Contents and Arrangement

Revolutionary Marxist Caucus Proposal on Women's Liberation, circa 1969

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of a typescript document containing an eight-point list from the Revolutionary Marxist Caucus of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) for a proposed transitional program "to fight the oppression of women in society and on the job." The program is divided into three major sections: "For the abolition of family restrictions" (which includes the abolition of abortion laws, free full-time childcare, free cafeterias in the workplace, divorce at the request of either partner, and a lowering of the legal age of adulthood to 16); "To fight the super-exploitation of women workers" (which includes full and equal pay for equal work, the ability for workers to fight unemployment and inflation through organized struggle); and "For workers power" (which includes the formation of a workers' political party and government).


Arranged alphabetically by the name of the creator, with unattributed materials at the end.

Collection History


Purchased from D. Anthem, Bookseller, in 2022 (AM 2023-017).


The collection is open and will continue to grow.


No material was separated during processing.

Processing Information

Item processed and described by Kelly Bolding in September 2022, incorporating some description provided by the dealer.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Revolutionary Marxist Caucus Proposal on Women's Liberation; General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, C0140, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Box B-001856

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Existence and Location of Copies

Parts of this collection are available on microfilm, cataloged separately as RCPXM-7497696.

Subject Terms:
Communists -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Feminism -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Political activists -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Genre Terms:
Proposals -- 20th century