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SUB-SERIES Identifier: MC 704; T-351; Vt-247; Phon-037

Subseries A. Biographical and personal, 1908, 1945-2001 (#1.1-6.1, F+D.1, OD.1, SD.1, PD.1-PD.2, E.1)

Scope and Contents

Subseries A, Biographical and personal, 1908, 1945-2001 (#1.1-6.1, F+D.1, OD.1, SD.1, PD.1-PD.2, E.1), includes clippings, travel notebooks, theater programs and poetry reading fliers, and other personal material. General biographical information and press clippings are included; most publicity and clippings related to Moore's published works can be found with other files on those books in Series III and Series IV. Also included here are Moore's files on the Jenny McKean Moore Fund for Writers, created after her mother's death to fund creative writing teachers and programs at George Washington University. Fliers and programs from poetry readings and theater performances are those that Moore attended; for fliers from her own poetry readings, see Series V. The series also includes scripts, poems, and other writings by Moore's friends and fellow writers. A script for The Nest, a play by Tina Howe that Moore produced, can be found here, as well as the records of the production. Moore's travel diaries and other notes on travel are included, notably for a trip Moore took to Russia in 1976 through Radcliffe College, and two trips to Cuba, one a trip for feminists led by poet Margaret Randall. A folder on Elko Lake Camp (#1.18) documents Moore's two summers working at the Episcopal camp, and includes programs from theater productions in which she took part. Folders of women's movement literature (#5.9-6.1) include fliers for book parties, posters, and consciousness-raising literature. Folder #5.9 also includes publicity material distributed by the Women's Committee to Free Joan Bird, an imprisoned Black Panther for whose release Moore worked (see also folders #25.9-25.10, 26.4). Honor Moore's web site is being captured periodically as part of Harvard University Library's Web Archive Collection (WAX). The series is arranged alphabetically.


  • 1802-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1900-1996

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Some of Honor Moore's diaries (#21.7, 22.2, 22.3) and two folders of correspondence with Michelle Cliff (#39.4-39.5) are closed until her death. Series V, papers of Jenny McKean Moore, is closed until January 1, 2015. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.


53.96 linear feet ((104 file boxes, 7 folio boxes, 1 folio+ box, 1 supersize box) plus 2 folio folders, 5 folio+ folders, 5 oversize folders, 1 supersize folder, 76 photograph folders, 18 folio photograph folders, 5 folio+ photograph folders, 3 oversize photograph folders, 1 supersize photograph folder, 138 audiotapes, 6 videotapes, 1 phonograph record, 7 objects, electronic records)

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.


Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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