Scope and Contents
Title: Union WAGE (Women's Alliance to Gain Equality) photograph collection
Date (inclusive): circa 1971-1982
Union WAGE (Organization)
Cade, Cathy, 1942-
0.80 Cubic Feet
Collection number: larc.pho.0007
Accession number: 1986/022
Labor Archives and Research Center
J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132-1722
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 represented in the collection:
Material Specific Details: The bulk of the materials comprise black and white prints of various sizes. Also includes some negatives and contacts sheets.
Collection is open for research.
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.
[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.
Photographs were separated from Union WAGE (Women's Alliance to Gain Equality) Records, larc.ms.0004.
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.
Maddox, Jean -- Portraits
Jenkins, Maxine -- Portraits