National Black Feminist Organization collection
MSNBFO74

 An inventory of its records at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
National Black Feminist Organization (U.S.). Chicago Chapter.
Title
National Black Feminist Organization collection
ID
MSNBFO74
Date [inclusive]
1974-1975
Extent
0.25 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
The National Black Feminist Organization Collection includes minutes, correspondence, memoranda, by-laws, published material, and clippings related to the work of the Chicago chapter plus some additional materials from the National Office.

Preferred Citation

National Black Feminist Organization collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History of the National Black Feminist Organization

The National Black Feminist Organization (NBFO) emerged from meetings held among African-American women at the New York offices of NOW in May and August 1973. The NBFO pledged itself to address problems of discrimination faced by African-American women due to their race and gender. The group asserted in their 1973 Statement of Purpose: "We, not white men or black men, must define our self-image as black women and not fall into the mistake of being placed on the pedestal which is even being rejected by white women." The NBFO sought to change the portrayal of African-American women in the mass media, raised consciousness about sexual abuse in the African-American community, and fought for higher wages and greater political influence for African-American women. Chapters were organized in several major U.S. cities including Chicago and Detroit, but the national organization dissolved in 1977.

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Scope and Contents

The National Black Feminist Organization Collection includes minutes, correspondence, memoranda, by-laws, published material, and clippings related to the work of the Chicago chapter plus some additional materials from the National Office.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 2004-06-09

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  06/24/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • National Black Feminist Organization (U.S.). Chicago Chapter. -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • African Americans -- Civil rights.
  • Chicago African American History.
  • Midwest Women's History.
  • Women's rights -- United States.

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Bibliography

A copy of the NBFO Statement of Purpose is posted on the web at:http://www-personal.umd.umich.edu/~ppennock/doc-BlackFeminist.htm

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Organizational Records 

Box Folder

Brenda D. Eichelberger. "Black Feminism - A New Directive: Consciousness Raising Guidelines for Black Men and Women." Association of Black Psychologists Seventh Annual Convention, 26-28 August 1974 

1 1

Minutes, 1974 

1 2

Correspondence, 1974 

1 3

National Office materials, 1974 

1 4

Sangamon State, 1974 

1 5

By-laws, 1974 

1 6

Correspondence, memoranda - Atlanta, Georgia, 1974 

1 7

Correspondence - District of Columbia, 1974 

1 8

Correspondence - Detroit, Michigan, 1974 

1 9

World Without War Conference - Agenda, program, correspondence, memoranda, 1974 

1 10

Correspondence - UICC, 1974 

1 11

Published material, 1974 

1 12

Clippings, correspondence, newsletters, memoranda, 1974-1975 

1 13

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