ROBERTA M. MADDEN PAPERS

Mss. 5022

Inventory

Compiled by

Bradley J. Wiles

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY ........................................................................................................................ 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE .......................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ....................................................................................... 6
LIST OF SUB-GROUPS, SERIES, AND SUBSERIES .................................................... 7
SERIES DESCRIPTIONS .................................................................................................. 8
INDEX TERMS ................................................................................................................ 11
CONTAINER LIST .......................................................................................................... 13

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SUMMARY

Size.

11 linear ft.

Geographic locations.

Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

1968-2010

Bulk dates.

1970-1990

Languages.

English

Summary.

The Roberta M. Madden Papers consist of correspondence, subject files, publications, and other records related to her professional career and tenure as a leading local, state, and national advocate for women’s rights, civil rights, and other progressive social and political causes.

Access restrictions.

None.

Reproduction note.

May be reproduced.

Copyright.

Physical rights and copyright are retained by the LSU Libraries.

Related collections.

American Association of University Women. Louisiana Division, Mss. 0666.

Common Cause Louisiana Records, Mss. 4469.

Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana Papers, Mss. 3760.

Sylvia Roberts Papers, Mss. 3259.

Roberta Madden Oral History Interview, Mss. 4700

Citation.

Roberta M. Madden Papers, Mss. 5022, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack Location.

91:7-12

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Roberta Margaret Young was born November 9, 1936 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mary and Theodore Young of Ames, Iowa. Referred to as “Bobby” by friends and family, she was the oldest of four children including Judy (b.1937), Sherry (b. 1942), and Charles (b. 1945). Because of Theodore’s history of unsuccessful business ventures and sporadic employment as an accountant after World War II, the Young family often faced financial difficulties which required Mary to work full-time at Rushing’s Supermarket in Ames, while also raising their four children. Roberta’s parents divorced in 1951 and she began working part-time at Rushing’s to help her mother and siblings make ends meet. These early years were influential on Madden, particularly an incident when her mother was passed up for a promotion to store manager in favor of a younger and less-experienced stock clerk because he was male.

In 1953, Madden received a scholarship to attend Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls (now University of Northern Iowa) to become a schoolteacher. Two years later she met Jerry David Madden, known by his middle name, at the college radio station. Madden was a senior at the University of Tennessee and an aspiring writer whose progressive thinking helped inspire her later activism. He also gave her the nickname “Robbie” instead of “Bobby,” which she would continue to use throughout her career. Within a year of meeting each other she dropped her plans to become a teacher and on September 6, 1956, she was married to Madden in Knoxville, Tenn., with her mother’s reluctant blessing.

Over the next decade the Maddens relocated around the country as Jerry assumed various teaching positions, writing fellowships, and degree programs, while Roberta found work as a journalist and completed her education. David Madden finished his M.A. from San Francisco State College in 1958, taught English at Appalachian State Teacher’s College (now Appalachian State) in Boone, N.C. the following year, and then was awarded a fellowship at the Yale Drama School from 1959-1960. The Madden’s only child, Blake, was born in 1960. From 1960-1968, David Madden taught English and creative writing courses at Centre College (Danville, Ky.), the University of Louisville, Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio), and Ohio University (Athens, Ohio). During this time Roberta Madden worked as editor of the Kentucky State AFL-CIO’s Kentucky Labor News and finished her B.A. in Government from Ohio University. The Maddens relocated to Baton Rouge in 1968 after he accepted a position in the English Department at Louisiana State University.

That same year Roberta Madden’s long career as an activist began in earnest with her joining the Baton Rouge Council of Human Relations. Through the late 1960s and late 1970s she became involved in a number of national, regional, and state organizations focusing on a variety of progressive causes including equal rights for women and minorities, consumer protection, and increased political and financial enfranchisement of traditionally oppressed communities, particularly gay and lesbian groups, professional women, and housewives. During this time she initiated long-standing relationships with the Association of American University Women, the Louisiana Women’s Political

Caucus, the Women’s Equity Alliance League, and the Baton Rouge Mayor-President’s Commission on the Needs of Women, among others. She also developed ties to a growing network of women and civil rights leaders in Louisiana including Mary Metz, Sylvia Roberts, Pinkie Gordon Lane, and Lillian Walker.

