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Commissions on the Status of Women collection, 1967-2004

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

Call No.: Pr-8
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Title: Commissions on the Status of Women collection, 1967-2004
Date(s): 1967-2004
Quantity: 5.84 linear feet (14 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: State and local reports, minutes, membership lists, newsletters, and task force and conference material for the President's Commission on the Status of Women.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 2003-M63
Material removed from the records of the National Association of Commissions for Women, and other manuscript collections.

Processing Information:

Processed: April 2005

TERMS OF USE:

Access. Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the materials created by the Commissions on the Status of Women as well as 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.

HISTORY

Established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, the President's Commission on the Status of Women undertook a 22-month study "to examine and recommend remedies to combat the...prejudices and outmoded customs [that] act as barriers to the full realization of women's basic rights." Its report, issued in 1963, spurred the Women's Bureau of the United States Department of Labor to spearhead the creation of state commissions on the status of women. By 1966, 45 states had commissions studying the condition of women within their jurisdictions, and by 1976, there were 82 local commissions, primarily in cities or highly urbanized counties.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Collection is organized alphabetically by state and includes state and occasionally local commission reports, minutes, membership lists, brochures, newsletters, and task force and conference material.

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Additional Index Terms

Feminism--Political aspects--United States
Local government--United States
Women--United States--Social conditions
Women's rights--United States
United States. President's Commission on the Status of Women.

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