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Guide to the Dorothy Allison Papers, 1965-2010

Abstract

Dorothy Allison is an author and feminist who has written numerous books and short stories, including Trash (1988), Bastard Out of Carolina (1992), and Cavedweller (1998).

The Dorothy Allison Papers include drafts and manuscripts of her writings (including Bastard Out of Carolina, Trash, Cavedweller, and other works), personal and professional correspondence, research materials and subject files, her personal journals, and other materials. Includes some photographs, electronic files, and oversize materials. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Allison, Dorothy.
Title
Dorothy Allison papers 1965-2010
Language of Material
English
Extent
92.5 Linear Feet, 69,375 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Dorothy Allison Papers include drafts and manuscripts of her writings (including Bastard Out of Carolina, Trash, Cavedweller, and other works). All of Allison's unpublished works are RESTRICTED and require permission from the creator prior to use. Personal and professional correspondence, including exchanges with her publishers and other authors, are held in the chronological and work files. The collection also contains Allison's research materials and subject files, covering topics on feminism, lesbianism, sexuality, pornography, writing, and other related files. Allison's journals, dating from 1985 through the 2000s, consist of both handwritten and electronic formats, with all of the electronic journals printed for the archive. All of Allison's journals are RESTRICTED and require permission from the creator prior to use. Also included are materials from her speaking engagements, workshops, and other professional activities. There are a variety of special formats within the collection, including some photographs, electronic files, audio tapes, video cassettes, DVDs, and oversize posters.

Collection was acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

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Contents of the Collection

These materials consist of Allison's research files.

Allison's original order has been retained. Boxes 1-26 are in alphabetical order, with separate subseries for extensive sections on pornography and sadomasochism (S/M). Boxes 27-31 contain a separate subseries of non-alphabetical subject files.

