Lisa Finlay Papers 1987-1996?

Size
2 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00366

The Lisa Finlay Papers contains materials documenting Finlay's interest and participation in both the animal rights and ecofeminist movements. Some items are related to general animal rights or philosophical issues, but the majority focus on ecofeminism or the intersection between feminism and animal rights. Included are a variety of published and unpublished written materials, as well as materials from various animal rights and ecofeminist groups and events and audiovisual materials. The bulk of these audiovisual materials are the only known video copies of the 1993 ANGFAR (A New Generation for Animal Rights) Conference.

Lisa Finlay is an animal rights advocate with a specific interest in feminism. When she was a graduate student at North Carolina State University, animal rights activist Tom Regan served as a thesis advisor for her self-designed degree: "Forms of Oppression: Sexism, Racism, and Speciesism." As the coordinator and contact for the 1993 ANGFAR conference, Finlay was instrumental in the organization of this event. A long-time member of Feminists for Animal Rights (FAR), Finlay was hired as the organization's first director in 1994 and went on to serve the organization in a number of different capacities.

Biographical/historical 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.

Scope/content

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.

Physical description

4 archival boxes

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in four series: Unpublished Materials, Published Materials, Organizations and Events, and Audio-Visual Materials.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lisa Finlay Papers, MC 00366, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred by Tom Regan.

Processing information

Processed by Jennifer E. McElroy, 2005 October

Encoded by Jennifer E.McElroy, 2005 November

Unpublished Materials 1990?-1995? (MC 366 Series 1)
Size: 0.63 linear feet

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.

1.25 boxes

Adams, Carol J."Bringing Peace Home: A Feminist Philosophical Perspective on the Abuse of Women, Children, and Pet Animals," 1994
Box 1, Folder 1
Birk, Gayle Harris."The Correlation Between Captive Food Animals and Women In Our Society," 1995
Box 1, Folder 2
Bracke, Marc."Killing Animals," 1990
Box 1, Folder 3
Daly, Lois K."Our Relationships with Animals: An Ecofeminist Perspective"
Box 1, Folder 4
Fike, Michelle Summer."A Politic of Synthesis: Linking Ecofeminism and Bioregionalism"
Box 1, Folder 5
Gaard, Greta."An Ecofeminist Invitation for Democracy," 1994
Box 1, Folder 6
Galvin, Shelley and Harold A. Herzog."Ethical Judgements of Animal Research," 1992
Box 1, Folder 7
Heezen, Joan."Consumable Bodies: Feminism, Vegetarianism and Animal Rights An Independent Study"
Box 1, Folder 8
Herzog, Harold."'The Movement is My Life': Conversations with Animal Rights Activists," 1990
Box 1, Folder 9
Herzog, Harold A., Jr."'The Movement is My Life': The Psychology of Animal Rights Activism," 1992
Box 1, Folder 10
Herzog, Harold A. and Galvin, Shelley."Common Sense and the Mental Lives of Animals: An Empirical Approach"
Box 1, Folder 11
Jennings, Don F., Jr."The Case for the Use of 'Marginal Cases' in Biomedical Research?"
Box 1, Folder 12
Kalockofsky, Roberta."Descartes' Niece," 1990
Box 1, Folder 13
Kheel, Marti."Ecofeminism and Deep Ecology: Reflections on Identity and Difference," 1987
Box 1, Folder 14
Kheel, Marti."Environmental Ethics or License to Kill: An Ecofeminist Critique of Hunters' Moral Discourse"
Box 1, Folder 15
King, Ynestra."Healing the Wounds: Feminism, Ecology, and Nature/Culture Dualism"
Box 1, Folder 16
Luke, Brian."The Erotics of Predation"
Box 1, Folder 17
Luke, Brian."Violent Love: A Study of the Sexual Politics of Nature," 1994
Box 1, Folder 18
Moss, Eric P."A United Framework for Publicizing Our Cause," 1993
Box 1, Folder 19
Plumwood, Val."Ethics and Instrumentalism : A Response to Janna Thompson"
Box 1, Folder 20
Plumwood, Val"Nature, Self, and Gender: feminism, environmental philosophy, and the critique of rationalism"
Box 1, Folder 21
Rakusin, Sudie - Interview
Box 1, Folder 22
Regan, Tom."Are Individual Rights Patriarchal?"
Box 1, Folder 23
Regan, Tom."Coping in Cuba" (3 parts of a 3 part series)
Box 1, Folder 24
Regan, Tom."Patterns of Resistance: The Struggle for Freedom and Equality in America," 1995
Box 1, Folder 25
Regan, Tom."Vegetarianism and Friendship"
Box 1, Folder 26
Shapiro, Kenneth."The Caring Sleuth: Portrait of an Animal Rights Activist," 1994
Box 2, Folder 1
Transken, Si."Themes and Connections: Male Violence Against Companion Animals, Women, and Children," 1992
Box 2, Folder 2
Vance, Linda."Ecofeminism and Wilderness," 1995
Box 2, Folder 3
Weston, Anthony."Recognition, Relationship, and the Foundations of Ethics" (an NEH Fellowship Proposal)," 1990
Box 2, Folder 4
Published Materials 1987-1995 (MC 366 Series 2)
Size: 0.25 linear feet

