We are collecting artifacts, diaries, flyers, buttons, original notes, pamphlets, personal histories, photos and ephemera for a material archive on the 60s and 70s, to be housed at the Special Collections of the Gelman Library at George Washington University in Washington DC. This archive, which also includes video interviews of activists of the era, will be available to historians and other scholars, activists, media organizations and the public.
Our first Document Dump invites materials from the Washington, DC women’s movement of the late 60s and early 70s. Women (and men) who were involved in such activities as consciousness-raising groups, Pill Hearings, abortion counseling, the Magic Quilt, the Mothers’ Day marches, the Anti-Imperialist Women’s Group, The Furies and other publications are invited to Bring Your Stuff to donate or for us to scan for the archive.
Come to donate your Stuff, share refreshments with us, and tell us your stories! We are especially looking for copies of Off Our Backs, the long-running women’s newspaper of Washington DC. And does anyone have a complete collection?
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Lessons of the Sixties is an IPS project to document social justice organizing by hometown activists in the Washington, D.C. area in the years 1960-1975. The Sixties Project is documenting the civil rights, women’s and anti-war movements and their various spin-offs, such as the fair housing movement and the fight for Home Rule.