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Women's Action Alliance records, 1970 - 1996
318 boxes (117.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 363

Women's advocacy organization and feminist collective. The extensive WAA records are a rich source of information about the contemporary women's movement and the dynamics of race and class within it. The organization's projects focused on such issues as coalition-building among women's groups, women's economic development, teenage pregnancy prevention, and non-sexist child development. The WAA Records document the administration of the organization, its projects, and its role as a women's information clearinghouse. Materials include correspondence, publications, resource files, photographs, and audiovisual materials.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection, with the following restrictions:

  • Researchers wishing to consult Boxes 256-267, which includes incoming and outgoing reference correspondence, must sign an Access Agreement Form in which they agree to refrain from making public any information that would identify a correspondent.
  • Box 46, which contains information on staff terminations and evaluations, is closed to research until 2020.
  • Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.

Restrictions on use:

The Women's Action Alliance retains copyright ownership of their records. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials created 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 must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
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Biographical Note

The Women's Action Alliance (WAA) was founded in 1971 to coordinate resources for organizations and individuals involved in the women's movement on the grass-roots level. Founders included Gloria Steinem (see also the Gloria Steinem Papers), Brenda Feigen, and Catherine Samuels. The organization's original mission was "to stimulate and assist women at the local level to organize around specific action projects aimed at eliminating concrete manifestations of economic and social discrimination." Conceived of as an advisory service that could provide back-up support, "the choice and objectives and basic strategy" of such initiatives would be "made by the group in every case."

In the early years, several well-known figures - including Bella Abzug, Shirley Chisholm, John Kenneth Galbraith, and Maya Miller -- were appointed to the Alliance's board of directors. While these figures contributed largely just the weight of their association, other board members -- like Franklin Thomas and Cory Eklund -- gave a great deal of energy to the Alliance. Over the years, Gloria Steinem's efforts were considerable, and at times crucial, to the organization's very survival. Steinem chaired the board from l97l to l978 and subsequently assisted on fundraising projects benefiting the Alliance.

During the first three years of the Alliance, the executive directors changed almost annually, with Brenda Feigen, Grace Helen McCabe, and Marlene Krauss serving. In l974 the WAA hired Ruth J. Abram, formerly a project director with the American Civil Liberties Union and executive director of the Norman Foundation. Abram, who served for five years, developed close ties to the foundation and corporate grants community, and their grants to the Alliance were often their first to a feminist organization. Her fundraising expertise resulted in a more than six-fold increase in the organization's budget. During Abram's tenure, the National Women's Agenda Coalition, Women at Work Fairs, and the Women's History Institute were organized.

Abram resigned in 1979 and was succeeded by Arlie C. Scott. Coming to the WAA after a long association with the National Organization for Women, including a term as national vice president, Scott saw the Alliance through a period of increasingly shrinking budgets. Staff and project plans shrunk as well. In early l982, after two years as executive director, Scott took an extended leave of absence from the WAA, never to return.

Sylvia Kramer was hired as executive director in the fall of l982. As the Alliance started its second decade, Kramer, a former teacher, placed greater emphasis on educational programs directed at older children (e.g. the Computer Equity Project and the Portable Women's History Project). The organization continued to focus on women's centers and economic opportunity for women as well. By the late 1980s, the WAA had three major arms: the Non-Sexist Childhood Development Project (under whose auspices projects like the 1988 study of "Children of Single Parents in the Schools" were carried out), the Women's Centers Project (the WAA helped establish the National Association of Women's Centers in 1986), and Information Services, which continued to provide reference and referral services for WAA's broad constituency.

Beginning in the late 1980s and continuing on through the 1990s, the WAA began to place greater emphasis on women's health issues, launching initiatives such as the 1987-88 Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Project, the Women's Alcohol and Drug Education Project, the Resource Mothers Program, and the Women's Centers and AIDS Project. Shazia Rafi became Executive Director in 1991.

Karel R. Amarath became the WAA's final executive director in 1993. Amarath worked with the Board of Directors to restructure the organization, making it more internally organized and fiscally aware. Gender equity initiatives continued to emphasize education and health care. The Computer Equity Expert Project (C.E.E.P) targeted more than 200 schools nationwide, reaching nearly 10,000 educators and almost 80,000 students. The Task Force on Integrated Projects (T.F.I.P) worked with pregnant and parenting adolescent and adult single parent mothers and their children, while the Women's Alcohol & Drug Education Project continued to assist African-American and Caribbean women, and Latinas, reaching more than four hundred women and girls annually.

By the mid-1990s, the WAA had become largely dependent on New York City and state budgets for its funding. The organization was dealt a severe blow in August 1995, when, on the eve of their twenty-fifth anniversary, their funding was cut by 65% with just thirty days notice. The Women's Alcohol and Drug Education Project, for example, one of the WAA's most successful programs at that time, lost $350,000 in funding, spelling the end of some twenty training sites in New York State. With more than half of their support removed, the organization hired development consultants to try to replace the funding, meanwhile looking for "neighbors" with whom to share space and rent. However, the WAA ultimately found it impossible to recover; in June 1997, by a vote of the Board of Directors, the Women's Action Alliance was dissolved.

Scope and contents of the collection

The breadth and scope of the WAA projects are indicative of the diversity of the women's movement itself. The most successful projects include the Information and Reference Service, the Non-Sexist Childhood Development Project (NSCD), and the National Women's Agenda and Women's Centers Projects.

The WAA's main modus operandi was to identify a problem, question, or population with specific needs; formulate and distribute a questionnaire exploring the activities and needs of groups or individuals concerned with the issue in question; and summarize the results in a directory, guide, or manual. As a result, scattered throughout the records of the WAA and its many initiatives are caches of replies, reports, and data on far-ranging subjects.

A significant proportion of this material documents the activities of a large number of women's centers, projects, and services across the U.S. and abroad, from the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s. By 1974 the WAA had begun to collect and preserve files tracking such activities, while the production of the "Practical Guide to the Women's Movement" and subsequent directories, organized both by geographic location and by program area, also involved the distribution and return of questionnaires in which women's centers and service organizations outlined their services, objectives, and goals. Vertical files in the reference collections of the WAA library, organized alphabetically by state and generated in connection with the "Practical Guide to the Women's Movement," preserve these profiles together with associated correspondence and literature. Another set, generated by the Women's Center Project, is housed with the records of that initiative.

The WAA's work with women's centers illustrates the organization's Byzantine nature, in that some of the WAA's initiatives were conceived by one department, launched by another, and administered by a third, with records and files shared and transferred between offices. Thus, in some cases, records pertaining to a significant issue embraced by the WAA are distributed throughout several series. For example, from the National Women's Agenda Project (SERIES II. PROJECTS) sprung the idea to create a networking service and national directory for local women's centers across the country. When the NWAP folded in 1980, the "Women's Centers Project" was created to take its place, offering networking and technical assistance programs. Eventually, the directory was compiled and printed. The organizational profiles gathered in this effort were preserved in the WAA library (SERIES III. RESOURCES-Library-Reference collections-Vertical files), while material pertaining to the actual publication, Women Helping Women: A State-by-State Directory of Services (1981) is found in SERIES III. RESOURCES-Library-Publications.

As the organization evolved and matured, projects were increasingly launched by the WAA and then handed off to largely independent staff who carried them through. For that reason, records of some WAA programs (e.g. Buddies Exploring Science Together (BEST) and the Women and AIDS project) are either represented by a very small amount of material, or not represented at all. By 1993, for example, of the WAA's fifteen paid staff people, six worked outside the organization's Lexington Avenue headquarters, in the South Bronx office of the Citizens Advice Bureau, Brooklyn's Medgar Evers College, and even Mujeres Latinos en Accion, based in Chicago, though there are no materials preserved here from the South Bronx, Brooklyn or Chicago personnel. For these reasons, the records fully document the organization's growth and development through the 1970s and 1980s, but contain comparatively little material from the 1990s. Records pertaining to the dissolution of the WAA will not be available until 2004, after they are released by the law firm that served the organization.

In as many places as possible, elements of the WAA's filing system were preserved. For example, the general subject files kept by the Executive Director's office, as well as those kept by Ruth Abram, arrived nearly intact, and each set has been left in its original order. A large series of files containing information on potential funders has also been preserved (SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION-Development and fundraising). By and large, however, the records of the various WAA projects and programs came in different levels of organization, reflecting in part the decentralized structure of the organization. In addition, the records reflect the idiosyncrasies of an ever-changing cast of project directors and administrative assistants. The present arrangement of the records, especially in the case of administrative files, reflect our effort to achieve some consistency across and between programs.

Organization of the collection

This collection is organized into five series:

  • I. Administration
  • II. Projects
  • III. Resources
  • IV. Photographs
  • V. Audiovisual Material

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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection, with the following restrictions:

  • Researchers wishing to consult Boxes 256-267, which includes incoming and outgoing reference correspondence, must sign an Access Agreement Form in which they agree to refrain from making public any information that would identify a correspondent.
  • Box 46, which contains information on staff terminations and evaluations, is closed to research until 2020.
  • Access to audiovisual materials may first require production of research copies.

Restrictions on use:

The Women's Action Alliance retains copyright ownership of their records. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials created 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 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:

Women's Action Alliance Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

Additional Formats

Portions of the Women's Action Alliance Records are available on microfilm in the Sophia Smith Collection and in the circulating collection of Neilson Library. The latter is available on interlibrary loan. A reel guide is also available. Contact the SSC for more information.

Selections from the Women's Action Alliance Records can be viewed in the Web exhibit Agents of Social Change: New Resources on 20th-century Women's Activism .

History of the Collection

The Women's Action Alliance began donating their records to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by Marla Miller and Amanda Izzo, 2000.

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

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

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Series Descriptions
32.25 linear ft.

This series documents the general operations of the WAA. The Alliance was run by a Board of Directors and an Executive Director together with administrative and project staff. Its activities were financed by federal, state, and New York City governments as well as corporate and foundation grants and individual donations. The series consists of general administrative records and those of the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, the Development office, Publicity and Public Education department and other WAA officers and staff.


Materials in this subseries reflect the overall operations of the WAA, including the Articles of Incorporation and related documents, fact sheets, mission statement, and annual and quarterly reports. Of particular interest are several reviews of the organization, some in-house and others by consultants, which provide insight into the WAA's growth and challenges from the 1970s and early 1980s. Some especially illuminating documents are Catherine Samuels' circa 1974 summaries of the evolution of the women's movement, 1971-74, and the movement's "goals, ideology and strategies," which she hoped would inform the future direction of the WAA.

Board of Directors

Materials from the Board of Directors is arranged in five sections: General, Chairs, Committee work, Membership, and Minutes. Four members of the Board - Gloria Steinem, Joan Shigekawa, Catherine Samuels, and Kay Ellen Consolver - served as Chairs. In these cases, the material pertaining to their chairmanship and their board membership more generally is collected under Chairs, organized chronologically according to each individual's dates of tenure. In most cases, this material is mainly correspondence and scattered biographical information, though Catherine Samuels' files from her service on the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration as well as her own subject files are preserved here. Of particular interest is her unpublished paper "The Evolution of the Women's Movement, 1971-74," as well as a folder of material on consciousness-raising.

Material related to Committee work is mainly correspondence, minutes, and memoranda from the several committees that helped run the WAA. The bulk of this material, however, was generated by the WAA's Executive Committee. Membership contains lists, addresses, and individual files containing correspondence and biographical material of board members.

The largest amount of material pertaining to the Board is Minutes from the Board of Directors and Executive Committee annual, quarterly, and monthly meetings. Board of Directors minutes, including annual, quarterly, and special meetings, are filed chronologically. They contain general program and financial information as well as summaries and reports on different WAA projects. Pertinent local, national, global, personnel, and occasionally personal issues are addressed in various board minutes and staff reports and memoranda.

Executive Directors

Papers pertaining to the Executive Directors are organized in two sections that preserve the original order of this office's files. The first, the Executive Director's General office files, contain correspondence, ordered chronologically, from directors Brenda Feigen Fasteau (1971-72; including several letters containing advice on organizing from Elizabeth Forsling Harris), Grace Helen McCabe (1972-73), and Marlene Krauss (1973-74). There is some correspondence pertaining to the Board of Directors, though the bulk of this material reflects the Executive Directors' role in fundraising. General materials also include subject files kept by the office of the Executive Director.

Beginning with the tenure of Ruth J. Abram (1974-79), the amount of material preserved grows greatly, and so the tenures of Abram and her successors Arlie Scott (1979-82); Sylvia Kramer (1982-91); and Karel R. Amarath, (1993-97) are filed separately, as Individuals. There is no material related to the tenure of Shazia Rafi (circa 1991-93).

Public relations and education

The subseries is arranged in four parts: General, Press coverage, Promotion, and Public Interest Public Relations (PIPR), the latter being the public relations firm engaged by the WAA to help promote its programs. Material here includes clippings collected by the WAA on programs and events in which it participated as well as outreach efforts such as press releases and advertising. The material pertaining to PIPR is generally related to the retention of the firm (including contracts and correspondence) but includes as well some media advisories, press releases, and fact sheets developed by the firm for the WAA's use.


Records pertaining to the WAA staff illuminate the day-to-day operations of the WAA, including its office procedures and general employment policies. Sections here include General, Intra-office communication, Meetings, Personnel, Policy development, and Project directors. Especially interesting are the minutes and memoranda from staff meetings, revealing the particular tensions that arose in an organization striving to put feminism into practice in the workplace. Sets of floorplans illuminate the physical setting in which these tensions played out. Access to material pertaining to personnel issues and salaries is restricted.


This documents the organization's ongoing efforts to secure financial support for both specific projects and programs and its general operation. It is arranged as follows: General, Fundraising, Funders, and Proposals. Files pertaining to fundraising and development are also found throughout the records associated with individual programs and projects; materials in this subseries reflect the work of the central WAA office.

General records include the correspondence and subject/research files of Director of Development Donna Meade and Development Coordinator Sally Li Young, research and correspondence on past and potential contributors, and the Development office's subject files. Especially interesting, filed under "research," are reports and papers illuminating general issues related to women and philanthropy, including "The Women's Movement and Foundations," a transcript of a 17 September 1971 symposium involving Brenda Feigen Fasteau, Marjorie Fine, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Gloria Steinem among others; and the 1982 report "Inequality of Sacrifice: The Impact of the Reagan Budget on Women." Material pertaining to Fundraising includes records from annual individual, foundation and corporate fundraising campaigns and records from fundraising events, including the WAA's annual celebrity "Roasts."

The Funders section comprises the WAA's extensive set of files of potential funders. These files, arranged alphabetically, contain annual reports from potential foundation and corporate funding sources, and correspondence. In several cases, proposals, particularly related to the 1990s campaign to fund the Women's Alcohol and Drug Education Project, were also filed here; these have been left in their original order to preserve this late usage of these files, though in general, proposals seeking both general operating support and funding for specific programs are housed in the section devoted to Proposals.


