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

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Tamiment staff

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 05, 2020
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  , September 20102012 , March 2014 , May 2014 , July 2014 , July 2017

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Donor permission is required for access. Please contact Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive, tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection created by WHAM! (Women's Health Action and Mobilization) was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; WHAM! (Women's Health Action and Mobilization) Records; TAM 162; box number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Access to audiovisual materials in this collection is available through digitized access copies. Researchers may view an item's original container, but the media themselves are not available for playback because of preservation concerns. Materials that have already been digitized are noted in the collection's finding aid and can be requested in our reading room. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact [repository contact information] with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Advance notice is required for the use of computer records. Original physical digital media is restricted. Born-digital materials have not been transferred and may not be available to researchers. Researchers may request access copies. To request that material be transferred, or if you are unsure if material has been transferred, please contact [repository contact information] with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the WHAM! Records were donated by Elizabeth Meixell in 1993, with additional deposits in 1998 and 2004. Additional records were donated by WHAM! members Tracy Morgan, Stacey Mink in 1994, Erica Blitz in 1995, Shannon Cain in 2004, Karen Ramspacher in 2004, Neil De Mause and Mindy Nass in 2004, Elizabeth Meixell in 2007, Joshua Masur in 2010 and Mark Jocquinot in an unknown year. In 2012, Marsha Clark made a donation of materials that comprise Boxes 27 and 28, as well as the buttons in Box 29. In 2014, Elizabeth Meixell made an additional donation of materials that comprise Boxes 29-32, as well as the "microbicides" banner in Box 28. In 2017 Elizabeth Meixell sent an additional three boxes materials and an oversize poster documenting Church Ladies for Choice demonstrations and recent WHAM! protests. The accession numbers associated with these gifts are 2007.008, 2008.017, 2012.079, 2014.012, and 2017.038. In 2012, Marsha Clark made a donation of materials that comprise Boxes 27 and 28, as well as the buttons in Box 29. The accession number associated with this gift is 2012.079.

In 2014, Elizabeth Meixell made an additional donation of materials that comprise Boxes 29-32, as well as the "microbicides" banner in Box 28. The accession number associated with this gift is 2014.012.

In 2017 Elizabeth Meixell sent an additional three boxes materials and an oversize poster documenting Church Ladies for Choice demonstrations and recent WHAM! protests. The accession number associated with this gift is 2017.038

Processing Information note

Materials from the 2012 and 2014 donations were rehoused in archival boxes and loose materials were placed in archival folders. Photographs from the 2014 donation were also removed from their original housing in photo books or envelopes and placed in archival folders, and loose photographs were housed in mylar.

Two boxes found in the repository from the 2007 donation were added to the collection in 2014 as Boxes 33 and 34.

In 2017 three boxes of videos, photo albums, and WHAM organizing materials were added to the collection as boxes 35-37. At the time of accessioning these materials were described at the collection level and listed at the end of the existing inventory.

Appraisal note

Duplicative materials were removed from the 2014 accession, as was an inflatable nun and a New York City t-shirt.