Scope and Content Note
The collection is divided into series based on the event including: the Women's March, the March for Science, and March for Our Lives.
The Women’s March on Washington took place on January 21, 2017 and January 20, 2018. The series contains material from the 2017 marches in Washington DC and New York City and material from the 2018 marches. In 2018, items were collected from New Jersey residents. The vast majority of the collection is composed of signs, carried by marchers. The signs reflect wide variety of issues: no Pipeline in Standing Rock, the influence of sexism in the 2016 presidential election, climate change, the supreme court, local politics, LGBTQ rights, abortion, etc. The rest of the collection contains various small items donated or collected at the marches. These items include two pussy hats, pocket constitutions, teeshirts, newsletters, stickers, banners, a pamphlet on vegan feminism, two copies of the community newspaper Challenge, voter registration forms, buttons, and one piece of fabric with an image of a goose that has the word “Resist” embroidered on it.
The March for Science took place on April 22, 2017. The series is composed of signs and a brain hat from the 2017 march.
The March for Our Lives took place on March 24, 2018. This series is composed of signs from the march.
Language of Materials
Arrangement: Arranged by year, within year by size. 2017 is separated into 2 subseries, New York City and Washington DC based on where signs were collected. The signs from the 2018 march were collected from New Jersey residents, regardless of where they marched.
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