Aarens, Blake
Box 1
Deborah Abbot
Box 1
Abbot, Shirley. Why Southern Women Leave Home.
Box 1
Woodruff, Judy, Ellen Willis, Linda Gordon, Sidney Callahan, Ellen Fielding. Is Abortion the Issue. Harpers.
Box 1
Kathy Acker. Empire of the Senseless.
Box 1
Act-Up
Box 1
Against Sadomasochism (Book from Frog in the Well Press)
Box 1
AI: Flamm, M. Review of SIN Voice, July, 1986.
Box 1
AIDS: Hardy, Robin. Safe Sex. Voice 20 June, 1990.
Box 1
AIDS: Is the Rectum a Grave?
Box 1
AIDS: Lesbians and Aids
Box 1
Alarcón, Francisco X.
Box 1
Albrecht, Lisa. The Woman Writer Empowered.
Box 1
Allen, Paula Gunn
Box 1
Almáquer, Tomás. Remembering Ms. Lee, by Alberto Acuña
Box 1
Alyson Publications, Inc.
Box 1
Ameen, Mark
Box 1
American Writers Conference 1981
Box 1
Anderson, Sherwood. Hands.
Box 1
Anthropologist as Writer: Geertz, Clifford
Box 1
Anzaldúa, Gloria
Box 1
Arnold, Madelyn. Daddy's Girl (On Ships at Sea)
Box 1
Arnone, Joann
Box 1
Astraea Fund
Box 1
Astuto, Cynthia S.
Box 1
Astrological charts
Box 1
Margaret Atwood interview
Box 1
Autobiographical first novels
Box 1
Going to Have a Baby?flier, Berkeley, CA, 1979
Box 1
Balaban, John. Words for my Daughter (poem)
Box 1
Baldi, Malaga
Box 1
Baldwin, Guy. Drummer columns
Box 1
Baldwin, James
Box 1
Barrington, Judith. The Flight of the Mind.
Box 1
Barnett, Allen. The Body and its Dangers.
Box 1
Barrus, Tim. Knights Press
Box 1
Barry, Lynda
Box 1
Battered Women
Box 1
The Will to Beauty. Vanity Fair, Dec. 1983
Box 1
Bell, Madison. Less is Less (On Anorexic fiction)
Box 1
Bellamy, Dodie
Box 1
Belle Lettres
Box 1
Bellum, Dan
Box 1
Benderson, Bruce
Box 1
Bernhard, Sandra
Box 1
Bigelow, Kathryn
Box 2
Biggs, Mary. Women's Literary Journals
Box 2
Biggs, Mary. Conditionsreview
Box 2
Birdfeather, Robin
Box 2
Sally R. Binford articles
Box 2
Binford, Sally R. articles
Box 2
Becky Birtha
Box 2
Bisexuals
Box 2
The Bishop.Fanni Hill.
Box 2
Joreen. The Bitch Manifesto.
Box 2
Black Queers
Box 2
Bloom, Amy
Box 2
Bloom, Harold
Box 2
Bono, Chastity
Box 2
Booklist
Box 2
Borges, Jorge Luis The Secret Miraclefrom Labyrinths
Box 2
Boston, MA
Box 2
Bound & Gagged (Male bondage magazine)
Box 2
Boyd, Bill
Box 2
Paul Bowles. by Geoffrey O'Brien
Box 2
Boyd, Blanche. Black Hand Girl.
Box 2
Boyle, T. Coraghessan. Peace of Mind.
Box 2
Boys With Arms Akimbo
Box 2
Bradley, Marion Zimmer
Box 2
Braindrop, Lilly. Taste of Latex.
Box 2
Brant, Beth E.: Turtle Gal
Box 2
Brava
Box 2
Bright, Suzie
Box 2
A Vegetarian Briss
Box 2
Brossard, Nichole
Box 2
Brownstein, Michael. Music from the Evening of the World
Box 2
Brooks, Louise - Lulu
Box 2
Brown, Dr. Deborah (Beth)
Box 2
Brown, Jan (Vancouver, BC)
Box 2
Brown, Rebecca
Box 2
Brown, Rita Mae
Box 2
Brownmiller, Susan. Waverly Place.
Box 2
Buffalo Lesbian CommunityMadeline Davis and Elizabeth Kennedy
Box 2
Bulkin, Elly and Rena Grasso Patterson, Annette Koldony and Judith Gardiner. Feminist Criticism
Box 2
Bunch, Charlotte - lectures
Box 2
Burroughs, William S.
Box 2
Bursk, Christopher. Tying My Wrists
Box 2
Butch/Femme discussion
Box 2
Butler, Judy (feminist, lesbian philosopher)
Box 2
Butler, Octavia
Box 2
Cadigan, Pat. Patterns.1987.
Box 3
Caesar Salad
Box 3
Califia, Pat. Macho Sluts critique
Box 3
Women's Cancer Resource Center
Box 3
Capote, Truman
Box 3
Carnality and Conservatism.1986
Box 3
Carr, Cindy
Box 3
Carter, Angela. Nothing Sacred review
Box 3
Carver, Raymond
Box 3
Cathexis: Robin Birdfeather
Box 3
Caught Looking (Judith Levine review, 1987)
Box 3
Censorship
Box 3
Centrum Fort Worden State Park Writing Retreat
Box 3
Chapkis, Wendy
Box 3
Chase, Joan
Box 3
Cheever, John
Box 3
Chester, Mark
Box 3
Chicago
Box 3
Chrystos
Box 3
Cirby (leather artist)
Box 3
CLAGS - 1988-1994 (Committee on Lesbian and Gay Studies)
Box 3
Chevigny, Belle Gale. Chloe and Olivia.
Box 3
Birtha, Becky on Cheryl Clarke
Box 3
Cisneros, Sandra
Box 3
Clarke, Cheryl on Audre Lorde
Box 3
Class and feminism
Box 3
Clausen, Jan. The Political Morality of Fiction,Interesting Condition
Box 3
Cliff, Michelle
Box 3
Cohen, Belissa
Box 3
C.O.L.D.
Box 3
Coleman, Wanda. Deja Veca.
Box 3
Collectives, Dorothy Allison
Box 3
Constance Enterprises
Box 3
Cooper, Dennis
Box 3
Cordova, Jeanne. Androgyny of Spirit,1990
Box 3
Cottingham, Laura. Pornography,1982
Box 3
Crews, Harry
Box 3
Crimp, Douglas (Act Up)
Box 3
Cruickshank, Peg. Lesbian Literature: Some random thoughts, 1975
Box 3
Cultural feminism
Box 3
Cunningham, Michael
Box 3
Curzon, Daniel
Box 3
Pat Califia writings
Box 4-5
Corset patterns
Box 6
Dallas leather and S/M conference, 1987
Box 7
Dattile, Rickey
Box 7
Daughters, Inc.
Box 7
Davis, Thulani on Black women writers, 1987
Box 7
Dear World ...
Box 7
Decision Hafiza Hafill (Kennebec: A Portfolio of Maine Writing)
Box 7
Delaney, Samuel; gay fiction boycott
Box 7
DeLynn, Jane, 1988
Box 7
de Man, Paul pro-Nazi writings
Box 7
Denneny, Michael. The Universal Voice of Gay Writers, 1987
Box 7
D'Erasmo, Stacey. Isabel's Sister is Grinding Her Teeth, O, Angel Boy.
Box 7
Derricotte, Toi
Box 7
Dexter, Pete
Box 7
Diets
Box 7
Dimen, Muriel. Seven Notes for the Reconstruction of Sexuality.
Box 7
Dixon, Melvin
Box 7
Dlugos, Tim, 1950-1995
Box 7
Dougherty, Cecillia
Box 7
Drawing the Line: Lesbian Sex and Art
Box 7
Doctorow, E.L. The Passion of our calling.
Box 7
Dodson, Betty. Confessions of a female pornographer
Box 7
Doughty, Frances
Box 7
Drabble, Margaret
Box 7
Drummond, Jeff. Of InHuman Bondage,1989.
Box 7
Duberman, Martin
Box 7
Dubois, Ellen, and Linda Gordon. Ecstasy on the Battlefield: Danger and Pleasure in Nineteenth Century Feminist Sexual Thought
Box 7
Duggin, Lisa - Eleanor Roosevelt
Box 7
Dunn, Katherine
Box 7
Dunne, John Gregory. Harp,1989.
Box 7
Dworkin, Andrea: Lesbian Pride, Why Right Wing Women Hate Gays,First Love
Box 7
Andrea Dworkin by Erica Jong
Box 7
Duras, Marguerite
Box 7
Dyketactics: Philadelphia
Box 7
DYKE
Box 7
Eaton, Dossie
Box 7
Echols, Alice. Cultural Feminism: F. Capitalism and Anti Porn movement,1983.
Box 7
Effinger, George. Slow, Slow Burn.
Box 7
Ehrenreich, Hess, Jacobs. Re-Making Love: The Feminization of Sex, 1986.
Box 7
Elgin, Suzette Haden. The Lonesome Node.
Box 7
Ellis, Bret Easton
Box 7
Ellison, Harlan. Hard Truths and Sage Advice.
Box 7
Emecheta, Buchi
Box 7
Erdrich, Louise. Matchimanotir, Beet Queen Love Medicine.
Box 7
Escoffier, Jeff
Box 7
Ewert, Mark
Box 7
Exile (Harpers)
Box 7
FACT (Feminist Anti-Censorship Task force)
Box 8
Kennedy, Barbara (Lehman College intern)
Box 8
Fat liberation
Box 8
Ferro-Grumley Foundation and Prize
Box 8
Fein, Cheri, short story about Galen Williams
Box 8
Feingold, Michael. AIDS, Mourning and Action, 1990.
Box 8
Feist, Nikki
Box 8
Valenti, Chi Chi. Two Women,
Box 8
Fierstein, Harvey
Box 8
Finley, Karen
Box 8
Flannagan, Bob
Box 8
Rohem, Ned, on Janet Flanner. Remembering Janet.
Box 8
Flegel, Laura
Box 8
Folayan, Ayofemi
Box 8
Ford, Richard. My Mother in Memory, 1987.
Box 8
Fornes, Maria Irene - Cherrie Moraga
Box 8
Forché, Carolyn. El Salvador: An Aide-Mémoire.
Box 8
Foucault, Michel
Box 8
Frankel, Martha
Box 8
Fritz, Leah. Is there sex after sadomasochism? 1983.
Box 8
Fund for Human Dignity
Box 8
Furies
Box 8
GCN
Box 8
Gaitskill, Mary
Box 8
Gordimer, Nadine
Box 8
Gardinier, Suzanne, 1990
Box 8
William H. Gass, Art and Morality
Box 8
G.A.U.
Box 8
The Futures of Gay America
Box 8
Gay businesses in San Francisco area
Box 8
Rich, Frank. The Gay Decade,1987
Box 8
Gay fiction by Daniel Harris
Box 8
Gay and Lesbian publishing, 1989