The Financial records of the WAA document the organization's finances from 1972 to 1993. They are arranged as follows: Financial statements and audits, Budget information, and Income. Annual financial statements produced by independent auditors, organized chronologically, provide an overview of the WAA's financial status. The contents of intact budget books for 1975-77 provide an exceptionally complete view of the WAA's finances for those years. Records pertaining to the WAA's income include royalty statements, a savings account passbook, and tax records.

63.75 linear ft.

Throughout its history the WAA initiated projects and programs intended to address "concrete manifestations of discrimination." This series, containing material generated by those varied initiatives, is broken down into five subseries, representing the general areas in which the WAA was active: Economics, Education (including the Non-Sexist Child Development Project), Health, and Coalitions. The latter is comprised of the National Women's Agenda Project and the Women's Centers Project. Researchers interested in a specific program may also want to consult the general support proposals in SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION-Development, as these often include year-end reviews of program activities.


Economic Development Project (1980-84), 1.75 linear ft.

In the fall of 1982, The Women's Action Alliance formed an advisory committee of economic development experts. The goal of this committee was to obtain funding from large corporations and foundations which would support an Economic Development Project. Under the direction of Sara Gould, the EDP's goals were: 1) to act as a resource for women's social service organizations seeking greater economic self-sufficiency, and 2) to increase the economic self-sufficiency of women's nonprofit service organizations through improved management practices and the development of income-generating projects and activities. The EDP researched, advised, and communicated with a variety of women's groups, and published a handbook, Struggling Through Tight Times. The Economic Development Project was ultimately unable to continue due to insufficient funding, and ended in June 1984.

The Economic Development Project's records are arranged in the following sections: Administrative, Conferences and travel, Fundraising and foundations, Groups, and Resources.

Non-traditional Occupations for Women (1977-86), 1.5 linear ft.

The Non-traditional Occupations for Women Project (NTO), in an effort to expand women's career choices, conducted surveys and workshops designed to increase women's access to trades dominated by men. Among the products of the project, based on the surveys and other research, was The Nuts and Bolts of Non-Traditional Occupations: The Recruitment, Training, Support and Placement of Women in Non-Traditional Occupations, authored by project director Jo Sanders and published in 1981. A second edition, published in 1986, was titled The Nuts and Bolts of Non-Traditional Occupations: How to Help Women Enter Non-Traditional Occupations. The manual, which was based on interviews with 166 coordinators of NTO programs, was field-tested in five post-secondary schools with vocational-technical programs. Within ten months, nearly 400 women enrolled in NTO training.

The Non-traditional Occupations for Women records are arranged as follows: General, Programs, and Survey. Of particular interest are notes from interviews with women who held non-traditional occupations, responses to a nation-wide survey, and evaluations of participants in programs designed to encourage women in non-traditional occupations.

Women at Work Expositions (1978-79), 2.5 linear ft

The Women at Work Expositions, carried out in 1978 and 1979, were convocations of women's organizations, foundations, and corporations. National organizations set up displays and sent staff to discuss their projects and priorities. Workshops addressed issues like flexible work schedules, affirmative action, and women returning to work and school. The events were designed to build bridges between women's organizations, corporations, foundations, and government; gain press exposure for areas of concern; and create networking opportunities for feminist leadership. The WAA's technical assistance program (SEE SERIES III. RESOURCES-Information and Referral Services) was in part a follow-up activity intended to facilitate the continued matching of resources.

Records pertaining to these expositions are arranged in two groups, one for each exposition. Administrative material includes correspondence, budget and publicity for the events, and post-conference feedback and evaluative material. Most interesting, however, are the materials pertaining to the various topical workshops for the 1979 Exposition, which include transcripts and typescripts of presenters' remarks. Slides and photographs from the Expositions are found in SERIES IV. PHOTOGRAPHS.


Children of Single Parents in the School (1987-91), 3 linear ft.

This project was undertaken in the summer of 1988, with funding from the John and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The four-month research project explored the educational needs and school experiences of elementary school children from single-parent families, focusing on the children of widows, divorced or separated women, and never-married women. In order to gather information, the project conducted interviews with academics, the leaders of single-parent service organizations, and school practitioners. Focus group interviews were also conducted with elementary school children, day camp students, mothers, and teachers. Project coordinator Meg Hargreaves published a book on the subject as well. Papers pertaining to this program include a small amount of administrative material; project files, arranged alphabetically, regarding some two-dozen service organizations; subject files, arranged alphabetically, on topics of interest to the project; and notes, correspondence, summaries and data sheets from the field interviews and focus groups [see also SERIES V. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIAL, for thirteen audiotapes of interviews]. A large amount of material, arranged chronologically, is Hargreaves' book, Learning Under Stress: Children of Single Parents and the Schools, and her related research files.

Institute on Women's History (1978-80), 1.25 linear ft.

The Institute on Women's History was held at Sarah Lawrence College from July 14 to 31, 1979. The Institute was sponsored and administered by WAA in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution, and was funded by the Lilly Foundation. The Institute was attended by forty-five women activists and leaders representing thirty-seven national, regional, and local women's organizations. Many of the women's organizations represented were members of the National Women's Agenda Coalition (see below). The institute was directed by Gerda Lerner, professor of history and co-director of the MA Program in Women's Studies at Sarah Lawrence College. In addition to Lerner, the institute faculty were Alice Kessler-Harris, Associate Professor of History and co-director of the Center for the Study of Work and Leisure at Hofstra University, and Amy Swerdlow, director of the American Historical Association's Institute for Women's History in Secondary Schools.

The Institute sought to elevate women's history within women's organizations and the nation; to make women's history an integral part of the program and consciousness of women's organizations; and to increase the awareness of all barriers to full participation of women, with particular attention to those of race and class. At the conclusion of the event, participants and staff issued a resolution calling for the creation of Women's History Week during the week containing March 8, International Women's Day.

The final report to the Lilly Foundation provides detailed information about the participants, activities, and recommendations of the institute. The sixty applications received by the institute include narrative biographies with detailed information about the leadership, goals and activities of thirty-seven national, regional, and local women's organizations.

These materials are arranged in the following sections: Organizational/Planning, Financial, Publicity, Participants, Women's History Week, and Evaluations.

Non-Sexist Child Development Project (1972-91), 26.75 linear ft.

The first national program to focus on non-sexist education in early childhood, the WAA's Non-Sexist Child Development Project (NSCD) was among their first, largest and longest-running initiatives. It was launched in the spring of 1972 to "counteract the destructiveness of sex-role stereotyping." The project created the first National Institute for Equal Early Education, held a national conference on educational equity for disabled women and girls, and conducted Beginning Equal, a project on non-sexist childrearing. The NSCD project was conceived in direct response to letters received from parents concerned that their pre-school aged children were already subjected and responding to sex-stereotyped roles. The Women's Action Alliance had no place to refer them and so founded the project themselves. The overall aim of the project was twofold: to develop a non-sexist, multi-racial curriculum and manual for parents and teachers, and to effect change in the attitudes and materials of the existing network of private and public schools.

Records pertaining to the administration of the NSCD include correspondence, arranged chronologically, from 1972 to 1982, and by subject; financial records; development materials.

Materials developed and distributed by the NSCD include curriculum guides, toys, films and filmstrips, and photographic collections. In 1979, NSCD launched Equal Play, a semi-annual journal for educators, parents and others interested in sex-equity and education. Records associated with the magazine include drafts of articles for thematic issues on career education, sports, computers, and other topics, as well as research material associated with article development more generally. Additional material can be found in SERIES IV. PHOTOGRAPHS and SERIES V. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIAL.

The Subjects section of the NSCD records contains files on a variety of topics and projects of interest. It includes lesson plans and curriculum material for teachers interested in non-sexist techniques in the classroom, Sylvia Kramer's 1981 Equal Their Chances: Children's Activities for Non-Sexist Learning, research materials, and material related to Title IX.

Symposia, conferences and workshops includes records pertaining to events attended by project director Barbara Sprung and her successor, Merle Froschl, or hosted by the WAA.

Several related projects were carried out under the auspices of the Non-Sexist Childhood Development Project. These include the Beginning Equal Project, the Computer Equity Training Project, the Portable Women's History Project, Project R.E.E.D., and Project T.R.E.E.

Beginning Equal Project, (1981-1984), 1.75 linear ft.

The Beginning Equal project, originally called Early Intervention for Equality, began in 1982 as a two-year joint pilot project of the Women's Action Alliance and the Preschool Association of the West Side. The principal objective, according to BE coordinator Barbara Sprung, was "to foster nonsexist childrearing and educational environments for children ages 0 to three."

The project was designed and conducted in five separate phases: Outreach and awareness, Needs assessment, Workshops for caregivers and parents, Materials development, and Implementation/Dissemination. Strategies for non-sexist childrearing were developed, discussed, and implemented at three New York City pilot test centers during the first year. Focus during the second year shifted toward a wider audience: BE held press conferences and workshops open to the general public, published relevant articles, and most importantly, developing and printing a manual on nonsexist child care.

Besides financial and administrative records, the collection contains information and material on non-sexism in early learning and parenting, as well as information on sex role stereotyping. Publications on these issues were evaluated by staff members, and other objects such as baby toys and gendered greeting cards are catalogued as well. Of particular interest are files of materials collected under "Field Research," largely field notes taken by project observers of children, parents and caregivers in local day care centers, and their subsequent summary reports on day-to-day life in those centers.

Computer Equity Training Project (CETP) (1982-91), 2.25 linear ft.

The Computer Equity Training Project, launched in 1983 and funded by the Women's Educational Equity Act Program (WEEAP), responded to educators' growing observation that girls, beginning in the middle school years, were lagging behind boys in voluntary, non-class computer use. The CETP, led by Project Director Jo Sanders, worked to increase girls' interest in and use of computers by developing, publishing, and disseminating a manual for educators, The Neuter Computer: Why and How to Encourage Computer Equity for Girls. In order to develop the manual, the CETP reviewed literature on sex discrepancy on computer use and worked with participating pilot test teachers (in New Jersey, Oregon, and Wisconsin) to understand computer avoidance causes and remedies. The second part of the project carried involved field testing the manual in schools in California, Nebraska and Vermont, while monitoring control schools in Pennsylvania and Texas.

Records of the CETP include administrative and development materials; notes, correspondence and other materials generated by the two-phase fieldwork process; and materials pertaining to the publication of the CETP manual. Of special interest are the results of several surveys conducted by the CETP of students and teachers in participating middle and junior high schools.

Portable Women's History Museum Project (1979-86), .75 linear ft.

The Portable Women's History Museum was an eighteen-month project to develop self-contained participatory exhibits on women's history for elementary and middle-school students, as well as teachers manuals with instructions on how to use the museum, with follow-up classroom activities. National Advisory Committee members included Smithsonian Institution curators Edith Mayo and Keith Melder as well as scholars like Carol Berkin, Darlene Clark Hine, and Alice Kessler-Harris. The records consist of correspondence, research notes, and proposal materials, including budgets, drafts, and a plan of work.

Project R.E.E.D: Resource on Educational Equity for the Disabled (1977-83), 5 linear ft.

Project R.E.E.D. was a two-year research and development project designed to incorporate non-sexist multicultural images of children and adults with disabilities into the early childhood classroom. The project was particularly interested in the special issues of discrimination faced by disabled women and girls throughout their education.

Project records are arranged as follows: Administration, Research and development, Pilot testing, National field testing and the "Access to Equality" Conference. The administration section includes minutes from planning and national advisory board meetings, proposals to the U.S. Department of Education, and extensive interim and final reports which detail the creation of early childhood classroom materials and strategies. Project R.E.E.D sought recommendations of appropriate texts in the field of early childhood education from publishers, organizations, and universities. The Research and development section contains the responses to those requests. This section also contains classroom observation forms, and teacher and director interviews from the on-site classroom observations conducted as part of Project R.E.E.D. research and development work.

During its first year, the project reviewed literature, performed needs assessments in pre-school programs in Mississippi, Colorado and Texas, and observed early childhood centers in California, Illinois, North Carolina and New York City. Based on their findings, the project developed prototype classroom materials - including puzzles, puppets, block accessories, resource photos, and a slide show and tape-recorded song -- designed to introduce children to non-stereotyped information about the disabled. The materials were pilot-tested in the New York City metropolitan area in 1981, and subsequently in Glens Falls, New York, Jersey City, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico. National field testing of the classroom materials was conducted in Head Start and elementary classrooms in rural, urban, and suburban areas of Florida, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Oregon. The project also produced the first training guide designed to help teachers and parents combat stereotyping based on sex, race, and disability.

The project culminated in "Access to Equality," the first national forum on educational equity for disabled women. Held on June 25-27, 1982, the conference was sponsored by Project R.E.E.D. and The Disabled Women's Educational Equity Project.

Project R.E.E.D. obtained resource materials from a number of human service organizations listed in the "Resources: miscellaneous" file of the Research and development section, a small sample of which has been retained. Records pertaining to the National Field Testing consist of extensive, detailed classroom observation forms, adult reactions to materials, and participant profiles.

Project T.R.E.E.: Training Resources for Educational Equity (1977-79) 1 linear ft.

Project T.R.E.E., made possible by a grant from the Women's Education Equity Act Program of the U.S. Department of Education, worked to develop and field test a model non-sexist early childhood training program and manual. The project and manual, Maximizing Young Children's Potential: A Non-Sexist Manual for Early Childhood Trainers (specifically for use in the Head Start program), were completed in 1979. In 1980, the Project sponsored the First National Institute for Equal Early Education, a three-day event to help promote equal educational opportunities at the early childhood level. Audiotapes of T.R.E.E. workshops are housed in SERIES V. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIAL.


Resource Mothers Project (1993-96), .25 linear ft.

Resource Mothers was a peer-driven, community-based nutrition and prenatal care training program. Resource Mothers were outreach or lay health workers trained to help pregnant women and their children get the healthcare and social services they need. The project was established in collaboration with Project Connect, an alcohol and substance abuse program at Harlem Hospital, designed to be of service to women of childbearing age in the community. The pilot project of the WAA Resource Mothers program was implemented at the Bright Temple A.M.E. in the South Bronx. With funding from Pfizer, Inc., the program expanded into the Central Harlem community. Workshop issues included prenatal care; domestic violence; the effects of AIDS, STDs, alcohol, and substance abuse on fetuses; and proper nutrition.

Records of the Resource Mothers Project include brochures, the handbook Opening Doors for Healthier Families: A Guide for Resource Mothers, and several funding proposals. See also the photographs from Resource Mothers events in SERIES IV. PHOTOGRAPHS.

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Project (1985-88), 6.5 linear ft.

