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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 October 30, 2019
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  , September 2016 , June 2019 , November 2019.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: National Organization for Women. New York City
Source: National Organization for Women. New York City
Title: National Organization for Women: New York City Chapter Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1966-ongoing
Dates [bulk]: 1966-1984
Abstract: Betty Friedan founded the National Organization for Women in Washington, D.C. in 1966 to "bring women into the mainstream of American society." Not long after, the national organization was formed and the New York Chapter was founded in 1967. The collection includes: board, membership and committee minutes, officers' files, treasurer's reports, resumes, chapter newsletters, committee newsletters, newspapers, press clippings, photocopies of articles, pamphlets, film scripts, audio recordings, photographs, negatives, slides, flyers, leaflets, posters, membership lists, press releases, government publications, court decisions, financial statements, magazines, and an archived version of the New York chapter website, http://nownyc.org/. The website was first captured in October 2007. The material deals extensively with women's image in the media, divorce, abortion and feminist groups in NYC. Other subject files include child care, legislation and politics. Correspondents include: Bella Abzug, Martha Griffins, Gloria Steinem, Patsy Mink, Edward Muskie, Ed Koch, George McGovern, John Dean III, Jacob Javits, Shirley Chisholm and John Brademas.
Quantity: 98.25 Linear Feet in 82 record cartons, 28 manuscript boxes, 2 half manuscript boxes, and 5 oversize flat boxes, 1 artifact box, and 2 oversize folders.
Quantity: 1 websites in 1 archived website.
Location: Some materials are stored offsite, and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: TAM.106

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Historical Note

In 1966, Betty Friedan founded the National Organization for Women in Washington, D.C., a group whose goal was to "bring women into the mainstream of American society." Three years earlier, her book The Feminine Mystique had hit a nerve with American women (largely white, upper class women), whose discontent with their economic and social opportunities would result in the feminist social activism of the 1960s and 1970s. Not long after the national organization was formed, the New York Chapter was founded in 1967. It was the founding chapter and, arguably in its early days, the most influential chapter, as its victories in New York rippled out into the rest of the country. The motivating force for its early organizing efforts was largely related to employment discrimination in hiring practices and discrepancy in wages between men and women--one of NOW-N.Y.C.'s early victories was the elimination of sex-segregated help-wanted advertisements in the  New York Times. However, from its inception, the group was multi-issue, functioning through a committee structure that included committees on the arts, child care, education, employment, the image of women in the media, legislation and politics, reproductive rights, and sexuality.

NOW-N.Y.C. sponsored large-scale marches and strikes, such as the well-known "Women Strike for Equality" march August 26, 1970 in New York City, which became an annual event for NOW for several years. Early on the group focused on media-attention-getting tactics to make its relatively small ranks look larger, such as the "flush-in" outside the offices of Colgate-Palmolive to protest discrimination in hiring practices. The organization also used such mainstream democratic tactics as lobbying legislators, collecting petitions, and sending mass mailings to the White House to put pressure on government officials. The chapter participated in an annual state lobby day with NOW-New York State. In the 1980s, NOW created a group called WomanPower PAC, a political action committee formed to raise money to elect women and feminist leaders to elected office. The first four presidents of NOW-NYC were Jean Faust, Ti Grace Atkinson, Ivy Bottini and Jacqueline Ceballos (the latter in 1971).

The Education Committee studied the course offerings of girls and boys in New York public schools in the 1970s, and its report was so much in demand, it went into four printings. New York schools and schools across the country began changing their course offerings as a result of this committee's work. In the mid-seventies it began addressing the issue of rape, and its Rape Prevention Committee was one of the first of its kind, offering myriad services to victims of rape and battery and changing the public perception of rape and rape victims. In the late 1970s and 1980s, NOW-N.Y.C.'s employment focus broadened to include career-training workshops and referral services for employers.

The struggle for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment began in the early 1970s and gained momentum throughout the decade. In the years before the deadline for ratification, the issue took center stage for NOW-N.Y.C., and the ERA Committee reached out to other states to aid in the battles for ratification in state legislatures. In the areas of the arts and the image of women in the media, NOW fought for a dignified representation of women. The group's Image Committee influenced changes in print media advertising, and the Arts Committee called attention to the discrimination against women in the art world. The organization continues its mission of equality for women in New York City. For information on the actions, events, and tactics of the committees, please see the descriptions below each committee heading.

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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, http://nownyc.org/, 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.

Arrangement

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.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005
  • Brademas, John, 1927-2016
  • Steinem, Gloria.
  • Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998
  • Dean, John W. (John Wesley), 1938-
  • Griffins, Martha.
  • Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986
  • Koch, Ed, 1924-2013
  • McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-
  • Mink, Patsy T., 1927-2002
  • Muskie, Edward.

Document Type

  • Press releases.
  • 16mm
  • Résumés (personnel records)
  • Reports.
  • Contact sheets.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Negatives (photographic)
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Photographic prints.
  • Posters.
  • Newsletters.
  • Pamphlets.
  • Scripts (documents)
  • Slides (photographs)

Subject Organizations

  • WBAI Radio (New York, N.Y.)
  • National Organization for Women. New York City

Subject Topics

  • Day care centers -- United States.
  • Abortion -- United States.
  • Feminism -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Women -- Political activity -- United States.
  • Women -- United States -- Pictorial works.
  • Women's rights -- New York (State) -- New York.

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.).

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Websites are selected by curators and captured through the use of Archive-It. Archive-It uses web crawling technology to capture websites at a scheduled time and displays only an archived copy, from the resulting WARC file, of the website. The archived website was migrated from the California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service to the Internet Archive's Archive-It Service in November 2015. The link to California Digital Library was removed in October 2017.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Some recordings from Series XI: Radio Recordings, Symposiums and Conferences are missing as of October 2019, and are therefore not available to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by NOW-NYC, with the exception of copyright for materials in Series VIII, VIV, X, XI, and XII, was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

To the extent that they own copyright, NOW-NYC have transferred the copyright of the materials in Series VIII, VIV, X, XI, and XII to New York University. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu, (212) 998-2630.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; National Organization for Women: New York City Chapter Records; TAM 106; box number; folder number, or electronic record identifier; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Separated Materials

Newsletters and newspapers have been removed from the collection and housed in the Tamiment Library's serials collection. They fall into the following categories: National NOW newsletters; NOW Regional newsletters (East, West, etc.); NOW--New York State newsletters; Local chapters of NOW (excluding NOW New York Chapter); NOW New York Chapter newsletters; NOW New York Chapter committee newsletters.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu, (212) 998-2630 with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by NOW-NYC, 1978, 1981-1993, 2008, 2012, and 2018. The accession numbers associated with these gifts are 1981.007, 1981.008, 1981.010, 2008.062, 2012.069, and 2018.019.

Materials found in the repository were added to the collection in 2014. The accession number associated with these materials is 2014.054.

In 2015, 2 additional boxes of photographs and artifacts found in repository were incorporated into the collection. The accession numbers associated with this material are NPA 2000.216, NPA 2000.232, and NPA 2001.023.

In 2017, materials were found in repository. These materials had been separated from the original collection during processing. Materials were reincorporated into the collection in 2017. The accession numbers associated with these materials are NPA 2000.208 and NPA 2000.209.

NOW-NYC sent an additional donation of legal briefs and executive board meetings minutes in 2016. The accession number associated with this gift is 2016.042. In 2018 the organization sent an additional 5 boxes of photographs, videos, and memorabilia. The accession number associated with this gift is 2018.019.

Processing Information

Photographs, ephemera, artifacts, and audio had been removed from this collection during initial processing and established as the National Organization for Women: New York City Chapter Photographs (PHOTOS 081) and the National Organization for Women: New York City Chapter Oral History Collection (OH 044). Posters had been separated and integrated into the Tamiment/Wagner Poster Collection (GRAPHICS 002) in the subseries US56.2/Women/National Organization for Women. Additionally, audiovisual materials were separated and integrated with the library's film collection. In 2014, these materials were reincorporated into National Organization for Women: New York City Chapter Records (TAM 106). In 2014, the archived website was added as series XV. NOW's New York chapter's website was archived to the Internet Archive using the Archive-It service. Also in 2014, approximately 0.25 linear feet of materials discovered in the repository were added to the collection, mostly to Series VI.

In 2015, 2 boxes of photographs and negatives found in repository were incorporated into Series VIII: Photographs and Negatives. Artifacts and graphics found in repository in 2015 were added to Series IX: Artifacts, Ephemera, Graphics and Other Material.

Executive board meetings from a 2016 donation were incorporated into Series I: Administration, while legal briefs from the same donation were added as a new series, Series XIII: Legal Cases.

In 2018, 5 boxes of banners, videos, photos, and memorabilia were added to Series XIV: Unprocessed Materials as 2018 Accretion. These materials were originally loose in several boxes and have been moved into archival housing. Loose photos and documents were moved into folders by the archivist and given titles based on general topics. Born-digital records included in this accretion have been inventoried but not forensically imaged. These materials have not been arranged by an archivist.

New York University Libraries follows professional standards and best practices when imaging, ingesting, and processing born-digital material in order to maintain the integrity of the content.

