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Creator: Female Liberation: A Radical Feminist Organization.
Title:Female Liberation: A Radical Feminist Organization records
Call Number:M122
Volume:0.6 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:This collection documents the work of Female Liberation: A Radical Feminist Organization, 1968-1974. These records demonstrate how internal conflict within an organization can affect a group's ability to develop a unified political strategy. In addition, the records offer insight into the many complex issues that surrounded the Boston feminist movement at its conception including the difficulty in maintaining a harmonious ideology among different groups within the Women's Movement. Research topics for this collection include women's rights and feminist theory and publications. This collection contains newsletters of Female Liberation and other feminist groups, position papers, statements, correspondence, legal documents, financial information, bills, fliers, press releases, and copies of No More Fun and Games: A Journal of Female Liberation (Issues 1-6).
Historical Abstract: Female Liberation was a small group of women activists seeking to confront issues, such as self-defense, equal wages, birth control, consumerism, and the media's portrayal of women. To meet these goals, they published weekly newsletters and a journal of women's poetry and essays, held public meetings and classes and demonstrated to protest perceived injustices. Although the organization went through several incarnations during its seven year history, it's goal throughout was to create a community that worked for and supported women's issues in the Boston area.
Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Rockefeller, Abby
  • Densmore, Dana
  • Leghorn, Lisa
  • Warrior, Betsy
  • West, Jayne

  • Young Socialist Alliance (U.S.)
  • Female Liberation, Inc
  • Cell 16 (Organization)

  • Feminist theory
  • Feminism

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Related Materials:

The Second Wave: A Magazine of the New Feminism records (M19).

A microfilmed version of the Female Liberation: A Radical Feminist Organization records is located in the Archives Faculty Publications Collection, filed under Grassroots Feminist Organizations.

Processor: Finding aid prepared by Dominique Tremblay, November 2006; updated by Anna J. Cook, July 2010.