San Rafael, California: Marin Women's Publishing Cooperative/Women's Educational League, 1972-1975. All but the earliest two issues measure 11¾ ” x 8½” (folded twice), opens to 16 ¾” x 11”. Newsprint (first two issues stapled wrappers). 23 issues, all but four have 12-16 pages each. Publication sequence as follows: Volume 1, Nos. 7, 8, 12; Volume 2, Nos. 1-3, 6, 10; Volume III, Nos. 1, 4-11; Volume IV, Nos. 1-3; 3-5 (i.e. 4-6). Generally very good or better with light toning that can be heavier at extremities.
This is a run of a fairly scarce Northern California feminist periodical that ran from 1972 to 1975. It was staffed entirely by women and featured a lot of local, state, national and international feminist news and issues. Semi-regular columns included reviews of literature and other entertainment, sexuality, reports from the National Organization of Women and child rearing. There were also regular contributions of original poetry and short stories.
Two of the earlier issues offered here feature a column by future Congresswoman and Senator, Barbara Boxer, with her takes on local politics as well as women running for office. The recipient of these issues, Joan Dunkel, was also the author of a column seen in several of the earlier issues. A sampling of other articles includes: women strikers in Georgia, abortion laws in France, joys of single parenting, heavy coverage of the Inez Garcia case, Gloria Steinem's talk at the College of Marin, sexuality and much more. The run also documents the work of a number of smaller and/or short-lived women's organizations in the area.
OCLC locates ten institutions with physical holdings of the various titles of the paper over several entries.
An outstanding window into the early 1970's women's movement in Northern California.
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