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National Women's Health Network records, 1963-2011 (Bulk: 1976-2000)
239 boxes (103.25 linear feet)
Collection number: SSC.MS.00360

Non-profit women's health advocacy organization focusing on the diversity of women's experiences; advocating women's self-determination in all aspects of their reproductive and sexual health; establishing universal health care that meets the needs of diverse women; monitoring the actions of federal regulatory and funding agencies, industry, and health care professions; providing women with objective health information from a feminist viewpoint; and supporting grassroots action. The records document activities, programs, and projects over a thirty year period.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The Records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following exceptions: researchers are required to sign a Records Access Agreement agreeing not to identify NWHN program participants who are still living without their written permissions and a portion of the Depo-Provera registry in Series VIII is closed until 2065.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the records of the organization. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection

Biographical / Historical

The National Women's Health Network is a non-profit women's health advocacy organization. It's goals include creating a health care public policy that reflects and responds to the diversity of women's experiences; advocating women's self-determination in all aspects of their reproductive and sexual health; establishing universal health care that meets the needs of diverse women; monitoring the actions of federal regulatory and funding agencies, industry, and health care professions; providing women with objective health information from a feminist viewpoint; and supporting grassroots action.

Created at the height of second wave feminism, the National Women's Health Network was an outgrowth of informal groups of women sharing their experiences. It was founded in 1975 by Barbara Seamon, Alice Wolfson, Belita Cowan, Mary Howell, and Phyllis Chesler as a lobby group for women's health advocacy and quickly expanded to become a clearinghouse for women's health information. It began as the Women's Health Lobby, later called the National Women's Health Lobby Network, and finally the National Women's Health Network. Since its beginnings, the Network has waged numerous legal battles and organized public education campaigns to increase women's input into the U.S. health care system. These include the first Diethylstilbestrol (DES) class action lawsuit on behalf of DES daughters, class action lawsuits against A.H. Robbins manufacturer of the contraceptive intrauterine device, Dalkon Shield, and against the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company on the use of the contraceptive Depo-Provera. In addition the Network organized a Citizen's Petition to the FDA requesting that the Dalkon Shield be declared a banned product. The Network successfully persuaded the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to require studies on the safety of breast implants and to establish mandatory standards on absorbency labeling for tampons to reduce preventable cases of toxic shock syndrome. It also exposed the scientific inadequacies in the clinical trials of tamoxifen. Its information packets and publications provide information to millions of women on a wide range of topics. The Black Women's Health Project (now the Black Women's Health Imperative) was originally a project of the NWHN. It also continues to assist and support local activists in their efforts to expose environmental and occupational health problems, support reproductive rights for all and the health needs of midlife and elderly women.

Currently, the Network is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with affiliates in New Mexico and New Jersey. It has 11,000 (as of December 2011) individual members.

Additional information can be found on the organization's website:

Scope and Contents

The National Women's Health Network Records consist of 103.25 linear feet, dating from 1963-2011, with the bulk of the records dating from 1976-2000. There is historical and organizational material, but the most of the records document the activities, programs, and projects over a thirty year period. Types of material include correspondence; memoranda; records of the Committees, Board of Directors and Executive Committee; annual reports; material from conferences and meetings; funding proposals, Senate and House testimonies, legal documents and court cases; financial records; program descriptions and reports, publications and articles, research papers; files of affiliated organizations; printed materials; photographs and audiovisual materials. These records provide a rich source of information on the battle for quality health care for women and reflect the NWHN as advocate, information provider, and front line activist organization. Of particular interest are files on breast cancer and tamoxifen, Depo-Provera, reproductive rights and abortion, Dalkon Shield, and consumer protection and the related legal and legislative campaigns. Documents related to the Network's class action suits against A.H. Robins and Upjohn regarding the Dalkon Shield and Depo-Provera are of particular interest, as are those related to tamoxifen clinical trials. Materials related to key subject areas can be found throughout the records and researchers are encouraged to look at all the series for topics of interest.

This collection is organized into fifteen series:

  2. II. ADMINISTRATION (1976-2004)
  3. III. COMMITTEES (1978-2004
  7. VII. CORRESPONDENCE (1977-2006)
  12. XII. AFFILIATES (1978-88)
  13. XIII. ORGANIZATION FILES (1978-2005)

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

The Records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following exceptions: researchers are required to sign a Records Access Agreement agreeing not to identify NWHN program participants who are still living without their written permissions and a portion of the Depo-Provera registry in Series VIII is closed until 2065.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the records of the organization. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

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

"National Women's Health Network Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass."

History of the Collection

The National Women's Health Network began donating their Records to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1987.


Periodic additions to this collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Processing Information

Processed by Susan Boone, 2012

Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Processing of the National Women's Health Network Records was made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Contents List

This series documents the founding, early planning, and history of NWHN. It is arranged alphabetically and contains annual reports (including notes and background materials), articles and printed materials, Articles of Incorporation, IRS documents, and by-laws. In addition there are lists of NWHN historical highlights and achievements and progress reports. Of particular interest is "A Historical Look at the Network" by Doris Haire. There is information regarding a possible merger with other activist organizations in 1989, mission statements, and organizational descriptions. Two essays are of interest: Cynthia Pearson's "National Women's Health Network and the U.S. FDA: Two Decades of Activism" and a case study by Stephanie Burkhalter, "A National Women's Organization's Attempt to Diversify its Agenda Through Diversification of its Board of Directors: The National Women's Health Network." In addition there is an organizational issues questionnaire, policy statements, an organization profile, program planning materials, and proposals. The Network had three anniversary celebrations. Materials related to the 20th anniversary conference are located in SERIES VII. CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS, but there is documentation in this series for the 25th and 30th anniversaries. For the latter the Network honored thirty women's health activists. There is material related to the thirty honorees as well as those who were nominated but not chosen.

Annual reports, 1977-2006

Box 1: folder 1-8
Articles, 1979-99

Box 1: folder 9
Articles of Incorporation and IRS materials, 1976, n.d.

Box 1: folder 10
By-law committee notes, n.d.

Box 1: folder 11
By-laws, 1980-95, n.d.

Box 1: folder 12
Case statement, n.d.

Box 1: folder 13
Highlights, achievements, progress reports, and timelines, 1975-2001, n.d.

Box 2: folder 1-2
"A Historical Look at the Network" by Doris Haire, 1980-89

Box 2: folder 3-7
History (miscellaneous material), 1980, n.d.

Box 2: folder 8
"Introduction to the NWHN," n.d.

Box 2: folder 9
Merger discussion, 1989

Box 2: folder 10
Mission statement and organization description, 1995, n.d.

Box 3: folder 1
"National Women's Health Network and the U.S. FDA: Two Decades of Activism" by Cynthia Pearson, 1996

Box 3: folder 2
"A National Women's Organization's Attempt to Diversify Its Agenda Through Diversification of Its Board of Directors: The National Women's Health Network: A Case Study" by Stephanie Burkhalter, 1994

Box 3: folder 3
Organizational issues questionnaire, n.d.

Box 3: folder 4
Policy statements, 1976-79

Box 3: folder 5
Profile for Women's Issues Interest Group, 1990-91

Box 3: folder 6
Program planning, proposals, and lists, 1980-2003, n.d.

Box 3: folder 7
Twentieth anniversary conference (Women's Health Summit)



Twenty-fifth anniversary, 2000

Box 3: folder 8
Thirtieth anniversary

Honor 30 for 30th honorees

Chosen, 2005

Box 3: folder 9-10
Miscellaneous related material, 1999-2005

Box 4: folder 1
Not chosen, 2005

Box 4: folder 2-6

This series is arranged alphabetically and contains information regarding the two oversight units of the Network (the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee) along with contracts, legal materials, leases, and office business. According to the bylaws of the NWHN the Board of Directors is the working unit of the Network. Representing the membership, it sets policy based on priorities and guidelines determined by the Membership. The Executive Committee, which is elected by the Board is responsible for conducting business on behalf of the Board in between its meetings. The Board of Directors subseries consists of ballot problems, correspondence, orientation manuals, meeting materials (including conference call meetings), polls conducted by of Board, program requests, and reports to the Board. The Executive Committee subseries consists of meeting and a 1991 committee retreat materials.

Board of Directors

Ballots, 1982

Box 5: folder 1
Correspondence, 1978-85

Box 5: folder 2

Orientation, 1979-2006, n.d.

Box 5: folder 3-14

[see also OVERSIZED]

Policy, 1982, 1987 update

Box 6: folder 1-2

1976-October 1981

Box 6: folder 3-13
November 1981-1983

Box 7: folder 1-7

Box 8: folder 1-8

Box 9: folder 1-5

Box 10: folder 1-7

Box 11: folder 1-8

Box 12: folder 1-6

Box 13: folder 1-7

Box 14: folder 1-9
Members, 1985-88, n.d.

Box 15: folder 1
Outreach, 1985

Box 15: folder 2

Fundraising, 1978

Box 15: folder 3
Miscellaneous,1980, n.d.

Box 15: folder 4
Program related requests forwarded to the Board, 1984

Box 15: folder 5
Reports to the Board

Consultants: Hartnet & Associates, 1983

Box 15: folder 6


[See SERIES V. FINANCIAL MATERIALS - Reports to the Board]

Fundraising, 1980-89


[See SERIES V. FINANCIAL MATERIALS - Fundraising - Reports to the Board]

Miscellaneous, 1978-82

Box 15: folder 7-11
Contracts and legal materials, 1980

Box 15: folder 12
Executive Committee


Box 15

Box 16: folder 1-15

Box 17: folder 1-10

Box 18: folder 1-6

Box 19: folder 1-9

Box 20: folder 1-11
Retreat, 1991

Box 20: folder 12
Miscellaneous, 1979-81, n.d.

Box 20: folder 13
Leases and office business, 1978-83

Box 20: folder 14



Scope and content:

The committees of the NWHN fall into two general categories: administrative committees and program committees. The administrative committees include by-laws, personnel, fundraising, publications, and nominations and elections. There are also ad hoc committees and advisory committees. This series is arranged alphabetically and contains correspondence, minutes, notes, agendas and printed material on twenty-nine committees, many of which are reflected in SERIES IX. PROJECTS, PROGRAMS, AND REFORM EFFORTS. There is miscellaneous category which includes budgets, lists, correspondence, and responses to a survey: "Want to join a committee?"

Administrative, 1981-87, n.d.

Box 21: folder 1
Affiliates, 1983

Box 21: folder 2
Assessment, 2004-05

Box 21: folder 3
Breast cancer, 1982-93

Box 21: folder 4
Cervical Cap, 1982

Box 21: folder 5
Depo-Provera, 1982

Box 21: folder 6
DES (diethylstibestrol), 1982-83

Box 21: folder 7
Disabilities, 1982

Box 21: folder 8
Domestic Violence, 1983

Box 21: folder 9
Finance, 1982

Box 21: folder 10


Health Law and Regulation, 1982

Box 21: folder 11
Infant Formula, 1982-83

Box 21: folder 12
International Health, 1981-82

Box 21: folder 13
Long Range Planning, 1982-83

Box 21: folder 14
Maternal Health and Childbirth, 1982-89

Box 21: folder 15
Membership, 1981-82

Box 21: folder 16
Midlife and Older Women, 1982-84

Box 21: folder 17
National Health System, 1987

Box 21: folder 18
Nominations and Elections, 1978-84, n.d.

Box 22: folder 1-6
Nursing Home, 1983-89

Box 22: folder 7
Nutrition, 1981-84

Box 22: folder 8
Occupational and Environmental Health, 1980-90

Box 23: folder 1-4
Personnel, 1982-84

Box 23: folder 5
Program Prioritization, 2001

Box 23: folder 6
Public Relations and Publications, 1982-87

Box 23: folder 7
Reorganization, 1983

Box 23: folder 8
Reproductive Rights, 1981-84, n.d.

Box 24: folder 1-3
Rural Health, 1982-83

Box 24: folder 4

[see also SERIES VII. CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS - NWHN - Appalachian Pathways]

Sterilization, 1985

Box 24: folder 5

Budgets, 1982

Box 24: folder 6
Committee lists and miscellaneous correspondence, 1981-83

Box 24: folder 7
Responses to "want to join a committee," 1981-82

Box 24: folder 8


[see also SERIES III. COMMITTEES - Nominations and Elections]

Scope and content:

This series relates to NWHN staff, board members, interns, and volunteers. It is arranged in three subseries: Positions, Personnel, and Miscellaneous staff records. The first consists of correspondence, activity reports, job descriptions, evaluations, printed material, and a program director's notebook related to the positions of action vice chair (a position for developing issues to bring to the committees for action), administrative vice chair, development director, executive director, program director, interns, and volunteers. Interns provide support to the staff, especially with the information clearinghouse which responds to women's inquiries. There is a copy of the "Clearinghouse Journal" to which interns contributed, correspondence regarding internships, lists and biographies, two orientation manuals, and a list of projects performed by interns. There is also a folder of volunteer correspondence and information forms.

The Personnel subseries contains correspondence, meeting notes, job descriptions, working files, and biographical materials related to program directors Amy Allina, Lisa Cox, and Toni Young; research coordinator Marina Baroof; administrative assistant Marlene Fisher; clearinghouse and intern coordinator Sonja Herbert; founder Mary Howell; Executive Directors Victoria Leonard and Cindy Pearson; membership coordinator Lisa McFadden; Board members Barbara Seamon, Sybil Shainwald, and Janet Stallmeyer; and member services coordinator June Thomas. Cindy Pearson's file contains material related to her review of Judith Houck's Hot and Bothered: Women, Medicine and Menopause in Modern America, Pearson's trip to Winston-Salem in 2003, and her "worry lists." In 1970 Barbara Seamon revealed the dangers of oral contraceptives in her book The Doctors Case Against the Pill. The bulk of the material on Barbara Seamon consists of research material for this book.

Miscellaneous staff records consists of activity sheets, a board and leadership involvement survey, employment inquiries, leadership lists and training, personnel policies, memos, meetings, contracts, testimonies, and presentations.


Action vice-chair, 1982

Box 25: folder 1
Administrative vice-chair, 1980

Box 25: folder 2
Development director search, 1981

Box 25: folder 3
Executive Director

Job description and evaluations, 198-82, n.d.

Box 25: folder 4
Reports, 1980-89

Box 25: folder 5
Search, 1983-84, 1990

Box 25: folder 6

"Clearinghouse Journal" n.d.

Box 25: folder 7
Correspondence regarding internships, 1979, n.d.

Box 25: folder 8
Eunice Corfman Internship, 1983

Box 25: folder 9
Lists and biographies, 1986-95

Box 25: folder 10
Orientation Manual and "All About the Network," 1982, n.d.

Box 25: folder 11
Projects, 1982

Box 25: folder 12
Program director

Note book, n.d.

Box 25: folder 13-14
Reports, 1983-85, n.d.

Box 25: folder 15
Volunteers, 1982-83, n.d.

Box 26: folder 1

Allina, Amy (program director), 2002-05

Box 26: folder 2
Baroff, Marina (research coordinator), 1978-79

Box 26: folder 3
Cox, Lisa (program/public policy director), 1995-96

Box 26: folder 4
Fisher, Marlene (administrative assistant), 1993

Box 26: folder 5
Herbert, Sonja (clearinghouse/intern coordinator), 1993, n.d.

Box 26: folder 6
Howell, Mary (founder), 1998

Box 26: folder 7
Leonard, Victoria (executive director), n.d.

Box 26: folder 8
McFadden, Lisa (membership coordinator), 1996

Box 26: folder 9
Pearson, Cindy (program director and executive director)

"Hot and Bothered" review, 2005

Box 27: folder 10
Winston-Salem trip, 2003

Box 27: folder 11
Worry Lists, 1996-2001

Box 27: folder 12-13
Miscellaneous, 1993- 2001

Box 27: folder 14
Seaman, Barbara (Board member), 1993-2004

Oral contraception, 1980-2004

Box 27: folder 1
Miscellaneous, 1993-97

Box 27: folder 2-3
Shainwald, Sybil (chair of the board), 1984-86

Box 27: folder 4
Stallmeyer, Janet (board member), 1988

Box 27: folder 5
Thomas, June (member services coordinator), 1982-86

Box 27: folder 6
Young, Toni (program director), 1993

Box 27: folder 7
Miscellaneous personnel records

Activity sheets, 1984-97

Box 28: folder 1-3
Board and leadership involvement survey, 1981

Box 28: folder 4
Employment inquiries, 1984-85

Box 28: folder 5
Leadership lists, 1980-88, n.d.

Box 28: folder 6
Leadership training, 2001

Box 28: folder 7
Meetings, 1993-2007

Box 28: folder 8-14
Miscellaneous personnel records (continued)

Box 28
Memos (miscellaneous), 1993-2003

Box 29: folder 1
Personnel policies, 1979-84

Box 29: folder 2
Staff contracts, 1978-2000

Box 29: folder 3
Testimonies and presentations by staff

Opportunities for Research on Women's Health, 1991

Box 29: folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1973-97, n.d.

Box 29: folder 5
Miscellaneous, 1980-85, n.d.

Box 29: folder 6

This series is divided into two subseries: Membership and Financial materials. Membership materials contain information on the many ways the NWHN tried to build its membership base. Through direct mail, seasonal, and special appeals. In addition there is some miscellaneous database improvement material. Most recruitment was done via direct mail and there is a section specifically related to the direct mail process including strategies, analysis and planning, interviews, letters, and campaigns, as well as correspondence and miscellaneous materials from ten consultants that were hired between 1979 and 1995 to coordinate the direct mail campaign. There is also membership-related correspondence including letters which the Network classified as "interesting." Other membership information includes membership analysis, a membership identity project, planning strategies, and procedures for membership renewals and acquisitions. There is section specifically on renewals. In 1980 the Network sent out questionnaires to those people who did not renew their membership, generating interesting responses and renewal analysis. Finally there are membership reports to the Board, membership surveys, and telemarketing information.

The Financial materials include information directly related to fundraising and the financial aspects of the Network. There are budgets; development director correspondence; donations and gifts; financial statements and reports to the Board; correspondence and reports from fundraising consultants, contract employees and auditors; and grant materials. The Grant section contains rejection and support letters, grant plans and prospects, plus files on granting organizations and specific projects for which grant funds were requested. There are also materials regarding loans and miscellaneous fundraisers including the 10th anniversary of Our Bodies, Ourselves and related to eleven organizations regarding fundraising and philanthropy. Finally there are tax returns and fundraising trip and meetings materials.



Sample and form letters, 1986, n.d.

Box 30: folder 1

Year end, 1997-99

Box 30: folder 2-4
Summer, fall, and year end, 2000-01

Box 30: folder 5-8
Spring, summer, winter, and year end, 2002

Box 30: folder 9-11
Spring, fall, winter, and year end, 2003

Box 30: folder 12-14
Spring and fall, 2004

Box 30: folder 15-16

Fundraising, 1984-87

Box 30: folder 17
Hormone replacement therapy, 1989

Box 30: folder 18
Member survey, 2001

Box 30: folder 19
Membership renewal, 1984, n.d.

Box 31: folder 1

[see also Renewals]

Special appeal statistics, 1985-89

Box 31: folder 2
Miscellaneous, 1979-2000

Box 31: folder 3-12
Certificates, n.d.

Box 32: folder 1
Data base, 2004-2006, n.d.

Box 32: folder 2
Direct mail

Acquisition (new member) strategies

Analysis and planning, 2002

Box 32: folder 3
Interviews, 2001

Box 32: folder 4
Letters, 1991-99

Box 32: folder 5
List ideas, 2001-2005

Box 32: folder 6
New prospect package, 1983

Box 32: folder 7
Reinstatement, 2001

Box 32: folder 8
Summary results, 1987-89

Box 32: folder 9
Miscellaneous, 1999-2005

Box 32: folder 10-16
Campaigns, 1980-2001

Box 33: folder 1-17

A.B. Data, Ltd, 1984

Box 34: folder 1
Barbara Dana Associates, 1998

Box 34: folder 2
Broder Associates, 1981-83

Box 34: folder 3
Craver, Mathews, Smith & Co, 1979-84

Box 34: folder 4-6
Creative Processing Systems, 1984-86

Box 34: folder 7
EU Services, 1997

Box 34: folder 8
Executive Systems, Inc., 1987-88

Box 34: folder 9
Hamilton, Pat, 1994-95

Box 34: folder 10
National Demographics & Lifestyles Inc., Customer Profile Analysis, 1988 2 P.J. Promotions, Inc., 1984

Box 35: folder 1

Interesting direct mail letters, 1982, n.d.

Box 35: folder 3


Box 35: folder 4-7

Box 36: folder 1-2
Mailing list exchange, 1982-83

Box 36: folder 3
Reports, 1980-95

Box 36: folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1984-85, n.d.

Box 36: folder 5
Gift memberships, 1986

Box 36: folder 6
Members by state, 1996-2000

Box 36: folder 7
Membership analysis, 1997

Box 36: folder 8
Membership development grant, 1999-2000

Box 36: folder 9
Membership Identity Project, 1999

Box 36: folder 10
Membership manual, 1984

Box 36: folder 11
Planning, 2000-06

Box 37: folder 1-5
Procedures, 1995

Box 37: folder 6

Non-renewal questionnaires, 1980-82, n.d.

Box 37: folder 7-10
Problems, 2001

Box 37: folder 11
Reports, 1995-2000

Box 37: folder 12-16
Revisions, 1997-2002

Box 38: folder 1-5
Telephone Reinstatements Program, 1982-83

Box 38: folder 6
Reports to the board, 2001

Box 38: folder 7
Surveys, 1983-98

Box 38: folder 8-9
Telemarketing, 1988-95

Box 38: folder 10-12
Financial materials

Budgets, 1977-2004

Box 38: folder 13

[see also SERIES II. ADMINISTRATION - Board of Directors Meetings]

Development director, correspondence, 1986-88

Box 38: folder 14
Donation Processing Guide, 2001

Box 38: folder 15
Deferred giving, 1986

Box 39: folder 1
Donations and gifts


Freedman donation, 1990

Box 39: folder 2
Gift letters, 1982-83

Box 39: folder 3
In-kind, 1985-88

Box 39: folder 4
Matching gifts, 1988

Box 39: folder 5
Memorial gifts, 1984-89

Box 39: folder 6
Miscellaneous, 1986-96, n.d.

