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SERIES Identifier: MC 703; T-452; Vt-185; CD-74

Series X. AUDIOVISUAL, 1981-2007 (#T-452.1 - T-452.179, Vt-185.1 - Vt-185.75, CD-74.1)

Scope and Contents

Series X, AUDIOVISUAL, 1981-2007 (#T-452.1 - T-452.179, Vt-185.1 - Vt-185.75, CD-74.1) includes audio and video recordings of class lectures; presentations where MacKinnon served as a sole speaker or on a panel with others; and interviews and group discussions on television or radio shows. Material is primarily related to MacKinnon and her work on sexual harassment, anti-pornography, and human rights.


  • 1946-2008
  • Majority of material found within 1975-2005

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Before using the collection, researchers must sign a special permission form agreeing not to publish MacKinnon's email address during her lifetime. It is not necessary to sign the special permission form if only using audiovisual material. Diaries, journals and other personal material designated in the inventory list may be used only with MacKinnon's written permission until her death. Client files can be accessed with either both the client and MacKinnon's permission, or MacKinnon's permission alone, depending on the client. See individual client files for specific restrictions. The remainder of the collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.


101.34 linear feet ((243 file boxes) plus 2 folio folders, 3 folio+ folders, 1 oversize folder, 4 photograph folders, 183 audiotapes, 75 videotapes, 1 CD)

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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