The main emphasis of the Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Project (TAPP), underway from March 1987 to February 1988, was the compilation of a national directory, with state-by-state listings, of teenage pregnancy prevention programs and resources for use by service providers, networks and coalitions, national organizations, schools, libraries, and other professionals. The completed directory, which listed some 1200 programs, appeared in the spring of 1988. The records are arranged as follows: Administration, Development, Organizations, and Directory. Of great interest are the files of responses from providers.

Women's Alcohol and Drug Education Project (1988-95), 1 linear ft.

Launched in 1987, the Women's Alcohol and Drug Education Project, or WADEP, sought to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use (ATOD) among women and adolescent girls. In the 1990s, WADEP was one of the WAA's largest and most successful programs. Working with service organizations, WADEP, under the leadership of Project Director Chris Kirk, offered skill-based training to staff, teaching them how to identify, assess, and intervene with substance users. It then provided technical assistance to establish comprehensive prevention programs. By 1995, WADEP had worked with more than fifty organizations, creating prevention programs that linked ATOD use with other issues in women's lives, including domestic violence, pregnancy, and unemployment.

Records of the WADEP are mainly related to funding, including lists of funders, correspondence with funding organizations, and funding proposals. In addition to several publications produced by the project, there is a small amount of correspondence and memoranda from Project Director Chris Kirk, and the contents of Kirk's rolodex of contacts. Researchers should be aware that most of the administrative material pertaining to WADEP came to the SSC on 3.5" floppy disks; these documents were printed out at Smith College in the spring of 1999. If a document's purpose was not apparent from a title contained within the document itself, it was given a heading indicating the name that the file had been assigned by WADEP. For a videotape produced by the WADEP project Listen to Us/Escuchemos, see SERIES V. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIAL.


National Women's Agenda Project (NWAP) (1975-80), 17 linear ft.

In an ambitious effort to create consensus on the definitions of, and solutions to, women's problems, the WAA initiated the National Women's Agenda Project in 1975. NWAP quickly achieved a large measure of success when more than 100 women's organizations with a combined constituency in excess of 33 million women joined to draft a platform of areas of concern to women, the United States National Women's Agenda. After successfully creating and publicizing the Agenda, NWAP shifted to implementing the goals set out in this document and, in what would become the larger focus for the remainder of its existence, maintaining a coalition (formalized in 1977 as the National Women's Agenda Coalition) among women's groups as disparate as the Junior League and the National Gay Task Force. From the onset, NWAP suffered from financial and organizational limitations. Budget cuts in 1977 and 1978 forced reductions of both scale and scope, and project directors Catherine Samuels, Madeline Lee, and Susan Jenkins had short tenures, leaving the project without sustained leadership. Administrative assistant and eventual project coordinator Anne Bowen was one of the few staff members involved in NWAP for a sustained period of time.

Women's Agenda magazine was published by the WAA from 1976 to 1979. Early issues centered on the U.S. National Women's Agenda, but the magazine was eventually envisioned as a national news service for women. After struggling for subscribers and financing, publication of Women's Agenda ceased in mid-1979. Support and funding for the project as a whole had also shrunk, and in 1980, the NWAP was disbanded.

The records of the NWAP are organized into Administrative and Projects sections. Administrative material includes fundraising, committee work, and staff material. It contains the correspondence of key NWAP figures. The Projects section is divided into five major initiatives: Platform development, Task forces, International Women's Year, National Women's Agenda Coalition, and Women's Agenda magazine. Platform Development includes material related to the drafting of the U.S. National Women's Agenda. Task Forces reflect the subsequent work to create plans of action to implement the platform. International Women's Year contains materials pertaining to NWAP participation with the Pro-Plan Caucus, a group committed to passing controversial measures supporting gay rights, the ERA, and abortion, at the 1977 Houston National Women's Conference. National Women's Agenda Coalition is further organized into administrative and project materials, which include a 1977 satellite project with NASA, 1978-1979 Agenda Alerts for action on political and social issues, and a 1980 media monitoring survey. Women's Agenda is divided into administrative and issue files. The administrative files consist largely of staff members' correspondence, subscription records, and budget information. Materials pertaining to specific issues are arranged chronologically, by publication date, and within an issue, alphabetically by department or topic. Department and topic files hold the research behind various articles and columns, often showing the origin of ideas and information and the editing process behind the final product. Categories have been maintained largely as the staff of the project maintained them, but as a project that shifted direction and leadership suddenly and often, there is considerable overlap among the several incarnations of the NWAP.

Women's Centers Project (1979-91), 4.25 linear ft.

Working with national, regional and local women's organizations through the NWAP established the WAA as a significant feminist organization, and the networks established by the National Women's Agenda Coalition helped to launch one of the WAA's most successful programs, the Women's Centers Project. Beginning in the late 1970s, the WAA sought to ally and bring into contact women's centers and programs in the national, regional, and local arenas. The project surveyed and published studies on women's centers, and also offered support, technical assistance, and training. With critical assistance from the WAA, especially Executive Director Sylvia Kramer, the National Association of Women's Centers was founded in 1986.

Records of the Women's Centers Project (WCP) are arranged in six sections: Administration, Surveys, the National Association of Women's Centers, Women's Rights Lobby Day, the Women's Centers and AIDS Project, and the Job Training Partnership Act and Women's Centers Project. The Administration and Surveys sections document how the WAA sought to identify and analyze the multi-service women's center, which was in the 1970s an emerging form of community-based social-service delivery agency. Preliminary data was gathered in 1978, which brought together the staff of five exemplary centers: the Women's Center for Education and Career Advancement (New York, NY), a project of the National Council of Negro Women; the Lesbian Resource Center (Seattle, WA); WomenSpace (Cleveland, OH); the Midwest Women's Center (Chicago, IL); and the Everywoman's Center (Amherst, MA). In 1980, the WCP took a broader survey of women's centers across the U.S. in which they conducted site visits and interviews and mailed questionnaires. Among the WCP's results were two publications: an annotated directory of multi-issue women's centers, and a detailed report on the women clients who used and preferred the services women's centers provide.

This work spearheaded the creation of the National Association of Women's Centers (NAWC), established in May 1986 to strengthen women's centers, provide technical assistance to them, and advocate on their behalf. The records document the series of conferences that were held to launch the organization.

The Women's Center's Project additionally hosted independent initiatives. The 1987-88 Job-Training Partnership Act and Women's Centers Project (JTPA) analyzed the effectiveness of the JTPA in reaching women's centers by fifteen women's centers across the nation. Jo Sanders's Staying Poor: How the JTPA Fails Women (Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1988) was the result of this survey. The Women's Centers and AIDS Project, which is documented primarily by funding proposals and reports, generated two publications: Women's Centers and AIDS Project: A Guide to Educational Material (1988) and Women, AIDS, and Communities: A Guide for Action (1991), The Women's Rights Lobby Day project contains planning material and publicity for a lobbying effort that took place on 4 February 1981.

15 linear ft.

In addition to the projects the WAA supported, one of the organization's main functions was to act as an information clearinghouse, though the form this aspect of the organization took underwent several changes over the years. Only a few months after the WAA's formation, it was receiving some 200 letters per week from women seeking advice and information. In response to those inquiries, the WAA launched its Information and Referral Services. Much of this mail came from women across the country "who want to know about existing women's organizations in their area, or who want to find a local woman professional - a sympathetic lawyer, doctor, psychiatrist, etc. - to help with a particular problem." In response, the WAA initiated a directory and referral service. Over time, this arm of the WAA would grow to include a large library, a publications program, and other referral services. The series is divided into three subseries: Information and Referral Services, Library, and Publications.

Information and Referral Services

Records pertaining to the WAA's Information and Referral Services are arranged in three sections that reflect the development of this information-clearinghouse function of the organization over time: Project SHARE, Technical Assistance Program, and Reference Services.

The first incarnation of the WAA's informational clearinghouse was Project SHARE, which supplied "support, hook-up, research and education" assistance. SHARE's three areas of activity included information collection, maintenance, and dissemination; materials development; and technical assistance training. In response to numerous requests from women and women's centers throughout the country, in 1973 Project SHARE published How to Organize a Multi-Service Women's Center. The records of Project SHARE are primarily administrative. Materials from How to Organize a Multi-Service Women's Center are located in SERIES III. RESOURCES-Publications.

In 1977-78, SHARE evolved into the Technical Assistance Program (TAP). TAP was formed to provide information, referrals, and consultation services to women's organizations planning new projects. The Library took over the general duties of collecting information. Technical Assistance programs and projects focused on assisting women and women's organizations in one or more of seven areas; fundraising, management, legal assistance, program planning and development, outreach, and community and political action. Eventually, the WAA decided to publish such information in a directory format, embarking on the Technical Assistance Directory Project.

The Technical Assistance Program records are arranged into three parts: Administration, Directory Project, and Proposal Critique Service. The Administration section includes fundraising materials and surveys. Directory Project records include surveys and responses in addition to the administrative records of the technical assistance directory.

The Proposal Critique Service was undertaken by the Women's Action Alliance in cooperation with Women & Foundations/Corporate Philanthropy (WAF/CP). Its mission was to "encourage organized philanthropy to support programs for women." The service provided technical assistance in proposal writing to individuals and organizations seeking corporate, governmental, and foundation funding. Upon receipt, proposals were either critiqued by a member of the WAA Technical Assistance staff or referred to a member of Women in Foundations/Corporate Philanthropy whose area of expertise was relevant to the proposal's subject. The program began in January 1979 and was discontinued in December 1980 due to volunteers' inability to provide their services in a timely enough fashion.

Proposal Critique Service records are comprised of administrative material, including such materials as general history, program descriptions, promotional information, and submitted proposals with critiques. The administrative records, especially the surveys, logs and requests, reflect the WAA's efforts to address the needs of women and women's organizations in the late 1970s. The proposals themselves are organized into subject areas.

A fourth section of the Information and Referral Services subseries is devoted to Reference Services. Collected here are the inquiries fielded by the Information and Referral Services program. In many ways, this is the genesis of the whole WAA project; inquiries include the early letters sent to Gloria Steinem and Ms. magazine that prompted the founding of the WAA. This section includes incoming and outgoing reference correspondence, whether directed to Project SHARE or one of its successors. Reference correspondence was filed by subject and that arrangement has been retained. A particularly interesting set of letters, filed under "Health" and "Obstetric/Gynecology," date from circa 1973 after an article in Ms. invited readers to share their own childbirth experiences (some of this correspondence is also filed under "Health."). The subject-oriented filing system broke down in the mid-1970s, and though some effort has been made to file subsequent inquiries by subject, a large amount of mail remains arranged chronologically in the "General" file.


This subseries is arranged in two sections: Administration, and Reference collections. Administrative materials include documents illuminating collection development. A small amount of material relates to the Women's Information Services Network, and the Women Helping Women Database Project, an effort to create a computerized companion to the publication of the same name (see Publications). The majority of the WAA's Reference collections, e.g. the many books, magazines, newsletters, journals, and most of their vertical files, were not acquired with the organization's records; materials preserved here, however, include numerous topical bibliographies, handouts, and reading lists collected and developed by the WAA. Two sets of card files containing contact information for agencies and organizations are each filed by subject. The two sets appear very similar in organization and purpose, but have been retained, in their original order, as separate systems; researchers interested in a particular topic should check both.

Also housed here are subject files originally collected by Catherine Samuels and a set of vertical files, organized by state, with information gathered on women's centers. Finally, the New York City Referral System was created for internal purposes in 1977 to enable the WAA to refer local women to services in the metropolitan area.


This subseries contains booklets and books published and distributed by the WAA (by contrast, publications produced by individual WAA initiatives, e.g. Struggling Through Tight Times: A Handbook for Women's and other Non-Profit Organizations, produced by the Economic Development Project, are found with the records of that initiative). Most publications of the WAA were created by the Information Services program, which directed the Library and Information and Referral Services following the dissolution of the Technical Assistance Program. In response to a broad audience's previously unmet requests for assistance, staff created and revised resource lists designed to assist in responding to common requests. How to Organize a Multi-Service Women's Center was designed to answer requests for technical assistance from women's centers across the country. Getting your Share was written in 1976 to advise in the areas of fundraising and grant writing.

The 1973 Women's Action Alliance Directory was an early attempt to develop a directory of national women's organizations that could provide basic information on women's issues, an effort that would see several incarnations over the ensuing decade. A larger and more formal publication, A Practical Guide to the Women's Movement, was completed in 1975. A revised edition, A (More) Practical Guide to the Women's Movement, appeared in 1978. Another edition, renamed the Women's Action Almanac, was published in 1980. Women Helping Women: A State-by-State Directory of Service appeared in 1981.

2.5 linear ft.

This series includes primarily photographs from WAA events; photographs of WAA staff members are interspersed throughout. Photographs of WAA Events include Lynn Scherr, Marcia Ann Gillespie, Lily Tomlin, Gloria Steinem, and Wendy Wasserstein, as well as the subjects of the annual Women's Roasts: Geraldine Ferraro, Liz Smith, Donna Shalala, and Pat Schroeder. A set of portraits associated with an unidentified project includes Gloria Steinem, Selena, and Brenda Feigen Fasteau. Also housed here are photographs taken in connection with the various programs run by the WAA, including the Women and Work Expositions, the Non-Sexist Childhood Development project, "The Body Alliance: A Wellness Day for Women," the Resource Mothers project, and other efforts by the Women's Alcohol and Drug Project. Photographs associated with the Women's Centers Project include those taken at the Everywoman's Center (Amherst, MA) and the New Haven Women's Liberation Center Technical Assistance Workshops from 1980.

The photographs related to the Non-Sexist Child Development Project consist of "resource photographs" developed by the project as teaching tools. These include photos of "Men in the Nurturing Role," photos of disabled children and adults, and images of men and women at work in occupations that challenge stereotypical sex roles. There are also photographs of the dolls developed by the Non-Sexist Child Development Project and distributed by Milton Bradley.

3 linear ft.

This series includes mainly audiotapes, the bulk of which are associated with the Non-Sexist Child Development Project. The majority of these tapes were only partially labeled when they arrived at the Sophia Smith Collection. Some effort was made during processing to determine which WAA program or subprogram a given tape was associated with, but more research in the papers would probably enable a researcher to identify the specific event recorded. There are also audiotaped interviews from the Children of Single Parents in the Schools Project (1988).

Among the audiovisual materials are several videotapes, most notably one surveying the Alliance in 1976, and one other, from the 1990s, surveying the WADEP project Listen to Us/Escuchemos. Finally, a number of computer disks were accessioned with the papers, including more than two dozen 5.25 in. floppy disks formatted for an early Apple computer. Where possible, files from computer diskettes were printed on contemporary printers; the bulk of this material was related to the Women's Alcohol and Drug Education Project. Some early WAA files, however, created in obsolete formats, remain inaccessible; the extent to which these electronic records are represented by paper copies is at present unknown.

Restrictions on access:

[Originals restricted - copies must be made for research use.]

