Jane H. Gilroy collection on the 1976 Ellen McCormack presidential campaign, 1972-2006
Mailings, press releases, speeches, and clippings from local and national newspapers documenting the 1976 United States presidential campaign of Ellen Cullen McCormack, a Democratic candidate who ran on a pro-life platform.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Jane H. Gilroy as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Extent.63 linear feet (1+1/2 file boxes)
The collection contains mailings, press releases, speeches by McCormack, and clippings from local and national newspapers documenting the 1976 United States presidential campaign of Ellen Cullen McCormack, a Democratic candidate who ran on a pro-life platform. Materials document McCormack's pro-life stance, including her objections to the inclusion of pro-choice language in the Democratic Party platform; issues regarding campaign financing, including McCormack becoming the first woman to receive federal matching funds; and McCormack's efforts to be included on state primary and caucus ballots. Materials are arranged chronologically.
English professor and pro-life advocate Jane H. Gilroy received a BA in English from Molloy College (1981), an MA in English from Hofstra University (1985), and PhD in English from Fordham University (1999). She was an adjunct instructor of English at Hofstra University (1984-1986) before beginning a career at Molloy College where she was an adjunct instructor in English (1981-1986), instructor of English (1986-1991), assistant professor of English (1991-2001), and associate professor of English (2001-2007). An active member of the pro-life movement since 1969, Gilroy published numerous scholarly and popular articles on the movement. She served as vice-chairman and secretary for the 1976 presidential campaign of Ellen McCormack, who ran on an exclusively pro-life platform, and authored a book on the campaign, A Shared Vision: The 1976 Ellen McCormack Presidential Campaign (2010). Gilroy was a founding member and president of the Long Island Chapter of University Faculty for Life.
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 2021-M161
The Jane H. Gilroy collection on the 1976 Ellen McCormack presidential campaign was given to the Schlesinger Library by the Sisters of Life in August 2021.
Donors: Sisters of Life
Accession number: 2021-M161
Processed by: Johanna Carll
The following item has been removed from the collection and transferred to the Printed Materials Department:
- A Shared Vision: The 1976 Ellen McCormack Presidential Campaign, by Jane H. Gilroy, 2010
Processed: November 2021
By: Johanna Carll
The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit. Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
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- Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.
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