National Organization For Women, Rochester Chapter

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National Organization for Women, Rochester chapter records
Creator: National Organization for Women. Rochester Chapter (Rochester, N.Y.)
Call Number: D.417
Dates: circa 1970-2011
Physical Description: 9 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Chapter records
Series II: Issue campaigns
Subseries I: Campaigns
Subseries II: Subject files
Series III: Printed materials
Series IV: Women Against a Violent Environment (WAVE)
Collection Overview
Title: National Organization for Women, Rochester chapter records
Creator: National Organization for Women. Rochester Chapter (Rochester, N.Y.)
Call Number: D.417
Dates: circa 1970-2011
Physical Description: 9 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
The National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded in 1966 by activists Betty Friedan, Reverend Pauli Murray and Shirley Chisholm. In 1970, activists in Rochester formed a local chapter of the national organization. Since then, their members have succeeded in ending the sex segregated help wanted ads in Gannett newspapers, published in Rochester, wrote and published the first edition of the Rochester Area Women's Business and Services Directory, as well as participated in an 1989 and 1992 marches held in Washington, D.C.

Scope and Content
The National Organization for Women, Rochester Chapter Records represents local examples of action women organized during the 1970s- 2000s. This collection is divided into four series: Chapter Records, Issue Campaigns, Printed Materials and Women Against a Violent Environment. The Chapter Records include by-laws, board of director meeting minutes, a member survey and issues from the chapter newsletter. Issue Campaigns includes materials related to supporting women's reproductive health rights, welfare, equal rights and pay equity. The third series includes pamphlets and newspaper clippings documenting various issue campaigns associated with the local chapter. The Women Against a Violent Environment series includes meeting minutes and newspaper clippings from this active sub-group of NOW.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Women--Political activity
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Feminism
Minutes (Records)
Pamphlets
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Newspaper clippings
Newsletters
National Organization for Women. Rochester Chapter (Rochester, N.Y.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Jane Pitts, September 15, 2005 and Barbara Moore, November 17, 2011.Access
The National Organization for Women, Rochester chapter records is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], National Organization for Women, Rochester chapter records, D.417, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Series I: Chapter records
Box 1, Folder 1Chapter by-laws
Box 1, Folder 2NOW board of directors, 1973-1974
Box 1, Folder 3NOW board of directors, 1975-1976
Box 1, Folder 4Chapter materials held in National NOW office
Copies

Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, 1973-2003
Box 1, Folder 6Meeting minutes, 1973-1985
Box 1, Folder 7-9Chapter survey, 1985
Box 1, Folder 10Mailings
Box 1, Folder 11Newsletter mockups
Box 1, Folder 12NOW Newsletter, October 1981- May 1983
Box 1, Folder 13NOW Newsletter, August 1983-Summer 1986, undated
Series II: Issue campaigns
Subseries I: Campaigns
Box 2, Folder 1Form letters and lists of local businesses, circa 1972
Box 2, Folder 2Fundraising appeals, January-February 1972
Box 2, Folder 3Fundraising appeals, March-April 1972, undated
Box 2, Folder 4Rochester initiatives
Box 2, Folder 5Abortion
Box 2, Folder 6Anti-rape, 1981
Box 2, Folder 7Clinic defense material
Box 2, Folder 8Consciousness raising guidelines
Box 2, Folder 9Dr. Morris Wortman clinic case, 2011
Box 2, Folder 10Equal rights board, 1975-1976
Box 2, Folder 11Equal rights fund by-laws, 1974-1975
Box 2, Folder 12Equitable distribution divorce law, member survey, 1984
Box 2, Folder 13Equality in employment support committee, 1977, 1981
Box 2, Folder 14Pay equity, 1988
Box 2, Folder 15Welfare, ABC Apology, 1983
Box 2, Folder 16Women's agenda for Greater Rochester
Box 2, Folder 17Photographs: Equal rights amendment marches
Box 2, Folder 18Photographs: Mormon March, Rochester, 1980
Box 2, Folder 19Photographs: Equal rights amendment march, Illinois, May 10, 1982
Box 2, Folder 20Photograph, unknown
Box 2, Folder 21Pamphlets
Subseries II: Subject files
Box 3, Folder 1aLawsuit, 1974
Box 3, Folder 1Correspondence with local television stations, April 20, 1972
Box 3, Folder 2Conference materials
Box 3, Folder 3Event promotion
Box 3, Folder 4"The founding of Alternatives for Battered Women, 1976-1977 Rochester, New York" by Lura Carstens and Marion Strand
Box 3, Folder 5Jane Plitt's name tag, NOW Mid-west Regional Conference, October 4-6, 1974
Box 3, Folder 6Legal bills
Box 3, Folder 7-9"Life without shame" lawsuit, 1977
Box 3, Folder 10National NOW materials
Box 3, Folder 11-12NOW-PAC materials
Box 3, Folder 13WBBF interview, 1983
Box 3, Folder 14Women's Business and Service directory, Rochester area, 1992
Series III: Printed materials
Box 4, Folder 1Newspaper clippings, April 1972, July 1978, undated
Box 4, Folder 2-4Newspaper clippings, 1980s
Box 4, Folder 5Newspaper clippings, 1990s
Box 4, Folder 6Newspaper clippings, 2000s, undated
Series IV: Women Against a Violent Environment (WAVE)
Box 4, Folder 7WAVE meeting minutes, 1993-1997
Box 4, Folder 8Financial records, April 1995-October 1995
Box 4, Folder 9Correspondence, 1993-1997
Box 4, Folder 10Programs and printed materials
Box 4, Folder 11WAVE materials
Box 4, Folder 12Newspaper clippings, circa 1993
Box 4, Folder 13Restricted materials
4 envelopes

Box 4aBlue Jean, March/April 1996-May/June 1998
Box 5Campaign and slogan buttons
Box 6, Folder 1-2Agendas and meeting minutes, 1987-1991
Box 6, Folder 3Meeting minutes, press releases, annual reports, 1996-2001
Box 6, Folder 4Clinic Defense initiative, 1997-1999
Box 6, Folder 5-7Clinic Defense initiative photographs, 1997-1999
Box 6, Folder 8Feminist Expo 2000 program
Box 6, Folder 9"Love your body" calendar, 2007
Box 6, Folder 10'My legacy to the women of Eastman Kodak Co. A start toward "equal pay for equal work," Edna Green sex discrimination law suit', 1972
Box 6, Folder 11Promotion and coverage of NOW events
Box 6, Folder 12Newsletters, circa 1982-2001
Box 7, Folder 1Scrapbook: Roe v. Wade 50th anniversary materials
Box 7, Folder 2-3Scrapbook: Roe v. Wade testimonials
Box 7, Folder 4-7Scrapbook, circa 1988-1991
Box 7, Folder 8-12Scrapbook, 1991-1996
Box 8, Folder 1-5Scrapbook, circa 1996-1998
Box 8, Folder 6-9Scrapbook, circa 1998-2008


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