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Women's liberation

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Ssc
Scope Note: Collections documenting the women's liberation movements of the 1970s and 1980s.

Found in 67 Collections and/or Records:

Joann Aalfs papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00479
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

Kansas City Womyn's Chorus records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00568
Abstract

The collection contains scrapbooks documenting the the Kansas City Womyn's Chorus' events, gatherings, and performances, and music scores. The Kansas City Womyn's Chorus was founded as a diverse group of women for the purpose of singing non-sexist music and to "share, celebrate, and build women's culture."

Dates of Materials: 1979-2007

Kristina Kiehl papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00517
Abstract

Kristina Kiehl is an organizer in the women's movement. Her papers consist of Partisan Project pamphlets, several pro-Kerry/anti-Bush fliers, a poster signed by Gloria Steinem, a packet of logistical information for a Gloria Steinem tour, personal and professional papers (much related to Kiehl's work with Voters for Choice), material related to her good friends and colleagues Wilma Mankiller and Gloria Steinem, A/V material, memorabilia, external hard drives, and four CD-Roms.

Dates of Materials: 1971 - 2014

Lauren R. Taylor papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00773
Abstract

The collection has personal and professional papers of Lauren Taylor. The papers include the 1979 founding of My Sister's Place and the organizing of the city's first Take Back the Night march. The material also reflects the rise of the feminist self-defense movement, including Taylor's self-defense organization, Defend Yourself.

Dates of Materials: 1967-2012

Letty Cottin Pogrebin papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00294
Abstract Journalist; co-founder, National Women's Political Caucus; co-founder, Ms. magazine; editor; Feminist. The collection consists largely of Pogrebin's professional papers reflecting her career as a writer and journalist, as well as her social activism in the Women's Liberation and feminist movements. The collection is organized primarily by writing and other projects and includes correspondence; research, organization, and subject files; drafts, published...
Dates of Materials: 1955 - 2018

Marianne Robinson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00754
Abstract

Marianne Robinson's letters, photographs, poetry, correspondence, and even invoices are fantastic primary sources for topics of the labor and women's movement, folk music, single motherhood, and activism. Her correspondence with Woody Guthrie might be of special interest.

Dates of Materials: 1948-2015

Marietta Pritchard papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SSC-MS-00651
Abstract Marietta Pritchard is a writer, editor and activist in Massachusetts. She was born in Budapest, Hungary to Eva Furth Perl and George Perl. The family immigrated to the U.S. in 1939 and settled in Scarsdale, New York. Pritchard graduated from Scarsdale High School in 1954, and received her B.A. from Radcliffe College in 1958; she went on to earn a M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts in 1973. She has been married to Amherst College professor William Pritchard since 1957; the couple has...
Dates of Materials: 1973-2009

Marjory Nelson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00551
Abstract Marjorie Nelson was a lesbian activist, therapist and feminist. The Marjory Nelson papers consist of a wide range of materials documenting the progression of her life, from faculty wife in a traditional marriage to graduate student, lesbian activist, radical feminist, hypnotherapist, and pacifist. Her activities in the feminist movement are richly documented, from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present. There are also correspondence, photographs and other materials representative of...
Dates of Materials: 1947-2006

Marxist-Feminist Group records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630430154]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00787
Abstract

Founded in the early 1970s by several women dissatisfied with the sexist treatment they received as members of the Union of Radical Political Economists, the Marxist-Feminist Group reflected the radical politics and increasingly radical feminism of its founders. The collection contains Marxist-Feminist Group biographies and meeting materials, including notes, presentations, publications, articles, and mailing lists.

Dates of Materials: 1973-2000

Molly Yard papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00469
Abstract Mary Alexander (Molly) Yard was a political, civil rights and feminist organizer, best known for her work as the president of the National Organization for Women from 1987-1991, during which time she organized the 1989 National March for Women's Lives, one of the largest marches in Washington D.C. history. Born in 1912 in Shanghai, China, where her parents had sought temporary refuge from the political conflicts rocking Chengtu, the provincial home of their Methodist Episcopl mission. She...
Dates of Materials: 1917 - 1993

Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00638
Abstract

The Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication was originally part of the Ms. Foundation for Women. From 1978 to 1987, it published Ms. Magazine. This collection consists of early records of the Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication, including financial information, correspondence, Board of Directors files, and documents pertaining to a legal case brought by Elizabeth Forsling Harris against Gloria Steinem, Patricia Carbine and Ms. Magazine Corp. for fraud.

Dates of Materials: 1975 - 2003

Ms. Foundation For Women records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00583
Abstract Feminist advocacy organization. Records pertain to all aspects of the Foundation's work since its inception and include records of the Board, correspondence, emails, minutes, agendas, reports, grant applications and proposals, programs, brochures, pamphlets, publications, membership and publicity materials, photographs, posters, audiovisuals, and memorabilia. Much of the collection consists of files documenting the Foundations' projects such as Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day; Free...
Dates of Materials: 1973-2008

National Congress of Neighborhood Women records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00322
Abstract The National Congress of Neighborhood Women (NCNW) is a feminist grassroots network. The primary goal of this organization was to empower poor and working-class women to become community leaders. The collection offers valuable source material for the study of working-class feminist organizing; urban studies; and women in community development. Also documented are the inner workings of grassroots organizing, with all of the personal and political dynamics that come with incorporating a...
Dates of Materials: 1970 - 2013

National Organization for Women. Greater Springfield Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00338
Abstract

Records of the NOW Springfield Chapter include administrative records, membership records, correspondence, minutes, newsletters, financial material, projects and programs, national and state NOW material, feminist memorabilia, and audiovisual material.

