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National Organization for Women, Maryland Chapter archives

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Abstract

Title:
National Organization for Women, Maryland Chapter archives
Author/Creator:
National Organization for Women, Maryland Chapter
Collection number:
2003-51
Size:
36.25 linear feet and 250 items
Bulk dates:
1975-2004
Inclusive dates:
1966-2008
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

The National Organization for Women, Maryland Chapter, formed in the early 1970s as an organization devoted to action for women in areas such as equal rights and responsibilities in all aspects of citizenship, public service, employment, education, and family life, and it includes freedom from discrimination because of race, ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual preference/orientation, or parenthood. The files consist of administrative and research files, correspondence, minutes, photographs, and press releases.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

National Organization for Women, Maryland Chapter archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded in 1966 to advocate for women's economic, political, and social equality through education, fundraising, lawsuits, legislative lobbying, protests, and rallies. Betty Friedan and Pauli Murray, two of the founding members, defined the organization's purpose: "to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men." NOW remains committed to fighting discrimination, racism, sexism, and homophobia; seeking to end violence against women; and advocating for women's access to reproductive health care, birth control, and abortion. For example, the organization was active in demonstrating in support of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision and campaigning in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

There are multiple levels of leadership in the organization, from the local chapter to state chapters to regional councils. On the national level, NOW consists of four elected officials (President, Vice President -- Action, Vice President -- Executive, and Vice President -- Membership), a National Board of Directors composed of elected representatives from nine regions of the United States, and national issues committees. It is NOW's members, however, who determine the organization's path and priorities at yearly conferences. The national leaders implement policies and actions determined by the conference, coordinate action across the country (for example, marches on Washington), and provide membership services and support to state and local chapters.

State NOW chapters similarly consist of a small group of officials elected at state conferences by the members of local chapters. State leaders implement policies determined at the state conferences, help members implement national NOW decisions on the local level, coordinate statewide actions (such as lobbying for or against a particular bill in a state legislature), and provide membership services to the local chapters. The Maryland Chapter of NOW was established in 1972 under the leadership of Casey Anne Hughes. The state organization coordinated activities in support of national actions such as campaigning for the ERA as well as supporting involvement in state and local politics. Beginning in the late 1970s, the state council raised funds to pay for a NOW lobbyist in Annapolis. The lobbyist was charged with keeping NOW's concerns for women's economic and political rights and, particularly, access to reproductive health care and birth control before the legislature and with keeping NOW members informed about current bills that affected women's issues.

State leaders struggled constantly with financial worries and disagreements over the division of power between national, state, and local chapters. In the later 1980s and 1990s, recruiting new members and finding candidates for NOW offices became increasingly difficult for the Maryland chapter, but members persevered, and, in 2004, the state boasted fourteen chapters.

For more information about the history of the National Organization for Women at the national and local levels, please see http://www.now.org/organization/faq.html, http://www.now.org/history/history.html, and www.marylandnow.org (last viewed June 2004).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The archives of the National Organization for Women, Maryland Chapter, date between 1966 and 2004 with the bulk of the materials falling between 1975 and 2004. The collection consists of clippings, committee reports, conference proceedings, correspondence, issue files, membership and leadership lists, minutes, newsletters, and recordings of state council meetings Areas of emphasis include the relationship between state and local chapters of NOW, state conferences, newsletters, member recruitment, legislative action, and issues including abortion, the Equal Rights Amendment, and gay rights.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The National Organization for Women, Maryland Chapter, donated their archives to the University of Maryland Libraries in September 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Sarah Heim, June 2004. Guide updated and revised by Kerry Schork, May 2011.

Processing note:

The collection was received in some disarray with many loose papers. Original order and folder divisions were preserved when apparent. Rusty fasteners were removed and replaced with plastic clips. Loose documents were organized, and all materials placed in acid-free folders. The folders were then arranged in acid-free boxes.The collection also contains audio files on cassette tapes which were identified and then labeled. This collection includes digital files, stored on 5-inch and 3-inch floppy disks. The textual information on the digital files which could be retrieved was printed out and appropriately integrated into existing series.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Jennie A. Levine, November 2004.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1973-2001 (7 linear feet)

This series contains documents pertaining to the organization and administration of the Maryland Chapter of the National Organization for Women. Materials include correspondence, minutes, conference proceedings, committee reports, handbooks, membership materials, clippings, and electronic records. Issues addressed include relations between local, state, regional, and national levels of NOW, recruiting new members, planning state conferences and other events, and electing officers.

