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National Congress of Neighborhood Women Records, 1974-1999
144 boxes (58 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 322

Abstract:
Feminist grassroots network. The primary goal of this organization was to empower poor and working-class women to become community leaders. The collection offers valuable source material for the study of working-class feminist organizing; urban studies; and women in community development. Also documented are the inner workings of grassroots organizing, with all of the personal and political dynamics that come with incorporating a feminist consciousness into an organization, where issues of class, race and ethnicity are acknowledged and openly discussed. Material includes correspondence, publications, funding proposals, photographs and audiovisual material.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The processed portion of the records is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection, with the following restriction: Researchers must sign an Access Agreement Form agreeing to not identify individuals who are still living without their written permission.

Unprocessed accessions are closed.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the records of NCNW. 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 must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Historical Note
Neighborhood scene in Brooklyn, New York, circa 1980. Photograph by Janie Eisenberg.

Neighborhood scene in Brooklyn, New York, circa 1980.
Photograph by Janie Eisenberg.

The National Congress of Neighborhood Women (NCNW) is a support network for grassroots women's organizations and community leaders dedicated to empowering, and providing a voice for, poor and working-class women working to improve their communities and their own status in low-income urban and rural areas on local, national, and international levels. The history of NCNW begins with the remarkable vision and energy of Jan Peterson, co-founder and long-time director of NCNW, as well as the spirit and commitment of the neighborhood women in the Williamsburg-Greenpoint area of Brooklyn, New York.

Jan Peterson had recently arrived in New York City in 1969 when she joined the Conselyea Street Block Association with neighborhood women of Williamsburg-Greenpoint, a predominantly working-class and mixed ethnic (Italian, Polish, Irish, Hispanic, and African American) area of Brooklyn. Inspired by the community activists of the civil rights movement she had worked with as a volunteer for CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) in Harlem, as well as the burgeoning anti-poverty and feminist movements, she had a vision of creating an inter-racial, multi-ethnic community organization within a poor and working-class neighborhood, similar to the one in which she'd grown up in Wisconsin.

In 1973, at a meeting sponsored by the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs, Jan Peterson got together with other grassroots leaders and professional women to plan a national conference of working-class women in Washington D.C. for 1974. It was at their second conference in 1975, that "the first national federation of blue collar, neighborhood women" (National Committee letter, 1977) was founded, with an office established in Williamsburg-Greenpoint. The Brooklyn office would administer both national and local programs in Williamsburg-Greenpoint, serving as a "laboratory" and model for other community organizations. Their primary goal was to empower poor and working-class women to become community leaders -- to give them a voice, and to raise their consciousness of their own power so they would be better able to define and solve problems facing their communities. They aimed to accomplish this through education, as well as job skills and leadership training, always with an emphasis on preserving family and community cohesiveness. In addition, NCNW had a vision of developing a national network of grassroots women to share resources, experiences, and knowledge.

NCNW's flagship program was their community-based higher education program, begun in 1975. Developed in collaboration with local community colleges and with input from the students, courses were designed especially for mature women, most already active in their communities, who had a desire to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective community leaders. Closely tied to NCNW's first employment program, Project Open Doors, courses were supplemented by apprenticeship experience in women's and community organizations throughout New York City. In the 1980s, NCNW expanded its education program to include pre-College adult education courses in literacy, math, English as a second language, and preparation for the high school equivalency degree (G.E.D.). In 1986, NCNW opened the "You Can" Community School, an alternative education, pre-employment and leadership training program for youth.

Another one of NCNW's core programs is the Leadership Training and Support Program, of which an integral part is the Leadership Support Process (LSP) developed by Lisel Burns. Begun as part of the College Program, leadership training and support groups were soon offered as workshops in regional and national conferences, and incorporated into affiliated organizations across the country. The support groups include consciousness-raising to allow neighborhood women to develop an awareness of how oppression based on class, ethnicity, race or gender might impede their sense of empowerment as leaders. For more information on NCNW's programs, see "Series Descriptions" below.

In the early and mid-1980s, NCNW underwent restructuring of its organization in order to expand its national program and lend more support to grassroots women leaders around the country. In 1986, the Neighborhood Women of Williamsburg/Greenpoint (NWWG), an independent but affiliated organization was created to administer the local programs including the education programs, employment training, leadership support, and public housing tenant training and organizing. The national office continued to network with, and offer training and technical support to, other grassroots women's organizations ("affiliates") across the country, in urban as well as rural areas, including Appalachia, the Pacific Northwest, and the Dakota Nation. Members exchange information and experiences including tenant organizing, the formation of rural land trusts, reforming public schools, and creating leadership support groups.

In 1985, NCNW members attended the UN Third World Conference on Women in Kenya, where they noticed a lack of involvement by poor and working-class women. With other grassroots women from developed and developing countries, they created a network called GROOTS International (Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood). NCNW is the North American representative. GROOTS was successful at bringing grassroots women's representation to the UN's Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. NCNW also has gained consultative status with the United Nations and has opened an office there, enabling them to more easily disseminate information and resources to policy makers and grassroots community leaders and to ensure that low-income women have a voice in community development policies around the world.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The National Congress of Neighborhood Women Records consist of 58 linear feet, dating from 1974-1999, and document the early history of the organization, the growth of its local and national programs, and the development of a national and international network of poor and working-class grassroots women over a 20 year period.

Types of material include correspondence, memoranda, records of the administrative boards and committees, annual reports, material from national conferences and planning meetings, funding proposals, program descriptions and reports, writings on the history and programs of NCNW, publications, articles, research papers, files on affiliated organizations, printed material, photographs, and audiovisual materials.

Since this is a continuing collection of an existing organization, it is necessarily incomplete, with many gaps in the records, particularly those documenting programs still active. The bulk of the material in this processed portion dates from 1975 to 1990. Focusing on the years before the split between the national and local administrations, these records document the formation of core programs in education, employment, and leadership support, as well as the development of a national community development agenda. Also well represented are local housing and tenant programs of the 1980s, the Resource Center, and networking and involvement in the early years of the international women and development movement. In SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION, there is only a small amount of documentation of NCNW's local affiliate, the Neighborhood Women of Williamsburg/Greenpoint. However, their involvement in local programs from 1986 to the early 1990s is represented within SERIES II. PROGRAMS.

It offers a rich source of material on the formation of a successful national organization based on feminist principles and with a grassroots, working-class base. It also offers a fascinating view of its inner workings, with all of the personal and political dynamics that come with incorporating a feminist consciousness into an organization, and where issues of class, race and ethnicity are acknowledged and openly discussed. Through personal stories, shared in workshops, support groups, conferences, meetings, and writings, we are offered a unique perspective on the women's movement.

In addition, there is a treasure trove of subject files on women's issues, grassroots organizing, and community development. Included are numerous published and unpublished writings by NCNW members and others on topics such as class, working-class feminism, ethnicity, female poverty, and women and community development. There are also files on women's and community activist organizations, many in the New York City area, as well as NCNW affiliates nationwide, and international organizations.

Note on Arrangement of the Collection:

The inter-relatedness and continuing evolution of the NCNW programs creates a challenge in attempting to organize the records in our typical hierarchical arrangement. The programs of NCNW are best viewed as a web, not distinct projects. The community and economic development vision/agenda of NCNW, for example, influenced projects in many program areas, including leadership and employment training, housing projects, and of course, international programs in community development. Identifying where one project ends and another begins can be problematic, changes in funding often affected the name of the project, as well as its staffing and scope. Wherever possible, the original organization of records has been retained. For example, in SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION, the Central Chronological File and the Development files have been kept intact. But for the most part, records were received in various states of order, in which case the archivist imposed an organization that seemed to be consistent with the original provenance of the records.


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

The processed portion of the records is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection, with the following restriction: Researchers must sign an Access Agreement Form agreeing to not identify individuals who are still living without their written permission.

Unprocessed accessions are closed.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the records of NCNW. 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 must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Preferred Citation

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

National Congress of Neighborhood Women Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

Additional Formats

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

Many of the videotapes from this collection have been digitized and are available to view online.

History of the Collection

The National Congress of Neighborhood Women began donating its records to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1986.

Recent additions to this collection are unprocessed and are not reflected in the finding aid.

Accruals:

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

Processing Information

Processed by Margaret Jessup, 2000.


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

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

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English.
Bibliography

A number of articles have been published on the history of NCNW and its programs and many are included in this collection. Below are a few of the more comprehensive articles:

Belenky, Mary F., "The National Congress of Neighborhood Women," in A Tradition That Has No Name (NY: BasicBooks, 1997)

Haywoode, Terry L., "Neighborhood Women Keeping it Together," City Limits, April 1985

Haywoode, Terry L. and Laura Polla Scanlon, "World of Our Mothers: College for Neighborhood Women," Women's Studies Quarterly 1993: 3&4, pp. 133-141.

Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Series Descriptions
(1974-1996)
24 linear ft.

Arrangement:

This series is arranged in 16 subseries: General; Corporate Board of Directors; National Advisory Board; National Steering Committee; Task forces; National meetings and conferences; National meetings and conferences; Local; Staff; Individuals; Buildings; Public relations; Membership; Central chronological file; General correspondence; Subject files; and Development.

Scope and content:

This series documents the founding and early planning of NCNW; funding of its programs; as well as the inner workings and interpersonal relations within the organization. Since its founding in 1975, the national programs have been administered by NCNW's Corporate Board of Directors and National Advisory Board; later the National Steering Committee (which replaced the NAB in 1982). These bodies are made up of members representing affiliated organizations across the country. Jan Peterson has been Executive Director of the National office in Brooklyn since the founding, except from October 1977 to January 1980 when Christine Noschese took over, and from 1983 to 1985 when Alice Quinn and Jan Peterson served as co-Directors. A Local Advisory Board and Local Director administer the Brooklyn programs (under the Neighborhood Women of Williamsburg/Greenpoint since 1986).

The General files include official documents; records documenting the NCNW's organizational structure, including the re-structuring in 1982, and the separation of local and national operations in 1985-86; and annual reports, circa 1975-84. For additional reports, see the Executive Directors' reports under Individuals; Corporate Board of Directors; and reports on programs in SERIES II. The records of these national administrative bodies (the Corporate Board of Directors; National Advisory Board; and the National Steering Committee) include correspondence; meeting minutes; biographical information on members; reports; and committee files. These records offer valuable insight into the founding, planning, and development of NCNW. Notable Board members and Steering Committee members represented here include Maryland Congresswoman Barbara Mikulski; St. Louis Housing activist, Bertha Gilkey [see also SERIES II. PROGRAMS-Housing and tenants]; Eleanor Holmes Norton; Crystal Lee Sutton (the "real Norma Rae"); author Nancy Seifer; Rona Feit, founder of the National Women's Political Caucus; and Marie Cirillo, founder of the Woodland Community Trust in Tennessee. For more information on these and other members, see Individuals. The National meetings and conferences subseries includes the first planning meetings held in Washington, 1974-75, as well as NCNW-sponsored national conferences and conventions held thereafter. These files include additional material on several Board and Steering Committee meetings that took place at the national conferences. Types of material include correspondence, programs, agendas, minutes, membership information, notes, and printed material [see also SERIES. IV. PHOTOGRAPHS, and SERIES V. AUDIOVISUAL]. For other conferences sponsored by NCNW, see SERIES II. PROGRAMS - Miscellaneous projects and events; and conferences under specific programs. With the restructuring of operations in 1986, the local affiliate, Neighborhood Women of Williamsburg/Greenpoint, was created to administer the programs in Brooklyn. The subseries Local - NWW/G includes documentation of the early planning before the split [see also General-Restructuring]; administrative correspondence; the Local Advisory Board records; and funding material. Of particular interest is a detailed interview of NWW/G staff by author Mary Belenky done in 1992. These are administrative records only. Records on specific local programs are filed in SERIES II.

The Staff subseries includes staff logs, meetings, files on training, office procedures, personnel policies, and other documents related to the inner workings of the Brooklyn office. Sensitive personnel material such as evaluations and salary information has been removed and is closed to research. The Individuals subseries contains files on staff, administrators, members, and others affiliated with NCNW. These include biographical information as well as working files on a variety of projects and topics. Types of material include correspondence, reports, papers, drafts, notes, clippings and printed material. There is a substantial amount of material for each of the Executive Directors (Jan Peterson, Christine Noschese, and Alice Quinn) as well as for Lisel Burns, Leadership coordinator. Additional working files for individuals are filed under specific programs in SERIES II. PROGRAMS. Additional biographical information can be found in this series under Membership, National Corporate Board, National Advisory Board, and National Steering Committee.

Public relations includes administrative files of the PR coordinator; press releases, clippings, and other publicity by and about NCNW; files related to the production of NCNW's newsletter, and other publications; and general descriptions of NCNW, primarily untitled excerpts that were probably used for funding proposals and reports. [See also SERIES II. PROGRAMS-Resource Center which includes records on outreach and networking efforts through "Project Interchange."] For more writings about NCNW and its programs, see Development-Proposals; and SERIES II. PROGRAMS-publicity, reports, papers, and proposals under each program. Additional documentation of NCNW's networking can be found in the Membership subseries which includes lists and completed membership forms of NCNW affiliates, providing interesting background information on community activists and organizations. Additional material on NCNW affiliates can be found in SERIES III. ORGANIZATIONS.

The Central chronological file dates from 1973 to 1989 and include most of the outgoing correspondence, publicity, minutes, agendas, internal memoranda, reports, and papers, produced by the NCNW national office during that period. Much of the material here is duplicated elsewhere in the collection, but this file provides the most comprehensive overview of the organization and its day-to-day administration. Of particular interest is the internal memoranda which reveal the inner workings of the NCNW office, the interpersonal relations, as well as the infinite challenges and constraints involved in running a grassroots organization. The General correspondence contains incoming correspondence, dating from 1976 to 1985. Additional administrative correspondence can be found in the Subject files that include administrative correspondence, minutes, draft reports, printed material, and notes. Topics include local, state, and national political contacts; meetings with local community leaders; and legal matters. Additional administrative files can be found under Individuals and in SERIES III. ORGANIZATIONS.

The Development subseries documents the history of funding efforts for NCNW and includes administrative files, proposals for general operational funding; and files on funding agencies arranged alphabetically. This section includes important material on many of NCNW's programs. Additional funding information for specific projects can be found in SERIES II. PROGRAMS, but since funds from one source were often shared by more than one project, those files are found here under the funding agency. For instance, under New York City-Department of Employment, is material related to CETA (Comprehensive Employment Training Act) funding for several of NCNW's employment programs. Included are records on the legal battle which ensued when the city tried to cut the programs' funding. [See also SERIES II. PROGRAMS - Employment - Project Open Doors; and SERIES IV. PHOTOGRAPHS.] Files related to the funding for curriculum development for the education program as well as for leadership training are under the Women's Education Equity Act Program (WEEA).

(1975-1996)
28 linear ft.

These series documents local, national and international programs administered by NCNW. It is arranged alphabetically (after Support services) by program area, as defined by NCNW for the most part, although some projects are filed together under areas created by the archivist (such as the Community and economic development, International, and Youth). Under each program area, individual projects are arranged chronologically from date of inception. Many NCNW projects are interrelated as changes in funding often required shifting program parameters and staffing. These relationships are explained in the descriptions below, and cross-references appear throughout the folder list. Types of material include program descriptions and publicity; administrative records such as correspondence, reports, proposals, minutes, and funding information [see also SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION-Development]; surveys; training materials; conference materials; resource files including articles and papers by NCNW members; and files on participating organizations and individuals. Some Program participants' files containing sensitive personal information have been removed and are currently closed to research. These include counselors' intake forms; applications; questionnaires; student evaluations, and some personal correspondence.

The Support services subseries includes administrative records on the childcare, counseling and referral services which NCNW offered to participants in most of their local programs. Although sensitive material has been removed, there are interesting discussions on counseling sessions in the counselor's meeting minutes and social work interns' reports where the subjects are not named. Related counseling material can be found in under Education-College program, and in the job counseling files under Employment-Job development. There is also related material on support groups and the Leadership Support Process (LSP) filed under Leadership. Related material on childcare services can be found under Employment-World of Work-Childcare training and Youth programs which offered childcare instruction and services for teenage mothers.

The Community and economic development subseries documents NCNW projects which aimed to create a network with other grassroots leaders to research and dialogue on issues of female poverty and community development, and to formulate a cohesive strategy to influence public policy at state and national levels. The projects documented here are central to the principles and vision of NCNW and overarch of most other programs. Material related to a survey conducted for the Women in Neighborhoods Project (1979-80), NCNW's first project with a national scope, is included in this section. Its survey of thirty neighborhood organizations was an effort to analyze the role of women in community activism. Results showed that although neighborhood women initiated many community development projects, once funding was received, women were usually excluded from the planning and execution of the programs. The survey solicited important information from a geographically, racially, and ethnically diverse population of low-income women. The records include the published report of the project, Neighborhood Women: Putting it Together.

Other projects documented here include the Women in Poverty Project (1980-82) which identified community resources benefiting impoverished women through a series of questionnaires, and conducted leadership training sessions held throughout the region [see also Leadership]; the National Resource and Policy Analysis Center in Washington, D.C. (1981-82) which aimed to collect information on federal programs and policies affecting poor and working-class women and to disseminate that information to women leaders and organizations. The Dialogues on Community Development and Female Poverty (1983-) as well as NCNW's annual Community Development Institute (1990-) have served to bring together a diverse group of grassroots activists and scholars for networking and strategizing. The 1986 conference on "Women in Community Development: Forging a National Alliance with International Linkages," co-sponsored by the Overseas Education Fund, reflects NCNW's beginnings in the growing international Women and Development Movement [see also International]. The Subject files at end of this subseries include articles and papers that outline NCNW's community and economic development agenda.

