National Organization for Women, Connecticut Chapter Records
1996.0014

 An Inventory

Summary Information

Repository
Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
Title
National Organization for Women, Connecticut Chapter Records
ID
1996.0014
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1970-2014
Date [inclusive]
undated, 1939, 1964-2014
Extent
127.0 Linear feet
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
The collection contains the administrative records of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Organization for Women. CT NOW believes that the personal is indeed political; therefore it strives to impact and change attitudes, beliefs, and policies that harm all women by fighting for political, economic, and social justice through education, organizing and action.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], National Organization for Women, Connecticut Chapter Records.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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History

The National Organization for Women is the largest organization of feminist activists in the  United States.  NOW has more than 500,000 contributing members and more than 500 local and campus affiliates in all 50 states and the  District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been "to take action" to bring about equality for all women. Both the actions NOW takes and its position on the issues are principled, uncompromising and often ahead of their time.

Detailed information about the history and activities of the organization is available on the NOW website.

CT NOW believes that the personal is indeed political, therefore it strives to impact and change attitudes, beliefs, and policies that harm all women by fighting for political, economic, and social justice through education, organizing and action. This purpose includes, but is not limited to, equal rights and responsibilities in all aspects of citizenship, public service, employment, education, family life, and it includes freedom from discrimination because of race, gender or perceived gender, ethnicity, origin, age, marital status, sexual preference/orientation, physical ability/health status, or parenthood.

Information about the Connecticut Chapter is available on their website.

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Scope and Contents

Administrative records almost all related to the Greater New Haven chapter of CT NOW -- correspondence, flyers, pamphlets, photographs (persons unidentified), directories, membership lists, rally signs, t-shirts with feminist slogans and artwork, newsletters, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, scrapbook and photograph albums, annual reports, budgets

Legislation, projects, contacts with the media, fundraising, women's health, welfare, diversity, work, abortion, birth control and reproductive freedom

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries January 2012

University of Connecticut Libraries
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205
860.486.2524
archives@uconn.edu

Revision Description

  April 2015

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collection has been transferred by the Chapter in installments beginning in 1996.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to Connecticut based organizations and politics. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • National Organization for Women. Connecticut Chapter.
  • National Organization for Women. Connecticut Chapter.

Genre(s)

  • Administrative records
  • Clippings (information artifacts).
  • Correspondence
  • Financial Records
  • Photographs
  • Publications
  • Video recordings

Subject(s)

  • Organizational records

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Inventory, undated, 1939, 1964-2004  (Bulk, 1970-2004)

Box Box

Administrative Records, Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence, 1983-1994 

Scope and Contents note

[Subjects include: NOW minutes, papers, letters to legislation.]

1 MI_1
Box

Administrative Records, Correspondence, Financial Records, 1991-1998 

Scope and Contents note

[Subjects include: Legislative correspondence, chapter dues.]

2

Fliers, Newspaper Clippings, Administrative and Financial Records, Publications, Correspondence 1986-1995 

Scope and Contents note

[Subjects include: Activists, National NOW Times, membership itinerary, women’s suffrage.]

3

 1993-1995 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative and Financial Records, Publications, Notes, Correspondence [Subjects inlcude: NOW dues,  CT NOW meetings, finances.]

4

 1993 

Scope and Contents note

Realia, Photos, Video Recordings (4 VHS)[Subjects include: NOW training, stamps, pin, (2) canvas bags, (10) t-shirts.]

5

 1995-2001 

Scope and Contents note

Awards, Publications, Fliers, Correspondence, Notes, Newspaper Clippings, Financial Records[Subjects include: 13th Annual Feminist Awards Dinner “Year of the Women.”]

6

Newspaper Clippings, Fliers, 1995 

Scope and Contents note

[Subjects include: Women’s Rights.]

7

Administrative Records, Correspondences, Newspaper Clippings, Publications, 1990-1994 

Scope and Contents note

[Subjects include: Policy manuals.]

8

Manuscript, Newspaper Clippings, (2) data disks, Administrative Records, Publications, Realia, 1989-1992 

Scope and Contents note

[Subjects include: CT NOW minutes, pro-choice, stop domestic violence pin.]

9

Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Fliers, Administrative and Financial Records, Publications, 1983-1989 

Scope and Contents note

[Subjects include: Banner, NOW minutes and Annual Reports,  NOW correspondence.]

