A Guide to the Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women Records, 1971-2004, 2011 National Organization for Women, Virginia Chapter, Records, 1971-2004, 2011 43458

A Guide to the Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women Records, 1971-2004, 2011

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Accession Number 43458


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Repository
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Accession Number
43458
Title
Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women Records, 1971-2004, 2011
Extent
12 cubic feet (28 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Creator
National Organization for Women. Virginia. Chapter.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Accessing audiovisual materials may require special accomodations. Please contact Archives staff in advance to make arrangements to view or listen to these recordings.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women Records, 1971-2004, 2011. Accession 43458. Organization records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Virginia NOW, 18 September 2007 (43458).

Gift of Virginia NOW, 15 December 2008 (44064).

Gift of Virginia NOW, 20 September 2011 (50175).

(Preceding three gifts care of Lee Perkins, Alexandria.)

Gift of Georgia Fuller, 20 March 2014 (51266).

All four accessions are filed jointly under Acc. 43458.


Biographical Information

According to its website, the mission of the Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Virginia NOW) is to bring women economic, legal, social, and personal equality in all areas of life across Virginia, through programs and activities that promote the vision of a feminist future. The Virginia NOW Political Action Committee expands women's participation in Virginia politics and civil life through direct political work with feminist candidates, both male and female, for office.

Scope and Content

Records, 1971-2004, 2011, of the Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Virginia NOW) include subject files on abortion and the Equal Rights Amendment, various administrative and general files, papers collected on numerous issues of interest to the organization, Virginia NOW Political Action Committee files, newsletters, local chapter files, and audiovisual materials. Many records of the national organization are found amongst these papers. Also included are records from the Texas Chapter, donated by Frances M. Hicks, who continued her involvement with NOW by joining the Virginia Chapter after moving to the state from Texas.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:

Series I. Virginia NOW records Series II. Newsletters and local chapter files Series III. Frances Hicks papers Series IV. Audiovisual materials and ephemera

Contents List

Series I. Virginia NOW Records, 1971-2004, 2011.
Boxes: 1-13

This series illuminates the focus and activities of the Virginia National Organization for Women (Virginia NOW) through a range of files. Administrative and general files show the operation of the organization through documents including handbooks, correspondence, tax documents, State Council and Executive Committee records, committee files, fundraising files, and membership poll results. Subject files cover topics such as abortion, the Equal Rights Amendment, miscellaneous issues of interest to the organization (divided by year), and state conferences. Also included are clippings and Virginia NOW Political Action Committee files.

  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    Abortion, 1973-1975, 1981.
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    Abortion, 1984-1986.
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    Abortion, 1987.
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    Abortion, 1988.
  • Box 1
    Folders 5-7
    Abortion, 1989.
  • Box 1
    Folders 8-11
    Abortion, 1990.
  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    Abortion, 1991.
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    Abortion, 1992.
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    Abortion, 1993-1994.
  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    Abortion, 1997-1999.
  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    Abortion, 2002-2003.
  • Box 2
    Folder 6
    Administrative and general files, 1971-1973.
  • Box 2
    Folder 7
    Administrative and general files, 1974.

    Includes an introductory handbook to the National Organization for Women (apparently produced by the Capitol Hill Chapter), listing its national board, task forces, by-laws, and accomplishments of the group from 1966-1973.

  • Box 2
    Folder 8
    Administrative and general files, 1975.
  • Box 2
    Folder 9
    Administrative and general files, 1976.

    In part consists of various letters and other documents pertaining to controversy over a vote, taken at the National Board meeting on 5-6 June 1976, to invalidate the Southern Regional Conference, held that April 24-25.

  • Box 2
    Folder 10
    Administrative and general files, 1977.

    Includes a copy of "The First Women's State of the Union Address," delivered by Karen DeCrow, president of the National Organization for Women.

  • Box 2
    Folder 11
    Administrative and general files, 1978.
  • Box 2
    Folder 12
    Administrative and general files, 1979.
  • Box 2
    Folder 13
    Administrative and general files, 1980.
  • Box 2
    Folder 14
    Administrative and general files, 1981.
  • Box 2
    Folder 15
    Administrative and general files, 1982.

    Includes documents pertaining to the formal incorporation of Virginia NOW under 501(c)(4) tax exempt status.

  • Box 2
    Folder 16
    Administrative and general files, 1983.
  • Box 3
    Folder 1
    Administrative and general files, 1983.

    Includes manual entitled "NOW Guidelines for Feminist Consciousness-Raising."

  • Box 3
    Folders 2-3
    Administrative and general files, 1984.

    Consists in large part of papers related to State Council and Executive Committee business.

