Distaff

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Distaff was the first and only feminist newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism, and the arts. One of the few newspapers published by and for women in the Gulf South, Distaff covered a wide range of topics and issues, including reproductive rights, pay equity and women’s rights in the workplace, lesbian activism, the Equal Rights Amendment, literature and the arts, and women in politics. Issues were edited and produced by a coalition of New Orleans women known for their activism in political spheres. A preview issue was published in 1973 and the newspaper continued to be published until 1982. There was a hiatus in publication from 1976-1978.

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Distaff. 1972-01
Cover - It Doesn't Hurt to Try, Page 2 - You & me & us, Distaff Staff, It Doesn't Hurt to Try (continued), Page 3 - Advertisement - National Organization for Women, It Doesn't Hurt to Try (continued), Page 4 - Janice Jan, It Doesn't Hurt to Try (continued), Page 5 - The Legal Identity of the Married Woman, by Clay Latimer, Page 6 - Introduction to Ourselves, by Ann Wakefield, Page 7 - Advertisement - National Organization for Women, Read Don't Read, by Suzanne Pharr, Introduction to Ourselves, by Ann Wakefield (continued), Page 8 - Help Wanted - Female, Other Alternatives, Coming..., Flick, Page 9 - The Right to Choose, Advertisement - Limbo A Universal Picture, Page 10 - Commitments, Advertisement - Sisters Helping Sisters, Comic, Page 11 - See your doctor, Comics, IV. Realization, by Myra Hambrick, Upper room, by Sheila Hope Jurnak, A Change of Light, by Loraine Despers, Page 12 - Editorial, Service Exchange Directory, Distaff was the first and only feminist newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman and Donna Swanson, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism, and the arts., newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1973-02
Cover - Martha Griffiths - we're glad you're there, by Celeste Newbrough, Abortion: What Happens Now?, Page 2 - News Focus: New Policy on Maternity Leave for Teachers, by Mary Gehman, Distaff Staff, Page 3 - Poems and Artwork, Page 4 - Out from the shadows, by Shirley Harrison, Books, abortion/NOW, Page 5 - Thoughts on Pregnancy, by Mary Gehman, Latimer vs the city fathers re abortion, by Clay Latimer, Abortion: Almost a Woman's Right to Choose, by Sandra Karp, Page 6 - Era Status, Martha Griffiths - we're glad you're there, by Celeste Newbrough (continued), Advertisement - The Community Sex Information and Educations Service, INC, Event announcement, Page 7 - Read Don't Read, by Suzanne Pharr, Page 8 - Introduction to Ourselves: Food Economy, by Suzanne Pharr, Looking Backward, by Charlotte Behre, Page 9 - Honesty, by Loraine Despres, Artwork, by L. Gebrowsky, Advertisement - Voodoo Museum, Advertisement - Strawberry Patch, Advertisement - Salon of the Artist, Advertisement - Wildflower, Advertisement - Distaff, Page 10 - Art Auction, Right on!, Advertisement - Sydney's Newstand, Advertisement - Sycamore Street, Advertisement - Lazybug Shop, Movies for Women, Getting Together, Page 11 - Photos - New Orleans Women March for Peace, Abortion: Almost a Woman's Right to Choose, by Sandra Karp (continued), Advertisement - Women's Band, Advertisement - Galleria Best-Showe, Advertisement - Grey Goose & Company, Page 12 - Editorial, Advertisement - Distaff, Advertisement - Jeffrey's INC. of Louisiana, Advertisement - Jerusalem gardens, Distaff was the first and only feminist newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman and Donna Swanson, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism, and the arts., newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1973-03
Cover - NWPC: From Rags to Riches, by Celeste Newbrough, Women's Center Art Auction, by Kris Pottharst, Page 2 - Shakespeare on $65 a Play, From the memoirs of Suzanne J. Fosberg, Flo Kennedy wields the sword for wit at LSUNO, Distaff Staff, Page 3 - Shakespeare on $65 a Play, From the memoirs of Suzanne J. Fosberg (continued), NWPC: From Rags to Riches, by Celeste Newbrough (continued), Advertisement - Stuff. Miki Pfeffer Graduating Exhibit, Be Sign, by Myra Hambrick, Four and Twenty-Seven, by Rhys McClure, Page 4 - NOW Conference - Coming of Age, by Annabelle Walker, Rapping, by Carmen Kelly, Advertisement - The New Orleans Hotel, Advertisement - Charlotte Gehre, Advertisement - Sidney's Newsstand, Income Taxes Teach Women Their Place, by Loraine Despres, Page 5 - Abortion Struggle on the Home Front, by Sandra Karp, The Legal Identity of the Married Woman, by Clay Latimer, Page 6 - Concept, by Mary Gehman, Women's Seminar, Adverisement - New Orleans Hotel, Advertisement - Shakespeare in the Park, Page 7 - The Feminist Eye, Up the Sandbox, by Suzanne Pharr, Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, by Loraine Despres, The New Chastity, by Jo McManis, Page 8 - Child Care: 3 Ideas, by Marianne Arieux, Page 9 - Steinem - Call Her a Folk Hero, by Celeste Newbrough, Advertisement - Wildflower, Page 10 - Manya La Bruja: An Interview, by Isis George, Cinderella Complex, by Suzanne Joselyn Fosberg, Advertisement - ERA, Advertisement - New Haven Women's