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WC. Women's collections

 Record Group
Identifier: WC
Collections with materials that document the activities and experiences of women. These include material related to feminism, women activists, politicians, organizations that serve women, and materials from prominent women in the Richmond area.

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

American Civil Liberties Union - Southern Women's Rights Project records

Identifier: M 178
Scope and Contents The American Civil Liberties Union Southern Women’s Rights Project (SWRP) collection is composed of the organizational files used by the SWRP while it conducted grassroots efforts in the Southern United States to campaign for women’s rights. The bulk of the collection consists of administrative and subject files Betsy Brinson used during her tenure as project coordinator. Other aspects of the collection include ACLU administrative files, correspondence with Southern ACLU offices and partner...
Dates: 1972-1981

Bonnie Atwood papers

Identifier: M 520
Scope and Contents The Bonnie Atwood papers, 1965-2005, is a collection of research and reference materials used by Virginia feminist Bonnie Atwood. The papers provide insight into the beliefs and methodologies of grassroots second-wave feminist activists during the 1960s and 1970s.Series 1: Subject Files, 1965-2001: The bulk of the collection is comprised of subject files collected by Atwood, which reflect her interests and areas of advocacy. The primary focuses of the materials are feminism, civil...
Dates: 1968-2005

Elisabeth Scott Bocock papers

Identifier: M 260
Scope and Contents The collection contains personal correspondence, diaries, articles, and scrapbooks; architectural plans; and correspondence, minutes, and other information pertaining to organizations that promote historic preservation, the arts, conservation, and the city of Richmond. Nearly all of the material dates from 1958 onward, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1970's. Several issues of Revitalization News and Historic Richmond Foundation News have been integrated into the Special...
Dates: 1928-1985

Margaret Freeman Cabell papers

Identifier: M 228
Scope and Contents

The Margaret Waller Freeman Cabell papers date from 1910 to 1982 and consist of papers and memorabilia from the activities of Cabell, James Branch Cabell, Ballard Hartwell Cabell, and other family members. The bulk of the collection contains correspondence between Margaret Freeman Cabell, James Branch Cabell, and their friends, colleagues, and business associates.

Dates: 1910 - 1982

Mary Holt Woolfolk Carlton papers

Identifier: M 11
Scope and Contents The collection documents Carlton's activities as an activist in the emerging women's movement of the 1970s and includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, and other materials dating mostly from the 1970s. Much of the correspondence includes copies of the letters Carlton sent and the replies she received. One of the most significant portions of the collection pertains to Carlton's activities, and those of other local supporters, regarding passage of the Equal Rights Amendment...
Dates: 1969 - 1983

Adele Goodman Clark papers

Identifier: M 9
Scope and Contents The Adèle Goodman Clark papers document the life and activities of Miss Clark (1882-1983) throughout her adult life, as well as those of her closest friends and relatives. Miss Clark was a member of a small group of civically active Richmond women whose names appear throughout the collection. Of particular note are members of Clark's family, Edith Clark Cowles, Willoughby Ions, and friends Roberta Wellford, Lila Meade Valentine, Lucy Randolph Mason, Ida Mae Thompson, Eudora W. Ramsay...
Dates: 1849-1978

Commonwealth Council of the Girl Scouts of Virginia records

Identifier: M 400
Scope and Contents The Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia (GSCV) records are composed of documents, correspondence, photographs, audio-visual materials, textiles, and artifacts that chronicle the evolution of Girl Scouting in the greater Richmond, Virginia area and the creation of the Commonwealth Council. The collection ranges in date from approximately 1913 through 2012, with the bulk of the materials falling within 1924-2005. The collection has been arranged into nine series....
Dates: 1910-2012

Virginia Crockford papers

Identifier: M 283
Scope and Contents The Virginia Crockford papers, 1955-1999, bulk 1961-1975, is a collection of materials used by Virginia Crockford during her tenure on the City of Richmond School Board (1962-1972) and on the steering committee of the Richmond Tomorrow strategic planning group (1989-1993). The collection primarily consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, task force reports, and informational material regarding Richmond City Public Schools. A primary focus of the material is the desegregation of Richmond...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1955-1999, 1961-1975

