Women's Rights Button Collection MSS.2013.07.22



SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

San José State University

One Washington Square

San José, CA 95192-0028

Phone: (408) 808-2062

Fax: (408) 808-2063

Email: special.collections@sjsu.edu

URL: http://www.library.sjsu.edu/sjsu-special-collections/sjsu-special-collections-and-archives
URL:http://library.sjsu.edu/sjsu-special-collections/sjsu-special-collections-and-archives


Title: Women's Rights Button Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2013.07.22
Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet 1 Box
Date (inclusive): 1952-2008
Abstract: This collection consists of women’s rights buttons (1952-2000) and political buttons collected by feminist activist and historian, Karen Offen. The collection includes buttons that support women’s political campaigns, including Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and Barbara Boxer's senate campaign in the 1990s. Other themes include the commemoration of Women’s History Month, feminism, union activism, the Equal Rights Amendment, and a 1952 button supporting Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential campaign.
Physical Location: Vault 1, Range 22B, Bay 3

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

Women's Rights Button Collection, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Molly Freed. Finding Aid created in the Archivist Toolkit d by Molly Freed. Reviewed and edited by Danelle Moon.

Related Collections

Women's Heritage Museum/International Museum of Women Records, MSS-2010-02-18, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt4m3nf2sh/entire_text/

Biographical History

Karen Offen received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and she is an independent historian and scholar, affiliated with thee Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. Her area of expertise is on the history of Modern Europe and specifically France and its global influences; Western thought and politics in relationship to family, gender, the status of women, historiography, women’s history, national, regional, global histories of feminism, and comparative history. She has published extensively in these areas and is editor of “Globalizing Feminisms, 1789-1945 (Routledge, 2010).
In addition, she is the founder and past secretary treasurer of the International Federation for Research for Women’s History, a past president of the Western Association of women Historians, and she has held fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1995-1996), the Rockefeller Foundation (1985-1986), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (1980-1981). She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Museum of Women in San Francisco.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of women’s rights buttons (1952-2000) and political buttons collected by feminist activist and historian, Karen Offen. The collection includes buttons that support women’s political campaigns, including Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and Barbara Boxer's senate campaign in the 1990s. Other themes include the commemoration of Women’s History Month, feminism, union activism, the Equal Rights Amendment, and a 1952 button supporting Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential campaign.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into one series: Series I: Political and Women’s Right’s Buttons, 1952-2008.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Offen, Karen
California -- Politics and government
Equal rights amendments -- United States
Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century

 

Series I: Political and Women's Rights Buttons, 1952-2008

Physical Description

1 Box

Scope and Content Summary

This collection consists of women’s rights buttons (1952-2000) and political buttons collected by feminist activist and historian, Karen Offen. The collection includes buttons that support women’s political campaigns, including Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and Barbara Boxer's senate campaign in the 1990s. Other themes include the commemoration of Women’s History Month, feminism, union activism, the Equal Rights Amendment, and a 1952 button supporting Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential campaign.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.
 

Box 1: Political and Women's Rights Buttons 1952-2008

 

Folder 1, Anna (AFL-CIO)

 

Folder 2, Barbara Boxer for Senate

 

Folder 3, ERA Now

 

Folder 4, ERA YES

 

Folder 5, Expanding Your Horizons

 

Folder 6, Hillary for President

 

Folder 7, Histoire North Carolina Press

 

Folder 8, I Like Ike

 

Folder 9, Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way. Iron Jawed Angels

 

Folder 10, Mary Mary Quite Contrary

 

Folder 11, Mary Wollstronecraft 200 Years of Feminism

 

Folder 12, National Women's History Month March, 1994

 

Folder 13, National Women's History Week, March 7th-13th 1982

 

Folder 14, Never Another Season of Silence 1966 Failure is Impossible

 

Folder 15, Reclaim CLIO Join CCWHP

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Folder 16, Rigoberta Menchu para Presidenta

 

Folder 17, Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History

 

Folder 18, When Women Vote, Women Win. Emily's List

Physical Description: 3.0 items
 

Folder 19, Women Change America National Women's History Month March 2005

 

Folder 20, Women Who Think They Are Equal to Men Lack Ambition