Women's Studies Program

UNH's Women's Studies Program Receives Donation of Feminist Author's Books

By Erika Mantz
UNH News Bureau

September 5, 2001

DURHAM, N.H. -- The Women's Studies Program at the University of New Hampshire recently received a donation of a set of signed Kate Millett books from the sister of a former student.

Marynancy Clary donated the books after spending the summer in residence at Millett's Women's Art Colony Farm in Poughkeepsie, New York. Millett was a major figure in the American feminism movement in the 1960s and early 1970s, and is known nationally for her visual art.

The Clary family has been supportive of the Women's Studies Program for almost 20 years. Marynancy and her sisters established a fund in memory of their sister and former women's studies student, Sheila Clary '82, after her death in 1984.

"This is a great opportunity for us to acquaint students with Kate Millett and her writings," says Mara Witzling, coordinator of UNH's Women's Studies Program. "The continued interest and support of the Clary family has greatly enriched the program."

The purpose of The Sheila Clary Memorial Fund is to purchase books, videos and audio resources for the Women's Studies Program.

The nine books, at least one of which is out of print, will be on display in the Women's Studies office in Huddleston Hall after the start of the fall semester. Call 862-2194 for more information.

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