WomanShare records, 1974-1999  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
WomanShare.
Title
WomanShare records
Dates
1974-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
20.5 linear feet, (21 containers )
Collection Number
Coll 269
Summary
WomanShare is a woman’s land and feminist retreat in Grants Pass, Oregon, established in 1974. Records document the management, membership, daily activities and workshops of the community and include correspondence, reference files, financial and meeting records, journals, audio, video and visual material.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Collection includes sound recordings or moving images to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of listening or viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections & University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

WomanShare is a woman’s land and feminist retreat in Grants Pass, Oregon, established in 1974. WomanShare was built upon 23 acres of wooded private land and includes six women- built cabins, with one reserved for visitors, and a mainhouse. The WomanShare community combined feminist and sexual politics with country living activities and workshops. Membership varied from four to six members including Nelly, Dian, Sue Deevy, Billie Miracle, and Carol Newhouse.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Series I contains a small amount of outgoing correspondence and related notes from Billie Miracle and other members during 1987.

Series II is organized alphabetically by reference subject and includes articles, brochures, newsletters and flyers on WomanShare, directories and member lists, information on programs and policies, and writings by Billie Miracle and other members between 1988 and 1998.

Series III is composed of varied financial documents including accounts books (1978-1988), financial notes and receipts, kitty money reports and household accounts that members generated between 1974 -1999.

Series IV consists of meeting minutes and notes arranged by date from 1977 to 1995. Also included are meeting related documents such as sketches, ideas, inventory, member updates, finances, elections and scheduling.

Series V contains numerous message books and journals created by members, organized by date and which cover the years 1974 – 1999.

Series VI encompasses the work and production of the book Country Lesbians: The Story of The Womanshare Collective . Documents are organized by subject and include notes, correspondence, drafts, mock-ups, financial records and a published copy.

Series VII consists of audio and video recordings of WomanShare meetings, sharing circles, celebrations and interviews covering years 1974-1994.

Series IIX contains photographs and slides, most of which are undated; 1986 is the year most often documented. Photographs are organized by size (very small to 8x10) and include loose photographs and photo albums. Many photographs are unlabeled while most of the 80 slides are labeled by subject.

Series VII consists of audio and video recordings of WomanShare meetings, sharing circles, celebrations and interviews covering years 1974-1994.

Series IIX contains photographs and slides, most of which are undated; 1986 is the year most often documented. Photographs are organized by size (very small to 8x10) and include loose photographs and photo albums. Many photographs are unlabeled while most of the 80 slides are labeled by subject.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], WomanShare Records,Coll 269, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Correspondence, 1987-1987Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Outgoing
1987
1 2
Correspondence Related
21 1
Incoming "A"

Series II:  Reference Files, 1988-1998Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 3
Address/ Phone Book
1 4
Address/ Phone Book
1 5
Address/ Phone Book
1 6
Apprenticeship Program 1
1 7
Apprenticeship Program 2
1 8
Apprenticeship Program 3
1 9
Articles about Womanshare
13 1
Artwork
1 10
Artwork
12 1
Calendars and Menus
1 11
Brochures, Pamflets, Flyers from Womanshare and Newsletters
1 12
Brochures, Pamflets, Flyers not from Womanshare and Newsletters
13 2
Cabin Information
1 13
Chores and To-Do Lists
1 14
Collective Organization
13 3
Construction Projects
1 15
Directory of Wimmin's Lands
13 4
Employment and work projects
1 16
Events
1 17
High Priority Duties
1 18
Interview- Womanshare Collective Members
1 19
Land Trusts Lists
1 20
Legal Documents
1 21
Member List
1 22
Member Writings and Interviews
13 5
Newsletter including original artwork
13 6
Newsletters (not including Womanshare
13 7
Newspaper Articles
1 23
Policies and Ideas
1988
1 24
Sexuality- Erotic Writings
2 1
Visitor Calendars 1
2 2
Visitor Information
2 3
Vistor Calendars 2
2 4
WomanShare Newsletters
1991-1998
13 8
WomanShare Newsletters
2 5
WomanShare Reports
15
WomanShare Calendars and Menus
Folder
13 9
Writings by Billie Miracle and unidentified

