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Feminist Studies records

 Collection 0340-MDHC

Feminist Studies is an active, independent, scholarly journal serving as an important source of significant writings on issues that are important to all classes and races of women. Feminist Studies has published works related to feminist scholarly research, activism, art, and creative writing. The Feminist Studies records consist of contributor's files, correspondence, business files, board meeting minutes, and publications.


  • 1972-2018
  • Majority of material found within 1977-2005

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

This collection is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection. Several preliminary inventories are available under the Inventories/Additional Information section.

This collection contains restricted material, please check the preliminary inventories for additional information.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


133.50 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Feminist Studies records cover the period from 1972-2018; the bulk of the materials date from 1977-2015. The collection consists of contributer files, correspondence, board meeting minutes, publications, business files, galley proofs, floppy disks, CD-ROMS, publication submissions, microfilm, drawings, and issues of Feminist Studies.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the University of Maryland Libraries by Feminist Studies in 2009. Additional materials were donated in 2010, 2014, 2016, and 2018.

Guide to the Feminist Studies records
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742