Women's National Abortion Action Coalition Records, 1969-1973

Summary Information

Title: Women's National Abortion Action Coalition Records
Inclusive Dates: 1969-1973

  • Women's National Abortion Action Coalition
Call Number: Mss 423; Micro 766; Audio 786A; PH 6861

Quantity: 4.5 cubic feet (12 archives boxes), 2 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 0.1 cubic feet of posters (1 oversize folder), and 18 tape recordings

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the Women's National Abortion Action Coalition, a national pro-abortion organization launched in 1971 to promote women's rights to control their reproduction. Major activities included demonstrations, publicity, dissemination of information and court actions. The collection contains administrative records, regional files, subject files, and legal records. Much of the material deals with events occurring in New York State where one of the first liberal abortion laws was passed, and in New York City, where WONAAC national headquarters were located. Records of three national conferences and plans for the International Abortion Tribunal are also present. Another major effort of WONAAC was the support given to Shirley Ann Wheeler, a Florida woman convicted on manslaughter charges after an illegal abortion. Numerous clippings regarding WONAAC activities and the abortion question have been microfilmed. Tapes accompanying the collection document meetings, conferences, and rallies.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00423
 ↑ Bookmark this ↑