Liberation Rock Band, Advertisement - The Kite Shop, Advertisement - Jerusalem Gardens, Women's Center Art Auction, by Kris Pottharst (continued), Advertisement - The Strawberry Patch, You Grind Your Teeth, by Sheila Hope Jurnak, Day Care at LSUNO?, Advertisement - The New Orleans Hotel, Page 11 - The New Chastity, by Jo McManis (continued), Advertisement - Wildflower, Advertisement - NOW, To Be Free & Noble, by Mary Bennett, Advertisement - The Fatted Calf, Page 12 - Editorial: A Call to Youth, Don't MS, Advertisement - Pied Piper Record Shop, Right on!, Advertisement - Distaff, Distaff was the first and only feminist newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman and Donna Swanson, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism, and the arts., newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1973-04
Cover - TV: Medium Cool by Celeste Newbrough, Para-Medical Schools: Women Beware! By Mary Gehman, Flo Kennedy Knock Sweet Reasonableness, Page 2 - Sylvia de Swann, Artist by Loraine Despres, Distaff staff, Page 3 - Flo Kennedy Raps about Distaff, Para Med…, Curb…, Page 4 - Down to Earth by Susan Raymond, Page 5 - Beating the High Cost of Health Care by Loraine Despres, Advertisement – Jerusalem Gates, Remembrances by Brenda Bozant Davillier, Page 6 - Read Don’t Read by Suzanne Pharr, Advertisement – Wildflower, Blackberry Winter by Charlotte Behre, Page 8 - Growing up Gay by Lynn Miller, Page 9 - Prepared Childbirth by Darlene Hingle-Olivo, Advertisement – Sidney’s Newsstand, Page 10 - Stuff: art review by Phylis Parun, Flo Kennedy Knock Sweet Reasonableness (continued), Advertisement – The Lazybug Shop, Advertisement – Charlotte Behre, Clouds by Melanie Melito, Page 11 - Where the Melon Mellows, there the fly by Gladys Payne Kopp, Time by Gladys Payne Kopp, Drawing by Gigi Gillespie, Calme me by Carolyn Bereznak-Kenny, Advertisement – Betty Brasseaux, Advertisement – Distaff, Advertisement –The Kite Shop, Page 12 - Letters to Us, Advertisement – The Strawberry Patch, Advertisement – George Office Machines, Advertisement – Distaff, Right on!, Distaff was the first and only women's newspaper published in New Orleans. Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism and the arts., newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1973-06
Cover - Household Workers Organize by Bernette Johnson, Changing Images at the YWCA by Brenda Davillier;;;;;;;;;;;, Page 2 - Essay: The Female Headed Family and the Myth of Male Centrality by Celeste Newbrough, Distaff staff, Page 3 - Changing Images at the YWCA by Brenda Davillier (continued), Son on my back by M.E. Gehman, A People’s Directory, Page 4 - Up Against Shell Oil Company by Linda Deknatel, Ceremony by Virginia Gardner, Page 5 - Prison Reform: Taylor Forms Action Group by Meredith McElroy, Advertisement – The Lazybug Shop, Page 6 – Discrimination: a case in point by Mary Gehman, Credibility Gap by Evi Seidman, Advertisement – Maple Street Book Shop, Advertisement – The Shamrock on Dublin, Page 4 - Page 7 – The Feminist Eye: Big Wheels Rolled in Texas by Suzanne Pharr, Advertisement – Distaff, Advertisement – Michele’s Boutique, Page 8 - Growing up Gay by Lynn Miller, I am the Symbol Called Mother by Lee Meitzen Grue, Advertisement – Wildflower, Advertisement – Betty Brasseaux, Page 9 - The Art of Pregnancy by Lee Meitzen Grue, Madonna by Norita Newbrough, Advertisement – The Strawberry Patch, Page 10 - Big wheels… (continued), Household Workers Organize by Bernette Johnson (continued), Right On!, Page 11 - Women’s Poetry: A Treat for the Senses by Darlene Hingle, Advertisement - How and Why People Go Left, Advertisement – His ‘N Hers Clothes Closet, Advertisement – Sidney’s Newsstand, Page 12 - Letters to Us, Essay: The Female Headed Family and the Myth of Male Centrality by Celeste Newbrough (continued), Advertisement – Jerusalem Gardens, Advertisement - Distaff, Distaff was the first and only feminist newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman and Donna Swanson, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism, and the arts., newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1973-07
Cover - Feminists Picket LDES by Lynette Jerry, Selma James Speaks by Mary Capps, Page 2 - Parish Prison Women Speak Up by Mary Gehman, Distaff staff, Page 3 - Parish Prison Women Speak Up by Mary Gehman (continued), Advertisement – Charlotte Behre, Page 4 - Comment: Lynn Miller on the Movement, Advertisement – Michele’s Boutique, Distaff: correction, Page 5 - Abortion here and not by Sally King, Advertisement – Betty Brasseaux, Advertisement – Distaff, Page 6 - Feminists Picket LDES by Lynette Jerry (continued), Selma James Speaks by Mary Capps (continued), One Woman’s Dream by Selma James, Page 7 - Summer Reading: The Search for Self by Suzanne Pharr, Prayer to the Virgin by Gail White, Page 8 - 33 by Suzanne Pharr, Loneliness by Sally King, Feminists Picket LDES by Lynette Jerry (continued), Like Africa by Phoebe Walmsley, Advertisement – The Shamrock on Dublin, Page 9 - Coupling & the Establishment by Maureen O’Neill, Secretary by Gail White, Advertisement – Sidney’s Newsstand, Advertisement – Whittle, Advertisement – The Strawberry Patch, Page 10 – Petition, Abortion here and not by Sally King (continued), Advertisement – The Lazybug Shop, Advertisement – How and Why People Go Left, Page 11 - Petition (continued), What to Do until the Famine Comes by Patricia Kelly-Parmley, Page 12 - Parish Prison Women Speak Up by Mary Gehman (continued), What to Do until the Famine Comes by Patricia Kelly-Parmley (continued), Advertisement – Distaff, Advertisement – Jerusalem Gardens, Distaff was the first and only feminist newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman and Donna Swanson, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism, and the arts., newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1973-08
