Valley Women’s Union

Valley Women's Union Records, 1974-1976.

1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 201

The Valley Women’s Union was established in 1974 by members of the Valley Women’s Center, Northampton, Massachusetts, who were committed to political change benefiting women. They were concerned that the Valley Women’s Center had become a static umbrella organization and that many of its formerly vital functions had been absorbed by local social service agencies The VWU sought to unify groups that were working for political change beneficial to women.

Records include newsletters, agendas for meetings, reports, position papers, and mailings.

Historical Note

The Valley Women’s Union was established in 1974 by
members of the Valley Women’s Center, Northampton,
Massachusetts, who were committed to political change
benefiting women. They were concerned that the Valley Women’s
Center had become a static umbrella organization and that
many of its formerly vital functions had been absorbed by
local social service agencies.

The purpose of the new organization was to unify groups
working for political change, and to initiate action intended
to bring about change.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Records include newsletters, agendas for meetings,
reports, position papers, and mailings, 1974-1976.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Valley Women’s Union Records (MS 201). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Acquired from Dale Melcher, 1986.

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Seidman, 1986.


Additional Information

Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Language
English.

Subjects

  • Feminism--Massachusetts--Pioneer Valley--History
  • Feminists--Massachusetts--Pioneer Valley--Political activity--History
  • Social change--Political activity--Massachusetts--Pioneer Valley--History
  • Women--Massachusetts--Pioneer Valley--Political activity --History

Contributors

  • Valley Women's Union (Northampton, Mass.)
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