Edith "Edie" Daly / Women's Energy Bank collection
Scope and Contents
Materials related to the Women’s Energy Bank’s political and cultural activities in war resistance, gay and lesbian rights, environmental activism, and feminism. Items include periodicals, pamphlets, leaflets, manuals, publications, newspaper clippings, programs, and personal correspondence.
- Created: 1973-2014
- Other: Majority of material found in 1990-1998
- Other: Date acquired: 2006
- Daly, Edith (1937-) (Person)
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Biographical or Historical Information
In 1974, Edith “Edie” Daly “came out” as both an activist and lesbian. In 1981, she returned to her home state of Florida where she opened a women’s bookstore on Madeira Beach. Within a year, she co-founded the lesbian, feminist organization Women’s Energy Bank (WEB), which hosts monthly meetings (“Salons”) for its female membership and produces the monthly publication Womyn’s Words. As a member of a number of activist organizations, including Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC), Southerners on New Ground (SONG), and Women in Black, Daly’s work towards world peace has taken her to Europe, Asia, and beyond. Edie Daly currently serves on the University of South Florida’s Women’s Studies Advisory Board. She and her partner, Jackie Mirkin, continue to live and work for peace and justice in Gulfport, Florida and around the world.
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Language of Materials
The papers of Edith Daly, a lesbian activist who co-founded the Women's Energy Bank, a group based in Pinellas County that supported progressive political causes and published the monthly newsletter Womyn's Words.
Organized alphabetically within series and subjects.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
Womyn's Words (newsletters) Michigan Womyn's Music Festival (programs)
- Gay and lesbian studies Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lesbian activists Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lesbian feminist theory Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Tampa (Fla.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women's studies Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Edith "Edie" Daly / Women's Energy Bank collection
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