The Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) Collection is a mixture of papers and organizational records, publications,
ephemera and audio-visual materials collected by organization member Dani Adams (national office in Los Angeles). Of particular
interest are the internal memos and complete run of national newsletters produced by the Los Angeles Chapter for national
chapter distribution and slides and scripts from the WAVAW slide show, the presentation that chapter members showed to audiences
nationwide. There is also extensive coverage of WAVAW's actions against the film "Snuff" and the Rolling Stones' "Black and
Blue" advertising campaign and national boycott of Warner Communications, Inc. (WCI).
Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW), a feminist activist organization, was founded in 1976 in Los Angeles by anti-pornography
activist Marcia Womongold. The Los Angeles chapter of WAVAW was formed out of an ad hoc coalition of feminist groups who joined
forces to protest a film called "Snuff" and the advertising campaign for the Rolling Stones album, "Black and Blue."
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