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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 884: CD-105: DVD-110: MP-77: T-508: Vt-272

Papers of Susan Griffin, 1914-2015 (inclusive), 1943-2015 (bulk)


Writings, correspondence, and notes by feminist writer and social critic Susan Griffin.


  • Creation: 1914-2015
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1943-2015

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 papers created by Susan Griffin is held by Susan Griffin during her lifetime. Copyright to the unpublished material will be transferred and assigned to the President and Fellows of Harvard College along with all right, title and interest, including copyright and all extensions and renewals thereof, in and to the work upon Griffin's death. 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.


46.7 linear feet ((108 file boxes, 3 card file boxes) plus 4 folio folders, 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversize folder, 3 photograph folders, 139 audiotapes, 5 videotapes, 7 CDs, 4 DVDs, 7 motion pictures, 3 objects, electronic records)
14.59 Megabytes (5 files)

The papers of Susan Griffin document her writing and creative projects; her relationship with other literary and artistic feminist figures of the 20th century; and her activism and participation in feminist, environmental, and anti-war causes. Materials include correspondence with artists and writers, family, and friends; multiple drafts of manuscripts; publicity materials; notes; research materials, including clippings and brochures; audiovisual materials; and memorabilia, including t-shirts and buttons. When the collection arrived at the library, the papers were mostly filed in labeled folders although there was some overlap in content and duplication between folders. Original folder titles have been maintained; titles in brackets were created by the archivist. Griffin often attached Post-It notes to the papers with descriptive information about the content. These notes have been retained in the folders.

Series I, BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, 1943-2014 (#1.1-10.2, E.1), includes materials related to Griffin's childhood, education, and family, including family correspondence; published interviews and writings about Griffin; awards and diplomas; calendars; and address books. Also included are cards, fliers, and brochures, as well as clippings, and other printed materials related to friends and fellow artists' works, as well as memorial programs commemorating the lives of various friends and family. Correspondence and additional information about artistic projects by friends can be found in Series II. Other materials of interest include notebooks of personal, biographical writings Griffin created while attending a Quadrinity Process workshop, a multi-day personal therapy development course (1978), and photographs of scenes and a script for Griffin's film critical of capital punishment which she completed as a high school student in 1960. Certain early writings included here were identified by Griffin as "juvenilia" and were mostly completed for school assignments in high school and college. Additional early writings can also be found in Series V-VII. Also included is Griffin's web site, which is being captured periodically as part of Schlesinger Library's web archiving program. Series is arranged chronologically.

Series II, CORRESPONDENCE, 1957-2015 (#10.3-17.16), contains personal and professional correspondence, including with literary figures such as Adrienne Rich, Judy Chicago, Rita Mae Brown, Honor Moore, Michelle Cliff, Kay Boyle, and June Jordan, regarding writing, careers, the creative process, feminism and motherhood. This series also contains correspondence with fans, colleagues, scholars, artists, students, publishers (see also Series IV for additional publisher correspondence), friends, and lovers. Content relates to life events, work and relationships, responses to Griffin's writings, and her public appearances. Publisher correspondence (#14.10-15.7) also includes with editors and literary agents and relates to publishing, and reprinting or submitting works for publication in magazines, journals, and anthologies. Also included with publisher correspondence are some publicity materials, publishers agreements, permissions forms, etc., regarding Griffin's articles, poetry, plays, such as Voices, and books, such as Pornography and Silence and Woman and Nature. Additional materials found here include postcards; invitations; birthday, holiday and greeting cards from friends and former lovers; letters from friends providing updates on their lives, their writing and other creative work, and relationships. This series also contains some printed materials, clippings, notes, manuscripts and other writings by Griffin's friends and colleagues. Many of these writings were sent to Griffin for her comments or review. See Series I for family correspondence. This series is arranged alphabetically (files may be listed by last name of correspondent or by topic).

