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Joyce Webb - ERA Fight in Illinois

Joyce Webb grew up in Seattle, Washington, and following WWII married Howard Webb, who spent his career as an American Literature professor at Southern Illinois University. Joyce was an early supporter and helped found the Carbondale Women's Center, one of the very first such institutions in the nation. She was also active in the efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the Illinois legislature, which ultimately went down to defeat in 1982.

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Abstract

Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Early life & experiences in Carbondale thru 1970

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Creation of Carbondale Women's Center & ERA support

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Genevieve Houghton, on the left, and Joyce Webb meet outside the second Carbondale Women’s Center for a planning session, circa early 1980s.

Where:

Carbondale Women's Center, Carbondale, IL

When:

circa early 1980s

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Joyce Webb, Lillian Adams, and Gillian Harrison in the early days of the Carbondale Women’s Center.

Where:

Carbondale Women's Center, Carbondale, IL

When:

Unknown

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Margaret Katrannides, far left, Genevieve Houghton, third from left, and Joyce Webb (with cigarette) join other supports at a fund raiser in the late 70s.

Where:

Unknown

When:

late 1970s

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Narrator’s photo

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Genevieve Houghton is at the mic, with Joyce Webb behind her working on a banner, celebrating the Carbondale Women’s Center 10th Anniversary in November, 1982.

Where:

Carbondale Women's Center 10th Anniversary Celebration

When:

November, 1982

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Bobbie Piper, Rita Moss, Howard Webb (Joyce’s husband) and Gillian Harrison enjoy the Women’s Center’s 10th Anniversary celebration at the Holiday Inn in November 1982.

Where:

Carbondale Women's Center 10th Anniversary Celebration

When:

November 1982

Ownership:

Unknown

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Genevieve Houghton (left) and Joyce Webb (front right) at the Carbondale Women’s Center’s 10th Anniversary, on November, 1982.

Where:

Carbondale Women's Center 10th Anniversary Celebration

When:

November, 1982

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

Caption

Joyce Webb, Carol Keasler and Howard Webb enjoying themselves at the 10th Anniversary celebration in November 1982.

Where:

Carbondale Women's Center 10th Anniversary Celebration

When:

November 1982

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Narrator’s photo

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This building became the second home for the Carbondale Women’s Center.

Where:

Carbondale Women's Center, Carbondale, IL

When:

Unknown

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

Caption

From left to right at a planning conference are Rita Moss, unknown, Joyce Webb, unknown, Mary Rudasill, and others in the Center’s second home, circa 1975.

Where:

Carbondale Women's Center, Carbondale, IL

When:

circa 1975

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Joyce Webb with a staff member in the Women’s Center office.

Where:

Carbondale Women's Center office, Carbondale, IL

When:

Unknown

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

Caption

Joyce Webb and Genevieve Houghton share a moment with a friend at a meeting in upstate Illinois during the 1980s.

Where:

upstate Illinois

When:

circa 1980s

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Joyce talks to attendees at a T- Shirt Rally in the 1980s. Supporters designed and made the T- shirts to show their support for sexual assault victims.

Where:

Unknown

When:

circa 1980s

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

Caption

Joyce Webb addresses a gathering at the Southern Illinois University Student Center in Carbondale.

Where:

Southern Illinois University Student Center, Carbondale, IL

When:

Unknown

Ownership:

Unknown



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