After working as a freelance writer and as a book editor at the LSU Press from 1968 to 1972, Madden became the first director of the Baton Rouge Consumer Protection Center. Over the next three years she co-founded and served as vice-president of the Baton Rouge chapter of the National Organization of Women, initially working to eliminate discriminatory credit laws and bring attention to sexism in children’s books. Madden was a Louisiana delegate to the National Women’s Conference in Houston and emerged as one of the lead organizers of statewide efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. In 1977 she became an independent agent with Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company in Baton Rouge. As a businesswoman Madden advocated for economic independence and often held workshops and training sessions at LSU and throughout the community designed for women to sharpen financial and business skills.

In 1979 Madden parlayed her growing presence in the community into a run for the Louisiana Senate. She ran on a platform that promoted the needs of older citizens, accountable and open government, strengthening the public education system, environmental protection, and citizen interests over special interests. Though she was largely outspent and ultimately unsuccessful, she received 33% of the vote and was sought out by many candidates in subsequent elections for her endorsement and support.

Later that year she was hired as district manager for the 1980 U.S. Census in the greater Baton Rouge area. In 1981 she was appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Louisiana State Advisory Committee, a position she held for the next 24 years including serving as chair from 1999-2005. It was also in the early 1980s that Madden began her long association with the Baton Rouge Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), initially serving as the executive director from 1980-1983 and from 1994-2009 as women’s health and public policy director. In between terms at the YWCA, Madden was field director for Common Cause in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas from 1983-1990, and executive director of the American Diabetes Association Louisiana Affiliate, Inc., from 1990-1993, both based in Baton Rouge.

Madden’s personal life, professional career, and activism frequently overlapped and most of her public advocacy from 1990 onward was aimed at addressing racial inequities and health issues, particularly at the local level. At the Greater Baton Rouge YWCA she created the Dialogue on Race program, which was adopted by other YWCA chapters and organizations, and later worked on creating a virtual Center for Racial and Social Justice. As a member of the Civil Rights Commission, she was responsible for helping to asses the state of civil rights in Louisiana considering factors like environmental racism, voting rights abuses, and anti-gay violence.

In 1993 Madden was diagnosed with breast cancer. After being successfully treated, she launched the Greater Baton Rouge YWCA ENCOREplus program to raise awareness of

breast and cervical cancer among minority women who are especially susceptible to these diseases. Between 1995 and 2010 over 38,000 screenings of underserved women were performed as a result of Madden’s efforts to grow this program. In 2007 she received the YWCA’s national One Imperative Award for promoting racial justice, but this was only one of many honors Madden would accumulate prior to her retirement in 2009. Among these are lifetime achievement awards from the Early Risers Kiwanis Club and Leadership Greater Baton Rouge, and induction in the Louisiana Center for Women and Government Hall of Fame.

In 2010 Madden and her husband moved to Black Mountain, North Carolina to be closer to her son’s family.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Roberta M. Madden Papers consist of five series: Biographical Materials, Correspondence, Affiliations and Activities, Activism Subject Files, and Printed and Published Items. These are arranged into subseries (described below) that contain letters, memoranda, notes, invitations, reports, newspapers, newsletters, clippings, factsheets, writings, ephemera, photographs, and other materials related to Madden’s professional and political activities and interests from 1968-2010, with most records dating between 1970-1990. The collection documents her long professional career and progressive activism in areas including women’s rights (particularly the Equal Rights Amendment), minority, consumer, and working-class enfranchisement, political reform, poverty, health care, race relations, and discrimination. Her involvement in organizations such as the YWCA, Common Cause, and others is also documented here, as are her political activities both as a candidate for office and public figure. The records also illustrate the relationships between national, regional, state, and local offices of organizations like the National Organization of Women (NOW) and the League of Women Voters. Materials generated at multiple levels were interfiled without regard to office. The individual files retain this arrangement except in instances where reordering was necessary for clarity and accessibility.