Series III, JOURNALS AND NOTEBOOKS, 1960s-2004 (#17.17-23.1), contains Griffin's personal diaries and daily notebooks. Content includes notes, personal reflections, writing fragments, contacts and to-do lists, and notes related to research and regarding writing projects. Additional notebooks related to Griffin's writings can be found in Series IV-VII. Series is arranged chronologically.

Series IV, BOOKS, 1914-2015 (#23.2-79.2, 109CB-111CB, FD.1-FD.2, E.2), contains materials related to the development, creation, publication, and publicity of Griffin's books of critical and creative prose, anthologies, fiction, and non-fiction, and includes published and unpublished titles. Many of Griffin's books weave together personal narratives with social and historical accounts and critiques. Included are book proposals; multiple annotated typescript drafts; handwritten drafts; notes; research materials, such as clippings and articles; reviews and publicity; correspondence related to research, and with publishers and contributors; and associated projects, such as a film script based on The Book of the Courtesans and plans for an opera based on Woman and Nature. Most of the drafts in each subseries are partial and are not dated so the arrangement of the drafts is not necessarily in chronological order. For materials related to poetry anthologies, see Series VI. For additional correspondence and notes regarding Griffin's books, see Series II and III. For additional drafts and information related to essays in anthologies, such as Made from this Earth and The Eros of Everyday Life, see Series VII. Series VIII contains materials related to promotional events for her books and public readings. This series is arranged in ten subseries by title of work and listed chronologically by publication date. The last subseries contains various unpublished titles.

Subseries A, Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her (1978), 1975-2012 (#23.2-27.9, 109CB.1), contains materials related to one of Griffin's most influential works. In this book Griffin explores the connection between feminism and ecology, and the correlation between society's degradation of women and destruction of the environment. The subseries contains research materials, proposals, annotated typescript drafts, handwritten drafts, and published reviews. Also included are materials related to the development of an opera based on Woman and Nature, which was never produced (#27.5). This subseries is arranged by type of content: research materials, notes and outlines, drafts, related projects, and publicity.

Subseries B, Rape: The Power of Consciousness (1979), 1970-1979 (#27.10-28.5), contains research materials, notes, draft manuscripts, and publishers' notes relating to this work where Griffin explores the causes of and attitudes towards rape, how the women's movement affected those attitudes, and the long term psychological effects of rape. This subseries is arranged by type of content: research materials, notes, proposals, draft manuscripts.

Subseries C, Pornography and Silence: Culture's Revenge Against Nature (1981), 1958-1989 (#28.6-34.4, 109CB.2), contains research materials, notes, written and typed manuscripts, correspondence, publisher's notes, and articles related to the publication of Pornography and Silence, which explores how pornographic books, movies, and magazines affect the relationship between men and women and how pornography suppresses freedom of expression. The subseries is arranged by type of content: research, notes, outlines, preliminary articles on the book written by Griffin, drafts of the prologue, acknowledgements, dedication, chapters, segments, and footnotes.

Subseries D, Made from this Earth: An Anthology of Writings (1983), 1980-1982 (#34.5-35.3), contains research materials, notes, and written and typed draft manuscripts of this anthology, which contains poems and essays on the subjects of motherhood, rape, lesbians and literature, and writing and the creative process. Included in the book are partial transcripts of interviews with women who underwent illegal abortions. For additional transcripts of interviews with women relating their experiences undergoing illegal abortions, see #77.9.

Subseries E, A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War (1992), 1914-2005 (#35.4-49.7, 110CB, FD.1), contains research materials, which include clippings, notes, and printed materials; drafts; speaking engagement materials, including notes and fliers; and correspondence relating to the development and publication of the book. A Chorus of Stones explores how people's personal lives play a role in the causes and effects of war. Griffin weaves her own narrative with other personal histories and explains how they relate to several violent events of the twentieth century. A Chorus of Stones is part of a series with What Her Body Thought entitled This Common Body: A Social Autobiography. A selection of published materials relating to nuclear power, war, and the military, and newspaper clippings regarding aspects of war and environmental disasters (1987-1991) were removed. See also Series IX for additional research materials of audiotape interviews with survivors of war and radiation disasters (#T-508.11-T-508.54). The subseries is arranged by type of content: research, notes, drafts and edits, and reviews, and chronologically within each group.

