As a national figure, Ms. Friedan was often in headlines. We have collected many of those snapshots, articles, and videos in time. If you are aware of any pictures, please contribute! We'll post, giving credit.
Though she was a magazine writer, far more magazine articles have been written about Friedan than by her. When she died in 2006, publications as diverse as Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times published her obituary. So, of course, did the Home Town Girl’s newspaper, The (Peoria) Journal Star, for which her mother once worked.
This list of books and articles was compiled by Peter Couri, a Peorian with an abiding interest in local history.
- Breaking Barriers [Jules Archer, 1991]
- 1001 People Who Made America [Alan Axelrod, 2007]
- Feminist Social Thought [Vidyut Bhagwat, 2004]
- Betty Friedan: Feminist (Woman of Achievement) [Justine Blau, 1990]
- Woman's Work: The Story of Betty Friedan [Lisa Bohannon, 2004]
- Portraits of American Women [Catherine Clinton, 1991]
- The Sisterhood [Maria Cohen, 1988]
- American Women Activist's Writings [Kathryn Cullen DuPont, 2002]
- Backlash [Susan Faludi, 1991]
- Ripples of Hope "The Real Sexual Revolution" [Josh Gottheimer, 2003]
- Famous American Women Coloring Book [Gregory Guiteras, 2001]
- Betty Friedan: Her Life [Judith Hennessee, 1999]
- Betty Friedan: Fighter for Woman's Rights [Sondra Henry, 1990]
- Betty Friedan & The Making of the Feminine Mystique [Daniel Horowitz, 1998]
- A Feminist Critique [Cassandra Langer, 1996]
- Extraordinary Women: Fantasies Revealed [Ilene Leventhal, 2006]
- Betty Friedan: A Voice for Women's Rights [Milton Meltzer, 1985]
- Betty Friedan: Beyond Gender [Brigid O'Farrell, 1997]
- Betty Friedan: The Personal Is Political [Susan Oliver, 2007]
- Interviews with Betty Friedan [Janann Sherman, 2002]
- "Long Time Gone - Natural Woman [Curt Smith, 2001]
- Betty Friedan: Voice for Woman's Rights [Susan Taylor-Boyd, 1990]
- Voices of the New Feminism [Mary Lou Thompson, 1970]
- Community Honors Anniversary of Great Peoria Author - Peoria news coverage of the 50th Anniversary of "The Feminine Mystique" Event. Special thanks to WMBD 31 for permission to post video clip.
- 50th Anniversary of "The Feminine Mystique" Event
- A Conversation with Stacey Robertson - About the era that generated "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan.
- C-SPAN American Writers II - This site includes various videos, including 70 clips.
- The Internet Movie Database - This site includes every video appearance that is available.
- OV Guide - A variety of videos/clips.
- Internet Archive search results - Three video clips.
- C-SPAN Video Library
- Mitra Videos - Many more videos . . .
- Hulu - 30th anniversary of the Feminist Mystique
- CBS news coverage of Betty Friedan’s passing
- Edie Stubbs & Betty Friedan