Papers of Mary O. Eastwood, 1915-1983 (inclusive), 1961-1977 (bulk)
- Majority of material found within 1961-1977
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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
3.13 linear feet ((7 + 1/2 file box) plus 2 photograph folders)
Jane Crow and the Law: Sex Discrimination and Title VII.Although there is substantial correspondence between Eastwood and Ti-Grace Atkinson, Jo Freeman, and Pauli Murray throughout the collection, only some folder descriptions designate its inclusion.
The folders are in the order in which they were sent by the donor. Folder titles are the donor's; any information added by the processor is in square brackets. In 2009, the processor divided the overly-full folders for preservation reasons, maintaining the previously-assigned folder numbers (and adding alphabetical designations), since the collection had been heavily used and cited.
As technical secretary to the civil and political rights committee of President Kennedy's Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW), Eastwood researched decisions involving women and the Fourteenth Amendment, and became increasingly interested in the women's movement. With Pauli Murray she wrote the highly influential article
Jane Crow and the Law: Sex Discrimination and Title VII,which appeared in the Georgetown Law Review (34, December 1965). She was very active in the formation of the National Organization for Women (NOW); a board member of Human Rights for Women (HRW), an organization formed in 1968 to help finance sex discrimination litigation and research projects on women's issues; and a member of Federally Employed Women (FEW), a group that sought an end to sex discrimination in the federal government.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Mary Eastwood were given to the Schlesinger Library in November 1978 and December 1983 by Mary Eastwood.
- Box 1: 1-10
- Box 2 : 11-17a
- Box 3: 17b-30c
- Box 4: 31-40a
- Box 5: 40b-50e
- Box 6: 51a-56
- Box 7: 57-70b
- Box 8: 71-73b
By: Anne Engelhart; updated by Katherine Gray Kraft
- Eastwood, Mary O., 1930- . Papers of Mary O. Eastwood, 1915-1983 (inclusive), 1961-1977 (bulk): A Finding Aid
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