Arrangement is alphabetical by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bylaws, 1976-1983 series 1box 1folder 1
Bylaws -- Petition to change, 1985 series 1box 1folder 2
Bylaws -- Proposed Amendment, 1999-2000 series 1box 1folder 3
Chapters -- Allegheny County, 1981, 1996 series 1box 1folder 4
Chapters -- Anne Arundel County, 2006 series 1box 1folder 5
Chapters -- Baltimore County -- , 1981 series 1box 1folder 6
Chapters -- Bethesda, 2003 series 1box 1folder 7
Chapters -- County and Area, 1995-2001 series 1box 1folder 8
Chapters -- Eastern Shore, 1998 and 2004 series 1box 1folder 9
Chapters -- Frederick County, 1995, 2001 series 1box 1folder 10
Chapters -- Frederick County, 2001-2004 series 1box 1folder 11
Chapters -- Frostburg, 2004 series 1box 1folder 12
Chapters -- General -- Contacts, undated series 1box 1folder 13
Chapters -- Howard County, 2003-2004 series 1box 1folder 14
Chapters -- Montgomery County -- Bylaws conflict, 1995-1996 series 1box 1folder 15
Chapters -- Montgomery County -- Mailing List Conflict, 1997-1998 series 1box 1folder 16
Chapters -- Montgomery County -- Leadership conflict, 1977-1986 series 1box 1folder 17
Chapters -- Prince George's County -- Northern, 1992-2001 series 1box 2folder 1
Chapters -- Prince George's County -- Southern, 2002 series 1box 2folder 2
Chapters -- Salisbury, 2000 series 1box 2folder 3
Chapters -- St. Mary's County -- , 2001 series 1box 2folder 4
Chapters -- Takoma Park, 1992, 1999,2004 series 1box 2folder 5
Chapters -- University of Maryland -- Baltimore County, undated series 1box 2folder 6
Chapters -- University of Maryland -- College Park, 1995 series 1box 2folder 7
Chapters -- Washington County -- Leadership conflict, 1998 series 1box 2folder 8
Clippings, flyers, announcements, 1984-1993, 2000-2001 series 1box 2folder 9
Clippings, flyers, announcements, 1984-1993, 2000-2001 series 1box 2folder 10
Clippings, flyers, announcements, 1984-1993, 2000-2001 series 1box 2folder 11
Clippings, flyers, announcements, 1984-1993, 2000-2001 series 1box 2folder 12
Clippings, flyers, announcements, 1984-1993, 2000-2001 series 1box 2folder 13
Clippings, flyers, announcements, 1984-1993, 2000-2001 series 1box 2folder 14
Committees -- Consciousness Raising, 1977-1982 series 1box 2folder 15
Committees -- Consciousness Raising -- Coordinator, Dorothy Sucher, 1979-1980 series 1box 2folder 16
Committees -- ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) -- Task Force, 1978-1980 series 1box 3folder 1
Committees -- ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) -- Walkathon -- financial reports, 1981-1982 series 1box 3folder 2
Committees -- ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) --Walkathon -- Last Walk for ERA, 1981 series 1box 3folder 3
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee), 1981-1994 series 1box 3folder 4
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee), 1981-1994 series 1box 3folder 5
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee), 1981-1994 series 1box 3folder 6
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee), 1981-1994 series 1box 3folder 7
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee), 1981-1994 series 1box 3folder 8
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee), 1981-1994 series 1box 3folder 9
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee), 1981-1994 series 1box 3folder 10
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee), 1981-1994 series 1box 3folder 11
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee), 1981-1994 series 1box 3folder 12
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee) -- Elections Workshop, 1997 series 1box 3folder 13
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee) -- Finances , 1980 series 1box 3folder 14
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee) -- Finances -- Contribution Requests, 1985 series 1box 3folder 15
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee) -- Finances -- Expenses, 1985 series 1box 3folder 16
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee) -- Finances -- IRS challenge, 1985 series 1box 3folder 17
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee) -- Finances -- National Account, 1985 series 1box 3folder 18
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee) -- Finances -- Receipts, 1982 series 1box 3folder 19
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee) -- Finances -- Goals and Policy Statements, 1983 series 1box 4folder 1
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee) -- Finances -- Flyers, undated series 1box 4folder 2
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee) -- Finances -- Meetings, 1985 series 1box 4folder 3
Committees -- PAC (Political Action Committee) -- Finances -- Walkathon, 1982 series 1box 4folder 4
Communications Department -- Press Clip Samples, 1983 series 1box 4folder 5
Communications Department -- Selected Clips, 1983 series 1box 4folder 6
Communications -- State, 1996-2000 series 1box 4folder 7
Conferences -- Mid-Atlantic Regional , 1977-1978 series 1box 4folder 8
Conferences -- Mid-Atlantic Regional , 1977-1978 series 1box 4folder 9
Conferences -- Mid-Atlantic Regional , 1983 series 1box 4folder 10
Conferences -- Mid-Atlantic Regional , 1986 series 1box 4folder 11
Conferences -- National , 1973 series 1box 4folder 12
Conferences -- National , 1975 series 1box 4folder 13
Conferences -- National, 1977 series 1box 4folder 14
Conferences -- National, 1978 series 1box 4folder 15
Conferences -- National, 1979 series 1box 5folder 1
Conferences -- National, 1980 series 1box 5folder 2
Conferences -- National, 1981 series 1box 5folder 3
Conferences -- National, 1982 series 1box 5folder 4
Conferences -- National, 1983 series 1box 5folder 5
Conferences -- National, 1984 series 1box 5folder 6
Conferences -- National, 1985 series 1box 5folder 7
Conferences -- National, 2002 series 1box 5folder 8
Conferences -- Other -- "Chapter and Leadership Development for the 1990s" , 1998 series 1box 5folder 9
Conferences -- State , 1976 series 1box 5folder 10
Conferences -- State, 1978 series 1box 5folder 11
Conferences -- State, 1979 series 1box 6folder 1
Conferences -- State, 1980 series 1box 6folder 2
Conferences -- State, 1981 series 1box 6folder 3
Conferences -- State, 1982 series 1box 6folder 4
Conferences -- State, 1983 series 1box 6folder 5
Conferences -- State -- Press Packet, 1983 series 1box 6folder 6
Conferences -- State , 1984 series 1box 6folder 7
Conferences -- State, 1984 series 1box 6folder 8
Conferences -- State , 1985 series 1box 6folder 9
Conferences -- State , 1986 series 1box 6folder 10
Conferences -- State, 1987 series 1box 6folder 11
Conferences -- State, 1988 series 1box 6folder 12
Conferences -- State, 1989 series 1box 6folder 13
Conferences -- State , 1990 series 1box 6folder 14
Conferences -- State, 1991 series 1box 6folder 15
Conferences -- State, 1992 series 1box 6folder 16
Conferences -- State, 1994 series 1box 7folder 1
Conferences -- State , 1995 series 1box 7folder 2
Conferences -- State, 1996 series 1box 7folder 3
Conferences -- State, 1997 series 1box 7folder 4
Conferences -- State, 1998 series 1box 7folder 5
Conferences -- State, 1997 series 1box 7folder 6
Conferences -- State, 1998 series 1box 8folder 1
Conferences -- State, 1999 series 1box 8folder 2
Conferences -- State, 1999 series 1box 8folder 3
Conferences -- State, 2001 series 1box 8folder 4
Conferences -- State -- Organizational Procedures, undated series 1box 8folder 5
Conferences -- State -- President's Remarks, 1981-1990 series 1box 8folder 6
Conferences -- State, 2000 series 1box 8folder 7
Conferences -- State, 2001 series 1box 8folder 8
Conferences -- State, 2002 series 1box 8folder 9
Conferences -- State, 2004 series 1box 9folder 1
Conferences -- State , 2005 series 1box 9folder 2
Conferences -- State, 2006 series 1box 9folder 3
Conferences -- Mid-Atlantic Feminist Festival, 2000 series 1box 9folder 4
Direct Mail advertising, 1999 series 1box 9folder 5
Electronic Records -- PAC, Bylaws, circa 1995 series 1box 9folder 6
Feminization of Power campaign, 1988 series 1box 9folder 7
Finances -- Audit, 1992 series 1box 9folder 8
Finances -- Budget, 1982-1984 series 1box 9folder 9
Finances -- Budget, 1995 series 1box 9folder 10
Finances -- Budget, 1999-2000 series 1box 9folder 11
Finances -- Correspondence, 1996 series 1box 9folder 12
Finances -- Dues, uniform, 1980 series 1box 9folder 13
Finances -- Deposits and Receipts, 1992-1996 series 1box 9folder 14
Finances -- Deposits and Receipts, 1990-1991 series 1box 9folder 15
Finances -- Deposits and Receipts, 1996-1998 series 1box 9folder 16
Finances -- Deposits and Receipts series 1box 9folder 17
Finances -- Deposits and Receipts -- First Women's Bank of Maryland, 1981-1990 series 1box 9folder 18
Finances -- Expenses, 1994 series 1box 10folder 1
Finances -- Fundraising, 1985 series 1box 10folder 2
Finances -- Reports, 1992, 1996, 2000 series 1box 10folder 3
Finances -- Summary , 2000 series 1box 10folder 4
Finances -- Checks , 1983-1989 series 1box 10folder 5
Handbooks and Guides, 1997 series 1box 10folder 6
Handbooks and Guides -- Cooperative Leadership Manual, 1992 series 1box 10folder 7
Handbooks and Guides -- Media Reform, 1976 series 1box 10folder 8
Handbooks and Guides -- Policy Manual -- Administration, 1979 series 1box 10folder 9
Handbooks and Guides -- Policy Manual -- Issues, 1979 series 1box 10folder 10
Hotline , 1995-1998 series 1box 10folder 11
Hotline , 1995-1998 series 1box 10folder 12
Hotline , 1995-1998 series 1box 11folder 1
Leadership -- Correspondence , 1974-1998 series 1box 11folder 2
Leadership -- Correspondence , 1974-1998 series 1box 11folder 3
Leadership -- Correspondence , 1974-1998 series 1box 11folder 4
Leadership -- Correspondence [kept separate to maintain original division], November 1979-1986, 1990-2001 series 1box 12folder 1
Leadership -- Correspondence, November 1979-1986, 1990-2001 series 1box 12folder 2
Leadership -- Correspondence, November 1979-1986, 1990-2001 series 1box 12folder 3
Leadership -- Correspondence, November 1979-1986, 1990-2001 series 1box 12folder 4
Leadership -- Correspondence, November 1979-1986, 1990-2001 series 1box 12folder 5
Leadership -- Correspondence -- Hays-Hamilton, Barbara, 1996-1999 series 1box 12folder 6
Leadership -- Correspondence -- Hays-Hamilton, Barbara, 1996-1999 series 1box 12folder 7
Leadership -- Correspondence -- National, 1974-1979 series 1box 13folder 1
Leadership -- Correspondence -- Regional, 1977-1978 series 1box 13folder 2
Leadership -- Lists, 1978-1980 series 1box 13folder 3
Leadership -- Lists, 1992-1993 series 1box 13folder 4
Leadership -- Lists, 1996 series 1box 13folder 5
Leadership -- Lists, 1994-2001 series 1box 13folder 6
Leadership -- Notes, 1997 series 1box 13folder 7
Leadership -- Notes -- Handwritten, undated series 1box 13folder 8
Leadership -- President -- Correspondence , 1982-1985 series 1box 13folder 9
Leadership -- President -- Correspondence , 1982-1985 series 1box 13folder 10
Leadership -- President -- Mailings, 1983 series 1box 13folder 11
Leadership -- Retreats, 1988 series 1box 13folder 12
Leadership -- Retreats, 1992-1994 series 1box 13folder 13
Leadership -- Retreats, 1992-1994 series 1box 13folder 14
Leadership -- Retreats -- Retreat Proposal, 1994 series 1box 13folder 15
Leadership -- Vice-President, action, 1994 series 1box 13folder 16
Leadership -- Vice-President, mailings, 1983-1984 series 1box 13folder 17
Legal Defense and Education Fund -- Annual Report, 1982 series 1box 13folder 18
Letterhead, undated series 1box 13folder 19
Letterhead, undated series 1box 13folder 20
Lobbyist in Annapolis, 1992-1998 series 1box 13folder 21
Membership, 1983-1999 series 1box 13folder 22
Membership -- At-Large members, 1998 series 1box 13folder 23
Membership -- At-Large transfer project, 1995 series 1box 14folder 1
Membership -- At-Large transfers, state plan for, 2000 series 1box 14folder 2
Membership -- Correspondence , 1999 series 1box 14folder 3
Membership -- Correspondence and forms, 1996 series 1box 14folder 4
Membership -- Information, 1996-1999 series 1box 14folder 5
Membership -- New Members packet, undated series 1box 14folder 7
Membership -- Recruitment, 1998 series 1box 14folder 8
Membership -- Recruitment -- Recruitment publication "Membership Recruitment and Retention", undated series 1box 14folder 9
Membership -- Recruitment -- Recruitment material, undated series 1box 14folder 10
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council, 1977-1984 series 1box 15folder 1
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council , 1980-1982, 1993 series 1box 15folder 2
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council , 1980-1982, 1993 series 1box 15folder 3
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council -- Consciousness Raising Committee, 1977 series 1box 15folder 4
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council -- Information packet, 1979 series 1box 15folder 5
National Board, 1983-1984, 1986, 1998-1999 series 1box 15folder 6
National Board, 1983-1984, 1986, 1998-1999 series 1box 15folder 7
National Board, 1983-1984, 1986, 1998-1999 series 1box 15folder 8
National Board, 1983-1984, 1986, 1998-1999 series 1box 15folder 9
National Board -- Calendar , 2001 series 1box 15folder 10
National Board -- Chapters -- Convening and Chartering NOW Chapters, 1979 series 1box 15folder 11
National Board -- Chapters -- Chapter Organization, 1981 series 1box 15folder 12
National Board -- Chapters -- Chapter Development, 1984-1985 series 1box 15folder 13
National Board -- Chapters -- Chapter Fundraising -- National Guidelines, 1985 series 1box 15folder 14
National Board -- Chapters -- Chapter Media Use -- National Guidelines, 1977-1980 series 1box 15folder 15
National Board -- Correspondence, 1982 series 1box 15folder 16
National Board -- Elections, 1982 series 1box 15folder 17
National Board -- Information, 1966-1975 series 1box 15folder 18
National Board -- Mailings, 1983-1989 series 1box 16folder 1
National Board -- Mailings, 1983-1989 series 1box 16folder 2
National Board -- Mailings, 1983-1989 series 1box 16folder 3
National Board -- Meetings, 1992-1993, 1999-2001 series 1box 16folder 4
National Board -- Meetings, 1992-1993, 1999-2001 series 1box 16folder 5
National Board -- Meetings, 2000 series 1box 16folder 6
National Board -- Reports, 1976-1978 series 1box 16folder 7
Publications -- Cracking the Glass Slipper: PEER's Guide to Ending Sex Bias in Your Schools, 1977 series 1box 16folder 8
Publications -- Cracking the Glass Slipper: PEER's Guide to Ending Sex Bias in Your Schools, 1977 series 1box 16folder 9
Publications -- Pamphlets -- Valuing Diversity, 1988 series 1box 16folder 10
Publications -- Pamphlets -- Who Cares About Housewives, c. 1980 series 1box 16folder 11
Resolution for resolving conflict in Maryland NOW, 1992 series 1box 16folder 12
State Council, 1979, 1982-1994, n.d series 1box 16folder 13
State Council, 1979, 1982-1994, n.d series 1box 16folder 14
State Council, 1979, 1982-1994, n.d series 1box 16folder 15
State Council, 1979, 1982-1994, n.d series 1box 16folder 16
State Council -- Committees -- Bylaws, 2000 series 1box 16folder 17
State Council -- Committees -- Bylaws, 2000 series 1box 16folder 18
State Council -- Committees -- Executive , 1986, 1991-1993 series 1box 16folder 19
State Council -- Committees -- Executive , 1986, 1991-1993 series 1box 16folder 20
State Council -- Committees -- Executive , 1991-1994 series 1box 16folder 21
State Council -- Committees -- Meetings, 1982-1985 series 1box 17folder 1
State Council -- Committees -- Meetings, 1982-1985 series 1box 17folder 2
State Council -- Committees -- Meetings, 1982-1985 series 1box 17folder 3
State Council -- Committees -- Meetings, 1982-1985 series 1box 17folder 4
State Council -- Meetings, 1976-August 1980 series 1box 17folder 5
State Council -- Meetings, 1976-August 1980 series 1box 17folder 6
State Council -- Meetings, 1976-August 1980 series 1box 17folder 7
State Council -- Meetings, 1976-August 1980 series 1box 17folder 8
State Council -- Meetings, September 1980-1983 series 1box 18folder 1
State Council -- Meetings, September 1980-1983 series 1box 18folder 2
State Council -- Meetings, September 1980-1983 series 1box 18folder 3
State Council -- Meetings, September 1980-1983 series 1box 18folder 4
State Council -- Meetings, September 1980-1983 series 1box 18folder 5
State Council -- Meetings, September 1980-1983 series 1box 18folder 6
State Council -- Meetings, 1984-1991 series 1box 19folder 1
State Council -- Meetings, 1984-1991 series 1box 19folder 2
State Council -- Meetings, 1984-1991 series 1box 19folder 3
State Council -- Meetings, 1984-1991 series 1box 19folder 4
State Council -- Meetings, 1984-1991 series 1box 19folder 5
State Council -- Meetings, 1984-1991 series 1box 19folder 6
State Council -- Meetings, 1984-1991 series 1box 20folder 1
State Council -- Meetings, 1984-1991 series 1box 20folder 2
State Council -- Meetings, 1992-2001 series 1box 21folder 1
State Council -- Meetings, 1992-2001 series 1box 21folder 2
State Council -- Meetings, 1992-2001 series 1box 21folder 3
State Council -- Meetings, 1992-2001 series 1box 21folder 4
State Council -- Meetings, 1992-2001 series 1box 21folder 5
State Council -- Meetings, 1992-2001 series 1box 21folder 6
State Council -- Meetings, 1992-2001 series 1box 21folder 7
State Council -- Meetings, 1992-2001 series 1box 21folder 8
State Council -- Meetings, 1992-2001 series 1box 21folder 9
State Council -- Meetings, 1992-2001 series 1box 21folder 10
State Council -- Meetings, 2003 series 1box 21folder 11
State Council -- Members, 1976-1979 series 1box 21folder 12
State Council -- Other materials, 1975-1989 series 1box 22folder 1
State Council -- Other materials, 1975-1989 series 1box 22folder 2
State Council -- Other materials, 1975-1989 series 1box 22folder 3
State Council -- Other materials, 1975-1989 series 1box 22folder 4
State Council -- Other materials, 1975-1989 series 1box 22folder 5
State Council -- Other materials, 2003-2004 series 1box 22folder 6
Chapter Affiliation Form, 1995 series 1box 22folder 7
Chapter Affiliation Letter, undated series 1box 22folder 8
State Legislative Office, 1974 series 1box 22folder 9
WOC [Women Organizing for Change] Alert List, 1996-1998 series 1box 22folder 10
Workshops -- Coalition '98 meeting, 1996 series 1box 22folder 11
Workshops -- Meeting notes, undated series 1box 22folder 12
Workshops -- National Coalition Building Institute workshop proposal, 1995 series 1box 22folder 13
Workshops -- Team Building workshop notebook, undated series 1box 22folder 14
Valuing Diversity workshop led by NCBI staff, 1997 series 1box 22folder 15
Young Feminist Summit, 1997 series 1box 22folder 16