Cover - Exclusive Report: New Welfare, Old Hassles, by the Women's Work Collective, Loyola Fires Feminist, Women's Center Organizes, Celebrate Women's Day, Page 2 - Women's Center...out of the basement and back into business, by Lynn Miller, Advertisement - Wildflower, Distaff staff, Page 3 - Where are Women Playwrights?, by Rosalyn Drexler, Somewhere, by Evi Seidman, I saw a woman sleeping, by Olive Schreiner, Page 4 - Essay Lesbianism: Yang without Yin, by Celeste Newbrough, Page 5 - Women Against Grass: it's a Natural High, Advertisement - Sidney's Newsstand, Advertisement - The Lazybug Shop, Who's Going to Take Out the Gargabe?, by Lee Meitzen Grue, Page 6 - Exclusive Report: New Welfare, Old Hassles, by the Women's Work Collective (continued), Advertisement - The Community Sex Information and Education Service, INC., Page 7 - The Feminist Eye, Advertisement - The Strawberry Patch, Page 8 - Over the Pork Barrel, Sister on a Surrey, by Sally King, The Feminist Eye (continued), Advertisement - Women In Progress, Advertisement - Charlotte Behre, Advertisement - School of Practical Feminism, Page 9 - Les femmes en marche, Attack, by Mary Gehman, Advertisement - Sisters Helping Sisters, Page 10 - Essay Lesbianism: Yang without Yin, by Celeste Newbrough (continued), Page 11 - You went so far away, by Sheila Hope Jurnak, I walk around my trap, by Robin Simmons, Miss Tomato Queen Goes to Market, by Kris Pottharst and Ann Gallmeyer, Page 12 - Essay Lesbianism: Yang without Yin, by Celeste Newbrough (continued), Page 13 - Women of wounded Knee..., by Chie Nishio and Nancy Palmer, Page 14 - Exclusive Report: New Welfare, Old Hassles, by the Women's Work Collective (continued), Advertisement - Jerusalem Gardens, Page 15 - Exclusive Report: New Welfare, Old Hassles, by the Women's Work Collective (continued), Distaff contact info, Sister on a Surrey, by Sally King (continued), Advertisement - Whittle, Advertisement - How and Why People Go Left, Page 16 - Don't MS, Exclusive Report: New Welfare, Old Hassles, by the Women's Work Collective (continued), Right on!, Advertisement - Distaff, Distaff was the first and only feminist newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman and Donna Swanson, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism, and the arts., newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1973-09
Cover - LSU Faculty Charges Sexism, by Marilyn Nelson, Constitutional Convention: 'Reasonable Discrimination' Approved, by State, by Clay Latimer, Teacher Resource Service, by Jesse Baquet, Page 2 - Constitutional Convention: 'Reasonable Discrimination' Approved, by State, by Clay Latimer (continued), Distaff information, Page 3 - Miss N.O. Beauty Pageant: Discrimination: A Case in Point, by Mary Gehman, Right On!, Page 4 - Notice: Rape Crisis Clinic, Over the Pork Barrel, LSU Faculty Charges Sexism, by Marilyn Nelson (continued), Our Thanks, Advertisement - Wildflower, Advertisement - AD-Print Services, INC, Page 5 - N.O. Town Hall Meeting Sans NIXON: A Diary Account, by Mary Capps, Advertisement - The Strawberry Patch, Advertisement - A Better Place, The Establishment, Advertisement - New Orleans Women's Center, Page 6 - N.O. Town Hall Meeting Sans NIXON: A Diary Account, by Mary Capps (continued), Detroit Feminists Found Federal Credit Union, Association for New Women, Advertisement - Charlotte Behre, Advertisement - Familybirth classes, Advertisement - The Lazybug Shop, Advertisement - Whittle, Advertisement - Sidney's Newsstand, Page 7 - Hundreds Celebrate Women's Rights Day: Planner's Report: Trials, Tribulations, and a few Rewards, by Annabelle Walker, Page 8 - Photo essay: August 26, 1973 Women's Rights Day Celebration in New Orleans, Page 9 - Photo essay: August 26, 1973 Women's Rights Day Celebration in New Orleans, Page 10 - Letters to Us, Advertistment - Call for Volunteers to teach English, Advertistment - Wanted ad for housemates, Advertistment - Distaff, Advertistment - how and why people go left, Advertistment - League of Women Voters, Page 11 - What's happening NOW, by Judy Cooper, Transactional Analysis: the stroke economy, by Edi Goodman, Page 12 - Household Workers: Questionnaire, Transactional Analysis: the stroke economy, by Edi Goodman (continued), Page 13 - The Feminist Eye, Last Tango, by Robin Simmons, Art Review: sue blackshear exhibit, by Laura de Vincent, Women as Neurotics, by Ruth Harper, Page 14 - Poems, by prison women, Page 15 - Advertisement - Woman Needed, Les femmes en marche, Page 16 - Don't ms., by Jean Vegas, Contact Numbers, Advertisement - Distaff, Mary Gehman papers, Manuscripts Collection NA-142, Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Library Special Collections, Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70118, newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1973-10