Take Down Policy

Archived websites are made accessible for purposes of education and research. NYU Libraries have given attribution to rights holders when possible; however, due to the nature of archival collections, we are not always able to identify this information.

If you hold the rights to materials in our archived websites that are unattributed, please let us know so that we may maintain accurate information about these materials.

If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material on this website for which you have not granted permission (or is not covered by a copyright exception under US copyright laws), you may request the removal of the material from our site by submitting a notice, with the elements described below, to tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Please include the following in your notice: Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material; your contact information, such as an address, telephone number, and email address; a statement that you are the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed and that you have a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and made under penalty of perjury; and your physical or electronic signature. Upon receiving a notice that includes the details listed above, we will remove the allegedly infringing material from public view while we assess the issues identified in your notice.

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Container List

Series I: Administration, 1967-1984

Scope and Contents note

The structure of the chapter is as follows. The Executive Committee consists of the officers (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer). The Board of Directors consists of officers and standing committee coordinators. The Advisory Council is an administrative committee whose purpose is to assist with fund raising and chapter development. The Elections Committee is an administrative committee whose purpose is to organize and conduct elections. The bulk of these files are the minutes of the Board of Directors (called the Executive Board in 1970 and 1971) and the Executive Committee. Election Committee folders contain ballots, flyers, minutes, officers' lists, and procedures statements. Also included are files on such things as by-laws, calendars, office information, parliamentary procedure, and job descriptions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Advisory Committee--Child Care Meeting
1971
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Advisory Council
1972-1979
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Board of Directors Minutes
1970
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Board of Directors Minutes
1971
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Board of Directors Minutes
1972
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Board of Directors Minutes
1973
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Board of Directors Minutes
1974
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Board of Directors Minutes
1975
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Board of Directors Minutes
1976
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Board of Directors Minutes
1977
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Board of Directors Minutes
1978
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Board of Directors Minutes
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Board of Directors Minutes
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Board of Directors Minutes
1981
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Board of Directors Minutes
1982
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Board of Directors Minutes
1983
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Board of Directors Minutes
1984
Box: 1A Folder : 1 Board of Directors Minutes: Part 1
Jan 1989 - Aug 1989
Box: 1A Folder : 2 Board of Directors Minutes: Part 2
Jan 1989 - Aug 1989
Box: 1A Folder : 3 Board of Directors Minutes
Sept 1989 - Dec 1989
Box: 1A Folder : 4 Board of Directors Minutes: Part 1
Jan 1990 - Nov 1990
Box: 1A Folder : 5 Board of Directors Minutes: Part 2
Jan 1990 - Nov 1990
Box: 45 Board of Directors Minutes
1999-2005
Box: 46
Box: 1A Folder : 6 Board, Service Fund: Minutes
1989
Box: 1A Folder : 7 Bylaws
1967-1978
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Calendars
1973-1974
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Calendars
1975-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Charter
1967-1972
Box: 2 Folder : 3A (Mixed Materials [31142062723823]) Contract [Labor] District 65 UAW and NOW NYC
1991
Box: 1 Folder : 3A (Mixed Materials [31142062723815])
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Coordinators Rap
1971-1975
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Election Committee
1971
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Election Committee
1972
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Election Committee
1973
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Election Committee
1974
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Election Committee
1975-1983
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Executive Committee Minutes
1976-1980
Box: 2 Folder : 11 General Membership Minutes
1971
Box: 2 Folder : 12 General Membership Minutes
1972
Box: 2 Folder : 13 General Membership Minutes
1973
Box: 2 Folder : 14 General Membership Minutes
1974
Box: 2 Folder : 15 General Membership Minutes
1975
Box: 2 Folder : 16 General Membership Minutes
1976
Box: 2 Folder : 17 General Membership Minutes
1977
Box: 2 Folder : 18 General Membership Minutes
1978
Box: 2 Folder : 19 General Membership Minutes
1979
Box: 2 Folder : 20 General Membership Minutes
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Job Descriptions
1972
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Leases/Permits
1973-1975
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Newsletter
1979
Box: 3 Folder : 1 NOW Center Guidelines
1973
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Office Information
1979-1980
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Parliamentary Procedure
1967
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Referrals
1978-1982
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Resumes
1969-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Speakers Bureau
1972-1973
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Speakers Bureau
1974-1975
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Telephone Surveys
1973

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Series II: Correspondence, 1966-1982

Scope and Content Note

Most of the correspondence is included in the series described below. General correspondence that does not pertain to a specific committee is located in this series. Included is Muriel Fox's historic 1966 press release announcing the formation of NOW. The 1973 folder includes material pertaining to the debate between NOW and Anne Grant over the holder of the copyright for the 1972 slide presentation, "Our North American Foremothers." The 1975 folder documents the internal controversy that took place at the NOW national conference in New Orleans in December 1974. Materials include letters and memoranda.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Correspondence
1970
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Correspondence
1971
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Correspondence
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1974
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Correspondence
1975
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Correspondence
1976-1982
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Correspondence
1983-1984

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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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Series IV: Committees

Scope and Content Note

These standing and ad-hoc committee files are arranged alphabetically by committee and chronological within each committee. Committees whose names and status (standing or ad-hoc) changed over time are kept together under their original name and arranged chronologically. Committee newsletters have been separated and are to be catalogued with Tamiment's periodicals.