The Education subseries documents its flagship projects, the community-based College Program, as well as its adult education program. The College Program (1975- ), originally funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, was started to provide "interdisciplinary course work augmented with apprenticeship in the community" for women in Williamsburg-Greenpoint. In collaboration with area community colleges, courses leading toward an Associates degree focused on neighborhood studies and community development and gave students the necessary knowledge and skills to become more effective leaders in their communities. In 1982, a Bachelor's degree program was added. As the first program of its kind, the College program has served as model for similar programs elsewhere in the country. Materials included here document the administrative and planning of the program, and curriculum development. Also included are papers written by students, publicity, and conference material.

Recognizing that many single mothers and other low-income women lacked sufficient education to enter their College program and job training programs, NCNW, in conjunction with New York City's Board of Education, introduced pre-College adult education courses in the 1980s. These include classes in literacy, math, English as a second language, and preparation for the high school equivalency degree (G.E.D.). Classes were also offered for women at public housing sites, in conjunction with employment and leadership training [see also Housing and tenants], and in 1986, NCNW opened the "You Can" Community School, an alternative program for young high school dropouts. [See also Youth.]

The Employment subseries documents NCNW's local projects that provide job skills training, job development, counseling and job placement for low-income women. After the General administrative files, the projects are arranged chronologically from the date of inception. The first, Project Open Doors (P.O.D.) was started by the Women's Funding Coalition of over thirty community and women's organizations in New York City, and funded by New York's Department of Employment under the Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA). [See also SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION-Development.] NCNW was the administrator of the project and provided support services through its Job Development program. Hundreds of low-income women were placed in apprenticeship positions with the participating organizations which included women's shelters, health clinics, rape crisis centers, and other community agencies. [For additional files on these organizations, including the Women's Funding Coalition, see SERIES III. ORGANIZATIONS]. The Job Development Program, concurrent with P.O.D., offered career counseling, skills assessment and referrals to jobs and remedial education courses. [See also Education program.] In addition, NCNW offered workshops in resume preparation, job searching, networking, and work place issues such as stress management, sexual harassment, childcare, and unions. Included here are questionnaires and a report from a neighborhood "job analysis" done by NCNW. Based on this employment needs assessment NCNW developed a more intensive Employment and Training program in 1982, offering job skills training in computer repair, programming, and word processing. Beginning in 1985, NCNW also offered an employment orientation course, "World of Work," with workshops on interviewing techniques, resume writing, and job search skills. Additional material on World of Work and job training can be found under Women's Public Works, Housing and tenants, and Youth.

The Housing and tenant subseries is arranged in two sections: the first focuses on grassroots efforts to create affordable housing for women on local, national and international levels; and second documents NCNW's training and support programs for public housing tenants in the New York City area. The Housing section includes a project of the Greenpoint Renaissance Enterprise Corporation (GREC), co-founded by NCNW, to convert an abandoned hospital complex into affordable inter-generational housing designed by a feminist architectural firm in the 1980s. [See also SERIES III. ORGANIZATIONS-St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corporation; and the Williamsburg-Greenpoint Community Planning Board.] This section also includes material on the international conference, "Housing Options for Women" organized by NCNW and U.N. HABITAT, as part of the United Nations International Year of the Shelter for the Homeless (IYSH) in 1987. At the end of the Housing section are subject files that include writings by NCNW members and others on women and housing.

NCNW's comprehensive education and employment training program for public housing tenants provided job orientation, skills training and job placement, leadership training, and adult education. It also offered support and technical assistance to newly formed tenant associations. Once established, the tenant associations joined the Williamsburg/Greenpoint Federation of Public Housing Developments, coordinated by NCNW's local affiliate, Neighborhood Women of Williamsburg/Greenpoint. Records of the public housing tenant program include general administration files of the New York City Housing Authority and the Community Service Society, which provided both funding and administrative assistance to the tenant training program [see also SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION-Development]; and the files of Bertha Gilkey, NCNW National Steering Committee member who helped develop NCNW's tenant program, based on her highly successful work organizing tenants at Cochran Gardens, a public housing development in St. Louis. Also included are the administrative files of the Williamsburg/Greenpoint Federation of Public Housing Developments; and files on various tenant associations the New York City area.

The International subseries documents NCNW's participation in the international Women and Community Development movement. In 1985, NCNW and other grassroots women leaders formed the international grassroots network, GROOTS (Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood), for which NCNW is the North American representative. The section on GROOTS in this subseries includes correspondence, minutes, conference material and publicity for the the early organizing of GROOTS, as well as their efforts to ensure grassroots women's participation in several international women's conferences, including the U.N.'s Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. In the late 1980s, NCNW achieved consultative status with the United Nations' Economic and Social Council (UNESCO). As an official Non-governmental organization (NGO), NCNW recently opened an office at the United Nations where it works to provide practical assistance and advocates for low-income women around the world who are working to improve their communities. The United Nations files document NCNW's and GROOTS' participation in the international conferences on women sponsored by the U.N. Other organizations and projects represented in this subseries include HABITAT International [see also Housing and tenants], the Overseas Education Fund, which funds economic development projects for poor women (Jan Peterson was elected to serve on Board of O.E.F. in 1985); and the German Marshall Fund, a supporter of research projects on community women's leadership. [See also SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION-Development.]

The Leadership program is another core program of NCNW that aims to develop and support leadership qualities among women active in their communities. IT offers leadership training at national and regional conferences, and in conjunction with its local Employment, Education, and Tenant training programs. Support groups are integral to the Leadership Program and include consciousness-raising sessions to allow neighborhood women to develop an awareness of how oppression based on class, ethnicity, race or gender might impede their sense of empowerment as leaders. This sub-series is divided into five sections: Administration, Local training, Support groups, National training, and Subject files. For related material, see SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION-Individuals-Lisel Burns (Leadership coordinator).

NCNW's Resource Center, located at the Brooklyn office, serves as an information and referral center for individuals and grassroots organizations. The Resource Center has provided, at various times, technical assistance, education and training materials, a Speaker's Bureau, and workshops on a variety of topics. [See also Miscellaneous projects, and conferences or events.] In the late 1970's, the Resource Center was part of "Proje-ct Interchange," a program designed to encompass all of NCNW's outreach and networking activities, as well as administering research and documentation projects in the community. Eventually the public relations, networking, and membership activities were allocated to other administrative areas. [See also SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION-Membership; and Public relations.] This subseries includes administrative files of the Resource Center, such as project descriptions, proposals, meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports, as well as documentation on the early planning and implementation of Project Interchange. Also included here are files on NCNW's documentation projects, the Cultural Exchange Project, which involved oral histories of poor and working-class women of Williamsburg-Greenpoint in community leadership roles, and the production of the film "Metropolitan Avenue: Community Women in a Changing Urban Neighborhood," which documented NCNW's activities in Brooklyn. Both projects were administered by Christine Noschese. [See also SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION-Individuals-Christine Noschese; SERIES IV. PHOTOGRAPHS; and SERIES V. AUDIOVISUAL.]

Finally, the Resource Center library includes directories of local services, bulletin board notices, and subject files. The subject files include unpublished papers, many written by NCNW members, as well as articles, pamphlets, clippings, and other printed material. Topics include class, ethnicity, women's health, local history, grassroots organizing, women's rights, and NCNW itself. Note that the subject files were reconstructed by the archivist and may include files not originally from the Resource Center. There may also by files located in other series that were part of the Resource Center such as papers and articles on specific NCNW programs that can be found under those programs and files on organizations that are under SERIES III. ORGANIZATIONS.

The Women's Public Works (WPW) project was also referred to as the Neighborhood Women's Mother Self-help Program, or the Minority Female Single Parent Program. A five-year program funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, WPW targeted low-income minority women heads of household, many of whom were receiving welfare benefits. Eligible women participated in NCNW's World of Work job orientation program then, depending on their education and job training needs, were referred to the education and/or employment training programs. These records include administrative files for the most part, such as publicity, proposals, reports, funding files, and correspondence. Since the participants took part in various NCNW programs, including Employment, Education, Leadership, and Support services, related material can be found under each of those programs.

Women's Survival Space (also called the Center for the Elimination of Violence in the Family) was a joint project of NCNW, the Mayor's Task Force on Rape, and the Brooklyn YWCA to provide shelter to abused women and their children, as well as to conduct research and provide community education on the issue of violence in the family. Opened in 1976, it was the first battered women's shelter in New York State and became a national prototype for developing safe space for women. The shelter was soon operating independently of NCNW, although NCNW program participants helped staff the shelter as interns. The records include early planning meetings, correspondence, funding files, project descriptions, reports, and resource files.

The Youth subseries includes records of NCNW's "You Can Stand on Your Own Two Feet" Community School which opened in 1986. Still in existence, the school offers an education and job-training alternative for high school dropouts, ages 16 to 21. The comprehensive program offers a basic curriculum leading towards a high school equivalency degree (G.E.D.), job preparation (through the "World of Work" course), job skills training, and personal development including leadership training, individual and peer counseling, and theater workshop. The "Four-Step Program" is a component of the school for young women, which includes pregnancy prevention education and childcare training. Other projects represented here include a Summer Youth Program of the mid-1970s that combined recreation and employment opportunities.

The subseries on Miscellaneous projects, conferences, and events include a few projects unrelated to any of the above programs. There is a small amount of material on the Brooklyn "Legal project" of the 1970s, which proposed a Neighborhood Law Center to fill gaps in existing legal services, including a law library, and workshops for community women on legal issues. It is not clear from the records whether this project was ever funded and implemented. There is material related to local women-run businesses sponsored by NCNW such as "The Corner Store" and the Cooperative for the Production of Hand-Woven Fabrics. Conferences sponsored by NCNW but not directly related to any program are also filed here. [See also SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION-National meetings and conferences; and conferences under specific programs.] Conferences not sponsored by NCNW are in SERIES III. ORGANIZATIONS. There is documentation of workshops on topics such as classism, self-improvement, and anti-rape. Some or all of these may have been workshops offered through the Resource Center. The miscellaneous events include fundraisers, film showings, "Neighborhood speak-outs," awards nights, and NCNW's open house and tenth anniversary.

(1974-1991)
4.5 linear ft.

Arrangement:

The series is arranged alphabetically by name of organization or conference.

Scope and content:

This series consists of records of NCNW affiliates and resource files on many other local and national community and grassroots organizations. Files on conferences sponsored by other organizations are also included. There is a substantial amount of material on organizations with which NCNW worked closely or to which it belonged, such as the Williamsburg-Greenpoint Community Planning Board, the National Association of Neighborhoods, and the St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Project. The material on the Community Planning Board, a branch of the New York City's Area Policy Boards, documents neighborhood development projects such as the Williamsburg Coalition for Quality Housing, an innovative solution to deal the city's lack of affordable housing and severe homeless problem.

Numerous women's grassroots organizations represented in this series document the women's movement, including the planning committee for International Women's Year, the Summer Institute in Women's History, the Brooklyn College Women's Center, the Women's Action Alliance, the New York Women's Funding Coalition, Women of Many Voices, and Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Women.

Related material:

Additional material on affiliated organizations can be found under SERIES II. PROGRAMS, in particular the organizations which participated in Project Open Doors filed under Employment; and tenant associations filed under Housing and tenants. Some international organizations are filed under SERIES II. PROGRAMS-International. For lists of NCNW affiliates, see SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION-Membership.

Note:
(circa 1970s-1990s)
.75 linear ft.

Scope and content:

This series contains photographic prints, color photocopies of images, contact sheets, negatives, and slides documenting local, national and international NCNW events, conferences, and workshops, as well as neighborhood scenes, individuals and groups. Included are many images used in NCNW publications and in publicity for programs.

Related material:

[See also SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION-Public relations] There are also photographs of the women's march on New York's City Hall to protest cuts in CETA funding in 1980. [See also SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION - Development.]

(circa 1976-1990s)
1 linear ft.

Scope and content:

Audiotapes include oral history interviews, discussion groups, and meetings of NCNW members. Most are recorded interviews and planning meetings for the Ethnic Heritage Film Project produced by Christine Noschese, circa 1979 [see also SERIES II. PROGRAMS--Resource Center] and are a unique source of raw material, including discussions on topics such as ethnicity, class, women's leadership, Brooklyn history, and early NCNW history.

Videotapes document NCNW activities and the stories of women in affiliated organizations in East Harlem, New York and in the Northwest, including footage for a documentary on NCNW produced by Christine Noschese, Metropolitan Avenue: Community Women in a Changing Urban Neighborhood.

Related material:

Many of the videotapes from this collection have been digitized and are available to view online.

Note:
Contents List
SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION
(1974-1996)


General



Documents: By-laws, Certificate of incorporation,
1974-79, n.d.

Box 1: folder 1-2
Organization structure and planning



Note:

[See also Local-Planning; and National meetings]

Organization charts,
1979-80, n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
Structure outlines,
1982-85

Box 1: folder 4-6
Goals, "Objectives and principles,"
n.d.

Box 1: folder 7-8
Consultants,
1980, n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Restructuring,
1979-82


Membership and Structure Committee: report,
1981

Box 1: folder 10
Task Force on Structure,
1979-82

Box 1: folder 11-13
Staff meeting on structure,
1979

Box 1: folder 14
Restructuring,
1986


Board decision and letter of agreement,
1986

Box 1: folder 15
National meetings,
1986

Box 1: folder 16
Structure Committee,
1986

Box 1: folder 17
Transition Task Force: report,
1986-87

Box 1: folder 18
Unit heads: meeting and questionnaire,
1986

Box 1: folder 19
Reports,
1975-84, n.d.

Box 1: folder 20-28
Note:
National Corporate Board of Directors



General


Box 2: folder 1
Correspondence,
1975-85

Box 2: folder 2-5
Meetings,
1975-87, 1992

Box 2: folder 6-18
Note:
Members: biographical information and lists,
1976, 1992

Box 3: folder 1-4
Reports


Box 3: folder 5-7
Note:
Miscellaneous


Box 3
"Dialogue on the organization, goals, and needs of the NCNW" (interview of Director, Christine Noschese, by Board members): transcript,
1978

Box 3: folder 8
Unidentified drafts and notes,
1977-81

Box 3: folder 9
National Advisory Board



General: organization and resolutions,
1982

Box 3: folder 10-11
Correspondence,
1981

Box 3: folder 12
Meetings: minutes, agendas, notes, and printed material,
1978-82

Box 3: folder 13-14
Members: lists,
n.d.

Box 3: folder 15
Task forces



General: list,
1981

Box 3: folder 16
Communication,
1981

Box 3: folder 17
Economic development


Box 3: folder 18
National Steering Committee



Correspondence,
1979-87

Box 3: folder 19-23
Meetings: minutes, agendas, notes, and printed material,
1974-87, n.d.

Box 4: folder 1-10
Subjects



Budgets in pending proposals: memorandum,
1980

Box 4: folder 11
"Monthly check-in" form,
n.d.

Box 4: folder 12
Personnel and salaries: printed material,
1979, n.d.

Box 4: folder 13-14
Note:

[See also Staff-Personnel]

Miscellaneous: notes and printed material,
1980, n.d.

Box 4: folder 15
National committee: memoranda, minutes, reports, and printed material,
1976-79

Box 4: folder 16-18
Miscellaneous task forces: list,
1984

Box 4: folder 19
National meetings and conferences



Note:
Planning meeting (founding),
1975

Box 4: folder 20
Note:
"Neighborhood Women: A Call to Action,"
1976

Box 4: folder 21
"NCNW: A Working Conference,"
1978

Box 4: folder 22
National planning conferences,
1979-80

Box 5: folder 1
National convention,
1982

Box 5: folder 2
Regional conference, Las Vegas,
1983

Box 5: folder 3
National planning conference,
1986

Box 5: folder 4
National planning meetings,
1987-88

Box 5: folder 5
Local - Neighborhood Women of Williamsburg/Greenpoint (NWWG)



General: brochure, and letterhead, letter of agreement with NCNW,
1986, n.d.

Box 5: folder 6
Chronological files



1987-88

Box 5: folder 7-13
1989-92

Box 6: folder 1-2
Board of Directors



General,
1989-94, n.d.

Box 6: folder 3
Minutes and agendas,
1991, 1994

Box 6: folder 4
By-laws: drafts and final version,
1988, n.d.

Box 6: folder 5
Consultants



Community Resource Exchange,
1992-96

Box 6: folder 6
Jan Peterson,
1990-91, n.d.

Box 6: folder 7
Contract contacts: lists and correspondence,
1989-93

Box 6: folder 8
Financial,
1989-95, n.d.

Box 6: folder 9
Mailing lists,
1988-94, n.d.

Box 6: folder 10
Local Advisory Board



General,
1981-87, n.d.

Box 6: folder 11-13
Membership list,
n.d.

Box 6: folder 14
Task Forces,
1983-85, n.d.

Box 6: folder 15-17
Local Planning Committee,
1986, n.d.

Box 7: folder 1
Neighborhood Women's Renaissance,
1990-93, n.d.

Box 7: folder 2-3
Note:
Policies and procedures,
1983, n.d.

Box 7: folder 4
Publicity contacts,
1986, 1993, n.d.

Box 7: folder 5
Staff,
circa 1986-92, n.d.

Box 7: folder 6
Training, Institute of Cultural Affairs,
1984, n.d.

Box 7: folder 7
Programs



Note:
General,
1989-94, n.d.

Box 7: folder 8
Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Program,
1989-94

Box 7: folder 9-14
WEEA: application,
1991

Box 7: folder 15
Resources: lists,
1986-92, n.d.

Box 8: folder 1
Note:
Miscellaneous,
1983-93, n.d.


Incoming correspondence and printed material,
1984-94, n.d.

Box 8: folder 2-3
Interviews with NWWG staff by Mary Belenky: transcript,
1992

Box 8: folder 4
Unidentified notes,
1983-94, n.d.

Box 8: folder 5
Staff



Lists and biographical profiles


Box 8: folder 6-9
Correspondence and memoranda: general,
1978-88 n.d.

Box 8: folder 10
Note:

[See also General chronological file]

Logs and reports,
1979-80

Box 8: folder 11-19
Meetings



Administrative,
1977-87, n.d.

Box 9: folder 1-5
Coordinators,
1978-80

Box 9: folder 6-7
General assembly,
1978

Box 9: folder 8
Staff meetings,
1975-88, n.d.

Box 9: folder 9-17
Staff retreats,
1976-87

Box 9: folder 18-22
Miscellaneous


Box 9: folder 23
Office procedures,
1980-86

Box 9: folder 24
Personnel



Job descriptions


Box 10: folder 1
Personnel policies: minutes, memoranda, drafts, notes, and printed material


Box 10: folder 2-11
Note:
Salaries and benefits


Box 10: folder 12-15
Staff newsletter


Box 11: folder 1
Staff support group


Box 11: folder 2
Note:
Training and development workshops


Box 11: folder 3-7
Individuals



Amigo, Lanny


Box 11: folder 8
Austermiller, Judy


Box 11: folder 9
Belenky, Mary


Box 11: folder 10
Note:
Burns, Lisel (Leadership Coordinator)



Subject files



Baltimore consultation


Box 11: folder 11
"Bringing HABITAT Home" campaign


Box 11: folder 12
Cambridge, MA


Box 11: folder 13
Chicago WES (Women for Economic Security) Conference


Box 11: folder 14
Cirillo, Marie


Box 11: folder 15
Citiworks meeting


Box 11: folder 16
Dissertation proposal


Box 11: folder 17
ECCO-Training resources


Box 11: folder 18
Florida


Box 11: folder 19
Ford project,
1991

Box 11: folder 20
Forums Set 1 1989-National Report


Box 11: folder 21
Fundraisers


Box 11: folder 22
Grailville


Box 11: folder 23
HERG overview


Box 11: folder 24
H.O.M.E.


Box 11: folder 25
Housing Options for Women (conference)


Box 11: folder 26-27
Note:
Institute for Living Democracy


Box 11: folder 28
International



Note:
Brooklyn Women's Speakout


Box 12: folder 1
Forging a National Alliance with International Linkages


Box 12: folder 2
Grameen Bank-USA-"Reciprocal Responsibility"


Box 12: folder 3
GROOTS - Owen


Box 12: folder 4
In Another Way


Box 12: folder 5
ICA materials


Box 12: folder 6
ICA Portugal trip-
1991

Box 12: folder 7
Ied Guinee


Box 12: folder 8
RREMA GOPALAN


Box 12: folder 9
Yolaine Armand-Haiti


Box 12: folder 10
Miscellaneous


Box 12: folder 11
Leadership training



Note:
General: correspondence, meetings, and notes


Box 12: folder 12-16
Training materials


Box 12: folder 17-23
Training sessions,
1988-96

Box 13: folder 1-8
Regional forums


Box 13: folder 9-18
Learning Alliance Forum


Box 14: folder 1
McLaughlin, Peggy


Box 14: folder 2
Martin, Terrence


Box 14: folder 3
Miscellaneous


Box 14: folder 4-6
Ms. Foundation


Box 14: folder 7
NCNW



Events


Box 14: folder 8
National Planning Committee


Box 14: folder 9
Strategic plan


Box 14: folder 10
Miscellaneous


Box 14: folder 11
Northwest-Colorado


Box 14: folder 12
Staff meeting


Box 14: folder 13
Statistics USA,
1989

Box 14: folder 14
Stoneman, Dorothy


Box 14: folder 15
Stony Pt. Institute Planning Retreat,
1983

Box 14: folder 16
Unitarian Universalism Partners


Box 14: folder 17
Washington Delegates Meeting,
1989

Box 14: folder 18
Woman/Housing Conference


Box 14: folder 19
Women for Economic Security


Box 14: folder 20
Women's Community Development Institute


Box 14: folder 21
Women's International Day Platform


Box 14: folder 22
Woodland County Land Trust


Box 14: folder 23
Youthbuild Coalition


Box 14: folder 24
Charlop, Simone


Box 15: folder 1
Cincotta, Gail


Box 15: folder 2
Cirillo, Marie


Box 15: folder 3-7
Cooper, Lois


Box 15: folder 8
Edwards, Rita Morgan


Box 15: folder 9
Fava, Maria


Box 15: folder 10
Feit, Rona


Box 15: folder 11
Fisher, Sally


Box 15: folder 12-16
Frazier, Louise


Box 15: folder 17
Gilkey, Bertha


Box 15: folder 18-20
Note:
Giordano, Ann


Box 15: folder 21-24
Grey, Linda


Box 16: folder 1-2
Haywoode, Terry


Box 16: folder 3
Jonda, Judy


Box 16: folder 4
Jones¸Evelyn


Box 16: folder 5
Lowe, Sandy


Box 16: folder 6
Morelli, Gina


Box 16: folder 7
Moresco, Ginger


Box 16: folder 8
Mufson, Susan


Box 16: folder 9
Noschese, Christine, Executive Director,
1977-79


Note:
Correspondence



General



Oct 1974 - June 1978

Box 16: folder 10-19
July 1978 - May 1980

Box 17: folder 1-13
Fundraising


Box 17: folder 14-15
Subject files



Channel 13


Box 18: folder 1
Ethnicity



"Ethnicity and the Media" by C. Noschese


Box 18: folder 2
Conference on the Educational and Occupational Needs of White Ethnic Women


Box 18: folder 3
Ethnic Studies Program


Box 18: folder 4
Miscellaneous


Box 18: folder 5
Family Protection Agenda


Box 18: folder 6
"Goat Story" by C. Noschese


Box 18: folder 7
Interview with C. Noschese: transcript,
1978

Box 18: folder 8
Italian-American Conference


Box 18: folder 9
Neighborhood Foundation


Box 18: folder 10
Newspaper


Box 18: folder 11
Miscellaneous: notes


Box 18: folder 12-14
Pennington, Ashley


Box 18: folder 15
Peterson, Jan, Executive Director,
1975-77; 1980-


Biographical information


Box 18: folder 16
Chronological file



Note:
1976 - Dec 1980

Box 18: folder 17-21
undated
(circa 1980) - Sep 1981

Box 19: folder 1-8
undated 1982
(circa 1981)-

Box 20: folder 1-9
Jan 1983-14 Aug 1983

Box 21: folder 1-9
15 Aug 1983-18 Jan 1987

Box 22: folder 1-8
19 Jan 1987 - Oct 1990

Box 23: folder 1-9
Note:

(Jul 1987 - May 1989 missing)

Reports,
1980-86

Box 24: folder 1-4
Note:
Subjects



Note:
ACTION


Box 24: folder 5
Agenda for Dialogues


Box 24: folder 6
Battered women


Box 24: folder 7
Big Business Coalition


Box 24: folder 8
Bills - Vienna


Box 24: folder 9
Board and NSC


Box 24: folder 10
Calendar,
1984-85

Box 24: folder 11
Co-host - National Conference on Women and Housing


Box 24: folder 12
Columbia University


Box 24: folder 13
Community Gospel Church


Box 24: folder 14
Conselyea St. Block Association


Box 24: folder 15
Consultants


Box 24: folder 16
Emergency work


Box 24: folder 17
FYI


Box 24: folder 18
Greenpoint Hospital


Box 24: folder 19
Group dynamics course


Box 24: folder 20
Human Resources Administration (H.R.A.)


Box 24: folder 21-22
ICA


Box 24: folder 23
Miscellaneous


Box 25: folder 1-4
N.Y.C. Housing Authority


Box 25: folder 5
N.Y. State - Gail Shaffer


Box 25: folder 6
Needs assessments


Box 25: folder 7
Personal


Box 25: folder 8-9
Policy Advisory Council


Box 25: folder 10
Program goals - National


Box 25: folder 11
Program planning


Box 25: folder 12
Proposal


Box 25: folder 13
Receipts/records


Box 25: folder 14
Reports of staff


Box 25: folder 15
Speaking engagements,
1980

Box 25: folder 16
Testimony - J.P. legal correspondence


Box 25: folder 17
Travel arrangements


Box 25: folder 18
U.S. Department of Labor


Box 25: folder 19
Warwick Retreat


Box 25: folder 20
"Women on the Move in Neighborhoods"


Box 25: folder 21
Quinn, Alice, co-Executive Director,
1983-85


Chronological file



1977 - Apr 1983

Box 25: folder 22-24
May 1983 - Jul 1984

Box 26: folder 1-3
Miscellaneous


Box 26: folder 4
Reed, Rosemarie


Box 26: folder 5
Scanlon, Laura


Box 26: folder 6
Schilen, Sandy


Box 26: folder 7-9
Springer, Edith


Box 26: folder 10
Staton, Rebecca


Box 26: folder 11
Strickland, Sharon


Box 26: folder 12
Sutton, Crystal Lee


Box 26: folder 13
Williams, Dorothy


Box 26: folder 14
Wooten, Wanda


Box 27: folder 1-5
Building



General


Box 27: folder 6
Engineer's report,
1981-83

Box 27: folder 7
NY State Division of Housing and Urban Renewal,
1983

Box 27: folder 8
Heat policy/controversy,
1978

Box 27: folder 9-11
Telephones,
1978-79, 1986

Box 27: folder 12
Energy grants,
1988-90

Box 27: folder 13-14
Energy grants, (continued)
1988-90

Box 28: folder 1-5
Public relations



Note:

[See also SERIES II. PROGRAMS-Resource Center and publicity under specific programs]

Administration: correspondence and report,
1977-81

Box 28: folder 6-9
Publicity



Brochures and flyers


Box 28: folder 10-11
Articles


Box 28: folder 12
Note:

[See SERIES II. PROGRAMS - Resource Center - NCNW; also subject files under specific programs; and OVERSIZED MATERIAL]

Press releases


Box 28: folder 13
Radio


Box 28: folder 14
General descriptions of NCNW,
1975-88, n.d.

Box 28: folder 15-19
Publications



Newsletters (incomplete run)



Note:
General: correspondence, meetings, proposals, and reports,
1979-86

Box 29: folder 1-3
National Congress of Neighborhood Women Quarterly,
1976

Box 29: folder 4
Neighborhood Woman,
1977

Box 29: folder 5
Neighborhood Women,
1980

Box 29: folder 6
Neighborhood Women Network News,
1980-81

Box 29: folder 7-9
National Congress of Neighborhood Women Newsletter,
1983, 1985-86

Box 29: folder 10
Neighborhood Woman,
1990-91, 1995

Box 29: folder 11
Miscellaneous material for newsletters: clippings, artwork, drafts, and notes


Box 29: folder 12-17
Miscellaneous publications



Holiday letter,
1995

Box 29: folder 18
"Remember Williamsburg-Greenpoint"


Box 29: folder 19
Training Sourcebook: flyer


Box 29: folder 20
Mailing lists


Box 29: folder 21-30
Membership



Note:
Correspondence


Box 30: folder 1
Information packet and blank membership forms


Box 30: folder 2
Lists


Box 30: folder 3-5
Membership forms, completed


Box 30: folder 6-17
Miscellaneous: notes and receipts


Box 30: folder 18
Central chronological file



Note:

[See also Local; Individuals; and SERIES II. PROGRAMS-International]

1973 - Jun 1980

Box 30: folder 31
Jun 1980 - Jan 1984

Box 30: folder 32
Feb - Oct 1984

Box 30: folder 33
Nov 1984-11 Apr 1986

Box 30: folder 34
18 Apr - Aug 1986

Box 30: folder 35
Sep - Nov 1986

Box 30: folder 36
Dec 1986-19 Feb 1987

Box 30: folder 37
20 Feb-8 Mar 1987

Box 30: folder 38
9 Apr - May 1987

Box 30: folder 39
Jun 1987 - May 1989

Box 30: folder 40
Jun - Jul 1989, n.d.

Box 41: folder 1-2
General correspondence,
1975-87, 1992

Box 41: folder 3-12
Subjects



Advocacy


Box 42: folder 1
Assemblymen


Box 42: folder 2-3
Board of Education


Box 42: folder 4
Breakfast meetings


Box 42: folder 5-6
Brooklyn Legal Services


Box 42: folder 7
Brooklyn Union Gas Company


Box 42: folder 8
Bulk mailing


Box 42: folder 9
Calendars


Box 42: folder 10
Certificates


Box 42: folder 11
Church


Box 42: folder 12
Church women luncheon


Box 42: folder 13-16
Community creativity


Box 42: folder 17
Community organizations


Box 42: folder 18
CONEXUS


Box 42: folder 19
Corporation proposal


Box 42: folder 20
Directions to NCNW


Box 42: folder 21
Documentation


Box 42: folder 22
Domestic/family violence


Box 42: folder 23-25
Eastern district


Box 42: folder 26
"ERA and Beyond"


Box 42: folder 27
Form letters


Box 42: folder 28-29
Greenpoint YMCA


Box 42: folder 30
Information requests


Box 42: folder 31
Interns


Box 42: folder 32
Italian-American Civil Rights League


Box 42: folder 33
J.P. Stevens


Box 42: folder 34
Koch goals


Box 42: folder 35
Local community issues


Box 42: folder 36
Local politicians


Box 42: folder 37
Miscellaneous


Box 42: folder 38-40
Miscellaneous meetings


Box 42: folder 41
National


Box 42: folder 42
National conference: Women organizers' discussion group,
1987

Box 43: folder 1
National Italian-American Foundation


Box 43: folder 2
National organizing letters


Box 43: folder 3
National women leaders


Box 43: folder 4
Needs assessment questionnaire


Box 43: folder 5
Neighborhood development


Box 43: folder 6
New York City


Box 43: folder 7
New York State


Box 43: folder 8-18
"Next Step" awards


Box 43: folder 19
"Outstationed letters"


Box 43: folder 20
Policy Plus decision making


Box 43: folder 21
Political


Box 43: folder 22-25
Politician's letters


Box 43: folder 26
Regional offices


Box 43: folder 27
Rutgers University


Box 43: folder 28
School Board Election


Box 44: folder 1
School Settlement Association


Box 44: folder 2
Small business development


Box 44: folder 3
Smith College (Archives list)


Box 44: folder 4
Sperry


Box 44: folder 5
Thank you letters


Box 44: folder 6
U.S. Department of Labor


Box 44: folder 7
U.S. Department of Labor - National Women's Bureau


Box 44: folder 8
United States Mission to the United Nations


Box 44: folder 9
White House


Box 44: folder 10-11
Williamsburg/Greenpoint: statistics and information


Box 44: folder 12
Williamsburg/Greenpoint Planning Committee


Box 44: folder 13
Women in Politics (L.A.B. Task Force)


Box 44: folder 14
Women torture victims


Box 44: folder 15
Women's delegation


Box 44: folder 16
Development



Note:
General



Correspondence and memoranda


Box 45: folder 1-4
Fundraising


Box 45: folder 5-8
Reports,
circa 1977-86

Box 45: folder 9
Funding history: lists of funding sources,
1975-88

Box 45: folder 10-14
Funding resources: lists and printed material


Box 45: folder 15
Proposals



Guidelines


Box 45: folder 16
Profiles for rejected proposals


Box 45: folder 17-18
General funding proposals



1977-78

Box 45: folder 19-21
1979-81

Box 46: folder 1-19
1982-86, n.d.

Box 47: folder 1-10
Attachments for proposals: organization and program descriptions, histories, reports, publicity, and statistics


Box 47: folder 11-18
Note:
Funding agencies



Action


Box 47: folder 19-21
ACLU


Box 48: folder 1
Note:
Apple Computer, Inc.


