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

Subseries C. Eco-Feminism and Animal Rights, 1967-2013 (#34.11-37.12, E.8-E.9, F+D.5, OD.2)

Scope and Contents

Subseries C, Eco-feminism and animal rights, 1967-2013 (#34.11-37.12, E.8-E.9, F+D.5, OD.2), contains materials created or collected by Farians related to her interests in environmental justice and animal rights and the connection between animal rights, Christian ethics, and feminist principles. Included are correspondence and printed materials regarding animal rights demonstrations, including against parish festivals that used animals for entertainment. Farians collected a large quantity of printed flyers, brochures, handouts, postcards, bookmarks, and booklets providing information and listing resources and vegan recipes (#36.10-37.5) from organizations such as PETA, Mercy for Animals, Farm Sanctuary, Vegan Outreach, etc. This subseries also includes printed materials and a slide show on eco-feminism and animal liberation from Feminists for Animal Rights, an organization Farians co-founded, as well as printed materials regarding Essenism and Jainism, suggesting her interest in alternative spiritual theologies emphasizing the interconnectedness of all beings. Farians also co-designed animal rights and peace posters by contributing her poems (#E.9, F+D.5, OD.2). Poster artists included May Ann Lederer, Richard Brown, Alex Zatik, and E. Joan Rohrer. Many of these posters were exhibited in the group art show, "SOSArt," an annual installation of socio-political works for peace and justice at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. This subseries is arranged alphabetically.


  • 1880-2013
  • 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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