LIST OF SUB-GROUPS, SERIES, AND SUBSERIES

Series I. Biographical Materials, 1970-2010

Subseries A. Profiles and Credentials, 1977-2010

Subseries B. Work History, 1970-2003

Series II. Correspondence, 1970-2008

Subseries A. Personal and Professional, 1970-2008

Subseries B. VIP Communications, 1970-1993

Series III. Affiliations and Activities, 1969-2007

Subseries A. Meetings and Events, 1971-2000

Subseries B. National Organizations, 1971-1995

Subseries C. State and Regional Organizations, 1971-2005

Subseries D. Local Organizations, 1969-2007

Series IV. Activism Subject Files, 1968-2007

Subseries A. Colleagues, Allies and Associates, 1969-1994

Subseries B. Issues, Causes and Campaigns, 1968-2007

Series V. Printed and Published Materials, 1969-2005

Subseries A. Newspaper Issues and Newsletters, 1970-2005

Subseries B. Newspaper Clippings by Subject, ca. 1970-2003

Subseries C. Magazine and Journals, 1969-1983

Subseries D. Reports and Grey Literature, ca. 1970-1993

Subseries E. Ephemera, ca. 1970-1990

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Series I. Biographical Materials, 1970-2010

The Biographical Materials series consist of records detailing Madden’s career, accomplishments, and activism within the Baton Rouge community and beyond. The primary focus is on her professional career outside of her activism, though often these overlapped.

Subseries A. Profiles and Credentials, 1977-2010

This subseries includes feature articles, newspaper clippings, and other press pieces written about Madden, that make mention of her activities, or are derived from Madden herself (letters to the editor, media releases, etc.). It also contains certificates of honor, official recognitions, and invitations from several local and state organizations with whom she shared an affiliation or working relationship.

Subseries B. Work History, 1970-2003

This subseries includes an assortment of records related to the various professional positions held by Madden after settling in Baton Rouge during the early 1970s. Of note are the records from her positions as director of the East Baton Rouge Consumer Protection Center, her 1979 Louisiana Senate election campaign, and her long association with the Baton Rouge YWCA.

Series II. Correspondence, 1970-2008

The Correspondence series consists primarily of letters, notes, and memoranda between Madden and associated activists, organizations, politicians, and community contacts.

Subseries A. Personal and Professional, 1970-2008

This subseries includes correspondence to and from colleagues, friends, and associates about various political, community, and women’s movement issues. Several letters are planning and follow up messages detailing workshops, presentations, and other events involving Madden.

Subseries B. VIP Communications, 1970-1993

This subseries includes correspondence between Madden and several noteworthy Louisiana political contemporaries such as Russell B. Long, Henson Moore, Gillis Long, and Louisiana AFL-CIO President Victor Bussie. Many of these address specific topics or legislation relating to Madden’s activism.

Series III. Affiliations and Activities, 1969-2007

The Affiliations and Activities series consists of records documenting major conferences, campaigns, and groups in which Madden was an active participant or part of the leadership. Most of these are associated with the women’s liberation and empowerment movement, but they also represent a broad range of progressive organizational activity dating back to the late 1960s, including minority, consumer, and working-class enfranchisement. Madden’s engagement in a variety of organizations and movements at the national, state, and local levels is reflected in these records.

Subseries A. Meetings and Events, 1971-2000

This subseries includes records relating to annual meetings for groups like the National Organization of Women (NOW) and the Southern Assembly, as well as one-time watershed events like the International Women’s Year conference in Houston in 1977 and the Louisiana Governor’s Conference on Women in Baton Rouge in 1976.

Subseries B. National Organizations, 1971-1995

This subseries includes records relating to Madden’s involvement in groups with a national organizing scope and mission. These are frequently umbrella organizations like the National Women’s Political Caucus, the American Association of University Women and the League of Women Voters who have regional, state, and local chapters. Of note is the extensive documentation of the NOW and Women In Politics (WIP), which was Louisiana-based but aimed at preparing women to hold public office from the local to the national level.