  • 1. AD HOC COMMITTEES--MISCELLANEOUS [Box 10]: A. AD HOC COMMITTEE ON ARTISTS, WRITERS, MUSICIANS, AND PHOTOGRAPHERS (1971) This file contains press releases and promotional statements; B. AD HOC XYZ COMMITTEE (1972); C. SPORTS COMMITTEE (1972-1977); D. WOMEN AND HEALTH COMMITTEE (1975-1980). These folders contain correspondence, flyers, questionnaires, and announcements; E. WOMEN AND POVERTY (1974); F. WOMEN AND VOLUNTEERISM TASK FORCE (1973).
  • 2. ARTS COMMITTEE (1966-1974) [Box 10]: This committees goal was to promote women in the fine and performing arts. The group's members were painters, sculptors, actors, poets, and artists of other media. Materials include correspondence, minutes, schedules, and a telephone tree. See also the NP Collection, which includes a photo reproduction of an ink wash ("Babbling Brook," 1966) by Zalmar, the first committee chair, and an 8" x 10" poster for a NOW gala in 1974, featuring Alice Neel's well-known portrait of Linda Nochlin and her daughter. NP folder contains a photograph and numerous flyers and programs by and about women in the arts.
  • 3. CHILD CARE COMMITTEE (1969-1974) [Box 10]: From 1969 to 1971, this committee was run as a National Task Force; in 1971, it became the NOW-New York Child Care Committee. These folders contain correspondence, flyers, position statements, and speeches.
  • 5. CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING COMMITTEE (1971-1984) [Box 10]: These folders contain brochures, clippings, correspondence, descriptive literature, flyers, and members lists.
  • 6. EDUCATION COMMITTEE (1970-1977) [Boxes 11-12]: In 1970, this committee protested the sex-role stereotypes on the children's television show "Sesame Street" by threatening to boycott the show's sponsor General Foods (and won). The bulk of the materials from 1971 consists of surveys on the educational opportunities of girls and boys in the New York City junior high and high schools, which resulted in the widely-circulated "Report on Sex Bias in the Public Schools." The main event of 1972 was NOW-NY's Education Action Conference. These folders contain agendas, brochures, correspondence, legal documents, minutes, reports, speakers' lists, and surveys.
  • 7. EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE (1968-1980) [Box 12]: In 1972, the Employment Committee accused the American Broadcasting Company of discrimination in hiring practices. It also charged other companies, such as Clairol and General Mills, with discrimination, correspondence about which appears in these folders. In 1973, this committee produced the "Report on Sex Discrimination in Employment Agencies." At this time NOW-NY acted as an employment agency for its members and received numerous job listings from corporations. Selected postings and letters are included. These folders contain clippings, correspondence, depositions, press releases, meeting announcements.
  • 8. E.R.A. TASK FORCE (1969-1984) [Box 13]: This committee began as an ad-hoc committee in 1969 and soon thereafter became a subcommittee of the Legislative and Political Affairs Committee. In 1977, it became a standing committee. This collection contains much material on NOW-NY's assistance to the Illinois chapter in its efforts towards ratification in the state legislature. In the final year of the E.R.A. fight (1981-1982), this chapter conducted two large-scale assistance efforts, the Equality Riders Campaign, to send organizers to other states, and the Message Brigade Campaign, to inundate legislators with pro-E.R.A. letters. The 1980 publication "E.R.A. Impact Clearinghouse" lists state court cases relevant to the ratification struggle. These folders contain agendas, cartoons, clippings, correspondence, flyers, pamphlets, reports, schedules, Senate hearing transcripts, and voting records. See also the NP Collection for business-size cards with the Equal Rights Amendment on them, and an "E.R.A. YES" bumper sticker.
  • 9. FINANCE COMMITTEE (1969-1979) [Box 14]: These folders contain annual reports, budgets, correspondence, minutes, policy statements.
  • 10. FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE (1969-1980) [Box 14]: The flyers for many early NOW-NY events appear in these files. In 1971 were the Women's Dance Project, the 5th Anniversary Christmas Party, and the NOW Boutique through which the committee sold clothing and cosmetics to raise money. In 1972, it celebrated Susan B. Anthony's birthday with an event, and in 1973, they honored Sylvia Plath with a performance of her poetry entitled, "A Difficult Borning." The collection includes material on the commercial products and catalogues of cosmetics the committee used for the NOW-Boutique/Fashion Show.
  • 11. IMAGE OF WOMEN COMMITTEE (1970-1979) [Box 15]: The main event for this committee in 1971 was its campaign to reform advertising offensive to women. The committee corresponded with numerous advertising agencies and corporations, namely National Airlines, whose campaign, "I'm Cheryl. Fly Me," incensed NOW committee members. In 1972, this committee produced reports recommending better reporting on women in the New York Times and in the New York Daily News. On February 12, 1979, this committee renamed itself the Media Reform Committee. Materials include print advertisements, brochures, clippings, correspondence, greeting cards, press releases, reports, and speeches.
  • 12. LEGISLATIVE AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (1969-1984) [Box 16]: This committee formed in November 1968. These folders contain materials on the annual State Lobby Day in Albany, New York in 1979 and 1982. They also contain the 1971 report, "Women and the City: How to Use the Machinery," as well as information about NOW's legal action against ABC, some of which is included in the Employment Committee files. These folders contain correspondence, legal documents, policy and position statements, press kits, reports, transcripts, and voting records. [Formed November 1968]
  • 13. LESBIAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE (1974-1984) [Box 17]: These folders contain correspondence, proposed civil laws, and a consciousness-raising kit.
  • 14. MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE COMMITTEE (1970-1980) [Box 17]: Called the MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COMMITTEE first in 1968 and later known as the FAMILY RELATIONS COMMITTEE in 1978, this committee offered legal advice and referrals to women going through divorces. It also worked to change existing divorce laws that put women at a disadvantage in the divorce courtroom. It produced the report, "The Family Court: How It Is, But Not How It Should Be." This committee organized the 1974 NOW State Conference on Marriage and Divorce. Materials include clippings, correspondence, flyers, legal documents, legislative bills, transcriptions, voting records.
  • 15. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE (1967-1983) [Box 18]: Materials include brochures, correspondence, forms, lists.
  • 16. MINORITY WOMEN'S ISSUES COMMITTEE (1971-1973) [Box 18]: These folders contain correspondence and minutes.
  • 17. OVER-45 COMMITTEE (1971-1973) [Box 18]: In 1971 when this committee was first formed the main issue was employment discrimination. This committee worked closely with another group, Older Women's Liberation (OWL), so closely that OWL published Volume 1, Number 2 of the Over-45 Committee's newsletter, "Prime Time." The 1972 conference, "OWL Speaks Out for Change for All Women," bears OWL's name, but NOW-N.Y.C. participated. These folders include brochures, correspondence, minutes and fact sheets. Renamed the OLDER WOMEN'S ISSUES COMMITTEE (1979-1981) [Box 12], this committee sponsored the conference, "A Time for Changes and Choices: A Conference for Midlife and Older Women." Materials contain announcements, correspondence, fact sheets, flyers, and minutes.
  • 18. PROGRAM COMMITTEE (1973) [Box 19]: This folder contains minutes of a meeting of thirty black women who gathered to discuss their issues as black women in the feminist movement. At this meeting, they formed the Program Committee.
  • 19. PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY COMMITTEE (1972-1984) [Box 19]: This committee met to discuss problems of female psychotherapy (the committee's term) and to facilitate the development of feminist psychological theories. The committee operated a psychotherapy referral service for its members, and certain meetings were set aside for the discussion of personal psychotherapy experiences. In 1978, this group renamed itself the PSYCHOLOGY COMMITTEE and published the sixteen-page booklet, "A Consumer's Guide to Nonsexist Therapy." Materials include correspondence, mission statements, progress reports.
  • 20. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE (1966-1984) [Box 19]: This committee produced press releases for committee actions for outside press as well as the NOW newsletter. Materials include correspondence, fact sheets, a press handbook, layouts for brochures and flyers.
  • 21. RAPE PREVENTION COMMITTEE (1971-1981) [Boxes 20-21]: In 1973 this committee worked to win repeal of the New York State's corroboration requirement, under which a rape victim had to prove through third-person evidence that she was raped. Mary Vasiliades testified before the state legislature to this end in November 1973, and the committee sent petitions to the governor. Included is a ten-page report by 1974 coordinator Mary Scott Welch upon leaving the position. Noteworthy is correspondence between 1976 committee coordinator Luba Fineson Zimmermann and Justice Edward Greenfield of the New York State Supreme Court over his decision in the Martin Evans rape trial. This committee's newsletter Rape Line is renamed The Rape Issue on January 15, 1975. Included in the yearly files for this committee are typed pages of commentary by Mary Scott Welch--often addressed to then-current coordinator Yolanda Bako in the form of suggestions--in 1976 on the activities of the committee from 1974 to 1975. Materials include brochures, clippings, correspondence, flyers, legislative bills, minutes, newsletters, petitions, press releases, reports, resolutions. See also the NP Collection, which includes material on the "Focus 15" slide show, including 5 slides, a "Focus 15" name tag, and numerous cassettes of the WBAI rape conference in 1975 and other shows.
  • 22. SEX EDUCATION, CONTRACEPTION, AND ABORTION COMMITTEE (1969-1970) / REPRODUCTION AND ITS CONTROL COMMITTEE (1971-1975) / REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS COMMITTEE (1976-1984) [Box 22]: This committee worked to repeal all abortion-related laws and to make contraception widely available. Beginning in 1971, this committee began working with the larger coalitions that formed to fight and repeal restrictive abortion legislation. NOW-NY participated in the Women's National Abortion Action Coalition (WONAAC) in 1972. In 1973, they demonstrated for abortion and contraception at the annual convention of the American Medical Association. This committee continued to organize and participate in demonstrations to support abortion rights annually from 1979 to 1982. In 1981, they organized a phone bank, a petition campaign, and a public-opinion-messages campaign to send pro-choice messages to state and federal legislators. Materials include flyers, information sheets, press releases, reports, correspondence, statements of legislative goals and legislative activity, clippings, legal documents, legislative bills, position statements, resolutions.
  • 23. SEXISM AND RELIGION COMMITTEE (1970-1976) [Box 22]: Materials include clippings, correspondence, press releases.
  • 24. SEXUALITY AND LESBIANISM COMMITTEE (1971-74) [Box 22]: In 1971, Shere Hite sent out questionnaires on sexuality under the auspices of the "Feminist Sexuality Project." The committee itself did not form officially until April 1973 (as an ad hoc committee). In September 1974 it became a standing committee, and changed its name in June 1976, although the last materials we have date from 1974. The committee organized conferences in 1973 and 1974. According to the Executive Board minutes, the committee was revived and renamed the SEXUALITY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE (1975-78). These files include workshop materials, conference announcements, programs, correspondence.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1 General Information
[1975-1976]
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Ad Hoc Committee--Artists, Writers, and Musicians
1970, 1972
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Ad Hoc Committee--XYZ Committee
1972
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Ad Hoc Sports Committee
1972-1973
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Ad Hoc Women and Health Committee
1975-1976
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Ad Hoc Women and Health Committee
1977
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Ad Hoc Women and Health Committee
1980
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Ad Hoc Committee on Women and Poverty
1974
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Women and Volunteerism (Task Force)
1973
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Arts Committee
1969-1971
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Arts Committee
1972
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Arts Committee
1974
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Child Care Committee
1969
Box: 10 Folder : 14 Child Care Committee
1970
Box: 10 Folder : 15 Child Care Committee
1971
Box: 10 Folder : 16 Child Care Committee
1972
Box: 10 Folder : 17 Child Care Committee
1973-1974
Box: 10 Folder : 18 Consciousness Raising Committee
1971-1973
Box: 10 Folder : 19 Consciousness Raising Committee--Members List
1973
Box: 10 Folder : 20 Consciousness Raising Committee
1976-1984
Box: 10 Folder : 21 Consciousness Raising Committee--miscellaneous materials
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Education Committee
1970
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Education Committee--Textbook Liberation Group
1970-1974
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Education Committee
1971
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Education Surveys--Junior High and High Schools
1971
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Report on Sex Bias in the Public Schools, First Edition
1971
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Education Committee
1972
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Report on Sex Bias in the Public Schools, Second Edition
1972
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Education Committee
1973
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Education Committee--Education Action Conference, Dec. 9
1973
