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Guide to the Shireen Miles papers
MSS 2013/50  
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Description
Shireen Miles was the California State Coordinator for the National Organization for Women (NOW) from 1985 to 1989. The bulk of these papers are from her time in that position as she participated in or lead national and state NOW events and activities. This time period covers a very significant moment in intersectional feminist history including Title IX, the Equal Rights Amendment, equality in the workplace, and the AIDS epidemic. Not only are her personal papers included here, but dozens of original articles, communications, and record-keeping documents are preserved regarding the operations of NOW and the main issues that the organization was addressing at this time.
Background
The National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded in 1966 at the third National Conference of Commissions on the Status of Women by 28 women, including Betty Friedan. It is the largest organization for feminist activists in the United States, with 500,000 active members in all 50 states and District of Columbia. 1970 - Graduates with B.A. in English and minor in Spanish from University of California, Davis 1971 - Graduates with Teaching Credential from UC Davis 1971-1978 - Teaches in Yolo County 1975 - Joins the National Organization for Women (NOW) 1985-1989 - State Coordinator for NOW in California 1989 - Assistant Executive Director for Federation of Feminist Women's Health Centers 1989 - Receives Woman of the Year Award from the California State Legislature 1989-1992 - Manager of Administrative and Information Services for Children Now in Los Angeles 1990 - Receives M.A. Communication Studies from California State University, Sacramento 1992-1995 - Executive Director of YWCA of Glendale 1995-2001 - Director of Community Outreach for Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE), Sacramento 2001-2006 - Coordinator for Community, Health and Education Support Services for Sacramento City Unified School District 2002-2006 - Appointed Violence Prevention and Treatment Representative for the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors 2006 - Becomes Education Programs Consultant for the CDE
Extent
7.25 Linear feet (5 record cartons, 2 flat boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Restrictions
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.