UA 052 - Women for Women Records, 1971-1999
“UA 052 - Women for Women Records, 1971-1999.” Finding Aids. BGSU University Libraries, 6 Mar. 2018, lib.bgsu.edu/finding_aids/items/show/1476. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.
|Title||UA 052 - Women for Women Records, 1971-1999|
|Introduction||Documents created and collected by the Women for Women student group on the BGSU campus.|
Duplication of materials in this collection is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. As described in the Visiting Researcher Application Form, researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright.
|Agency History||This woman's organization has been known at various times through its history as People for People, Women, Women for Women, Womyn for Womyn and Womyn 4 Womyn. |
Begun in 1969 as People for People, and known as Women in the early 1970s, by 1975 the organization had evolved into a university fee supported student organization.
Its mission has been to raise awareness of women’s issues such as social inequality and rape awareness. The group’s activities included organizing Take Back the Night events and organizing symposiums. The group was open to students as well as non-students and in 1987 had a mailing list of over 500. The group appears to have become inactive sometime in the 2000s.
|Scope and Content||This collection consists of subject folders organized alphabetically. Materials in the collection include correspondence, programs, fliers, news clippings, newsletters, photographs, and other papers, reflecting the range of activities organized by the group in the seventies, eighties, and nineties. Many of the group’s events were about rape awareness and women’s issues on campus. The collection shows changes over time, including new terminology, like womanism. There are no materials directly from the founding of the organization or detailing when or how the organization ended.|
Collection size: 3 letter-sized manuscript boxes (1 cubic foot)
Box 1: Correspondence, Subject Files, A-P
Box 2: Subject Files, R-Z
Box 3: News clippings, Printed Material, Photographic Material, Artifacts -- Plaque