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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Austin History Center

International Women's Day Community Media Festival Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: International Women's Day Community Media Festival
Title: International Women's Day Community Media Festival Records
Inclusive Dates: 1995-2002
Abstract: The International Women’s Day Community Media Festival was started in 1996 by Austin, Texas women committed to amplifying women’s voices in the media. The collection contains event programs, flyers, press releases, forms, logistical materials and audio recordings of programming dating from 1995 to 2002.
Identification: AR.2004.030
Quantity: .7 linear feet (3 boxes)
Location: Archives stacks
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The International Women's Day Community Media Festival was started by Austin women committed to amplifying women's voices in the media. The first Festival was held in 1996 when members of the Women's Collective of KO.OP Radio and Women's Access to Electronic Resources (WATER) founder, Deborah Hill came up with the idea of collaboration to present women's media programming. The aim was to increase the number of progressive media representations of women, as well as to bring more women into the production process. The Festival was held in conjunction with International Women's Day on March 8th and featured 24 hours of radio, television, and internet programming by women, about issues of interest to women. Each Festival also provided training workshops in media arts for women in the months preceding the festival. In 2001 the organization was renamed the Austin Women's International Media (WIM) Network to reflect their commitment to providing ongoing year-round programs and resources to promote women's participation in independent media.

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Scope and Contents

This small collection contains both textual materials related to the International Women's Day Community Media Festival as well as audio cassettes of programming created during the Festival dating from 1995 to 2002. Included are press releases, event flyers and programs, Festival forms, logistical information and an organizational history. Also included is a limited amount of information about organizations affiliated with the Festival such as The Foundation for a Compassionate Society, Women's Collective of KO.OP Radio, Women's Access to Electronic Resources (WATER) and Women's Word. The audio recordings (compact discs and audio cassettes) document the types of programming produced by the Festival in 1998 and 2002.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Organizations:
International Women's Day Community Media Festival.
Places:
Austin (Texas)
Subjects:
International Women's Day.
Women in the mass media industry.

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Separated Material

"Negotiating Cultural Feminism in Political Media Practice: What's at Stake in Providing Women's Access To Electronic Resources?" by Amanda Lynn Johnstone was moved to the General Collection.

Feminist Family Values Forum videorecordings published by The Foundation for a Compassionate Society were returned to the donor as the title already exists in the Austin History Center collection.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated by the Festival archivist.

Preferred Citation

International Women's Day Community Media Festival Records (AR.2004.030). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2004/124

Donation Date: 2004

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults in 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Box Folder
1 1 Organizational history, 2002
2 Media Festival forms and logistical materials, 1999-2002
3 Media Festival press releases and marketing, 1999-2000
4 Media Festival programs and event flyers, 1997-2002
5 Other International Women's Day event flyers, 1999, 2002
6 Related organizations, 1995-2002, undated
Boxes
2-3 Programming recordings, 1998, 2002

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