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Southern Rural Women's Network Records

Identifier: MSS-3395

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the records of the Southern Rural Women's Network (SRWN) including materials related to the initial organization of the group, promotional materials, newsletters, and other materials pertaining to the operation and mission of the SRWN.


  • 1977 - 2002

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. Copyright for official University records is held by The University of Alabama. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections ( with questions regarding specific manuscript collections. For more information about copyright policy, please visit: Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal implications, for which the University of Alabama assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

The Southern Rural Women's Network (SRWN) was co-founded by Billie Jean Young in several American southeastern states in the early 1980s. SRWN focused its efforts around issues facing rural African American women, including education, employment, economics, voter education, and human services, and sought "to develop the leadership potential of rural women and empower them to control their own destinies."


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Records of the Southern Rural Women's Network (SRWN) containing materials about the operation and mission of the SRWN.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Billie Jean Young 2003

Processing Information

Processed by Erin Schmidt 2011; updated by Martha Bace, 2018
Guide to Southern Rural Women's Network Records
June 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266