I am pleased to announce that the Seyla Benhabib papers are ready for research use. The finding aid is can be viewed here. Professor Benhabib is a highly respected scholar and feminist theorist in the United States and internationally. For more information about Dr. Benhabib and her career as a scholar, view the biographical note in the finding aid. We hope you will come and check out the collection soon!
The Pembroke Center, in conjunction with the John Hay Library here at Brown University, is proud to announce that we will host the Spring 2011 Meeting of the New England Archivists. On April 1 and 2, over 200 archivsts will visit our campus to talk about current and future archives practices and issues. If you are interested in attending the conference, please check out the New England Archivists website.We are excited to host this wonderful professional association, and to present a small exhibit of the Feminist Theory Archives for the New England archives community to see!
Since November, those of us at the Feminist Theory Archives and the archives of the Pembroke Center have been busy. We now have thirteen collections available for research use with two more in process. All of these collections have online finding aids available on our website and on Rhode Island Archival and Mansucript Collections Online. If you have questions about why and how to use these collections, please visit our “How to Use the FTP” section or contact me for help.
Along with the additions to the Feminst Theory Archives, we have been working on creating a website entitled, “Brown Women Speak: A History in Their Own Words.” In the 1980s and 1990s, a number of Brown students and alumnae worked together to create oral histories that document eight decades of women at Pembroke and then Brown. With the help of intern-extraordinaire, Krystal Appiah, and the Center for Digital Scholarship here at Brown, we hope to have a beta site by Commencement 2011. The site will have the audio from the interviews, photographs from the eras represented, a timeline contextualizing the oral histories, and curriculum for grades 6 through 8 educators. We are committed to making our materials available to as many people as possible, and this website will certainly support this mission.
Keep an eye out for future updates as this exciting collection continues to expand!