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National Women's Political Caucus of Santa Clara County Chapter Records
MSS.2013.03.01  
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Organizational/Biographical History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Title: National Women's Political Caucus of Santa Clara County Chapter Records
    source: National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.). Santa Clara County, California
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2013.03.01
    Physical Description: 8 boxes (7 linear feet)
    Date (inclusive): 1971-2002
    Abstract: This collection documents the Santa Clara County Chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC), 1973-2002. It consists of administrative and financial records, publicity materials, campaign materials, ephemera and various documents related to other California NWPC chapters.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    National Women's Poltical Caucus of Santa Clara County Chapter Records, MSS-2013-03-01, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Organizational/Biographical History

    The National Women's Political Caucus was founded in 1971 by a group of prominent women that included Gloria Steinem, former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, former Congresswoman Bella Abzug, Dorothy Height, and Jill Ruckelshaus as the only national organization dedicated exclusively to increasing women's participation in all areas of political and public life. Subsequently, the Santa Clara County Caucus was established in 1973, as a way to specifically help elect female politicians to local government. Through financial and moral support, the local Santa Clara County Caucus promoted and helped elect the first female major of San Jose, Janet Gray Hayes, as well as Susan Hammer, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Zoe Lofgren and many more female politicians to all levels of government regardless of party affiliation. In 2002, the Santa Clara County Caucus disbanded due to inactivity.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection documents the Santa Clara County Chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, 1973-2002. The collection consists of administrative records, Political Action Committee (PAC) materials, publicity materials, memorabilia and documents relating to other NWPC California Chapters. Materials found in this collection include: meeting minutes, correspondence, membership lists, financial and legal records, organizational voting ballots, bylaws and procedures, candidate interviews and questionnaires, newsletters, and a banner.

    Arrangement

    This collection has been arranged into six series: Series I. Administrative History, 1973-2002; Series II. Campaign Political Action Committee Materials, 1976-2000; Series III. Publicity Materials, 1977-2000; Series IV. Memorabilia; Series V. Other Caucus Chapters, 1976-1998; Series VI. Additional Materials.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Women -- California -- San Jose -- Societies and clubs
    National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.)
    Women -- Political participation -- Santa Clara County (Calif.)
    Women in politics -- California -- History
    Women political activists -- Santa Clara County (Calif.)
    National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.). Santa Clara County, California