Papers of NOW officer Judith Goldsmith, 1974-2021
Correspondence, mailings, clippings, notes, speeches, printed material, and other materials documenting Judy Goldsmith's participation in the National Organization for Women as Wisconsin NOW president and national NOW board member, executive vice president, and president.
- Goldsmith, Judith (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Judith Goldsmith is held by Judith Goldsmith. 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.
Extent2.29 linear feet ((5+1/2 file boxes) plus 1 folio folder, 1 photograph folder)
The papers of NOW officer Judy Goldsmith contain correspondence, mailings, clippings, notes, speeches, printed material, and other materials documenting Goldsmith's participation in the National Organization for Women as Wisconsin NOW president and national NOW board member, executive vice president, and president. Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be digitized and available online. Files are arranged alphabetically.
Judith Ann Becker Goldsmith was born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in 1938. She received a BS in English from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1963) and an MA in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1967). From 1968 to1973, she was an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo Urban Center and from 1974 to 1976, she was an instructor of English at the University of Wisconsin Center-Manitowoc County. In 1974, she became a founding member of Two Rivers-Manitowoc NOW and served as the chapter president from 1974-1975. From 1975 to 1978, she was state coordinator of Wisconsin NOW. In 1977, Goldsmith was appointed to NOW's national board and in 1978, she was elected NOW's executive vice president. In 1982, she was elected president of NOW. She sought reelection in 1985 but was defeated by Eleanor Smeal. Goldsmith returned to Wisconsin in 1991 to serve as special consultant for gender equity and affirmative action to the chancellor at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. From 1993 to 2002, she was Dean and CEO of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Fond du Lac Campus, a position she also held on an interim basis from 2009 to 2010.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 2021-M203
The papers of Judith Goldsmith were given to the Schlesinger Library by Judith Goldsmith in November 2021.
Processed: March 2022
By: Johanna Carll
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- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- Language of description
- Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.
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