National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.). Videotape and motion picture collection
of the National Women's Political Caucus, 1981-2003: 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
Call No.: Vt-72, MP-29
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.)
Title: Videotape and motion picture collection of the National Women's Political Caucus,
Quantity: 81 videotapes
Quantity: 1 motion picture
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Collection includes motion pictures or videotapes of Caucus activities such as committee
meetings, luncheons, convention proceedings and speeches, candidate training sessions
and critiques, and television appearances featuring the National Women's Political
Caucus or its representatives and founders. Also included is a sample of entries by
National Women's Political Caucus's media award (EMMA) winners.
Accession number: 91-M128, 91-M159, 93-M188, 94-M117, 2005-M149
These audiovisual materials were given to the Schlesinger Library by the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) between August 1991 and November 2005.
Processed: April 2011
By: Melissa Dollman
Access. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material. Materials are
unrestricted, except for reels #1-5, which are closed to research use for the length
of time indicated, but are available for NWPC administrative use with the written
permission of NWPC's executive director or president.
Copyright. The National Women's Political Caucus retains its copyright in the audiovisual
materials it produced, while copyright in other audiovisual materials in the collection
may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain
the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright before excerpting materials for
use in publication. If and when the Caucus ceases to exist, copyright of their material
will be transferred to the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger
Copying. Unrestricted audiovisual materials may be copied in accordance with the library's
usual procedures. Restricted records may be copied only with the written permission
of the executive director or president.
National Women's Political Caucus Videotape and motion picture collection, 1981-2003.
Vt-72 or MP-29, reel #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University,
There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see National Women's Political
Caucus Records (MC 522
), and the National Women's Political Caucus Audiotape collection, 1977-2000 (T-257
The National Women's Political Caucus was formed in 1971 as a multiparty organization
seeking to gain an equal voice and place for women in the political process at the
local, state and national levels. The Caucus and its state affiliates support women
candidates for elective and appointive offices and seek to ensure that women hold
policy-making positions in the Democratic and Republican political parties. They have
lobbied in state legislatures for the Equal Rights Amendment, women's reproductive
rights, and other measures to promote women's equality.
The collection is arranged in five series:
- Series I. Convention highlights, committee meetings, galas, etc., 1983-1993 (#1-19)
- Series II. Workshops, 1988-1999 (#20-52)
- Series III. EMMA Award winners, 1986-2003 (#53-57)
- Series IV. Television appearances, 1983-2000 (#58-74)
- Series V. Promotional videos and films, 1981-1993 (#75-81, MP-29.1)
Series I, CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS, COMMITTEE MEETINGS, GALAS, ETC.,1983-1993 (#1-19),
contains organizational meetings and roundtable discussions, as well as celebrations
and fundraisers with well-known speakers and entertainers. Television recordings of
convention highlights, meetings, etc. are included here, instead of in Series IV.
Series II, WORKSHOPS,1988-1999 (#20-52), contains recordings of training sessions
in areas such as media coverage and critiques for candidates.
Series III, EMMA AWARD WINNERS, 1986-2003 (#53-57), contains a sampling of National
Women's Political Caucus's Exceptional Merit Media Award winners.
Series IV, TELEVISION APPEARANCES,1983-2000 (#58-74), includes television appearances
by, and news coverage or tributes to Caucus members or high-profile candidates.
Series V, PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS AND FILMS,1981-1993 (#75-81, MP-29.1), includes promotional
videos and films produced by, or in collaboration with, the Caucus.
Materials are VHS unless otherwise noted.
- Series I. CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS, COMMITTEE MEETINGS, GALAS, ETC., 1983-1993 (#1-19)
- 1-5. State Steering Committee meeting. January 29, 1983.
Scope and Contents: 5 3/4-inch U-matic tapes. 94 minutes.
Conditions Governing Access: CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 1, 2034.
- 11-12. "NWPC 20th Anniversary Gala." Washington, D.C. July 11, 1991.
Scope and Contents: Speakers include D.C. mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon [now Kelly], Linda Ellerbee, Betty
Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, Patsy Mink, Bella Abzug, and many others.
2 3/4-inch U-matic tapes. 96 minutes.
- Series II. WORKSHOPS, 1988-1999 (#20-52)
- 20-27. "Campaign and Media: Press Perspective" lunch and training workshops for minority
women. January 10-11, 1987.
Scope and Contents: Lunch speakers include Anne Lewis, Jerri Eddings, Leslie Winner, Lena Guerrero, also
candidate statements, video presentations, etc. 8 3/4-inch U-matic tapes. 750 minutes.
- Series III. EMMA AWARD WINNERS, 1986-2003 (#53-57)
- Series IV. TELEVISION APPEARANCES, 1983-2000 (#58-74)
- 58. This Week. American Broadcasting Company [ABC]. July 3, 1983.
Scope and Contents: Discussion with NWPC's Kathy Wilson, Elizabeth Dole, Judy Goldsmith and others about
women in American politics, the gender gap, and the Reagan administration. 60 minutes.
- 64. Nightline. American Broadcasting Company [ABC]. ca.1991.
Scope and Contents: Town hall meeting on the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings. Eleanor Holmes Norton,
Harriett Woods, and Hill's lawyer Emma Jordan are among the speakers from the audience.
- 65. Listening to America. Public Broadcasting Service [PBS]. May 19, 1992.
Scope and Contents: On the backlash to the Clarence Thomas hearings and Carol Moseley Braun's run for
office, Bill Moyers interviews NWPC's Harriett Woods, Pat Schroeder, United States
Secretary of Labor Lynn Martin, and others. 60 minutes.
- 72. Women in the Clinton Administration. C-SPAN. February 8, 1994.
Scope and Contents: Forum discussion and celebration of women appointments in the administration. Speakers
include Tipper Gore, Donna Shalala, Janet Reno, Hilary Clinton, et al. 52 minutes.
- Series V. PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS AND FILMS, 1981-1993 (#75-81, MP-29.1)
- 75. "NWPC – The Hand That Rocks." 1970s-1980s.
Scope and Contents: Various television broadcasts and promotional films featuring the women's movement
in the United States and the NWPC, including: The Hand That Rocks the Ballot Box (ABC News, 1972), Win with Women (NWPC, 1982), We Are the Majority (NWPC, 1981), The 10 O'Clock News/"Good Guys" (WTTG, Washington, D.C., 1986). 60 minutes.
Equal rights amendments--United States
Political conventions--United States
Pro-choice movement--United States
Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation--United States
Television public service announcements
Voting research--United States
Women political activists
Women legislators--United States
Women--Political activity--United States
Women political candidates
Women--Societies and clubs
Women--Social networks--United States
Women's rights--United States
Jeffrey, Mildred, 1911-2004
Rodine, Sharon, 1949-