Starting in 1975 at the University of Tennessee, a series of conferences were held at various college campuses under the title of “Men and Masculinity.” The 4th National Conference on Men and Masculinity, “Creating A Movement For Change” was held in St. Louis, Missouri on the campus of Washington University November 24 – 27, 1977. Workshops were conduced on topics including sexism & racism, sex-role stereotyping in schools, rape, sexuality, fathering, and changing men’s image in the media.
By the 1980s what was an informal organization took on the name “National Organization for Changing Men” (NOCM) and created a more formal governing structure. In 1990 the organization became the “National Organization for Men Against Sexism” (NOMAS), which as of 2006, continues to conduct annual conferences under the title of “Men and Masculinity.”
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This material was donated to the University Archives by Howard Presser on December 12, 1977.
Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.
Finding Aid Revisions: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in August 2012.
Scope and Contents: This collection documents the planning and promotion of the 1977 conference at Washington University. It includes audio recordings of various session and speakers at the conference, and related conference ephemera.