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Report on Sex Bias in the Public Schools, Third Edition
1973
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Report on Sex Bias in the Public Schools, Selected Requests
1973
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Education Committee
1974
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Report on Sex Bias in the Public Schools --Selected Requests
1974
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Education Committee
1975
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Education Committee
1977
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Report on Sex Bias in the Public Schools, Fourth Edition
1977
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Employment Committee
1968
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Employment Committee
1970
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Employment Committee
1971
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Employment Committee
1972
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Employment Committee
1973
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Employment Committee
1974
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Employment Committee
1975
Box: 12 Folder : 13 Employment Committee
1976
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Employment Committee
1977
Box: 12 Folder : 15 Employment Committee
1978
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Employment Committee
1979-1980
Box: 13 Folder : 1 ERA Task Force
1969-1970
Box: 13 Folder : 2 ERA Task Force
1971
Box: 13 Folder : 3 ERA Task Force
1972
Box: 13 Folder : 4 ERA Task Force
1974-1976
Box: 13 Folder : 5 ERA Task Force--Illinois Ratification Effort
1976-1982
Box: 13 Folder : 6 ERA Subcommittee
1977
Box: 13 Folder : 7 ERA Committee
1978-1979
Box: 13 Folder : 8 ERA National Outreach Campaign Kit
1979-1981
Box: 13 Folder : 9 ERA Task Force
1980
Box: 13 Folder : 10 ERA Task Force--"Bowling for Equality"
1980
Box: 13 Folder : 11 ERA Task Force
1981
Box: 13 Folder : 12 ERA Task Force--Equality Riders Campaign
1981-1982
Box: 13 Folder : 13 ERA Task Force--Message Brigade Campaign
1981-1982
Box: 13 Folder : 14 ERA Task Force
1982
Box: 13 Folder : 15 ERA Task Force--Truth Squad Event
1984
Box: 13 Folder : 16 ERA Task Force--Press Kit--State ERA Picket
1984
Box: 13 Folder : 17 ERA Task Force--pamphlets
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Finance Committee
1969-1971
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Finance Committee
1972-1973
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Finance Committee
1974-1976
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Audit Committee
1977
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Finance Committee
1979
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Fundraising Committee
1969-1970
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Fundraising Committee
1971
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Fundraising Committee
1972
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Fundraising Committee--Commercial Products
1972-1973
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Fundraising Committee
1973
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Fundraising Committee--Feminist Christmas Fair
1973
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Fundraising Committee
1974
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Fundraising Committee--Feminist Christmas Fair
1974
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Fundraising Committee--Promotional Ideas
1974
Box: 14 Folder : 15 Fundraising Committee
1975
Box: 14 Folder : 16 Fundraising Committee--Feminist Christmas Fair
1975
Box: 14 Folder : 17 Fundraising Committee--Members and Potential Members
1971-1975
Box: 14 Folder : 18 Fundraising Committee
1976
Box: 14 Folder : 19 Fundraising Committee
1977
Box: 14 Folder : 20 Fundraising Committee
1978-1980
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Image of Women Committee
1970
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Image of Women Committee--Print Ads
1970
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Image of Women Committee
1971
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Image of Women Committee
1972
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Image of Women Committee--New York Daily News Project
1972
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Image of Women Committee--New York Times Project
1972
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Image of Women Committee
1973
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Image of Women Committee--NOW LDEF Advertising Campaign
1973-1974
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Image of Women Committee
1974
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Image of Women Committee
1975
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Image of Women in Media Committee
1976
Box: 15 Folder : 12 Image of Women Committee
1977
Box: 15 Folder : 13 Media Reform Committee
1979
Box: 15A The Image of Women in the Advertising Media: Scrapbook
1968-1971
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Legislative and Political Affairs Committee
1969
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Legislative and Political Affairs Committee
1970
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Legislative and Political Affairs Committee
1971
Box: 16 Folder : 4 School for Candidates, Seneca Falls, N.Y., July 17, 1971
1971
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Legislative and Political Affairs Committee
1972
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Legislative and Political Affairs Committee
1973
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Legislative and Political Affairs Committee
1974-1975
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Legislative and Political Affairs Committee--Arthur Sullivan v. NOW
1974-1975
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Legislative and Political Affairs Committee
1976-1977
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Legislative and Political Affairs Committee
1978-1979
Box: 16 Folder : 11 Legislative and Political Affairs Committee--NOW-N.Y. State Lobby Day, Albany, N.Y., March 13, 1979
1979
Box: 16 Folder : 12 Legislative and Political Affairs Committee
1980-1981
Box: 16 Folder : 13 Legislative and Political Affairs Committee--NOW-N.Y. State Lobby Day, Albany, N.Y., March 13, 1981
1981
Box: 16 Folder : 14 Legislative and Political Affairs Committee
1982
Box: 16 Folder : 15 Legislative and Political Affairs Committee--NOW-N.Y. State Lobby Day, Albany, N.Y., March 23, 1982
1982
Box: 16 Folder : 16 Legislative and Political Affairs Committee
1983-1984
Box: 16 Folder : 17 Legislative and Political Affairs Committee--WomanPower
1983-1984
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Lesbian Rights Committee
1978-1984
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Marriage and Family Committee
1968-1969
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Marriage and Divorce Committee
1970
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Marriage and Divorce Committee
1971
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Marriage and Divorce Committee
1972
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Marriage and Divorce Committee--Equal Rights Divorce Reform Bill
1972
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Marriage and Divorce Committee
1973
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Marriage and Divorce Committee--State Conference on Marriage and Divorce, January 19-20, 1974
1974
Box: 17 Folder : 9 Marriage and Divorce Committee
1974-1975
Box: 17 Folder : 10 Marriage and Divorce Committee
1976
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Marriage and Divorce Committee--Task Force on Battered Wives
1976
Box: 17 Folder : 12 Marriage and Divorce Committee
1977
Box: 17 Folder : 13 Family Relations Committee
1978-1980
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Membership Committee
1967
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Membership Committee
1968-1969
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Membership Committee
1970-1971
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Membership Committee--Men's Action Group
1970-1974
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Membership Committee--Requests for Information
1971-1972
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Membership Committee
1972
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Membership Committee--Renewals
1972
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Membership Committee
1973-1974
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Membership Committee--Renewals and Lists
1974-1975
Box: 18 Folder : 10 Membership Committee
1975
Box: 18 Folder : 11 Membership List
1975
Box: 18 Folder : 12 Membership Committee
1976-1980
Box: 18 Folder : 13 Membership Committee
1981-1983
Box: 18 Folder : 14 Minority Women's Issues Committee
1971-1973
Box: 18 Folder : 15 Over-45 Committee
1971
Box: 18 Folder : 16 Over-45 Committee
1972-1973
Box: 18 Folder : 17 Older Women's Issues Committee
1979
Box: 18 Folder : 18 Older Women's Issues Committee
1981
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Program Committee
1973
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Psychology and Psychotherapy Committee
1972-1973
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Psychology and Psychotherapy Committee
1974-1975
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Psychology and Psychotherapy Committee
1976-1977
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Psychology Committee
1978-1979
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Psychology Committee
1981
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Psychology Committee
1982-1984
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Public Relations Committee
1966-1967
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Public Relations Committee
1970
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Public Relations Committee
1971
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Public Relations Committee
1972
Box: 19 Folder : 12 Public Relations Committee
1973
Box: 19 Folder : 13 Public Relations Committee
1974
Box: 19 Folder : 14 Public Relations Committee--Clippings (Apr-Jun 1974)
1974
Box: 19 Folder : 15 Public Relations Committee
1975
Box: 19 Folder : 16 Public Relations Committee
1979-1980
Box: 19 Folder : 17 Public Relations Committee
1981
Box: 19 Folder : 18 Public Relations Committee
1984
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Rape Prevention Committee--Library (Folder 1 of 2)
1971-1977
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Rape Prevention Committee--Library (Folder 2 of 2)
1971-1977
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Rape Prevention Committee
1973
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Rape Prevention Committee--Membership
1973
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Rape Prevention Committee--Petitions
1973
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Rape Prevention Committee--Rape Victims
1973-1974
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Rape Prevention Committee (1/74-6/74)
1974
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Rape Prevention Committee (7/74-12/74)
1974
Box: 20 Folder : 9 Rape Prevention Committee--Binder Materials
1974-1976
Box: 21 Folder : 23 Rape Prevention Committee--Focus 15
circa 1974
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Rape Prevention Committee--Grant Applications
1974
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Rape Prevention Committee--Mayor's Task Force on Rape
1974
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Rape Prevention Committee--Minutes
1974
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Rape Prevention Committee--Newsletter
1974
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Rape Prevention Committee--Questionnaires
1974
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Rape Prevention Committee--Rape Speakers Bureau
1974-1975
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Rape Prevention Committee-- "Rape, the Law, and You" Broadcast Transcript
1974
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Rape Prevention Committee-- "Rape, the Law, and You" Notes
1974
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Rape Prevention Committee--United Nations Force in Cypress--Report of Turkish Atrocities
1974
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Rape Prevention Committee (1/75-6/75)
1975
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Rape Prevention Committee (7/75-12/75)
1975
Box: 21 Folder : 12 Rape Prevention Committee--Joan Little Case
1975
Box: 21 Folder : 13 Rape Prevention Committee--Martin Evans Rape Trial
1975
Box: 21 Folder : 14 Rape Prevention Committee--Mayor's Task Force on Rape
1975
Box: 21 Folder : 15 Rape Prevention Committee--Minutes
1975
Box: 21 Folder : 16 Rape Prevention Committee--Research--Self Defense
1975
Box: 21 Folder : 17 Rape Prevention Committee
1976
Box: 21 Folder : 18 Rape Prevention Committee--Minutes
1976
Box: 21 Folder : 19 Rape Prevention Committee--Women's Walk Against Rape
1976
Box: 21 Folder : 20 Rape Prevention Committee
1977
Box: 21 Folder : 21 Rape Prevention Committee
1979
Box: 21 Folder : 22 Rape Prevention Committee
1981
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Sex Education, Contraception, and Abortion Committee
1969-1970
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Reproduction and its Control Committee
1971
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Reproduction and its Control Committee
1972-1973
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Reproduction and its Control Committee
1974
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Reproductive Rights Committee
1975-1976
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Reproductive Rights Committee
1977-1978
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Reproductive Rights Committee
1979-1980
Box: 22 Folder : 8 Reproductive Rights Committee
1981
Box: 22 Folder : 9 Reproductive Rights Committee
1982
Box: 22 Folder : 10 Reproductive Rights Committee
1983
Box: 22 Folder : 11 Reproductive Rights Committee
1984
Box: 22 Folder : 12 Sexism in Religion Committee
1970-1976
Box: 22 Folder : 13 Sexuality Committee--Feminist Sexuality Project
1971
Box: 22 Folder : 14 Sexuality Committee
1973-1974
Box: 22 Folder : 15 Sexuality Committee--Women's Sexuality Conference, June 9-10, 1973
1973
Box: 22 Folder : 16 Sexuality Committee--Women's Sexuality Conference
1974
Box: 22 Folder : 17 Sexuality and Lesbianism Committee
1974
Box: 22 Folder : 18 Sexuality and Interpersonal Relations Committee
1975
Box: 22 Folder : 19 Textbook Committee
1979
Box: 22 Folder : 20 Writers Committee
1970

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Series V: Programs, 1969-1984

Scope and Content Note

This series covers events and projects by NOW--New York Chapter that do not fall under the jurisdiction of a committee. These events range from the broad, multi-issue "Women Strike for Equality" in 1971 to the narrower-focused "Endowed Chair" project (1973-76) through which NOW named its conference room chairs after renowned women in history. This series is arranged alphabetically by program.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Assertiveness Training Workshop
1979
Box: 23 Folder : 2 August 26th Packet
1974
Box: 23 Folder : 3 AWARE day fair
1973
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Cable Television Series
1973
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Conference on Women's Liberation
1970
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Endowed Chair Project
1973, 1976
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Equality in Mortgage Lending--articles
1972
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Feminist Community Press Conference
1973
Box: 23 Folder : 9 First Day Covers
1976
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Herstory Project
1976
Box: 23 Folder : 11 International Women's Year (1975)
1973-1975
Box: 23 Folder : 12 International Women's Day
1977
Box: 23 Folder : 13 Leadership Training Workshop--December 13, 1975
1975
Box: 23 Folder : 14 Mother's Day Bill of Rights
1979
Box: 23 Folder : 38 National NOW Conference Denver, CO "Toxic Tax Syndrome"
1986
Box: 23 Folder : 15 Our North American Foremothers slide show--option agreements, correspondence.
1971-1973
Box: 23 Folder : 16 Our North American Foremothers slide show--script
1972
Box: 23 Folder : 17 Public Speaking Workshop
1975
Box: 23 Folder : 18 Sexual Harassment
1975
Box: 23 Folder : 19 Speakers
1971-1979
Box: 23 Folder : 20 Susan B. Anthony Awards
1980-1981
Box: 23 Folder : 21 Susan B. Anthony Awards
1982
Box: 23 Folder : 22 Susan B. Anthony Awards
1983
Box: 23 Folder : 23 Susan B. Anthony Awards
1984, 1988
Box: 23 Folder : 24 Tenth Anniversary Gala Banquet--March 25, 1977
1977
Box: 23 Folder : 25 Town Hall Celebration of the Arts, January 10-February 14, 1974
1974
Box: 23 Folder : 26 Town Hall "Dialogue on Women's Liberation"
1971
Box: 23 Folder : 27 Urban Woman's Conference
1978
Box: 23 Folder : 28 Womanpower Project
1980
Box: 23 Folder : 29 Women: A Political Force Conference, November 13-14, 1971
1971
Box: 23 Folder : 37 Women and AIDS: Exploring the Issues
Jan 28, 1988
Box: 23 Folder : 30 Women Strike for Equality, August 26, 1970
1970
Box: 23 Folder : 31 Women March for Equality, August 26, 1971
1971
Box: 23 Folder : 32 Women March for Justice and Equality, August 26, 1972
1972
Box: 23 Folder : 33 Women's Film Program
1972-1975
Box: 23 Folder : 34 Women's Health Conference, NYC, Nov. 18-21, 1971
1971
Box: 23 Folder : 35 Youth/NOW
1979-1980
Box: 23 Folder : 36 Miscellaneous documents
1969-1970

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Series VI: National and Regional NOW, 1966-1993

Scope and Content Note

These files are arranged chronologically within each of the following subheadings: National NOW, Regional NOWs, NOW--New York State, Local Chapters of NOW. Materials include agendas, brochures, clippings, conference schedules, correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, position statements, reports, resolutions.

  • 1. National NOW. Materials on the national conferences make up the bulk of these files. Other notable information includes 1973-president Wilma Scott Heide's correspondence from 1970 to 1971, 1973 election forms for candidates to National Board of Directors, material from the General Mills boycott in 1973, and material from the dissident group Majority Caucus that arose within NOW in 1975.
  • 2. Regional NOWs (East, West, etc.). The major event in these files is the 1972 Eastern Regional Conference, held in Pittsburgh.
  • 3. NOW--New York State. State conferences such as "Women: A Political Force" appear in these folders' materials, including forms, mailing addresses, memoranda, programs for conferences.
  • 4. Local chapters of NOW. These folders contain materials from local NOW chapters throughout the United States. Materials include flyers, announcements, newsletters, and programs. This section is arranged chronologically.
  • 5. Related arms of NOW-N.Y.C.: A. The Service Fund of NOW-N.Y.C.; B. NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund; C. WomanPower PAC

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 1 National NOW
1966
Box: 24 Folder : 2 National NOW
1968
Box: 24 Folder : 3 National NOW
1970
Box: 24 Folder : 4 National NOW
1971
Box: 24 Folder : 5 National NOW
1972
Box: 24 Folder : 6 National NOW (Jan-June 1973)
1973
Box: 24 Folder : 7 National NOW (Jul-Dec 1973)
1973
Box: 24 Folder : 8 National NOW--Conference
1973
Box: 24 Folder : 10 National NOW--Origins and History
undated
Box: 24 Folder : 9 National Task Force--Rape Prevention
1973-1976
Box: 25 Folder : 1 National NOW
1974
Box: 25 Folder : 2 National NOW
1975
Box: 25 Folder : 3 National NOW
1976
Box: 25 Folder : 4 National NOW
1977
Box: 25 Folder : 5 National NOW
1978
Box: 25 Folder : 6 National NOW
1979, 1993
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Central Region
1974
Box: 25 Folder : 8 Eastern Region
1971
Box: 25 Folder : 9 Eastern Region
1972
Box: 25 Folder : 10 Eastern Region
1973
Box: 25 Folder : 11 Northeast Region
1983
Box: 25 Folder : 12 Western Region
1971
Box: 25 Folder : 13 NOW New York State
1971
Box: 25 Folder : 14 NOW New York State
1972
Box: 25 Folder : 15 NOW New York State
1973
Box: 25 Folder : 16 NOW New York State
1974
Box: 25 Folder : 17 NOW New York State
1975
Box: 25 Folder : 18 NOW New York State
1976
Box: 25 Folder : 19 NOW New York State
1977
Box: 25 Folder : 20 NOW New York State
1979
Box: 25 Folder : 21 NOW New York State
1980
Box: 25 Folder : 22 NOW New York State
1982
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Local Chapters
1970
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Local Chapters
1971
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Local Chapters
1972
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Local Chapters
1973
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Local Chapters
1974
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Local Chapters
1975
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Local Chapters
1976
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Local Chapters
1978
Box: 26 Folder : 9 Local Chapters
1979
Box: 26 Folder : 10 Local Chapters
1980
Box: 26 Folder : 11 Service Fund of NOW-N.Y.C.
1982
Box: 26 Folder : 12 Service Fund of NOW-N.Y.C.
1983
Box: 26 Folder : 13 Service Fund of NOW-N.Y.C.
1984
Box: 26 Folder : 14 NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund--Blumberg Law Suit (Maternity Leave)
1971
Box: 26 Folder : 15 NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund--Paternity Leave Lawsuit
1973
Box: 26 Folder : 16 NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund--Equal Rights for Women Campaign
1973
Box: 26 Folder : 17 NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund
1978
Box: not specified Folder : 18 WomanPower PAC
1983-1984

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Series VII: NOW and Other Groups, 1969-1982

