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Lisa Albrecht Papers

Identifier: Tretter-176

Scope and Content

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Lisa Albrecht from 1969-2004. The collection extensively covers her involvement with organizations for people of color and feminists, including the National Women’s Studies Association. The collection also includes the writings of feminist authors, the writings of Lisa Albrecht, and materials for the book co-edited by Lisa Albrecht, originally titled Third Wavewhich was to be published by the Kitchen Table Press. The book was eventually published under the name Sing, Whisper, Shout, Prayby Edgework Books. The collection contains materials related to Lisa Albrecht's dissertation, these include cassette tapes from interviews with Dorthy Allison, Gloria Anzaldua, Beth Brant, Fay Chaing, Jan Clausen, Doris Davenport, Ruth Geller, Hattie Gossett, Audre Lorde, and Mirtha Quintanales. The collection also includes visual materials including a hand knitted vests, Albrecht’s photography, and posters from concerts, conferences, theater, and women’s writing events.


  • 1969-2004


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Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Sketch

Lisa Albrecht is a writer, activist, and educator. Albrecht was educated at the State University of New York at Buffalo and received her Ph.D. in English Education. She has co-edited a number of books including Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray, which was originally to be published under the title Third Wave. She has been an active member or served on the board of many social justice organizations, including the National Women's Studies Association. She is currently working as an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota.


7 boxes (8 linear feet)


The collection contains the papers related to the personal and professional life of Lisa Albrecht, a Minnesota writer, educator, and activist for women and people of color. The papers included writings, conference records, posters, textiles, and publications from 1969-2004.


The collection has been arranged into the following series:

  1. Associated Conferences, 1981-2003
  2. Associated Organization Documents, undated, 1969-2001
  3. Associated Writings, undated, 1970-2001
  4. Correspondence, undated, 1988-2002
  5. Lisa Albrecht Dissertation,undated, 1976-1986
  6. Lisa Albrecht Writings, undated, 1985-2000
  7. National Women’s Studies Association, 1979-2003
  8. Publications, 1975-2004
  9. Third Wave and Kitchen Table Publishers, undated, 1987-2002
  10. Visual Materials, undated, 1975-1990

Source of acquisition

The collection was donated in several accessions by Lisa Albrecht.

Processing Information

The collection has been processed as accessions arrived by Heather Dahlgren, Susan Hoffman, and Jennifer Shaw. The most recent processing effort by Jennifer Shaw is part of a project financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society

Lisa Albrecht papers, 1969-2004
Heather Dahlgren, Susan Hoffman, and Jennifer Shaw
2013, June 2014
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Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area