Subseries C. State and Regional Organizations, 1971-2005

This subseries includes records from state and regional affiliates of several national organizations, such as the Louisiana Women’s Political Caucus and the National Political Caucus of Louisiana. It also documents groups originating in Louisiana and with a focus on Louisiana political and social issues such as the Louisiana Gay Political Action Caucus (LAGPAC), the Louisiana Consumer’s League, and the Louisiana Council on Human Relations. Of note is the extensive documentation of Madden’s tenure on the regional and state branches of Common Cause and the files relating to her service on the Louisiana State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Subseries D. Local Organizations, 1969-2007

This subseries includes records documenting Madden’s participation in political, civic, and issues-based organizations within the greater Baton Rouge community. Madden was particularly active in NOW, but also served on the Mayor-President’s Commission on the Needs of Women and other groups more in line with her professional interests like The Optimist Club of Downtown Baton Rouge and the Capital Area Affiliate of the International Alliance of Executive and Professional Women.

Series IV. Activism Subject Files, 1968-2007

The Activism Subject Files series consists of materials compiled by Madden on individuals, organizations, and topics that were relevant to her advocacy for women’s rights, social justice, and good governance.

Subseries A. Colleagues, Allies and Associates, 1969-1994

This subseries includes informational subject files on political candidates, community groups, and fellow activists with whom Madden was acquainted or

shared interest. Of note are materials on other Louisiana women leaders such as Pinkie Gordon Lane, Lillian Walker, and Gena Corea.

Subseries B. Issues, Causes and Campaigns, 1968-2007

This subseries includes topical files, filed chronologically, on subjects as they relate to women including abortion, violence, poverty, health, politics, race relations, economics, discrimination, and careers, among several others. It also contains files documenting organizations and individuals related to these issues, political races and candidates, and both official and informal campaigns for various progressive causes. Of note is the extensive documentation on the push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) at the national and state levels.

Series V. Printed and Published Materials, 1969-2005

The Printed and Published Items series consists of reports, articles, flyers, pamphlets, artifacts, and other official, informal, or ephemeral records compiled by Madden which reflect her professional, political, and social activities and interests.

Subseries A. Newspaper Issues and Newsletters, 1970-2005

This subseries includes newsletter issues, newspaper clippings, and other publications primarily covering women’s issues and originating from women’s organizations. Of note are the run of Veteran Feminists of America newsletters and the publications from the Louisiana women’s prison system, Society of Forgotten Women and Voices from St. Gabriel.

Subseries B. Newspaper Clippings by Subject, ca. 1970-2003

This subseries consists of newspaper clippings from local, state, and national publications arranged by subject. Most of these relate to the women’s movement and other social and political causes of interest to Madden.

Subseries C. Magazine and Journals, 1969-1983

This subseries includes extracted articles, entire issues, and other printed items documenting feminism and the women’s movement in general and specific events like the National Women’s Conference.

Subseries D. Reports and Grey Literature, ca. 1970-1993

This subseries includes official government publications at the state and local levels and various fact sheets, reports, and writings relating to the women’s movement.

Subseries E. Ephemera, ca. 1970-1990

This subseries includes leaflets, pamphlets, bumper stickers, and artifacts related to a number of political causes and campaigns.

INDEX TERMS

Materials relating to these people, places, and things can be found in the series indicated, as represented by their numbers.

Abortion rights--Louisiana.

II-V

African Americans--discrimination.

III-V

American Association of University Women. Louisiana State Division.

III

Anti-rape movement--United States--Louisiana.

II-V

Business and Professional Women’s Club (Baton Rouge, La)

III

Businesswomen--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.

I-V

Capital Area Affiliate of the International Alliance of Executive and Professional Women (Baton Rouge, La.)

III

Capital Area Consumer’s League (Baton Rouge, La.)

III

Civil Rights--Louisiana.

I-V

Common Cause Louisiana.

III

Common Cause (U.S.)

