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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 869: Vt-298

Records of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, 1983-2016


Programs, publicity mailings, clippings, and ephemera of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival.


  • 1983-2016


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 records created by the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival is held by the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. Should the organization cease to exist, copyright transfers to Lisa Vogel during her lifetime. 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. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1.04 linear feet ((2 + 1/2 file boxes) plus 1 videotape, electronic records)

The records of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival contains festival programs, publicity mailings, clippings, magnets, bumper stickers, and patches documenting the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival from 1983 to 2016. Also included is one videotape, Michigan Fever!, produced in 2004. The Michigan Womyn's Music Festival's web site is being captured periodically as part of Harvard University Library's Web Archive Collection service (WAX).


The Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. was an international feminist music festival held every August from 1976 to 2015 in Oceana County, Michigan, near Hart Township, in a small wooded area known as "The Land." The event was completely built, staffed, run and attended by women. The festival was founded in 1979 by Lisa Vogel, her sister Kristie Vogel, and friend Mary Kindig. The final festival was held in August 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2016-M120

The records of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival were given to the Schlesinger Library by the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival in June 2016.

Processing Information

Processed: June 2016

By: Johanna Carll

Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. Records of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, 1983-2016: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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