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2.92 linear feet ((7 file boxes) plus 2 folio boxes, 2 photograph folders, and 1 motion picture)
Series I, FILM PRODUCTION, 1980-1987 (#1.1-5.13, PD.1-PD.2), contains records associated with the production of the television film, She's Nobody's Baby (1981), including awards, budget, contracts, correspondence, publicity and press, permissions, scripts, and video distribution. Folders are arranged alphabetically by topic.
Series II, RELATED PROJECTS, 1982-1983 (#5.14-6.12), contains records associated with the publication of the book, She's Nobody's Baby (1983), including contract, correspondence, design, Suzanne Levine's publicity tour, and edited galleys. The series also includes records associated with the curation of a small traveling mall exhibit. Folders are arranged alphabetically by topic.
Series III, PHOTOGRAPHS (UNCATALOGED), 1980-1983 (#6.13-7.15, 8FB-9FB), contains a constructed collection of copy prints from various sources gathered specifically for use in She's Nobody's Baby (both film and book), and the publication, The Decade of Women: A Ms. History of the Seventies in Words and Pictures (1980). Although the images in the film and book are organized by decade, the copy prints were found loose in the collection; the archivist arranged them by subject. The date ranges in the folder descriptions refer to dates of original images, or in the case of fictional scenes, to the time period portrayed, and not the dates the photographs were taken or reproduced. The majority of copy prints are in black and white. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
A few photographs in this collection are or will be cataloged in VIA, Harvard University's Visual Information Access database. Others, referred to as "uncataloged" photographs, are not of sufficient research interest to warrant cataloging and are simply treated as part of the documents they accompany; they are marked on the back with an asterisk in square brackets [*].
In 1982, Ms. and HBO jointly received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award for She's Nobody's Baby, the first cable production to be so honored. A year later Suzanne Braun Levine edited a companion book based on Susan Dworkin's script for the documentary.
The production staff of the film included writer Susan Dworkin; executive producer Suzanne Braun Levine; producer/director Ana Carrigan; editor Mili Bonsignori; associate producers Liesel Friedrich and Karin Lippert; narrators Alan Alda and Marlo Thomas; and historical consultants Barbara Ehrenreich and Alice Kessler-Harris.
- Series I. Film production, 1980-1987 (#1.1-5.13, PD.1-PD.2)
- Series II. Related projects, 1982-1983 (#5.14-6.12)
- Series III. Photographs (uncataloged), 1980-1983 (#6.13-7.15, 8FB-9FB)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records associated with the television film She's Nobody's Baby and its companion book were given to the Schlesinger Library by the Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication in 1987 and 1988.
By: Jessica Tanny
- Documentary films
- Feminism--United States
- Motion pictures
- Scripts (documents)
- She's nobody's baby (Motion picture)
- Television programs
- Women's rights--United States--History--20th century
- Women--History--20th century--Pictorial works
- Women--United States--History--20th century
- Women--United States--Social conditions
- She's Nobody's Baby collection, 1980-1987: A Finding Aid
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- Processing of this collection was made possible by a gift from the Radcliffe College Class of 1968.
- EAD ID
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