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Moon Journal Records, 1995-2015 (Bulk: 1995-2009)
3 (1.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: 764

Abstract:
Moon Journal, formerly Prarie Moon ReadOut!, grew out of monthly poetry readings at the Prarie Moon Feminist Books and Women Friendly Space in Arlington Heights, Illinois. This collection is comprised of periodicals and chapbooks published by Moon Journal Press, as well as "herstorical" material, ephemera, and photographs.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The Records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Jude Rittenhouse owns copyright to materials created by her until her death, after which copyright will be transferred to Smith College. Copyrights to materials created by all other authors are retained by those authors. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

Founded in 1992, Prairie Moon Feminist Books and Women Friendly Space in Arlington Heights, Illinois, hosted two monthly readings: a poetry reading and an all-genre reading. Both were open to the public. In order to share the work presented there with a wider audience, founding co-editors Mary Ber and Jude Rittenhouse created a publication in 1995. This literary magazine was first called Prairie Moon ReadOut! (the name of the monthly all-genre readings) and soon renamed Moon Journal. The journal continued in publication for thirteen years with much help from the growing community of writers. Moon Journal Press was established in 2000 and published poetry, short story, and creative nonfiction chapbooks before ceasing operation in 2009.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Moon Journal Records consist of the periodicals and poetry, short story, and creative nonfiction chapbooks published by Moon Journal Press, plus a small amount of "herstorical" material, ephemera, and photographs dating from 1995 to 2015.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The Records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Jude Rittenhouse owns copyright to materials created by her until her death, after which copyright will be transferred to Smith College. Copyrights to materials created by all other authors are retained by those authors. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Moon Journal Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Moon Journal founding co-editor Jude Rittenhouse donated the Records to the Sophia Smith Collection in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Chloe Line, 2016.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English.

Contents List
Moon Journal



The Herstory of Moon Journal, Artistic Statement of Purpose by Jude Rittenhouse, ephemera, and photographs,
2015

Box 1: folder 1
Prairie Moon ReadOut!


Box 1
Vol I, Issue 1
Winter 1995-1996

Box 1: folder 2
Vol I, Issue 2 and 3
Summer/Fall 1996

Box 1: folder 3
Moon Journal


Box 1
Volume II,
1997

Box 1: folder 4
Volume III,
1998

Box 1: folder 5
Volume IV,
1999

Box 1: folder 6
Volume V, 200-01


Box 1: folder 7
Volume VI,
2001-02

Box 1: folder 8
Volume VII,
2002

Box 1: folder 9
Volume VIII,
2003

Box 1: folder 10
Volume IX,
2004-05

Box 1: folder 11
Volume X,
2005

Box 1: folder 12
Volume XI-XII,
2006-07

Box 1: folder 13
Volume XIII,
2008

Box 2: folder 1
Chapbooks published by Moon Journal Press



Blue Tissue Paper, Marjorie Zilen,
2000

Box 2: folder 2
Everything is Foaming Up, Janet A. Baker,
2000

Box 2: folder 3
All the Women We Have Been, Kathleen West,
2001

Box 2: folder 4
Slide Into Light, Shoshauna Shy,
2001

Box 2: folder 5
At Portage, Lynne Hume Burgess,
2001

Box 2: folder 6
The Gradual Day of My Mother's Dying, Paula Alida Roy,
2002

Box 2: folder 7
Inhabiting the Body, Nina Corwin & Mary H. Ber,
2002

Box 2: folder 8
Where Undulating Hills Meet, Helen Quade,
2003

Box 2: folder 9
The Shape of Grief, Mary Ber,
2003

Box 2: folder 10
A Place Beyond Luck, Jan Bottiglieri,
2004

Box 2: folder 11
Season Passes, Beth Steele,
2005

Box 2: folder 12
Slow Tear, Diana Smith,
2005

Box 2: folder 13
A Measure of Grace, Mary Boyle,
2005

Box 2: folder 14
The Archaeologist's Daughter, Kristy Bowen,
2005

Box 2: folder 15
Debris, Elizabeth Marino,
2005

Box 2: folder 16
Meeting the Grand Dame, Helen A. Quade & Joy Veaudry,
2005

Box 2: folder 17
Old Man Walking, Almira Astudillo Gilles,
2005

Box 2: folder 18
Universal, Kathy Kubik,
2006

Box 2: folder 19
Dancing with a Scorpion, Sharon Waller Knutson,
2006

Box 2: folder 20
Of Birds and Birth, Helen A. Quade,
2006

Box 2: folder 21
Selected Roles, Kathleen Kirk,
2006

Box 3: folder 1
Suspended, Elizabeth Pessl-Rossi,
2007

Box 2
Emigre's Farewell Gathering, Nadia Rausch,
2008

Box 2: folder 3
A Stir of Seasons, Jerry Hauser,
2009

Box 2: folder 4
Turning Point, Tabinda Bashir,
2009

Box 2: folder 5
Thought Fish, Ruan Wright,
2009

Box 2: folder 6

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Feminism -- Periodicals
  • Feminism -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Feminism in literature -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Feminist spirituality -- United States -- History -- Sources
  • Poets, American -- 20th century -- Sources


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