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Feminist Movements, 1880s to the Present

Guide to primary sources documenting feminist movements at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture in the Rubenstein Library.

Third Wave Archival Collections

Bitch Records, 1996-2008bitchmagazine
Semiannual feminist magazine, edited and published by Lisa Jervis in San Francisco, Calif., beginning in 1996. Chiefly production records for magazine issues including drafts and edited copy for articles, page layouts, and color proofs. Includes editorial correspondence; research files; promotional and subscription material; microcassette and audiocassette tapes containing interviews with people featured in the magazine, radio interviews with Jervis, and roundtable discussions among staff; budget and accounting information. Issues of Bitch are also held at Duke.

Bust Records, 1993-2007bust
Originally a photocopied zine founded in 1993, now an influential third-wave feminist magazine. Collection documents behind-the-scenes work. Materials include a complete run of the magazine; layouts and copy editing material of early and later issues; biographies of contributors; article submissions; column material; advertisement documentation; correspondence; press coverage of Bust; promotional Bust material; material related to the publication and promotion of the book The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order; and a variety of graphic items including photographs, drawings, slides, and prints. Issues of Bust are also held at Duke.

Paula Kamen Papers, 1971-2006
Author, journalist, feminist scholar, and playwright; one of the first to describe the third wave of feminism. Research files, clippings, manuscripts, correspondence, publicity materials, recorded interviews and transcripts.

Donnamarie Mazzola Papers
Feminist activist focused on issues of domestic and sexual violence against women in Philadelphia in the 1980s-90s.

Rock Against Sexism Records, 1981-1994
Formed in Boston, Mass., in the early 1980s as an activist group involved with the local music and arts scene. Rock Against Sexism (RAS) followed in the DIY tradition of punk music and subculture, producing its own zine, organizing direct action protests, and putting on shows in local venues. RAS prefigured the riot grrrl movement, giving women more access to punk subculture. Also includes administrative information and printed material relating to the zine, Rock Against Sexism as a group, and the punk bands the group promoted.

Sisterhood is Global Institute Records, 1979-2003
International feminist NGO founded in 1984 by Robin Morgan and Simone de Beauvoir. Files relating to the organization's conferences and international advocacy work. 113.7 linear ft.

Third Wave Foundation Records, 1992-2012
Third Wave Foundation is a feminist, activist foundation that works nationally to support young women and transgender youth ages 15 to 30. Through strategic grantmaking, leadership development, and philanthropic advocacy, Third Wave supports groups and individuals working towards gender, racial, economic, and social justice. Currently, Third Wave's grantmaking is focused on their Reproductive Health and Justice Initiative, where grants are given to organizations that work toward reproductive justice.