Contents List


Articles of Incorporation and other founding documents

Box 1: folder 1
Certificate of change to the Articles,

Box 1: folder 2

Box 1: folder 3
Calendar of annual events,

Box 1: folder 4
Fact sheets,

Box 1: folder 5
Form letters,
circa 1972, 1974

Box 1: folder 6
Guidelines for Project Development,

Box 1: folder 7
Legal: correspondence and tax forms,

Box 1: folder 8-12
Letters of support following funding cuts,

Box 1: folder 13
Mission statement,

Box 1: folder 14
Organizational flow chart,

Box 1: folder 15

[see also OVERSIZE]

Organizational reviews and evaluations,

Box 1: folder 16-17
Organizational reviews and evaluations,
1978-83, undated

Box 2: folder 1-7
Program activities summaries and reports,

Box 2: folder 8
Reports and associated draft material,

Box 2: folder 9-11
Reports and associated draft material,

Box 3: folder 1-3
State and regional affiliates: notes, proposals, correspondence and reports,

Box 3: folder 4-5
U.S. Census of Service Industries,

Box 3: folder 6

[see also OVERSIZE]

Board of Directors


Board of Advisors (forerunner of Board of Directors): lists, notes,

Box 3: folder 7
Board management: booklets, instructional packets, reports,

Box 3: folder 8-11
Elections: ballots and slates,

Box 4: folder 1-2
Notebook (board reference),
circa 1985

Box 4: folder 3
Policy on Ethical Conduct,

Box 4: folder 4
Reports prepared by staff and E.D. for board,

Box 4: folder 5-7

Gloria Steinem (1971-1978): correspondence, clippings, and transcript of Donohue show,

Box 4: folder 8-9
Joan Shigekawa (1978-?): correspondence, biographicalinformation, press releases,
1979-89, undated

Box 4: folder 10-11
Catherine Samuels (?-?)


Box 5: folder 1
General (includes fundraising work),

Box 5: folder 2
American Revolution Bicentennial Administration: correspondence, reports, meeting materials, miscellany,

Box 5: folder 3-9

Boston Women's Municipal Employment Project: correspondence and papers,

Box 5: folder 10
C-M (includes Consciousness-raising materials and Samuels' 1974 paper "The Evolution of the Women's Movement, ")

Box 6: folder 1-4
N-Z (includes Stewardesses for Equal Rights and the Women's Prisons Project,

Box 6: folder 5-15
Kay Ellen Consolver (?-1997): correspondence and miscellany,
1989-93, undated

Box 7: folder 1-2
Committees: minutes, agendas, memoranda, notes, correspondence

General: assignments and reply cards,

Box 7: folder 3-4
Ad-Hoc, on Board Development,

Box 7: folder 5

Box 7: folder 6

Box 7: folder 7
Committee on Directors,

Box 7: folder 8
Corporate Advisory

Box 7: folder 9

Box 7: folder 10

Box 7: folder 11-18

Box 7: folder 19
Economic Development Project,

1982, undated

Box 7: folder 20
Minutes and memoranda,

Box 8: folder 1
Proposal materials,
1982-83, undated

Box 8: folder 2
Executive Committee,

Box 8: folder 3-11

Box 12: folder 1
Men for the ERA,

Box 12: folder 2

Box 12: folder 3
Operations Review Task Force,

Box 12: folder 4

Box 12: folder 5

Box 12: folder 6
Project Share,

Box 12: folder 7
1979, 1982

Box 12: folder 8

General: lists, addresses, attendance records, board development and biographical material,

Box 12: folder 9-12
"Information Compiled on Prospective Board Members,"

Box 13: folder 1
Individuals: includes bio sheets, correspondence, notes, etc.,

B-F (includes Ivy Bottini, Coy Eckland, Brenda Feigen Fasteau, Mark Fasteau, and Martin Fischbein)

Box 13: folder 2-15
G-M (includes John Kenneth Galbraith, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Marjorie Knowles, Marlene Krauss, Madeline Lee, and Maya Miller)

Box 13: folder 16-30
N-Shapiro (includes Eleanor Holmes Norton and Letty Cottin Pogrebin)

Box 13: folder 31-40
Simmons-Z (includes Franklin Thomas, Judith Thoyer, and Edith Van Horn)

Box 14: folder 2-9

Box 14: folder 10-16
Minutes, 1979-96 (includes also bound volume, 1975-80)

Box 15-18
Executive Director

Correspondence (includes Brenda Feigen Fasteau, Helen Grace McCabe, and Marlene Krauss),

Box 19-21
Subjects (arranged alphabetically)


Box 21: folder 9-12
B-C (includes the Boston Redevelopment Authority Sex Discrimination Project, Catholic Dialogue, and Coalition building)

Box 22: folder 1-15
C-M (includes Fundraising)

Box 23: folder 1-17
M-W (includes Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, White and Garrison)

Box 24: folder 1-23
W (includes the White House Conference on the Family)

Box 25: folder 1-13

Ruth J. Abram

Appointment books,

Box 26: folder 1
Biographical information,

Box 26: folder 2

Box 26: folder 3-8

Box 27: folder 1-11
1978-80, undated

Box 28: folder 1

Box 28: folder 2
1974, undated

Box 28: folder 3
Speech, Planned Parenthood,

Box 28: folder 4

A-D (includes Bella Abzug)

Box 28: folder 5-26
D-H (includes material from Abram's service on the Domestic Policy Review on Industrial Innovation Public Interest subcommittee, U.S. Department of Commerce)

Box 29: folder 1-18
H-I (includes International Women's Project)

Box 30: folder 1-14
I-N (includes International Women's Year Commission)

Box 31: folder 1-22
National Council on Philanthropy

Box 32: folder 1-14
N-P (includes Public Interest Satellite Group)

Box 33: folder 1-22

Box 34: folder 1-9

Box 35: folder 1-16
V-W (includes Viva)

Box 36: folder 1-17
W-Z (includes Women's Yellow Pages, Working Woman)

Box 37: folder 1-7
Arlie Scott

Biographical information,

Box 38: folder 1
Conference attendance,

Box 38: folder 2

Box 38: folder 3-5
Letter of Agreement,

Box 38: folder 6
Notes for Executive Committee meetings,

Box 38: folder 7
Policy paper,

Box 38: folder 8

Anti-busing amendment: memoranda,

Box 38: folder 9
Lamda Legal Defense and Education Fund

Box 38: folder 10
National Abortion Rights Action Week,

Box 38: folder 11
National Organization for Women (includes Fillmore v. Oklahoma Publishing Co.: correspondence and memoranda, 1979),
1979-81, undated

Box 38: folder 12-15
Political Campaign Institute,

Box 38: folder 16
Right to Life Convention,

Box 38: folder 17
Sylvia Kramer

Biographical information

Box 39: folder 1
Letter of Agreement,

Box 39: folder 2
Coalition of the Concerned for Older Americans,

Box 39: folder 3
Conferences attended: fliers,

Box 39: folder 4-5
1983-88, undated

Box 39: folder 6-9
Memoranda: general and Administrative Assistant Gerry Pearlberg,

Box 39: folder 10-11
1979-84, undated

Box 39: folder 12
National Organization for Women

Box 39: folder 13

Box 39: folder 14

"On the Death of the Women's Movement,"

Box 39: folder 15
"Women's History Celebration,"

Box 39: folder 16
Research materials

Box 39: folder 17
New York City Chancellor's Advisory Commission to Promote Equality, (includes Task Force on Sex Equality material)

Box 40: folder 1-6
Publicity and Public Education

General: goals, reports, proposals, correspondence and miscellany (includes correspondence of Martha M. Jones, Director of Press and Communications, 1975-76),
1975-79, undated

Box 40: folder 7-15
Press coverage: clippings,

Box 40-41

Advertisements: rate information, directory listings, miscellany,
1979, undated

Box 41: folder 4-11
Press appearances: memoranda,
1980, undated

Box 41: folder 12
Press kit, National ERA march,

Box 41: folder 13
Press releases,
1972-82, undated

Box 41: folder 14-15
Promotion lists,
1978, undated

Box 41: folder 16
Public service announcements: correspondence, memoranda, invoices, and schedules,
1978-80, undated

Box 41: folder 17-18
Public service announcements: research materials and scripts,
1977-79, undated

Box 42: folder 1-2
Publications: brochures and newsletters (includes Viva magazine), n.d

Box 42: folder 3-7
Public Interest Public Relations (PIPR), Inc.: contracts, correspondence, media advisories, press releases, memoranda, and fact sheets,

Box 42: folder 8-13


1972-76, 1987-88

Box 42: folder 14-15
Feminist work groups,

Box 42: folder 16
Floorplans of office space,
1977, undated

Box 43: folder 1

[see also OVERSIZE]


Box 43: folder 2

Box 43: folder 3
Staff lists,
1980-84, undated

Box 43: folder 4
Office space: notes and correspondence,
1976-77, undated

Box 43: folder 5
Office supplies: correspondence and invoices

Box 43: folder 6
Open House,

Box 43: folder 7
Pension plan

Box 43: folder 8
Rolodex cards,

Box 43: folder 9
Intra-office communication: notes and memoranda,
1972-89, undated

Box 44: folder 1-11
Meeting minutes, general,
1976-82, 1987-88

Box 44-45: folder 12-14
Meeting minutes, program staff,

Box 45: folder 4

Applications for employment (blank),

Box 45: folder 5
Employee handbook material,
1993, undated

Box 45: folder 6
Job descriptions,

Box 45: folder 7
Job search mailing list,

Box 45: folder 8
Outreach contacts,

Box 45: folder 9-10

Box 45: folder 11
1976, undated

Box 45: folder 12
Summer interns and student workers: correspondence, application materials, and miscellany,
1973-87, undated

Box 45: folder 13-18

Box 45: folder 19
Evaluation forms

Box 45: folder 20
Correspondence and memoranda

Box 46: folder 1



Box 46: folder 2-4



Box 46: folder 5


Terminations and resignations

Box 46: folder 6-9


Policy development (includes policy statements),
1976-80, undated

Box 47: folder 1-8
Project directors: minutes and memoranda,
1976-80, undated

Box 47: folder 9-10
Financial records

Financial statements and audits


Box 47: folder 11
Statements and audit reports,

Box 47: folder 12-15
Supporting material: drafts, balance sheets, statements and CPA agreements,

Box 47: folder 16-18
Budget information

General: budgets and budget projections, cash flow statements, financial worksheets, notes,

Box 48: folder 1-12
Complete budget books,

Box 49: folder 1-5

Account information,
1979, undated

Box 49: folder 6
Grant income,

Box 49: folder 7

[for 1971-73, see budget book for 1977]

Royalty reports,

Box 49: folder 8-10
Savings passbooks, "Access to Equality,"

Box 49: folder 11
Tax forms,

Box 49: folder 12
Tax return correspondence,

Box 49: folder 13

Box 49: folder 14
Development and fundraising

Consultants: legal and general correspondence, contracts, audits, notes, plans and reports,
1983-96, undated

Box 50: folder 1-10
Copywriter Julienne Berk: resume and samples,
circa 1971

Box 50: folder 11
Correspondence and memoranda

Development Coordinator Sally Li Young,

Box 50: folder 12
Director of Development Donna L. Meade,
1978-79, 1980, 1988-89, undated

Box 50: folder 13-14
General (e.g. letters from donors re: grants and contributions),
1973, 1987-88

Box 50: folder 15
Mailing lists,

Box 51: folder 1-2
Outreach (mass mailings),

Box 51: folder 3
Search for development officer,

Box 51: folder 4

A-E (includes Donna Meade's memoranda)

Box 51: folder 5-21

Box 52: folder 1-25
R-W (includes the following Research materials: "Inequality of Sacrifice: The Impact of the Reagan Budget on Women": report, 1982; "The Women's Movement and Foundations": transcript of a 17 September 1971 symposium with Brenda Feigen Fasteau, Marjorie Fine, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Gloria Steinem; and Yankelovish, Skelly & White, Inc: "The Public Policy Climate," 1982)

Box 53: folder 1-18

Campaigns: contribution and donor lists, proposals, mailing lists, and direct mail tabulations,
1972-88, 1995-96

Box 54-56
Benefits and events

Box 56: folder 13-16
Theater events: reservation and attendance lists, contribution records, correspondence, playbills, clippings, and financial records, (includes Wendy Wasserstein to Gloria Steinem correspondence)

Box 57: folder 17-21
Women's Roasts



Geraldine Ferraro: clippings, invitation,

Box 58: folder 1
Liz Smith: invitation,

Box 58: folder 2
Donna Shalala: invitation, bills and expenses, correspondence, clippings, and miscellany,

Box 58: folder 3-12
Pat Schroeder,

Invitation, correspondence, checks and invoices, lists, and notes

Box 58: folder 13-20
Miscellany, photographs, programs, publicity, silent auction, and final report

Box 59: folder 1-6
Museum of Folk Art fundraiser and quilt auction: donor and attendee list, miscellany,

Box 59: folder 7-8
A Celebration of Leadership in Action: invitation, awardees, press release, program packet and miscellany,

Box 59: folder 9-16
Funders, arranged alphabetically

Box 60-76
Proposals, 1971-85, 1993, n.d.