  • Box 3
    Folders 4-7
    Administrative and general files, 1985.

    Consists in large part of papers related to State Council and Executive Committee business, and Virginia NOW's 3 March 1985 "Women In Aviation" brunch.

  • Box 3
    Folders 8-10
    Administrative and general files, 1986.

    Consists in large part of papers related to State Council and Executive Committee business, and Virginia NOW's 2 March 1986 "Women in the Arts" brunch.

  • Box 3
    Folders 11-12
    Administrative and general files, 1987.

    Consists in large part of papers related to State Council and Executive Committee business, and Virginia NOW's 1 March 1987 "Women in the Law" brunch.

  • Box 4
    Folders 1-4
    Administrative and general files (Employment Committee), 1987-1991.

    A series of files pertaining to the work of the Virginia NOW Employment Committee (also referred to as the Personnel Committee), chiefly focused on rules and guidelines for hiring, supervising, and terminating employment of the Virginia NOW Staff Person, along with documentation of the performance of the person who held that position during this time period.

  • Box 4
    Folders 5-9
    Administrative and general files, 1988.

    Consists in large part of papers related to State Council and Executive Committee business, Virginia NOW's 24 April 1988 "Women in Politics" brunch, fundraising, and membership recruitment. Includes copies of the Virginia NOW Canvassing Manual.

  • Box 5
    Folders 1-3
    Administrative and general files, 1989.

    Consists in large part of papers related to State Council and Executive Committee business.

  • Box 5
    Folder 4
    Administrative and general files, 1989.

    Fundraising files.

  • Box 5
    Folders 5-6
    Administrative and general files, 1989-1990.

    Membership polls.

  • Box 5
    Folders 7-10
    Administrative and general files, 1990.

    Consists in large part of papers related to State Council and Executive Committee business, Virginia NOW's 31 March 1990 "Women in the Arts" dinner, and leadership and chapter development.

  • Box 6
    Folder 1
    Administrative and general files, 1990.

    Consists in large part of papers related to State Council and Executive Committee business.

  • Box 6
    Folders 2-3
    Administrative and general files, 1990.

    Files documenting problems with the Virginia NOW co-Legislative Coordinator, and attempts to bring about her removal from office.

  • Box 6
    Folder 4
    Administrative and general files, 1990.

    Files documenting Virginia NOW's work with an outside consultant on the topic of organizational development.

  • Box 6
    Folders 5-6
    Administrative and general files, 1991.

    Consists in large part of papers related to State Council and Executive Committee business, including financial reports. Also includes a copy of the August 1991 "Virginia NOW Administrative Manual" and the September 1991 "Virginia NOW Policy Manual."

  • Box 6
    Folders 7-8
    Administrative and general files, 1992.

    Consists in large part of papers related to State Council and Executive Committee business, financial reports, and other matters. Also includes two drafts of a 1992 update to the "Virginia NOW Policy Manual."

  • Box 6
    Folder 9
    Administrative and general files, 1993.

    Consists in large part of papers related to State Council and Executive Committee business.

  • Box 6
    Folder 10
    Administrative and general files, 1994.

    Includes a copy of the 1994-1995 edition of the "Virginia NOW Policy Manual."

  • Box 7
    Folder 1
    Administrative and general files, 1995-1999.

    Files for this time period are minimal, and miscellaneous in nature.

  • Box 7
    Folder 2
    Administrative and general files, 1995-2003.

    Scattered files related to Take Back the Night events around Virginia.

  • Box 7
    Folder 3
    Administrative and general files, 2000-2004.

    Files for this time period are minimal, and miscellaneous in nature. Includes a small sample of State Council documentation from 2003, and a copy of the "Student Action Committee Organizing Handbook," produced by the Pennsylvania NOW Education Fund in 1998.

  • Box 7
    Folder 4
    Administrative and general files, 2000.

    Program and fliers for the NOW Mid-Atlantic Feminist Festival and Conference, held in Norfolk.

  • Box 7
    Folder 5
    Administrative and general files, 2001.

    Program, fliers, and other papers related to the Second Annual Mid-Atlantic Feminist Festival (held in Virginia Beach), which also served as that year's Virginia NOW Annual Conference.

  • Box 7
    Folder 6
    Administrative and general files, undated.

    A handful of miscellaneous papers, undated but likely created in the 1970's and 1980's. Includes a flier entitled "Why Feminists Want Child Care," another entitled "Help De-Sexigrate the Jaycees," and a sexuality survey produced by the New York City Chapter of NOW.

