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Joan Robins papers, 1972-1991 LSC.1952
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Box 1, Folder 1

Women's Liberation and Lesbian Organizing circa 1972 - 1982

General Physical Description note: pamphlets; handwritten statements; flyers; correspondence; journal article; newsletters; greeting cards

Scope and Contents note

This folder contains documents related to Women's Liberation, including: pamphlets from the Women's Equity Action League, a handwritten statement on the Equal Rights Amendment, a statement regarding the Women's Liberation Newsletter, a flyer celebrating Susan B. Anthony's Birthday, and a journal article entitled "The Political Economy of Rape and Prostitution" (1976). The folder also includes a poem entitled "Lesbian," by Maria Chardon, a review of an Evan Paxton Comedy written by Joan Robins, a coming out letter submitted to the Ms. editorial staff (three copies, two signed), flyers for lesbian events, two registration forms - one for the Celebration of Female Sexuality (1975 March 8) and the other for a Lesbian Sexuality Group (no date), a fact sheet on gay venereal diseases, an issue of The Lesbian Tide (1975 July-Aug) and an issue of the Capitol Hill Newsletter (1982), lesbian greeting cards (1972), handwritten notes, and a "Sum-up" of IWCD, a coalition of activist organizations.
Box 1, Folder 2

International Women's Year, California State Meeting 1977 June 16-19

General Physical Description note: pamphlets; organizational documents; flyers

Scope and Contents note

This folder contains documents from the International Women's Year (IWY) state meeting in California. This includes a pamphlet describing the event, a booklet of resolutions, meeting rules, a report from the CA IWY Nominating Committee, and a flyer entitled "Stop Phyllis Schlafly." Also contains photocopies of a red folder from the IWY meeting and a pin that was attached to the folder. The pin displays the logo from the United Nations' Decade for Women.
Box 1, Folder 3

Assorted materials 1977 May - 1991 May

General Physical Description note: greeting card; flyers; book; handwritten note; report

Scope and Contents note

This folder contains a greeting card from Joan Robins (1989 November 26); three flyers - a going away dinner for Joan Robins and Denise Wheeler (1991 May 25), an art exhibit (1977 June 16), and the deportation of Salvadorean refugees (no date); a book entitled, "Ten Heavy Facts About Sex;" a handwritten note with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of various organizations; and the "Report to the American People on the Financing of Congressional Election Campaigns" (1977 May).
Box 1, Folder 4

Reproductive rights 1978 August 15 - 1985 July

General Physical Description note: essay; flyers; newsclipping; correspondence

Scope and Contents note

This folder contains an essay by Joan Robins entitled "Reproductive Rights: Back to Start" (no date). It also includes flyers for five different reproductive rights events (one in Spanish), a news article (photocopy) from the Los Angeles Times entitled "Terrorists and the Issue of Abortion" (1985 Jan 6), a letter from Joan Robins on behalf of the Coalition for Reproductive Rights (1985 March 20), handwritten notes, and an information sheet on an "Anti-Choice Initiative - A Cynical Ploy."
Box 1, Folder 5

Family Protection Act 1981 June 17 -1982 March 13

General Physical Description note: Congressional Record; newsclipping; organization documents; pamphlet; press release; flyers

Scope and Contents note

This folder contains information pertaining to the Family Protection Act (FPA) and Women's Rising, an organization that sought to fight against the FPA. Includes Congressional Record, vol 127 no 92 (1981 June 17), an article from Vogue entitled "The New Righteousness - Changing our Laws, Your Life" (1981 Nov), two fact sheets on the FPA from the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Center of Women and Family Law, and an article from New Women's Times. After this material are the following documents pertaining to Women Rising: a Unity Statement, Goals and Outcomes of the Women Rising Conference (1982 Feb 21), "What you can do - a 10 point plan," program from Women Rising Conference (1982 Mar 13), press release, flyers, handwritten notes from meetings describing the FPA, Women Rising Newsletter (1982 May), and a typed essay on FPA.