MC 00366 Guide to the Lisa Finlay Papers, 1987-1996?

The collection is arranged in four series: Unpublished Materials, Published Materials, Organizations and Events, and Audio-Visual Materials.
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This series contains a variety of unpublished materials. Included are drafts of articles and/or book chapters, as well as academic and colloquium papers, a fellowship proposal, and a lecture transcript. Authors include Tom Regan, Lisa Finlay's master's thesis advisor and prominent animal rights activist, and Marti Kheel, the co-founder of Feminists for Animal Rights (FAR). The majority of the materials focus on ecofeminism or the intersection between feminism and animal rights, but some are related to more general animal rights or philosophical issues. Some of these materials may have been submissions or proposals for the 1993 ANGFAR conference and several of the papers have accompanying correspondence. This series is organized alphabetically by the author's last name.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Adams, Carol J. "Bringing Peace Home: A Feminist Philosophical Perspective on the Abuse of Women, Children, and Pet Animals,", 1994
[Box 1, Folder 2] Birk, Gayle Harris. "The Correlation Between Captive Food Animals and Women In Our Society,", 1995
[Box 1, Folder 3] Bracke, Marc. "Killing Animals,", 1990
[Box 1, Folder 4] Daly, Lois K. "Our Relationships with Animals: An Ecofeminist Perspective"
[Box 1, Folder 5] Fike, Michelle Summer. "A Politic of Synthesis: Linking Ecofeminism and Bioregionalism"
[Box 1, Folder 6] Gaard, Greta. "An Ecofeminist Invitation for Democracy,", 1994
[Box 1, Folder 7] Galvin, Shelley and Harold A. Herzog. "Ethical Judgements of Animal Research,", 1992
[Box 1, Folder 8] Heezen, Joan. "Consumable Bodies: Feminism, Vegetarianism and Animal Rights An Independent Study"
[Box 1, Folder 9] Herzog, Harold. "'The Movement is My Life': Conversations with Animal Rights Activists,", 1990
[Box 1, Folder 10] Herzog, Harold A., Jr. "'The Movement is My Life': The Psychology of Animal Rights Activism,", 1992
[Box 1, Folder 11] Herzog, Harold A. and Galvin, Shelley. "Common Sense and the Mental Lives of Animals: An Empirical Approach"
[Box 1, Folder 12] Jennings, Don F., Jr. "The Case for the Use of 'Marginal Cases' in Biomedical Research?"
[Box 1, Folder 13] Kalockofsky, Roberta. "Descartes' Niece,", 1990
[Box 1, Folder 14] Kheel, Marti. "Ecofeminism and Deep Ecology: Reflections on Identity and Difference,", 1987
[Box 1, Folder 15] Kheel, Marti. "Environmental Ethics or License to Kill: An Ecofeminist Critique of Hunters' Moral Discourse"
[Box 1, Folder 16] King, Ynestra. "Healing the Wounds: Feminism, Ecology, and Nature/Culture Dualism"
[Box 1, Folder 17] Luke, Brian. "The Erotics of Predation"
[Box 1, Folder 18] Luke, Brian. "Violent Love: A Study of the Sexual Politics of Nature,", 1994
[Box 1, Folder 19] Moss, Eric P. "A United Framework for Publicizing Our Cause,", 1993
[Box 1, Folder 20] Plumwood, Val. "Ethics and Instrumentalism : A Response to Janna Thompson"
[Box 1, Folder 21] Plumwood, Val "Nature, Self, and Gender: feminism, environmental philosophy, and the critique of rationalism"
[Box 1, Folder 22] Rakusin, Sudie - Interview
[Box 1, Folder 23] Regan, Tom. "Are Individual Rights Patriarchal?"
[Box 1, Folder 24] Regan, Tom. "Coping in Cuba" (3 parts of a 3 part series)
[Box 1, Folder 25] Regan, Tom. "Patterns of Resistance: The Struggle for Freedom and Equality in America,", 1995
[Box 1, Folder 26] Regan, Tom. "Vegetarianism and Friendship"
[Box 2, Folder 1] Shapiro, Kenneth. "The Caring Sleuth: Portrait of an Animal Rights Activist,", 1994
[Box 2, Folder 2] Transken, Si. "Themes and Connections: Male Violence Against Companion Animals, Women, and Children,", 1992
[Box 2, Folder 3] Vance, Linda. "Ecofeminism and Wilderness,", 1995
[Box 2, Folder 4] Weston, Anthony. "Recognition, Relationship, and the Foundations of Ethics" (an NEH Fellowship Proposal),", 1990
The Published Materials series consists of three subseries: Articles, Periodicals, and Books.
The Articles subseries contains copies of articles and columns collected by Lisa Finlay. They are organized chronologically, by year of publication.
[Box 2, Folder 5] 1987
[Box 2, Folder 6] 1988
[Box 2, Folder 7] 1989
[Box 2, Folder 8] 1990
[Box 2, Folder 9] 1991
[Box 2, Folder 10] 1992
[Box 2, Folder 11] 1993
[Box 2, Folder 12] 1994-1995
[Box 2, Folder 13] Undated Articles
