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AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work is a feminist publication that was formed by a group of social workers in 1986 by a collective voluntary effort. AFFILIA was originally published by The Feminist Press at The City University of New York, but has been published by Sage Publications in Newbury Park since Spring (Volume 3, number 1) of 1988. Beatrice Saunders was the journal’s Founding Editor. The records also include files from subsequent Editors-in-Chief: Betty Sancier, Carol Meyer, Emma Gross, and Miriam Dinerman.

Included in the collection are administrative records, such as board meeting minutes, policy statements, financial, production, and subscription materials, and general correspondence. Also included in the collection are editorial files, which contain submitted drafts of articles, reviewers' evaluations (ratings sheets), the final edited versions, and related correspondence. Rejected manuscripts were not transferred to the Archives, but ratings sheets for these are included in the collection. The Archives also maintain a full set of the journal published to date, which is located in the periodicals collection.


  • From the Collection: 1986-2002


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Use of Materials

Open for use in Social Welfare History Archives reading room.


Materials are generally available for use by researchers at the beginning of the calendar year five years after their creation or publication. Use prior to that date requires the written permission of the current editor-in-chief.

Custodial History

The AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work editorial files were received by the Social Welfare History Archives as a gift from Beatrice Saunders and Betty Sancier, as authorized by the Affilia Editorial Board, beginning in June 1991. Subsequent editors Carol Meyer, Emma Gross, and Miriam Dinerman have sent additional materials up to 2002.

Collecting Area Details

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