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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 489

Papers of NOW officer Joan Hull, 1967-1977


Papers of National Organization for Women officer Joan Hull, coordinator of NOW's Task Force on Compliance and Enforcement.


  • Creation: 1967-1977

Language of Materials

Materials in English.


Access. Unrestricted.

As of November 2015, written permission of the National Organization for Women (NOW) is no longer required for access to this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in papers created by Joan Hull while an officer of the National Organization for Women (NOW) is held by NOW. 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.


.83 linear feet (2 file boxes)

This collection consists mainly of correspondence; there are also clippings and printed material. It reflects the activities of the National Organization for Women's Task Force on Compliance and Enforcement, primarily in regards to employment and affirmative action. Task Force efforts to attain equal treatment for women are reflected in their attempts to rally stockholders to influence company policies on women. There are several folders of correspondence containing requests for information concerning a variety of topics. Many of the letters contain Hull's responses, indicating whether or not NOW had any involvement in that area.

Folder headings are those of Hull unless otherwise noted; archivist's headings and notes are in square brackets. Folders are arranged chronologically. All printed material by or about Hull, as well as all printed material with annotations, has been kept in the collection. Other NOW publications and reports, except those created by Hull, 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.


Joan Hull was coordinator of the National Organization for Women's Task Force on Compliance and Enforcement in the early 1970s. Following her term as coordinator, she remained involved with the task force. She worked as a merchandising manager in Celanese Corporation's fibers division.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 78-M65

These papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Joan Hull in May 1978.

Processing Information

Processed: October 2002

By: Johanna Carll

Hull, Joan. Papers of NOW officer Joan Hull, 1967-1977: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
These papers were processed under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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