Series 2: Newsletters, 1969-2002 (6.75 linear feet)

This series consists of National Organization for Women newsletters from the national, state, and local levels. Included are newsletters from the Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's County chapters of NOW, as well as Maryland state and national newsletters.

The newsletters are arranged by originating body, in order from the state to county level, and chronologically within each title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
National -- NOW Acts, 1969 series 2box 1folder 1
National -- The Vocal Majority, 1970-1971 series 2box 1folder 2
National -- The Vocal Majority, 1970-1971 series 2box 1folder 3
National -- The Vocal Majority, 1970-1971 series 2box 1folder 4
National -- Do it NOW, 1973-1976 series 2box 1folder 5
National -- Do it NOW, 1973-1976 series 2box 1folder 6
National -- Do it NOW, 1973-1976 series 2box 1folder 7
National -- Do it NOW, 1973-1976 series 2box 1folder 8
National -- National NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1976-1979 series 2box 2folder 1
National -- National NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1976-1979 series 2box 2folder 2
National -- National NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1976-1979 series 2box 2folder 3
National -- National NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1976-1979 series 2box 2folder 4
National -- National NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1976-1979 series 2box 2folder 5
National -- National NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1976-1979 series 2box 2folder 6
National -- National NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1980-1983 series 2box 3folder 1
National -- National NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1980-1983 series 2box 3folder 2
National -- National NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1980-1983 series 2box 3folder 3
National -- National NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1980-1983 series 2box 3folder 4
National -- National NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1984-1989, 1998-2002 series 2box 4folder 1
National -- National NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1984-1989, 1998-2002 series 2box 4folder 2
National -- National NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1984-1989, 1998-2002 series 2box 4folder 3
National -- National NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1984-1989, 1998-2002 series 2box 4folder 4
National -- National NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1984-1989, 1998-2002 series 2box 4folder 5
National -- National NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1984-1989, 1998-2002 series 2box 4folder 6
Maryland -- Maryland NOW newsletters (Oversize), 1981-2000 series 2box 5folder 1
Maryland -- Anne Arundel County -- NOW Newsletter, 1988, January 1992 series 2box 6folder 1
Maryland -- Baltimore City -- Equalizer, December 1973, 1998-1999 series 2box 6folder 2
Maryland -- Baltimore City -- Equalizer, 1995-1999 series 2box 6folder 3
Maryland -- Eastern Shore -- Celebration, 1996-1997 series 2box 6folder 4
Maryland -- Frederick County -- NOW Newsletter, 1993-1996 series 2box 6folder 5
Maryland -- Howard County -- Times, 1988-1998 series 2box 6folder 6
Maryland -- Montgomery County -- From NOW On, 1973 series 2box 6folder 7
Maryland -- Montgomery County -- From NOW On, 1988, 1998-1999, 2001 series 2box 6folder 8
Maryland -- Montgomery County -- From NOW On, 1989, 1995-1999 series 2box 6folder 9
Maryland -- Northern Prince George's County -- The Feminist, 1977-1981 series 2box 6folder 10
Maryland -- Northern Prince George's County -- The Feminist, 1977-1981 series 2box 6folder 11
Maryland -- Northern Prince George's County -- The Feminist, 1977-1981 series 2box 6folder 12
Maryland -- Northern Prince George's County -- The Feminist, 1977-1981 series 2box 6folder 13
Maryland -- Northern Prince George's County -- The Feminist, 1977-1981 series 2box 6folder 14
Maryland -- Northern Prince George's County -- The Feminist, 1977-1981 series 2box 6folder 15
Maryland -- Northern Prince George's County -- The Feminist , 1992 series 2box 7folder 1
Maryland -- Southern Prince George's County -- The Time is NOW , 1985 series 2box 7folder 2
Maryland -- St. Mary's County -- and NOW the news, 1987, 1988 series 2box 7folder 3
Maryland -- Washington County NOW Newsletter, undated series 2box 7folder 4
Maryland -- Washington Metro Area -- The Washington Equal Times, 1979 series 2box 7folder 5
null -- Washington Metro Area -- The Nonprofit Agenda, 1999 series 2box 7folder 6
Other -- The Loyal Opposition: A Feminist Commentary on NOW Politics, 1981-1982 series 2box 7folder 7
Other -- Maryland NOW Lesbian and Gay Task Force --The Leminist Letter, 1984-1985 series 2box 7folder 8
Other -- New Jersey -- NOW-NJ Newsbreakers, March 1985 series 2box 7folder 9

Series 3: Issue Files, 1974-2000 (6 linear feet)

This series consists of files relating to particular issues that concerned Maryland National Organization for Women. Prominent among these are abortion and women's reproductive health, the Equal Rights Amendment, gay rights, and legislative action.

