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Women's Rights Collection, 1789-2000 (Bulk: 1864-1983)
51 boxes, 23 volumes (25.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 397

Abstract:
This collection contains both printed materials and original sources documenting the broad spectrum of women's rights struggles and movements from the late eighteenth century to the present, primarily in the United States. Materials include biographical writings on individuals who made significant contributions to women's rights; an important concentration of sources on women's rights conferences and conventions; records pertaining to the E.R.A. fight; records of the President's Commission on the Status of Women and state-level Commissions on the Status of Women; and documents and publications of many national and local women's organizations.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Permission is required to cite the papers or for quotations beyond "fair use."

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection
"Souvenir of Seneca Falls, N.Y., Birthplace of Women's Rights, 1848-1948," ca. 1948

"Souvenir of Seneca Falls, N.Y.,
Birthplace of Women's Rights, 1848-1948,"
ca. 1948

The Women's Rights Collection contains a large quantity and variety of material including both published and unpublished sources documenting the broad spectrum of women's rights struggles and movements from the late eighteenth century to the present. The vast majority of the material relates to women's rights in the United States from 1846 to 1983.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Permission is required to cite the papers or for quotations beyond "fair use."

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Women's Rights Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Materials in this collection were either purchased or given to the Sophia Smith Collection by various donors. Some items were removed from other collections.

Accruals:

Periodic additions are expected and may not be reflected in this finding aid.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised by Jennifer Smar (intern), 2004. Introductory text by Kate Weigand.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Series Descriptions



SERIES I. GENERAL includes writings and speeches by and about feminists from pamphlets dated as early as 1814, to analytical articles written in the 1970s by well-known women's historians such as Gerda Lerner and William O'Neill.




SERIES II. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS includes material relating to significant figures who supported and agitated for women's rights, particularly those who made major contributions to the nineteenth century woman's rights movement, but also more recent feminist activists. Individuals represented include Ida Wells Barnett, Henry Brown Blackwell, Amelia Jenks Bloomer, Abigail Kelley Foster, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sarah and Angelina Grimke, Marietta Holley, Dorothy Kenyon, Lucretia Coffin Mott, Alice Paul, Ernestine Rose, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Mary Church Terrell. Types of material include articles, memorials, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and photographs, books, and a small amount of correspondence.




SERIES III. CONFERENCES includes an important concentration of published sources documenting women's rights conferences and conventions. Types of material include, correspondence, minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, planning material, publicity, published proceedings, reports, resolutions, and memorabilia. Under the International Women's Year conference (1977), there are audio recordings of speeches and sessions. Others documented include the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848; the Women's Centennial Congress in New York City, 1940; the Conference on the Role of Women at Smith College in 1947; the Seneca Falls Centennial Convention of 1948; International Women's Year State Conferences held in 1977; International Women's Year Conference in Houston, 1977; and the United Nations Decade for Women World Conference in Copenhagen, 1980. There are also records pertaining to lesser-known nineteenth century woman's rights local conventions in Akron, Ohio, 1851; West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1852; Cleveland, Ohio, 1854; New York City, 1856; Boston, 1859; the New York Church of the Puritans in 1866; and the American Equal Rights Association Convention in New York in 1867, among others.




The long history of struggles related to efforts to pass and ratify the ERA from 1920 to 1983 is well documented in Series IV. EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT with articles, bibliographies, correspondence, legislation, lists, memorabilia, memoranda, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and publicity contained in the collection. There are interviews with feminist activists that were conducted for a 1983 project entitled The Fight for E.R.A.: Leaders, Strategies, and Directions, by Jennifer Jackman and Tamar Raphael. The 28 interviewees include Ruth Adams, Carol Atkins, Kathy Bonk, Pat and Twiss Butler, Susan Catania, Lillian Ciarrochi, Alice Cohan, Mary Jean Collins, Mary Crisp, Diane Cutri, Betsy Dunn, Catherine East, Don Edwards, Vicki Ferguson, Pat Frank, Audrey Ghizzoni, Sheila Greenwald, Mariwyn Heath, Mildred Jeffrey, Beth Leopold, Ann Lewis, Colette Roberts, Reed Gloria Sackman, Eleanor Smeal, Jane Wells-Schooley, Jinx Wingard, and Molly Yard. There are interview notes, and photographs, as well as audio recordings for some, not all, interviews.




SERIES V. LEGAL STATUS documents changes in women's legal status in individual states and in the United States at-large.




SERIES VI. ORGANIZATIONS contains materials generated by women's political and equal rights groups such as the Equity Network, Human Rights for Women, International Alliance of Women, the National Advisory Committee for Women, the National Women's Education Fund, and the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus and the National Women's Political Caucus.




Scope and content:

SERIES VII. includes Records generated by the President's Commission on the Status of Women (circa 1960s-70s) and the various state level Commissions on the Status of Women are also a significant part of the collection. Included in this section are published articles, briefs, pamphlets, publicity, reports, meeting agendas, minutes, and correspondence.

Note:

[Note: this section is unprocessed and contains many duplicated materials]




SERIES VIII. COUNTRIES includes a small amount of material relating to women's rights in countries outside the United States: Africa, Albania, Asia, Australia, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam. International materials can also be found in the files relating to the International Women's Year conferences in Houston, Texas and Copenhagen under CONFERENCES.

