This collection represents the history of the San Francisco Women's Building/Women's Centers from 1972 to 2001. It provides
a comprehensive look at the second wave of the Feminist Movement in San Francisco at that time-the Women, the Ideals, the
Issues, the Struggles.
San Francisco Women's Centers (SFWC) emerged out of the radical feminist and lesbian/feminist movements of the early 1970s.
Its founders and the women who kept it going in those first years were almost entirely lesbian. In 1973 two women started
an office in their home with the goal of using the non profit status which had been granted to SFWC to fundraise and to sponsor
projects organized around women's issues. In June 1974 SFWC moved into a tiny storefront office at 63 Brady St. along with
the SF Women's Switchboard. It hired its first paid staff member that year and that fall became a membership organization
and began publishing its newsletter.
23 linear feet
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society holds copyright to unpublished materials only.
Collection is open for research. However, some files are RESTRICTED. See the Finding Aid for details.