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Preliminary Guide to the Elizabeth C. Alden Papers, 1970s-2000s

Collection Overview

This unprocessed accession is comprised primarily of published materials (magazines, newsletters, and photocopies and clippings of newspaper and magazine articles) and of a few manuscript items related to women's employment, religious, legal, and domestic issues. The papers document Rev. Alden's feminist activism during the 1970s and early 1980s while she was living in Texas. Rev. Alden's folder titles and original arrangement of items were maintained. This collection is open for use.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Elizabeth C. Alden papers 1970s-2000s
Creator
Alden, Elizabeth C.
Extent
3.4 Linear Feet, 1344 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Liberation Movement
Box 1
Women's Liberation
Box 1
Resources
Box 1
Vacation
Box 1
Cosrow, Minutes, 1977, 1979
Box 1
Cosrow, 1978-1980
Box 1
Women in the Church (Ministry and Lay)
Box 1
Commission on the Status and Role of Women
Box 1
Women in Media
Box 1
Women in Media: Shaping Our Future, 1981, May 31
Box 1
Women: Worship
Box 1
Miscellaneous
Box 1
Marriage
Box 1
Marriage: Services and Contracts
Box 1
Miscellaneous '70s article on women
Box 1
Children
Box 1
Youth: Colloquy
Box 1
Youth: Creative Workshop; Culture and Education
Box 1
Youth
Box 1
Parenting
Box 1
Family
Box 1
"Daughters of Sarah" and Ecumenical Women's Center Publications
Box 1
Sexist Language in the Church
Box 1
Feminist Theology
Box 1
Feminism and the Bible
Box 1
Ministry Mystique: Notes for Women's Forum
Box 1
Clergy Women: Sexual Harrassment Consultation, 1978-1979
Box 1
Women in the Church: Issues; Lang.--Role Stereotypes
Box 1
Abortion and Birth Control
Box 1
Women: Ads
Box 1
The Ann Landers Encyclopedia
Box 1
Battered Women and Children
Box 1
Black Women
Box 1
COSROW
Box 1
Women Clergy (and Church Women)
Box 2
Displaced Homemakers
Box 2
Divorce
Box 2
ERA
Box 2
Equal Rights
Box 2
Equal Times, 1978
Box 2
Everywoman Center
Box 2
Family Place
Box 2
Famous Women
Box 2
Feminism
Box 2
Film & Drama & Adventure
Box 2
Husbands
Box 2
I Want a Wife
Box 2
Women's Images
Box 2
JEW--Escape
Box 2
Living Together
Box 2

Addition (05-043) (200 items, 0.6 lin. ft.; dated 1970-1994) is comprised of subject files pertaining to homophobia, abortion, and a women's church conference held April 16-18, 1993, in Albuquerque, NM; also includes notes, brochures, articles, and clippings. This accession is closed to researchers.

Addition (06-072) (44 items, 0.2 lin. ft.; dated 1985-1993) consists of clippings, newsletters, and periodicals related to women's issues, feminism, and religion.

Addition (2009-0166) (200 items; 0.6 lin. ft.; dated 1970-2007) includes pamphlets, programs, and publications from Alden's work with the Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights and other women's and clergy groups.

Programs and pamphlets, 1998-2007
Box 1
Peace conference, Dallas, 8 August 1988
Box 1
RCAR (Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights), 1991
Box 1
Sexual abuse in the clergy
Box 1
New Mexico Women's Foundation, 1991
Box 1
Iowa Clergy Consultation Service on Problem Pregnancy, Adoption, and Abortion, 1970-1971
Box 1
Males and the Feminist Movements, 1977
Box 1
Church Women United
Box 1
Divinity School women's center
Box 1
Hot Flash, 1992
Box 1
Women clergy: articles, brochures, pamphlets, 1970s-1990s
Box 1

Historical Note

Alden holds degrees from Duke University and Colorado College, as well as advanced degrees from Indiana University, and the SMU Perkins School of Theology. She is currently (1998) Coordinator for Service-Learning for the Kenan Ethics Program.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elizabeth C. Alden Papers, 1970s-1980s, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The items in this collection were transferred to the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke from Perkins Library in 1983 as part of a project to cull the library's backlog of pamphlets.

Processing Information

Processed by Marion Hirsch

Completed August 19, 1998

Encoded by Don Sechler

Finding aid updated by Meghan Lyon, July 2009

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials have not been ordered and described beyond their original condition.