Cover - First Statewide Convention: Women's political causuc selects goals, priorities..., This Issue Fourth Annual N.O. Women's Conference To Be Held Nov. 3 and 4, Page 2 - Women's political causuc selects goals and priorities, by Gayle Gagliano, Advertisement - help wanted for prison women, Advertisement - Women Wanted, by Distaff, Apologies to Joan Kent, Advertisement - Distaff, Distaff information, Page 3 - Women's Center Program Proposed for Newcomb, Advertisement - Women wanted for federal jobs, Women's Center Moves, Farah Strike: Women Won't Wear the Pants, by Galye Gagliano, Page 4 - Farah Strike: Women Won't Wear the Pants, by Galye Gagliano (continued), Royal Castle: Gimme A Break, by Edi Goodman, Over the Pork Barrel, Advertisement - Sidney's newsstand, Advertisement - Distaff, Page 5 - McManis Settles Out of Court, Washington, D.C.: Rape Task Force Urges Radical Change, Angola Four Mothers Organize, Advertisement - New Orleans Women's Center, Advertisement - familybirth classes, Advertisement - The Lazybug Shop, Page 6 - Household Workers Questionnaire, Press Relase: LGW of Jeff. Supports ERA, Private Household Workers Fact Sheet, Page 7 - Women candidates in November Election, Help a Sister, Women's Action Alliance Asks Financial Help, Ballot Number 52, Ballot Number 22, Advertisement - Ecology Center Needs People, Advertisement - Grey Goose & Company, Advertisement - Charlotte Behre, Advertisement - Wildflower, Page 8 - Analysis: N.O. Women's Movement: A comprehensive herstory, by Mary Gehman, Page 9 - Analysis: N.O. Women's Movement: A comprehensive herstory, by Mary Gehman (continued), What's happening NOW, by Judy Cooper, Page 10 - What's happening NOW, by Judy Cooper (continued), Letters to Us, Page 11 - The Feminist Eye, Television: the bones sticking media, by Laura de Vincent, Sports: battle of the sexes, by Joslyn McGuire, Page 12 - Television: the bones sticking media, by Laura de Vincent (continued), Foto forum: photo essay, by Consuello Carr, Advertisement - The Strawberry Patch, Advertisement - Textile Arts, INC, Advertisement - Whittle, Page 13 - Foto forum: photo essay, by Consuello Carr, Page 14 - Political Commentary: Does Poppa Nixon Know Best?, by Elizabeth S. Cousins Rogers, Page 15 - Self-Reliance and Intimacy, by Joslyn McGuire, Page 16 - Self-Reliance and Intimacy, by Joslyn McGuire (continued), Political Commentary: Does Poppa Nixon Know Best?, by Elizabeth S. Cousins Rogers (continued), Advertisement - how and why people go left, Page 17 - A family parting, by Darlene Hingle Olivo, Page 18 - Abortion: a personal view, by Brenda Davillier, What's happening NOW, by Judy Cooper (continued), Advertisement - IMIJIZM, Write or call, Advertisement - The Strip Shop, Page 19 - Les femmes en marche, Don't ms., by Jean Vegas, Advertisement - AD-Pring services, INC, Advertisement - Distaff, Advertisement - CC73, Page 20 - Guide to Women's Organizations in New Orleans, Contact Numbers, Distaff was the first and only feminist newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman and Donna Swanson, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism, and the arts., newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1973-11
Cover - Sex discrimination: N.O. Woman Employee Files Suit Against USDA, This Issue, Page 2 - Sex discrimination: N.O. Woman Employee Files Suit Against USDA (continued), Ruckelshaus Reversal, Childhood Mental Health, Advertisement: New Orleans Women's Center, Distaff information, Page 3 - N.O. Women's Conference: Exciting Camaraderie, by Marilyn Nelson, Page 4 - From Distaff to Huckleberry Farm Report from Arkansas, by Suzanne Pharr, Job Roster for Women, Over the pork barrel, Advertisement - The Strip Shop, Advertisement - Distaff, Page 5 - Sheriff's 'cuffs' show equality, by Bettye Anding, Ellie Beckner, Betty Guillaud, Rose Kahn, Joan Kent, Renee' Saucier or The States-Item Family Section, 'People's Grille' open to the public, by Mary Gehman, Page 6 - Analysis: N.O. Women's Movement: a comprehensive herstory, by Mary Gehman, Page 7 - Analysis: N.O. Women's Movement: a comprehensive herstory, by Mary Gehman (continued), Advertisement - Distaff, Advertisement - The Strawberry Patch, Advertisement - Textile Arts, INC, Advertisement - Whittle, Page 8 - What's happening NOW, by Judy Cooper, Tulane 'Directions' Excludes Women?, Advertisement - Distaff, Advertisement - how and why people go left, Page 9 - Commentary: Uncle Sam Ervin Show his Colors, by Marilyn Nelson, Who reads MS?, Advertisement - Sidney's Newsstand, Page 10 - Musings, The Problem at this Point, by Susand Fosberg, A Natural Acrobat, by Susan Ward Dunn, A Poem Written While Sitting in my Jail Cell, by Gladys Pendleton Morris, From all Women to All Men, by Sister Jan, Body Changes, by Lee Grue, Page 11 - Musings (continued), It Took a Strong Woman, by Darlene Hingle Olivio, Southpolse, by Edi Goodman, Starvation Moon Walk, by Edi Goodman, Look at Us, by Eddy Yankie, Page 12 - Helwig Speech on the ERA, Page 13 - Helwig Speech on the ERA (continued), Right on!, Advertisement - BAYOU records & goods, Page 14 - ERA Central up and at it, by Bonnie DeNoux, Foto forum: photo essay, by Ann Wakefield, Advertisement - Distaff, Advertisement - Tailors Internationale, Advertisement - Tallisman, Advertisement - Coco, Advertisement - The Racquet Tennis Shop, Page 15 - Photographs, by Ann Wakefield, Page 16 - The Feminist Eye, by Susan Dunn, Marilyn Nelson, Susan LaPorte, Page 17 - The Feminist Eye, by Susan Dunn, Marilyn Nelson, Susan LaPorte (continued), Over the First Hill, by Deana Parker, Adverstisement - ERA Bracelets, Adverstisement - Distaff, Page 18 - Fathers are Parents Too, Woman's Worth, Five Million Women in Trade Unions, Adverstisement - Eco center Needs Help, Adverstisement - Familybirth classes, Adverstisement - The Lazybug Shop, Adverstisement - Charlotte Behre, Adverstisement - Grey Goose & Company, Thanks from Distaff, Adverstisement - Le Monde des Enfants, Adverstisement - Wildflower, Page 19 - Letters, Advertisement - Distaff, Adverstisement - The Elegant Switzerland Bakery, Classifieds, Page 20 - Guide to Women's Organizations in New Orleans, Contact Numbers, Distaff was the first and only feminist newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman and Donna Swanson, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism, and the arts., newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1974-01
Cover - Women Pump Gas: It Beats Bagging, This Issue, Page 2 - Women Pump Gas: It Beats Bagging (continued), Editorial: Distaff Goes on a Diet, Distaff TV: Beginning Again: A Feminist View of Divorce, Distaff Note, Advertisement, Distaff information, Page 3 - An Interview: Distaff Meets Our Bodies, by Geene Forman and Rosi Urbine, Letters to Us, Page 4 - Letters to Us (continued), Editorial Reply, by Joslyn McGuire, An Interview: Distaff Meets Our Bodies, by Geene Forman and Rosi Urbine (continued), Advertisement - Sidney's Newsstand, Advertisement - Whittle, Advertisement - The Strawberry Patch, Page 5 - N.O. Women's Movement: A Comprehensive Herstory, Page 6 - N.O. Women's Movement: A Comprehensive Herstory (continued), Page 7 - Looking Back: First Woman Senator, by Veronica Mullin, Advertisement - The Elegant Switzerland Bakery, Advertisement - Wildflower, Advertisement - Textile Arts, INC, Advertisement - The Lazybug Shop, Page 8 - The Feminist Eye, by Janet Cipnic, Page 9 - The Feminist Eye, by Janet Cipnic (continued), Right On!, Advertisement - Le Monde des Enfants, Page 10 - Don't ms., by Jean Vegas, Advertisment - how and why people go left, Advertisement - BAYOU records & goods, Page 11 - Over the Pork Barrel, Letters to Us (continued), Jury Duty Reg - In, Advertisement - Charlotte Behre, Advertisement - The Strip Shop, Advertisement - Grey Goose & Company, Advertisement - New Orleans Women's Center, Advertisement - Distaff, Page 12 - Guide to Women's Organizations in New Orleans, Contact Numbers, Distaff was the first and only feminist newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman and Donna Swanson, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism, and the arts., newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1974-02
Cover - Farrah Slacks Picketed in N.O. by Sister Jane Dubrouillet, This Issue, Page 2 - Happy Anniversay to Us!, ERA in 1974 by Clay Latimer, Jury Reg - In, Distaff Information, Page 3 - Farrah Slacks Picketed in N.O. (continued), Women Under the Law, Women Elected Head of Vista by Jesse Baquet, Lesbian Research, Page 4 - Rosemary's Baby by Diane Dees, Page 5 - TV Review, N.O. Women's Movement: A Conprehensive Herstory by Mary Gehman, Page 6 - N.O. Women's Movement: A Conprehensive Herstory by Mary Gehman (continued), Advertisement - The Lazybug Shop, Advertisement - Textile Arts, INC, Advertisement - The Elegant Switzerland Bakery, Page 7 - Margaret Mead: Feminist Legacy by Marilyn Nelson, Advertisement - Sidney's Newsstand, Advertisement - The Strawberry Patch, Advertisement - Whittle, Page 8 - Voluntarism by Elizabeth Most, Over the Pork Barrel by Marilyn Nelson, Advertisement - Wildflower, Page 9 - Voluntarism by Elizabeth Most (continued), What's Happening by Rebecca Gallo, Advertisement - NOW, Advertisement - Food - Cooperatives, Advertisement - How and why people go left, Page 10 - A Selective Guide: Children's Literature: Girls can be anything by Colleen Wood, Some Tears Never Fall by Brenda Davilier, Page 11 - ERA in 1974 by Clay Latimer (continued), Right On! Compiled by Marilyn Nelson, Advertisement - Distaff, Page 12 - Don't ms. By Jean Vegas, Contact Numbers, Advertisement - Charlotte Behre, Advertisement - The Strip Shop, Advertisement - William & Mary, Distaff was the first and only women's newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism and the arts., newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1974-03
