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4th National Conference on Men and Masculinity Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WUA-01-wua00138

This collection documents the planning and promotion of the 1977 conference at Washington University. It includes audio recordings of various session and speakers at the conference, and related conference ephemera.


  • 1977


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0.25 linear feet

1 boxes

Historical Information

Starting in 1975 at the University of Tennessee, a series of conferences were held at various college campuses under the title of “Men and Masculinity.”  The 4th National Conference on Men and Masculinity, “Creating A Movement For Change” was held in St. Louis, Missouri on the campus of Washington University November 24 – 27, 1977.  Workshops were conduced on topics including sexism and racism, sex-role stereotyping in schools, rape, sexuality, fathering, and changing men’s image in the media.

By the 1980s what was an informal organization took on the name “National Organization for Changing Men” (NOCM) and created a more formal governing structure.  In 1990 the organization became the “National Organization for Men Against Sexism” (NOMAS), which as of 2006, continues to conduct annual conferences under the title of “Men and Masculinity.”

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to the University Archives by Howard Presser on December 12, 1977.

Processing Information

Processed by Miranda Rectenwald in October 2006.

4th National Conference on Men and Masculinity Records
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 February 15: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495