Contents List
SERIES I. GENERAL






1846-58

Box 1: folder 1
Women's Rights: tracts 1-6, 1851


Box 1: folder 2
1867-1977

Box 1: folder 3-4
Women's Rights Pamphlets, Cornell University Collection(microfiche)

[loose on shelf]

1814-1912

Box 1
The Sisterhood: pamphlet, cir
ca 1870

Box 1: folder 5
Speeches



George William Curtis: speeches and clippings
1867

Box 1: folder 6
Great American Women's Speeches: cassette tapes
1973

Box 1
Writings



Savery, Annie, Rev. T.O. Rice on the Subordination of Women: clippings
1871

Box 1: folder 7
Petition to Improve the Condition of Married Women
n.d.

Box 1: folder 8
A Reply to John Stuart Mill on the Subjection of Women (Philadelphia)
1870

Box 1
Articles



Leland, Marine



Radio talks over CBC: transcripts
1955-56

Box 2: folder 1
Speech at Business & Professional Women, Northampton
1950

Box 2: folder 2
Lerner, Gerda, Women's Rights and American Feminism
n.d.

Box 2: folder 3
Virginia Slims American Women's Opinion Poll
1972

Box 2: folder 4
O'Neill, William L., Feminism as a Radical Ideology
1968

Box 2: folder 5
Powell, Rose Arnold: writings
1933

Box 2: folder 6
Shegda, Paula, Do Women Advertise Themselves Enough?: The Split in the Feminist Movement(1975)
1869-1890

Box 2: folder 7
Miscellaneous articles on the status of women
1963-65

Box 2: folder 8
Publications: NWHP Gazelle: "Living the Legacy,"
1998

Box 2: folder 8a
The Women's Charter: What and Why?: articles, correspondence, and press releases
1936-38

Box 2: folder 9
"Side-by-Side" (re-enactments of scenes from women's history)(phonograph record)
1848-1920

Box 2
Note:
SERIES II. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS



Barnett, Ida Wells: photograph and clippings
1931

Box 3: folder 1
Blackwell, Henry Brown: photographs, pamphlet, and manuscript
1910-27

Box 3: folder 2
Bloomer, Amelia Jenks: article and mailing (with mini bloomers attached)
1939-48

Box 3: folder 3
Cooley, Winifred Harper: short biographies and article02
1915-20

Box 3: folder 4
Note:
Dodge, Mary Abigail (Gail Hamilton): pamphlets and article, cir
ca 1840-96

Box 3: folder 5
Foster, Abigail Kelley: pamphlet and biography
1965-84

Box 3: folder 6
Gaston, Lucy Page: article
1924

Box 3: folder 7
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins: articles, photographs, pamphlets, correspondence, and thesis
1905-80

Box 3: folder 8-10
Grimke, Sarah and Angelina (1805-1879): pamphlet, 1970
(1792-1873)

Box 3: folder 11
Holley, Marietta


Box 3
Note:
Kenyon, Dorothy: information about ERA
1971

Box 3: folder 12
Mott, Lucretia Coffin: speeches, articles, pamphlets, and photographs
1849-1959

Box 3: folder 13-14
Paul, Alice: photographs and articles
1917-77

Box 3: folder 15
Robb, Lynda Bird Johnson: clippings
1979

Box 3: folder 16
Rose, Ernestine Louise Potowski: address and clippings
1948-49

Box 3: folder 17
Sojourner Truth: photographs, pamphlets, Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Northern Slave, and biography
1850-1983

Box 3: folder 18-19
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady: pamphlets, newsletters, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and speeches
1827-1972

Box 4: folder 1-5
Stone, Lucy: book, photographs, correspondence, and speeches
1846-1978

Box 4: folder 6-8
Note:
Terrell, Mary Church: clippings and program
1951-54

Box 4: folder 9
SERIES III. CONFERENCES



"Role of Women," Smith College
1947


Scrapbook


Box 5
Miscellaneous items


Box 5: folder 1
Minutes: Volumes I and II


Box 5
Note:
General: programs, clippings, SCAN, press releases, and correspondence
1947

Box 5: folder 2-4
Correspondence
1946-47

Box 5: folder 5-6
Speeches
1947

Box 5: folder 7-8
Photographs
1947

Box 5: folder 9
"Woman's Rights and Other 'Reforms' in Seneca Falls,"
1965

Box 5: folder 10
World Conference of the International Women's Year, Mexico City,
1975


General
1975

Box 5A: folder 1
Agenda items 9 and 10
1975

Box 5A: folder 2
World Plan of Action
1975

Box 5A: folder 3
Background papers
1975

Box 5A: folder 4
National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year - State Conferences,
1977


Alabama: correspondence, report, program, and clippings
1977

Box 6: folder 1
Alaska: evaluations and report
1977

Box 6: folder 2
American Samoa: pamphlet and report
1977

Box 6: folder 3
Arizona: final report
1977

Box 6: folder 4
Arkansas: conference information and 'litter and locator bag,'
1977

