National Clearinghouse on Date and Marital Rape Subject File, 1952-1996
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Brief Description: The National Clearinghouse on Date and Marital Rape Subject File (NCMDR), an organization founded in 1978 by Laura X that works to end marital and date rape, includes background information on NCMDR; articles; legal articles (1952-1987); studies (1973-1985); correspondence; materials relating to the prosecution of rapists; materials relating to national and international legislation; news clippings; and a card catalog, concerning rape statistics (1975-1985); men raped by women (1977-1985); films concerning rape and domestic violence, including Rape and Marriage (1979-1985); Police Training Manuals (1975-1984); issues for a handbook for advocates (1977-1984); issues for handbooks for victims (1972-1985); experts-pro (1975-1981); experts-con (1973-1984); expert witnesses (1987); medicine (1977-1982); death to women (1977-1984); self-defense (1973-1987); conferences (1980-1987); rape shelters and centers (1979-1987); district attorney--policies and studies (1976-1983); differential factors in prosecuting rape suspects (1954-1986); lesser charges (1966-1985); charges (1966-1986); national and international court cases; Rideout trial (1978-1984); trial personnel (1974-1986); post-trial events and psychological effects of rape (1966-1986); marital rape legislation (1973-1987); California Assembly Bill 546 (1977-1986); and civil suits (1978-1984). Significant correspondents include: Carolyn Agosta; Joseph Altschule; Betty Ardus; Nancy Brock; Claudia Chester; Anne Dawson; Kathryn L. Dietz; Dennis Drucker; Albin Eser; Elisabeth Finkbeiner; David Finkelhor; Karen Izzi Gallagher: Gilbert Geis; Karen Hoffman; Steny H. Hoyer; H. Lane Kneedler; C. Everett Koop; Dottie Lamm; Carol Maicki; Manfred Ohrenstein; Leslie Owens; Barbara Paetow; Lisa Rudman; Joanne Schulman; Francis J. Sims; Karen Smith; Peter Squires; Judith Vega; Thomas Weigard; Laura X.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 35/3/64
Created by: National Clearinghouse on Marital Rape (1980-), X, Laura
Volume: 15.2 cubic feet
Acquired: Accrual: August 27, 2019
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Arrangement: Alphabetical by topic and chronologically thereunder.
Biographical Note for National Clearinghouse on Marital Rape (1980-) : The National Clearinghouse on Marital Rape (NCOMR) was formed in 1980 by Laura X.  It began as a project of the Women's History Research Center.  The organization aims "to make intimate relationships truly egalitarian." The Clearinghouse researches and complies materials on marital rape and marital rape cases.
Subject Index
Women's History
Women's Rights
Women's Studies
Women Against Rape
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
German [deu]