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Paula Kamen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS125
Paula Kamen interviewed men and women associated with the clandestine JANE abortion service in Chicago between 1969 and 1972 in order to obtain background material for a play, "JANE: Abortion and the Underground." Besides interviewing women who used the service, Kamen talked with Spencer Parsons, founder of Illinois and Chicago Clergy Consultation Services and dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, who referred women to JANE, and Paul Booth, one of the founders of Students for a Democratic Society. This collection includes transcripts of these interviews, the typescript of the play, and newspaper clippings and reviews of the play itself which opened at Imagine THeatre Co. in Chicago in January 1993.

Dates

  • 1969-1972

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

All material is copyrighted by Paula Kamen and may not be used without her permission.

Extent

1 Boxes

Overview

Paula Kamen interviewed men and women associated with the clandestine JANE abortion service in Chicago between 1969 and 1972 in order to obtain background material for a play, “JANE: Abortion and the Underground.”

Biographical / Historical

Paula Kamen interviewed men and women associated with the clandestine JANE abortion service in Chicago between 1969 and 1972 in order to obtain background material for a play, “JANE: Abortion and the Underground.” Besides interviewing women who used the service, Kamen talked with Spencer Parsons, founder of Illinois and Chicago Clergy Consultation Services and dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, who referred women to JANE, and Paul Booth, one of the founders of Students for a Democratic Society.

Arrangement

This collection includes transcripts of these interviews, the typescript of the play, and newspaper clippings and reviews of the play itself which opened at Imagine Theatre Co. in Chicago in January 1993.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Kamen in April 1993.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Paula Kamen Collection
Author
No author listed; transcribed by Nick Munagian, 2020-04-08.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
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