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Aug. 13, 2003

Women's Archives Celebrates Goldman Clinic Anniversary With Open House

The Iowa Women's Archives will host an open house in conjunction with the 30th anniversary celebration of the Emma Goldman Clinic for Women on Friday, Aug. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Archives on the third floor of the UI Main Library.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Emma Goldman Clinic for Women donated its historical records to the Iowa Women's Archives in 2000, some of which will be on display. The items include a scrapbook of newspaper articles about the founding and early years of the clinic, including the firebombing of the clinic by anti-abortion groups and the resulting support for the clinic from the community; pamphlets and other informational brochures; photographs of staff and of clinic events; information about clinic services, ranging from abortions and birth control to diet and nutrition; publications about breastfeeding and a 1978 coloring book called "Momma Gives Birth;" and a brochure called "Positive Experience Pregnancy" put out in the 1970s by the Positive Experience Pregnancy Collective of the Emma Goldman Clinic, which lists such services as early and late pregnancy classes, referrals to local doctors, diet evaluations, study groups and rapping.

In addition, the Iowa Women's Archives display cases will feature an exhibit on the women's movement in Iowa City in the 1970s. The exhibit will highlight the Emma Goldman Clinic, but will also include documents, photographs and artifacts from Grace and Rubies Restaurant, the Iowa City Women's Press, the Women's Resource and Action Center and the Rape Victim Advocacy Program.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.