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Women's Rights Button Collection MSS.2013.07.22
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Related Collections
  • Biographical History
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Women's Rights Button Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2013.07.22
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet 1 Box
    Date (inclusive): 1952-2008
    Abstract: This collection consists of women’s rights buttons (1952-2000) and political buttons collected by feminist activist and historian, Karen Offen. The collection includes buttons that support women’s political campaigns, including Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and Barbara Boxer's senate campaign in the 1990s. Other themes include the commemoration of Women’s History Month, feminism, union activism, the Equal Rights Amendment, and a 1952 button supporting Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential campaign.
    Physical Location: Vault 1, Range 22B, Bay 3

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Women's Rights Button Collection, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Molly Freed. Finding Aid created in the Archivist Toolkit d by Molly Freed. Reviewed and edited by Danelle Moon.

    Related Collections

    Women's Heritage Museum/International Museum of Women Records, MSS-2010-02-18, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt4m3nf2sh/entire_text/

    Biographical History

    Karen Offen received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and she is an independent historian and scholar, affiliated with thee Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. Her area of expertise is on the history of Modern Europe and specifically France and its global influences; Western thought and politics in relationship to family, gender, the status of women, historiography, women’s history, national, regional, global histories of feminism, and comparative history. She has published extensively in these areas and is editor of “Globalizing Feminisms, 1789-1945 (Routledge, 2010).
    In addition, she is the founder and past secretary treasurer of the International Federation for Research for Women’s History, a past president of the Western Association of women Historians, and she has held fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1995-1996), the Rockefeller Foundation (1985-1986), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (1980-1981). She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Museum of Women in San Francisco.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of women’s rights buttons (1952-2000) and political buttons collected by feminist activist and historian, Karen Offen. The collection includes buttons that support women’s political campaigns, including Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and Barbara Boxer's senate campaign in the 1990s. Other themes include the commemoration of Women’s History Month, feminism, union activism, the Equal Rights Amendment, and a 1952 button supporting Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential campaign.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into one series: Series I: Political and Women’s Right’s Buttons, 1952-2008.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Offen, Karen
    California -- Politics and government
    Equal rights amendments -- United States
    Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century