III

Consumer protection--Louisiana.

I-V

Correspondence.

I-IV

Democratic Party (La.)

III

Duke, David Ernest.

IV

East Baton Rouge Parish Consumer Protection Center.

I

Edwards, Edwin W.

III-V

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President’s Commission on the Needs of Women.

III

Elections--Louisiana.

I-V

Environmental protection--Louisiana.

III-IV

Environmental racism--Louisiana.

IV

Ephemera.

V

Equal Rights Amendment.

II-IV

Evans, Pat.

II-V

Feminism--Louisiana.

I-V

Gay and lesbian rights--Louisiana.

III-V

International Women’s Year, 1975--Louisiana.

II-V

Ku Klux Klan.

IV

League of Women Voters (Baton Rouge, La.)

III

League of Women Voters of Louisiana.

III

Louisiana Coalition for Choice.

III

Louisiana Consumer’s League.

III

Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women.

III-V

Louisiana Gay Political Action Caucus.

III

Louisiana--Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women.

III

Louisiana Governor’s Conference on Women

II

Louisiana--Politics and government--1951-

II-V

Louisiana Women’s Political Caucus.

II-V

Madden, Roberta Margaret, 1939-

I-V

Metz, Mary S.

III-V

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (U.S.)

III-V

National Organization for Women.

I-V

National Women’s Conference--1977--Houston, Texas.

II

National Women’s Political Caucus (U.S.)

III-V

National Women’s Political Caucus of Louisiana.

III-V

Newsletters.

I-V

Newspaper clippings.

I-V

Older Women’s League (U.S.)

III

Planned Parenthood of Louisiana.

III

Race relations--Louisiana.

II-V

Racism--Louisiana.

II-V

Reports.

II-V

Reproductive rights--Louisiana.

II-V

Roberts, Sylvia.

II-IV

Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation--Louisiana.

II-V

Social justice--Louisiana.

I-IV

Underground press publications--United States.

III-V

United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX.

IV-V

United States Commission on Civil Rights. Louisiana Advisory Committee.

III

Veteran Feminists of America.

V

Women--Political activity--Louisiana.

I-V

Women in the labor movement--Louisiana.

I-V

Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--Louisiana.

II-V

Women political activists--Louisiana

I-V

Women’s Action Alliance.

III

Women’s Campaign Fund.

III

Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

III

Women’s Equity Action League.

III

Women’s health services--Louisiana.

I-IV

Women’s rights--Louisiana.

I-IV

Working women--Louisiana.

I-V

Young Women’s Christian Association (Baton Rouge, La.)

I

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Series I. Biographical Materials, 1972-2010

Subseries A. Profiles and Credentials, 1977-2010

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1

1

Certificates, 1977-2007

2

Honors and invitations, 1979-2010

3

Madden profiles, ca. 1987-2001

4

Madden press clippings, ca. 1970-2007

Subseries B. Work History, 1970-2003

5-6

East Baton Rouge Parish Consumer Protection Center, 1972-1981

7

Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, 1979

8-11

Madden Louisiana Senate campaign, 1979

12-14

Federal Census, 1979-1990

15-24

YWCA Baton Rouge and National, 1970-2008

Series II. Correspondence, 1970-2008

Subseries A. Personal and Professional, 1970-2008

25-27

Correspondence to Roberta Madden, ca. 1970-2008, undated

28

Correspondence from Roberta Madden, 1970-2003

29

General unnamed correspondence, 1972-1981

30

Miscellaneous correspondence, ca. 1971-1977

Subseries B. VIP Communications, 1970-1993

31

Russell Long, 1970-1983

32

Henson Moore, 1975-1981

33

Gillis Long, 1978-1982

34

Victor Bussie, 1974-1983

35

Political and media, 1973-1993

Series III. Affiliations and Activities, 1969-2007

Subseries A. Meetings and Events, 1971-2000

2

1-3

NOW National Conferences, 1971-1974

4

NOW Southern Regional Conference (New Orleans), 1971

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The Southern Assembly at Tulane University, 1973-1976

