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Guide to the WHAM! (Women's Health Action and Mobilization) Records TAM.162

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 08, 2023
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited in 2010 to incorporate inventory of Boxes 1-26. Boxes 27 and 28 added by Rachel Schimke.  Boxes 29-32 added by Rachel Schimke. Boxes 33-34 added by Rachel Schimke. Edited by Maggie Schreiner to reflect updated administrative information  Edited by Heather Mulliner to include 2017 accretion Edited by Rachel Mahre to state that some video materials have been digitized and are accessible to patrons Edited by Anna Björnsson McCormick to reflect the rehousing of materials  , September 20102012 , March 2014 , May 2014 , July 2014 , July 2017 , April 2023 , April 2023

Descriptive Summary

Source - dnr: Masur, Joshua
Source - dnr: Jacquinot, Mark
Source - dnr: Meixell, Elizabeth
Source - dnr: Cain, Shannon
Source - dnr: Ramspacher, Karen
Creator: WHAM! (Organization : 1989)
Source - dnr: Mink, Stacy
Source - dnr: Blitz, Erica
Title: WHAM! (Women's Health Action and Mobilization) Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1970-2016
Dates [bulk]: 1991-1995
Abstract: The Women's Health Action and Mobilization (WHAM!) Records contain organizing records, videos, photographs, and ephemera related to WHAM!'s support of women's health and access to abortion. The collection contains documentation from individual members of the group and records related to WHAM!'s collaboration with other organizations, particularly ACT UP and mainstream women's organizations, including Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Rights Action League, and the National Organization for Women. The collection, however, does not contain central administrative records of the organization, such as minutes or official correspondence. Instead, the collection reflects the decentralized and grassroots nature of WHAM!, which did not follow a hierarchical leadership structure, but rotated responsibilities of record keeping between weekly facilitators.
Quantity: 36.25 Linear Feet in 27 record cartons, 5 manuscript boxes, 4 oversize flat boxes, 1 card box, 1 shared access CD box, and 1 oversize folder
Quantity: 32.27 Gigabytes on 2 CD-R and 7 DVD-R
Quantity: 51 videocassettes
Quantity: 7 audiocassettes
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM.162