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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Displaced Homemakers Center Archives
    Date (inclusive): 1976-1981
    Collection number: D-216
    Origination: Displaced Homemakers Center Archives
    Extent: 7 linear feet in 7 archives boxes.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Department.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    The Department of Special Collections received the Displaced Homemakers Center Archives in 1994, several years after the center's direct services were transferred to Peralta Community College.


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the Displaced Homemakers Center Archives. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    Displaced Homemakers Center Archives, D-216, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Scope And Content

    The Displaced Homemakers Center Archives contains material relating to the organization, function, and administration of the Oakland, California center. Types of materials include correspondence, office files, and subject files.
    The archives from the center, the first of its kind in the United States, trace its development from conception through several years of operation. As a whole, the files offer a unique view of early efforts for the recognition of the employment needs of older women. Personal letters from around the country clearly demonstrate the need for the services that the Oakland center provided. Office files illustrate the organization and daily function of the center, while subject files show what issues were of utmost concern to the center and its clients.
    The collection covers the period from 1976 to 1981 when center services and administration were located on the Mills College Campus. Materials from the period after the transfer of direct services to Peralta Community College are lacking.