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Dorothy Marder Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-233

Scope and Contents

The Dorothy Marder Collection contains biographical material, mostly about Dorothy Marder's life after 1970. The largest part of the collection contains Marder's photographs, prints, negatives, contact sheets which cover the U.S. anti-war movement during the Vietnam war era, the women's liberation movement in the 1970s and early 1980s, the anti-nuclear movement of the early to mid-1980s, and the gay and lesbian pride movement of the 1980s-1990s (largely in New York, New York).

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1971-1999

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Biographical

Dorothy Marder was a photographer and photojournalist, peace activist, queer community member, counselor, and disabilities advocate. Her most extensive photographic work concerned women's peace activism (especially Women strike for Peace), in the New York, area between the late 1960s through the 1980s. Many of her photographs appeared in peace movement publications Marder photographed well-known peace activists, feminists, and political figures of the last quarter of the twentieth century including: Bella Abzug, Joan Baez, David Dellinger, Ron Dellums, Barbara Jordan, Coretta Scott King, Grace Paley, and Gloria Steinem.

Extent

12.75 Linear Feet (12.75 linear feet.)

Overview

Dorothy Marder was a photographer and photojournalist, peace activist, Lesbian and Gay community member, counselor, and disabilities advocate. Her most extensive photographic work concerned women's peace activism (especially Women Strike for Peace), in the New York, New York area between the late 1960s through the 1980s Many of her photographs appeared in peace movement and alternative press publications. Marder photographed well-known peace activists, feminists, and political figures of the last quarter of the twentieth century including: Bella Abzug, Joan Baez, David Dellinger, Ron Dellums, Barbara Jordan, Coretta Scott King, Grace Paley, and Gloria Steinem.

Arrangement

Series A contains biographical material by or about Dorothy Marder, writings by Marder, some of the publications in which Marder's photographs appeared, reference materials that Marder collected about peace, women's liberation, gay rights, and disability rights. Series B contains photographic prints arranged according to Marder's own numbering system. The prints are in rough chronological order. Series C contains Marder's master negatives and contact sheets, also arranged according to her own numbering system. Series D contains the memorabilia, t-shirts, and other items from various peace, anti-nuclear, gay pride, and women's rights campaigns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Eve Marder, Efrem Marder, and Elissa Marder, July 2009 [Acc 09A-036].

Related Materials

Separated Materials

Items removed from this collection include:Photographs, negatives, and contact prints (in Photograph Collection), Memorabilia, Posters , T-Shirts, and Political buttons.

Legal Status

Copyright to the resources created by Dorothy Marder have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

General Note

View finding aid to the Dorothy Marder Collection: http://www.swarthmore.edu/library/peace/DG226-250/dg233dmarder.htm

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Wendy E Chmielewski and Elizabeth Matlock in 2009-2010, with assistance from Chloe Lucchesi-Malone, Elizabeth Reilly, and Jean Turner in Summer, 2010.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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