MC 646; T-373; Vt-179
Willis, Ellen. Papers of Ellen Willis, 1941-2011: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Processing of this collection was made possible by gifts from the Radcliffe College
Class of 1950 and the Radcliffe College Class of 1968.
Call No.: MC 646; T-373; Vt-179
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Ellen Willis
Title: Papers of Ellen Willis, 1941-2011
Quantity: 4.17 linear feet (10 file boxes) plus 2 folio folders, 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversize folder, 1 photograph
folder, 1 audiotape, 3 videotapes, electronic records)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Papers of Ellen Willis, radical feminist and journalist.
Accession numbers: 2009-M36, 2009-M136, 2011-M80, 2014-M81
The papers of Ellen Willis were acquired from her daughter, Nona Willis-Aronowitz, in 2009. A clipping was donated by Kathryn Jacob in 2011, and a self-portrait by
Willis was acquired from Southpaw Books in 2014.
Processed: July 2010
By: Jenny Gotwals
Updated: June 2014
By: Anne Engelhart
Access. Unrestricted, except that folders #2.1-2.4 are closed until the death of Robert
Christgau and #2.5-2.7 and 2.16 are closed until the death of Greil Marcus. An appointment
is necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Ellen Willis is held by the President
and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Researchers must obtain
the written permission of Nona Willis-Aronowitz before publishing quotations from
materials in the collection. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held
by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Ellen Willis Papers, 1941-2011; item description, dates. MC 646, folder #. Schlesinger
Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Ellen Jane Willis was born in New York City on December 14, 1941, the first daughter
of Miriam Weinberger and Melvin Willis, a police officer. Willis was raised in Queens,
along with two younger siblings, Michael and Penny. Willis attended Barnard College
(A.B. 1962). She married Harvey Leifert in June 1962, and they moved to California
later that summer, where Willis completed one year of graduate study in literature
at University of California, Berkeley, while Leifert taught at San Francisco State
University. In 1965, they moved to Washington, D.C., where Leifert trained for a post
in the U.S. Foreign Service. Just before Harvey Leifert was posted to Ethiopia, the
couple separated, and Willis returned to New York to become a journalist. They were
divorced in 1967, while Leifert was still abroad. In 1998, Willis married sociologist
and radical activist Stanley Aronowitz, with whom she had been living since the early
1980s. Their daughter, Nona Willis-Aronowitz, was born in 1984.
Willis wrote for Mademoiselle and Seventeen while still in college. As a result of her work there, she was hired to write a college
advice book, Questions Freshman Ask: A Guide for College Girls (1962). In the late 1960s she began writing about rock music, radical politics, and
feminism. In 1968 she served as associate editor and then managing editor of a short-lived
magazine on music and popular culture, Cheetah. She was one of the founders of the radical feminist group Redstockings in 1969,
and several of her early feminist writings were widely reprinted and circulated.
Willis was the first rock columnist for the New Yorker; she wrote the "Rock, Etc." column from 1968 to 1975. She was a contributing editor
at Ms. (1972 to 1975), and at Rolling Stone (1976 to 1978), where she also wrote a column, "Alternating Currents." Willis was
a staff writer at the Village Voice from 1979 to 1983, and a senior editor there from 1984 to 1990. In 1981, Willis formed
No More Nice Girls, a pro-abortion street theater action group, with other women writers
at the Voice.
Willis wrote widely about feminist and radical left politics, rock music, and cultural
trends. She was critical of feminists who campaigned against pornography, and was
on the planning committee of Barnard College's "The Scholar and The Feminist Conference
IX" in 1982, which took up questions of sexuality, pleasure, and pornography. She
wrote often about anti-Semitism, political oppression worldwide, and psychoanalysis,
among other topics. After the birth of her daughter, she wrote a series of articles
in the Village Voice on motherhood, radical family politics, and child care, and worked on a never-published
book on those and similar topics. At the end of her life she was working on a book
about Wilhelm Reich and radical psychoanalytic thought.
Beginning in 1990, Willis taught journalism at New York University. In 1995 she created
and directed a Masters program there in Cultural Reporting and Criticism. She lectured
widely and attended numerous academic conferences.
Willis published several books of her collected columns and essays: Beginning to See the Light: Pieces of a Decade (1981; reissued with a new introduction in 1992 as Beginning to See the Light: Sex, Hope, and Rock and Roll); No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays (1993); and Don't Think, Smile! Notes on a Decade of Denial (1999). Willis died of lung cancer in New York City on November 9, 2006.
