The collection is divided into three series: L.A. WOMEN'S LIBERATION CENTER, NOW, and FEW.
The collection was donated by Barbara Smith, a local activist in the women's movement in the 1970s. She was very active in
the L.A. Women's Liberation Center (also known as the Los Angeles Women's Center) where she played a key role in organizing
the Liberation School. Later she was active in the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and with
Federally Employed Women (FEW).
Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for
Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single copies of any
portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be
allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's
director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from
a collection. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies
and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the
physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the
copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles.
The Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged
to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research query prior to making a visit.