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Guide to the Mab Segrest papers, 1967-2006

Abstract

Mab Segrest is a feminist writer, scholar, and activist who received her PhD from Duke University in 1979. During her time in North Carolina, she was on the editorial board of Feminary, the feminist literary collective founded in the Triangle in 1969. She also worked with a group called North Carolinians against Racist and Religious Violence (NCRRV). This inspired her 1994 autobiographical work, Memoir of a Race Traitor, in which she describes working against the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina. Segrest also worked as the Coordinator of the Urban-Rural Mission from 1992-2000, after which she returned to academia. She is currently chairs the Gender and Women's Studies Department at Connecticut College.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Mab Segrest
Title
Mab Segrest papers 1967-2006
Language of Material
English
Extent
21.5 Linear Feet, 16125 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

This collection (Accession 1991-058) (6000 items; 8.0 lin. ft.; dated 1967-1991) contains materials documenting Segrest's personal life and education through 1975, and her professional life from 1977-1991)

Addition (1994-086) (2250 items, 3.0 lin. ft.; dated 1992-93) documents Memoir of a Race Traitor and the Third Wave Foundation.

Addition (1995-088) (5625 items, 7.5 lin. ft.; dated 1970-1994) comprises documentation relating to Segrest's professional life, including Memoir of a Race Traitor, the Third Wave Foundation, activism files, and a typescript of Dorothy Allison's Bastard out of Carolina.

Addition (1996-124) (2250 items, 3.0 lin. ft., dated 1995-1996) contains files relating to projects, the NC Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality and the North Carolinians Against Racial and Religious Violence (NCARRV), and the Center for Democratic Renewal (CDR)

Administrative Information

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The majority of the collection is closed for research. Accession 2006-0027 is open to research.

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Contents of the Collection

Accession (6000 items; 8.0 lin. ft.; dated 1967-1991) contains materials documenting Segrest's personal life and education through 1975, and her professional life from 1977-1991) Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Closed: Accession 1991-0058 is closed to research.

Accession (2250 items, 3.0 lin. ft.; dated 1992-93) documents Memoir of a Race Traitor and the Third Wave Foundation. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Accession 1994-0086 is closed to research.

Accession (6000 items; 8.0 lin. ft.; dated 1967-1991) (5625 items, 7.5 lin. ft.; dated 1970-1994) comprises documentation relating to Segrest's professional life, including Memoir of a Race Traitor, the Third Wave Foundation, activism files, and a typescript of Dorothy Allison's Bastard out of Carolina. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Accession 1996-0088 is closed to research.

Accession (1996-124) (3.0 lin. ft.) contains files relating to projects, the NC Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality and the North Carolinians Against Racial and Religious Violence (NCARRV), and the Center for Democratic Renewal (CDR). Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Accession 1991-0124 is closed to research.

research, speaking engagements, speeches, subject files, teaching materials, Born to Belonging book drafts, Beijing conference

