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COLLECTION Identifier: Pr-11

Feminist ephemera collection of the Schlesinger Library, 1922-2014


Feminist flyers, pamphlets, directories, statements, bibliographies, and other printed materials.


  • Creation: 1922-2014

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in materials in the feminist ephemera collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Materials may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


3.13 linear feet (7 + 1/2 file boxes)

The Feminist ephemera collection consists of flyers, pamphlets, directories, statements, bibliographies, curricula, programs, invitations, manifestos, articles, catalogs, and other printed materials. They are organized loosely under topical headings and arranged alphabetically. Much of the material was created between 1968 and 1974 by young women involved in the United States women's liberation movement.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The items in this collection were removed from various manuscript collections or purchased from dealers.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital surrogates of the majority of items in Boxes 1-7 in this collection are available through the Adam Matthew online database Gender: Identity and Social Change (Access restricted to subscribing institutions).

Processing Information

Container list: December 2009

By: Cat Lea Holbrook

Last updated and additional materials added: March 2024

By: Johanna Carll

Feminist ephemera collection of the Schlesinger Library, 1922-2014: A Container List
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents women's lives from the past and present for the future. In addition to its traditional strengths in the history of feminisms, women’s health, and women’s activism, the Schlesinger collections document the intersectional workings of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class in American history.

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