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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 968

Papers of Janice G. Raymond, 1972-2018


Papers of radical lesbian activist, professor, and author, Janice G. Raymond, documenting her work in the areas of transsexuality, reproductive technologies, and the global sex trafficking industry.


  • Creation: 1972-2018

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Janice G. Raymond is held by 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. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


8.04 linear feet ((5 cartons, 1 file box, 1 folio+ box) plus 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversize folder, 1 supersize folder, 1 archived web site)

The papers of Janice G. Raymond include correspondence, writings, talks, reports, etc., documenting Raymond's work as an author and advocate. Some materials document Raymond's views on transsexuality and reproductive technologies, but the majority of materials represent her work as a member of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), often in close collaboration with Dorchen Leidholdt and H. Patricia Hynes, lobbying for legislation and mounting public awareness campaigns in an effort to end sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Raymond's web site is being captured periodically as part of Schlesinger Library's web archiving program. Folder titles were created by Raymond; additional information provided by the archivist appears in square brackets.


Radical lesbian activist, professor, and author Janice G. Raymond received a BA in English literature from Salve Regina College in 1965, an MA in religious studies from Andover Newton Theological School (1971), and a PhD in ethics and society from Boston College (1977). She joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1978, retiring as Professor of Women's Studies and Medical Ethics in 2002. From 2000 to 2007, she served as adjunct professor of International Health at Boston University's School of Public Health. Other positions include Professor of Women's Studies and Medical Ethics at the Five Colleges (1975-1978), Visiting Research Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1990-1991), Visiting Professor at the University of Linkoping in Sweden (1995), and Lecturer at the State Institute for Islamic Studies, Center for Women's Studies, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2002). From 1994 to 2007, Raymond was the Co-Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), and continues to serve on their board of directors.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2018-M206

The papers of Janice G. Raymond were given to the Schlesinger Library by Janice G. Raymond in December 2018.

Processing Information

Processed: December 2018

By: Johanna Carll

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Books and periodicals by Janice G. Raymond and on subjects which fall within the Library's collecting area were removed and cataloged separately with information about their provenance. 

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Jeannette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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