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

Series IV. BOOKS, 1914-2015 (#23.2-79.2, 109CB-111CB, FD.1-FD.2, E.2)

Scope and Contents

Series IV, BOOKS, 1914-2015 (#23.2-79.2, 109CB-111CB, FD.1-FD.2, E.2), contains materials related to the development, creation, publication, and publicity of Griffin's books of critical and creative prose, anthologies, fiction, and non-fiction, and includes published and unpublished titles. Many of Griffin's books weave together personal narratives with social and historical accounts and critiques. Included are book proposals; multiple annotated typescript drafts; handwritten drafts; notes; research materials, such as clippings and articles; reviews and publicity; correspondence related to research, and with publishers and contributors; and associated projects, such as a film script based on The Book of the Courtesans and plans for an opera based on Woman and Nature. Most of the drafts in each subseries are partial and are not dated so the arrangement of the drafts is not necessarily in chronological order. For materials related to poetry anthologies, see Series VI. For additional correspondence and notes regarding Griffin's books, see Series II and III. For additional drafts and information related to essays in anthologies, such as Made from this Earth and The Eros of Everyday Life, see Series VII. Series VIII contains materials related to promotional events for her books and public readings. This series is arranged in ten subseries by title of work and listed chronologically by publication date. The last subseries contains various unpublished titles.


  • 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

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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