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SERIES Identifier: MC 695: CD-61: DVD-76: T-468: Vt-242

Series V. ORGANIZATIONS, 1960-2008, undated (#43.11-50.6)

Scope and Contents

Series V, ORGANIZATIONS, 1960-2008, undated (#43.11-50.6), includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, and press releases from organizations with which Seaman was involved. Many issues and groups overlap within the different organizations represented in this series, including DES (diethylstilbestrol) Action, an international organization that publicizes the need for medical monitoring of children born to DES mothers and grandmothers. Domestic violence issues, such as how to document the abuse, finding a safe place to live, child neglect, and constantly feeling threatened are addressed by many of the organizations. Seaman herself experienced domestic violence in her third marriage. The series is arranged in three subseries.


  • 1933-2008
  • Majority of material found within 1966-2006

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. The collection is open to research, with the exception of the following: folders #1.10-4.8 and 6.4-7.5 are closed until the death of Milton Forman; #7.6 is closed until the death of Gideon Seaman; and #5.1-6.3 and 8.10-9.2 are closed until the deaths of both Milton Forman and Gideon Seaman. Folders #48.3-48.4 are closed until January 1, 2075. Individual items throughout the collection are closed as specified. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the NARAL Executive Committee to view #Vt-242.1 - Vt-242.3. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.


21.06 linear feet ((50 + 1/2 file boxes) plus 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversized folder, 8 photograph folders, 32 audiotapes, 4 videotapes, 3 CDs, 1 DVD, 6 objects)
.04 Megabytes (1 file)


Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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