This collection comprises pamphlets,
information packets, clippings, newsletters, minutes, notes, and other materials documenting
Helen Lotos' involvement in women's rights organizations during the 1970s and 1980s. Women's
advocacy organizations represented in this collection include the National Organization for
Women (N.O.W.) which is dedicated to eliminating sexism, and Women in Communications, Inc.
(W.I.C.I.) which promotes the advancement of women in all fields of communications. While
Lotos was primarily involved at the local level (Orange County, California) in both
organizations, her statewide, regional, and national level involvement is also represented
in this collection. Much of the material reflects Lotos' participation as an officer in
these organizations and as an expert in public relations and media issues.
Helen Lotos became active in the Orange County Chapter of the National Organization for
Women in 1971. In 1972 she was the membership chair for that chapter, and in 1973 she served
as its president. The California state N.O.W. organization was formed in 1972, and in 1973
Lotos ran unsuccessfully for State Coordinator.
2.6 Linear Feet
(6 boxes and 2 oversize folders)
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by
the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish,
please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.
Collection open for research.