MC 580; T-381
Massachusetts NOW. Records of Massachusetts NOW, 1970-2006: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Mary Mitchell Wood Manuscript
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: MC 580; T-381
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Massachusetts NOW
Title: Records of Massachusetts NOW, 1970-2006
Quantity: 11.25 linear feet (27 file boxes) plus 1 photograph folder, 22 audiotapes, 1 object, electronic records)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Records of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW)
document its efforts on behalf of women's rights and an end to violence against women
through lobbying the state legislature, advocating before government agencies, and
organizing public demonstrations.
Accession numbers: 96-M49, 2001-M144, 2010-M150
The records of Massachusetts NOW were given by the board of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women and the Massachusetts National Organization for Women Foundation between 1996 and 2010.
Processed: November 2010
By: Jessica Tanny
Written permission of an officer designated by Massachusetts NOW. Current and previous
leadership of Massachusetts NOW and National NOW may have access to restricted records
created up to and during their tenure in office.
Detailed membership lists, financial records, grievance and personnel files, etc.
(#1.4, 1.9-1.11, 2.10, 4.3, 4.11, 11.10) are closed for 50 years from date of creation.
Massachusetts NOW officers may have access to closed records created up to and during
their tenure in office.
An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Copyright. Copyright in the records created by Massachusetts NOW is held by the President
and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. This copyright transfer
does not include the transfer of any rights to or in the names, logos, or other organizational
markers protected by trademark, use, or under any law. While Massachusetts NOW exists
as a legal entity, the Library will not authorize extensive quotation without the
written permission of a designated Massachusetts NOW officer. 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.
Massachusetts NOW Records, 1970-2006; item description, dates. MC 580, folder #. Schlesinger
Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Donors: Massachusetts NOW
Accession numbers: 96-M49, 2001-M144, 2010-M150
Processed by: Jessica Tanny
The following items have been removed from the collection:
- Massachusetts NOW newsletters transferred to Schlesinger Library periodical collection.
- Two cartons of materials from Boston NOW transferred to Boston NOW Additional records
- Acton Area Chapter records transferred to the National Organization for Women Acton
Area Chapter (Mass.), B/N277p.
- Local chapter newsletters transferred to PR-1.
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist
activists in the United States, and works to bring about equality for all women. The
Massachusetts Chapter (Mass. NOW) was organized in early 1973 as a way to link and
support the activities of all local chapters in the state. It mobilizes people to
fight for women's rights and to end violence against women, lobbies the state legislature,
advocates before government agencies, and organizes public demonstrations for a broad
range of issues that reflect the diversity of women in Massachusetts. Mass. NOW also
distributes educational materials, and supports "pro-women" political candidates.
Mass. NOW has helped to change Massachusetts laws regarding economic and workplace
equality; reproductive rights; racial diversity in employment; equal civil rights
regardless of sexual orientation; and violence against women. In 1999 the Massachusetts
NOW Foundation was established to generate financial support primarily for the projects
of local Massachusetts NOW chapters.
Previous Mass. NOW state presidents include: Pat Desmond (1973), Barbara Anthony (1974-1975),
Madeline Miller and Ann Kendall (1976), Priscilla Leith (1977), Betsy Dunn (1978-1980),
Terry Starr-Klein (1981-1982), Kay Doherty (1983-1984), Sharyn Sockol Styles (1985-1986),
Jennifer Jackman (1987-1989), Helene Weitzenkorn (1990), Ellen Convisser, (1991-1994),
Cheryl Garrity (1995-1999), Andrea Mullen (2000-2002), and Melissa Walsh and Nina
The collection is arranged in five series:
- Series I. Organization, 1970-2005 (#1.1-6.8, 26.12-27.13, T-381.1-T-381.4, E.1)
- ___Subseries A. Massachusetts NOW, 1971-2005 (#1.1-4.7, 26.12-27.13, T-381.1-T-381.3,
- ___Subseries B. Chapter activities, 1970-2001 (#4.8-6.2, T-381.4)
- ___Subseries C. Massachusetts NOW Foundation, 1999-2004 (#6.3-6.8)
- Series II. State Council meetings, 1975-2006 (#6.9-10.12)
- Series III. Annual state conferences, 1973-2003 (#10.13-11.13, T-381.5-T-381.19)
- Series IV. Legislative, 1975-2006 (#11.14-21.12)
- ___Subseries A. Legislative Committee, 1978-2006 (#11.14-12.14)
- ___Subseries B. Lobbying, 1975-2006 (#13.1-18.8)
- ___Subseries C. Coalitions, 1989-2006 (#18.9-21.12)
- Series V. Issues and actions, 1970-2006 (#21.13-26.11, PD.1, T-381.20-T-381.22)
The Boston and Massachusetts Chapters of NOW have long shared a central office. Their
overlapping functions and initiatives have resulted in many records of indeterminate
origin. Intermingled records clearly originating from Boston NOW were pulled by the
processor and transferred to the Boston NOW records; they will be cataloged at a later
date. Massachusetts NOW newsletters were also removed and transferred to the Schlesinger
Library periodicals collection. Consult the library's catalog for holdings.
