Current Archives Exhibit

The Feminism and Legal Theory Project at 40: A Glance Through the Archives.

Exhibition curated by Anna Sturgill.
On view near the Donald W. Fyr Rare Book Room, Level 2.

FLT conference picture, 1985
Book cover art designed by Prof. Fineman

Image on left: Professor Fineman (right) at a 1985 FLT conference in Madison, WI.

Image on right: Cover of book edited by Professor Fineman and Michael Thomson. Fineman also designed the cover art.

This exhibit from the Emory Law Archives celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Feminism and Legal Theory (FLT) Project and offers a glance at some of the materials preserved in the FLT Project records collection. The exhibit showcases materials from the five series that make up the collection:

  • conference workbooks
  • printed material
  • other papers
  • books
  • audiovisual materials

The history and evolution of the FLT Project can be traced through the “Documents Timeline” section of the exhibit which spans the FLT Project’s 40 years of work. This includes materials such as conference workbooks that help track the previous universities that founder and director, Martha Albertson Fineman, taught at and where the collection was housed, as well as newsletters that highlight important landmarks for the Project like the creation of the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative (VHC). The VHC Initiative records are also included in the FLT Project collection.

The FLT Project records collection, along with Professor Fineman’s collection of personal papers, have been on-deposit at the Emory Law Archives since the early 2000s. In early April of 2024, both collections were gifted to the MacMillan Law Library making the Emory Law Archives their permanent home.