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SERIES Identifier: MC 753, T-486

Series I. ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLICITY, 1970-1985 (#1.1-10.9, FD.1, OD.1, 35OB.1m-35OB.9m, Mem.1+ - Mem.3+, PD.1-PD.3, T-486.1 - T-486.60)

Scope and Contents

Series I, ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLICITY, 1970-1985 (#1.1-10.9, FD.1, OD.1, 35OB.1m-35OB.9m, Mem.1+ - Mem.3+, PD.1-PD.3, T-486.1 - T-486.60), includes correspondence; statements of purpose and ownership; articles of incorporation; meeting minutes; financial records; office manuals; audiotapes, agendas, and notes from several retreats that Quest held; audiotapes of a class on feminist theory taught or attended by Quest staff and of conferences at which staff members presented. Additional material includes staff job descriptions and vitas and audiotapes of staff orientations; grant proposals; correspondence related to Quest's legal and subscription difficulties caused by other magazines using variations of the name "Quest"; and fundraising and publicity materials. The series also includes several t-shirts commemorating feminist organizations and causes and banners with slogans supporting lesbian and gay rights. Of particular note are the material regarding the possible future of Quest, including negotiations with Varied Voices and Off Our Backs, and the decision to dissolve the organization (#1.6-1.9, 1.11, 1.14), and the minutes (#6.21-8.6), which provide a revealing look at Quest's weekly activities. The series is arranged alphabetically.


  • 1970-1985

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.


15.64 linear feet ((33+1/2 file boxes, 1 oversize box) plus 2 folio folders, 2 folio+ folders, 1 oversize folder, 3 photograph folders, 76 audiotapes, 3 objects)

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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