  • Box 7
    Folder 7
    Clippings, 1973-1975.
  • Box 7
    Folder 8
    Clippings, 1976-1978.
  • Box 7
    Folder 9
    Equal Rights Amendment, 1972-1975.
  • Box 7
    Folder 10
    Equal Rights Amendment, 1976.
  • Box 7
    Folder 11
    Equal Rights Amendment, 1977.
  • Box 7
    Folders 12-13
    Equal Rights Amendment, 1978.
  • Box 8
    Folder 1
    Equal Rights Amendment, 1979.
  • Box 8
    Folder 2
    Equal Rights Amendment, 1980.
  • Box 8
    Folders 3-4
    Equal Rights Amendment, 1981.
  • Box 8
    Folder 5
    Equal Rights Amendment, 1982.
  • Box 8
    Folder 6
    Equal Rights Amendment, 1983-1994.
  • Box 8
    Folders 7-8
    Issues, 1973.

    Topics include women's health, aging, the availability of credit to women, and sex-role stereotypes in textbooks used in the Lincoln, Nebraska, public school system (a study produced by the Lincoln chapter of NOW). Also includes a transcript of Betty Friedan's "Feminist Community Press Conference," given in New York City on 7 March 1973, and a copy of a bill (H.R. 4034) presented to the U.S. House of Representatives to carry out the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities.

  • Box 8
    Folder 9
    Issues, 1974.

    Topics include the work of the NOW Women and Arts Task Force, and efforts to have Susan B. Anthony's birthday made a national holiday.

  • Box 8
    Folder 10
    Issues, 1975.

    Topics include rape and sexual assault, violent pornography, the legal rights of women in marriage and divorce, and the United Nations Conference on Women, held in Mexico City.

  • Box 8
    Folders 11-12
    Issues, 1976.

    Topics include homosexual rights, marital rape, venereal disease, the availability of credit to women, the status of the women's movement, and the International Women's Year Conference in Virginia. Includes newsletters from the Women's Division of the State of New York and the Washington (D.C.) Area Feminist Federal Credit Union,

  • Box 8
    Folder 13
    Issues, 1977.

    Topics include the implications of "flexitime" for working women. Also includes a copy of "De-Mystifying 'The Lavender Menace': A NOW Primer on Lesbian-Baiting," published by the NOW National Task Force on Sexuality and Lesbianism, and a booklet entitled "Women In Politics," produced by the Women's Program, Office of Equal Opportunity, Smithsonian Institution.

  • Box 9
    Folder 1
    Issues, 1978.

    Topics include sex role stereotypes in the television industry, and minority participation in government.

  • Box 9
    Folder 2
    Issues, 1979.

    Topics include the treatment of women under the social security system. Also includes a file on a woman who filed a complaint of sex discrimination against the Staunton Correctional Center, with whom she was employed as a correctional officer, and another on a woman seeking legal aid in a divorce case.

  • Box 9
    Folder 3
    Issues, 1980.

    Topics include a class action suit dealing with sex discrimination in hiring by federal highway construction contractors, opposition to reinstatement of the draft, and the White House Conference on Families.

  • Box 9
    Folder 4
    Issues, 1981.

    Topics include lesbianism and lesbian rights, equal pay, and labor unionization.

  • Box 9
    Folder 5
    Issues, 1983.

    Topics include female prisoners of conscience in foreign countries,

  • Box 9
    Folder 6
    Issues, 1984.

    Topics include a woman's rights in a divorce case, an all-male political "roast" in Virginia Beach featuring female exotic dancers, and reform of sexual assault law.

  • Box 9
    Folder 7
    Issues, 1987.

    Topics include a female employee's claims of offenses including sex and age discrimination, wrongful termination, and violation of the Equal Pay Act against Air France.

  • Box 9
    Folder 8
    Issues, 1988.

    Topics include spousal support, and the case of a woman jailed for contempt of court when she refused the reveal her daughter's whereabouts, in an effort to protect her from the father accused of raping her.

  • Box 9
    Folders 9-10
    Issues, 1990.

    Topics include a sex discrimination suit filed by employees of the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, sex discrimination litigation against the Virginia Military Institute, the Supreme Court nomination of Judge David Souter, fair housing, the Virginia Test Bias Advisory Committee, child sexual assault, domestic violence, and interest by some in NOW to start a third political party.

  • Box 9
    Folder 11
    Issues, 1991.

    Topics include the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Clarence Thomas, and domestic violence.

  • Box 9
    Folder 12
    Issues, 1992.

    Topics include workforce diversity, attempts by another group to ban a gay newspaper from the Fairfax County Library system, Virginia women in history,

  • Box 10
    Folder 1
    Issues, 1992.

    Topics include nuclear weapons and public housing for senior citizens. Also includes literature from the Draft and Military Project.

  • Box 10
    Folder 2
    Issues, 1994.

