Digital Feminist Archives

This archive offers a snapshot of feminist history in the 1960s and 1970s, the institutionalization of women’s centers and women’s studies as an academic discipline, and feminist struggles taking place at colleges and universities, in healthcare and social service centers, in political organizations and neighborhood meetings across the country.

From the Collection

Apr 20, 2010

Gender and Sexuality in Higher Education

With an emphasis on women's higher education, this exhibit highlights issues including sexual harassment, coming out, and the development of women's studies, the following documents demonstrate how sexuality and gender have played key roles in shaping life on campuses and in classrooms across the nation.

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Apr 20, 2009

Lesbian Activism from 1970s to the Present

This exhibit, drawing from BCRW's extensive collection of LGBT-related materials, showcases just a few documents from a long history of struggle and social change. The following articles, photographs, zines, and pamphlets shed light on the many transformations and incarnations of lesbian activism over the past 40 years.

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Nov 20, 2008

Women in the Workforce

From the social issues concerning sexual harassment to the policy reforms surrounding the wage gap, this exhibit showcases a variety of materials from the BCRW collection that relate to women's participation in the workforce.

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Apr 20, 2008

Women and Militarism

This exhibit provides a glimpse into over 20 years of anti-war activism from 1972-1995, highlighting the ways that movements directed by women—which don't necessarily always define themselves as "feminist" movements—have often been at the forefront of broader citizen-led actions for peace and justice.

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Nov 20, 2007

Women and Religion

The documents included here—organizational newsletters, pamphlets, informational studies, journals, and resolutions—reveal diverse approaches to women's involvement in various denominations of Christianity and Judaism, as well as the influence of religion and spirituality in asserting women's rights throughout the U.S. and abroad.

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Nov 20, 2006

Women and Sexual Health

The following documents, which date from 1970-1999, demonstrate how women's organizations have worked to distribute much-needed information about women's sexual health. Addressing such issues as safe sex, teenage pregnancy, lesbians and AIDS, advancements in reproductive technologies, contraceptives, and reproductive health, these publications have empowered women to make well-informed decisions about their own bodies.

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Apr 20, 2006

Women’s Prison Activism

The documents shown here, reflecting almost 30 years of advocating for incarcerated women, are the work of the organizations and individuals who organized against the prison industrial complex.

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