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

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2596

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

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

Scope and Contents

The collection includes material from 1966 to 2011. The bulk of the collection consists of the committee files for these years, as most of the National Organization for Women- New York City's (NOW-NYC) actions and events were planned through its committees. Materials in the collection include but are not limited to the following: announcements, ballots, brochures, bylaws, calendars, clippings, correspondence, depositions, flyers, forms, invitations, job descriptions, leaflets, legislative bills, lists, memoranda, minutes, mission statements, petitions, poems, position papers, press kits, print advertisements, programs, reports, resolutions, resumes, schedules, songs, speeches, voting records. Collection also includes audio cassettes of meetings and conferences, film, video, photographs, negatives, artifacts, posters, and ephemera. The collection also includes an archived version of the New York chapter website,, which was first captured in 2007. The website includes information on the latest news and events regarding NOW-NYC, their priorities, and ways to get involved.

The collection also contains legal briefs from the late 1990s related to NOW-NYC work in support of women in New York State who faced work-place discrimination and sexual harassment.


The records are arranged in fifteen series, two of which have been further arranged in subseries. The contents of most series are arranged alphabetically, with several exceptions. Series II: Correspondence is arranged chronologically. Series VI: National and Regional NOW is arranged by chapter or region and arranged from largest organizing group to smallest. Records are arranged chronologically with each organizing body. Legal briefs in Series XIII: Legal Cases are arranged in rough grouping by case. The series and subseries arrangement of the records is as follows:

Series I: Administration
Series II: Correspondence
Series III: Officers' Files
Subseries A: Jean Faust, 1966-1970
Subseries B: Elayne Snyder, 1971-1975
Subseries C: Noreen Connell, 1968-1972
Series IV: Committees
Series V: Programs
Series VI: National and Regional NOW
Series VII: NOW and other Organizations
Series VIII: Photographs, Slides, Graphics, Ephemera and Other Materials
Subseries A: Photographs and Negatives
Subseries B: "Our North American Foremothers" Slideshow
Subseries C: Graphics, Ephemera and Other Material
Series IX: Artifacts and Oversize Ephemera
Series X: Audio/Visual Materials
Series XI: Radio Records, Symposiums, and Conferences
Series XII: Audiovisual Materials
Series XIII: Legal Cases
Series XIV: Unprocessed Materials
Series XV: Archived Website.