Box 6: folder 5
California: pamphlet, final report, and questionnaires
1977

Box 7: folder 1
Colorado: plan of action
1977

Box 7: folder 2
Connecticut: report and clippings
1977

Box 7: folder 3
Delaware: final report
1977

Box 7: folder 4
Florida: binder
1977

Box 7: folder 5
Georgia: report
1977

Box 7: folder 6
Guam: final report
1977

Box 7: folder 7
Hawaii: pamphlet
1979

Box 7: folder 8
Idaho: recommendations and final report
1977

Box 7: folder 9
Illinois: book
1977

Box 8: folder 1
Indiana: petition, recommendations, and reports
1977

Box 8: folder 2
Iowa: final report
1977

Box 8: folder 3
Kansas: report, voter information and program
1977

Box 8: folder 4
Kentucky



"Voices of Kentucky Women": report
1977

Box 8
Observance of International Women's Year: Appendix
1977

Box 8
Louisiana: correspondence, recommendations, and book
1977

Box 9: folder 1
Maine: report
1977

Box 9: folder 2
Maryland: proclamation and pamphlet
1977

Box 9: folder 3
Massachusetts: Women at Home in the World (report)
1977

Box 10
Michigan: report
1977

Box 10
Minnesota: report and agenda
1977

Box 10: folder 1
Mississippi: report
1977

Box 10
Missouri: reports
1977

Box 10: folder 2
Montana: vote results and final report
1977

Box 11: folder 1
Nevada: pamphlet and final report
1977

Box 11: folder 2
New Hampshire: plan for action and final reports
1977

Box 11: folder 3
New Jersey: report
1977

Box 11
New Mexico: final report
1977

Box 12: folder 1
New York



Transcripts
1977

Box 12
Correspondence, ballot questions, and first meeting
1974-77

Box 13: folder 1
Report


Box 13
Note:
North Carolina: report
1977

Box 13: folder 2
North Dakota: final report
1977

Box 13
Ohio: book
1977

Box 13: folder 3
Oklahoma: correspondence, workshop results, and final report
1977

Box 14: folder 1-2
Oregon: final report
1977

Box 14: folder 3
Pennsylvania: "Womankind,"
1977

Box 14
Puerto Rico: documents and final report
1977

Box 14: folder 4
Note:
Rhode Island: report
1977

Box 15
South Carolina: final report and resolutions
1977

Box 15: folder 1
South Dakota: report
1977

Box 15: folder 2
Tennessee: ballot, pamphlets, photographs, minutes, and recommendations
1977

Box 15: folder 3
Texas: final report and flyer
1977

Box 15: folder 4
Utah: final report
1977

Box 16: folder 1
Vermont: final report
1977

Box 16: folder 2
Virgin Islands: survey and report
1977

Box 16: folder 3
Virginia: final report, conference information, and clippings
1977

Box 16: folder 4
Washington, D.C.: minutes and plan of action
1977

Box 17: folder 1
Washington (state): policy statements and final report
1977

Box 17: folder 2
West Virginia: resolutions, report, and recommendations
1977

Box 17: folder 3
Wisconsin: draft of report and supporting material
1977

Box 17: folder 4
Wyoming: report
1977

Box 17: folder 5
IWY National Women's Conference (Houston), November
1977


Note:
Daily Breakthrough and bulletins
1977

Box 18: folder 1
Official Briefing Book


Box 18
Note:
Memorabilia: calendar, t-shirt, flyer, and song lyrics
1977

Box 18: folder 2
Articles, clippings, speeches: clippings, magazines, script, flyers, and press release
1977

Box 18: folder 3
Clippings and magazine
1977

Box 18: folder 4
Pamphlets, magazine, bulletin, resolutions, and newspaper
1977

Box 18: folder 5
Resolutions and news
1977

Box 18: folder 6
Declaration of American women: cassette tape and slides
1977

Box 18: folder 7
IWY conventions- states: newspaper, manual, pamphlet, and clipping
1976-77

Box 18: folder 8
Exhibit material: letter cut-outs and magazine pages

[see also Oversize Materials]

1977

Box 18: folder 9
"Decade of Achievement": report
1977

Box 18: folder 10
National Women's Conference: pamphlets
1978

Box 18: folder 11
UN World Conference, Decade for Women, Copenhagen
1980


Index to microfiche


Box 19: folder 1
Microfiche


Box 19: folder 2
Background Press Release; Secretary General's Opening Remarks


Box 19
List of Participants


Box 19
Overview of Progress/Obstacles at the National Level


Box 19
World Plan of Action



Employment review/evaluation


Box 19
Health review/evaluation


Box 19
Education review/education


Box 19
National machinery review/evaluation


Box 19
Descriptive list of National Machineries


Box 19
Political Participation, International Co-op and International Peace: review


Box 19
Women in Rural Areas: statistical abstract


Box 19
Technological Change and Microelectronics for Women Workers


Box 19
Information/communication as developed resources; employment effects of science and technology


Box 19
International Seminar -- Women and Media


Box 19
Influence/Mass Media/Attitudes toward Societal Roles of Men and Women


Box 19
Health Effects/Cultural Practices on Women and Children


Box 19
Women's Status/Role in Education and in Economy/Social Areas


Box 19
Reviews/Evaluation of Regional/ Global UN Programmes


Box 19
UN Conference Recommendations re: Women


Box 19
UN System Agencies re: Decade goals: review


Box 19
ESCAP Regional Preparatory Meeting at New Delhi; Lusaka; Damascus


Box 19
Economic Role of Women in ECE Region


Box 19
UN Dept. of International Economic and Social Affairs re: World Plan of Action: review