Box 39: folder 7
From NWHN, 1982-83

Box 39: folder 8
Employment deduction programs, 1983

Box 39: folder 9
Financial reports to the board, 1982-83

Box 39: folder 10-11

[see also SERIES II. ADMINISTRATION - Board of Directors Meetings]

Financial statements, 1979-2006

Box 39: folder 12-13

[see also SERIES II. ADMINISTRATION - Board of Directors Meetings]


Consultants, contract employees, auditors

Avalon Consulting Group, 1997-2000

Box 39: folder 14
Etwaroo, Rudolph, 1981-83

Box 39: folder 15
Fazio International, 1985

Box 39: folder 16
Herzog Swayze, Inc. 1997

Box 40: folder 1
Miscellaneous, 1983-94

Box 40: folder 2
Corporate, n.d.

Box 40: folder 3


Rejection letter, 1978-85

Box 40: folder 4
Support letters, 1997

Box 40: folder 5
Foundation Fundraising Plan, 1983

Box 40: folder 6
Foundation prospects, 1996-2002

Box 40: folder 7-8
Grant requests to NWHN, 1982-87

Box 40: folder 9
Granting organizations

Action, 1978

Box 40: folder 10
American Foundation for AIDS Research, 1988-93, n.d.

Box 40: folder 11
ARCA, 1977-85

Box 40: folder 12
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 1998-2001

Box 40: folder 13
Buehler Family Fund, 1978

Box 40: folder 14
Breast Cancer Fund, 1996-99

Box 40: folder 15
Chicago Resource Center, 1987-91

Box 40: folder 16
David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 1995-99

Box 41: folder 1, 2000-02

Box 41: folder 2
Ericsson Internet Community Award, 1999

Box 41: folder 3
Fund for Southern Communities, 1982

Box 41: folder 4
Funding Exchange, 1992-95

Box 41: folder 5
Harmony Women's Fund, 1992

Box 41: folder 6
Gaea Foundation, 1996-2004

Box 41: folder 7
Grubb Pharmacy, 2005

Box 41: folder 8
Heinz Family Foundation, 1997-99

Box 41: folder 9
Huber Foundation, 1999-2000

Box 41: folder 10
J.M. Foundation, 1978-85

Box 41: folder 11
Jenifer Altman Foundation, 1995-97

Box 41: folder 12
Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, 1983-86

Box 41: folder 13
Joyce Foundation, 1978-83

Box 41: folder 14
Kaiser Family Foundation, 1992-97

Box 41: folder 15
Levi Strauss Foundation,1979-82

Box 41: folder 16
MacDonald's Corporation, 1978-79

Box 41: folder 17
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, 1990-96

Box 41: folder 18
Meyer Foundation, 2001

Box 41: folder 19
Ms. Foundation for Women, 1992-99

Box 41: folder 20
National Council of Churches, 1980

Box 41: folder 21
National Community Funds, 1988-90

Box 41: folder 22
National Institute of Education, 1978-79

Box 41: folder 23
Open Society Institute, 1997-2000

Box 41: folder 24
Ottinger Foundation, 1990-92

Box 42: folder 1
Partnership for Democracy, 1990-92

Box 42: folder 2
Playboy Foundation, 1980-85

Box 42: folder 3
Philip M. Stern Family Fund, 1975-83

Box 42: folder 4
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1988-99

Box 42: folder 5-7
Ruth Mott Fund, 1990-91

Box 42: folder 8
Scherman Foundation, 1979-83

Box 42: folder 9
Schott Foundation, 1994-95

Box 42: folder 10
Shalan Foundation, 1981-82

Box 42: folder 11
Sister Fund, 2000-01

Box 42: folder 12
Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust, 1996

Box 42: folder 13
Summit Charitable Foundation, 1995-2002

Box 42: folder 14
Support Center, 1977-78

Box 42: folder 15
Turner Foundation, 2001-02

Box 43: folder 1
Walton Jones Foundation, 1997

Box 43: folder 2
W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 1992-98

Box 43: folder 3
Windom Fund, 1982

Box 43: folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1978-2002

Box 43: folder 5-7
Fundraising reports to the board, 1977-84

Box 43: folder 6
Guidelines, n.d.

Box 43: folder 7

Action Project (rural women's health), n.d.

Box 43: folder 8
AIDS, 1988

Box 43: folder 9
Anti-Smoking project, 1984-85

Box 43: folder 10
Appalachian Pathways, 1980-81

Box 44: folder 1
Black Women's Health Project

Box 44

[see SERIES IX. PROJECTS, PRGRAMS, AND REFORM EFFORTS- Black Women's Health Project - Financial]

Cervical Cap Project and "Phony" Abortion Clinics, 1986-87

Box 44: folder 2
Clearinghouse projects, 1995-2001

Box 44: folder 3
Dalkon Shield International Information Project

Box 44: folder 4
Depo-Provera Emergency Grant, 1979-83

Box 44: folder 5
DES Project and DES Community Outreach and Education Project, 1979

Box 44: folder 6
Environmental Health Project, 1981

Box 44: folder 7
FDA's Impact on Family Health: A Technical Assistance Project, 1919

Box 44: folder 8
General support proposals, 1985-2005

Box 44: folder 9-12
Health Advocacy in Rural America, 1979

Box 45: folder 1
Health Workers for Peace Project, 1988

Box 45: folder 2
Helping Mothers and their Newborns: A Critique of FDA Policy as It Affects Maternal and Child Health, 1979

Box 45: folder 3
Influencing Health Policy: A Proposal to Educate the Nation's Health Policy makers and to make the Network financially self-sufficient at the same time, n.d.

Box 45: folder 4
Internship funding, 1997-99

Box 45: folder 5
Midlife and Older Women's Project, 1983

Box 45: folder 6
Our Bodies, Ourselves, 1981

Box 45: folder 7
Putting Women First: The FDA and Reproductive Health Technology, 1996

Box 45: folder 8
Reproductive rights projects, 1988-89

Box 45: folder 9
"Resource Guide for Women's Environmental Health," 1987

Box 45: folder 10
Rural Women and Alcoholism Prevention Project, 1981

Box 45: folder 11
Sterilization Abuse Project, 1978-79

Box 45: folder 12
Survey of American Women and Women's Health Care Providers on Contraceptive Research Priorities, 1978-79

Box 45: folder 13
Volunteers for Women's Health Advocacy, 1979-80

Box 45: folder 14
Women to Women Project, 1980

Box 45: folder 15
Women's Health and the Environment Booklet, n.d.

Box 45: folder 16
Women's Health Information Service, 1987

Box 45: folder 17
Miscellaneous, 1985-86

Box 46: folder 1
Reports and miscellaneous correspondence, 1977-2003

Box 46: folder 2
Proposals, 1981

Box 46: folder 3
Investments, 1981-83

Box 46: folder 4
List rental, 1984-85

Box 46: folder 5
Miscellaneous fundraisers

Co-op America, 1986-88

Box 46: folder 6
Donor luncheon, Boston, n.d.

Box 46: folder 7

Box 46: folder 8
Maine fundraiser, 1980-81

Box 46: folder 9
T-shirt fundraiser, 1996

Box 46: folder 10
10th Anniversary of Our Bodies, Ourselves, 1979-80

Box 46: folder 11
Trips and meetings: New York, 1978-79

Box 46: folder 12-13

Agreement form, 1979

Box 46: folder 14
Crisis funding, 1985-88

Box 46: folder 15
Payable, 1979-86

Box 46: folder 16

Fundraising in the Public Interest, 1978-79

Box 46: folder 17
Independent Sector, 1988

Box 46: folder 18
Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations:

Fundraising in Times of Crisis, 2003

Box 46: folder 19
The Ask: The Art and skill of Getting to YES!, 2004

Box 46: folder 20
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, 1979

Box 46: folder 21
National Information Bureau, 1980

Box 46: folder 22
National Society of Fundraising Executives, 1986

Box 46: folder 23
National Network of Women's Funds, 1994

Box 46: folder 24
Network of Change Oriented Foundations, 1977

Box 46: folder 25
Support Center of Washington, 1991

Box 47: folder 1
Women and Foundations/Corporate Philanthropy, 1978

Box 47: folder 2
Stolen checks, 1999

Box 47: folder 3
Tax materials

Exemptions for charities, 1977-88

Box 47: folder 4
Returns, 1982

Box 47: folder 5
Miscellaneous, 1984

Box 47: folder 6

Along with the Network's programs and projects, the publication of its Newsletter and subject related booklets, packets, fact sheets, and resource guides are major ways the organization carries out its mission. This series is divided into three subseries: Correspondence, Publications by NWHN and Publications and reports written on behalf of the NWHN.

The Correspondence subseries relates to publication orders, subscription renewals, distribution and shipping, comments, and complaints. It is arranged chronologically.

Publications by the NWHN contains two sections: the first contains general publications and the second the Network's newsletter. The first is arranged alphabetically by title and contains a wide variety of outreach publications along with some correspondence related to production, advertising, and marketing. Subjects include abortion, AIDS, cancer, Dalkon Shield, Depo-Provera, DES, diabetes, hormone replacement, maternal health, national health plan, mammograms, sterilization, tampons and toxic shock syndrome, and environmental health. There are nine numbered Resource Guides [Breast Cancer, Hysterectomy, Menopause, Maternal Health and Childbirth, DES, Self Help, Abortion, and Sterilization]. The Network's newsletters (Network News, 1976-2003, and Women's Health Activist, 2004-2005) and related materials are located in the second section. Included are issues of the newsletters along with background materials; notes; original typed copies of issues; copyright requests; correspondence; subject files; photographs and graphics; documentation of plans, procedures and processes; review requests; and subscription exchange material.

Publications and reports written on behalf of the NWHN contains eight reports. There is one authored by Belita Cowan, but most were the result of student research at Brown University. Topics include the health of incarcerated women, hepatitis, miscarriage, still birth and neonatal death, breast implants, tamoxifen, uterine cancer, and women's health care.

Correspondence, 1980-92

Box 48: folder 1-3
Published by NWHN


[see also SERIES IX. PROJECTS, PRGRAMS, AND REFORM EFFORTS- Black Women's Health Project - Publications]

Abortion Rights: Organizers Kit, n.d.

Box 48: folder 4
"Abortion Then and Now: Creative Responses to Restricted Access"

Permissions, 1989

Box 48: folder 5
Publicity, 1989

Box 48: folder 6
Published booklet, 1989

Box 48: folder 7
Advice for Life: A Woman's Guide to AIDS Risks and Prevention by Chris Norwood, 1987

Box 48: folder 8
Breast Cancer Materials, 1993

Box 48: folder 9
"The Dalkon Shield," 1985


Box 48: folder 10

Box 48: folder 11

Box 48: folder 12
"Depo-Provera" (the Depo-Provera Debate), 1983, 1985

Box 48: folder 13
"Diabetes and Women," n.d.

Box 48: folder 14
Fact sheets, 1995-99, n.d.

Box 49: folder 1
"Get the Facts," 1997

Box 49: folder 2
"Hearts, Bones, Hot Flashes, and Hormones," 1988-89

Box 49: folder 3
"How Safe Is Safe," 1982

Box 49: folder 4
"Keeping Healthy After HIV/AIDS Diagnosis: A Women's Guide To HIV Disease And Health Care," n.d.

Box 49: folder 5
"National Health Plan: Principles for a National Health Plan," n.d.

Box 49: folder 6
"Patterns for Change," 1981

Box 49: folder 7

Cervical cancer and pap smears, 1999-2001

Box 49: folder 8
Mammograms, 2005

Box 49: folder 9
Review Committee, 200-2002

Box 49: folder 10
Timing of surgery, 2000-2002

Box 49: folder 11
Workfile, 1997

Box 49: folder 12
Miscellaneous, 1999, n.d.

Box 49: folder 13
Research to Improve Women's Health: An Agenda for Equity, 1991

Box 49: folder 14
Resource guides, 1980

Overview, form letters, advertising and production outlines, 1980-81, n.d.

Box 50: folder 1
Breast Cancer (#1)

Box 50
Hysterectomy (#2)

Box 50
Menopause (#3)

Box 50
Maternal Health and Childbirth (#4)

Box 50
Birth Control (#5)

Box 50
DES (#6)

Box 50
Self Help (#7

Box 50
Abortion (#8)

Box 50
Sterilization (#9)

Box 50
"Sterilization Abuse: What It Is and How It Can be Controlled," 1981

Box 50: folder 2
Taking Hormones and Women's Health: Choices, Risks, and Benefits

Advertising and marketing, 1995-2002

Box 51: folder 1
Published booklet, 1989-2000

Box 51: folder 2-3
Reviews and reviewers, 1989-2002

Box 51: folder 4-5
Translations, 1989-92

Box 51: folder 6
"Tampons and Toxic Shock Syndrome: A Report by the National Women's Health Network," 1983

Box 52: folder 1
"Truth About Hormone Replacement Therapy," 2001

Box 52: folder 2
"Turning Things Around: A Women's Occupational and Environmental Health Resource Guide," 1990

Box 52: folder 3
"Volunteers for Women's Health Advocacy," 1982

Box 52: folder 4
"Women, AIDS and Public Health Policies: A National Women's Health Network Report," 1990

Box 52: folder 5
"Women and HIV/AIDS," 2001

Box 52: folder 6
Women and Cancer Conference (Reports), 1986

Box 52

[see SERIES X. PROJECTS, PROGRAMS AND REFORM EFFORTS - Breast Cancer Campaign - Conferences]

Miscellaneous, 1979-86, n.d.

Box 52: folder 7


[see also SERIES IX. PROJECTS, PROGRAMS, AND REFORM EFFORTS- Black Women's Health Project - Publications]


Box 52
Network News

Box 52

Box 53: folder 1-14

Box 54: folder 1-14
Women's Health Activist, 2004-05, 2013

Box 54: folder 15
Background material, notes, and original typed copies


Box 55: folder 1-9

Box 56: folder 1-19

Box 57: folder 1-11
Copyright requests, 1997-2005

Box 58: folder 1-3

Form letters, n.d.

Box 58: folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1981-2003

Box 58: folder 5-7
Future articles (subject files)

Peace/disarmament, 1983

Box 58: folder 8
Who's who in congress, n.d.

Box 58: folder 9
Health law and legislation/Federal health policy, n.d.

Box 58: folder 10
Maternal and child health, 1983

Box 58: folder 11
Drugs and substance abuse, 1983

Box 58: folder 12
International, 1983

Box 58: folder 13
News from around the country, 1983

Box 58: folder 14
Names in the news, 1983

Box 59: folder 1
Miscellaneous, 1983-85, n.d.

Box 59: folder 12
Newsbriefs possibilities, 1982-83

Box 59: folder 3
Photographs and graphics, 1982-85, n.d.

Box 59: folder 4
Plans, procedures. and process, 1983-2000

Box 59: folder 5
Requests for items to review, 1983-84, n.d.

Box 59: folder 6
Resources sections, 1982, n.d.

Box 59: folder 7
Subscription exchange, 1983

Box 59: folder 8
Miscellaneous, 1985-88, n.d.

Box 59: folder 9
Publications and reports written on behalf of the NWHN

"Abortion," 1998

Box 60: folder 1
"Abortion: A Holistic Account," 2001

Box 60: folder 2
"Access to Childbirth Options," 2001

Box 60: folder 3
"Adolescent Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health," 2001

Box 60: folder 4
"Chronic Vulvar Pain," 1998

Box 60: folder 5
"Development of the Women's Health Movement 1970-97: Health Activists Challenge the System," 1997

Box 60: folder 6
"The Female Orgasm: Women Speak on How It Works, Why It Is Important, And How To Have One," 1998

Box 60: folder 7
"Health Insurance: Why We Need It, Who Does Not Have It, And How We Can Get It," 1998

Box 60: folder 8
Health of Incarcerated Women, 1997

Box 60: folder 9
"Hepatitis and the Health of Women: a Guide to Medicine, Social Experience, and Politics in the U.S.," 2001

Box 60: folder 10
"Loss Happens to Us: Demystifying and Speaking Up About the Experience of Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Neonatal Death, 2001

Box 60: folder 11
"Saline Breast Implants", 2001

Box 61: folder 1
Scoliosis, n.d.

Box 61: folder 2
Tamoxifen and the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial, 1998

Box 61: folder 3
"Uterine Cancer: An Exploration of Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment and Experience," 1997

Box 61: folder 4
"Women's Health Care: Resources, Writings, Bibliographies" by Belita Cowan, 1978

Box 61: folder 5

For the most part this series generally reflects the Network's original arrangement. It is divided into four subseries: Staff, Interns and volunteers, Chronological files, and Subjects. The first two subseries are arranged alphabetically by individual. In the Staff subseries Belita Cowan (executive director), April Pace (program director), and Sybil Schainwald (Chair of the Board) have the largest amount of correspondence. The Interns and Volunteer correspondence consists mostly of letters in response to requests for information and the sending out of printed material and publications. The Chronological files contains a wide range of letters to and from Network personnel and reflect general Network business. Subjects consists of correspondence with the American Public Health Association, what the NWHN staff categorized as "crazy mail," "golden letters," and "endorsements." The "endorsement" files contain letters on a variety of topics, many of which are endorsements for NWHN programs. In addition there are Freedom of Information requests, letters of support, correspondence with members of the U.S. Congress and Administration, a discussion with the National Women's Health Center Foundation regarding its name, and requests for information (cervical cap, Depo-Provera, and miscellaneous). The NWHN was featured on the Geraldo Show in January 1988 and the Phil Donahue Show on March 7, 1985 and the resulting mail is also included here.


Baker, Beverly (executive director), 1992-96

Box 62: folder 1
Burns, Mary (office manager), 1979

Box 62: folder 2
Clift, Elayne (program director), 1980

Box 62: folder 3
Cowan, Belita (executive director)


Box 62: folder 4-9

Box 63: folder 1-2
Dejanikus, Tacie (Network News editor), 1984-85

Box 63: folder 3
Feldman, Tori (administrative associate), 1979

Box 63: folder 4
Leonard, Victoria (executive director), 1986

Box 63: folder 5
Lowry, Dianna (office coordinator), 1979

Box 63: folder 6
Pace, April (program director)


Box 63: folder 7-8

Box 64: folder 1-5
Pearson, Cynthia

Executive director, 1989-2006

Box 64: folder 6-8
Program director, 1989-90

Box 65: folder 1-3
Quick, Helene (program director), 1979

Box 65: folder 4
Schainwald, Sybil (chair of the board)


Box 65: folder 5

Box 66: folder 1-9
Interns and volunteers

Betson, Mary, 1984

Box 67: folder 1
Chen, Linda, 1985

Box 67: folder 2
Chung, Jane, 1979

Box 67: folder 3
Feldstein, Ruth, 1986

Box 67: folder 4
Fett, Sharla, 1985 (volunteer)

Box 67: folder 5
Gill, Claire, 1986

Box 67: folder 6
Groomes, Cindy, 1986

Box 67: folder 7
Hilleary, Nancy, 1979

Box 67: folder 8
Howard, Elizabeth, 1985-86

Box 67: folder 9-10
MacDonald, Melinda, 1986

Box 68: folder 1
Meier, Katherine, 1985

Box 68: folder 2-3
Osterweil, Pam, 1980

Box 68: folder 4
Raphael, Theresa, 1986

Box 68: folder 5
Raye, Monique, 1986

Box 68: folder 6
Schwartzbart, Sandra, 1985

Box 68: folder 7
Shear, Melanie, 1985

Box 68: folder 8
Teague, Melinda, 1979

Box 68: folder 9
Thrailkill, Jane, 1984-86

Box 69: folder 1-4
Zarin, Zina, 1985

Box 69: folder 5
Chronological files


Box 70: folder 1-7

Box 71: folder 1-9
1980, Jan-Apr

Box 72: folder 1-5
May 1980 -1988

Box 73: folder 1-7

Box 74: folder 1-9

Box 75: folder 1-6

Box 76: folder 1-4

Box 77: folder 1-7

Box 78: folder 1-4

Box 79: folder 1-8

Box 80: folder 1-8

American Public Health Association, 1979-80

Box 81: folder 1
"Crazy" mail, 1981-2002, n.d.

Box 81: folder 2


Box 81: folder 3-7

Box 82: folder 1-10

Box 83: folder 1-2
Freedom of information requests, 1979-82

Box 83: folder 3
Geraldo show responses, 1988

Box 83: folder 4
"Golden" letters, 1980-83, n.d.

Box 83: folder 5
Letters of support, 1994-95

Box 83: folder 6
Letters to/from Congress and administration, 1978-2003

Box 83: folder 7
National Women's Health Center Foundation, 1998

Box 84: folder 1
Phil Donahue Show responses, 1985

Box 84: folder 2-4
Requests for information

Cervical cap, 1988

Box 84: folder 5-6
Depo-Provera, 1985

Box 84: folder 7
Miscellaneous, 1984-86

Box 84: folder 8

This series is divided into two subseries: National Women's Health Network and Conferences attended by NWHN staff. The first is arranged alphabetically and contains correspondence, agenda, committee and meeting minutes, printed material, budgets, reports, notes and publicity for NWHN annual meetings as well as ten conferences sponsored by the Network. There is a substantial amount of material on the Network's 20th anniversary conference, Women's Health Summit (1996). The second subseries, also arranged alphabetically, contains files of correspondence, agendas, activity reports, minutes, and reports for approximately 220 conferences and meetings attended by NWHN staff . Most are health - or reproductive rights - related although there are files on the U.N. Decade for Women meeting in Nairobi (1995).

National Women's Health Network

Annual meetings, 1978-86

Box 85: folder 1
Appalachian Pathways, 1981

Box 85: folder 2
Breast Cancer Conference

Box 85

[see Series IX. PROJECTS, PROGRAMS AND REFORM EFFORTS - Breast cancer campaign - Conferences and meetings]

Long Acting Contraception: Consenting to Women's Future, 1998

Box 85: folder 3
Medical Malpractice Forum, n.d.

Box 85: folder 4
National Conference of Women's Health Advocates, 1979

Box 85: folder 5
Our Bodies Ourselves Gala Celebration, 1996

Box 85: folder 6
Universal Access: Igniting Our Vision, Setting Our Course, 2004

Box 85: folder 7


Women and Health Meeting, 1988

Box 85: folder 8
Women's Health Activism: Celebrating the Victories and Meeting New Challenges, 1992

Box 85: folder 9
Women's Health Summit (20th NWHN anniversary), 1996

Budgets, 1995

Box 85: folder 10
Bright Ribbons Committee/Program Committee

Conference calls, 1995

Box 85: folder 11

Boston, 1995-96

Box 86: folder 1-2
New York, 1995

Box 86: folder 3-4
Membership, 1995

Box 86: folder 5
Reports, n.d.

