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Women's Studies Collection

Identifier: MS 042


This collection consists of printed materials related to the field of Women's Studies as well as original materials from Lancaster area Women's organizations and individuals.


  • 1969-2000
  • Majority of material found within 1970-1984


Restrictions on Access

Access unrestricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Photocopying and publication restricted by copyright. except by permission of copyright holder..


4.75 Linear feet (11.5 boxes)

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Collection: Organized into two series: 1) Women's Studies literature, 2) Local Women's Activism and Activist organizations.

Ownership and Custodial History

These materials were received in October 1996 from Dr. Louise Stevenson, chair of the Women's Studies Program. The bulk of the women's studies/feminist literature was collected by Angela M. Jeannet of the French and Italian Department of Franklin and Marshall College. Additional materials concerning local women's organizations were received from Joyce Ritz of Lancaster Women's Liberation and Linda Martin of Lancaster N.O.W. In the summer of 2000, the collection was reorganized by Hackman Scholar Andrea McLin, working with Louise Stevenson. Additional materials were added in 2005 (from the estate of John Andrew) and in 2013 (received from Elizabeth Smoot).

Related Archival Materials

Angela M. Jeannet Papers, 1969-1983 (RL.00632).: Custodian--David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library: Address--Duke University, Durham, NC.

General Note

For a history of the women's movement in Lancaster, PA see: Jeannet, Angela M. "Voices from the grassroots : how the women's movement flourished in the heart of America" [Chapel Hill, NC: The Author, 2012]

Processing Information

Processing completed August 2000.

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Repository Details

Part of the Franklin and Marshall College Special Collections Repository

PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States