Box 77-78


Economic Development Project,


Concept and plan

Box 79: folder 1

Box 79: folder 2
Advisory committee

Box 79: folder 3


Box 79: folder 4
Maddy Lee

Box 79: folder 5
Stephanie Smith, National Economic Development and Law Center, (includes notes and Sara Gould's manuscript for the Law Center Report)

Box 79: folder 6
Financial: budgets, receipts and bills,

Box 79: folder 7-9

Budgets and proposals

Box 79: folder 10-14
Proposals and research materials

Box 80: folder 1-4

Box 80: folder 5

Box 80: folder 6

Box 80: folder 7
Project Director Sara Gould

Box 80: folder 8-9
Struggling Through Tight Times: A Handbook for Women's and Other Non-Profit Organizations, 1984: drafts, manuscript, and research materials

Box 80: folder 10-14
Survey: "Income Generation by Women's Social Service Organizations:" correspondence, notes, questionnaires, and workplan

Box 81: folder 1-5
Conferences and travel

Box 81: folder 6-15

Box 81: folder 16-18
Foundation fundraising

Box 82: folder 1-2
Income generation: proposals and research

Box 82: folder 3-5


Box 82: folder 6
Casa Myrna Vasquez,

Box 82: folder 7

Box 82: folder 8
Chrysalis (Madison, WI),

Box 82: folder 9
Coalition for Abused Women,

Box 82: folder 10
Good Neighbor Settlement House,

Box 82: folder 11
Knoxville Women's Center,

Box 82: folder 12-13
Mothers of Many (MOM),

Box 82: folder 14
Mountain Women's Exchange,

Box 82: folder 15
Ms. Foundation for Women,

Box 82: folder 16
National Congress of Neighborhood Women,

Box 82: folder 17
National Institute for Women of Color,

Box 82: folder 18
Older Women's League,

Box 82: folder 19
Project Greenhope,

Box 82: folder 20
Single Parent Resource Center,

Box 82: folder 21
Women's Equity Program,

Box 82: folder 22
Women's Foundation,

Box 82: folder 23
Women's Funding Coalition,

Box 82: folder 24
Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development,

Box 82: folder 25
Working Women's Education Fund,

Box 82: folder 26


Box 82: folder 27-29

Box 83: folder 1-10
Non-Traditional Occupations for Women

General: interviews summaries and notes of women with non-traditional occupations, program evaluations, newsletters, and printed material,
1977-84, undated

Box 83: folder 11-14

Women's Enterprises of Boston, Project Quality,

Articles of agreement, proposals, and reports

Box 83: folder 15-17
Questionnaires, interview guidelines, and workshop plans

Box 84: folder 1-2
Dept. of Health Education and Welfare, Development of an Outreach Program to Attract Women Into Male-Intensive Vocational Education Programs: proposal and related materials,

Box 84: folder 3-7

Administration: evaluation, intake and assessment, placement, planning, recruitment, and training materials

Box 84: folder 8-15
Responses (organized alphabetically by state)

Box 84-87

Jo Sanders, The Nuts and Bolts of Non-Traditional Occupations: How to Help Women Enter Non- Traditional Occupations

Box 87: folder 6-7
Constance Drake Cauley, Time for a Change: A Woman's Guide to Non-Traditional Occupations

Box 87: folder 8
Distribution information

Box 87: folder 9
Women at Work Expositions

1978 Expo

Administration: correspondence, memoranda and miscellany

Box 87: folder 10-15

[see also OVERSIZE for posters]


General and correspondence

Box 87: folder 16-17
Mailing lists and reports

Box 88: folder 1-3
Planning: correspondence and memoranda, reservation forms, schedules, workshop descriptions

Box 88: folder 5-16
Publicity: correspondence and agreement with Public Interest Public Relations, media packet, printed material

Box 88: folder 17-19
Publicity: clippings

Box 89: folder 1
Feedback and follow-up: critiques and complaints, panelist notes, questionnaires

Box 89: folder 2-6
1979 Expo



Administration: correspondence, memoranda, mailing list, proposal, and financial material

Box 89: folder 7-15
Fundraising: correspondence, funder worksheets

Box 90: folder 1-6

General and notes

Box 90: folder 7-8
Correspondence, memoranda, registration materials, schedules, and miscellany

Box 91: folder 1-13
Workshop planning

Access to credit and venture capital

Box 91: folder 14
Alternative Work Schedules

Box 91: folder 15
Apprenticeships and Vocational Education

Box 91: folder 16

Box 91: folder 17
Changing careers

Box 92: folder 1
Changing personal values

Box 92: folder 2
Child care

Box 92: folder 3

Box 92: folder 4
EEO and Affirmative action, I & II

Box 92: folder 5
Entering the workplace

Box 92: folder 6
Equal pay

Box 92: folder 7
Funding women's programs

Box 92: folder 8
Hazardous substances

Box 92: folder 9
Images of women

Box 92: folder 10

Box 92: folder 11
Sexual harassment

Box 92: folder 12
Sharing limited resources

Box 92: folder 13
New woman as consumer

Box 92: folder 14
Upward mobility

Box 92: folder 15
Upward mobility for secretaries

Box 92: folder 16
Women and labor

Box 92: folder 17
Women as directors

Box 92: folder 18
Women as managers

Box 92: folder 19
Women's groups in the workplace

Box 92: folder 20
Wonder women at work

Box 92: folder 21
Working and parenting

Box 92: folder 22
Working couples

Box 92: folder 23
Proceedings: transcripts

Opening remarks and welcome, Ruth J. Abram

Box 92: folder 24
A Capital Idea

Box 92: folder 25
Boss Ladies

Box 92: folder 26
Calling the Shots

Box 92: folder 27
Changing Careers in Midstream

Box 92: folder 28
Couples and Conflict

Box 92: folder 29
Displaced Homemakers

Box 92: folder 30
EEO in the Affirmative, I & II

Box 92: folder 31
Equal Pay

Box 92: folder 32
From Mother Jones

Box 92: folder 33
Hand Off!

Box 92: folder 34
Is 9-5 Good for Business?

Box 92: folder 35
Marketing Patterns

Box 92: folder 36
Making It

Box 92: folder 37
Making Pipe Dreams Come True

Box 92: folder 38
Making the Job Safe

Box 92: folder 39
Mirror Mirror

Box 92: folder 40
Peanut Butter and Policy

Box 92: folder 41
Power of Susan B. Anthony's Dollar

Box 92: folder 42
Raises not Roses

Box 93: folder 1

Box 93: folder 2
Remarks, P.C. Krist

Box 93: folder 3
Rocking the Cradle

Box 93: folder 4
A Woman's Voice in the Workplace

Box 93: folder 5
Women in the Equation

Box 93: folder 6
Wonder Women

Box 93: folder 7
Publicity: fact sheets, media packet and printed material

Box 93: folder 8-10
Feedback and follow-up: drafts, conference report

Box 93: folder 11

Children of Single Parents in the Schools

Administration: correspondence, phone logs, financial records, proposals,

Box 93: folder 12-18

General and correspondence

Box 93: folder 19-20
Focus groups: correspondence, data sheets, interview summaries, notes,

General, set-up, and statistics

Box 93: folder 21-23

Box 93: folder 24
Day Camps

Box 93: folder 25

Box 94: folder 1

[see also audiotapes in SERIES V. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIAL]

Single mothers (includes divorced/separated, widowed and never-married)

Box 94: folder 2

Box 94: folder 3
Project files: newsletters, brochures, publications, and other printed materials,
circa 1988

Box 94: folder 4-26


Box 94: folder 27
A-Z (includes Divorce and Separation; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974; Never- married women; Non-custodial parents)

Box 95: folder 1-12
Margaret Barnwell Hargreaves: research material (includes bibliographies, note cards, articles, abstracts, unpublished papers), draft materials, and publication, Learning Under Stress: Children of Single Parents and the Schools,

Box 95-100
Institute on Women's History,



Box 101: folder 1

Box 101: folder 2
Book Project (fund),

Box 101: folder 3

Box 101: folder 4-8

Box 101: folder 9-12
Evening program,

Box 101: folder 13
Faculty resumes,

Box 101: folder 14

Box 101: folder 15
Greyhound Bus and Hotel Washington,

Box 101: folder 16
Institute description,

Box 101: folder 17
Institute projects,

Box 101: folder 18
Institute schedule/Sarah Lawrence College
Summer, 1979

Box 101: folder 19
Lilly endowment: correspondence, report,

Box 102: folder 1-4

Box 102: folder 5-6
Meetings (includes Gerda Lerner, Ruth J. Abram),

Box 102: folder 7-9
Opening lecture,
July 16, 1979

Box 102: folder 10
Proposal, n.d

Box 102: folder 11
Report to the leadership of national women's organizations,

Box 102: folder 12
Sarah Lawrence College Housing Plan

Box 102: folder 13

Box 102: folder 14
Selected students - tentative list,

Box 102: folder 15

Box 102: folder 16
Smithsonian notes,

Box 102: folder 17-18
Women of color panel/outreach,

Box 102: folder 19
Women who could not attend,

Box 102: folder 20
Financial: budgets, correspondence, expense reports,

Box 102: folder 21-24

Agenda Magazine,

Box 102: folder 25
Awards breakfast: correspondence, notes, press release, and speeches by Gerda Lerner and Ruth Abram,

Box 102: folder 26-28
Congressional Record,

Box 102: folder 29

Box 102: folder 30-31
Press clippings (includes Ms. and Vogue),

Box 102: folder 32-33
PIPR (Public Interest Public Relations),

Box 103: folder 1-2
Smithsonian ceremony: correspondence and press statement,

Box 103: folder 3

Box 103: folder 4-41
Women's History Week,


Box 103: folder 42

Box 103: folder 43
Campaigns (congressional and presidential)

Box 103: folder 44-45

Box 104: folder 1

Box 104: folder 2
New York City organizing: correspondence,

Box 104: folder 3
Outreach: women's organizations

Box 104: folder 4
Press conference: correspondence, releases, and address by Gerda Lerner,

Box 104: folder 5
Printed material,
circa 1984-85

Box 104: folder 6

Box 104: folder 7

[see also OVERSIZE]

Resolution with signatures

Box 104: folder 8
Non-Sexist Child Development Project




Box 104-111

Colleges and universities,

Box 111: folder 9-11
Community centers,

Box 111: folder 12
Day care centers,

Box 111: folder 13

Box 111: folder 14

Box 111: folder 15

Box 112: folder 1
Organizations: includes teacher and other organizations,

Box 112: folder 2-3
Parents magazine,

Box 112: folder 4
Publishing companies,

Box 112: folder 5
Religious groups,

Box 112: folder 6
Review requests,

Box 112: folder 7

Box 112: folder 8-9
Social development,

Box 112: folder 10
Technical assistance,

Box 112: folder 11
Women's groups,

Box 112: folder 12
Flow chart and timeline,

Box 112: folder 13
Media packet,

Box 112: folder 14
Notes on the future of the NSCD,
circa 1982

Box 112: folder 15
Miscellany: notes, phone messages, addresses,

Box 112: folder 16
Project Director Barbara Sprung

"A Brief Introduction to the Non-Sexist Child Development Project," typescript,

Box 112: folder 17
Article drafts,

Box 112: folder 18
"Curriculum Suggestion for a Non-Sexist Approach to Early Childhood Teaching," typescript,

Box 113: folder 1
Consulting, contract,

Box 113: folder 2

Box 113: folder 3
Day care notes,

Box 113: folder 4
Chancellor's Advisory Committee for the State of New York: meeting materials, correspondence, discussion papers, reports, proposals, memoranda, minutes, and miscellany,

Box 113: folder 5-13
Contacts: correspondence, printed material, notes,

General, foreign, Head Start, and minority

Box 113: folder 16-19
National, New York City, publishers, sex/race desegregation centers, and television

Box 114: folder 1-5
Courses: correspondence, syllabi, outlines, registrations,

Box 114: folder 6-12

Correspondence, funder lists, and presentations,

Box 114: folder 13-17
Proposals, (includes materials on children's television, , sports, disabilities, domestic violence, and multiculturalism)

Box 114-118
Financial and legal: audit, budgets, income sheets, invoices, reprint requests, price lists, royalty statements, travel vouchers,

Box 118: folder 6-16

Box 118: folder 17
Publicity and promotion

Advertising material, articles, and proposals,

Box 118: folder 18-20
Press releases and notes, promotional material, and Public Interest Public Relations correspondence,

Box 119: folder 1-5

Board of Directors and general,

Box 119: folder 7-10
To funders and miscellaneous,

Box 120: folder 1-6
Staff: applications, correspondence, lists, policies, minutes and memoranda,

Box 120: folder 7-14


Box 120: folder 15-20

Box 121: folder 1-16

Box 122: folder 1-20
Field testing and related activities


Child Development Project:
circa 1974

Box 122: folder 21
Child care centers: questionnaires, tabulations, and reports

Box 123: folder 1-3
Departments of Early Childhood Education: questionnaires, tabulations, and reports

Box 123: folder 4-6
Materials developed and distributed


Box 123: folder 7

Box 123: folder 8
Educat mailing,

Box 123: folder 9
"Guidelines for the Development and Evaluation of Unbiased Educational Material," Felicita George,

Box 123: folder 10
Curriculum guides: distribution list,

Box 123: folder 11
Films and filmstrips



"A Non-Sexist Curriculum for Early Childhood" filmstrip: contracts, correspondence, sales report,

Box 123: folder 12-14
Brochures, leader guides, reviews for films "The Sooner the Better," "The Time Has Come" and "Sugar & Spice: A Film about Non-Sexist Education"

Box 123: folder 15-17
Copyright authorizations,

Box 123: folder 18
Evaluations, circa

Correspondence, instructions, and forms

Box 123: folder 19-20
Nancy Gropper's assessment and teacher responses

Box 124: folder 1-2

Box 124: folder 3
Jamil Simon Productions: correspondence and invoices,

Box 124: folder 4
Research material

Box 124: folder 5-6
Royalties and other income: correspondence and cancelled checks,

Box 124: folder 7
Screening: invitations, mailing, press list, and Letter of Agreement and invoices, PIPR,

Box 124: folder 8-10
Video notes,

Box 124: folder 11
Resource photos



Men in the Nurturing Role: estimates, releases, miscellany,

Box 124: folder 12-14


Resource Photos for Mainstreaming: brochures, descriptions, and miscellany,
1978, undated

Box 124: folder 15-16

[see also Project R.E.E.D.]

Toys: includes material from Milton Bradley, evaluations, and correspondence re: Male Nurturing Puzzles,

Box 125: folder 1-5
Training manuals: description,
circa 1978

Box 125: folder 6

The WAA Guide to Non-Sexist Early Childhood Education

Box 125: folder 7
A Model for Non-Sexist Childhood Development: A Pre-School Program

Box 125: folder 8
Non-Sexist Education for Young Children: A Practical Guide (includes correspondence and reviews)

Box 125: folder 9-10
Perspectives on Non-Sexist Childhood Education (proceedings of the Conference on Non-Sexist Childhood Education, 1976): ads and reviews, consent forms, correspondence, papers

Box 125: folder 11-16
Equal Play

Administration: correspondence, fundraising, meeting notes, subscription letters,
1984-85, undated

Box 126-128
Articles and issues, general

circa 1988

Box 128: folder 3
Articles not used,

Box 128: folder 4
Design correspondence and notes,
1986-88, undated

Box 128: folder 5
Illustrations: galleys,

Box 128: folder 6
1984, undated

Box 128: folder 7

Box 128: folder 8-9
Special issues: include manuscripts, correspondence, research material

Boys includes essays by elementary and junior high school students
(Fall 1987):

Box 128-129
Career Education
Fall 1984

Box 129: folder 7
Spring/Fall 1983

Box 129: folder 8
International Issue
Spring 1988

Box 129: folder 9

Box 129: folder 10-12
Substance Abuse,

Box 129: folder 13
Teen Pregnancy
Summer 1989

Box 129-130

Box 130-133
Published issues,

Box 133: folder 6-7
Symposia, workshops, and conferences

NSCD Director presentations to other organizations, Barbara Sprung and Merle Froschl: program materials, notes, correspondence,

Box 133-134
WAA-sponsored events

Conference on Non-Sexist Childhood Education,
Oct 1976


Box 135: folder 1-11

Airlee House (conference site)

Box 135: folder 12
Airport transportation

Box 135: folder 13
Attendance slips

Box 135: folder 14
Expenses and budget

Box 135: folder 15
Opening remarks, Ruth Abram

Box 135: folder 16
Keynote address and comments

Box 135: folder 17
Packet materials

Box 136: folder 1-3
Packing slips

Box 136: folder 4
Program and revisions

Box 136: folder 5
Workshop outlines

Box 136: folder 6
Panel materials (includes Letty Cottin Pogrebin)

Box 136: folder 7-10


Box 137: folder 1

Box 137: folder 2
Individual files, B-W (includes c.v.'s, correspondence, and papers delivered)

Box 137: folder 3-39
Post-conference follow-up: includes action sessions and conference report)

Box 137-138


Symposium on Multi-Cultural Approaches to Non-Sexist Early Childhood Development, November

Administration (includes correspondence, registration forms, bibliographies and catalogs, participant packet, and Barbara Sprung's opening remarks)

Box 138-139
Summaries and follow-up (includes papers delivered)

Box 139: folder 4-12
Conference on Families: proposals,

Box 139: folder 13
Children and Television Conference: correspondence, organization files, receipts, and invoices,

Box 139-140
Institute for Equal Early Education (Loveland, OH),
June 1980

Planning: budget, correspondence, proposals, application materials, minutes, and publicity

Box 140: folder 3-16
Conference: includes commitment statements, opening remarks, packet materials, registrations, resource files, workshop materials, and studies, including "The Status of Girls and Young Women in New York City" and "Women and Girls as Portrayed in English- Language Textbooks," and other studies on classroom sexism in New Delhi, India,

Box 141-142
Follow-up: includes evaluations and notes and memoranda toward the final report

Box 142: folder 2-4
"Access to Equality Conference"

Box 142

see Project R.E.E.D.