Box 8
Gay male porn language and images
Box 8
Gay writers
Box 8
The Gay Sensibility, 1988
Box 8
Gay studies
Box 8
Celebration '90 - Gay Games, Vancouver, BC, 1990
Box 8
Gaylactic Network
Box 8
Gibson, William
Box 8
Gilchrist, Ellen
Box 8
Glaser, Nina
Box 8
Gluck, Bob
Box 8
Godwin, Marie. Touched by Stubbornness, 1983.
Box 8
Goldin, Nan
Box 8
Goldsby, Jackie
Box 9
I want the Mike, Phil: On Racism and the Gay Community and Cannon Fodder: The Politics of (Re)Constructing Gay/Lesbian History
Box 9
Golding, Susan. Lesbian Sex, Politics.
Box 9
Goldstein: Notes on Campingand The Politics of Liberation
Box 9
Gomez, Jewelle. Imagine a lesbian ... a black lesbian and poetry mss.
Box 9
Good, Patricia - student
Box 9
Gordon, Linda. Child Sex Abuse
Box 9
Gornick, Vivian
Box 9
Gossett, Hattie
Box 9
Grae, Della. Love Bites
Box 9
Grace, Camarin. Winged Dancer,Paz,and Soul Snatcher
Box 9
Graff, E.J.
Box 9
Graham, Nan. Women Editors.
Box 9
Gray, Francine du Plessix. In Praise of Idleness.
Box 9
Greer, Germaine.The Sisterhood: The True Story Behind the Women's Movement,1998.
Box 9
Grossberger, Louis. Mental Notes.
Box 9
Grover, Jan Zita
Box 9
Grumbach, Doris
Box 9
Guerilla Girls
Box 9
Guido, Beatriz. The Usurper.
Box 9
Gurganis, Alan
Box 9
Hacker, Marilyn/Cheryl Clarke
Box 9
Haggard, Merle
Box 9
Hall, Richard
Box 9
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
Box 9
Hambridge Center: Rabun Gap, GA
Box 9
Hamilton, Jane. When I began to understand Quantum Mechanics, 1989.
Box 9
Hampton, Mabel
Box 9
Haring, Keith
Box 9
Harjo, Joy
Box 9
Harris, Bertha
Box 9
Harryman, Carla
Box 10
Halperin, Daniel. Homos and History.
Box 10
Hay, Harry. Roots, 1988.
Box 10
Headlands Center for the Arts
Box 10
Hearne, Vicki
Box 10
Heinemann, Larry
Box 10
Helfand, Judy. Sexual Outlaw.
Box 10
Hellfire
Box 10
Helms, Jesse
Box 10
Hemphill, Essex
Box 10
Henley, Patricia. The Secret of Cartwheels.
Box 10
Alice Henry Takes WAP Porn Tour, 1980
Box 10
Herstore, Tallahassee, Florida
Box 10
High Risk reviews
Box 10
Hill, Anita
Box 10
San Francisco Bay Area Gay and Lesbian Historical Society
Box 10
Hite, Shere. What Men Don't Know About Women, 1982.
Box 10
Hoagland, Edward. Writers are sleeping, 1990.
Box 10
Hoagland, Sarah
Box 10
Hodges, Beth. Lesbian Feminist Writing and Publishing, 1975.
Box 10
Kaminsky, Marc on Abbie Hoffman
Box 10
Hollander, Anne. Tight Lacing, 1982.
Box 10
Hollibaugh, Amber. Writers as activists,Feminist Anger, Sexual Despair, Erotophobia.
Box 10
Homes, A.M.
Box 10
Homophobia
Box 10
Homosexualities, Amsterdam conference, 1987
Box 10
Hosukai. Tale of the Fishermans Wife.
Box 10
Houston, Pam. Jackson is Only One of My Dogs.
Box 10
Howard, Richard
Box 10
Hughes, Holly
Box 10
Hunger, Nan - Feminist Chronology
Box 10
Hurston, Zora Neale
Box 10
Huston, Bo. The Bath
Box 10
Impact
Box 10
Incest
Box 10
Incest Survivors Anonymous
Box 10
Gary, Indiana. Scenes from my book tour.
Box 10
International Mr. Leather
Box 10
IMsL (International Ms. Leather), 1988
Box 10
Ianieri, Christine
Box 10
Isherwood, Christopher
Box 10
Jackson, Earle
Box 11
Jackson, Jesse, 1992
Box 11
Jackson, LaToya, 1989
Box 11
Jay, Karla, 1982
Box 11
Jenkins, Edith, 1989
Box 11
Johnson, Deborah
Box 11
Johnson, Fenton
Box 11
Johnson, Jill
Box 11
Jones, Judith
Box 11
Jong, Erica. Autobiography as fiction/Fiction as autobiography.
Box 11
Joplin, Janis
Box 11
Jordan, June. For the Sake of a People's Poetry: Walt Whitman and the rest of us.
Box 11
Kafka, Franz. The Hunger Artist.
Box 11
Carter, Angela, on Frida Kahlo
Box 11
Kaye, Melanie
Box 11
Kendrick, Walter, book proposal and reviews
Box 11
Kerr, Barbara
Box 11
Killian, Kevin
Box 11
Kincaid, Jamaica
Box 11
Kingston, Maxine Hong, 1989
Box 11
Kingsolver, Barbara
Box 11
Klein, Margeaux
Box 11
Klepfisz, Irena
Box 11
Koedt, Anne. The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm.
Box 11
Kranidas, Kathleen. Short Story Writing.
Box 11
Kunzle, David. Special Historic and Psychological Role of Tight Lacing, 1982.
Box 11
Kureishi, Hanif. Esther.
Box 11
Laidlaw, Marc
Box 12
Lambda Rising Book Report and Literary Awards, Washington, DC
Box 12
Latzky, Eric
Box 12
Leathersex
Box 12
Leavitt, David
Box 12
LeGuin, Ursula
Box 12
Leibowitz, Fran. Impact of AIDS on the Artistic Community, 1987.
Box 12
Leiter, Jonathan
Box 12
Leidholdt, Dorchen. Lesbians S/M: Sexual Radicalism or Reaction.
Box 12
Levenstein, Cathy
Box 12
Lesbian Agenda for Action Conference, 1987
Box 12
Lesbians - modern types
Box 12
Lessing, Doris
Box 12
Levine, Judith
Box 12
Lewin, Rebecca
Box 12
Laura Gotswitz's film interviews: Dorchen, Urania, Bonnie Klein
Box 12
Lesbianism packet
Box 12
Wilson, Elizabeth. Forbidden Love.
Box 12
Lesbian Herstory Archives Newsletter
Box 12
Links Calendar
Box 12
Lindenbaum, Shirley
Box 12
LSM Speakout, 1982
Box 12
Lammas. Little Review.
Box 12
Lookists, Fat oppression, p.c.
Box 12
Lorde, Audre
Box 12
Los Angeles
Box 12
JoAnn Loulan lesbian sex
Box 12
Love: Romantic Love,1988.
Box 12
Lyon, Lisa
Box 12
McCullers, Carson
Box 13
McCombs, Anne - letter to Ms.
Box 13
McDaniel, Judith. Lesbians and Literature.
Box 13
McDonald, Scott. Confessions of a Feminist Porn Watcher.
Box 13
MacDowell Colony
Box 13
McEnery, Jay on critics
Box 13
McEwen, Christian
Box 13
MacKinnon, Catharine
Box 13
McGuire, Dawn
Box 13
McMahan, Jeffrey N.
Box 13
McNaron, Toni
Box 13
McLaughlin, Laurie
Box 13
Mach, Henry. My Life in Porn, 1986.
Box 13
Madonna
Box 13
Magister, Thom
Box 13
Maggenti, Maria. The Politics of Ambition,Rich Dykes.
Box 13
Malcomson, Scott, Ethnography, 1989
Box 13
Mansfield, Katherine
Box 13
Mapplethorpe - Women
Box 13
Margins
Box 13
Mason, Bobbie Ann
Box 13
Mayo, Anna. Feminisms in an Indigo Mood.
Box 13
Meigs, Mary
Box 13
Miller, Lee
Box 13
Millet, Kate
Box 13
Miner, Valerie
Box 13
Minh-ha, Trinh T. Grandma's Story.
Box 13
Mirosevich, Tori
Box 13
Yourcenar. Mishima.
Box 13
Mitchell, Pam
Box 13
Monette, Paul
Box 13
Monteflores, Carmen de
Box 14
Moraga, Cherrie. Hungry Women; Giving Up the Ghost.
Box 14
Moraga, Cherrie (2 folders)
Box 14
Morgan, Robin
Box 14
Morrison, Toni
Box 14
Morton, Shadow. Last Moon Rising.
Box 14
Movement history
Box 14
Motheroot Review
Box 14
Women and motorcycles
Box 14
Motorcycles - Edelweiss Bike Tours
Box 14
Mukherjee, Bharati
Box 14
Multiculturalism
Box 14
Murphy, Pat
Box 14
Munro, Alice
Box 14
Murragy, Marea. Women See Women.
Box 14
Leger, Mark. My Comrade.
Box 14
Myles, Eileen
Box 14
Naiad Press and Film Rights for Desert Hearts, 1986.
Box 15
National Book Awards
Box 15
Nava, Michael
Box 15
Davis, L.J. Ballad of an American Terrorist: A Neo-Nazi's Dream Order.
Box 15
National Endowment for the Arts
Box 15
Nelson, Linda
Box 15
Nestor, Cathy
Box 15
New Women's Review Index, 1983-1987
Box 15
New Words Bookstore, Boston, MA
Box 15
Newton, Helmut (Playboy)
Box 15
NY Human Rights Commission: AIDS Unit: The Epidemiology of Stigma.
Box 15
New York
Box 15
Newton, Esther. Alice-Hunting.
Box 15
Notwithstanding, Nicolai. Initiation.
Box 15
NOW Resolution on Lesbian and Gay Rights Protest
Box 15
Not a Love Story
Box 15
Nugent, Beth. City of Boys.
Box 15
OakGrove, Artemis
Box 15
O'Connor, Flannery
Box 15
Off Our Backs, 1982
Box 15
O'Dair, Barbara. Sex, Love, Desire: Feminists Struggle over the Portrayal of Sex.
Box 15
O'Keefe, Georgia
Box 15
Olds, Sharon
Box 15
Oliver, Sharma
Box 15
Orlando, Lisa. Lust at Last, 1982.
Box 15
Out Magazine
Box 15
Outing
Box 15
Outwrite, Boston, 1992
Box 15

