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The 1960s in America: Women's Liberation

NOW: The National Organization for Women

NOW Statement of Purpose. Adopted October 29, 1966.

The Feminist Chronicles, 1953-1993. Uses NOW documents as the organizing focal point of the movement in these years.

FBI Files on the National Organization for Women. Beginning with a file on a planned demonstration in front of the White House on 5/7/69.

Women's Liberation Movement

The Feminine Mystique.
Betty Friedan. New York, Norton, 1963.
The book often credited with kick-starting the 2d wave of the women's movement. Available?
American Women: Report of the President's Commission on the Status of Women
Washington, DC, Government Printing Office, 1963.
Document's From the Women's Liberation Movement
"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."
Miss America Protests, 1968 and 1969
Photographs, articles, flyers, planning documents, and responses to the 1968 and 1969 Miss America pageant protests. From the Duke University Libraries Digital Collections.
Chronology of the Women's Movement in the U.S., 1961-1975
Washington, National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year, 1975. Available?
Herstory.
Wooster, OH, Bell & Howell, 1972. 89 microfilm reels.
Several hundred newspapers, journals, and newsletters, primarily from the late 1960s and early 1970s, associated with the Women's Liberation Movement. Available?
Guide to the Microfilm Edition of Herstory: Including Guides to Supplementary Sets I and II.
Wilmington, Del., Scholarly Resources, 1990.
Guide to the above collection. Available?