Series 2: Subject Files contains files collected by Lilith as a valuable reference source, containing research material on a variety of topics and serving as the magazine’s media morgue. Materials include magazine and newspaper clippings, press releases, bound matter, two cassette tapes, and a floppy disk. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically within each folder.
The contents of these files are distinct from any research material included in editorial files on a topic; however, some subject files contain notes for potential editorial pieces, and many of the files were assembled to serve as direct reference material for a story in progress. Notable examples of this direct editorial support include materials on sexual abuse by members of the clergy, coverage of the use of the J.A.P. slur on college campuses, and the collection of feminist Haggadahs that were collected surrounding the creation of Lilith’s Egalitarian Haggadah. Also of note are materials on dialogues between Jewish and Black women, documents and clippings on women in business and philanthropic roles, coverage of the divisive discussions on the Jewish-American birth rate in the 1970s, clippings on pornography and its effect on violence and women’s rights, and reports on Soviet Jewish “refuseniks” attempting to obtain exit visas.