Some electronic files received as additional material will be reformatted at a future
Series I, ORGANIZATION, 1970-2005 (#1.1-6.8, 26.12-27.13, T-381.1-T-381.4, E.1), contains
records documenting the general organization of Massachusetts NOW, local chapters'
activities, and the establishment of the Massachusetts NOW Foundation.
Subseries A, Massachusetts NOW, 1971-2005 (#1.1-4.7, 26.12-27.13, T-381.1-T-381.3,
E.1), includes by-laws; fundraising; grievances; media; and materials on internships,
leadership, and membership. Massachusetts NOW's website is being captured periodically
as part of Harvard University Library's Web Archive Collection (WAX). Folders are
Subseries B, Chapter activities, 1970-2001 (#4.8-6.2, T-381.4), includes convening
records, leadership lists, organizing manual for local chapters in Massachusetts,
correspondence, clippings, flyers, and events sent from individual chapters to the
Massachusetts NOW offices. The records retained from local chapters are sporadic and
do not represent the bulk of their activities. Chapter newsletters were removed and
added to the NOW chapter newsletter collection, Pr-1
. Boston NOW records were removed and will be cataloged at a later date. Records of
local chapters in Western Massachusetts are collected by the Sophia Smith Collection
of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Folders in this series are arranged
Subseries C, Massachusetts NOW Foundation, 1999-2004 (#6.3-6.8), contains by-laws,
grants, fundraiser documents, and incorporation records. Folders are arranged alphabetically,
followed by "other" records.
Series II, STATE COUNCIL MEETINGS, 1975-2006 (#6.9-10.12), includes agendas, minutes,
treasurer reports, legislative reports, flyers, and some executive committee minutes.
The State Council, consisting of all Massachusetts NOW officers and appointed representatives
from local chapters, "manages the affairs and control the funds and property of the
organization, and may adopt necessary rules and regulation, all being subject to the
instructions and decisions of the State Conference...". Folders are arranged chronologically,
followed by "related Mass. NOW committees."
Series III, ANNUAL STATE CONFERENCES, 1973-2003 (#10.13-11.13, T-381.5-T-381.19),
includes programs, flyers, annual member meeting minutes, and planning documents.
Questionnaires completed by past presidents include information on past activities
(#11.12). Folders are arranged chronologically.
Series IV, LEGISLATIVE, 1975-2006 (#11.14-21.12), contains records documenting the
Legislative Committee, lobbying efforts, and coalitions in which Mass. NOW was an
Subseries A, Legislative Committee, 1978-2006 (#11.14-12.14), includes letters to
members; meeting agendas and minutes; legislative agendas, updates, alerts, and priorities.
Folders are arranged chronologically.
Subseries B, Lobbying, 1975-2006 (#13.1-18.8), includes testimonies; roll calls; handbooks;
and legislation on civil rights (lesbian rights, civil marriage); economic equity
(welfare, affirmative action, equal opportunities in the workplace); reproductive
rights (abortion, clinic defense, contraceptives); violence against women (domestic
abuse and sexual assault); and general issues of women's rights. Folders are arranged
Subseries C, Coalitions, 1989-2006 (#18.9-21.12), contains meeting minutes, brochures,
informational handouts, and clippings documenting Massachusetts NOW's participation
in local coalitions. Folders are arranged alphabetically.
Series V, ISSUES AND ACTIONS, 1970-2006 (#21.13-26.11, PD.1, T-381.20-T-381.22), includes
activities and events related to civil rights (including lesbian rights, healthcare);
economic equity (including welfare, affirmative action, equal opportunities in the
workplace); reproductive rights (including abortion, clinic defense); violence against
women (including domestic abuse and sexual assault); and general women's rights. Folders
are arranged alphabetically, followed by "other issues and actions."
