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Anne Fausto-Sterling papers

Scope & content

The Anne Fausto-Sterling papers contain materials ranging in date from 1960 to 2013, with the bulk of materials dated between 1970 and 1999. The collection includes research, teaching materials, correspondence, conference materials, and edited drafts of published books and articles. The collection also contains feminist and activist publications, material on revolutionary movements in Latin America, and clippings about gender and science.

This collection is currently organized into series based on accession date.

Series 1 contains material donated in 1992 and 1995. It includes syllabi and course materials from classes taught by Fausto-Sterling and issues of Women in Science. These materials date from 1967 to 1985.

Series 2 contains two boxes material donated in 1996, not yet processed.

Series 3 is comprised of eight accessions donated between 1998 and 2009, and is divided into five subseries: Personal, Women’s Rights, Latin America, Science, and Journals. The Personal subseries contains materials from various organizations to which Fausto-Sterling belonged, including the Marxist-Feminist group, RI Mobilization for Survival, Women for a Non- Nuclear Future, and various Rhode Island women's and LGBT organizations. In this subseries are drafts of both academic and political writings, including a review of Shulamith Firestone’s The Dialectic of Sex, an article entitled “Women in Revolutionary Cuba,” and a copy of Fausto-Sterling’s testimony at the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee Meeting on ending marriage discrimination. The second subseries in Series 3 contains activist material from the 1970s, including many pamphlets published by the Feminist Press and newsletters of the New University Conference Women’s Caucus. Subseries 3 is focused on publications about revolutionary movements and humanitarian issues in Latin America, with the majority of material about Cuba. The main publications include Cuba Review, Cuba Update, and materials from the Cuba Resource Center. These materials date from 1968 to 2008. Subseries 4 and 5 contain material on women, gender, and science. Subseries 4 has papers related to Fausto-Sterling’s teaching, as well as her involvement with the Kovaleveskaia Fund and Radicals in the Professions. Also included is a run of Science for the People, (1972-1989) and the Health Policy Advisory Center Bulletin (1963-1987). The final subseries contains published journals dated 1961-2008, such as I.F. Stone’s Weekly, The Review of Radical Political Economics, Women’s Studies International, and Women’s Studies Quarterly.

Series 4 was donated in 2006. It includes issues of Gene Watch and Human Genome.

Series 5 is comprised of materials donated in 2008. Subseries 1 contains drafts, correspondence, and images from articles and books written by Fausto-Sterling, dating between 1971 and 2007. Subseries 2 includes material about Fausto-Sterling’s professional activities, including multiple variations of her c.v., conference announcements, committee commitments, article and book review invitations, and article solicitations. These materials are from 1976 through 2007. Subseries 3 includes drafts of lectures given by Fausto-Sterling, dated between 1977 and 2006. Materials in subseries 4 include academic correspondence written or received by Fausto-Sterling between 1987 and 2001. The final subseries is comprised of syllabi and lecture notes dating from 1971 to 2003 for courses including "The Biology of Gender," "Social Issues in Biology," and "Vertebrate Embryology."

Series 6 contains several accessions of material donated between 2011 and 2014. There are several boxes of lab notebooks, which date as early as 1967. Another subseries contains research material, drafts, and edits for Fausto-Sterling's 2000 book Sexing the Body. The remainder of this accession comprises a mix of office files, annotated articles Fausto-Sterling used for her research, manuscript drafts, material from talks, and miscellaneous professional papers. There is additional unprocessed material in this collection.