Related programs

Beginning Equal: The Project on Non-Sexist Childrearing for Infants and Toddlers (BE),
circa 1981-83



Administration: administrative and financial material; correspondence; evaluations and reports; and field research observations, interviews, and assessments

Box 142-144
Beginning Equal: A Manual About Non- Sexist Development for Infants and Toddlers (1983): correspondence and memoranda, draft materials, mailing list, reprint permission, and press materials,

Box 144-145
Workshops: calendars, formats, goal sheets, infant-toddler presentations, task cards, Spanish translations, toy workshop outline, and trainer comments and activity lists

Box 145: folder 4-16
Computer Equity Trainers Project (CETP)

Administration: committee materials, clippings, correspondence, evaluations, staff information, promotional material, and research,
circa 1984-88

Box 146-147
Development: correspondence; reports; funder research, solicitation, and proposals, including for the Women's Educational Equity Act Program; and projects, including "Increasing Female Retention in Graduate School Computer Science," "Sally Ride Special," and "Training for Computer Equality,"

Box 147-150

Pilot test (NJ, WI, OR): correspondence, reports, guideline, site visit schedule,

Box 150: folder 1-5
Field test (CA, NE, VT, TX, RI): correspondence, findings, Middle School Computer Use Administration Manual, Model of Computer Use (flow chart), strategy Memoranda, and post-test reply forms

Box 150: folder 6-15
Surveys: questionnaires and results,

Box 150: folder 16-24
Workshops: includes trainer's workshop guides: "What is Computer Equity?" and "Computer Equity in Math and Science"

Box 150: folder 25-27
Manual, Jo Sanders and Antonia Stone, The Neuter Computer: Why and How to Encourage Computer Equity for Girls: drafts, research materials, publicity, reports, and statistics,

Box 150-151
Booklets: Jo Sanders and Mary McGinnis, "What is Computer Equity?"; "Counting on Computer Equity: A Quick and Easy Guide for Finding Out If Your School has a Computer Gap," ; "Do Your Female Students Say 'No Thanks' to the Computer?"

Box 151: folder 12
Math Anxiety packet,

Box 151: folder 13
Portable Women's History Museum Project,
1979- 86

Administration: abstracts, outlines, project descriptions, committee materials, budgets, correspondence, notes, memoranda

Box 151: folder 14-21
Development: funder research and proposal

Box 152: folder 1-10
Project R.E.E.D: Resources on Education Equity for the Disabled


Overviews, budgets, and contracts,

Box 153: folder 1-4
Correspondence and memoranda,

Box 153: folder 5-18
Financial materials,

Box 154: folder 1-3
Job searches,

Box 154: folder 4-6
Mailing lists,

Box 154: folder 7
Miscellany and notes,

Box 154: folder 8-9
Planning and advisory meetings,

Box 154: folder 10-11

Box 154-155

Box 155: folder 2

Box 155: folder 3-6
Requests for Information,

Box 155: folder 7
Staff resumes,

Box 155: folder 8
Research and development



General and articles,

Box 155: folder 9-10

Box 156: folder 1
Handicapped Rehabilitation Acts of
1973, 1980

Box 156: folder 2

Box 156: folder 3
Literature analysis: review and comment sheets,

Box 156-157
Literature Search,

Box 157: folder 6-8
Mainstreaming: contracts and model releases; photograph subjects notes and miscellany; and requests;

Box 157-158
No More Stares (Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund's Disabled Women's Educational Equity Project): drafts, correspondence, needs assessment, and site observations,

Box 158: folder 11-19
Resources, includes Bloomingdale Family Program (New York City) and Kids Projects of New York State and California,

Box 158: folder 20-23

Box 159: folder 1
Training manual Creating a New Mainstream: correspondence, drafts, and comment forms,

Box 159: folder 2-7
Pilot Testing,



Educational Alliance (New York City),
May 1981

Box 159: folder 8
Forms: site listings

Box 159: folder 9
Garden City Nursery School

Box 159: folder 10
Goddard/Riverside Headstart

Box 159: folder 11
Little Red School House (New York City)

Box 159: folder 12
Passaic, New Jersey Headstart

Box 159: folder 13
United Cerebral Palsy (New York City)

Box 159: folder 14
Workshops, includes general information and participant evaluations,

Box 160: folder 1-6
National Field Testing: correspondence, notes, summaries, pre-test training session, resource packet, and site materials, including CA, FL, MA, NC, and OR,

Box 160-162
"Access to Equality" Conference: includes conference materials and plans of action,

Box 162-164
Science Readiness Proposal,

Box 164: folder 6
Project T.R.E.E: Training Resources for Educational Equity



Administration: brochure, correspondence, financial materials, evaluations, proposals, reports,

Box 164-165
Maximizing Young Children's Potential: A Non-Sexist Manual for Early Childhood Trainers: drafts, evaluation forms, permissions, correspondence, galley,

Box 165-166
Training: agendas, notes, guidelines, workshop instructions and materials (some in Spanish translations) evaluations, and follow-up,

Box 166: folder 7-17

Resource Mothers Project: brochures, proposals and text to Opening Doors for Healthier Families: A Guide for Resource Mothers (1993),
1994-96, undated

Box 167: folder 1-7


Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Project (TAPP)

Administration: correspondence,

Box 167: folder 8-9
Development: correspondence, funder information, proposals, and report edited by Jo Sanders, "Teenage Pregnancy and the Schools: A Gender Equity Issue,"
1985-88, undated

Box 167-168
Organizations, arranged alphabetically

Box 168: folder 5-11
"A National Directory of Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Programs"


Box 168: folder 12
Questionnaire model

Box 168: folder 13
Late replies

Box 168: folder 14-15
Programs, organized by state

Box 168-172
Project files, organized alphabetically

Box 173-178
State files: includes printed material from teenage pregnancy prevention programs, organized by state

Box 178-182
Women's Alcohol and Drug Education Program

Advisory board (includes minutes, list),

Box 183: folder 1
Alcohol and Drug Abuse: program materials,
1988, undated

Box 183: folder 2

Box 183: folder 3
Minutes and agendas,

Box 183: folder 4
1992-94, undated

Box 183: folder 5
Development: correspondence, proposals, reports,

Box 183: folder 6-14

[see also SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION-Development-Funders, A-Z]

Rolodex cards, Project Director Chris Kirk

Box 183: folder 15
"Women Tell Their Stories:" project report,

Box 184: folder 1
Workshop True/False cards,

Box 184: folder 2
Collaboration with Eurphrasian Residence of Good Shepherd Services: notes, reports, correspondence, site assessments, data, literature, and evaluation,

Box 184: folder 3-11
Collaboration with Hispanic Women's Center: progress log, notes, reports, budgets, correspondence, site assessments, data, and literature,

Box 184: folder 12-19
"Building A.T.O.D. Intervention Skills for Working with Women," information packet and instructional materials,

Box 184: folder 20
"Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Prevention with Adolescent Girls," Chris Kirk,

Box 184: folder 21
"Putting the Pieces Together: Effective Multicultural Strategies for Preventing Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use Among Women and Girls," conference, correspondence, mailing list, and packet materials

Box 184: folder 22-25
Paula Roth, ed., Alcohol and Drugs are Women's Issues, Vols I & II (Metuchen: Scarecrow Press,

Box 185
Chris Kirk, et al, "The Multicultural Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Prevention Project: Replicating the Program Model: A Companion Guide to the Video Listen to Us."

Box 185



National Women's Agenda Project



Box 186: folder 1
Committees: correspondence, lists, and meeting materials

Advisory Committee on Women in Corporations,

Box 186: folder 2
Citizens Support,

Box 186: folder 3
Joint Working/Structure,

Box 186: folder 4

Box 186: folder 5-12

Box 186: folder 13-19

Box 186-187
Correspondence: general, board, and letters to the Friends of the Alliance from Ruth Abram,

Box 187: folder 17-22
Finances and development

Financial records: budgets and ledger sheets,

Box 187: folder 23-26
Financial miscellany

Box 188: folder 1
Fundraising: includes correspondence, foundation research materials, proposals, reports, and records,

Box 188: folder 2-10
Memoranda (in-office),

Box 188: folder 11-15
Public relations consultation, correspondence and notes,

Box 189: folder 1

Interns: general and hiring correspondence, evaluations, and projects,

Box 189: folder 2-6

[see also National Women's Agenda Project-Projects-Media Monitoring Project]

Interviewing notes and miscellany

Box 189: folder 7
Job descriptions,
1977-78, undated

Box 189: folder 8
Meetings: includes agenda staff, agenda strategy, and agenda and library meetings,

Box 189: folder 9-11
Re-structuring: includes general and Project SHARE,

Box 189: folder 12-13
Washington, D.C. staff position: correspondence and lobbying log,

Box 189: folder 14-17
Anne Bowen


Box 190: folder 1


Correspondence: general and board

Box 190: folder 2-6
Memoranda (in-office),

Box 190: folder 7
National Women's Agenda Project Evaluation,

Box 190: folder 8

Box 190: folder 9
Subject files

Berkshire Conference

Box 190: folder 10
Coalition of Labor Union Women

Box 190: folder 11
Girls Clubs of America

Box 190: folder 12

Box 190: folder 13
Money Show

Box 190: folder 14
National Center for Alcohol Education

Box 190: folder 15
New Directions for Young Women

Box 190: folder 16
New York Multiservice Women's Center

Box 190: folder 17
Ruth Shapiro Associates

Box 190: folder 18
United Auto Workers Progressive Alliance

Box 190: folder 19
U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau

Box 191: folder 1
Willmar 8

Box 191: folder 2
Susan Jenkins (Director of Public Affairs, Administrative Director, Task Force Coordinator), correspondence,

Box 191: folder 3
Madeline Lee (Director)

Correspondence: general and board,

Box 191: folder 4-7
Speech notes,

Box 191: folder 8
Subject files

Aspen Institute

Box 191: folder 9
Summer Institute of Women's History (includes correspondence from Margaret Mead)

Box 191: folder 10
Women in the Economy Conference

Box 191: folder 11
Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press

Box 191: folder 12

Box 191: folder 13
Catherine Samuels, (Director): correspondence and miscellany,

Box 191: folder 14-16
State Coalitions: general and conference materials from California Women's Coalition, Illinois Women's Agenda, and Michigan Women's Agenda,

Box 191: folder 17-21

Platform development (U.S. National Women's Agenda)

Correspondence: general, to organizations, and mailing lists,

Box 192: folder 1-3

Box 192: folder 4

Agenda Day, planning materials, clippings, and speeches
2 Dec 1975:

Box 192: folder 5-8
U.S. National Women's Agenda Conference: "Beyond Suffrage,"
1-2 Oct 1976

Pre-conference correspondence and planning materials (includes correspondence from offices of presidential candidates)

Box 192: folder 9-14
Conference materials (includes packet, photos, speech by Jimmy Carter)

Box 192-193
Post-conference correspondence and protest re: press coverage

Box 193: folder 8-9
Proposals, drafts, and notes,

Box 193: folder 10
Publicity: clippings, press releases, promotional materials,

Box 193: folder 11-13
Questionnaires: notes and responses filed alphabetically by organization,

Box 194: folder 1-8
Task Forces: correspondence, proposals, meeting materials, questionnaires, and materials relating to the drafting of "Plans of Action" on the planks of the U.S. National Women's Agenda,

Box 195: folder 1-15
International Women's Year

Correspondence: general and re: relationship of National Women's Agenda Project to International Women's Year,

Box 196: folder 2-3
National Women's Conference, Houston,

Pre-conference: planning materials, state convention materials, and press releases

Box 196: folder 4-6
Conference: packet, delegate list and voting records, and Pro-plan [pro-ERA] caucus material

Box 196: folder 7-9
Post-conference: bulletins, correspondence, and reports,

Box 196: folder 10-12
Research materials: printed material, reports, and publicity,

Box 197: folder 1-2
National Women's Agenda Coalition


Correspondence: general and requests for information,

Box 197: folder 3-5
1978-79, undated

Box 197: folder 6
Membership applications: positive, negative, and pending

Box 197: folder 7-11
Membership certificates,

Box 197: folder 12
Membership lists and follow-up forms,
1976-79, undated

Box 197: folder 13
Membership profiles: correspondence, questionnaires, summary, and updates,

Box 198: folder 1-4
Publicity drafts,

Box 198: folder 5-6

Box 198: folder 7-9

Consultation correspondence and reports, meeting materials, and worksheets,

Box 198: folder 10-12
Working paper drafts, notes, and responses,

Box 198-199
Summary of Coalition Activity,

Box 199: folder 2

Agenda Alerts,

Box 199: folder 3
Agenda Alert files (organized by date)

Box 199: folder 4-22
Agenda alert resource files,
1978- 1979

Anti-ERA [see also IWY]

Box 200: folder 1
Communications Act

Box 200: folder 2
Constitutional Convention

Box 200: folder 3
Department of HEW Social Security Recommendations

Box 200: folder 4
Medicaid Abortion Funding

Box 200: folder 5
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Box 200: folder 6
Pregnancy Disability Bill

Box 200: folder 7
National Women's Agenda [Coalition] Conference,
9-11 Mar 1978

Pre-conference planning correspondence,

Box 200: folder 8-11
Conference packet, meeting materials, notes, participant list, workshop materials, and speeches