A few photographs in this collection are or will be cataloged in VIA, Harvard University's
Visual Information Access database. Others, referred to as "uncataloged" photographs,
are not of sufficient research interest to warrant cataloging and are simply treated
as part of the documents they accompany; they are marked on the back with an asterisk
in square brackets [*].
- Series I. ORGANIZATION, 1970-2005 (#1.1-6.8, 26.12-27.13, T-381.1-T-381.4, E.1)
- Subseries A. Massachusetts NOW, 1971-2005 (#1.1-4.7, 26.12-27.13, T-381.1-T-381.3,
- 1.1-1.2. By-laws, 1973-1999; includes proposed changes
- 1.12-2.9. Interns, 1987, 1995-2003; includes applications, resumes, cover letters, and timesheets
with detailed work descriptions (11 folders)
- 2.11-2.13. Interns: projects; includes detailed projects from NOW officers
- 2.14-2.16. Internships, 1987-2003; includes office manual, letters to applicants, job descriptions,
intern duties, postings, and recruitment
- 3.1-3.2. Leadership, 1979-1994; includes lists, elections, correspondence, uncataloged photographs
- 3.3. Leadership: speaking engagement requests, 1995-1996
- 3.4-3.6. Leadership: training workshop, June 14-16, 1991 (disbound binder)
- 3.7-3.11. Media: clippings, 1986-2002; includes "NOW in the Media" disbound binder (#3.10-3.11)
- 3.12-3.14. Media: press releases, 1983-2005
- 3.15. Membership, 1998-1999; includes brochures, letters to members
- 4.1-4.2. Membership: Million Member Drive telephone campaign, 1983; includes manual
- 4.4-4.5. Office, 1983-1999; includes general correspondence, hate mail, 1983 film library,
grant application, "Notes for the Greater Boston NOW Office Manager," July 1995
- T-381.1-3. Office: phone messages, 1993-1995; contains three days of phone messages which include
hate, obscene, support, and daily messages; reel 1 is 1 minute 86 seconds, reel 2
is 20 seconds, and reel 3 is 1 minute 3 seconds.
REQUEST AS T-381, reels 1-3.
- 26.12-27.13. Resource card file: local contact information for related organizations and resources,
1974-1986 (16 folders)
- 4.6m. Sign: wooden NOW office sign, n.d.
- 4.7. Workshops by Mass. NOW board members at National NOW conferences, 1988, 2004
- Subseries B. Chapter activities, 1970-2001 (#4.8-6.2, T-381.4)
- 4.8. Chapter Organizing Manual, 1989
- 4.9-4.10. Convening records, 1975-1987
- 4.12. Leadership lists and information sheets, 1976-1997
- 5.1-5.3. Local chapters, 1975-1994; includes Greater Lawrence, Greater Springfield, Metrowest,
- 5.4-5.5. Local chapters: Berkshire (formerly Greater Pittsfield), 1978-1999; includes uncataloged
photograph of Ellen Convisser with Patricia Ireland at 1992 "A Women's Symposium"
- T-381.4. Local chapters: Berkshire: "A Women's Symposium" (audiotape), 1992; contains opening
night talks by Jackie Wong, President of Berkshire NOW; Ellen Convisser, President
of Mass. NOW; and keynote address, "Politics and Women," by Patricia Ireland, President
of National NOW.
REQUEST AS T-381, reel 4.
