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Lisa Leghorn papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00270

Scope and Contents

The Lisa Leghorn Papers consist of her research files, organized by subject. Types of material include articles, notes, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, and printed material. The files relate to her books on women and development; woman and hunger; women, economics and housework. There are also materials on battered women (including Laura X case); women's rights in Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean and the U.S.; and the International Women's Year Conference in Houston in 1977.

Dates of Materials

  • 1966 - 1989

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Biographical / Historical

Feminist and author Lisa Leghorn received her Master's degree from Goddard College. She is the author of Social Responses to Battered Women (1976), co-author of Who really starves? : Women and World Hunger (Lisa Leghorn and Mary Roodkowsky, 1977); Woman's Worth: Sexual Economics and the World of Women (Lisa Leghorn and Katherine Parker, 1981); and co-author (with Betsy Warrior) of Houseworker's Handbook (1974), as well as numerous published articles. In the 1970's Leghorn worked with Transition House, a battered women's shelter in Boston.

No further biographical information is available at this time.

Extent

3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

Overview

Author, Feminist. The Lisa Leghorn Papers consist of her research files, organized by subject. Types of material include articles, notes, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, and printed material. The files relate to her books on women and development; woman and hunger; women, economics and housework. There are also materials on battered women (including Laura X case); women's rights in Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean and the U.S.; and the International Women's Year Conference in Houston in 1977.

Arrangement

This collection has been added to over time in multiple "accessions." An accession is a group of materials received from the same source at approximately the same time. Note that in most cases, container numbers start over at 1 with each new accession.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Lisa Leghorn donated her Papers to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1987. Periodic additions to this collection are expected and may not be included in this record.

Processing Information

Preliminary processing done by Annie-Sage Whitehurst, Fraenkel intern, 2009.
Title
Finding Aid to the Lisa Leghorn papers
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Author
Annie-Sage Whitehurst, Fraenkel intern
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:20-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2020-04-20: Added accession 12S-47, updated dates

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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