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National Organization for Women San Joaquin County Chapter Archives (1972-2020)
MSS 347  
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The papers of the San Joaquin County of California Chapter of NOW. Including clippings, correspondence, reports, newsletters, promotional material, and ephemera.
Taken from the NOW Origins brochure, "The National Organization for Women (NOW) was born June 30, 1966 out of the fury and frustration of 28 women attending the Third National Conference of Commissions on the Status of Women in Washington, D. C." At the conference, "delegates were prohibited by the Administration's rules for the conference from even passing resolutions recommending that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforce its legal mandate to end sex discrimination." NOW is a civil rights organization dedicated to achieving full equality for women. The organization's first statement of purpose was, "To take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, assuming all the privileges and responsibilities thereof in fully equal partnership with men."
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