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Marilyn Frye collection of feminist, gay, and lesbian material

Identifier: MSS 420 large

Scope and Contents

The material is a collection of newsletters and other material relating to women's issues.


  • Creation: 1976-1993, undated


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

Marilyn Frye (born 1941 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American philosopher and radical feminist theorist. She did her undergraduate work at Stanford University graduating in 1963. Her doctoral work was done at Cornell University and graduating in 1969. Prior to joining the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State in 1974, she taught in the Philosophy Department at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2008 she was the Phi Beta Kappa Romanell Lecturer. She authored two books of essays in feminist theory: The Politics of Reality (1983) and Willful Virgin (1992), both published by The Crossing Press. Since then she has been working to understand what the category WOMEN is, and what social categories generally are.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquisition of collection is unknown.

Processing Information

Kristin Lawless processed this collection in 2016.

Finding Aid for Marilyn Frye collection of feminist, gay, and lesbian material
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA