Scope and Contents
The Jenny Knauss Collection primarily consists of Knauss's personal files of Chicago Women's Liberation Union activities from 1971-1978. Included are calendars, conference agendas and reports, position papers, committee reports, and topical files of articles, class papers, clippings, and brochures on various women's issues, including the equal rights amendment, media, psychology, labor and economics, education, and theater. Many files contain Knauss's notes. Proposals and course materials for the CWLU's Liberation School for Women are included, as well as several course catalogs. Knauss organized extensive files on the Chicago Women's Health Movement and wrote a history of it.
Besides her drafts of this and other articles, there are files on several Chicago women's health centers and Cook County Hospital, the Bilingual Health project, the Chicago Women's Health Task Force, and other feminist health concerns in Chicago. The collection contains extensive files related to birth control and abortion, including material from JANE, the abortion counseling service organized by the CWLU. Knauss and others wrote a history of JANE entitled "A View from the Loop".
Other women's liberation materials include positions statements, flyers, pamphlets, etc. from various individuals and groups such as Cell 16, New University Conference Women's Caucus, and S.P.A.Z.M.
- From the Collection: Knauss, Jenny (Person)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations. Copyright for materials resides with the literary executors of individual materials.
From the Collection: 9.00 Boxes
Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US