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National Abortion Rights Action League, State affiliates printed material collection, 1969-1989

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: Pr-3
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Title: National Abortion Rights Action League, State affiliates printed material collection, 1969-1989
Date(s): 1969-1989
Quantity: 5 linear feet (5 cartons) plus electronic records)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Collection consists of printed material from NARAL-affiliated organizations in the United States and Canada.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Material was removed from the records of the National Abortion Rights Action League.

Processing Information:

Processed: October 2004
By: Andy Moore

TERMS OF USE:

Access. Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the NARAL state affiliate newsletters is held by the NARAL state affiliates.
Copying. Materials may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

National Abortion Rights Action League, State affiliates printed material collection, 1969-1989; item description, dates. Pr-3, folder title. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

HISTORY

Formed in 1969, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) was the first national gathering of grassroots activists advocating the repeal of state abortion laws. Originally named the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, its mission was to provide an information clearinghouse for efforts to repeal restrictive state laws. Upon the decriminalization of abortion with the landmark Roe v. Wade decision of the United States Supreme Court in 1973, NARAL changed the words for which its acronym stood and opened a national office in Washington, D.C. Its affiliates primary goals 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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Collection consists of NARAL printed material from state affiliates in the United States and affiliates in Canada. This material is organized alphabetically by state, preceded by folders containing material from Canada and of national interest. Types of materials in this collection include clippings, advocacy fliers, court case reviews, legal reports and updates, medical reports, brochures, depositions, pamphlets, convention agendas, independent surveys, state-sponsored surveys, etc.
NARAL's web site is being captured periodically as part of Harvard University Library's Web Archive Collection (WAX).

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Abortion
Abortion--Law and legislation--United States
Electronic records
Lobbying
Pro-choice movement--Canada
Pro-choice movement--United States
Web sites
Women--United States--Social conditions
Women's rights--United States
National Abortion Rights Action League

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