Box 86: folder 6
Sub-committees, 1995

Box 86: folder 7
Outreach and publicity, 1996

Box 86: folder 8
Program agendas, 1995

Box 86: folder 9
Program committee, 1980

Box 86: folder 10
Proposal/vision statement, 1995

Box 86: folder 11
Time line and organizational chart, n.d.

Box 86: folder 12
Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, 1995-97

Box 86: folder 13
Writers Retreat, 2001

Box 86: folder 14
Conferences attended by NWHN staff

"A Moment In Time": The New Millennium Microbicides Symposium, 2001

Box 86: folder 15
Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Working Group, 1993

Box 86: folder 16
AIDS: Frontline Healthcare, 1989

Box 86: folder 17
Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2000

Box 86: folder 18
American Association of Retired Persons: Midlife Women and HIV/AIDS, 1993

Box 86: folder 19
American College of Epidemiology Annual Meeting, 1992

Box 86: folder 20
American Green Congress Planning Meeting, 1991

Box 87: folder 1
American Heart Association: Women and Heart Disease Conference, 1991

Box 87: folder 2
American Medical Association Conference on AIDS, 1988

Box 87: folder 3
American Medical Research: Public Policy and Private Sector, 1987

Box 87: folder 4
American Nurses Association, 1988

Box 87: folder 5
American Public Health Association

Annual meeting, 1987-2005

Box 87: folder 6-11
Women's Caucus


Box 87: folder 12-16

Box 88: folder 1-7
American Red Cross Conference on AIDS: Women Youth, and Children, 1988

Box 88: folder 8
American Society of Health-system Pharmacists, 1999-2000

Box 88: folder 9
Between Ourselves: 1st National Conference On Women Of Color and Reproductive Rights (NOW), 1987

Box 88: folder 10
Blueprint for the Future, 2004

Box 88: folder 11
Boston Women and AIDS Conference, 1991

Box 88: folder 12
Breastfeeding as a Women's Issue: a Dialogue on Health, Family Planning, Work, and Feminism, 1993

Box 88: folder 13
Bridging the Gap: Enhancing Partnerships to Improve Minority Women's Health, 1997

Box 88: folder 14
Building an Asian Pacific Women's Movement, 2004

Box 88: folder 15
California Alliance for Women's Health Leadership, 1999-2000

Box 89: folder 1
California Health Care Foundation, 2000

Box 89: folder 2
California Health Interview Survey, 2002

Box 89: folder 3
Campaign for Women's Health, 1991

Box 89: folder 4
Center for Disease Control Conference on AIDS, 1988

Box 89: folder 5
Christopher Tietze International Symposium, 1988

Box 89: folder 6
Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, 1994

Box 89: folder 7
Cigna Healthcare Medical Directors, 1999

Box 89: folder 8
Circadian Disruption as Endocrine Disruption in Breast Cancer, 2000

Box 89: folder 9
Coalition for Women's Appointments, 1988

Box 89: folder 10
Cochrane Center Consumer Coalition, 2004

Box 89: folder 11
Cochrane Collaboration, 2003-04

Box 89: folder 12
Conference Agenda in Defense of Roe, 1989

Box 89: folder 13
Conference On Prescription Drug Misuse, Abuse, and Diversion, 1980

Box 89: folder 14
Conference on Women's Health, 1975

Box 89: folder 15
Congressional reception, 1982

Box 89: folder 16
Consumer Roundtable, 2000

Box 89: folder 17
Contraceptive Technology Conference, 1991

Box 89: folder 18
Contraceptive Technology Working Group, 1990

Box 89: folder 19
Conversations on Health (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), 1993

Box 89: folder 20
Council of Presidents, 1995-96

Box 89: folder 21
Crafting Public Protection for the 21st Century: The Role of Nursing Regulation, 1995

Box 89: folder 22
D.C. Cable TV Health Taskforce, 1983

Box 90: folder 1
Data Safety and Monitoring Committee, 1999

Box 90: folder 2
DES Research Update 1999: Current Knowledge, Future Directions, 1999

Box 90: folder 3
Diet and Health-Where is America Going, 1991

Box 90: folder 4
Diet and Physical Activity Research Priorities, 1998

Box 90: folder 5
Direct-To-Consumer Promotion of Prescription Drugs Roundtable (National Consumers League), 1998-99

Box 90: folder 6
Dying For Love: New Perspectives on Human Reproduction, 1988

Box 90: folder 7
ERCI Institute, 2003

Box 90: folder 8
Ethical Issues in Reproductive Health: Religious Perspectives, 1986

Box 90: folder 9
Ethics and Politics in Clinical Trials, 1993

Box 90: folder 10
Expo '96 for Women's Empowerment, 1996

Box 90: folder 11
Feminist Expo, 1996, 2000

Box 90: folder 12
Fifty Years of Pap Screening: Milestones and Missions, 1992

Box 90: folder 13
Food and Drug Law Institute and FDA

39th Annual Educational Conference, 1995

Box 90: folder 14
Women in Clinical Trials of FDA-Regulated Products: Who Participates and Who Decides, 1992

Box 90: folder 15
Forging A Women's Health Research Agenda, 1990

Box 91: folder 1
Forum '85: A World Meeting for Women, 1985

Box 91: folder 2
Future Shock: New Challenges in Ethics and Reproductive Health, 1989

Box 91: folder 3
Gathering Forces: Part II, 2001

Box 91: folder 4
Gender and Justice in the Gene Age, 2004

Box 91: folder 5
Harlan Page Hubbard Memorial Awards, 1985 -97

Box 91: folder 6-10
Health Advocates in Research, 2005

Box 91: folder 11
Health Care Reform and the Status of Women's Health in North Carolina, 1994

Box 91: folder 12
Health Disparities among U.S. Women of Color: An Overview (Annual Symposium), 2002

Box 91: folder 13
Healthy Girls/Healthy Women Research Roundtable (MS Foundation),1994

Box 91: folder 14
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (4th National Conference), 1987

Box 91: folder 15
History and Future of Women's Health, 1998

Box 91: folder 16
How to Reach Black and Mexican American Women, 1982

Box 91: folder 17
HPV Testing and Cervical Cancer Screening, 2000

Box 91: folder 18
Ibis Reproductive Health

Briefing on cervical barriers, 2004

Box 92: folder 1
Researchers and Advocates: Combating 'Junk' Science and Protecting Reproductive Health, 2004

Box 92: folder 2
Incentives Project Working Summit, 1998

Box 92: folder 3
International Acceptability Task Force, 1991, 1993

Box 92: folder 4-5
International Conference on Women's Health (1993), 1992-93

Box 92: folder 6
International Symposium on Osteoporosis (3rd), 1990

Box 92: folder 7
International Women's Day event, 1990

Box 92: folder 8
Jacobs Institute of Women's Health Symposium

Quality Health Care for Women, 2000

Box 92: folder 9
Women's Primary Care in Managed Care, 1997

Box 92: folder 10
Making Our Voices Heard, 10th National Conference on Hispanic Health and Human Services, 1994

Box 92: folder 11
Maternity Care: Science, Guidelines, and Medical Practice, 1991

Box 92: folder 12
Medical Academics, Government, and Industry Conference, 1997

Box 92: folder 13
Menstrual Cycle Research Society meeting, 1993

Box 92: folder 14
Minorities, The Medically Underserved and Cancer (Intercultural Cancer Council 7th Biennial Symposium), 2000

Box 92: folder 15
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Menopause, 1989

Box 93: folder 1
National Abortion Federation, 1989, 1990, 1993

Box 93: folder 2
National Abortion Rights Action League


[see also SERIES IX. PROJECTS, PROGRAMS AND REFORM EFFORTS - Reproductive Rights - Abortion - Organizations]

Activist and Leadership Conference, 1986

Box 93: folder 3
Annual Conference: Abortion Rights: A Vision for the 1990's and Beyond, 1987

Box 93: folder 4
Who Decides: Political Action for a Pro-Choice America, 1989

Box 93: folder 5
National Association of Professionals in Women's Health 11th Annual Executive Summit on Women's Health, 1998

Box 93: folder 6
National Association for Women's Health: Executive Summit on Women's Health, 1999

Box 93: folder 7
National Cancer Institute

Board of Scientific Counselors (Division of Cancer Prevention and Control): 29th meeting summary, 1989

Box 93: folder 8
Colorectal Cancer Progress Review Group, 2000

Box 93: folder 9
Workshop on Early Reproductive Events and Birth Control, 2003

Box 93: folder 10
National Conference on the Prevention of AIDS in Minorities, 1988

Box 93: folder 11
National Conference on Women's Health

Special Topic Conference: Osteoporosis (FDA), 1987

Box 93: folder 12
Women's Health, 1986

Box 93: folder 13
National Council for International Health: Immediate and Long Term Strategy for Health in Crisis: the Case of African Famine, 1985

Box 94: folder 1
National Council on Patient Information and Education: 6th Annual Conference on Prescription Drug Information and Education, 1987

Box 94: folder 2
National Council on Women in Medicine, 1990

Box 94: folder 3
National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association

Facing Tomorrow Today (16th Annual Meeting), 1988

Box 94: folder 4
Partners in Progress: NFPRHA and Title X (19th Annual Meeting), 1991

Box 94: folder 5
National Gay and Lesbian Health Conference, 1990

Box 94: folder 6
National Health Policy Conference, 1989

Box 94: folder 7
National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development

Contraceptive Efficacy and STD Prevention, 1994

Box 94: folder 8
Council meeting, 1995

Box 94: folder 9
Enhancing Vaginal Defense Mechanisms: Immunology and Physiology, 1996

Box 94: folder 10
Home Uterine Monitoring, 1990

Box 94: folder 11
Menstrual Cycle and Bone Health, 2003

Box 94: folder 12
Outcomes of Children Born as a Result of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), 2000

Box 94: folder 13
Preventing Unwanted Pregnancies: The Role of Hormonal Contraceptives, 1993

Box 94: folder 14
Research on Long-Acting Contraception 1995

Box 94: folder 15
Steroid Contraceptives and HIV Transmission: Recommendations for Research, 1996

Box 95: folder 1
Workshop on Contraceptive Efficacy and STD Prevention: Issues in the Design of Clinical Trials, 1994

Box 95: folder 2
National Institutes of Health

Advisory Committee to the Director (63rd), 1991

Box 95: folder 3
Conference on Endometriosis, 1995

Box 95: folder 4
Consensus Development Conference on Osteoporosis, 1984

Box 95: folder 5
Consensus Development Conference on Osteoporosis, Diagnosis, and Therapy, 2000

Box 95: folder 6
DES Research Update 1999: Current Knowledge, Future Directions, 1999

Box 95: folder 7
IUDs: A State-of-the-Art Conference, 1996

Box 95: folder 8
Implant Contraceptives: an Illuminating Case Study in Current Dilemmas and Possibilities, 1997

Box 95: folder 9-10
Meeting with Byllye Avery, Cynthia Pearson, and Judy Norsigian, 2002

Box 95: folder 11
National Institutes on Aging

Measuring Social Inequalities in Health, 1994

Box 96: folder 1
Menopause: Current Knowledge and Recommendations for Research, 1993

Box 96: folder 2
Menopausal Hormone Therapy, 2002

Box 96: folder 3
Menopause meeting, 1988

Box 96: folder 4
National Clinical Trials and Asian American Women Summit, 1998

Box 96: folder 5
Office of Research on Women's Health

Beyond Hunt Valley: Research on Women's Health for the 21st Century, 1996

Box 96: folder 6
Celebrating a Decade of Progress: Embracing Challenges for the 21st Century (10th Anniversary), 2000

Box 96: folder 7
Meeting with Vivian Pinn, 1992

Box 96: folder 8
Opportunities for Research on Women's Health, 1999

Box 96: folder 9
Public Hearing on Recruitment and Retention of Women in Clinical Studies, 1993

Box 96: folder 10
Science Meets Reality: Recruitment and Retention of Women in Clinical Studies, and the Critical Role of Relevance, 2003

Box 96: folder 11
Reproductive Tract and HIV Transmission, 1997

Box 96: folder 12
Scientific Directions in Osteoporosis, 1987

Box 96: folder 13
Women's Health Issues Task Force, 1984

Box 96: folder 14
Workshop on Evidence Based Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), 2002

Box 96: folder 15
National Town Hall on Menopause, 2002

Box 97: folder 1
National Women's Conference (8th Annual Meeting), 1987-88

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National Women's Conference on Cancer, 1986

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National Women's Health Conference (FDA), 1983-84, n.d.

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National Women's Health Resource Center: "Forging a Women's Health Research Agenda" Public Policy Symposium, 1991

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National Women's Studies Association, 1989, 2004

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Native American Women's Reproductive Rights Coalition Conference (3rd), 1994

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New Challenges to Reproductive Health, 1988

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North American Menopause Society Annual Meetings, 1994-95, 2004

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Office of Technical Assessment, osteoporosis meeting, 1991

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Pacific Institute for Women's Health: Emergency Contraception Demonstration Project Technical Advisory Board Meeting, 1996

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People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, 1991

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Piecing Together the Puzzle: The Future of Health and Health Care in America (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), 1997

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President's Council of Women's Organizations, 1990

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Prevention and Beyond: A Framework for Collective Action: A National Conference on HIV Infection and AIDS Among Racial and Ethnic Populations, 1989

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Proctor and Gamble Women and Health Meeting (1988), 1987-88

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Progressive Dialogue meetings, 1989-90

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Public Voice for Food and Health Policy

Educational Forum on Estrogen Replacement Therapy, 1991

Box 98: folder 2
Fifth Annual Women Taking Charge Workshop: "Our Best Years: Health Polices for Mid-Life and Older Women," 1991

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Puerto Rico Congress on Women's Health (1st), 1989

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Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need, 2011

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Reaching Teens With the Pro Choice Message, 1988

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Reframing Women's Health: An Intensive Summer Institute, 1994

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Religious Exemptions and Reproductive Health Services, 2001

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Reproductive Health Technologies Project

Board meeting, 1999

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Boom and Bust Advisory Committee 1998

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RU486 meeting, 1991

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Topical Prevention of Conception and Disease Program, 1995

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Women Controlled Methods of Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 1996

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Reproductive Technologies: Confronting Infertility Policy Issues, 1990

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Research Advances in Osteoporosis, 1990

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Responding to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in a New Decade, 1990

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Rights, Technology, and Services in Reproductive Health: Current Issues and New Alliances (Population Council), 1999

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Scientific Workshop on Menopausal Hormone Therapy, 2002

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SHARE: Mammography for Women Under 50: A Debate, 1994

Box 99: folder 5
SisterSong, 2003

Box 99: folder 6
Smith College 25th Reunion, 1996

Box 99: folder 7
Society for Menstrual Cycle Research

Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Place of Women's Everyday Lives in Health Research (12th Conference), 1997

Box 99: folder 8
A Menstrual Cycle, a Life Cycle Women's Reproductive Health Across a Lifespan, (14th Conference), 2001

Box 99: folder 9
Strategy collaborative meeting, 1995

Box 99: folder 10
Surgeon General's Workshop on Osteoporosis and Bone Health, 2002

Box 99: folder 11
Symposium on New Frontiers in Breast Cancer and the Environment: Detection, Treatment, and Prevention, 1998

Box 99: folder 12
Teen Pregnancy Policy Meeting, 1993

Box 99: folder 13
Thalidomide Workshop, 1997

Box 100: folder 1
Translating Women's Reproductive Health Research into Policy: What is the Future for Anthropology, 1993

Box 100: folder 2
Treatment Effectiveness of Hysterectomy and Other Therapies for Common Noncancerous Uterine Conditions (Agency for Health Care Policy and Research), 2004

Box 100: folder 3
Tums/calcium/osteoporosis claim meeting with Smith Kline Beecham, 1999

Box 100: folder 4
Unfinished Agenda: Women's Future Under the Constitution, 1987

Box 100: folder 5
U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific, Regional Preparatory Conference for World Conference of U.N. Decade for Women, 1979

Box 100: folder 6
U.N. Decade for Women Conference (Nairobi), 1984-85

Box 100: folder 7
USAID: Partnerships, Opportunities and Challenges: A Vision for the Future, 1994

Box 100: folder 8
U.S. Cochrane Center

Building the Foundation: Creating Greater Awareness and Use of Evidence Based Health Care (Collaboration meeting). 2004

Box 100: folder 9
Consumer Coalition, 2003-05

Box 100: folder 10
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Meeting, 1987

Box 100: folder 11
"Stakeholders'" Meeting, 1999

Box 100: folder 12
Up The River Endeavors (URE)



Meetings, 2003-06

Box 100: folder 13-16
Retreat, 2001

Box 100: folder 17
White House Conference on Families, 1980

Box 101: folder 1
Women of Color and Allies Summit (NOW), 2005

Box 101: folder 2
Women of Color Reproductive Health Forum: Finding Common Ground, Empowerment vs. Coercion: Long Acting Contraceptives, 1996

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Women and Health Roundtable, 1977-92

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Women and Heart Disease, 1989

Box 101: folder 5
Women and Nutrition: Finding Informed Choices, 1988

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Women Taking Charge Conference

Action Toward Disease Prevention, 1987

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Contraceptive Technology: Advancing the Options, 1989

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Women on the Move (10th Anniversary), 1995

Box 101: folder 9
Women's Action for New Directions (WAND): Hot Potato Project, 2004-05

Box 101: folder 10
Women's Health Decisionmaking Program Study Group (Center for Women's Policy Studies), 1993-94

Box 101: folder 11
Women's Health: First Annual Congress, 1998

Box 101: folder 12
Women's Health: New Directions for the 21st Century, 1995

Box 102: folder 1
Women's Health: The Press and Public Policy, 2005

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Women's Health: Progress and Future: A Symposium, 1998

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Women's Health Collaborative, 2000-03

Box 102: folder 4-9
Women's Health Forum, 1980

Box 102: folder 10
Women's Health Symposium (Kaiser Permanente), 1994

Box 102: folder 11
Women's Health Specialists Cuban visit, 2003

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Women's Lens on Foreign Policy (International Women's Health Coalition), 1997

Box 102: folder 13
Women's Progress: Perspectives on the Past, Blueprint for the Future,1998

Box 103: folder 1
Women's Wellness Retreat (10th Annual), 1993

Box 103: folder 2
Workshop on AIDS for Obstetrics and Gynecology Departments, 1987

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Writing Persuasive Health Communications: A "How to" Workshop, 1987

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Yale University Women's and Gender Studies Program, 2003

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Miscellaneous, 1979-2005, n. d.

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This is the largest series and its content documents the heart of the mission of the NWHN. It contains a wide variety of materials related to thirty-four projects and programs including files of endorsements by the Network for various causes, products and people. The word "project" is used loosely and in some cases refers to a number of separate efforts within one topic. There is additional related material throughout the records especially in SERIES III. COMMITTEES, SERIES V. MEMBERSHIP AND FINANCIAL MATERIALS, SERIES VI. PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS, SERIES VIII CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS, and SERIES XIV. SUBJECT AND REFERENCE FILES.

The first subseries is the Black Women's Health Project. The Project was established in 1981 by Billye Avery as a two year pilot to establish links between black women and local activists in the women's health movement; educate the public about health problems of Black Americans; pressure state legislatures for increased health services for the poor; organize a major conference on Black women's health; and to bring together community projects for the poor, elderly, and rural Black Americans for improved health care. In 1983 at the Black Women's Health Conference, the BWHP became an independent national organization. It was renamed the National Black Women's Health Project in 1984 and is now the Black Women's Health Imperative. The subseries is arranged alphabetically. There is information regarding a training conference for self-help facilitators, material about and by Billye Avery, and two affiliates in California and Georgia. There is correspondence, funding material, schedules, programs and printed material related to three conferences: the Black Women's Health Conference (1983), From Cries to Whispers, Black Women and AIDS (1988), and Power of Spirituality and Healing (1988). There are budgets, financial reports and fund raising materials related to the project, as well as historical and organization materials. In 1985 two public hearings were held, one in New York City another in Los Angeles and there are testimony transcripts and organizational material related to them. Finally, there are writings and publications including three newsletters (Black Women's Health Project News, Sister Ink, and Vital Signs); a self help developers manual; and "African American Women and Abortion: 1800-1970" by Loretta Ross.

The NWHN has made breast cancer one of its high priority issues. The Breast cancer campaign subseries contains materials related to a number of efforts by the NWHN including prevention, treatment, screening, and implant safety along files on related organizations, meetings, and media materials. This subseries is arranged alphabetically.

In 1996 a series of public advertisements claiming a connection between breast cancer and abortion were placed in Washington metro stations. The NWHN, along with other women's health organizations, spearheaded an effort to remove the "false and misleading" announcement. In 1997 the NWHN's "Get the Facts" campaign, including an organizing kit of information, led to the removal of the ads. This material comprises the first section: Abortion and breast cancer.

In 1979 the Network opposed the appointment of Dr. Susan Blumenthal as Senior Advisor to President Clinton on women's health. The correspondence related to this is included in this subseries because this opposition was related to a dispute over breast cancer research.

A major project of the NWHN's has been an investigation of the relationship between breast cancer and diet. Included in this section are articles and printed material; the contents of a binder, "Breast Cancer, diet, body size and GI", a collection of research materials, abstracts, and articles on dietary fat, body mass, and the gastrointestinal tract and the relationship to breast cancer; a brochure "The Diet Your Doctor Won't Give You" from Ms. Magazine; the Network's position on recombinant bovine growth hormone in dairy cows and a possible link to breast cancer; NWHN's statement on breast cancer and diet; information regarding a dietary fat intervention trial of the Women's Health Initiative and the National Cancer Institute; and the National Cancer Institute's Women's Health Trial, a study of the relationship between dietary fat and breast cancer.

The NWHN was part of the Breast Cancer Advocacy Communication Project, a computer training program for breast cancer activists. Correspondence, notes, and printed materials document this project as well as a report from the U.S. House Select Committee on Aging, "Breast Cancer Detection: The Need for a Federal Responses."

In 1993 the Network produced a packet of breast cancer materials about breast cancer treatment and preventin. There is a folder of articles and printed materials of background material for the packets, one of correspondence, and the 1993 (second version) of the packet.

The NWHN warned women about the breast cancer risks of hormones and hormone replacement therapy. The section on breast cancer and hormones contains correspondence about Breast Cancer and Estrogen by Carol Ann Rinzler, NWHN guidelines for oral contraceptive use, research by Malcolm Pike and Darcy Spicer on hormone therapy and breast cancer, materials from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, NWHN media releases, and "Oral Contraceptives: Risk Factor for Breast Cancer" produced by the National Academy of Sciences, Institutes of Medicine.

