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2012-M157

Haffner, Debra. Papers of Debra Haffner, 1961-2011: A Container List

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: 2012-M157
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Debra Haffner
Title: Papers of Debra Haffner, 1961-2011
Date(s): 1961-2011
Quantity: 1.4 linear feet (1 carton, 1 file box) plus 1 compact disc)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Publications, sermons, student papers, etc., of Debra Haffer, former director of SIECUS (the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States) and current director of the Religious Institute, a multifaith organization advocating sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 2012-M157
The papers of Debra Haffner were given to the Schlesinger Library by Debra Haffner in August 2012.

Processing Information:

Container list:September 2012
By: Anne Engelhart

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Debra Haffner is held by Debra Haffner during her lifetime. Upon her death, copyright will transfer to the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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. Papers may not be digitized until 2060.

Preferred Citation:

Debra Haffner Papers, 1961-2011; item description, dates. 2012-M157, Box #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

Co-founder and executive director of the Religious Institute, Debra Haffner is a graduate of Wesleyan University, Yale University School of Medicine (MPH), and Union Theological Seminary (MDiv). She is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, and worked for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington before becoming chief executive officer of SIECUS, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, from 1988 to 2000. In 2001 she co-founded the Religious Institute, a multifaith organization advocating sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society. She is the author of several guides for congregations on sexuality as well as a college sexuality education textbook and books for parents on raising sexually healthy children. Her work appears in numerous journals, encyclopedias, and pamphlets, and she has lectured and given workshops around the world.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Collection includes report cards; date books; student papers; sermons; publications from Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, SIECUS, and other organizations with which she was affiliated; etc.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Compact discs
Sex instruction--United States
Sex--Religious aspects
Sexual ethics for youth
Women clergy--United States
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington
Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
Unitarian Universalist Association--Clergy

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