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Womynspace Records


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Finding Aid/Inventory

Organizational Information

Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

Disarmament Movement

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Womynspace Records, 1973-1990 | University of Houston Libraries

By Sharleen Guide

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Collection Overview

Title: Womynspace Records, 1973-1990

ID: 02/2007-013

Primary Creator: Womynspace (Organization : Houston, Tex.)

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 09/16/2006

Subjects: Feminism, Nonprofit organizations - Texas - Houston, Women - Societies and clubs - Texas - Houston, Womynspace (Organization : Houston, Tex.)

Forms of Material: Brochures, Pamphlets, Publications (document genre), Records (documents)

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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 1970’s and 80’s collected by the organization regarding Pro- and Anti- ERA sentiments, ERA ratification deadline extension Senate Hearings and the Disarmament Movement.

Biographical 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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Subject/Index Terms

Nonprofit organizations - Texas - Houston
Women - Societies and clubs - Texas - Houston
Womynspace (Organization : Houston, Tex.)

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions: The material in this collection is in the public domain. However, Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, and all reproduction restrictions apply.

Acquisition Source: Donated by Margarette "Margo" Shelton

Related Materials: Houston Gorilla Girls Records(http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=468)

Preferred Citation: Womynspace Records. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Organizational Information],
[Series 2: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)],
[Series 3: Disarmament Movement],

Series 1: Organizational Information
Box 1
Folder 1: Notes regarding organization purpose, vision and goals, 1985, n.d.
Folder 2: Meeting agenda and minutes, 1985, 1990
Folder 3: Non-profit Incorporation papers, 1985
Folder 4: Womynspace Calendar/ Newsletter, 1985, 1987
Series 2: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
Sub-Series 1: General
Box 1
Folder 5: ERA information and history
Folder 6: Articles, 1976-1977
Folder 7: ERA mscellaneous
Sub-Series 2: Organizational Pro-ERA Material, 1973-1981, undated
Box 1
Folder 8: ERAmerica
Folder 9: National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs
Folder 10: League of Women Voters
Folder 11: Common Cause
Folder 12: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Folder 13: National Organization for Woman (NOW)
Folder 14: Women Today
Folder 15: Christian Feminists
Folder 16: Religious Committee for the ERA (RCERA)
Folder 17: Catholics Act for ERA
Folder 18: Additional brochures and pamphlet
Sub-Series 3: Organizational Anti-ERA Material, 1974-1977, undated
Box 1
Folder 19: Operation Wake Up
Folder 20: Catholic Daughters of America
Folder 21: National Council of Catholic Women
Folder 22: Daughters of the American Revolution
Folder 23: The Phyllis Schlafly Report
Folder 24: Additional brochures
Sub-Series 4: ERA Ratification Deadline Extension Senate Hearings
Box 1
Folder 25: Testimonies, August 2, 1978
Folder 26: Testimonies, August 3, 1978
Folder 27: Testimonies, August 4, 1978
Folder 28: Correspondence and articles
Series 3: Disarmament Movement
Box 1
Folder 29: Pro-Disarmament material

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Organizational Information],
[Series 2: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)],
[Series 3: Disarmament Movement],

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