One component of the breast cancer campaign was to evaluate breast cancer screening. This section contains printed materials, correspondence, research materials, and publications related to screening as a preventative to breast cancer. Most of this material relates to mammography. There are files of advertising, articles and clippings, a publication from the NIH "Cancer facts," and regulations. In 1986 the Network created a questionnaire for the purpose of developing model clinic guidelines. The survey was sent to clinics and was designed to target problems in breast cancer screening. Individual women also reported on their experiences at clinics. There is correspondence, and there are descriptions and interview packets, responses, reports, and results from the screening project.

The staff of the NWHN attended, sponsored and co-sponsored conferences and meetings related to breast cancer. Twelve conferences and meetings generated files of correspondence, agendas, and printed materials. The Network sponsored a Women and Cancer Conference in 1985. The reports of this conference are of particular interest.

The NWHN has concerned itself with the safety of breast implants and advocates collections of long term data on safety and effectiveness prior to approval. To this end the Network lobbied the government, testified before congressional hearings, did media outreach, collected data, and became involved in litigation. This section includes correspondence, printed materials, government and legal documents, and press releases and media materials related to saline and silicone breast implants.

A folder of materials documents a fundraiser featuring Rose Kushner, author and pioneering advocate for breast cancer patients, lumpectomies and breast cancer, and minorities.

This subseries also contains correspondence, printed material, agendas and notes related to twelve organizations involved in breast cancer prevention and treatment. This section is related to the conferences and meetings section because there are workshops and conferences included in these organization files. There are substantial records from the National Action Plan on Breast Cancer, National Breast Cancer Coalition/Fund, and The National Cancer Institute. Of particular interest in the National Cancer Institute materials are articles, clippings, congressional hearings, statements on the NCI funded National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project research fraud where breast cancer research data was falsified over a ten year period There is a section on the risk factors of breast cancer including data and research material as well a folder on survival statistics.

The bulk of the breast cancer campaign materials relates to tamoxifen. This section includes advertisements, articles and clippings, risk assessments, information about clinical trials, correspondence and calls from tamoxifen users, meetings, speeches and testimonies, clinical information and research materials. In 1991 the National Cancer Institute funded the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial. The trial was designed to test whether taking tamoxifen could prevent breast cancer in women who were at an increased risk of developing the disease. The trial also examined whether taking tamoxifen decreased the number of heart attacks and reduced the number of bone fractures in these women. Researchers with the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project recruited participants between 1992 and 1997. Although the Network supported the use of tamoxifen as a preventative for the reoccurrence of breast cancer in certain cases, it opposed the use of the drug in healthy women and thus opposed the trial. Articles, clippings, correspondence, hearings and testimonies, meeting and research materials, protocols, media and NWHN press releases, and trial results document the Network's involvement in this issue.

In 2001 the NWHN received funding from the California Endowment to explore the interest and feasibility of collaborating with local California groups, especially women of color, to bring them into the debate on women's health at the federal level and to working together to address women's health needs. The third subseries: The California Endowment Project contains correspondence, printed materials, feasibility studies, grant reports, and notes related to the project.

The fourth subseries is the Cervical Cap Public Education Campaign. The Network has been committed to finding and promoting harmless methods of contraception. To this end it has promoted the use of the cervical cap. The FDA had classified the cervical cap as a "substantial risk device" and effectively prohibited its distribution. In response the NWHN provided a phone information line for consumers, lobbied the government, testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research, produced an information kit, did a media campaign, and brought legal suit. This subseries contains project information, correspondence, printed materials, legal documents, testimonies, notes, meeting agendas, lists of providers, and research materials related to the cervical cap, its distribution and promotion.

The fifth subseries is the Network's Clearinghouse. Each year thousands of women contact the Network's Information Clearinghouse in search of accurate, relevant and reliable health information. The Clearinghouse provides evidence-based independent information from a variety of perspectives. Founded in the late 1970s, the Clearinghouse was distributing thirty-two health information packets and nine resource guides by 1986. The Clearinghouse is staffed with interns who are overseen by the Network's clearinghouse coordinator. This subseries contains correspondence, meeting reports, notes and agendas for the Clearinghouse Ad Hoc committee, information packets, copyright information for packet contents, program materials, reports, and statistics.

The NWHN has also made consumer protection one of its high priority issues. In its first year, the NWHN organized the first ever protest against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration opposing FDA approval and lack of oversight of synthetic estrogens such as DES and high-dose estrogens in combined oral contraceptive pills. As a result Patient Packaging Inserts (PPIs) listing side effects were established for oral contraceptives-the first PPIs in U.S. history.The Consumer Protection subseries documents a number of efforts by the NWHN including drug regulation, advertising and labeling, patient education, package inserts, over the counter drugs, pharmaceutical exports, and product liability. This subseries is arranged in five sections: Consumer Product Safety Commission, FDA, over the counter drugs, product liability, and SPAN [Stop Patient Abuse Now].

The Consumer Product Safety Commission folder consists of two reports on the accomplishments of the Commission and its reauthorization. The FDA section is the largest in this subseries and related topics can be found elsewhere in the subseries. It consists of correspondence, reports, meeting agendas, and printed materials related to twelve committees of the FDA, Consumer Exchange meetings, and a Contraceptive Efficacy Study. There is correspondence with Commissioners Jere Coyan and Donald Kennedy and between Doris Haire and the FDA on cesarean sections. The remainder of the section contains correspondence, information packets, printed materials and reports on a variety of subjects including DES, advertising, drugs and drug safety, food and drug labeling, medical device safety, medication guides, the Office of Consumer Affairs (meetings guidelines, representatives), drug exports, the NWHN opposition to FDA approval of fat substitute Olestra, over the counter drugs, patient education, package inserts, weight control products, and a Women's Health Initiative.

The product liability section contains hearings; texts; statements; analyses of, and reports on, congressional acts and bills (Senate bills 100 and 44 and House bill 27290); a product liability statement by the NWHN; and strategy meetings. Finally there are letters and reports from Stop Patient Abuse Now related to pharmaceutical reform.

The Dalkon Shield/IUD subseries documents the NWHN campaign against the marketing of IUDs. Although this includes devices such as the copper seven and CU380a, the subseries primarily relates to the Dalkon Shield. The A.H. Robins Company began selling the shield in 1970 and between 1970 and 1974 when it suspended marketing under pressure from the FDA, approximately 2.5 million devices were sold in the U.S. and 2 million outside the U.S. In 1975 the Network began receiving requests for information and legal help from Shield users. In response to these requests, the Network filed a worldwide class action lawsuit in 1981 against A.H. Robins requesting the recall of all devices from women worldwide. In 1983 it filed a Citizen's Petition with the FDA requesting that the Shield be declared a banned product and that notification be made that it presented an unreasonable risk to women's health. In 1984 A.H. Robins began an official recall of the Shield and in 1985 the Network filed a petition to prevent A.H. Robins from filing for bankruptcy.

This subseries is arranged alphabetically. There are articles and clippings about IUDs and A.H. Robins, followed by attorney lists, materials related to the Network's position on attorney fees for A.H. Robins legal cases, and a chronological history of the of the Dalkon Shield. In 1985 G.D. Searle & Co. was the subject of lawsuits charging that its Copper 7 intrauterine device caused pelvic infection and infertility. There is a folder of articles, news releases, and reports regarding the device and its side effects. GynoMed began marketing another IUD, the Copper T380a, in 1988. The Network's position was one of caution because of concern that it posed the same risks as the Copper 7. There is a folder of articles as well as the Network's statement regarding the device. There is a folder of Dalkon Shield/IUD correspondence and one of financial material regarding a Dalkon Shield special appeal by the Network. Because of the international sale and distribution of the Shield, there is a section consisting of international correspondence, mailing lists, notes, and printed materials. In the legal section there are attachments, petitions, correspondence, and reports related to the Citizen's petition to the FDA; A.H. Robins materials including claims against the company; court cases against Robins, including the NWHN class action suit; and the materials regarding the motion to dismiss the Chapter 11 case. The NWHN organized a wide media and outreach project regarding the Dalkon Shield. It produced a booklet ("The Dalkon Shield"), a "Danger Sheet", a film ("IUDS Calculating the Risk"), an information packet, press releases, and statements. In addition the Network initiated a press campaign that included a press conference, radio and televisions spots, and a rally. This material is located in the Media and outreach section. The Network cooperated with a number of other organizations in their campaign against the Dalkon Shield. A number of organizations produced printed materials, correspondence, reports, and notes: Action Alert for Women, Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust, Dalkon Shield Information Network, Dalkon Shield Victims Association, the Federal Drug Administration, International Dalkon Shield Victims Education Association, Medical Claims Consultants, and the Official Committee of Dalkon Shield Claimants. Rounding out this subseries are a medical protocol for the removal of an IUD, questionnaires for IUD users, and a list of referrals for women who have sustained injuries by using the Dalkon Shield.

Depo-Provera is the largest of the subseries. Developed in 1958 by the Upjohn Company, Depo-Provera is an artificial female hormone used as an injectable 3-month contraceptive. Studies revealed that Depo- Provera had been linked to cancers in animals, that the drug had often been used for unapproved purposes, and that fetal exposure to the drug could cause birth defects. Also the Network maintained that human studies refuting it as a cause of cancer had been flawed. The NWHN opposed the approval and marketing of the drug because it felt that the benefits did not outweigh the risks. In 1978 after various studies and committee hearings, the FDA decided that it would not approve the drug for contraceptive use. Upjohn appealed the decision. Depo-Provera also has been marketed and used overseas where there was no developed health care system to monitor its effects. The Network sent letters to third world leaders informing them of the carcinogenic effects of the drug. In 1979 the Network established a registry and encouraged women who had used Depo-Provera to supply information about their experience with the drug. The registry was used to provide statistics for testimony at FDA hearings and some of the women who participated in the registry and filled out an associated questionnaire were selected to be part of a class action lawsuit against Upjohn.

This subseries is arranged alphabetically and contains reports; correspondence; printed material; court and legal documents including testimonies and hearing reports, petitions, and registry questionnaires. There is a report on animal studies with Depo-Provera and there are sample consent forms along with a fact sheet developed by the Network for women who request injections. The correspondence section contains letters regarding Depo-Provera lawsuits, internal NWHN memos, letters to and from members of Congress and government officials, letters from doctors, correspondence of Board member Judy Norsigian, pro Depo-Provera letters, and requests for information. There are two volumes from the Department of Health and Humans Services FDA Fertility and Material Health Drug Advisory Committee brochure on Depo-Provera and a volume of transcripts of the committee's proceedings. In addition there is "The Depo-Provera Debate," a volume of hearings before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Population.

In 1984 an FDA panel recommended that Depo-Provera, which was approved in the U.S. only for use as a cancer palliative, should continue to be denied approval for contraceptive use. The recommendation came after a three year review of data on Depo-Provera by the FDA Public Board of Inquiry. The FDA Board of Inquiry section contains background materials, correspondence, pathology reports, prehearing conference material, correspondence and miscellaneous documents from NWHN's Counsel Steptoe & Johnson, and miscellaneous submissions to the Board. In addition there is considerable material related to the Upjohn Company's appeal including studies, submissions to the FDA, testimonies, witness communications and testimonies, transcripts of hearings, and proceedings.

Two years later Upjohn initiated field studies in seventy foreign countries, and in 1967 the company contracted with Grady Memorial Family Planning Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia to conduct a large-scale clinical trial of 1,000 women. The Hatcher Report describes this study. There are materials from two House subcommittees. The first is a statement of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology on Depro-Provera use as a contraceptive before the General Oversight and Investigations Committee on Interior and Insular affairs. The second includes correspondence; articles by Stephen Minkin, a NWHN Depo-Provera consultant; and transcripts of Minkin's conversations and testimony before the House Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade.

The International and export to third world countries section contains articles, clippings, and printed materials from the Agency for International Development, the Asian Regional Workshop on Injectable Contraceptives; and correspondence, articles and correspondence on Depo-Provera in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England, India, Jamaica and the West Indies, Kenya, the Philippines, Thailand, and Zimbabwe. It also includes a printed transcript, statements and reports from hearings before the House Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade. In addition there are materials related to the Federal Policy on Export of Banned Substances, the Interagency Working Group on a Hazardous Substances Export Policy, International Planned Parenthood Federation's endorsement of Depo-Provera and the National Alliance of Third World Journalists. Finally there is a student authored paper. "The Shot Heard Round the World;" testimony before the House Committee on Interior and insular Affairs by Norma Swenson, correspondence with the Word Bank; and a report by the World Health Organization.

The media and outreach section contains articles and clippings and other materiasl related to a documentary film, "The Ultimate Test Animal" produced by Karen Branan and Bill Turnley. The NWHN media campaign consists of a Depo-Provera information packet, press releases, news alerts, radio announcements and statements, press conferences and kit, lists of media contacts, and The Depo-Provera Debates: A Report by the National Women Health Network. In addition there is a talk by Judith Rooks and a satiric skit: "The Moral Majority Salutes International Women's Day."

The Organization section contains correspondence, agendas and printed materials on Consumer Exchange meetings, the California Institute of Medical Ethics, the Coalition to Stop Depo-Provera, Institute for the Study of Medical Ethics, and miscellaneous women's health groups. There are Depo-Provera petitions, pro-Depo-Provera material, and a NWHN request for funding.

Because of the names and personal information contained in the Registry section most of it is closed until 2060. Only the statistical analysis of the results and worksheets is open. The closed portions consist of lists of client information, correspondence in response to the Network's questionnaires and completed questionnaires. Finally there is material related to the Select Committee on Population; the National Science Foundation's "Toxic Substances: Decisions and Values"; and NWHN work plans, notes, and chronology of the Depo-Provera Project.

DES is the ninth subseries. DES (Diethylstilbestrol) is a synthetic form of estrogen prescribed to pregnant women between 1938 and 1971 to prevent miscarriage which has been linked to vaginal and cervical cancer in young women whose mothers took the drug during pregnancy. DES was also used as a "morning after pill" at college campuses and hospital emergency rooms, although not approved by the FDA for this purpose. In 1980 the Network warned the FDA regarding the use of DES and continued to lobby against the dangers of DES. There is a report from the FDA on the illegal use of DES in animal (cattle) feed and a bibliography of sources on DES. In 2001, in partnership with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the NWHN participated in a DES evaluation survey sent to random NWHN members to ascertain health related information especially related to DES. Correspondence with the CDC and WESTAT, the research corporation that was used to conduct the survey as well as copies of the survey are included in this subseries as well as a folder of miscellaneous correspondence. The subseries also includes correspondence and reports with the DES daughters Identification Project of Massachusetts and information about its affiliation with the Network and it's class action suit Payton et al v. Abbott Labs. There is also material related DES granddaughters and a court case regarding the cross generation effects of DES. In another survey (DES: Self Assessment) conducted in cooperation with the CDC, the Network sent an assessment questionnaire to its members. Included in this section is the survey along with related correspondence and plans. A DES Task Force was formed as a result of pressure by the NWHN. There is a summary report included here. Under the section Legal Issues there are articles and clippings, court transcripts, clippings, correspondence and printed materials related to the Joyce Bichler v. Eli Lilly case and additional information on the class action suit Payton et al. v. Abbott Labs. Finally there are statements and testimonies before Congress by some NWHN representatives and miscellaneous legal correspondence and printed materials. The meetings section contains agendas, minutes, and correspondence on meetings of Obstetrics and Gynecology Advisory Committee of the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, and Consumer Exchange. NWHN press releases and statements were aimed at educating the public regarding the dangers of DES. The Organizations sections contains pamphlets, printed materials and correspondence regarding DES Action and DES National Education Campaign Working Group. Finally there are materials and articles on DES research, and a folder of DES related transcripts and testimonies.

The tenth subseries is Endorsements. The Network staff labeled these files "endorsements" and they contain letters and miscellaneous material regarding the NWHN endorsements for various causes, products, persons, conferences, and organizations. There is a separate folder on the Network's support of Henry Foster for Surgeon General. The rest of the subseries is arranged chronologically.

In 1998 the NWHN, in cooperation with the Epilepsy Foundation's Women's Initiative, made a commitment to raise awareness of the issues around epilepsy and women's health. The eleventh subseries, Epilepsy Outreach Project, contains correspondence, project plans, mailing lists, and printed materials about this collaboration.

The NWHN has played a central role in empowering women to make informed choices about their reproductive health and supported federally mandated, written informed consent for contraceptives, especially long-acting contraceptives. The twelfth subseries, Informed consent, contains correspondence, printed materials, reports, and survey results regarding this effort. In 1983 the Network requested copies of contraceptive consent forms used by college health services. The section on the College Health Services Survey contains correspondence, model consent forms and information sheets, and responses to the survey. This is followed by general correspondence on informed consent; appendices to a Report on the Public Forum on Informed Consent in Clinical Research conducted in Emergency Circumstances published by the FDA; and a statement by the NWHN, "Written Informed Consent and Long-Acting Contraception: Disincentive to Coercion."

The thirteenth Subseries, Insurance reform, contains articles, correspondence, and printed materials. As part of the Insurance Reform Working Group, the NWHN was involved in liability insurance, medical malpractice insurance, and the repeal of the McCarran-Ferguson Act that exempted the insurance business from most federal regulation. There are also folders on the Network's work for medical malpractice insurance, national health insurance, and against sex discrimination in health and disability insurance.

The NWHN's program for improving the health care of lesbians reflects its vision of a health care system for all. The fourteenth subseries, Lesbian health, contains information collected for an educational packet sent out by the Network on lesbian health issues. There is a copy of "Lesbian Health Issues and Recommendations" distributed by the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce, and an endorsement of the Whitman/Weller Clinic's lesbian health agenda.

In response to the many calls and letters from women who believed that they received improper, inadequate, or faulty health care, the Network's Litigation Information Service provides attorney consultations and referral services to individuals who contact the Network seeking legal representation. This subseries consists primarily of correspondence sent to the Service regarding Benedictin, the Dalkon Shield, Depo-Provera, DES, medical records, and Tampax and toxic shock syndrome. In addition there is correspondence regarding legal issues of the Service as well as office procedures.

The Network's Mental Health subseries contains correspondence and printed materials regarding its stance against electroconvulsive therapy; and a description of a project on the mental health of mothers who were involved in custody battles for their children; and correspondence, reports and notes on the labeling of PMS as a mental illness.

The seventeenth subseries is the Midlife and Older Women's Project. This project addressed the problems of aging women by empowering them to take responsibility for the wellness of their bodies. The goals of the project were to establish self-help groups, expand the knowledge base about midlife and older women's health, and advocate for improvements in health care delivery. It consists of budget and project information, notes, articles, reports, and printed material on caring for the aged and long term care. Agendas, reports, and printed materials of the House Select Committee on Aging and meeting material from the National Coalition on Older Women's Issues are also found here. The Network worked with Citizens for the Improvement of Nursing Homes and the National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform generating correspondence, reports, meeting and printed materiasl from these two organizations. The Network also supported the Georgia Nursing Home Legislation and a text of the legislation is included. There are also Included as well are publications from the Older Women's League; correspondence and printed materials of the Pepper Commission regarding health access and long term care; and statements, reports and notes on the Senate Subcommittee on Aging. Finally there are agendas, reports, and printed materials on three conferences: The Older Woman: Continuities and Discontinuities, White House Conference on Aging, and White House Mini Conference on Older Women.

In 1983 President Reagan's proposed budget drastically cut nursing education funds. The NWHN spearheaded a campaign to support these appropriations for nursing education. The Nursing education funding legislation subseries contains correspondence, fact sheets, printed materials and news alerts regarding this campaign.

There is one file of correspondence, notes, printed materials, and reports in the nineteenth subseries, Occupational health and safety, about glutaraldyde poisoning in health care workers.

The NWHN advocates regular pap tests as an early detection for cervical cancer. The twentieth subseries, Pap tests, contains correspondence, printed materials, reports, and notes regarding pap tests, and companies that produce clinical products for testing and new test technology.

The NWHN has taken a stand against risks to women and unborn children and affirms that every woman has the right to control her childbirth experiences including the type of care during pregnancy and the circumstances of the birth. The twenty-first subseries, Pregnancy and Childbirth, contains correspondence, reports, testimonies, a position paper, and printed materials. The drug bendectin, prescribed to pregnant women to treat morning sickness, was introduced in 1956 and removed from the market in 1983 because it caused birth defects. The Network created a registry for women who had taken the drug. There are several responses to the registry inquiry. The organization also collected data on Cesareans and episiotomies and found that the rate of cesareans had risen and that episiotomies were largely unnecessary. Correspondence, reports, printed and statistical material document this issue. There is a copy of a Network position paper on maternal health and childbirth. Finally there are NWHN testimonies and position papers on bendectin, fetal monitoring, induction of labor, and preterm labor.

In 1988 the Network sent a questionnaire on women's health to the presidential candidates. This twenty-second subseries, Presidential Candidates, contain answers to the questionnaire from George W. Bush, Al Gore, Bob Dole, Jesse Jackson, and Pete du Pont.

The NWHN supports access to safe and effective reproductive technologies including a woman's right to abortion care and contraception. The twenty-third subseries, Reproductive Rights, contains four sections: abortion, Campaign To Stop Anti-fertility Vaccines, contraception, and C.R.A.C.K. (Children Requiring a Caring Community).

In 1986 the Center for Population Options requested help from the Network to gather information on anti-choice activities targeting teenagers. A file on abortion choice and teenagers contains a copy of a survey sent out to pro-choice organizations. In 1985 the NWHN conducted a study of Washington D.C. area non-hospital abortion clinics with the intention of producing a resource guide. A file about the study contains the project description, protocol and questionnaire.

There are notes for a conference, Abortion in the Era of States Rights, sponsored by the Network (although it is not clear if the conference ever happened) and agendas and reports from meetings of the Abortion Information Exchange.

Along with many other organizations, the NWHN was on the steering committee for the Abortion Rights Action Week in October 1979. This file contains correspondence and memoranda, organization manuals, mailing lists, printed materials, meeting agendas, and notes related to this event. There is a small file on the Abortion Speak Out in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Redstockings which provides an important insight into the pro choice movement. A file of statements, witness lists, agenda, reports, and printed materials from hearings of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights documents abortion clinic violence.

