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Allegheny Feminist (Network News)
- Created by the Pittsburgh Feminist Network in 1976
- Provided a communications medium for feminist activists
- Monthly newsletter of the Slippery Rock Women's Studies Program
- Attempted to connect various feminist news outlets
- Provided lists of feminist publications and how to obtain them
- Newsletter of Bloomer's, a feminist bar in Pittsburgh's Southside
- Reviewed independently published feminist books
- Newsletter of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
- First published in the mid 1970s
Pennsylvania NOW Times
- Official state-level newsletter of the National Organization for Women in Pennsylvania
- Pittsburgh women's newspaper
- Dedicated to Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm, a Pittsburgh native and one of the nation's first female political journalists
- A lifestyle newspaper dedicated to women's empowerment
- Newsletter of the University of Pittsburgh's Women's Studies Program, Women's Center, and Undergraduate Women's Union
- Feminist literary magazine
- First published in 1972
These periodicals are all currently housed within the Special Collections Department in Hillman Library. The Special Collections Department is the general designation for rare books, general manuscripts, and special collections which belong to the University of Pittsburgh. Established in 1966, the collections consists of over 52,000 physical volumes, 560 linear feet of manuscripts and archives, 13,000 photographs, 500,000 theatre programs, and various slides, microfilms, posters, recordings, ephemera, and memorabilia.
See tumblr posts about this collection below.
Mixed Media by
Publication Date: 2004-02-20
Mixed Media is the first book about the feminist press movement which transformed the publishing industry, literary culture and educational curricula during the last quarter of the 20th century. It is both a survey of the movement internationally and a detailed critique of its long-term impact.
Contesting Archives by
Publication Date: 2010-06-09
The contributors of Contesting Archives challenge the assumption that an archive is a neutral, immutable, and a historical repository of information. Instead, these historians view it as a place where decisions are made about whose documents--and therefore whose history--is important. Finding that women's voices and their texts were often obscured or lost altogether, they have developed many new methodologies for creating unique archives and uncovering more evidence by reading documents "against the grain," weaving together many layers of information to reveal complexities and working collectively to reconstruct the lives of women in the past.
In Sisterhood: the Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh©, 1967-1989, is an oral history and multimedia project designed to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of an inspiring aspect of the region’s history and to highlight how progress was achieved through the hard work and determination of a diverse group of local grassroots activists.
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