- 5.6. Local chapters: Hampshire County, 1982-1999; includes Northampton Chapter, 2001
- 5.7. Local chapters: Lexington, 1975-1987, 1996
- 5.8. Local chapters: South Shore (formerly Plymouth County), 1982-1985, 1993-1995
- 5.9-5.10. Local chapters: Worcester, 1982-1999
- 5.11-6.2. Local chapters: South Middlesex (formerly Framingham Area unit of the Eastern Massachusetts
Chapter), 1970-1984; includes history and charter (#5.11), correspondence, meeting
minutes, conference, committees and task forces (5 folders)
- Subseries C. Massachusetts NOW Foundation, 1999-2004 (#6.3-6.8)
- 6.3-6.4. By-laws and incorporation records, 1999-2000
- 6.5-6.6. Grants, 1999, 2001
- 6.7. Fundraiser: an evening with Kim Gandy and Eve Ensler to benefit Mass. NOW Foundation,
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), and V-Day organization,
- 6.8. Other records, 1999-2004; includes meeting minutes, e-mails
- Series II. STATE COUNCIL MEETINGS, 1975-2006 (#6.9-10.12)
- 6.9. State Council meetings, 1975-1982
- 6.10. State Council meetings, 1983
- 6.11. State Council meetings, 1984
- 6.12. State Council meetings, 1985
- 6.13-7.2. State Council meetings, 1986 (4 folders)
- 7.3-7.8. State Council meetings, 1987
- 7.9-8.2. State Council meetings, 1988 (7 folders)
- 8.3-8.9. State Council meetings, 1989
- 8.10-8.15. State Council meetings, 1990
- 9.1-9.5. State Council meetings, 1991
- 9.6-9.10. State Council meetings, 1992
- 9.11-9.14. State Council meetings, 1993
- 10.1-10.3. State Council meetings, 1994
- 10.4. State Council meetings, 1995
- 10.5. State Council meetings, 1996-1997
- 10.6-10.7. State Council meetings, 1998
- 10.8-10.9. State Council meetings, 1999
- 10.10. State Council meetings, 2000-2006
- 10.11-10.12. Related Massachusetts NOW committees, 1980-2006; includes Election Committee
- 10.12-10.13. Related Massachusetts NOW committees: Executive Committee, 1995-2006
- Series III. ANNUAL STATE CONFERENCES, 1973-2003 (#10.13-11.13, T-381.5-T-381.19)
- 10.14. Annual state conference, 1973-1986
- T-381.5-12. Annual state conference (audiotapes), May 18, 1980; contains Bernice Buresh keynote
address, "A Feminist Guide to Manipulating Media: They Manipulate Us So Why Shouldn't
We Manipulate Them?" (reel 5); annual meeting (reel 6); "Boston NOW and Electoral
Politics" discussion on political action committees with Lois Reckitt, a member of
National NOW P.A.C. and Sally Lunt from Massachusetts Women Political Caucus (reel
7); Sandy Roth talk regarding NOW membership dues regulation (reel 8); sessions "Hard
News" (reel 9), "Soft News" (reel 10), and "Women's Media" (reel 11); and Massachusetts
NOW by-laws (reel 12).
REQUEST AS T-381, reels 5-12.
- T-381.13-15. Annual state conference (audiotapes), April 30, 1983; contains introduction to conference
by Ellie Smeal (reel 13), talk on reproductive rights referendum with Terry Starr-Klein
(reel 14), Insurance Discrimination workshop with Ellie Smeal and Hillary Rowen, Legal
Counsel for Insurance Division of Massachusetts Attorney General Office (reel 15).
REQUEST AS T-381, reels 13-15.
- 10.15. Annual state conference, 1987
- 10.16-10.17. Annual state conference, 1988
- 10.18. Annual state conference, 1989
- 11.1-11.3. Annual state conference, 1990; includes uncataloged photographs (#11.3)
- 11.4. Annual state conference, 1991
- 11.5. Annual state conference, 1992
- 11.6. Annual state conference, 1993
- 11.7. Annual state conference, 1994
- 11.8. Annual state conference, 1995
- 11.9-11.10. Annual state conference, 1996
- 11.11. Annual state conference, 1997
- 11.12. Annual state conference, 1998-1999; includes past president questionnaires for Barbara
Anthony, Betsy Dunn, Priscilla Leith, and Helene Weitzenkorn
- 11.13. Annual state conference, 2000-2003
- Series IV. LEGISLATIVE, 1975-2006 (#11.14-21.12)
- Subseries A. Legislative Committee, 1978-2006 (#11.14-12.14)
- 11.14. Legislative Committee, 1978-1989
- 11.15. Legislative Committee, 1990-1992 [no records for 1991]
- 12.1. Legislative Committee, 1993-1994
- 12.2-12.3. Legislative Committee, 1995
- 12.4. Legislative Committee, 1996
- 12.5-12.6. Legislative Committee, 1997
- 12.7. Legislative Committee, 1998
