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Lara Frater research files on fat acceptance

Identifier: SSC-MS-00798


Lara Frater is an author and activist for fat acceptance. This collection includes books, magazines, pamphlets, conference information, and memorabilia related to fat acceptance.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1987-2017


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that she owns copyright, Frater has assigned the copyright in her works to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. 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. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Frater, 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.

Biographical / Historical

Lara Frater is an author and activist for fat acceptance. Her 2005 book, "Fat Chicks Rule! How to Survive a Thin Centric World," was billed as advice on navigating the world as a plus-sized woman. She has since published other essays, poetry, and short stories, as well as several science fiction novels. She currently lives in New York City with her husband, Jonathan Frater.


0.438 linear feet (1 container)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Lara Frater, 2019.

Processing Information

This collection has not been processed, in the sense that archival arrangement and description beyond creating minimal box lists has not been done. The arrangement and description of materials may change in the future as iterative processing occurs. Researchers are encouraged to document their citations with this in mind. Materials were organized and kept in their original order; unstable folders were discarded.

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Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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