Scope and Content of Collection
The Dorothy Sucher collection consists of publications, newsletters, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, course syllabi, and reports collected by Dorothy Sucher, an active member of local women's organizations, documenting the women's movement of the mid to late 1970s in Maryland. The collection spans the years 1970 through 1980, with the bulk of the material dating between 1977 through 1980. Local organizations represented include the Washington Area Women's Center, the Women's Equity Action League, the Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press, Marylanders for the Right to Choose, and the National Abortion Rights League (NARAL). Topics covered include feminist press, feminist theater, women in business, women in sports, abortion, and the Equal Rights Amendment.