Guide to the Third Wave Foundation Records, 1992-2011
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.
- Collection Number
- Third Wave Foundation records
- Third Wave Foundation
- 3.5 Linear Feet, 2600 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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.
Access to the Collection
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.
Use & Permissions
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.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Third Wave Foundation Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
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.
RESTRICTED: Access to the Board Materials Binder and the Direct Action Board Meetings folders is restricted. Researchers must receive prior permission from Third Wave to access these files.
Series includes media binders maintained by Third Wave as well as other miscellaneous press coverage.
Includes album pages from Third Wave's 10th Anniversary Gala and other events, as well as unidentified photographs in packets.
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.
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.
Electronic records originally included in Acc. 2011-0164 have been separated from the collection's manuscripts and transferred to the Electronic Records Server. These materials are also RESTRICTED and require prior permission from Third Wave for access. Please contact Research Services if you are interested in this material.
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The Third Wave Foundation Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2011.
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
Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.