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Feminist Group and Feminist Alliance records


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

The Feminist Group was founded by Haverford College students in 1983 to increase individual and community awareness of feminist issues and to provide a united feminist voice on campus. The group organized speakers, suggested modifications to the curriculum to better reflect feminist values, and educated its members and others on campus about feminist issues. The group became known as the Feminist Alliance in 1988. As the Feminist Alliance, the group published a literary magazine entitled "The Other Side of Silence" and coordinated Take Back the Night events on campus. The Feminist Alliance was active until the early 2000s.

This collection consists of meeting minutes, organizational materials, publications, and event materials created by Haverford College's Feminist Group and the group's later iteration, the Feminist Alliance, dating from 1983 to 2000.

This collection is arranged chronologically by record type.

The majority of these materials were held by Haverford College's Women*s Center before being transferred to the College Archives in 2017 and 2019.

Processed by Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, completed July 2021.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger
Finding Aid Date
July, 2021
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Feminist Group meeting minutes and organizational materials, 1983-1984.
Box 1
Feminist Group notebook of minutes, 1984-1985.
Box 1
Feminist Group meeting minutes and organizational materials, 1985-1987.
Box 1
Feminist Alliance meeting minutes and organizational materials, 1998-1990 and undated.
Box 1

Feminist Group meeting sexual experience essays, 1987.
Box 1

Feminist Alliance publications, 1988-1992 and undated.
Box 1

Feminist Alliance organizational materials, 1996-2000.
Box 1

Feminist Alliance events, 1999.
Box 1

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