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Overview of the Collection

Historical Note:

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Access Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Organizational Information

Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

Disarmament Movement

University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Womynspace Records



Overview of the Collection

Creator Womynspace (Organization : Houston, Tex.)
Collection Title Womynspace Records
Dates 1973-1990
Identification 2007-013
Physical Description 0.50 Linear Feet
Language of Materials English
Repository University of Houston Libraries
M.D. Anderson Library, 4333 University Drive, Houston, TX, 77204-2000, URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/, Phone: 713-743-9750

Historical Note:

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.

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Scope and Contents

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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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.

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Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
Womynspace (Organization : Houston, Tex.)
Genre/Form of Material:
Brochures
Pamphlets
Publications (document genre)
Records (documents)
Topical Term:
Feminism
Nonprofit organizations -- Texas -- Houston
Women -- Societies and clubs -- Texas -- Houston

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

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.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Margarette "Margo" Shelton September 16, 2006

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Detailed List of Contents

Organizational Information

Box Folder
1 1 Notes regarding organization purpose, vision and goals 1985, undated
2 Meeting agenda and minutes 1985, 1990
3 Non-profit Incorporation papers 1985
4 Womynspace calendar/ newsletter 1985, 1987

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Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

General
Box Folder
1 5 ERA information and history
6 Articles 1976-1977
7 ERA mscellaneous
Organizational Pro-ERA Material 1973-1981, undated
Box Folder
1 8 ERAmerica
9 National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs
10 League of Women Voters
11 Common Cause
12 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
13 National Organization for Woman (NOW)
14 Women Today
15 Christian Feminists
16 Religious Committee for the ERA (RCERA)
17 Catholics Act for ERA
18 Additional brochures and pamphlet
Organizational Anti-ERA Material 1974-1977, undated
Box Folder
1 19 Operation Wake Up
20 Catholic Daughters of America
21 National Council of Catholic Women
22 Daughters of the American Revolution
23 The Phyllis Schlafly Report
24 Additional brochures
ERA Ratification Deadline Extension Senate Hearings
Box Folder
1 25 Testimonies August 2, 1978
26 Testimonies August 3, 1978
27 Testimonies August 4, 1978
28 Correspondence and articles

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Disarmament Movement

Box Folder
1 29 Pro-Disarmament material

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