- Gillespie, Cynthia K., 1941-
- Cynthia K. Gillespie papers
- 1979-1992 (inclusive)19791992
- 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
University of Washington Libraries
- Access Restrictions
Open to all users.
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.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1-4||Justifiable Homicide - Research and Notes|
|5||Justifiable Homicide - Book Drafts|
|6||Notes from Unfinished Book|
|7-10||Projects and Issues|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
- Gillespie, Cynthia K., 1941- --Archives
- American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
- Northwest Women's Law Center (U.S.) (creator)