Scope and Content Note

This series includes materials from other feminist groups that were NOW's contemporaries in the women's movement. NOW often worked through coalitions, as in the ones organized to sponsor the large demonstrations for reproductive rights. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject; thus, coalitions are located under their subject area (e.g., REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS--WOMEN'S ABORTION ACTION COALITION"). Multi-issue feminist groups like NOW are found under the heading FEMINIST GROUPS.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 27 Folder : 1 Arts--Women's Interart Center
1971-1974
Box: 27 Folder : 2 Arts--other groups
1971-1974
Box: 27 Folder : 3 Child Care--other groups
1969-1974
Box: 27 Folder : 4 Education--other groups
1971
Box: 27 Folder : 5 Employment--other groups
1970-1980
Box: 27 Folder : 6 E.R.A.--other groups
1970-1982
Box: 27 Folder : 7 Feminist Groups--Congress to Unite Women
1972
Box: 27 Folder : 8 Feminist Groups--Feminist Forums
1972
Box: 27 Folder : 9 Feminist Groups--National Black Feminist Organization
1973
Box: 27 Folder : 10 Feminist Groups--New York City Feminist Community Coalition
1973
Box: 27 Folder : 11 Feminist Groups--New York Radical Feminists
1973
Box: 27 Folder : 12 Feminist Groups--other
1971-1982
Box: 27 Folder : 13 Health--other groups
1971-1975
Box: 27 Folder : 14 Herstory--other groups
1973
Box: 27 Folder : 15 Image of Women--other groups
1971-1974
Box: 27 Folder : 16 Image of Women--Women in Media Alliance
1973
Box: 27 Folder : 17 International Women's Movement
1971-1975
Box: 27 Folder : 18 Legislation and Politics--National Women's Political Caucus
1971
Box: 27 Folder : 19 Legislation and Politics--National Women's Political Caucus
1972
Box: 27 Folder : 20 Legislation and Politics--other groups
1967-1976
Box: 27 Folder : 21 Lesbian Rights--other groups
1970-1980
Box: 27 Folder : 22 Marriage and Divorce--other groups
1971-1977
Box: 27 Folder : 23 Newspapers--other
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 24 Older Women's Issues--other groups
1971
Box: 27 Folder : 25 Prostitution--other groups
1971
Box: 27 Folder : 26 Rape Prevention--Inez Garcia Defense Committee
1974
Box: 27 Folder : 27 Rape Prevention--New York Rape Coalition
1974
Box: 27 Folder : 28 Rape Prevention--New York Women Against Rape
1975
Box: 27 Folder : 29 Rape Prevention--Women Organized Against Rape
1973
Box: 27 Folder : 30 Rape Prevention--Women's Anti-Rape Coalition
1975
Box: 27 Folder : 31 Rape Prevention--other groups
1975
Box: 27 Folder : 32 Reproductive Rights--other groups
1971-1974
Box: 27 Folder : 33 Reproductive Rights--Women's National Abortion Action Coalition (WONAAC)
1971
Box: 27 Folder : 34 Reproductive Rights--Women's National Abortion Action Coalition (WONAAC)
1972
Box: 27 Folder : 35 Reproductive Rights--Women's National Abortion Action Coalition (WONAAC)
1973
Box: 27 Folder : 36 Reproductive Rights--Women's National Abortion Coalition
1971-1972
Box: 27 Folder : 37 Sports--other groups
1973

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Series VIII: Photographs and Negatives

Scope and Contents note

Series consists of black and white and color photographs, negatives, contact sheets, and slides from NOW-NYC events, rallies, and meetings, portraits of staff and the Board of Directors, and publicity photographs. Includes campaigns and rallies of the Reproductive Rights, Reproduction and its Control, E.R.A., and Rape Prevention Committees, marches on behalf of local and national electoral campaigns, and NOW-NYC member participation in National NOW conferences. Materials date from circa 1960s-1980s.