Fake abortion clinics funded by anti-abortion groups advertised as legitimate abortion and birth control clinics. Women seeking services from them were then shown anti-abortion films with false and misleading information. The Network's Fake Clinic Project denounced the existence of these clinics and launched a nationwide campaign against them. This file includes background information on, and brochures from, fake clinics, and a PPFA generated packet on their Expose "Fake Clinic" Campaign as well as unidentified notes regarding fake clinics in relation to the TV program "Geraldo." There is a file of NWHN-generated press releases and miscellaneous material on the Fake Clinic Project. Some of this material was created for distribution in Network packets and there is a folder of responses to the project packet. Finally there are files of correspondence and printed materials related to the Network's campaign focused on getting the Yellow Pages to list abortion services separately from abortion alternatives.

The remainder of the abortion section contains clinic lists and printed materials on Federal funding of anti-abortion clinics; press releases, printed materials, statements and testimonies related to the anti-abortion Hatch Amendment; correspondence, printed materials, organizational instructions on three events in which the NWHN was involved; and correspondence, printed materials, and reports on menstrual extraction as an early method to terminate a pregnancy and on eleven abortion related organizations. Finally there are documents related to the public relations aspects of the campaign: press releases and position papers, Roe v. Wade 13th anniversary, NARAL's Silent No More Campaign, and the campaign against the anti-abortion film "Silent Scream".

The NWHN was involved in a campaign to stop the use of anti-fertility vaccines, especially international use of vaccines to control fertility. The section on the Campaign to Stop Anti-Fertility Vaccines consists of correspondence, printed materials, reports, and notes on the Network's involvement.

The contraception section contains "Contraceptive Research Priorities" by Judy Norsigian and critiques of contraceptive research by the Network. It also includes historical information on emergency contraception, testimony by Belita Cowan before the FDA on the Morning after Pill, as well as miscellaneous correspondence, printed materials, reports and notes. The NWHN backed the approval of a new contraceptive technology, Lea's Shield and generated correspondence, printed materials, notes, meeting agendas, testimony, and policy briefings on this barrier method of contraception. In 1983 the Network launched a petition drive to oust Deputy Assistant Secretary For Population Affairs Marjorie Mecklenburg as because she was the author of parental notification regulation requiring family organizations to notify parents when their teenage daughters received prescription birth control. Correspondence, lists, and printed materials document the Mecklenburg petition. Finally, correspondence, notes, reports, guidelines and printed materials on Norplant and oral contraceptives are included here.

The final section in the Reproductive rights subseries contains correspondence, printed materials, reports, and notes, on the Network's campaign against the C.R.A.C.K program which offered monetary incentives to drug and alcohol abusers to participate in long term or permanent birth control.

The twenty-fourth subseries, Sterilization abuse, relates to the Network's project to bring together major women's health groups in New York City working on sterilization abuse, to assist them to monitor NYC's municipal hospitals. It contains an abstract of the project; correspondence; a press release by the Network; completed questionnaires; mailing lists from a survey of sterilization practices; and miscellaneous correspondence, printed materials, and notes.

In 2001 the Network surveyed young women about their most import health issue. The twenty-fifth subseries, Survey of Young Women, contains returned questionnaires, survey results, and correspondence.

In 1980 epidemiologists reported the appearance of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) which correlated with a superabsorbent tampons, Rely, introduced in 1978 by Procter and Gamble. The Toxic Shock Syndrome Task Force was created to investigate the epidemic as the number of reported cases increased. The CDC reported that users of Rely were at increased risk for developing TSS and Procter and Gamble recalled the product. The NWHN advocated adequate pre-market testing of tampons, proper labeling for tampon ingredients and absorbency, and presented testimony at FDA hearings. The twenty-sixth subseries, Tampons and toxic shock syndrome, reflects this campaign. It contains printed materials correspondence, and notes regarding absorbency and tampon labeling; and general correspondence on TSS, including letters requesting TSS/tampon information. It also includes correspondence, testimonies and statements, reports, and meeting materials related to the Network's relationship to the FDA and tampons. The Network requested a list of tampon ingredients from suppliers and there is a folder of replies from tampon manufacturers. The Network produced a packet of information on TSS, and a related report is included her, as well as press releases, and miscellaneous printed material. There are eight files of reports, meeting materials, participants, correspondence, and notes from the Tampons Task Force, followed by correspondence, printed materials, and Network position papers on contraceptive sponges as an alternative to tampons. In 1984 the FDA's Division of Consumer Affairs had a pilot program to education teenagers about TSS. The "Toxic Shock Syndrome and Tampons Pilot Education Program Evaluation" assesses this program. Finally there is a folder of miscellaneous printed materials and notes.

The Title X Family Planning Program was enacted in 1970 to provide comprehensive family planning and other preventive health services to low income or uninsured people who might not otherwise have access to these health care services. The Network supported this program and pressured the government to continue funding when it was threatened. Included in this twenty-seventh subseries, Title X, are notes, correspondence, and printed materials on program regulations; correspondence related to school based clinics (Title X and Senate 881); correspondence and meeting materials from the Title X Coalition; and miscellaneous material including letters to Congress and the Administration.

Weight discrimination advocacy, the twenty-eighth subseries, contains printed materials, correspondence, and meeting agendas which relate to healthy weight, medical treatment of obesity, weight discrimination, and fitness.

The NWHN was one of the first national organizations to alert women to their risk of AIDS. In 1988 the Network proposed a comprehensive study of women specifically related to HIV prevention. This included making AIDS information accessible, creating a forum for women at risk, advocating for prevention methods, and organizing a comprehensive survey of health agencies, the ultimate goal of which was to enable the Network and other organizations to make policy recommendations to better meet prevention needs. The twenty-ninth subseries, Women and AIDS Project, consists of material related to several aspects of this project. The Women and Aids Advocacy Project was aimed at minority women in high risk communities and its goal was to "integrate women's needs into public policy." The first section describes this project.

In 1987 the Network developed an AIDS Education Activity Workshop to reach college age women by using games, contests, skits, and questionnaires. Correspondence, descriptions, notes, evaluations, and printed materials document the workshop. There are notes and forms for a possible registry of women with HIV. In 1991 the Network helped sponsor Women's Voices: Speaking AIDS. There are proposals, correspondence and a report from this conference, along with a folder of notes and printed materials related to miscellaneous AIDS conferences with which NWHN was associated. In 1997 Mia Luluquisen produced a report on the epidemiology of AIDS and this report is included along with a literature review. Files of correspondence, printed materials, agendas, and reports from eight AIDS organizations with which the Network was in cooperation or affiliated with are also found here. Included in the publications reports and statements section is promotion for Chris Norwood's Advice for Life: a Woman's guide to AIDS Risks and Prevention; correspondence and printed materials related to the Network's brochure "AIDS What Every Woman Needs to Know;" and miscellaneous reports and public statements among them the final report of the Women and AIDs Project. There is also a file containing notes and ideas for a seminar on AIDS.

The Network conducted a number of surveys in connection with this project. These are arranged chronologically. In 1988 it conducted a survey of hospitals on AIDS transmission in pregnancy. Included are replies from the hospitals and statistical summaries. In 1990-91 the Network conducted a survey of states and U.S. territories, District of Columbia, military and Indian health services regarding the policies they had in place related to women and AIDS. There are four folders of contact sheets, replies from state health departments filed by state and miscellaneous health services along with a report that came out of the survey. In 1991 an AIDS network phone tree was devised to explain the project to interested groups. Included is a phone script, lists of contacts, notes, and correspondence for the phone tree. Finally in 1997 the Network conducted an AIDS Prevention Survey of states and U.S. territories to identify current HIV prevention recommendations given to women. This section contains survey results, a final report, contact lists, correspondence, and notes.

The Women and Smoking Project is the thirtieth subseries. One of NWHN's efforts was against cigarette advertising directed toward women. In particular it targeted and picketed the Virginia Slims Tennis Tournament in 1985. There is a folder of notes, printed materials, and press releases related to Virginia Slims as well as other tobacco companies' advertisements. A folder of miscellaneous materials includes an agenda of the Women's Smoking Project, printed materials and notes on the Campaign For Tobacco Free Kids, and a copy of Women and Smoking: A National and State by State Report Card published by the National Women's Law Center.

The thirty-first subseries is Women of Color. The Black Women's Health Project (the first subseries of this series) was originally a component of this project. Because it became a separate entity, this subseries encompasses the Network's advocacy for Latinas, Chicanas, Native American Women and other women of color. The first file contains a copy of "Chicanas as Healers" by board member Sandra Salazar followed by printed materials, meeting and workshop agendas, notes, and correspondence from the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies. Correspondence and a report from the Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center reflect the Network's opposition to the closure of the Indian Health Service's Wagner (South Dakota) Service Unit inpatient services. In 1985 the Network sponsored a public hearing on the health needs and health concerns of women of color, and there are advertisements, lists of hearing officers and presenters, and printed materials. Finally there is a miscellaneous folder including printed materials, a list of women of color groups, and reports.

The thirty-second subseries is on Women's clinics. Between 1985 and 2000 the NWHN generated various lists of women's clinics. There is a folder of lists and one of related correspondence and printed materials. In 1990 the Network supported a clinic survey conducted by Sandra Morgen as part of a book project on the women's health movement. There is folder of correspondence and copies of Morgen's final writing.

In 1983 the NWHN compiled an analysis of the voting records of members of Congress during the 1983 congressional year. The thirty-third subseries, Women's Health Vote, contains the report of the analysis along with notes, correspondence and printed material.

Closely related is the final subseries, Women's Vote Project. The Network was part of a coalition seeking to register women to vote before the 1984 November election. This subseries contains a project description, consultant agreement, a voter registration notebook, and printed materials related to voting records of the candidates.

Black Women's Health Project

Allies training, 1988

Box 104: folder 1
Avery, BillYe, 1986, n.d.

Box 104: folder 2

California, 1998

Box 104: folder 3
Georgia, 1983

Box 104: folder 4

Black Women's Health Conference, 1983

Correspondence, 1982-83

Box 104: folder 5
Funding and budgets, 1983

Box 104: folder 6
Schedules, programs, and printed material, 1982-83

Box 104: folder 7
From Cries to Whispers, Black Women and AIDS, 1988

Box 104: folder 8
Power of Spirituality and Healing, 1998

Box 104: folder 9
Correspondence, 1982-83

Box 104: folder 10

Budgets and financial status reports, 1981-83

Box 104: folder 11-12
Fund raising committee, 1981-82

Box 104: folder 13
Grant proposals and related correspondence, 1981-83, n.d.

Box 104: folder 14-15
Miscellaneous, 1981-82

Box 104: folder 16
History and organization, 1981-84, n.d.

Box 104: folder 17
Press kit, 1983

Box 105: folder 1
Public hearings, 1985

New York City

Briefing kit

Box 105: folder 2
Organizational materials and correspondence

Box 105: folder 3

Box 105: folder 4
Testimony transcripts

Box 105: folder 5
Los Angeles

Box 105: folder 6

Black Women's Health Project News, 1983

Box 105: folder 7
"Self-help developers' manual," 1990

Box 105: folder 8
Sister Ink, 1997-98

Box 105: folder 9
Vital Signs, 1987, 1997

Box 105: folder 10
Miscellaneous, 1983-97, n.d.

Box 105: folder 11
Reports, 1982-87

Box 105: folder 12
Ross, Loretta: "African American Women and Abortion: 1800-1970," 1992

Box 105: folder 13
Breast cancer campaign

Abortion and breast cancer

"Abortion does not cause breast cancer" advertising information, 1996

Box 106: folder 1
Advertisement on Washington MATA, 1996-99, n.d.

Box 106: folder 2
Get the Facts Campaign, 1979

Box 106: folder 3
NWHN Fact Sheet, 1994

Box 106: folder 4
Blumenthal (Susan) appointment to PHA Office on Women's Health, 1997

Box 106: folder 5
Breast cancer and diet

Articles and clippings, 1987-89

Box 106: folder 6
Breast Cancer: Diet, Body Size, and GI, 1986-2004

Box 106: folder 7-9
"The Diet Your Doctor Won't Give You" (Ms Magazine brochure), 1986-87

Box 107: folder 1
Insulin-like growth factor and breast cancer, 1994

Box 107: folder 2
NWHN statement, 1991

Box 107: folder 3
Women's Health Initiative (National Institutes of Health) low fat diet intervention, 1989-94

Box 107: folder 4
Women's Health Trial, 1988-91

Box 107: folder 5
Breast Cancer Advocacy Communication Project, 1991-93

Box 107: folder 6
"Breast Cancer Detection: The need for a Federal Response" (Taskforce on Women and Social Security of the U.S. House Select Committee on Aging), 1985

Box 107: folder 7
Breast cancer packet (NWHN)

Background material, 1981-84

Box 108: folder 1
"Breast Cancer Materials", 1993

Box 108: folder 2
Breast cancer and hormones


[see also Organizations--National Action Plan on Breast Cancer]

Breast Cancer and Estrogen (Carol Ann Rinzler): correspondence, 1993

Box 108: folder 3
Guidelines for pill use (NWHN), 1989

Box 108: folder 4
Hormone therapy and breast cancer (Malcolm Pike and Darcy Spicer), 1992

Box 108: folder 5
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Breast cancer and oral contraceptives: miscellaneous materials, 1991-93, n.d.

Box 108: folder 6
Breast Cancer and Oral Contraceptives Advisory Working Group, 1989-90

Box 108: folder 7
Contraceptive Evaluation Branch Program Report 1991

Box 108: folder 8
Request for Proposals: Breast Cancer and the birth Control Pill, 1991-92

Box 108: folder 9
NWHN media releases, 2000

Box 108: folder 10
Oral Contraceptives: Risk Factor for Breast Cancer (National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine), 1990

Box 108: folder 11
Breast cancer screening

Breast Cancer: General, Incidence, Screening and Treatment, 1971-2002

Box 109: folder 1-6

Kopans, Daniel, 1993

Box 109: folder 7
Miscellaneous, 1987, n.d.

Box 109: folder 8

Advertising, 1993, n.d.

Box 109: folder 9
Articles and clippings

Ms. Magazine, 1993

Box 109: folder 10
Miscellaneous, 1986-2002, n.d.

Box 109: folder 11
Cancer Facts (NIH-NCI), 1998

Box 109: folder 12
Clinic survey

Correspondence, 1987

Box 110: folder 1
Description and interview packets, 1987, n.d.

Box 110: folder 2

Clinics, 1986-87

Box 110: folder 3
Women, 1987

Box 110: folder 4
Report, 1987, n.d.

Box 110: folder 5
Responses, 1987-88

Box 110: folder 6
Result table and questions, 1988

Box 110: folder 7
Miscellaneous, 1987

Box 110: folder 8
Mammography regulations, 1987-89

Box 110: folder 9
Miscellaneous, 1979-87

Box 110: folder 10
National Institutes of Health: Breast Cancer Screening in Women 40-49 Consensus Conference, 1997

Box 110: folder 11
Miscellaneous, 1979-2002, n.d.

Box 110: folder 12
Conferences and meetings


[see also Organizations]

Breast Cancer Conference: Public Policies, Prevention, and Cost Effectiveness, 1992

Box 111: folder 1
Breast Cancer Epidemic and Nuclear Radiation: Women's Action for the Environment, 1994

Box 111: folder 2
Breast Cancer Research Symposium, 1999

Box 111: folder 3
Canadian House of Commons Subcommittee on the Status of Women, 1992

Box 111: folder 4
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition Conference, 1998

Box 111: folder 5
National Asian American Birth Control Summit, 1996

Box 111: folder 6
National Institutes of Health

Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer Consensus Conference, 2000

Box 111: folder 7
Secretary's Conference to Establish a National Action Plan on Breast Cancer, 1993

Box 111: folder 8
Treatment of Early Breast Cancer Consensus Conference, 1990

Box 111: folder 9
Using Research to Inform Patients of Breast Cancer Surgery Options, 2001

Box 111: folder 10
Office of Women's Health: Workshop on Breast Cancer and the Environment, 2003

Box 111: folder 11
Women and Cancer Conference (NWHN)

Reports, 1986

Box 111: folder 12
Miscellaneous, 1985

Box 111: folder 13
Congressional documents, 1991

Box 112: folder 1
"Directory of Women's Cancer Activist Groups," 1993

Box 112: folder 2
Goals and project description, n.d.

Box 112: folder 3

Data, 2003

Box 112: folder 4
Dow Chemical, 1963-92

Box 112: folder 5
FDA Guidance Documents, 2004

Box 112: folder 6
Federal Trade Commission, Petition to Prohibit False and Misleading Advertising, 1991

Box 112: folder 7
Litigation, 1994-96

Box 112: folder 8
Lobbying, 1991

Box 113: folder 1
Media packet: Stop. Breast Implants Are Dangerous to Women and Children, 1998, n.d.

Box 113: folder 2

Press briefing, 2000

Box 113: folder 3
Testimonies, 2000, n.d. ==Silicone

Box 113: folder 4
Congressional Quarterly advertising, 2005

Box 113: folder 5
Letter to Pat Schroeder, 1991

Box 113: folder 6
Mentor Corporation, 2005

Box 113: folder 7
NWHN press release and news conference, 1991

Box 113: folder 8
Statement of Diana Zuckerman, 1998

Box 113: folder 9
Statement by David A. Kessler, M.D. and Bruce Burlington (FDA) before the Subcommittee on Human Resources and Intergovernmental Reform and Oversight. 1995

Box 113: folder 10
Kushner, Rose, 1986-87

Box 113: folder 11
Lumpectomy without radiation, 1994

Box 113: folder 12

Articles and publications, 1996-2002

Box 113: folder 13
NWHN Fact sheets, 1996

Box 113: folder 14

Breast Cancer Fund: "State of the Evidence: What is the Connection Between Chemicals and Breast Cancer", 2002

Box 114: folder 1
Breast Cancer Advisory Center (Rose Kushner, Executive Director), 1977-87

Box 114: folder 2
Cancer Prevention Coalition, 1992

Box 114: folder 3
Center for Health Science Policy, 1991

Box 114: folder 4
ECRI Institute, 1995

Box 114: folder 5
National Action Plan On Breast Cancer

Day of Dialogue, 2000

Box 114: folder 6
Etiology Working Group, 2000

Box 114: folder 7
NWHN intern essay on NAPBC, n.d.

Box 114: folder 8
Steering Committee, 2000

Box 114: folder 9
Workshop on Early Life Exposures and Risk of Breast Cancer Conference, 1999

Box 114: folder 10
Workshop on Electromagnetic Fields, Light-At-Night, and Human Breast Cancer, 1997

Box 115: folder 1
Workshop on Hormones, Hormone Metabolism, and Breast Cancer, 1995

Box 115: folder 2
Workshop on Multicultural Aspects of Breast Cancer Etiology, 1999

Box 115: folder 3
Workshop on the Role of Tissue Architecture in the Development of Breast Cancer, 1999

Box 115: folder 4
Advocacy Training Conferences, 1995-2004

Box 115: folder 5-11
Aspen Project, 1996-2003

Box 116: folder 1-7
Best Practices Award, 2006-07

Box 116: folder 8-9
Biomarkers, 2005-06

Box 116: folder 10
National Breast Cancer Coalition/Fund

Board of Directors

Application form, 2006, n.d.

Box 116: folder 11
By-laws and orientation, 2005

Box 116: folder 12


Box 117: folder 1-14

Box 118: folder 1-3
System Structure/Benefits Determination Mini Retreat, 2007

Box 118: folder 4
Election Committee, 2004

Box 118: folder 5
Environment Advisory Committee, 2000

Box 118: folder 6
Environmental Policy Summit, 1998

Box 118: folder 7
Forging Ahead: Increasing Breast Control Advocacy Skills, 1993

Box 118: folder 8
Lobby Day, 2004

Box 118: folder 9
Quality Care Advisory Meeting, 2000

Box 118: folder 10
"Stop Breast Cancer: Personal Stories, Public Action" Campaign, 2003

Box 119: folder 1
Miscellaneous, 2003-04

Box 119: folder 2-4
National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Research Working Group, 1994

Box 119: folder 5
Breast Conference in Younger Women (presentations), 1993-94

Box 119: folder 6
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control: Board of Scientific Counselors meetings, 1989, 1994

Box 119: folder 7
Forum on Breast Cancer Screening in Older Women, 1991

Box 119: folder 8
International Workshop on Screening Breast Cancer, 1993

Box 120: folder 1
Letter regarding mammograms for women before age 50, 1993

Box 120: folder 2
Mammography guidelines, 1993

Box 120: folder 3
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (National Cancer Research Project) Research Fraud


[see also Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Scientific Counselors meetings and National Cancer Advisory Board meetings]

Articles and clippings, 1994-97

Box 120: folder 4
Congressional hearings, 1994

Box 120: folder 5
NCI statements, 1994

Box 120: folder 6
Miscellaneous, 1994

Box 120: folder 7
Meeting with Samuel Broder, M.D, 1991

Box 120: folder 8
National Cancer Advisory Board

Meetings, 1990-94

Box 120: folder 9
Subcommittee on Women's Health and Cancer, 1992

Box 120: folder 10
Open letter to NCI, 1999

Box 120: folder 11
President's Cancer Panel

Meetings, 1992-93

Box 121: folder 1-4
Hearings: statements by advocacy groups, 1992

Box 121: folder 5
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, 1991-92, n.d.

Box 121: folder 6
Susan B. Komen Foundation, 1985-99

Box 121: folder 7
Women's Community Cancer Project, 1990-94

Box 121: folder 8
Miscellaneous, 1991-93, n.d

Box 121: folder 9
Patient No More (Australian version), n.d.

Box 121: folder 10
Risk factors

Breast Cancer: Reproductive Related Risk Factors, 1994-2006

Box 122: folder 1-4
Breast Cancer Risk Factors, 1992-2001

Box 122
Cancer Rates and Risks (NIH-National Cancer Institute), 1996

Box 122: folder 5-9
Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors in New York State, 1996-98

Box 123: folder 1
Miscellaneous, n.d.

Box 123: folder 2
Survival statistics, 1992-2001

Box 123: folder 3

Advertisements, 2000

Box 123: folder 4
Articles and clippings, 1989-99, n.d.

Box 123: folder 5
Cancer risk assessment: National Cancer Institute, 1998

Box 123: folder 6
Citizen Petition on Tamoxifen Labeling, 1998-99

Box 123: folder 7
Community Clinical Oncology Program Clinical Trials, 1990

Box 123: folder 8
Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues (U.S. House of Representatives) Information Hearing on Tamoxifen, 1998

Box 123: folder 9
Endometrial monitoring. 1995

Box 123: folder 10
Letters and calls from victims, 1994-98

Box 123: folder 11

California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, 1995

Box 124: folder 1
International Conference on Long-Term Antihormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer, 1991

Box 124: folder 2
National Cancer Advisory Board, 1995-98

Box 124: folder 3
National Cancer Institute and Besins-Iscovesco U.S., 1999

Box 124: folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1991, n.d.