The collection is arranged in five series:
- Series I. Biographical and personal, 1941-2011 (#1.1-1.16, E.1)
- Series II. Correspondence, 1947-2005 (#1.17-3.16)
- Series III. Writing, 1958-2005 (#4.1-8.8, FD.1)
- ___Subseries A. Unpublished notes and drafts, 1958-ca.2004 (#4.1-6.1)
- ___Subseries B. Published work, 1960-2005 (#6.2-8.8, FD.1)
- Series IV. Teaching, speeches, and lectures, 1980-2006 (#8.9-10.42)
- ___Subseries A. Teaching, 1990-2006 (#8.9-9.3)
- ___Subseries B. Speeches and lectures, 1980-2005 (#9.4-10.42)
- Series V. Audiovisual, photographs, and oversized, 1993-2002 (T-373.1, Vt-179.1 -
Vt-179.3, PD.1, FD.1-FD.2, F+D.1, OD.1)
The papers of Ellen Willis include correspondence, notes, drafts, published articles,
teaching files, etc. Most of the collection arrived at the library unfoldered. Folder
titles in quotations are Willis's; all others were created by the archivist. While
preparing the collection for shipment, Willis's daughter Nona made identifying notes
on some documents. These have been kept with the documents, and are generally on pink
Series I, BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, 1941-2011 (#1.1-1.16), contains diaries, financial
documents, awards, legal documents, and resumes. Willis's notes from several meetings
of her feminist women's group are included, as are several printed radical feminist
statements. Also included is a folder of material from Willis's daughter Nona's early
schooling. Willis served as editor and writer for the newsletter of Nona's preschool
in Brooklyn, New York. Folders are arranged alphabetically. Willis' web site is being
captured periodically as part of Harvard University Library's Web Archive Collection
service (WAX); searchable archived versions of the web site will be available through
this finding aid in 2010.
Series II, CORRESPONDENCE, 1947-2005 (#1.17-3.16), contains Willis's family, personal,
and professional correspondence. Willis's letters to her cousin Judy Altman Oppenheimer
detail her teenage years and high school and college experiences. After she moved
to California with husband Harvey Leifert in 1962, Willis wrote lengthy letters back
to her family about music concerts she saw (both classical and rock), a newspaper
cooperative in which she and Harvey were involved, politics (local, state, and national,
including the 1964 presidential election), her volunteer work with CORE and the civil
rights movement in general, student unrest at the University of California, Berkeley,
etc. Harvey Leifert's letters to Willis are from Africa and Haiti, while he was stationed
at the U.S. embassies there, and discuss conditions in those places and his impressions
of the foreign service in general. Several letters Willis wrote to her brother Michael
address issues of Judaism. Letters from rock critics Robert Christgau and Greil Marcus
discuss rock musicians, concerts, journalism, cultural politics, etc. Correspondence
from the 1960s is mainly from editors, college friends, and several people who worked
for the State Department and were stationed internationally. Most of the general personal
correspondence from the 1970s and later is brief postcards. Several letters Willis's
younger brother Michael wrote to his parents from summer camp are also included. The
series is arranged with personal correspondence first, followed by professional. Professional
correspondence relating to New York University can be found in Series IV.
Series III, WRITING, 1958-2005 (#4.1-8.8, FD.1), contains Willis's drafts, notes,
background material, and printed copies of her published work. Included are book reviews,
newspaper columns, short stories and unfinished novels, newspaper articles, and an
unpublished comic strip, among other types of writing. It includes both fiction and
nonfiction, and is arranged in two subseries.
Subseries A, Unpublished notes and drafts, 1958-ca.2004 (#4.1-6.1), contains Willis's
unpublished and unfinished fiction and nonfiction writing. Correspondence with editors
turning down several of the 1960s pieces found here is in folder #3.10. An unpublished
novel (#5.17-6.1) is semi-autobiographical about Willis's experience in the late 1960s
and early 1970s, including her feminist awakening. Two folders of disparate material
were titled by Willis: "Sex" (#5.6) contains a book proposal, drafts, and research;
"Abortion" (#4.17) contains mainly background material, probably used for Willis's
articles on abortion in the 1980s. Some drafts in this subseries, particularly those
dating from the late 1980s, could possibly be drafts of speeches or published articles,
but could not be positively identified as such. Drafts of published articles can be
found in Subseries B. The subseries is arranged chronologically.
