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79-M16--81-M121

9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.). Records of 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women, 1972-1980: A Finding Aid

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.: 79-M16--81-M121
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: 9 to 5: National Association of Working Women (U.S.)
Title: Records of 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women, 1972-1980
Date(s): 1972-1980
Quantity: 5.6 linear feet (3 cartons, 1 file box, 1 folio box, 3 card file boxes) plus 1 oversize folder, electronic records)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, minutes, surveys, etc., of 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women .

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 79-M16, 80-M48, 80-M59, 80-M142, 81-M121
The records of 9 to 5 were given to the Schlesinger Library in February 1979 by Harriette Walker and Missy Daniel, and in March and July 1980 and May 1981 by 9 to 5.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: October 1984
By: Katherine Kraft and Anne Engelhart

TERMS OF USE:

Access. Researchers must sign a special form to use the collection. These records have been screened by library staff, and folders access to which would constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy have been removed. Folders #21, 29, 34, 35, 46, 100, 104, and items removed from #76, 79, and 83 are closed until January 1, 2057. Folder #26 is closed until January 1, 2077. Card file boxes 6-8 are closed until January 1, 2030.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women is held by 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

9 to 5, National Association of Working Women Records, 1972-1980; item description, dates. 79-M16--81-M121, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.) Additional records, 1972-1985, 82-M189--86-M213, 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.) Additional records, 1972-1986, 88-M96--89-M104, 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.) Videotapes, 1978-1980, Vt-10, 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.). Milwaukee Chapter Records, 1973-2005, MC 655, 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.), Milwaukee Chapter Videotape collection, 1982-2001, Vt-186, and 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.), Milwaukee Chapter Audiotapes, 1974-2000, T-380.

HISTORY

9 to 5: Organization for Women Office Workers was founded in Boston in 1972 by Ellen Cassedy and Karen Nussbaum. In 1977 several affiliated groups, including Boston 9 to 5, sponsored the formation of a national group, Working Women, with headquarters in Cleveland. In 1983 the national organization changed its name to 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women. By means of publicity, conferences, affirmative action campaigns, and job and wage surveys, the organization has worked to improve conditions for women employed by banks, publishing houses, insurance companies, colleges and universities, and other major employers. Besides affirmative action and equal pay, important issues include the status of minority women, age discrimination, and "re-entry" for displaced homemakers.

ARRANGEMENT

The collection is arranged in seven series:

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The records include minutes, surveys, correspondence, conference materials, telephone logs, publications (including flyers and newsletters), press releases, records of fund-raising and benefits, and material about affirmative action campaigns at Sears, Roebuck and Co., Polaroid, and Honeywell. There are also records of two defunct groups: City Women for Action and the Municipal Women's Project. 9 to 5's web site is being captured periodically as part of Harvard University Library's Web Archive Collection service (WAX); searchable archived versions of the web site will be available through this finding aid in 2010.

CONTAINER LIST

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Affirmative action programs
Associations, institutions, etc.--Massachusetts
Career education
Discrimination in employment
Electronic records
Employee rights
Feminism--United States
Labor laws and legislation--Massachusetts
Questionnaires
Secretaries
Wages--Women
Web sites
Women--Employment
Women clerks
City Women for Action
Fonda, Jane, 1937-
Municipal Women's Project

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