This subseries contains Allison's research files on pornography.

People Magazine: Meese Commission
Box 16
MacKinnon, Catharine sues Elsa Gidlow
Box 16
Ehrenreich, Hess and Jacobs.Fundamentalist Sex.
Box 16
Elshtain, Jean Bethke. The Victim Syndrome.
Box 16
Buckley, Christopher
Box 16
Webster, Paula. Pornography and Pleasure.
Box 16
Feminists Against Pornography: D.C.
Box 16
Porn Violence Linked to Aggression
Box 16
Filthy Lucre: Henry Schipper, Sex Porn and Male Rage,1980.
Box 16
Soft Porn in Soft Covers,1983.
Box 16
Irene Diamond: Pornography and Repression: A Reconsideration.
Box 16
Women in Print List, 1981
Box 16
Women in S& M, Character sketches
Box 16
Lesbian Sex Mafia (5 folders)
Box 16
S/M party at D's
Box 16
Derricotte, Toi
Box 16
Pornography Law
Box 16
S/M The Last Closet
Box 16
Lenzer, Jeanne. Sex, Sexism or PornographyIndependent, Durham, NC.
Box 16
Dworkin/Stoltenberg.Joining hands in the fight against pornography.
Box 16
Lesbian S/M
Box 16
Hellfire Club
Box 16
The Asstrick
Box 16
Wynter, Sarah. Whisper.
Box 16
Looking and Not Looking: Porn and Erotic Photography.
Box 16
Goldman, Daniel. New York Psychiatric Syndromes Spur Protest,1985.
Box 16
The Girls of Rock and Roll,Playboy.
Box 16
S/M and the Myth of Mutual Consent
Box 16
Firing Line transcript: William Buckley, Andrea Dworkin and Harriet Pilpel
Box 16
America Booksellers v. William Hudnut, Mayor of the City of Indianapolis, IN
Box 16
Women Against Censorship Review
Box 16
Decrow, Karen. Strange Bedfellows.
Box 16
F.A.C.T. slideshow
Box 16
Conditions Review
Box 16
Towards a View of Sex Prejudice
Box 16
Power and TrustWomen's S/M in Amsterdam
Box 16
Is One Woman's Sexuality Another Woman's Pornography?Ms. Magazine.
Box 16
Their Cheap Thrills Are Killing Us
Box 16
Self and Self Image,Gay Left.
Box 16
Gregory Battcock: A Queer Death
Box 16
Torture (News: females shave secretary of Playboy)
Box 16
S/M Letters, Information sheet
Box 16
Burstyn, Varda. Porn Again,Fuse Magazine.
Box 16
Wildcats: Women Bikers
Box 16
Leather Lifestyle Conference
Box 17
MacKinnon, Catharine. Not a Moral Issue.
Box 17
French, Marilyn on Andrea Dworkin, 1987
Box 17
Hunt, Margaret. Feminism, Sex and Power,1987.
Box 17
Rose, Toni with Howard Smith. Dialogue with a Dominatrix, 1979.
Box 17
Levine, Art, and Kathleen Curie. Whip Me, Beat Me, Cancel My NOW Membership, 1987.
Box 17
S/M London
Box 17
Coverage of Meese Commission
Box 17
Pornomaniac Moral Majority, 1986
Box 17
The Meese Commission on the Road,1986.
Box 17
Critical Reviews of Andrea Dworkin
Box 17
S/M Survey
Box 17
Pornography Bibliography
Box 17
Stern, Leslie. The Body as Evidence, 1983.
Box 17
The Spinster and Her Enemies
Box 17
Feminist Anti-Censorship Task Force: F.A.C.T.
Box 17
Raab, Lawrence
Box 17
Sex Conference at Barnard, 1983
Box 17
Barry, Kathleen. Sadomasochism: The New Backlash to Feminism.
Box 17
Carpenter, Tessa. Women and Erotica,1983.
Box 17
Gordone, Charles
Box 17
WAP vs. Willis Letters
Box 17
Women Against Pornography NYC
Box 17
Porn and Female Self Image: Speak Out
Box 17
Brownmiller, Jong and Goldstein on pornography, 1984
Box 17
W.A.P. Parody: Unconscionable X-Women
Box 17
Co-opting Women
Box 17
Paglia, Camille
Box 18
Parker, Pat
Box 18
Pally, Marcia. The Fireworks at the Sexuality Conference,1982.
Box 18
Parton, Dolly
Box 18
Pies, Stacy, writings
Box 18
Cindy Patton on the role of the gay press in AIDS, 1988
Box 18
PEN Magazine
Box 18
Women Pedophiles?
Box 18
Penelope, Julia
Box 18
Peterson, James R. Why the Movies Don't Work for Me.
Box 18
Piehard, Georges. Drie Ondeugende Dochters.
Box 18
Piercy, Marge. Particolored Blocks for a Quilt.
Box 18
Pizarnik, Alejandra. The Bloody Countess.
Box 18
Post Office Entrapment and Censorship,Playboy.
Box 18
Powers of Desire
Box 18
Pratt, Minnie Bruce, 1987
Box 18
Press Gang Publishers
Box 18
Preston, John
Box 18
Price, Reynolds
Box 18
Primitive Social Organization
Box 18
Prostitution
Box 18
Pearl, Julie. Costs of Prosecuting Prostitutes.
Box 18
Gay and Lesbian Publishing Triangle
Box 18
Publisher's Weekly Review
Box 18
Queer Nation
Box 18
I hate Straights Queer Nation
Box 18
QSM
Box 18
Queer Theory, Santa Cruz, 1990
Box 18
Radical Faeries
Box 18
Podlosky, Robin, Los Angeles
Box 18
Rapp, Rayna, and Ellen Ross. Compulsory Heterosexuality.
Box 18
S/M Book from Rayna
Box 18
New Stories from the South, 1990
Box 18
Rechy, John. The Ghettoization of Gay Art.
Box 18
Dorothy's Red Velvet Cake
Box 18
Reisman, Judith, Playboy
Box 18
Rheims, Bettina, photographer of women
Box 18
Anne Rice: American Fantasy Interview
Box 18
Rich, Adrienne. When We Dead Awaken.
Box 18
Rich, B. Ruby. Anti-Porn: Soft issue, hard world.
Box 18
Riggs, Marlon
Box 18
Riley, Barbara and Dorothy Child
Box 19
Rise, Darrell Yates on AIDS
Box 19
Rubson, Ruthann
Box 19
Romo-Carmona, Mariana
Box 19
Rosenfeld, Dana
Box 19
Roy, Camille. Lesbian Sex in the 80s, 1988.
Box 19
Rubin, Gayle. Misguided, Dangerous and Wrong ... porn,NOW Testimony
Box 19
Rushin, Kate
Box 19
Russ, Joanna.Porn by Women for Women with Love.
Box 19
Russo, Vito
Box 19
Ruth, Barbara
Box 19

This suberies contains Allison's research files on sadomasochism (S/M).

