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Guide to the Frances Duncan Riot Grrrl Collection MSS.453

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Collection processed by Emma Sarconi

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 16, 2020
Finding aid written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Weatherly Stephan to document missing boxes  , March 2020

Scope and Contents

This collection features items created and collected by artist and web designer Frances (Fran) Duncan in her teens and early twenties documenting her involvement in the Riot Grrrl movement. Materials include diaries, day planners, notebooks, zines, photographs, art originals, and cassette tapes, as well as artifacts and memorabilia. The collection also includes a metal lunchbox covered in stickers and containing handcuffs and a nightgown. Bands prominently featured in the collection include Sleater-Kinney, Nilla, Marmalade, Versus and Vitapup.


This collection has not been arranged by an archivist. The materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor.