National Organization for Women, Connecticut Chapter Records
Scope and Contents
Administrative records almost all related to the Greater New Haven chapter of CT NOW -- correspondence, flyers, pamphlets, photographs (persons unidentified), directories, membership lists, rally signs, t-shirts with feminist slogans and artwork, newsletters, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, scrapbook and photograph albums, annual reports, budgets
Legislation, projects, contacts with the media, fundraising, women's health, welfare, diversity, work, abortion, birth control and reproductive freedom
- undated, 1939, 1964-2014
- Majority of material found within 1970 - 2014
The collection is open and available for research.
Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
The National Organization for Women is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has more than 500,000 contributing members and more than 500 local and campus affiliates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been "to take action" to bring about equality for all women. Both the actions NOW takes and its position on the issues are principled, uncompromising and often ahead of their time.
Detailed information about the history and activities of the organization is available on the NOW website.
CT NOW believes that the personal is indeed political, therefore it strives to impact and change attitudes, beliefs, and policies that harm all women by fighting for political, economic, and social justice through education, organizing and action. This purpose includes, but is not limited to, equal rights and responsibilities in all aspects of citizenship, public service, employment, education, family life, and it includes freedom from discrimination because of race, gender or perceived gender, ethnicity, origin, age, marital status, sexual preference/orientation, physical ability/health status, or parenthood.
Information about the Connecticut Chapter is available on their website.
128.75 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection contains the administrative records of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Organization for Women. CT NOW believes that the personal is indeed political; therefore it strives to impact and change attitudes, beliefs, and policies that harm all women by fighting for political, economic, and social justice through education, organizing and action. Also hold records created and gathered by NOW CT chapter founder Judith Pickering.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Box 1 contains 43 magnetic tapes (VHS)
Provenance and Acquisition
The collection has been transferred by the Chapter in installments beginning in 1996. The 2019 addition of papers gathered and created by Connecticut chapter founder Judith Pickering were donated in January 2019 by John Pickering. The 2021 addition consists of papers gathered and donated by Myra Marx Ferree.
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- National Organization for Women, Connecticut Chapter Records
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