Arrangement is alphabetical by issue/subject

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Abortion, 1981-1985, 1991-1999 series 3box 1folder 1
Abortion, 1981-1985, 1991-1999 series 3box 1folder 2
Abortion, 1981-1985, 1991-1999 series 3box 1folder 3
Abortion, 1981-1985, 1991-1999 series 3box 1folder 4
Abortion -- Campaign to Save the Right to Choose / Maryland for Choice, 1992 series 3box 1folder 5
Abortion -- Choice action packet, 1989 series 3box 1folder 6
Abortion -- Clinic violence, 1985-1986 series 3box 1folder 7
Abortion -- Clinic Violence -- Briefing Books, 1984 series 3box 1folder 8
Abortion -- Clinic Violence -- Briefing Books, 1984 series 3box 1folder 9
Abortion -- Clinic Violence -- Correspondence, 1984-1985 series 3box 2folder 1
Abortion -- Clippings, 1984-1985, 1990 series 3box 2folder 2
Abortion -- Clippings, 1984-1985, 1990 series 3box 2folder 3
Abortion -- Clippings, 1984-1985, 1990 series 3box 2folder 4
Abortion -- Clippings, flyers, other material, 1979-1982 series 3box 2folder 5
Abortion -- Day of Outrage, protest, 1975 series 3box 2folder 6
Abortion -- Lobbying, 2000 series 3box 2folder 7
Abortion -- March for Equality/Women's Lives, 1989 series 3box 2folder 8
Abortion -- March for Women's Lives, 1992 series 3box 2folder 9
Abortion -- Marylanders for the Right to Choose, 1978-1985, 1999 series 3box 2folder 10
Abortion -- Marylanders for the Right to Choose, 1978-1985, 1999 series 3box 2folder 11
Abortion -- Marylanders for the Right to Choose, 1978-1985, 1999 series 3box 2folder 12
Abortion -- Marylanders for the Right to Choose, 1978-1985, 1999 series 3box 2folder 13
Abortion -- Marylanders for the Right to Choose -- Gang of 47 Leader's Packet, 1986 series 3box 2folder 14
Abortion -- Medicaid, 1993 series 3box 2folder 15
Abortion -- Mobilize for Women's Lives, 1989 series 3box 2folder 16
Abortion -- Mobilize for Women's Lives -- Official Information Packet, 1989 series 3box 2folder 17
Abortion -- National Vigil for Women's Lives, Sample Press Clips, 1985 series 3box 2folder 18
Abortion -- Poll Workers' Packet, 1992 series 3box 2folder 19
Abortion -- Pro-Life Family Protection League, 1981-1982 series 3box 3folder 1
Abortion -- Rally, July 4th, 1989 series 3box 3folder 2
Abortion -- Referendum Campaign, 1992 series 3box 3folder 3
Abortion -- Referendum Campaign -- Clippings, 1992 series 3box 3folder 4
Abortion -- Reproductive Rights Resource Kit, 1981 series 3box 3folder 5
Abortion -- Reproductive Rights Task Force, 1984 series 3box 3folder 6
Abortion -- Right-to-Choose groups, 1982 series 3box 3folder 7
Abortion -- The Unsilent Scream: Abortion and Women's Lives, 1985 series 3box 3folder 8
Abortion -- Witness for Women's Lives March and Rally, 1985 series 3box 3folder 9
Abortion -- Women's Health Rights, 1993-2001 and undated series 3box 3folder 10
Against Our Will -- Rape and Incest Support Group, 1995 series 3box 3folder 11
Assorted Clippings, 1982 series 3box 3folder 12
Christian Right -- The Activist's Handbook, Researching the Christian Right, 1993-1994 series 3box 3folder 13
Christian Right -- Promise Keepers, 1992-1997 series 3box 3folder 14
Catholics for a Free Choice, 2009 series 3box 3folder 15
Employment, 1975-1982 series 3box 3folder 16
Employment , 1975-1982 series 3box 3folder 17
Employment -- Auction Benefit for Baltimore Working Women, 1984 series 3box 3folder 18
Employment -- Child care, 1982 series 3box 3folder 19
Employment -- Nabisco discrimination protest, 1995 series 3box 3folder 20
Employment -- Pay equity, 1982-1984 series 3box 3folder 21
Employment -- Women-Friendly Workplace Campaign, 1997 series 3box 3folder 22
Equal Rights Amendment, 1981-1982 series 3box 3folder 23
Equal Rights Amendment, 1981-1982 series 3box 3folder 24
Equal Rights Amendment, 1981-1982 series 3box 3folder 25
Equal Rights Amendment -- Actions , 1982-1983 series 3box 3folder 26
Equal Rights Amendment -- Articles, 1980-1983 series 3box 3folder 27
Equal Rights Amendment -- Citizen Co-Sponsor Drive, 1988 series 3box 4folder 1
Equal Rights Amendment -- Clippings, 1982 series 3box 4folder 2
Equal Rights Amendment -- Clippings -- Insurance, 1983 series 3box 4folder 3
Equal Rights Amendment -- Countdown Campaign, 1981 series 3box 4folder 4
Equal Rights Amendment -- Countdown Campaign (revised), 1982 series 3box 4folder 5
Equal Rights Amendment -- Extension, 1977-1980 series 3box 4folder 6
Equal Rights Amendment -- Extension, 1977-1980 series 3box 4folder 7
Equal Rights Amendment -- Fact Sheets, 1982-1989 series 3box 4folder 8
Equal Rights Amendment -- Impact Project , c. 1980 series 3box 4folder 9
Equal Rights Amendment -- Information -- Excerpt from Sex Discrimination and the Law: Causes and , 1975 series 3box 4folder 10
Remedies, 1974-1977 series 3box 4folder 11
Equal Rights Amendment -- Information -- League of Women Voters Facts and Issues, 1982-1984 series 3box 4folder 12
Equal Rights Amendment -- Insurance, 1982-1984 series 3box 4folder 13
Equal Rights Amendment -- Insurance, 1982-1984 series 3box 4folder 14
Equal Rights Amendment -- Insurance, 1982-1984 series 3box 4folder 15
Equal Rights Amendment -- Insurance, 1977 series 3box 4folder 16
Equal Rights Amendment -- March , 1976 series 3box 4folder 17
Equal Rights Amendment -- Maryland ERA Legislative News , 1982 series 3box 4folder 18
Equal Rights Amendment -- Message Brigade, c. 1980 series 3box 4folder 19
Equal Rights Amendment -- National Outreach Campaign Kit, 1979 series 3box 4folder 20
Equal Rights Amendment -- Public Relations, 1981 series 3box 5folder 1
Equal Rights Amendment -- Publications -- The Equal Rights Amendment: Guaranteeing Equal Rights for Women, 1976 series 3box 5folder 2
Equal Rights Amendment -- Publications -- A Guide to Federal Laws and Regulations Prohibiting Sex Discrimination, 1983-1987 series 3box 5folder 3
