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Women's Coalition to End Pay Toilets Records

Identifier: COU:1759

Scope and Contents

The Women’s Coalition to End Pay Toilets formed on July 16, 1974, to put an end to the discriminatory practice in Colorado of placing more pay toilets in women’s restrooms than in men’s. The organization organized a discrimination suit against the City and County of Denver under the Colorado Public Accommodations Act, a “stand-in” at the Stapleton Airport, a Colorado House of Representatives bill banning pay toilets, and press statements. This small collection primarily consists in financial records (of copying and other costs), membership records, records pertaining to the discrimination suit, newsletters, newspaper clippings, copies of proposed bills, and press statements. The collection is a small manuscript contained in one box.


  • 1970

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Statement

The University Libraries do not own the copyright to this collection. Researchers are responsible for contacting the copyright holder(s) for this material and obtaining permission to publish or broadcast. The University Libraries will not grant permission to publish or broadcast this material and are not responsible for copyright violations resulting from such use.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

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The activities of Women’s Coalition to End Pay Toilets (1974-1975) included their discrimination case against the City and County of Denver, their protest at Stapleton Airport and their introduction of House Bill 1185 to the Colorado Legislature. The collection contains financial records, newsletters, newspaper clippings, legal records, membership records, and studies of the discrepancy in the number of free public facilities available to men vs. the number available to women.

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Processed by Lizka Segal, 15 July 1996.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

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