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Editorial Files, 1973-2004, undated

Identifier: Series 3

Scope and Contents

Series 3: Editorial Files includes published and unpublished drafts of articles, submissions of written work, editorial notes, one floppy disk, and correspondence related to the process of generating content for Lilith. Materials are arranged by subject, and then chronologically within each folder. Many of the editorial files include multiple drafts of a piece, with editors’ comments and corrections documenting the process of a manuscript’s development. The editors most heavily represented in the series are Susan Weidman Schneider, Aviva Cantor, Susan Schnur, Amy Stone, and Naomi Danis.

The editorial files contain drafts, notes, and reference material for many of Lilith's stories, including manuscripts that were never published. Sub-series 2: Personal Stories in particular contains a number of unpublished stories; according to several notes from Lilith editors, the volume of stories recounting personal experiences and family histories was too great to publish the majority of them. The editorial files provide a unique insight into not only the stories and concerns of Jewish women from the 1970s to the 2000s, but also into the editorial process and considerations of Lilith's editors. For more information about each sub-series please consult the sub-series descriptions in the box and folder listing.


  • 1973-2004, undated


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

There are two folders entitled Converts in Series 3: Editorial Files, Sub-Series 2: Rituals and Religious Life. The second "Converts" folder (Folder 9a) is restricted until 2059 due to the interviewees request for confidentiality.

Otherwise, access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.


From the Collection: 25.5 Linear Feet (21 record center boxes, 2 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 card file box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Arranged in six sub-series: 1. Rituals and Religious Life, 1974-2004, undated; 2. Personal Stories, 1975-2002, undated; 3. Fiction and Poetry, 1975-2004, undated; 4. News and Reviews, 1973-2004, undated; 5. Health and Self-Image, 1975-2000, undated; 6. Other Editorial Records, 1977-2004, undated. For more information about each sub-series please consult the sub-series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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