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Preliminary Guide to the Margaret McFadden Papers, 1961-2009

Abstract

Feminist scholar and activist; founder of the Women's Studies Program and professor in Interdisciplinary Studies at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

Collection(42750 items, 57 lin. ft.; dated 1961-2009 and n.d.) comprises McFadden's professional papers. Includes published materials, conference files, materials related to the Southeastern Women's Studies Association (of which she is a founding member), correspondence, writings, teaching materials, and subject files. This collection also includes several additions; please consult the Collection Overview below to learn more about their contents. 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
McFadden, Margaret
Title
Margaret McFadden papers, 1970-2009
Language of Material
English
Extent
57.2 Linear Feet, 42,900 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection (2003-0264) (14,000 items, 27 lin. ft.; dated [1970s]-2003 and n.d.) comprises McFadden's professional papers. Includes published materials, conference files, materials related to the Southeastern Women's Studies Association (of which she is a founding member), correspondence, writings, teaching materials, and subject files. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Addition (2005-0003) (2585 items, 5.0 lin. ft.; dated 1979-1999 and n.d.) comprises primarily research files, book notes, correspondence with other scholars and with her publisher, and drafts related to McFadden's book Golden Cables of Sympathy (1999). Also includes materials and notes from conferences she attended.

Addition (2005-0089) (2683 items, 4.2 lin. ft.; dated 1974-2005) comprises correspondence, subject files, reviews, research notes, and photographs related to Golden Cables of Sympathy; brochures, programs, and notes from conferences; academic files related to Ph.D students who were part of the Projects Demonstrating Excellence at the Union Institute Graduate School in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1995-2002.

Addition (2006-0001) (1125 items, 1.8 lin. ft.; dated 1989-1998) consists of correspondence, subject files, reviews, research notes, and academic files McFadden maintained during her professorship. There are also brochures, programs, and notes from conferences, including a paper delivered at the 8th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, 8-10 June 1990. There are also newsletters; files McFadden kept while a Fulbright professor in Finland, 1991-1992; and ephemera.

Addition (2007-0124) (750 items; 1.2 lin. ft. ; dated 1982-1994) consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and research materials relating to women's studies books and articles by McFadden. Also included are grant proposals, recommendations, and book catalogs.

Addition (2007-0202) (2000 items; 3.0 lin. ft.; dated 1975-2007) includes research materials, notes, and academic files from McFadden's work as a professor.

Addition (2009-0192) (6500 items; 9.0 lin. ft.; dated 1970s-2009) includes materials from McFadden's courses and programs at Appalachian State's Interdisciplinary Studies program, including women's studies courses. Also includes materials from her Fulbrights to Finland and Austria, conference schedules, Southeastern Women's Studies Association (SEWSA) files, student evaluations, drafts of Golden Cables of Sympathy, and McFadden's historical women postcard collection.

Addition (2013-0164) (4500 items; 6.0 lin. ft; dated 1961-2009) includes research and academic files, including women's studies courses. Also includes materials from her Fulbright grants, SEWSA files, and professional engagements.

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Contents of the Collection

Collection (2003-0264) (14,000 items, 27 lin. ft.; dated [1970s]-2003 and n.d.) comprises McFadden's professional papers. Includes published materials, conference files, materials related to the Southeastern Women's Studies Association (of which she is a founding member), correspondence, writings, teaching materials, and subject files. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Addition (2005-0003) (2585 items, 5.0 lin. ft.; dated 1979-1999 and n.d.) comprises primarily research files, book notes, correspondence with other scholars and with her publisher, and drafts related to McFadden's book Golden Cables of Sympathy (1999). Also includes materials and notes from conferences she attended.

Addition (2005-0089) (2683 items, 4.2 lin. ft.; dated 1974-2005) comprises correspondence, subject files, reviews, research notes, and photographs related to Golden Cables of Sympathy; brochures, programs, and notes from conferences; academic files related to Ph.D students who were part of the Projects Demonstrating Excellence at the Union Institute Graduate School in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1995-2002.