Box 19
Decade for Women Voluntary Fund: Secretary General's report


Box 19
Dept. Technology Co-op for Development: report


Box 19
Industrial Development Organization: report


Box 19
Women, children, and development: UNICEF report


Box 19
World Food Programme and Decade for Women


Box 19
Ongoing and Future Programs re: Decade for Women: UNITAR report


Box 19
Measures Taken to Implement UN Decade for Women: ILO report


Box 19
Integration of Women in Rural Development: FAO report


Box 19
School Education for Girls: UNESCO report


Box 19
Health and Status of Women: WHO report


Box 19
"Invisible" Women in Development: World Bank report


Box 19
Rural Women's Participation in Development: UNDP report


Box 19
Policies/Programs in the Field of Women/Population/Development: UNFPA report


Box 19
Conference of Non-Aligned/Other Developing Countries on Role of Women in Development


Box 19
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women


Box 19
Preparatory Committee Report (Sessions
1-3)

Box 19
Commission on the Status of Women Report (Sessions
27-28)

Box 19
Effective Mobilization/Integration of Women in Development


Box 19
Situation of Women Refugees Worldwide


Box 19
Women's Role in Liberation Struggles in Zimbabwe, Namibia, and South Africa


Box 19
Assistance Measures for Women in Southern Africa


Box 19
Apartheid Effects of Women's Status in South Africa and Namibia


Box 19
Lusaka Declaration on Racism/Racial Prejudice


Box 19
Apartheid and Women's Employment/Women in Trade Unions


Box 19
Women and Apartheid: reports of Montreal and Helsinki Seminars


Box 19
Israeli Occupation Effects on Palestinian Women: Assistance Measures to Palestinian Women


Box 19
Social/Economic Conditions of Palestinian Women


Box 19
National Reports



Israel


Box 19
Japan


Box 19
Canada


Box 19
India


Box 19
Poland


Box 19
Austria


Box 19
Byelorussia


Box 19
USA


Box 19
China (PR)


Box 19
New Zealand


Box 19
Round-up press release


Box 19
Summary



Contents and abbreviations


Box 19
Background; National, International and Regional Levels of Action


Box 19
Resolutions and Origins of the Conference


Box 19
Organization of Work; General Debate; Report of First Committee


Box 19
Reports of Second and Third Committees; adoption of conference report, Corrigendum


Box 19
Program of Action: information paper


Box 19
Resolutions: information paper


Box 19
Women 1980: DESI newsletters
(1-8)

Box 19
Conventions



Women's Centennial Congress, NYC (1940): clipping, minutes, programs, correspondence, pamphlets, book, and newsletters
1939-40

Box 20: folder 1
Seneca Falls Convention
(1848)

Box 20
Report, photograph, honor roll, and pamphlets
1848

Box 20: folder 2
Centennial
(1948)


Volume of papers
1948

Box 20: folder 3
Clippings and newspaper
1948

Box 20: folder 4
Note:
Pageant scripts (English and Spanish) and news reports
1940-48

Box 20: folder 5
Seneca Falls Historical Society: pamphlet
1972

Box 20: folder 6
Memorabilia: pamphlets, napkin, envelopes, map, and magazines
1937-48

Box 20: folder 7
Akron, OH: book(reprint of 1851 proceedings)
1973

Box 20: folder 8
West Chester, PA: proceedings
1852

Box 20: folder 9
Cleveland, OH: circular
1854

Box 20: folder 10
Broadway Tabernacle, NYC: pamphlet
1856

Box 20: folder 11
Mercantile Hall, Boston: reports
1859

Box 20: folder 12
Church of the Puritans, NYC: proceedings
1866

Box 20: folder 13
American Equal Rights Association, NY: proceedings
1867

Box 20: folder 14
National Women's Rights Convention of 1850: Lisa Connolly Cook: M.A. thesis
2000

Box 20: folder 15
SERIES IV. EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT



General and pre-
1970


Note:
Alice Paul: clippings, telegram, correspondence, and photographs
1939-76

Box 21: folder 1
Clippings
1957-81

Box 21: folder 2-7
Reports, correspondence, and printed materials
1898-1979

Box 22: folder 1-9
Freedom Train documents (list)
n.d.

Box 22: folder 10
Anti-ERA: clippings, book, articles, statements, and pamphlets
1924-75

Box 22: folder 11
Post-
1970


The Fight for ERA (oral history project)
1983

Box 22
Note:

[NOTE: audio cassette tapes are closed. * CD use copies of some tapes available in boxes 56-57]