10

Notes, Publications, Administrative Records, Publication, Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, 1984-1989 

Scope and Contents note

[Subjects include: Fundraising, New Leadership in the Public Interest,  National Assembly of the Future of the Family,  NOW Records,  Farmington Valley News.]

11

 1975-1992 

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper Clippings, Publications, Administrative Records, Correspondence [Subjects include: Pro-choice Rally, NOW correspondence, Domestic Violence against Women,  War, Peace and Women.]

12

 1978-1997 

Scope and Contents note

Photographs, Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Administrative and Financial Records [Subjects include: Promise Keepers,  NOW chapter dues,  NOW meetings and state conventions.]

13

 1989-1999 

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper Clippings, Administrative Records, Fliers, Manuscripts, Notes [Subjects include: Pro-choice Rally, NOW chapter Newsletters.]

14

Administrative Records, Newspaper Clippings, Manuscripts, Correspondence, Publication, 1988-1991 

Scope and Contents note

[Subjects include: Pro-choice Rally, Project “Stand up for Women.”]

15

Notes, Fliers, Newspaper Clippings, Manuscripts, Correspondence, Publication, Financial Records, 1979-1989 

Scope and Contents note

[Subjects include: Pro-choice vs. Pro-life, Coalition for Women in Prison, Planned Parenthood Insurance and NOW policy.]

16

Administrative Records, Newspaper Clippings, Manuscripts, Fliers, Publications, Financial Records, Correspondence, 1989-1993 

Scope and Contents note

[Subjects include: NOW Rally, meeting minutes, CT News.]

17

Publication, Administrative Records, Correspondence, Notes, Newspaper Clippings, 1989-1991 

Scope and Contents note

[Subjects include: NOW chapter newsletters,  CT NOW administrative files.]

18

Manuscript, Administrative Records, Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Fliers, Publications, 1973-1993 

Scope and Contents note

[Subjects include: Conducting a Rally,  NOW bylaws, Gray Panthers.]

19

 1988-1990 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative Records, Manuscripts, Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence, Financial Records, Publications [Subjects include: Bylaws, Planned Parenthood information, NOW minutes, letters to legislation,  National NOW Times,  NOW state and local.]

20

 1973-1991 

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper Clippings, Publications, Notes [Subjects include: Women’s Center Newsletter,  Feminist Review, notes on women’s liberation.]

21

 2000 

Scope and Contents note

Realia, Visual and Audio Recordings, Newspaper Clippings, Publications [Subjects include: Pins, Stickers, (1) hat, film strips, (4) audio cassettes, (1) VHS ( United Farm Workers of America,  The Wrath of Grapes), bumper stickers, license plate, bandana, “Sister” Feminine Publication.]

22

 1978-1987 

Scope and Contents note

Publication, Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, Correspondence, Administrative Records, Manuscripts, Notes [Subjects include: Sexual Assault, Teen Pregnancy, Legislative Committee, Pay Equity.]

33

 1987-1990 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, Administrative Records, Publication, Newspaper Clippings [Subjects include: Legislation and Teenage Pregnancy, Ladyslipper Catalogue.]

23

 1996-2002 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative Records, Fliers, Publications, Manuscript, Print materials [Subjects include: The Rules of the Game, Nineteenth Annual Connecticut Lobbying Conference, ConnSacs orientation manual.]

24

 1982-1989 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative Records, Notes, Publications, Newspaper Clippings, Correspondences, Fliers [Subject includes: Archival CT, CT NOW Papers.]

25

 1980-1989 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, Administrative Records, Newspaper Clippings [Subjects include: Women’s Rights, Protests.]

26

 1970-1994 

Scope and Contents note

Publication, Newsletters, Correspondence, Fliers, Book, Administrative and Financial Records [Subjects include: The Waterfall,  CT NOW News,  NOW correspondence,  Connecticut Focus.]

27

 1981-1991 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative and Financial Records, Manuscripts, Correspondence, Publication, Newspaper Clippings, Legal Documents, Publication [Subjects include: Federal Legislation, meeting minutes, National Times.]

28

 1983-2000 

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript, Notes, Administrative Records, Publication, Fliers, Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, Legal Documents [Subjects include: Court Documents, Economy Equity Act, CT NOW Lesbian Rights.]

29

 1980-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative and Financial Records, Correspondence, Fliers [Subjects include: Executive Committee List, CT NOW By-Laws, Insurance, Supreme Court.]

