Ina Clausen Papers

Finding Aid File: 

Guide to the Ina Clausen Papers
BC.0146

Summary Information

Repository
Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Collection
Creator - Creator
Clausen, Ina, 1943-
Title
Ina Clausen Papers
ID
BC.0146
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1966-1973
Date [inclusive]
1943-1973
Extent
0.417 Linear feet 1 archival box containing 24 folder, 2 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Location note
Brooklyn Collection, Map Room, shelf 4.3
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of three series: Series I: Personal Records and Correspondence – documents Clausen’s early life in Brooklyn Series II: Greenpoint Print Shop Papers – samples of prints from shop of which Clausen was a founding member Series III: Feminist Writing and Publications – Feminist writings and publications to which Clausen contributed

Preferred Citation note

This collection should be cited as the Ina Clausen Papers, Brooklyn Public Library – Brooklyn Collection

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Biographical/Historical note

Ina Clausen was born February 21, 1943 to Einar Clausen and Linda Hansen Clausen in Brooklyn, NY. She attended the Prospect Heights High School, where she was on the art staff of her high school’s publication, the Cardinal. Clausen graduated in 1960. In the late 1960s Clausen co-founded a women’s collective print shop at 573 Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn. Fellow founders included Nina Hutchinson, Linda Feldman, Barbara Kaminsky, Karen Ninnis, Alice Moffett, Page Dougherty, Hazel Doren, and Alice Appleton. The shop was called the Greenpoint Print Shop, and was supported from donations of equipment from David Dellinger, who published Liberation Magazine in New Jersey. At the print shop Clausen designed and printed materials for several local activist groups, including the Southern Conference Educational Fund, the Southside Community of Greenpoint, the National Association for Irish Freedom, Yellow Pearl (an Asian-American organization based in Chinatown), Los Tintos Indios, a Red Hook, Brooklyn-based Puerto Rican group, and several women’s liberation groups. Clausen served as president of the Greenpoint Print Shop until late 1972, when she and the other officers all resigned and turned the corporation over to another group. During this period and beyond, Clausen participated in local activist organizations, including the Flatbush Committee to End the War in Vietnam. She also designed and published informational packets to educate women about the Women’s Liberation Movement. Her work in this movement included contributions to the Feminist journal, Up from Under, which focused on working women.

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Scope and Contents note

The first series of the Ina Clausen Papers collection contains personal records from Clausen’s early life in Brooklyn, NY, including school report cards, church certificates, family photographs, and publications Clausen contributed to at her high school, Prospect Heights High School. The second series consists of an assortment of flyers, greeting cards, raffle tickets and invitations produced by the Greenpoint Print Shop, of which Clausen was a founding member. Also included are the letters of resignation from this organization’s executive staff. The third series is comprised of Feminist journals Clausen contributed to, as well as rough drafts of an article Clausen published in the journal Up from Under.

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Arrangement note

Series I: Personal Records and Correspondence Series II: Greenpoint Print Shop Papers Series III: Feminist Writing and Publication

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Collection 2010

Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
718.230.2762
bcref@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

Access Restrictions

Collection is located in the Brooklyn Collection at the Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza. The collection may only be used in the library and is not available through interlibrary loan. Requests to view the collection must be made at least 48 hours in advance of visit.

Use Restrictions

While many items in the Brooklyn Collection are unrestricted, we do not own reproduction rights to all materials. Be aware of the several kinds of rights that might apply: copyright, licensing and trademarks. The borrower assumes all responsibility for copyright questions.

Provenance

Gift from Ina Clausen, September 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Greenpoint (New York, N.Y.)
  • United States -- New York (State) -- New York -- Brooklyn

Subject(s)

  • Feminism -- United States
  • Print shops (Printing industry)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Personal Records and Correspondence 1944-1966   8 folders and two small storage boxes

Arrangement note

Chronological

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes one CD-R disc of photographs

Box Folder

Baptism and Sunday School Certificates 1943-1951 

1 1

Program and certificate for “Prize Baby Show 1944 

1 2

Report cards, P.S. 246 and P.S. 181 1949-1952 

1 3

Prospect Heights High School Cardinal Special c. late-1950's 

1 4

Prospect Heights High School Cardinal, Literary Art Issue 1959 

1 5

Prospect Heights High School Cardinal Senior Issue 

1 6

Letter to Robert Clausen, from Ralph 1966 

1 7

Family photographs – includes CD-R 1946-1968 

1 8
Box Box

Church pins c. 1950's 

1 1

Girl Scout pins c. 1950's 

1 2

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Series II: Greenpoint Print Shop Papers 1966-1973   8 folders, 1 oversize folder

Arrangement note

Thematic

Box Folder

Small flyers and raffle tickets c. early 1970s 

1 9

Flatbush Committee to End the War in Vietnam flyers 1966-1968 

1 10

Peace and Freedom Party flyers late 1960s 

1 11

National Association for Irish Freedom and subgroups flyers (1 of 2) 1971-1973 

1 12

National Association for Irish Freedom and subgroups flyers (2 of 2) 1971-1973 

1 13

Greetings cards for Southern Conference Educational Fund and Little People’s Nursery c. early 1970s 

1 14

Various flyers c. early 1970s 

1 15

Letters of resignation from officers and stationery 1972 

1 16
Box

“Mayor Lindsay Help Save Our Homes” oversize flyer c. early 1970s 

see oversize ephemera box in Map Room shelf 7.3

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Series III: Feminist Writing and Publications 1970-1973   8 folders

Arrangement note

Chronological

Box Folder

Feelings from Women’s Liberation #1 c. early 1970s 

1 17

Envelope and article packet, Women’s Liberation c. early 1970s 

1 18

Up from Under, by, for, and about women vol. 1, no. 1 1970 

1 19

Up from Under, by, for, and about women, vol. 1, no. 2 1970 

1 20

Transcript and notes for interview with Woolworth’s employee 1971 

1 21

Up from Under, by, for, and about women, vol. 1, no. 3 1971 

1 22

Up from Under, by, for, and about women, vol. 1, no. 4 1971 

1 23

Up from Under, by, for, and about women, vol. 1, no. 5 1973 

1 24

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