Papers of NOW officer Mordeca Jane Pollock, 1969-1976
Language of Materials
As of December 2015, written permission of the National Organization for Women (NOW) is no longer required for access to folders #1.11-2.6.
Conditions Governing Use
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
.63 linear feet ((1+1/2 file boxes) plus 3 audiotapes)
Series I, Personal Papers (#1.1-1.10), includes letters from Pauli Murray, who was Pollock's colleague at Brandeis University.
Series II, National Organization for Women (#1.11-2.6), concerns Pollock's NOW activities as a member of the Nominating Committee and the Board of Directors. Materials include correspondence concerning the goals of NOW, particularly from 1975-1976, during the Majority Caucus/Womansurge split.
The last grouping contains one folder of papers of Eliza Paschall, secretary of NOW's Executive Committee, consisting of letters, mainly carbon and mimeograph copies, many from Betty Friedan.
Folder headings are those of Pollock unless otherwise noted; archivist's headings and notes are in square brackets. All printed material by or about Pollock, as well as all printed material with annotations, has been kept in the collection. Other NOW publications and reports, except those created by Pollock, 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. Personal Papers (#1.1-1.10)
- Series II. National Organization for Women (#1.11-2.6)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Mordeca Jane Pollock in February 1974 and May 1980.
By: Johanna Carll
- Pollock, Mordeca Jane, 1941- . Papers of NOW officer Mordeca Jane Pollock, 1969-1976: 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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