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Women’s Union of Baltimore Collection

Identifier: R0153-WUB

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Scope and Contents

Women’s Union of Baltimore Collection includes one box of textual materials primarily related to Women's Union of Baltimore group discussions that took place between 1973 and 1980. Examples of these records include meeting notes, handwritten correspondence between group members, circulars for conferences and events, and subject files for related causes.


  • 1973-1980


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that they own copyright, the donor has assigned the copyright of this collection to the University Foundation. However, copyright for some items in this collection are held by their respective creators.

Historical Note

The Women’s Union of Baltimore was a feminist organization that operated in Baltimore, Maryland in the 1970s. Created in 1972, the group had strong ideological ties to both socialism and lesbianism, which over time was broadened to terms described as "radical" and “women loving women, whether a sexual relationship or not.” These core values were part of the Women's Union of Baltimore's Principles of Unity.

Primarily a reading, discussion, and study group, the Women’s Union of Baltimore was also involved with tenants’ rights, hospital protests, picketing of the Exxon fuel company, and advocacy efforts for diversity at the 1977 International Women’s Year Conference. In 1976, the organization presented a night of performances and lectures related to injustices against women in the grand jury process at an event called “Knock, Knock, Who’s There?”

[Source: Women's Union of Baltimore flyer, undated]


1.00 Linear Feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



Collection is arranged as an inventory.

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Amy Zanoni on January 24, 2014.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Aiden Faust in 2015.

Finding aid for the Women’s Union of Baltimore Collection
Finding aid created by Aiden Faust (2015). Updated by Laura Bell (May 2021).
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA