Curator's Letter



Gainesville in the 1960s

"The Florida Paper"

Sexual and Physical Abuse Resource Center

Gainesville Women's Health Center

The Women's Center



Further Reading





Digital Collection



1. Giardina, Carol. "Origins and Impact of Gainesville Women's Liberation, the First Women's Liberation Organization in the South." Making Waves: Female Activists in Twentieth- Century Florida. Eds. Jack E. Davis and Kari Frederickson. Gainesville, FL: U P of Florida, 2003.

2. Taylor, Verta and Leila J. Rupp. "Women's Culture and Lesbian Feminist Activism: A Re- consideration of Cultural Feminism." Community Activism and Feminist Politics: Organizing Across Race, Class, and Gender. Ed. Nancy A. Naples. New York: Routledge, 1998. 57-79.

3. Sears, James T. "Closet Crusaders: The Johns Committee and Homophobia, 1956-1965." Carryin' On in the Lesbian and Gay South. Ed. John Howard. New York: New York U P, 1997.

4. Jones, Marshall. "Berkeley of the South: A History of the Student Movement at the University of Florida, 1963-1968." An unpublished manuscript. Available at the Civic Media Center Alternative Press Library and Reading Room

5. Jones, Beverly. "Towards a Female Liberation Movement: Part I." Voices from Women's Liberation. Ed. Leslie B. Tanner. New York: Signet, 1970.

6. Brown, Judith. "Towards a Female Liberation Movement: Part II." Voices from Women's Liberation. Ed. Leslie B. Tanner. New York: Signet, 1970.

7. Giardina, Carol. "The Making of the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970." Diss. City U New York, 2004.

8. Echols, Alice. Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America 1967-1975. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1989.

9. Freeman, Jo. "The Tyranny of Structurelessness." The Second Wave, 2(1972).

10. Farmelant, Randie. "End of an era." Off Our Backs, May/June 2003.

11. Avery Y. Byllye. "Breathing Life into Ourselves: The Evolution of the National Black Women's Health Project." Feminism and Community. Eds. Penny Weiss and Marilyn Friedman. Philadelphia, PA: Temple U P, 1995.

12. Burg, Mary Ann, Kevin McCarthy, Phyllis Meek, et al. Women at the University of Florida. A Publication of the University of Florida's 150th Anniversary Committee, 2003. Available at Wild Iris

13. Giardina, Carol. "Judith Brown, Freedom Fighter." The Human Tradition in the Civil Rights Movement. New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2006.

14. Freeman, Jo. Women: A Feminist Perspective. Ed. Jo Freeman. Palo Alto, CA: Mayfield Pub. Co., 1975.

15. Schneir, Miriam. Feminism in Our Time: The Essential Writings, World War II to the Present. New York: Vintage Books, 1994.

Other Important Publications

Brown, Rita Mae. Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary Rabble-Rouser. New York: Bantam, 1997.

Calhoun, Cheshire. "The Gender Closet: Lesbian Disappearance under the Sign 'Women.'" Feminist Studies, 2 (1995). 7-34.

DuPlessis Rachel Blau and Ann Snitow, Eds. The Feminist Memoir Project: Voices From Women's Liberation. New York: Three Rives Press, 1998.

Echols, Alice. Shaky Ground: The '60s and its Aftershocks. New York: Columbia U P, 2002.

Faderman, Lillian. Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth- Century America. New York: Penguin Books, 1992.

Freedman, Estelle. "Separatism as Strategy: Female Institution Building and American Feminism, 1870-1930." Feminist Studies, 5 (1979). 512-29.

Hanisch, Carol. "The Personal is Political."

Jay, Karla. Tales of the Lavender Menace: A Memoir of Liberation. New York: Basic Books, 1999.

Rudy, Kathy. "Radical Feminism, Lesbian Separatism, and Queer Theory." Feminist Studies, 27 (2001). 191-222.

Sears, James T. Lonely Hunters: An Oral History of Lesbian and Gay Southern Life, 1948-1968. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997.

---. Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones: Queering Space in the Stonewall South. New Jersey: Rutgers U P, 2001.

Wells, Betty. "Creating a Public Space for Women in US Agriculture: Empowerment, Organization, and Social Change. Sociologia Ruralis, 38 (1998). 371-91.

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