Guide to the Joan Ariel Files on Women's Political Activism MS.R.111

Processed by Jayme Hall; machine-readable finding aid created by Cyndi Shein
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
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University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
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Title: Joan Ariel files on women's political activism
Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.111
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet (1 box)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1971-1976
Date (inclusive): 1970-1992 and undated
Abstract: This collection documents Joan Ariel's interests in women's political activism, particularly in Orange County, California. It includes newsletters, press releases, and other printed ephemera from the following organizations: Know, Inc. (Pittsburg, PA); Los Angeles Women's Center; N.O.W.; National Women's Political Caucus, and Women's Coalition of Orange County. Ephemera, clippings, and other records documenting political activity in response to Proposition 6 and the Equal Rights Amendment are also included.
Creator: Ariel, Joan

Access

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Preferred Citation

Joan Ariel files on women's political activism. MS-R111. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
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Acquisition Information

Gift of Joan Ariel, 2003.

Processing History

Processed by Jayme Hall, 2008.

Biography

Joan Ariel was a long-time staff member at the University of California (UC), active for nearly 20 years as the Women's Studies librarian at UC Irvine (UCI). Ariel also served as an instructor and the academic coordinator of Women's Studies. She was a key player in numerous UCI campus organizations and programs relating to lesbian and gay issues. She also authored the book Building Women's Studies Collections: A Resource Guide (1987). Ariel was the co-founder and first chair of the Women's Studies Section (WSS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and received the ACRL WSS Career Achievement Award in 2002. Before retiring in early 2006, she served as the shared print planning manager for UC Systemwide Library Planning in the UC Office of the President.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection documents Joan Ariel's interests in women's political activism, particularly in Orange County, California. It includes newsletters, press releases, and other printed ephemera from the following organizations: Know, Inc. (Pittsburg, PA); Los Angeles Women's Center; N.O.W.; National Women's Political Caucus, and Women's Coalition of Orange County. Ephemera, clippings, and other records documenting political activity in response to Proposition 6 and the Equal Rights Amendment are also included.

Collection Arrangement

Files 1 through 8 are arranged alphabetically by organization. Files 9 and 10 are arranged alphabetically by legislation title.

Related Collections

Related materials can be found in the following collections:

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Know, Inc..
Los Angeles Women's Center
National Education Association of the United States.
National Organization for Women..
National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.).
Women's Coalition of Orange County (Calif.).
Feminism -- United States -- 20th century.
Political participation -- Women -- California -- Orange County -- History -- Sources
Women -- Political activity -- California -- Orange County -- Archives
Women's rights -- United States--20th century

Box 1, Folder 1

Know, Inc., Women's Free Press (Pittsburg, PA) press releases 1971-1973

Box 1, Folder 2

Los Angeles Women's Center newsletters and list of women's groups 1970-1972

Box 1, Folder 3

National Education Association, U.S. Department of Commerce publication and newsletter 1973-1975

Box 1, Folder 4

National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) newsletters and speech 1972-1976

 

National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC)

Box 1, Folder 5

National newsletters 1971-1976

Box 1, Folder 6

SoCal section and OC chapter newsletters 1973-1976

Box 1, Folder 7

Win With Women program newsletters 1974

Box 1, Folder 8

Women's Coalition of Orange County brochure and printed ephemera 1992, undated

Box 1, Folder 9

Equal Rights Amendment publications, notes, and other material 1981-1982 and undated

Box 1, Folder 10

Proposition 6 ephemera and clippings 1978 and undated