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88-M96--89-M104

9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.). Additional records of 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women, 1972-1986: 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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Processing of this collection was made possible by a gift from Clara Goldberg Schiffer.

Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: 88-M96--89-M104
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: Additional records of 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women, 1972-1986
Date(s): 1972-1986
Quantity: 5 linear feet (5 cartons) plus 1 oversize folder, electronic records)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Addenda to the records (79-M116--81-M121) of 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.).

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 88-M96, 89-M104
These addenda to the records of 9 to 5 were given to the Schlesinger Library by 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women in June 1988 and June 1989.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: January 1992
By: Anne Engelhart

TERMS OF USE:

Access. Researchers must sign a special permission 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 #49-51, 53-56, 90-91 and items removed from #146 are closed until January 1, 2057. Folder #126 is closed until January 1, 2038.

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.
Copying. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.) Additional records, 1972-1986; item description, dates. 88-M96--89-M104, 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.) Records, 1972-1980, 79-M16--81-M121, 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.) Videotapes, 1978-1980, Vt-10, and 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.

SEPARATION RECORD

Donor: 9 to 5, Organization for Women Office Workers
Accession numbers: 88-M96, 89-M104
Processed by: Anne Engelhart
Date: January 1992
The following items have been removed from the collection:

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 five series:

Arrangement

These addenda include by-laws, minutes, correspondence, memoranda, agendas, notes, reports, budgets, publicity, and clippings, as well as research papers about 9 to 5. Their arrangement follows that of earlier accessions.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Series I, Administrative, begins with records of Working Women, and includes board memoranda, task force memoranda and reports, budget requests and evaluation forms from affiliates, newsletters, leaflets, and other reports and publications. These are followed by hand-books, by-laws, and minutes and agendas of 9 to 5's executive board, agendas and notes for staff meetings, staff evaluations, records of the personnel committee, and a dissertation and other writings concerning 9 to 5 and its work. 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.
Series II, Financial, includes primarily budget information, and records of the 9 to 5 auction and other fundraising events: publicity, programs, etc.
Series III, Membership/Outreach, includes press releases and other material concerning National Secretaries Week; program and other conference material for the Summer School for Working Women; miscellaneous clippings re: 9 to 5, information on the 9 to 5 television series and movie; and records of the canvass: correspondence, reports, agendas, evaluations, forms, etc.
Series IV, Industry-based committees, contains correspondence, speeches, minutes, legal documents, publicity, and other records documenting 9 to 5 campaigns in the insurance and banking industries.
Series V, Issue-based committees, includes correspondence, notes, minutes, agendas, clippings, publicity, and research material concerning the Boston Survey Group; correspondence, notes, agendas, publicity, etc., of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee and the Health and Safety Committee, particularly regarding the latter's concern with video display terminals. Other issues documented in this series include stress on the job, especially as it pertained to the PATCO (Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization) strike; minorities; crime; voter registration; and the Boston Job Ordinance. Also included are publications of working women's groups in other U.S. cities.
Folder headings in quotation marks are those of 9 to 5 staff.

CONTAINER LIST

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Associations, institutions, etc.--Massachusetts
Bank employees
Electronic records
Feminism--United States
Insurance companies--Massachusetts--Employees
Minority women--United States
Video display terminals--Health aspects
Web sites
Boston Survey Group
Glick, Phyllis S. (Phyllis Sharon)
Greenwald, Carol Schwartz
Gregory, Judith
Murphy, Evelyn F.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (Washington, D.C.)
Stadecker, Adrianna Nasch
Union WAGE (Organization)
United States. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Weisman, Amy E.
Women Employed (Association : U.S.)
Women Employed in Baltimore
Women Organized for Employment

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