New Jersey Women's History



Notable Facts



 Material Objects


 Topical Index






New Directions for Women
, 1972
Source, New Directions for Women, Vol. 1, No. 2, (Fall 1972), page 1.
Courtesy, Special Collections/ University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

New Directions for Women began as a mimeographed newsletter in 1972, but it quickly became a tabloid-size quarterly newspaper, and the first feminist newspaper in the state and nation. Edited by Paula Kassell of Dover, a member of the Morristown chapter of The National Organization for Women (NOW), the paper filled a need for no-nonsense reportage from a feminist perspective. At a time when women's issues were not regularly or fairly covered in the mainstream press, it ran state, national, and international news stories, book reviews, women's history articles, and editorials.


newdirections.gif (156172 bytes)

Women's Project of New Jersey
Copyright 2002, The Women's Project of New Jersey, Inc.

This page was last updated on 09/21/2006.  Questions or concerns regarding this website? Please contact the web manager.
To view this website correctly, it is recommended you set your screen resolution to 1024 x 768.