Subseries F, The Eros of Everyday Life: Essays on Ecology, Gender and Society (1995), 1990-1995 (#49.8-52.8), includes research materials, notes, and drafts related to Griffin's anthology which contains essays on Western thought, feminism, ecology, religion, etc. This subseries is arranged by type of content: research, notes, drafts, publicity.

Subseries G, What Her Body Thought: A Journey into the Shadows (1999), 1983-2015 (#52.9-62.6), includes numerous partial drafts, which are heavily annotated, and correspondence with Griffin's publisher regarding creative freedom in shaping the focus of the book. In What Her Body Thought Griffin addresses her experience with Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) as well as more broadly addressing larger issues relating to illness. Griffin notes that the publisher HarperSan Francisco had wanted her to rewrite the book as a personal, spiritual journey through sickness and healing, but she preferred to keep it as written retaining a more social and political perspective. This work is part of a series with A Chorus of Stones entitled This Common Body: A Social Autobiography. Griffin's original title for this work and one she preferred was Sustenance (1996-1998?); another earlier title was Knowledge of the Body: Democracy and Communion in a Time of Illness (1998). This subseries is arranged by type of content: research, drafts, references to the work.

Subseries H, The Book of the Courtesans: A Catalogue of Their Virtues (2001), 1990-2007 (#62.7-67.1, 111CB), includes drafts and notes relating to Griffin's work where she discusses the lives of famous courtesans, erotic companions of wealthy and powerful patrons, throughout history, and discusses their relationship to feminism and their unique place in Western culture. This subseries also includes materials related to an unpublished article on courtesans and a proposal, correspondence, and script related to a film production of the work which was never completed. This subseries is arranged by type of content: research, notes, drafts, book party, related projects.

Subseries I, Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy: On Being an American Citizen (2008), 1961-2008 (#67.2-72.2, 109CB.3), contains research materials and multiple drafts related to Griffin's book which explores democracy through personal memoir and social and cultural history. Griffin's earlier title for this book was Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy: The Autobiography of an American Citizen. Also included in this subseries is a redacted copy of Griffin's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file which she received in 2006, and which covers the FBI's surveillance of her activities as a young woman, including during and after her time at the University of California, Berkeley, and as a member of the staff of Ramparts magazine. A selection of clippings relating to world and national crises and events (2000-2007) that Griffin used for research were removed. This subseries is arranged by type of content: research, notes, drafts, publicity.

Subseries J, Transforming Terror: Remembering the Soul of the World (2011), 1986-2015 (#72.3-77.3, E.2), includes correspondence with contributors, drafts of proposals and essays, poems, notes, and research materials. Co-edited by Susan Griffin, Transforming Terror is a collection of essays and poetry, prayers and meditations by various contributors, including Griffin, on the exploration and experience of terror, and breaking the cycle of violence. Research materials include brochures, correspondence, notes, drafts, and articles and clippings. A selection of clippings relating to war, violence, and terrorism that Griffin used as research were removed. The Transforming Terror web site is being captured periodically as part of Schlesinger Library's web archiving program. This subseries is arranged by type of content: research, notes, correspondence with contributors, drafts, publicity and related.

Subseries K, Other Titles, 1969-ca.2008 (#77.4-79.2, FD.2), includes book proposals, manuscript drafts of unpublished works, notes, correspondence, and research materials. There are extensive drafts of two unpublished titles, Devastation and Light: The Creative Spirit in Our Time where Griffin challenges the conventional notion of creativity, focusing on the creativity of "ordinary people" and those who have been marginalized in society; and The Ice Dancer's Tale, which is a work of fiction related to ice skating, indigenous wisdom, and climate change. Of note in this subseries are a book outline and transcripts of interviews with women relating their experiences undergoing illegal abortions. Some of this material was published in Made from this Earth (see Subseries D). This subseries is arranged chronologically.