    Topics include domestic violence, education, and mentally disabled citizens.

  • Box 10
    Folder 3
    Issues, 1997-1999.

    Topics include abuse against women by military personnel and body image. Also includes packets from a National Association of Commissions for Women legislative briefing on "Women and the 106th Congress" and a briefing of the same group by the White House's Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach on "Supporting Women and Families: President Clinton's Accomplishments and Agenda."

  • Box 10
    Folder 4
    Issues, 2002-2003, 2008.

    Topics include domestic violence and sexual assault, discrimination against female employees of Wal-Mart, human rights issues, and poverty.

  • Box 10
    Folder 5
    Legislative Office, 1973-1977.

    Includes alerts and lobbying strategies regarding abortion rights, and copies of statements made by NOW representatives on the topics of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the nomination of Judge John Paul Stevens to the Supreme Court.

  • Box 10
    Folders 6-7
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 1979.

    The Virginia NOW PAC was established in 1979.

  • Box 10
    Folder 8
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 1980.
  • Box 10
    Folder 9
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 1981.
  • Box 10
    Folder 10
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 1982.
  • Box 10
    Folder 11
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 1983.
  • Box 10
    Folders 12-13
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 1984.

    Includes two drafts of the "Virginia NOW Political Action Committee (PAC) Guide for Activists".

  • Box 11
    Folder 1
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 1985.
  • Box 11
    Folder 2
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 1987.
  • Box 11
    Folder 3
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 1988.
  • Box 11
    Folders 4-6
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 1989.
  • Box 11
    Folders 7-10
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 1990.

    Includes copy of the "Official PAC Manual," revised February 1990.

  • Box 11
    Folder 11
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 1991.
  • Box 12
    Folders 1-2
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 1992.
  • Box 12
    Folder 3
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 1993.

    Includes copy of the "Virginia NOW Political Action Committee (PAC) Guide for Activists," September 1993 update/revision.

  • Box 12
    Folder 4
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 1994.

    Includes copy of the "Virginia NOW Legislative Action Guide to the Virginia General Assembly," June 1994 update.

  • Box 12
    Folders 5-6
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 1996-1999.
  • Box 12
    Folder 7
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 2000-2004.
  • Box 12
    Folder 8
    PAC and miscellaneous legislative/political files, 2011.
  • Box 12
    Folder 9
    State Conference, 1977, 1979.
  • Box 12
    Folder 10
    State Conference, 1981, 1982.
  • Box 12
    Folder 11
    State Conference, 1988.
  • Box 12
    Folder 12
    State Conference, 1989.
  • Box 12
    Folders 13-14
    State Conference, 1990.
  • Box 13
    Folder 1
    State Conference, 1990.
  • Box 13
    Folder 2
    State Conference, 1991.
  • Box 13
    Folders 3-4
    State Conference, 1992.
  • Box 13
    Folder 5
    State Conference, 1993.
  • Box 13
    Folder 6
    State Conference, 1994.
  • Box 7
    Folder 5
    State Conference, 2001.

    Program, fliers, and other papers related to the Second Annual Mid-Atlantic Feminist Festival (held in Virginia Beach), which also served as that year's Virginia NOW State Conference.

  • Box 13
    Folder 7
    State Conference, 2003.
  • Box 13
    Folder 8
    State Conference, 2004.
  • Box 13
    Folder 9
    Various NOW records scanned to disk, 1970s-2008.

    Six CD-ROMs containing scans of miscellaneous NOW records, including but not limited to photographs, fliers, newsletters, correspondence, canvassing and lobbying materials, and newspaper clippings. Scans provided by Virginia NOW member Lee Perkins of Alexandria.

Series II. Newsletters and local chapter files, 1973-2004.
Boxes: 13-20

Newsletters and local chapter files represent the work of the many Virginia NOW chapters throughout Virginia, established in various cities, regions, and colleges and universities. Several national-level NOW publications are also included in this series.

  • Box 13
    Folder 10
    Alexandria chapter, 1975, 1977, 1981-1983.
  • Box 13
    Folder 11
    Alexandria chapter, 1991-1994, 1996-2001.

    Issues of the "Alexandria NOW Newsletter" (1991-1994) and later the "Chapter News" newsletter (1996-2001, which covered the Alexandria, Arlington, Northern Virginia, and Prince William County chapters (but only the Alexandria, Arlington, and Northern Virginia chapters from the September/October 1999 issue forward).

  • Box 13
    Folder 12
    Alexandria chapter, 1997-2000.
  • Box 14
    Folders 1-2
    Allegheny Highlands chapter, 1982-1991.

    Binder (deconstructed) containing newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, and other material related to the chapter.

