Guide to the California Women's March posters and ephemera

Finding Aid Authors: Sutro Library staff.
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Guide to the California Women's March posters and ephemera 2018

Sutro Library, California State Library

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: California Women's March posters and ephemera
Dates: 2018
Bulk Dates: 2018
Identification: M000015
Creator: Sutro Library Staff
Repository: Sutro Library, California State Library
1630 Holloway Avenue
5th floor
San Francisco, CA, 94132-4030
URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/about/sutro_main.html
Email: sutro@library.ca.gov
Phone: 415-469-6100

Administrative History:

This artificial collection was created by Sutro Library staff as a supplment to the 2017 Women's March collection the Library holds. The posters and items in this collection were strategically selected at the San Jose March based on how strong the poster's language or imagery related to the events that occurred during President Donald J. Trump's first year in office. Using this as criteria, the 2018 posters differ from the 2017 posters and can show either the new issues that were on the protester's minds or the progression of thought on a certain issue.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information:

Sutro Library staff attended the San Jose Women's March and asked poster creators to donate their signs.

Processing Information:

This artifical collection was processed by Sutro Library staff in Feb. 2018.

Conditions Governing Use:

Property rights reside with the repository. Any applicable literary rights might reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please email sutro@library.ca.gov .

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research. Please page materials three business days in advance of your visit by email: sutro@library.ca.gov .

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] 2018 Womens March Posters and Ephemera, M000014, Sutro Library, California State Library, San Francisco, Calif.

Arrangement of Materials:

There is no formal arrangement of the materials.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains posters and small ephemeral items primarily from the San Jose, California Womens March held on January 20, 2018. One folder of ephemeral items from the Orange County Women's March held the same day is included.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1

Posters from the 2018 Womens March held in San Jose, California.

Scope and Contents

Posters mention the following subjects: #Time's Up #MeToo Protect TPS [Temporary Protected Status] for Salvadorans The Future is Single Payer #SB-562 [The Healthy California Act] Shithole No KKK [Klu Klux Klan] DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] "Bigger Button" [Referring to President Trump's tweet boasting he had a bigger nuclear button than North Korea] Puerto Rico is US [Referring to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria on Hurricane Maria on December 22, 2017 and how the island still had no electric power on the day of the March] "Rockabilly" depiction of Rosie the Riveter with tattoos and nose piercings. Two "ally" safety pins mentioning @MeToo