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COLLECTION Identifier: Pr-5

National Abortion Rights Action League state affiliates newsletter collection, 1967-2007


Collection consists of newsletters from state affiliates of NARAL as well as newsletters of unaffiliated groups and organizations in the United States.


  • 1967-2007

Language of Materials

Materials in English.


Access. Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in 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.


2.42 linear feet ((2 cartons, 1 file box) plus 1 folio folder, electronic records)

Collection consists of NARAL affiliate newsletters. The material is arranged alphabetically by state.


Formed in 1969, the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, NARAL was the first national gathering of grassroots activists advocating the repeal of state abortion laws. Following the decriminalization of abortion with the landmark Roe v. Wade decision of the United States Supreme Court in 1973, NARAL became the National Abortion Rights Action League and opened a national office in Washington, D.C. The primary goals of its affiliates were to track legislation, to lobby for reproductive rights at the state and federal levels, and to compile annual guides to inform voters of their congressional delegations voting record.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Newsletters were removed from the records of the National Abortion Rights Action League and from other collections.

Processing Information

Processed: November 2004

By: Andy Moore

Updated: July 2013

By: Emily Gonzales

National Abortion Rights Action League state affiliates newsletter collection, 1967-2007
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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