Willie Dell papers

Identifier: M 61
Scope and Contents The Willie Dell papers, 1972-1994, is a collection of material used by and related to former Richmond City Council member, Willie Dell. The collection consists of Dell's correspondence, political campaign files, city council administrative files, news clippings, and other assorted materials related to politics in the Richmond area. The collection provides a look into Black politics in Richmond in the decades following the Civil Rights Movement. The collection additionally provides insight...
Dates: 1972-1994

Elizabeth Smith collection of Virginia ERA Ratification Council records

Identifier: M 425
Content Description This collection consists of materials acquired by Elizabeth Smith and includes a large quantity of materials created by or concerning the Virginia Equal Rights Amendment Ratification Council. Also included within this collection are items from a number of other organizations such as the National Organization for Women (NOW), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Homemakers for the ERA (HERA), the National Women’s Party (NWP) and many other pro-ERA organizations of the time. The collection...
Dates: 1970-2002

Patricia Fishback papers

Identifier: M 514
Scope and Contents The Patricia Fishback papers, 1973-2009, is a collection of feminist literature and materials used by Patricia Fishback during her career advocating for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s and 1980s. The materials consist of correspondence with state officials, news clippings, ERA promotional materials, and general feminist materials. The collection provides insight into the efforts of second-wave feminists in their fight to ratify the ERA in Virginia. The bulk...
Dates: 1973-2009

Jean D. Hellmuth papers

Identifier: M 304
Scope and Contents

The collection includes minutes, correspondence, reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, various publications and other materials related to the attempt to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia and other women's issues. The materials date from the late 1970s until the early 1990s. A significant portion of the collection is comprised of materials of the Virginia ERA Ratification Council.

Dates: 1976 - 1992

Illusion Vs. Reality Project collection

Identifier: M 562
Content Description The materials were created by those connected with the “Illusion vs. Reality” project in 1991-1992, predominantly in Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding counties of Henrico and Chesterfield. The collection contains interviews, releases and transcripts, reports and syllabi from the courses, and the original grant application. These interviews discuss the African American, Black Islamic, Asian, and Native American experience in Richmond, dealing with religion, education, literature, and...
Dates: 1991 - 1993

League of Women Voters of the Richmond Area records

Identifier: M 18
Scope and Contents The collection includes minutes, correspondence, annual as well as other reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, notes, various publications and other materials. The date range of the collection, from the early 1920's until the present, spans the history of the organization. There seems to be some minutes missing from the years 1939 through 1945.Much of the correspondence from the 1970s focuses on the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and includes letters to and from Virginia's U.S....
Dates: 1920-1997

Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek McClenahan papers

Identifier: M 302
Scope and Contents The collection includes correspondence, notes, clippings, various organizational minutes, reports and files, drafts of speeches, manuscripts and published materials dating from 1933 through 1993. The bulk of the collection dates from the late 1970s through the early 1990s and focuses on Mrs. McClenahan's involvement on issues of race, housing, historic preservation, and Richmond revitalization.The organizational records in the collection include material from many of Richmond's...
Dates: 1930-1999

Zelda K. Nordlinger Papers

Identifier: M 089
Scope and Contents The Zelda K. Nordlinger Papers, 1970-2008, is a collection of files used by Richmond, Virginia feminist and women's rights activist Zelda Kingoff Nordlinger. The papers provide insight into the second-wave feminist movement in the Richmond area with examples of the experiences, methods of activism, and organizations Nordlinger and her colleagues used to further their goals. Series 1: Personal Files, 1970-2008: The bulk of the collection is comprised of the personal papers of Zelda...
Dates: 1970-2008

Theresa Pollak papers

Identifier: M 5
Scope and Contents The Theresa Pollak Papers consists of materials covering Miss Pollak's academic and artistic career from 1917 to 1988 (primarily 1940s-1980s). Of particular note are the materials and correspondence Miss Pollak gathered about her major instructors influencing her artistic work, Allen Tucker and Hans Hoffmann. Also included in the collection are Christmas cards designed by Miss Pollak's former students and fellow faculty members and photographs of Miss Pollak's work and from her 1986 exhibit...
Dates: 1917-1996

