The collection contains the administrative and programmatic files of the Center for Women's Studies and Services (CWSS).
Established in 1969, the Center for Women’s Studies and Services (CWSS) was a multi-dimensional and non-profit organization
that maintained educational, cultural, political, and service programs. CWSS was dedicated to advancing the cause of women’s
rights and has a nationwide membership open to men and women. It was the first women’s liberation group in San Diego and
the first women’s center in Southern California. The Center was founded after group of women broke away from what would become
the Women's Studies program at San Diego State University, in order to focus on creating tangible social change related to
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made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the
materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.