Morgan, Robin, 1941-

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Feminist activist, author, poet, child star, and editor of MS. magazine.

From the description of Robin Morgan papers, 1947-2010. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 48948587

  • 1941, Jan. 29: Born in Lake Worth, Fla.
  • 1956: Graduated with Honors from the Wetter School
  • 1956 - 1959 : Student with private tutors at Columbia University, ages 15-18
  • 1961 - 1969 : Free-lance book editor
  • 1962: Married Kenneth Pitchford
  • 1968: Organized first feminist demonstration against Miss America Pageant
  • 1969: Birth of son, Blake
  • 1969 - 1970 : Editor for Grove Press
  • 1970: Author, compiler, and editor of Sisterhood is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women's Liberation Movement
  • 1970: Founder and president of The Sisterhood is Powerful Foundation
  • 1972: Monster: Poems published
  • 1973: Visiting chair and guest professor of Women's Studies at New College, Sarasota, Fla.
  • 1974 - 1987 : Editor and columnist of Ms. magazine
  • 1978: Going Too Far: The Personal Chronicle of a Feminist published
  • 1979 - 1980 : Received National Endowment for the Arts grant
  • 1982: Depth Perception: New Poems and a Masque published
  • 1982 - 1984 : Received Ford Foundation grant
  • 1984: Founder of Sisterhood is Global Institute
  • 1984: Author, compiler, and editor of Sisterhood is Global: The International Women's Movement Anthology
  • 1987: Distinguished visiting scholar and lecturer at Rutgers University, N. J.
  • 1989: The Demon Lover: On the Sexuality of Terrorism published
  • 1989 - 1993 : Editor in chief of Ms. magazine
  • 1990: Divorced from Kenneth Pitchford
  • 1992: Received Honorary Doctorate from the University of Connecticut
  • 1993: Consulting editor of Ms. magazine
  • 1996 - 1997 : Visiting professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of International Affairs
  • 2000: Saturday's Child: A Memoir published
  • 2003: Author, compiler, and editor of Sisterhood is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium
  • 2003: Columnist for Ms. magazine

Robin Morgan is a feminist activist, award-winning poet, novelist, journalist, and essayist. She was a child model, had her own radio show at the age of four, and was a child star on television. Since the late 1960s, when she organized the first demonstration against the Miss America Pageant, Morgan has been active in the feminist movement. In 1984, she founded the Sisterhood is Global Institute, an international, non-governmental, and non-profit organization concerned with women's rights which is currently based in Montreal, Canada.

As a recipient of numerous writing grants, Morgan has published eighteen books, including six poetry collections, two books of fiction, the now-classic anthology Sisterhood is Powerful (named by the American Library Association one of the "The 100 Most Influential Books of the 20th Century"), and an anthology of international feminism, Sisterhood is Global . She has also consistently contributed to Ms. magazine. She currently lives in New York.

From the guide to the Robin Morgan papers, 1940s-2010 and undated, bulk 1970-2000, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Women's Liberation Collection MS 408., 1959-2006, 1966-78 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Papers, 1908-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn RISM Vertical Files, Bulk, 1960-2000, Bulk, 1960-2000 1900-2004 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn Papers of Cynthia Rich and Barbara Macdonald, 1893-2004 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers of Florynce Kennedy, (inclusive), (bulk), 1915-2004, 1947-1993 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Poetry mss., 1954-2002 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Focus on Women. Videotapes, 1983-1993 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Robin Morgan papers, 1940s-2010 and undated, bulk 1970-2000 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Morgan, Robin, 1941-. Robin Morgan papers, 1947-2010. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Papers, 1941-2001 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Records of, Sojourner, (inclusive), (bulk), 1920-2004, 1975-2002 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Antioch Review mss., 1940-2007 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Phyllis Chesler Papers, 1968-1990 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Records, 1953-1987 (inclusive), 1973-1981 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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associatedWith Bingham, Sallie person
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associatedWith Chesler, Phyllis person
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associatedWith Cynthia Rich person
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associatedWith Fonda, Jane, 1937- person
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associatedWith Gloria Steinem. person
associatedWith Hands Across America. corporateBody
associatedWith Hearst, Patricia, 1954- person
associatedWith Helen Cooper person
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associatedWith Jane Alpert. person
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associatedWith Kenneth Pitchford. person
associatedWith Millett, Kate person
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associatedWith Patricia Hearst. person
associatedWith Rich, Adrienne person
associatedWith Rivero, Isel person
associatedWith Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture. corporateBody
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associatedWith Vladimir Urban. person
associatedWith Waring, Marilyn, 1952- person
correspondedWith Women's Community Health Center corporateBody
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South Africa
Middle East
United States
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Women's rights
Lesbian feminism
Periodical editors
Feminist poetry
Feminism--Study and teaching (Higher)


Birth 1941-01-29





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