Box 48: folder 2
Aspen Institute


Box 48: folder 3
Association for Community Based Education


Box 48: folder 4
Avon


Box 48: folder 5
BECA


Box 48: folder 6
Board of Global Ministries


Box 48: folder 7
Campaign for Human Development


Box 48: folder 8-13
Carnegie Foundation


Box 48: folder 14
CHAKRA Systems


Box 48: folder 15
Chemical Bank


Box 48: folder 16
Church Women United


Box 48: folder 17
City Project


Box 48: folder 18
Community Service Society


Box 48: folder 19-25
Note:
Consumer Farmers Foundation


Box 48: folder 26
Control Data Corporation


Box 48: folder 27
Coro Foundation


Box 48: folder 28
Dorf and Stanton Foundation


Box 48: folder 29
Eastman Foundation


Box 48: folder 30
Edna McConnell Clark Foundation


Box 48: folder 31
Eisenhower Foundation for the Prevention of Violence


Box 48: folder 32
Enterprise Foundation


Box 48: folder 33
Equitable Foundation


Box 48: folder 34
Environmental Education Project


Box 49: folder 1
Film Fund


Box 49: folder 2
Ford Foundation


Box 49: folder 3-4
Foundation Center


Box 49: folder 5-6
Fund for Human Dignity


Box 49: folder 7
Fund for the City of New York


Box 49: folder 8
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)


Box 49: folder 9-14
Fund for the Improvement (continued)


Box 50: folder 1-4
Gannett Foundation


Box 50: folder 5
German Marshall Fund


Box 50: folder 6
Note:
Guggenheim Foundation


Box 50: folder 7
Hearst Foundation


Box 50: folder 8
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)


Box 50: folder 9-11
Irvine Foundation


Box 50: folder 12
J.M. Kaplan Foundation


Box 50: folder 13
Johnson Foundation


Box 50: folder 14
Joint Foundation


Box 50: folder 15
Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation


Box 50: folder 16
Levi Strauss


Box 50: folder 17-18
Lillia Babbitt Hyde Foundation


Box 50: folder 19
Metropolitan Life


Box 50: folder 20
Miller, Maya


Box 50: folder 21
Morris Goldseker Foundation of Maryland, Inc.


Box 50: folder 22
Ms. Foundation for Women


Box 50: folder 23
National Child Labor Committee


Box 50: folder 24
National Community Funds


Box 50: folder 25
National Endowment for the Humanities


Box 51: folder 1
National Women's Education Fund


Box 51: folder 2
New Jersey


Box 51: folder 3
New York City-Community Development Agency


Box 51: folder 4-23
Note:
New York City-Community Services Administration


Box 52: folder 1-16
Note:
New York City-Department of Employment-Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA)



Note:
General



Correspondence



1977-81

Box 52: folder 17-19
1982-83, n.d.

Box 53: folder 1
Contract,
1978

Box 53: folder 2
Proposals and applications


Box 53: folder 3-7
Appeals,
1979

Box 53: folder 8
Meetings



Community Council of Greater New York: correspondence, meetings, notes, and printed material,
1977-82, n.d.

Box 53: folder 9-10
NCNW task force on CETA legislation: memorandum,
1978

Box 53: folder 11
Task Force on CETA-CBO Coalition Building,
1980

Box 53: folder 12
Conference on CBO's and CETA,
1980

Box 53: folder 13
Reports


Box 53: folder 13-14
Miscellaneous


Box 54: folder 1-7
Legal cases



New York City Unemployment and Welfare Council v. The NCNW and Project Open Doors,
1978-79

Box 54: folder 8
NCNW v. City of New York,
1979-80


Note:
Correspondence


Box 54: folder 9-10
Court documents,
1980-81

Box 55: folder 1-8
Transcripts,
1979-80

Box 55: folder 9-10
Publicity,
1975-80, n.d.

Box 55: folder 11
Letters requesting support,
1979-81

Box 55: folder 12
Demonstration: memoranda, notes, flyers, and songs,
1980

Box 55: folder 13
Note:
Project Open Doors subcontractors: meetings, program descriptions, and correspondence,
1980, n.d.

Box 55: folder 14-15
Miscellaneous: printed material,
1979-80, n.d.

Box 55: folder 16-17
Job Training Partnership Act (JPTA)



General: correspondence, meetings, and contracts, (including material re: transition from CETA)
1982-84

Box 56: folder 1-4
Legal case: correspondence, publicity, and petition,
1987

Box 56: folder 5-6
Miscellaneous



Information Exchange workshop,
1984

Box 56: folder 7
Conference on Welfare Reform,
1987

Box 56: folder 8
Discretionary funds,
1988-89

Box 56: folder 9-10
New York Community Trust


Box 56: folder 11
New York Council for the Humanities


Box 56: folder 12
New York State Community Action Program (CAP)


Box 56: folder 13
New York State Council for the Arts


Box 56: folder 14
New York State CSBG


Box 56: folder 15
New York State-Department of Social Services (DSS)


Box 56: folder 16-18
New York State-DSS


Box 57: folder 1-3
New York Times Foundation


Box 57: folder 4
Norman Foundation


Box 57: folder 5
North Star


Box 57: folder 6
Office of Economic Opportunity


Box 57: folder 7
Pfizer Foundation


Box 57: folder 8
Playboy Foundation


Box 57: folder 9
Presbyterian Church


Box 57: folder 10
Rockefeller Brothers Fund


Box 57: folder 11
Rockefeller Foundation


Box 57: folder 12
Note:
Satellite Program Development Fund


Box 57: folder 13
Scherman Foundation


Box 57: folder 14
Scientists' Institute for Public Information


Box 57: folder 15
Skaggs Foundation


Box 57: folder 16
Stern Foundation


Box 57: folder 17
United States Department of Labor


Box 57: folder 18
United Way Emergency Food and Shelter Program (FEMA)


Box 57: folder 19-26
Urban Crime Prevention Program


Box 57: folder 27
Vincent Astor Foundation


Box 58: folder 1
VISTA


Box 58: folder 2
Volunteer Urban Consulting Group, Inc.


Box 58: folder 3
Volunteer Demonstration Program


Box 58: folder 4
Windum Fund


Box 58: folder 5
Women's Education Equity Act Program (WEEA), US Dept of HEW


Box 58: folder 6-14
SERIES II. PROGRAMS
(1975-1996)


Support services



General: proposal,
1981

Box 59: folder 1
Childcare



Note:
General: correspondence, lists, and printed material,
1980-87, n.d.

Box 59: folder 2
Proposal (Neighborhood Child Care Network),
1982

Box 59: folder 3
Edu-Care Center: correspondence, regulations, and form,
1991

Box 59: folder 4
Tot lot,
1984

Box 59: folder 5
Resources



NCNW Resource and Directory Guide,
1986

Box 59: folder 6
Childcare providers: lists


Box 59: folder 7
Child development and safety


Box 59: folder 8
Child abuse


Box 59: folder 9
Non-Sexist Child Development Project (Women's Action Alliance project)


Box 59: folder 10
Play Streets


Box 59: folder 11
Counseling and referral



Note:
General: descriptions, and proposal,
n.d.

Box 59: folder 12-13
Correspondence and memoranda,
1987

Box 59: folder 14
Meetings,
1988

Box 59: folder 15
Report,
1986

Box 59: folder 16
Procedures


Box 59: folder 17-19
Social Work interns



General


Box 59: folder 20
Columbia University


Box 59: folder 21
Fordham


Box 59: folder 22
Hunter College


Box 59: folder 23
New York University


Box 59: folder 24-26
Stony Brook (SUNY)


Box 59: folder 27-29
Counselor training,
1979

Box 59: folder 30
Community and economic development



Women in Neighborhoods Project



General: correspondence, memoranda, minutes, proposals, and printed material,
1979-87

Box 60: folder 1-2
Survey



Correspondence and notes


Box 60: folder 3
Questionnaires, forms, form letters, and project descriptions


Box 60: folder 4
List of survey participants


Box 60: folder 5
Conference, Washington, D.C.,
1979


Planning


Box 60: folder 6-9
Conference packet: program, memoranda, brochures, and printed material


Box 60: folder 10
Conference papers


Box 60: folder 11-13
Report ("Neighborhood Women: Putting It Together"): published report, brochure, summary, drafts, notes, and printed material,
1980

Box 60: folder 14-22
Women in Poverty Project



Administration



General: proposals, brochure, project summaries, reports, timelines, and budget,
1980-82

Box 61: folder 1-5
Job descriptions


Box 61: folder 6
Correspondence,
1980-82, n.d.

Box 61: folder 7
Dutchess County primary contact list,
1980

Box 61: folder 8
Meetings: minutes,
1980-82, n.d.

Box 61: folder 9
Advisory board


Box 61: folder 10-11
Area policy board


Box 61: folder 12-13
Newspaper clippings,
1981

Box 61: folder 14
Reports,
1981

Box 61: folder 15
Articles,
n.d.

Box 61: folder 16
Miscellaneous printed material


Box 61: folder 17
Unidentified notes,
n.d.

Box 61: folder 18
Planning conferences: agendas, correspondence, publicity, and notes,
1981-82

Box 61: folder 19-21
Dutchess County Exit Audit Conference: minutes,
1980

Box 61: folder 22
Phase I (Information gathering)



Questionnaires



Community Action Agencies (CAA): correspondence, drafts, and research material


Box 61: folder 23
Community Action Programs (C.A.P.): lists, correspondence, and responses


Box 61: folder 24-26
Training manual


Box 61: folder 27-28
Phase II (Training)



General: conference summaries, planning, registration, and financial,
1982

Box 62: folder 1-4
Conferences: agendas, correspondence, invitations, contacts, registration, financial, lists, and notes,
1982


South Bronx


Box 62: folder 5-14
Rockland County


Box 62: folder 15-19
S.C.O.P.E., Glasboro College, N.J.


Box 62: folder 20-27
P.E.A.C.E., Syracuse


Box 62: folder 28
Essex County


Box 62: folder 29-32
Puerto Rico


Box 62: folder 33-34
Virgin Islands


Box 62: folder 35
National Resource and Policy Analysis Center, Washington, D.C.



Note:
General: histories, descriptions, and lease,
1980-81

Box 63: folder 1
Correspondence and memoranda,
1979-82

Box 63: folder 2-3
Planning: correspondence, meetings, notes, and miscellaneous,
1979-80, n.d.

Box 63: folder 4-15
Proposals, applications, and correspondence,
1980-81

Box 63: folder 16-19
Reports


Box 64: folder 1
Staff logs,
n.d.

Box 64: folder 4
Workshop: flyer


Box 64: folder 5
Publications


Box 64: folder 6-8
Subjects



Beacon College


Box 64: folder 9
Housing Task Force: Memoranda and report,
1981

Box 64: folder 10
Resources: A Neighborhood Compendium,
1982

Box 64: folder 11
Miscellaneous


Box 64: folder 12-14
Community Development Institute



First Institute (Planning for "Dialogue")


Box 64: folder 15-24
Annual Institute proposal and drafts,
1990, n.d.

Box 65: folder 1-3
Annual Summer Institutes on Women and Community Development, Grailville, Ohio,
1992-95

Box 65: folder 4-12
Subject files: articles and printed material


Box 65: folder 13
Dialogues on Community Development and Female Poverty



General: proposals, summaries, correspondence, printed material, and notes,
1983-84, n.d.

Box 65: folder 14-21
New York State Dialogues



Pawling: program, forms, background, and follow-up correspondence,
1984

Box 66: folder 1-3
Syracuse: agenda, correspondence, publicity, and background,
1984-88, n.d.

Box 66: folder 4-5
Planning meetings,
1983-84

Box 66: folder 6
Local programs (demonstration district): correspondence, lists, and community objectives,
1985, n.d.

Box 66: folder 7
Community Services Block Grant Program,
1983-85

Box 66: folder 8
Feminization of Poverty Hearings,
1984


Note:
General: publicity, schedules, registration material, correspondence, and minutes,
1984

Box 66: folder 11-13
Hearings: transcripts,
1984

Box 66: folder 14-16
Background



Writings by NCNW,
1983-84, n.d.

Box 66: folder 17
NY State: reports and statistics,
1984, n.d.

Box 66: folder 18-19
National: reports and statistics,
1981-84, n.d.

Box 66: folder 20
Legislation pertaining to women,
1978, 1983-84

Box 66: folder 21
General : papers, reports, articles, clippings, printed material, and notes


Box 66: folder 22-25
Conference: "Women in Community Development: Forging a National Alliance with International Linkages" (co-sponsored by Overseas Education Fund),
1986


Note:
Overview


Box 67: folder 1
Planning: meetings and notes


Box 67: folder 2-3
Invitations: correspondence and mailing lists


Box 67: folder 4
Conference packet


Box 67: folder 5
Evaluations


Box 67: folder 6
Subject files



Community development



General: printed material


Box 67: folder 7
Women in community development: printed material


Box 67: folder 8
Articles and papers



"Community Development: Visions and Strategies," by Susan Saegert


Box 67: folder 9
"The Emerging Women-in-Development Movement," by Rona F. Feit


Box 67: folder 10
"Factors Which Enhance the Participation of Women in Urban Neighborhood Social Life," by Sandra Schoenberg and Irene Dabrowski


Box 67: folder 11
"Mapping Community Capacity," by John. L. McKnight


Box 67: folder 12
"Organizing Women: Gender, Class and Community Organizations," by Susana T. Fried


Box 67: folder 13
"A Report of the Monitors: A Citizen's Panel Looks at HUD's Community Development Strategies Evaluation"


Box 67: folder 14
"Research Needs and Guidelines on Women's Issues: Planning, Housing and Community Development," by Jacqueline Leavitt


Box 67: folder 15
Economic development



General: printed material


Box 67: folder 16
Papers



"Economic Development as if Women Mattered," by Sara Gould


Box 67: folder 17
"The Economic Justice Issue: The Community Development Position of the NCNW"


Box 67: folder 18
"The Impact of the World Economic Crisis On Women in the U.S. Discussion Paper: The Social-Cultural Sector," by Rona F. Feit


Box 67: folder 19
"Neighborhood Women's Agenda for Economic Development in New York State," by Ronnie Feit


Box 67: folder 20
"Problems Poor and Working Class Women Have with 'Economic Development," by Ronnie Feit


Box 67: folder 21
"Recommendations for a Research Design to Study the Underground Economic Activities of Women in Williamsburg/Greenpoint," by Rachel B. Pfeffer


Box 67: folder 22
"Sustainable Human Development and Economic Growth," by Denis Benn


Box 67: folder 23
"Women and Enterprise," by June A. Sekera


Box 67: folder 24
"Women: The Fifth World," by Elise Boulding


Box 67: folder 25
Female poverty



Papers



"The Social Change Issue of Women and Poverty," by Karen Vanderborgh


Box 67: folder 26
"Welfare and Self-Employment," by Kathryn Keeley


Box 67: folder 27
"Welfare Mothers Earn Their Way," by Theresa Funiciello


Box 67: folder 28
"Women, Faith, and Economic Justice," edited by Jackie M. Smith


Box 67: folder 29
"Women in Poverty: A Challenge To CED," by Sara Gould


Box 67: folder 30
Education



General



Publicity: flyers, articles, and descriptions


Box 68: folder 1
Correspondence,
1978-88, n.d.

Box 68: folder 2-4
Education committee: correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, and agenda materials,
1977-79, n.d.

Box 68: folder 5-8
Education Project Board: correspondence, minutes, and notes,
1985

Box 68: folder 9
Coordinators,
1980-84, n.d.

Box 68: folder 10-11
Reports,
1975-86

Box 68: folder 12-14
Funding: correspondence, proposals, and budget,
1975-86

Box 68: folder 15-25
Job descriptions and resumes


Box 69: folder 1-2
Miscellaneous: notes and printed material


Box 69: folder 3
Curriculum development: correspondence, proposals, papers, minutes, schedules, course descriptions, and resources,
1975-87, n.d.

Box 69: folder 4-13
Course materials: syllabi, study guides, reading lists, and handouts,
1974-77, n.d.

Box 69: folder 14-17
Course evaluations,
1985-87, n.d.

Box 69: folder 18
College Program



General



Publicity: flyers, articles, newsletter, and miscellaneous descriptions,
1975-84, n.d.

Box 69: folder 19-22
Papers



"College for Neighborhood Women," by Terry Haywoode,
n.d.

Box 69: folder 23
"College Model," by Jan Peterson,
n.d.

Box 69: folder 24
"College Program," by Laura Scanlon,
1977

Box 69: folder 25
"Planning to Meet the Needs of Women...," by Haywoode & Scanlon,
n.d.

Box 69: folder 26
"Knowledge, Skill & Power:...," by Staton, Haywoode, Giordana, and Peterson,
n.d.

Box 69: folder 27
Miscellaneous


Box 69: folder 28
Orientation


Box 69: folder 29
Schools and programs



Carroll Gardens College Program: publicity, description, and questionnaire; correspondence, meetings, reports, contract, schedules, and notes,
1978-81, n.d.

Box 70: folder 1-11
Note:
Ridgewood/Bushwick: correspondence and description,
1979-86, n.d.

Box 70: folder 12-13
Pittsburgh Sister School,
n.d.

Box 70: folder 14
Williamsburg-Greenpoint-Northside Colloquium: proposals and descriptions,
n.d.

Box 70: folder 15
Women Studies College,
1974

Box 70: folder 16
Empire State College: correspondence, and program descriptions


Box 70: folder 17
Hunter College,
1978

Box 70: folder 18
Note:
LaGuardia Community College program



General: program descriptions and printed material,
1977

Box 70: folder 19
Correspondence,
1978-79

Box 70: folder 20
Curriculum,
1976

Box 70: folder 21
Policies "battle": correspondence, statements, and publicity,
1979

Box 70: folder 22
Meetings with coordinators of Off-Campus Programs: minutes and course proposal,
1980

Box 70: folder 23
Brooklyn Public Library: survey, report, and correspondence,
1979

Box 70: folder 24
Old Westbury (SUNY)


Box 70: folder 25
Association for Community Based Education (ACBE): correspondence and conference material,
1986-87

Box 70: folder 26-27
Students: commencements, reunion, student organizations, statistics, and lists,
1977-87

Box 71: folder 1-12
Adult Education



Note:
General: schedule,
1986

Box 71: folder 13
Board of Education: correspondence and printed material,
1985-87

Box 71: folder 14
Programs



Adult literacy,
1986-87, n.d.