Cover - Photo, Page 2 - Local Prostitution Legal? By Marilyn Nelson, Contributions for Supplement, Distaff, INC, Farah Settles, TV Program Re - Scheduled, Reg - In Response, Recommendations, Main Library Offers Film, Distaff Information, Page 3 - Advertisement - ERA, Political Caucus Notes, Impressions from House of D., Page 4 - Feminist Statement: Women's Center Re - Organizes, Page 5 - Advertisement - What You Should Know About Marriage, Divorce, Annulment, Separation and Community Property in Louisiana, Page 6 - International Working Women's Day, Right On!, Rubyfruit Jungle: a review by Sister Jan, Save that Smile, Page 7 - Ligia Castro: From Rio to Bourdon Street by Robin Simmons, Page 8 - N.O. Women's Movement: A Comprehensive Herstory, Page 9 - N.O. Women's Movement: A Comprehensive Herstory (continued), Hattie Crashes the Senate by Marilyn Nelson, Ligia Castro: From Rio to Bourdon Street by Robin Simmons (continued), Advertisement - Sidney's Newsstand, Advertisement - How and why people go left, Page 10 - Letters to Us, Community Center Sponsors Benefit, Ligia Castro: From Rio to Bourdon Street by Robin Simmons (continued), Forgive Us Our Trespasses, Advertisement - New Orleans Women's Center, Page 11 - 33 States down 5 to go on ERA, Over the Pork Barrel, Feminists Start Nat'l Women's Recording Co., Advertisement - Textile Arts, INC, Advertistment - Distaff, Page 12 - Don't ms., Contact Numbers, Advertisement - Lazybug Shop, Advertisement - Switzerland Bakery, Advertisement - Charlotte Behre, Advertisement - Whittle, Advertisement - American Lung Association of LA, Distaff was the first and only women's newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism and the arts. , newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1974-09
Cover - Photo, Page 2 - Editorial: Distaff is Back by Mary Gehman, Distaff Information,Page 3 - La. Family Planning Open, Send A Household Worker to Lunch!, Page 4 - Abortion Controversy: Delta Women's Clinic... On again, Off again, Page 5 - Abortion Controversy: Delta Women's Clinic... On again, Off again (continued), Page 6 - Women's Rights...From Now On, Page 7 - N.O. Attacks Rape Problem, Newcomb Women's Center, a Year Away, Page 8 - Back - to - School Feature: A Woman's Guide to New Orleans, Page 9 - Back - to - School Feature: A Woman's Guide to New Orleans (continued), Page 10 - Ola: Violacion - un problema muy serio by Ligia de Castro, Page 11 - Smart Pulls 45,000 votes, Sojourner Truth Award to La. Woman, Page 12 - Two Photo Exhibits Recommended, Bogg vs Morphus - Same Old Game, Page 13 - LSU Charged with Sexism, Page 14 - New Orleans Women's Center...A Continuing Saga by Jan Gilbert, Advertisement - Alternatives, Advertisement - Textile Arts, INC., Advertisement - Switzerland Bakery, Page 15 - Novyse Soniat in State Rep Race September 28, Abortion Controversy: Delta Women's Clinic... On again, Off again (continued), Page 16 - Women in Business, Advertisement - Distaff, Advertisement - Wildflower, Advertisement - Grand Junk Trading, Advertisement - Charlotte Behre, Advertisement - Rainshadadow, Distaff was the first and only women's newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism and the arts., newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1974-10
Cover - Photo by Ann Wakefield, Page 2 - In Memorium by Mary Gehman, Distaff information, Page 3 - Food Co - ops Planned, Advertisement - Woman Creates, Advertisement - Distaff, Page 4 - Children's Rights Suit Filed by Edith Bierhorst Back, Page 5 - Children's Rights Suit Filed by Edith Bierhorst Back (continued), comic, Advertisement - N.O.W., Right On!, use of maiden name challenged, Page 6 - Tulane Women Protext Cuts, Page 7 - "firewoman" and "man - in - distress" by Becky Bruns, Advertisement - Protest Title IX, Page 8 - Joys of Jogging by Dulany Clements, Page 9 - Biography of a Woman by Gail White, Advertistment - Free Legal Service, Advertistment - Distaff, Halloween Eulogy by Celeste, you can help get the ERA ratified, Page 10 - Household Workers Meet, Page 11 - Times Picayune: Use of Ms. Rejected by Donna L. Swanson, Advertistment - Lynn Wilkerson, Health Care, K&B Sued for Sex Discrimination, Two More Classes, Advertistment - Trees toToys, new car trouble, Page 12 - E.R.A. Update by Nancy Wingate, Advertisement - ERA, Page 13 - Politics: Running Chicken by Gayle Gagliano, Page 14 - Campaign Analysis: soniat defeated by Donna L. Swanson, Advertisement - Daugheters, Inc.,Media Women Meet, Advertisement - Distaff, Page 15 - A Manager's View: Job Opportunities, Page 16 - In Memorium by Mary Gehman (continued), Advertisement - A New Development, Advertisement - Earth Shoe, Advertisement - Charlotte Behre, Advertisement - Rainshadow Tropical Gardens, Advertisement - Switzerland Bakery, Page 17 - Child Abuse: Who to Blame? By Mary Gehman, Joys of Jogging by Dulany Clements (continued), Childcare Ideas, Busfare Petition, Legal Questions, Page 18 - Justice: Cronvich, Women Artists Exhibit Work, Advertisement - Alternatives, Advertisement - Textile Arts, INC, Page 19 - don't ms., contacts, distaff hangs out at..., Advertisement - The Sun Shop, Advertisement - Galleria shoe boutique, Apologies, Page 20 - Advertisement - Distaff, Advertisement - The Friendly Junk Shop, Advertisement - Women in Business, Advertisement - Wildflower, Distaff was the first and only women's newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism and the arts. , newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1974-11