International Ms. Leather (IMSL), 1989
Box 19
Board Bios, IMSL
Box 19
Lesbian Sex Mafia (2 folders)
Box 19
Club Domentia - Whitefeather
Box 19
Women's S/M groups
Box 19
The Leather Institute, 1989
Box 19
Did you See?GMSMA
Box 19
Reeves, Tom. Loving Boys.
Box 19
Tsang, Dan. Men and Boys: The Boston Conference.
Box 19
The Vault, NYC, formerly Hellfire
Box 19
Cellblock 28 28, 9th Ave., NYC
Box 19
Everett, Karen. Trading Secrets.
Box 19
Lesbian and Gay Community Center, NYC
Box 19
Leather and Blues Motorcycle Club
Box 19
The Outcasts (2 folders)
Box 19
Women's Press, Toronto, Canada
Box 19
NLA May Day, Seattle, 1988
Box 20
Marks, David Samuel
Box 20
National March on Washington request for proposals
Box 20
Journal of Sexual Liberty
Box 20
Nozzle Talk
Box 20
Lesbian Sex Mafia Bylaws
Box 20
S/M Women's Support Groups, Briar Rose handout
Box 20
Eulenspiegel
Box 20
Gay and Lesbian erotic videos (Advocate handout)
Box 20
Sub Mittance--Terry Yeary, Atlanta, GA
Box 20
GMSMA Expulsion
Box 20
Outcasts Letter to GMSMA
Box 20
Bisexual News, Views and Networking, Long Beach, CA
Box 20
National Leather Association
Box 20
GMSMA (Gay Male S/M Activists)
Box 20
Sandmutopia Guardian
Box 20
Interview with a masochist, Christopher Street, 1980
Box 20
Pally, Marcia. Women in Porn, 1987.
Box 20
Japanese Cross Dressing
Box 20
TIN S/M Newsletter, SF, CA
Box 20
The 15,Torture Times
Box 20
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) Privacy Project Fact Sheet
Box 20
Congdon, Kirby
Box 20
Rage, Christopher
Box 20
Nisson, Master George II, Dungeon Design and Custom Adult Toys
Box 20
Women Organized Against Pornography and Prostitution
Box 20
Roy, Camille. Feminism and the Politics of Sex, 1987.
Box 20
Hirschfeld, Magnus
Box 20
Huddleston, Marion
Box 20
The Leather Faerie Directory
Box 20
PEP: People Exchanging Power, Silver Spring, MD
Box 20
DADS: Denver Area Dominants and Submissives
Box 20
Dennon, Stacy
Box 20
S/M Mailing List, Dallas
Box 20
National Leather Association: Seattle
Box 20
S/M Rough Sex, Mademoiselle, 1987.
Box 20
Stein, David. New York Native on Dallas, 1988.
Box 20
Sexuality and Stigmatized Sex Bibliography and Workshop Questions
Box 20
The Porno Plague, 1976.
Box 20
S/M: Shall I Compare Thee to a Battered Wife? 1980.
Box 20
Diski, Jenny. S/M: Nothing Natural.
Box 20
Schrim, Janet. S/M: Is it Oppression?
Box 20
S/M Womanews Letters
Box 20
Giangregorio, Michael. I love S/M, 1981.
Box 20
S/M Clubs, NYC Forum
Box 20
Sexpo 1982
Box 20
REX, S/M Faggot Artist
Box 20
Mistress, Wildfire Club Periodical
Box 20
Popert, Ken. Cruising and Crisis Management, 1980.
Box 20
Samois. Plexus, 1980.
Box 20
McCormack, Thelma. Censorship, Access, and the Politics of Porn, 1983.
Box 20
Not a Love Story and the Anti-Porn Crusade
Box 20
The BMR Collective
Box 21
S/M Atlanta Group Meetings
Box 21
S/M Mariana Valverde. Body Politic,1980.
Box 21
GMSMA: Gay Men's S/M Alliance, NYC
Box 21
On Our Backs
Box 21
The Scholar and the Feminist IX: Towards a Politics of Sexuality,1982.
Box 21
Semiotext
Box 21
Urania Interview
Box 21
So What Do You Want to Talk About Anyway?
Box 21
Coming to Power
Box 21
Caplan, Paula J. The Myth of Women's Masochism.
Box 21
Cathexis
Box 21
Against Sadomasochism
Box 21
S/M Sex in the OpenChateau 19
Box 21
Andrea Dworkin. The Prophet of Perversion,1980.
Box 21
All Tied Up: Heterosexual S/M
Box 21
Masochist jokes
Box 21
Serena, female dominant
Box 21
The Rigid Bondage Roster
Box 21
Glanzberg, F.G. Lesbian Sadomasochists: Rattling the skeletons.
Box 21
Off our Backs: LSM notice
Box 21
Kat Match S/M
Box 21
The sex life of the foot and shoe bibliography
Box 21
Plexus S/M articles and letters
Box 21
Benjamin, Jessica. Rational Violence and Erotic Domination.
Box 21
Libra, R.J. SM: One Woman peers through the prism.
Box 21
Verdenignig Studiegroep Sado-Masochism (V.S.S.M) Amsterdam S/M group
Box 21
Witomski, T.R. S/M Nation, 1984.
Box 21
Gay male S/M activists
Box 21
Schrim, J.A. SM and Feminism.
Box 21
Drummer clubs/bars (gay men's SM)
Box 21
Cathexis
Box 21
Gay Male S/M
Box 21
Frankel, Linda. The Children's Hour.
Box 21
Cottingham, Laura. If God is a Woman then Andrea Dworkin is her Wrath.
Box 21
If I ask you to tie me up, will you still love me?
Box 21
Prometheus - Pat Bond
Box 21
Dungeon Master
Box 21
Townsend, Larry
Box 22
Miesen, Donald. A View of the Sadomasochism, the adult sex game.
Box 22
The Society of Janus (SF)
Box 22
Review of Coming to Power
Box 22
Dominatrix of Doom: Plasmatics, 1981.
Box 22
S& M Rock
Box 22
Censorship
Box 22
Sex, Porn and Male Rage, 1980.
Box 22
Women Who Resist: Santa Cruz women against rape
Box 22
Sheiner, C.J.
Box 22
Novak, Nancy. Wrestling Dominant.
Box 22
WHIPS: Women's Music Festival S/M Group
Box 22
Hollibaugh, Amber - Sex Work
Box 22
Jeffreys, Sheila. The Sexuality Debate, review by Mariana Valverde
Box 22
Folsom Street Fair, South of Market
Box 22
Avatar
Box 22
Goldstein, Richard ... Sex
Box 22
International Ms. Leather
Box 22
Slater, Cynthia. Sensual Magic.
Box 22
Powell, Mason. Bound for Glory.
Box 22
Wiomski, T.R.
Box 22
Rubin, Gayle
Box 22
S/M Letters
Box 22
Davis, Murray. Smut, Part One
Box 22
Barker, Edna. Confessions of a Skirt Chaser.
Box 22
Sexual Fantasies: What are Their Hidden Meanings?1984.
Box 22
Carnival Knowledge
Box 22
Heresy, Witchcraft and Sexuality
Box 22
Powers of DesirePro-sex reviews