Equal Rights Amendment -- Publications -- NOW, 1977 series 3box 5folder 4
Equal Rights Amendment -- Publications -- NOW -- The Equal Rights Amendment: Ratification and the Seven-Year Provision, 1974, 1977-1982 series 3box 5folder 5
Equal Rights Amendment -- Publicity , 1974, 1977-1982 series 3box 5folder 6
Equal Rights Amendment -- Publicity , 1981-1982 series 3box 5folder 7
Equal Rights Amendment - Ratification, 1979 series 3box 5folder 8
Equal Rights Amendment -- Rescission, 1983 series 3box 5folder 9
Equal Rights Amendment -- Reports, 1979 series 3box 5folder 10
Equal Rights Amendment -- Resolution on Maryland State ERA, undated series 3box 5folder 11
Equal Rights Amendment -- Sing-Along Feminist Songs, 1978 series 3box 5folder 12
Equal Rights Amendment -- Union Support, 1978-1981 series 3box 5folder 13
Equal Rights Amendment -- Walkathons , 1978-1981 series 3box 5folder 14
Equal Rights Amendment -- Walkathons , 1978-1981 series 3box 5folder 15
Equal Rights Amendment -- Walkathons , 1979 series 3box 5folder 16
Equal Rights Amendment -- White House Council on the Family, 200-2002 series 3box 5folder 17
Events (non-NOW), 1977-1998 series 3box 5folder 18
Gay Rights , 1977-1998 series 3box 5folder 19
Gay Rights , 1977-1998 series 3box 5folder 20
Gay Rights , 1977-1998 series 3box 5folder 21
Gay Rights , 1986 series 3box 5folder 22
Gay Rights -- Action Ideas -- For Chapters, 1980-1983 series 3box 5folder 23
Gay Rights -- Action Ideas -- For Individuals, 1983-1984 series 3box 6folder 1
Gay Rights -- AIDS, 1981 series 3box 6folder 2
Gay Rights -- Articles -- "A Look at Gay Teachers" by Gay Rights National Lobby, 1981 series 3box 6folder 3
Gay Rights -- Articles - "Biblical Issues [about homosexuality]" by NOW, 1983 series 3box 6folder 4
Gay Rights -- Articles -- "Homophobia and Education" special issue of Interracial Books for Children v. 14 numbers 3 and 4, 1980 series 3box 6folder 5
Gay Rights -- Articles -- "If Your Constituents Ask" by Gay Rights National Lobby, 1984 series 3box 6folder 6
Gay Rights -- Articles -- "Marriage as a Restricted Club," by Lindsey Van Gelder, 1980 series 3box 6folder 7
Gay Rights -- Articles -- "What it Means to be a Lesbian" by Beverly Brubaker, 1970 series 3box 6folder 8
Gay Rights -- Articles -- "Woman Identified Women" by Radicalesbians, 1982 series 3box 6folder 9
Gay Rights -- Articles -- "You're Fired" by Gay Rights National Lobby, 1975-1983 series 3box 6folder 10
Gay Rights -- Bibliographies, 1991-1992 series 3box 6folder 11
Gay Rights -- Clippings etc., undated series 3box 6folder 12
Gay Rights -- Homophobia -- Examples list, 1983 series 3box 6folder 13
Gay Rights -- In NOW, meeting on, 1983 series 3box 6folder 14
Gay Rights -- Legislation -- Summary, 1987 series 3box 6folder 15
Gay Rights -- Letters re: HR 709, 1987-1991 series 3box 6folder 16
Gay Rights -- Sodomy repeal, 1987 series 3box 6folder 17
Gay Rights -- Sodomy repeal petition, c. 1980 series 3box 6folder 18
Gay Rights -- Lesbians -- Music sampler, 1984 series 3box 6folder 19
Gay Rights -- Lesbians -- Rights conference, 1985 series 3box 6folder 20
Gay Rights -- Lesbians -- Rights conference, Mid-Atlantic region, 1981-1982 series 3box 6folder 21
Gay Rights -- Lesbians -- Rights resources kit , 1981-1982 series 3box 6folder 22
Gay Rights -- Lesbians -- Rights resources kit , 1985 series 3box 6folder 23
Gay Rights -- Lesbians -- Rights workshop, PA NOW, 1977-1981 series 3box 6folder 24
Gay Rights -- Public Relations -- Pamphlets, 1984 series 3box 6folder 25
Gay Rights -- Public Relations -- Pamphlets -- National Gay Task Force pamphlet order form, undated series 3box 6folder 26
Gay Rights -- Public Relations -- Poster, "Telltale Signs of Homosexuality", 1979 series 3box 6folder 27
Gay Rights -- March, 1984 series 3box 6folder 28
Gay Rights -- Military, 1980 series 3box 6folder 29
Gay Rights -- Military -- U.S.S. Norton Sound case, undated series 3box 6folder 30
Gay Rights -- Organizations -- Campaign to End Discrimination, 1992 series 3box 6folder 31
Gay Rights -- Organizations -- Civil Rights Coalition Press Conference -- Press Packet, 1991-1992 series 3box 6folder 32
Gay Rights -- Surveys -- Maryland Documentation [of Homophobia] survey, 1988 series 3box 7folder 1
Gay Rights -- Organizations -- Free State Coalition for Justice, 1987 series 3box 7folder 2
Gay Rights -- Surveys -- Maryland Documentation [of Homophobia] survey -- Report, 1987 series 3box 7folder 3
Gay Rights -- Surveys -- Maryland Documentation [of Homophobia] survey -- Response, 1988 series 3box 7folder 4
Gay Rights -- Surveys -- Maryland Documentation [of Homophobia] survey -- Results, 1987 series 3box 7folder 5
Gay Rights -- Surveys -- Maryland Documentation [of Homophobia] survey -- Update #1, 1987 series 3box 7folder 6
Gay Rights -- Surveys -- Maryland Documentation [of Homophobia] survey -- Update #2, 1984-1985 series 3box 7folder 7
Gay Rights -- Surveys -- Montgomery County Lesbian Survey, 1984-1991 series 3box 7folder 8
Gay Rights -- Task Force , 1984-1991 series 3box 7folder 9
Gay Rights -- Task Force , 1984-1991 series 3box 7folder 10
Gay Rights -- Task Force , 1984-1991 series 3box 7folder 11
Gay Rights -- Task Force , 1984-1991 series 3box 7folder 12
Gay Rights -- Task Force , 1984-1991 series 3box 7folder 13
Gay Rights -- Task Force , 1984-1991 series 3box 7folder 14
Gay Rights -- Task Force , 1979-1989 series 3box 7folder 15
Gay Rights -- Task Force -- Materials, 1986 series 3box 7folder 16
Gay Rights -- Task Force -- Reports, 1994-2001 series 3box 7folder 17
Legislation -- Agendas -- Legislative Agenda for Maryland Women, 1989-1992 series 3box 7folder 18
Legislation -- Agendas -- NOW Agendas and Reports, 2000 series 3box 8folder 1
Legislation -- Articles -- "The Women's Vote and the 2000 Elections", 1997 series 3box 8folder 2