Series III:  Financial Records, 1974-1999Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 6
Account Book
June 30, 1978-1981
2 7
Account Book of Land Payments
1982-1988
2 8
Accounting Expenses
2 9
Donations for New Cabins After Fire
1976
Folder
10
Financial Notes
Box Folder
2 11
Household Accounts
circa late 1970's-early 1980's
2 12
Invoices- Misc.
2 13
Kitty Money Spent & Income Sharing
1977-1979
2 14
Kitty Money
1984-1988
2 15
Kitty money
1988-1994
2 16
Land Payments Book
1988-1995
2 17
Southern Oregon Women's Community Statistics
1974
13 10
Visitor Fund
1985-1993
13 11
Worshops and Household Accounts
1975-1976

Series IV:  Meeting Minutes and Notes, 1977-1995Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Meeting Notes
1977-1978
3 2
Meeting Notes
1978-1980
3 3
Meeting Notes
1980-1982
3 4
Meeting Notes
1982-1983
3 5
Meeting Notes
1984
3 6
Meeting Notes
1985
3 7
Meeting Notes
1985-1986
3 8
Meeting Notes
1985-1986
3 9
Meeting Notes
1986
3 10
Meeting Notes
1987-1988
3 11
Meeting Notes 1
1988-1989
3 12
Meeting Notes 2
1989-1990
3 13
Meeting Notes 3
1990-1991
3 14
Meeting Notes
1990-1993
3 15
Meeting Notes 1
1991
4 1
Meeting Notes 2
1991
4 2
Meeting Notes
1993-1994
4 3
Meeting Notes
1994-1995
4 4
Meeting Notes

Series V:  Journals and Message Books, 1974-1999Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 5
"Building with Women" by Billie Miracle
4 6
Journals
1974-1984
4 7
Journal
1983-1984
4 8
Message Book
1989
4 9
Message Book
1989-1990
4 10
Message Book
1990
4 11
Message Book
1990
5 1
Message Book
1990
5 2
Message Book
1990-1991
5 3
Message Book
1991
5 4
Message Book
1991
5 5
Message Book
1991
5 6
Message Book
1992
5 7
Message Book
1992
5 8
Message Book
1992
5 9
Message Book
1992
6 1
Message Book
1992-1993
6 2
Message Book
1993
6 3
Message Book
1993
6 4
Message Book
1993
6 5
Message Book
1993
6 6
Message Book
1993
6 7
Message Book
1993
6 8
Message Book
1993
6 9
Message Book
1994
7 1
Message Book
1994
7 2
Message Book
1994
7 3
Message Book
1994-1995
7 4
Message Book
1995
7 5
Message Book
1995
7 6
Message Book
1996
7 7
Message Book
1996-1997
8 1
Message Book
1997
8 2
Message Book
1997
8 3
Message Book
1997
8 4
Message Book
1998
8 5
Message Book
1998
8 6
Message Book
1998
8 7
Message Book
1998
8 8
Message Book
1999
13 12
WomanShare Book
11 1
Outhouse Musings
11 2
Journal and Message Entries
11 3
WomanShare Journal

Series VI:  Country Lesbians BookReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
9 1
Book Reviews
9 2
Correspondence and Drafts
9 3
Country Lesbian Book
9 4
German Translation of "Country Lesbian" and Correspondence
9 5
Invoices
9 6
Mock- Ups
9 7
Mock- Ups
9 8
Mock- Ups
9 9
Mock- Ups
9 10
Mock- Ups
9 11
Mock- Ups
9 12
Mock- Ups
9 13
Mock- Ups
9 14
Mock- Ups
9 15
Mock- Ups
10 1
Photos and Artwork
10 2
Purchase Orders
10 3
Purchase Orders
10 4
Receipts

Series VII:  Audio and Video, 1974-1994Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Audio
Box Folder
14 1
Sharing Circle 1
August 4, 1984
14 2
Sharing Circle 2
August 4, 1984
14 3
Hawaii, Food, DOPE
February 27, 1977
14 4
Meeting
August 5, 1984
14 5
Interview between Jude, Paula, Billie and Connie
April 29, 1989
14 6
Womanshare Meeting Tape 1
April 16
14 7
Womanshare Meeting Tape 2
April 16
14 8
April 17th Morning Meeting Tape 3
14 9
April Meeting Day 1 2:00-5:00
14 10
Sunday Meeting
August 5
14 11
To Womanshare - LuAnn and April
14 12
Carol and Billie
December 11, 1974
14 13
House Meeting
1985
14 14
Hot Tub Orientaion
February 1, 1991
Subseries B: Video
Box Folder
14 1
Womanshare's 20th Anniversary/ All the Happenings.
August 6, 1994
14 2
Womanshare Tape- Morning at Womanshare, Janice canning Dilly Beans, Betty Shoemaker and Silvia speaking about older women
14 3
Womanshare's 20th Anniversary Video VHSC for Camcorder
August 6, 1994
file
14 15
WomanShare 30th [Anniversary?] Slideshow (DVD)

