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SERIES Identifier: MC 884; CD-105; DVD-110; MP-77; T-508; Vt-272

Series I. BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, 1943-2014 (#1.1-10.2, E.1)

Scope and Contents

Series I, BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, 1943-2014 (#1.1-10.2, E.1), includes materials related to Griffin's childhood, education, and family, including family correspondence; published interviews and writings about Griffin; awards and diplomas; calendars; and address books. Also included are cards, fliers, and brochures, as well as clippings, and other printed materials related to friends and fellow artists' works, as well as memorial programs commemorating the lives of various friends and family. Correspondence and additional information about artistic projects by friends can be found in Series II. Other materials of interest include notebooks of personal, biographical writings Griffin created while attending a Quadrinity Process workshop, a multi-day personal therapy development course (1978), and photographs of scenes and a script for Griffin's film critical of capital punishment which she completed as a high school student in 1960. Certain early writings included here were identified by Griffin as "juvenilia" and were mostly completed for school assignments in high school and college. Additional early writings can also be found in Series V-VII. Also included is Griffin's web site, which is being captured periodically as part of Schlesinger Library's web archiving program. Series is arranged chronologically.


  • 1914-2015
  • Majority of material found within 1943-2015

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

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


46.7 linear feet ((108 file boxes, 3 card file boxes) plus 4 folio folders, 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversize folder, 3 photograph folders, 139 audiotapes, 5 videotapes, 7 CDs, 4 DVDs, 7 motion pictures, 3 objects, electronic records)
14.59 Megabytes (5 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

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