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Guide to the National Organization for Women, New York City Chapter (NOW-NYC) Records TAM.106

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Collection processed by Sarah Griffin in 1997. Series XIII added by Rachel Schimke in 2012. Edited by Bonnie Gordon for DACS compliancy and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials in March 2014.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 18, 2022
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect incorporation of 2016 accession. Edited by Amy C. Vo for compliance with ACM Required Elements for Archival Description. Edited by Weatherly Stephan to note missing materials in Series XI. Updated by Rachel Mahre to state some audiovisual materials have been digitized and are accessible to patrons. Updated by Lyric Evans-Hunter to reflect the digitization of some audiovisual materials. Edited by Nicole Greenhouse for additional administration information and the incorporation of archived websites.  , September 2016 , June 2019 , November 2019 , May 2021 , January 2022 , May 2022

Container List

Series III: Officers' Files

Subseries A: Jean Faust, 1966-1970

Scope and Content Note

Jean Faust served as NOW-N.Y.C.'s first president in 1967. Notable in her papers is information on the action taken against Colgate-Palmolive in 1967 for discrimination in hiring practices--members Flo Kennedy, Jacqui Ceballos, and Kate Millet led a "flush-in" in front of company headquarters in New York, dumping the company's products into a commode on Park Avenue. Also included are files on the 1967 New York State Constitutional Convention, where NOW demanded many legislative changes to promote equality of opportunity in education, employment, and housing. Materials on the actions to desegregate the classified advertisements of the New York Times appear here as well. These files are arranged alphabetically by topic. Materials include announcements, bylaws, correspondence, flyers, mailing lists, meeting notices, print media articles, reports.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Jean Faust--Abortion
1967-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Jean Faust--By-laws
1967-1970
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Jean Faust--Colgate-Palmolive
1968-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Jean Faust--Constitutional Convention--Correspondence
1967-1968
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Jean Faust--Constitutional Convention--Delegates
1968
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Jean Faust--Constitutional Convention--Statements (on #449 and #450)
1967
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Jean Faust--Constitutional Convention--Proposals
1967
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Jean Faust--Correspondence (April-August 1967)
1967-24685
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Jean Faust--Correspondence (Sept.-Dec. 1967)
1967
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Jean Faust--Correspondence
1968
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Jean Faust--Correspondence
1969
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Jean Faust--Correspondence
1970
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Jean Faust--Education Report--Kate Millet
1968-1969
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Jean Faust--EEOC Correspondence--Classified Ad Project
1969-1970
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Jean Faust--Employment Committee
1967-1969
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Jean Faust--Equal Rights for Indian Women
1968-1969
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Jean Faust--First Officers
1967
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Jean Faust--Henrietta Levenson
1967
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Jean Faust--Human Rights--NY State Governor's Commission
1967-1968
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Jean Faust--Image of Women in Media
1970
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Jean Faust--Information Packet
1967
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Jean Faust--Legislation
1967-1970
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Jean Faust--Legislative--Political
1969
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Jean Faust--Mailing List
1967
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Jean Faust--Meeting Notices, Minutes, etc.
1967
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Jean Faust--NOW-NY on Radio and TV
1968-1970
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Jean Faust--OFCC
1969
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Jean Faust--Pauline Dziob Case
1966-1967
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Jean Faust--Pauline Sharfstein
1967-1968
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Jean Faust--Print Media Articles
1967
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Jean Faust--Reports
1967-1968
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Jean Faust--Sex Education
1967-1968

