Faust, Jean, 1930- . Papers of Jean Faust, 1938-2014 (inclusive), 1966-1972 (bulk):
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 a gift from Jean Satterthwaite
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: MC 797
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Faust, Jean, 1930-
Title: Papers of Jean Faust, 1938-2014 (inclusive), 1966-1972 (bulk)
Quantity: 1.88 linear feet (4 + 1/2 file boxes) plus 1 supersize folder, 2 photograph folders, and 1 object)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, notes, printed material of Jean Satterthwaite Faust, first president
of the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women and national NOW
board member and legislative co-chair.
Accession number: 2014-M58, 2014-M105
The papers of Jean Faust were given to the Schlesinger Library by Jean Faust in April and June 2014.
Processed: May 2014
By: Johanna Carll
As of November 2015, written permission from the National Organization for Women (NOW)
is no longer required for access to folders #1.17, 2.5-2.6, and 2.9-2.13.
As of June 2017, written permission of NOW-NYC is no longer required for access to
folders #3.4, 3.6, 3.9-3.16, 3.19-3.20, and 5.10.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Jean Faust is held by Jean Faust. Copyright
in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Jean Faust Papers, 1938-2014; item description, dates. MC 797, folder #. Schlesinger
Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Records of the National
Organization for Women, Series VII, Legislative Office, Subseries F, Jean Faust's
files (MC 496
Donors: Jean Faust
Accession number: 2014-M58
Processed by: Johanna Carll
The following items were removed to the Schlesinger Library periodicals collection:
- Modern Language Association of America. Commission on the Status of Women in the Profession.
Pre-convention News. December 1, 1970.
- The National Woman's Party Bulletin. Vol. IV, No. 1, first quarter 1969 and April 1969.
Jean Satterthwaite Faust, daughter of George Dewey, a tenant farmer, and Hattie Lee
Bradley Satterthwaite, was born March 19, 1930, in Tarboro, North Carolina. She received
a BA in English and Drama from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1952
and was a teacher in Kannopolis, North Carolina, for a year before moving to New York
City in 1953, where she worked as an administrative assistant for Elizabeth Arden
and as supervisor of the mail order department and buyer for Mark Cross. From 1965
to 1971, she served as administrative aide to New York Congressman William F. Ryan.
On August 29, 1959, she married Irvin Faust, a guidance counselor and writer. A founding
member of the New York City Chapter of the National Organization for Women, Faust
served as the organization's first president (1966-1967), vice president (1968), chair
of the board (1969), and chair of the Committee on the EEOC (1967-1970). From 1968
to 1969, she served on NOW's national board and was Legislative Co-chair from 1968
The collection contains correspondence, notes, conference materials, printed material,
etc., documenting Jean Faust's work for the National Organization for Women (NOW)
at the national level as well as her work for the New York City chapter of NOW. The
majority of files represent Faust's efforts, as a member of NOW and as administrative
aide to New York Congressman William F. Ryan, to end the practice of gender segregated
help wanted advertisements and to eliminate gender biased language from federal and
New York state legislation. Many files from the 1960s and 1970s contain notes Faust
wrote in 1990 clarifying and contextualizing the file contents. Most of the photographs
in this collection are or will be digitized and available online. Original folder
headings were maintained; titles in brackets were created by the archivist. Files
were arranged alphabetically by the archivist.
Materials received by the Schlesinger Library in June 2014 were added to the collection
in August 2014 and are represented in folders #5.1-5.13, SD.1. Folders are listed
in intellectual, not sequential order.
- 1.1. Biographical notes, 1990
- 5.1. [Classified advertisement discrimination] American Newspaper Publishers Association
suits, 1969; includes examples of gender specific help wanted ads
- 1.2. [Clippings: profile on Faust, 1955; Faust's 50th high school reunion featuring 1948
image of class, 1998]
- 1.3. Colgate-Palmolive [re: gender discrimination], 1968-1969
- 1.4. Correspondence, 1986-2014
- 1.5. Department of Labor, OFCC [Office of Federal Contract Compliance] hearing [re: guidelines
on sex discrimination], 1969
- 1.6. Discrimination Because of Sex workshop, Commerce & Industry Association Institute,
Inc., May 26, 1967
- 5.2-5.4. [Equal employment clippings, press releases, etc., 1969-1970]
- 1.7. EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] classified ads: clippings, press releases,
- 1.8. EEOC-OFCC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission-Office of Federal Contract Compliance]
S245, 2806, 1969; includes Catherine East
- 1.9. EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] rules, booklet, 1969, n.d.
- 1.10. EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] studies for meeting [re: women and
employment], January 1968
- 5.5. ERA [Equal Rights Amendment], 1969-1972; includes Birch Bayh
- 5.6m. Equal Rights Amendment Congressional Jubilee and Ratification Assembly button. Round metallic gold button with black text, "Jubilee '73." Removed from #5.5.
