie Dickenson papers, 1906-1936 1.0 Linear Foot
The collection contains two photograph albums, two certificates, a woven scarf, and a small framed portrait of a nurse. The albums contain snapshots and candid photographs taken by or collected by Elizabeth Annie Dickenson, as well as some handwritten captions recording names, places, and dates of images. A larger album has about 140 photographs and appears to be based solely at the Bodlondeb Auxiliery Hospital in Bangor, Wales, where Dickenson worked as a nurse during World War I. Images include scenes of nurses and soldiers at the hospital as well as leisure outings to local sites in nearby Welsh towns. This album also contains two signatures from Princess Victoria, who appears in some of the photographs during her visit to the hospital.
A second album, "Autographs," has a range of images from different sources and periods of time, including Bodlondeb and other locations in Wales in 1916-1917; some images of Lahore, including Mayo Hospital, in 1919; and at least one 1906 photograph of Dickenson with other nurses. This album also contains a 1936 note and photograph of children dated 1924.
The certificates relate to Dickenson's nursing career - one is a midwife certification, issued 1906, and the other is a commendation issued by the Joint War Committee of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England, dated approximately 1918.
The framed portrait is presumably of Elizabeth Annie Dickenson in uniform, but is unlabeled and undated.
Elizabeth Grosz papers, 1973-2016 13.5 Linear Feet — 9 boxes
Professional papers of feminist philosopher, Elizabeth (Liz) Grosz: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Grosz. Materials encompass her scholarly work, including research files, manuscripts and typescripts of writings, publications, as well as student work, teaching files including syllabi, lecture notes, etc., and ephemera.
Equal Rights Amendment collection, 1933-1948 0.25 Linear Feet — 1 box
Collection consists of circulated pamphlets, handouts, and literature issued both opposing and supporting the Equal Rights Amendment. Materials date from the early and mid-twentieth century and discuss the different legal opinions between the adopting the ERA versus adopting or upholding additional protective legislation for women. These materials appear to have been received by Duke University Libraries as subscriptions in the 1940s, and added to the Perkins Library Pamphlet Collection. They were later transferred to Rubenstein Library.
Fourth World Conference on Women collection, 1994-1997, 2010 2.75 Linear Feet
Collection includes conference publications, information packets, schedules, and posters collected by attendee Margot Smith. Also included are recordings of conference proceedings and other videos produced by Margot and her company, Off Center Video. Margot's daughter, Janet Linney, was a videographer at the conference and helped produce the recordings. All materials date from 1995 unless otherwise indicated.
Fox and Backhouse family papers, 1673-1930s 1 Linear Foot
The collection consists of correspondence, writings, and other ephemeral materials relating to the Fox and Backhouse families, along with materials relating to nineteenth century Quaker communities and families in England. The bulk of the collection is correspondence between different members of the Backhouse family, including Jonathan and Hannah Chapman Backhouse, their son Edmund Backhouse and his wife Juliet Fox, and their grandson Jonathan Edmund (Jed) Backhouse. Caroline Fox is also a routine correspondant. The letters discuss family news, personal activities and travel, religious sentiments.
There are two excerpts of diaries which appear to be by different authors and may relate to Hannah Chapman Backhouse's travels to the United States in the 1830s, or to another family member's travels in Europe or the Middle East. The handwriting of these pages is challenging and the excerpts are unattributed and appear to be undated, so more research would be helpful.
Also present in the collection are some writings, including essays and poetry, typically spiritual or relating to prayer, as well as some honorifics for Edmund Backhouse and a copy of his obituary. There are some manuscript riddles, some watercolors, and some sketches of scenes and still lifes. The collection also includes some ceremonial documents, including a letter from the Society of Friends declaring support for Hannah and Jonathan Backhouse's travels to the United States.
Harriet Root papers, 1918-1920 0.5 Linear Feet — 1 box
This collection contains correspondence from Harriet I. Root to her family, particularly her mother, while Root was stationed in France as part of the Army Nurse Corps between 1918 and 1919, during and immediately following World War I.
Root's letters describe her life and work at U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 14 in Mars sur Allier, which was still in the process of being established when she first arrived in August 1918. She writes of her work as a nurse treating soldiers arriving by hospital train from the front, as well as of her leisure time, living conditions, and news from family and friends. Letters from late 1918 record the steady infrastructure improvements for the hospital. Some letters have been censored, and most indicate that they have been reviewed by the Army's censor. Root also discusses her homesickness and some of the injuries and other trauma she witnessed when receiving and caring for wounded soldiers. She describes celebrating Halloween and Christmas with some camp parties and caroling. She also discusses the 1918 influenza pandemic which hit the camp but which she said was "light" compared to what was happening in the United States. Root was transferred to Vannes Camp Hospital 91 in spring of 1919, and was stationed there and at the Embarkation Center in France until summer 1919. She traveled home to Chicago via London and Edinburgh in July 1919.
Most of the collection's letters are from Root to her parents and sister, Constance (Connie). Other letters to Harriet's mother (Mrs. Frank K. Root) are also present in the collection from Harriet's friends and fellow nurses, including her roommate Harriet Liers, as well as a few items from Frank Ayers, who Harriet Root later married.
There are some real photo postcards that Root used for letter-writing, showing the buildings and landscape of the camp and labeled with annotations by Root. There are other printed photograph postcards also used for letters, numbered sequentially and showing scenes from Vannes and other areas of France.
The collection also contains some late 1918 and early 1919 issues of The Martian, an Army newspaper for the U.S. Base 14. Root collected these to send to her family. The Martian discusses camp life, containing soldier and nurse submissions, poetry, jokes, and other articles and anecdotal news items. Some issues contain cartoons or artwork, some of which depict racist stereotypes or which contain exaggerated caricatures. One issue contains an article about "Annamites," referring to Vietnamese from colonial French Indochina who worked in France, including at the base hospital, in support of the Allied war effort. The newspaper discusses the Vietnamese workers in paternalistic and racially derogatory terms.
Henry David papers, 1943-2022, bulk 1970s-1990s 140 Linear Feet — 166 boxes
The Henry David papers span the years 1943-2022 and contain materials documenting his professional life, including monographs, photocopied and reprinted journal articles, grey literature, correspondence, subject files, reports, grant proposals, travel brochures, journals, correspondence, conference papers, media clippings, legal reviews of international abortion rights, assessment measures, and questionnaires. It provides extensive documentation of his international family planning research, his international collaborations, his research on adolescents, the legal standing of abortion, abortion as it relates to mental health, and documentations of his work with the Transnational Family Research Institute.
49 watercolor, gouache, and graphite paintings of Hummingbirds by Elizabeth Symonds. Each painting is accompanied by a glassine sheet with the Latin name and English equivalent of the hummingbird written in ink (except for number xliv which is missing). The watercolors were formerly bound in a volume with a manuscript title page. The volume was previously disbound and only a photocopy of the title page remains.
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.