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Detroit Women's Press Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR001470

Scope and Content

The Detroit Women's Press Collection consists primarily of Detroit and Michigan feminist publications.

Subjects: Feminism--United States--Periodicals Women's Liberation Coalition of Michigan

Dates

  • 1969 - 1975

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

History

The Detroit Women's Press was founded as The Women's Symbol Newspaper in January of 1973 by co-editors Therese Littmann and Elizabeth Truly and other Detroit feminists. Dedicated to the exchange of ideas, opinions and news about issues of interest to metropolitan Detroit women and to increasing the awareness of the history and continuing struggle of women, the paper appeared irregularly until early 1975, when it ceased publication.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet (1 MB, 8 OS folders)

Abstract

Subjects include: Women's Liberation Coalition of Michigan; feminism

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically, except for oversize folders which are arranged chronologically.

Acquisition

The papers of the Detroit Women's Press were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs by DWP staffer, Terry Moon in July of 1991.

Related Materials

Detroit Feminist Women's Health Center; Joyce Hennessee; Mildred Jeffrey; Edith Van Horn

Transfers

A few negatives of photographs appearing in Vol. 1:1 of Detroit Women's Press have been transferred to the Archives Audiovisual Collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in June 2002.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Detroit Women's Press Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
2002-06
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA