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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1239

Records of the National Women's Conference Committee, 1977-2000

Overview

Bylaws, minutes, correspondence, press releases, annual meeting material, mailing lists, and financial records documenting the administration and outreach efforts of the National Women's Conference Committee and its partner organization, the National Women's Conference Center.

Dates

  • 1977-2000

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the National Women's Conference Committee is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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

6.46 linear feet ((15+1/2 file boxes) plus 1 folio folder)

The records of the National Women's Conference Committee include bylaws, minutes, correspondence, press releases, annual meeting material, mailing lists, and financial records documenting the administration and outreach efforts of the National Women's Conference Committee and its partner organization, the National Women's Conference Center. Folders titled "NWCC" contain minutes, financial documents, meeting materials, and other materials removed from binders. Folder titles were created by the donor and use the acronym NWCC interchangeably and collectively to reference the Committee and the Center. Folders were arranged alphabetically by the archivist.

HISTORY

Established by a mandate from the first National Women's Conference, Houston, Texas, in 1977, the National Women's Conference Committee was designed to represent and sustain grassroots groups working for women's equality. The NWCC represented a network of individuals as well as national, state and local women's groups; its purpose was to mobilize support for the National Plan of Action issued by the 1977 conference, which addressed the legal, economic, and social changes needed to ensure equality. The National Women's Conference Center, established as a public charity qualified to receive tax deductible contributions, was incorporated in 1980 to finance and conduct charitable and educational programs in support of National Women's Conference Committee.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 91-M54, 91-M91, 94-M155, 2012-M129, 2012-M155, 2014-M52

The records of the National Women's Conference Committee were given to the Schlesinger Library by members of the NWCC including Gene Boyer and Bonnie Newman Howard, between 1991 and 2014.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Records of the Massachusetts Coordinating Committee for the National Observance of International Women's Year (1977), 1977-1978 (MC 1154) and Records of the United States National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year, 1974-1978 (MC 1254).

Processing Information

Processed: August 2023

By: Johanna Carll, with assistance from Janin Escobedo Garcia

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.

Title
National Women's Conference Committee (U.S.). Records of the National Women's Conference Committee, 1977-2000: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
eng
Sponsor
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.
EAD ID
sch02236

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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