Box 124: folder 5
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (National Cancer Research Project): Clinical alert (5 years vs. 10 yrs.), 1995

Box 124: folder 6
Nolvadev: clinical information, 1995, n.d.

Box 124: folder 7
NWHN fact sheets and news releases, 1991-2000, n.d.

Box 124: folder 8
Peto, Richard: Early Breast Cancer Trialists' Collaborative Group, 1995

Box 124: folder 9
Prevention trial

Articles and clippings, 1992-95

Box 124: folder 10
BBC radio, 1995

Box 124



American Public Health Association, 1991

Box 124: folder 11
Burke, Gregory, 1994

Box 124: folder 12
Cunningham, Hazel, 1992-95

Box 125: folder 1-3
Letters to Congress, 1994

Box 125: folder 4
Letters to Dr. Susan Blumenthal and the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, 1994

Box 125: folder 5

Requests for information, 1992

Box 125: folder 6
Miscellaneous, 1990-95, n.d.

Box 125: folder 7-8
Miscellaneous, 1991-94

Box 125: folder 9
Freedom of Information Act request, 1991

Box 126: folder 1

Breast cancer studies, 1993-94

Box 126: folder 2
FDA, 1990-91

Box 126: folder 3-9
Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations

Box 126: folder 10
Informed consent, 1991-94

Box 126: folder 11

[see also National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project - Protocol]

Medical Research Council, 1992

Box 126: folder 12

American Public Health Association, 1995

Box 127: folder 1
Breast Cancer Prevention Trial Working Group,1994

Box 127: folder 2
FDA Oncology Advisory Committee, 1985-94

Box 127: folder 3

[see also Speeches and testimonies]

National Cancer Advisory Board, 1992

Box 127: folder 4
National Cancer Institute Laboratory of Experimental Carcinogenisis Seminar Series, 1995

Box 127: folder 5
National Cancer Institute (National Institutes of Health)

Press conference and briefing, 1992

Box 127: folder 6
Research packet, 1998

Box 127: folder 7
Statements, 1994

Box 127: folder 8
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (National Cancer Research Project)

Breast Cancer Prevention Trial: briefing materials

Box 127: folder 9
Protocol, 1991-94

Box 127: folder 10

[see also Informed Consent]

Risk profiles, n.d.

Box 127: folder 11
Prevention trial

Network News articles, 1991, 1994

Box 128: folder 1
NWHN press release, 1994

Box 128: folder 2
Notes, 1991-95, n.d.

Box 128: folder 3
Petition to FDA, 1991

Box 128: folder 4

Bretz, Philip (Breast Cancer Institute), 1992

Box 128: folder 5
Fugh-Berman (NWHN), 1992

Box 128: folder 6
Trial results

Articles and clippings, 1994-98

Box 128: folder 7
Reports, 1994-98

Box 128: folder 8
Miscellaneous, 1998

Box 128: folder 9
Miscellaneous, 1992-96, n.d.

Box 128: folder 10-12
Speeches and testimonies (Cindy Pearson)

FDA Oncology Drugs Advisory Committee, 1998

Box 129: folder 1
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, 1998

Box 129: folder 2
Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, 1998

Box 129: folder 3
Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR) trial, 1998-2002

Box 129: folder 4
Tamoxifen Ad hoc Group, 1999-2000

Box 129: folder 5
Tamoxifen and bone density (ASCO), 1995



Tamoxifen and uterine sarcoma, 2002

Box 129: folder 6
Tamoxifen survey (Nancy Radcliffe), 1999

Box 129: folder 7
Miscellaneous, 1992-2002

Box 129: folder 8
Miscellaneous, 1983-87, n.d.

Box 129: folder 9
California Endowment Project (Outreach to California Women)

Feasibility study, 2000-02

Box 130: folder 1
Miscellaneous, 2001

Box 130: folder 2
Cervical Cap Public Education Campaign

Cervical Cap 800 information line, n.d.

Box 130: folder 3
Correspondence, 1979-91

Box 130: folder 4
Effectiveness and treatment, 1979-83, n.d.

Box 130: folder 5
FDA inspections and approval, 1988-92

Box 130: folder 6
Information packet, 1983, n.d.

Box 130: folder 7
Legal battle and status, 1980-81

Box 130: folder 8
List of providers, 1981-86

Box 130: folder 9
Meetings, 1986-87

Box 130: folder 10
National Cervical Cap Advisory Committee, 1987-88

Box 131: folder 1
Press coverage, 1988, n.d.

Box 131: folder 2
Miscellaneous, 1981-88, n.d.

Box 131: folder 3


[see also SERIES IV. PERSONNEL AND BOARD MEMBERS - Job title - Interns -- Clearinghouse Journal]

Clearinghouse Ad Hoc Committee, 1997-98

Box 131: folder 4
Meetings, 1999-02

Box 131: folder 5-6
Monthly program reports, 2003

Box 131: folder 7
Packets, 1987

Box 131: folder 8
Packets and copyright issues, 1997

Box 131: folder 9
Program plan, 1978

Box 131: folder 10
Reports, 1983

Box 131: folder 11
Project: Consumer guide of national non-profit women's health organizations (proposed), 1997-98


Box 131A: folder 1
Survey responses

American Anorexia Bulimia Association (AABA)

Box 131A: folder 2
American Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders

Box 131A: folder 3
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

Box 131A: folder 4
American Heart Association

Box 131A: folder 5
American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Box 131A: folder 6
The Arthritis Foundation

Box 131A: folder 7
Asians and Pacific Islanders for Reproductive Health

Box 131A: folder 8
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)

Box 131A: folder 9
Boston Women's Health Book Collective

Box 131A: folder 10
Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research in Women's Health

Box 131A: folder 11
Center for Reproductive Health Law and Policy (CRLP)

Box 131A: folder 12
Center for Women's Health Research, School of Nursing, University of Washington

Box 131A: folder 13
The Compassionate Friends , Inc., (TCF)

Box 131A: folder 14
DES Action USA

Box 131A: folder 15
Endometriosis Association

Box 131A: folder 16
Environmental Health Network on California (EHN)

Box 131A: folder 17
Federation of Feminist Women's Health Centers

Box 131A: folder 18
Hysterectomy Educational Resources and Services Foundation

Box 131A: folder 19
International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC)

Box 131A: folder 20
Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA)

Box 131A: folder 21
Interstitial Cystitis Network (ICN)

Box 131A: folder 22
Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

Box 131B: folder 1
National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)

Box 131B: folder 2
National Academy on Women's Health Medical Education

Box 131B: folder 3
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations

Box 131B: folder 4
National Asian Women's Health Organization (NAWHO)

Box 131B: folder 5
National Association for Continence (NAFC)

Box 131B: folder 6
National Association of Women's Health Professionals

Box 131B: folder 7
National Black Women's Health Project

Box 131B: folder 8
National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Association

Box 131B: folder 9
National Coalition against Domestic Violence

Box 131B: folder 10
National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association

Box 131B: folder 11
National Foundation for Depressive Illness (NAFDI)

Box 131B: folder 12
National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA)

Box 131B: folder 13
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Box 131B: folder 14
National Latina Health Organization (NLHO)

Box 131B: folder 15
National Lesbian and Gay Health Association

Box 131B: folder 16
National Lymphedema Network (NLN)

Box 131B: folder 17
National Mental Health Association (NMHA)

Box 131B: folder 18
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRC)

Box 131B: folder 19
Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center

Box 131B: folder 20
North American Menopause Society

Box 131C: folder data_value_missing_7a04fbc1f6d4a2c0053789a69e054840
Pacific Institute for Women's Health

Box 131C: folder 2
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)

Box 131C: folder 3
Public Citizen's Health Research Group (PCHRG)

Box 131C: folder 4
Reproductive Health Technologies Project (RHTP)

Box 131C: folder 5

Box 131C: folder 6
Society for the Advancement of Women's Health Research

Box 131C: folder 7
TMJ Association

Box 131C: folder 8
Vulvar Pain Foundation

Box 131C: folder 9
Women's AIDS Network (WAN)

Box 131C: folder 10
Women's Cancer Resource Center

Box 131C: folder 11
Statistics, 1986-91

Box 132: folder 1-6
Miscellaneous, 1979-96

Box 132: folder 7
Consumer protection

Consumer Product Safety Commission, 1980-81

Box 133: folder 1
Federal Drug Administration (FDA)


Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs, 1979-82

Box 133: folder 2
Consumer Advisory, 1979-84

Box 133: folder 3
Endocrinology and Metabolic Drug Advisory, 1991, 1997

Box 133: folder 4-5
Fertility and Maternal Health Drug Advisory


Box 133: folder 6-3

Box 134: folder 1-5
Genetic Drugs Advisory (2 v.), 1991

Box 135
Immunology and Obstetrics-Gynecology Advisory, 1979

Box 135: folder 1
Nonprescription Drugs, Reproductive Health, Anti-Infective Drugs, and antiviral Drugs Advisory Committees joint meeting, 1996

Background material (1 v.)

Box 135
Days 1-3

Box 136: folder 1-2
NDMA submission to the Committee

Box 136: folder 3
Patient education, 1982

Box 136: folder 4
Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory 1984

Box 136: folder 5
Reproductive Health Advisory, 2002-03

Box 136: folder 6
Consumer Exchange meetings, 1979-1983

Box 136: folder 7
Contraceptive Efficacy Study, 1992

Box 137: folder 1-1A

Goyan, Jere (Commissioner), 1979-80

Box 137: folder 2
Haire, Doris to FDA on cesarean section, 1985

Box 137: folder 3
Kennedy, Donald (commissioner), 1979

Box 137: folder 4
Direct to Consumer Advertising, 1978-83

Box 137: folder 5
Drug Regulation Reform Act, 1978-80

Box 137: folder 6
Drug safety screening, 1984

Box 137: folder 7
Food and drug labeling, 1978-79

Box 137: folder 8
Health and the Older Woman: Information packet, 1988-89

Box 137: folder 9-9A
Medical device standards and safety, 1978-81

Box 138: folder 1
Medication guides, 1993-94

Box 138: folder 2
Medtech Diagnostics premarket approval application (1 v.), 1991

Box 138
Misbranded oral contraceptives, 1994

Box 138: folder 3
Obstetrics and gynecology Devices Panel meeting (1 v.), 1991

Box 138
Office of Consumer Affairs

Consumer Consortium, 1983-84

Box 139: folder 1
Consumer Consortium meetings, 1981-84

Box 139: folder 2
Consumer guidelines, 1984

Box 139: folder 3
Consumer representatives, 1978-96

Box 139: folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1979-84

Box 139: folder 5
Olestra, 1996-99

Box 139: folder 6
Over the counter drugs

Petition to the FDA, 1982

Box 140: folder 1
Pregnancy/nursing warning labels, 1984

Box 140: folder 2
Public Hearing on Over-the Counter Drug Products, 2000

Box 140: folder 3
Package inserts, 1978-82

Box 140: folder 4
Patient education, 1983

Box 140: folder 5
Petitions to the FDA collected at American Public Health Association (APHA) meetings, n.d.

Box 140: folder 6
Pharmaceutical drug exports, 1983-84

Box 140: folder 7
Prescription Drug information For Patients: Developing Useful Information (Workshop), 1996

Box 140: folder 8
Public Participation Program, 1979

Box 141: folder 1
Technical Assistance Project, n.d.

Box 141: folder 2
Watchdog proposals, 1978-79

Box 141: folder 3
Weight Control Drug Products for Over the Counter Human Use, 1982

Box 141: folder 4
Women's Health Initiative: Information packet, 1987-89

Box 141: folder 5
Miscellaneous, 1974-99, n.d.

Box 141: folder 6
Product liability

Congressional acts and bills

Product Liability Act (S. 100): Bill text and hearing, 1985

Box 141: folder 7
Product Liability Bills

Senate 44

Analysis and its effect, 1983-84, n.d.

Box 141: folder 8
Hearing Report, 1983

Box 141: folder 9

NWHN, 1983

Box 141: folder 10
Miscellaneous, 1983

Box 142: folder 1
Statements in opposition, 1983

Box 142: folder 2
Miscellaneous, 1984

Box 142: folder 3
H.R. 115, 1987-88

Box 142: folder 4
Unfair Product Liability Standards (H.R. 27290), 1983

Box 142: folder 5
Product liability statement (NWHN), 1984

Box 142: folder 6
Strategy meetings, 1984-85

Box 142: folder 7
Miscellaneous, 1985-88

Box 142: folder 8
SPAN [Stop Patient Abuse Now] litigation, 2001

Box 142: folder 9
Dalkon Shield/Intrauterine devices

Articles and clippings, 1974-90, n.d.

Box 143: folder 1-7
Attorney lists and fees, 1986-88, n.d.

Box 143: folder 8
Chronology, 1987, n.d.

Box 143: folder 9
Copper-7, 1973-88, n.d.

Box 143: folder 10-11
CU-380a, 1981-88, n.d.

Box 143: folder 12
Correspondence, 1985-89, n.d.

Box 143: folder 13-16
Financial materials, 1985

Box 143: folder 17

Correspondence, 1985-86

Box 144: folder 1
Mailing lists, 1984-86, n.d.

Box 144: folder 2
Notes, n.d.

Box 144: folder 3
Printed material, 1985-86, n.d.

Box 144: folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1984

Box 144: folder 5
Legal materials


[see also Litigation Information Service - Dalkon Shield]

Citizen's Petition to FDA, 1983


Box 144: folder 6

Box 144: folder 7
Request for advisory opinion

Box 144: folder 8
Research reports

Box 144: folder 9
Statistical report

Box 144: folder 10
Claims against A.H. Robins, 1987-88

Box 145: folder 1
Court cases v. A.H. Robins

Gantner, 1983

Box 145: folder 2
Morgan, 1982

Box 145: folder 3
NWHN et al (class action) 1981-82

Box 145: folder 4
Strempke, 1983

Box 145: folder 5
Vasseur, 1983

Box 145: folder 6
Miscellaneous, 1972-86, n.d.

Box 145: folder 7
Motion to dismiss Chapter 11 case, A. H. Robins, 1985-88

Box 145: folder 8
Media and outreach

"The Dalkon Shield" (booklet), 1985

Box 146: folder 1
"Danger sheet" (English, Portuguese, French, Spanish), 1986

Box 146: folder 2
Film: "IUDS Calculating the Risks," 1985

Box 146: folder 3
Information packet, 1985

Box 146: folder 4
Media plan, 1983

Box 146: folder 5
Press campaign, n.d.

Box 146: folder 6
Press conference, 1985

Box 146: folder 7
Press releases and statements,1981-87, n.d.

NWHN, 1981-87, n.d.

Box 146: folder 8
Miscellaneous, 1984-86, n.d.

Box 146: folder 9
Radio and television, 1985, n.d.

Box 146: folder 10
Richmond Rally, 1987

Box 146: folder 11
Miscellaneous, 1983-87

Box 146: folder 12
Notes, 1988, n.d.

Box 146: folder 13

Action Alert for Women, 1986

Box 146: folder 14
Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust, 1988-92

Box 146: folder 15
Dalkon Shield Information Network, 1987-90

Box 146: folder 16
Dalkon Shield Victims Association, 1986

Box 146: folder 17
FDA, 1979

Box 146: folder 18
International Dalkon Shield Victims Education Association, 1988

Box 146: folder 19
Medical Claims Consultants, 1988

Box 146: folder 20
Official Committee of Dalkon Shield Claimants, 1988

Box 146: folder 21
Protocol and registry, 1984-85

Box 146: folder 22
Referrals, n.d.

Box 146: folder 23
Depo-Provera Project

Animal [dogs] studies with Depo-Provera and Progesterone, 1981, n.d.

Box 147: folder 1
Consent forms (sample), 1995, n.d.

Box 147: folder 2

Depo-Provera lawsuits, 1983

Box 147: folder 3
Internal memos (NWHN), 1979-82

Box 147: folder 4
Letters from members of Congress, 1980-81

Box 147: folder 5
Letters to members of Congress and Administration, 1981

Box 147: folder 6
Letters from doctors, 1977-82

Box 147: folder 7
Norsigian, Judy, 1979-82

Box 147: folder 8
Pro Depo-Provera letters, 1983

Box 147: folder 9
Requests for information, 1980-86

Box 147: folder 10-11
Miscellaneous, 1979-93

Box 148: folder 1-3
Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration, Fertility and Maternal Health Drugs Advisory Committee

Depo-Provera C-150, Advisory Committee Brochure (2 v), 1992

Box 148
Transcript of proceedings (1v), 1992

Box 148
Depo-Provera: What Is the Real Debate? An Alternative Framework of Analysis, 1980

Box 148: folder 4
The Depo-Provera Debate: Hearings before the Senate Subcommittee on Population (U.S. House of Representatives), 1978

Box 148
Depo-Provera patient and physician information, n.d.

Box 149: folder 1
Endorsements, 1982, n.d.

Box 149: folder 2
Federal Drug Administration Public Board of Inquiry (Upjohn Company)

Background, 1981, n.d.

Box 149: folder 3

Upjohn Company, 1980-85

Box 149: folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1979-82

Box 149: folder 5
Pathology reports, 1983

Box 149: folder 6
Prehearing conference, 1982

Box 149: folder 7
Procedures and timetable (Upjohn's), 1981

Box 149: folder 8
Reimbursement for participation, 1979-80

Box 149: folder 9
Steptoe & Johnson (counsel for NWHN): correspondence and miscellaneous documents, 1980-83

Box 149: folder 10-12
Submissions (non NWHN)

Upjohn, 1979

Box 150: folder 1-2
World Health Organization, 1978-82

Box 150: folder 3
Miscellaneous, 1980-83

Box 150: folder 4
Testimony (Upjohn), 1982

Box 150: folder 5

Depo-Provera for Contraception: Exception to Report of Public Board of Inquiry and Brief for the Upjohn Company(2v), 1985

Box 151
Depo Provera for Contraception: Information on Depo Provera: Responses to the Board's Questions (the Upjohn Company), 1982

Box 151: folder 1
Depo Provera Sterile Aqueous Suspension: Availability of Public Board of Inquiry Decision, Including Findings and Conclusions (1v), 1984

Box 151
Official transcript of proceedings (5 v), 1983

Box 152
Post Hearing Brief for the National Center for Drugs and Biotics, 1983

Box 152: folder 1
Supplemental Brief of the national Center for Drugs and Biologics

Box 152: folder 2
Rebuttal (Upjohn), 1983

Box 152: folder 3
Reproductive studies by Upjohn), 1977

Box 153: folder 1
Responses to the FDA letter (Upjohn), 1978-82

Box 153: folder 2
Response of the Center for Drugs and Biologics to the Exceptions of the Upjohn Company, 1985

Box 153: folder 3
"Response to Questions on Monkey Tissue Specimens and Slides" (Upjohn), 1983

Box 153: folder 4
Miscellaneous orders, reports, notices, and summaries, 1979-85

Box 153: folder 5

Communications, 1982

Box 153: folder 6
Potential witnesses and "cast of characters," 1979-81

Box 153: folder 7
Testimonies, 1983

Anello, Charles

Box 153: folder 8
Corea, Gena

Box 153: folder 9
Done, Alan

Box 153: folder 10
Gross, M. Adrian

Box 153: folder 11
Hatcher, Robert

Box 154: folder 1
Hoover, Robert N.

Box 154: folder 2
Jones, Vickie

Box 154: folder 3
Kornebrot, Carol

Box 154: folder 4
Norris, Henry

Box 154: folder 5
Rhodes, Christopher

Box 154: folder 6
Richwald, Gary A.

Box 154: folder 7
Shearer, Ruth

Box 154: folder 8
Silverstein, Diane

Box 154: folder 9
Sobel, Solomon

Box 154: folder 10
Temple, Robert

Box 154: folder 11
Wolfe, Sidney M.

Box 154: folder 12
Miscellaneous additional testimonies and rebuttals

Box 154: folder 13
Wolfe (Sidney): article, letter, critique, and analysis, 1977

Box 154: folder 14
Miscellaneous, 1978-84, n.d.

Box 154: folder 15
Hatcher Report: A Descriptive Analysis of Women Using Depo-Provera at Grady Memorial Hospital Family Planning Clinic 1974 and 1978, n.d. 1983

Box 155
House Subcommittee on General Oversight and Investigations Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, 1987

Box 155
House Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade (Committee on Foreign Affairs): Stephen Minkin (NWHN consultant) testimony)

Articles by Stephen Minkin, 1979-81, n.d.

Box 155
Conversation between Minkin and Haroon Rahman, 1979

Box 155
Correspondence, 1980-81

Box 155
Transcripts, 1980-83

Box 155
International and export to third world countries

Agency for International Development (U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency), 1979-81, n.d.

Box 155
Archer, Elizabeth: "Injectable Long-Acting Progestagens and Their Place in Contraception in Some Developing Countries," 1985

Box 155
Articles and clippings, 1978-86, n.d.

Box 156: folder 1-2
Asian (Second) Regional Workshop on Injectable Contraceptives, 1982

Box 156: folder 3
Correspondence, 1980-83

Box 156: folder 4

Australia and New Zealand, 1977, n.d.

Box 156: folder 5

Articles and clippings, 1980-82

Box 156: folder 6
"Depo-Provera: A Shot in the Dark" (Quebec Public Interest Group), 1982

Box 156

Articles and clippings, 1979-83

Box 156: folder 8
Department of Health and Social Security (A public hearing under the provisions of the Medicines Act, 1968) (London), 1983

Box 156: folder 9
India, n.d.

Box 156: folder 10
Jamaica, West Indies, 1980-81

Box 156: folder 11
Kenya, 1981

Box 156: folder 12
Philippines, 1981

Box 156: folder 13
Thailand, 1980-81, n.d.

Box 156: folder 14
Zimbabwe, 1981

Box 156: folder 15
Miscellaneous, 1982, n.d.

Box 156: folder 16
"Export of Hazardous Products" (Hearings before the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives), 1980

Printed official transcript

Box 157: folder 1
Statements and reports

Box 157: folder 2
Federal Policy on Export of Banned Substances, 1980-81

Box 157: folder 3
Interagency Working Group on a Hazardous Substances Export Policy (Government Accountability Project), 1980

Box 157: folder 4
International Planned Parenthood Federation (endorsement of Depo-Provera), 1980

Box 157: folder 5
National Alliance of Third World Journalists, 1987-88

Box 157: folder 6
"The Shot Felt Round the World," n.d.

