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Christine Pattee papers on the New Haven women's liberation movement

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1985

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of Christine Pattee’s interview and discussion notes, an outline, and a chronology as well as a copy of an article from 1980. Primarily dated from 1972 to 1974, the papers document the early years of the women’s liberation movement in New Haven, particularly the experiences of several lesbian women within the movement. Topics covered include early activities; the Women’s Collective; feminism; socialism; AIM (American Independent Movement); lesbians within the movement; response to lesbianism; Yale women; and the arts.

Dates

  • Circa 1972-1980
  • Majority of material found within 1972 - 1974

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Christine Pattee, 2011.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged by document type.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet ( (1 box))

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1985

Overview

The papers consist of Christine Pattee’s interview and discussion notes, an outline, and a chronology as well as a copy of an article from 1980. Primarily dated from 1972 to 1974, the papers document the early years of the women’s liberation movement in New Haven, particularly the experiences of several lesbian women within the movement. Topics covered include early activities; the Women’s Collective; feminism; socialism; AIM (American Independent Movement); lesbians within the movement; response to lesbianism; Yale women; and the arts.

Biographical / Historical

Christine Pattee was born on October 2, 1941, in Waterbury, Connecticut. Her family moved away from Connecticut while Pattee was still a child. She returned to Connecticut to attend the Yale School of Public Health in 1969. While at Yale she became part of the emerging New Haven Women’s Liberation Movement and came out as a lesbian. An activist, she was the first state-wide gay rights lobbyist in Connecticut; instrumental in the passage of the Connecticut Civil Rights Act of 1975. She worked for the Connecticut Health Department. In addition to her activism and political work, she founded the Northeast Women’s Musical Retreat (NEWMR).
Title
Guide to the Christine Pattee Papers on the New Haven Women's Liberation Movement
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Mary Caldera
Date
June 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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