Thursday, April 11, 2013

The History Project, part 2

My original intention was to put the lady-stuff here on International Women's Day... and I guess you see how that turned out. Hey, better late than never!

And so, I am finally getting around to posting Part Two of the History Project. Intro to the DEAD AIR History Project (and first installment) is here. (You can click all photos to enlarge.)


Anarcha-Feminist Notes, September 1977, which I believe was published in Madison, Wisconsin.

San Francisco Women's Building Newsletter, March 1981.

From Berkeley 1981, movie poster for "El Salvador: The People Will Win".

Ancient black-and-white photos of my hometown (Columbus, OH) Take Back the Night march, one of those antiquated Second Wave feminist things almost completely lost to posterity. (1983)

Bookmark from Fan the Flames feminist bookstore in Columbus, OH. Since they began in 1974 and this bookmark is celebrating 10 years, it must be from 1984. From Outlook Columbus:

Began in 1974 by six women who each contributed $100 to a book collective, the shop evolved and moved many times over the next 22-and-some years. Fan the Flames grew from the United Christian Center, to the Women’s Action Collective, to the YWCA, and finally to their own space in Clintonville [and the store was then renamed Women's Words]. It may have been the final move that killed them. Moving away from their diverse audience downtown, and adding on to that the burden of renting their own space, proved too much and the advisory board decided to close shop.
The Women's Action Collective was in its own building for awhile, something I can't even imagine now.

Purty Pittsburgh Smoke-In poster, which I framed for my spare room. (1977)

"Freeze It! A citizen's guide to reversing the nuclear arms race"--San Jose, 1983.

Stay tuned for the next installment, sports fans! And I promise it won't be another half-year this time.


D. said...

Take me back, these artifacts...anarcha-feminism! Women's bookstores!

I miss that stuff, and I'd stopped hanging out by 1979.

bryce said...

smoke in poster FTW

D Coles said...

I graduated from Penn Hills in 1986, so I didn't see the women's movement in action. I did enjoy the poster from the Burgh though.