Language of Materials
As of December 2015, written permission of the National Organization for Women (NOW) is no longer required for access to folders #1.1-3.13.
Conditions Governing Use
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
1.04 linear feet ((2+1/2 file boxes) plus 1 photograph folder)
Series I, Do It NOW (#1.1-2.9), contains correspondence dealing with subscriptions, advertisements, and criticisms of the newsletter. There are also budgets and mailing permit forms that contain circulation information, and a few advertisements that ran in the newsletter. Do It NOW became the National NOW Times in December 1979.
Series II, NOW Board of Directors (#2.10-3.13), contains correspondence relating to various issues facing the board, but the bulk is concerned with the controversy over the distribution of power in NOW. In addition to correspondence, there are printed materials from the Public Relations Committee and the Majority Caucus of NOW, a group of NOW members who in 1975 advocated a reorganization of NOW and a focusing of attention on issues such as lesbian rights, abortion, and rape.
Series III, Photograph (#3.14), contains one undated photograph of an anti-abortion protestor.
Folder headings are those of Pride unless otherwise noted; archivist's headings and notes are in square brackets. All printed material by or about Pride, as well as all printed material with annotations, has been kept in the collection. Other NOW publications and reports, except those created by Pride, were transferred to the NOW records in the Schlesinger Library. Non-NOW printed material produced by mainstream organizations and publications was discarded; leaflets and other ephemera of small, transient organizations were retained.
- Series I. Do It NOW (#1.1-2.9)
- Series II. NOW Board of Directors (#2.10-3.13)
- Series III. Photograph (#3.14)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Anne Pride in December 1979.
By: Johanna Carll
- Pride, Anne, 1942-1990. Papers of NOW officer Anne Pride, 1975-1979: A Finding Aid
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- These papers were processed under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- EAD ID
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