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Guide to the Third Wave Foundation Records, 1992-2011

Abstract

Feminist activist organization that works nationally to support young women and transgender youth.

Collection includes administrative files, fundraising materials, grant partner information, photographs, clippings, and conference materials. Also includes restricted electronic information. 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
Third Wave Foundation.
Title
Third Wave Foundation records, 1992-2011
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.5 Linear Feet, 2600 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection includes some administrative files, grant materials, research, fundraising, and conference files from the duration of Third Wave's existence, with the majority of files dating 1997-2006. Also includes photographs and clippings collected by Third Wave documenting various events and activities. Some materials are restricted, including board meeting minutes, electronic records, and audiovisual tapes. Please contact Research Services before visiting the library to use this collection.

Collection acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Administrative Information

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access Restrictions

Collection is restricted.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Various administrative files, including press releases, newsletters, correspondence, fundraising files, conference materials, and board meeting materials.

RESTRICTED: This series includes folders that are restricted and required prior permission from Third Wave before access.

Detailed inventory information
Box 1
Third Wave information folder for attendees, 2006
(2 copies)
Box 1
Cause Effective background information, undated
Box 1
Voting guide, 1996
Box 1
Letter from Sallie Bingham Center, 2009
Box 1
RHJI Press release, 2005
Box 1
Filing system, 2007
Box 1
See It? Tell It. Change It! newsletters, 1997-2007
Box 1
Funding Exchange (FEX), 1996-1997
Box 1
National Council for Research on Women membership, 2008
Box 1
PowerPoint printouts on Third Wave Foundation
Box 1
Kellogg/Women's Funding Network press conference, 2002
Box 1
ROAMS correspondence, 2003
Box 1
Video story notecards
Box 1
Miscellaneous
Box 1
Board materials binder, 1994-1995
Box 1
Direct Action board meetings
Box 1
Support Center for Nonprofit Management
Box 2
Lists of potential funders
Box 2
Fundraising foundations, 1996-1998
Box 2
Fundraising letters, 1996
Box 2
Grassroots fundraising letters to supporters, 2008
Box 2
Letters of intent, 1997
Box 2
Fundraising
(2 folders)
Box 2
Grassroots.org
Box 2
Donor education materials
Box 2
Uhuru Capital Management, etc.
Box 2
Foundation materials
Box 2
General giving statistics, 2006
Box 2
Research and reports on fundraising, reproductive justice, etc.
Box 2
Southern Partners Fund
Box 2
Grant partner flyers and pamphlets, undated
Box 3
Third Wave grant partner map and descriptions, 2007-2008
Box 3
Young Women Vote, 1998
Box 3
Feminist Swap Meet, 1998 October
Box 3
Lillith Fair, 1998
Box 3
National Young Women's Day of Action, 1995
Box 3
Film Festival, 1996 May
Box 3
SoHo Arts Festival, 1996
Box 3
10 in 10: The Young Women's Collaborative, 2006 February
(2 folders)
Box 3
Women and Philanthropy, 2003
Box 4
New Leadership Networking Initiative, Civil Liberties and Public Policy, 2006 April
Box 4
From Abortion Rights to Social Justice, Civil Liberties and Public Policy, 2006 April
Box 4
New York Regional Association of Grantmakers, 2006 May
Box 4
Make Grants to Change the World, Women's Funding Network, 2007 April
Box 4
NNAF Annual Meeting, 2006 June
Box 4
Momentum: Ideas Connection Action Change, 2006
(2 folders)
Box 4
Council on Foundations, 2007
Box 4
Buscando el Cambio, 2008 July
Box 4
Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic, 2006
Box 4
W.K. Kellogg Cultures of Giving, 2008 October
Box 4
Miscellaneous conferences
(2 folders)
Box 4

Series includes media binders maintained by Third Wave as well as other miscellaneous press coverage.

Clippings, 1996-2004
Box 5
Media Binder, 1992-2004
(4 folders)
Box 5

Photographs

(1.5 boxes)

Includes album pages from Third Wave's 10th Anniversary Gala and other events, as well as unidentified photographs in packets.

10th Anniversary Gala, 2002
(2 folders)
Box 5
Unidentified photographs
Box 5
Unidentifed photographs and negatives
(8 packets)
Box 6
Unidentified photographs and negatives, possibly of ROAMS
(7 packets)
Box 6
Intergenerational Challenge Dinner at Barbara Dabkins, New York City, 1999 May
Box 6
Holiday dinner at Phyllis Rosser's, New York City, 1999 December
Box 6
Shari Sandler event, 2000 June
Box 6
Righteous Babes Screening, Starlight Lounge, New York City, 1999 June 5
Box 6
Viv's party, 2001
Box 6
10th Anniversary Gala, 2002
Box 6
Young Donor retreat (includes Gloria Steinem)
Box 6
Info Party, 1999
Box 6
Info Party, Thread Waxing Space Gallery, New York City, 1999 July
Box 6
Girls Town Premier (includes Gloria Steinem, Amy Richards)
Box 6

RESTRICTED: Series consists of restricted MiniDV tapes. An inventory of these tapes is available in the collection's information folder. Prior permission is required from Third Wave before viewing these materials; materials will also require reformatting for access.

MiniDV tapes
Box 7

Historical Note

Third Wave Foundation is a feminist, activist foundation that works nationally to support young women and transgender youth ages 15 to 30. Through strategic grantmaking, leadership development, and philanthropic advocacy, Third Wave supports groups and individuals working towards gender, racial, economic, and social justice. Currently, Third Wave's grantmaking is focused on their Reproductive Health and Justice Initiative, where grants are given to organizations that work toward reproductive justice. Until 2011, Third Wave also operated an Emergency Abortion Fund, designed to assist young people lacking in funds to access an abortion procedure. Lastly, Third Wave was instrumental in the formation of the Reproductive Justice Network, a coalition of organizations that joined together in 2006 to coordinate efforts to work for reproductive justice. Third Wave Foundation continues to be involved in the Reproductive Justice Network as one of the many ways it contributes to building the youth feminist movement.

Learn more about Third Wave Foundation's history and activities through their website.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Third Wave Foundation Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Third Wave Foundation Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Kelly Wooten, Kate Collins, Lillie Carroll, and Meghan Lyon, December 2011

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, December 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2011-0164

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.