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COLLECTION Identifier: 81-M44--81-M101

Papers of Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris Hogan, 1971-1976


Records of Boston-area feminist organizations and autobiographical essay by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris Hogan, feminist.


  • 1971-1976

Language of Materials

Materials in English.


Access. Unrestricted with the exception of folder #37, which is closed until January 1, 2027.

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 the papers created by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris Hogan as well as 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.


1 linear feet (1 carton)

Collection includes records of the Boston chapter of the National Organization for Women, the Association of Feminist Consultants, and other feminist organizations including correspondence, memos, bylaws, directories, clippings, and a 1971 survey of NOW chapters. The collection also contains Hogan's autobiographical essay, "How a Nice Girl Like Me Got Into a Place Like Liberation.̋


Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris Hogan, daughter of Charles L. and Alice Oviatt Morris, was born September 11, 1985, in New Haven, Connecticut. A 1953 graduate of Vassar College, Hogan was the first director of Massachusetts NOW and served as co-chair of NOW's ERA lobby for passage of the ERA in Massachusetts. She was a consultant to the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, a member of the Women's Equity Action League (WEAL) and American Women in Radio and Television. From 1971-1982, Hogan was editor and publisher of The Equal Employment News (originally called WomanPower). She wrote, produced, and broadcast the daily news feature "Women at Work" for WEEI-CBS in Boston (1972-1974) and a series called "History of Women" for the CBS Radio Network (1974). Hogan also served as president of Betsy Hogan Associates, where she conducted equal employment opportunity seminars for public and private sector organizations. Hogan died August 15, 1985 in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 81-M44, 81-M101

The papers of Betsy Hogan were given to the Schlesinger Library in February and April 1981 by Betsy Hogan.

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: June 1980

By: Katherine Kraft

Hogan, Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris, 1932-1985. Papers of Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris Hogan, 1971-1976: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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