Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Use
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
3 linear feet ((3 cartons), plus 1 audiotape)
Approximately two cubic feet of printed materials have been removed from the collection; these were about primate behavior, evolution, schizophrenia, IQ, race and IQ, sex roles and development in animals, evolution and early man, peoples of the sea, human origins, aggression, sociobiology, and apes and the evolution of language. They dated from the 1970s and 1980s and were published in American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, American Scientist, American Sociological Review, Anthroquest, BioScience, Boston Globe, Business Week, Culture in History, Current Anthropology, Fortune, Human Behavior, Journal of Human Evolution, Journal of Primatology, Life Magazine, National Institutes of Health newsletter, Natural History, New England Journal of Medicine, Psychology and Social Science Review, Psychology Today, Quoddy Tides (Eastport, Maine), Science News, and Technology Today.
Lila Leibowitz was known for her cross-disciplinary research encompassing sociology, anthropology, biology, and psychology. She researched the sexual division of labor and was a critic of sociobiology, which stresses innate gender differences and the natural superiority of males. She wrote many articles and was author of Females, Males and Families: A BioSocial Approach (1978), Evolution in Tuberculin Treatment (1966), and a community study of Eastport, Maine, which was not completed. Leibowitz was guest lecturer at many universities, and was a member of such local groups as the Boston Genes and Gender Study Group and the Sociobiology Study Group of Science for the People. She was a member of the Association of Women in Sociology (AWIS) and the American Anthropological Association, board member of the Anthropology Research Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and member and president (1976-1977) of the Northeastern Anthropological Association. For further biographical information, see the curriculum vitae in #62.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library in November 1984, and in March and August 1985 by Richard Leibowitz, Leibowitz's husband.
- Carton 1: 1-37
- Carton 2: 38-73
- Carton 3: 74-92
By: Jane S. Knowles
- Leibowitz, Lila. Papers of Lila Leibowitz, 1969-1984: A Finding Aid
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