Jennifer Abod papers
Scope and Contents
Other individuals include Phil Donohue, Joseph Beam, Sarah Caldwell, Barbara Johnson. Recorded events and shows include the Jennifer Abod Show, I Am Your Sister, Harvard Women's Studies, Writing for Radio, International Women's Day, A.T. C. Franklin Park, Fifth of July, Sojourner Show, Gay Pride Week.
Dates of Materials
- 1975 - 2007
- Abod, Jennifer (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
All audiovisual materials identified for use in commercial and financial projects must be approved of by Jennifer Abod. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
Abod hosted and produced programs on community, public, and commercial radio in New Haven, Philadelphia and Boston for nearly twenty years. She was the first woman in Connecticut to host a nightly AM radio talk program, The Jennifer Abod Show, which she ran for four years. She is a co-founder of the New Haven (CT) Women's Liberation Rock Band, and co-writer of Liberating Lydia, the first feminist radio soap opera.
In 1988, Jennifer Abod created Profile Productions to produce and distribute media featuring feminist activists and cultural workers, particularly women of color and lesbians who influence broad constituencies. She developed the skills necessary to pursuing her interest in documenting women's lives while working for Digital Equipment Corporation where she directed, wrote and produced corporate audio and videotapes. Her first audio documentary was Audre Lorde: An Audio Profile (1988), and she completed her first feature video documentary, The Edge of Each Other's Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde, in 2002. Abod has also organized and moderated Fighting Racism: White Feminist Stories, a panel and work session at the National Women's Studies Association Conference, which has provided an opportunity for white women to reflect and learn from each other's experiences after years of work.
Abod has lectured widely, teaching at the Univeristy of Massachusetts, Boston; Worcester State; Hofstra University; and California State University, Long Beach. She has also facilitated workshops on such topics as the making of the Audre Lorde film, creating feminist documentary, and the role of film and culture in social justice movements.
Jennifer Abod married her partner of more than 30 years, Angela Bowen (1936-2018), in 2013.
Source: Jennifer Abod's website.
9.75 linear feet (10 boxes)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Abortion -- Political aspects -- United States
- African American feminists
- African American women
- Bowen, Angela (Angela Doreathia Bowen), 1936-2018
- Civil rights (LGBTQ)
- Feminism and motion pictures
- Feminists -- United States
- Independent filmmakers
- Lesbian and queer women
- Lesbian community
- Lesbians -- United States
- Motion pictures -- United States -- Production and direction
- Women in the motion picture industry
- Women motion picture producers and directors -- Fiction
- Finding aid to Jennifer Abod papers
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- Ellice Yasner Amanna
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