Box 71: folder 15
ESL students,
1988-89, n.d.

Box 71: folder 16
GED,
1984-85

Box 71: folder 17
Community Education Resource Center (CERC): correspondence and printed material,
1985-87

Box 71: folder 18-19
Conferences



"Knowledge for Whom? Education as Culture Shock,"
1976

Box 71: folder 20
National Training Institute



Correspondence and programs,
1979

Box 71: folder 21-22
Publicity, proposals, reports, lists, financial, and planning materials,
1979

Box 72: folder 1-16
Resources and subject files



Area colleges


Box 72: folder 17
Community Education Project


Box 72: folder 18
Literacy


Box 72: folder 19
Miscellaneous education resources


Box 73: folder 1
Training-writing


Box 73: folder 2
Training materials, general


Box 73: folder 3-8
Women in education


Box 73: folder 9
Employment



General



Meetings (early planning): minutes, notes, (includes Employment, Leadership, Counseling, and Education planning)
1976

Box 74: folder 1
Proposals



Community Job Assistance Project,
1982

Box 74: folder 2
Comprehensive Employment Opportunity Support Center,
circa 1988

Box 74: folder 3
Women in Apprenticeship,
circa 1977

Box 74: folder 4
Miscellaneous


Box 74: folder 5
School Settlement Association: correspondence, reports, subcontractors, personnel practices, and notes,
1976-79, n.d.

Box 74: folder 6-14
Project Open Doors



Note:
General: contract, correspondence, and financial,
1976-81

Box 74: folder 15-21
General (continued): meetings, reports, staff, and procedures,
1978-81, n.d.

Box 75: folder 1-19
Publicity and publications: correspondence, press statements, descriptions,brochure, articles, newsletters, and manuscript ("Those Women")


Box 75: folder 20-26
Participating organizations (subcontractors)



Note:
General: lists, evaluations, field representatives, and form


Box 76: folder 1-6
Asian American Women's Communication Network


Box 76: folder 7
Bronx Household Technicians


Box 76: folder 8
Brooklyn in Touch


Box 76: folder 9
Brooklyn Women's Martial Arts


Box 76: folder 10
Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Women


Box 76: folder 11
Note:
Committee to Aid Women in Crisis


Box 76: folder 12
Community Cable Center of Washington Heights, Inwood and Marble Hill


Box 76: folder 13-15
The Council of Asian American Women


Box 76: folder 16
Creative Women's Collective


Box 76: folder 17
Downtown Welfare Advocacy Center


Box 76: folder 18
Feminist Health Works


Box 77: folder 1-2
The Foundation for the Community of Artists


Box 77: folder 3-6
Graphic Help Project


Box 77: folder 7-8
Health Right


Box 77: folder 9
Hope for Youth


Box 77: folder 10
Jane Addams Center


Box 77: folder 11
Midmarch Associates


Box 77: folder 12
NCNW


Box 77: folder 13
National Gay Task Force


Box 77: folder 14
National Organization for Women


Box 77: folder 15-19
New York Feminist Federal Credit Union


Box 78: folder 1
New York Women Against Rape


Box 78: folder 2
Project Greenhope


Box 78: folder 3-6
Note:
Publishing Training Institute for Women (Majority Report)


Box 78: folder 7
Scapegoat


Box 78: folder 8
Thirteenth Moon


Box 78: folder 9
Union Center for Women


Box 78: folder 10
Village Visiting Center


Box 78: folder 11
Women in the Trades


Box 78: folder 12
Women Make Movies


Box 78: folder 13
Women Office Workers


Box 78: folder 14
Women's Action Alliance


Box 78: folder 15
Women's Center, Brooklyn College


Box 78: folder 16
Women's Experimental Theatre


Box 78: folder 17
Women's Interart Center


Box 78: folder 18
Women's Liberation Center of New York


Box 78: folder 19
Women's Martial Arts Center


Box 78: folder 20
Women's Martial Arts Union


Box 78: folder 21
Women's Survival Space


Box 79: folder 1
Note:
Youth Action Program


Box 79: folder 2
Workshops and events



Alternatives for Women conference: agenda, publicity, correspondence, and evaluations,
1978-79

Box 79: folder 3-5
Job Assistance workshop: publicity,
1979

Box 79: folder 6
Job Fair: agenda and publicity,
1979

Box 79: folder 7
Women's Funding Course: descriptions, proposal, correspondence, registration, budget, questionnaires, evaluations, and course material,
1980

Box 79: folder 8-17
Note:
World of Work conference: agenda, publicity, correspondence, and planning materials,
1980

Box 79: folder 18-21
World of Work conference (continued): questionnaires, registration, publicity, budget, handouts, and miscellaneous,
1980

Box 80: folder 1-5
P.O.D Reunion: publicity, budget, planning materials,
1980

Box 80: folder 6
Miscellaneous: certificates of appreciation,
n.d.

Box 80: folder 7
Job Development Program



General



Correspondence,
1979-81

Box 80: folder 8-10
Note:
CETA contract


Box 80: folder 11
Financial: budget and expenses


Box 80: folder 12
Meetings,
1980-81

Box 80: folder 13
Proposals


Box 80: folder 14-15
Publicity: articles, statement, drafts for brochure and newsletter, business cards


Box 81: folder 1
Reports,
1980-81

Box 81: folder 2-3
Staff: lists, manual, and activity logs,
1979-81

Box 81: folder 4-23
Resources: forms, form letters, referrals, and printed material


Box 81: folder 24-29
Projects and services



Job clubs (Self-initiative employment project): proposals, correspondence, report, notes, and article,
circa 1980-81

Box 81: folder 30-34
Non-traditional Employment for Women (Women's Action Alliance program): proposal, correspondence, newsletter, printed material, workshop material, and resources,
1979-82, n.d.

Box 82: folder 1-9
VISTA Volunteers Recruitment Plan,
1979

Box 10
Research



Neighborhood analysis: correspondence, memoranda, notes, publicity, report, questionnaires, and background,
1978-80, n.d.

Box 82: folder 11-14
Job Market analysis: report, notes, and statistics,
circa 1979-85

Box 82: folder 15-16
Workshops and courses



General: questionnaire


Box 83: folder 1
Career planning course ("How to get the Job of your Dreams"),
1981

Box 83: folder 2
Census takers (recruitment and hiring),
1980-81

Box 83: folder 3-5
Fundraising workshop, Bank Street College,
1979

Box 83: folder 6
Fundraising workshop,
n.d.

Box 83: folder 7
Job factory


Box 83: folder 8
Job Finding and Holding workshop,
n.d.

Box 83: folder 9
Job Search workshop: correspondence, questionnaire, evaluation form, course outlines, handouts, forms, and notes,
1980-81

Box 83: folder 10-20
Postal workers training,
1981

Box 83: folder 21
Video workshop,
1981-82

Box 83: folder 22
Employment and Training Program



General: descriptions, correspondence, meetings, planning material, funding material, and reports,
1981-83, n.d.

Box 84: folder 1-14
Note:
Publicity: flyers


Box 84: folder 15
Bus Shelters (Project Greenhope): correspondence and proposals,
1981-82

Box 84: folder 16-19
Note:
Training programs



Childcare provider training: correspondence, proposals, notes, and course materials


Box 85: folder 1-4
Note:
Control Data Institute: correspondence, contract, proposal, policies, and printed material


Box 85: folder 5-8
Taylor Business Institute: correspondence, contract, policies, and printed material


Box 85: folder 9-10
World of Work


Box 85
Note:
General: publicity, descriptions, correspondence, reports, staff, and miscellaneous drafts and notes,
1985-87, n.d.

Box 85: folder 11-16
Course materials: agendas, forms, and handouts,
1985-86

Box 85: folder 17-18
Trainings



Bank Street School,
1985

Box 85: folder 19-25
Public Housing districts,
1985-86

Box 85: folder 26-28
Note:
Resources



Note:
Job Club


Box 86: folder 1
Job development


Box 86: folder 2-4
N.O.W. NY


Box 86: folder 5
The Nuts and Bolts of N.T.O [ Non-Traditional Occupations]


Box 86: folder 6
N.Y.S. Department of Commerce


Box 86: folder 7
Recruitment and Training Program (RTP)


Box 86: folder 8
S.U.N.Y.


Box 86: folder 9
TAP Centers (testing and placement)


Box 86: folder 10
Training programs


Box 86: folder 11-12
United Neighborhood Houses - Job Development Program


Box 86: folder 13
Women's employment programs


Box 86: folder 14
WomanSpace-Career Counseling


Box 86: folder 15
Work in America Institute


Box 86: folder 16
Miscellaneous


Box 87: folder 1-7
Training materials and manuals


Box 87: folder 8-10
Housing and tenants



Housing



Greenpoint Renaissance Enterprise Corporation-Neighborhood Women's Inter-generational Housing Project



Note:
Publicity


Box 88: folder 1
Administration: proposals, reports, by-laws, contracts, finances, fundraising, regulations,
1984-1993, n.d.

Box 88: folder 2-17
Planning: correspondence, meetings, petitions, architects, construction, homeless, miscellaneous notes and drafts,
1983-91, n.d.

Box 88: folder 18-25
Note:
Resources and miscellaneous,
1983-90, n.d.

Box 88: folder 26
Habitat for Humanity: printed material, report, correspondence, meeting, and miscellaneous,
1985-86, n.d.

Box 88: folder 27-32
Note:
Conferences



Housing as a Tool for Economic Development, St. Louis,
1983

Box 89: folder 1
Note:
Housing Options for Women (H.O.W.), Camden, NJ,
1987


Note:
Planning



General: articles, reports, printed material, and correspondence,
1986-87

Box 89: folder 2-3
National Planning Committee: correspondence, meetings, finances, and miscellaneous,
1986-87

Box 89: folder 4-16
Conference Advisory Boards,
1987

Box 90: folder 1-2
International Planning Committee, correspondence, and meetings
1987:

Box 90: folder 3
Organizations



U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): correspondence, proposal, grant, and report


Box 90: folder 4-5
United Nations Center for Human Settlements (Habitat) - HOW


Box 90: folder 6
Camden Urban Women's Center


Box 90: folder 7
N. J. State Department of Community Affairs Women's Division


Box 90: folder 8
Meetings by Design - Linda Brouard


Box 90: folder 9
Participants: correspondence, application, lists, and miscellaneous information


Box 90: folder 10-12
Pre-conference mailing to participants


Box 90: folder 13
Publicity: goals, brochure, letterhead, and press releases


Box 90: folder 14-18
Publicity (continued): film plans, and PR consultant


Box 91: folder 1-2
Co-Sponsors : correspondence and application responses


Box 91: folder 3-5
Mailings: brochure, bio request, and forms


Box 91: folder 6-8
Local arrangements


Box 91: folder 9-10
Miscellaneous


Box 91: folder 11-13
Conference



Conference packet


Box 91: folder 14
Keynote speakers


Box 91: folder 15
Entertainment: Sweet Honey in the Rock


Box 91: folder 16
Registration cards


Box 92: folder 1-2
Follow-up



General: correspondence, meetings, mailings, reports, and drafts,
1987-88

Box 92: folder 3-9
"Count me in" mailings: replies and summary


Box 92: folder 10
Questionnaire


Box 92: folder 11
GROOTS: printed material and report,
1989

Box 92: folder 12-13
Film Documentary with Susan Hamoritch


Box 92: folder 14
Note:

[See also Publicity]

Models


Box 92: folder 15
Financial: correspondence, receipts, budgets, contributions, bills, and account information


Box 92: folder 16-22
Subject files



Papers (by NCNW staff and others)



"The Administration and the Older Tenant in Continued Occupancy," by Melvin Stepman


Box 93: folder 1
"At Home in the USA: Why Housing is Every Woman's Issue," by Leslie Kanes Weisman


Box 93: folder 2
"Background Paper on Single Parent Family Proposal," by Sharon Lauer


Box 93: folder 3
"Housing Displacement and Women," by Jean Peterman


Box 93: folder 4
"Housing, Business and Women's Organizations," by Joan Forrester Sprague


Box 93: folder 5
"Neighborhood Women Look at Housing," by Ronnie Feit and Jan Peterson


Box 93: folder 6
"Neighborhood Women's Agenda for Housing in New York State," by Ronnie Feit


Box 93: folder 7
"Neighborhood Women's Agenda for Economic Development in New York State," by Ronnie Feit


Box 93: folder 7
"Public Housing: What is Happening in Public Housing in the United States Today," author unknown


Box 93: folder 8
"Time for Action to Meet Women's Shelter Needs," by Ied Guinee


Box 93: folder 9
"Woman-Made America: The Case of Early Public Housing Policy," by Eugenie Ladder Birch


Box 93: folder 10
Brochure: "Our Practices: Women, Homes, and Community Super Coalition" (photocopy)


Box 93: folder 11
McAuley Institute: correspondence and printed material


Box 93: folder 12
Report: "Building and Dwelling on Women's Terms"


Box 93: folder 13
Report: "Problems of Homeless Women"


Box 93: folder 14
Summary: "Women and Housing: A Training Programme"


Box 93: folder 15
Testimony: "Women and Housing"


Box 93: folder 16
Clippings


Box 93: folder 17
Miscellaneous: printed material, and statistics


Box 93: folder 18-20
Public housing tenant programs



Administration



Community Service Society: organization, NCNW partnership, papers, printed material, proposals, contracts, and reports,
1984-88, n.d.

Box 94: folder 1-17
Community Service Society (continued): correspondence, meetings, finances, technical assistance, resources, and miscellaneous,
1985-89, n.d.

Box 95: folder 1-20
New York City Housing Authority



General: history, status of projects, report, NCNW agreement, proposal, reports, correspondence, and financial,
1984-87, n.d.

Box 96: folder 1-10
Procedures and regulations,
1980-86, n.d.

Box 96: folder 11-15
Tenants and management: individual cases, tenant patrol, and tenant participation training manual
1983-87, n.d.

Box 96: folder 16-19
Miscellaneous,
1986-87, n.d.

Box 96: folder 20
Employment specialist, Jesus Lorenzo: correspondence, memoranda, notes, publicity, and miscellaneous,
1986-87, n.d.

Box 96: folder 21-22
Public housing reports,
1986

Box 96: folder 23
Tenant training and organizing



Note:
General: concept proposal, report,
1986, n.d.

Box 97: folder 1-2
Bertha Gilkey



General: correspondence and proposals,
1984-88, n.d.

Box 97: folder 3-5
Training model,
1985-86, n.d.

Box 97: folder 6
Model communities



Cochran Gardens (St. Louis),
1985, n.d.

Box 97: folder 7
Clarksdale (Louisville, Kentucky),
1985, n.d.

Box 97: folder 8
Lakeview Terrace (Ohio),
1984-85, n.d.

Box 97: folder 9
Miscellaneous notes,
n.d.

Box 97: folder 10
Training schedules,
1985-86

Box 97: folder 11
Meetings: agendas, attendance, minutes, publicity, tenant association elections, training sessions, leases, survey, evaluations, and miscellaneous,
1984-85, n.d.

Box 97: folder 12-20
Public Housing Training Conference (Wash D.C.),
1986

Box 97: folder 21
Resources: printed material,
1986, n.d.

Box 97: folder 22
Miscellaneous,
1984-86, n.d.

Box 97: folder 23
Mildred Johnson (?): miscellaneous materials,
1983-85, n.d.

Box 98: folder 1
Education and job training (Education and Employment Readiness Training program and (Jobs for the Future),
1985-86, n.d.

Box 98: folder 2-4
Other trainings,
1984-86, n.d.

Box 98: folder 5-9
Williamsburg/Greenpoint Federation of Public Housing Developments



General: correspondence, report, funding application, and by-laws, consultant, job descriptions, and memoranda,
1985-88, n.d.

Box 98: folder 10-16
Steering committee,
1985

Box 98: folder 17
Board of Directors,
1986

Box 98: folder 18
Melanie Beale (Coordinator): correspondence, contact lists, forms, newsletter, publicity, and notes,
1986-88, n.d.

Box 98: folder 19-24
Melanie Beale (continued): reports, students' work, time sheets and schedules, subject files, and miscellaneous,
1983-89, n.d.

Box 99: folder 1-15
Correspondence,
1985-88, n.d.

Box 99: folder 16
Events



Awards Dinner,
1986

Box 99: folder 17
"Voices of Wisdom" Celebration and History of Five Black Women Leaders,
1988

Box 99: folder 18
Fundraising,
1987

Box 99: folder 19
Lists,
1986-88, n.d.

Box 99: folder 20
Meetings,
1985-88, n.d.

Box 100: folder 1-4
Politics



Area Policy Board elections,
1987-88

Box 100: folder 5
Getting involved politically,
n.d.

Box 100: folder 6
Legislation,
1986

Box 100: folder 7
Voter registration: correspondence, lists, minutes, and Board of Elections registrations,
1988

Box 100: folder 8-9
Tenant screening and NYCHA work requests,
1986-87, n.d.

Box 100: folder 10-11
Tenant associations



Borinquen Plaza correspondence, lists, minutes, notes, and petitions,
1982-88, n.d.

