Lisa Leghorn papers
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 Types of material include articles, notes, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, and printed material.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
- Creation: 1966 - 1989
- Leghorn, Lisa (Person)
Language of Materials
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
Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. 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. 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
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.
3.479 linear feet (5 containers)
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 Types of material include articles, notes, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, and printed material.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.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lisa Leghorn donated her Papers to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1987 and 2012.
Preliminary processing done by Annie-Sage Whitehurst, Fraenkel intern, 2009.
Between September 2022 and February 2023, Smith College Special Collections renumbered many boxes to eliminate duplicate numbers within collections in order to improve researcher experience. A full crosswalk of old to new numbers is available.
- Leghorn, Lisa (Person)
- National Women's Conference (1st : 1977 : Houston, Tex.) (Organization)
- Leghorn, Lisa (Donor, Person)
Genre / Form
- Anti-rape movement
- Feminists -- United States
- Food supply -- Developing countries
- Hunger -- 20th century
- Welfare rights movement
- Women -- Economic conditions
- Women -- International cooperation
- Women -- Nutrition -- Social aspects
- Women authors
- Women in development -- International cooperation
- Women's rights -- United States -- 20th century
- Finding Aid to the Lisa Leghorn papers
- Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
- Annie-Sage Whitehurst, Fraenkel intern
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- 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
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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