Re: NOW in 60's (fwd)

Fright Wig (
Sun, 21 Apr 1996 22:57:47 -0400

Date: Sat 20 Apr 1996 15:30:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: Fright Wig <>
To: sixties-l@jefferson.village.Virginia.EDU
Subject: Re: NOW in 60's

I would also encourage the person conducting research on NOW in the 1960s
not to rely exclusively on the historical writings about NOW or the
Women's Liberation Movement, especially if they've been written at a
distance by some of the participants. Definitely read them but look at
the original documents, too. Many, many local NOW chapters were very
differnt from the National NOW, as well.

Your library may have the WOMen's Herstory collection on microfilm which
contains newsletters, newspapers, journals, etc., from about the early
1950s through the 1970s. Many local NOW newsletters are contained in
this collection as well as the versions of the national newsletter (which
started in 1968). This collection is valuable, in addition, if you want
to compare some of the writings from NOW and the writings from the
Women's Liberation Movement.

Good luck--

Leah D. Hackleman aka Frightwig O wild wimmin never die... + they just dye their hair