- 12.8-12.9. Legislative Committee, 1999
- 12.10. Legislative Committee, 2000-2002
- 12.11-12.13. Legislative Committee, 2003-2005 [disbound notebook]
- 12.14. Legislative Committee, 2006
- Subseries B. Lobbying, 1975-2006 (#13.1-18.8)
- 13.1. Correspondence, 1975-2002; includes Ted Kennedy, Feminist Action Network
- 13.2-13.5. Handbooks and information guides, 1982, 1992-1998; includes 1982 Legislative Handbook
- 13.6-13.9. Lobbyists, 1983-1995; includes Elizabeth Dunn, Helena Rees, Betsy Wolf, Cheryl Garrity
- 13.10-13.11. Legislation on civil rights, 1985-2006
- 13.12-13.14. Legislation on civil rights: civil marriage and domestic partnership, 2000-2003
- 14.1-14.6. Legislation on civil rights: families, 1982-2006; includes legislation regarding child
support (#14.4), paid family leave (#14.5), parental leave act (#14.6)
- 14.7-14.9. Legislation on civil rights: lesbian rights, 1985-2001
- 14.10-15.2. Legislation on civil rights: healthcare, 1987-2001; includes genetic testing (#14.12),
improved healthcare access (#14.14 and 15.1), tampon safety (#15.2) (6 folders)
- 15.3-15.4. Legislation on economic equity, 1989-2001; includes Fair Taxes Policy act
- 15.5. Legislation on economic equity: affirmative action, 2004
- 15.6. Legislation on economic equity: Employee Access to Justice act, 1998-2001
- 15.7. Legislation on economic equity: home mortgage regulations, 2001
- 15.8. Legislation on economic equity: insurance discrimination, 1984-1999
- 15.9-15.11. Legislation on economic equity: minimum wage, 2004-2006; includes Minimum Wage Coalition
- 15.12-15.13. Legislation on economic equity: pay equity, 1980-1990, 2001
- 16.1. Legislation on economic equity: welfare, 1987-1997
- 16.2-16.3. Legislation on other issues for women's rights, 1986-2006; includes 1988 Gender Bias Study, gender discrimination, establishing a commission on the status of women in Massachusetts
- 16.4. Legislation on other issues for women's rights: Women's Rights Lobby Day, 1981
- 16.5-16.8. Legislation on reproductive rights, 1983-1992; includes Massachusetts voting record
on abortion (#16.6), Title X (family planning) (#16.7), Lobby Day 1990 (#16.7), Campaign
for Choice (#16.8)
- 16.9-16.10. Legislation on reproductive rights: abortion coverage for state employees, 1990, 1996-1997
- 16.11-16.12. Legislation on reproductive rights: buffer zones (clinic protection), 1986, 1996-1999
- 17.1-17.2. Legislation on reproductive rights: contraceptive coverage, 1997-2002
- 17.3. Legislation on reproductive rights: emergency contraception, 1997-2005
- 17.4. Legislation on reproductive rights: partial birth abortions, 1996-1997
- 17.5-17.12. Legislation on violence against women, 1996-2001; includes legislation regarding location
confidentiality for shelters and crisis centers (#17.8-17.10), and protecting children
from domestic violence (#17.11-17.12)
- 17.13-18.2. Roll calls from Massachusetts General Court (state legislature), 1981-2002 (3 folders)
- 18.3-18.8. Testimonies, 1979-2003
- Subseries C. Coalitions, 1989-2006 (#18.9-21.12)
- 18.9-18.10. ACT (Affordable [Health] Care Today), 2006; includes agendas, email alerts, clippings
- 18.11-18.12. Affirmative Action Voices, 1997-1998; includes meeting agendas and minutes, final
report, Massachusetts political candidate statements
- 18.13. Campaign for Real Welfare Reform, 1994-1995; includes agendas, minutes
- 19.1-19.11. Coalition for Choice, 1989-2005 [no records for 1991-1995]; includes agendas, minutes,
flyers, clippings, media alerts, legislative memos
- 19.12-19.14. Coalition to Protect Massachusetts Patients, 2003-2006
- 19.15-20.3. Commonwealth Coalition, 1996-2001; internal documents on elections, memos, by-laws,
leadership lists, agendas, minutes, candidate questionnaires (4 folders)
- 20.4-20.8. Family Economic Initiative (FEI), 1998-2005 [no records for 2000-2003]; memos, flyers,
agendas, legislation, email alerts, supporting reports
- 20.9. Family Leave Coalition, 1998-2001; includes agendas, meeting minutes, flyers
- 20.10-20.11. Insurance Discrimination Coalition, 1998-2004; includes memos, flyers, reports, letters
to legislators, brochure
- 20.12. Mass Coalition for Women's Wage Equality, 2006; includes agendas, minutes, legislative
