Hutchins, Lorainne Papers

Span Dates: 1948-1990s
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 30.5 linear ft.


The papers include correspondence, photographs, research files, and writings from Loraine Hutchins, a leader of the U.S. bisexual rights movement. Her papers include a substantial periodical collection that contains publications related to radical feminism and feminist spirituality.

Hist/Bio Note

Loraine Hutchins, Ph.D., is a founder and leader of the U.S. bisexual rights and liberation movement who has increasingly integrated issues of spirituality into her sexuality education work. She co-edited Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out, the anthology that catalyzed the bi movement and is still in print and well-beloved in college courses thirteen years later. A native Washingtonian, Hutchins has always emphasized the inter-connecting issues of race, gender and class in her work and sexual liberation's connection to overall issues of social justice and human rights. More information is available in her profile.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available online.


The Loraine Hutchins Papers are located at Smith College in Northampton, MA


Women's spirituality | Author/editor | Bisexual activism | Feminism | Women and Religion | Hutchins, Loraine