Richmond Urban Institute records

Identifier: M 258
Scope and Content Information The Archives is composed of correspondence, reports, publications and general office files, excluding most financial and fundraising information, from 1971 through 1988; but the bulk of the material dates from 1979 to 1985. Series and files on specific issues often include notes, articles, and publications gathered to inform individuals and committees which addressed these needs. Other publications follow the major series. The following issues of Revitalization News have been transferred to...
Dates: 1979-1986

Richmond Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: M 563
Scope and Contents This collection documents the activities of the Richmond branch of WILPF. Materials were collected by past Richmond WILPF president, Sarah Jean Huggins. The Richmond WILPF records contains materials created between 1923 and 2004, with the bulk of the materials created from 1967-2004.Formats include: meeting minutes and agendas, event planning materials, flyers, correspondence, annual reports, news clippings, photos, slides, and other administrative materials produced by the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1923-2004, 1967-2004

Richmond YWCA records

Identifier: M 177
Scope and Contents The collection consists of general files, committee minutes, forms from various camps, scrapbooks, photographs and case studies. The materials cover the period from 1893 to 1980. The majority of the materials in the Executive Director Files are organizations affiliated with the YWCA. Few of the Executive Director Files contain minutes or correspondence from the executive directors branch in Richmond. Activities held on the Richmond premises are documented in the executive director's files. A...
Dates: 1893 - 1980

Roanoke Valley YWCA records

Identifier: M 180
Scope and Contents

The collection includes minutes, reports, newsletters, records of the organization's multiple activities, photographs, and clippings. There are a few files involved in the WPA Writers Program.

Dates: 1901-1969

Eleanor P. Sheppard papers

Identifier: M 277
Scope and Contents The collection covers Mrs. Sheppard's civic and political career from the mid 1950s until 1978. The issues covered include education, city planning and development and various bills proposed in the General Assembly. Materials include correspondence, reports, speeches, campaign documents, statements, photographs, publications and a vast quantity of newspaper clippings (to be indexed). Photographs have been transferred to RG 60, Box . The collection was very disorganized when received and the...
Dates: 1924-1978

The Virginia Feminist Oral History Project

Identifier: M 541
Scope and Contents The Virginia Feminist Oral History Project consists of oral history interviews that Dr. Megan Taylor Shockley conducted with women involved in second-wave feminism and related activism in Virginia during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Topics discussed in the oral histories include the interviewees' early lives and education; their experiences as feminists and activists; their work with various local, state, and national organizations; and their perspectives on feminism...
Dates: 2013-2014

The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood Records

Identifier: M 333
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of publications, histories, newspaper clippings, letters to the editor, Richmond City proclamations, photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera. The materials range in date from 1935-2004. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings and publications.

Dates: 1935-2004

The Roberta Wellford collection of Women's Rights ephemera

Identifier: M 86
Scope and Contents This collection compiled by Roberta Wellford consists of 53 items of women's suffrage and civil rights ephemera from the early 20th century. Included in this assortment are 2 copies of an address by Carrie Chapman Catt before the League of Women Voters (1920); National League of Women Voters (NLWV) pamphlets, booklets, and notes from the 1921, 1922, 1923 conventions, and 4 copies of organization by-laws (n.d.); a NLWV booklet: "A Record of Four Years...1920-1924"; 2 copies of a booklet...
Dates: 1915-1956

Juanita White papers

Identifier: M 354
Scope and Contents The Juanita White Papers, 1970-1997, consists of the personal files and publications used by Juanita White while participating in feminist organizations in Richmond. The papers provide insight into White's involvement in the National Organization for Women and other feminist causes in the Richmond area. White's personal files include her daybooks and correspondence which detail the meetings, protests, and rallies she attended between 1975 and 1986. The collection includes the...
Dates: 1970-1997, bulk 1970-1986

Women's suffrage printed ephemera collection

Identifier: M 71
Scope and Contents

Fifteen printed items were purchased from book dealers in the 1990's. Except for one item from Chicago, these printed handbills and pamphlets are from the state of New York circa 1917 and before.

Dates: 1860-1917

Richmond YWCA records

Identifier: M 373
Scope and Content Information

The collection consists of records created or acquired by the YWCA of Richmond in the course of its regular operations. Materials found in the collection include reports, minutes, budgets, financial records, correspondence, lists, memoranda, bylaws, attendance records, manuals, schedules, proposals, deeds, printed materials, and photographic materials dating from 1901 to 2002.

Dates: 1901-2002