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Finding aid of the Johnnie Phelps Papers and Memorabilia
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Box: 1 : 1 - 18 ; 2 : 1 - 13 ; 6 (oversize envelope) ; Drawer 8.5 (map case)

Series 1.  Personal Papers 1958-1999

Physical Description: 2 linear feet + 1 map drawer.

Series Scope and Content

This series compiles correspondence, clippings, photographs, newsletters, name tags, a book and other typescripts from Johnnie Phelps and her partner, Grace Bukowski. Included are materials from Phelps' activism, such as her involvement with the Alcoholism Center for Women, the National Organization for Women, the Norton Sound Eight, Southern California Women for Understanding and the Los Angeles County Veterans' Advisory Commission. This series also contains awards and commendations, photographs and memorial tributes presented to Grace Bukowski upon Phelps' death in 1997.
Box: 1 : 1

Articles about Johnnie Phelps 1980 - 1993

Box: 1 : 2 - 4

Johnnie Phelps' death 1998

Box: 1 : 2

Correspondence - Sympathy notes about Johnnie Phelps to Grace Bukowski 1998

Box: 1 : 3

Memorial tributes for Johnnie Phelps 1998

Box: 1 : 4

The Senate California Legislature. Memorial Resolution for Johnnie Phelps by the Honorable Hilda L. Solis March 20, 1998

Box: 1 : 5

ApolloMedia Corporation Release of Conduct Unbecoming on CDROM 1994

Box: 1 : 6 - 7 ; 6 (oversize envelope)

Awards, certificates and commendations 1975 - 1996

Box: 1 : 6

General 1976 - 1989

Oversize Envelope 6

Alice Paul Certificate of Feminist Achievement 1981

Oversize Envelope 6

Baltimore County Department of Health Bureau of Mental Health, Communications Skills Training Workshop 1975

Oversize Envelope 6

County of Los Angeles. Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles does hereby join in the celebration of the 70th Birthday of Johnnie Phelps. 1992

Oversize Envelope 6

County of Los Angeles Commendation N. Johnnie Phelps, Los Angeles County Veterans' Advisory Commission 1996

Box: 1 : 7

Veterans for Human Rights. 1st Annual Sgt. Johnnie Phelps Dinner and Awards November 11, 1993

Box: 1 : 8 - 9

Alcoholism Center for Women 1987 - 1992

Box: 1 : 8

General 1987 - 1992

Box: 1 : 9

Board list 1989

Box: 1 : 10

Before Stonewall press material 1987

Box: 1 : 11 - 13

Correspondence 1982 - 1997

Box: 1 : 11 - 12

General 1982 - 1997

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box: 1 : 13

Torres, Esteban E. (Rep.) 1989 - 1998

Box: 2 : 12

Guestbook 1982 - 1998

Box: 1 : 14

k.d. lang Ingénue Tour program 1992

Box: 1 : 15

[Los Angeles County] Veterans' Advisory Commission 1991 - 1998

Box: 1 : 16

Memorial service programs 1986 - 1997

Box: 1 : 17 - 18

Name tags 1979 - 1997

Box: 1 : 17

Name tags and button - Grace Bukowski 1980 - 1981

Box: 1 : 18

Name tags and business card - Johnnie Phelps circa 1979 - 1997

Box: 2 : 1 - 2

National Organization for Women 1980 - 1983

Box: 2 : 1

General 1981 - 1983

Box: 2 : 2

Training manuals 1980 - 1982

Box: 2 : 3

Newsletters 1988 - 1999

Box: 2 : 4 - 5

Norton Sound Eight 1980 - 1994

Box: 2 : 4

General 1980 - 1994

Box: 2 : 5

Clippings 1980

Box: 2 : 13

One Hundred and One Famous Poems, An Anthology , by Roy J. Cook 1958

Box: 2 : 6

Personal 1997

Box: 2 : 7

Phelps for Treasurer flyer Date unknown

Box: 2 : 8

Photographs circa 1980 - 1998

Box: 2 : 8

Johnnie Phelps Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 photograph : col.
Box: 2 : 8

Johnnie Phelps' grave circa 1998

Physical Description: 1 photograph : col.
Box: 2 : 8

1993 SCWU Awards Banquet 1993

Physical Description: 2 photographs : col.
Box: 2 : 8

Unidentified man Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w.
Box: 2 : 8

Unidentified boy Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 photograph : col.
Oversize Envelope 6

A Short Course in Human Relations Date unknown

Box: 2 : 9 ; Drawer 8.5 (Map Case)

Southern California Women for Understanding 1979 - 1993

Box: 2 : 9

General 1979 - 1993

Map Case: Drawer 8.5

Poster April 17, 1993

Oversize Envelope 6

The Sweetheart of the Year Award 1978

Box: 2 : 10 - 11

Clippings 1985 - 1994

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box: 3 : 1 - 16 ; 4 : 1 - 10 ; 5 : 1 - 4

Series 2.  Memorabilia and Textiles 1943-1995

Physical Description: 3.9 linear feet.

Series Scope and Content

This series compiles textiles and memorabilia related to Phelps' military service, her activism and her personal life. Included are memorabilia from the National Organization for Women and the campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment; awards and trophies, such as the Veterans for Human Rights award; and military memorabilia. Notably, this series includes a Purple Heart medal, military uniform paraphernalia, and a United States flag.
Box 3 : 1 - 2

50th Anniversary of World War II 1989

Physical Description: 2 medals.
Box 3 : 3

50th Leyte Landing Anniversary 1994

Physical Description: 1 key chain.
Box 3 : 4

AA 31 Years; The Best of Everything is Getting Well Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 key chain.
Box 5 : 1 - 3

Awards and trophies 1986 - 1993

Box 5 : 1

Alcoholism Center for Women plaque 1986 - 1989

Box 5 : 2

Johnnie Phelps - Veteran for Human Rights circa 1993

Box 5 : 3

Southern California Women for Understanding and the San Gabriel Valley Chapter Community Service Award April 17, 1993

Box 3 : 5 - 6 ; 4 : 1 - 5

Equal Rights Amendment and the National Organization for Women 1979 - 1982

Box 4 : 1

California NOW 79 1979

Physical Description: 1 yellow cloth with blue text.
Box 3 : 5

79 National N.O.W. Conference; Johnnie Phelps, CA October 1979

Physical Description: 1 name tag with attached ribbon.
Box 4 : 2

National ERA March '80 (sash); California NOW (cloth); ERA YES (buttons) 1980 - 1982

Physical Description: 1 yellow sash with attached yellow cloth and 4 buttons.
Box 4 : 3

California ERA Chicago March (cloth); I Was There! National ERA March Chicago, Illinois (button) May 10, 1980

Physical Description: 1 yellow cloth with 1 green button attached.
Box 4 : 4

California NOW circa 1980 - 1982

Physical Description: 1 yellow cloth with blue text.
Box 4 : 5

California NOW (cloth); Jane Wells-Schooley (button); Timmer, NOW Indianapolis 1982 (button); Go Foat (button); Webb Secretary (button) 1982

Physical Description: 1 yellow cloth with 4 buttons attached.
Box 3 : 6

ERA Date unknown

Physical Description: 1 pin.
Box 3 : 7

Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Veterans of America circa 1995

Physical Description: 1 pin.
Box 3 : 8

Ink stamps Date unknown

Physical Description: 4 stamps.
Box 3 : 9 ; 4 : 6 - 9

Military uniform circa 1943 - 1945

Box 4 : 6

Belt circa 1943 - 1945

Box 3 : 9

Buttons circa 1943 - 1945

Physical Description: 4 gold buttons.
Box 4 : 7

Garrison cap circa 1943 - 1945

Box 4 : 8

Necktie circa 1943 - 1945

Box 4 : 9

Patches circa 1943 - 1945

Physical Description: 2 patches.
Box 3 : 10

Pocket watch with engraving of the Statue of Liberty Date unknown

Box 3 : 11

Purple Heart medal circa 1945

Box 3 : 12

Red, white and blue ribbon Date unknown

Box 3 : 13

Ronald Reagan coin 1989

Box 3 : 14

Rosary prayer ring Date unknown

Box 4 : 10

United States flag circa 1998

Box 3 : 15

VFHR; 11 Nov 1993 November 11, 1993

Physical Description: 1 silver chain with pendant.
Box 3 : 16

Wallace Silversmiths shoehorn Date unknown

Box 5 : 4

Wood engraving: "Johnnie Phelps" Date unknown