Gloria Steinem Papers 1940 - 2000 [ongoing]

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Gloria Steinem Papers MS 237., 1940 - 2000 [ongoing]

Gloria Steinem Papers 1940 - 2000 [ongoing]

Journalist; feminist; political activist; co-founder, magazine; co-founder, Women's Action Alliance; co-founder, Ms Foundation for Women; and co-founder, National Women's Political Caucus. In addition to providing a complete picture of the life of an important feminist leader, the Gloria Steinem Papers document women at the grassroots level of the feminist movement, whose letters to Steinem demonstrate her role as a symbol of the changes they were experiencing in their own lives. The papers also document Steinem's friendships and work with African-American feminists Shirley Chisholm, Florynce Kennedy and Dorothy Pitman Hughes; lesbian activists Andrea Dworkin and Kate Millett; and labor organizers such as Dolores Huerta and Karen Nussbaum. Material in the collection includes correspondence, writings, speeches, subject files, memorabilia, and photographs. Ms

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