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National Organization for Women Washington D.C. Chapter and Capitol Hill Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2204

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains newsletters, correspondence, newspaper articles, reports, photographs, slides, and scanned items on a compact disc. The material covers the workings of the N.O.W. Washington D.C. Chapter and the Capitol Hill N.O.W. Chapter of the National Organization for Women and runs from 1971-99 with the bulk dates falling between ca. 1971 to ca. 1983. The newsletters are from the D.C. Chapter and run from 1971-1983, with one issue from 1999. The bulk of the material is newspaper clippings and other materials that document the work of these chapters. The newsletters include the Washington Area Women's Center newsletter titled "In Our Own Write," as well as "The Washington Equal Times," and "The National N.O.W. Times."

This collection was donated by the D.C. Chapter in 2007.

Most of the materials arrived loose and have been organized and foldered by Special Collections Research Center staff. The material listed in this guide is processed and available for use, but there is additional material in the collection that is minimally processed and may not be available for research. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Dates

  • circa 1971-1999
  • Majority of material found within 1971 - 1983

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical or Biographical Note

The Washington, DC NOW chapter works as part of the National Organization for Women (NOW) to help all women achieve equality. NOW was founded in 1966 and as of 2007 has 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia has a second chapter, Capitol City NOW.

NOW states its goals as working "to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society."

Extent

6 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

The material in this collection document the efforts of two chapters the Washington D.C. Chapter and the Capitol Hill Chapter of the National Organization for Women. The material in the collection dates from ca. 1971-ca. 1999.

Collection Organization

Organized into two series: Papers and Mixed Media.

Location note

Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Acquisition Information

Donated in 2007.

Related Materials

Nancy Sahli gay rights, Capitol Hill N.O.W, and related Washingtoniana papers (MS2386) https://searcharchives.library.gwu.edu/repositories/2/resources/842
Title
Guide to the National Organization for Women Washington D.C. Chapter and Capitol Hill Chapter records, 1971 ca.-1999
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America