Subseries B, Published work, 1960-2005 (#6.2-8.8, FD.1), contains drafts, galleys,
and printed copies of Willis's published articles, as well as reviews and other materials
relating to Willis's three books of essays. The articles in this subseries span Willis's
career in print, but the majority are her columns and articles for the Village Voice. Willis's article "The Sound of Bob Dylan" was first published in Commentary in 1967, and then expanded and published as "Dylan" in Cheetah of March 1968; copies of both articles as well as extensive notes are included. Several
complete copies of Cheetah are also included; Willis was associate editor of the February, March, and April
1968 issues, and managing editor of the May 1968 issue. A few folders contain drafts
only, most contain the published article, with any drafts noted. Correspondence about
several articles in this subseries is in #3.12. The subseries is arranged chronologically.
Series IV, TEACHING, SPEECHES, AND LECTURES, 1980-2006 (#8.9-10.42), contains files
relating to Willis's career at New York University, as well as drafts of speeches
and lectures given throughout her career. The series is arranged in two subseries.
Subseries A, Teaching, 1990-2006 (#8.9-9.3), contains correspondence, teaching evaluations,
class descriptions, etc. Willis taught journalism at New York University beginning
in 1990. In 1995 she created and directed the Cultural Reporting and Criticism M.A.
program within the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. The subseries
includes student evaluations of Willis's classes, administrative correspondence, and
letters from colleagues regarding her application for tenure. A folder of research
material on pornography for an NYU seminar on Sex and American Politics is also included.
The subseries is arranged alphabetically.
Subseries B. Speeches and lectures, 1980-2005 (#9.4-10.42), contains Willis's handwritten
or typed notes and drafts, often with copious annotations, for a variety of talks
she gave. Speeches were identified when possible, unidentified notes are grouped by
topic. Topics include radical feminism; legacies of 1960s political activism; sex-positive
feminism; the concept of "family" and its relation to feminism and radical politics;
abortion and reproductive rights; democracy and free speech; left activism and "the
new left"; journalism and public intellectuals; cultural radicalism; Wilhelm Reich,
Sigmund Freud and feminist ways of approaching sexual relations; etc. The subseries
is arranged chronologically.
Series V. AUDIOVISUAL, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND OVERSIZED, 1993-2002 (T-373.1, Vt-179.1 -
Vt-179.3, PD.1, FD.1-FD.2, F+D.1, OD.1), contains an audiotape, videotapes, a few
photographs of Willis, and oversized materials described above. The series is arranged
Additional material received on floppy disks will be reformatted at some future date.
A web site dedicated to Willis's writing is being captured periodically as part of
Harvard University Library's Web Archive Collection service (WAX); searchable archived
versions of the web site will be available through this finding aid in 2010.
The two photographs in PD.1 are or will be cataloged in VIA, Harvard University's
Visual Information Access database. Others, referred to as "uncataloged" photographs,
are not of sufficient research interest to warrant cataloging and are simply treated
as part of the documents they accompany; they are marked on the back with an asterisk
in square brackets [*].
- Series I. BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, 1941-2002 (#1.1-1.16, E.1)
- 1.2. Barnard Scholar and the Feminist Conference IX, 1982: mailings, program
- 1.3. "BNS [Brooklyn New School] and PSCC [Park Slope Child Care Collective]," 1988-1989:
newsletters, clippings, etc.
- 1.4. Clippings, ca.1975-1992, 2011
- 1.7. Diary fragments, 1982-1984
- 1.9. Drawings and notes from daughter Nona, 1991-2000. Also self-portrait by Willis: "You
can't always get what you want--But if you try sometime you just might find you get
what you need!" n.d.
See also #FD.2.