8

International Women’s Year, 1975

9

International Women’s Year and feminist photographs, ca. 1975-1977

10

Louisiana Commission on the Status of Women Conference on Women and Work (Baton Rouge), 1976

11-12

Louisiana Governor’s Conference on Women (Baton Rouge), 1976

13-14

International Women’s Year National Women’s Conference, 1977

15-19

International Women’s Year Louisiana Women’s Conference, 1977

20

Louisiana Democratic State Convention, 1979

21-22

Louisiana Women’s Conferences, 1982-1984

23

Alexandria-Pineville Commission for Women, Women in the Political Process conference, 1982

24

23rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 2000

Subseries B. National Organizations, 1971-1995

91:8

3

1-19

NOW planning, publications, and promotions, 1970-1985

20-24

Women In Politics (WIP), 1970-1985

25

WIP photographs, undated

26-27

National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), 1971-1988

28

Women’s Political Times (NWPC newsletter), 1977-1979

29

National League of Women Voters, 1973-1976

4

1-4

American Association of University Women (AAUW), 1976-1995

5-6

Older Women’s League (OWL), 1981-1983

7-12

Women’s Equity Alliance League (WEAL), 1979-1982

13

Women’s Campaign Fund, 1975-1979

Subseries C. State and Regional Organizations, 1971-2005

14

Louisiana NOW, 1971-1974

15-18

Louisiana Women’s Political Caucus (LWPC), 1975-1982

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National Women’s Political Caucus of Louisiana, 1972-2003

21

ERA United of Louisiana, 1974-1977

22-24

Louisiana Gay Political Action Caucus (LAGPAC), ca. 1982-1990

91:9

5

1-20

Common Cause/Louisiana strategy, publicity, and administrative materials, 1974-2006

6

1

Louisiana Consumer’s League (LCL), 1978-1994

2

Louisiana Consumer (LCL newsletter), 1970-1985

3

Louisiana League of Women Voters, 1975-1983

4-15

Louisiana State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1984-1992

16

Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee, 1978

17

Louisiana Council on Human Relations, 1969-1983

18

Louisiana Commission on the Status of Women, 1971-1979

19

Louisiana Coalition for Choice, 1989-1990

20

Louisiana League of Good Government, Inc., 1975-1976

21

Louisiana Bureau on the Status of Women, 1972-1979

22

Louisiana Governor’s Commission on Women, 1983-1984

23

Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, 1995-2001

Subseries D. Local Organizations, 1969-2007

24-28

NOW Baton Rouge chapter, 1970-1975

29

NOW benefit party photographs, undated

91:10

7

1-8

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President’s Commission on the Needs of Women (MPCNW), 1975-1982

9-13

Capital Area Affiliate of the International Alliance of Executive and Professional Women, 1983-1990

14-16

Baton Rouge League of Women Voters, 1969-1993

17

Capital Area Consumer’s League, 1974

18

Farmer-Consumer Coalition, 1978

19

Baton Rouge Human Relations Coalition, 1980-1985

20

East Baton Rouge Parish School Board

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Community and Continuing Education Advisory Committee and Inner City School Council, 1981

21

Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 1994-2007

22

Leadership Greater Baton Rouge (Greater Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce), 1992

