The National Clearinghouse on Marital Rape (NCOMR) was formed in 1980 by Laura X.Â It began as a project of the Women's History Research Center.Â The organization aims "to make intimate relationships truly egalitarian." The Clearinghouse researches and complies materials on marital rape and marital rape cases.
Sources: National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape homepage, <http://www.ncmdr.org>; NCOMR, "Who Are We and What Do We Do?", May 1985, found in folder "NCOMR Materials on Center," National Clearinghouse on Marital Rape Subject File: Box 1, University Archives, University of Illinois- Champaign-Urbana.
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 related to speaking engagements on college campuses; 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.