  • Box 14
    Folders 3-9
    Allegheny Highlands chapter, 1982-1991.

    A second binder (deconstructed) containing various records of the chapter along with literature from Virginia and National NOW.

  • Box 14
    Folder 10
    Allegheny Highlands chapter, 1982-1984, 1997-1998.
  • Box 15
    Folders 1-2
    Arlington chapter, 1981-1984, 1989-2001.

    Includes copies of the chapter's "Arlington NOW Newsbreaks" newsletter. See also Alexandria chapter newsletter file, as Arlington was included in the joint newsletter "Chapter News".

  • Box 15
    Folder 3
    Charlottesville chapter, 1974.

    Mock-up and final, printed booklet entitled "What Do You Say, Sister?" produced by the Charlotesville NOW Task Force on the Image of Women in response to a guest editorial in the Washington Post in which the writer wished for a book giving responses for sexist remarks.

  • Box 15
    Folder 4
    Charlottesville chapter, 1975-1978, 1981-1982.

    Issues of the chapter's "Charlottesville NOW" newsletter.

  • Box 15
    Folder 5
    Charlottesville chapter, 1983-1984, 1991, 1994.

    Issues of the chapter's "Charlottesville NOW" newsletter.

  • Box 15
    Folder 6
    Charlottesville chapter, 1979-1984.
  • Box 15
    Folder 7
    Chesterfield County chapter, 1983-1984.
  • Box 15
    Folder 8
    Danville chapter, 1979, 1981.
  • Box 15
    Folder 9
    D.C./National Capitol Area chapter 1973.
  • Box 15
    Folder 10
    Dulles Area chapter, 1981-1984, 1991.

    Includes issues of the chapter's "Dulles Area NOW News" newsletter.

  • Box 15
    Folder 11
    Epsilon Rho Alpha chapter, 1979.
  • Box 15
    Folder 12
    Fredericksburg chapter, 1980-1983, 1989.

    Includes issues of the chapter's "Fredericksburg Area NOW" (1980-1983) and "NOW in the Fredericksburg Area" (1989) newsletters.

  • Box 15
    Folder 13
    Harrisonburg-Rockingham chapter, 1979-1985.

    Includes copies of the chapter's "Harrisonburg-Rockingham NOW" newsletter.

  • Box 15
    Folder 14
    James Madison University chapter, 1985.
  • Box 15
    Folder 15
    Lynchburg chapter, 1977, 1980-1984.

    Issues of the chapter's "NOWadays" newsletter.

  • Box 15
    Folder 16
    Lynchburg/Sweet Briar chapter, 1997-2004.
  • Box 15
    Folder 17
    Mary Washington College chapter, 1997-2002.
  • Box 15
    Folder 18
    Montgomery County chapter, 1980, 1989-1991.
  • Box 15
    Folder 19
    Montgomery County chapter, 1995-1998.

    Includes issues of the chapter's "Viewpoints" newsletter.

  • Box 15
    Folder 20
    Montgomery County chapter, 1999.

    Includes issues of the chapter's "Viewpoints" newsletter.

  • Box 16
    Folder 1
    Montgomery County chapter, 2000-2004.

    Includes issues of the chapter's "Viewpoints" newsletter.

  • Box 16
    Folder 2
    Nelson County chapter, 2001-2004.
  • Box 16
    Folder 3
    New River Valley chapter, 1976, 1980.
  • Box 16
    Folder 4
    Northern Shenandoah chapter, 1998-2001.
  • Box 16
    Folder 5
    Northern Virginia (NOVA) chapter, 1973-1974.

    Issues of the Northern Virginia chapter newsletter in its early, unnamed form, and later under the title "Equal Times."

  • Box 16
    Folder 6
    Northern Virginia (NOVA) chapter, 1975.

    Issues of the chapter's "Equal Times" newsletter.

  • Box 16
    Folder 7
    Northern Virginia (NOVA) chapter, 1976.

    Issues of the chapter's "Equal Times" newsletter.

  • Box 16
    Folder 8
    Northern Virginia (NOVA) chapter, 1977-1978.

    Issues of the chapter's "Equal Times" newsletter.

  • Box 16
    Folder 9
    Northern Virginia (NOVA) chapter, 1981-1984.

    Issues of the chapter's "NOVA NOW" and "Northern Virginia NOW" newsletters.