23

The Optimist Club of Downtown Baton Rouge, 1992-1994

24

Baton Rouge Business and Professional Women’s Club, 1975-1976

Series IV. Activism Subject Files, 1968-2007

Subseries A. Colleagues, Allies and Associates, 1969-1994

8

1

Women’s History Library (Berkeley, Ca.), 1969-1971

2

National Women’s Education Fund, 1970-1974

3

Unitarian Fellowship of Baton Rouge, 1970-1982

4

Women’s Free Press KNOW, Inc., 1971-1973

5

Feminist Press, 1971-1979

6

Pinkie Gordon Lane, 1972-1975

7

Gena Corea, 1973-1974

8

Helen Wheeler, 1973-1974

9

Linda Martin, 1973-1979

10

Citizens’ Conference on the Courts, 1973-1975

11

Carol Parr, 1974-1975

12

Novyse Soniat, 1974-1975

13

Louisiana Law Institute, ca. 1974-1976

14

Mothers to Elect (Baton Rouge, La.), 1975

15

Women’s Action Alliance, 1975-1976

16

National Woman’s Party, 1977-1982

17

Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), 1978

18

Democratic Women’s Organization, 1978-1980

19

Public Law Utilities Group (PLUG), 1979

20

Women in the Mainstream, 1983-1984

21

Women’s Lobby Network (Louisiana), 1983-1984

22

Teen Parent Center (Baton Rouge), 1984

23

Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce, 1984

24

The International Alliance, 1986-1989

25

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 1988

26

Planned Parenthood, 1989

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27

Southern University, ca. 1991

28

Baton Rouge Housing Authority, ca. 1991

29

Friends of Families, 1991-1992

30

Parenting Center of Family Counseling Service of EBRP, Inc., ca. 1992

31

Society for the Advancement of Women’s Health Research, 1994

32

Murrelle G. Harrison, Ph.D., undated

33

Lillian Walker (with photograph), undated

34

Gray Panthers, undated

Subseries B. Issues, Causes and Campaigns, 1968-2007

35

Electoral College, 1968-1969

36

Women and higher education, 1969-1981

37

Ku Klux Klan publications, ca. 1969-1974

38

Women and violence, 1970-1971

39

Women’s Lib opposition, 1970-1972

40

Women’s suffrage, 1970-1973

41

Black women, 1970-1975

42

Women’s legal rights in Louisiana, 1970-1976

43

Housewives, ca. 1970-1975

44

LSU sex discrimination file, 1971

45

Population growth, ca. 1971

46

Women and banks, ca. 1971

47

Feminism and men, ca. 1971-1977

48

Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, 1971-1972

49

Child care, 1971-1973

50

Women and work, 1971-1975

51

Women and jury duty, 1971-1975

52

Louisiana McGovern for President, 1972

53

Abortion subject file, 1972

54

Women and prison reform, 1972

55

Sex discrimination and displaced homemakers, 1972-1979

91:11

9

1-7

Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), 1972-1982

8

Rape, ca. 1973-1974

9

New Louisiana Constitution, 1974

10

Voter lists, 1974

11

Mental Health, 1974-1976

12

Sharon Johnson sex discrimination case, 1974-

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1976

13

Sex education, 1975

14

Job discrimination, 1975

15

U.S. bicentennial celebration, 1975

16

Voter registration, 1975

17

Political polling materials, ca. 1975

18

Jimmy Carter presidential campaign, 1975-1976

19

Women and the insurance industry, ca. 1975-1978

20

Consumer advocacy, 1976

21

Food Day, 1976-1977

22

Louisiana Right-to-Work legislation, 1976-1979

23

Women’s work and labor issues, ca. 1976-1980

24

Women and credit, 1977

25

Minorities, 1977-2009

26

Louisiana Community Property and “Head and Master” legislation, 1978

27

Louisiana pro-woman legislation, 1978-1979

28-29

Women’s pay equity and comparable worth materials, 1978-1986

30

Veronica Wicker judgeship, 1979

31

Louis Lambert gubernatorial campaign, 1979

32

Gubernatorial candidates, 1979

33

Sandra Thompson Louisiana Secretary of State campaign, 1979

34

Environmental issues, 1979

35

Women’s health, ca. 1979-2009

10

1

Louisiana Women’s Advocacy Bureau budget cuts, 1980

2

Pat Screen (Mayor/President candidate), 1980

3

Women and politics, ca. 1980-1993

4

Jennifer Luse campaign, 1982

5

Edwin Edwards on women’s issues, 1983

6

Annie B. Smart and family photograph, 1983

7

Local elections, 1988

8

Alene Moris speech from Conference on Women in Transition, 1988

9

New Orleans gay community, 1988-1989

10

Abortion and reproductive rights 1989-1991

11

Baton Rouge area education resources, 1989-1992

12

Louisiana abortion legislation, 1990

13

David Duke campaign, 1991

14

Baton Rouge area elderly healthcare, 1991-1992

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Campaign for Women’s Health, 1992-1995

