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Marxist-Feminist Group records, 1973-2000
0.5 linear feet (1 box.)
Collection number: SSC.MS.00787

Abstract:
Founded in the early 1970s by several women dissatisfied with the sexist treatment they received as members of the Union of Radical Political Economists, the Marxist-Feminist Group reflected the radical politics and increasingly radical feminism of its founders. The collection contains Marxist-Feminist Group biographies and meeting materials, including notes, presentations, publications, articles, and mailing lists.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to scholarly work published by members of the group is retained by the group's respective members. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required.

To the extent that she owned copyright, Susan Tracy has dedicated copyright in Marxist-Feminist Group materials created jointly by the group's respective members during the course of the group's business to the public domain. This agreement is governed by a CC0 (Creative Commons 1.0 Universal) public domain dedication. Copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by the Marxist-Feminist Group, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical Note

Founded in the early 1970s by several women dissatisfied with the sexist treatment they received as members of the Union of Radical Political Economists, the Marxist-Feminist Group reflected the radical politics and increasingly radical feminism of its founders. The vast majority were young white academics, graduate students or junior faculty, who met twice or so a year, exchanging papers, discussing recent publications while all the while supporting each other as Marxist feminists. Known to themselves as M-F 1, M-F 2 and M-F 3 (the New Haven, Boston and New York City groups), fearing red-baiting, the group's public name was the Northeastern Feminist Women's Conference. According to historian Sara Evans,"the membership lists of the Marxist-feminist discussion groups reads like a who's who of feminist scholarship,"including Linda Gordon, Alice Kessler-Harris, Blanche Wiesen Cook, and Joan Kelly ("Tidal Wave: How Women Changed America at Century's End,"p. 165).

Scope and Contents

Marxist-Feminist Group biographies and meeting materials, including notes, presentations, publications, articles, and mailing lists.


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

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to scholarly work published by members of the group is retained by the group's respective members. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required.

To the extent that she owned copyright, Susan Tracy has dedicated copyright in Marxist-Feminist Group materials created jointly by the group's respective members during the course of the group's business to the public domain. This agreement is governed by a CC0 (Creative Commons 1.0 Universal) public domain dedication. Copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by the Marxist-Feminist Group, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Marxist-Feminist Group records, Sophia Smith Collection, SSC-MS-00787, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

Donated by Susan Tracy, 2017.

Accruals:

Periodic accruals may be added to the collection.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
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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
Related Materials

Linda Gordon Papers, Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy Papers


Contents List

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Subjects
  • Bookman, Ann
  • Bringham, Nancy
  • Dalsimer, Marilyn
  • Feldman, Roslyn
  • Feminism -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Gordon, Linda
  • Horowitz, Grace
  • Keith, Beverley
  • Kennedy, Liz
  • Marxist criticism -- United States
  • Marxist-Feminist Group
  • Paul, Susanne
  • Quick, Paddy
  • Radicals -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Tracy, Susan
  • Tracy, Susan
  • Women's liberation

Genre terms
  • Biographical notes
  • Biographical sketches
  • Essays
  • Notes
  • Organization files
  • Research
  • Reviews
  • articles
  • correspondence


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