Addition (2006-0001) (1125 items, 1.8 lin. ft.; dated 1989-1998) consists of correspondence, subject files, reviews, research notes, and academic files McFadden maintained during her professorship. There are also brochures, programs, and notes from conferences, including a paper delivered at the 8th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, 8-10 June 1990. There are also newsletters; files McFadden kept while a Fulbright professor in Finland, 1991-1992; and ephemera.

Addition (2007-0124) (750 items; 1.2 lin. ft. ; dated 1982-1994) consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and research materials relating to women's studies books and articles by McFadden. Also included are grant proposals, recommendations, and book catalogs.

Boston Teenagers Debate the Woman Question, 1987
Box 1
Thinking Woman
Box 1
NEH grant, 1987
Box 1
Correspondence, 1984-1986
Box 1
Other grant files
Box 1
Recommendation for Dana Greene
Box 1
Syllabus - Women and Fiction
Box 1
Papers related to All Over the Map
Box 2
Drafts of articles by other authors
Box 2
NORA manuscripts
Box 2
Evaluation of Dr. Elizabeth Bartlett
Box 2

Addition (2007-0202) (2000 items; 3.0 lin. ft.; dated 1975-2007) includes research materials, notes, and academic files from McFadden's work as a professor.

Films from Fiction
Box 1
Women and Film
Box 1
Planning
Box 2
Evaluations
Box 2
Student papers
Box 2
Film lists
Box 2
Course materials, 1970s
Box 3
Conference materials, 2000s
Box 3
Interdisciplinary Studies
Box 4
Women's Studies
Box 4
Course materials
Box 5

Addition (2009-0192) (6500 items; 9.0 lin. ft.; dated 1970s-2009) includes materials from McFadden's courses and programs at Appalachian State's Interdisciplinary Studies program, including women's studies courses. Also includes materials from her Fulbrights to Finland and Austria, conference schedules, Southeastern Women's Studies Association (SEWSA) files, student evaluations, drafts of Golden Cables of Sympathy, and McFadden's historical women postcard collection.