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Louisiana gubernatorial candidate questions, 2003, 2007

Series V. Printed and Published Materials, 1969-2005

Subseries A. Newspapers Issues and Newsletters, 1970-2005

18

The Spokeswoman newsletter, 1970-1973

19

The Herpeton newspaper issues, 1972

20

Medicine for the People issues, 1972-1973

21

The Woman Activist action bulletins, 1973-1976

22

Pandora newspaper issues, 1973-1981

23

Distaff newspaper issues, 1973-1982

24

Woody Dumas-autographed copy of The Register, 1976

25

Daily Breakthrough newspaper issues, 1977

26

Writes, Women and Employment Program Newsletters, 1978-1979

27

Society of Forgotten Women, Louisiana Correctional Institution for Women newsletter, 1978-1979

28

Response newsletter (Center for Women Policy Studies), 1979

29

Voices from St. Gabriel newsletter, 1979

30

Spokeswoman National Feminist News Monthly issues, 1981

31

The Daily Advertiser Women’s Club Directory, 1982

32

Veteran Feminists of America newsletters and printed items, 1996-2005

Subseries B. Newspaper Clippings by Subject, ca. 1970-2003

33

1984 World Expo Women in the Mainstream

34

1990 Louisiana Abortion Legislation

35

Abortion and Reproductive Rights

36

African-Americans and Civil Rights

37

Common Cause

38

Election Reform

39

Ellen Goodman At Large columns

40

Equal Pay and Comparable Worth

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Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

2

Housewives, Head and Master Legislation and Women’s Domestic Issues

3

International Women’s Year (IWY) and conferences

4

LGBT Rights, Violence Against Gays, and AIDS

5

Louisiana Governor’s Conference on Women

6

Louisiana Politics and Politicians

7

Louisiana Women Leaders

8

Louisiana Women’s Political Caucus (LWPC)

9

Men, Gender Roles, and Sexism

10

National Feminists and Feminist Movement

11

National Organization of Women (NOW)

12

Rape, Domestic Abuse and Violence Toward Women

13

Stelly Plan

14

Women and Jury Duty

15

Women and Poverty

16

Women and Prisons

17

Women and Religion

18

Women, Education and Childcare

19

Women In Politics (WIP)

20

Women, Insurance and Social Security

21

Women, Politics and Political Involvement

22

Women, Professions and the Workplace

23

Women’s Health

24

Women’s Liberation and Higher Education

Subseries C. Magazines and Journals, 1969-1983

25

Time and Gris Gris articles on the National Women’s Conference, 1977

26

Prime Times journal, 1978

27

Southern Changes journal issues, 1978, 1979

28-29

Miscellaneous feminist and women’s liberation movement magazine articles, 1969-1974

Subseries D. Reports and Grey Literature, ca. 1970-1993

30

Citizen’s Advisory Council on the Status of Women, U.S. Dept. of Labor publications, 1972-1974

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Forty-Six Pioneers: Louisiana Women in Non-Traditional Jobs, report from the Louisiana Bureau for Women, 1977

32

Publications from Sarah Weddington’s office at the White House, 1980

33

White House Women in Government materials, 1980

34

National Advisory Council on Women’s Educational Programs Title IX report, 1981

35

Louisiana Dept. of Labor Directory of Women-Owned Businesses, 1981

36

Feminist bibliographies, ca. 1971

37-40

Miscellaneous feminist reports, factsheets, writings, and notes 1970-1993

41

Miscellaneous Louisiana educator and education resources, 1976-1978

42

Miscellaneous professional development resources, ca. 1979-1981

43

Miscellaneous political publications, 1972-1973

Subseries E. Ephemera, ca. 1970-1990

44

Political campaign ephemera, ca. 1990

45-46

Miscellaneous community organization pamphlets and publications, undated

47

Bumper stickers, undated

12

Buttons and address stamp, undated