Box 157: folder 7
Swenson, Norma: Testimony Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs (House of Representatives), 1987

Box 157: folder 8
World Bank, 1978-80

Box 157: folder 9
World Health Organization, 1982, n.d.

Box 157: folder 10
Media and outreach


[see also SERIES VII. CORRESPONDENCE - Subjects- Phil Donahue Show responses]

Articles and clippings, 1978-892

Box 157: folder 11-12
Film: "The Ultimate Test animal," 1985

Box 158: folder 1

Depo packet, 1979-80

Box 158: folder 2
Press releases, news alerts, radio announcements, and statements, 1979-84, n.d. 4 Press conference and press kit, 1979-83

Box 158: folder 3
Media contacts, 1983

Box 158: folder 5
The Depo-Provera Debate: a Report by the National Women's Health Network, 1983-85

Box 158: folder 6
Rooks, Judith: Talk on Depo-Provera for National Family Planning and Reproductive Association, 1981

Box 158: folder 7
Skit: "The Moral Majority Salutes International Women's Day,",n.d.

Box 158: folder 8

Box 158
California Institute of Medical Ethics, 1982

Box 159: folder 1
Coalition to Stop Depo-Provera, 1982

Box 159: folder 2
Consumer Exchange, 1979

Box 159: folder 3
Institute for the Study of Medical Ethics, 1978-79

Box 159: folder 4
Women's health groups, 1978-80, n.d.

Box 159: folder 5
Petitions, 1981, n.d.

Box 159: folder 6
Pro Depo-Provera material, 1980

Box 159: folder 7
Proposal and request for funding, 1979, 1983

Box 159: folder 8

Statistical analysis, 1979-82

Box 159: folder 9
Worksheet, n.d.

Box 159: folder 10
Client information: Lists, n.d.

Box 160: folder 1
Restrictions on access:



Restrictions on access:


Letters without questionnaires, 1983

Box 160: folder 2
Letters and questionnaires, 1982

Box 160: folder 3
Letters answered

Alabama - Wyoming, 1979-85

Box 160: folder 4-5
Miscellaneous, 1983-86

Box 160: folder 6
Registry questionnaires

Restrictions on access:


California registry, 1983

Box 161: folder 1
Class action suit, 1980-84

Box 161: folder 2
Class action victims, 1983

Box 161: folder 3

Contraception, 1983-85

Box 161: folder 4
Dermatitis, 1983

Box 161: folder 5
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, 1983

Box 161: folder 6
Endometriosis, 1983-83

Box 161: folder 7
Infertility, 1983

Box 161: folder 8
Menopause, 1985

Box 161: folder 9

Prevention, 1985

Box 161: folder 10
Regulate, 1983-85

Box 161: folder 11
Start, 1985

Box 161: folder 12
Miscarriage, 1983

Box 161: folder 13
Ovarian cysts, 1983

Box 161: folder 14
Ovulation prevention, 1983

Box 161: folder 15
PMS, 1985-87

Box 161: folder 16
Precocious puberty, 1983

Box 161: folder 17
Pregnancy determination, 1983

Box 161: folder 18
Illinois registry, 1983

Box 161: folder 19
Non-registry victims, n.d.

Box 161: folder 20
Victims in registry, 1983

Box 162: folder 1
Don't want to be in suit, 1983

Box 162: folder 2
Miscellaneous, 1983-85, n.d.

Box 162: folder 3
Select Committee on Population (House of Representatives): 1978

Box 163: folder 1
"Toxic Substances: Decisions and Values" (Ethical and Value Implications of Science and Technology Program of the National Science Foundation), 1979

Box 163: folder 2
United Presbyterian Church shareholder resolution to Upjohn Company, 1982-83

Box 163: folder 3
Work plan, notes, and chronology, 1982-83

Box 163: folder 4
Diethystilbestrol (DES) Project

Animal feed additives, 1979-80

Box 164: folder 1
Bibliographies, 1974, 1980

Box 164: folder 2
Center for Disease control/NWHN DES evaluation survey [WESAT research group], 2001-02

Box 164: folder 3
Correspondence, 1979-98

Box 164: folder 4
DES Daughters Identification Project, 1978-80

Box 164: folder 5

[see also Legal issues and litigation - Payton et al v. Abbott]

DES Granddaughters, 1991

Box 164: folder 6
DES: Self- assessment, 2003

Box 164: folder 7
DES Task force Report (NIH), 1978

Box 164: folder 8
Legal issues and litigation

Articles and clippings, 1979-94

Box 164: folder 9
DES Litigation Service

Box 164

[see Litigation Information Service]

Joyce Bichler v. Eli Lilly, 1979-81

Box 164: folder 10

Box 164: folder 11
Statements and testimonies before Congress, 1981

Box 164: folder 12
Miscellaneous, 1971-89

Box 164: folder 13
Meetings, 1972-80

Box 165: folder 1
NWHN press releases and statements, 1980-83, n.d.

Box 165: folder 2

DES Action, 1977-95

Box 165: folder 3
DES National Education Campaign Working Group (CDC), 2000

Box 165: folder 4
Research, 1974-80

Box 165: folder 5
Testimonies and transcripts, 1973-80

Box 165: folder 6
Miscellaneous, 1977-80, n.d.

Box 165: folder 7

Henry Foster for Surgeon General, 1995

Box 165: folder 8
Miscellaneous, 1984-2005

Box 165: folder 9-12
Epilepsy Outreach Project, 1998

Box 166: folder 1
Health Advocacy in Rural America


[see Series V. MEMBERSHIP AND FINANCIAL MATERIALS -- Fundraising -- Grants -- Projects]

College Health Services Survey

Correspondence, 1983-85

Box 166: folder 3
Information sheets on oral contraceptives and diaphragms, 1987

Box 166: folder 4
Responses, 1983

Box 166: folder 5-6
Correspondence, 1982-86

Box 166: folder 7
Public Forum on Informed Consent (FDA-NIH), 1995

Box 166: folder 8
"Written Informed Consent and Long-acting Contraception: Disincentive to Coercion" (NWHN), 1998

Box 166: folder 9
Insurance reform

Insurance Reform Working Group, 1986-87

Box 167: folder 1
Medical malpractice insurance, 1985-2005

Box 167: folder 2
National health insurance plan, 1992

Box 167: folder 3
Sex discrimination and health and disability insurance, 1983

Box 167: folder 4
Lesbian Health

Lesbian Health Packet, 1982-92

Box 167: folder 5
National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce: Lesbian Health Issues and Recommendations, 1993

Box 167: folder 6
Whitman-Walker Clinic, 1991, n.d.

Box 167: folder 7
Miscellaneous, 1993

Box 167: folder 8
Litigation Information Service


Requests for information

Benedictin, 1983-84

Box 167: folder 9
Dalkon Shield, 1983-85

Box 167: folder 10
Depo-Provera, 1983-85

Box 167: folder 11
DES, 1975-85

Box 167: folder 12
Medical records, 1982-83

Box 167: folder 13
Tampax and toxic shock syndrome, 1981-84

Box 168: folder 1
Miscellaneous, 1982-85

Box 168: folder 2-4
Miscellaneous, 1982-88

Box 168: folder 5
Forms, n.d.

Box 168: folder 6
Legal issues, 1985-86

Box 168: folder 7
Procedures, 1986-87

Box 168: folder 8
Mental Health

Electroconvulsive therapy, 1980-83

Box 168: folder 9
Mental Health Project, 1982

Box 168: folder 10
Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, 1985-86

Box 168: folder 11
Midlife and Older Women Project

Budgets and project information, 1985

Box 168: folder 12
Caregivers to the aged, 1981-85

Box 168: folder 13
House Select Committee on Aging, 1988

Box 168: folder 14
National Coalition on Older Women's Issues, 1984-85

Box 168: folder 15
Nursing home reform

Citizens for the Improvement of Nursing Homes, 1983

Box 169: folder 1
Georgia Nursing Home Legislation, 1981

Box 169: folder 2
National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, 1982-88

Box 169: folder 3
Older Women's Health Committee



Older Women's League, 1982, n.d.

Box 169: folder 4
Pepper Commission, 1990

Box 169: folder 5
Senate Subcommittee on Aging, 1985

Box 169: folder 6
The Older Woman: Continuities and Discontinuities, 1978

Box 169: folder 7
White House Conference on Aging, 1971, 1981

Box 169: folder 8
White House Mini Conference on Older Women, 1980

Box 169: folder 9
Nursing education funding legislation, 1982-88

Box 169: folder 10
Occupational health and safety: glutaraldehyde poisoning, 1995-97

Box 169: folder 11
Pap tests, 1996-98, n.d.

Box 169: folder 12
Pregnancy and childbirth

Bendectin Registry, 1985

Box 169: folder 13
Cesareans and episiotomies, 1980-95

Box 169: folder 14
NWHN testimony

Bendectin, 1980-84

Box 170: folder 1
Fetal monitoring, 1980

Box 170: folder 2
Induction of labor, 1978

Box 170: folder 3
Preterm labor, 1993

Box 170: folder 4
Presidential Candidates, 1988

Box 171: folder 1
Reproductive Rights


[see also Title X]


Abortion choice and teens, 1986

Box 171: folder 2
Abortion clinic protocol

Box 171: folder 3
Abortion in the Era of States Rights, n.d.

Box 171: folder 4
Abortion Information Exchange meeting, 1982-83

Box 171: folder 5
Abortion Rights Action Week, 1979

Box 171: folder 6
Abortion Speakout (Redstockings 20th anniversary), 1989

Box 171: folder 7
Clinic violence (Hearings of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights)

Abortion Clinic Bombings and Fake Clinics 1986-87

Box 171: folder 8
Clinic Violence, 1985

Box 171: folder 9
Fake Clinic Project


[See also Clinic violence]

Background information, 1985-86

Box 171: folder 10
Brochures from fake clinics, 1984, n.d.

Box 171: folder 11
Expose "Fake Clinic" Campaign (PPFA), 1987

Box 171: folder 12
Geraldo, 1988

Box 171: folder 13
NWHN outreach materials and press listings, 1988, n.d.

Box 171: folder 14
Responses, 1988

Box 171: folder 15
Yellow pages, 1988

Box 171: folder 16
Miscellaneous, 1987-88, n.d.

Box 172: folder 1
Federal funding of anti-abortion clinics, 1987

Box 172: folder 2
Hatch Amendment, 1981-85

Box 172: folder 2
In Support of Women's Lives, 1982

Box 172: folder 3
March for Women's Lives, 1989, 2004

Box 172: folder 4-5
Menstrual extraction, 1989-93

Box 172: folder 6
Mobilize for Women's Lives, 1989

Box 172: folder 8

Abortion Action Coalition, 1977, n.d.

Box 173: folder 1
Abortion Fund, 1980

Box 173: folder 2
Abortion Rights Mobilization, 1979-85

Box 173: folder 3
Coalition for the Protection of Women's Health, 1984

Box 173: folder 4
Ms. Foundation Reproductive Rights Coalition Fund, 1988-89

Box 173: folder 5
National Abortion Rights Action League 1981-85

Box 173: folder 6
National Campaign to Restore Abortion Funding, 1984-85

Box 173: folder 7
National Organization for Women, 1979

Box 173: folder 8
Pro-Choice Coalition, 1988-89

Box 173: folder 9
Public Education Project, 2004

Box 173: folder 10
Reproductive Rights National Network, 1985

Box 173: folder 11
Press releases and position papers, 1978-85

Box 173: folder 12
Roe v. Wade 10th and 13th Anniversary, 1983-86

Box 173: folder 13
"Silent No More" Campaign, 1985

Box 173: folder 14
"Silent Scream" (anti-abortion film), 1985

Box 173: folder 15
Miscellaneous, 1980-89, n.d.

Box 173: folder 16
Campaign to Stop Anti-fertility Vaccines, 1996-2001

Box 174

Box 174: folder 1

Box 174: folder 1A


[see also Dalkon Shield, Depo-provera, and DES]

Contraceptive Research

Critiques, 1979

Box 174: folder 2
Survey: Contraceptive Research Priorities (Judy Norsegian), 1978

Box 174: folder 3
Emergency contraception

Historical look, 1980

Box 174: folder 4
Morning after pill testimony, 1979-80

Box 174: folder 5-5A
Miscellaneous, 1979-2005

Box 174: folder 6
Lea's Shield, 1996

Box 174: folder 7
Mecklenburg petition, 1983

Box 174: folder 8
Norplant, 1985-93

Box 175: folder 1

[see also Depo-Provera Project]

Oral Contraception, 1980

Box 175: folder 2
C.R.A.C.K. Program (Children Requiring a Caring Community), 2000-01

Box 175: folder 3
Sterilization abuse

Abstract, 1980

Box 175: folder 4
Correspondence, 1977-80

Box 175: folder 5
Press release, 1978

Box 175: folder 6
Survey of sterilization practices, 1983

Box 175: folder 7
Miscellaneous, 1978-95, n.d.

Box 176: folder 1
Survey of Young Women, 2001

Box 176: folder 2
Tampons and toxic shock syndrome

Absorbency and tampon labeling, 1981-87

Box 176: folder 3
Correspondence, 1979-83

Box 176: folder 4
Federal Drug Administration, 1974-85

Box 176: folder 5
Ingredients in tampons, 1979-81

Box 177: folder 1
NWHN press releases, information packet, and report, 1980-84, n.d.

Box 177: folder 2
Tampons Task Force


Box 177: folder 3-7

Box 178: folder 1-3
Tampons and contraceptive sponges, 1980-83, n.d.

Box 179: folder 1
"Toxic Shock Syndrome & Tampons: Pilot Education Program Evaluation, 1984

Box 179: folder 2
Miscellaneous, 1979-80, n.d.

Box 179: folder 3
Title X


[see also Reproductive Rights]

Regulations, 1987-90

Box 179: folder 4
School based clinics, 1987

Box 179: folder 5
Title X Coalition, 1985-87

Box 179: folder 6
Miscellaneous, 1987-88, n.d.

Box 179: folder 7
Weight Discrimination Advocacy, 1999-2002

Box 179: folder 8
Women and AIDS Project

Advocacy project, n.d.

Box 180: folder 1
AIDS education activity workshop, 1987

Box 180: folder 2
AIDS registry (ideas on), 1988

Box 180: folder 3

Women's Voices: Speaking AIDS, 1991-92

Box 180: folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1987-91

Box 180: folder 5
Epidemiology of AIDS report, 1997

Box 180: folder 6
Organizations (related)

Center for Disease Control, 1988-91

Box 180: folder 7
D.C. Committee on Women and AIDS, 1987

Box 180: folder 8
Hispanic AIDS Committee, n.d.

Box 180: folder 9
National Commission on AIDS, 1990, n.d.

Box 180: folder 10
National Organizations Responding to AIDS, 1991-93

Box 180: folder 11
National Resource Center on Women and AIDS, 1988-90

Box 180: folder 12
New York Taskforce on Women and AIDS, 1991

Box 180: folder 13
Women and AIDS Resource Center, n.d.

Box 180: folder 14
Publications, reports and statements



Advice for life: A woman's guide to AIDS risks and prevention, by Chris Norwood: correspondence and marketing, 1987

Box 181: folder 1
AIDS: What every woman needs to know: correspondence and marketing, 1988

Box 181: folder 2
Miscellaneous reports and statements, 1987-93

Box 181: folder 3
Seminar on AIDS (ideas on), 1988

Box 181: folder 4

Hospital survey on AIDS transmission in pregnancy, 1988


Box 181: folder 5

Box 181: folder 6
Survey on public policies related to women and AIDS: contact sheets, 1990-91

Box 181: folder 7-10
State health departments, 1990-91

Alabama - Missouri

Box 182: folder 1-26
Montana -Tennessee

Box 183: folder 1-19
Texas - Wyoming

Box 184: folder 1-9
Report and guidelines, n.d.

Box 184: folder 10
Miscellaneous evaluation, notes, lists, and correspondence, 1990-97

Box 184: folder 11
AIDS Network phone tree, 1990-91

Box 184: folder 12
Prevention Survey, 1997

Box 184: folder 13
Miscellaneous, 1988-92, n.d.

Box 184: folder 14
Women and Smoking Project

Advertising, 1978,-85, n.d.

Box 185: folder 1
Miscellaneous, 2001-2003

Box 185: folder 2
Women of Color


[see also Black Women's Health Project]

"Chicanas as Healers" by Sandra Salazar, 1981

Box 185: folder 3
Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies, 2000

Box 185: folder 4
Native American Women and closure of inpatient services at the Indian Health Services Unit, Wagner, South Dakota, 1988-89

Box 185: folder 5
Public hearing, 1985

Box 185: folder 6
Miscellaneous, 1979-2004, n.d.

Box 185: folder 7
Women's clinics

Clinic lists, 1985-98, n.d.

Box 185: folder 8
Correspondence and printed material, 1989-2002, n.d.

Box 185: folder 9
Sandra Morgen clinic survey and report, 1991

Box 185: folder 10
Women's Health Vote, 1984-84

Box 186: folder 1
Women's Vote Project

Description and consultant agreement, 1984, n.d.

Box 186: folder 2
Voter registration notebook, 1984

Box 186: folder 3
Voting records, 1983-84

Box 186: folder 4

This series contains court documents, subpoenas, depositions, correspondence, transcripts, printed materials, and testimonies. It is divided into two subseries: Court cases and Legislation. Court cases consists of three sections: Amicus briefs, NWHN as litigant, and Miscellaneous. Over the years the NWHN filed amicus briefs for many court cases. The first section contains court documents, transcripts and correspondence related to sixty court cases on a wide range of subjects including abortion, drugs during pregnancy, domestic violence, health insurance, and environmental and occupational hazards. They are arranged alphabetically by case name and topics for each case are noted. The Legislation section contains material related to six court cases in which the NWHN was one of the litigants. Of particular interest is NWHN v. A.H. Robins (Dalkon Shield) and NWHN v. Upjohn (Depo-Provera). Additional information on these two cases can be found in Series IX. PROJECTS, PROGRAMS, AND REFORM EFFORTS. The Miscellaneous section contains files on cases of interest collected by the Network including those where staff provided depositions. The second subseries contains files on various legislation of interest to the Network.

Court cases

Amicus Briefs

In re A.C. (forced cesarean), 1987-90

Box 187: folder 1-3
Akron v. Akron (abortion), 1982

Box 187: folder 4
Alabama v. Tracy Padgett (drugs during pregnancy - fetal abuse), 1995

Box 187: folder 5
Anonymous v. anonymous (incest), 1989

Box 187: folder 6
Ashcroft v. Raich (medical marijuana), 2004

Box 187: folder 7
Bost v. Low-income women of Texas (Medicaid funding for abortion), 2001

Box 187: folder 8
Bowen v. Kendrick (abortion), 1987

Box 187: folder 9
Bowen v. Massachusetts (Title X), 1988

Box 187: folder 10
Bray v. Alexandria Women's Health Clinic (abortion), 1991

Box 187: folder 11
Browning-Ferris v. Kelco Disposal (waste disposal), 1989

Box 188: folder 1
Brzonkala v. Morrison, et. al (violence against women), 1999

Box 188: folder 2
Califano v. Westcott (benefits), 1978

Box 188: folder 3
California v. Green et. al. (battered women), 1994

Box 188: folder 4
Cassidy & Bell v. Smith (incest), 1989-92

Box 188: folder 5
Cipollone v. Liggett, Philip Morris, Lowe's Theatres (cigarettes), 1991

Box 188: folder 6
Collins v. Texas (drug use during pregnancy), 1994

Box 188: folder 7
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Kemp (drugs during pregnancy), 1993

Box 188: folder 8
Dalrymple v. Brown (child sexual abuse), 1996

Box 188: folder 9
Ferguson v. Charleston, S.C. (doctor/patient confidentiality), 1999-2000

Box 188: folder 10
Grant v. General Motors (sex discrimination), 1989

Box 188: folder 11
Guardianship of Sharon Kowalski (non-traditional families), 1991

Box 188: folder 12
Grijalva v. Shalala (Medicare), 1997

Box 188: folder 13
Harris v. McRae (abortion), 1979-80

Box 188: folder 14
Hartigan v. Zbaraz (abortion), 1986

Box 188: folder 15
Henley v. FD (oral contraceptives and breast cancer), 1995

Box 188: folder 16
Hill v. Colorado (abortion), 1999

Box 189: folder 1
Hodgson v. Minnesota (parental consent), 1987

Box 189: folder 2
Illinois v. Madison (HIV testing), 1990

Box 189: folder 3
Jane Doe v. John Smith (abortion), 1988

Box 189: folder 4
Johnson v. Florida (drugs during pregnancy - delivering drugs to a minor), 1990-92

Box 189: folder 5
Kane et. al. v. Johns Manville (exposure to asbestos), 1987

Box 189: folder 6
Katz v. Ohio Board of Psychology (licensing of psychologists), 1981

Box 189: folder 7
Lavetter v. International Playtex (toxic shock), 1988

Box 189: folder 8
Leigh v. Board of Registry in Nursing (midwifery), 1986

Box 189: folder 9
Lohr v. Medtronic (medical device - pacemaker), 1996

Box 189: folder 10
Moe v. Hanley (abortion), n.d.

Box 190: folder 1
Nash v. NYC Trust (pregnancy discrimination ), 1991

Box 190: folder 2
National Educators Association of Rhode Island et. al. v. Garrahy et. al. (coverage of abortions), 1985

Box 190: folder 3
New Jersey v. Smith (HIV), 1991

Box 190: folder 4
New Mexico v. Cynthia Martinez (drugs during pregnancy), 2007

Box 190: folder 5
New York State Society of Surgeons v. Axelrod (HIV testing), 1991

Box 190: folder 6
New York v. Bowen (Title X), 1988

Box 190: folder 7
Norris and Turensky v. Nelson (incarcerated women and childbirth), n.d.