- 5.7. ERA [Equal Rights Amendment] clippings, 1969-1970
- 5.8. Fashion, appearance, 1968-1970
- 1.11-1.12. Federal contract compliance, 1969
- 5.9. Harassment [re: Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill], 1991
- 1.13. Image of women in the mass media [Faust statement at New York City Commission on Human
Rights hearings on "Women's Role in Contemporary American Society"], 1970
- 1.14. Letters [to media outlets], 1969
- 1.15. Materials for speaking, ca.1969-1970
- 1.16. [NOW] articles on NOW and the women's movement, 1968
- 1.17. NOW board meeting, March 29-30, 1969
- 1.18. NOW court cases, 1968-1970
- 2.1. NOW demonstrations, 1968-1969
- 2.2. NOW [Faust membership inquiry to Betty Friedan, NOW response], 1966
- 2.3. [NOW] Freedom for Women Week, May 1969.
See #PD.2 for photographs removed from this folder.
- 2.4. NOW in the news, 1970
- 2.5. [NOW] legislation: HR 2767, 1968
- 2.6. NOW Legislative Committee, 1968-1970
- 2.7. NOW membership [lists of chapter presidents, national board and officers], 1969
- 2.8. NOW national conference, 1967
- 2.9. NOW national conference, 1968
- 2.10-2.11. NOW national conference, 1970
- 2.13. NOW v. Pittsburgh newspapers [re: classified ads], 1969-1970
- 3.1. NOW-NYC: abortion, 1967-1972
- 3.2. NOW-NYC bibliography, 1970
- 3.3. NOW-NYC by-laws, 1967
- 3.4. NOW-NYC by-laws fight, October 1968; includes Florynce Kennedy.
- 3.5. NOW-NYC chapter kit, 1967
- 3.6. NOW-NYC: classified ads, 1968.
- 3.7. NOW-NYC: classified ads: CCHR-EEOC [City Commission on Human Rights-Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission], 1967
- 3.8. NOW-NYC: Pauline Dziob [re: equal employment], 1967
- 3.9. NOW-NYC education report, Vassar College letter, 1969.
- 3.10. NOW-NYC: EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] classified ads project correspondence,
- 3.11. NOW-NYC: EEOC-OFCC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission-Office of Federal Contract
Compliance] classified ads and state laws, 1969-1970.
- 3.12. NOW-NYC general notes, 1969-1971.
- 3.13. NOW-NYC membership list, 1968.
- 3.14. NOW-NYC: New York Constitutional Convention mailings, 1967.
- 3.15. NOW-NYC: New York Constitutional Convention NOW proposals, 1967
- 3.16. NOW-NYC newsletters [correspondence re:], 1968-1969
- 5.10. [NOW-NYC notes re: meeting and actions, 1967.]
- 3.17. [NOW-NYC printed material, 1969-1971]
- 3.18. NOW-NYC radio and television, 1968-1970
- 3.19. NOW-NYC Valerie Solanis matter [re: Ti-Grace Atkinson statement on behalf of NOW supporting
- 3.20. NOW-NYC summaries and comments, 1967-1969.
- 4.1. Other [non-NOW women's] organizations, 1967-1968
- 4.2. Outlines [featuring Faust lecture "The Changing American Female and Her Impact on
the American Male"] for Hunter College class, 1969
- 5.11-5.12. Papers, articles [by Faust], 1967-1972
- SD.1. Fifth Avenue Cinema First International Festival of Women's Films poster, 1972, removed
- PD.1. Photographs of Jean Faust, 1938, 1950, 1951-1952 (4 photographs)
- PD.2. Photographs of Freedom for Women Week protest in Washington, DC, removed from #2.3,
May 7, 1969 (19 photographs)
- 4.3. [Schlesinger Library Tully-Crenshaw Feminist Oral History Project] NOW oral history
- 4.4. University of North Carolina Woman's College commencement program, North Carolina
teacher's certificate, 1952
- 4.5. Veteran Feminists of America, 1993-2011; includes Faust biography
- Mem.1. Veteran Feminists of America medal of honor. Starburst-shaped, gold, blue, and white with Veteran Feminists of America logo in
center surrounded by gold text, "Veteran Feminists Medal of Honor." Reverse engraved,
"Jean Faust, Nov. '96, © Meuli & Carabillo." Attached to red, white, and blue striped
- 4.6. Women [correspondence], 1969-1972; includes Catherine East, Connecticut N.O.W. Newsletter, Issue #2, November 1, 1969
- 5.13. Women and sports, 1968-1969
- 4.7. Women's Strike, August 26, 1970
Equal pay for equal work--United States
Help-wanted advertising--United States
Labor laws and legislation--United States
Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation--United States
Sex discrimination against women--United States
Sex discrimination in employment--United States
Women's rights--United States
National Organization for Women
National Organization for Women. New York Chapter
United States. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission