Guide to the San Francisco Women's Building/Women's Centers Records, 1966, 1972-2001

Processed by Laura Bock, Marge Nelson, Anna Dunham, and Kaye Hoxter.
© 2002
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Guide to the San Francisco Women's Building/Women's Centers Records, 1966, 1972-2001

Accession number: 96-15

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society



San Francisco, California

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Processed by:
Laura Bock, Marge Nelson, Anna Dunham, and Kaye Hoxter.
Date Completed:
September, 2002
© 2002 The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: San Francisco Women's Building/Women's Centers Records,
Date (inclusive): 1966, 1972-2001
Accession number: 96-15
Creator: San Francisco Women's Building/Women's Centers
Extent: 67 boxes 23 linear feet
Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
San Francisco, California.
Abstract: 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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research. However, some files are RESTRICTED. See the Finding Aid for details.

Publication Rights

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society holds copyright to unpublished materials only.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], San Francisco Women's Building/Women's Centers Records, 96-15, The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Historical Society by the San Francisco Women's Building in 2001.

Organizational History

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.
In 1976, the year of the International Tribunal on Crimes against Women, SFWC worked in coalition with six other women's organizations to produce a national conference on Violence Against Women attracting over 1300 women. Andrea Dworkin, a noted feminist writer/activist, gave an impassioned key note address which sent "us out into the streets of San Francisco" for the first Take Back the Night march.
SFWC took on the project of finding and purchasing a women's building as a direct result of the near impossibility of finding an affordable and acceptable women only space for the Women Against Violence Conference. "It became very clear to the 200 women who organized the conference that space was extremely important; that your politics could be destroyed because you had no place to go," said Roma Guy.
So began the search and fundraising for a multi-cultural community space for women. It took nearly two years, but in July 1978, SFWC put down a deposit of $10,000 on the purchase of Dovre Hall owned by the Sons of Norway. A price of $535,000 was negotiated with an initial payment of $115,000 due in March of 1979. By March over $150,000 had been raised through benefits, individual donations and grants.
The San Francisco Women's Building is an historic four story structure in the heart of the Mission district. Purchased on March 31, 1979 it was the first large women owned and women operated building of its kind in the country. The purpose of the building was to provide a centralized headquarters for women's groups, a cultural and performing arts center, self help info and resources for women, a multi-ethnic community center, offer low cost meeting and conference rental space and a space for those working on social change and community organizing projects. Its mission was blatantly and proudly political: "To facilitate and participate in the collective strength of women working together for change to a non oppressive society."
The building located at 3543 18th Street opened its doors a mere one month after purchase. Teams of female volunteers supervised by professional women carpenters, electricians and plumbers converted the building into a community center. It offered a drop-in lounge, a child care room, performance space, meeting halls, office space for 16 women's organizations including the SF Women's Switchboard, Options for Women Over Forty, the Third World Women's Alliance, San Francisco Women Against Rape, Lilith Theater, and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.
The building suffered two major setbacks its first year. In February 1979 there was a major arson fire resulting in $50,000 in damages. And in December 1979 a pipe bomb was set off on the front steps of the building. This collection contains material on both incidents.
The original organizational structure for The Women's Building included: a 13-member Board of Directors made up of staff and community people meeting twice a year and having overall legal and financial responsibilities; an Executive Committee, made up of paid staff and board members who volunteered a minimum of 10 hours weekly. They coordinated and managed the organization, established and implemented priorities, and had final say on personnel and policy decisions. Subcommittees were established on money management (fundraising, bookings, financial), community organizing (membership, newsletter, arts, education, coalitions), and Building coordination (office administration, legal, personnel, security, renovation, tenants, volunteers etc.); and a Community Advisory Board meeting monthly providing support and direction by making community resources accessible to the building through fundraising, evaluation, long range planning and trouble shooting.
The Women's Building continues to reflect the concerns of women and children in the community as well as initiate programs to address those issues while adhering to its feminist and politically progressive perspective.

Scope and Content of Collection

The San Francisco Women's Building Collection offers a significant and provocative look at the second wave of the feminist movement in San Francisco-the women, the ideals, the issues, the struggles. Their dreams were vivid and their conflicts were profound and typify the times as well as remain relevant today. The staff and volunteers of the San Francisco Women's Building worked tirelessly to birth and sustain a feminist community center housed in a large historic four-story building. They were faced with the monumental task of constant fundraising for its survival and growth, while staying true to their mission and their politics. During this time they also dealt with internal issues including race, class, and sexual preference, which divided them and external threats including arson and bombings. The San Francisco Women's Building managed to survive all of this and has entered the Twenty-first Century a thriving organization.
The collection contains materials which date from 1972 to 2001 and includes voluminous printed material, hand written notes from meetings and correspondence, buttons, art in the form of posters, banners and slides of objects offered to and displayed in the Vida Gallery, research on a myriad of topics, photographs (not all identified), video and audio tapes. There is one medallion in the artifacts collection that is dated 1966. The collection includes materials from the San Francisco Women's Centers which was the predecessor to the Women's Building and records documenting the exploration, purchase, remodeling and opening of the building. There are also extensive materials on the various programs and events sponsored or housed at the Women's Building over the years including extensive records on the Annual Arts and Crafts Fair. The collection also documents a number of controversies and conflicts which faced Building staff and volunteers over the years including the dispute with the Dovre Club and direct attacks on the building.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into fifteen series many of which contain subseries:
  1. Foremothers (A. General, B. Bay Area Feminist Federal Credit Union, and C. the Women's Building Project);
  2. Administration (A. General and B. Dovre Club);
  3. Personnel
  4. Controversies
  5. Renters
  6. Communication (A. General, B. Flyers, and C. Newsletters, and D. Correspondence);
  7. Programming
  8. Arts and Crafts Fair
  9. Women's Building and Current Events
  10. Current Events Information Files
  11. Fundraising
  12. Sponsored Projects
  13. Audio/Visual/Artifacts/Banners (A. Videos, B. Audio Tapes, and C. Artifacts);
  14. Photographs and Slides
  15. Posters

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Title: Lesbian Agenda for Action Records,
Collection Number: 92-08
Title: Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Papers,
Collection Number: 93-13
Title: Mothertongue Feminist Theatre Records,
Collection Number: 99-44
Title: Old Wives Tales Records,
Collection Number: 95-24
Title: Women Against Violence in Pornography and Media Records,
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Collection Contents

 

Series: 1:
Foremothers, 1972-1981

Physical Description: 7 boxes and 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains material on San Francisco Women's Centers (SFWC) including administration, fundraising, and financial, newsletter, correspondence, events including extensive records on the Conference on Women Against Violence, and sponsored projects.

Arrangement

This series contains three subseries: A. General, B. Bay Area Feminist Federal Credit Union, and C. the Women's Building Project.
 

Subseries: A:
General, 1972-1979

Physical Description: 5 boxes and 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains Administrative Files (minutes, financial documents), Program and Event files (including newsletters and records of the Women Against Violence Conference, held in December 1976) and other materials relating to the San Francisco Women's Centers, the predecessor organization of the San Francisco Women's Building.
Box-folder 1/1-1/13

Reports & Structure

Box-folder 1/1

Who We Are, 1980

Box-folder 1/2

Purpose, n.d.

Box-folder 1/3

Creating Structure & Search for Space, 1970

Box-folder 1/4

Vista, 1970

Box-folder 1/5

By-Laws, 1978

Box-folder 1/6

Incorporation, 1970-1978

Box-folder 1/7

IRS Classification, 1970-1974

Box-folder 1/8

Structure, 1972

Box-folder 1/9

Structure, Procedures, Goals, 1977

Box-folder 1/10

Orientation, Procedures, 1978

Box-folder 1/11

Board Meetings, 1973-1978

Box-folder 1/12

Staff Report, 1974

Box-folder 1/13

Annual Report, 1974

Box-folder 1/14-1/19

Logs

Box-folder 1/14

1973-1975

Box-folder 1/15

April 1975, February 1977

Box-folder 1/16

April 1975-August 1976

Box-folder 1/17

n.d.

Box-folder 1/18

April 1978-October 1978

Box-folder 1/19

October 1978-June 1979

Box-folder 1/20

Journal1976-1977

Box-folder 1/21-2/7

Minutes

Box-folder 1/21-2/5

Meetings

Box-folder 1/21

Planning, 1976-1977

Box-folder 1/22

Unknown, n.d.

Box-folder 1/23

Documentation Meeting, 1977

Box-folder 1/24

Transition Team, 1979

Box-folder 1/25

Board, 1975

Box-folder 2/1

Annual Meeting, 1975

Box-folder 2/2-2/3

Planning Committee Meeting

Box-folder 2/2

1974-1977

Box-folder 2/3

1976-1977

Box-folder 2/4-2/5

Coordination [2 folders], 1977-1978

Box-folder 2/6-2/7

Retreat

Box-folder 2/6

October 1975

Box-folder 2/7

1976

Box-folder 2/8-2/13

Financial Information

Box-folder 2/8

1976-1978

Box-folder 2/9

1978

Box-folder 2/10

1975, 1978

Box-folder 2/11

1973, 1975, 1977

Box-folder 2/12

1972

Box-folder 2/13

Financial Planning and Budget, 1977, 1979

Box-folder 2/14-2/18

Miscellaneous

Box-folder 2/14

Fundraising, n.d.

Box-folder 2/15

Renter - Focus Group, 1977

Box-folder 2/16

Membership Form, n.d.

Box-folder 2/17

Newspaper Articles, 1978-1979

Box-folder 2/18

P. R. Resources, n.d.

Box-folder 3/1-3/11

Newsletters

Box-folder 3/1

Meetings, Articles, Evaluations, Layout, 1977-1978

Box-folder 3/2

1973

Box-folder 3/3

1974

Box-folder 3/4

1975

Box-folder 3/5

1976

Box-folder 3/6

1977

Box-folder 3/7

1978

Box-folder 3/8

February-April 1979

Box-folder 3/9-3/11

Newsletter Survey

Box-folder 3/9

1977

Box-folder 3/10

[extras?], 1978-1979

Box-folder 3/11

1979

Box-folder 3/12-4/9

Correspondence

Box-folder 3/12

Endorsements, 1977-1978

Box-folder 3/13-3/14

In and Out

Box-folder 3/13

1970-1973

Box-folder 3/14

1973-1975

Box-folder 3/15-4/1

In

Box-folder 3/15

1974-1975

Box-folder 4/1

1976

Box-folder 4/2

Out, 1976

Box-folder 4/3-4/6

1977

Box-folder 4/3

Newsletter, 1977

Box-folder 4/4

Lawyer, 1977

Box-folder 4/5

In, 1977

Box-folder 4/6

Out, 1977

Box-folder 4/7-4/8

1978

Box-folder 4/7

In, 1978

Box-folder 4/8

Out, 1978

Box-folder 4/9

Through July, 1979

Box-folder 5/1-5/23

Events

Box-folder 5/1

Miscellaneous, Pre 1980

Box-folder 5/2

Breaking the Silence, 1972?

Box-folder 5/3

Feminist Forum, March 1977

Box-folder 5/4

Film Festival April, 1978

Box-folder 5/5

Gay Parade, 1978

Box-folder 5/6

International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women, 1976

Box-folder 5/7

International Women's Day, 1979

Box-folder 5/8

Mile-A-Thon - Financial Projections & Groups Participating, 1978

Box-folder 5/9

Poetry Reading, February 22, 1978

Box-folder 5/10

Rita Mae Brown Speech, 1975

Box-folder 5/11

Roma and Pam in Revolution, 1975

Box-folder 5/12-5/23

Women and Violence Conference

Box-folder 5/12

Planning Meetings, 1976

Box-folder 5/13

Workshop on Producing Events, June 1976

Box-folder 5/14

Organizing the Conference- Proposals and Plans, 1976-1977

Box-folder 5/15

Grant Proposals, 1976-1977

Box-folder 5/16

Endorsements, n.d.

Box-folder 5/17

Correspondence, n.d.

Box-folder 5/18

Resources, 1976

Box-folder 5/19

Program, December 4-5, 1976

Box-folder 5/20

News Articles January, 1977

Box-folder 5/21

Final Report, 1977

Box-folder 5/22

Follow Up, 1976-1977

Box-folder 5/23

Book From Conference, 1977

Box-folder 5/24

Ephemera, Pre 1979

Box-folder 5/25

Legislative Action; How to: Local, State and National, 1975

Box-folder 5/26

Los Angeles' Women's Union, Oct.1972-Jan.1973

Box-folder 5/27

Women's Legal Rights - Article, 1975

Box-folder 6/1

Sponsored Projects, August, 1979

 

Subseries: B:
Bay Area Feminist Federal Credit Union: BAFFCU, 1974-1979

Physical Description: 21 folders

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains the files from the Bay Area Feminist Federal Credit Union. (BAFFCU) which was chartered on May 7, 1975 and was dedicated to offering a full line of services but included low interest loans to low income women. This material covers the years from 1974 until 1979. BAFFCU lasted only a couple of years, overwhelmed by unpaid loans.
Box-folder 6/2

Who We Are, October 27, 1975

Box-folder 6/3

Sponsoring of San Francisco Women's Center, 1975-1976

Box-folder 6/4

Women and Credit /General, February, 1974

Box-folder 6/5

Other Feminist Credit Unions, 1978

Box-folder 6/6

State and Federal Regulatory Agencies, 1979

Box-folder 6/7

Sponsorship, General Information: Criteria/Outreach/Inquiries, 1976-1978

Box-folder 6/8

Procedures/Systems/Policy, 1975

Box-folder 6/9

"How To" Binder, 1976-1977

Box-folder 6/10

Flyers, n.d.

Box-folder 6/11

News Articles/Press Releases, 1976-1978

Box-folder 6/12

Name Labels, May 11, 1977

Box-folder 6/13

Correspondence, 1975-1979

Box-folder 6/14

Loans: General Information and Statistics, n.d.

Box-folder 6/15

Pre Charter Organizing Meetings, 1974-1975

Box-folder 6/16

Charter, May 7, 1975

Box-folder 6/17

Meetings, May-December, 1975

Box-folder 6/18

Meetings/Financial Statements/Insurance Survey, 1976

Box-folder 7/1

Meetings/General/Financial, 1977

Box-folder 7/2

Restructuring Committee, 1977

Box-folder 7/3

Meetings/Correspondence/Financial Statements, 1978

Box-folder 7/4

Minutes/Reports, 1979

 

Subseries: C:
Building Project, 1977-1981

Physical Description: 19 folders

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains the proposal, meeting minutes and a detailed report on the Women's Building Project. The material documents the origin of this unprecedented idea, the fears as well as the excitement of buying such a building and the monumental task of finding and fundraising for its purchase. Roma Guy, Lynn Lonidier and Linda Breckenridge formed an unofficial task force, drawing up a proposal. "Everybody liked it and nobody believed we could do it," laughed Roma. Three months of research followed, including discussions with attorneys and accountants and walking the streets of San Francisco to see what was available. A former mortuary was one possibility explored and rejected. During this time experienced fundraisers Tracy Gary and Marya Grambs became committed to the project.
Box-folder 7/5

Financial Reports, May, 1978

Box-folder 7/6

Looking Back, Looking Forward, n.d.

Box-folder 7/7

Building Project, Fall, 1978

Box-folder 7/8-7/10

The Project

Box-folder 7/8

May, 1978

Box-folder 7/9

1979

Box-folder 7/10

1979-1980

Box-folder 7/11

Space Users, October-December, 1977

Box-folder 7/12

Organizations Supporting the Buying of the Building, 1978-1981

Box-folder 7/13

Meetings, September-December, 1978

Box-folder 7/14

The Project Report, January-April, 1979

Box-folder 7/15

The Proposal, July, 1980

Box-folder 7/16-7/17

Transition

Box-folder 7/16

Notes From Jeanne Adleman, 1978-1979

Box-folder 7/17

Notes, February-March, 1979

Box-folder 8/1-8/5

Minutes

Box-folder 8/1

Move in First Year, 1979-1980

Box-folder 8/2

Building Council Meeting, 1979

Box-folder 8/3

Transition Team, 1979

Box-folder 8/4

Building Coordinating Committee, 1979

Box-folder 8/5

Women's Centers, 1979

 

Series: 2:
Administration, 1978-2001

Physical Description: 10 boxes and 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains all records pertaining to the management and operation of the building as well as long range planning and goals. It includes extensive financial records, meeting notes, procedures, work logs as well as extensive materials on the problems that The San Francisco Women's Building had with its tenant the Dovre Club. This series is divided into two subseries: A. General and B. Dovre Club.
 

Subseries: A:
General, 1978-2001

Physical Description: 9 boxes and 9 folders

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains all the basic administrative documents for the organization. Including details about the organization's structure, minutes of meetings at all levels of the organization, financial details, procedures discussions and details of renovations.
Box-folder 8/6-8/12

Structure

Box-folder 8/6

Articles of Incorporation, n.d.

Box-folder 8/7

Statements of Purpose, 1984-1988

Box-folder 8/8

Organizational Structure: Law and Taxes for Nonprofits, 1986-1989

Box-folder 8/9

Sons of Norway, n.d.

Box-folder 8/10

Landmarks Preservation, 1984-1986

Box-folder 8/11

Structure, 1978-1991

Box-folder 8/12

Title and Sale of Building, March 1979

Box-folder 8/13-8/22

Board of Directors

Box-folder 8/13

1979-1980

Box-folder 8/14

1986

Box-folder 8/15

1987

Box-folder 8/16

1988

Box-folder 8/17

1989

Box-folder 8/18

1990

Box-folder 8/19

1991

Box-folder 8/20

1993

Box-folder 8/21

1994

Box-folder 8/22

1996-1998

Box-folder 9/1-9/5

Community Advisory Board Minutes

Box-folder 9/1

1978-1979

Box-folder 9/2

1980

Box-folder 9/3

1981

Box-folder 9/4

1982

Box-folder 9/5

Community Advisory Board General, n.d.

Box-folder 9/6-9/10

Staff Retreats

Box-folder 9/6

1980

Box-folder 9/7

1981-1990

Box-folder 9/8

1995

Box-folder 9/9

October 1997

Box-folder 9/10

1998-2000

Box-folder 9/11-11/2

Planning and Evaluation

Box-folder 9/11

1979-1981

Box-folder 9/12-9/14

Barbara Johnson

Box-folder 9/12

Financial Planning, 1982-1983

Box-folder 9/13

Reports from P and E to Collective, 1982-1983

Box-folder 9/14

"Revisioning Use of Building" Barbara's Personal Notes, 1982-1983

Box-folder 10/1

Purpose and Goals, 1984, 1986-1989

Box-folder 10/2-11/1

Planning and Evaluation

Box-folder 10/2

1982

Box-folder 10/3

1983

Box-folder 10/4

1992

Box-folder 10/5

1993

Box-folder 10/6

Master Plan Report, 1993

Box-folder 10/7

1994

Box-folder 10/8

1995-1997

Box-folder 10/9

Long Range Plan, 1994-1997

Box-folder 10/10

Planning Draft, 1999

Box-folder 11/1

n.d.

Box-folder 11/2

Purpose and Policy, 1984-1985

Box-folder 11/3

Core Group Reports and Minutes, 1980-1981

Box-folder 11/4

Meeting Minutes, November 1979-May 1980

Box-folder 11/5

Work Area Reports, 1980-1982

Box-folder 11/6

Interim Collective, n.d.

Box-folder 11/7

Meeting Minutes, 1981

Box-folder 11/8-12/3

Collective Meetings

Box-folder 11/8

1982

Box-folder 11/9

1983

Box-folder 11/10

1984

Box-folder 11/11

Meeting on Political Direction of Women's Building, 1984

Box-folder 11/12

1985

Box-folder 12/1

1986

Box-folder 12/2

Meeting on Constituencies and Market of the Women's Building, October 23, 1986

Box-folder 12/3

1987

Box-folder 12/4

Administrative Team Meetings, 1982

Box-folder 12/5

Crisis Team, 1987

Box-folder 12/6

Administrative Plans, 1987-1989

Box-folder 12/7-12/10

Staff Meetings

Box-folder 12/7

1980-1982

Box-folder 12/8

1983-1984

Box-folder 12/9

1994

Box-folder 12/10

1995-2001

Box-folder 12/11

Logistics Meeting, 1989

Box-folder 12/12

Staff Report, 1993

Box-folder 12/13

Program Department, 1997-1998

Box-folder 13/1

Newsletter Committee (Structure and Goals), 1981-1984

Box-folder 13/2

Newsletter Production, 1982-1984

Box-folder 13/3

Meeting, n.d.

Box-folder 13/4

KQED Meeting, 1987

Box-folder 13/5

The Neighborhood, n.d.

Box-folder 13/6

Physical Space, 1986

Box-folder 13/7

Policy for Space Use, 1979

Box-folder 13/8

Status Report on Physical Building, n.d.

Box-folder 13/9-13/16

Renovations

Box-folder 13/9

1978-1981

Box-folder 13/10

1981

Box-folder 13/11

1981

Box-folder 13/12

History of, up to 1986, 1986

Box-folder 13/13

1984-1985

Box-folder 13/14

Inspection Report, 1986

Box-folder 13/15

Dining Hall, March 1986

Box-folder 13/16

Planning, 1988-1990

Box-folder 13/17

Rehabilitation Project, 1989

Box-folder 13/18

Earthquake, 1989

Box-folder 13/19-14/9

Renovations

Box-folder 13/19

1992

Box-folder 13/20

Administration, 1993, 1995

Box-folder 14/1

Reinforcing the Dream, 1997

Box-folder 14/2

Audre Lorde Room, 1993-1994

Box-folder 14/3

Marketing Survey, 1987

Box-folder 14/4

Space Planning Task Force, 1986

Box-folder 14/5

Space Planning, n.d.

Box-folder 14/6

Feasibility Study for the Café, n.d.