Box 22
The other AIDS story: Quarantine!
Box 22
Autoerotic strangulation deaths, 1984
Box 22
Vance, Carol. Sexuality Bibliographies.
Box 22
Vibrators
Box 22
Catholic Church: No Sex, No Wedding, 1982.
Box 22
Village Voice sex ads
Box 22
DeCecco, John P. Pleasure and Queers, 1981.
Box 22
Durden-Smith, Jo and Diane De Simone. The Sex Life of the Brain.
Box 22
Golding. A Few Thoughts about Lesbian Sex, Politics and Community Standards.
Box 22
Freedom, Sex, and Power: Interviews with Charlotte Bunch, George Smith, Chris Bearchell, Gary Kinsman, Susan Colek, and Varda Burstyn.Fuse
Box 22
Lesbian Erotic Questionnaire - Sapphic Touch
Box 22
M.M. Malafesta. In Search of the Cosmic Orgasm,1981.
Box 22
Sexuality, Gender and Consumer Culture: NY Institute for the Humanities
Box 22
Nestle, Joan: Sexuality, S/M, Pornography Bibliography
Box 22
Women against porn script for slideshow
Box 22
Gross, Michael. Sex Sells, 1985.
Box 23
Bearchell, Chris. Strippers: No Apologies.
Box 23
Lesbian Sex on Video,1986.
Box 23
Tyeoriginally Fantasy: She Might
Box 23
S/M is ...
Box 23
S/M Bibliography
Box 23
Heaney, Seamus. Punishment.
Box 23
Baldwin, Guy and Race (Richard) Bannon - Survey of S/M practices
Box 23
Paris S/M Community, 1989
Box 23
Descending adultsNY S/M
Box 23
Golstein, Al, S/M
Box 23
Sagaris
Box 23
Samois (3 folders)
Box 23
San Francisco Art Institute
Box 23
Santa Cruz
Box 23
The Pillory and The Closet
Box 23
Joy Schulenberg's novel
Box 23
Schulman, Sarah (2 folders)
Box 23
Seal Press
Box 23
The Scholar and The Feminist, 1982
Box 23
See, Carolyn
Box 23
Segrest, Mab
Box 23
Sears, Vicki
Box 23
Serial Killers
Box 23
Private Sex Clubs, 1989
Box 23
Sex and evolution sociobiology
Box 23
Sex and social repression conference 1988
Box 23
Shakur, Assata
Box 23
Sheen, Barbara
Box 23
Shelix
Box 23
Shilts, Randy
Box 23
Shively, Charlie. Fag Rag History.
Box 23
Sino, Ana Maria
Box 23
Simpson, Mona
Box 23
Simpson, Mona. Lawns.
Box 24
Singer, Isaac Bashevis. The Impresario, 1986.
Box 24
Sky Renfro and Leather
Box 24
Slater, Cynthia
Box 24
Smith, Barbara (2 folders)
Box 24
Smith, Charlie
Box 24
Smith, Lee
Box 24
Snitow, Ann on Doris Lessing, 1985
Box 24
Sontag, Susan. The Third World of Women.
Box 24
Counts, Sora
Box 24
South, Cris (2 folders)
Box 24
Edgefield County, South Carolina
Box 24
Modern Southern Writers,1985
Box 24
Stamps, Wickie
Box 24
Stained glass
Box 24
Stanford Writing Program
Box 24
Stanley, Julia. Uninhabited Angels.
Box 24
Female Star Trek Fans
Box 24
Steele, Shirley. Ruby, You're Like a Dream.
Box 24
Stein, Arlene, on Style Wars
Box 24
Stein, David. My Weekend in Hell.
Box 24
Steiner, George. A Season in Hell.
Box 24
Stein, Gertrude. The Mother of Us All.
Box 24
Stengel, Richard. Talking about my GeneratioN, 1987.
Box 24
Stewart, Sam, on Valentino
Box 24
Stoltenberg, John. Good Sex and Gay Male Porn, 1983.
Box 24
Stone, Robert. The Reason for Stories, 1988.
Box 24
Stonewall Anniversary
Box 24
Stretching exercises
Box 24
Sweet Gwendolyn and the Countess: soft porn drawing and story
Box 24
Syllabuses
Box 24
Tattoo archives, Berkeley, CA
Box 24
Tax traps for homesellers
Box 24
Thelma and Louise
Box 24
Thompson, Sharon, fiction, 1989
Box 24
Tipton, Billy
Box 24
Trebay, Guy
Box 24
Person, Ethel S. Love Triangles, 1988.
Box 24
Trivia
Box 24
Trujillo, Carla, Chicana Lesbian Ph.D.
Box 24
Tsui, Kitty
Box 24
Tucker, Scott
Box 24
Underground parties - LA
Box 25
Vacations
Box 25
Valverde, Mariana. The True Joy of Sex.
Box 25
Fiction Vampires
Box 25
Van de Vere, Judy
Box 25
Vance, Carol. Wages for Fellatio.
Box 25
Van Sant, Gus
Box 25
Village Voice Writers/Union members
Box 25
Villanueva, Chea. Girlfriends and Chinagirls
Box 25
Voice Literary Supplement,1986-1989
Box 25
Oppenheim, Irene.On Waitressing, 1986.
Box 25
Alice Walker National Book Award Speech, 1974
Box 25
Walters, Anna Mae. The Sun is not Merciful.
Box 25
Warhol, Andy
Box 25
Warland, Betsy, lesbian writers
Box 25
WAP News Report
Box 25
Wavpam forum on S/M San Francisco Samois Flier Protesting
Box 25
Webster, Paula. Going All the Way to Pleasure.
Box 25
Weeks, Jeffrey. British Gay Left and Organizing.
Box 25
Women of Value, Men of Renown
Box 25
Weinstein, Jeff. What porn did.
Box 25
Weldon, Fay
Box 25
Wells, Jess (2 folders)
Box 25
Wesleyan University
Box 25
White, Edmund
Box 25
White, James
Box 25
WHIPS at Michigan, 1988
Box 25
White Working Class Sojourner Issue, November, 1984
Box 25
Wilde, Dolly/Joan Schenkar
Box 25
Williams, Tennessee. Desire and the black master.
Box 25
Willis, Danielle
Box 25
Willis, Ellen
Box 25
Wilson, William
Box 25
Winterson, Jeanette
Box 25
Wolff, Tobias
Box 25
Wolfe, Tom
Box 25
Wolverton, Terry
Box 25
Women's Art, 1987
Box 26
French, Marilyn on Marilyn Hacker - The Nation of Women
Box 26
Michelson, Peter. Women and pornorotica, 1986.
Box 26
Women in Print
Box 26
Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent, Inc. (W.o.m.a.n.), SF
Box 26
Women against Sex
Box 26
Wojnarwicz, David W.
Box 26
Words Project for AIDS
Box 26
Working Class Women's Caucus UFF
Box 26
Writer's rejection letters
Box 26
First Novels
Box 26
Goodbye minimalists, hello tellers of tall tales, 1989.
Box 26
Yoakam, Dwight
Box 26
Youngblood, Shay
Box 26
Youngdahl, Karie. The cutting line
Box 26
Yellow Silk fiction/poetry
Box 26
Zimmerman, Bonnie
Box 26
Zschokke, Magdalene
Box 26