Correspondences with Nancy Bereano/Squirrel
Box 1
Souls of White Folks (2 folders)
Box 1
Dangerous Liasons
Box 1
What's Sex Got To Do With It, Y'all? (2 folders)
Box 1
Rutgers University Press
Box 1
Born to Belonging
Box 1
Beijing Essay (2 folders)
Box 1
Pictures
Box 1
Race and Spirit/Mark
Box 1
Women's Studies, 2002-2003
Box 1
Going to the Chapel
Box 1
Time is Money
Box 1
Am 2 Decision
Box 1
National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality
Box 1
How Democracy Works pamphlet
Box 1
Am 2 Decision
Box 2
Clinton
Box 2
Welfare (2 folders)
Box 2
Sher's NCAE piece on NC
Box 2
Hollow Corporation
Box 2
Poverty in NC
Box 2
Poverty, health care, and Medicare
Box 2
Durham County Work First, 1998
Box 2
Family Matters
Box 2
Forum for the Future
Box 2
Equality for Chinese Women
Box 2
Beijing Forum, 1995 (2 folders)
Box 2
Elvis Presley
Box 2
Princess Diana
Box 2
Our Own Place
Box 2
Durham Women
Box 2
Health Day
Box 2
Sexuality Globally
Box 2
CCR
Box 2
GLBT
Box 3
Confessions of a Closet Baptist
Box 3
Michelle's Book
Box 3
Michelle's Letter (2 folders)
Box 3
1996 day planner
Box 3
Duke courses
Box 3
Farm Labor Organizing Committee
Box 3
UNC
Box 3
Hawaiian Sovereignty/Gay Marriage
Box 3
Born to Belonging
Box 3
Publicity Photos
Box 3
How Am I To Be Heard?
Box 3
Olympics Out of Cobb
Box 3
4WCW
Box 3
African Health
Box 3
Research notebooks and note cards (3 folders)
Box 3
Durban
Box 3
UN documents
Box 4
Tuskeegee News
Box 4
WEDO
Box 4
Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge
Box 4
Articles and drafts
Box 4
Hawaii
Box 4
Intelligence Report
Box 4
Atlanta/Coke (2 folders)
Box 4
Beijing Plenary
Box 4
Assembly Handbook
Box 4
South Africa/GLBT
Box 4
Africa/Belonging
Box 5
China/Belonging
Box 5
China document/Belonging
Box 5
Epilogue/Belonging
Box 5
Atlanta Chapter 2
Box 5
Africa
Box 5
Body is Your Subconscious Mind
Box 5
Origins of Post-Modernity
Box 5
Olympics
Box 5
The Public Eye
Box 5
The Question of Equality
Box 5
Book royalties
Box 5
VA Tech
Box 5
Arts Council Program
Box 5
NC Arts Council proposal draft
Box 5
Teaching materials
Box 6
Focus Program at Duke University
Box 6
Research notebooks
Box 6
Southern Queer Course at UNC (5 folders)
Box 6
Linguafranca
Box 6
University of Delaware
Box 6
Papers and drafts
Box 6
Delaware workshop
Box 7
RNEW
Box 7
Time's Witness
Box 7
Iowa City
Box 7
Southern History conference
Box 7
Lillian Smith
Box 7
University of Vermont
Box 7
University of Florida
Box 7
University of Virginia
Box 7
Rutgers University
Box 7
Connecticut College
Box 7
Bifocal Publication
Box 7
Common Ground Beijing
Box 7
Blue Mountain
Box 7
Reed College
Box 7
Notes and drafts
Box 7
University of Delaware
Box 8
UNC
Box 8
Day planners, 1997-1999
Box 8
Women, Risk and Faith
Box 8
Connecticut College
Box 8
Spiritual Warfare
Box 8
Down South, Up South, and Out South
Box 8
Duke papers
Box 8
Leadership at the Crossroads
Box 8
University of Alabama
Box 8
Tyrell
Box 8
National YWCA
Box 8
UNC Women's Studies
Box 8
SLGC speech
Box 8
Greater Cleveland Roundtable
Box 8
Homophobia and Women's Studies
Box 8
Windcall
Box 8
What's Sex Got To Do With It, Y'all?
Box 8
NEH Fellowships
Box 8
Reader's Companion to US Women's History
Box 8
Memphis
Box 8
Tacoma
Box 8
Paper abstracts
Box 8
The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness
Box 8
No Easy Walk
Box 8
FSC speech
Box 8
Unitarian
Box 8
Dialogue on the Lesbian and Gay Left
Box 9
The Conservatism of the Heart
Box 9
San Diego
Box 9
Regional Economic Justice Network
Box 9
Mother's Voice press conference
Box 9
Republican Platform, 1996
Box 9
Research notebook
Box 9
Newspaper clippings
Box 9
