NOW Foundation Launches Oral History Project

Do have some cool NOW stories to tell?

Would you like to sweep up the shards from that glass ceiling you broke and tell the world how you did it? How about that time you went to the big feminist demonstration and you were sure that the next day the walls of discrimination would come tumbling down? OK, maybe they just crumbled a little, but it sure felt good didn't it? What was your "Aha!" moment when you realized that being female was more than just sugar and spice and everything nice? How about the box of old leaflets and NOW chapter notes that you just can't throw away, but is starting to smell a little funny in your basement?

The NOW Oral History Project wants you.

In the first phase of the Oral History Project the NOW Foundation is interviewing people who were active in the years from 1972 to 1982. They are also are working to build a list of libraries and archives of women's history where local activists can send their memorabilia and know it will be safe and available to researchers

If you were active in those years and are willing to be interviewed, or if you have records you would like to see appropriately placed, please contact the NOW Foundation by email at or call the project director at 202-628-8669 ext. 142. And, of course, let them know if you would like to make a contribution to support these preservation efforts.