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Redwing Workers Organization (Des Moines, Iowa) records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0674

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.


  • Creation: 1972-1976


Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been retained by the donor.

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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

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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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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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