Box 101: folder 1-4
Bushwick/Hylan,
1986-88

Box 101: folder 5
Cooper Park


Box 101
General: map, newsletter, and clippings,
1986-87, n.d.

Box 101: folder 6-8
Administration: proposal, constitution, contracts, Executive Board, Advisory Committee, and finances,
1985-87, n.d.

Box 101: folder 9-14
Community Center,
1988, n.d.

Box 101: folder 15
Correspondence,
1983-88, n.d.

Box 101: folder 16
Employment,
circa 1984

Box 101: folder 17
List,
n.d.

Box 101: folder 18
Maintenance requests,
1985-86

Box 101: folder 19
Meetings,
1985-87

Box 101: folder 20
Petition,
n.d.

Box 101: folder 21
Tenant Patrol and Welcome Wagon Committee,
1988, n.d.

Box 101: folder 22
Workshops



General,
1985-86

Box 101: folder 23
Crack and Parents on Crack,
1988

Box 101: folder 24
Miscellaneous,
n.d.

Box 101: folder 25
Independence House,
1986-89

Box 101: folder 26
Williamsburg Houses,
1982-88

Box 101: folder 27
East Harlem



Note:
East River,
1985, n.d.

Box 101: folder 28
James Weldon Johnson,
1984-86, n.d.

Box 101: folder 29
Wagner House,
1986-87

Box 101: folder 30
Tenants Association Organization of East Harlem



General: project summary, applications, proposals, correspondence, and meetings,
1993-96, n.d.

Box 101: folder 31-39
Recognition awards night,
circa 1996

Box 101: folder 40
Subject files



Community Outreach Partnership program,
1994-96

Box 102: folder 1
Contacts and organizations,
n.d.

Box 102: folder 2
Day Care,
n.d.

Box 102: folder 3
Earned Income Disregards,
1986

Box 102: folder 4
Form letters,
1984

Box 102: folder 5
Health,
1985

Box 102: folder 6
Housing court,
1986, n.d.

Box 102: folder 7
Housing unit staff initiatives,
n.d.

Box 102: folder 8
H.U.D.,
1978, 1995, n.d.

Box 102: folder 9-11
Institution for Mediation and Conflict Resolution


Box 102: folder 12
Newspaper clippings,
n.d.

Box 102: folder 13
Office of Employment Services,
1988

Box 102: folder 14
Ownership transfer project,
1985

Box 102: folder 15
Proprietary lease,
n.d.

Box 102: folder 16
Rent control,
n.d.

Box 102: folder 17
Tenants rights,
n.d.

Box 102: folder 18
Miscellaneous,
1983-93, n.d.

Box 102: folder 19-20
International



General: descriptions, publicity, and correspondence,
1982-87, n.d.

Box 102: folder 21-22
GROOTS (Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood)



Chronological file: correspondence, memoranda, agendas, minutes, and notes,
1989-90

Box 102: folder 23-24
Publicity: newsletter, articles, flyers, and memorabilia,
1989-96, n.d.

Box 102: folder 25-26
Reports,
1989-90

Box 102: folder 27
Planning Committee,
1989-90

Box 102: folder 28
Note:
GROOTS Task Force International (GTFI) (includes International Planning Committee for Madras conference)



Meetings: agendas and minutes,
1988

Box 102: folder 29
Outreach: correspondence, questionnaires, and mailing lists,
1988-90

Box 103: folder 1-2
International Women's Conference, Madras, India: publicity, report, correspondence, and planning committee,
1985-90

Box 103: folder 3-6
GROOTS "local country forums": reports, publicity, drafts



General


Box 103: folder 7
South Asia and South Pacific


Box 103: folder 8
Latin America


Box 103: folder 9
Canada


Box 103: folder 10
Planning for Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, China,
1995

Box 103
Note:
"Search for university"


Box 103: folder 11
"Platform for Action-USA GROOTS" (Caroline Pezzulo),
1994

Box 103: folder 12
"Women, Homes, and Community Building" (workshop),
1996

Box 103: folder 13
"Alt2-WID Meeting,"
1995

Box 103: folder 14
"Economic Reform and Gender Analysis" (panel paper): correspondence, drafts, printed material,
1995

Box 103: folder 15-16
"TCDC proposal,"
1994

Box 103: folder 17
Unidentified papers and drafts


Box 103: folder 18
United Nations



General



Chronological file: correspondence, memoranda, and printed material,
1982-91, n.d.

Box 104: folder 1-2
Application for consultative status,
1984-86

Box 104: folder 3-5
UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)


Box 104: folder 6-7
UN Decade for Women



World Conference on the UN Decade for Women,
1980

Box 104: folder 8
New York Regional Conference for Women,
1980

Box 104: folder 9
New York City Symposium on Women and Development, Hunter College: program, background, proposal, goals, correspondence, meetings, registration and invitations, mailing lists, and printed material,
1985

Box 104: folder 10-20
UN Decade for Women Conference, Nairobi, Kenya,
1985-86


Pre-Nairobi Strategy Conference,
1984

Box 105: folder 1
Pre-Conference Consultation on the 1985 Conference: reports, and correspondence,
1984-86

Box 105: folder 2-3
Preparation materials,
1975, 1984-85, n.d.

Box 105: folder 4-5
Nairobi Forum: reports, applications, publicity, applications, and miscellaneous,
1984-86

Box 105: folder 6-8
Conference follow-up



Beyond Nairobi (National Women's Conference Committee),
1985

Box 105: folder 9
NCNW follow-up,
1986

Box 105: folder 10
Equity 2000: Meeting the Nairobi Challenge,
1986

Box 105: folder 11
Miscellaneous



"International Women's Decade and Beyond (meeting): printed material, notes, and correspondence,
1984

Box 105: folder 12
UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women: printed material


Box 105: folder 13
Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, China,
1995


General,
1995

Box 105: folder 14-15
NGO Planning Committee,
1994

Box 105: folder 16
Preparation materials,
1994

Box 105: folder 17-18
GROOTS and NCNW planning: general, task force, report, tent, and miscellaneous,
1994-95, n.d.

Box 105: folder 19-23
Note:
HABITAT International



Note:
General: correspondence, reports, and publicity,
1985-86

Box 106: folder 1-2
"Bringing HABITAT Home" campaign


Box 106: folder 3
HABITAT II: report, and printed material,
circa 1995

Box 106: folder 4-6
International Year of the Shelter for the Homeless,
1987

Box 106: folder 7
Miscellaneous meetings and conferences



Women and Power (5th National Women in Crisis Conference),
1984

Box 106: folder 8
Women and Shelter conference, Vienna,
1985

Box 106: folder 9-10
Women in Development meeting: notes, and printed material,
n.d.

Box 106: folder 11
Miscellaneous printed material


Box 106: folder 12
Subjects



Africa


Box 106: folder 13
Boulding, Elise: article


Box 106: folder 14
European study trips (Italy, Poland, Germany),
1980-84

Box 106: folder 15-17
German Marshall Fund


Box 107: folder 1-3
Note:
Grassroots Initiatives and Strategies (GRIS) conference,
1982

Box 107: folder 4
India (includes Working Women's Forum)


Box 107: folder 5-6
Israel


Box 107: folder 7-8
Japan


Box 107: folder 9
Latin America


Box 107: folder 10
Mobility International


Box 107: folder 11
National Conference on Women, The Economy and Public Policy,
1984

Box 107: folder 12
Netherlands (includes Ied Guinee)


Box 107: folder 13-16
Nicaragua


Box 107: folder 17
Operation Crossroads


Box 107: folder 18
Overseas Education Fund (OEF)


Box 107: folder 19
Percy Amendment


Box 107: folder 20
Philippines,
n.d.

Box 107: folder 21
Posters


Box 107: folder 22
Note:
Putamayo


Box 107: folder 23
Tree Project,
1983

Box 107: folder 24
Trickle Up Program, Inc.,
1983

Box 107: folder 25
Tunisia,
1984

Box 107: folder 26
"Women in the City" (OECD conference),
1994

Box 107: folder 27
World Bank/IMF ("Fifty Years is Enough"),
1994

Box 107: folder 28
Leadership



Note:
General



Goals and objectives,
1983-84, n.d.

Box 108: folder 1
Interview with Jan Peterson and Bertha Gilkey,
1983

Box 108: folder 2
Publicity: printed material, drafts, and notes,
1981-83, n.d.

Box 108: folder 3
Administration



Project abstracts and proposals,
1980-84, n.d.

Box 108: folder 4-13
Reports,
1981-87

Box 108: folder 14-22
Staff: job descriptions, profiles, meetings, work plans, lists, memoranda, notes, and questionnaires,
n.d.

Box 109: folder 1-9
Affiliate leaders,
1980-84, n.d.

Box 109: folder 10
Financial,
1981-83, n.d.

Box 109: folder 11
Training materials: models, manual, guidelines, handouts, charts, drafts, printed material, and notes,
1983-93, n.d.

Box 109: folder 12-18
Note:
Local training



Leadership Training Course, New York City,
1979


General: correspondence, minutes, and memoranda


Box 110: folder 1
Workshops


Box 110: folder 2-10
Questionnaire


Box 110: folder 11-13
"Be Yourself and More" video project: draft script, budget, and release forms


Box 110: folder 14-16
Note:
Miscellaneous: printed material and drafts,
1979, n.d.

Box 110: folder 17-18
Leadership Training, New York City,
1981-82


General: descriptive correspondence, meetings, applications (completed), and participant lists


Box 110: folder 19-21
Trainings: agendas, notes, handouts, and lists


Box 110: folder 23-26
City-wide leadership support group/network


Box 110: folder 27-28
Leadership Skills Training Series,
1982

Box 110: folder 29
Williamsburg-Greenpoint Neighborhood Women's annual leadership retreats



1982-84

Box 111: folder 1-24
1985

Box 112: folder 1-7
Neighborhood Women Spring Leadership Training Day,
1987

Box 112: folder 8
Miscellaneous: notes, drafts, and printed material,
1981-84, n.d.

Box 112: folder 9
National training



General: description and meetings,
1981, n.d.

Box 112: folder 10-11
National Leadership Training Conference,
1981

Box 112: folder 12
National Leadership training and support group,
1981

Box 112: folder 13-22
Network/Leadership program, Rapid City, SD,
1981

Box 112: folder 23
National Leadership Conference, Washington, DC,
1982

Box 112: folder 24
Leadership training, Harlingen, TX,
1982

Box 112: folder 25
National Leadership Training Forum, Douglaston, NY,
1982

Box 112: folder 26-32
National Leadership Training Forum, Douglaston, NY (continued),
1982

Box 113: folder 1-16
Regional conferences,
1983-85

Box 113: folder 17
New York State Neighborhood Women's Leadership Training, Albany,
1983

Box 113: folder 18-26
New York State Neighborhood Women's Leadership Training, Albany (continued),
1983

Box 114: folder 1-15
Minneapolis training: agenda,
1984

Box 114: folder 16
Women Reshaping Communities conference, Syracuse,
1984-85

Box 114: folder 17-23
Note:
National Leadership Training, Brooklyn,
1988

Box 114: folder 24-28
National Leadership Training, Brooklyn, NY (continued),
1988

Box 115: folder 1-5
Leadership Training Seminar, Vermont,
1993

Box 115: folder 6
International Leadership training: Institute,
1989

Box 115: folder 7
Leadership support groups



General,
1981, n.d.

Box 115: folder 8-11
Manuals and guidelines,
1981, n.d.

Box 115: folder 12-14
Handouts


Box 115: folder 15
Mentor circles questionnaire,
n.d.

Box 115: folder 16
Williamsburg-Greenpoint Support Group,
1980-83

Box 115: folder 17-19
Miscellaneous,
n.d.

Box 115: folder 20
Subject files



General,
1976-84, n.d.

Box 115: folder 21-25
Workshops given by other organizations,
1980-84

Box 115: folder 26-27
Resource Center



General: publicity, descriptions, guide, brochures, lists, and proposals,
circa 1978, n.d.

Box 116: folder 1-5
Administration: correspondence, meetings, reports, job descriptions, schedule, budget, and miscellaneous notes,
circa 1978-81, n.d.

Box 116: folder 6-12
Documentation projects



Note:
Douglass St. Productions (NCNW orientation tape): correspondence and budget,
1986

Box 116: folder 13
"Ethnic Women as Community Leaders" (Ethnic Heritage Project/Cultural Exchange Project): proposals, description, meetings, report, background, and notes,
1977-80, n.d.

Box 116: folder 14-20
"Metropolitan Avenue" film project: proposal, agreement, correspondence and flyer,
1979-85

Box 116: folder 21-23
"Working Class Women Changing Their World": description,
1976

Box 116: folder 24
Networking: affiliates form,
n.d.

Box 116: folder 25
Note:
Speakers bureau: publicity,
n.d.

Box 116: folder 26
Library



Note:

[See also "Resources" under other programs]

Audiovisual material: list, guidelines, and resources


Box 116: folder 27-29
Note:
Bibliographies


Box 116: folder 30
Bulletin board: flyers and posters


Box 117: folder 1-3
Community service directories (local)


Box 117: folder 4-5
Resources and subject files: clippings, articles, printed material, and unpublished papers



"Baby M" case (surrogate motherhood)


Box 117: folder 6
Battered women


Box 117: folder 7-10
Note:
Black History Month


Box 117: folder 11
Brooklyn: facts, figures, local history, and maps


Box 117: folder 12-14
Budgeting (workshop)


Box 117: folder 15
Business Management



General


Box 117: folder 16-18
"Your Community as Marketplace¼" by NCNW


Box 117: folder 19
Childcare


Box 118: folder 1-2
Note:
Class



Note:
"Expanding Working Class Participation in Women's Conferences" by Shelley Messing


Box 118: folder 3
"Women Against Women: Middle-Class Bias in Feminist Literature" by Terry L. Haywoode


Box 118: folder 4
Untitled by Maria Giordano


Box 118: folder 5
Community development


Box 118
Note:
Disability: "A Few Words on Being Blind" by Charlotte Singer


Box 118: folder 6
Diversity



Dialogue on Diversity: A New Agenda for American Women,
1976

Box 118: folder 7
"Women in Planning: Do the Numbers Really Matter?" by Jacqueline Leavitt


Box 118: folder 8
Economic development


Box 118
Note:
Education


Box 118
Note:
Employment


Box 118: folder 9-15
Note:
Ethnicity



"Changing Needs of Ethnic Women in Higher Education," by Laura Polla Scanlon


Box 118: folder 16
"Dancing the Giglio: An Italian- American Tradition Viewed by Two Generations of Women"


Box 118: folder 17
"Ethnic Women and the Media," by Christine Noschese


Box 118: folder 18
"Irish, Italian, and Jewish Women at the Grassroots Level: An Historical and Sociological Perspective," by Kathleen McCourt


Box 118: folder 19
"Moving Out While Staying Put: Poor Irish Women's Perspectives on Personal Change and Transformation," by Anne T. Rath


Box 118: folder 20
Family: articles by Elise Boulding and others


Box 118: folder 21
Grassroots fundraising


Box 118: folder 22-24
Grassroots organizing



"Direct Action Organizing: A Handbook for Women"


Box 118: folder 25
"A Guide on Networking and Interchange for Grassroots Women," by Barbara B. Stern


Box 118: folder 26
"How to Include Women Effectively in Your Efforts To Revitalize Neighborhoods," flyer by NCNW


Box 118: folder 27
Health


Box 119: folder 1
Homemakers: "The Martha Movement"


Box 119: folder 2
Housing


Box 119
Note:
Immigrants


Box 119: folder 3
Leadership


Box 119
Note:
Legal rights


Box 119: folder 4
Note:
Library manuals


Box 119: folder 5-6
Miscellaneous



Clippings and flyers


Box 119: folder 7
"Paper: untitled," by Ied Guinee


Box 119: folder 8
"The Systems," a story by Darlene McCullough


Box 119: folder 9
Mothers and daughters: "The Parable of the Mothers and Daughters," by Florence Rush


Box 119: folder 10
NCNW [See also SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION-Public relations; and SERIES II. PROGRAMS-Community and economic development-Subjects]



"The Development of Working-Class Feminism as a Social Movement as Exemplified by the National Congress of Neighborhood Women"


Box 119: folder 11
The Economic Justice Issue, The Community Development Position of the NCNW


Box 119: folder 12
Note:
"I Fight for Everything I Get, And Everything I Get I Fight For...," by Catherine Herman and Marie Leanza


Box 119: folder 13
"National Congress of Neighborhood Women: Community Uplift Through the Emerging Voice of Women in Poverty," by Janice Peterson and Anne E. Hunter


Box 119: folder 14
"Women and Neighborhoods: A Case History," by Maria Fava


Box 119: folder 15
"The Women of Williamsburg: A Report on the National Congress of Neighborhood Women," by Carol Brightman


Box 119: folder 16
New York City: clipping and report


Box 119: folder 17-18
New York State



Note:
General: printed material


Box 120: folder 1
Economic development


Box 120: folder 2
State Assembly Task Force on Women's Issues


Box 120: folder 3
NYS Division for Women


Box 120: folder 4
Women's Issues Task Force, United Way


Box 120: folder 5
Politics



General: printed material


Box 120: folder 6
NYC politics: clippings


Box 120: folder 7
"Women's Politics: A Wholistic View"


Box 120: folder 8
"The Women's Vote Project: An Evaluation," by Ethel Klein


Box 120: folder 9
Poverty and welfare



Note:
General: clippings


Box 120: folder 10
"Building Bridges: Women and Economic Justice" (conference)


Box 120: folder 11
"Public assistance notes"


Box 120: folder 12
Senior citizens information booklet by NCNW


Box 120: folder 13
Sexual assault: "Research and Public Hearings Report," NYS Assembly,
1986

Box 120: folder 14
Songs


Box 120: folder 15
Statistics on women


Box 120: folder 16
Tenants


Box 120
Note:
Volunteers


Box 120: folder 17
Women and philanthropy


Box 120: folder 18
Women's Fair: "Fact Sheets" on women's resources


Box 120: folder 19
Women's rights



General: clippings and printed material


Box 120: folder 20
"ERA and Beyond," flyer by NCNW


Box 120: folder 21
National Women's Conference, Houston,
1977

Box 120: folder 22
"National Women's and Women's Rights Organizations," by US Commission on Civil Rights


Box 120: folder 23
"An Overview of the Women's Movement," by Gloria Steinem


Box 120: folder 24
"The Women's Movement Must Reclaim the Lost Terrain of Life," by Rasa Gustaitis


Box 120: folder 25
"Women's Movements and Social Transformations in the Twentieth Century," by Elise Boulding


Box 120: folder 26
Working class women


Box 120
Note:

[See Class issues]

Women's Public Works



General



Publicity: newsletter,
1985

Box 121: folder 1
Background and goals,
1982-85

Box 121: folder 2-3
Orientation,
1985, n.d.