Box-folder 14/7

Space Planning, 1987

Box-folder 14/8

Naming Rooms, 1992

Box-folder 14/9

Chairs and Tables in Rooms, 1987?-1988

Box-folder 14/10-16/6

Financial Information

Box-folder 14/10

Non-Profit, 1979-1986

Box-folder 14/11

Committee Meetings, 1979-1980

Box-folder 14/12

Minutes and Reports, 1980-1981

Box-folder 14/13

Budget for Membership Drive, 1983-1984

Box-folder 14/14

Crisis Team Budget Meeting, 1985-1987

Box-folder 14/15

1987-1988

Box-folder 14/16

Financial Training, 1989

Box-folder 14/17

1992

Box-folder 14/18

1997

Box-folder 14/19

Planning and Evaluations, n.d.

Box-folder 14/20

Procedures , n.d.

Box-folder 14/21

Chart of Accounts, 1989

Box-folder 14/22-15/11

Budget

Box-folder 14/22

1979-1980

Box-folder 14/23

1980-1981

Box-folder 14/24

1981-1982

Box-folder 14/25

August 1, 1982-July 31, 1983

Box-folder 14/26

1983-1984

Box-folder 15/1

1984-1985

Box-folder 15/2

1985-1986

Box-folder 15/3

1986-1987

Box-folder 15/4

1987-1988

Box-folder 15/5

1988-1989

Box-folder 15/6

1989-1990

Box-folder 15/7

1990-1991

Box-folder 15/8

1993-1994

Box-folder 15/9

1994-1995

Box-folder 15/10

1997-1998

Box-folder 15/11

1998-1999

Box-folder 15/12

Summaries, 1979-1987

Box-folder 15/13

Building Operating Profitability Study, March 1993

Box-folder 15/14

Newsletter Mailings - Financial, 1983-1984, 1984-1985

Box-folder 15/15

Income, 1981

Box-folder 15/16

Individual Contributions, 1985-1987

Box-folder 15/17

Individual Donations, 1988

Box-folder 15/18

Rental Income, 1985-1988

Box-folder 15/19-15/21

IRS Taxes

Box-folder 15/19

1979-1980

Box-folder 15/20

1986

Box-folder 15/21

1992

Box-folder 15/22-16/1

Audits

Box-folder 15/22

June 1979

Box-folder 16/1

1987-1989

Box-folder 16/2-16/5

Insurance

Box-folder 16/2

1980

Box-folder 16/3

Liability, 1980

Box-folder 16/4

1997-1998

Box-folder 16/5

In Kind Property, January 3, 1980

Box-folder 16/6

General Fund, n.d.

Box-folder 16/7

Dee and Danetta Equipment, n.d.

Box-folder 16/8

Oregon Womon's Land Trust Possible Donation, March, 1986

Box-folder 16/9

Financial Consultants Billing, Contracts, 1979-1981

Box-folder 16/10

Copying, 1987-1988

Box-folder 16/11

Invoices, 1995, 1997-1998

Box-folder 16/12

Administrative Jobs to be Done, 1981

Box-folder 16/13-16/17

Procedures

Box-folder 16/13

Outreach, September, 1985

Box-folder 16/14

1979

Box-folder 16/15

1982-1983

Box-folder 16/16

1984-1985

Box-folder 16/17

n.d.

Box-folder 16/18-16/19

Work Plans

Box-folder 16/18

1985-1986, 1990

Box-folder 16/19

2000-2001

Box-folder 16/20

Memos, 1980, 1986-1990

Box-folder 16/21

Daily Activities, n.d.

Box-folder 16/22-16/23

Daily Scheduling Book

Box-folder 16/22

1994-1995

Box-folder 16/23

1996-1997

Box-folder 17/1-17/10

Logs

Box-folder 17/1

Phone Log, June 1979

Box-folder 17/2

September 1979-December 1979

Box-folder 17/3

Staff Reports, October 1979- January 1980

Box-folder 17/4

Daily Activities, 1979

Box-folder 17/5

May 1980-August 1980

Box-folder 17/6-17/10

Security Log, n.d.

Box-folder 17/6

n.d.

Box-folder 17/7

(Vol. 1), 1981-1982

Box-folder 17/8

(Vol. 2), 1981-1982

Box-folder 17/9

Daily Activities, 1984, 1986-1989

Box-folder 17/10

Security Memo, 1993

Box-folder 17/11

Repair and Supply Contracts, 1993-1994

Box-folder 17/12

Permits, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1989

Box-folder 17/13

Forms and Stationery, n.d.

Box-folder 17/14

Reasons to Buy a Computer, 1987

 

Subseries: B:
Dovre Club, 1982-1998

Physical Description: 11 folders

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains materials regarding the Dovre Club. When San Francisco Women's Centers negotiated the purchase of the building, it was agreed that a long time neighborhood bar, The Dovre Club, could remain in its corner of the structure for a specific period of time. Trouble arose when The Woman's Building attempted to remove the Club from the building. Documents include materials related to a law suit in 1997 and many newspaper articles about the controversy.
Box-folder 17/15

Club Rental, 1982-1997

Box-folder 17/16

News Article, 1997-1998

Box-folder 17/17

Women's Building and Dovre Club, 1997

Box-folder 17/18-18/7

Dovre Club Lawsuit

Box-folder 17/18

Plaintiff's Exhibits 1-15, 1997

Box-folder 18/1

Plaintiff's Exhibits 16-19, and C-F, 1997

Box-folder 18/2

Exhibits 16-20, 1997

Box-folder 18/3

Deposition of John Cassidy, September 18, 1997

Box-folder 18/4

Deposition of Esperanza Macias, June 20, 1997

Box-folder 18/5

Reporter's Transcript, July 28, 1997

Box-folder 18/6

Mistrial Exhibits, October 1997

Box-folder 18/7

Additional Lawsuit Documents, 1997

 

Series: 3:
Personnel, 1979-2001

Physical Description: 1 box and 16 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains extensive personnel records, personnel manuals, job descriptions and announcements, consultants, volunteer and membership information. Job applications and materials pertaining to work evaluations of individuals are restricted until 2033. Those files are marked in the guide.

Access Information

All restricted folders have been removed from their original box and placed in a Restricted box. The majority of Box 19 materials are restricted until 2033 and have been temporarily filed in Box 19R. Some files have earlier or later access dates. All restrictions are clearly marked by file.
Box-folder 18/8-18/12

Personnel Manuals

Box-folder 18/8

1980

Box-folder 18/9

1986

Box-folder 18/10

1988

Box-folder 18/11

1995

Box-folder 18/12

2001

Box-folder 18/13-18/14

Consultants

Box-folder 18/13

Contracts, 1992

Box-folder 18/14

Contracts, 1990, 1997

Box-folder 18/15

Resources, 1986

Box-folder 18/16

Staff Development, 1996

Box-folder 18/17-18/21

Volunteers

Box-folder 18/17

January 30, 1981-September 1982,

Box-folder 18/18

Procedures, 1982

Box-folder 18/19

Sign-up Sheets, n.d.

Box-folder 18/20

Proposals for Vista Volunteers, 1979

Box-folder 18/21

Project 20 Volunteers, 1988

Box-folder 18/22-19/2

Job Information

Box-folder 18/22

Resignation Letters and Exit Reports, 1998, 2001

Box-folder 18/23

Openings, 1979, 1983

Box-folder 18/24

Descriptions, 1979-1989

Box-folder  19/1

Applications for Newsletter and Advertising Coordinator, 1982-1984, 1990

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  19/2

Interview Questions and Applicant Evaluations, July 16, 1997

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder 19/3-19/8

Membership

Box-folder 19/3

Introduction, n.d.

Box-folder 19/4

Survey of Members, n.d.

Box-folder  54/3

Membership Surveys, 1980

Access Information

Restricted until 2005.
Box-folder 19/5

Computer Database, n.d.

Box-folder 19/6

Survey, 1986

Box-folder  19/7

Proposal, 1986

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  19/8

Profiles, June 1988 and October 1996

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  19/9-20/2

Personnel Evaluations

Box-folder  19/9

General Report on Programs and People, 1986

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  19/10

Individual Reports, 1978-1992

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  19/11

Merle the Bookkeeper, 1984

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  19/12

Administrative Coordinator, 1986

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  19/13

Bookkeepers, 1984, 1987

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  19/14

Diane Jones, 1986

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  19/15

Carmen, n.d.

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  19/16

Flo, 1985-1986

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  19/17

Jean Crosby, 1986

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  19/18

Maribel, 1988

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  19/19

Regina, 1989

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  19/20

Holly, 1985-1988

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  20/1

Roma Guy, 1986

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  20/2

Shoshana, n.d.

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
 

Series: 4:
Controversies, 1979-1991

Physical Description: 13 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains many of the difficult and challenging struggles and issues which faced the women running the Building. For example, heated discussions took place around whether or not to rent meeting space to groups like Women Police Officers Association. The community in which the Building is situated is the Mission- a predominantly Spanish speaking community with a long history of distrust toward police. The mission of the building had always included a commitment to being supportive of and responsive to the concerns of the surrounding neighborhood.
See also material in Series 1. Foremothers regarding conflicts on whether to buy a building and Series 2. Administrative where notes on meetings and retreats reveal struggles within the Building staff.

Access Information

All restricted folders have been removed from their original box and placed in a Restricted box. All restrictions are clearly marked by file.
Box-folder 20/3

Bombing, 1980

Box-folder 20/4

Fire, 1980

Box-folder 20/5

Samois, 1981-1982

Box-folder 20/6

Police Women in Building, 1981

Box-folder 20/7

Youth Violence at Building, November 1979

Box-folder 20/8

Break-In, March 1987

Box-folder 20/9

NAMBLA, November 1991

Box-folder 20/10

Legal: Diego/Chapot, 1986

Box-folder 20/11

Building's Association with Women of Security Pacific National Bank, n.d.

Box-folder 20/12

Noise, 1985

Box-folder  20/13

Naomi Epel Investigates Stolen Checks, 1980

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder  20/14

Board of Directors Investigation, 1980

Access Information

Restricted until 2033.
Box-folder 20/15

Sacramento Bee Article and MECEF, February, 1986

 

Series: 5:
Renters, 1978-2001

Physical Description: 3 boxes and 18 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains records on policy, planning and management of rental space, and extensive bookings for individual events arranged chronologically. These rental agreements reveal the incredible range of groups requesting rental space and reflect the range of issues of concern to the second wave feminist movement.
More than 300 community organizations rented space for their events in the Building during its first year of operation. In addition 16 women's groups became permanent tenants renting office space. These included the SF Women's Switchboard, Options for Women Over Forty, two feminist theater ensembles, Lilith and Les Nickelettes, SF Women Against Rape, Women Against Violence in Pornography and the Media, Third World Women's Alliance. The Vida Gallery, a women's art gallery opened the first year on the fourth floor.
Box-folder 63/1

Reservations Book, 1980-1982

Box-folder 20/16

Policy Planning, 1979-1981

Box-folder 20/17

Tenants' Council (Precursor of Renter's Committee), 1979, 1992, 2001

Box-folder 20/18

Renters' Committee (Former Tenants' Council), 1980

Box-folder 20/19

Tenants' Newsletter, January 2001-March 2001

Box-folder 20/20

Arbitration Board, May 1980

Box-folder 20/21

From Building Staff to Renters, 1979-2001

Box-folder 20/22

Rental Rates, 1987

Box-folder 20/23

Leases and Requirements for Tenants, n.d.

Box-folder 20/24-20/25

Monthly Temporary Rental Income

Box-folder 20/24

Monthly Temporary Rental Income, 1986

Box-folder 20/25

1987

Box-folder 20/26

Overdue Bills, 1982

Box-folder 20/27

Market Survey of Potential Renters, 1986

Box-folder 20/28

Potential Renters, 1978-1980

Box-folder 20/29

Organizations Requesting Space, 1986

Box-folder 21/1

Organizations Using the Women's Building, 1979-1987

Box-folder 21/2-21/4

Bookings

Box-folder 21/2

1990

Box-folder 21/3

1991, 1995

Box-folder 21/4

Calendar, 1994-1997

Box-folder 21/5-21/13

Tenants

Box-folder 21/5

List of Renters, n.d.

Box-folder 21/6

Coalition for the Medical Rights of Women, 1979

Box-folder 21/7

COLAGE, n.d.

Box-folder 21/8

NOW, May 1993

Box-folder 21/9

Outcasts, n.d.

Box-folder 21/10

WAVPM, 1977-1982

Box-folder 21/11

Third World Women's Alliance, 1979-1980

Box-folder 21/12

WOMAN INC., 1989

Box-folder 21/13

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1979-1981

Box-folder 21/14-24/3

Rental Agreements

Box-folder 21/14

1979

Box-folder 21/15

1980

Box-folder 21/16

1981

Box-folder 21/17

1982

Box-folder 21/18

Volume 1, 1983

Box-folder 22/1

Volume 2, 1983

Box-folder 22/2

Volume 3, 1983

Box-folder 22/3

Volume 1, 1984

Box-folder 22/4

Volume 2, 1984

Box-folder 22/5

Volume 1, 1985

Box-folder 23/1

Volume 2, 1985

Box-folder 23/2

Volume 1, 1986

Box-folder 23/3

Volume 2, 1986

Box-folder 23/4

Volume 3, 1986

Box-folder 23/5

Volume 1, 1987

Box-folder 23/6

Volume 2, 1987

Box-folder 23/7

Volume 3, 1987

Box-folder 24/1

1988

Box-folder 24/2

1989

Box-folder 24/3

1990

 

Series: 6:
Communications, 1978-2001

Physical Description: 3 boxes and 10 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains material on all the ways the Women's Building communicated with the outside world including annual reports, brochures, news articles, flyers, newsletters, correspondence, graphics and even songs. The series is divided into 4 subseries: A. General, B. Flyers, C. Newsletters, and D. Correspondence.
 

Subseries: A:
General, 1978-2000

Physical Description: 10 folders

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains annual reports, news articles and other materials about the Women's Building in general including a revealing file, "Who We Are" which provides many samples of what the staff wanted the world to know over the years about the building - its history, its mission, its highlights and even some of its struggles.
Box-folder 24/4

Annual Reports, 1991-2000

Box-folder 24/5

Brochure Ideas, n.d.

Box-folder 24/6

Who We Are - Outreach, 1978-2000

Box-folder 24/7

News Articles, n.d.

Box-folder 24/8

News Articles and Responses, 1979-2000

Box-folder 24/9

Graphics, n.d.

Box-folder 24/10

International and National Women's Centers, 1984-1988

Box-folder 24/11

Testimonials and Awards, 1979-2000

Box-folder 24/12

Endorsements, 1984-1985

Box-folder 24/13

Songs, n.d.

 

Subseries: B:
Flyers, 1979-2001

Physical Description: 1 box and 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains flyers on events held in and out of the San Francisco Women's Building. There are also some flyers from other organizations. These flyers document the activities of the Woman's Building, as well as the range of topics of interest to feminists of the time. Many of them also show off beautiful artistry.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged chronologically where possible, however in many cases the year was not put on the flyer.
Box-folder 24/14-25/14

Events at Women's Building

Box-folder 24/14

1979

Box-folder 24/15

Volume 1, n.d.

Box-folder 25/1

Volume 2, n.d.

Box-folder 25/2

1980

Box-folder 25/3

1981-1983

Box-folder 25/4

1985-1989

Box-folder 25/5

1990-1991

Box-folder 25/6

1992

Box-folder 25/7

1993

Box-folder 25/8

1994

Box-folder 25/9

1995

Box-folder 25/10

1996

Box-folder 25/11

1997

Box-folder 25/12

1998

Box-folder 25/13

1999

Box-folder 25/14

2001

Box-folder 25/15-26/2

Other

Box-folder 25/15

General Interest to Feminists

Box-folder 25/15

Volume 1, 1982-1996

Box-folder 25/15

Volume 2, 1980-1998

Box-folder 26/1

Women's Building Sponsored Projects, 1993-1996

Box-folder 26/2

Benefits for the Women's Building Held Elsewhere, 1979-1991

 

Subseries: C:
Newsletters, 1979-2000

Physical Description: 17 folders

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains newsletters published by the Women's Building between 1979 and 2000. There is not a complete run of these newsletters.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 26/3

1979

Box-folder 26/4

1980

Box-folder 26/5

1981

Box-folder 26/6

1982

Box-folder 26/7

1983

Box-folder 26/8

1984

Box-folder 26/9

1985

Box-folder 26/10

1986

Box-folder 26/11

1987

Box-folder 26/12

1988

Box-folder 26/13

Spring 1991

Box-folder 26/14

Spring 1994

Box-folder 26/15

1995

Box-folder 26/16

1996

Box-folder 26/17

1997

Box-folder 26/18

1998

Box-folder 26/19

2000

 

Subseries: D:
Correspondence, 1979-1999

Physical Description: 19 folders

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains correspondence. It includes letters both received and initiated by the Women's Building staff. Of particular interest are letters of appreciation from women.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 26/20

n.d.

Box-folder 26/21

1979

Box-folder 26/22

1980

Box-folder 26/23

1981

Box-folder 26/24

1982

Box-folder 26/25

Out only, 1983

Box-folder 27/1

1984-1985

Box-folder 27/2

1986

Box-folder 27/3

1987

Box-folder 27/4

1988

Box-folder 27/5

1989

Box-folder 27/6

1990

Box-folder 27/7

1991

Box-folder 27/8

1992

Box-folder 27/9

1993

Box-folder 27/10

1994

Box-folder 27/11

1995

Box-folder 27/12

1997

Box-folder 27/13

1999

 

Series: 7:
Programming, 1976-2001

Physical Description: 2 boxes and 20 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains material on individual events sponsored by the San Francisco Women's Building as well as annual and periodic events. The latter includes the annual International Women's Day programs and building anniversary celebrations. In addition this series has material on the information and referral program, the mural projects and the Women's History Project. See also Series 6, subseries B "Flyers" and Series 11 "Fundraising" for more information on events.

Arrangement

Box 54 contains legal-sized materials.
Box-folder 54/4

Flyers- Events at the Women's Building, 1976-1996, n.d.

Box-folder 27/14-28/1

Events

Box-folder 27/14

First Anniversary, 1980

Box-folder 27/15

Third Anniversary (Ntozake Shange Speech), 1983

Box-folder 27/16

Open House, 1983

Box-folder 27/17

Board of Directors' Reception, 1988

Box-folder 27/18

Looking Back, Gaining Strength, 1992

Box-folder 27/19

First Staff Reunion, March 1993

Box-folder 27/20

Summer Youth Project, 1986

Box-folder 27/21

Banner Project: To the Women of Montreal From the Women of San Francisco, 1990

Box-folder 27/22

Mural Project History, 1993

Box-folder 27/23

The Women's Building Herstory Project: Interview with Paddy Nolan, 1991-2001

Box-folder 28/1

She Rises Like a Building Play by Lee Jenkins, 1997

Box-folder 28/2-28/4

Referrals and Directories

Box-folder 28/2

Health, n.d.

Box-folder 28/3

Information and Referral, 1980, 1995

Box-folder 28/4

Bay Area Services, 1992

Box-folder 28/5-28/11

International Women's Day

Box-folder 28/5

Dance, 1980

Box-folder 28/6

1980, 1983, 1987

Box-folder 28/7

1984-1986

Box-folder 28/8

1989

Box-folder 28/9

1990s

Box-folder 28/10

Panel: Jewish Women and the Gulf War, 1991

Box-folder 28/11

n.d.

Box-folder 28/12-30/7

Individual Events

Box-folder 28/12

Alice Walker Reading, 1981

Box-folder 28/13

Alice Walker Film: The Color Purple, 1985

Box-folder 28/14

Alice Walker: Visions of the Spirit, 1988

Box-folder 29/1

Lesbians of Color, 1998-1999

Box-folder 29/2

BOLD Program for Young Women and Girls, 1996-1997

Box-folder 29/3

BOLD Program, 1997-1998

Box-folder 29/4

Sweet Honey in the Rock, 1979

Box-folder 29/5

Roma Guy "Good-Bye", 1979

Box-folder 29/6

Screaming MeMes, 1979

Box-folder 29/7

Speaking Up, 1980

Box-folder 29/8

Celebration of Black History Month, 1980

Box-folder 29/9

Women and Prison Conference, 1981

Box-folder 29/10

Children's Festival, February 1981

Box-folder 29/11

Robin Tyler, 1981

Box-folder 29/12

Pride Dance, June 1981

Box-folder 29/13

Alive, 1981

Box-folder 29/14

Reproductive Rights National Network Conference, 1981

Box-folder 29/15

Jewish Feminist Conference, 1982

Box-folder 29/16

Prison for Women, 1983

Box-folder 29/17

Girls Night Out, 1984

Box-folder 29/18

Choosing Children, 1985

Box-folder 29/19

Lesbian Chorus, 1985

Box-folder 29/20

Film: You've Got to Move, 1986

Box-folder 29/21

Political Conference WEEP, June 1986

Box-folder 29/22

Film: Acting Our Age, 1987

Box-folder 29/23

Women Authors, 1987

Box-folder 29/24

Alix Dobkin Concert, 1987

Box-folder 29/25

Perseverance: Lesbians of Color Conference, 1988

Box-folder 29/26

Politics of Your Paycheck, 1989

Box-folder 29/27

Harvey Milk Birthday Celebration, 1992

Box-folder 29/28

A Bridge to Die For, 1993

Box-folder 29/29

Lynn Lonidier Memorial (Founder of the Women's Building), 1993

Box-folder 29/30

Belinda Sullivan Does Harriet Tubman, 1993

Box-folder 29/31

Dialogues with MadWomen, 1993

Box-folder 29/32

Mother Jones, 1993

Box-folder 29/33

Women Make History, 1990s

Box-folder 29/34

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride, 1996

Box-folder 29/35-29/36

Audre Lorde Writing Project

Box-folder 29/35

1996-1997

Box-folder 29/35

1997-1998

Box-folder 29/37

Caring Hands Training Graduation, 1998

Box-folder 29/38

Open House Honoring Women of Courage and Action, 2000

Box-folder 29/39

Monthly Events Calendar,

Box-folder 29/40

Making a Case, 2001

Box-folder 29/41

Perseverance: 3rd Annual Lesbians of Color Conference, n.d.

Box-folder 29/42

Film: You Got to Move and Bernice Reagon, n.d.

Box-folder 30/1

Film Project, n.d.

Box-folder 30/2

Margie Adam Concert, n.d.

Box-folder 30/3

Women's Dance: Lesbians of Color, n.d.

Box-folder 30/4

Community Lunches, n.d.

Box-folder 30/5

Women's Job Support Group, n.d.

Box-folder 30/6

Co-Sponsored Events, 1990-1992

Box-folder 30/7

25th Anniversary of the San Francisco Women's Center, 1996

Box-folder 30/8

Proposal for a Support Group for HIV+ Women and Teens, n.d.

Box-folder 30/9

Capacity Building Workshop for SPs, 1997-1998

 

Series: 8:
Arts and Crafts Fair, 1982-1998

Physical Description: 3 boxes and 19 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes correspondence, planning documents, applications, photos, slides, and flyers relating to the San Francisco Women's Building's annual Arts and Crafts Fair. The Arts and Crafts Fair is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Women's Building. It has been the largest juried fair for women artists in the country. For some years it was held in the Women's Building and included in addition to arts and crafts, tarot reading, political tables, refreshments and entertainment. Products must be made and sold by women. When the fair outgrew the Woman's Building, it moved to Ft. Mason into a huge pavilion where it is held annually over two weekends just before the winter holidays. It has always been and remains a community party, where all go to meet and greet and hug as well as buy.

Arrangement

Box 54 contains legal-sized materials.
Box-folder 30/10

Crafts Fair Programs and Flyers, 1982-2000

Box-folder 30/11

Program Committee and Food Vendor Policy, n.d.

Box-folder 30/12

Forms and Form Letters, n.d.

Box-folder 30/13-34/3

Fairs by Year

Box-folder 30/13

1982

Box-folder 30/14

1983

Box-folder 30/15-30/17

1984

Box-folder 30/15

Correspondence

Box-folder 30/16

Publicity

Box-folder 30/17

Income and Expenses

Box-folder 30/18-30/38

1985

Box-folder 30/18

Crafts Fair

Box-folder 30/19

Fine Arts

Box-folder 30/20

Ceramics

Box-folder 30/21

Imports: Third World

Box-folder 30/22

Paper

Box-folder 30/23

Crystals

Box-folder 30/24

Graphics

Box-folder 30/25

Glass

Box-folder 30/26

Sculpture

Box-folder 30/27

Jewelry: Precious

Box-folder 30/28

Metaphysical Booths

Box-folder 30/29

Wood

Box-folder 30/30

Records and Tapes

Box-folder 30/31

T-Shirts

Box-folder 30/32

Homecrafts

Box-folder 30/33

Leather

Box-folder 30/34

Batik

Box-folder 30/35

Weaving

Box-folder 30/36

Clothing

Box-folder 30/37

Evaluation, etc.

Box-folder 30/38

No Go

Box-folder 31/1-31/14

1986

Box-folder 31/1

Administrative

Box-folder 31/2

Applications

Box-folder 31/3

Silk Screened Clothing

Box-folder 31/4

Fiber

Box-folder 31/5

Ceramics

Box-folder 31/6

Musicians

Box-folder 31/7

Jewelry

Box-folder 31/8

Metaphysical

Box-folder 31/9

Glass

Box-folder 31/10

Painting, Drawing and Graphics

Box-folder 31/11

Custom Clothes

Box-folder 31/12

Wood

Box-folder 31/13

Toys

Box-folder 31/14

Sculpture

Box-folder 31/15-32/7

1987

Box-folder 31/15

Crafts Fair Coordinator Hiring Process

Box-folder 31/16

Jury Forms

Box-folder 32/1-32/5

Applications

Box-folder 32/1-32/3

Accepted

Box-folder 32/1

Volume 1

Box-folder 32/2

Volume 2

Box-folder 32/3

Volume 3

Box-folder 32/4-32/5

Accepted

Box-folder 32/4

Volume 1

Box-folder 32/5

Volume 2

Box-folder 32/6-32/7

Evaluations

Box-folder 32/6

Volume 1

Box-folder 32/7

Volume 2

Box-folder 54/2

Crafts Fair Evaluations, 1987-1988

Box-folder 32/8-33/4

1988

Box-folder 32/8

Volume 1

Box-folder 33/1

Volume 2

Box-folder 33/2

Crafts Fair Hiring for Special Events Coordinator

Box-folder 33/3

Publicity

Box-folder 33/4

Forms

Box-folder 33/5

Door Survey Comparison, 1988-1989

Box-folder 33/6-33/17

1989

Box-folder 33/6

General

Box-folder 33/7

Budget

Box-folder 33/8

Site Search: 1988-1989

Box-folder 33/9

Outreach Policy

Box-folder 33/10

Business-Fundraising

Box-folder 33/11

Program Committee

Box-folder 33/12

Craftswomen

Box-folder 33/13

Non Profit Applications

Box-folder 33/14

Booth Layout

Box-folder 33/15

Correspondence

Box-folder 33/16

Complaints

Box-folder 33/17

Evaluations

Box-folder 33/18-33/19

1990

Box-folder 33/18

General

Box-folder 33/19

Correspondence

Box-folder 33/20

1991

Box-folder 33/21

1992

Box-folder 33/22

1993

Box-folder 33/23

1994

Box-folder 33/24

1995

Box-folder 34/1

18th Annual, 1996

Box-folder 34/2

1997

Box-folder 34/3

20th Annual, 1998

Box-folder 34/4

Photos, Slides and Artist Flyers, n.d.

 

Series: 9:
Women's Building and Current Events, 1979-1994

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

This series contains research, clippings, and other materials that San Francisco Women's Building staff and volunteers gathered into volumes. These cover a myriad of topics pertinent to women's lives. They used this research for discussions, positions, study groups, meetings and conferences.
See also the events files in Series 1. Foremothers; the Flyers and Newsletters subseries in Series 6. Communication; and Series 7. Programming.
Box-folder 34/5

Racism Meeting, May 30, 1979

Box-folder 34/6

Research Material for Meeting on Political Direction, 1984

Box-folder 34/7

Task Force on Immigrant Issues and Information on S.O.S., 1994

Box-folder 34/8

Study Groups, 1981-1988

Box-folder 34/9

Carmen Vasquez Speeches, 1980-1992

Box-folder 34/10

Conference-Alliance for Cultural Democracy, 1988

Box-folder 34/11-35/4

The Alliance Against Women's Oppression (AAWO)

Box-folder 34/11

The Women's Building's Relations with AAWO: Connection and Background, October 1988

Box-folder 34/12

AAWO Mission Statement and Meeting Minutes, 1988

Box-folder 34/13

Contacts with Women of Other Organizations (U.S.), 1985

Box-folder 34/14-34/15

Contacts International

Box-folder 34/14

Volume 1, 1985

Box-folder 34/15

Volume 2, 1985

Box-folder 34/16

El Salvador Women's Background, 1985-1988

Box-folder 35/1

Nicaragua Women Background (AAWO and Somos Hermanas), 1979-1988

Box-folder 35/2

Honduras Background (AAWO and Somos Hermanas), 1986-1988

Box-folder 35/3

1988,

Box-folder 35/4

Newsletters and Articles, 1983-1987

 

Series: 10:
Current Events Information Files, 1974-1997

Physical Description: 1 box and 15 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains research, clippings, and other materials that San Francisco Women's Building staff and volunteers gathered into volumes. These cover a myriad of topics pertinent to women's lives. They used this research for discussions, positions, study groups, meetings and conferences.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by topic.
Box-folder 35/5

AIDS/HIV, 1986-1995

Box-folder 35/6

All People's Congress, 1981-1982

Box-folder 35/7

Bay Area Professional Women's Organizations Research, n.d.

Box-folder 35/8

The Califia Community, 1979-1983

Box-folder 35/9

California Country Women's Trust, n.d.

Box-folder 35/10

California Outreach Group, 1978

Box-folder 35/11

Child Care, n.d.

Box-folder 35/12

Coalition for Human Rights, 1981-1982

Box-folder 35/13

Collective Organizations Analysis, 1983

Box-folder 35/14

Community Social Work, Study of (Roma), 1986

Box-folder 35/15

Information on Contract on America, 1995

Box-folder 35/16

Documentary Film Catalogs, 1984-1985

Box-folder 35/17

Economic Justice, 1974-1995

Box-folder 35/18

Political Cartoon Harry Britt Campaign, 1979

Box-folder 35/19

Research Planning How To Workshops, n.d.

Box-folder 35/20

International Coalition for Democratic Philippines, n.d.

Box-folder 35/21

Iranian Women Support Demonstration, 1979

Box-folder 35/22

Jewish Feminist Conference , 1982

Box-folder 36/1

Jewish Women's and Palestinian Women's Views on Gulf Crisis Program, 1991

Box-folder 36/2

Lennie's Speech, March 11, 1989

Box-folder 36/3

Issues: Lesbianism, 1976-1997

Box-folder 36/4

Manifesto: We Still Ain't Satisfied, 1990

Box-folder 36/5

Middle East, 1990

Box-folder 36/6

Newsletters Received, 1976-1996

Box-folder 36/7

Nuclear Disarmament, 1977-1987

Box-folder 36/8

Bestsellers: Old Wives Tales, 1990

Box-folder 36/9

ProChoice Coalition, 1980-1987

Box-folder 36/10

Proposition 187 Pamphlets, 1994-1995

Box-folder 36/11

San Francisco Renters' Rebate Committee, January 20,1979

Box-folder 36/12

Sexism, 1975, 1991

Box-folder 36/13

Sexual Assault/Incest, 1976-1985

Box-folder 36/14

Union Wage Education Committee, 1974

Box-folder 36/15

US-Vietnam Friendship Association, 1979

Box-folder 36/16

Weber Case, n.d.

Box-folder 36/17

Welfare Rights, 1995

Box-folder 36/18

Women in South African Struggle, 1987, 1994

Box-folder 36/19

Women's Issues General, 1969, 1979-1989

 

Series: 11:
Fundraising, 1974-2000

Physical Description: 5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series includes various fundraising documents including brochures, evaluation materials, market studies, donors, grants, various fundraising campaigns and events. This series is organized from the general to the specific. It starts with materials pertaining to the administration of fundraising campaigns, procedures for phone banking, mailings, bequests and grants as well as donor information. It then proceeds to large campaigns including the raising of the balloon payment of $412,000 due in 1989, a plan for self sufficiency called "A Room of One's Own," and the capital campaign. Then the series moves to specific projects needing fundraising - earthquake retrofitting, the Girls Leadership Project, and the Audre Lord Room project. Finally the series includes individual fundraising events including the annual Mile-a-thon and the Women's Leadership Reception.

Arrangement

Box 54 contains legal-sized materials.

Access Information

Individual donor information is restricted. All restricted folders have been removed from their original box and placed in a Restricted box. All restrictions are clearly marked by file.
Box-folder 37/1

Who We Are and What We Need: Statements and Brochures, 1986, 1988, 1991

Box-folder 37/2

General Information Research, 1974-1996

Box-folder 37/3-37/7

Pre-Fundraising Information

Box-folder 37/3

Revenue and Expenses, 1994-2000

Box-folder 37/4

Planning and Evaluation, 1977-2000

Box-folder 37/5

Job Descriptions - Personnel and Consultants, 1979-1993

Access Information

Restricted until 2052.
Box-folder 37/6

Market Study, 1981, 1986

Box-folder 37/7

Market Surveys, 1983-1992

Box-folder 37/8

Food Donors, 1985, 1987

Box-folder 37/9

Correspondence, 1978-1993

Box-folder 37/10

Invitations From Other Organizations to Co-sponsor Events, 1978-1989

Box-folder 37/11

Thank You Letters, 1985, n.d.

Box-folder 37/12

Dear Friend Letters, 1978-2000

Box-folder 37/13

Memos, 1978-2000

Box-folder 38/1

Brochures/Return Cards, 1980-2000

Box-folder 38/2

Forms, n.d.

Box-folder 38/3

Mailing Lists, 1978-1986

Box-folder 38/4

Mailing, 1980-1986

Box-folder 38/5

Phone Banking, 1983-2000

Box-folder 38/6

Fund Raising Phone Banking, 1991-2000

Box-folder 38/7-38/9

Donors

Box-folder 38/7

1986

Access Information

Restricted until 2011.
Box-folder 38/8

1983-1996

Access Information

Restricted until 2009.
Box-folder 38/9

Index Cards, 1977-1979

Box-folder 38/10-39/4

Bequests and Grants

Box-folder 38/10

Winifred Cottrell, 1985-1995

Box-folder 38/11

Vanguard 20th Celebration, 1992

Box-folder 38/12

Kaiser, July 18, 1981

Box-folder 38/13

Mary Crocker, December 16, 1982

Box-folder 38/14

California Arts Council Requirements, 1978-1979, 1980

Box-folder 38/15-39/1

Grant Proposals

Box-folder 38/15

1986-1990

Box-folder 39/1

1974, 1979-1982

Box-folder 39/2

Funding Proposal, 1981

Box-folder 39/3

Grants Pending, 1990, n.d.

Box-folder 39/4

Grant Disbursements - Dreyfus Fund Balance, 1980-1981, 1989

Box-folder 39/5

Endorsements, 1980

Box-folder 39/6

Development Presentation, 1999-2000

Box-folder 39/7

Summary of Financial Support, 1979-1988

Box-folder 39/8

Self Sufficiency Plan, 1979-1980

Box-folder 39/9-40/7

Campaigns

Box-folder 39/9

Campaign Returns, 1984

Box-folder 39/10

Major Gift Campaign, 1987

Box-folder 39/11-39/12

Capital Campaign

Box-folder 39/11

Volume 1, 1985-1988

Box-folder 39/12

Volume 2, 1985-1988

Box-folder 39/13

Recapitalization - Barbara Johnson, 1986-1987

Box-folder 39/14-40/3

10th Anniversary

Box-folder 39/14

Budget, 1988-1989

Box-folder 40/1

Campaign Volume 1, 1988-1989

Box-folder 40/2

Campaign Volume 2, 1988-1989

Box-folder 40/3

Donations, 1981, 1990

Access Information

Restricted until 2015.
Box-folder 40/4-40/6

"A Room of One's Own" Capital Campaign

Box-folder 40/4

Ledger, 1989-1991

Box-folder 40/5

1991, 1993, 1994

Box-folder 40/6

1991-1994

Box-folder 40/7

Reinforcing the Dream Campaign, 1997-2000

Box-folder 40/8-41/4

Projects

Access Information

Restricted until .
Box-folder 40/8

Renovations, 1987-1994

Box-folder 40/9

Earthquake Letters to FEMA, 1990

Box-folder 41/1

Project - The Fire, 1980

Box-folder 41/2

The Bombing, n.d.

Box-folder 41/3

Audre Lorde Room Project, 1992-1994

Box-folder 41/4

Girls' Leadership Project, n.d.

Box-folder 41/5-41/26

Individual Events

Box-folder 41/5

Proposed Events, 1985, n.d.

Box-folder 41/6

Several Small Events, 1980, 1990, 1992

Box-folder 41/7

The Human Race, 1988

Box-folder 41/8-41/12

Mile-A-Thon

Box-folder 41/8

Articles in Women's Papers, 1979

Box-folder 41/9

Donating Organizations, 1979

Box-folder 41/10

Participants, 1979

Box-folder 41/11

Participating Organizations, 1978-1980

Box-folder 41/12

Mile-A-Thons / Women's Run in the Park, 1980, 1982-1985, n.d.

Box-folder 41/13

Garage Sale, 1985

Box-folder 41/14

Mother Jones Event, 1993

Box-folder 41/15

Gay Theater Collective Event, n.d.

Box-folder 41/16

Freedom Parade Beverage Booth, 1987

Box-folder 41/17

Folsom Street Fair, 1985

Box-folder 41/18

Virginia Slims Tennis Event, 1987

Box-folder 41/19

Major Gifts Campaign-Major Donors Party, 1987

Box-folder 41/20-41/26

Women's Leadership Luncheon

Box-folder 41/20

1982

Box-folder 54/1

Testimonials, 1982

Box-folder 41/21

2nd Annual, 1983

Box-folder 41/22

1984

Box-folder 41/23

Volume 1, 1985

Box-folder 41/24

Volume 2, 1985

Box-folder 41/25

1986

Box-folder 41/26

1988

 

Series: 12:
Sponsored Projects, 1973-2000

Physical Description: 11 boxes and 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains documents concerning projects sponsored by the San Francisco Women's Building. The mission of the original San Francisco Women's Center (SFWC) included the intention "to be a source of information, technical assistance, and support for existing and emerging women's groups whose purpose are in keeping with those of the SFWC." Over the years the San Francisco Women's Building has sponsored hundreds of such groups sharing their non-profit status, and bulk mailing permit, as well as providing advice, consultants, workshops on development and funding. This series contains vast information on sponsored projects. It reveals the panoply of issues of concern to second wave feminists and the women's groups which were organized to address those issues. Of special note are extensive files of the Action Committee for Abortion Rights (ACAR).

Arrangement

After some general files this series is arranged alphabetically by project.
Box-folder 41/27-41/28

Management,

Box-folder 41/27

1996-1997

Box-folder 41/28

1997-1998

Box-folder 42/1

Lists of Active and Inactive, also Policy, 1978-1999

Box-folder 42/2

Grants to WP Projects from "A Fund of Our Own", n.d.

Box-folder 42/3

Program's Newsletter "Flash in the Pan", 1995-1997

Box-folder 42/4

Not Approved, 1973-1988

Box-folder 42/5

Requests, 1985-1989

Box-folder 42/6

Correspondence Out, 1984-1989

Box-folder 42/7

Memos, 1993, 1995, 1997

Box-folder 42/8

General, 1980-1993

Box-folder 42/9

Abortion Film Project, 1980

Box-folder 42/10-42/11

Alliance Against Women's Oppression (AAWO)

Box-folder 42/10

Grant (see also 34/11-35/40), July 1, 1983-June 30, 1984

Box-folder 42/11

Renter/Tenant, 1982-1988

Box-folder 42/12-44/18

Action Committee for Abortion Rights (ACAR),

Box-folder 42/12

1982-1988

Box-folder 42/13

1982

Box-folder 42/14

Founding, 1982

Box-folder 42/15

Action Plan, July1982

Box-folder 42/16

Plans and Goals, 1983-1984

Box-folder 42/17

San Francisco Women's Center Administration, 1982-1984

Box-folder 42/18

Principles of Unity, n.d.

Box-folder 42/19

Orientation, 1981-1982

Box-folder 42/20

Consultant - Patsy Fulcher, 1983-1984

Box-folder 43/1

One Year Summation and Retreat, 1983

Box-folder 43/2

Membership Dues and General Financial Information, 1982

Box-folder 43/3

Bills Paid, 1982

Box-folder 43/4

Financial Records, 1983

Box-folder 43/5

Financial Records, 1984

Box-folder 43/6

Bills Paid, 1984

Box-folder 43/7

Bank Statements, 1982-1984

Box-folder 43/8

Pledge, 1982

Box-folder 43/9

Grant Proposals, Funding Proposals, 1982-1985

Box-folder 43/10

Grants from MS Foundation, 1983, 1984

Box-folder 43/11

SAC Originals, 1984, 1985

Box-folder 43/12

Pro Choice Correspondence, 1981-1984

Box-folder 43/13

Memo to ACAR, December 10, 1983

Box-folder 43/14

Songs and Chants, n.d.

Box-folder 43/15

Petition, June 1983

Box-folder 43/16

Petition to Restore Abortion Funding, 1984

Box-folder 43/17

Political Action Demonstration, October 1982

Box-folder 43/18

Bernice Reagon, March 31, 1982

Box-folder 43/19

Women's Run in the Park, October 1982

Box-folder 43/20

Postcards, October 1983

Box-folder 43/21

Signature Ad Campaigns 1 and 2, 1983, 1984

Box-folder 43/22

Demonstration, January 1985

Box-folder 43/23

Tabling and Leafleting, 1981-1982

Box-folder 44/1

Emergency Action, April 1982-September 1982

Box-folder 44/2

Schedule of Educationals, 1982

Box-folder 44/3

Lesbian Educational Material, 1981-1982

Box-folder 44/4

Human Life Amendment Educational, 1982

Box-folder 44/5

Family Protection Act Educational, 1981-1983

Box-folder 44/6

Abortion Task Force Papers, 1981

Box-folder 44/7

Depo Provera Educational, n.d.

Box-folder 44/8

Disability Educational, 1982

Box-folder 44/9

Infant Mortality Educational, n.d.

Box-folder 44/10

Minority Women and Medi-Cal Educational, 1984

Box-folder 44/11

Older Women Educational, n.d.

Box-folder 44/12

Racism Educational, September 27, 1982

Box-folder 44/13

Rosie Jimenez Event, 1983-1984

Box-folder 44/14

Sterilization Abuse Educational, n.d.

Box-folder 44/15

Teenagers and Reproductive Rights Educational, n.d.

Box-folder 44/16

Lesbian Task Force, 1982-1983

Box-folder 44/17

Reproductive Rights National Network (R2N2), 1982-1984

Box-folder 44/18

National Campaign for Abortion Funding, 1983-1985

Box-folder 44/19

Ad Hoc Committee for Feminism in Israel, 1982, 1984

Box-folder 44/20

Action Alert for Women, 1985-1986

Box-folder 44/21

Al-Muslima, 1977-1978

Box-folder 44/22

Alcohol Tax Initiative, 1989-1991

Box-folder 44/23

All Age Lesbians, 1977-1979

Box-folder 44/24

Alyssum, 1973-1974

Box-folder 45/1

Amazon Quarterly, 1974

Box-folder 45/2

Ananci (women's school), n.d.