Born to Belonging drafts and book cover (4 folders)
Box 9
Email printouts
Box 9
Born to Belonging draft
Box 10
Born to Belonging draft (6 folders)
Box 11
What's Sex Got To Do With it, Y'all draft
Box 11
Hawaiian Sovereignty draft
Box 11
Hawaii
Box 11
Welfare Reform Bill in NC
Box 12
Albany, NY's LGBT community, 1999
Box 12
No Easy Walk
Box 12
Honolulu
Box 12
Les*Beijing
Box 12
Elvis
Box 12
What's Sex
Box 12
Durham Women
Box 12
UCC
Box 12
UUA
Box 12
Social Justice Employment Program
Box 12
Building Bridges
Box 12
Bridges
Box 12
Braden
Box 12
John Younger
Box 12
Planning
Box 12
Job
Box 12
Duke Women's Studies
Box 12
Roberson Scholars
Box 12
Job application
Box 12
Southerners for Economic Justice
Box 12
Anti-racist pedagogy
Box 12
NGLTF Report, 1967
Box 12
Newsletters (2 folders)
Box 13
Beijing, 1995
Box 13
Newspaper clippings
Box 13
Resumes
Box 13
University Scholars Program
Box 13
Job ads (3 folders)
Box 13
Tyrell recommendation
Box 13
Reconstruction or Deconstruction? (7 folders)
Box 13
Reviews
Box 14
Teaching materials (5 folders)
Box 14
European Parliament documents
Box 14
Searchlight
Box 14
New Era
Box 14
The Point
Box 14
Raleigh News and Observer clippings
Box 15
Extra magazine
Box 15
Southeast Regional Justice Network
Box 15
Highlander
Box 15
Southern Echo, inc.
Box 15
Workshop handout
Box 15
Strategies for Working
Box 15
Amnesty International gay materials
Box 15
Media mergers clipping
Box 15
To Have and Have Not
Box 15
Militia
Box 15
In These Times
Box 15
NCCGLE, 1994
Box 15
HIV
Box 15
Economic articles
Box 15
Jubilee
Box 15
Mab's 50th birthday party
Box 15
Birthday and condolence cards
Box 15
Birthday and assorted correspondence
Box 15
Beijing letter of acceptance
Box 16
Laura Flanders article
Box 16
Jim Sears correspondence (2 folders)
Box 16
Center for Democratic Renewal
Box 16
Professional correspondence, 1996-1997 (5 folders)
Box 16
Day planner, undated
Box 16
Rose Norman article
Box 16
Interview with Segrest
Box 16
Western Kentucky University
Box 16
Feminary article
Box 16
Review
Box 16
Independent article on Segrest
Box 16
Waiting for Hillary
Box 16
Keynote address, 1995
Box 16
Whose American History
Box 16
Book publicity
Box 16
Speak Out, 1994-1995
Box 16
Review
Box 16
Going to the Chapel
Box 16
Contemplating Matt Shepherd
Box 16
Louisville speech
Box 16
Creating Change speech, 1993
Box 16
Souls of White Folks
Box 16
Out in the South chapter
Box 16
Memoir of a Race Traitor
Box 16
Responses to memoir (2 folders)
Box 16
Book materials
Box 17
Affirmative Action
Box 17
Anthologies
Box 17
Articles @2 folders)
Box 17
Gay Pride program, Mexico, 1996
Box 17
CDCA
Box 17
Beijing (2 folders)
Box 17
Thomas Merton Center
Box 17
Alternative radio
Box 17
Louisville
Box 17
Giard
Box 17
Jim Sears (2 folders)
Box 17
Astrea
Box 17
UNC Press
Box 17
Testing the Limits
Box 17
Virginia Woolf
Box 17
Research (2 folders)
Box 17
Articles on feminism
Box 17
Sisters and Queers
Box 17
Professional correspondence (3 folders)
Box 17
Workshop materials, 1995
Box 17
Keynote address, 1995
Box 17
Expert witness, 1994
Box 17
Fellowship application
Box 17
Speeches (3 folders)
Box 17
Center for Public Television
Box 17
Abstinence until marriage
Box 17
Kentucky Foundation proposal
Box 17
Book marketing materials
Box 17

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Mab Segrest papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1991, 1994-1996, and 2006.

Processing Information

Encoded by Megan Lewis, October, 2013

Accession(s) described in this collection guide: 1991-0158, 1994-086, 1995-088, 1996-124, and 2006-027

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