Box 121: folder 4
Correspondence,
1982-87

Box 121: folder 5-9
Abt Associates: correspondence, meetings, and miscellaneous,
1982-86

Box 121: folder 10-14
Management Information Services (MIS): correspondence and printed material


Box 121: folder 15-16
Forms, form letters, instructions, and flyers


Box 122: folder 1-6
Meetings,
1983-84

Box 122: folder 7-8
Proposals and background material


Box 122: folder 9-16
Work plan and revised budget,
1982

Box 122: folder 17
Reports



NCNW to Rockefeller Foundation,
1983-86

Box 123: folder 1-8
Management Information Systems (Abt Associates),
1983-85

Box 123: folder 9-13
Management Information Systems (continued): form count and monthly status reports, and miscellaneous,
1984-86, n.d.

Box 124: folder 1-3
Manpower


Box 124: folder 4
Consultant (Simone Charlop)


Box 124: folder 5
Staff: job descriptions


Box 124: folder 6
Miscellaneous


Box 124: folder 7
Women's Survival Space (Center for the Elimination of Violence in the Family)



General and miscellaneous,
1977-79, n.d.

Box 125: folder 1
Correspondence,
1977-79

Box 125: folder 2
Board: correspondence, meetings, and lists,
1977-79, n.d.

Box 125: folder 3
Early planning/Mayor's Task Forces,
1976-77

Box 125: folder 4
By-laws,
n.d.

Box 125: folder 5
Policies and procedures,
1979, n.d.

Box 125: folder 6
Reports,
1977-78, n.d.

Box 125: folder 7
Staff,
1977-79

Box 125: folder 8
Building,
1976-78

Box 125: folder 9
Fundraising,
1977, n.d.

Box 125: folder 10
New York State Dept. of Social Services: application for state approval,
1978

Box 125: folder 11
Resources,
1977, n.d.

Box 125: folder 12
Youth Programs



Multi-cultural Youth Action program: paper,
1987

Box 126: folder 1
North Brooklyn Consortium for Adolescent Services,
1985

Box 126: folder 2-4
"Raising Children is a Community Thing," Lisel Burns,
1991-92

Box 126: folder 5
Summer Youth programs



Summer Youth Fun,
1975

Box 126: folder 6-8
Summer Youth Employment Program (Youth Corps)


Box 126: folder 9-10
Teen Pregnancy program (PRIMA): proposals,
1978-79

Box 126: folder 11-12
Note:
You Can Stand on Your Own Two Feet Community School,
1986-


Note:
General: publicity, and newspaper clippings


Box 126: folder 13
Application


Box 126: folder 14
Correspondence


Box 126: folder 15
Meeting


Box 126: folder 16
Curriculum planning and schedules


Box 126: folder 17
Courses



Starting Fresh with the Environmental Education,
1993

Box 126: folder 18
Teen pregnancy prevention,
1988

Box 126: folder 19
Theatre Company,
n.d.

Box 126: folder 20
Database project,
n.d.

Box 126: folder 21
Four Step Program (S.T.E.P.: Summer Training and Education Program)


Box 126: folder 23-25
Resources: articles on youth employment


Box 126: folder 26
Miscellaneous projects



The Corner Store: report, correspondence, forms, and miscellaneous,
1983

Box 127: folder 1
Displaced homemakers project,
1970-81

Box 127: folder 2-5
Legal Project,
1972-77

Box 127: folder 6-12
Worker-owned Cooperative for the Production of Hand-woven Fabrics: proposals, correspondence, printed material, and notes,
1983-84

Box 127: folder 13
Miscellaneous conferences



Note:
General: conference and workshop schedule,
1985

Box 127: folder 14
Community-Based Alternatives and Women in the Eighties (with Women's School of Planning and Architecture),
1980

Box 127: folder 15
Educational and Occupational Concerns of White Ethnic Women,
n.d.

Box 127: folder 16
Housework Conference,
n.d.

Box 127: folder 17
Neighborhood Platform Conference for Community Women,
1979

Box 127: folder 18
Neighborhood "Speakout": Women's Changing Roles in the Family and Community,
n.d.

Box 127: folder 19
Women's Empowerment: Creating Economic Opportunities for Low-Income Women, Chicago,
1990

Box 127: folder 20
Women's Organizing Conference,
1980

Box 127: folder 21
Miscellaneous workshops



Anti-rape workshop,
n.d.

Box 127: folder 22
Business and marketing course,
1981

Box 127: folder 23
Classism,
n.d.

Box 127: folder 24
Self-assessment,
1982, n.d.

Box 127: folder 25
Self-improvement,
1975, n.d.

Box 127: folder 26
Miscellaneous: flyers,
1980-82, n.d.

Box 127: folder 27
Miscellaneous events



Bicentennial celebration,
1976

Box 128: folder 1
Dinner dance awards nights,
1977, 1979

Box 128: folder 2-4
Film screenings,
1980-82, n.d.

Box 128: folder 5
Housewarming party,
1982

Box 128: folder 6
Labor Theatre,
1980

Box 128: folder 7
Note:
New York Stars basketball game,
1979-80

Box 128: folder 8
Open House: guestbook,
1975

Box 128: folder 9
10th Anniversary: "Resolution¼," by NY State Legislature,
1985

Box 128: folder 10
General: event planning information and flyers,
1978-80

Box 128: folder 11-12
SERIES III. ORGANIZATIONS
(1974-1991)


Ad Hoc Coalition on Neighborhoods: printed material,
1980

Box 129: folder 1
Alternatives for Women: printed material,
1981

Box 129: folder 2
American Association of University Women, Families and Work Project: journal, memo, and printed material,
1982-83

Box 129: folder 3
American Friends Service Committee ("Women in the Work Force"): printed material, and newsletter,
1980

Box 129: folder 4
American Planning Association: correspondence, newsletters, clippings, and pamphlets,
1980

Box 129: folder 5
Amnesty International USA, Guatemala Coordination Group: correspondence,
1986

Box 129: folder 6
Association of Junior Leagues: correspondence, newsletters, and printed material,
1980-81

Box 129: folder 7
Association of Neighborhood Housing: correspondence,
1976

Box 129: folder 8
Barnard College Women's Center: correspondence,
1984

Box 129: folder 9
Bank Street College of Education: newsletters and correspondence,
1977-78

Box 129: folder 10
Be Concern Project: printed material,
n.d.

Box 129: folder 11
Bio-Regionalists: meeting notes,
1984

Box 129: folder 12
Bronx Neighborhood Women,
1993

Box 129: folder 13
Brooklyn College Women's Center,
1974-84, n.d.


General: correspondence, article, newsletter, printed material, and minutes


Box 129: folder 14
Crisis Center: correspondence and proposal


Box 129: folder 15
Peer counseling: proposal


Box 129: folder 16
Conference: "Women, Culture, and Change: Bridge to a New Era": printed material, reports, miscellaneous, and flyers


Box 129: folder 17
Brooklyn Community Board Conference: correspondence, article, program, and printed material,
1976-79

Box 129: folder 18
Note:
Brooklyn Educational & Cultural Alliance (BECA): correspondence, clippings, and printed material,
1985-86, n.d.

Box 129: folder 19
Brooklyn in Touch: bills, budgets, contracts, correspondence, notes, and printed material,
1980-90, n.d.

Box 129: folder 20
Note:
Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation: minutes, financial, reports, memoranda, and printed material,
1982-89

Box 129: folder 21-22
Note:
Brooklyn Women's Network: correspondence, members list, and minutes,
1980-81

Box 129: folder 23
Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Women: correspondence, form, news article, and printed material,
1984-86

Box 130: folder 1
Note:
Catholic Guardian Society: annual reports, brochure, and correspondence,
1982-84

Box 130: folder 2
Center for Community Change: correspondence, forms, memos, and printed material,
1980-81

Box 130: folder 3
Center for Neighborhood Technology: brochure,
1985

Box 130: folder 4
Center for Population Activities: printed material,
1981

Box 130: folder 5
Center for Public Advocacy Research, City Women for City Service Project: report,
1984

Box 130: folder 6
Center for Self-Reliant Education: correspondence,
1981

Box 130: folder 7
Center for the Study of Women and Society: flyer,
1984

Box 130: folder 8
Center for Women Policy Studies: notes and printed material,
1979-81

Box 130: folder 9
Child Care, Inc.: correspondence, newsletters, and printed material,
1984-86, n.d.

Box 130: folder 10
Clearwater: correspondence and newsletters,
1980-81

Box 130: folder 11
Coalition on Women's Health and Sexuality: conference programs,
n.d.

Box 130: folder 12
Colorado Women's Agenda: newsletter, brochures, and correspondence,
1990-91

Box 130: folder 13
"Comadres: Women Empowering Women Through Support and Social Action": flyer,
n.d.

Box 130: folder 14
Community Development Credit Unions: advertisements, handbooks, clippings, notes, drafts, and printed material,
1983-84, n.d.

Box 130: folder 15
Community Renewal Society: correspondence,
1984

Box 130: folder 16
Conselyea Street Block Association (and Education Action Center):
1974-90


General: cards, meeting announcement, minutes, notes, programs, and report


Box 130: folder 17
Project Giant Step: applications, drafts, forms, flyers, and printed material


Box 130: folder 18
Consumer Law Training Center: brochure, correspondence, and flyer,
1976-78

Box 130: folder 19
The Council of Churches of the City of New York, "Repairing the Breach, ": correspondence and printed material, 1984
1984

Box 130: folder 20
Dolci Task Force: correspondence, flyers, newsletters, and printed material,
1983-84

Box 130: folder 21
Eastern Women's Center: flyer,
n.d.

Box 130: folder 22
Education Center for Community Organizing: budgets, correspondence, flyers, minutes, notes, and report,
1983-84, n.d.

Box 130: folder 23
Emergency Alliance for Homeless Families and Children: correspondence,
1986

Box 130: folder 24
Families for Action: correspondence and articles,
1978, n.d.

Box 130: folder 25
Family Focus Conference, "National Family Resource Forum": brochures, journals, newsletters, and printed materials,
1981

Box 130: folder 26
Friends of Woodhull: correspondence,
1981

Box 130: folder 27
Girl Scouts of America Conference, "Women are History: Minority Women, Past, Present, Future": correspondence and printed material,
1983

Box 131: folder 1
"The Governor's Conference on Families": flyer,
1980

Box 131: folder 2
Greater Ridgewood Historical Society: printed material,
n.d.

Box 131: folder 3
Green Party-Institute for Social Ecology conference: brochures, correspondence, journals, meeting notes, newsletters, paper drafts, and printed material,
1983-85, n.d.

Box 131: folder 4-7
Greenpoint-Williamsburg Coalition of Community Organizations



Note:
General: correspondence, flyers, notes, and printed material,
1977-84, n.d.

Box 131: folder 8
Women's Caucus: memo and membership list,
n.d.

Box 131: folder 9
Greenpoint-Williamsburg District Cabinet (Office of Neighborhood Services, City of New York): meeting notes,
1975

Box 131: folder 10
Guernsey Street Block Association: correspondence, flyers, meeting notes, and printed material,
1983

Box 131: folder 11
HealthRight: correspondence, project reports, and printed material,
1978

Box 131: folder 12-13
Note:
Holistic Conscientious Center: correspondence proposals, surveys, and printed material,
1982, n.d.

Box 131: folder 14
Human Services Forum: correspondence and printed material,
1982

Box 131: folder 15
In Our Own Way: correspondence and printed material,
1986

Box 131: folder 16
Institute for Community Economics: correspondence, clippings, newsletters, and printed material,
1984-86

Box 131: folder 17
International Women's Year (IWY) (includes New York State Women's Meeting),
1977-84

Box 132: folder 1-3
Jewel Street Neighbors Block Association: correspondence and printed material,
1981

Box 132: folder 4
Learning Alliance - Options for Education and Action: meetings,
1986

Box 132: folder 5
Note:
Lutheran Settlement House: brochures, correspondence, reports, and printed material,
circa 1978-86

Box 132: folder 6
Manhattan Coalition of Area Policy Boards: printed material,
1980-81

Box 132: folder 7
Note:
Mass Transit Street Theater: correspondence,
1985

Box 132: folder 8
Mayor's Task Force on Rape: articles, brochures, correspondence, meetings, notes, and printed material,
1974-79

Box 132: folder 9
Note:
Mountain Women's Exchange: correspondence, and printed material,
1984-86

Box 132: folder 10
Ms. "Decade of Women": printed material,
1979

Box 132: folder 11
National Advisory Committee on Women (for National Women's Conference, Houston, correspondence and report, 1978
1977):

Box 132: folder 12
Note:
National Alliance of Community Based Organizations (NACBO): brochure,
1981

Box 132: folder 13
National Association of Neighborhoods:
1977-83


General: correspondence, meeting notes and minutes, newsletters, proposals, reports, speeches, and printed material,
1977-83, n.d.

Box 133: folder 1-4
5th National Conference, Pittsburgh: notes, resolutions, and printed material,
Apr. 1977

Box 133: folder 5
6th National Conference, Chicago: correspondence, meeting notes, reports, proposals, and printed material,
October 1977

Box 133: folder 6
Women's Caucus: correspondence, news article, and notes,
1980

Box 133: folder 7
National Displacement Committee: correspondence and printed material,
1980

Box 133: folder 8
Financial: budgets, correspondence, and printed material


Box 133: folder 9
Mailing lists


Box 133: folder 10
Bulletins,
1977-80

Box 133: folder 11
National Association of Social Workers: correspondence and printed material,
1981

Box 134: folder 1
National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise: correspondence,
1986

Box 134: folder 2
National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs: correspondence,
1978

Box 134: folder 3
National Citizen's Coalition for the Windfall Profits Tax: correspondence,
n.d.

Box 134: folder 4
National Coalition of Organizations Committed to Neighborhoods: minutes,
1979

Box 134: folder 5
National Commission on Neighborhoods: correspondence, drafts, papers, and printed material,
1977-78, n.d.

Box 134: folder 6
National Committee on United States-China Relations, Inc.: printed material,
1979

Box 134: folder 7
"National Conference for Developing Local Private-Public Enterprises": correspondence and printed material,
1978

Box 134: folder 8
"National Conference on Citizen Participation,"
1983-84

Box 134: folder 9-10
National Consultation on Economic Justice for Women Who Are Poor": newsletters, notes, and printed material,
1983-85

Box 134: folder 11
National Council for Research on Women: printed material,
n.d.

Box 134: folder 12
National Forum on the Black Family, "From Our Strengths": report,
1986

Box 134: folder 13
National Hispanic Women's Network: directory,
1982

Box 134: folder 14
National Italian American Foundation: correspondence,
1978

Box 134: folder 15
National Low Income Housing Coalition: correspondence, newsletters, photograph, and printed material,
1978-80, n.d.

Box 134: folder 16
National Neighborhood Coalition: agenda, correspondence, clippings, notes, proposals, and printed material,
1979-86

Box 134: folder 17
National Organization for Women: correspondence and flyers,
1979, n.d.

Box 134: folder 18
Note:
The National Urban Coalition: news article,
1986

Box 134: folder 19
National Women's Agenda Coalition (Women's Action Alliance): budgets, meeting notes, and papers,
1976-77

Box 134: folder 20
National Women's Conference Committee,
1977-87

Box 135: folder 1-2
Note:
National Women's Political Caucus: correspondence, newsletter, and printed material,
1985-87, n.d.

Box 135: folder 3
Neighborhoods and Communities Political Action Committee: correspondence and printed material,
1984, n.d.

Box 135: folder 4
Network, The Monthly for Utah's Working Women: newspaper,
1979

Box 135: folder 5
New Jersey State Division on Women: brochures, correspondence, and printed material,
1985-87, n.d.

