Cynthia K. Gillespie papers, 1979-1992  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Gillespie, Cynthia K., 1941-
Cynthia K. Gillespie papers
1979-1992 (inclusive)
10 cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection Number
4462 (Accession No. 4462-001)
Notes, case files, legislation and other papers of a feminist activist, attorney, author related to her defense of battered women, to research for her book and projected books, and to her involvement in feminist causes
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Feminist activist, attorney, author. Founder and first Executive Director of Northwest Women's Law Center, Seattle, 1978-1980. A practicing attorney with emphasis on family law and women's rights, Gillespie became an expert on battered women and authored a book, "Justifiable Homicide," in 1989. She was at work on a book on pornography and violence at the time of her death from cancer in early 1993 in Seattle.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Notes, legal case files, legislation, incoming letters, subject series, and other records related to her defense of battered women, to research for her book and her projected books, and to her involvement in feminist causes; ca. 1979-1992.

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Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Users must agree in writing to preserve the anonymity of persons represented in the records.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dale Jones, 3/25/1994.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description
1-4 Justifiable Homicide - Research and Notes
5 Justifiable Homicide - Book Drafts
6 Notes from Unfinished Book
7-10 Projects and Issues
11 Organizations

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)

Personal Names

  • Gillespie, Cynthia K., 1941- --Archives

Corporate Names

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • Northwest Women's Law Center (U.S.) (creator)