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Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement


Documents from the
Women's Liberation Movement

An On-line Archival Collection
Special Collections Library, Duke University

The materials in this on-line archival collection document various aspects of the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, and focus specifically on the radical origins of this movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Items range from radical theoretical writings to humourous plays to the minutes of an actual grassroots group.

The items in this on-line collection are scanned and transcribed from original documents held in Duke's Special Collections Library. We are making these documents available on-line in order to support current teaching and research interests related to this period in U.S. history. Futher reproduction of these documents may violate copyright law. Please read our statement on copyright, use, and reproduction.

The documents available at this web site were selected by Duke professor Anne Valk to support assignments in her class on the Social History of American Women taught during Spring '97. Rosalyn Baxandall (SUNY, Old Westbury) and Linda Gordon (University of Wisconsin, Madison) also contributed to material selection in conjunction with their publication of a collection of documents from the early years of the women's movement forthcoming from Basic Books.

The Special Collections Library is currently building its collection of Women's Liberation Movement documents. Materials available at this web site reflect only a small portion of our holdings related to this topic. Reference inquiries related to our holdings of women's materials should be directed to the Center for Women's History and Culture.


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History & memory
Women's Liberation Movement