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Guide to the Reproductive Rights National Network records, 1970-1982

Abstract

The Reproductive Rights National Network formed in 1978 in response to the nationwide abortion debate launched by Roe v. Wade. It eventually included about 50 feminist organizations and devoted itself to making reproductive choices available for all women. R2N2 campaigned for safe abortions; for the right of gay couples to adopt and raise children; and against the sterilization of poor or unfit mothers. It disbanded in 1984.

Collection includes an International Planned Parenthood Federation report (Spring 1970); Reproductive Rights National Network newsletters and other coverage of the abortion debate; and administrative materials from the operations of the R2N2, including proposed platforms and policies, clippings and testimonials, and other miscellaneous notes and material. Subjects include abortion rights and protests; birth control; women's sterilization, particularly of Hispanic women; and gay and lesbian rights. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Reproductive Rights National Network.
Title
Reproductive Rights National Network records, 1970-1982
Language of Materials
English
Extent
200 items, 0.2 linear feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection includes an International Planned Parenthood Federation report (Spring 1970); a Reproductive Rights National Network newsletters; publicity and pamphlets from the abortion debate; and administrative materials from the operations of the R2N2, including proposed platforms and policies, clippings and testimonials, and other miscellaneous notes and materials. Subjects include abortion rights and protests; women's sterilization, particularly of Hispanic women; and gay and lesbian rights. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Materials have been arranged alphabetically by subject.

Abortion Task Force/Human Life amendment, 1981-1982
Box 1
Conference: R2N2 New York, March 1981
Box 1
Conference and administrative materials, 1980-1982
Box 1
Depo-Provera, 1981
Box 1
Labor movement/Third World women, 1980-1982
Box 1
Publicity: fliers, pamphlets, newsletters, magazine coverage, 1970-1982
Box 1
Rosie Jimenez/Oct. 3 Coalition, 1982
Box 1
Slideshow feedback, Committee to Defend Reproductive Rights, 1981-1982
Box 1
Sterilization abuse, 1980-1982
Box 1

Historical Note

The Reproductive Rights National Network formed in 1978 in response to the nationwide abortion debate launched by Roe v. Wade. It eventually included about 50 feminist organizations and devoted itself to making reproductive choices available for all women. R2N2 campaigned for safe abortions; for the right of gay couples to adopt and raise children; and against the sterilization of poor or "unfit" mothers. It disbanded in 1984.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Reproductive Rights National Network records, 1970-1982. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Purchase, 2009 (2009-0077), 0.2 lin. ft.

Processing Information

Processed by: Meghan Lyon, December 2008

Encoded by: Meghan Lyon, December 2008

Updated by: Meghan Lyon, March 2010

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2009-0077, 2010-0055

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.