Accession records, contents list, and memo


Box 23: folder 1
Interview schedule and questions


Box 23: folder 2
Adams, Ruth: interview notes, photographs, and 3 tapes


Box 23: folder 3
Atkins, Carol: interview notes, photographs, and 2 tapes


Box 23: folder 4
Bonk, Kathy: interview notes, photographs and 2 tapes *


Box 23: folder 5
Butler, Pat and Twiss: interview notes, photographs and 3 tapes


Box 23: folder 6
Catania, Susan: interview notes, photographs and 3 tapes *


Box 23: folder 7
Ciarrochi, Lillian: interview notes, photographs and 2 tapes


Box 23: folder 8
Cohan, Alice: interview notes and photographs


Box 23: folder 9
Collins, Mary Jean: interview notes


Box 23: folder 10
Crisp, Mary: interview notes and photographs


Box 23: folder 11
Cutri, Diane: interview notes, photographs and 2 tapes


Box 23: folder 12
Dunn, Betsy: interview notes, photographs and 3 tapes


Box 23: folder 13
East, Catherine: interview notes, photographs and 2 tapes *


Box 23: folder 14
Edwards, Don: interview notes, photographs and 1 tapes


Box 23: folder 15
Ferguson, Vicki: interview notes, photographs and 2 tapes *


Box 23: folder 16
Frank, Pat: interview notes and 1 tape


Box 23: folder 17
Ghizzoni, Audrey: interview notes and 2 tapes


Box 23: folder 18
Greenwald, Sheila: interview notes, photographs and 1 tape *


Box 23: folder 19
Heath, Mariwyn: interview notes and 2 tapes *


Box 23: folder 20
Jeffrey, Mildred: interview notes and 2 tapes


Box 23: folder 21
Leopold, Beth: interview notes and 2 tapes


Box 23: folder 22
Lewis, Ann: interview notes, program, photographs, and 1 tape


Box 23: folder 23
Roberts, Colette: interview notes and 2 tapes *


Box 24: folder 1
Sackman, Reed Gloria: interview notes photographs, and 4 tapes *


Box 24: folder 2
Smeal, Eleanor: interview notes and photographs


Box 24: folder 3
Wells-Schooley, Jane: interview notes and photographs


Box 24: folder 4
Wingard, Jinx: interview notes, photographs and 2 tapes


Box 24: folder 5
Yard, Molly: interview notes and photographs


Box 24: folder 6
Yard, Molly and Alice Cohan: interview notes and photographs


Box 24: folder 7
General: articles, paper, and pamphlets
1970-83

Box 24: folder 1
Common Cause: memos and pamphlets
1972-74

Box 24: folder 2
Citizens' Advisory Council: pamphlets
1970-76

Box 24: folder 3
ERAmerica: mailings, correspondence, pamphlets, and articles
1976-77

Box 25: folder 4
League of Women Voters: "weather report" and pamphlet, cir
ca 1977

Box 25: folder 5
Correspondence and pamphlets
1970-78

Box 25: folder 6
Bibliographies and pamphlets
1976

Box 25: folder 7
NOW: information packet, pamphlets, petition, flyer, and newspaper
1971-78

Box 25: folder 8
Pamphlets and articles
1970-77

Box 25: folder 9
National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.: pamphlets and background material, circa late
1970s

Box 25: folder 10
Women United: pamphlet, memos, and press release
1971-72

Box 25: folder 11
Housewives for ERA: pamphlets and correspondence
1975

Box 25: folder 12
Pamphlets, memos, resolutions, and mailing
1970-78

Box 25: folder 13
Vital Issues - Center for Information on America: pamphlet
1975

Box 25: folder 14
Memorabilia: potholder, pins, matches, postcards, bumper stickers, invitation, and information packet

[See also box 25a]

n.d.

Box 25: folder 15
Anti-ERA: correspondence, pamphlets, memos, and clippings
1977

Box 25: folder 16
ERA: hearings and congressional records
1970-72

Box 25: folder 17
Memorabilia: mug with ERA inscription
n.d.

Box 25a
Committee to ratify the Massachusetts State Equal Rights: clippings, pamphlets, bumper sticker, and reports
1975-76

Box 26: folder 1
Pamphlets, reports, clippings, and newsletters
1973-78

Box 26: folder 2
SERIES V. LEGAL STATUS



Harvard Women's Law Journal (Vol. 1, No. 1)
Spring 1978

Box 27: folder 1
Articles and flyers
1970-81

Box 27
Clippings
1970-79

Box 27: folder 2
Court decisions: legal docket, and clippings
1970-77

Box 27: folder 3
Heath, Kathryn G., Legislation and its Implications for Eliminating Sex Bias
1973

Box 27: folder 4
Legislation: clippings, correspondence, and reports
1927-78

Box 27: folder 5
Packard Trial: book
1869

Box 27: folder 6
Property rights: legislation and article
1970

Box 27: folder 7
Report of the President's Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities
1970

Box 27: folder 8
Social Security: report and statement
1946-78

Box 27: folder 9
National Women's Agenda: agenda
1976

Box 27: folder 10
Legal status and treatment of women: questionnaire replies
1947

Box 27: folder 11
Women and the Law Conference: workshops, pamphlets, and supporting materials
1976-81

Box 27: folder 12-13
Women Law Reporter: newsletters
1974-75

Box 27: folder 14
Women's Rights Project (American Civil Liberties Union): correspondence
n.d.

Box 27: folder 15
Articles, speech, and magazine
1971-74

Box 27: folder 16
Pamphlets, magazine, articles, and report
1901-81

Box 28: folder 1
Rights of Women: workbook of international conventions relating to women's issues and concerns
1983

Box 28
National League of Women Voters: pamphlets, stories, and speeches
1924-48

Box 28: folder 2
Universal Declaration of Human Rights - UN Assembly: pamphlets
1949

Box 28: folder 3
Women and the Law: report, cir
ca 1983

Box 28: folder 4
States



General



Surveys and articles
1924-71

Box 29: folder 1
Book, pamphlets, reports, and clippings
1908-78

Box 29: folder 2
Connecticut: clippings, newsletters, and newspapers
1972-77

Box 29: folder 3
Massachusetts



General: pamphlets, clippings, papers, newsletters, and correspondence
1967-75

Box 29: folder 4
CMS: petition and legislation
n.d.

