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Finding Aid to the Joyce Maupin Papers
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Consists of the personal papers of Joyce (Cowley) Maupin, including pamphlets and articles written by Joyce Cowley; correspondence, biographical materials, photographs and files. Also includes an oral history transcript on World War II, and issue of Broomstick: a periodical by, for and about Women over 40, and two stapled pamphlets of cartoons by Bulbul.
Joyce (Crowley) Maupin (1921-1998) was a labor activist and one time member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). She ran for Mayor in New York City under the SWP ticket in 1957 and later moved to California where she became involved in various labor organizations. Maupin held a clerical position with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Local 10 and was active in the Office and Professional Employees Union (OPEU), Local 29. In 1971, Maupin, along with Jean Maddox, Anne Draper and other Bay Area activists formed Union WAGE (Women's Alliance to Gain Equality). Union WAGE’s mission was to bring a feminist perspective to the labor movement and working class perspective to the feminist movement. The organization lobbied to expand protective labor legislation for women to all workers and produced the newspaper Union Wage. After Union Wage disbanded in 1982, Maupin focused on domestic workers, helping to found the Household Workers' Rights Project and assisting the early organizing efforts of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 616.
0.5 cubic ft. (1 box)
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Collection is open for research.