Processing Information note

In some cases there were folders which contained negatives as well as prints. In those cases, the negatives have been separated from the prints and placed ina folder with the same title as the folder they wre separated from. The folder of negatives were then placed directly behind the folder from which they were separated.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 43 Folder : 1 24 hour Watch for the E.R.A.
Aug 26, 1980
Box: 34 Folder : 1 A.A.A. Pregnancy Problem Clinic [Contact Sheet, Print and Negatives]
1986
Box: 43 Folder : 30 Abortion March New York Foley Square
Jul 5, 1989
Box: 43 Folder : 33 Abortion March-Washington Press Conference
1989
Box: 43 Folder : 40 Abortion-Operation Rescue
1989
Box: 43 Folder : 18 Abortion Protest-Bush
1989
Box: 43 Folder : 16 Abortion Protest Saint Patrick's
Feb 1989
Box: 34 Folder : 2 "April March Against the War" [Photograph by Judith Brown]
[1970]
Box: 34 Folder : 3 Art
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 7 Art [Oversize]
undated
Box: 34 Folder : 4 Arts Committee
1966
Box: 36 Folder : 6 Assorted Images
circa 1970-1984
Box: 44 Folder : 1 Awards-Susan B. Anthony
1980, 1985, 1988, 1989, undated
Box: 44 Folder : 2 ["Awards-Susan B Anthony"- 1985 Negatives]
1985
Box: 44 Folder : 3 [Awards-Others]
1987, 1990, undated
Box: 44 Folder : 23 Bella Abzug
1981, undated
Box: 34 Folder : 5 Board of Directors [Polaroid Portraits]
1982
Box: 37 Folder : 8 Brian Palmer Photos - Operation Rescue
Undated
Box: 44 Folder : 11 Celebrate Suffrage Fundraiser
Summer 1994
Box: 43 Folder : 21 Cherry Hill Demonstration
undated
Box: 34 Folder : 6 Committee Members and Others [Polaroid Portraits]
Undated
Box: 43 Folder : 11 Demonstration at fake abortion clinic "Options"
Jul 30, 1986
Box: 43 Folder : 12 [Demonstration at Fake Abortion Clinic "Options" -Negatives]
Jul 30, 1986
Box: 43 Folder : 19 Demonstration- "Divorce: American Style" at Court Building
1985?
Box: 43 Folder : 20 [Demonstration-"Divorce: American Style"-Negatives"]
1985?
Box: 43 Folder : 5 Demonstration-Photos by Gina Salth
Jan 22, 1984
Box: 43 Folder : 6 [Demonstration-Photos by Gina Salth-Negatives]
Jan 22, 1984
Box: 43 Folder : 60 Election Eve Party at NOW-1984/Betty Friedan on NOW's "Birthday" October 1984
1984
Box: 43 Folder : 59 Elections-Officers
1981
Box: 44 Folder : 9 Endorsement
1989
Box: 34 Folder : 7 E.R.A. Campaigns
Jun 1982, Undated
Box: 34 Folder : 8 E.R.A. Committee: "NOW Goes to Virginia for the E.R.A." [Photograph by Jean Vertheim]
Jan 21, 1978
Box: 34 Folder : 9 E.R.A. Committee: E.R.A. March, Chicago
1980
Box: 44 Folder : 4 E.R.A. Vigil Women's Equality Day
Aug 22, 1981
Box: 44 Folder : 10 Fundraiser
Aug 26, 1991
Box: 44 Folder : 12 Fundraiser
July 17 and 28 [year unknown]
Box: 43 Folder : 29 Gay Pride
Mar 1989
Box: 43 Folder : 31 [Gay Pride? -Washington D.C.]
1993
Box: 43 Folder : 32 [Gay Pride? - Washington D.C.- Negatives]
1993
Box: 44 Folder : 48 [Group Portraits]
1994, undated
Box: 43 Folder : 22 Insurance Demonstration
undated
Box: 43 Folder : 23 ["Insurance Demonstration"-Negatives]
undated
Box: 43 Folder : 2 Jerry Skohle
Aug 22, 1981
Box: 43 Folder : 3 ["Jerry Skohle" -Negatives]
Aug 22, 1981
Box: 43 Folder : 28 Labor Day
1982
Box: 37 Folder : 9 "Let's Stop the Violence" [Photographs by Edye Falencki]
1989
Box: 44 Folder : 13 Lobbying-Albany
1989
Box: 34 Folder : 10 Mademoiselle Magazine Awards: Anne Grant
1973
Box: 34 Folder : 11 "March for Women's Equality/Women's Lives" [Contact Sheets and Prints]
Apr 9, 1989
Box: 43 Folder : 58 [Miscellaneous Conferences]
undated
Box: 43 Folder : 24 (Mixed Materials [31142063408853]) [Miscellaneous Demonstrations/Rallies-Dated]
late 1970s-early 1990s
Box: 37 Folder : 2 (Mixed Materials [31142062760346])
Box: 43 Folder : 26 [Miscellaneous Demonstrations/Rallies-Undated]
undated
Box: 43 Folder : 25 [Miscellaneous Demonstrations/Rallies-Undated]
undated
Box: 43 Folder : 27 [Miscellaneous Demonstrations/Rallies-Undated-Contacts with Negatives]
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 15 [Miscellaneous Events-Specified-Dated and undated]
1980-1991, undated
Box: 44 Folder : 47 [Miscellaneous Individuals]
1979, undated
Box: 43 Folder : 36 [Miscellaneous Marches-Dated]
1978
Box: 43 Folder : 37 [Miscellaneous Marches-Undated]
undated
Box: 34 Folder : 12 Miscellaneous Photographs
undated
Box: 34 Folder : 13 National and Regional NOW: National NOW Convention, San Antonio
1980
Box: 34 Folder : 14 National and Regional NOW: National NOW Convention, Miami
1984
Box: 43 Folder : 47 National NOW Conference
1980
Box: 43 Folder : 53 National NOW Conference-Denver, CO-March and Rally
Jun 1986
Box: 43 Folder : 54 ["National NOW Conference-Denver, CO-March and Rally" Negatives]
Jun 1986
Box: 43 Folder : 49 National NOW Conference-Miami
1984
Box: 43 Folder : 55 National NOW Conference Rally to Overturn the Gag Rule
Jul 1991
Box: 43 Folder : 56 ["National NOW Conference Rally to overturn the Gag Rule"-Negatives]
Jul 1991
Box: 43 Folder : 50 National NOW Conference-New Orleans
1985
Box: 43 Folder : 51 ["National NOW Conference- New Orleans" -Negatives]
1985
Box: 43 Folder : 48 National NOW Conference-Washington D.C.
1983
Box: 34 Folder : 15 Negatives -- Rallies and Meetings
circa 1970s-1990s
Box: 44 Folder : 7 NOW Direct Market Training Program
Feb 4, 1988
Box: 43 Folder : 52 NOW NY State Conference Includes: Noreen Lonnell, Barbara Ehrenreich, Judy Goldsmith, Carol Bellamy, Janice LaPorche, Muriel Fox, Bella Abzug
1985
Box: 43 Folder : 62 NOW/NYC Elections Includes: Jennifer Brown, Carolyn Chambers, Kelli Conlin, Ann Colona, Trish Bellae, Francois Jacobsohn, Karen Rood
1988
Box: 43 Folder : 63 ["NOW/NYC Elections 1988"-Negatives]
1988
Box: 43 Folder : 61 NOW/NYC Elections Includes: S. Hartnett, S.Spaulding, Jennifer Brown, V. Partridge, D. Welsh, N. Northup, M. Williams, L. Baldwin, S. Lombard, M. Giomonsis [?]
1985
Box: 43 Folder : 57 NOW State Conference
undated
Box: 43 Folder : 39 Operation Rescue-Dobbs Ferry
Dec 1988
Box: 43 Folder : 41-42 Operation Rescue-Planned Parenthood
undated
Box: 43 Folder : 43 ["Operation Rescue-Planned Parenthood"-Negatives]
undated
Box: 43 Folder : 38 Operation Rescue-Schwartz Clinic
May 6, 1988
Box: 43 Folder : 46 Operation Rescue-Queens Clinic
undated
Box: 43 Folder : 44 Operation Rescue-Queens Clinic
undated
Box: 43 Folder : 45 ["Operation Rescue-Queens Clinic"-Negatives]
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 24 [People-Individuals] "B" Includes Jennifer Brown and Carol Bellamy
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 25 [People Individuals-"B"-negatives]
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 26 [People-Individuals] "C" Includes Noreen Connell, Christine Craft
1986, undated
Box: 44 Folder : 27 [People-Individuals] "D"
1967, 1980, undated
Box: 44 Folder : 28 [People-Individuals] "E" Includes Barbara Ehrenreich
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 29 [People-Individuals] "F" Includes New York Councilwoman M. Friedlander, Muriel Fox, Betty Friedan
1981, undated
Box: 44 Folder : 30 [People-Individuals] "G" Includes Judy Goldsmith
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 31 [People-Individuals] "H" Includes M. Hoffman
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 32 [People-Individuals] "J"
1989, undated
Box: 44 Folder : 33 [People-Individuals] "K"
1981
Box: 44 Folder : 34 [People-Individuals] "L" Includes Ladies Against Women, Susan Lombard
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 35 [People-Individuals] "M"
1988, undated
Box: 44 Folder : 36 [People-Individuals] "N"
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 37 [People-Individuals] "O"
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 38 [People-Individuals] "P"
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 39 [People-Individuals] "Q/R" Includes Sally Ride
1987, undated
Box: 44 Folder : 40 [People-Individuals] "S"
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 41 [People-Individuals] "T"
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 42 [People-Individuals] "U"
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 43 [People-Individuals] "V"
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 44 [People-Individuals] "W"
1981, 1988, undated
Box: 44 Folder : 45 Political Figures/Celebrities
1981, 1984, 1989, undated
Box: 44 Folder : 46 Political Figures/Celebrities
undated
Box: 43 Folder : 14 Press Conference in support of Liz Holtzman on steps of Supreme Court Building
Dec 1987
Box: 43 Folder : 15 [Press Conference in support of Liz Holtzman on steps of Supreme Court Building-Negatives]
Dec 1987
Box: 43 Folder : 17 Pro-Choice Rally Washington D.C.
Nov 12, 1989
Box: 43 Folder : 10 Rally at Bryant Park, NYC-NY Pro-Choice Coalition
Jan 22, 1986
Box: 34 Folder : 16 Rape Prevention Committee: Focus 15 Slide Show
1974
Box: 43 Folder : 13 Rehnquist Rally
Aug 1986
Box: 34 Folder : 17 Reproduction and its Control Committee: Pro-Choice March, March 1972, N.Y.C. [Includes baby Sleeping in Stroller with Pin, "I'm Not Going to Give Up My Right to Choose"] [35 mm negative]
1972
Box: 34 Folder : 18 Reproduction and its Control Committee: Abortion Picket Line, June 14, 1974 [Contact Sheet]
1974
Box: 34 Folder : 19 Reproductive Rights Committee: St. Patrick's Cathedral Demonstration [Contact Sheet Carin Drescher-Marx]
1976
Box: 34 Folder : 20 Reproductive Rights Committee: Abortion Teach-In [Photographs by Jean Wertheim]
Jan 21, 1978
Box: 34 Folder : 21 Reproductive Rights Committee: Demonstration, April 1979 [Color Slides by Linda Grishman]
1979
Box: 34 Folder : 22 Reproductive Rights Committee: Staten Island Demonstration [Contact Sheets, Negatives; Credit Unknown]
1981
Box: 34 Folder : 23 Reproductive Rights Committee: 9th anniversary of Roe v. Wade [Credit Unknown]
Jan 22, 1982
Box: 34 Folder : 24 Reproductive Rights Committee: 9th anniversary of Roe v. Wade [Photographs by Tom Beckett]
Jan 22, 1982
Box: 43 Folder : 34 Reproductive Rights March Fifth Avenue, Cherry Hill Demonstration, St. Partrick's Demonstration
undated
Box: 43 Folder : 35 [Reproductive Rights March-Negatives]
undated
Box: 40 Slides: 2nd Select Action, Ganley River
undated
Box: 40 Slides: Mary Kay, Rosie the Riveter
May 1981 - Jun 1981
Box: 40 Slides: NOW Rally
Jul 1981
Box: 40 Slides: NOW Rally
Jul 1981
Box: 40 Slides: NOW SF
Aug 1982
Box: 40 Slides: NOW Labor Day
1983
Box: 40 Slides: NOW
undated
Box: 40 Slides: NOW Cherry Hill N.U.
undated
Box: 40 Slides: NOW Copies
undated
Box: 40 Slides: NOW Labor Day
undated
Box: 40 Slides: NOW PSA
undated
Box: 40 Slides: NOW Womens Power PAC
undated
Box: 40 Slides: NOW Election Campaign Meeting
undated
Box: 40 Slides: NOW Member Meeting
undated
Box: 40 Slides: Slides found loose in box
undated
Box: 40 Slides: Unidentified shoots, #1-10
undated
Box: 40 Slides: Reproductive Rights March
1981
Box: 40 Slides: Reproductive Rights Coalition March
1981
Box: 44 Folder : 8 Street Fair
1988, 1989
Box: 40 16 mm: NOW Wash.
Jun 29, 1982
Box: 40 16 mm: Approach
undated
Box: 40 16 mm: Crowd
undated
Box: 34 Folder : 25 Unidentified photograph [Johnny Cash and Unidentified Woman]
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 16 [Unspecified events-dated]
1979-1992
Box: 44 Folder : 17-21 [Unspecified events-undated]
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 22 [Unspecified events-undated-negatives with prints]
undated
Box: OS009 Folder : 1 Woman Dead from Illegal Abortion [Graphic]
undated
Box: 37 [Woman holding "Never Again" sign, photographer Dianna Wade, oversized]
1974
Box: 37
Box: 34 Folder : 26 "Woman Power is Too Good to Waste" [Photographs by Marilyn Schwartz]
undated
Box: 34 Folder : 27 "Women March for Equality," August 26, 1971 [Contact Sheets, Bettye Lane Photographer]
1971
Box: 44 Folder : 6 Women Photographer's NOW Opening
Jun 1986
Box: 44 Folder : 14 Women's Equality Day
undated
Box: 34 Folder : 28 "Women's Equality Day," August 26, 1977
Aug 26, 1977
Box: 44 Folder : 5 Women's Equality Day August 27, 1984, Voter Registration Drive, Truth Square Anti-Reagan Demonstration, Pay Equity
Aug 27, 1984, undated
Box: 43 Folder : 4 Women's Equality Day Rally NYPL
Aug 26, 1982
Box: 43 Folder : 7 Women's Truth Squad
1984
Box: 43 Folder : 8 "Witness Women's Lives"-Pro-choice Demonstration at Saint Patrick's
Jun 1985
Box: 43 Folder : 9 ["Witness Women's Lives-Pro-Choice Demonstration at Saint Patrick's]
Jun 1985

