California Women's March Collection, 2017

Women weating pink hats at the California Women's March 2017 California Women's March 2017. Protesters holding signs. California Women's March 2017. Protesters holding signs. A wrapped packaging with the materials for the archive.

On January 21, 2017 women throughout the United States and the world came together to unite as one movement in an expression of solidarity and hope. In a new era of political change a diverse array of women, children, men, LGBTI, young and old marched to draw attention to a multitude of issues.

The California State Library is mandated to protect and preserve California's rich history and is ideally suited to house this collection of historical and political importance. It will be maintained for researchers, students, and the general public and is freely accessible to all.

Material to be collected includes but is not limited to:

  • Flyers, posters and signs
  • Clothing and wearable art
  • Artwork
  • Personal narratives in any format

Please carefully remove any frames or sign supports before submitting. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept severely damaged posters and art.

How to Proceed

MAIL:

Please mail your items to:
California Women's March Collection
Sutro Library – California State Library
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

DROP OFF:

If you wish to drop off physical materials, the Sutro Library is located on the SFSU campus in the J. Paul Leonard Library, 5th Floor. Our hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

CONTACT:

Further questions?
Please contact Mattie Taormina, Director of the Sutro Libraryat mattie.taormina@library.ca.gov, 415-469-6102.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What will happen to my items?

Where will they live?

Do you accept digital photographs?

Can I have it back later to give to my relatives?

What if you don't want what I send?

What about copyright laws?

Will I be associated with my donation?

Can I send you a testimony with my item?

I was an organizer of a group that marched. Can we send you all our posters?

How big a poster can I send?