30

 1982 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative Records, Newspaper Clippings, Publications, Fliers [Subjects include: Reproductive Rights, NOW Times.]

31

 1978-1991 

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper Clippings, Publications, Fliers, Legal Documents, Administrative Records, Notes [Subjects include: National Organization for Women Newspaper,  NOW jobs.]

32

 1988-1991 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, Administrative Records, Newspaper Clippings, Audio Recordings, Photographs, Publication [Subjects include: Facts on Reproductive Rights, Annual Report, Empowering Women NOW, (12) Audio tapes.]

34

 1982-1990 

Scope and Contents note

Publication, Fliers, Notes, Administrative and Financial Records, Correspondence [Subjects include: Women’s Equality, Women’s Rights, CT NOW fundraising committee.]

35

 1981-1988 

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper Clippings, Administrative and Financial Records, Fliers, Manuscripts, Notes [Subjects include: The Waterfall Connecticut News,  NOW Times, Fundraising.]

36

 1978-1994 

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper Clippings, Publication, Administrative and Financial Records, Correspondence, Manuscript [Subjects include: Informed Consent for Abortion Legislation Committee, TASC, Pro-Choice.]

37

 1989-1993 

Scope and Contents note

Notes, Administrative Records, Calendar, Fliers, Publications, Manuscripts, Newspaper Clippings [Subjects include: Women’s Equality, NOW Bylaws,  The Politics of Women’s Health, 21st Century Feminist Fund.]

38

 1988-1995 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative and Financial Records, Notes, Manuscripts, Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings [Subjects include: CT NOW member survey,  CT NOW records.]

39

 1992-1995 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, Legal Documents, Administrative and Financial Records, Newspaper Clippings, Publications, Fliers [Subjects include: CT News (  The Waterfall), Rally’s,  CT NOW correspondence, Annual Award Ceremonies.]

42

 1988-1996 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative Records, Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Notes, Fliers [Subjects include: CT NOW, membership questionnaire.]

44

 1989 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative Records, Manuscripts, Correspondence, Map, Newspaper Clippings, Poster [Subjects include: GNH NOW Questionnaire, Map/Street listing,  CT NOW.]

45

 1987-1992 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative and Financial Records, Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence, Publication, Legal Documents [Subjects include: Congress, State and House Senate Districts, NOW PAC manual, Primaries and Caucuses.]

46

 1983-2001 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, Administrative and Financial Records, Newspaper Clippings, Notes, Manuscripts, Post Cards [Subjects include: NOW Newsletters, Surveys, Legislative meetings, Feminism.]

47

 1999-2001 

Scope and Contents note

Visual Recordings, Realia, Poster, Legal Documents, Newspaper Clippings, Fliers, Correspondence, Administrative Records, Publications [Subjects include: (2) Sashes, (2) VHS’s, “Redefining Liberation.”]

48

 1972-1978 

Scope and Contents note

Publication, Fliers, Books [Subjects include: Ms. Magazine,  I’m Like Me,  Sisterhood is Powerful.]

49

 1973-2011 

Scope and Contents note

Fliers, Realia, Correspondence, Publications, Post Cards, Newspaper Clippings, Books, Award, Administrative Records [Subjects include: Bumper Sticker, (1) Pen, NOW conferences, Scrapbook,  The New Woman’s Survival Guide.]

50

 undated 

Scope and Contents note

Fliers, Newspaper Clippings, Administrative Records [Subjects include: PCSW News, Abortion,  National NOW Times,  The Waterfall  CT NOW News.]

51

 1980-1993 

Scope and Contents note

Photographs, Realia, Poster, Audio Recordings, Fliers, Correspondence, Notes, Administrative Records, Publications, Manuscripts, Newspaper Clippings [Subjects include: (2) T-shirts, “Insurance Workshop” Audio Cassette, CT NOW Rally pins, Bumper Stickers, Name Tag (  NOW Conference), Teen mothers,  CT NOW.]

52

 1975-1990 

Scope and Contents note

Newspapers [Subjects include: CT NOW  The Waterfall.]

53

 1985-1986 

Scope and Contents note

Dummies[Subjects include: The Waterfall dummies.]

54

 1986-1990 

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper Clippings, Dummies [Subjects include: The Waterfall  CT NOW News,  CT NOW dummies.]

55

 1989-1995 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, Administrative Records, Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, Publications, Fliers [Subjects include: Gender Equity and Education, Restrictions, Rallies.]

