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Guide to the Stewardesses for Women's Rights Oral History Collection OH.012

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

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 Finding aid created by David A. Olson incorporating description by unattributed NYU Libraries staff 2013

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Parnes, Brenda
Creator: Rapport, Sarah
Title: Stewardesses for Women's Rights Oral History Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1985-1987
Abstract: In 1972, two Eastern Airlines flight attendants, Sandra Jarrell and Jan Fulsom, took Eastern to court on charges of discriminatory weight and grooming regulations. They decided to band together with other women to fight discrimination and sexism throughout the industry. They founded Stewardesses for Women's Rights in 1973. Great progress was made in the next few years toward better working conditions, equal treatment with male co-workers, and removing hazardous cargo from passenger flights. By 1976, many SFWR members had become involved in their airlines' respective unions, and the SFWR ended due to declining membership and lack of funding. The collection is comprised of two oral history interviews of former SFWR members taken by Sarah Rapport, the recording an event regarding SFWR, a recording of a SFWR commercial, a recording of a slideshow on labor rights for women flight attendants, and recording of an SFWR meeting.
Quantity: 1.0 linear feet in 1 compact disk box.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: OH.012