The Joyce and Leon Nower papers document the formation of the San Diego State University Women's Studies Program and free
speech activism in San Diego late 1960s and early 1970s. The papers traces curriculum development for the women's studies
courses and document the Nower's committment to supporting women's rights and black communities. The files also contain information
about projects advocating the formation of one of the first women's shelter for survivors of domestic violence in San Diego.
The papers are arranged in two series: Series I. Subject Files and Series II. Teaching Materials.
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