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83-M121--85-M197

Osterud, Nancy Grey, 1948- . Papers of Nancy Grey Osterud, 1969-1975: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: 83-M121--85-M197
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Nancy Grey Osterud, 1948-
Title: Papers of Nancy Grey Osterud, 1969-1975
Date(s): 1969-1975
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box) plus 1 folio folder+)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Pamphlets, newsletters, minutes, etc., of Nancy Grey Osterud, feminist activist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 83-M121, 85-M197
Most of these papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Nancy Grey Osterud in May 1983.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: March 1989
By: Jane S. Knowles

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Nancy Grey Osterud is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Nancy Grey Osterud Papers, 1969-1975; item description, dates. 83-M121--85-M197, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

SEPARATION RECORD

The following item has been removed from the collection and transferred to the library's book division in September 1985:

BIOGRAPHY

Nancy Grey Osterud was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 15, 1948, the daughter of Kenneth Leland and Dorothy Wellington Osterud; she graduated from Radcliffe College in 1971. She was a member of the Boston women's collective Bread and Roses, Harvard-Radcliffe Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and the November Action Coalition, which protested on campus against United States action in Vietnam. She spent the summer of 1970 in Seattle, organizing the Anna Louise Strong Brigade (a federation of women's groups) and a regional women's conference in Eugene, Oregon. In 1972-1973 she visited Berkeley, California, and participated in the formation of the Bay Area Women's Union. In 1974 she was involved in the New American Movement and in 1975, while attending graduate school at Brown University, was active in the Socialist Feminist Caucus of Women of Brown United.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection consists of position statements, pamphlets, notes, speeches, and poems by members of Bread and Roses, containing socialist feminist critiques of women's oppression and agendas for social change. Goals of the movement included legalized abortion, day care, self defense, non-sexist health care, liberation from inequality in the work place and in the family - in sum, a structural transformation of society.
Also included are notes about the sit-in at Harvard's Center for International Affairs (temporarily restricted) and materials about anti-Vietnam war protests: the November Action Coalition, 1969, and the National Student Strike Rally, May 1970. There are declarations of women's solidarity with the oppressed and victimized people of the Third World, and denunciations of sexism within Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Also included are Nancy Grey Osterud's study materials, articles, and leaflets concerning the women's liberation movement in Seattle, Berkeley, Minneapolis, and Providence, and her Harvard honors thesis. The papers have been arranged chronologically using information from Osterud's annotated and dated list of materials. Osterud's reference numbers have been added to each item to facilitate retrieval.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Demonstrations--Massachusetts--Cambridge
Feminism--United States
Feminism--California--Berkeley
Feminism--Massachusetts--Cambridge
Feminism--Washington (State)--Seattle
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
Women and socialism
Anna Louise Strong Brigade
Ansley, Fran
Bay Area Women's Union
Bread and Roses
Gordon, Linda
Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879
Harvard University--Societies, etc.
New American Movement (Organization)
November Action Coalition
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Radcliffe College--Societies, etc.
Socialist Feminist Caucus of Women of Brown United
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) Harvard-Radcliffe Chapter
Tax, Meredith
Tepperman, Jean

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