Legislation -- Bills -- House Bill 431 Anti-Discrimination Act, undated series 3box 8folder 3
Legislation -- Bills -- House Bill 949 (marital property), 1984 series 3box 8folder 4
Legislation -- Briefings -- Women's Legislative Briefing, 1979-1984 series 3box 8folder 5
Legislation -- Commentary -- Eleanor Smeal, 1978 series 3box 8folder 6
Legislation -- Correspondence, 1983-1984 series 3box 8folder 7
Legislation -- Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women, 2009 series 3box 8folder 8
Legislation -- Elections -- 1984 Presidential Election , 1983-1984 series 3box 8folder 9
Legislation -- Elections -- 1984 Presidential Election , 1983-1984 series 3box 8folder 10
Legislation -- Elections -- 1984 Presidential Election , c. 1984 series 3box 8folder 11
Legislation -- Elections -- 1984 Presidential Election -- Anti-Reagan material, [1984] series 3box 8folder 12
Legislation -- Elections -- Clippings, 1982 series 3box 8folder 13
Legislation -- Elections -- Election Impact Report, 1995 series 3box 8folder 14
Legislation -- Elections -- Programs -- "50 plus 1: Women's Electoral Campaign Training", 1992 series 3box 8folder 15
Legislation -- Elections -- Programs -- "Elect Women for a Change", 1997 series 3box 8folder 16
Legislation -- Elections -- Programs -- "Elections '98: Making an Impact", 1996 series 3box 8folder 17
Legislation -- Elections -- Programs -- "Get Out the Vote", 1982 series 3box 8folder 18
Legislation -- Elections -- Programs, 1996 series 3box 8folder 19
Legislation -- Elections -- Programs -- "Women Can Make the Difference", 1985-1989 series 3box 9folder 1
Legislation -- Events -- Legislative Brunch , 1985-1989 series 3box 9folder 2
Legislation -- Events -- Legislative Brunch , 1985-1989 series 3box 9folder 3
Legislation -- Events -- Legislative Brunch , 1990-1991 series 3box 9folder 4
Legislation -- Legislative Fundraiser, 1975-1983 series 3box 9folder 5
Legislation -- Events -- Legislative Reception, 1975-1983 series 3box 9folder 6
Legislation -- Events -- Legislative Reception, 1975-1983 series 3box 9folder 7
Legislation -- Events -- Legislative Reception, 1975-1983 series 3box 9folder 8
Legislation -- Events -- Legislative Reception, 1985 series 3box 9folder 9
Legislation -- Hotline, 1989-1998 series 3box 9folder 10
Legislation -- Information , 1989-1998 series 3box 9folder 11
Legislation -- Information , 1989-1998 series 3box 9folder 12
Legislation -- Information , 1975-1986 series 3box 9folder 13
Legislation -- Lobbying , 1975-1986 series 3box 9folder 14
Legislation -- Lobbying , 1994-1995 series 3box 9folder 15
Legislation -- Lobbying -- Agenda, 1994-1998 series 3box 9folder 16
Legislation -- Lobbying -- Annapolis, 1982-1984 series 3box 9folder 17
Legislation -- Lobbying -- Letters, c. 1986 series 3box 9folder 18
Legislation -- Lobbying -- Materials, 1987-1988 series 3box 9folder 19
Legislation -- Lobbying -- Women's Issues, 1973-1977 series 3box 9folder 20
Legislation -- Office , 1973-1977 series 3box 9folder 21
Legislation -- Office , 1978, 1992-1994, undated series 3box 10folder 1
Legislation -- Office , 1978, 1992-1994, undated series 3box 10folder 2
Legislation -- Office , 1978, 1992-1994, undated series 3box 10folder 3
Legislation -- Office , 1986 series 3box 10folder 4
Legislation -- Reports, 1982, 1989-1998 series 3box 10folder 5
Legislation -- Reports , 1974-1980 series 3box 10folder 6
Legislation -- Reports -- "NOW in Annapolis", 1974-1980 series 3box 10folder 7
Legislation -- Reports -- "NOW in Annapolis", 1974-1980 series 3box 10folder 8
Legislation -- Reports -- "NOW in Annapolis", 1974-1980 series 3box 10folder 9
Legislation -- Reports -- "NOW in Annapolis", 1974-1980 series 3box 10folder 10
Legislation -- Reports -- "NOW in Annapolis", 1974-1980 series 3box 10folder 11
Legislation -- Reports -- "NOW in Annapolis", 1974-1980 series 3box 10folder 12
Legislation -- Reports -- "NOW in Annapolis", 1986-1993 series 3box 11folder 1
Legislation -- State -- General Assembly , 1986-1993 series 3box 11folder 2
Legislation -- State -- General Assembly , 1986-1993 series 3box 11folder 3
Legislation -- State -- General Assembly , 1986-1993 series 3box 11folder 4
Legislation -- State -- General Assembly , 1986-1993 series 3box 11folder 5
Legislation -- State -- General Assembly , 1986-1993 series 3box 11folder 6
Legislation -- State -- General Assembly , 1989 series 3box 11folder 7
Legislation -- State -- Reference, 2000 series 3box 11folder 8
Legislation -- State -- Reports, 1995 series 3box 11folder 9
Maryland Coalition for Women's Employment, undated series 3box 11folder 10
Media Activism, 1998 series 3box 11folder 11
Media Activism -- Love Your Body Campaign, 1990 series 3box 11folder 12
National Womens Law Center, 2006 series 3box 11folder 13
Racism, [1980s] series 3box 11folder 14
Sexual Harassment, c. 2000 series 3box 11folder 15
Social Security information, 1987 series 3box 11folder 16
Supreme Court -- Bork Nomination, 1997-1998 series 3box 12folder 1
Violence Against Women -- Action against Judge Bollinger, 1996 series 3box 12folder 2
Violence Against Women -- You Can't Beat A Woman march, 2000 series 3box 12folder 3
Women's History -- Clippings, 1983 series 3box 12folder 4
Women's History -- Maryland Women's History Week, 1993 series 3box 12folder 5
Women's History -- Maryland Women's History Week, 2001 series 3box 12folder 6
Women's History -- Profiles of Maryland Women, c. 1975 series 3box 12folder 7
Women's History -- "We Were Always Here" unsigned article on women in history, 1979-1980 series 3box 12folder 8
Women's History -- Discover a New World, 1993 series 3box 12folder 9
Women's History -- Discover a New World, 1993 series 3box 12folder 10
Women's Rights, 1980 series 3box 12folder 11
World Conference of the United Nations' Decade for Women, 2000 series 3box 12folder 12