Box 29: folder 5
Bills relating to women: pamphlets
1971-72

Box 29: folder 6
Commission Against Discrimination: pamphlets
1967

Box 29: folder 7
Michigan: report and newsletters
1973-79

Box 29: folder 8
Minnesota: legislation
1971

Box 29: folder 9
New Jersey: legislation
n.d.

Box 10
Tennessee: clippings
1912

Box 10: folder 11
Blueprints for Women Conference: newspaper
1976

Box 29: folder 12
National Commission on the Observance of IWY: Homemakers Committee reports
1977

Box 29
The Legal Status of Homemakers in...



Alabama - Oregon


Box 30: folder 1-37
Pennsylvania - Wyoming


Box 31: folder 1-13
SERIES VI. ORGANIZATIONS



National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year



Agenda letters
1977

Box 32: folder 1
Miscellaneous: memos, pamphlets, and correspondence
1976-77

Box 32: folder 2
Press releases
1976-1977

Box 32: folder 3-4
Publications
1975

Box 32: folder 5
Report "To Form a More Perfect Union,"
1976

Box 32: folder 6
Updates
1977-78

Box 32: folder 7
Workshop guides,
circa 1977

Box 32: folder 8-9
National Women's rights organizations: fact sheet
n.d.

Box 33: folder 1
Anti-defamation League of B'nai B'rith: press release
n.d.

Box 33: folder 2
Equity Network: correspondence and handouts
1981

Box 33: folder 3
Human Rights for Women: handbook, mailings, and court rulings
1971-73

Box 33: folder 4
International Alliance of Women: pamphlet
1985

Box 33: folder 5
Maine Women's Political Caucus: correspondence and newsletters
1973-74

Box 33: folder 6
Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus



General: handouts, newsletters, bylaws, correspondence, pin, clippings, and pamphlets
1971-83

Box 33: folder 7
Plenary Session: information
1971

Box 33: folder 8
November Caucus, Boston College: agenda and pamphlet
1971

Box 33: folder 9
Second Plenary Session: agenda
1972

Box 33: folder 10
Clippings
1971-72

Box 33: folder 11
National Advisory Committee for Women: clippings
1979

Box 33: folder 12
National Women's Education Fund: poster and correspondence
1978

Box 33: folder 13
National Women's Political Caucus: pin, agenda, statements, workshop information, pamphlets, clippings, and articles

[see also cassette tapes on shelf]

1971-76

Box 33: folder 14-15
North Carolina Women's Political Caucus: clippings
1971

Box 33: folder 16
Oregon Women's Political Caucus: newspaper
1977

Box 33: folder 17
Pennsylvanians for Women's Rights: newsletters
1973

Box 33: folder 18
The Women's Commission in Exile: newsletters
1982-83

Box 33: folder 19
Virginia Women's Political Caucus: clippings
1971

Box 33: folder 20
Women USA: correspondence and pamphlets
1980

Box 33: folder 21
Women's Action Alliance: pamphlets, press releases, correspondence, and agenda
1976-79

Box 33: folder 22
Women's Coalition for the Third Century: pamphlets, correspondence, articles, and pin
1974-76

Box 33: folder 23
Women's Commission in Exile - Massachusetts: pamphlets, annual report, and newsletters
1979-81

Box 33: folder 24
Women's Equity Action League: pamphlets, press releases, articles, and memos
1971-78

Box 33: folder 25
Women's Lobby, Inc.: correspondence, newsletters, and pamphlets
1973-78

Box 33: folder 26
Miscellaneous women's rights organizations: clippings
1971

Box 33: folder 27
SERIES VII. COMMISSIONS ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN



Publications



Statement by the President on the Establishment of the President's Commission on the Status of Women


Box 34
Report of the Committee on Home and Community
1963

Box 34
American Women
1963-68

Box 34
Report of the Committee on Private Employment
1963

Box 34
Report of the Committee on Federal Employment
1963

Box 34
Report of the Committee on Protective Labor Legislation
1963

Box 34
Report of the Committee on Social Insurance and Taxes
1963

Box 34
Report of the Committee on Education
1963

Box 34
Report request forms
1964-65

Box 34: folder 1
Clippings
1963

Box 34: folder 2
Press release
1963

Box 34: folder 3
Correspondence
1964

Box 34: folder 4
Commission meetings: reports, agendas, press releases, correspondence, pamphlets, and minutes
1961-63

Box 35: folder 1-4
Executive letters: executive letters to members of the commission with press releases, and reports
1962-63

Box 36
Reports of the Committee on Education
n.d.

Box 37: folder 1
Report of the Committee on Federal Employment Policies and Practices
1963

Box 38: folder 1
Reports of the Committee on Social Insurance and Taxes: pamphlets
1962-63

Box 39: folder 1
Report of the Committee on Political and Social Rights
1963

Box 40
Reports and articles
1961-63

Box 40: folder 1
Agenda, reports, minutes, and memos
1962-63

Box 41: folder 1
Committee on Private Employment: background facts
1962

Box 41: folder 2
Press releases and proposals
1962-63

Box 41: folder 3
Committee on Protective Labor Legislation: pamphlets, memos, and reports
1962-68

Box 41: folder 4
Citizens' Advisory Council on the Status of Women



Women in Women in 1975 (6 reports)
1970-

Box 42: folder 1-6
Committee on Home and Community: memos, agendas, reports, and pamphlets
1962-72

