Veteran Feminists of America records, 1971-2017
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- Veteran Feminists of America
- Veteran Feminists of America (VFA) is a nonprofit organization for veterans of the Second Wave of the feminist movement. It was founded by Jacqueline Ceballos and held its first feminist reunion in 1993. The organization sponsors reunions, programs, and publications honoring feminists throughout the United States. The collection includes administrative files, board minutes, program and reunion materials, obituaries, correspondence, financial information, newsletters, and photographs. Acquired by the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
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- Materials in English.
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The collection (2008-0286) includes administrative files, program and reunion materials, obituaries, correspondence, financial information, newsletters, periodicals, and photographs relating to the activities and programs of the Veteran Feminists of America. Special media formats include DVDs, floppy disks, and CDs, some of which have been withdrawn for electronic preservation. There are also medals and other ephemera. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
The addition (2008-0254) (64 items; 1.2 lin. ft.) consists of DVDs of VFA events and interviews.
The addition (2009-0131) (900 items; 1.8 lin. ft., dated 2001-2008) consists of board minutes, administrative materials, program files, some correspondence, and publicity. Program files include reunions, special presentations, conferences on feminist history and issues, and other educational and commemorative events. In particular, the accession includes materials from the Salute to Feminist Lawyers event put on in June 2008 at the Harvard Club in New York.
The addition (2010-0097) (300 items; 0.6 lin. ft., dated 2005-2010) includes miscellaneous newsletters, dated 2005-2008; board meeting minutes from 2007; event and program files from a 2009 Pompano Beach, FL awards gala and a Dallas conference entitled The Gender Agenda: Beyond Borders, held March 2010. The Dallas event files include copies of materials on 22 honorees, as well as the program text and other promotional materials. Other topics in this accession include website initiatives and the Feminists Who Changed America book launch.
The addition (2010-0128) (150 items; 0.6 lin. ft., dated 2009-2010) includes materials submitted by honorees at the "The Gender Agenda: Beyond Borders" conference held by the VFA in Dallas. Materials include information forms, resumes, essays, and other miscellaneous biographies.
The addition (2012-0083) (4 items; 0.1 lin. ft., dated 2006, 2009) includes a program from the Tribute to Helen Reddy event (2006) and two copies of an associated commerically-available music compact disc by Sandy Rapp; along with the souvenir program from the VFA salute to feminist lawyers (2009).
The addition (2015-0069) (1800 items; 3.0 lin. ft., dated 2011-2014) consists of event information, program and administrative files relating to the activities of the Veteran Feminists of America. Special media formats include DVDs of event programming, including the Kate Millett festival (2012), and Labor and the Women's Movement (2014).
The addition (2017-0058) (.2 lin. ft., dated 2002-2017) consists of program and administrative files related to the operation of the Veteran Feminists of America. Special media includes two DVDs; one is of the Harvard Club Luncheon (2014) and the other is of the Veteran Feminist Association South Florida Luncheon (2009).
The addition (2017-0139) (.2 lin. ft., dated 2007-2017 consists of administrative and program files related to the activities of the Veteran Feminists of America.
Accessions 2023-0071 and 2023-0185 include materials related to the Equal Pay and Job Opportunities conference, Unfinished Business of the Women's Movement conference, Empowering Women/A Tale of Two Generations conference, and VFA board materials and correspondence. It also includes several DVDs of conference programs and other topics.
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Veteran Feminists of America (VFA) is a nonprofit organization for veterans of the Second Wave of the feminist movement. It was founded by Jacqueline Ceballos and held its first feminist reunion in 1993. The organization sponsors reunions, programs, and publications honoring feminists throughout the United States.
- Acquisition information:
- The Veteran Feminists of America records were received as a purchase in 2008, a gift from 2009-2021, a gift from Mary-Ann Lupa in 2018, and a gift from Bonnie Howard in 2023.
- Processing information:
Collection is unprocessed; cataloged from accession records.
Encoded by: Meghan Lyon
Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2008-0286, 2008-0254, 2009-0131, 2010-0097, 2010-0128, 2012-0083, 2015-0069, 2017-0058, 2017-0139, 2021-0110, 2021-0135, 2023-0071, 2023-0185.
Finding aid updated with new accessions in 2018 by Michelle Runyon.
Updated by Leah Tams, January 2022.
Accessions 2023-0071 and 2023-0185 added by Tracy M. Jackson, September 2023.
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