Box 200: folder 12-18
Post-conference follow up

Box 200: folder 19
National Women's Agenda Coalition Conference,
1-2 Dec 1978

Pre-conference correspondence, lists, and planning materials

Box 200: folder 20-25
Conference packet, meeting materials, and presentation materials

Box 201: folder 1-4
Post-conference correspondence, report, and protest

Box 201: folder 5-6
Introduction to the Alliance workshop,

Box 201: folder 7
Leadership Day,
30 Nov 1978

Box 201: folder 8-9
Media Monitoring Project, 1980: internship materials, guidelines, surveys, report, and research materials

Box 201-202
Resource catalog, catalog, drafts, and correspondence

Box 203: folder 1-4
Satellite Project

1977-79, undated

Box 203: folder 5

Box 203: folder 6

Box 203: folder 7

Box 203: folder 8
NASA conference, conference materials, correspondence, and reports

Box 203: folder 9-11

Box 203: folder 12
Proposals, general and with Emerson College,

Box 203: folder 13-14
Protest re: handling of project,

Box 203: folder 15
Questionnaire mailing and responses,

Box 204: folder 1-2

Box 204: folder 3
Research material

Box 204: folder 4
Women's Agenda


Advertising agencies, correspondence and notes, and ad solicitation,

Box 204: folder 5-6

Box 204: folder 7-16

Box 205: folder 1-7
Financial records,

Box 205: folder 8

Box 205-206

Box 206: folder 2-7
Materials for reporters, including questionnaires,
1976, undated

Box 206: folder 8
Newsletter Association

Box 206: folder 9
Notes and memos,
1976, undated

Box 206: folder 10
Questionnaires: National Commission on Working Women and Readers survey,

Box 206: folder 11-12
Proposals and reports,

Box 206: folder 13-14

Box 207: folder 1-9
Suspension of publication, correspondence and report,

Box 207: folder 10

Full run,

Box 208: folder 1
Marked copies,

Box 208: folder 2
Complete issue files: organized by date of issue, then within an issue, alphabetical by department or article

Box 208-226
Women's Centers Project


Budget notes

Box 227: folder 1
"Building a Women's Center" report, Sylvia Kramer,

Box 227: folder 2
Development: concept paper, correspondence, meeting materials, funder research, proposals,

Box 227-228
Historical papers on women's centers in the U.S.,
1985, undated

Box 228: folder 3
In-house notes,
1979, undated

Box 228: folder 4
Project director Anne Bowen: correspondence, resume, notes, subject files,

Box 228: folder 5-11

[see also National Women's Agenda Project- Staff, Anne Bowen]

Survey and directories

Client questionnaire: drafts,
circa 1980

Box 228: folder 12
Participants study,

Box 228: folder 13
Women's Center's Guide: draft,

Box 228: folder 14
New England (Region I)

Draft entries and drafts,
circa 1980

Box 229: folder 1-2
Mailing list,

Box 229: folder 3
Survey process, includes questionnaires, results, and tabulations

Box 229-230
Final drafts

Box 230: folder 3
Mid-Atlantic (Region III), correspondence, questionnaires, and drafts

Box 230: folder 4-8
Site visits

Interview guidelines

Box 230: folder 9
New England (Region I), site descriptions, meeting reports, and notes

Box 230: folder 10-13
Mid-Atlantic (Region III),

Box 230-231
Other regions: reports and notes

Box 231: folder 4



New Haven Women's Liberation Center, includes correspondence, participant materials, evaluations, and questionnaires

Box 231: folder 5-13
Everywoman's Center, Amherst, MA, handouts, correspondence, participant materials, evaluations, and questionnaires

Box 231-232
National Association of Women's Centers



Box 232: folder 2
"Herstory of the NAWC," (by Sylvia Kramer?)

Box 232: folder 3
Incorporation, constitution and by- laws, incorporation papers, and IRS forms

Box 232: folder 4-6
Correspondence and memoranda,

Box 232: folder 7-8
Coordinating Council, includes correspondence, meeting materials, and notes

Box 232: folder 9-17
Development: funding letters,

Box 232: folder 18
Ex-Officio officer Sylvia Kramer: miscellany,

Box 232: folder 19
Financial and budget information,
1987-88, undated

Box 232: folder 20
Mailing list rates,

Box 232: folder 21
Membership and outreach, 1985-88: address lists, printed material, and membership applications,

Box 233: folder 1-5

Box 233: folder 6

Box 233: folder 7
Notes, Sylvia Kramer?

Box 233: folder 8
Publicity packet: memorandum,

Box 233: folder 9
Regional representatives: lists,

Box 233: folder 10
Surveys: correspondence and forms,
1987-88, undated

Box 233: folder 11-12
Conferences: notes, correspondence, minutes, printed material,

Box 234: folder 1-13
International Women's Centers Project: contacts, reports, speech notes, questionnaires, printed material,
1981, undated

Box 235: folder 1-8
Job-Training Partnership Act and Women's Centers Project, (includes Jo Sanders, Staying Poor: How the JTPA Fails Women (Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1988)

Box 235: folder 9-10
Women's Centers and AIDS Project: correspondence, proposals, reports, and publications, including Women's Centers and AIDS Project: A Guide to Educational Material, 1988; and Gerry Pearlberg, Women, AIDS, and Communities: A Guide for Action, 1991

Box 235-236
Women's Rights Lobby Day, 4 February 1981: notes, reports, leaflets, fact sheets, attendee lists, and planning materials

Box 237: folder 1-6

Information and Referral Services

Project SHARE



Box 238: folder 1

[see also Technical Assistance Program-Correspondence-General, 1978-80, and Reference Services-Correspondence]

Larayne Ewald, research assistant,

Box 238: folder 2-3
Linda Small, project director, general, advertising, and fundraising

Box 238-239
Irene Zahava, librarian,

Box 239: folder 2
Meeting notes,

Box 239: folder 3

Box 239: folder 4
Technical Assistance Program


Consultations: notes and miscellany,

Box 239: folder 5

Box 239-240
Wanda Wooten, Technical Assistance Coordinator: reports, memoranda, and conference and meeting materials,

Box 240: folder 12-16
Fundraising logs,

Box 241: folder 1
Meeting notes, unidentified event, (includes Donna Meade, Jane Williamson and Wanda Wooten)
22 Sep 1978

Box 241: folder 2-4
Memoranda and evaluation re: dismantling Technical Assistance Program,

Box 241: folder 5
Proposal materials,
circa 1977-82

Box 241: folder 6
Reports and evaluations,

Box 241: folder 7
Press releases and program overview,

Box 241: folder 8
The Support Center: informational materials,

Box 241: folder 9
Directory project

Administration: minutes, progress reports, research materials, mailing lists, questionnaire drafts,
1978-79, undated

Box 241: folder 10-15
Completed surveys and compiled results,

Box 241-242
Project Open Doors: obtaining CETA-subsidized (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) positions for a coalition of women's service organizations, includes notes, correspondence, proposals, and hiring materials),
1976-79, undated

Box 242: folder 3-18
Workshops and conferences: lists, teaching materials, surveys, correspondence, notes, outreach correspondence and press releases, and proposals

Box 242-243

[see also SERIES II. Projects-Coalitions-Women's Centers Project]

Proposal Critique Service



Box 243: folder 15
Correspondence, includes proposal materials,
1979, undated

Box 243: folder 16-18

Box 243: folder 19-20
Promotion/media response,

Box 244: folder 1
Summary and evaluation,

Box 244: folder 2
Volunteers: correspondence, list, forms, and meeting minutes,

Box 244: folder 3-5



Box 244: folder 6-8
Exhibits, (includes The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago, 1978)
1978-79, undated

Box 244: folder 9-12
Film, (includes DES Wonder Drug, 1981; The DES, 1980; and The Dinner Party - documentary about Judy Chicago, 1978)

Box 244-245
Multi-media, (includes Appalachian Women's Project, 1979)

Box 245: folder 7-8
1977, undated

Box 245: folder 9-10
Organizations, (includes Council of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, 1976-78; the Feminist Art Institute, 1980; and Women Make Movies, n.d.)

Box 245: folder 11-15
Performing arts,
1977, 1980

Box 245: folder 16-17

Box 245: folder 18-19
1976-80, undated

Box 245: folder 20-26
Economic Development, (includes the Allcraft Foundation, 1980)

Box 246: folder 1-17
Ethnic & Racial

Association de Mujeres Puertorriquenas,

Box 246: folder 18
Black Women's Research & Development Center,

Box 246: folder 19
Cante Ohitika Win (Native American),

Box 246: folder 20
Lilith Magazine,

Box 246: folder 21
Native American Solidarity Committee,

Box 246: folder 22
White Buffalo Calf Association (Native American),

Box 246: folder 23
Women of All Red Nations,

Box 246: folder 24

Box 247: folder 1-9
Legal, (includes Female Offender Program, 1979 and Asian-American Legal Defense Fund, 1977)

Box 247: folder 10-19
1978-79, undated

Box 247: folder 20-22

Box 248: folder 1-5
1975, 1980

Box 248: folder 6-7
1976-80, undated

Box 248: folder 8-17
Older Women, (includes Gray Panthers, n.d.)
1977, 1979, undated

Box 248: folder 18-20
Political Activism, (includes National Congress of Neighborhood Women, 1980, and Welfare Rights Organization, 1980)
1979-80, undated

Box 249: folder 1-7
Reproductive rights,

Box 249: folder 8-9

Feminism as Political Philosophy,

Box 249: folder 10
How Women Ran for Political Office in
1976, undated

Box 249: folder 11
Research on Appalachian Women and Girls,

Box 249: folder 12
Women and Religion: archives project,

Box 249: folder 13
Sexism, (includes Ysleta Equity Seekers, 1980)

Box 249-250
1976, 1979

Box 250: folder 6-7
Violence against women

Awareness and Prevention,
1976-77 and undated

Box 250: folder 8-14
Crisis Intervention,
1976-80, undated

Box 250: folder 15-22

Box 251: folder 1-12
Women in Transition

Displaced Homemakers,

Box 251-252
Education & Employment,

Box 252: folder 3-14
Women's Centers,

Box 252-253
YWCA Women's Centers,

Box 253: folder 12-15

Box 253: folder 16-21
Reference services

Guidelines and summaries,
circa 1980

Box 253: folder 22

Reference log,
circa 1976-77

Box 253: folder 23
Telephone and library visitation log,

Box 253: folder 24
Telephone and correspondence log,

Box 253: folder 25
Inquiry reports,

Box 253-255

Box 255: folder 5
Telephone reference messages,

Box 255: folder 6
Telephone log reports,

Box 255-256
Visitor guestbook,

Box 256: folder 2

"Dear Alliance": compilation of typical letters,
circa 1975

Box 256: folder 3
1971-87, undated

Box 256-260
By topic


Box 260: folder 4
Business and economics,
1972-87, undated

Box 260: folder 5
1971-86, undated

Box 260: folder 6


Box 260: folder 1
Elementary/primary and secondary,

Box 260: folder 2
Higher and continuing,

Box 260: folder 3-4
Title IX,

Box 260: folder 5
1973-86, undated

Box 260: folder 6
Women's Studies,
1972-81, undated

Box 260: folder 7
Employment: general and affirmative action,
1972-87, undated

Box 262-263

Box 263: folder 3
Displaced homemakers,

Box 263: folder 4
Management/starting businesses,

Box 263: folder 5

Box 263: folder 6
Equal Rights Amendment,

Box 263: folder 7
Family issues,

Box 263: folder 8
Family violence,

Box 263: folder 9
Government and politics,

Box 264: folder 1

1972-86, undated

Box 264: folder 2-4
Psychiatric referral requests,

Box 264: folder 5
1972-73, undated

Box 264-265
Legal Aid

1971-87, undated

Box 265: folder 2-6

Box 265: folder 7
1975-83, undated

Box 265: folder 8

Box 266: folder 1
Literature, media, and the arts,

Box 266: folder 2-3
1973-83, undated

Box 266: folder 4

Box 266: folder 5

Box 266: folder 6

Box 266: folder 7

Box 266: folder 8
"Strange" mail,
1974-83, undated

Box 266: folder 9

Box 267: folder 1
Women's Movement,
1971-80, undated

Box 267: folder 2-11


Descriptions of holdings for library directories,

Box 268: folder 1
Correspondence and memoranda,
1973-83, undated

Box 268: folder 2-8
Cataloguing: classification systems and processing form (alphabetical by author),

Box 268: folder 9-17
Collection development: lists of acquisitions, holdings, and subscriptions, 1977 collection policy statement and related correspondence, and purchase orders,

Box 268-269

Box 269: folder 11
Fundraising: notes, correspondence, drafts, and proposals,
1977-80, 1984, undated

Box 269: folder 12-15

Box 269: folder 16
Miscellaneous notes,

Box 269: folder 17
New York women's centers list,

Box 270: folder 1
Personnel policies,
1980, undated

Box 270: folder 2
Preservation: notes and correspondence,

Box 270: folder 3
Procedures: notes, manual draft, periodicals list, research guidelines,
1976-78, undated

Box 270: folder 4-6
1980-81, undated

Box 270: folder 7
Women's Information Services Network: correspondence, memoranda, surveys, lists, minutes, and reports,

Box 270: folder 8-12
Women Helping Women Database Project: correspondence, memoranda, invoices, proposals, funding research materials,

Box 270-271
Subject files (Catherine Samuels' files transferred to library)

Affirmative Action,

Box 271: folder 5
1975-76, undated

Box 271: folder 6
Bicentennial: survey of women's participation,

Box 271: folder 7

Box 271: folder 8
Education: inner-city (Boston) women and higher education, circa 1972, and women's studies,
1973, undated

Box 271: folder 9-10

Box 271-272
Media packet,

Box 272: folder 5
Multi-Ethnic Women's Centers Coalition,

Box 272: folder 6
National Organization for Women,

Box 272: folder 7
New York State Division of Human Rights,

Box 272: folder 8
"Sex, Power and Politics" syllabus,

Box 272: folder 9
State of Women address,

Box 272: folder 10
Women in Leadership,
circa 1972

Box 272: folder 11
Women in State Government,
circa 1975

Box 272: folder 12
Reference collections

Card files

Box 273-274
Handouts: resource lists and topical bibliographies


Box 275: folder 1-2
circa 1979-81

Box 275: folder 3

Audiovisual materials,

Box 275: folder 4
Battered Women-Employment/Careers,

Box 275: folder 5
ERA-Grant Sources,

Box 275: folder 6
History-Public Relations,

Box 275: folder 7

Box 275: folder 8
Women's Centers-Young Women,

Box 275: folder 9
New York City Referral System

Condensed referral lists,

Box 275: folder 10

Box 275: folder 11
Organizational resource sheets and related literature, alphabetical,
circa 1977

Box 275-276
Vertical files: Organizational resource sheets and related literature


