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Inventory of the Jo Ann Gasper papers, 1970-1993
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
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  • Title: Jo Ann Gasper papers
    Date (inclusive): 1970-1993
    Identifier/Call Number: 86012
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes (3.2 linear feet)
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Gasper, Jo Ann.

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    Collection is open for research.
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    Publication Rights

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jo Ann Gasper papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1986.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Jo Ann Gasper was born September 25th, 1946 in Providence, Rhode Island. She received her B.A. in Political Philosophy in 1967, and an M.B.A. in 1969, from University of Dallas. Gasper started her professional career in 1976 as the editor and publisher of “The Right Woman” newsletter whose primary focus was centered on family and women’s issues. Additionally, the newsletter provided independent consultation on public policy issues and business procedures. Due to her expertise in family and social policy, Gasper served as a Family Policy Advisor to the Reagan and Bush 1980 Campaign. She continued her political career at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services until 1987, where she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs. During her time as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs she was responsible for the administration of the National Family Planning Program and the Adolescent Family Life Program. Gasper was released from her position in 1987 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Otis R. Bowen, for refusal to issue grants to two Planned Parenthood groups. In 1987, Gasper joined the U.S. Department of Education in the capacity of Policy Advisor to the Under Secretary of Education where she worked on issues related to Youth and Family Policy, specifically: adolescent pregnancy, abortion, sex education and contraceptive services. Jo Ann Gasper retired from her political career in the 1990s.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection documents the political activities of Jo Ann Gasper from 1970 to 1993. The collection is focused on her time as the editor and publisher of “The Right Woman” newsletter, as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and as the Policy Advisor to the Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education. Materials in the collection are comprised of biographical files, correspondence, printed matter, research, speeches and writings.

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    Justyna K. Szulc

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Reagan, Ronald.
    United States. Congress.
    United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
    Birth control--United States.
    Conservatism.
    United States--Politics and government--1981-1989.
    United States--Social policy.
    Women--United States.