Box 135: folder 6
New York City Commission on the Status of Women: correspondence, flyers, newsletters, notes, programs, reports, and printed material,
1977-85

Box 135: folder 7
New York Feminist Federal Credit Union: minutes,
1977

Box 135: folder 8
Note:
New York Network: correspondence and printed material,
1983

Box 135: folder 9
New York State Campaign for Abortion Rights: brochures, notes, and printed material,
1981-82, n.d.

Box 135: folder 10
New York State Division for Women: correspondence,
1984

Box 135: folder 11
New York State Task Force on Women's Issues: report,
1984

Box 135: folder 12
New York State Tenant and Neighborhood Coalition: correspondence and article
1989

Box 135: folder 13
New York Women's Coalition: minutes, notes, and survey,
1977, n.d.

Box 135: folder 14
Note:
North Brooklyn Arts Council: flyers, program, and printed material,
1981, n.d.

Box 135: folder 15
Not In Our Name: flyer,
1984

Box 135: folder 16
Ohio Women, Inc.: printed material,
n.d.

Box 135: folder 17
People for Ethnic Action and Cultural Exchange (PEACE)/McCarren Park Multi-Ethnic Festival: correspondence and printed material,
1974-76, n.d.

Box 135: folder 18
People's Firehouse: correspondence, flyers, clippings, newsletters, proposals, and printed material,
1978-88, n.d.

Box 135: folder 19
Pittsburgh Neighborhood Alliance: printed material,
n.d.

Box 135: folder 20
Queens Women Advocates: flyer,
1980

Box 135: folder 21
Redistribute America Movement: articles, notes, printed material, and correspondence,
1981-82, n.d.

Box 135: folder 22
Rural Development Leadership Network: printed material,
n.d.

Box 135: folder 23
St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation and Housing Rehabilitation Corporation



Note:
Correspondence,
1980-87

Box 135: folder 24
Monthly reports,
1984-85, n.d.

Box 135: folder 25
Annual Reports,
1979-85

Box 136: folder 1
Housing Staff Meetings,
1984-85, n.d.

Box 136: folder 2
"Red Lining,"
n.d.

Box 136: folder 3
Greenline: newspapers and other materials,
1978-85, n.d.

Box 136: folder 4-5
Miscellaneous: notes, programs, proposals, and printed material,
1977-85, n.d.

Box 136: folder 6
Summer Institute in Women's History for Leaders of Women's Organizations: correspondence and printed material,
1979

Box 136: folder 7
TRANET: correspondence and printed material,
n.d.

Box 136: folder 8
Tucson Women's Collective: flyer,
n.d.

Box 136: folder 9
United Tradeswomen: draft by-laws,
1983

Box 136: folder 10
Urban Women Society, Inc: flyer,
1990

Box 136: folder 11
Westside Women's Center: correspondence,
1986

Box 136: folder 12
Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc.: correspondence,
1984

Box 136: folder 13
Williamsburg Community Corporation: monthly reports,
1976

Box 136: folder 14
Williamsburg Council of Services Agencies: correspondence, minutes, newsletters, and printed material,
1976-77, n.d.

Box 136: folder 15
Williamsburg-Greenpoint Community Planning Board No. 1 (City of New York)



General



Description,
n.d.

Box 136: folder 16
Correspondence,
1985-89

Box 136: folder 17
Board meetings,
1980-91

Box 136: folder 18
Public hearings,
1979-88

Box 136: folder 19
District manager,
1987-88

Box 136: folder 20
Jan Peterson's applications for reappointment,
1985-87

Box 136: folder 21
"Participation and representation in NYC's Community Board System" (report),
n.d.

Box 136: folder 22
Financial: Budget committee and miscellaneous,
1984-89

Box 136: folder 23
Miscellaneous: memoranda, printed material and lists,
1987, n.d.

Box 136: folder 24
Committees



Attendance committee: report


Box 137: folder 1
By-Laws Committee: report, by-laws, and miscellaneous


Box 137: folder 2
Education committee: correspondence


Box 137: folder 3
Greenpoint Hospital Homeless Shelter Select Committee: correspondence, resolution, and printed material,
1986-87

Box 137: folder 4
Note:
Manhattan/Nassau Avenues Reconstruction Ad Hoc Committee


Box 137: folder 5
Parks and Recreation



General: correspondence, meetings, reports, notes, financial material, printed material, and miscellaneous


Box 137: folder 6-10
Projects



Operation Greenthumb / Street-tree planting


Box 137: folder 11
Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Reconstruction Project


Box 137: folder 12
Note:
Bushwick Pools


Box 137: folder 13
Friends of Cooper Park


Box 137: folder 14
Note:
Friends of De Diego Park


Box 137: folder 15
Father Papieluszko Square


Box 137: folder 16
Friends of La Cabana Plaza


Box 138: folder 1
Lindsay Park


Box 138: folder 2
Marcy Playground


Box 138: folder 3
Friends of McCarren Park


Box 138: folder 4-5
McGoldrick Park


Box 138: folder 6
Friends of Met Pool


Box 138: folder 7
Site 5


Box 138: folder 8
Friends of Washington Square


Box 138: folder 9
Friends of Williamsburg Bridge Playground


Box 138: folder 10
Zindale Park


Box 138: folder 11
U.L.U.R.P. Committee:
1985-88

Box 138: folder 12
Waterfront Committee


Box 138: folder 13
Women's Caucus


Box 138: folder 14
Youth Services Planning Committee


Box 138: folder 15
Williamsburg Coalition for Quality Housing (formerly Ad Hoc Committee for La Cabana Housing)


Box 138: folder 16-17
Area Policy Board


Box 138: folder 18-19
Williamsburg-Greenpoint Women's Political Action Alliance: correspondence, printed material, notes, photographs, meetings, mailing lists, and financial material,
1986-90

Box 139: folder 1-7
Women, Inc.: printed material,
n.d.

Box 139: folder 8
Women and Employment, Inc.: correspondence, mailing list, newsletter, and printed material,
1983, n.d.

Box 139: folder 9
Women and Mortgage Credit Project: correspondence, brochure, flyer, and printed material,
1980, n.d.

Box 139: folder 10
Women Employed "Salute to Working Women": program,
1978

Box 139: folder 11
Women in Community Advocacy: manual,
n.d.

Box 139: folder 12
Women in Crisis ("Dialogue on Pay Equity"),
1983

Box 139: folder 13
Women of Many Voices: correspondence and mailing list,
1982-85, n.d.

Box 139: folder 14
Women Office Workers: printed material,
n.d.

Box 139: folder 15
Women Pro Se, Inc.: flyers, misc., notes, poems, papers, reports, songs, and printed material,
1978-81, n.d.

Box 139: folder 16
Women United for a Better Chicago ("Women Safe Shelter" conference),
1986

Box 139: folder 17
Women's Action Alliance: articles, correspondence, and notes,
1979-86, n.d.

Box 139: folder 18
Note:
Women's Development Corporation: correspondence, newsletters, memo, and printed material,
1979-80, n.d.

Box 140: folder 1
Women's Funding Coalition: correspondence, minutes, printed material,
1977-89

Box 140: folder 2-3
Note:
Women's Housing Coalition: correspondence and printed material,
1986

Box 140: folder 4
Women's Political Caucus of Brooklyn: correspondence, flyers, reports, and printed material,
1975-84, n.d.

Box 140: folder 5
Women's Project & Productions: newsletter, program, and printed material,
1991, n.d.

Box 140: folder 6
Working Women's Forum (India): greeting card,
n.d.

Box 140: folder 7
Youth Action Program: correspondence,
1991

Box 140: folder 8
SERIES IV. PHOTOGRAPHS
(circa 1970s-1990s)


Individuals and groups (Includes Jan Peterson, Bertha Gilkey, Rosemary Jackson, Maria Rivera, and others)


Box 141: folder 1
Unidentified individuals


Box 141: folder 2
NCNW conferences and workshops



Alternatives for Women, NY (photos by Patricia Garrett)


Box 141: folder 3
National Training Institute (College Program conference),
1979

Box 141: folder 4
Leadership Development and Support Training Program,
1981

Box 141: folder 5
Neighborhood Women National leadership forum,
1982

Box 141: folder 6
"Neighborhood Women Putting it Together": contact sheets,
1979

Box 141: folder 7
Miscellaneous events, sites and scenes



CETA fight - march on Town Hall, March 7,
1980


Note:
Photographs


Box 141: folder 8
Contact sheets and negatives


Box 141: folder 9
Ethnic Heritage Festival (?): contact sheets and negatives,
circa 1970s

Box 141: folder 10
Battered Women's Center; Carroll Gardens: contact sheets,
circa 1970s

Box 141: folder 11
Neighborhood scenes and Swinging Sixties senior center: contact sheets and negatives,
circa 1970s

Box 141: folder 12
You Can School graduation,
1998

Box 141: folder 13
UN meetings with PNG, Kenya and NYC Institute/Exchange,
1999

Box 141: folder 14
Unidentified events: contact sheets and negatives


Box 141: folder 15
Miscellaneous


Box 141: folder 16
Photographs used in NCNW publication, Neighborhood Women Putting it Together,
1980

Box 142: folder 1
Photographs reproduced from Jan Peterson's albums



Album #1 includes "Brooklyn scenes, early NWWG and NCNW and family"


Box 142: folder 2-3
Album #2 includes "early international work, exchanges, and people such as Geraldine Miller, Sandy Schilen, Caroline Pezzulla, and others"


Box 142: folder 4
UNICEF, women working in Ethiopa,
n.d.


Stock photographs


Box 142: folder 5
Slides and descriptions


Box 142: folder 6
SERIES V. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS
(circa 1976-1990s)


Audiocassette tapes [Research copies]



"Rosalie Wysoboski," interview, part 1 {Founder, Italian American Women's Council}


Box 143: folder 1
"Rosalie Wysoboski," interview, part 2 (side A)


Box 143: folder 2
"Elizabeth Sporanza," interview (side B)


Box 143
"Elizabeth Sporanza's House - Film Meeting" {discussion of Ethnic Heritage film, senior citizen housing, daycare-Parent Advisory Committee, Cooper Park; cuts off on second side}


Box 143: folder 3
"Ethnic Heritage pre-production Meeting -Rosemary, Joan, Michael, Christine,"
24 Feb 1979

Box 143: folder 4
"Ethnic Heritage Pre-production Meeting" {continued}


Box 143: folder 5
"Ethnic Heritage film ideas: Land Game - Victor Menkin, 'What people have done to make their living environments better,' ethnicity ad, STARS and GRASSHOPPER, discussion of Woodstock" (side A)


Box 143: folder 6
"NCNW Board" meeting (side B)


Box 143
"Film ideas / NCNW Board" (side A)


Box 143: folder 7
"NCNW Board Stuff" (side B)


Box 143
"Ethnic Heritage - Cooper Park Women Tape #1"


Box 143: folder 8
"Cooper Park Meeting #2" (side A) {continuation of discussion on tape 8}


Box 143: folder 9
Discussion on leadership (side B)


Box 143
"Ethnic Heritage Cooper Park - Neighborhood Conference: Women & Men, women and Community Work, Dianet-Moslem, Religion, Bordomuti Community Work, New Organization, 'What Did Community Work do for you'" (side A)


Box 143: folder 10
"Film Ideas / Conference on Neighborhoods: Sally at NCLE GOUG conference, BANNER - Italian American Demonstration, Miton Futler, Christine, Mollie Koff" (side B)


Box 143
"Ethnic Heritage - Italian Women"


Box 143: folder 11
"Cooper Park Women's tape" {many faded parts}


Box 143: folder 12
Employment,
10/27

Box 143: folder 13
original audio tapes


Box 144
Note:

[Please use research copies]

Video tapes



Note:

[Please use research copies]

"Metropolitan Avenue" (documentary on Williamburg-Greenpoint neighborhood women),
1985

Box 145: folder 1
"Partnership in East Harlem: James Weldon Johnson Houses and National Congress of Neighborhood Women,"
n.d.

Box 145: folder 2
"Voices from the Summit: Neighborhood Women Tell their Stories" (Oregon Women's Summit, NCNW affiliate),
1997

Box 145: folder 3
"Working-Class Women Changing Their World": documentary by Christine Noschese (includes first NCNW national conference, 1975),
1977

Box 145: folder 4
Note:

[original footage for this documentary has been digitized and is available for viewing online]

Videotapes ("Helical scan" reel-to-reel)



Note:

[NOTE: The following videos have been digitized and are available for viewing online]

"National Conference of Neighborhood Women Bust Trip--Speak Out"
10/19/74

Tape no. 1
"Conference of Neighborhood Women--Rape and Welfare Discussion"
10/19/74

Tape no. 2
"Conference of Neighborhood Women--Organizing Discussion--G. Gincotta"
10/19/74

Tape no. 3
"National Conference of Neighborhood Women, Speak Out--Organizing Workshops and Peterson Tape 2"
10/19/74

Tape no. 4
"National Conference of Neighborhood Women, Final Reports and Church Service Tape no. 6"
10/20/74

Tape no. 5
"National Congress of Neighborhood Women--Why I Joined"
5/75

Tape no. 6-7
"Elizabeth San Filippio Class--NCNW"
7/17/75

Tape no. 8
"NCNW College Orientation, family, number 4"
9/17/75

Tape no. 9
"National Congress of Neighborhood Women (Street Visuals) II"
10/17/75

Tape no. 10
"Mass Transit Street Theater (preview) Tape number 3"
4/8/76

Tape no. 11
"Adele"
11/30/76

Tape no. 12
"Adele New Housing"


Tape no. 13
"Marie Leanza at Ambulance Corps--rough cut for NCNW conference tape"
6/15/77

Tape no. 14
"NCNW Conference Tape--rough edit"


Tape no. 15
"Plenary Session Tape number 1"
3/16/79

Tape no. 16
"NCNW Tape number 2"
3/16/79

Tape no. 17
"NCNW workshops tape number 3"
3/16/79

Tape no. 18
"NCNW Conference afternoon tape number 4"


Tape no. 19
"NCNW Closing Remarks tape number 5"
3/16/79

Tape no. 20
"Leadership Training number 1--some intros"
5/10

Tape no. 21
"Leadership Training number 2--some role play and street life"
5/10

Tape no. 22
"Leadership Training number 1 SAT--But I can't afford it"


Tape no. 23
"Leadership Training Sat, Tape 2 (about 1/2)"


Tape no. 24
"Battered Women Tape I"


Tape no. 25
"Battered Women 2"


Tape no. 26
"Battered Women Tape III"


Tape no. 27
"Number 1 Thurs. Morning"


Tape no. 28
"Number 2 Thurs. morning--Education Conferences"


Tape no. 29
"1-2 Thurs. Morn."


Tape no. 30
"Number 4 Thurs. AM--Thurs. even. oral history"


Tape no. 31
"Number 5 Thurs. eve. oral history--Education Conference"


Tape no. 32
"Enact Conference"


Tape no. 33-34
"Housework Conference"
10/13/77

Tape no. 35-39
"Housework Commercials--National Congress"


Tape no. 40
"National Conference of Neighborhood Women--Intro" (possibly First National Conference in 1976)
6/25

Tape no. 41
"National Congress"
6/25

Tape no. 42-49
"National Congress of Neighborhood Women orientation"


Tape no. 50-51
"NCNW [illegible] Tape II"
6/26

Tape no. 52
"Gospel Singing/community groups number 6"


Tape no. 53
"Community groups number 9b"


Tape no. 54
"Advocacy workshop number 8"


Tape no. 55
"Communication, skill and power number 10"


Tape no. 56-57
"College fair tape 1"


Tape no. 58
"Northside Fire House"


Tape no. 59
"EDU"
6/3

Tape no. 60
[unlabled-unused?]


Tape no. 61
OVERSIZED MATERIALS



SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION



National meetings: poster,
1976

Flat file
Public relations: article and NCNW newspapers - originals (copies in collection)


Flat file
SERIES II. PROGRAMS



Housing and tenants



G.R.E.C.-Neighborhood Women's Inter-generational Housing project: plans


Flat file
International



GROOTS: "GROOTS goals" (handwritten cardboard poster)


Flat file
Subjects: miscellaneous posters



Foundation for the Support of Women's Work, Istanbul, Turkey,
1986

Flat file
Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action, Bombay, India,
1988

Flat file
People's Dialogue on Land and Shelter, Cape Town & Johannesburg, S.A.,
1991

Flat file
World Habitat Day, {in Spanish}
Oct. 7, 1991

Flat file
Leadership



National Leadership Training Forum for Neighborhood Women: poster,
1982

Flat file
Leadership Evaluation Workshop: flip chart,
1981

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Miscellaneous conferences, workshops, and events



Workshops: handwritten notes from flip chart for unidentified workshop,
1981

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Events: Labor Theater poster


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SERIES III. ORGANIZATIONS



Williamsburg-Greenpoint Community Planning Board No. 1



Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Reconstruction Project: plans,
1987

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Friends of Cooper Park: plans


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  • Burns, Lisel
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  • Gilkey, Bertha
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  • NGO Forum on Women, Beijing '95
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  • Neighborhood Women of Williamsburg/Greenpoint (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
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  • New York (N.Y.)--Social conditions--20th century--Sources
  • Noschese, Christine
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  • Women--United States--Economic conditions--20th century
  • Women--United States--Social conditions--20th century
  • Working class women--United States--History--Sources
  • World Conference to Review and Appraise the Achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women (1985 : Nairobi, Kenya)


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