Series V, PLAYS, 1960-2005 (#79.3-85.8, FD.3), contains working drafts, play proposals, notes, research materials, and correspondence regarding Griffin's produced and unproduced plays. This series includes drafts and production materials related to one of Griffin's earliest plays, The Everlasting Reich, as well as drafts of its previous incarnations, Bones and Sheep in Wolf's Clothing (1960s); early drafts and production materials for the play Thicket, a one-act play about death written in the late 1980s for the actor, Ruth Zaporah, who contributed suggestions throughout the writing and rehearsal; and drafts of Griffin's award-winning play Voices (1978). Voices features five women narrating and assessing their life stories. The play was originally produced under a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and was subsequently staged as part of the Women's Theater Project of The Lunchbox Theater and performed at several colleges and universities throughout the San Francisco Bay area. It was filmed by KQED and shown on public television many times. The play was awarded an Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences San Francisco chapter in 1975. See Series VIII for materials regarding promotional events and readings. See Series IX for audiovisual materials related to many of these works, including Voices, Thanksgiving, and Thicket. Series is arranged chronologically.

Series VI, POETRY, 1950s-2002 (#85.9-92.6), includes handwritten and typed manuscripts, drafts, notes and journals containing drafts of poems, and correspondence for Griffin's published and unpublished poetry. Included are manuscript drafts of her published anthologies, Like the Iris of an Eye (1976), Unremembered Country (1987), and Bending Home (1998). Oftentimes, Griffin arranged drafts, typescripts, and edited poems in groups by years. Different drafts of the same poem can be found in multiple folders. Additional journals with poetry can be found in Series III. See Series VIII for materials regarding promotional events and readings. Series is arranged chronologically.

Series VII, OTHER WRITINGS, 1960s-2014 (#92.7-98.15), includes essays and articles, fiction and non-fiction, prefaces and forewords Griffin wrote for other books, short stories, reviews of books, etc., There are unpublished works, works in progress, and some essays which had been published in anthologies, journals, and magazines. Included are drafts; notes; final versions of manuscripts; correspondence with publishers and editors; publishing agreements; and related research materials, such as fliers and clippings. Griffin addresses many topics in these writings, including explorations of women's lives and experiences, motherhood, feminist analyses of rape and reproductive rights, and the art of writing. Included is a handwritten essay on the birth of Griffin's daughter; reviews for Ramparts magazine and the Los Angeles Times; stories and articles for Utne Reader and Orion magazine; essay and introduction for the artist Lenke Rothman's exhibition at the Jewish Museum; and essay for the catalogue of an exhibition by Jim Hodges at the Dallas Museum of Art. Many of the essays in this series found their way into anthologies, including Griffin's own work, such as The Eros of Everyday Life and Made from this Earth. This series also includes some general research files containing clippings, typescripts, and printed materials. See Series VIII for materials regarding promotional events and readings. Series is arranged chronologically.

Series VIII, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, TEACHING, AND EVENTS, 1970s-2012 (#98.16-108.15, FD.4, OD.1), contains materials related to Griffin's participation in conferences, symposia, readings, festivals, literary and political events, workshops, and classes, as an activist, writer, and consultant. Files contain printed materials, such as fliers, posters, brochures, clippings, and programs, as well as notes, itineraries, contracts, and correspondence with event organizers and fellow participants regarding planning, logistics, and acknowledgments. Folders related to teaching and workshop materials include lecture notes, course summaries, syllabi, research materials, course evaluations, course proposals, and correspondence with students regarding classes. Some of the workshops in this series were proposed or taught by Griffin, including Women in Literature, Gender and Nature, and Ecology and Social Justice. Many of the files in this series Griffin titled "Lectures: correspondence, brochures." These folders contain not only materials related to Griffin's lectures, but also include other events and speaking engagements, including conferences, symposia, workshops, readings and book promotions, and consultations. This series also includes printed materials for conferences and lectures where it is unclear if Griffin participated. Of note are materials related to Griffin's activities with the peace organization, CodePink, including Griffin's speech protesting the Iraq war at a CodePink rally in 2003 (#104.7, 104.9, 107.8, 108.4). For information regarding the book tour of Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy, see also Series IV, Subseries I. Series is arranged chronologically.

