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SERIES Identifier: MC 940

Series XII. AUDIOVISUAL, ca.1971-2016, undated (T-547.1-T-547.148, DVD-143.1-DVD-143.38, CD-90.1-CD-90.12, Vt-314.1-Vt-314.65, MP-84.1-MP-84.2, Phon-75.1-Phon-75.5)

Scope and Contents

Series XII, AUDIOVISUAL, ca.1971-2016, undated (T-547.1-T-547.148, DVD-143.1-DVD-143.38, CD-90.1-CD-90.12, Vt-314.1-Vt-314.65, MP-84.1-MP-84.2, Phon-75.1-Phon-75.5), includes audiotapes, CDs, DVDs, videotapes, motion pictures, and phonograph records. This series contains speeches, lectures, and interviews delivered by Angela Davis at schools, conferences, and other events in the United States and abroad. Also includes recordings of Critical Resistance meeting proceedings and Davis's 1970s radio show "Angela Speaks." Materials include documentaries, television interviews, speeches, lectures, travel footage, and short films. Davis's role (as participant or subject) in each recording is noted in the inventory. Includes materials in English, Spanish, and German. In 1997 Angela Davis and Kum-Kum Bhavnani conducted a research project on women's prisons. Audiotape interviews with Cuban women prisoners from this project are restricted to in-library use only.

In this series, original titles are rendered in quotation marks; titles without quotation marks were devised by the archivist. This series is arranged by format and chronologically thereunder.


  • 1937-2017
  • Majority of material found within 1968-2006

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. Folders #6.6, 15.6, 18.7, 57.6 and 57.7 are closed until 2046, as specified in the agreement between Angela Y. Davis and the Schlesinger Library.

An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.


119.12 linear feet ((197 + 1/2 file boxes, 4 folio boxes, 14 folio+ boxes, 8 oversize boxes) plus 3 supersize boxes, 3 supersize folders, 120 photograph folders, 16 folio photograph folders, 10 folio+ photograph folders, 642 slides, 147 audiotapes, 65 videotapes, 12 CDs, 38 DVDs, 2 motion pictures, 5 phonograph records)
7.92 Megabytes (1 file)

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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