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AFFILIA editorial files

Identifier: SW0111

Scope and Content

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

Historical Note

AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work is a feminist publication that was formed by a group of social workers in 1986 through 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. Subsequent editors-in-chief have been Betty Sancier, Carol Meyer, Emma Gross, and Miriam Dinerman.


15 Linear Feet (19 manuscript boxes and 6 record cartons)


Contains administrative records, such as board meeting minutes, policy statements, financial records, production files, subscription materials, editorial files, and general correspondence.


The collection comprises three series: Administrative records, Accepted manuscripts and Rejected manuscripts.

Other Finding Aid

Unpublished inventory available. Please contact Archives for more information.

Acquisition Information

The 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 at regular intervals since then.

AFFILIA editorial files
In Progress
Heather McMullen; revised by David Klaassen and Erin Loe
February 1993; June 2002
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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