She's Nobody's Baby collection, 1980-1987

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She's Nobody's Baby collection, 1980-1987

Correspondence, scripts, budgets, photographs, materials relating to a companion book, and a 16 mm film associated with the production , a 1981 Peabody Award-winning documentary by the Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication in association with the Home Box Office cable network. She's Nobody's Baby

2.9 linear ft.; (7 file boxes) plus 2 folio boxes, 2 photograph folders, and 1 motion picture

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SNAC Resource ID: 6387312

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