Box 42: folder 7
Miscellaneous publications



Women Today: Trends and Issues, by Dr. Caroline F. Ware
1962

Box 43
American Women (3 copies)
1963

Box 43
Background Memorandum of the Status of Women, by Dr. Caroline F. Ware
1962

Box 43
Report on Four Consultations, by the Commission
1963

Box 43
Report of the Committee on Private Employment, by the Commission
1963

Box 43
Report of the Committee on Social Insurance and Taxes, by the Commission
1963

Box 43
A Brief in favor of an Equal Rights Amendment (3 copies) presented by National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs
1963

Box 43
Women (in 1972), by Citizens' Advisory Council, on the Status of Women (2 copies)
1973

Box 43
Report on Progress in 1965 on the Status of Women, by Citizens' Advisory Council, on the Status of Women, 1965


Box 43
Report of the Committee on Protective Labor Legislation
1963

Box 43
Report of the Committee on Federal Employment (2 copies)
1963

Box 43
Follow-up reports



Interdepartmental Committee and Citizens' Advisory Council on the Status of Women: Progress Reports
1964-66

Box 44
Report on Four Consultations
1963


American Women
1963-68

Box 44
Report of the Task Force on Family Law and Policy
1968

Box 44
Women in 1970 - Women in 1975 (6 reports)
1970-75

Box 44
Press release concerning new appointments
1969

Box 44
Report of the Task Force on Labor Standards,
1968


Report of the Task Force on Health and Welfare
1968

Box 44
Progress and Prospects
1965

Box 44
The President's Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities: press releases, bill, and reports
1961-70

Box 44
State Commissions on the Status of Women



Alabama: bulletin and statement
1951-71

Box 45: folder 1
California: bulletin
1977

Box 45: folder 2
Colorado: summary report
1965

Box 45: folder 3
Connecticut: annual report
1974

Box 45: folder 4
Florida: annual report
1978

Box 45: folder 5
Hawaii: reports, newsletter, and book
1966-77

Box 45: folder 6
Iowa: article
1975

Box 45: folder 7
Kentucky: Kentucky Women
1964

Box 45: folder 8
Maryland: legislation
1971

Box 45: folder 9
Massachusetts: clippings, reports, correspondence, and newsletters
1974-75

Box 45: folder 10
Michigan: report
1968

Box 45: folder 11
Minnesota: annual report
n.d.

Box 45: folder 12
New Jersey: report
1964

Box 45: folder 13
New York: pamphlets
1964-77

Box 45: folder 14
North Carolina: report
1964

Box 45: folder 15
Oregon: report
1965

Box 45: folder 16
Pennsylvania: remarks, report, newsletter, and pamphlet
1965-73

Box 45: folder 17
Texas: pamphlet
1958

Box 45: folder 18
Utah: report
1966

Box 45: folder 19
Washington: reports
1963-78

Box 45: folder 20
Wisconsin: reports and newsletter
1965-76

Box 45: folder 21
SERIES VIII. COUNTRIES



General: note cards, clippings, articles, and packets
1973-80

Box 46: folder 1
United Nations: clippings, articles, and pamphlets
1968-75

Box 46: folder 2
Africa
1972-80

Box 46: folder 3
Albania
1973

Box 46: folder 4
Asia
1980

Box 46: folder 5
Australia
1962-73

Box 46: folder 6
Canada


Box 46
Note:
China
1973

Box 46: folder 7
England


Box 46
Note:
France


Box 46
Note:
Germany
1871-1944

Box 46: folder 8
Israel/ Jerusalem - Arabs
1973

Box 46: folder 9
Italy
1972

Box 46: folder 10
Japan
1973

Box 46: folder 11
Lebanon
1973

Box 46: folder 12
Mexico
1974-80

Box 46: folder 13
Norway
1973

Box 46: folder 14
Pakistan
1972-74

Box 46: folder 15
Philippines
1980

Box 46: folder 16
Portugal
1973-74

Box 46: folder 17
San Marino
1973

Box 46: folder 18
Spain
1980

Box 46: folder 19
Thailand
1973

Box 46: folder 20
Turkey
n.d.

Box 46: folder 21
Vietnam
1973

Box 46: folder 22
Canada



La Bonne Parole: pamphlets and newspapers
1917-58

Box 47: folder 1
Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women: pamphlets
1982

Box 47: folder 2-3
Clippings
1953-60

Box 47: folder 4
Casgrain, Madame. Pierra F.: clipping, pamphlet, and transcript
n.d.

Box 47: folder 5
Le Code Civil: articles and pamphlets
1943-49

Box 47: folder 6
Legal status of married women: pamphlets, correspondence, and clippings
1924-64

Box 47: folder 7
National Action Committee: pamphlets, cir
ca 1974

Box 47: folder 8
Nationality of married women: pamphlet
1959

Box 47: folder 9
Status Anyone?: pamphlet
1972

Box 47: folder 10
England



General: pamphlets, clippings, and A Woman's Place
1850-1974

Box 48: folder 1
Nationality rights: pamphlets
1925-46

Box 48: folder 2
Pamphlets and books
1866-1976

Box 48: folder 3-5
Alfred B. Wallace: correspondence
1913

Box 48: folder 6
Wollstonecraft, Mary: pamphlets, correspondence, articles, and engraving, cir
ca 1876

Box 48: folder 7
Facsimile of a Deed by a Single Lady of land in the Manor of Naudelsleigh, Lancasshire, England(poster)
1318

