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Sophia Gilbert papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA1300

Scope and Contents

The Sophia Gilbert papers date from 2021. The papers consist of her honors thesis “’The New Feminisms’: Common Lives/Lesbian Lives and the Direction of Lesbian Organizing During the Reagan-Bush Era”. It follows the transition from the lesbian feminism of the 60’s and 70’s to the lesbian feminism of the 90’s through the lens of the lesbian-feminist quarterly Common Lives/Lesbian Lives.


  • Creation: 2021


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. “However, copyright status for some collection materials may be unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility and potential liability based on copyright infringement for any use rests exclusively and solely with the user. Users must properly acknowledge the Iowa Women’s Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, as the source of the material. For further information, visit

Biographical / Historical

Sophia Gilbert was a student in the University of Iowa’s History department. She wrote an honors thesis in 2021 with Leslie A. Schwalm as her advisor.


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A honors history student from the University of Iowa.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 1666) were donated by Sophia Gilbert in 2021.

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Avery Porter, 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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