The Periodicals subseries consists of various magazines, newsletters, and self-published serials related to animal rights and other social issues. These materials are organized alphabetically by the title of the publication.
[Box 2, Folder 14] Animal Life, Vol. 6 Issue 1
[Box 2, Folder 15] Catchphraze, Issues #2 and#3
[Box 2, Folder 16] Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 49 No. 1
[Box 2, Folder 17] No Compromise, Issue #1
[Box 2, Folder 18] Satya, Dec. 1995
Book Materials
This subseries contains one book and a copy of one book chapter, collected by Lisa Finlay.
[Box 2, Folder 19] Chapple, Christopher Key. Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1993.
[Box 2, Folder 20] Regan, Tom. The Thee Generation. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991. Chapter 7 "Irreconcilable Differences"
The Organizations and Events series consists of two subseries: Feminists for Animal Rights (FAR)and Other Organizations and Events.
Feminists for Animal Rights (FAR)
The FAR subseries contains various materials produced by the FAR organization, including copies of their bi-annual ecofeminist publication, pamphlets, and thematic distribution materials. Also included is information on the organization's Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE), a program to house the pets of women fleeing domestic violence. This subseries is organized alphabetically according to material type.
[Box 2, Folder 21] Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE)
[Box 2, Folder 22] Distribution Materials
[Box 2, Folder 23] FAR Biannual Publication, 1990
[Box 3, Folder 1] FAR Biannual Publication, 1991-1992
[Box 3, Folder 2] FAR Biannual Publication, 1993-1994
[Box 3, Folder 3] Pamphlets and statement
Other Organizations and Events
The Other Organizations and Events subseries contains pamphlets, packets, and other materials produced by animal rights organizations, as well as materials produced for several ecological feminist events. This subseries is organized alphabetically by the name of the organization or event. Please note that the VHS cassettes of the 1993 ANGFAR (A New Generation for Animal Rights) Conference are part of the Audiovisual Materials Series.
[Box 3, Folder 4] Earthsave Foundation; The Fund for Animals
[Box 3, Folder 5] The Human Society of the United States; The Interfaith Council for the Protection of Animals and Nature
[Box 3, Folder 6] Social Perspectives on Women and Ecology: A Colloquium, 1994
[Box 3, Folder 7] Student Organization for Animal Rights (SOAR) - "Animal Liberation Front Press Cuttings Pack"
[Box 3, Folder 8] Utah State University Department of Sociology - "Animal Issues Study"
[Box 3, Folder 9] World Women's Congress for a Healthy Planet - "Women's Action Agenda 21,", 1991
[Box 3, Folder 10] World Women for Animal Rights
The Audio-Visual Materials series consists of eight VHS-format videocassettes and a slide show with audiocassette narration. Seven of the videocassettes comprise the only collection of videos of the talks given at the 1993 ANGFAR (A New Generation for Animal Rights) conference. Lisa Finlay was the coordinator and contact person for the ANGFAR conference, which took place July 29 through August 1, 1993 at the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers University. It featured workshops and a number of speakers, including Tom Regan. The final VHS tape is an independent production-"Ecofeminism Now!"-and the slide show is entitled "Culture of Violence: The Animal Connection."
[Box 3, Folder 11] "The Culture of Violence : The Animal Connection," slide presentation
[Box 3, Folder 12] "The Culture of Violence : The Animal Connection," audiocassette naration for slide presentation
[Box 4, Folder 1] ANGFAR Conference, Tape 1: Feminism & Animal Rights; 1st Part Hist. of Humane Mvmt., 1993
[Box 4, Folder 2] ANGFAR Conference, Tape 2: Final Part, History of Humane Movement; Racism and Animal Rights; and A.R. & Social Justice, 1993
[Box 4, Folder 3] ANGFAR Conference, Tape 3: - Animal Rights & Social Justice; Carol Adams, Priscilla Feral, 1993
[Box 4, Folder 4] ANGFAR Conference, Tape 4: Academic Concentration in Animal Rights; Individual Talks Sat. P.M to middle of Bernard, 1993
[Box 4, Folder 5] ANGFAR Conference, Tape 5: Neal Bernard; Debating Vivisection; Animal Rights and Curriculum, 1993
[Box 4, Folder 6] ANGFAR Conference, Tape 6: A.R. Issues & Activism on Campus; Working with the Media; 1/2 Open Mike, 1993
[Box 4, Folder 7] ANGFAR Conference, Tape 7: Open Mike (Cindy to End); Wrap-up Tom, Gary, Lisa, 1993
[Box 4, Folder 8] "Ecofeminism Now!", 1996


