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Guide to the Womynspace Records
Womynspace, Inc was a non-profit organization designed by and for women. Founded in 1985, it was directed by a collective of five women: Anita Davidson, Lynda Jones, Margo Shelton, Glena Stephenson and Rebecca Tallman. The organization operated under four basic tenets regarding the purpose of its existence. First and foremost, it sought to provide a gathering and healing place for women only. It provided space for artists and relief to women who were exploited as consumers. Lastly, it strived to add dimension to the “womyn’s” community. The organization also worked to establish an alternative living space in a communal setting; a coffeehouse that would provide artistic and gathering space; a shop and gallery space where “womyn” wares would be displayed and sold; a meeting and workshop space; and a forum for disseminating information throughout the womyn’s community.
The Womynspace Records is housed in 1 box and consists of 3 series: Organizational Information, Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and Disarmament Movement. This collection documents organizational meetings, events and goals. Additionally, these records include material from the 1970s and 1980s collected by the organization regarding Pro- and Anti- ERA sentiments, ERA ratification deadline extension Senate Hearings and the Disarmament Movement.
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Open for research.
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Womynspace Records, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. To cite a specific item from this collection, please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting.
Donated by Margarette "Margo" Shelton September 16, 2006