Series 4: Photographs, 1981-1988 (241 items)

This series contains photographs, slides, and negatives, both color and black and white. The events documented include state conferences, receptions honoring legislators and National Organization for Women lobbyists, protest marches, and an unidentified event held indoors at the University of Maryland. Some images are unidentified.

The arrangement is chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Legislative Reception slides, color (7 items), 1981 series 4box 1folder 1
Unidentified [Legislative Reception?] slide, color (1 item), February 1981 series 4box 1folder 2
NOW Legislative Brunch negatives, color (1 page), 1981 series 4box 1folder 3
NOW State Conference negatives, color (3 pages), 1982 series 4box 1folder 4
NOW State Council Meeting at Carol Klemm's negatives, color (1 page), May 1982 series 4box 1folder 5
Maryland NOW Conference negatives, black and white (6 pages), 1983 series 4box 1folder 6
Maryland NOW Conference contact sheet, black and white (12 pages), 1983 series 4box 1folder 7
1981 State Conference negatives, black and white (3 items), 1983 series 4box 1folder 8
Slides labeled "University of Maryland" showing an indoor event, color (94 items), 1986 series 4box 1folder 9
Legislative Breakfast contact sheet, black and white (1 page), [1987?] series 4box 1folder 10
Torch Run for Equality, Baltimore, contact sheet, black and white (2 pages), 1987 series 4box 1folder 11
Posed photo of unidentified group with certificate or signed bill, photo signed by Mary Boergers, black and white (1 item), 1987 series 4box 1folder 12
Legislative Breakfast and State Conference photos, color (30 items), 1987 series 4box 1folder 13
Maryland State Conference photos, color (42 items), 1988 series 4box 1folder 14
Framed photo of two unidentified women holding a Washington County, MD NOW banner. One woman wears a sash reading "March for Women's Equality Women's Lives." Color OVERSIZE. (1 item) (Oversize), [1989] series 4box 1folder 15
1997 Legislative Fundraiser, 1997 series 4box 1folder 16
1997 Legislative Fundraiser, 1997 series 4box 1folder 17
1997 Legislative Fundraiser, 1997 series 4box 1folder 18
1997 Legislative Fundraiser, 1997 series 4box 1folder 19
Keep Abortion Legal Rally, undated series 4box 1folder 20
Keep Abortion Legal Rally, undated series 4box 1folder 21
Keep Abortion Legal Rally, undated series 4box 1folder 22
Keep Abortion Legal Rally, undated series 4box 1folder 23
Keep Abortion Legal Rally, undated series 4box 1folder 24
Photo of unidentified woman speaking at podium, color (1 item), undated series 4box 1folder 25
The Tahara Project, undated series 4box 1folder 26
"I'm a Bawlmer Feminist Hon" Bikeride, undated series 4box 1folder 27
"I'm a Bawlmer Feminist Hon" Bikeride, undated series 4box 1folder 28
Unidentified Headshot, undated series 4box 1folder 29

Series 5: Videotapes, 1989-2001 (5 items)

This series contains videotapes of National Organization for Women events, including a talk by Representative Connie Morella at a Maryland NOW State Conference; the March for Women's Lives in Washington, D. C.; a Mother's Day Rally sponsored by the Alliance for the Rights of Children; and a pro-choice video about abortion produced by the Fund for a Feminist Majority.

The arrangement is chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Abortion: For Survival, The Fund for the Feminist Majority DAMAGED, [1989] series 5box 1folder 1
"We Won't Go Back" Washington D.C., April 5, 1992 series 5box 1folder 2
Mother's Day Rally - Alliance for the Rights of Children, May 10, 1992 series 5box 1folder 3
MD NOW State Conference - History panel, Rep. Connie Morella, May 16, 1992 series 5box 1folder 4
March for Women's Lives, Washington D.C., April 22, 2001 series 5box 1folder 5

Series 6: Memorabilia, undated (4 items)

This series consists of a NOW license plate that has been transferred to the Memorabilia collection (#1714). It also contains 3 awards celebrating the NOW-Maryland Chapter as well as Women's History Month, which have been transferred to the Memorabilia Collection (#2400a, 2400b, and 2400c)

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 7: Audio Files, 2000-2001 (1.5 Linear feet)

This series contains audio recordings, held on cassette tapes, of the State Council Meetings of the National Organization for Women-Maryland Chapter. The meetings recorded on the cassette tapes took place from 2000-2001. This series also includes some undated recordings. Arrangement of the materials in this series in chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
MD NOW State Council Meeting, 9/25/1999 series 7box 1folder 1
MD NOW State Council Meeting, 9/25/1999 series 7box 1folder 2
MD NOW State Council Meeting, 9/10/2000 series 7box 1folder 3
MD NOW State Council Meeting, 9/10/2000 series 7box 1folder 4
MD NOW State Council Meeting, 3/12/2000 series 7box 1folder 5
MD NOW State Council Meeting, 3/12/2000 series 7box 1folder 6
MD NOW State Council Meeting, April 2000 series 7box 1folder 7
MD NOW State Council Meeting, April 2000 series 7box 1folder 8
MD NOW State Council Meeting, 2/28/2001 series 7box 1folder 9
MD NOW State Council Meeting, 2/28/2001 series 7box 1folder 10
MD NOW State Council Meeting, 11/26/2000 series 7box 1folder 11
MD NOW State Council Meeting, 11/26/2000 series 7box 1folder 12
MD NOW State Council Meeting, 10/29/2000 series 7box 1folder 13
MD NOW State Council Meeting, 10/29/2000 series 7box 1folder 14
MD NOW State Council Meeting, July 2000 series 7box 1folder 15
MD NOW State Council Meeting, February 2000 series 7box 1folder 16
MD NOW State Council Meeting, February 2000 series 7box 1folder 17
MD NOW State Council Meeting, circa 2000 series 7box 1folder 18
MD NOW State Council Meeting, circa 2000 series 7box 1folder 19
MD NOW State Council Meeting, 1/28/2000 series 7box 1folder 20
MD NOW State Council Meeting, 1/28/2000 series 7box 1folder 21
MD NOW State Council Meeting, 3/18/2001 series 7box 1folder 22
MD NOW State Council Meeting, undated series 7box 2folder 1
MD NOW State Council Meeting, undated series 7box 2folder 2
MD NOW State Council Meeting, undated series 7box 2folder 3
MD NOW State Council Meeting, undated series 7box 2folder 4

Related Material

Collections within the Archives and Manuscripts Department with particularly close connections to the archives of NOW, Maryland Chapter, include the Papers of Mary K. Benjamin, the Papers of Mary Boergers, the Archives of the League of Women Voters of Maryland, the Archives of the League of Women Voters of Prince George's County, the Papers of Constance A. Morella, the Papers of Jo-Ann Orlinsky, the Dorothy Sucher Collection, and the Archives of the Women's Action Coalition of Prince George's County.

Other related materials in the collections of the University of Maryland Libraries include the current year of the National NOW Times, available in the current periodicals section of McKeldin Library, and volumes 1-6 (1974-1979) of NOW in Annapolis, a NOW-published digest of Maryland legislation relating to women, available in the Maryland Room. (Maryland Room Folio KFM1291.W6 N2).

The national archives of the National Organization for Women is located at The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Radcliffe College.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

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