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General Administrative Records, 1974-2006, undated

Identifier: Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

Sub-series 1: General administrative records includes notes, correspondence, legal documentation, reports, personnel files, and press coverage of Lilith by other publications. Of particular note are the set of notebooks containing notes written by Editor in Chief Susan Weidman Schneider during the founding and early years of Lilith, ranging from 1974-1977. Also of interest are documents and correspondence related to a lawsuit filed against Lilith in 1987 in reaction to their story on J.A.P. baiting on college campuses. This sub-series also provides a well-documented history of the development of Lilith’s website and online distribution throughout the 1990s, and a number of files containing applications for jobs, internships, news correspondent positions, and other writer’s jobs. These files also contain several instances of Lilith staff reflecting on their own history, including files labeled “Lilith did it first” and “The best of Lilith”, as well as staff’s preservation of fan mail and hate mail in the correspondence files.


  • 1974-2006, 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

Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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