Box 48
Note:
France



General: clippings, pamphlets, and book
1871-1974

Box 48: folder 8
Early History: books and articles
1888-1893

Box 48: folder 9
Condorcet, Marquis de: pamphlets
1789

Box 48: folder 10
Gallant, Mavis: "Annals of Justice,"
1971

Box 48: folder 11
ADDED MATERIALS



International Women's Year (IWY) conference, Puerto Rico: minutes, agendas, correspondence, resolutions, and program materials
1976-78

Box 51 (os)
OVERSIZE MATERIAL



New York State Women's Meeting: report
1977

Box 49
Winifred Harper Cooley: scrapbook of articles re: women's rights
circa 1920s

Box 50
"Representative Women," Lithograph by L. Grozelier (Lucretia Mott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abby Kelley Foster, Lucy Stone, Lydia Maria Child, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, Maria Weston Chapman)
1857

Box 51
The Fight for ERA(oral history project): original cassette tapes and preservation copies
1983

Box 52-55
The Fight for ERA(oral history project): CD use copies
1983

Box 56-57
Equal Rights Amendment: editorials and press comments
1943-44

Flat File
Exhibit material (IWY conference, Houston): photographs and printed material
1977

Flat File
Fac-simile of a Deed by a Single Lady... (poster), 1318


Flat File
Poster, "The Time is Now," (for benefit of women candidates)
1992

Flat File
Proclamation of Women's History Month(signed by Bill Clinton)
1999

Flat File
Side-by-Side (phonograph record album): re-enactments of scenes from women's history
1848-1920

Flat File
Seneca Falls Centennialnewspaper, 1948
(1948):

Flat File
Stone, Lucy (Blackwell): clipping from Woman's Journal
1893

Flat File
ITEMS ON SHELF



Alexander, Shana, Women's Legal Rights
1975


Blackwell, Alice Stone, What I Owe to My Father
1931, 1999


Davis, Paulina W., A History of the National Woman's Rights Movement
1871


Discrimination Against Women (Parts I and II)
1970


Equal Rights
1970


The "Equal Rights" Amendment
1970


The Federal Civil Rights Enforcement Effort-
1974


First New York State Women's Meeting (volumes I and II): report
1977


Women's Rights Pamphlets, Cornell University Collection(microfiche)
1814-1912


Fishman, Nathaniel, Married Woman's Bill of Rights, intro by Dorothy Kenyon
1943


Holley, Marietta, Samantha Among the Brethren
1890


International Women's Year National Women's Conference: cassette tapes
1977


IWY National Women's Conference: Official Briefing Book
1977


Keep Your Laws Off My Body
n.d.


Report of the Women's Action Program
1972


The Spirit of Houston
1978


Status of Women in Canada
1970


...To Form a More Perfect Union...
1976


Woman's Centennial Congress
1940


Woman's Rights Pamphlets (bound volume)
n.d.


Women and the Law
1981


Miscellaneous publications (photocopies)



Note:

[NOTE: many of these are duplicates of pamphlets and articles located in SERIES I. GENERAL]

Woman's Rights Almanac
1858


The Rights and Conditions of Women by Samuel J.
May, 1846


Letters to Dupont De L'Eure on the Political Position of Women by Emma Willard
1848


Enfranchisement of Women
1851


Education of Females by Paulina W. Davis
1851


Sanctity of Marriage by E. Oakes Smith
n.d.


Responsibilities of Woman by C.I.H Nichold
1851


Letter from Mrs. Elizabeth C. Stanton
1850


Women's Rights
1853


The Elective Franchise by Geo William Curtis
1858


National Women's Political Caucues, keynote speeches, San Jose, California (6 audio cassettes)
September 9-11, 1997



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Subjects
  • Blackwell, Henry Browne, 1825-1909--Biography--Sources
  • Bloomer, Amelia Jenks, 1818-1894 --Biography--Sources
  • Equal rights amendments--United States--History--Sources
  • Feminists--United States--History--Sources
  • Foster, Abigail Kelley, 1810-1887--Biography--Sources
  • Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935--Biography--Sources
  • Grimke, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879--Biography--Sources
  • Grimke, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873--Biography--Sources
  • Hamilton, Gail, 1833-1896--Biography--Sources
  • International Women's Year, 1975
  • Kenyon, Dorothy, 1888-1972--Biography--Sources
  • Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880--Biography--Sources
  • National Women's Conference (1st: 1977: Houston, Tex.)
  • National Women's Political Caucus--History
  • Paul, Alice, 1885-1977--Biography--Sources
  • Rose, Ernestine L. (Ernestine Louise), 1810-1892--Biography--Sources
  • Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902--Biography--Sources
  • Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893--Biography-Sources
  • Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954
  • Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883--Biography--Sources
  • United States. Citizens' Advisory Committee on the Status of Women
  • United States. President's Commission on the Status of Women
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931--Biography--Sources
  • Woman's Centennial Congress (1940: New York, N.Y.)
  • Woman's Rights Convention (1st: 1848: Seneca Falls, N.Y.)
  • Women's rights--Congresses
  • Women's rights--History-Sources
  • Women's rights--International cooperation--History--20th century--Sources
  • Women--Developing countries--History--20th century--Sources
  • Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--History--Sources
  • Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--History--Sources
  • World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development, and Peace (1980: Copenhagen, Denmark)

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