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West Virginia Feminist Activist Collection

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: This subject heading serves to unite all of the collections held by WVU that pertain to this special collecting effort.

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara E. Nailler Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4563
Scope and Contents Papers of feminist activist Barbara E. Nailler. Includes framed poster from August 26 ERA march (“March Again for Equal Rights”) in Washington, D.C. with signatures (1977); photo of Barbara Nailler at ERA March in white costume, with tri-color sash, to honor American suffragettes (1977); photo of Lillian Waugh with Louise who lived above Wolf’s Head Books, Morgantown (1982); news clipping featuring Barbara Nailler’s remarks justifying Equal Rights Amendment (undated); fuchsia t-shirt...
Dates: circa 1977-1989

Bonnie Brown Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4511
Scope and Contents Papers of Bonnie Brown, feminist activist and politician who served in the West Virginia House of Delegates. The collection includes biographical sketches in the form of resumes and vitas as well as facsimiles of entries in reference works. Other documentation of her political career includes newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and campaign ads and flyers. Her feminist activism is documented with materials from her work for the International Year of the Woman (1977) including...
Dates: circa 1944-2021; Majority of material found within 1972-1985

Carrie Koeturius Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4356
Scope and Contents

This collection includes materials pertaining to Carrie Koeturius and her career at and connections with West Virginia University. Koeturius is an alumna of WVU, and has worked at WVU as manager of its Conference Center (1984), served as co-chair of the WVU Conference on Women and Creativity (1984), and was recipient of the Mary Catherine Buswell Award (1984). In 1984 she moved to California. Formats include clippings, correspondence, conference materials and publications, etc.

Dates: 1982-2011

Christine Weiss Daugherty Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4509
Scope and Contents

This collection includes materials pertaining to Christine Weiss Daugherty, an advocate in issues related to women's economic equality, rural economic development, non-profit management, and more. Materials in this collection include correspondence, publications, business records, ephemera, photographs, and more.

Dates: ca. 1948-2016

Gail Falk, Lawyer, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4567
Scope and Contents

Records relating to the ratification of the ERA, women's right to keep their name, abortion rights legislative and advocacy work, women and the law, the founding of the Women's Health Center of WV in Charleston, a sex discrimination lawsuit against the WV State Police, and correspondence.

Dates: circa 1970s

Janet Robbins, Professor, Papers regarding Conferences on Women in the Arts at West Virginia University

Collection Number: A&M 4516
Scope and Contents

Programs, correspondence, flyers, and other materials related to the 1993 7th Annual JoAnne and Charles Dickinson Symposium "Changing Compositions: Women, Gender, and the Arts" and the 2004 national conference "Women and Creativity: Examining the Past, Composing the Future." Also includes an autographed letter and a note from Libby Larsen, keynote presenter at the latter conference.

Dates: 1993-2004

Lillian Waugh, Professor, Papers and Artifacts

Collection Number: A&M 4518
Scope and Contents Papers, photographs, binders, artifacts, and newspapers belonging to Lillian Waugh, professor of Women's Studies at WVU and gender equality activist. This collection contains personal family photographs, correspondence, and research about Waugh keeping her surname after marriage. Protest and activism papers, photographs, and artifacts include assorted materials related to Waugh's involvement in the National Organization for Women (NOW), the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) campaign, gender...
Dates: 1884-2021; Majority of material found within 1960-2018

Lisa Diehl Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4510
Scope and Contents This collection includes materials pertaining to Lisa Diehl, an advocate for women on issues related to nontraditional employment, economic self-sufficiency, and non-discrimination. She was a carpenter's apprentice in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, 1977-1983. From 1983-1985 she worked for West Virginia Citizen Action. From 1985-1999, she worked for the Center for Economic Options in Charleston, WV. In 2000, she founded and later served as a board member for West...
Dates: 1976-2005; Majority of material found within 1982-1999

Lorraine Momen -- A Victim, not a Criminal Pamphlet

Collection Number: A&M 4541
Scope and Contents

Lorraine Momen was charged with first degree murder of her husband, Wayman. This pamphlet was created in response, arguing that she had killed Wayman Momen in self-defense. This pamphlet was printed by a group of Morgantown residents who voiced concerns about the charge against Lorraine Momen and the impact of domestic violence against women on a national scale.

Dates: circa 1982

Regina Charon, Lawyer, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4573
Scope and Contents

The collection includes biographies about Regina Charon's life and life's work as a lawyer, focusing on civil rights; papers regarding the 1977-1978 Council for Women's Concerns, the Regina Charon Zealous Advocate Award, and fellowships; and photocopies of various issues of the West Virginia University College of Law newsletter from 1975. The collection also includes photographs of Regina Charon's life from childhood through adulthood.

Dates: 1947-2016