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Title:Women's Action Coalition (Boston, Mass.) records
Dates:1992-1997
Call Number:M60
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1. Action Files, 1992-1996
Volume:0.85 cubic ft.
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Alphabetical
Summary:

This series documents the Boston Women's Action Coalition's direct actions. Records show Boston Women's Action Coalition members participating in marches and rallies, creating and pasting posters and stickers in public areas to advance their positions, and staging protests, counter- presences, and theatrical performances. Documentation includes narrative summaries of each direct action, clippings, stickers, publicity, posters, photographs, and a videotape.
BoxTitleDate
Abortion Access at Malden Hospital
1Summary, Scripts and Publicity1995
FF4/D5Placards1995
1Art show Photographs1996
1Body Image at the Mall1994
1Body Image Brochureca. 1994
1Bosnia March1993
Boston Gay Pride March
1Summary, Photographs, Publicity and Stickers1993-1996
FF4/D5Placardsca. 1993-1996
1Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade Counter-Presence1994
1Breast Cancer Newspaper Stuffing1994
1Brighton Police Action1993
1Bushwacked – "Stand Up and Scream!"1992
1Deck the Gap1995
1Economic Insecurity Rat Race1996
1Fingerprint This1995
1Framingham 8 (includes photographs)1993
1John Salvi Trial1996
Judgewatch
1Summary, Publicity, Questionnaires and Background Information1993-1995
FF4/D5Placardsca. 1993-1995
1Labor Day Action1993
1Make Sexism History1994
1Makeup Installation1993
1March on Washington (includes photographs)1993
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition March
1Summary and Photographs1993
FF4/D5Placards1993
Memorial Day Parade
1Summary and Publicity1993
FF4/D9Placards1993
1Montreal Massacre1992-1993
1New Freedom Trail1992
Operation Retaliation
1Summary, Publicity, Photographs and Correspondence1993-1995
FF4/D5Placardsca. 1993-1995
1Promote Masturbation1995
1Remember our Sisters1993
1Rubbing Up Against the Law
1Summary and Photographs1996
3Closet Porn Cassette Tape1996
FF4/D9Placard1996
1 Sheros (includes photographs)1993-1995
1Shopping Actionca. 1994
State House Action
1Summary, Photographs, Publicity and Stickers1995
FF4/D5Placard1995
3Superbowl Sunday1993-1994
1Taking Space: Women Building Activism1994
1Teens and Sex1994
1Transaction1992
1Trophy Caseca. 1993-1994
1Valentine's Day1995
3Welfare vs. Wealthfare Game Sheets1995
1Whitburn Poster Wheatpasting1995
1Women's Community Cancer Project Demonstration1993
1Women's Memorial Day (includes photographs)1994
Workfare
1Summary, Publicity and Stickers1993
FF4/D9Placards1993
1World AIDS Day1993
3Videotape of Actions and News Coverage1992-1995
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2. Subject Files, 1992-1997
Volume:0.4 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical
Summary:

This series documents the organization and administration of the Boston Women's Action Coalition. Meeting agendas (1992-1996) and minutes (1994-1996) provide evidence of members' discussions, the motivations and preparations for the direct actions, and other social and fund-raising activities. Promotional materials reveal how the Boston Women's Action Coalition articulated its mission and positions on issues for both its members and the general public. These records include new member packets, publications, brochures, and stickers. Clippings describe the Boston Women's Action Coalition's more visible actions and show varied public perspectives and reactions to the group's methods. Documentation concerning the founding of the group is sparse.
BoxTitleDate
2Anthology Submission1996-1997
2Archivesca. 1996-1997
2Calendar1994
Clippings
3Boston Women's Action Coalition1992-1996
3General Women's Action Coalition1992
2Correspondence1995-1996
2Meeting Agendas and Minutes (10 folders)1992-1996
2Meeting Format Guidelinesca. 1992-1996
2Men in Supporting Roles Proposal1993
2New Member Packetca. 1992-1995
2Phone Tree and the Women's Action Coalition Lineca. 1992-1996
3Pins and Stampca. 1992-1996
2Promotional Materialsca. 1992-1996
2Retreat Photographs1994-1995
2T-Shirtn.d.
2Third Anniversary Photographs1995
2Women's Action Coalition Stats: The Facts About Women1992-1993
2Yard Salesca. 1992-1996
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