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  • Creator Names Chicago Women's Liberation Union.
  • Title Chicago Women's Liberation Union records [manuscript], 1954, 1967-1978.
  • Physical description
    • 20 linear ft. (48 boxes)
    • sound recordings.
  • Access and usage restrictions
    • Boxes 42 and 43 are closed to researchers.
    • Sound recordings are closed to researchers at this time.
  • Collection summary Correspondence, memos, committee minutes, membership lists, announcements, position papers, newsletters, and topical files of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union, which was formed in 1969 as a radical, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, feminist organization building on a multi-issue women's liberation movement. Committee work included Direct Action for Rights in Employment for equal treatment and wages for women, Abortion Counseling Service for community-based alternative services, and National Outreach to establish communications with other similar organizations throughout the United States. Additional topics include feminism, gender orientation, child care, women's health care, reproductive rights, and women's legal rights, including the Equal Rights Amendment.
  • Acquisition information Donated to the Chicago History Museum by various members of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union, including Chris Rudio (1978) and Estelle Carol (1989).
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory available online.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Chicago Women's Liberation Union photographs (1978.0029); Chicago Women's Graphics Collective posters (1986.0371); the essay: "Something real: Jane and me," by Linnea Johnson; Interviews with former members of Chicago Women's Liberation Union, by Margaret Strobel; the Estelle Carol materials on the Chicago Women's Liberation Union; and publications by Chicago Women's Liberation Union members, cataloged separately.
  • Names
    • Chicago Women's Liberation Union Archives.
    • Carol, Estelle.
  • Subjects
    • Abortion Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Discrimination in employment Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Equal rights amendments United States
    • Feminism Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Lesbians Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Women Illinois Chicago Societies and clubs.
    • Women Political activity Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Women's rights Illinois Chicago 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Politics and government 1951-
    • Illinois Politics and government 20th century.
    • United States Politics and government 20th century.
  • Genre
    • Agendas (administrative records) aat
    • Articles. aat
    • Audiotapes. aat
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Membership lists. aat
    • Minutes. aat
    • Newsletters. aat
    • Pamphlets. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/M-C/CWLU.htm