Los Angeles Women's March collection
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of over 200 posters and flyers, 5 pussy hats, 1 t-shirt, and other ephemera collected by librarians in USC Libraries Special Collections in the aftermath of the Los Angeles Women's March of January 21, 2017, and at the Women's March of January 20, 2018. The collection also includes a few items created for the Women's March on Washington, as well as information on the various marches produced by march organizers, information about the Valentines to Congress project and the Pussyhat Project, photographs used in USC Libraries' Special Collections exhibit on the Women's March (Spring 2017), a few newspapers and magazines documenting the events, and miscellaneous notes that accompanied many of the items. Many of the posters include the names and hometowns of the marchers (information collected when possible at time of donation).
- 2017 - 2019
Conditions Governing Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
The Los Angeles Women's March, one of hundreds of such marches that took place around the country and the world on January 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration, was one of the largest of such marches in the United States. The march wound its way from Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles to City Hall and beyond. LAPD estimates put attendance at 100,000 people, but march organizers estimated closer to 750,000 people.
35 Linear Feet (14 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of posters, flyers, pussy hats and other ephemera collected by librarians in USC Libraries Special Collections in the aftermath of the Los Angeles Women's March of January 21, 2017 and at the Women's March of January 20, 2018. The collection also includes a few items created for the Women's March on Washington.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The items in the collection were donated by individuals who participated in the March in response to a Facebook message posted by one of Special Collections' librarians, and to subsequent publicity. The subsequent materials from the 2018 and 2019 marches were collected by Special Collections librarians at a USC Libraries' Special Collections booth at the March.
- Demonstrations -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
- Demonstrations -- Washington (D.C.) -- Archival resources
- Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- Archival resources
- Women's March on Los Angeles (2017) -- Archives
- Women's March on Washington (2017) -- Archives
- Finding aid for the Los Angeles Women's March collection
- Sue Luftschein
- 2017 August
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository
Doheny Memorial Library 206
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Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States