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COLLECTION Identifier: A/A154: T-176

Papers of Jennifer Abod, 1985


Collection consists of printed material about Jennifer Abod and the International Women's Radio Exchange which she founded in 1985 and 1 audiotape entitled, "Hard Times: Cotton Mill Girls."


  • 1985

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Access. Appointment required for access to audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the Papers of Jennifer Abod, as well as, copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns..

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1 folder
1 audiotape

Collection consists of printed material about Jennifer Abod and the International Women's Radio Exchange which she founded in 1985. The collection contains Abod's resume, lists of cassette tapes included in the International Women's Radio Exchange, and an audio recording entitled, "Hard Times: Cotton Mill Girls," about the experiences of mill women in 1900-1984.


Jennifer L. Abod is an American feminist activist, musician, journalist and film maker. She was born on June 5, 1946 in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is the sister of feminist activist Susan Abod. She received her Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University and her Master of Science from Southern Connecticut State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Intercultural Media Education and Women's Studies from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Abod was a radio broadcaster for 19 years. She produced award-winning documentaries, including "Hard Times: Cotton Mill Girls," "Educating Rita: Encountering the Computer Era," and "Women in Leadership." She taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Worcester State, Hofstra University, and Cal State Long Beach.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 85-M263

The Papers of Jennifer Abod were acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Jennifer Abod in 1985.

Processing Information

Processed: March 1988

By: Susan von Salis

Updated and additional description added: February 2021By: Amber L. Moore with assistance from Susan Earle.The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by Patricia M. King/Schlesinger Library Director's Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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