Leah Fritz papers, circa 1950-2009 and undated
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- Fritz, Leah and Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
- Leah Fritz (1932-2020) was an American feminist poet and author born in New York. She wrote the books Thinking Like a Woman (1975) and Dreamers and Dealers (1980), focusing on the women's movement. The Leah Fritz papers contain correspondence and subject files; writings, including notebooks and diaries, drafts, published articles, and papers related to the publication of Fritz's prose writings, poetry, and book and article reviews; and audiocassettes of presentations and poetry readings by Fritz and other recordings. Materials range in date from circa 1950 to 2009. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
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- Materials in English
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The Leah Fritz papers are organized into three series. The Personal Papers series contains Leah Fritz's correspondence and subject files. The Writings Series contains Fritz's notebooks and diaries as well as drafts, published articles, and papers related to the publication of Fritz's prose writings, poetry, and book and article reviews. The Audiotapes series contains audiocassettes of presentations and poetry readings by Fritz and other recordings.
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Leah Fritz (1932-2020) was an American feminist poet and author who was born in New York. Fritz primarily wrote essays, articles, and other prose pieces. She published two books in the United States: Thinking Like a Woman and Dreamers and Dealers: An Intimate Appraisal of the Women's Movement. Although she had written poetry since childhood, Fritz did not focus her career on poetry until she moved to England in 1985. She published five poetry collections, including From Cookie to Witch is an Old Story, Somewhere En Route - Poems, 1987-1992, The Way to Go, Going, Going..., and Whatever Sends the Music into Time: New and Selected Poems. Fritz lived in London until her death in 2020.
- Acquisition information:
- The Leah Fritz papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a purchase in February 2010 and as a gift in April 2010.
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Processed by: Samantha Crisp, March 2014
Accessions described in this finding aid: 2010-0017, 2010-0065
The Correspondence subseries is arranged chronologically. The Subject Files subseries and the Writings and Audiotapes series are arranged alphabetically by title.
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Sex -- Psychological aspects.
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Women poets, English.
International Women's Day.
Educational change -- United States.
Feminism -- Poetry.
Feminism -- Religious aspects.
- Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
Writer's Guild of Great Britain
Morgan, Robin, 1941-
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