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Finding Aid for the Joan Robins papers, 1972-1985
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Box 1, Folder 1

International Women's Year, CA State Meeting 1977 June 16-19

Physical Description: pamphlets; organizational documents; flyers

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains documents from the International Women's Year (IWY) state meeting in California. This includes a pamphlet describing the even, a booklet of resolutions, meeting rules, a report from the CA IWY Nominating Committee, and a flyer entitled, "Stop Phyllis Schlafly."
Box 1, Folder 2

International Women's Year, CA State Meeting - Folder 1977 June 16-19

Physical Description: folder; pin

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains a red folder from the IWY meeting. The folder is empty, save for a pin attached to the inside. The pin displays the logo from the United Nations' Decade for Women.
Box 1, Folder 3

Reproductive Rights - Miscellaneous 1977-1985

Physical Description: essay; flyers; newsclipping; correspondence

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains an essay by Joan Robins, entitled, "Reproductive Rights: Back to Start" (no date). It also includes flyers for five different reproductive rights events (one in Spanish); a news article (photocopy) from the LA Times, entitled, "Terrorists and the Issue of Abortion" (1985 Jan 6); a letter from Joan Robins on behalf of the Coalition for Reproductive Rights (1985 March 20); handwritten notes; and an information sheet on an "Anti-Choice Initiative - A Cynical Ploy."
Box 1, Folder 4

Family Protection Act 1981-1982

Physical Description: Congressional Record; newsclipping; organization documents; pamphlet; press release; flyers

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains information pertaining to the Family Protection Act and Women's Rising, an organization that sought to fight against the FPA. Includes Congressional Record, vol 127 no 92 (1981 June 17); An article from Vogue, entitled, "The New Righteousness - Changing our Laws, Your Life" (1981 Nov); two fact sheets on the FPA from the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Center of Women & Family Law; and an article from New Women's Times. The folder also contains the following documents pertaining to Women Rising: a Unity Statement; Goals and Outcomes of the Women Rising Conference (1982 Feb 21); "What you can do - a 10 point plan;" program from Women Rising Conference (1982 Mar 13); press release; flyers; handwritten notes from meetings and describing the FPA; Women Rising Newsletter (1982 May); and a typed essay on FPA.
Box 1, Folder 5

Women's Liberation and Lesbian Organizing undated

Physical Description: pamphlets; handwritten statements; flyers; correspondence; journal article; newsletters; greeting cards

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains documents related to Women's Liberation, including: pamphlets from the Women's Equity Action League; a handwritten statement on the Equal Rights Amendment; a statement regarding the Women's Liberation Newsletter; a flyer celebrating Susan B. Anthony's Birthday; and a journal article, entitled "The Political Economy of Rape and Prostitution" (1976). The folder also includes a poem, entitled, "Lesbian," by Maria Chardon; a review of an Evan Paxton Comedy written by Joan Robins; a coming out letter submitted to the Ms. editorial staff (three copies, two signed); flyers for lesbian events; two registration forms - one for the Celebration of Female Sexuality (1975 Mrach 8) and the other for a Lesbian Sexuality Group (no date); a fact sheet on gay venereal diseases; an issue of The Lesbian Tide (1975 July-Aug) and an issue of the Capitol Hill Newsletter (1982); lesbian greeting cards (1972); handwritten notes; and a "Sum-up" of IWCD, a coalition of activist organizations.
Box 1, Folder 6

Miscellaneous undated

Physical Description: greeting card; flyers; book; handwritten note; report

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains a greeting card from Joan Robins (1989 November 26); three flyers - a going away dinner for Joan Robins and Denise Wheeler (1991 May 25), an art exhibit (1977 June 16), and the deportation of Salvadorean refugees (no date); a book entitled, "Ten Heavy Facts About Sex;" a handwritten note with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of various organizations; and the "Report to the American People on the Financing of Congressional Election Campaigns" (1977 May).