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Women’s Action for New Directions, Arkansas Chapter Records

Identifier: MC 2013

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains financial, membership, and meeting agendas/minutes, as well as correspondence. It also contains various materials relating to activism, including flyers, pamphlets, buttons, Congressional correspondence and lobbying primarily relating to women’s rights, denuclearization, military budget reduction, and world peace.


  • 2008-2013


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

WAND, or Women’s Action for New Directions, was founded in 1982 by anti-nuclear advocate Dr. Helen Caldicott. The organization originally held the name Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament, but as the Cold War came to an end, WAND adopted its new name and expanded its focus from primarily nuclear disarmament, to include military spending, anti-war efforts, women’s rights, peace, and security. Its activities include lobbying (through its legislative arm WiLL, or Women Legislators’ Lobby), grassroots activism, and the establishment of political networks with like-minded organizations. Arkansas’ WAND Chapter was founded in 1997 by Jean Gordon and acts as the coordinator for WAND’s activities in the state, such as a presentation by Liberian Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee.


0.7 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic and format.

Acquisition Information

The Women’s Action for New Directions, Arkansas Chapter Records were donated to the Special Collections Department by Deborah W. Goolsby, Treasurer of the Women’s Action for New Direction, Arkansas Chapter, on behalf of the organization on December 1, 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Amber Beeson, Joseph Robbins, Judith Stiritz, and Danael Suttle as part of a project for Prof. Jim Gigantino's Fall 2017 Graduate Historical Methods course; completed in December 2017.

Women’s Action for New Directions, Arkansas Chapter Records
Amber Beeson, Joseph Robbins, Judith Stiritz, and Danael Suttle
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States