56

 1990-1995 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative and Financial Records, Newspaper Clippings, Publications, Correspondence, Notes, Manuscripts, Fliers [Subjects include: Women’s Reproductive and Gay/Lesbian Rights.]

57

 1986-1999 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative and Financial Records, Publications, Newspaper Clippings, Fliers [Subjects include: Commerce, Legislature, Insurance, Rights and Issues.]

58

 1964-1999 

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper Clippings, Administrative and Financial Records, Publications, Notes, Correspondence, Fliers, Transcripts [Subjects include: CT NOW Plans.]

59

 1997-1998 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative and Financial Records, Newspaper Clippings, Publications, Fliers, Notes, Manuscripts [Subjects include: Welfare, Wage Rates, Regulations and Legislation.]

61

 1987-1997 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative Records, Newspaper Clippings, Fliers, Correspondence, Notes [Subjects include: Promise Keepers, CT NOW Functions.]

62

 1997 

Scope and Contents note

Fliers, Newspaper Clippings, Administrative and Financial Records, Correspondence, Visual Recording [Subjects include: NOW CT Records, (1) VHS.]

63

 1982-1996 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative and Financial Records, Notes, Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Publication, Fliers, Legal Documents [Subjects include: The Waterfall (  CT NOW News), State Reports, Demonstrations.]

64

 1992-1995 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative and Financial Records, Newspaper Clippings, Notes, Correspondence, Publications, Fliers, Legal Documents [Subjects include: NOW CT Records.]

65

 1978-1998 

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper Clippings, Publication, Administrative Records [Subjects include: Women’s Rights, Annual Reports.]

66

 1988-1997 

Scope and Contents note

Realia, Newspaper Clippings, Awards, Photos, Visual Recordings [Subjects include: (2) VHS’s, (1) CT DBF Membership disk, (4) Greater New Haven NOW Pins, Women’s Rights.]

67

 1985-1998 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative and Financial Records, Newspaper Clippings, Fliers, Notes, Publications [Subjects include: CT NOW Meeting Minutes, Fundraising, Chapter Information.]

68

 1989-1996 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative and Financial Records, Legal Documents, Newspaper Clippings, Notes, Fliers [Subjects include: The Waterfall CT NOW News, National CT NOW Times.]

69

 1992-2005 

Scope and Contents note

Photographs, Visual Recording, Correspondence, Newsletter, Publications, Manuscripts, Financial Records [Subjects include: (1) DVD, Greater New Haven NOW Newsletter,  National NOW Times, Family Violence,  Ms. magazine.]

70

 1939-1984 

Scope and Contents note

Books [Subjects include: Proceedings, Extension Committee on Organization and Policy.]

71

 2002-2004 

Scope and Contents note

Legal Documents, Administrative and Financial Records, Magazine Clippings [Subjects include: Campaign Reform, Women’s Law Clinic, Women’s Studies.]

73

 2000-2004 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative and Financial Records, Correspondence, Notes, Publications, Newspaper Clippings [Subjects include: Family Issues, NOW Women’s Rights.]

74

 2000-2004 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative Records, Notes, Correspondence, Publications, Legal Documents [Subjects include: Women’s Rights, NOW Correspondence, Court Ruling.]

75

 1994-2005 

Scope and Contents note

Realia, Awards, Publications, Administrative Records [Subjects include: (1) Frisbee, (1) Mug, (1) Tote Bag, (2) T-Shirts, (1) Magnet, Pins, Bumper Stickers.]

76

 1999-2002 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative and Financial Records, Notes, Correspondence, Publications, Newspaper Clippings, Photographs, Visual Recordings [Subjects include: Information on Social Security, State Budget, Supreme Court, (3) DVDs.]

77

 1997-2005 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative and Financial Records, Correspondence, Publications [Subjects include: Unemployment, Fundraising, Women’s Career Advancement, Activism, Comprehensive Administrative Manual.]

78

 2001 

Scope and Contents note

Publications, Administrative Records, Manuscripts [Subjects include: Campaign Workbook.]

79

 undated 

Scope and Contents note

Realia [Subjects include: (1) Banner.]

80

 undated 

Scope and Contents note

Realia [Subjects include: (2) Banners.]

81

Clippings, Correspondence, Fliers, Publications, 1971-1972 

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Western Connecticut chapter,  Wilma Scott Heide.]

