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Series I, SPEECHES, 1975-1995 (#1-41), includes speeches given by Andrea Dworkin and others, such as Catharine MacKinnon, with whom she worked closely or had a significant personal relationship. Venues for the speeches range from conferences and protest rallies to workshops and testimony before former Attorney General's Commission on Pornography. Speeches for which there are transcripts in the paper collection include a cross-reference.
Series II, INTERVIEWS, 1984-1997 (#42-54), includes unedited material, off-air recordings, and recordings supplied by the individual stations, of radio interviews with Andrea Dworkin from over the United States as well as Canada and Great Britain. Interviews for which there are transcripts in the paper collection include a cross-reference.
Series III, PUBLIC READINGS AND SYLVIA DWORKIN'S FUNERAL SERVICE, 1976-1990 (#55-62), contains recordings of Andrea Dworkin reading to audiences in bookstores and university settings from her works: Letters from a War Zone, The New Woman's Broken Heart, Mercy, and unpublished works. Also included is a recording of Sylvia Dworkin's funeral service.
Series IV, TEACHING, 1983 (#63-80), contains recordings of Andrea Dworkin's and Catharine MacKinnon's lectures for their class on Pornography and the Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, fall 1983. Note that some tapes are missing (#3, #7, #11, #12, and #18-20). References to the course syllabus and other related materials in the paper collection are included.
Dworkin was the author of several books including Woman Hating (1974), Our Blood: Prophecies and Discourses on Sexual Politics (1976), Pornography: Men Possessing Women (1981), Right-Wing Women (1983), Intercourse (1987), Letters from a War Zone: Writings, 1976-1989 (1989), Scapegoat: The Jews, Israel, and Women's Liberation (2000), and Heartbreak: The Political Memoir of a Feminist Militant (2002). She was also the author of short stories and novels including Ice and Fire (1987) and Mercy (1991). In addition, Dworkin lectured widely and contributed to numerous periodicals and anthologies.
In 1983, with lawyer Catharine MacKinnon, Dworkin drafted a controversial civil rights ordinance defining pornography as sex discrimination. An activist working on behalf of many causes including abortion rights, she advised women and groups on issues of rape, battery, pornography, and incest in the United States and abroad.
Andrea Dworkin died April 9, 2005, in Washington, D.C.
- Series I. Speeches, 1975-1995 (#1-42)
- Series II. Interviews, 1984-1997 (#43-55)
- Series III. Public readings and Sylvia Dworkin's funeral service, 1976-1990 (#55-62)
- Series IV. Teaching, 1983 (#63-80)
These audiotapes were included with the papers of Andrea Dworkin (MC 540) that were acquired from Andrea Dworkin by the Schlesinger Library in November 2001.
By: Melissa Dollman
- Abused women
- Authors and publishers
- Authors, American--20th century
- Erotic literature, French
- Family violence
- Feminism--United States
- Feminists--United States
- Fetishism (Sexual behavior)
- Freedom of the press--United States--Public opinion
- Jewish men--United States
- Jewish women--United States
- Lesbians--United States
- Male domination (Social structure)
- Pornography--Law and legislation--Indiana--Indianapolis
- Pornography--Law and legislation--Minnesota--Minneapolis
- Pornography--Law and legislation--Washington--Bellingham
- Pornography--Law and legislation.
- Pornography--Psychological aspects
- Pornography--Social aspects
- Prostitution--Psychological aspects
- Publishers and publishing
- Radio programs
- Serial murders
- Sex crimes
- Sex discrimination against women
- Sex role
- United States. Attorney General's Commission on Pornography
- Wife abuse
- Women political activists
- Women's rights
- Women--Crimes against
- Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
- Women--United States--Social conditions
- Dworkin, Andrea. Audiotape collection of Andrea Dworkin, 1975-1997: A Finding Aid
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