Roberta Kalechofsky Papers 1896-2009

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Kalechofsky, Roberta
Size
4.5 linear feet (3 cartons)
Call number
MC 00207
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Colection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

This collection contains short story writing notebooks with handwritten notes, binders from Tom Regan on contemporary writers, newspaper clippings, research papers, correspondence, animal rights research, research notes, research papers with various subjects including biomedicine and animal rights and life. Also included are journal articles, documents from Margaret Grant, photographs taken in France and England, Life of Anna Kingsford vol. 1 and 2 photocopies, handwritten research notes on Anna Kingsford's "The Perfect Way in Diet," and on Claude Bernard and science and religion.

Roberta Kalechofsky, Ph.D., born May 11, 1931, is an American writer, feminist, speaker, essayist, and animal rights activist, focusing on the issue of animal rights within Judaism and the promotion of vegetarianism within the Jewish community. In 1975, Kalechofsky founded Micah Publications or Micah Books, which specializes in the publication of animal-rights, Jewish vegetarian, and Holocaust literature, including The Jewish Vegetarian Year Cookbook and Judaism and Animal Rights: Classical and Contemporary Responses. In 1985, she founded Jews for Animal Rights. She is the author of Animal Suffering and the Holocaust: The Problem with Comparisons (2003), as well as seven works of fiction, poetry, two collections of essays, and a monograph on George Orwell. She is married to Dr. Robert Kalechofsky, a retired mathematics professor from Salem State University.

Biographical/historical note

Roberta Kalechofsky, Ph.D., born May 11, 1931, is an American writer, feminist, speaker, essayist, and animal rights activist, focusing on the issue of animal rights within Judaism and the promotion of vegetarianism within the Jewish community.

Kalechofksy attended Brooklyn College, receiving her B.A. in 1952, followed by an M.A. and a Ph.D. both in English literature from New York University in 1956 and 1970. She has taught at the University of Connecticut and Brooklyn College.

In 1975, she founded Micah Publications or Micah Books, which specializes in the publication of animal-rights, Jewish vegetarian, and Holocaust literature, including The Jewish Vegetarian Year Cookbook and Judaism and Animal Rights: Classical and Contemporary Responses. In 1985, she founded Jews for Animal Rights.

She is the author of Animal Suffering and the Holocaust: The Problem with Comparisons (2003), as well as seven works of fiction, poetry, two collections of essays, and a monograph on George Orwell. Micah Publications has published two haggadot for a vegetarian seder, one of which, Haggadah for the Liberated Lamb, has been exhibited at Harvard University in an exhibit on food and politics, and at the Jewish Museum in New York.

She is married to Dr. Robert Kalechofsky, a retired mathematics professor from Salem State University. They appear together representing Micah Books at publisher, writer, vegetarian, and animal rights events around North America.

Scope/content

This collection contains short story writing notebooks with handwritten notes, binders from Tom Regan on contemporary writers, newspaper clippings, research papers, correspondence, animal rights research, research notes, research papers with various subjects including biomedicine and animal rights and life. Also included are journal articles, documents from Margaret Grant, photographs taken in France and England, Life of Anna Kingsford vol. 1 and 2 photocopies, handwritten research notes on Anna Kingsford's "The Perfect Way in Diet," and on Claude Bernard and science and religion.

Arrangement

This collection has not yet undergone full archival processing. Materials are arranged in the order received.

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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Roberta Kalechofsky Papers, MC 00207, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Roberta Kalechofsky, 2010 (Accession 2010.0013 and Accession 2010.0104)

Processing information

Processed by Judy Allen Dodson, 2010 February; Finding aid created by Judy Allen Dodson, 2010 February

Short story writing notebooks with handwritten notes and stories, research papers, correspondence, animal rights research 1967-2008
Carton 1
Research notes, research paper various subject including biomedicine and animal rights and life, journal articles, documents from Margaret Grant 1913-2002
Carton 2
Photographs taken in France and England 1985
Carton 2
Life of Anna Kingsford, vol. 1 and 2, photocopies 1896-1913
Carton 2
Handwritten research notes on Anna Kingsford's "The Perfect Way in Diet," on Claude Bernard and science and religion, binders from Tom Regan on contemporary writers, animal research, newspaper clippings, journal articles, and correspondence 1985-2009
Carton 3
Research notes
Carton 3

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Roberta Kalechofsky Papers, MC 00207, 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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.