The Published Materials series consists of three subseries: Articles, Periodicals, and Books.

0.50 archival box

Articles

The Articles subseries contains copies of articles and columns collected by Lisa Finlay. They are organized chronologically, by year of publication.

1987
Box 2, Folder 5
1988
Box 2, Folder 6
1989
Box 2, Folder 7
1990
Box 2, Folder 8
1991
Box 2, Folder 9
1992
Box 2, Folder 10
1993
Box 2, Folder 11
1994-1995
Box 2, Folder 12
Undated Articles
Box 2, Folder 13
Periodicals

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.

Animal Life, Vol. 6 Issue 1
Box 2, Folder 14
Catchphraze, Issues #2 and#3
Box 2, Folder 15
Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 49 No. 1
Box 2, Folder 16
No Compromise, Issue #1
Box 2, Folder 17
Satya, Dec. 1995
Box 2, Folder 18
Book Materials

This subseries contains one book and a copy of one book chapter, collected by Lisa Finlay.

Chapple, Christopher Key. Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1993.
Box 2, Folder 19
Regan, Tom. The Thee Generation. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991. Chapter 7 "Irreconcilable Differences"
Box 2, Folder 20
Organizations and Events 1987-1995? (MC 366 Series 3)
Size: 0.38 linear feet

The Organizations and Events series consists of two subseries: Feminists for Animal Rights (FAR)and Other Organizations and Events.

0.75 archival box

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.

Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE)
Box 2, Folder 21
Distribution Materials
Box 2, Folder 22
FAR Biannual Publication 1990
Box 2, Folder 23
FAR Biannual Publication 1991-1992
Box 3, Folder 1
FAR Biannual Publication 1993-1994
Box 3, Folder 2
Pamphlets and statement
Box 3, Folder 3
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.

Earthsave Foundation; The Fund for Animals
Box 3, Folder 4
The Human Society of the United States; The Interfaith Council for the Protection of Animals and Nature
Box 3, Folder 5
Social Perspectives on Women and Ecology: A Colloquium, 1994
Box 3, Folder 6
Student Organization for Animal Rights (SOAR) -"Animal Liberation Front Press Cuttings Pack"
Box 3, Folder 7
Utah State University Department of Sociology -"Animal Issues Study"
Box 3, Folder 8
World Women's Congress for a Healthy Planet -"Women's Action Agenda 21," 1991
Box 3, Folder 9
World Women for Animal Rights
Box 3, Folder 10
Audio-Visual Materials 1993?-1996? (MC 366 Series 4)
Size: 0.63 linear feet

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."

1.25 archival boxes

"The Culture of Violence : The Animal Connection," slide presentation
Box 3, Folder 11
"The Culture of Violence : The Animal Connection," audiocassette naration for slide presentation
Box 3, Folder 12
ANGFAR Conference, Tape 1: Feminism Animal Rights; 1st Part Hist. of Humane Mvmt. 1993
Box 4, Folder 1
ANGFAR Conference, Tape 2: Final Part, History of Humane Movement; Racism and Animal Rights; and A.R. Social Justice 1993
Box 4, Folder 2
ANGFAR Conference, Tape 3: - Animal Rights Social Justice; Carol Adams, Priscilla Feral 1993
Box 4, Folder 3
ANGFAR Conference, Tape 4: Academic Concentration in Animal Rights; Individual Talks Sat. P.M to middle of Bernard 1993
Box 4, Folder 4
ANGFAR Conference, Tape 5: Neal Bernard; Debating Vivisection; Animal Rights and Curriculum 1993
Box 4, Folder 5
ANGFAR Conference, Tape 6: A.R. Issues Activism on Campus; Working with the Media; 1/2 Open Mike 1993
Box 4, Folder 6
ANGFAR Conference, Tape 7: Open Mike (Cindy to End); Wrap-up Tom, Gary, Lisa 1993
Box 4, Folder 7
"Ecofeminism Now!" 1996
Box 4, Folder 8

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lisa Finlay Papers, MC 00366, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.