Kentucky women's and feminist collection

Abstract

The Kentucky women's and feminist collection (dated 1970-1988, undated; 0.9 cubic feet; 2 document boxes) primarily comprises fliers, clippings, newsletters, and reports that document women's issues and feminist organizations in Kentucky in the 1970s and 1980s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Kentucky women's and feminist collection
Extent
0.9 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Women -- Kentucky.
Feminism -- Kentucky.
Women -- Services for -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into 2 series by subject and format: Organizations and Subject files.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Mackenzie Wade
Preferred Citation
94m4 : [identification of item], Kentucky women's and feminist collection, 1970-1988, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
In 1971, a group of Lexington women convened to form the Lexington Women's Center, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that advocated for gender equality and support of women's issues. Shortly after the Center's founding, its volunteers formed a task force to provide services and assistance for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. In 1974, the task force incorporated as the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center. The materials in this collection highlight the development and growth of feminist organizations in central Kentucky in the 1970s and the renewed attention to women's rights during the second-wave feminist movement.
Scope and Content
The Kentucky women's and feminist collection (dated 1970-1988, undated; 0.9 cubic feet; 2 document boxes) primarily comprises fliers, clippings, newsletters, and reports that document women's issues and feminist organizations in Kentucky in the 1970s and 1980s.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Organizations, 1974-1987, undated

Primarily comprises manuals, reports, fliers, and clippings for Kentucky women's organizations, including the Women's Center of Central Kentucky and the Rape Crisis Center of Lexington. Also includes issues of Emergence, a University of Kentucky feminist newspaper.

Kentucky International Women's Year program and reports, 1977, undated

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Lexington Socialist/Feminist Union papers and meeting minutes, 1974-circa 1977, undated

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Rape Crisis Center of Lexington clippings and fliers, 1975-1984, undated

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Rape Crisis Center of Lexington manual, circa 1976

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Rape Relief Center, Louisville, volunteer advocate manual, circa 1977

  • Box 1, folder 5
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University of Kentucky clippings, fliers, and pamphlets, 1984-1987, undated

  • Box 1, folder 6
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University of Kentucky, Emergence, 1983-1985, undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Women's Center of Central Kentucky clippings, reports, and newsletters, 1974-1986, undated

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Assorted Lexington organizations, 1985, undated

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Subject files, 1970-1988, undated

Comprises newsletters, brochures, and clippings on subjects related to women's issues and gender equality.

Art and music, undated

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Economics, undated

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Education and women's studies, 1977-1987, undated

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Equality, 1971-1987

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Family, 1970-1985, undated

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Health and reproduction, 1970-1987, undated

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Personal growth, 1976, undated

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Rape and violence, 1976, undated

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Sex discrimination, 1970-1988

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Sex discrimination, undated

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Title IX (Athletics), 1976-1977

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Work, 1973-1981

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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