These boxes contain Allison's subject files that were received in non-alphabetical order.

Murphy, Melissa
Box 27
D'Erasmo, Stacey
Box 27
Impact - lesbian writers
Box 27
Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies - CLAGS
Box 27
Writer's Union
Box 27
Diva
Box 27
Subscriptions
Box 27
Thomas, Trish
Box 27
Weathers, Annette
Box 27
Logan, Becket
Box 27
Seajay, Carol, writing class
Box 27
Lesbian S/M Safety Manual
Box 27
Nazi History Philipp Jenniger resigns after speech
Box 27
Working class writing - Spring at the lab
Box 27
Kenan, Randall
Box 27
Margeaux/The Lab
Box 27
Lesbian writer
Box 27
Corporal punishment, 1987
Box 27
Lesbian erotica review, 1987
Box 27
Tucker, Scott
Box 27
Workshop/panel request for Outrite, 1990
Box 27
Poetry clippings from Outweek
Box 27
Survey of writers: what do I do when I write?
Box 27
Kafka, Franz. Josephine the Singer.
Box 27
O'Brien, Tim. Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong.
Box 27
Performance art
Box 27
Tompkins, Jane
Box 28
Women in literature
Box 28
The Daydream of Bloody Seriousness,1982.
Box 28
Sex and violence, death and sensuality
Box 28
A Rock in the Middle of the Ocean, Advocate.
Box 28
Maunter Project: lesbians with cancer
Box 28
Paulson, Kevin
Box 28
Ringelheim, Joan, women and the Holocaust
Box 28
Resume
Box 28
On our backs contract
Box 28
Women Who Hate Me contract
Box 28
Lace Publications
Box 28
Alyson Press
Box 28
Escoffier, Jeff, literary agent
Box 28
Submitted for consideration
Box 28
Maryse Conde Conference
Box 28
Bastard out of Carolina reviews (2 folders)
Box 28
Seabrook, John. The AIDS Philosopher, 1990.
Box 28
International Ms. Leather, Drummer
Box 28
Radical Voices syllabus
Box 28
The battle over quality
Box 28
Thompson, Mark. Leatherfolk.
Box 28
Lawrence of Arabia and S/M Advocate, 1989.
Box 28
Barthelme, Donald
Box 28
Who are the outcasts? history handout
Box 28
Feminist political theory at George Washington University
Box 28
The Women Who Hate Me
Box 28
Flesh and fantasy workshop
Box 28
NEA grant application
Box 28
Oberland, Wendy, camerawork
Box 28
Women studies, UC Berkeley, 1992
Box 28
Sex with Dorothy Allison IAHU Wesleyan College
Box 28
Voice Literary Supplement, Oct. 1986
Box 28
Society for the Scientific Study of Sex (SSSS)
Box 29
Strega, Linda and Bev Jo. S/M is Sadism and Masochism is Heterosexism
Box 29
Hentoff, Nat. The First State to Abolish Obscenity, 1987.
Box 29
American Booksellers Association vs. Indianapolis
Box 29
Skin draft
Box 29
Trash cover
Box 29
The pornographic imperative
Box 29
Astrea - lesbian writer's fund
Box 29
Paulson, Kevin
Box 29
Nashville
Box 29
Gartwell, Nanette. Feminist Ethics.
Box 29
Carruthers, Lisa. Ex-Isle.
Box 29
My most unforgettable character ...
Box 29
Outwrite, 1989-1991 (2 folders)
Box 29
Personal revelation
Box 29
Women and the Law
Box 29
Working Class, Lesbian, Femme: Three Strikes You're Out
Box 29
Events ... organizations
Box 29
Heavy pain and blood sports
Box 30
Cheap thrills Forum essay
Box 30
How to Date a Dildo
Box 30
Allison, Dorothy. The Deviation Doctor.
Box 30
What She Did With Her Hands, 1988
Box 30
Gibson, Mattie Lee
Box 30
A Lesbian Review of Trash
Box 30
The Female Dominant S/M Community
Box 30
The Power of Names
Box 30
Cultural Survival and Cultural Work
Box 30
Feminist theory course with Charlotte Bunch, George Washington University, 1976
Box 30
On Key Symbols
Box 30
Smith, Jamez L. poems
Box 30
Wolochow, Dara. Behind our Backs.
Box 30
Deviant sexuality
Box 30
Houston, Angelica
Box 31
Bastard Out of Carolina Showtime
Box 31
Hoffman, Gary
Box 31
1st Day of School, Ladies' Home Journal.
Box 31
Mother Child Bond, Out Magazine.
Box 31
Lee, Andrea. The Emperor of Dreams, 1997.
Box 31
Curve, 1998
Box 31
Mayer, Peter - Overlook
Box 31
Bastard Nation
Box 31
C-TAN - Circlet
Box 31
Garber, Eric
Box 31
Aury, Dominique. Story of O.
Box 31
Califia, Pat. Radical Sex.
Box 31
Anders, Allison
Box 31
Thomas, Trish
Box 31
Willis, Connie
Box 31
Gwenwald, Morgan
Box 31
Sarris, Greg
Box 31
Jetter, Alexis
Box 31
Kincaid, Jamaica
Box 31
Kirn, Walter. Mouth to Mouth.
Box 31
Sinclair, Molly
Box 31
Willalon, Joel Antonia
Box 31
Erotic content in women's art
Box 31
Women writing sex workshop
Box 31
Writing workshop flier master
Box 31
No!
Box 31
Sankey, Gretchen - artist
Box 31
Williams, Tennessee and Maria St. Just
Box 31
Fowler, Connie Mae
Box 31
Croce, Arlene - AIDS plays
Box 31
Seajay, Carol
Box 31
hooks, bell
Box 31
Paglia, Camille
Box 31
Brown, Rebecca
Box 31
Fuller and Langerman Gym - Sebastopol
Box 31
Estes, Clarissa Pinkola
Box 31
Smiley, Jane, on Huck Finn
Box 31
Djerassi
Box 31
Allure Magazine
Box 31
Feminist bookstores
Box 31

These files contain chiefly correspondence, copies of Allison's articles, some research files, clippings, and fiction by other writers.

Collection Arrangement

Allison's original chronological order has been retained.

1975-1979
Box 32
1980-1982
Box 33
1982-1985
Box 34
1983-1984
Box 35
1985-1986
Box 36
1986-1988
Box 37
1989-1991
Box 38
1991-1993
Box 39
1992-1993
Box 40-42
Clippings, 1980s-1990s and undated
Box 43-44
1992-1997
Box 45
1984-1993
Box 46
1994-1995
Box 47-49
1995
Box 50-52
1995-1996
Box 53
1996
Box 54-56
1996-1997
Box 57
1996-2004
Box 58
1997
Box 59-61
1997-1998
Box 62-63
1998
Box 64
1997-2003
Box 65
1997
Box 66
1998
Box 67-68
1999
Box 69-71
2000
Box 72
1999-2000
Box 73-75
2000
Box 76-77
2001
Box 78
2001-2002
Box 79
2002
Box 80-81
2002-2004
Box 82
2003
Box 83
2004
Box 84
2005
Box 85
2006
Box 86
2005-2006
Box 87
2003-2004
Box 88
2005
Box 89
2005-2006
Box 90
2002
Box 91
2006-2007
Box 92
2007
Box 93
2008
Box 94
2008-2009
Box 95
2009
Box 96

These materials document Allison's professional life, travel, and appearances.

Collection Arrangement

Allison's original chronological order has been retained.

Royalties
Box 97
1977-1995
Box 98
1988-1992
Box 99
1992-1996
Box 100
1992-2005
Box 101
1993-1996
Box 102
1994-1997
Box 103
1995-1996
Box 104
1995-2002
Box 105
1997-1998
Box 106
1997-2004
Box 107
1998-1999
Box 108
1999-2000
Box 109
2000-2001
Box 110
2001
Box 111
2001-2002
Box 112
2003-2004
Box 113
2004-2005
Box 114
2005-2006
Box 115
2006-2007
Box 116
2008
Box 117
2009-2010
Box 118

This series contains drafts of Allison's unpublished and published works as well as her personal journals, which are restricted and require permission from the creator prior to use.

This series also contains Allison's unpublished writings, which require written permission from their creator for access and copying.

Collection Arrangement

Allison's original order and folder titles have been retained.

RESTRICTED: Access to Allison's unpublished writings in boxes 122, 122a, and 123 are restricted and require written permission from their creator for access and copying.

