Marianne Lieberman papers, 1974-2021

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Lieberman, Marianne, 1927-
Marianne Lieberman was an abortion rights activist, artist, memoirist, and Holocaust survivor. Her papers document her work with Pro-Choice North Carolina, NARAL Pro-Choice America, her art, and her published works. 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 collection contains documentation of Lieberman's work as a pro-choice activist and artist in North Carolina. This includes correspondence, public messaging, mailing lists, meeting minutes, reports, financial materials and clippings. Printed materials include copies of her memoir Aftershock, the original German edition Nachbeben, and two books featuring her artworks, My Window: Art for Love and Loss, and Timely Revelations. Also included are copies of printed materials featuring her art and graphic design work, including a catalog from the family business B and G Lieberman.

Biographical / historical:

Marianne Lieberman (1927-2021) was an abortion-rights activist, artist, memoirist, and Holocaust survivor. She was born in Vienna, Austria, and grew up there during the German occupation. She immigrated to New York after World War II, was educated as an artist and worked in the garment industry. In 1951, she relocated to Charlotte, NC with her husband. There she raised her family, helped found a pro-choice activist group, established herself as an artist, and published her memoir. Her works have been exhibited at the Mint Museum in Charlotte as well as other galleries.

Acquisition information:
The Marianne Lieberman papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 2019-2021.
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Processed by Megan E. Lewis, March, 2022.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2019-0163, 2021-0055

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[Identification of item], Marianne Lieberman papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.