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Abstract 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...
Dates of Materials: 1902-2014
Scope and Contents The Valley Women Martial Arts Records consists of documents pertaining to daily operations of the organization, including mailing lists, public relations materials, and fundraising initiatives; information about VWMA programs and classes, including registration forms, tests and test results, and student and teacher evaluations; newsclippings, student art, correspondence; publications and information about other self-defense organizations and programs, primarily in Massachusetts but also...
Dates of Materials: 1976 - 2013