Kathryn M. Braeman and Gladys E. Henrikson Carol Burris and the Women's Lobby research collection, 1971-2018 (inclusive), 1971-1977 (bulk)
Correspondence, notes, and printed material collected by Kathryn M. Braeman and Gladys E. Henrikson for their book, Carol Burris and the Women's Lobby: The Untold Story of a Shoestring Lobbyist.
- Majority of material found within 1971-1977
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Gladys E. Henrikson is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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.
Extent.42 linear feet (1 file box)
The collection contains correspondence, notes, and printed material collected by Kathryn M. Braeman and Gladys E. Henrikson for their book, Carol Burris and the Women's Lobby: The Untold Story of a Shoestring Lobbyist, which recounts the successes of the Women's Lobby, an organization founded by Burris in 1971 to mobilize women to lobby for women's issues, including the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and child care.
Gladys E. Henrikson is a retired project planning and work process manager. In the 1970s, she served with the Women's Lobby and helped found the National Council for Alternative Work Patterns. Kathryn M. Braeman worked as an administrative judge for the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals until her retirement in 2008. She has held leadership roles in the American Bar Association, the National Association of Women Judges, the Cosmos Club, and the American Association of University Women. She was a founding member of the National Organization for Women in Lincoln, Nebraska, and served as an intern at the Women's Lobby while attending law school at the University of Nebraska. In 2019, Henrikson and Braeman co-authored Carol Burris and the Women's Lobby: The Untold Story of a Shoestring Lobbyist.
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 2019-M201
The Kathryn M. Braeman and Gladys E. Henrikson Carol Burris and the Women's Lobby research collection was given to the Schlesinger Library by Gladys E. Henrikson in December 2019.
Donors: Gladys E. Henrikson
Accession number: 2019-M201
Processed by: Johanna Carll
The following items have been transferred to the Schlesinger Library Printed and Published Materials Department:
- Carol Burris and the Women's Lobby: The Untold Story of a Shoestring Lobbyist, Kathryn M Braeman, Gladys E Henrikson, Virginia Hider Martin, Gail S Rosenberg (Justitia Publishing, 2019)
Processed: January 2020
By: Johanna Carll
The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit. Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- Language of description
- Processing of this collection was made possible by the Jeannette Ward Fund.
- EAD ID
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