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Guide to the United Women Firefighters Records WAG.057
||United Women Firefighters
||United Women Firefighters Records
||The United Women Firefighters (UWF) was founded in 1982 as a support organization
for women firefighters in the New York City Fire Department. The UWF was founded to
deal with the occupational and sexual discrimination women firefighters faced. The
collection, dating from 1957 to 2011, covers founder Brenda Berkman's career, legal
cases (Brenda Berkman et al. v. City of New York et al.; Brenda Berkman et al. v.
City of New York et al., Appeal; and Brenda Berkman v. City of New York, Carlos Rivera,
and Selig Ginsberg), and the founding and development of the United Women Firefighters
of New York City and the related national support group, Women in Fire Service (WFS,
alternately known as Women in Fire Suppression). The collection contains scrapbook
material, personal correspondence, legal documents, organizational files, subject
files, clippings, photographs, videos, and memorabilia.
||14 Linear Feet in 13 record cartons, 2 manuscript boxes, and 4 oversize folders.
||19 videodiscs (dvd)
||Materials are in English