Box-folder 45/3

Artistas Indigena, 1982-1983

Box-folder 45/4

Arts for Peace and Justice, n.d.

Box-folder 45/5

AMES, 1984-1987

Box-folder 45/6

Bay Area Black Women's Health Project, 1990

Box-folder 45/7

Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights, 1989-1991

Box-folder 45/8

Bay Area Women's Philharmonic, 1981-1983

Box-folder 45/9

Berkeley Feminist Institute, 1981-1986

Box-folder 45/10

Berkeley Women's Affirmative Action Union (legal fees for trial of feminists), 1974

Box-folder 45/11

Berkeley Women's Health Collective, n.d.

Box-folder 45/12

Blacks Insuring Their Cultural Home, 1987

Box-folder 45/13

Black Women's Conference, 1979

Box-folder 45/14

Breast Cancer Action, 1990-1991

Box-folder 45/15

Bronze Image Productions, 1987-1988

Box-folder 45/16

California Prostitutes Education Program, 1987-1990

Box-folder 45/17

California Women of Color, 1983-1989

Box-folder 45/18

Casselberry and Dupree to Washington, DC Conference, 1979

Box-folder 45/19

Children's Rights Advocates, 1988-1990

Box-folder 46/1

Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, 1985-1991

Box-folder 46/2

Comment Films, 1984

Box-folder 46/3

Renter: Concillio de Mujeres, 1979-1980

Box-folder 46/4

Country Experience for Young Women, 1978

Box-folder 46/5

Defense Fund, Child Custody- Severin, June-July 1978

Box-folder 46/6

Defense Fund for Barbara Haber (Pending), 1976, 1985

Box-folder 46/7

Disabled March, 1979

Box-folder 46/8

East Bay Women's Coalition, 1983-1987

Box-folder 46/9

Essential Films "About Having an Abortion", 1974-1975

Box-folder 46/10

Everyone's Art Building, 1974-1978

Box-folder 46/11

Eye of the Storm, 1987

Box-folder 46/12

Eagle Bear Productions,

Box-folder 46/13

Fat Lip Readers Theater, 1991

Box-folder 46/14

Feminary, 1984-1986

Box-folder 46/15

Renter: Feminist Media Project, 1979

Box-folder 46/16

Feminist Radio Serial Project, 1977-1978

Box-folder 46/17

Five Trees Press, 1974-1981

Box-folder 46/18

Renter: Four Wheel Drive Productions, 1979-1980

Box-folder 46/19

Funding Feminists, 1978-1980

Box-folder 46/20

Gallery of the Muses, 1979-1980

Box-folder 47/1

Girls Services Network, 1987-1988

Box-folder 47/2

Hag Productions, 1981

Box-folder 47/3

HASHA- Organization for Iranian Lesbians, November 1993

Box-folder 47/4

Helane Aylon, 1980

Box-folder 47/5

Insight Exchange (Women's Film), 1978

Box-folder 47/6

Institute for Musical Arts, 1987-1988

Box-folder 47/7

International Women's Day Project, 1979

Box-folder 47/8

Iranian Women's Independence Group, n.d.

Box-folder 47/9

It's Just A Stage, 1980

Box-folder 47/10-47/11

International Women's Year (IWY)

Box-folder 47/10

Support Coalition, 1977-1978

Box-folder 47/11

Video Project, 1977

Box-folder 47/12

Jeanne Julion Defense Fund, 1977-1979

Box-folder 47/13

Josette Mondanaro Defense Committee, 1977-1978

Box-folder 47/14

La Casa de las Madres (Battered Women), 1976, 1981, n.d.

Box-folder 47/15

LAFA, 1986-1981

Box-folder 47/16

Latina Conexion, 1983

Box-folder 47/17

Lavender Hill Women's Retreat, 1981-1982

Box-folder 47/18

Legal Advocates for Women, 1991

Box-folder 47/19

Lesbian Alternative Family Defense Fund, 1988-1989

Box-folder 47/20

Lesbian and Gay Community Center, 1988

Box-folder 47/21

Lesbian and Gay Mayoral Committee, 1990-1991

Box-folder 47/22

Lesbian and Gay Network Retreat, 1989-1991

Box-folder 47/23

Lesbian Health Information Project, 1979-1980

Box-folder 47/24

Lesbian Insemination Project, 1985-1987

Box-folder 47/25

Lesbian Parenting Project, 1988-1990

Box-folder 47/26

Lesbian Photo Album, 1987-1990

Box-folder 47/27

Lesbians of Color, 1986-1989

Box-folder 48/1

Lesbian Visual Arts, November 1993

Box-folder 48/2

Les Nickelettes: Renter, 1979-1981

Box-folder 48/3

Lilith, 1979-1994

Box-folder 48/4

Lilith Plays, 1975, 1976, 1992, n.d.

Box-folder 48/5

Lisa Kanemoto Photography, 1987-1989

Box-folder 48/6

Lyric, 1993-1994

Box-folder 48/7

Maestros Por La Paz, 1987-1991

Box-folder 48/8

Marxist Studies Series, 1989

Box-folder 48/9

Mastectomy Project, June 1979

Box-folder 48/10

Maternity Network, 1986-1987

Box-folder 48/11

Middle East Cultural and Educational Foundation, 1985-1987

Box-folder 48/12

Mouth of the Wolf Productions, 1986-1987

Box-folder 48/13

National Asian Women's Health Organization; Women of Color Resource Conference; MASPS, 1988-1996

Box-folder 48/14

Nicaragua Center for Community Action (NICCIA), 1988-1991

Box-folder 48/15

Nicaraguan Film Project, August 1988

Box-folder 48/16

Nontraditional Employment for Women, 1975

Box-folder 49/1

Nursing Home Patients' Rights Advocacy Workshop, 1978

Box-folder 49/2

Open Door Shelter, 1979-1989

Box-folder 49/3

ONYX, 1982

Box-folder 49/4

Options for Women Over 40: Renters, 1977-1995

Box-folder 49/5

Out/Inside, 1989-1992

Box-folder 49/6

Passageway, 1987-1988

Box-folder 49/7

Petition Campaign Group, 1983

Box-folder 49/8

Photomythology, 1985-1987

Box-folder 49/9

Proyecto Hermanas, 1990-1991

Box-folder 49/10

Remember Our Sisters Inside (ROSI), 1985-1989

Box-folder 49/11

Rosie Jimenez Coalition, 1982

Box-folder 49/12

Reproductive Rights Access Project (RRAP), 1984-1988

Box-folder 49/13

Rutilated Tourmaline, [DATE]

Box-folder 49/14

Sandbox Café, n.d.

Box-folder 49/15

San Francisco Lesbian Chorus, 1978-1988

Box-folder 49/16

San Francisco School of Self Defense, 1979, n.d.

Box-folder 49/17-50/1

San Francisco Women Against Rape: Renter

Box-folder 49/17

Volume 1, 1974-1987

Box-folder 50/1

Volume 2, 1985-1989

Box-folder 50/2

SEEDS- A Women's Video Project, 1982-1984

Box-folder 50/3

Sharon Kowalski Defense Fund, 1988

Box-folder 50/4

Sistah Boom, November 1993

Box-folder 50/5

Social Service Referral Directory, 1978-1979

Box-folder 50/6-50/15

Somos Hermanas (also see AAWO)

Box-folder 50/6

1984-1990

Box-folder 50/7

Meetings, 1985-1987

Box-folder 50/8

Meetings and Activities, 1988-1989

Box-folder 50/9

Requests for Information, 1989

Box-folder 50/10

Supporters/Members,

Box-folder 50/11

Mailings, 1987-1988, n.d.

Box-folder 50/12

Conference and Dance, 1988

Box-folder 50/13

Film - Mujeres de la Frontera, 1987

Box-folder 50/14

Grants, 1985-1989

Box-folder 50/15

Budget, 1985-1988

Box-folder 51/1

Sonoma County Women's Center, 1980-1981

Box-folder 51/2

Study of Lesbians and Previously Identified Lesbians, 1988-1989

Box-folder 51/3

Swingshift, 1984-1988

Box-folder 51/4

Sybil and Company Theater, 1979-1980

Box-folder 51/5

Telecommunications Project, 1979-1980

Box-folder 51/6

Third World Women's Fund, 1973-1977

Box-folder 51/7

Tribeca Arts, 1987

Box-folder 51/8

29th St. Feminist Community Day Care Center, 1977-1978

Box-folder 51/9

UJAMAA, 1989

Box-folder 51/10

United Communities for Human Rights: Renter, 1984

Box-folder 51/11

VIDA Gallery (also see Program): Renter, 1979-1985

Box-folder 51/12

Voices: Bay Area Lesbian Choral Ensemble, 1988

Box-folder 51/13

Wages for Housework, 1976-1978

Box-folder 51/14

West Coast Women's Video Project, 1976-1977

Box-folder 51/15

Western States Shelter Network, 1979-1988

Box-folder 51/16

WIM Publications, 1985-1988

Box-folder 51/17

Women for a Nuclear Free Future, 1979-1981

Box-folder 51/18

Women in Spiritual Education, 1990

Box-folder 51/19

Women Involved Now, 1982-1987

Box-folder 51/20

Women Over Forty, 1974

Box-folder 51/21

Women of All Red Nations (WARN), 1983-1988

Box-folder 51/22

Women's Alcohol Center, 1991

Box-folder 51/23

Women's Art Center,

Box-folder 52/1-52/2

Women's Cancer Resource Center

Box-folder 52/1

Volume 1, 1986-1991

Box-folder 52/2

Volume 2, 1986-1991

Box-folder 52/3

Women's Committee to Celebrate International Women's Day, 1981

Box-folder 52/4

Women's Computer Literacy Project, 1982-1983

Box-folder 52/5

Women's Connection, November 1, 1978

Box-folder 52/6-52/7

The Women's Foundation Project

Box-folder 52/6-52/7

Volume 1, 1979-1993

Box-folder 52/7

Volume 2, 1982-1987

Box-folder 52/8

Women's Heterosexual Experience Survey, 1981

Box-folder 52/9

Women's Jail Project, 1980-1981

Box-folder 52/10

Women's Mural Collective, 1980

Box-folder 52/11

Women's Mural Film, 1983

Box-folder 52/12

Women's Mural Project (Urban Walls), 1982-1983

Box-folder 52/13

Women's Press Project, 1978

Box-folder 52/14

Women's Prison Coalition, 1976-1978

Box-folder 52/15

Women's Quest, 1984

Box-folder 52/16

Women's Speaker Network: Renter, 1977-1980

Box-folder 52/17

Writing Project, 1985

Box-folder 53/1-53/2

San Francisco Women's Switchboard

Box-folder 53/1-53/2

Volume 1, 1975-1976

Box-folder 53/2

San Francisco Women's Switchboard Volume 2, 1974-1982

 

Series: 13:
Audio/Video/Artifacts/Banners, 1966-1993

Physical Description: 5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series includes videos, banners, audio materials and other artifacts created or kept by the San Francisco Women's Building and staff. There is nothing like seeing and hearing the women of the San Francisco Women's Building in action. These audio and video tapes provide that immediacy. This series is divided into 3 subseries: A. Videos, B. Audio Tapes, and C. Artifacts.
 