Subseries B: Elayne Snyder, 1971-1975

Scope and Content Note

Elayne Snyder was president of NOW-N.Y.C. in 1974. At that time, NOW-N.Y.C. sponsored a series of programs to celebrate women in the arts, which were held at Town Hall in 1974. Her papers contain materials from most of the committees active at this time period as well as administrative records from the Executive Committee and National NOW as well. Snyder's papers are arranged alphabetically by topic. Materials include announcements, brochures, correspondence, programs, flyers, minutes, and position statements.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Elayne Snyder--Ad Hoc Committees
1973-1974
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Elayne Snyder--Advisory Council
1974
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Elayne Snyder--Arts
1973
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Elayne Snyder--Board of Directors
1973-1975
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Elayne Snyder--Child Care
1974
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Elayne Snyder--Education
1971-1972
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Elayne Snyder--Education
1974
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Elayne Snyder--Election Procedure
1973-1974
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Elayne Snyder--Employment Committee
1972
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Elayne Snyder--Employment
1973
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Elayne Snyder--Employment
1974
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Elayne Snyder--Fundraising
1972
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Elayne Snyder--Fundraising, Feminist Community, Public Relations
1974
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Elayne Snyder--"God Bless God" Play
1973
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Elayne Snyder--Health
1973
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Elayne Snyder--Image
1972
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Elayne Snyder--Image--National Ad Campaign
1972
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Elayne Snyder--Image
1973
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Elayne Snyder--Image Committee
1974
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Elayne Snyder--Legislative Committee
1972
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Elayne Snyder--Legislative and Political
1974
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Elayne Snyder--Letters
1974
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Elayne Snyder--Majority Report
1972
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Elayne Snyder--Marriage and Divorce Committee
1971-1973
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Elayne Snyder--Marriage and Divorce
1974
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Elayne Snyder--Membership Meetings
1973-1975
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Elayne Snyder--Membership
1974
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Elayne Snyder--National NOW
1974
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Elayne Snyder--Newsletter Committee
1973
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Elayne Snyder--Programs
1974
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Elayne Snyder--Psychology
1974
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Elayne Snyder--Rape Prevention Committee
1974-1975
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Elayne Snyder--Reproduction and its Control
1974
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Elayne Snyder--Sachem Fund Project
1973-1974
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Elayne Snyder--Sexuality and Lesbianism
1974
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Elayne Snyder--Sports
1974
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Elayne Snyder--Town Hall Series
1973-1974

Subseries C: Noreen Connell, 1968-1972

Scope and Content Note

The papers of Noreen Connell (who was president of NOW-N.Y.C. in 1977-1978) date from the late 1960s and early 1970s, at the inception of the women's movement, and are not limited to NOW. The bulk of her papers include position papers on various topics, such as pregnancy, abortion, and sexuality. Publications from the early women's movement have been separated and are to be catalogued with Tamiment periodicals. There is material on other women's liberation groups, such as Red Stockings and Women's Liberation. These folders are arranged alphabetically by topic (according to Connell's folder titles), and they include correspondence, poems, and position papers.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Noreen Connell--Canadian Women
[1970]
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Noreen Connell--Consumerism
[1970]
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Noreen Connell--Cuba
1970
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Noreen Connell--"Defining Reality"
1969
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Noreen Connell--"False Consciousness"
1969
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Noreen Connell--International Women's Day
1970
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Noreen Connell--Jewish Women
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Noreen Connell--Labor
[1968]
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Noreen Connell--Lesbians
[1968]
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Noreen Connell--Male Chauvinism
[1968]
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Noreen Connell--Media Women
1970
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Noreen Connell--Miss America Contest
1968
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Noreen Connell--Monographs
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Noreen Connell--Poetry and Songs
[1970]
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Noreen Connell--Radical Feminists 28
1971
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Noreen Connell--RAT
1968-1972
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Noreen Connell--"Resistance to Consciousness"
1969
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Noreen Connell--Red Stockings Rap
[1970]
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Noreen Connell--Self Defense
[1970]
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Noreen Connell--"Women and their Bodies" Lectures
[1970]
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Noreen Connell-Women in the Professions
1970
Box: 9 Folder : 22 Noreen Connell--"A Woman Scientist Speaks"
1969
Box: 9 Folder : 23 Noreen Connell--Women's Liberation
1969
Box: 9 Folder : 24 Noreen Connell--Women's Liberation Center
1970-1972

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