Newspapers about the ASU women's studies department, March 2009
Box 1
SEWSA travel grants, 2007
Box 1
NWSAJ budget, 2003
Box 1
NWSA Journal national board meeting, January 2007
Box 1
NWSA Journal annual report notes, 1999
Box 1
SEWSA, 2005
Box 1
SEWSA proposals, 2009
Box 1
Fulbright reference, 2005
Box 1
May trip to Finland and Hungary, 2006
Box 1
100 Scholars research award, 2006
Box 1
ASU miscellaneous
Box 1
Duke colloquium, August 2005
Box 1
Feminist Time/Nation Time, 2005
Box 1
Sally Wagner and Matilda Gage, 2008
Box 1
IFRWH, 2005
Box 1
NWSA Feminist pedagogy
Box 1
Steinem lunch, 2008
Box 1
Women's Center brown bag, November 2007
Box 1
International Lawrence Durrell Society, 2007
Box 1
UNC Asheville, March 2007
Box 1
Duke Symposium, October 2007
Box 1
Nordic Advisory Committee Meeting, October 2005
Box 1
Jeannette Stokes, 2006
Box 1
Graduate Faculty Status application, 2006
Box 1
Fairfield, Illinois, 2007
Box 1
Xerox for NY
Box 1
URC Grant-Schwimmer, etc., 2005-2006
Box 1
Dr. Nickless, UNC Asheville lecture, 2005
Box 1
Claudia Koonz, 2005
Box 1
SEWSA-Valdosta/Schwimmer, 2006
Box 1
American Historical Review-Blackwell review, 2005
Box 1
CLGH Prize, 2004-2005
Box 1
PTR miscellaneous articles and drafts, news, ASU Women's Studies department, 2005-2007
Box 1
100 Scholars appointment, 2007
Box 1
Dr. C.A. Cranston, March 2006
Box 1
Sheela-na-gig, March 2006
Box 1
Austria Fulbright talk and panel, 2005-2006
Box 1
Yale blog conference, October 2005
Box 1
Bingham Center Symposium, 2005
Box 1
Gender, War, and Nation in 20th Century Europe, UNC, 2006
Box 1
Post-tenure review, Spring 2005 (2 folders)
Box 1
World Congress on Matriarchal Studies, 2005
Box 1
ASU correspondence, 2008
Box 1
Women's Studies Symposium, Perdue, 2007
Box 1
Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation
Box 1
Herstory! ASU Women's Leadership Conference, March 2008
Box 1
Duke Gender and Ethnic Conflict Symposium, 2005
Box 1
Miscellaneous Women's Studies brochures
Box 1
Berkshire Conference, 2008
Box 1
Salem Press, Masterplots/Christian Literature, 2006
Box 2
ASU Humanities Series, 2006-2007
Box 2
Loose pages re: Women's Studies
Box 2
Women's Caucus, ASU, 1970s
Box 2
Feminist Theory workshop, 1989
Box 2
Feminist Theory classication paper, 1980s
Box 2
ILA/Emory, 2003
Box 2
Women as a Minority Group
Box 2
Androgyny, SEWSA conference, 1980
Box 2
Jokes and notes
Box 2
Doris Lessing, 1970s
Box 2
Articles, 1970s
Box 2
Naturewriting, 1970s
Box 2
Supplemental materials, including ASU course syllabi and readings, 1970s
Box 2
Student Course Evaluations, 1970s-1990s (32 envelopes)
Box 2
Watauga College, April 1978
Box 2
Watauga team teaching workshop, 1978
Box 2
Herstory evaluations
Box 2
Ph.D. diploma from Emory
Box 3
Factory Second Food and Tevre Madre art
Box 3
Food films course, 2003
Box 3
On my door and correspondence, 2003
Box 3
Austrian correspondence and clippings, 2004
Box 3
NWSAJ and speaker flyers
Box 3
Reel Food paper, revisions and final, April 2003
Box 3
Torino, Slow Food, Hidden Kitchens, etc.
Box 3
Food films for Reel Food
Box 3
Taxco, Mexico trip, October 2000
Box 3
SLOW Food, including Sicily
Box 3
Not for Ourselves Alone review, 1998
Box 3
Boston Teenagers manuscript, 1990
Box 3
Stanton/Anthony film by Ken Burns, 1999
Box 3
NC Women's History Symposium, 1990
Box 3
The American Woman: Herstory off-campus presentations, 1984
Box 3
G. Lerner: American Women, 1870-Present and Feminist Theory
Box 3
Women and the Law course, Fall 1986
Box 3
Black Women's Voices: Autobiography, UCCS, 1974
Box 3
Wollstonecraft
Box 3
Madrid panel, July 2008
Box 3
Qualitative Research folder
Box 3
Grand Canyon, 2007
Box 3
Color Purple review by Margaret McFadden
Box 3
Pictures and posters, 2007
Box 3
Brown Girl Brownstones crossword puzzle
Box 3
Women's Studies-early, 1985-1995
Box 3
Personal letters and cards, early 1980s-1990s
Box 3
Angelou's All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes reviews and notes
Box 3
Women's Studies course materials
Box 3
Margaret of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden
Box 3
Iceland women
Box 3
No Man's Land, sexchanges, vol. 21, review
Box 3
UNC Press: Women in Medieval Scandinavia
Box 3
H. Taylor Mill biography
Box 3
Rape in Bosnia, 1993
Box 3
