Women Against Violence Against Women Records, 1976-1978

Summary Information

Title: Women Against Violence Against Women Records
Inclusive Dates: 1976-1978

  • Women Against Violence Against Women
Call Number: Mss 570

Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

A photocopied handwritten journal kept by WAVAW coordinator Julia London, with a few additional leaflets and press releases, of a coalition of women formed in March 1976. Strongest in California, the group also had chapters throughout the country, which formed in opposition to the movie Snuff, portraying the supposed dismemberment on screen of an actress. Following the successful curtailment of the movie's run, WAVAW turned its attention to record album covers with abusive images of women, in particular those of Warner Brothers, Elektra, and Atlantic records, and the 1978 Rolling Stones cover and billboard, “Black and Blue.” London's journal includes notes concerning organizational strategies used in the movie and record cover campaigns, media coverage and involvement, and cooperation with other women's groups. Drafts of press releases are also included, as are names and addresses of friends and supporters. A separate folder contains printed press releases, flyers, and leaflets of WAVAW.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00570
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