About Jimmye Kimmey

Jimmye Elizabeth Kimmey is a photographer and activist who came to prominence when she was executive director of the Association for the Study of Abortion (ASA) from 1966 through the organization's closure in 1976. In the time just before the landmark 1973 abortion case, Roe v. Wade, Kimmey was the first to frame the idea of being against existing abortion laws as the "right to choose," thus resulting in the term "pro-choice" as being the opposite side to the "pro-life" campaign. An avid photographer, Kimmey's work spans the late 1960s to the late 2000s. She also served as a priest in the Episcopal Church.

About the Physical Collection

This collection contains the photography and personal papers of Jimmye Elizabeth Kimmey. Included are photographs, negatives, photo scrapbooks, and shooting notes. Within her papers are personal notes, religious documents and research related to her position as an Episcopal priest, correspondence, notebooks, and documents related to some family members. To learn more, see our finding aid.

About the Digital Collection

The digital collection features a selection of materials drawn from the larger tangible collection held by UNT Libraries' Special Collections Department.

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Jimmye Kimmey Photography Collection in UNT Digital Library. University of North Texas Libraries. https://digital.library.unt.edu/explore/collections/JKPC/ accessed June 17, 2024.

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