- 1.10. Feminist statements, 1969, 1990: Redstockings, Women's Liberation
- 1.12. "Hunter" [house in Greene County, New York], 1987-1994: deeds, mortgage documents,
- 1.14. Notes from radical feminist group meetings, 1985
- 1.15. Resumes and personal statements, 1966-2000
- 1.16. Telegram re: Willis's birth, 1941
- Series II. CORRESPONDENCE, 1947-2005 (#1.17-3.16)
- 1.17. Ellen Willis from Becca Carter, 1988-1992
- 2.8. Ellen Willis from Harvey Leifert, 1966-1968; includes uncataloged photographs
- 2.9. Ellen Willis from Len Ragozin, 1966, n.d.; includes 1987 New Yorker profile of Ragozin
- 2.10. Ellen Willis from Miriam, Melvin, and Penny Willis, 1968
- 2.11. Ellen Willis from others, 1962-1979; includes Isaac Asimov, Malvina Reynolds re: Bob
Dylan, Simone de Beauvoir
- 2.12. Ellen Willis from others, 1980-1988; includes Bogdan Denitch, Alice Echols, Murray
Kempton, Alix Kates Shulman
- 2.13. Ellen Willis from others, 1992-2005; includes Rosalyn Baxandall, Robert Christgau,
- 2.14. Ellen Willis from others, n.d.
- 2.15. Ellen Willis and Stanley Aronowitz from daughter Nona Willis-Aronowitz, 1995-1996:
most from camp
- 3.1. Ellen Willis to cousin Judy Altman Oppenheimer, 1947-1963
- 3.2-3.5. Ellen Willis to Miriam, Melvin, Michael, and Penny Willis, ca.1947-1965
- 3.6. Ellen Willis to Michael Willis, 1973-1975
- 3.7. Ellen Willis to others, ca.1968-2005
- 3.8. Letters to the editor (of various publications) by Willis, 1959-1993
- 3.9. Cheetah correspondence (with writers, readers, etc.), 1967-1968; includes Pete Hamill, Tom
- 3.10. Correspondence with editors and others about writing, 1965-1968
- 3.11. Correspondence with readers re: New Yorker columns, 1968-1969
- 3.12. Correspondence with editors and others about writing, 1992-1995
- 3.13. Responses to Willis's writing, 1968-1995; includes Catharine Stimpson, Leon Wieseltier
- 3.14. Professional correspondence, 1984-1995: invitations to speak, etc.
- 3.15. Michael Willis to Miriam and Melvin Willis from camp, 1962
- 3.16. To Richard Goldstein from teenage girl re: the Beatles, 1967
- Series III. WRITING, 1958-2005 (#4.1-8.8, FD.1)
- Subseries A. Unpublished notes and drafts, 1958-ca.2004 (#4.1-6.1)
- 4.1. Drafts of college papers, 1958-1962
- 4.2. "A Death in California," 1965: unpublished novel
- 4.3v. Notebook with notes on Miss Rikki, Chuck Berry concert, New York City police, etc.,
- 4.4. New York City police department story notes, 1967
- 4.5. Review of Black Power, 1967: drafts
- 4.6. "Making It," unpublished comic strip re: Norman Podhoretz, ca.1967
- 4.7-4.8. "Mainbocher: Remembrance of Things Past," written for Saturday Evening Post, ca.1967: notes, drafts, background material
- 4.9. Re: college administrators and student movement, ca.1967 (possibly written for Saturday Evening Post)
- 4.10. Chart of political/philosophical theories written for Esquire, 1967-1968
- 4.11. New York Times articles on women's liberation, 1969-1970 (printed later for research?)
- 4.12. Notes re: LSD, rock music, etc., 1960s
- 4.13. "Notes Toward a Theory of Bureaucracy," 1960s
- 4.14. Re: Barnard College, 1960s
- 4.15. Miscellaneous notes, 1960s-2000s
- 4.16. "You're So Vain," 1970s: unpublished short story
- 4.17. "Abortion," 1980-1989: clippings, articles.
See also #FD.2.
- 4.18. Account of daughter Nona's birth, 1984
- 4.19. Re: childrearing, 1987
- 4.20. Miscellaneous writing fragments re: anti-Semitism, feminism, motherhood, etc., ca.1987
- 4.21. Re: teenage sex and birth control, 1989
- 5.1. Unpublished book re: feminism and family, ca.1989: proposal, partial drafts
- 5.2. Re: Arlie Hochschild's The Second Shift and working parents, ca.1989
- 5.3. "The People Yes, But... The Illusions of Neo-Populism," ca.1989
- 5.5. Re: Christopher Lasch, after 1991
- 5.6. "Sex," 1993-1996: drafts, notes, earlier essays, clippings, and chapter outline for
proposed book titled "Return of the Repressed: Sex, Freedom, and the Attack on Freud,"
draft of speech with same title, 1993 National Coalition Against Censorship pamphlet
"The Sex Panic: Women, Censorship and 'Pornography,'" copy of Willis's letter to Richard
Goldstein about Wilhelm Reich, ca.1972
- 5.7. Re: Sigmund Freud and Wilhelm Reich, ca.1995
- 5.8. Re: democracy and communism, 1990s
- 5.9. Eulogy for father, ca.2000
- 5.10. Fictionalized (?) account of cancer diagnosis, ca.2004
- 5.11. Re: anti-Semitism, n.d.