Series VIII:  Photographs and Slides, 1986Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Photographs
Box Folder
15 1
Photographs
15 2
Photographs
15 3
Photographs
15 4
Photographs
15 5
Photographs
15 6
Photographs
15 7
Photographs
15 8
Photographs
15 9
Photographs
15 10
Photographs
15 11
Photographs
15 12
Photographs
16 14
Photographs
16 13
Photographs
16 15
Photographs
16 16
Photographs
16 17
Photographs
16 18
Photographs
16 19
Photographs
16 20
Photographs
17 21
Photographs
17 22
Photographs
17 23
Photographs
17 24
Photographs
18 1
Green Photo Album
18 2
Tan Photo Album
19 1
Contact Sheet with Identification List from Nite Store Meeting
19 2
Loose Sheets from Photo Album (9 pgs)
19 3
Brown Photo Album
Subseries B: Slides
Box Folder
20 1
001 Party at LuAnn's
July 1986
20 2
002 Party at LuAnn's
July 1986
20 3
003 Party at LuAnn's
July 1986
20 4
004 Party at LuAnn's
July 1986
20 5
005 Party at LuAnn's
July 1986
20 6
006 Party at LuAnn's
July 1986
20 7
007 Party at LuAnn's
July 1986
20 8
008 Party at LuAnn's
July 1986
20 9
009 Party at LuAnn's
July 1986
20 10
010 Party at LuAnn's
July 1986
20 11
011 12th Anniversary
August 1986
20 12
012 12th Anniversary
August 1986
20 13
013 12th Anniversary
August 1986
20 14
014 12th Anniversary
August 1986
20 15
015 12th Anniversary
August 1986
20 16
016 12th Anniversary
August 1986
20 17
017 12th Anniversary
August 1986
20 18
018 12th Anniversary
August 1986
20 19
019 12th Anniversary
August 1986
20 20
020 12th Anniversary
August 1986
20 21
021 12th Anniversary
August 1986
20 22
022 Billie
20 23
023 Billie
20 24
024 Billie
20 25
025 Billie
20 26
026 Billie
20 27
027 Billie
20 28
028 Billie and Gloria
20 29
029 Billie and the Green House
20 30
030 Cats- Angel
20 31
031 Cats- Angel
20 32
032 Calico Cat
20 33
033 Cat- Koko
20 34
034 Cat- Koko
20 35
035 Dogs- Barney
20 36
036 Dogs- Seliva
20 37
037 Dogs- Seliva and Barney
20 38
038 The Gang
20 39
039 Garden
20 40
040 Garden
1986
20 41
041 Garden
1986
20 42
042 Garden
1986
20 43
043 Garden
1986
20 44
044 Garden
1986
20 45
045 Garden
1986
20 46
046 Garden
1986
20 47
047 Garden
1986
20 48
048 Garden
1986
20 49
049 Garden- Flowers
20 50
050 Garden- Zuccini Leaf
20 51
051 Gloria Works on Outhouse
20 52
052 The Green House
20 53
053 Kobi
20 54
054 Kobi and the Garden
20 55
055 Rony and Marion
20 56
056 Sami
20 57
057 Sami
20 58
058 Shannon (main house)
20 59
059 Shannon and Elena at the Ocean
20 60
060 Shannon and Elena at the Ocean
20 61
061 Shannon and Gloria working the wood saw
20 62
062 Shannon's House
20 63
063 Shannon with the Skill Saw
20 64
064 Tractor
July 1986
20 65
065 Tractor
July 1986
20 66
066 Tractor
July 1986
20 67
067 Tractor
July 1986
20 68
068 Tractor
July 1986
20 69
069 Tractor
July 1986
20 70
070 Tractor - Cutting grass
July 1986
20 71
071 Tractor - Cutting grass
July 1986
20 72
072 Work on Woodslat
20 73
073 Miscellaneous People
20 74
074 Miscellaneous People
20 75
075 Miscellaneous People
20 76
076 Miscellaneous People
20 77
077 Miscellaneous People
20 78
078 Miscellaneous People
20 79
079 Miscellaneous People
20 80
080 Miscellaneous People

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Communal living--Oregon
  • Feminists--Oregon
  • Lesbian community--Oregon
  • Lesbians--Oregon
  • Urban-rural migration--Oregon
  • Geographical Names :
  • Grants Pass (Or.)
  • Oregon