Women For: Orange County was founded in
1984 as a chapter of Women For:, the political activist organization based in Los Angeles,
California. The collection is comprised of organizational records, photographs and other
printed items which chronicle the group's activities from 1984 to 1998, including the Great
American Write-In and the Suffrage Day Luncheon.
In 1984, ten liberal, public-spirited Orange County, California women came together to
address the issue of how to be politically effective in conservative Orange County. In an
election year these women were particularly interested in having an impact on the nuclear
arms race, but issues of interest to them also included protection of the environment and
equal rights for women among other concerns.
2.3 Linear Feet
(5 document boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by
the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish,
please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
The collection is open for research.