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Collins (Michelle) Papers
MSS 2013/49  
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  • Custodial History
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information

  • Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Donald & Beverly Gerth Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Collins (Michelle) papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 2013/49
    Physical Description: 3.75 Linear Feet (3 record cartons)
    Date (inclusive): 1975-1987
    Date (bulk): 1976-1985
    Abstract: Contains Sacramento NOW Political Action files, FOCUS Feminist Saturday morning lecture series, KOVR files regarding women's issues, and subject files regarding ratification of the ERA after its extension. Materials are in English. 1975-1987
    Language of Material: English .

    Custodial History

    Documentation was accumulated by Michelle Collins and subsequently donated to the University Library in 2014.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item including date], [Folder Title], MSS 2013/49, Michelle Collins papers, Donald & Beverly Gerth Special Collections & University Archives, California State University, Sacramento.

    Access Information

    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 the Donald & Beverly Gerth Special Collections & University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Donald & Beverly Gerth Special Collections & University Archives, 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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.

    Biographical / Historical

    Michelle Collins was a member of the National Organization of Women (NOW), Sacramento Chapter. Her activities with the organization included:
    Chair, Equal Rights/Political Action Task Force, 1983-84
    Vice President of Administration, 1984-85
    State Delegate, 1985-86
    Vice President of Administration, 1986

    Related Materials

    This collection compliments the papers of other feminists of significance, Sally Wagner and Shireen Miles. The Sally Roesch Wagner papers (MSS 2000/31) include Ms. Wagner's work with feminist issues during the 1980s, which is the same time period that this collection addresses. This collection is augmented by the Shireen Miles papers (MSS 2013/50), which include Sacramento NOW Political Action files and other feminist-related information from the late 1970s and early 1980s.

    Scope and Contents

    These papers contain materials collected by Michelle Collins relating to NOW (National Organization for Women) and the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment). Materials include documents, pamphlets, articles, subject files, and artifacts. The papers consists of 3 cartons (3.75 linear feet). Materials are in English. 1975-1987
    There are 5 main series petaining to the Michelle Collins papers. Included are the following: Series 1 National Organization for Women (NOW) Administrative Papers; Series 2 Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Papers (includes subseries 1 ERA & Post-ERA, subseries 2 Anti-ERA, and subseries 3 ERA Mobilization & Outreach); Series 3 Focus - Feminist Lecture Series; Series 4 Subject Files (inlcudes subseries 1 Sex Discrimination & Women's Issues, and subseries 2 Women's History); and Series 5 Artifacts.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed and Finding Aid produced by Brynna Graham and Christopher Rockwell.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Women's Movement