Box 190: folder 8
Northeast Women's Center v. McMonagle et. al. (abortion), 1989

Box 190: folder 9
People v. Jones, (drugs during pregnancy - fetal abuse), 1993

Box 190: folder 10
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (abortion), 1992

Box 190: folder 11
PPFA v. Bowen (abortion), 1988

Box 190: folder 12
Richardson v. Merrill-Dow Pharmaceutical (Bendectin), 1989

Box 190: folder 13
Roberts v. Galen (uninsured patients), 1998

Box 190: folder 14
Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee (nuclear hazard), 1983

Box 190: folder 15
State v. Carter (drugs during pregnancy -fetal abuse), 1991

Box 191: folder 1
Thomson v. OSU Hospital (family and medical leave), 1998

Box 191: folder 2
Thornburgh v. ACOG (abortion), 1985

Box 191: folder 3
UAW v. Johnson Controls (occupational lead exposure), 1989-91

Box 191: folder 4
Washington (state) v. Dunn (drugs during pregnancy- fetal abuse), 1995-96

Box 191: folder 5
Washington (state) v. Glucksberg (protection of the terminally ill), 1996

Box 191: folder 6
Webster v. Reproductive Health Systems (abortion), 1989

Box 191: folder 7
Whitner v. South Carolina (drugs during pregnancy), 1998

Box 191: folder 8
Wisconsin (state) v. Kruziicki et al (drugs during pregnancy - fetal abuse), 1996

Box 191: folder 9
Miscellaneous, 1989-97

Box 191: folder 10
NWHN as litigant



ARM (Abortion Rights Mobilization) v. Regan and ARM v. Brady, 1981-90

Box 191: folder 11
Matria v. National Women's Health Network and John Does 1-10 (deceptive trade practices), 1997

Box 191: folder 12
National Women's Health Network v. A.H. Robins (Dalkon Shield), 1981

Box 191: folder 13
National Women's Health Network v. Upjohn (Depo-Provera), 1985-88

Box 192: folder 1
Public Citizen Health Group and National Women's Health Network v. FDA (banning drug Parlodel), 1994

Box 192: folder 2
Public Citizen, National Women's Health Network et al v. Department of Health and Human Services (patient package inserts), 1977-82

Box 192: folder 3

Erickson v. CPC, Inc. (sex discrimination), 1980-81

Box 192: folder 6
Health Research Group v. Department of HEW (federally funded medical services), 1979

Box 192: folder 7
NOW v. Mutual of Omaha (pregnancy insurance discrimination),1984

Box 192: folder 8
Ormai v. Searle, 1990

Box 193: folder 9
Pathfinder Fund v. USAID (abortion research), 1990

Box 193: folder 1
Shannon v. Fresno County, 1989

Box 193: folder 2
Thompson and Lee et. al. v. Proctor & Gamble (TSS), 1980

Box 193: folder 3
Turnock v. Ragsdale (abortion), 1989

Box 193: folder 4
Watson v. Eli Lilly (DES), 1983

Box 193: folder 5

Act for Better Child Care Services (SB 2046), 1986-88

Box 193: folder 6
Adolescent Family Life Act, 1985

Box 193: folder 7
AIDS Federal Policy Act, 1988

Box 193: folder 8
Alternative Breast Cancer Treatments Information for Patients Act, 1987

Box 193: folder 9
Baby Doe legislation, 1983-85

Box 193: folder 10
Catastrophic Health Insurance: Medigap and Spousal Impoverishment, 1987

Box 193: folder 11
Civil Rights Restoration Act, 1987

Box 193: folder 12
Fairness in Insurance (HR 2727), 1988

Box 193: folder 13
FCC Fairness Doctrine, 1981

Box 193: folder 14
Health maintenance organizations (HR 2480 and HR 2508), 1981

Box 193: folder 15
High Risk Occupational Disease Notification and Prevention Act, 1988

Box 193: folder 16
Human Genome legislation, 1988

Box 193: folder 17
Kennedy/Waxman Minimum Essential Health Benefits for All Workers Act, (S 1265, HR 2506), 1987

Box 193: folder 18
Long Term Care Insurance, 1978-89, n.d.

Box 193: folder 19
Medicare Coverage for Mammography Examinations, 1987-88

Box 194: folder 1
New York Maternal Information Act, 1987

Box 194: folder 2
Parental Leave Bill (HR 925), 1987

Box 194: folder 3
Reproductive Health Equity Act, 1984-85

Box 194: folder 4
Smoking Bills (S 1937), 1985

Box 194: folder 5
Surrogacy Arrangements Act (HR 2433), 1988

Box 194: folder 6
Warning Labels on Alcoholic Beverages (S2047), 1988

Box 194: folder 7
Welfare Reform Bill (Kennedy), 1987

Box 194: folder 8

This series contains eight subseries. The first, Articles and clippings contains general published pieces about the Network and the second, Contact lists , contains lists of experts for testimony or comments, coalitions, contact people, referrals, agencies, and congress members. The bulk of this series is contained in the third subseries, Cover letters and information packets, which consists of cover letters and packets on 116 women's health related subjects that the Network compiled and sent out upon request. Following this is a file with material related to the development of a logo, trademark, and web design. The fourth subseries, Media, contains correspondence, reports, meeting agenda, printed material related to media consultants hired by the Network between 1982 and 2000, lists of media contacts, press kits, and press releases and statements. There is a file of position papers put out by the Network, as well as a memo regarding taping of the Sally Jessie Raphael show on which Board member Judy Norsegian was a guest. The Network maintained a Speakers Bureau to provide organizations with informed speakers, panelists, conference participants, and facilitators. This final subseries, Speakers Bureau, contains correspondence, lists, guidelines and forms, requests, and speaker data.

Articles and clippings, 1981-97

Box 194: folder 9
Contact lists, n.d.

Box 194: folder 10
Cover letters and information packets, 1993-2005


Box 195: folder 1

Box 195: folder 2
Alternative Medicine

Box 195: folder 3
Arthritis (Rheumatoid)

Box 195: folder 4
Autoimmune disorders

Box 195: folder 5
Bacterial vaginosis

Box 195: folder 6
Bias against women in medicine

Box 195: folder 7
Breast fibroids

Box 195: folder 8
Breast implants


Box 195: folder 9

Box 195: folder 10

Box 195: folder 11
Cover letters and information packets, 1993-2005 (continued)

Cancer, 1984

Box 196: folder 1



Box 196: folder 2
Detection and diagnosis

Box 196: folder 3
Environmental causes

Box 196: folder 4
Prevention and risks

Box 196: folder 5

Box 196: folder 6

Box 196: folder 7

Box 196: folder 8

Box 196: folder 9
Carpal tunnel syndrome

Box 196: folder 10
Cervical cone biopsy

Box 196: folder 11
Cesarean section

Box 196: folder 12
Childbirth and after

Box 197: folder 1

Box 197: folder 2
Chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome

Box 197: folder 3
Chronic vulvar pain

Box 197: folder 4

Box 197: folder 5

Cervical cap

Box 197: folder 6

Box 197: folder 7

Box 197: folder 8
Dalkon Shield

Box 197: folder 9

Box 197: folder 10

Box 197: folder 11

Box 197: folder 12
New contraceptive methods

Box 197: folder 13

Box 197: folder 14

Box 197: folder 15

Box 197: folder 16

Box 198: folder 1

Box 198: folder 2

Box 198: folder 3
Diethylstilbestrol (DES)

Box 198: folder 4

Box 198: folder 5
Domestic violence

Box 198: folder 6
Drugs in labor

Box 198: folder 7

Box 198: folder 8
Eating disorders

Box 198: folder 9
Endocrine system

Box 198: folder 10
Endometrial ablation

Box 198: folder 11

Box 198: folder 12
Environmental health

Box 198: folder 13
Female genital mutilation

Box 198: folder 14

Box 199: folder 1
Genital warts

Box 199: folder 2
Heart disease

Box 199: folder 3
Home pregnancy tests

Box 199: folder 4

Box 199: folder 5
Incarcerated women

Box 199: folder 6

Box 199: folder 7

Box 199: folder 8
Interstitial cystitis

Box 199: folder 9
Lesbian health issues

Box 199: folder 10
Medical records

Box 199: folder 11


Box 200: folder 1
Estrogen replacement therapy

Box 200: folder 2
Alternative and complementary medicine

Box 200: folder 3

Box 200: folder 4
Menstrual extraction

Box 200: folder 5
Menstruation and menstrual products

Box 200: folder 6
Mental health

Box 200: folder 7
National health plan

Box 200: folder 8
New reproductive technologies

Box 200: folder 9

Box 200: folder 10
Occupational health

Box 200: folder 11

Box 200: folder 12
Ovarian cancer and ovarian cysts

Box 200: folder 13
Pap smears

Box 200: folder 14
Patients' rights

Box 201: folder 1
Pelvic inflammatory disease

Box 201: folder 2
Polycystic ovary syndrome

Box 201: folder 3
Population control

Box 201: folder 4
Postpartum depression

Box 201: folder 5

Box 201: folder 6
Pregnancy for older women

Box 201: folder 7
Premenstrual syndrome

Box 201: folder 8
Prolapsed bladders

Box 201: folder 9
Reality female condom

Box 201: folder 10
Recombinant bovine grown hormone

Box 201: folder 11

Box 201: folder 12

Box 201: folder 13
Sexual violence

Box 201: folder 14
Sexually transmitted diseases

Box 201: folder 15
Sickle cell disease

Box 202: folder 1
Spermicides and STDs

Box 202: folder 2

Prevention trial

Box 202: folder 3
Breast cancer

Box 202: folder 4
Healthy women

Box 202: folder 5
Teen pregnancy

Box 202: folder 6
Temporomandibular joint disorders

Box 202: folder 7
Thyroid disorders

Box 202: folder 8
Toxic Shock Syndrome

Box 202: folder 9

Box 202: folder 10
Urinary tract infections

Box 202: folder 11
Uterine fibroids

Box 202: folder 12

Box 202: folder 13
Varicose veins

Box 202: folder 14
Women and alcohol

Box 202: folder 15
Women of color

Box 203: folder 1
Women and substance abuse

Box 203: folder 2
Women and disabilities

Box 203: folder 3
Women and smoking

Box 203: folder 4
Women's health care clinics

Box 203: folder 5
Yeast infections

Box 203: folder 6
Young women's health

Box 203: folder 7
Miscellaneous form letters for packets

Box 203: folder 8
Logo, trademark, and web design, 1984-2003

Box 203: folder 9


Hager, Sharp, and Abramson, 1982

Box 204: folder 1
Porter and Novelli

Identity Project, 1999

Box 204: folder 2
Initial planning meeting, 1999

Box 204: folder 3
Miscellaneous, 1981

Box 204: folder 4
Spin Project, 2000

Box 204: folder 5
Miscellaneous, 1982-84

Box 204: folder 6
Lists, 1985

Box 204: folder 7
Press kits, n.d.

Box 204: folder 8
Press releases and statements, 1977-2004, n.d.

Box 204: folder 9

[see also SERIES IV. PERSONNEL -- Statements]

Miscellaneous, n.d.

Box 204: folder 10
Position papers 1978-94

Box 204: folder 11
Sally Jessy Raphael Show, 1986

Box 205: folder 1
Speakers Bureau

Correspondence, 1982-83

Box 205: folder 2
Lists, guidelines, and forms, n.d.

Box 205: folder 3
Requests, 1982

Box 205: folder 4
Speaker data, 1979-84, n.d.

Box 205: folder 5
Miscellaneous, 1985-91

Box 205: folder 6

This series contains correspondence, newsletters, and printed materials from six NWHN affiliates (California, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio and Texas) followed by materials related to guidelines, membership recruitment, and standards.

State organizations

California, 1978

Box 206: folder 1
New Jersey, 1983-85

Box 206: folder 2
New Mexico

Newsletters, 1983-87

Box 206: folder 3
Meetings, 1982-84

Box 206: folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1982-85

Box 206: folder 5
New York, 1983-88

Box 206: folder 6
Ohio, 1985

Box 206: folder 7
Texas, 1983-84

Box 206: folder 8
Guidelines, 1983-85

Box 206: folder 9
Membership recruitment, n.d.

Box 206: folder 10
Standards, 1981-85, n.d.

Box 206: folder 11
Miscellaneous correspondence and printed material, 1985

Box 206: folder 12

This series is arranged alphabetically and contains correspondence, reports, newsletters, and printed materials related to forty-four organizations with which the NWHN had a relationship. There is also a folder containing a small amount of material on additional organizations. The focus of these organizations cover the gamut of issues including women's and children's health, international women's issues and development, and consumer protection. There is a significant amount of material from Up the River Endeavors (URE) of which NWHN is a member. URE is a consortium that connects groups working on the environment, animal rights, women's health and population issues.

Agency for International Development, 1978

Box 207: folder 1
American Association of Dental Victims, 1980-81

Box 207: folder 2
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1982

Box 207: folder 3
American College of Women's Health Physicians, 1995-99

Box 207: folder 4
American Medical Women's Association, 1979

Box 207: folder 5
American Public Health Association, 1987

Box 207: folder 6
Americans For Safe Food Coalition, 1982

Box 207: folder 7
Boston Women's Health Collective

Our Bodies Our Selves, 1971-81

Box 207: folder 8
Rome, Esther, 1995

Box 207: folder 9
Miscellaneous, 1986

Box 207: folder 10
Carcinogen Information Project, 1983

Box 207: folder 11
Citizens Committee on Bhopal, 1985

Box 207: folder 12
Coalition on Women and the Budget, 1985

Box 207: folder 13
Coalition for Women's Appointments, 1992

Box 207: folder 14
Council of the District of Colombia, 1983-84

Box 207: folder 15
Environmental Task Force, 1985

Box 207: folder 16
Family Health International, 1986-89, n.d.

Box 207: folder 17
International Women's Health Coalition, 1982

Box 207: folder 18
LAM Foundation, 1995

Box 207: folder 19
National Advocacy Coalition on Youth and Sexual Orientation, 1993-94

Box 207: folder 20
National Asian Women's Organization, 1997

Box 208: folder 1
National Association of Women's Health Professionals, 1991

Box 208: folder 2
National Center for Lesbian Health, 1993

Box 208: folder 3
National Health Care Campaign, 1989-90

Box 208: folder 4
National Health Coalition, 1990

Box 208: folder 5
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Center for Population Research, 1975-79

Box 208: folder 6
National Institutes of Health

Advisory Committee on Women's Health (Women's Health Issues Research Report), 1987

Box 208: folder 7
National Institute of Environmental Health Report on Carcinogens, 2001

Box 208: folder 8
Women's Health Initiative, 1993

Box 208: folder 9
National Lawyers Guild

Box 208: folder 10
National Organization for Women, 1988

Box 208: folder 11
National Program to Prevent Unintended Pregnancy, n.d.

Box 208: folder 12
National Women's Law Center, 1996

Box 208: folder 13
Office of Technology Assessment

Advisory Panel, 1991

Box 208: folder 14
Report on bone density, 1995

Box 208: folder 15
Study on estrogen, 1991

Box 208: folder 16
Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health, 2001

Box 209: folder 1
People for the American Way, 1993, n.d

Box 209: folder 2
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 1995

Box 209: folder 3
Society for Epidemiologic Research, 1991

Box 209: folder 4
STOP-DUB (Surgical Treatments Outcome Projects for Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding), 2005

Box 209: folder 5
Up the River Endeavors

Reports, 2002-04

Box 210: folder 1-3
Miscellaneous, 2001-05

Box 210: folder 4-7
Washington Council of Agencies, 1984

Box 211: folder 1
Women's Economic Development Center, n.d.

Box 211: folder 2
Women's groups in the area, 1978-80

Box 211: folder 3
Women's Health Coalition, 1991-92

Box 211: folder 4
Women's Health Initiative Study, 2004

Box 211: folder 5
Women's Health Leaderships, 1999-2002

Box 211: folder 6
Women's Health Resource Center, 1989-90

Box 211: folder 7
Women's Voices, 1992

Box 211: folder 8
Miscellaneous lists, 1979-81, n.d.

Box 211: folder 9



[see also Moore, Emily]

Anti abortion, 1984-85

Box 212: folder 1
Conscience (Voice of Pro choice Catholics), 1983-85

Box 212: folder 2
International, 1977-81, n.d.

Box 212: folder 3
National Abortion Federation, 1985

Box 212: folder 4
Rights, 1975-85, n.d.

Box 212: folder 5
Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights, 1985-88, n.d.

Box 212: folder 6
Miscellaneous, 1979-87, n.d.

Box 212: folder 7
Advertising and consumer protection, 1978-83, n.d.

Box 213: folder 1
Aging and older women

Congresswomen's Caucus, 1979-80

Box 213: folder 2
Medicare, 1984-87, n.d.

Box 213: folder 3
Nursing homes

Citizens for the Improvement of Nursing Homes, 1982-84, n.d.

Box 213: folder 4
National Citizen's Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, 1982-83

Box 213: folder 5
Miscellaneous, 1976-87, n.d.

Box 213: folder 6
Resources and bibliographies, 1982-84, n.d.'

Box 213: folder 7
Miscellaneous, 1978-90, n.d.

Box 213: folder 8-11
Birth control

Advertising, 1983-84, n.d.

Box 214: folder 1
Male, 1978-82, n.d.

Box 214: folder 2

Cervical cap/diaphragm, 1970-86, n.d

Box 214: folder 3
Condoms, 1974-86, n.d.

Box 214: folder 4
Depo-Provera, 1980-83, n.d.

Box 214: folder 5
IUD, 1973-89, n.d.

Box 214: folder 6-7
Morning after pill, 1978-82, n.d.

Box 214: folder 8
Natural birth control, 1979-85, n.d.

Box 214: folder 9
Norplant, 1979-87, n.d.

Box 214: folder 10
Oral contraception/pill, 1974-89, n.d.

Box 214: folder 11
Spermicide, 1973-87, n.d.

Box 215: folder 1
Sponge, 1979-85, n.d.

Box 215: folder 2
Miscellaneous, 1979-88

Box 215: folder 3
Research, 1979-89, n.d.

Box 215: folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1977-86, n.d.

Box 215: folder 5
Birth Defects

Benedectin, 1980-83, n.d.

Box 215: folder 6
Miscellaneous, 1978-85, n.d.

Box 215: folder 7
Breast feeding, 1977-85, n.d.

Box 215: folder 8
Breast implants, 1991-95

Box 216: folder 1
Breast reconstruction, 1973-2002, n.d.

Box 216: folder 2
Caffeine, 1978-82, n.d.

Box 216: folder 3


Causes, 1977-99, n.d.

Box 216: folder 4
Detection and diagnosis

Mammography, 1976-2002, n.d.

Box 216: folder 5
Miscellaneous, 1976-85, n.d.

Box 216: folder 6

Mastectomy, 1973-85, n.d.

Box 216: folder 7
Miscellaneous, 1976-87, n.d.

Box 216: folder 8
Miscellaneous, 1978-87, n.d.

Box 216: folder 9
Causes (notebook), 1980-82

Box 217
Cervical, 1977-90, n.d.

Box 217: folder 1
Ovarian, 1982-89, n.d.

Box 217: folder 2
Uterine, 1964-83, n.d.

Box 217: folder 3
Miscellaneous, 1980-2002, n.d.

Box 217: folder 4
Civil rights

Equal Rights Amendment, 1981-87

Box 217: folder 5
Miscellaneous, 1977-84, n.d.

Box 217: folder 6
Cosmetics and animal testing, 1977-84

Box 218: folder 1
Demographics, 1974

Box 218: folder 2
DES, 1976-86, n.d.

Box 218: folder 3
Disabilities, 1979-85, n.d.

Box 218: folder 4

Antibiotics, 1977-78, n.d.

Box 218: folder 5
Antidepressants, 1981-84

Box 218: folder 6
Export, 1978-1984, n.d

Box 218: folder 7
Generic, 1981-85, n.d.

Box 218: folder 8
Industry, 1975-83, n.d.

Box 218: folder 9
Psychotropic, 1979

Box 218: folder 10
Regulations, 1978-89

Box 218: folder 11
Miscellaneous, 1978-86, n.d.

Box 218: folder 12
Eating disorders, 1984-85, n.d.

Box 219: folder 1
Economic Equity Act, 1983

Box 219: folder 2

Hazardous waste exports, 1980

Box 219: folder 3
Pesticides and herbicides, 1980-86, n.d.

Box 219: folder 4
Toxic waste, 1979-84, n.d.

Box 219: folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1978-88, n.d.

Box 219: folder 6
Estrogen, 1977-83, n.d.

Box 219: folder 7-8

[see also Menopause]

Family planning


[see also Birth control]

National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, 1981-89

Box 220: folder 1
Miscellaneous, 1972-77, n.d.

Box 220: folder 2
Family Protection Act, 1982-83, n.d.

Box 220: folder 3
Federal Health Budget, 1987-88

Box 220: folder 4
Freedom of Information Act, 1975-83, n.d.

Box 220: folder 5
Gynecological issues

Endometriosis, 1979-89, n.d.

Box 220: folder 6
Menstruation, 1977-85, n.d.

Box 220: folder 7
Sexually transmitted diseases,1978-84, n.d.

Box 220: folder 8
Miscellaneous, 1977-87, n.d.

Box 220: folder 9
Health planning, 1975-81, n.d.

Box 220: folder 10
Heart disease, 1986, n.d.

Box 221: folder 1
Herself, 1975-76

Box 221: folder 2
Hospitals, 1973-85, n.d.

Box 221: folder 3
Hotflash : a Newsletter from Health Services Sante Fe, New Mexico, 1979

Box 221: folder 4
Hypertension, 1978-79, n.d.

Box 221: folder 5
Infant mortality, 1981-88, n.d.

Box 221: folder 6

Fair Insurance Practices Act, 1982-83

Box 221: folder 7
Health, 1978-87, n.d.

Box 221: folder 8
Miscellaneous, 1977-83, n.d.

Box 221: folder 9

Bangladesh, 1978-79, n.d.

Box 222: folder 1
China, 1975-82, n.d.

Box 222: folder 2

Copenhagen, 1980-85, n.d.

Box 222: folder 3
Miscellaneous, 1979-85

Box 222: folder 4
Female circumcision, 1971-80

Box 222: folder 5
New Zealand, 1982-89, n.d.

Box 222: folder 6
Nicaraguan, 1984, n.d.

Box 222: folder 7
Self-help clinics, 1978-96

Box 222: folder 8
Third world women and the Drug Export Act, 1980-86

Box 222: folder 9
Miscellaneous, 1977-88, n.d.

Box 222: folder 10
Lesbians, 1974-85, n.d.

Box 223: folder 1
Lupus, 1975-88, n.d.

Box 223: folder 2
Malpractice, 1977-85

Box 223: folder 3
Maternal and child health

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 1983-85, n.d.

Box 223: folder 4
Miscellaneous, 1978-87, n.d.

Box 223: folder 5-7
Medical experimentation, 1979, n.d.

Box 223: folder 8
Men's health backlash, 1999-2001

Box 223: folder 9

Estrogen replacement therapy, 1975-2001, n.d.

Box 224: folder 1
Miscellaneous, 1975-87, n.d.

Box 224: folder 2
Mental health