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LeAnn Erickson papers

Identifier: IWA0872

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Scope and Contents

The LeAnn Erickson papers date from 1996 and measure 9 linear inches. The collection is arranged into one series: From One Place to Another: Emma Goldman Clinic Stories.

The From One Place to Another: Emma Goldman Clinic Stories series (1996) includes Erickson's 1996 documentary, From One Place to Another: Emma Goldman Clinic Stories. This 83 minute film uses oral histories and written accounts to reconstruct the founding of the clinic and ethos of the collective. The film details the organizational structure of the clinic, early issues and debates, and outside social influences. Other topics covered include the late 1970's organizational restructure, threats from anti-abortion activists and extremists, and the move from 715 N. Dodge St. in Iowa City. Also included are 21 interviews on DVD, collected for the documentary from the women who founded and staffed the Emma Goldman Clinic, along with corresponding notes and transcripts.


  • Creation: 1996


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

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Biographical / Historical

Filmmaker LeAnn Erickson graduated from the University of Iowa in 1988 and worked as a high school art teacher before returning to the University to earn an MFA in film and video art in 1992. Her filmography includes experimental films, animation, and documentaries. Erickson's first full-length documentary, From One Place to Another: Emma Goldman Clinic Stories, was completed in 1996. She directed and produced Neighbor Ladies in 2005, followed by the PBS documentary Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII in 2010.

Her films screened at festivals in Canada, Germany, and Italy, winning numerous grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the AAUW, the Jerome Foundation and the Leeway Foundation. Erickson was an Associate Professor of film and video production in the Department of Film and Media Arts at Temple University.


9.00 linear inches

22 DVDs, shelved in digital collection. boxes

Language of Materials



Filmmaker whose documentary, From One Place to Another: Emma Goldman Clinic Stories, explores the history of the Emma Goldman Clinic.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 1242) were donated by Johanna Schoen in 2011.

Related Materials

Emma Goldman Clinic Records.


Christina Jensen
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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