2.0 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

4 archival boxes


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Acquisitions Information

Transferred by Tom Regan.


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Scope and Content Note

The Lisa Finlay Papers contains papers and artifacts documenting Finlay's interest and participation in the animal rights movement. Some of the materials are related to general animal rights or philosophical issues, but the majority focus on ecofeminism or the intersection between feminism and animal rights. The Unpublished Materials series includes a variety of written materials, including article and/or book chapter drafts and academic papers, as well as a colloquium paper, a fellowship proposal, and a lecture transcript. Articles, periodicals and book materials collected by Finlay are contained in the Published Materials series. The Organizations and Events series includes materials produced for specific events or by various animal rights or ecofeminist organizations. The largest concentration of materials in this series were produced by Feminists for Animal Rights. The final series, Audio-Visual Materials, consists of VHS-format videocassettes and a slide show with audiocassette narration. The majority of the VHS tapes are recordings from the 1993 ANGFAR conference.

The collection includes materials dating from 1987 through 1996, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1992 to 1994.

Biographical Note

Lisa Finlay received bachelor's degrees from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina and North Carolina Central University, before attending graduate school at North Carolina State University. During her time at North Carolina State University she combined her interests in feminism and animal rights, completing a self-designed Master of Arts in Liberal Studies in 1993 entitled "Forms of Oppression: Sexism, Racism, and Speciesism." Animal rights activist and, at that time, North Carolina State University professor Tom Regan served as her thesis advisor. Also in 1993, Finlay helped organize the A New Generation for Animal Rights (ANGFAR) conference at the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers University. She was both the coordinator and main contact person for the conference.

A long-time member of Feminists for Animal Rights (FAR), Finlay served as the organization's volunteer regional coordinator in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. When the organization opened its national office in Chapel Hill in January 1994, Finlay was hired as FAR's first director. Finlay also served on the editorial committee and the production staff of the organization's biannual publication.

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