Rochester Feminist Collection

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Rochester feminist collection
Creator: Sauciunac, Lana
Call Number: D.416
Dates: circa 1970-1986
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Activism
Series II: Printed materials
Collection Overview
Title: Rochester feminist collection
Creator: Sauciunac, Lana
Call Number: D.416
Dates: circa 1970-1986
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Rare Books and Special Collections staff member Lana Sauciunac began to collect the materials in this collection in November 1978.

Scope and Content
The collection is comprised of two series: Activism and Printed Materials. The series Activism contains materials from the Speak- Out conference organized by the Genesee Region Women's group on June 4, 1977. Issue packets such as economic and health rights provide documentation of the later phase of the Second Wave feminism movement. The second series includes fliers and pamphlets regarding the campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, which was never ratified, as well as reproductive rights campaigns and lesbian rights issues. One of the most significant group of materials in this collection document reactions in the city of Rochester and surrounding towns, when in June of 1986, activist Nikki Craft bared her breasts during a woman's rights rally in Cobb's Hill. Coverage of the rally, letters to the editor and editorials represent a wide spectrum of local opinions regarding women's rights.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Feminism
Women's rights
Women--Political activity
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Started by Rare Books and Special Collections staff member, Lana Sauciunac in November 1978.Access
The Rochester feminist collection is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Rochester feminist collection, D.416, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Series I: Activism
Box 1, Folder 1Speak- Out, Genesee Region Women's meeting, June 4, 1977
Box 1, Folder 21st New York State Women's meeting flier and materials, July 8-10, 1977
Box 1, Folder 3Housing and Urban Development Women's caucus, circa 1974
Box 1, Folder 4"Win with women", May, August, 1974
Series II: Printed materials
Box 1, Folder 5Materials related to the Equal Rights Amendment, circa 1970
Box 1, Folder 6Fliers, circa 1970
Box 1, Folder 7Pamphlets, circa 1970
Box 1, Folder 8Newspaper clippings, circa June-July 1986
Box 1, Folder 9-10Materials related to "The Liberation of Women" publication, circa 1970
Box 2Posters


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