  • Box 16
    Folder 10
    Northern Virginia (NOVA) chapter, 1977-1981.
  • Box 16
    Folder 11
    Northern Virginia (NOVA) chapter, 1996-2003.
  • Box 16
    Folder 12
    NOW National Labor Task Force newsletter, "The Organizer,"November 1975.
  • Box 16
    Folder 13
    NOW (National) newsletter, "Do It Now,"1973-1974.
  • Box 17
    Folder 1
    NOW (National) newsletter, "Do It Now,"1975-1977.
  • Box 17
    Folder 2
    NOW (National) newsletter, "Do It Now,"March 1979.
  • Box 17
    Folder 3
    NOW National Task Force on Sexuality and Lesbianism newsletter, [1973?] and NOW Sexuality Task Force newsletter, January 1976.
  • Box 17
    Folder 4
    NOW National Task Force on Women and Poverty newsletter, "Common Wealth,"September 1975.
  • Box 17
    Folder 5
    Old Dominion University chapter, 2003-2004.
  • Box 17
    Folders 6-7
    Peninsula chapter, 1980-1983.
  • Box 17
    Folders 8-9
    Prince William County/Western Prince William County chapter, 1973-1976.

    Includes issues of Prince William County and Western Prince William County NOW newsletters, 1975-1976 (folder 9).

  • Box 17
    Folder 10
    Prince William County chapter, 1981-1984.

    Issues of the chapter's "NOW & Then Times" newsletter.

  • Box 17
    Folder 11
    Prince William County chapter, 1998-2004.
  • Box 17
    Folders 12-14
    Richmond chapter, 1973-2002.

    Includes issues of the unnamed Richmond NOW newsletter.

  • Box 18
    Folder 1
    Roanoke Valley chapter, 1975-1976.

    Includes issues of the chapter's "Moving," newsletter.

  • Box 18
    Folder 2
    Roanoke Valley chapter, 1981-1984.

    Includes issues of the chapter's "Equal Times" newsletter.

  • Box 18
    Folders 3-4
    Roanoke Valley chapter, 1997-2002.
  • Box 18
    Folders 5-6
    Rockbridge Valley chapter, 1983, 1997-2004.

    Includes issues of the chapter's "Valley Voice" newsletter.

  • Box 18
    Folder 7
    Shenandoah Valley chapter, 1982.
  • Box 18
    Folder 8
    Staunton chapter, 2000-2003.
  • Box 18
    Folder 9
    Tidewater chapter, 1993-1995.
  • Box 18
    Folder 10
    Tidewater chapter, 1996-2000.
  • Box 18
    Folder 11
    Tidewater chapter, 2001-2003.
  • Box 18
    Folder 12
    Tidewater chapter, 1992-1993.

    Issues of the chapter's "NOW or Never" newsletter.

  • Box 18
    Folder 13
    Tidewater chapter, 1994-1995 (Feb).

    Issues of the chapter's "NOW or Never" newsletter.

  • Box 18
    Folder 14
    Tidewater chapter, March-December 1995.

    Issues of the chapter's "NOW or Never" newsletter.

  • Box 19
    Folder 1
    Tidewater chapter, January-June 1996.

    Issues of the chapter's "NOW or Never" newsletter.

  • Box 19
    Folder 2
    Tidewater chapter, July-December 1996.

    Issues of the chapter's "NOW or Never" newsletter.

  • Box 19
    Folder 3
    Tidewater chapter, 1997.

    Issues of the chapter's "NOW or Never" newsletter.

  • Box 19
    Folder 4
    Tidewater chapter, 1998-2000.

    Issues of the chapter's "NOW or Never,""Here and NOW", and "NOW and Again" newsletters.

  • Box 19
    Folder 5
    Tidewater chapter, 2001-2002.

    Issues of the chapter's "Here and NOW,""NOW is the Time," and "The Time is NOW" newsletters.

  • Box 19
    Folder 6
    Tri-Cities chapter, undated.
  • Box 19
    Folder 7
    University of Virginia chapter, 1997-2003.
  • Box 19
    Folder 8
    University of Virginia's College at Wise chapter, 2003.
  • Box 19
    Folder 9
    Vienna chapter, 1999-2003.
  • Box 19
    Folder 10
    Virginia Highlands chapter, 1980-1984.

    Includes issues of the chapter's untitled newsletter, 1983-1984.

