Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace & Justice collection of Maida Tilchen, 1983-1985
The Maida Tilchen collection on the Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace & Justice includes correspondence, clippings, printed materials, writings by Tilchen, and other materials collected by Tilchen documenting the Encampment and her experiences of staying at the Seneca Encampment for three weekends in the summer of 1983.
- Tilchen, Maida, 1949- (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research. Researchers must contact Research Services for access to audiovisual material.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Maida Tilchen 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.
Extent.21 linear feet ((1/2 file box) plus 6 audiotapes)
The Maida Tilchen collection on the Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace & Justice includes correspondence, clippings, printed materials, writings by Tilchen, and other materials collected by Tilchen documenting the Encampment and her experiences of staying at the Seneca Encampment for three weekends in the summer of 1983. Also included are audiotapes and transcripts of interviews Tilchen conducted with Carol Harwood, Pam Ryan, Anna Vio, and other members of the Encampment.
Maida Tilchen was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1949. She received a BA in anthropology from SUNY Stony Brook in 1971 and an MS in education in instructional systems technology from Indiana University in 1976. From 1973 to 1974, she served with the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) in Vincennes, Indiana. She helped produce women's music concerts in Bloomington, Indiana, from 1975 to 1980. She moved to Boston, Massachusetts, in 1980, where she was the Promotions Manager at Gay Community News (Boston) and helped backstage for Allegra Productions. In 1983, she spent three weekends at the Seneca Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice. From 1993 to 2001, she worked as a writing tutor at Cambridge College in Massachusetts. From 2001 until her retirement in 2015, she directed library services at Cambridge College. Since the mid-1970s, Tilchen has published articles in a variety of feminist and LGBT publications, writing primarily on women's music, LGBT literature, Jewish, and anti-nuclear issues. She wrote the foreword to the third edition of Barbara Grier's The Lesbian in Literature: A Bibliography (Naiad Press, 1981) and is the author of two novels, Land Beyond Maps (Savvy Press, 2009) and She's Gone Santa Fe (Savvy Press, 2013).
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 2022-M190
Maida Tilchen collection on the Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace & Justice was given to the Schlesinger Library by Maida Tilchen in October 2022.
Processed: August 2023
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.
- Tilchen, Maida, 1949-. Maida Tilchen Collection on the Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace & Justice, 1983-1985: 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 Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.
- EAD ID
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