Part 1: Boston Area Second Wave Organizations, 1968-1998, consists of eight of the most active of the Second Wave grassroots organizations:
- Boston Female Liberation, 1968-1974
This collection consists of many of the earliest programmatic documents for the movement, including newsletters, position papers, statements, correspondence, legal documents, fliers, and press releases.
The Boston Area Feminist Coalition
This collection documents the effort to organize women and feminist groups during the period 1981-1983, and especially to organize against the New Right.
Boston Women’s Union, Records, 1973-1976
This collection includes notes, minutes, position papers, project analyses, and newsletters for this Boston Area Socialist-Feminist Organization, related to the Bread and Roses organization.
Women’s Educational Center
The collection documents the growth of the Feminist women’s empowerment movement, in the Boston area and across the country.
Women’s School (Cambridge, MA) Records
The school, founded in 1971, was as an alternative source of feminist education, and its ideologies were based on socialist feminism
Abortion Action Coalition 1970-1982
Documents the founding and development of the Coalition and provides insight into the challenges women faced as federal and state legislators tried to curtail abortion rights.
Women Against Violence Against Women Records, 1972-1985
The Boston chapter of Women Against Violence Against Women was founded in 1977 in response to a billboard advertisement for "Black and Blue" by the Rolling Stones.
Massachusetts Coalition of Battered Women Service Groups, Records, 1979-1981
This collection documents the Boston area efforts to provide shelter, counseling, and referrals to women and children victimized by domestic violence.