Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Joann Aalfs papers document the New Bedford Women's Center (founded circa 1969), of which Aalfs was a member. She kept complete and highly detailed records that provide excellent documentation of the beginnings of this grassroots women's organization, the personal and political dimensions of the problems its members sought to address and remedy, as well as the economic, social and cultural context in which it existed. Much of the correspondence is family-related, over multiple generations.
Dates of Materials: 1902-2014
Collection — Box: 1
Overview The collection contains the weekly newsletter,"Rough Draft"(1977-78), of the New Bedford Women's Awareness Group, a consciousness-raising group, founded by former members of the New Bedford Women's Center. The newsletters include essays, poems, and announcements of upcoming events and activities.
Dates of Materials: 1977-1978