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

Subseries A. Audio, 1981-2007 (#T-452.1 - T-452.179, CD-74.1)

Scope and Contents

Subseries A, Audio, 1981-2007 (#T-452.1 - T-452.179, CD-74.1) includes lectures for "Sexuality and Legality," "Sex Equality," and "Sex Discrimination" classes; two public debates with Phyllis Schlafly; testimonies for the Antipornography Civil Rights Ordinance during the 1983 Minneapolis city council public hearings and 1985 Los Angeles Women's Commission hearings; symposium on sexual harassment at Yale Law School, organized in honor of the 20th anniversary of MacKinnon's book Sexual Harassment of Working Women; and other presentations, panels, lectures, and interviews. Recordings are arranged in chronological order and, unless otherwise specified in the description, MacKinnon is presenting, participating, etc., in the event.


  • 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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