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Guide to the United Women Firefighters Records WAG.057

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

Collection processed by Laurie B. Green, 1987, and Jennifer Steenshorne, 2006

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 24, 2019
Description is in English.

 Updated to include materials reincorporated from the United Women Firefighters Photographs (NP 140) by Hanan Ohayon. Further edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect arrangement and description of unprocessed material. Edited by Heather Mulliner to include materials found in repository Updated by Heather Mulliner to incorporate materials from 2016 donation Updated by Heather Mulliner to incorporate materials from December 2017 donation Updated by Samantha Rowe to incorporate materials from accession number 2018.137. Updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2019 accretion  , July 2013  , July 2016 , May 2017 , July 2017 , January 2018 , November 2018 , April 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: United Women Firefighters
Creator: Berkman, Brenda
Source - dnr: Berkman, Brenda
Source: United Women Firefighters
Title: United Women Firefighters Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1957-2016
Dates [bulk]: 1979-1993
Abstract: 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 2016, 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. Also featured are audio visual and born-digital materials of presentations, news segments, interviews, photographs, and speeches by Brenda Berkman on behalf of the United Women Firefighters.
Quantity: 15.25 Linear Feet in 13 record cartons, 5 manuscript boxes, 6 oversize folders, and 3 flat files.
Quantity: 47 videocassettes
Quantity: 19 videodiscs (dvd)
Quantity: 38.95 Gigabytes
Quantity: 2 videocassettes (vhs)
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: WAG.057