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COLLECTION Identifier: PC211

Photographs of Judi Kelemen, 1979-1983


Photographs documenting women's and gay rights marches and rallies in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, of photojournalist Judi Kelemen.


  • Creation: 1979-1983

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the photographs created by Judi Kelemen is held by Judi Kelemen during her lifetime. Upon her death, copyright will be transferred to the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library 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.


.42 linear feet ((1 file box) plus 12 folders of negatives)

Collection consists of 16 contact sheets, 20 8x10 work prints, 40 5x7 work prints, and approximately 728 negatives primarily documenting women's marches, rallies, and conferences in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Also included are articles about the events; fliers; conference programs and related materials; a draft of an article on the Crittendon-Hastings House and the history of women's health in Boston; and buttons with slogans in support of women's health and safety.


Judith "Judi" Kelemen received a BFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and pursued graduate studies in mass communications at Emerson College. In the late 1970s and early 1980s she worked as a photojournalist in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, photographing marches, rallies, and other events focused on community and women's issues, including Gay Pride and Take Back the Night marches. Since 1983, she has worked in media production and has produced a number of documentaries.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2021-M96

The photographs of Judi Kelemen were given to the Schlesinger Library by Judi Kelemen in May 2021.

Processing Information

Processed: August 2021

By: 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 Carl & Lily Pforzheimer Fund, Pforzheimer Fund for the Schlesinger Library, Sybil Shainwald Fund at the Schlesinger Library, and Class of 1955 Manuscript Processing Fund.

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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