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Committee on Sexual Assault Reform [COSAR] Files on Criminal Sexual Assault Legislation

Identifier: MSS -81-5
Scope and Contents This collection contains the papers of COSAR (Committee on Sexual Assault Reform), a coalition of women's activist organizations instrumental in pressing for reform of Viginia's sexual assault legislation. COSAR met throughout 1976 and 1977, drafting a propsed bill which eventually became the basis for Virginia's 1981 sexual assault law. This record contains minutes of COSAR meetings, drafts of COSAR's proposed bill, mass mailing materials, and clippings relating to the activities of the...
Dates: 1976-1981

The Joseph V. Gartlan, Jr. Files Concerning Criminal Sexual Assault Legislation

Identifier: MSS-81-3
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies of correspondence, memos, and drafts of bills related to the CSA legislation sponsored by Senator Gartlan in 1979.
Dates: 1978-1981

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