Third Wave Foundation records, 1992-2017

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Summary

Creator:
Third Wave Foundation
Abstract:
Feminist activist organization that works nationally to support young women and transgender youth. Collection includes administrative files, fundraising materials, grant partner information, photographs, clippings, and conference materials. Also includes restricted electronic information. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
Extent:
3.5 Linear Feet
Language:
Material in English
Collection ID:
RL.01288

Background

Scope and content:

Collection includes some administrative files, grant materials, research, fundraising, and conference files from the duration of Third Wave's existence, with the majority of files dating 1997-2006. Also includes photographs and clippings collected by Third Wave documenting various events and activities. Some materials are restricted, including board meeting minutes, electronic records, and audiovisual tapes. Please contact Research Services before visiting the library to use this collection.

Biographical / historical:

Third Wave Foundation is a feminist, activist foundation that works nationally to support young women and transgender youth ages 15 to 30. Through strategic grantmaking, leadership development, and philanthropic advocacy, Third Wave supports groups and individuals working towards gender, racial, economic, and social justice. Currently, Third Wave's grantmaking is focused on their Reproductive Health and Justice Initiative, where grants are given to organizations that work toward reproductive justice. Until 2011, Third Wave also operated an Emergency Abortion Fund, designed to assist young people lacking in funds to access an abortion procedure. Lastly, Third Wave was instrumental in the formation of the Reproductive Justice Network, a coalition of organizations that joined together in 2006 to coordinate efforts to work for reproductive justice. Third Wave Foundation continues to be involved in the Reproductive Justice Network as one of the many ways it contributes to building the youth feminist movement.

Acquisition information:
The Third Wave Foundation Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 2011, 2016, and 2022.
Processing information:

Processed by Kelly Wooten, Kate Collins, Lillie Carroll, and Meghan Lyon, December 2011

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, December 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2011-0164, 2016-0117, 2022-0170.

Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Updated by Tracy M. Jackson, December 2022.

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Subjects

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Subjects:
Women's rights
Feminism
Social justice -- United States
Young adults
Transgender youth
Reproductive rights -- United States
Names:
Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
Third Wave Foundation

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[Identification of item], Third Wave Foundation Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.