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Series I: Administrative Files 1971-2005

Physical Description: 1 Box0.42 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series documents the daily operation of the San José/South Bay Chapter; this includes member and board meetings, correspondence with NOW members, politicians, local media, and National NOW. The documents record the development and the founding of the San José Chapter, the later joining with the South Bay chapter, and the termination of the chapter. Documents in this series highlight the interaction between local government and grass roots movements as well as materials that focus on local political trends that affected women, minorities and the women's rights movement.
Items of interest include correspondence with Governors Ronald Reagan, Jerry Brown Jr., and George Deukmejian, local politicians Norman Y. Mineta, Don Edwards, Janet Gray Hayes, Albert Alquist, Leona Egeland, Rod Diridon, City Council members, Congress and State Assembly members, and the local media including radio station KXRX, the Mercury News, and KQED-TV.


This series is arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folders 1-3

South Bay Chapter 1971-1973

Box 1, Folder 4

Sunnyvale/South Bay Chapter 1974–1978

Box 1, Folders 5-13

San José Chapter 1972–1979

Box 1, Folders 14-37

San José/South Bay Chapter 1980–2005


Series II: Outreach and Publicity 1971-2005

Physical Description: 3.0 boxes
Box 2, Folder 38

South Bay Chapter 1971–1973

Box 2, Folder 39

Sunnyvale/South Bay Chapter 1974–1978

Box 2, Folders 40-48

San José Chapter 1972–1979

Box 2, Folders 49-74

San José/South Bay Chapter 1980–2001

Box 3, Folders 75-78

San José/South Bay Chapter 2002-2005

Box 3, Folder 79

Outreach for Women Inc. 1977–1979

Box 3, Folder 80

National Organization for Women Statement of Purpose 1966 (printed 2008)

Box 3, Folders 81-86

San José/South Bay Chapter Photographs 1976–2002

Box 4, Folders 87-95

Publications and Reports 1973-2002

Box 4, Folder 87

Child Sexual Abuse 1977

Box 4, Folder 88

Dis.so.lu.tion: A Handbook on divorce for Santa Clara County Women 1979

Box 4, Folder 89

Revolution in Women's Sports September 1974

Box 4, Folder 90

Survey on the Status of Women at San José State University 1973–1974

Box 4, Folder 91

To Form a More Perfect Union 1976

Box 4, Folder 92

The Virginia Slims American Women's Opinion Poll, Vol. III 1974

Box 4, Folder 93

Women's Job Rights Handbook 1974

Box 4, Folder 94

Women's Studies 1972–1982 1982

Box 4, Folder 95

Women's Workers Today 1976