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Hurricane Alice records

Identifier: ua01283


The collection contains print issues of the publication Hurricane Alice: A Feminist Review, as well as drafts, correspondence, posters, and ephemera created by authors, editors, illustrators, and other contributors. Transcripts of interviews conducted with editors and others are also included.


  • Creation: 1980s - 2021


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Historical Note

Hurricane Alice: A Feminist Review was a feminist journal produced and edited by a volunteer group of academics, graduate students, university staff, and community members from 1983 to 2000. The journal was originally housed at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; in 1996, it moved to Rhode Island College.

An outgrowth of second-wave feminism, Hurricane Alice sought to address local, regional, and national audiences by publishing a variety of feminist perspectives on matters of social, political, and cultural concern. It included original essays, reviews, interviews, and creative writing by established and emerging writers, such as Jewelle Gomez, Susan Griffin, Alice Walker, and Nellie Wong, as well as original graphics by area artists.

A detailed history of the journal authored by the founding editors and other contributors is published in the Wikipedia entry: Hurricane Alice (journal).


4 Cubic Feet (7 boxes (2 record carton; 5 oversize flat) + 1 sign)

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The collection is organized by type of material. Print editions are stored sequentially in flat boxes. Duplicates were retained and are stored in separate boxes.

Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated by Hurricane Alice authors, editors, and other contributors from 2019-2020. Additional materials were donated by Jennifer Jodell and Madelon Sprengnether in 2021-2022.

Hurricane Alice records
Rebecca Toov
May 2021
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Revision Statements

  • May 2021: Contents list updated; Notes updated
  • January 2021: Contents list updated
  • May 2022: Contents list updated to incorporate addition of interview transcripts

Collecting Area Details

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