Women's Work and Women's Studies 1971 Questionnaire, Deirdre English and Barbara Ehrenreich, 1972, page 1

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          The Barnard Women’s Center recently sent out a questionnaire to people involved in women's studies requesting their opinions on a proposed interdisciplinary bibliography of the year‘s work in women's studies. As the response soundly supported our project, we would now like to proceed with collecting information both from organizations and from individuals. Our purpose is to incorporate the year's academic studies on women, either completed or in progress, along with information on innovative action projects such as women's health collectives, community day care, legal aid, women's publications, feminist theater, film projects, and so forth. In this way we hope to spark a livelier interchange between theory and practice. 

What we need from you in the space provided below is a description of the research or project in which you are involved. Or if you know of an individual or group whose work should be included, please either let us know about it or else pass this request for information on to them. Finally from those associated with women's publications, we would welcome any publicity for our project that your publication can provide.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Name Deirdre English/ Barbara Ehrenreich
Address 70 E. Main St. Oyster Bay 11771
Organization or Institution College at Old Westbury
In the space below please try to summarize the purpose, goals, methods, and any other vital information about your research or project. Attach additional sheets if necessary and return to:

The Women's Center
Barnard College
606 West 120th Street
New York, New reek 10027

Dear Center:

I'm sending you a copy of a sheet we prepared for a workshop on
institutional sexism that took place at a recent women's health conference.
Barbara Ehrenreich and I are now working on an article/pamphlet on the
suppressed history of women health workers, and we will follow with an
already-outlined article on women health consumers. The two topics are
integrated in our understanding of the historical roots of institutional
sexism: women have been driven out of healing roles and into sick roles.
Our work is historical and theoretical both; we are seeking for the
economic as well as the psychological ("raw sexist") interpretations
for our data. 

We are very interested in giving presentations and workshops on our
topics-- especially in the Fall and Winter. And we'd like to hear from