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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1196: T-594: Vt-343

Cyd Jenefsky collection on Andrea Dworkin, 1976-1994


Audio and video recordings and transcriptions of interviews Cyd Jenefsky conducted with Andrea Dworkin, as well as notes on the interviews, biographical information on Dworkin, and writings by Dworkin and Jenefsky.


  • Creation: 1976-1994


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Cyd Jenefsky is held by Cyd Jenfesky. Upon her death, copyright transfers 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.


.63 linear feet ((1+1/2 file boxes) plus 6 audiotapes, 1 videotape)

The Cyd Jenefsky collection on Andrea Dworkin contains audio and video recordings and transcriptions of interviews Jenefsky conducted with Dworkin mostly for Jenfesky's doctoral thesis, "Confronting Male Power with Integrity: Andrea Dworkin's Rhetoric, Art, and Politics." Also included are Jenefsky's notes on the interviews, biographical information she collected on Dworkin, writings by Dworkin sent to Jenefsky by Dworkin, and a copy of Jenefsky's dissertation.


Cyd Jenefsky is Vice Provost for Strategy and Educational Effectiveness and Interim Dean of the Graduate School at the University of the Pacific. She received her MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jenefsky taught at the University of Georgia, where she was one of three founding faculty hired to start the Women’s Studies program, and professor and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at John F. Kennedy University where she directed the Office for Educational Effectiveness and the Hub for Educational Innovation. She has been active in the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, serving on accreditation review teams and committees, co-authoring WASC's "good practice guide" on outcomes-based program review, serving as a workshop leader and mentor for WASC's Educational Programs, and as faculty and mentor for WASC's Assessment Leadership Academy.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2022-M65

The Cyd Jenefsky collection on Andrea Dworkin was given to the Schlesinger Library by Cyd Jenefsky in April 2022.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Andrea Dworkin, 1914-2007 (MC 540).

Processing Information

Processed: August 2022

By: Johanna Carll

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.



Jenefsky, Cindy. Cyd Jenefsky collection on Andrea Dworkin, 1976-1994: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Jeannette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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