- 20.13-20.15. Mass Equality and related, 1990, 2004; includes unnamed coalition's records that may
be progenitor of Mass Equality (1990)
- 21.1-21.6. Stop the Cuts, 2002-2004; includes agendas; presentations; and fact sheets, reports,
and handouts from Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
- 21.7-21.8. WomenIn, 1996-1999; includes brochure, agendas, memos
- 21.9-21.12. Working Family Agenda, 1997-2006 [no records for 1999-2000]; includes agendas, memos,
brochures, fact sheets
- Series V. ISSUES AND ACTIONS, 1970-2006 (#21.13-26.11, PD.1, T-381.20-T-381.22)
- 21.13-21.14. Civil rights, 1996-2006
- 22.1-22.2. Civil rights: civil marriage, 2000-2004
- 22.3-22.4. Civil rights: lesbian rights, 1996-2004
- 22.5. Civil rights: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) teens, 1991
- 22.6. Economic equity, 1996-2002; includes Massachusetts Workers Rights, Justice for Janitors,
TEAM (Tax Equity Alliance for Massachusetts)
- 22.7-22.9. Economic equity: affirmative action, 1997-1998; includes Boston police and fire departments
- 22.10. Economic equity: corporate benefit cuts (Verizon mobilization campaign), July 2003;
includes flyers, press packet, power point presentation
- 22.11. Economic equity: employment discrimination, 1999
- 22.12-22.15. Economic equity: insurance discrimination, 1982-1988; includes fact sheets, testimonies,
amicus curiae brief
- T-381.20. Economic equity: radio production, "Workplace: Anatomy of a Policy," by Massachusetts
Welfare Rights Union, ca.1982.
REQUEST AS T-381, reel 20.
- 23.1. Economic equity: welfare limits (Time is Running Out for Massachusetts Mothers press
conference packet), May 7, 1998
- 23.2-23.4. Economic equity: women friendly workplace campaigns, 1997-2002
- 23.5-23.9. Reproductive rights: class action and injunction against Operation Rescue, 1989-1991
- 23.10-23.11. Reproductive rights: early efforts, 1970-1974
- 24.1-24.10. Reproductive rights: rallies, marches, and events, 1985-2006; includes My Voice/My
Choice performance with program and uncataloged photographs (#24.4), December 30th
remembrance rallies for Planned Parenthood shooting victims (#24.5-24.9), Massachusetts
March for Choice Coalition (#24.10)
- PD.1. Photographs from My Voice/My Choice, January 2001, removed from #24.4. (8 photographs)
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 24.11-24.14. Reproductive rights: resources and background information, 1983-2006; includes anti-choice
- 24.15. Reproductive rights: statements and testimonies, 1987-1990
- 25.1-25.3. Violence against women, 1971, 1984-2004; includes background information, rallies
and events, writings
- 25.4-25.5. Other issues and actions, 1972-2000; includes "Who Rules Massachusetts Women?" (1972),
"Images of Women in Media" workshop (ca.1998)
- T-381.22. Other issues and actions: "Empowering Women: Understanding the Legislative Process"
REQUEST AS T-381, reel 22.
- 25.6-25.10. Other issues and actions: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), 1970-1982; Sherborn League
of Women Voters of Massachusetts
- 25.11-26.1. Other issues and actions: March for Women's Lives, 1986-2004 (3 folders)
- 26.2-26.3. Other issues and actions: March to Fight for the Right, April 1996
- 26.4-26.5. Other issues and actions: Northeast Region Women of Color and Allies Summit, 1998-1999
- 26.6. Other issues and actions: pornography, 1984-1985
- 26.7-26.8. Other issues and actions: Promise Keepers rallies, 1997, 2000; includes information
- 26.9-26.11. Other issues and actions: Women's history timelines and displays, ca. 2001
Abortion--Law and legislation--Massachusetts
Affirmative action programs--Massachusetts
Boston (Mass.)--Social conditions
Equal rights amendments
Lobbying--Law and legislation--Massachusetts
Reproductive rights--United States
Sex discrimination against women--United States
Sex discrimination in employment--United States
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Women political activists--United States
Women--Societies and clubs
Women's rights--United States
National Organization for Women
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