Below is a list of collections that are a collaborative effort between WGS students and CDS with almost all of the digitization done by WGS students:
Joanne McQueen, as a member of the Butler County (Ohio) chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and co-founder (with Kathy McMahon-Klosterman) of the Miami-Oxford NOW chapter, kept comprehensive scrapbooks (archives) of chapter related events, activities and publications from 1974-present. Joanne also created a mail order business, Fantastic Feminist Enterprises, which she documented extensively in a series of scrapbooks, also included in this collection. Note that some previously published materials are only partially digitized and are intended to serve only as pointers to the physcial collection which will be held at The Smith Library of Regional History, 441 S. Locust Street, Oxford, OH 45056 (513) 523-3035 | fax (513) 523-6661 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The collection began in 1974 with the Butler County (Ohio) chapter of the National Organization for Women. Buttons were used to engage people in conversations and to educate. For example, the 59-cent button when worn, elicited questions about what it meant. It represented that white women earned 59 cents for each dollar that a white male earned in the same job. It was a forerunner of ‘equal pay for equal work” legislation. The t-shirts carried messages and were often worn at marches and protests. Buttons, t-shirts and jewelry were worn to indicate political positions at a glance and to prompt dialogue for education. The collection, donated by Joanne McQueen and Kathy McMahon-Klosterman (founders of the Miami-Oxford chapter of NOW), dates from the 1970’s through the year 2000. The physical collection will be held at The Smith Library of Regional History, 441 S. Locust Street, Oxford, OH 45056 (513) 523-3035 | fax (513) 523-6661| email@example.com
Long time feminist activists and National Organization for Women (NOW) members, Joanne McQueen and Kathy McMahon-Klosterman, each had radio programs on the local NPR station, WMUB (Southwest Ohio). Jo McQueen interviewed local women about their leadership, work or interests on her 53.4% Majority Report. This was the percentage of women in the U.S.A. population at the time.Kathy McMahon-Klosterman produced and hosted the first live call-in show on WMUB, titled Women About Women. She used the NOW Consciousness Raising (CR) guidelines for topics. Kathy had conducted CR groups for years in Oxford and believed that women who were afraid of the label ‘feminist’ and males who thought CR groups were about male bashing, would be better informed and educated by ‘eavesdropping’ on CR discussions. Kathy also had a monthly short show titled, Between the Wires. This was news of importance to women that was not covered on the UPI or AP wires.The physical collection will be held at The Smith Library of Regional History, 441 S. Locust Street, Oxford, OH 45056 (513) 523-3035 | fax (513) 523-6661 | firstname.lastname@example.org
His / Her / Hirstory
A symposium of projects offering intersectional analyses.