Kathleen O'Shea Papers
Kathleen O'Shea Papers, 1910-2006
6 boxes (6 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 578
Author; Lesbian activist; Social reform advocate; Catholic nun. Papers include documents and memorabilia from O'Shea's childhood, including her education in becoming a nun; correspondence; photographs; and a small amount of materials pertaining to lesbian former nuns. Photographs such luminaries as Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Angela Davis, bell hooks, Sister Helen Prejean, and David Kaczynski (brother of infamous "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski). Also included is research related to O'Shea's writings on women on death row with files on sixty-five women prisoners, including correspondence from some, and video tapes about women in prison, including Aileen Wuornos.
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The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.
This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.
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