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Detroit Feminist Women’s Health Center Records

Identifier: UR001063

Scope and Content

The Detroit Feminist Women’s Health Center Collection consists of correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, conference materials, and publications documenting women’s health issues and the activities of various feminist organizations.

Important subjects in the collection: Abortion services--United States Birth control clinics--United States DES Feminism--United States Feminist Economic Network Feminist Federal Credit Union Lesbians--United States Menstrual regulation Mothers of the Whole Earth Revolt Sex discrimination against women--United States Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements Women’s health services--United States Women’s rights--United States

Important correspondents in the collection: Laura Brown Maryann Mahaffey Marcie Brown Marsha Roberts Cathy Courtney Jacqueline Stefko Camilla Cracchiola Philip Hart


  • 1961 - 1980


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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.


The Detroit Feminist Women’s Health Center emerged in the wake of Roe v. Wade, along with other centers in California, Utah, Iowa, Massachusetts and Florida, as part of the national women’s health movement. The Center provided gynecological services, pregnancy screening, nutritional counseling, prenatal care, and abortion and birth control services to women in a community-based, self-help atmosphere.


10 Linear Feet (10 SB)


Subjects include: women’s health issues; abortion; birth control; feminism; lesbians


PLEASE NOTE: Folders are computer-arranged alphabetically in this finding aid, but may actually be dispersed throughout several boxes in the collection. Note carefully the box number for each folder heading.


A few photographs received with the collection have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection.

Processing History

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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA