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Guide to the National Organization for Women (NOW), San Diego Chapter Records
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Arrangement of Materials:
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: National Organization for Women (NOW), San Diego Chapter Records
    Dates: 1964-1984
    Identification: MS-0045
    Creator: National Organization for Women (NOW), San Diego Chapter
    Physical Description: 26.98 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Historical Note:

    The National Organization for Women (NOW), San Diego Chapter, was formed in 1970 to lobby for the enforcement of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and works toward the elimination of discrimination against women in job and educational opportunities.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    National Organization for Women. San Diego County Chapter -- Archives

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Organizational Records

    Topical Term:

    Feminism -- California -- San Diego
    Feminists -- California -- San Diego -- Sources
    Women -- California -- San Diego
    Women -- California -- San Diego County -- Societies and clubs
    Women -- Legal status, laws, etc
    Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- California -- San Diego County
    Women's rights
    Women's rights -- California -- San Diego County

    Administrative Information



    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, National Organization for Women, San Diego Chapter Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    I. Administration
       1. National
       2. Western, Southwestern, and West Coast
       3. California
       4. San Diego County
    II. President's Correspondence
    III. Issues and Topics
       1. Affirmative Action
       2. Abortion
       3. Business
       4. Children and Family
       5. Discrimination
       6. Education
       7. Employment
       8. Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
       9. Fundraising
       10. Health
       11. Status of Women
       12. Homosexuality
       13. Rape
       14. Military
       15. Media
       16. Religion
       17. Minority Women
       18. Male Beauty Pageants
       19. Sexuality
       20. Legal Matters and the Justice System
       21. Conferences
       22. Miscellaneous
       23. Task Forces and Committees
       24. Coalitions and Groups
       25. Periodicals
       26. Publications
    IV. Membership and Financial Records

    Scope and Contents

    The collection documents local civil rights; commerce and manufacturing; higher education; special education; family life; local government and politics; state government and politics; national government and politics; health services; law and legal profession; organized labor; women-in business; women-in government and politics.  It includes correspondence, minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors, reports, financial records, membership lists, legal documents, newspaper clippings, and newsletters.