- 5.12. "Black Jewish Relations," n.d.: notes
- 5.13. "The Chicken-heart," n.d.: unpublished short story
- 5.14. "The Cutting Edge," n.d.: screenplay and notes for television show about a newspaper
- 5.15. Notes on dreams, n.d.
- 5.16. Notes on East Village, political awakening, and history as journalist from between
- 5.17-6.1. Unpublished novel, n.d.: drafts, notes (4 folders)
- Subseries B. Published work, 1960-2005 (#6.2-8.8, FD.1)
- 6.2. "The Day Shift," Mademoiselle, 1960: draft
- 6.3. Clip book: articles published in Mademoiselle and Seventeen, 1960-1962
- 6.4. "Rikki cuts out," Saturday Evening Post, 1967: drafts, proofs, published version
- 6.5v. Notebook with drafts of Bob Dylan article and re: William Kristol, 1967-1968
- 6.6-6.7. "The Sound of Bob Dylan," 1967-1968: notes, drafts, background material, published
versions, reprints; includes Broadside #1 (February 1962) (#6.6)
- 6.8. Cheetah, Vol. 1, No. 1 (October 1967), Vol. 1, No. 4 (January 1968) - Vol. 1, No. 8 (May
- 6.9. Published articles, Cheetah, 1968
- 6.10. Published articles, New Yorker, 1968-1975, 1996
- 6.11. "Lessons from Chicago," New American Review #6, April 1969: draft titled "A View From the Street," reprint
- 6.12. "Up From Radicalism: A Feminist Journal," US, 1969: reprints
- 7.1. "Women and the Myth of Consumerism," Ramparts, 1969: printed copy, reprints
- 7.2. Published articles, Mademoiselle, 1969-1979
- 7.3. Published articles, 1960s
- 7.4. Published articles, Notes from the Second Year, 1970
- 7.5. Published articles, New York Review of Books, 1970-1973
- 7.6. Published articles, Newsday, 1972-1998
- 7.7-7.10. Published articles, Village Voice, 1972-1996; includes draft of "Hell No I Won't Go: End the War on Drugs," 1989 (#7.9)
- 7.11. Published articles, Ms., 1973-1987
- 7.12. Published articles, New York Times Book Review, 1973-1998
- 7.13. Published articles, Rolling Stone, 1976-1978.
See also #OD.1 for galleys.
- 7.14. Articles in Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll, 1976
- 7.15. Rolling Stone articles reprinted elsewhere, 1977
- 7.16. Published articles, 1970s.
See also #FD.2.
- 7.17. Beginning to See the Light: reviews (1st edition), 1981
- 7.18. Published articles, The Nation, 1981-2004
- 7.19. Published articles, In These Times, 1983
- 7.20. Published articles, 1980s
- 7.21. Published articles, Columbia Journalism Review, 1990
- 7.22. Published articles, Salmagundi, 1991-1994
- 7.23. Published articles, Tikkun, 1991-1994
- 7.24. Published articles, Dissent, 1991-1999
- 7.25. "Contradictions of Late Feminism: An Internal Debate," published in French in America: Le Rêve Blessé, 1992: drafts
- 7.26. Beginning to See the Light: reviews (2nd edition), 1992-1993
- 7.27. No More Nice Girls: copies of previously published essays, draft of introduction, ca.1993
- 7.28. No More Nice Girls: publicity, 1993
- 7.29. No More Nice Girls: reviews, 1993
- 8.1. Published articles, Transition, 1994-1998; includes draft, galleys, of "Porn Free: MacKinnon's Neo-Statism and the
Politics of Speech"
- 8.2. Published articles, Women's Review of Books, 1994-2001
- 8.3. "Between Hype and Hypocrisy" (re: political campaign books), Feed online magazine, October 11, 1996: drafts, final
- 8.4. "Breakfast Table" interviews, Slate, 1999
- 8.5. Published articles, 1990s
- 8.6. Don't Think, Smile! reviews, 2000
- FD.1. Published articles, Boston Review, 2002
- 8.7. Published articles, First of the Month, 2002-2004
- 8.8. Published articles, 2000s
- Series IV. TEACHING, SPEECHES, AND LECTURES, 1980-2006 (#8.9-10.42)
- Subseries A. Teaching, 1990-2006 (#8.9-9.3)
- 8.9. "AAUP" [American Association of University Professors], 2001
- 8.10. "AAUP: [Joel] Westheimer" [tenure case], 2001
- 8.11. Correspondence re: salary, 1991-2006
- 8.12. Correspondence re: tenure, 1992-1995
- 8.13. Correspondence with colleagues, 1990-2005
- 8.14. Letters from students, 1991-2006
- 8.15. Other, 1993-2002: faculty biography, description of cultural reporting program, etc.
- 8.16. "Porn Packet," 2004
- 8.17-9.3. Teaching evaluations, 1990-2005, n.d. (4 folders)
- Subseries B. Speeches and lectures, 1980-2005 (#9.4-10.42)
- 9.4. "The Family and the Jewish Left," New Jewish Agenda conference, December 1980
- 9.5. "Christopher Lasch and Left Social Conservatism," McGill University, March 9, 1982
- 9.6. Re: Jews and Israel, ca.1985
- 9.7. Re: abortion rights, 1985-1995
- 9.8. "The Baby M Case," Cultural Politics of Postmodernism conference at the City University
of New York (CUNY), May 1987
- 9.9. "AIDS and Sexual Orthodoxy," Village Voice teach-in, January 1988
- 9.10. "Rushdie, Khomeini and Writers," PEN, June 8, 1989
- 9.11. Re: Salman Rushdie, 1989
- 9.12. Re: Wilhelm Reich, 1989-1997
- 9.13. Re: religion and politics, 1989-2000
- 9.14. Re: radical feminism, 1980s
- 9.15. Re: women's rights/feminism, 1980s
- 9.16. Re: feminism and sexuality (including sado/masochism and pornography), 1980s-1990s
- 9.17. Re: left and radicalism, 1980s-1990s
- 9.18. Re: politics of "family," 1980s-1990s
- 9.19. Re: Eastern Europe and democracy, ca.1990
- 9.20. "Lessons of the New Left," CUNY, February 22, 1990
- 9.21. "The Legacy of Radical Feminism," SUNY New Paltz, March 13, 1990
- 9.22. "Eastern Europe and Cultural Radicalism," Socialist Scholars conference, April 7,
- 10.1. "Cultural Politics," University of Vermont, March 8, 1991
- 10.2. "Current Fronts in the Culture War," Socialist Scholars conference, April 7, 1991
- 10.3. "Motherhood and the Politics of the Family," New York Institute for the Humanities,
April 12, 1991
- 10.4. "The Cultural Politics of Austerity," and "Free Speech and the Left," Union of Democratic
Intellectuals conference, January 15-16, 1993
- 10.5. "Warhol, the Velvets, and the Deadpan Stance," Duke University, January 23, 1993
- 10.6. Re: manhating, Socialist Scholars conference, April 1993; version published as "Villains
and Victims: 'Sexual Correctness' and the Repression of Feminism" in Salmagundi (Spring 1994)
- 10.7. "The Cultural Legacy of the '60s," Wisconsin State Historical Society, April 29, 1993
- 10.8. "Return of the Repressed: Feminism and Freud," CUNY, October 22, 1993
- 10.9. "Feminism and the Politics of Reviewing" panel, Women's Review of Books conference, November 7, 1993
- 10.10. Response to Kathleen Hall Jamieson paper re: media representation of women, University
of Pennsylvania, April 1, 1994
- 10.11. "The Unfinished Business of Democracy," Socialist Scholars conference, April 2-3,
- 10.12. Re: "the new puritanism," Salmagundi conference, May 6, 1994
- 10.13. "Cultural Radicalism," TELOS conference, December 4, 1994
- 10.14. "The Future of Democracy," Socialist Scholars conference, April 7, 1995: includes
- 10.15. "The Paradox of Rocklit," Symposium on Rockutopia, Vienna, Austria, April 28, 1995
- 10.16. Flyers for events, 1995-2005.
