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Ina Clausen Papers

Call Number



1943-1973, inclusive
; 1966-1973, bulk



0.42 Linear Feet in 1 document box and 1 oversize folder

Language of Materials

English .


Brooklynite Ina Clausen co-founded a women's collective print shop in the late 1960s. This collection consists of her personal papers as well as records from the Greenpoint Print Shop and copies of feminist writings and publications to which Clausen contributed.

Biographical 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 activistorganizations, 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.


The collection is arranged in three series by type.

Series I: Personal Records and Correspondence

Series II: Greenpoint Print Shop Papers

Series III: Feminist Writings and Publications

Scope and Contents

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.


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.


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.

Preferred Citation

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


Gift from Ina Clausen, September 2008.

Collection processed by

Ivy Marvel

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Brooklyn Collection
Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201