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Copying. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
10.63 linear feet ((25 + 1/2 file boxes) plus 2 folio folders, 2 folio+ folders, 3 photograph folders, 12 objects, and electronic records)
Series I, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 1990-2007 (#1.1-6.10), includes articles of incorporation; client services monthly reports addressed to the board (some reports are located in the meeting files); committee meeting files; financial material provided to the board; meeting files with minutes and supplemental material; and board manuals, applications, and member lists. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order by topic and chronologically within.
Series II, OPERATIONS, 1989-2007 (#6.11-8.17, F+D.1, E.1), includes correspondence and memos; files of Executive Directors Susan Hester (founder), Bev Baker, and Kathleen DeBold; intern manual and work reports; staff meeting notes and agendas; volunteer manuals, training, and policies; and files on the establishment and maintenance of the organization's web site. The Mautner Project's web site is being captured periodically as part of Harvard University Library's Web Archive Collection service (WAX); searchable archived versions of the web site will be available through this finding aid in 2011. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order by topic and chronologically within.
Series III, OUTREACH, CLIENT SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, 1990-2010 (#9.1-19.2, FD.1-FD.2, F+D.2, PD.1-PD.3, Mem.1-Mem.9), includes advertisements; annual reports; "Delicious Lesbian Kiss" anti-smoking campaign material; general and program brochures; educational events the Mautner Project either planned or participated in; files on the planning and execution of the Healing Works: National Conference on Lesbians and Cancer which was started by the Mautner Project; partnership files on various related organizations; speeches and speakers' bureau files; and memorabilia. The chronological scrapbooks and files were assembled by the founder and staff members, as an historical documentation of the organization. Contents include articles; advertisements; promotional material for events and yearly gala; brochures on programs; and volunteer information. Items in these chronological files often overlap with material found in other series. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order by topic and chronologically within.
Series IV, REMOVING THE BARRIERS PROGRAM, 1995-2006 (#19.3-24.4), includes funding applications, handbooks and manuals, and training material related to the Removing the Barriers program which was established by the Mautner Project in 1996. Removing the Barriers is designed to assist medical providers in providing more culturally competent care by identifying potential barriers to care faced by sexual minorities, particularly women who partner with women. Developed by the Mautner Project, in cooperation with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), Removing the Barriers is an experiential training program that encourages participants to explore many aspects of culture including personal privilege, the cultural interplay of individuals and the medical system, and the impact of institutional heterosexism. Removing the Barriers provides a specific focus on cultural distinctions of women who partner with women and how those may impact their access to preventive health screenings as well as on risk factors that may be significant for this specific population. Removing the Barriers explores the use of culturally appropriate language, family recognition and legal issues, as well as clinical concerns specific to women who partner with women, in an effort to aid providers in reaching their goal of serving underserved women. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order by topic and chronologically within.
Series V, DEVELOPMENT, 1990-2007 (#24.5-26.9, Mem.10-Mem.12), includes appeal letter samples, donor files, files on fundraising events and benefits such as golf tournaments and the annual gala (which include invitations, programs, auction catalogs and correspondence), and grant files. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order by topic and chronologically within.
Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be cataloged in VIA, Harvard University's Visual Information Access database. Others, referred to as "uncataloged" photographs, are not of sufficient research interest to warrant cataloging and are simply treated as part of the documents they accompany; they are marked on the back with an asterisk in square brackets [*].
- Series I. Board of directors, 1990-2007 (#1.1-6.10)
- Series II. Operations, 1989-2007 (#6.11-8.17, F+D.1, E.1)
- Series III. Outreach, client services, and education, 1990-2010 (#9.1-19.2, FD.1-FD.2, F+D.2, PD.1-PD.3, Mem.1-Mem.9)
- Series IV. Removing the Barriers program, 1995-2006 (#19.3-24.4)
- Series V. Development, 1990-2007 (#24.5-26.9, Mem.10-Mem.12)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records of the Mautner Project were given to the Schlesinger Library by the organization in 2008 and 2011.
Accession number: 2008-M92; 2008-M204
The following items have been removed from the collection:
- 21 betacam, 56 VHS, 28 audiocassettes, 2 DVD
By: Stacey Flatt, with assistance from Camille Torres.
- African American lesbians
- Annual reports
- Bisexual women--Health and hygiene
- Cancer--Patients--United States
- Cancer--Social aspects--United States
- DVD-Video discs
- Electronic records
- Financial records
- Health care reform--United States
- Health education--United States
- Lesbians -- United States--Social conditions
- Lesbians--Health and hygiene
- Lesbians--Medical care--United States
- Manuals (Handbooks)
- Medical personnel--Training of
- Patient advocacy--United States
- Smoking cessation
- Transsexuals--Health and hygiene
- Web sites
- Women health reformers--United States
- Women's health services--United States
- Women--Health and hygiene
- Women--Social networks--United States
- Mautner Project. Records of the Mautner Project, 1989-2010: A Finding Aid
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- Processing of this collection was made possible by a gift from the Radcliffe College Class of 1945.
- EAD ID
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