Series V. WOMEN'S EQUITY ACTION LEAGUE (WEAL) AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, 1967-2006 (#36.10-64.9)
Scope and Contents
Series V, WOMEN'S EQUITY ACTION LEAGUE (WEAL) AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, 1967-2006 (#36.10-64.9), contains correspondence; meeting agendas, minutes, and notes; printed material; etc., relating to Sandler's involvement with WEAL and other organizations that she belonged to, worked with, and/or served as a board member or advisor. WEAL was a national membership organization founded in 1968 and dedicated to improving the status and lives of all women primarily through education, litigation, and legislation. Sandler joined WEAL in 1969. Beginning in January 1970, she filed numerous administrative complaints with the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCC), on behalf of WEAL, under Executive Order 11246, charging sex discrimination in university systems nationwide. Some files in this series are restricted under the terms of the WEAL/Schlesinger Library agreement for the WEAL Records (MC 311, MC 500) held by the Schlesinger Library; those collections may also hold records created by Sandler.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Most of the Bernice Resnick Sandler Papers are open for research with some restrictions: #2.1 is closed until 2040; #2.2 and 26.8 are closed until 2020; #2.3, 2.5, 2.7 are closed until 2030; #11.11, 26.8, 26.10, 26.13 and 26.14 are closed until 2050; #36.9 is closed until 2057.
In 2019, several folders that had been closed until Sandler's death (#8.1, 27.5, 27.7) were opened to research.
Some folders containing records of the Women's Equity Action League (WEAL) are restricted under the terms of the WEAL/Schlesinger Library agreement for the WEAL Records (MC 311, MC 500) held by the Schlesinger Library.
In 2014, some folders in Series V, Subseries E, containing records of the Women's Equity Action League (WEAL) relating to WEAL's Action Committee for Federal Contract Compliance on Education, which had previously been restricted under the terms of the WEAL/Schlesinger Library agreement for the WEAL Records, were opened. Folders or documents which relate to discrimination complaints brought by individuals still living continue to be closed until the individual's death.
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Extent28.98 linear feet ((69 + 1/2 file boxes) plus 1 folio folder, 2 folio+ folders, 1 oversize folder, 2 supersize folders, 2 audiotapes, 16 videotapes, 1 CD, 5 photograph folders, 1 photograph CD, 29 objects, and electronic records)
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