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Finding aid to the Union WAGE (Women's Alliance to Gain Equality) Photograph Collection
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  • Title: Union WAGE (Women's Alliance to Gain Equality) photograph collection
    Date (inclusive): circa 1971-1982
    Creator: Union WAGE (Organization)
    Creator: Cade, Cathy, 1942-
    Extent: 0.80 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
    Collection number: larc.pho.0007
    Accession number: 1986/022
    Repository: Labor Archives and Research Center
    J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
    San Francisco State University
    1630 Holloway Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94132-1722
    (415) 405-5571
    larc@sfsu.edu
    Abstract: Photographs of Union WAGE staff and volunteers participating in various strikes and demonstrations, conferences, meetings, fundraisers, benefits and other events in San Francisco and other places in California (and a few out of state), circa 1971-1982.
    Physical Location: Collection available on site.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English.
    Material Specific Details: The bulk of the materials comprise black and white prints of various sizes. Also includes some negatives and contacts sheets.

    Availability

    Collection is open for research.

    Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Union Women's Alliance to Gain Equality (Union WAGE) Photograph Collection, larc.pho.0007, Labor Archives and Research Center, San Francisco State University.

    Separated Materials

    Photographs were separated from Union WAGE (Women's Alliance to Gain Equality) Records, larc.ms.0004.

    Historical

    Union WAGE (Women's Alliance to Gain Equality) was founded on International Women's Day, March 8, 1971, at an educational conference sponsored by the National Organization for Women (NOW), at the University of California, Berkeley. Union WAGE was a politically non-partisan, non-profit organization for "working women" which included housewives, unemployed, retired, and welfare women. The organization's purpose was to achieve "equal rights, equal pay, and equal opportunity" for working women.

    Scope and Contents

    Photographs of Union WAGE staff and volunteers participating in various strikes and demonstrations, conferences, meetings, fundraisers, benefits and other events in San Francisco and other places in California (and a few out of state), circa 1971-1982, including images of members attending and picketing Industrial Workers Commission (IWC) legislative hearings. Also contains photographs of members producing the organization's newsletter Union WAGE. Includes photographs of Union Wage leader Jean Maddox, newsletter editor Maxine Jenkins, politician Dianne Feinstein, and one photograph of Gloria Steinem supporting No on Proposition L. Most of the photographs were taken by Cathy Cade.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Women -- Political activity -- United States -- Photographs.
    Women's rights -- United States -- Photographs.
    Strikes -- United States -- Photographs.
    Demonstrations -- United States -- Photographs.
    Photographs.
    Negatives.
    Maddox, Jean -- Portraits
    Jenkins, Maxine -- Portraits