  • Box 19
    Folder 11
    Virginia Highlands chapter, 1997-2004.
  • Box 19
    Folder 12
    Virginia NOW newsletter, "Virginia NOW or Never,"[1975].
  • Box 19
    Folder 13
    Virginia NOW newsletter, "Yes Virginia,"[1979].
  • Box 19
    Folder 14
    Virginia NOW newsletter, "Virginia NOW,"1982-1986.
  • Box 20
    Folder 1
    Virginia NOW newsletter, "Virginia NOW Choices" (oversize) 1986-1989.
  • Box 20
    Folder 2
    Virginia NOW newsletter, "Virginia NOW Choices" (oversize), 1989-1991.
  • Box 20
    Folder 3
    Virginia NOW newsletter, "Virginia NOW Choices" (oversize), 1992.
  • Box 20
    Folder 4
    Virginia NOW newsletter, "Virginia NOW Choices" (oversize), 1993-1996.
  • Box 20
    Folder 5
    Virginia NOW newsletter, "Virginia NOW Choices" (oversize), 1997-2003.
  • Box 19
    Folders 15-16
    Virginia Action newsletters, etc., 1981-1983.
  • Box 19
    Folder 17
    NOW newsletters from other states, 1991.
  • Box 19
    Folder 18
    Virginia Tech chapter, 1983.
  • Box 19
    Folder 19
    Winchester-Frederick County chapter, 1982.
Series III. Frances Hicks papers, 1974-1981.
Boxes: 21-23, and Oversize Box 66

Papers contributed by Virginia NOW member Frances M. Hicks, mostly reflecting her earlier participation in NOW while living in Texas. Hicks is a retired professor of Sociology and Public Policy.

  • Box 21
    Folder 1
    Bay Area (TX) NOW, 1976-1978.
  • Box 21
    Folders 2-3
    Booklists and kits available.
  • Box 21
    Folder 4
    "Broadside" (Houston Area NOW newsletter), 1977-1978, 1980.
  • Box 21
    Folder 5
    Childcare, 1976.
  • Box 21
    Folder 6
    Friendswood Concerned Citizens Committee, [1974].
  • Box 21
    Folder 7
    Houston "Breakthrough,"July-August 1980.
  • Box 21
    Folder 8
    International Women's Year, 1975.
  • Box 21
    Folder 9
    "Legal Rights of Texas Women,"April 1974 (American Association of University Women, Texas Division).
  • Box 21
    Folders 10-12
    National Women's Conference, 18-21 November 1977.
  • Box 22
    Folder 1
    NOW National Conference, 25-27 May 1974.
  • Box 22
    Folders 2-4
    NOW National Conference, 24-27 October 1975.
  • Box 22
    Folder 5
    "NOW News," Bay Area (TX) chapter, September 1977-May 1978.
  • Box 22
    Folder 6
    "NOW News," Bay Area (TX) chapter, June 1978-August 1979.
  • Box 22
    Folder 7
    "NOW News," Bay Area (TX) chapter, January 1980-January 1981.
  • Box 22
    Folder 8
    "Political Analysis of the Efforts to Eliminate Sexism in the Friendswood School System," by Frances M. Hicks, 1978.
  • Oversize Box 66
    Poster, undated.

    Poster advertising "A Fact-Finding Discussion Concerning the Texas Equal Rights Amendment," given by Frances Hicks on July 21 of an unnamed year. (Barcode 0007431780)

  • Box 22
    Folder 9
    Rosters of Texas feminist organizations, undated.
  • Box 22
    Folder 10
    "Texas NOW Times,"March-April 1980.
  • Box 23
    Folder 1
    Texas State Democratic Party convention, 15-16 September 1978.
  • Box 23
    Folder 2
    Texas State NOW convention, 7-9 March 1975.
  • Box 23
    Folder 3
    Texas State NOW convention, 29-30 May 1976.
  • Box 23
    Folders 4-5
    Texas Women's Meeting, 24-26 June 1977.
  • Box 23
    Folder 6
    Virginia/Northern Virginia Women's Political Caucus, 1979-1981.
  • Box 23
    Folder 7
    Volunteer lists, 1978 and undated.
  • Box 23
    Folder 8
    "Women in 1974," Citizens' Advisory Council on the Status of Women, May 1975.
  • Box 23
    Folder 9
    Women's Resource Services Advisory Council, University of Houston at Clear Lake City, 1979-1980.
  • Box 23
    Folder 10
    Women's Rights Coordinating Council: "State of the Women in Houston,"[1976?].
Series IV. Audiovisual materials and ephemera, 1978-2004 and undated.
Boxes: 24-28

NOTE: Accessing audiovisual materials may require special accomodations. Please contact Archives staff in advance to make arrangements to view or listen to these recordings.

  • Box 24
    Abortion Denied: Shattering Young Women's Lives, 1990 (The Feminist Majority Foundation).

    VHS tape.

  • Box 24
    Abortion: For Survival (The Fund for the Feminist Majority).

    VHS tape.

  • Box 25
    Behind the Labels: Garment Workers on U.S. Saipan, 11 November 2001 (WITNESS).

    VHS tape. Run time: 45 minutes, 28 seconds.

  • Box 25
    "Canvassing," undated.

