Preliminary Guide to the Elizabeth C. Alden Papers, 1970s-2000s
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.
- Collection Number
- Elizabeth C. Alden papers
- Alden, Elizabeth C.
- 3.4 Linear Feet, 1344 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Access to the Collection
Collection is open for research.
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Use & Permissions
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.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Elizabeth C. Alden Papers, 1970s-1980s, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
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.
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.
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- Activists -- Texas
- Domestic relations -- United States -- History -- 20th century
- Feminism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
- Women's rights -- Religious aspects
- Women's rights and spiritualism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
- Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History -- 20th century
- Women -- Employment -- United States -- History -- 20th century
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.
Processed by Marion Hirsch
Completed August 19, 1998
Encoded by Don Sechler
Finding aid updated by Meghan Lyon, July 2009
This collection is unprocessed: materials have not been ordered and described beyond their original condition.