See also #F+D.1.
- 10.17. "The West and Politics," Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery
conference, March 23, 1996
- 10.18. "Two Cheers for Utopia," Socialist Scholars conference, April 12, 1996
- 10.19. Response to Julianne Pidduck paper on gendered violence and representation, New York
University American Studies colloquium, April 25, 1996
- 10.20. "Moralism and TV," Pleasures of Television conference, City University of New York,
May 10, 1996
- 10.21. "Passionate Intensity: The Cultural Unconscious in Contemporary Politics," New York
University Gallatin School graduate seminar, October 15, 1996
- 10.22. "Living a Radical Life" panel, Dissent/New York University , October 23, 1996
- 10.23. "After the Media Event: Politics, Culture and the Social Text Affair," New York University , October 30, 1996: includes partial transcript
- 10.24. "The Crowd" panel, Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky: Music & Myth conference, February
- 10.25. "Feminism and Ms. Jones: the Ironic Legacy of Thomas-Hill," University of Southern
Colorado, March 13, 1997
- 10.26. "The Frontier and Free Market Utopianism," Society for the Interdisciplinary Study
of Social Imagery conference, March 15, 1997
- 10.27. "Postmodernism: Radical or Reactionary?" panel, Socialist Scholars conference, March
- 10.28. "Public Intellectuals and Institutions," Public Intellectuals and the Future of Graduate
Study conference, University of Chicago, June 11, 1997
- 10.29. "Reich and Feminism," Wilhelm Reich centennial, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, September 9,
- 10.30. "Art, Politics, and Cultural Journalism," National Arts Journalism Program, October
- 10.31. Re: Bill Clinton sex scandal, 1997-2000
- 10.32. "The Left and Clinton" panel, Socialist Scholars conference, April 10, 1999
- 10.33. Re: free speech, 1990s
- 10.34. Re: intellectuals and activism, 1990s
- 10.35. Re: journalism and the arts, 1990s
- 10.36. "Economics, Culture and Class Politics," DC 37 [New York City public employee union],
March 13, 2000
- 10.37. "Journalism and Cultural Studies" panel, International Crossroads Conference on Cultural
Studies, June 22, 2000
- 10.38. Re: utopia, October 2001
- 10.39. Re: Ralph Nader's 2000 presidential campaign, ca.2001
- 10.40. "Sex and American Politics" seminar lectures, ca.2004
- 10.41. "Is Abortion Important?," February 2005
- 10.42. Re: September 11, 2001, 2005
- Series V. AUDIOVISUAL, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND OVERSIZED, 1993-2002 (T-373.1, Vt-179.1 -
Vt-179.3, PD.1, FD.1-FD.2, F+D.1, OD.1)
- T-373.1. Willis interview on "Second Opinion," radio program hosted by Erwin Knoll, editor
of The Progressive, 1993: after the publication of No More Nice Girls.
REQUEST AS T-373, reel 1.
- Vt-179.1-Vt-179.2. "Public Intellectuals" panel discussion at New York University with Ellen Willis,
Michael Ignatieff,Russell Jacoby, Roger Kimball, and Alan Wolfe, sponsored by the
Cultural Reporting and Criticism Program and Lingua Franca, March 1, 2001.
REQUEST AS Vt-179, reels 1 and 2.
- Vt-179.3. Clips from an Annie Sprinkle live performance, n.d.
REQUEST AS Vt-179, reel 3.
- PD.1. Ellen Willis with others (possible students), 2002, n.d.
- FD.1. Published articles, Boston Review, 2002
- FD.2. Items removed from #1.9, 4.17, 7.16
- F+D.1. Program removed from #10.16
- OD.1. Galleys removed from #7.13
Berkeley (Calif.)--Social life and customs--20th century
College teachers--New York (State)--New York
Jewish women--United States
Manuscripts for publication
Mothers and daughters
New York (N.Y.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Popular music--United States--History and criticism
Pornography--United States--Popular opinion
Reporters and reporting--United States
Rock music--United States--History and criticism
San Francisco (Calif.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Teenage girls--United States
Women journalists--United States
Women radicals--United States
Women's rights--United States
Aronowitz, Nona Willis, 1984-
Dylan, Bob, 1941-
New York University--Faculty
Oppenheimer, Judy, 1942-
Reich, Wilhelm, 1897-1957
Sprinkle, Annie, 1954-