    Four audio cassette tapes, with the sides labeled 1-8.

  • Box 28
    Chain and lock from the collection of Georgia Fuller.

    Chain and lock, one of about twenty used in "actions" at the Republican National Committee headquarters on 26 August 1980, the White House on 26 August 1981, and the Mormon Temple in Kensington, Maryland, on 9 January 1982.

  • Box 27
    Clothing, etc., from the collection of Georgia Fuller.

    T-shirts from the E.R.A. March on Washington, 9 July 1978, and a 1982 Take Back the Night event in Tidewater, Virginia, where Georgia Fuller was the main speaker; a "legal observer" arm band worn at various "actions," 1981-1982; clothes worn by Georgia Fuller when she was arrested on 26 August 1981; and a tri-color banner with no words.

  • Box 25
    Civil Rights in America: A Historical Perspective, 1984 (National Organization for Women).

    Audio cassette tape.

  • Box 24
    A Class Divided: Lesson in Racism, 4 April 1987.

    VHS tape. Run time: 60 minutes.

  • Box 24
    Confronting the Crisis: Childcare in America (Lifetime Television).

    VHS tape.

  • Box 24
    "Coping With Change," talk recorded at the Hampton Roads Woman's Show, 4 February 1994.

    VHS tape.

  • Box 24
    The Division, "Testimonial" episode (Lifetime Television).

    VHS tape.

  • Box 24
    The Equal Rights Amendment: Unfinished Business for the Constitution, 1998 (Alice Paul Centennial Foundation and the National Woman's Party).

    VHS tape. Run time: 17 minutes, 27 seconds.

  • Box 25
    Family Leave (Day's Work Productions).

    VHS tape. Run time: 12 minutes, plus 2 minute trailer.

  • Box 24
    Frontline, "Abortion" episode, 1996 (PBS).

    VHS tape, recorded from television.

  • Box 24
    Hollywood's Smoke and Mirrors: Women's Health at Risk, 2000 (National Organization for Women Foundation).

    VHS tape. Run time: 14 minutes, 40 seconds.

  • Box 24
    Keeping the Door Open: Women and Affirmative Action (Equal Rights Advocates, San Francisco, CA).

    VHS tape. Run time: 13 minutes, 49 seconds.

  • Box 25
    Legal But Out of Reach: Six Women's Abortion Stories, 2000 (National Network of Abortion Funds).

    VHS tape. Run time: 24 minutes.

  • Box 24
    March for Women's Lives: March for Freedom of Choice, Washington, D.C., 25 April 2004.

    VHS tape.

  • Box 25
    National NOW Conference, Plenary IV, Tape #1, 1995.

    Audio cassette tape.

  • Box 24
    Never Go Back: The Threat to Legalized Abortion (Feminist Majority Foundation).

    VHS tape. Two copies.

  • Box 25
    Pinback buttons.

    Five pinback buttons with the following messages: "Re-Elect Arlie Scott Vice President-Action," "Sharon Parker for Secretary NOW," "NOW is the time for St. Paul (see you in '81)," and "Crater for Lt. Governor" (2 copies).

  • Box 26
    Pinback buttons from the collection of Georgia Fuller.

    Twenty-one pinback buttons from the personal collection of Georgia Fuller featuring pro-E.R.A., pro-choice, and pro-woman messages, among others, and marking various events (March for Women's Lives, 9 March 1986; Women's Fast for Justice, Springfield, 1982; March Again for Equal Rights, 26 August 1977; etc.).

  • Box 25
    "Presidential campaign message", September 1984.

    Audio cassette tape.

  • Box 24
    Promise Keepers, Equality Bashers, 1997 (National Organization for Women, Inc.).

    VHS tape. Run time: 10 minutes. Two copies.

  • Box 25
    Public service announcements, 1995 (National Organization for Women).

    VHS tape. Run time: 30 seconds for each PSA (one entitled "Affirmative Action," the other "Violence Against Women"). Two copies.

  • Box 25
    Redefining Liberation (National Organization for Women Foundation).

    VHS tape.

  • Box 25
    Redefining Liberation: Warning: Does Advertising Affect Your Health?.

    VHS tape.

  • Box 25
    Sojourner Truth: I Sell the Shadow (Women of Diversity Productions), 1997.

    VHS tape. Two copies.

  • Box 25
    Text of the Equal Rights Amendment, 1981 (National Organization for Women LDEF).

    Audio cassette tape. Run time: 30 seconds.

  • Box 25
    "Virginia NOW meetings," undated.

    Two audio cassette tapes, labeled Tape 1 and Tape 2.

  • Box 25
    Women and Military, 1984 (National Organization for Women).

    Audio cassette tape.