Cover - Photo by Josephine Sacabo, Page 2 - Schoolboard Needs Loving by Mary Gehman, Distaff info, Page 3 - Press Ignores Clinic by Donna Swanson, Congressional Battle, Local NOW Task Force Lobbies in DC, Page 4 - Prostitution: Women Only by Mary Gehman, Anti - Machismo Art Exhibit, Advertisement - Books, Political Leaflets by the Rogers, Advertisement - Babysitting Day or Night, Advertisement - Spice of Life, Advertisement - Jeanne Helwig, Page 5 - New Constitution: New for Women? by John Reed, Advertisement - Buttons & Bows Nursery School, Advertisement - The Greenery, Page 6 - Farenthold at newcomb: not for 'woman's party', Advertisement - Women in Transition, Advertisement - Problem Pregnancy?, Advertisement - The Friendly Junk Shop, Page 7 - The essence of Gillespie Interview by Donna Swanson, Women in Business, Page 8 - Federally Employed Women by Betsy Singer, Local FEW Chapter Organizes, Advertisement - Charlotts Behre, Page 9 - Woman Creates by Judy Cooper, Page 10 - Woman Creates by Judy Cooper (continued), Bombecking Crime by Celeste Newbrough, Page 11 - Children's Book Suggestions, Advertisement - Willie Tyson Full Count album, Advertisement - Case Fence Co., Page 12 - Consumer Liberation by Roberta Madden, Advertisement - The Woman as Consumer conference, Page 13 - Ola! Por Ligia de Castro, Advertisement - Encore, Advertisement - Whittle, Advertisement - Distaff, Page 14 - A woman on the jury by Mary Gehman, Advertisement - The Maze, Page 15 - Book Reviews by Donna Swanson, Letters to Us, Advertisement - The Quarter Stitch, Advertisement - The Attic, Advertisement - Textile Art, INC., Advertisement - Autumn Leather, Page 16 - Letter to new Orleans magazine by Jan Gilbert, Advertisement - Beckham's Bookshop, Advertisement - A New Development, Advertisement - Alternatives, Advertisement - Earth Shoe, Page 17 - Conference Analysis: Maids are Sisters Too by Emily Toth, Page 18 - Co op food store, Advertisement - Wildflower, Advertisement - Distaff, Advertisement - Debonair, Advertisement - Switzerland Bakery, Page 19 - Galatas moderates radio show, Contacts, Advertisement - The New Racquet, Advertisement - Gingerbread Haus, Advertisement - the frame factory, Page 20 - Advertisement - free pregnancy tests, Advertisement - Rainshadow, Advertisement - Victoria's Boutique, Flea Mart, Distaff was the first and only women's newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism and the arts. , newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1974-12
Cover - Photo by Josephine Sacabo, Page 2 - Editorial, Distaff Info, Page 3 - Bus Rape Victim Speaks by Mary Gehman, Page 4 - Loving Lost - But not Defeated, School Segregation Challenged, Housing Exchange for Mardi Gras Women, Page 5 - OB - GYN Program Needs Volunteers, State NOW Officers Chosen in Hammond by Diane Dees, "Women in Lit:" Course at UNO, Advertisement - Unique Christmas Gifts, Advertisement - Debonair, Advertisement - Whole Food Company, Page 6 - Donna Swanson: Parkchester: An Inside view, Page 7 - Donna Swanson: Parkchester: An Inside view (continued), La. State Employment Service Claims Discrimination Protested, Advertisement - Free Pregnancy Tests, Page 8 - Nat'l. Pres. Of NOW "ERA will pass", Delta Sued for Sex Bias by Two Local Stewardesses, Majority Report Flounders, Advertisement - The Now Shop, Page 9 - WGSO and WNOE suits: Radio Broadcasting Still a Man's Job, A Disturbating Story: Mr. Green - Jeans Goes to Court by Delaney Clements, Page 10 - New Prison to be CO - Ed: Foti, Greer at Loyola by Celeste Newbrough, Distaff to Have TV Program, NAACP Elects Woman President, Advertisement - Alternatives, Advertisement - Spice of Life, Page 11 - Advertisement - Woman to Woman Magazine, Don't Ms., Sisters In Prison, Clothing Workers Protest, Advertisement - Distaff, Advertisement - Voodoo Museum and Gift Shop, Advertisement - Marsha L. Oliver, Ltd., Advertisement - Problem Pregnancy?, Page 12 - A Woman Organized by Elizabeth S. C. Rogers, Consumer as Activist by Roberta Madden, Page 13 - Ola!: Porque nace una mujer? por Ligia de Castro, "Women in Transition - " A Personal Response by Felicia Kahn, Page 14 - A Disturbating Story: Mr. Green - Jeans Goes to Court by Delaney Clements (continued), Advertisement - Make it with Mother Nature, Advertisement - Elements Workshop, Page 15 - High - powered campaign Against right to abort by Bella Abzug, Advertisement - Distaff, Advertisement - The Maze, Advertisement - The Soap Gallery, Advertisement - Charlotte Behre, Page 16 - Library to show experimental films, Bus Rape Victim Speaks by Mary Gehman (continued), Page 17 - Bus Rape Victim Speaks by Mary Gehman (continued), Advertisement - Grand Junk, Advertisement - Switzerland Bakery, Page 18 - Non Sexist Games for Children, Advertisement - Contacts, Advertisement - Books, Political Leaflets by the Rogers, Advertisement - Babysitting, Advertisement - Jeanne Helwig, Advertisement - Case Fence Co., Advertisement - A New Development, Page 19 - Advertisement - Women in Business, Advertisement - The Fan People, Advertisement - Wildflower, Advertisement - Elsa, Advertisement - Autumn Leather, Advertisement - Earth Shoe, Advertisement - Textile Arts, INC, Page 20 - Advertisement - Distaff, Advertisement - Buttons & Bows Nursery School, Flea Mart, Advertisement - Beckham's Book Shop, Advertisement - Rainshadow, Distaff was the first and only women's newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism and the arts. , newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1975-01
