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Call No.: MC 510
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Joanne M. Donovan
Title: Joanne M. Donovan and Deborah A. Richards Revolutionary Women Collection, 2004
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Brochures, buttons, fliers, speeches and program from the Revolutionary Women Boston 2004 conference.
Joanne M. Donovan was the audiovisual and photograph cataloger at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute. Deborah A. Richards was a manuscript processor at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute. During the Democratic National Convention in Boston in August 2004, they attended the first Revolutionary Women conference, which was held concurrently. Revolutionary Women is a non-profit membership organization which strives to advance the leadership role of women in American society with a distinctive focus on progressive political leadership at the local, state, and federal levels. It was founded by Barbara Lee, a former school teacher and social worker, who is committed to helping women gain and use political power as elected officials, activists, and voters. The conference consisted of workshops ranging from "Women, Labor Organizations and Their Political Influence" to "What's it Really Like to be a Woman in the Senate?" and included speeches by former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright, Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun, Suffolk County (Mass.) Sheriff Andrea Cabral, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm, Revolutionary Women President Barbara Lee, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (California).
The collection consists of the conference program, buttons, magnets, fliers, posters, brochures, bumper stickers, small stickers, and booklets available at booths during the conference and speeches later posted on Revolutionary Women's website. Some of the organizations represented were: Alliance for Justice; Domestic Violence Ended; Girls' Coalition; Human Rights Campaign; NARAL Pro-choice Massachusetts (formerly Mass Choice); National Council of Women's Organizations; National Organization for Women, Massachusetts Chapter; Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts; Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice; The White House Project; Women's Action for New Directions (formerly Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament); Women's Campaign Fund; Women's Voices; and Young Women's Christian Association of USA.