Eastern Europe scholars, 1990-1991
Box 3
Miscellaneous loose papers
Box 4
Pictures, etc.
Box 4
Anna Wheeler paper for Hypatia, 1989 (3 folders)
Box 4
Gradebook
Box 4
Louis and Clark College Gender Studies Symposium, 2008
Box 4
Fulbright orientation, 2006
Box 4
Notes and writings
Box 4
ASU graduate teaching, 1980s
Box 4
NY Loft application, 1986
Box 4
Harriet Silius's Festskrift, January 2008
Box 4
SEWSA, Writing Women's Lives panel, 2008
Box 4
ASU Humanities programs, 2007
Box 4
Women's Studies Symposium, Perdue, November 2007
Box 4
General Honors Director application, 1989
Box 4
19th century women's preachers, March 2006
Box 4
Fairfield boarders, 2007
Box 4
Protest letter, April 2006
Box 4
Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, 2007-2008
Box 4
IFRWH Bulgaria, August 2007
Box 4
SEWSA roundtable paper, 2005
Box 4
Union Graduate School, Theresa Burris
Box 4
Fulbright in Austria materials, 2002-2003
Box 4
Course evaluations, 1996-1999
Box 4
UNC EP October 2007
Box 4
NWSA-NWSAJ mess, Spring 2009
Box 4
Ida Blam paper, women's history
Box 4
Kath K's poetry
Box 4
Unequal sisters Finland lectures
Box 4
Klagenfurt correspondence, 2004
Box 4
FJN, 2005
Box 4
Curriculum vitae, 2004
Box 4
Overview lecture on Feminist Classics
Box 4
From Voting Rights to Social Revolution lecture
Box 4
Alpha Chi speech, April 2003
Box 4
Women Artists of Western NC, 2006
Box 5
Continuities and Discontinuities: Women's Movement International Conference, 2004
Box 5
UNC Adventures in Ideas, 2007
Box 5
International Federation for Research in Women's History, August 2007
Box 5
Women's Studies conferences and programs, 1990s-2000s (2 folders)
Box 5
NWSA materials, 1990s-2000s
Box 5
SSHRC Canada grant, 2005
Box 5
Notes for introduction of Gloria Steinem, 2008
Box 5
Women's Worlds (Korea) conference, 2005 (3 folders)
Box 5
Women's Studies to sort and do miscellaneous
Box 5
Interdisciplinary Studies colloquium, 1960s
Box 5
Recommendations, 1998s
Box 5
Whitney Foundation, 1981
Box 5
Shadow Narrative, SEWHA, October 2006
Box 5
ASU (Arizona) application, 1990-1991
Box 5
Arizona State and San Francisco State application, 1990
Box 5
Graduate Faculty
Box 5
Fulbright in Finland, 1990
Box 5
Loose pages of women's studies materials
Box 5
Golden Cables of Sympathy, master and editorial drafts (4 folders)
Box 6
Sherman Paul's Nature Writing invitation, 1989
Box 6
ASU Interdisciplinary Studies reports, 1980s

Includes reports to the chancellor, with course syllabi, self-evaluations, questionnaires, newsletters, all relating to Women's Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Box 6
Postcard collection
Box 6
Coursework and research files; materials from Fulbright grants, SEWSA files, research, and professional engagements
Box 1
Research files on nineteenth-century United States and Europe with an emphasis on women travelers
Box 2
Book proofs, drafts and other personal papers
Box 3
Personal papers, professional correspondence
Box 4

Historical Note

Margaret McFadden is a feminist scholar and activist; founder of the Women's Studies Program and professor in Interdisciplinary Studies at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

Subject Headings

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Related Material

This collection is closely related to the McFadden Family Papers, also contained in the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture. The McFadden Family Papers include personal correspondence, printed materials, photographs, diaries, and other ephemera centering around Margaret McFadden's parents, William and Glenora McFadden. Also included in the McFadden Family Papers are some of Margaret's classwork from her childhood and high school years, as well as correspondence from her to her parents in the 1970s.

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Margaret McFadden Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift 2003-2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, January 2009

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, January 2009

Updated by Meghan Lyon, September 2009

Updated by Megan Lewis, November 2013

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

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.