Redwing Workers Organization (Des Moines, Iowa) records
Collection — Folder: 1
Scope and Contents
The Redwing Workers Organization records date from 1976 and measure 0.25 linear inches. The collection consists of a chronological listing of RWO events dating from November 1972 to September 1976, encompassing the roots and creation of the organization.
- Redwing Workers Organization (Des Moines, Iowa) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
The records are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright held by the donor has not been transferred to The University of Iowa.
Biographical / Historical
The roots of the Redwing Workers Organization (RWO) began in November 1972 when a group of people attended a Marxist-Leninist Educational and decided to form an on-going group of their own. After several preliminary meetings, the Feminist-Socialist Group (FSG) was formed in February 1973. The FSG divided into two Primary Revolutionary Groups (PRGs) in June 1974, with one group striving for ideological unity focused around libertarianism, communism, feminism andworking class issues. The other group formed around a feminist-socialist ideology. In 1976, five PRG members formed a libertarian tendency group. These members worked with other Des Moines libertarians to plan and organize a Midwest conference. The Redwing Workers Organization grew out ofthis conference. In September 1976, the RWO formed itself into a federation of two smaller groups: a Redwing healthcare workers organization and a Redwing workers action development group.
0.25 linear inches
Des Moines, Iowa libertarian group which traces its roots to a revolutionary group focused on feminist-socialist ideology.
One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Method of Acquisition
The records (donor no. 35) were donated by Louise Noun in 2002.
- Lisa Mott, 2002.
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