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SERIES Identifier: MC 866: CD-88: DVD-115: T-515: Vt-276

Series III. ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVISM, 1880-2013 (#17.8-39.10, E.6-E.10, FD.1, F+D.3-F+D.5, OD.1-OD.2)

Scope and Contents

Series III, ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVISM, 1880-2013 (#17.8-39.10, E.6-E.10, FD.1, F+D.3-F+D.5, OD.1-OD.2), contains papers related to Farians' activist work surrounding the role of women in society and in the Catholic church, sex discrimination and equal rights, civil rights, the eradication of capital punishment, and environmental justice and animal rights. The series is divided into subseries by topic: feminism, women and the church, eco-feminism, and peace and social justice. The materials in this series include writings, speeches, articles and clippings, research materials, notes, reports, flyers, printed materials, including flyers, stickers, bookmarks, and brochures. There is some overlap in content among the subseries, which demonstrates the interconnectedness among these various causes and philosophies. Records relating to national and chapter NOW activities are located in subseries A and B and in the Papers of NOW officer Elizabeth Farians, 1965-1973 (MC 480).


  • Creation: 1880-2013
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1942-2013

Language of Materials

Materials in English and French.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.


16.3 linear feet ((38 file boxes, 2 half file boxes) plus 1 folio folder, 5 folio+ folders, 2 oversize folders, 6 photograph folders, 38 audiotapes, 1 videotape, 2 CDs, 2 DVDs, 2 objects)
149.3 Megabytes (251 files)

Physical Location

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

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents women's lives from the past and present for the future. In addition to its traditional strengths in the history of feminisms, women’s health, and women’s activism, the Schlesinger collections document the intersectional workings of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class in American history.

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