Series IX, PHOTOGRAPHS AND AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, ca.1960-2011 (#PD.1-PD.3, E.3, CD-105.1-CD-105.7, DVD-110.1-DVD-110.4, MP-77.1-MP-77.7, T-508.1-T-508.139, Vt-272.1-Vt-272.5), includes publicity photographs, audiocassettes, videotapes, DVDs, CDs, and film. The audiovisual content covers all subject areas found in other series, including interviews of Griffin; poetry and book readings; presentations at conferences; lectures; classroom instruction; and readings and productions of Griffin's plays, including Voices, Thicket, and Thanksgiving. Of note is an 8 mm film made by Griffin when she was a teenager about capital punishment. Also of interest are audiocassettes of recorded interviews Griffin made as she was preparing research for A Chorus of Stones. Subjects of these interviews include survivors of the nuclear bombings in Hiroshima, and veterans and civilians who recount their wartime experiences. She also interviewed individuals who suffered nuclear radiation poisoning or who were involved in the nuclear energy industry. The interviews largely consist of personal stories and often touch upon issues of sexism and gender role expectations. This series is arranged by format, and chronologically within: photographs, compact discs, DVDs, film, audiocassettes (including reel to reels), and videotapes.

Series X, MEMORABILIA, 2006, undated (#108.16m-108.17m, Mem.1-Mem.3, F+D.1m), contains two University of California at Irvine bookstore shopping bags which include small portraits of writers, including Griffin; nine buttons advertising progressive groups and causes, including CodePink buttons and a button for An Unreasonable Woman, an organization which preceded and inspired the foundation of CodePink. Another button advertises Heyday books, an independent, nonprofit publisher and cultural institution in California. Also included are t-shirts for CodePink and a Decca and the Dectones t-shirt. Decca and the Dectones is a cowbell and kazoo orchestra headed by Griffin's friend, the late Jessica Mitford, an author, journalist, civil rights activist, political campaigner, and one of the famous Mitford sisters. Series is arranged by type: bumper stickers, buttons, t-shirts, shopping bags.

Some of the photographs in this collection are or will be digitized and available online.


Poet, essayist, novelist, and playwright Susan Ivalou Griffin was born in Los Angeles, California, 1943, to Walden Griffin and Sally Williamson. Griffin's older sister Patricia was born in 1937. After Griffin's father was killed by a car while crossing the street in 1960, Griffin elected to live with parents of a friend, the artist Morton Dimondstein and his wife Geraldine, an art education teacher. Mort and Gerry Dimondstein had already become Griffin's informal adoptive family beginning in the late 1950s when Griffin would stay at their house for long periods of time. After her father's death, the Dimondsteins became her legal guardians. Griffin graduated Reseda High School in 1960, attended the University of California (1960-1963), graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Creative Writing (1963-1965), and received an MA from San Francisco State University in Creative Writing (1973). In 1966 Griffin married John Levy. The marriage lasted for four years and they had one daughter, Chloe, born in 1968. Griffin has two grandchildren, Sophie and Jasper Andrews.

As an eco-feminist, philosopher and social critic, Griffin has described her writings as drawing "connections between the destruction of nature, the diminishment of women, and racism." Through her books, plays, and poetry she addresses many contemporary issues, including climate change, war, colonialism, the body, democracy, and terrorism. Among her published writings are Like the Iris of an Eye, a collection of her poems from 1967 to 1976, and books which critically explore culture, the environment, and society. Titles include Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her (1978), Pornography and Silence: Culture's Revenge Against Nature (1981), A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War (1992), which was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Northern California Book Award for non-fiction, and Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy: On Being an American Citizen (2008). In 1965, with Griffin as assistant director, the San Francisco Repertory Company produced one of her earliest plays, The Everlasting Reich, a work about war and racism set in Nazi Germany. In 1975, her play Voices: A Play for Women, which focuses on five women struggling with their lives and relationships, was broadcast on public television and the production won an Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, San Francisco chapter, that year. In addition to her writing career, Griffin has lectured widely in the United States and abroad and has volunteered her time as a speaker and consultant for feminist, social justice, and environmental causes and organizations, such as the Women's Building in California and the environmental organization, Bioneers. She is also a founding member of a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice organization, CodePink. Griffin has also worked as an editor and teacher. Her positions have included editor at the literary magazine Ramparts (1965-1968); instructor in literature and writing at the University of California, Berkeley (1973-1975); instructor in English literature and creative writing at San Francisco State University (1971-1975); visiting lecturer at the San Francisco Art Institute (1986); instructor in creative writing at Mills College (1991); contributing editor at Whole Earth Review (1995); and instructor at the California Institute of Integral Studies (2000-2001), Pacifica Graduate Institute (2005-2006), and the Wright Institute (2010-2011). In 2012 Griffin was the Bayard and John Cobb Peace Lecturer at the Naropa Institute. Griffin has been the recipient of many awards, including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, and has received the Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Achievement and Service by Northern California Book Reviewers (2016) and a Guggenheim Foundation award.


The collection is arranged in ten series:

  1. Series I. Biographical and Personal, 1943-2014 (#1.1-10.2, E.1)
  2. Series II. Correspondence, 1957-2015 (#10.3-17.16)
  3. Series III. Journals and Notebooks, 1960s-2004 (#17.17-23.1)
  4. Series IV. Books, 1914-2015 (#23.2-79.2, 109CB-111CB, FD.1-FD.2, E.2)
  5. Series V. Plays, 1960-2005 (#79.3-85.8, FD.3)
  6. Series VI. Poetry, 1950s-2002 (#85.9-92.6)
  7. Series VII. Other Writings, 1960s-2014 (#92.7-98.15)
  8. Series VIII. Speaking Engagements, Teaching, and Events, 1970s-2012 (#98.16-108.15, FD.4, OD.1)
  9. Series IX. Photographs and Audiovisual Materials, ca.1960-2011 (##PD.1-PD.3, E.3, CD-105.1-CD-105.7, DVD-110.1-DVD-110.4, MP-77.1-MP-77.7, T-508.1-T-508.139, Vt-272.1-Vt-272.5)
  10. Series X. Memorabilia, 2006, undated (#108.16m-108.17m, Mem.1-Mem.3, F+D.1m)

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 2014-M193, 2015-M24, 2015-M76, 2015-M154, 2016-M10

The papers of Susan Griffin were acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Susan Griffin between December 2014 and January 2016.


Donor: Susan Griffin

Accession numbers: 2014-M193, 2015-M24

Processed by: Laura Peimer

The following items have been transferred to the Schlesinger Library books and printed materials collection:

  1. Aion (vol. 1, #2)
  2. Anon, edited by Sara Armstrong (Spring 1973)
  3. Azalea: A Magazine by Third World Lesbians (winter 1977/1978)
  4. Bonnie Sherr Klein's Not A Love Story by Rebecca Sullivan, 2014
  5. Bridges (summer 1985)
  6. Clothed with the Sun (vol. 7, #1 spring 1987)
  7. Compassion 101: How To Prevent Death Camps by Anne Herbert, 1988
  8. Dear Sky by Susan Griffin (1973)
  9. Diacritics: A Review of Contemporary Criticism (winter 1975)
  10. Emma (March 1982)
  11. Evolutionary Blues (volume II, 1983) (includes article by Griffin)
  12. Femora (#1, #2, 1960s)
  13. Five Fingers Review (#2, 1984) (includes interview with Griffin)
  14. From Shadows Emerging: An Anthology of Bay Area Women Writers, edited by Debbie Costello and Lisa Kellman, 1981
  15. Global Women's Strike (#3, January 2006)
  16. Graduate Student Journal (spring 1964) (includes poem by Griffin)
  17. Greenham Common: Women At The Wire, by Barbara Harford & Sarah Hopkins, editors, 1984
  18. Loni Hancock Gala Dinner program
  19. How(Ever), vol. 1, #1, May 1983
  20. Kuinne Journalen (#2/3, 1982)
  21. Kyoto Review #18 (1985) (includes poem by Griffin)
  22. LoveLetter (1960s?) (includes poem by Griffin)
  23. Mainstream (June 1961) (includes poem by Griffin)
  24. Making The Park, foreword by Susan Griffin, 1976
  25. Margins (#23, 8/1975) (includes review of Griffin's work)
  26. Minnesota Women's Press, Sept. 30 - Oct. 13, 1987, includes article about Griffin
  27. Mosaic: A Quarterly Journal for the Comparative Study of Literature and Ideas (fall 1974) (includes article by Griffin)
  28. New England Review and Bread Loaf Quarterly (summer 1983) (includes poem by Griffin)
  29. New Times (October 29, 1976) (includes article mentioning Griffin)
  30. Nexus...A Monthly Review (September 1963) (includes poem by Griffin)
  31. Radiation-Induced Cancer from Low-Dose Exposure: An Independent Analysis by John Gofman (1990)
  32. Remember Our Fire: Poetry by Women (& 3 Men), 1970s?
  33. Resurgence (May-June 1981)
  34. San Francisco Focus (March 1987) (Susan Griffin included on cover)
  35. Shameless Hussy Press Catalogue 15, 1970s?
  36. Shameless Hussy Review, 1970s?
  37. Shocks: A Critical Magazine of Poetry (November 1972, March 1974, February 1975, 1976) (includes articles by Griffin)
  38. Small Press Review (vol. 3, #3)
  39. Stay Amazed: A Celebration for Susan Duhan Felix with Poems by Morton N. Felix, 2014
  40. SunDance (November/December 1972) (includes poem by Griffin)
  41. Sunday Ramparts (1966-1967 (Griffin was contributor and editor)
  42. The Animals' Agenda (1986-1988)
  43. The Berkeley Monthly (April 1987, vol. 17, #7) (includes article about Griffin)
  44. The CFIDS Chronicle (spring 1992) (includes article by Griffin)
  45. The Creative Woman (winter 1988)
  46. The Every Other Weekly (vol.1, #12, 1970) (includes article by Griffin)
  47. The New Catalyst Quarterly (spring 1988, #11) (includes interview with Griffin)
  48. The Quire: A Gathering of Fourteen (1965) (includes poem by Patricia Griffin)
  49. The Spokeswoman (sample issue)
  50. The Sun: A Magazine of Ideas (issues 93, 94, 97, 146-148)
  51. The Women's Newsletter (Berkeley, California), September 3, 1974
  52. Trialogue: A Publication of the Association for Women in Development (vol. 2, #2, spring 1997)
  53. Virginia Woolf Miscellany (Fall 1973, Spring 1974, Fall 1975
  54. Ways of Reading: An Anthology For Writers by David Bartholomae and Anthony Petrosky, 2005 (includes chapter by Griffin)
  55. Win: Peace and Freedom Through Nonviolent Action, November 9, 1978
  56. WomanSound, June 1984 (issues #2)
  57. Women and Life on Earth: A Unifying Alliance for Feminism and Ecology (summer 1982-summer 1983)
  58. Women Of All Red Nations, 1970s
  59. Women's Peace Alliance: Special International Issue, June 1985
  60. Yoga Journal (May/June 1986; January/February 1988) (includes article about Griffin)

Processing Information

Processed: May 2017

By: Laura Peimer, with assistance from Caitlin Walker and Margaret Dalton.

Griffin, Susan. Papers of Susan Griffin, 1914-2015 (inclusive), 1943-2015 (bulk): 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 a gift from the Mary Mitchell Wood Manuscript Processing Fund and the Class of 1956 fund.

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