Subseries: A:
Videos, 1986-1993

Physical Description: 3 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains video tapes of numerous Women's Building events.
Box-folder 55/1-55/3

International Women's Day

Box-folder 55/1

Afternoon Sessions and Exhibits, March 8, 1986

Box-folder 55/2

International Women's Day 2nd half of evening: ANC Women and Zulu Warriors, March 8, 1986

Box-folder 55/3

International Women's Day and evening: Closing Session, March 8, 1986

Box-folder 55/4

Women's Building: Piano, WAVPM, Options, Kung Fu, n.d.

Box-folder 55/5

Women's Building Lobby: Options Brunch (Promo, Fundraising), n.d.

Box-folder 55/6

Options Brunch, n.d.

Box-folder 56/1

VIDA Promo, n.d.

Box-folder 56/2

The Awakening Foundation and Women's Movement in Taiwan, 1989-1990

Box-folder 56/3

Arts and Crafts Fair at Fort Mason, 1989

Box-folder 56/4

I AM YOUR SISTER: Forging Global Connections Across Differences Conference Opening and Cultural Event, October 5, 1991

Box-folder 56/5

Dialogues with Madwomen by Allie Light: Excerpts From a Rough Cut (21:22), April 2, 1993

Box-folder 56/6

Unidentified Tape, n.d.

Box-folder 57/1

1st Plenary Session, November 19, n.y.

Box-folder 57/2-57/12

4th Plenary Session

Box-folder 57/2-57/9

[8 folders], n.d.

Box-folder 57/10

Sexual Preferences 1, n.d.

Box-folder 57/11

Sexual Preferences Resolution 2, n.d.

Box-folder 57/12

Roving Unit, n.d.

Box-folder 57/13

Lesbian Plank 2nd Camera (rear of Coliseum), n.d.

Box-folder 57/14

Passing of Lesbian Revolution (roving), n.d.

Box-folder 57/15-57/17

Final Plenary Session

Box-folder 57/15

(heads out) Monday, n.d.

Box-folder 57/16

n.d.

Box-folder 57/17

(last tape)/Interview with Millet/Pro-Life Women, n.d.

Box-folder 57/18

Last Impromptu Debate Lobby of Coliseum, n.d.

Box-folder 57/19-57/20

Seneca Falls South Interviews

Box-folder 57/19-57/20

1, November 20, n.y.

Box-folder 57/20

2, November 20, n.y.

Box-folder 57/21

Booths at Convention Center Last Day (only half used), n.d.

 

Subseries: B:
Audio Tapes, 1975-1991

Physical Description: 8 folders

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains audio tapes of San Francisco Women's Building sponsored meetings, and conferences.
Box-folder 58/1

International Women's Day Workshop on Central America, 1987

Box-folder 58/2-58/3

International Women's Day

Box-folder 58/2

Tape 1, March 8, 1991

Box-folder 58/3

Tape 2, March 8, 1991

Box-folder 58/4-58/5

World Women's Forum Nairobi, Kenya KPFA Radio

Box-folder 58/4

Tape 1, July, 1985

Box-folder 58/5

Tape 2, July, 1985

Box-folder 58/6

AAWO Women's Forum Report Back, n.d.

Box-folder 58/7

San Francisco Women's Center's Study Group Money 2, September 26, 1975

Box-folder 58/8

San Francisco Women's Center's History (side A), October 3, 1978

 

Subseries: C:
Artifacts, 1966-1982

Physical Description: 1 box and 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains buttons, plaques (including the building's elevator plate), and banners from a variety of San Francisco Women's Building related events.
Box-folder 58/9

Buttons, n.d.

Box-folder 58/10

Medallions, 1966, 1976

Box-folder 58/11

Small Plaque of Woman carrying Child and Gun, n.d.

Box-folder 58/12

San Francisco Women's Building's Elevator Plate, n.d.

Box-folder 58/13

"A Room of Our Own Capital Campaign SFWC/Women's Building" stamper, n.d.

Box-folder 64/1-64/6

Banners (wrapped up so dates not visible)

Box-folder 64/1

Talking Back, VIDA Gallery Collective, n.d.v.

Box-folder 64/2

Old Wives Tales, n.d.v.

Box-folder 64/3

Out of Many...One, Freedom Day Parade, 1982

Box-folder 64/4

Sisterhood is Powerful, n.d.v.

Box-folder 64/5

A Women's Place is in the Struggle, n.d.v.

Box-folder 64/6

Lilith Women's Theater, n.d.v.

 

Series: 14:
Photographs and Slides, 1960-1994

Physical Description: 4 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains promotional photos of performing artists, candid photos of staff at work and at play, events, murals, and one notable photo of Alice Walker's bare feet.
Many of the photos in this collection were identified by five former founders and staffers of the San Francisco Women's Building who gathered at the GLBT Historical Society for this purpose.
Box-folder 59/1

Early San Francisco Women's Center Staff, 1976

Box-folder 59/2

San Francisco Women's Centers (Pre-Building), 1973, 1978, 1980

Box-folder 59/3

Softball Team, September 30, 1973

Box-folder 59/4

BAFFCU, n.d.

Box-folder 59/5

Women and Violence Conference, 1976

Box-folder 59/6

Pride Parade, 1978

Box-folder 59/7

Abuse Conference, 1980's

Box-folder 59/8

Alice Walker (see separate photo of Alice Walker's feet folder 62/7), n.d.

Box-folder 59/9

Audre Lorde Room Fundraising Project and Picture of Audre Lorde by Tee Corinne (see also file in Fundraising Box), 1994

Box-folder 59/10

After the Break-In (from Charlotte to Roma), 1986

Box-folder 59/11

Cable Car Awards, 1991

Box-folder 59/12

Classes (see separate photos in box 62), n.d.

Box-folder 59/13

Crafts Fair, 1982-1987, 1990

Box-folder 59/14

Demonstrations, 1979, 1989, n.d.

Box-folder 59/15

Events (see separate photos in box 62),

Box-folder 59/16

Event in Dining Room with Roma, Carmen and Sally Gearhart, 1988

Box-folder 59/17

Holly's Birthday Party at Roma's, 1989

Box-folder 59/18

Inside the Women's Building and Out Beautification, 1978, 1982-1989

Box-folder 59/19

International Women's Day, 1984, 1989, 1990

Box-folder 59/20-60/1

Lilith Theater, 1981, n.d.

Box-folder 59/20

1981, n.d.

Box-folder 60/1

1980, 1982, n.d.

Box-folder 60/2-60/3

Lynn Lonidier

Box-folder 60/2

Early Childhood Cello Performances (slides), 1960

Box-folder 60/3

Home Portraits with Children, n.d.

Box-folder 60/4

Mujeres Unidas, n.d.

Box-folder 60/5

Mural (outside), 1983, 1984, 1989

Box-folder 60/6

Mural Room, 1985

Box-folder 60/7

The First Mural by Patricia Rodriguez, n.d.

Box-folder 60/8

Ntozake Shange Event at Mark Hopkins Hotel with Diane Feinstein and Valerie Coleman, 1982

Box-folder 60/9

Options for Women Over Forty Brunch, 1985

Box-folder 60/10

Building Staff, 1973-1985, n.d.

Box-folder 60/11

Possible Staff/Volunteers, n.d.

Box-folder 60/12

Press Photos-Entertainers (possibly at Crafts Fair), 1980's, 1992

Box-folder 60/13

Roma Guy and Pam Hart Bike Ride Across Canada, 1975, 1976, 1979

Box-folder 60/14-61/1

VIDA Gallery

Box-folder 60/14

1980's, n.d.

Box-folder 61/1

Scrapbook, 1981-1983, n.d.

Box-folder 61/2

WAVPM, 1978-1980

Box-folder 61/3

Women's Leadership Reception, 1983, 1985

Box-folder 61/4

Women's Run in the Park, 1982

Box-folder 61/5

Mileathon, 1979

Box-folder 61/6

Hot Flash Event, n.d.

Box-folder 61/7

Not Known, 1982, 1987, n.d.

Box-folder 62/1

Blackberry in Auditorium, 2nd Floor (Childcare Room?) and unidentified, 1979-1980, n.d.

Box-folder 62/2

Photography by Laura Wilensky, 1973

Box-folder 62/3

Lilith Women's Theater, Women's Center/Women's Building and unknown, n.d.

Box-folder 62/4

Women's Building 1st Anniversary, 1980

Box-folder 62/5

Art Work Unknown, n.d.

Box-folder 62/6

Same Event Not at Women's Building (?Women's Center), n.d.

Box-folder 62/7

Alice Walker's Feet for VIDA Gallery, 1980s

 

Series: 15:
Posters, n.d.

Physical Description: 3 boxes and 1 drawer

Scope and Content Note

This series includes posters for various San Francisco Women's Building and other events. These posters are divided by size and then by subject area. They are remarkable for their beauty and artistry as well as for the issues they reveal. Of special note is a large butcher paper hand marked poster which had obviously been on the wall at a meeting in 1976. Titled "Women's Complex, Our Dreams," it includes a planetarium, a radio and TV station KFEM, an underground gym, taxi and bus service for women, repair shop "of everything," a green house, as well as a cafe, childcare center and office meeting and performing space. Some of these ideas were realized and some are not (as yet).
Box-folder 65/1

International Women's Day, n.d.

Box-folder 65/2

Middle East, n.d.

Box-folder 65/3

Africa, n.d.

Box-folder 65/4

Latin America, n.d.

Box-folder 65/5

Native America, n.d.

Box-folder 65/6

Environment, n.d.

Box-folder 65/7

Women's Liberation Around the World, n.d.

Box-folder 65/8

Culture, n.d.

Box-folder 65/9

Events in the Women's Building, n.d.

Box-folder 65/10

Crafts Fair, n.d.

Box-folder 66/1

Events at the Women's Building II, n.d.

Box-folder 66/2

Space Use, n.d.

Box-folder 66/3

Women's Liberation III, n.d.

Box-folder 66/4

Women's Liberation II, n.d.

Box-folder 66/5

Women's Liberation Around the World I, n.d.

Box-folder 66/6

Events at the Women's Building I, n.d.

Box-folder 66/7

Native American, n.d.

Box-folder 67/1

Crafts Fair II, n.d.

Box-folder 67/2

Crafts Fair I, n.d.

Box-folder 67/3

International Women's Day, n.d.

Box-folder 67/4

Social Justice-U.S., n.d.

Box-folder 67/5

Latin America, n.d.

Box-folder 67/6

Environment, n.d.

Box-folder 67/7

Peace, n.d.

Box-folder 67/8

Africa, n.d.

Box-folder 67/9

Middle East, n.d.

Box-folder 67/10

Lilith Theatre Collective, n.d.

Box-folder DrE/3

Miscellaneous Posters and the Hand Drawn Map of the Women's Building's Dreams, n.d.