Scope and Contents
Series IX, COMMITTEES (#132-191), combines the correspondence, leaflets, and related papers of standing and ad hoc committees in one alphabetical sequence. For most of the committees, documentation is sparse. Records may still be held by past or present committee chairs. Membership committee records are in Series X. For the education committees, see Education (#139-140), College Action (#134), Federal Contract Compliance on Education (FCCE files of Bernice "Bunny" Sandler, chair, #147-160), and Higher Education (#163-164). The Help-Wanted Ads Committee (#161-162) was established in 1972, and consists of Paula Treder's correspondence; see Legal Committee (#171-174) for earlier correspondence on the subject. The International Women's Years files (#166-170) are those of Bert Hartry.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. The agreement between the Library and WEAL signed in 1974 was revised in 1978, and again in 1981. WEAL dissolved in 1989. Most of the restrictions on research use have now expired. Access to the membership records (#191-202, and folio boxes 5 and 6) is restricted to those past national officers, board members, and executive directors who sign a special permission form until August 1, 2029. In addition, #204 is closed until January 1, 2026.
Extent5.54 linear feet (3 cartons, 1+1/2 file boxes, 2 folio boxes)
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