Dates of Materials: 1976-1989

National Women's Health Network records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00360
Abstract Non-profit women's health advocacy organization focusing on the diversity of women's experiences; advocating women's self-determination in all aspects of their reproductive and sexual health; establishing universal health care that meets the needs of diverse women; monitoring the actions of federal regulatory and funding agencies, industry, and health care professions; providing women with objective health information from a feminist viewpoint; and supporting grassroots action. The records...
Dates of Materials: 1963 - 2021

New Bedford Women's Awareness Group newsletters

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630437357]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00480
Abstract

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

Patricia Lee Lewis papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00502
Abstract

This collection documents Patricia Lee Lewis' personal life, education, and several different careers; her political activism; her work in rural, community-based agriculture; and her evolution as a creative writer and teacher of that craft.

Dates of Materials: 1937 - 2013

Patricia Rusch Hyatt papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00784
Abstract

The collection contains correspondence, publications, notes, press releases, and photographs related to the International Women's Year and the convening of the Houston 1977 conference; materials reflect state as well as national organizing efforts.

Dates of Materials: 1972-2016

Patsy T. Mink papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00105
Abstract

Lawyer, legislator, and local official. The Mink Papers focus primarily on her first tenure as a representative to the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii, 1965 to 1977. Types of materials include speeches, photographs, press releases, articles, legislative bills, and an oral history transcript. Topics include education, the status of women, women in politics, foreign relations with Vietnam and China, labor unions, the armed forces and national defense, and minority rights.

Dates of Materials: 1965-1982; Majority of material found within 1965-1975

Penny Sablove papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00614
Abstract

The collection contains the records of the Worcester Women's Center, a center providing information and support to women in the Worcester area, as well as tapes of Penny Sablove's weekly radio program, "Women's Voice."

Dates of Materials: 1973 - 1977

Phyllis Birkby papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00283
Abstract

Architect; film maker; lesbian activist; feminist; founder, Women's School of Planning and Architecture; and professor. The Birkby papers include her own documentation of women's activities through various forms of documentation. Materials include films, photographs, journals, writings, and correspondence with several notable feminists.

Dates of Materials: 1932-1994; Majority of material found within 1960-1994

Ruth Herschberger papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00280
Abstract

Poet; Playwright; Author. Manuscript of Adam's Rib (including revisions; and Norwegian and Swedish editions); and The Old Sex and the New; published books, articles and poetry; unpublished writings. Major themes in the collection include literature, sexuality, and the women's movement.

Dates of Materials: 1861 - 2014

Sara K. Gould papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00737
Abstract

The collection contains the personal papers of Sara Gould, the President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the Public Foundation Project. The collection also contains a small amount of papers on Ms. Foundation.

Dates of Materials: 1973-2014

Sophia West papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00621
Abstract

The collection contains diaries, other personal papers, and writings of Sophia West, a writer, lesbian feminist, pacifist, and political activist who lived in a variety of feminist collectives in New York and California.

Dates of Materials: 1976 - 2009

Susan Rubin collection on International Women's Year and subsequent conferences

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00792
Abstract

Among her other roles in women's equity movements, Susan Rubin was a staff member on the National Commission on the Observance of International Women’s Year Secretariat, which was responsible for organizing the 1977 historic women’s conference in Houston, Texas. This collection reflects Rubin's role as a staff member for the Commission working on the 1977 conference as well as later conferences, including Beijing, 1990.

Dates of Materials: 1972-1990

Suzanne Braun Levine papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00681
Abstract

Suzanne Braun Levine is a writer and editor. She joined Ms.

Dates of Materials: 1963 - 2013

Third World Women's Alliance, Bay Area chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00697
Abstract Global women of color reproductive rights and social justice organization. TWWA broadened the scope of women's activism to address issues such as sterilization abuse, infant mortality, welfare rights, and low-wage work. The orientation of TWWA towards the "third world" brought the struggles, condition, and status of women in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to the forefront. The bulk of the records focus on the the West Coast and Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area Chapters of the...
Dates of Materials: 1971 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1971-1977

Tucker Pamella Farley papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00676
Abstract Author; Labor organizer; Lesbian activist; Professor, English; Professor, Women's Studies. The papers contain materials from her academic career and study groups. Most material is related to Marxist Feminist Group 1 (MF 1) which include an extensive amount of discussion notes, minutes, planning materials, and publications. The group's topics ranged significantly over the years, and have included socialism, homophobia, racism, and postmodernism. Some records also exist of her participation in...
Dates of Materials: 1862 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1969 - 2014

Valley Women's Center records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00383
Abstract Women's center. Founded in Northampton, Massachusetts, the VWC identified with radical feminism and provided a myriad of free services to women in the community, such as legal and educational resources; pregnancy counseling; vocational counseling; and support groups. The records reveal the inner workings of a local feminist organization at the height of women's liberation movement in the early 70s. Materials include correspondence, administrative records, histories, photographs,...
Dates of Materials: 1970 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1971-1972

Voices of Feminism Oral History Project oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00535
Abstract

Oral History Project documenting the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States. Narrators include labor, peace, and anti-racism activists; artists and writers; lesbian rights advocates; grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers; and women of color reproductive justice leaders. Interviews cover childhood, personal life, and political work. Most oral histories consist of audiovisual recordings and transcripts, plus some background information.

Dates of Materials: 1990-2014