Bastard Out of Carolina manuscript (2 folders)
Box 119
Themes/science fiction
Box 119
Introduction to deviant ethnography
Box 119
Bastard Out of Carolina proof
Box 120
Anne Lamott broadside
Box 120
The Writer's Chronicle, May/Summer 2001, October/November 2002
Box 120
Fliers
Box 120
Cavedweller covers
Box 120
The Ultimate Lesbian Fantasy
Box 120
Fiction: first draft
Box 120
Bastard Out of Carolina draft
Box 121
Bastard Out of Carolina notes
Box 121
Bastard Out of Carolina manuscript
Box 121
Gospel drafts
Box 121
Gospel Song
Box 121
Gospel Song long version
Box 121
Two or Three Things I Know for Sure proofs with corrections
Box 121
The Women Who Hate Me 1st complete draft
Box 121
The Women Who Hate Me draft
Box 121
Cavedweller
Box 121
Unpublished short stories (RESTRICTED)
Box 122-123
Bastard Out of Carolina drafts
Box 124-126
Bastard Out of Carolina bound typescript
Box 127-128
Trash typescripts
Box 127-128
Cavedweller drafts
Box 129-134
Cavedweller chapter list, short stories and bound typescript (2 folders)
Box 135
Conference materials, Women's Caucus for Art, 1992
Box 135
Skin draft
Box 135
Short stories
Box 135
Bastard Out of Carolina audiobook script
Box 136
Bastard Out of Carolina draft script
Box 136
Bastard Out of Carolina revised draft script
Box 136
The Lammas Little Review
Box 137
Review: Anne Lamott All New People
Box 137
A Lesbian Appetite
Box 137
Review of The Lost Languages of Cranes
Box 137
Ursula LeGuin: Dancing at the Edge of the World Village Voice
Box 137
Women in Love for Ikon Magazine
Box 137
Lupus
Box 137
Lupus
Box 137
Death and the Bag Man
Box 137
Mama
Box 137
The meanest woman ever left Tennessee
Box 137
Modern Primitives, RE/Search #12, Village Voice review
Box 137
Monkeybites
Box 137
My Career as a Thief
Box 137
The muscles of the mind
Box 137
Myths, Images, and the Creation of Reality essay
Box 137
Never Satisfied, Village Voice review
Box 137
There are only 99 lesbians
Box 137
North
Box 137
Not as a stranger
Box 137
Joyce Carol Oates review
Box 137
On Our Backs review
Box 137
Passion Fruit review
Box 137
Personal Best
Box 137
Gone to Soldiers Marge Piercy
Box 137
Cave Dweller
Box 137
A Question of Censorship
Box 137
Changing the World
Box 137
Skin drafts
Box 138
Two or Three Things drafts
Box 138
Two or Three Things drafts
Box 139
Mean Stories and Stubborn Girls draft
Box 140
Cavedweller abridgement
Box 140
Cavedweller (2 folders)
Box 140
Trash proofs
Box 140
Lost Friend, Loss, Nice, The Men in My Family are Awful
Box 140
Coffee Shop
Box 141
Deciding to Live
Box 141
Demon
Box 141
Demon Lover
Box 141
Don't Tell Me You Don't Know
Box 141
Epidemiology of Stigma
Box 141
Erotic Blasphemy
Box 141
Her Thighs
Box 141
I'm Working on My Charm
Box 141
Obscene Every Moment
Box 141
Something Else
Box 141
Puritans, Perverts and Feminists
Box 141
Fire and Ice
Box 141
Jesus
Box 141
Politically Incorrect
Box 141
Living in the Evil City
Box 141
Conceptual Lesbianism
Box 141
Personal History of Porn
Box 141
The Way to a Lesbian Heart
Box 141
Two or Three Things ...
Box 142
Steal Away
Box 142
Compassion
Box 142
Mama Died
Box 142
Anonymous Letters
Box 142
Bastards Make Their Own Rules
Box 142
Bastard Out of Carolina
Box 142
Biscuit Dinners
Box 142
The Body in Context
Box 142
Boston, Massachusetts
Box 142
Nasty
Box 142
Cave Dweller
Box 142
Private Rituals (2 folders)
Box 143
Premises
Box 143
The Psychic
Box 143
Public Silence, Private Terror
Box 143
A Question of Class
Box 143
The Hard Logic of Love
Box 143
Rewriting Our Lives
Box 143
River of Names
Box 143
Skin
Box 143
Two Faggots, 20 Dykes and a Whole Lot of Barbeque
Box 143
Violence Against Women Begins at Home
Box 143
What She Did With Her Hands
Box 143
Predators and Ounces
Box 144
Nasty Business
Box 144
Untitled draft
Box 144
Short fiction
Box 144
Two or Three Things I Know For Sure draft and design
Box 145
Not Poems - Polemic draft
Box 145
Women's write columns and other essays
Box 145
Non-fiction writing
Box 145
Non-fiction
Box 145
Cavedweller play script
Box 145
Introduction to a deviant ethnography
Box 145
Voices of feminism transcript (oral history interview with Dorothy Allison)
Box 145
Skin draft (2 folders)
Box 146
Skin proof
Box 146
Untitled drafts
Box 146
Cavedweller draft
Box 146
Bastard Out of Carolina copy edited manuscript, with designer's markings
Box 147

RESTRICTED: Access to Allison's journals are restricted and require her permission prior to use. Boxes 148-155 consist of computer printouts; boxes 156-163 are handwritten.

1992-1996, 1999-2000
Box 148
2000-2001
Box 149
2001-2002
Box 150
2002-2003
Box 151
2003-2004
Box 152
2005
Box 153
2006-2007
Box 154
2007-2009
Box 155
1985-1989
Box 156
July 1989-January, 1993
Box 157
February, 1993-May, 1995
Box 158
May, 1995-February, 1997
Box 159
February, 1997-July, 1998
Box 160
July, 1998-October, 1999
Box 161
November, 1999-April, 2005
Box 162
January, 2006-February, 2008
Box 163
Undated, 2000s
Box 163

The material on the VHS tapes and DVDs consists of Allison's readings and other appearances. The audio cassettes contain material that mirrors the topics in Allison's subject files, including feminism and lesbian activism.

VHS tapes, 1990-2003
Box 164
VHS Tapes, 1991-2001
Box 165
Audio cassettes, 1975-1982 and undated
Box 166
DVDs, 2001-2004
Box 166
VHS tapes, 2004 and undated
Box 166
Audio cassettes, 1975-1983 and undated
Box 167
Audio cassettes, 1981-1984 and undated
Box 168
Audio cassettes, 1975-1982 and undated
Box 169
Audio cassettes, 1983-1993 and undated
Box 170
Photo album, 1965-1987
Box 171
Photo album, 1973-1975
Box 172
Posters and oversize materials, undated
Box 173
Calendar, clippings and oversize materials, 1981-1996 and undated
Box 174
Miscellaneous Posters
Oversize Folder 1

Historical Note

Dorothy Allison was born on April 11, 1949 in Greenville, South Carolina, and grew up as the oldest child of an unwed, teenage mother. She was the first member of her family to graduate from high school. She earned her B.A. in 1971 from Florida Presbyterian (now Eckerd) College, which she attended on a National Merit Scholarship. Allison subsequently did graduate work in anthropology at Florida State University, The Sagaris Institute, and the New School for Social Research, where she earned a M.A. in urban anthropology in 1981.

From 1973-1974, she was the editor of the feminist magazineAmazing Grace, in Tallahassee Florida. From 1973-1974, she was a founding manager of Herstore Feminist Bookstore in Tallahassee. She was also an editor at Quest from 1976-1979

Allison's writings were originally published in Quest, Conditions, and Outlook, early lesbian and gay journals. Her chapbook of poetry, The Women Who Hate Me, was first published by Long Haul Press in 1983. Her short story collection, Trash, was first published by Firebrand Books in 1988, winning two Lambda Literary Awards and the American Library Association Prize for Lesbian and Gay Writing.

She received mainstream recognition with her first novel, Bastard Out of Carolina, published by Dutton and a finalist for the 1992 National Book Prize. The book was a best seller and was made into an award-winning movie. Subsequent books included Skin: Talking about Sex, Class, and Literature, a group of narrative essays published by Firebrand Books in 1994, and Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, published by Dutton in 1995. Cavedweller, published in 1998, was lauded as a New York Times notable book, and also became a best seller. Allison continues to write, speak, lecture, and teach in writing workshops, colleges, women's studies departments and organizations, and feminist and activist groups.

This biographical note was created in part from information provided on Allison's website, dorothyallison.net.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dorothy Allison Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library , Duke University.

Provenance

The Dorothy Allison Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2010.

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