Cover - Photo by Josephine Sacabo, Page 2 - Clarion Herald Dispute: Where are the Women?, Update on Bus Rape Case, Distaff information, Page 3- NOW Busing Quarter Women, Women Organize Against Rape, Beware of Cruising Creeps, Advertisement - Illegible Gallery, Advertisement - The Hair Shack, Advertisement - Vieux Carre Hair Store, Page 4 - Women in Mardi Gras: Info and Referrals, Page 5 - Women in Mardi Gras: Info and Referrals (continued), Don't Ms., Advertisement - Distaff, Page 6 - Discrimination: Beyond EEOC by Donna Swanson, Page 7 - Advertisement - A Conference on Women's Employment and Legal Rights, Federal Employees Confer, Women's Day Well Kept Secret, Advertisement - Salon of the Artist, Advertisement - Grand Junk, Page 8 - Legalities: Marriage Contract in Louisiana by Sue Spilsbury, Advertisement - Vieux Carre, Page 9 - Exclusive Report: Missing Man - A Wife's View by Mary Gehman, Page 10 - The Liberated Consumer by Roberta Madden, untitled bus petition update article, Advertisement - the courier, Advertisement - Case Fence Co., Page 11 - The Liberated Consumer by Roberta Madden (continued), Prostitution: A Commentary, Advertisement - Alternatives gallery, Advertisement - Beckham's Book Shop, Advertisement - Deb-on-air, Page 12 - Joann Little Case, Keeping Score, Advertisement - N.O.W. Flea Market Booth, Advertisement - Antiques, Advertisement - Chapinlandia Restaurant, Page 13 - Ola!: Mujeres Unidas por Ligia de Castro, International Women's Year, Advertisement - A New Development, Page 14 - Discrimination: Beyond EEOC by Donna Swanson (continued), Analysis NBC's "Women - - Men" by Jan Gilbert, Interview: Bus Strikers, Page 15 - Analysis NBC's "Women - - Men" by Jan Gilbert (continued), Advertisement - the frame factory, Advertisement - Foreign Car Repairs, Page 16 - Exclusive Report: Missing Man - A Wife's View by Mary Gehman (continued), Advertisement - Charlotte Behre, Advertisement - Oriental Rugs, Page 17 - Exclusive Report: Missing Man - A Wife's View by Mary Gehman (continued), Review: Loose Savages, Advertisement - free pregnancy tests, Advertisement - The Soap Gallery, Page 18 - Contacts, Women in Distribution, Advertisement - Jeanne Helwig, Advertisement - Just Plain Annie's, Advertisement - Creation, Advertisement - His & Hers Place of Styles, Advertisement - Problem Pregnancy?, Distaff was the first and only feminist newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman and Donna Swanson, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism, and the arts., newcombarchives@tulane.edu
Distaff. 1975-02
Cover - Illustration, Page 2 - Editorial: District 90 Race - Endorsement, Hear Inez Garcia At Distaff Meeting, Rape Protest, Local Women Exhibit Photography, Distaff Information, page 3 - Library Hosts " Woman" Series, I Want You!: State Women's Caucus Elects Officers Here, State Senate Avoids E.R.A., Challenge to Husbands, Advertisement - Charlotte Behre, Advertisement - Alternatives, Advertisement - Deb-On-Air, Page 4 - Stop the Welfare Cycle: I Want to Get Off: Young Mother Tells Her Story, Advertisement - Oriental Rugs, Advertisement - The Hair Shack, Advertisement - Voovoo Museum and Gift Shop, Page 5 - Stop the Welfare Cycle: I Want to Get Off: Young Mother Tells Her Story (continued), Page 6 - women's College, Curriculum, Advertisement - The Mountain Shop, Page 7 - Right to Choose Statement, Jan. 22 - Abortion Anniversary: Tug of War, Advertisement - Beckham's Book Shop, Page 8 - Jury Decision Based on La. Case, Advertisement - Free Pregnancy Tests, Advertisement - Grand Junk, Advertisement - The Soap Gallery, Advertisement - Diana Press Publications, Page 9 - 'Sick Wabbits' or Inside a Playboy Club by Duhlany Clemmentz, Page 10 - Update on L.S.U. Suit, Keepin', Page 11 - Ola! Noticias por Ligia de Castro, Mi Cristo Guerrillero by Magdalena de Rodriguez R., A Woman's Place, Page 12 - Poetry from Prison, Page 13 - Poetry from Prison (continued), Page 14 - Come South, Young Woman, Advertisement - Carol-Crais, Serita by Lois Tillman, Page 15 - A Review magic Theatre: "Meet Rack", Page 16 - Diana Press, Women Writing, Austrialian Film Fest, Collective Reclaiming, Advertisement - Chapinlandia Restaurant, Advertisement - A New Development, Advertisement - Distaff, Advertisement - Mostly Nudes, Page 17 - Public TV Whose Interest?, Don't Ms., Advertisement - Alterman Audio, Advertisement - Distaff, Page 18 - Stop the Welfare Cycle: I Want to Get Off: Young Mother Tells Her Story (continued), Page 19 - Stop the Welfare Cycle: I Want to Get Off: Young Mother Tells Her Story (continued), Advertisement - NOW, Advertisement - Woman to Woman Magazine, Advertisement - N.O.W. Flea Market Booth, Advertisement - Antiques, Page 20 - 'Sick Wabbits' or Inside a Playboy Club by Duhlany Clemmentz (continued), Advertisement - the courier, Advertisement - Clothestown, Ltd., Advertisement - Arica, Distaff was the first and only feminist newspaper published in New Orleans. Founded in 1972 by Mary Gehman and Donna Swanson, Distaff served as a forum for women's voices in politics, activism, and the arts., newcombarchives@tulane.edu

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