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Series IX: Artifacts, Ephemera, Graphics and Other Material

Scope and Content Note

Series includes NOW-NYC artifacts, ephemera, graphics and publicity materials from circa 1970s-1980s. Artifacts and ephemera include a blue and yellow "Partnership in Marriage" felt banner, baloons with NOW-NYC slogans, 3 cross-stitch patterns with "Liberte, Egalite, Sororite", bumper stickers, sheet music for "Liberation Now!", flyers, stickers and programs.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 37 1 Banner: "PARTNERSHIP IN MARRIAGE"
undated
Box: 37 7 Balloons: "Ratify the ERA," "A Day for Women's Rights--Ratify the ERA 8/22/77," "I Love Equality / NOW-NYC / Boycott States that Have not Ratified the ERA"
1977
Box: 37 3 Cross-stitch Patterns: "Liberte, Egalite, Sororite"
undated
Box: 37 2 pieces of Lace
[1977-1979]
Box: 37 Name tag: "Focus 15: Yolanda Bako"
[1975]
Box: 37 Folder : 3 Arts Committee-Flyers, Programs
1972, 1974
Box: 37 Folder : 4 E.R.A. Committee--cards, bumper stickers
1977-1982
Box: 37 Folder : 5 "Liberation, NOW!" Song--sheet music
1970
Box: 37 Folder : 6 Reproductive Rights Committee bumper stickers, "STOP Violence Against Women" stickers
[1977-1979]
Box: 34 Folder : 31 Clippings
Box: 34 Folder : 30 Ephemera
undated
Box: 34 Folder : 31 Graphics
undated
Folder: 6 Drawer : 15 Posters
Box: 34 Folder : 32 Various NOW Documents [Includes Press Releases; "National Organization for Women: Woman Power Project" Report on Referral System; NOW-NYC Training Manual; "NOW-NYC A Case Study"; Workshop Materials
circa 1977-1995
Box: 37 Folder : 1 Proclamations of Women's Equality Day (2) and ERA Countdown Day (1) from the Mayor of New York State
1981, 1982
Box: 37 Folder : 11 3 NOW Transparencies
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 12 Layouts for NOW Handouts
1991, undated
Box: 37 Folder : 13 Proclamation from Governor of New York State for Susan B. Anthony Day (3), Women's Equality Week, Women's Equality Day, ERA Countdown Day, International Women's Day, and Resolution
Box: 37 1 Hat "Carol Bellamy Election Day Team and 1 visor "NOW/PAC Woman"
Box: 37 33 Miscellaneous Buttons
undated
Box: 37 4 tubes containing film "Women Now Pt. 1" (2) and "Women Now Pt. 2" (2) by Feminist Productions Inc. Babylon, NY
undated
Box: 37 2 "ERA YES" stamps and 1 prescription bottle with label "FOR EQUALITY"
undated
Box: 37 3 T-shirts "We'll Remember Each November ERA YES" "Keep Your Laws Off My Body" and "Pro Choice NOW"
undated
Box: 41 NOW-NYC Totebag
undated
Box: 41 Four ERA T-Shirts
1981-1982
Box: 41 Pink kerchief
undated
Box: OS009 The NOW York Times, The Trulytzer Prize, Women's Equality Day Proclamation
1971-1981
Box: Shared Tamiment 023 ERA Banner

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Series X: "Our North American Foremothers" Documentary

Scope and Content Note

Materials from NOW's circa 1972 multimedia documentary, "Our North American Foremothers", written and produced by Anne Grant. Includes over twelve hundred slides depicting historical figures (primarily portraits), places, documents, and artifacts from the struggle for women's rights, a twenty-five page script for the show narrating the history of women's rights and feminism, photographs, and ephemera. Also includes four reels of 16 mm film made for the project by Maria Lessing but not included in the final project.

Note: the script is also located in Series V: Programs, and correspondence about copyright is located in Series II: Correspondence.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 35 Folder : 1 NOW Slides, Vol. 1: 1-14 [1 of 2]
undated
Box: 35 Folder : 2 NOW Slides, Vol. 1: 1-14 [2 of 2]
undated
Box: 35 Folder : 3 NOW Slides, Vol. 2: 15-30 [1 of 2]
undated
Box: 35 Folder : 4 NOW Slides, Vol. 2: 15-30 [2 of 2]
undated
Box: 35 Folder : 5 NOW Slides, Vol. 3: 31-44 [1 of 2]
undated
Box: 36 Folder : 1 NOW Slides, Vol. 4: 45-60 [1 of 3]
undated
Box: 36 Folder : 2 NOW Slides, Vol. 4: 45-60 [2 of 3]
undated
Box: 36 Folder : 3 NOW Slides, Vol. 4: 45-60 [3 of 3]
undated
Box: 36 Folder : 4 Script, Cards, Photographs
Box: 37 Folder : 10 Unidentified Portrait
1972
Box: 36 Folder : 5 Slideshow Opening Credits [Color Photographs]
1972
Box: 38 Reel : data_value_missing_51a71c3576d9f7093e719366cc502d88 "Loretta" [large reel (400 ft)]
[1974]
Box: 38 Reel : data_value_missing_c4fb7a6bc318db9a41c678c113082284 "7252 / Lassing / Harriet Tubman" [small reel (50 ft.)]
[1974]
Box: 38 Reel : data_value_missing_155435eebe56b706720e9773a3fc6c98 "7256 / Lessing" [small reel (50 ft.)]
[1974]
Box: 38 Reel : data_value_missing_ca46ec92370841237d9a0b9e89066491 "Loretta and Claudia on the bycycle [sic]" [Small Reel (50 ft.)]
[1974]
Box: 38 Reel : data_value_missing_b867dd9d48d212fe6c06c1c305271eba "Lessing / first close-ups / Mon / Loretta on the bycicle [sic]" [small reel (50 ft.)]
[1974]
Box: 36 Folder : 7 List of Historical Women
circa 1970-1984

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Series XI: Radio Recordings, Symposiums and Conferences

Scope and Contents note

Includes audio cassettes, reel to reel tapes, and film from conferences and radio and television programs from the mid-1970s. Audio cassettes and reel-to-reel tapes of radio recordings and symposiums/conferences.

Conditions Governing Access

Some recordings in this series are missing as of October 2019, and are therefore not available to researchers.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 38 NOW Meeting #1 [1/2" open reel video tape]
Mar 22, 1973
Box: 38 NOW Meeting #3 [1/2" open reel video tape]
Mar 22, 1973

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Series XII: Audiovisual Materials, circa 1984 - 1990

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 41 Eight 30-60 minute U-Matic tapes. Labels include: "Divorce New York Style," "Repro Rights," "Legal Abortion but for Whom," When Children are Battleground," "Women's Health Issues," "Feminization of Poverty," "Educating Women With or Without Men," and "Closing the Wage Gap."
Apr 1984 - Mar 1986
Box: 42 Seven open reels, mostly NOW PSAs. Labels include "Voter Registration" and "Women and Economic Justice."
circa 1984-1990

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Series XIII: Legal Cases, 1994-2001. 1 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This series contains legal briefs primarily relate to the cases NOW v. Pataki and NOW v. Cuomo in which the organization served as a third-party representative for plaintiffs aginst the New York State Human Rights Division. The plaintiffs claimed that the Human Rights Division violated their right to due process by delaying or failing to properly address legal complaints of workplace sexual harassment. Briefs include plaintiff declarations, memoranda, affirmations, testimony, and appeal petitions dated 1997-2001. The series also includes several other legal briefs from 1998 related to cases of workplace sexual discrimination.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 45 Division of Human Rights Lawsuit: National Organization for Women v. Pataki
1994-2001
Box: 45 Division of Human Rights Lawsuit: National Organization for Women v. Cuomo
1997-1998
Box: 45 Rosario v. National Bank of Pakistan
1998
Box: 45 Martens v. Smith Barney Inc.
1998

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https://wayback.archive-it.org/6351/*/http://nownyc.org/
 

Series XV: Archived Website, October 2007-ongoing. 1 websites in 1 archived website.

National Organization for Women, NYC: October 2007-ongoing   https://wayback.archive-it.org/6351/*/http://nownyc.org/

Scope and Content Note

The New York City chapter was the founding chapter of the National Organization for Women. Their website includes information on the latest news and events regarding NOW-NYC, their priorities, and ways to get involved. NOW's priorities include reproductive rights, constitutional equality, lesbian rights, promoting diversity, violence against women, and economic and social justice.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to technical or privacy issues, archived websites may not be exact copies of the original website at the time of the web crawl. Certain file types will not be captured dependent on how they are embedded in the site. Other parts of websites that the crawler has difficulty capturing includes Javascript, streaming content, database-driven content, and highly interactive content. Full-Text searches of archived websites are available at https://archive-it.org/organizations/567.

Accruals

New site crawls are accrued semiannually.

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