82
Oversize

Realia, Flyer, Photos, Poster, Newspaper Clippings, 1989 

Scope and Contents note

[Subjects include: Women’s March for Equality.]

OS_1

Award, Posters, Newspaper Clippings, 1991-1992 

Scope and Contents note

[Subjects include: Women’s Independence Day.]

OS_2

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Series II: Inventory (2015 addition) 1973-2009 

Box

Correspondence, clippings, notes, administrative records, financial records, 1992-1995 

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects Include: Northwest Regional NOW, Training Packets, PAC Manual, Meeting Minutes, Plans for bus trip to Washington, D.C., Coalition Education Task Force, National NOW Board Members, NOW Policies and Procedures, Women's Charter for Effective Equality, A Directory of Women's Associations in Connecticut, ERA Congressional Campaign, Catholics for Free Choice, Declaration for Women's Lives, NOW Stationary, Conference and Meeting Notes]

2015.0051_1

Administrative Records, financial reports, 1990-2014 

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects Include: Bylaws of the Greater New Haven Chapter National Organization for Women, Member Surveys, Chapter Leadership Memos, Greater New Haven NOW Annual Reports, NOW Membership Reports, Northeast Regional Correspondence, Material Order List, Budgeting, Sources of Income, Greater New Haven NOW Receipts, National Rebate Statements, Post Office Printouts, List of New Members, Checkbooks, Insurance Forms]

2015.0051_2

Publications, fliers, clippings, notes, 1981-2007 

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects Include: The Chamber Women, Business and the Future; Select Greater New Haven; Greater New Haven Fact Pac; Women Business and the Future II; Union Trust; Take Our Daughters to Work Day]

2015.0051_3

Administrative records, 1997-2000 

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects Include: Connecticut NOW Minutes; CT Now Director/Lobbyist; NOW Promise Keepers; NOW Ongoing Projects; NOW Legislation; Fundraising; NOW Media, NOW Press]

2015.0051_4

Administrative records, correspondance, clippings, legal documents, 1996-1998 

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects Include: NOW Minutes; Fundraising; State Chapters; State Newsletters; Membership; NOW Declaration; State/ Regional Coordinators; NOW Web; National Officers; Other State Newsletters; National NOW; NOW Vision; Rights Movement; NOW Clippings, Awards Dinner; Legal Electoral Action Program; Abbreviated Administrative Manual; Issues Policy Manual; Legal Defense and Education Fund; Action Workplans; Phone Bank Tally Sheets; Judicial/Police Issues for Women; Resumes; Schedules, Pro-Choice; Empowering Women National Conference; Women's Agenda Legislative Priorities/Legislative & Media Action Packet; Miami Beach Conference The Power of Women]

2015.0051_5

Administrative records, clippings, 1998-2000 

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects Include: Family Justia; Cable; NOW Divorce Task Force; NOW Young Fems; NOW WM Workplace; National Conference; NOW Diversity; NOW Welfare; Prudence Crandall; NOW Awards; Alice Lambert; President Management; Convention Notes; Meeting Notes]

2015.0051_6

Correspondence, clippings, notes, publications, 1977-1992 

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects Include: Men & Women at Work Workshop; Membership Applications; Greater New Haven NOW Goals; Miscellaneous correspondence, Eve's Fund; Silver Anniversary NOW; Voter ID; Health Care Information; Capitol Letters; Art Auction; Greater New Haven Newsletter; State Coordinating Meeting; album of clippings and photographs of CT NOW events]

2015.0051_7

Clippings, photographs, correspondence, administrative records, 1975-1989 

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects Include: albums with photographs and ephemera: Operating Rules of the South Central Connecticut Chapter of NOW; Nancy Lynch's Binder Notes; South Central Connecticut Chapter Notes, Photographs of events sponsored by NOW; Pro-Choice articles; Greater New Haven NOW album]

2015.0051_8

Administrative records, clippings, publications, 1991-2004 

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects Include: NOW Guide: Political Strategies/Action/Diversitying NOW; NOW Guide: Lobbying one's issues/media/conflict resolution; NOW Guide: State and Chapter Structure and Leadership; NOW National, Regional and State; CT NOW Meeting Minutes; NOW Service Codes pre January 1991]

2015.0051_9

Realia, 1996 

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects Include: 7 CT NOW tee-shirts]

2015.0051_10

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