Box 276: folder 13-16

Box 276: folder 17

Box 276: folder 18-22
Legal aid

Box 276: folder 23-26

Box 276: folder 27
Women's centers and programs, general

Box 276: folder 28
Women's centers and programs: organization profiles, correspondence, brochures, and printed materials, organized by state, also includes Canada and international

Box 276-286


Copyright applications and information

Box 286: folder 14
Distribution: correspondence, sales records, flow chart, and related material (includes microfiche editions of WAA publications),
1983-86, undated

Box 286: folder 15-17
Meeting notes,

Box 286: folder 18

Box 286: folder 19
circa 1975-76

Box 286: folder 20
Reprint requests,

Box 286: folder 21


Box 286: folder 22
Getting Your Share: An Introduction to Fundraising,

Box 286: folder 23
How to Make the Media Work for You (Catherine Samuels,

Box 286: folder 24
How to Organize a Child Care Center (Carol Shapiro,

Box 286: folder 25
How to Organize a Multi-Service Women's Center, 2nd edition, includes evaluation of original publication, 1974, proposal

Box 286: folder 26-28
Introduction to the Women's Movement,

Box 287: folder 1
Legal Remedies for Tools to Eliminate Sex Discrimination in State and Local Governments (Catherine Samuels, n.d.): correspondence, proposals, research materials, and drafts,
1974-75, undated

Box 287: folder 2-8
Women and the Human Services: A Checklist (Toby Klass): draft, correspondence, notes by Catherine Samuels,

Box 287: folder 9

The Forgotten Five Million: Women in Public Employment: A Guide to Eliminating Sex Discrimination

Boston Municipal Women's Project: includes notes, "Handbook for Women who Work for the City of Boston," 1974; and "Report on Boston Women's Municipal Employment Project," 1973

Box 287-288
Correspondence, includes compliments and reviews,

Box 288: folder 2-5
Distribution: correspondence, notes, form letters,

Box 288: folder 6-7
Draft material: "original article, Boston,"

Box 288: folder 8
Press release and quote sheets,

Box 288: folder 9
Reviews and clippings,

Box 288: folder 10
Catherine Samuels, The Forgotten Five Million: Women in Public Employment: A Guide to Eliminating Sex Discrimination (Brooklyn: Faculty Press,

Box 288: folder 11
A Practical Guide to the Women's Movement

Organizational Resource Sheets (questionnaires), with attached brochures, flyers, etc. (arranged alphabetically by state, followed by the District of Columbia, and International),

Box 289: folder 1-10
Second edition, A (More) Practical Guide to the Women's Movement (1978?): contract, correspondence, proposals, style sheet and miscellany,

Box 290: folder 1-5
Women's Action Almanac

Administration: correspondence, permissions, memoranda, notes, and royalties,

Box 290: folder 6-11
Distribution and marketing: advertisements, clippings, correspondence, reviews, and lecture tour materials, 1978-82

Box 288-291
Drafts: includes text and editorial comments, 1978

Box 291-293
Uncorrected proof,

Box 293: folder 6
Women Helping Women,


Contracts (includes correspondence, notes and drafts),
1978, 1981

Box 293: folder 7-9
1980-81, undated

Box 294: folder 1-7
Distribution list,

Box 294: folder 8
Estimates and invoices,

Box 294: folder 9
Funder information,

Box 294: folder 10
General: notes,

Box 294: folder 11
Mailing list,

Box 294: folder 12-13
Memoranda and in-house notes,

Box 294: folder 14
Meeting notes and minutes,

Box 294: folder 15
Miscellaneous "to do"

Box 294: folder 16

Box 294: folder 17
Outreach: form letter,

Box 294: folder 18
1980-81, undated

Box 294: folder 19
Telephone log,

Box 295: folder 1
Jane Williamson's notes,

Box 295: folder 2
Subjects (includes returned questionnaires and attached literature)

Box 295: folder 3-10


Box 295: folder 11
Field testing

Box 295: folder 12

Box 295: folder 13

Box 295: folder 14-18
Back cover copy

Box 295: folder 19
Second edition: notes and memoranda,

Box 295: folder 20
Women Helping Women: A State-by-State Directory of Service (New York: Women's Action Alliance, 2 copies, including Donna Shubert's annotated copy

Box 295: folder 21-22

WAA staff,
1988, 1993-95

Box 296: folder 1
Pfizer presentation,

Box 296: folder 2
Rockefeller Family Fund report,

Box 296: folder 3

Celebrating Leadership in Action, (includes Lynn Scherr, Marcia Ann Gillespie, Karel Amarath and Kay Ellen Consolver)

Box 296: folder 4-5
Project SHARE Walkathon for Breast Cancer,

Box 296: folder 6
"Putting the Pieces Together and Shaping the Future," fundraiser, American Museum of Folk Art,

Box 296: folder 7
"Putting the Pieces Together: Effective Multi-Cultural Strategies for Reducing Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Use Among Women and Girls," conference,

Box 296: folder 8
Second Anniversary of Women and Alcoholism Project, Brunswick House, (includes Ruth J. Abram)

Box 296: folder 9
Theater benefits (includes Lily Tomlin, Wendy Wasserstein, Gloria Steinem)

Box 296: folder 10
Women's Roasts

Geraldine Ferraro, (includes Gloria Steinem and Sandra Bernhardt)

Box 296: folder 11
Liz Smith, (includes Kay Ballard, Helen Gurley Brown, Marvin Hamlisch, Diane Sawyer, Beverly Sills, Holland Taylor, Kathleen Turner and Ruth Westheimer)

Box 297: folder 1
Donna Shalala, (includes Bella Abzug, Geraldine Ferraro, Marvin Hamlisch, Gloria Steinem)

Box 297: folder 2
Pat Schroeder, (includes Gloria Steinem, Loretta Swit, Ruth Westheimer, and Julia Sweeney)

Box 297: folder 3
Miscellaneous and unidentified events (includes Gloria Steinem, Jane Williamson, Wanda Wooten)

Box 297: folder 4
Portraits associated with unidentified projects (includes Gloria Steinem, Selena, Brenda Feigen Fasteau)

Box 297: folder 5

Economics: Women and Work Exposition (includes prints, contact sheets, and slides)

Box 297-298

Non-Sexist Childhood Development


Equal Play artwork

Box 298: folder 9
Non-Sexist Education for Young Children artwork

Box 298: folder 10
Play people

Box 298: folder 11

Box 298: folder 12

Conference on Non-Sexist Early Education,

Box 299: folder 1
Institute for Equal Early Education

Box 299: folder 2
Beginning Equal

Box 299: folder 3
Project REED

"Access to Equality" conference

Box 299: folder 4
Educational Alliance Child Care Center

Box 299: folder 5
NAB meeting

Box 299: folder 6
Resource photos


Box 299: folder 7
Children, at play, at work, and Native American

Box 299: folder 8-10
Feminist Resources for Equal Education

Box 300: folder 1
Mainstreaming adults and children

Box 300: folder 2-3
Men in the Nurturing Role

Box 300: folder 4-5
People at Work

Box 300: folder 6-7
Women and sports

Box 300: folder 8

"The Body Alliance: A Wellness Day for Women"

Box 300: folder 9
"Listen to Us: Multicultural Prenatal Drug & Alcohol Prevention Program"

Box 300: folder 10
"Making the Connection: Preventing Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Problems in the Context of Women's Lives,"

Box 300: folder 11
Project Awareness: Bosom Buddies

Box 300: folder 12
Project TELL: Domestic Violence Awareness,

Box 300: folder 13
Resource Mothers,

Box 301: folder 1-2
Women's Alcohol & Drug Project oatmeal facials,

Box 301: folder 3
Women's Centers Project

Workshops: Everywoman's Center (Amherst, MA) and New Haven Women's Liberation Center technical assistance workshops,

Box 301: folder 4-5
Coalition for the Conference on Women's Centers,

Box 301: folder 6
Miscellaneous and unidentified

Box 301: folder 7


[ORIGINALS RESTRICTED - Copies must be made for research use]


Corporate presentation telephone tape,
31 January 1977

Box 301: folder 1
Executive Director Ruth Abram, National Council on Philanthropy

Box 301: folder 2
PNCIT[?] Meeting,
18 March 1982

Box 301: folder 3-6
PAWS[?]/WAA Meeting,
4 January 1982

Box 301: folder 7-8
WAA Board Meeting,
4 March 1983

Box 301: folder 9-10
"Workshop Planning and Organizational Strategy" (2 tapes),

Box 301: folder 11-12
Unidentified conference session, "Personal Solutions and Alternatives," (includes Marianne "Jolly" Robinson's autobiographical reflections),

Box 301: folder 13

Women at Work Exposition, (25 tapes of sessions)

Box 302-304
Non-Sexist Child Development

General (12 tapes, including 10 instructional units on sex-role stereotyping for teachers and teacher educators and a telephone interview with Liz Demarest),

Box 304: folder 39-50
Conferences (7 tapes),
1973-81, undated

Box 304-305
Dialogue re: sex roles in child rearing,

Box 305: folder 58
Interactions with children re: careers,

Box 305: folder 59
Parent meeting, Lincoln Square,

Box 305: folder 60
Recollections of parent meeting of Amalgamated Nursery School parents,

Box 305: folder 61
Teacher's Center meeting, Chicago,

Box 305: folder 62
"Beginning Equal,"

General (35 tapes)

Box 305-307
BJ's Kids

Box 307: folder 98-105
Bronx Teen Group Interview,
5 Oct 1982

Box 308: folder 106
East Harlem Caregivers,

Box 308: folder 107-110
Hunt's Point,

Box 308: folder 111-116

"Boy Meets Girl" (Free to Be, with Marlo Thomas)

Box 308: folder 117
Research report: Images of Males and Females in Elementary School Textbooks, by Lenore Weitzman and Diane Rizzo

Box 308: folder 118
"Sisterhood of Single Black Mothers," interview,
6 Oct 1982

Box 308: folder 119
Project R.E.E.D.


Box 120-121
Materials Workshops

New York University,
23 Oct, undated

Box 308-309
Yaguina View elementary school,

Box 309: folder 125
Location unknown,
12 Nov 1981

Box 309: folder 126
Unidentified teacher meeting/interview,

Box 309: folder 127
Pilot Testing


King Children's Center, Berkeley, CA,
11 Nov 1981

Box 309: folder 128
Garden City, NJ,
May 1981

Box 309: folder 129
Passaic, NJ, Head Start,
Jun 1981

Box 309: folder 130-131
Educational Alliance,

Box 309: folder 132
Little Red Schoolhouse, New York City,
Jul 1981

Box 309: folder 133-134
Curriculum Workshops: Glen Falls, NY, and Freehold, NJ

Box 309: folder 135-138
Parents Workshop

Jersey City, NJ,
1980 or 1981

Box 309: folder 139
Vignettes for parents workshop,
1 Jun 1981

Box 310: folder 140
Field testing

Dade County, FL Head Start,
13 Jan 1982

Box 310: folder 141-142
Ft. Lauderdale, FL,
Jan-Mar 1982

Box 310: folder 143-145
Miami, FL Head Start post- test meeting,
11 Mar 1982

Box 310: folder 146
Newport, OR,
10 Nov 1981 and 7 Jan 1982

Box 310: folder 147-150
Portland, OR Head Start,
9 Nov 1981 and 6 Jan 1982

Box 310: folder 151-152
Quincy, MA

Box 310-311
Reidsville, NC,
Apr and May 1982

Box 311: folder 158-159
Manual: Ellen Rubin's article for "Creating a New Mainstream,

Box 311: folder 160
"Access to Equality" conference,
June 1982

Box 311: folder 161-172
Project T.R.E.E

Film workshops,
1978, undated

Box 311: folder 311-312
Language workshops,
Oct 1978

Box 312: folder 175-177
Literature workshops,

Box 312: folder 178-180
Filmstrip: "A Nonsexist Curriculum in Early Childhood," includes audiotapes and filmstrip

Box 312: folder 181-183
Equal Play interviews with Karen Welch, Karen Hewett[?], and Victor Dye,

Box 312: folder 184-185
NSCD unidentified

Box 312: folder 186-189
Children of Single Parents in the Schools,

Divorced/Widowed Mom's Group

Box 312: folder 190-191
Divorced/Separated/Never-Married Women

Box 313: folder 192-193
Divorced/Separated/Never-Married Women (Brooklyn YWCA)

Box 313: folder 194-196
McBurney interview

Box 313: folder 197
Teachers group.
8 August 1988

Box 313: folder 198-199
Kids #3, Flatbush YMCA

Box 313: folder 200
National Women's Agenda Project

Press conferences,
19 June, 25 July 1975; 2 December 1975

Box 313: folder 201-202
Los Estereotipos (Stereotyping of women on television),

Box 313: folder 203
Radio programs,

Box 313: folder 204-206
[Task forces?], "Econ Power/Criminal Justice/Childcare/Media/Politics,"

Box 313: folder 207
Women's Centers Projects technical assistance workshops

Everywoman's Center, Amherst, MA,

Box 313-314
New Haven Women's Liberation Center,

Box 314: folder 212-217

Box 314: folder 218-219
Reel-to-reel audiotapes

[Originals restricted - please use tapes labeled "Research Copies"]

Copy of audio cassette tape #118

Box 315: folder 1
Copy of audio cassette tapes #204-206

Box 315: folder 2-4
Computer disks

20 7.5"x3.25" disks (unknown format), administration and miscellany

Box 315
17 3.5" disks, administration and Women's Alcohol and Drug Education Project

Box 315
34 5.25" disks, Children of Single Parents in the Schools

Box 315
Microfiche of Beginning Equal

Box 315

[Originals restricted - use Research copies in box 316a][see also audiotapes #181-183 for Non-Sexist Child Devment filmstrip]

Profile of Women's Action Alliance, (2 copies, Beta and VHS)
March 1976

Box 316: folder 1
Women at Work Exposition, (2 copies, Beta and VHS)

Box 316: folder 2
Children of Single Parents in the Schools (2 tapes: one a promotional video from Deerfield Video Productions, and the other, "Coke Is Not It!," an anti-drug-abuse video)

Box 316: folder 3-4
Computer Equity Expert project (3 tapes, 1 Beta, 2 VHS)

Box 316: folder 5
Women's Alcohol and Drug Education Project's program Listen to Us/Eschuchemos, (VHS tape and 2 duplicates)

Box 316: folder 6
Miscellaneous: Rosie Radiator, profile of woman tap dancer,

Box 316: folder 7
Research copies for all of tapes in 316 (VHS and DVD)

Box 316a

.75 linear ft.

Oversize material contains resource photographs from the Non-Sexist Child Development Project [See SERIES IV. PHOTOGRAPHS], promotional posters, organizational flow charts, office floor plans, and memorabilia, including buttons, erasers, and tote bags.

Women's Agenda galleys; photographs; calendars; posters; floor plans; flow charts

Box 317
Framed certificate and memorabilia, including tote bags, erasers, and buttons

Box 318

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