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Finding Aid to the Maryjean Suelzle Collection of National Organization for Women, Berkeley Chapter Files, 1966-1974
BANC MSS 85/39 c  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Information and Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Maryjean Suelzle collection of National Organization for Women, Berkeley Chapter files
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1974
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 85/39 c
    Creators : Maryjean Suelzle
    Extent: Number of containers: 3 cartons, 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 3.95
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: Maryjean Suelzle's Collection of National Organization for Women (NOW), Berkeley Chapter Files contains correspondence, bylaws, organization information, meeting materials, conference and workshop materials, speeches, papers, notes, newsletters, brochures, flyers, posters, articles, and newsclippings. The collection includes conference papers from "Women: Breaking the Shackles" compiled by Suelzle in preparation for publication.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Maryjean Suelzle Collection of National Organization for Women, Berkeley Chapter Files, BANC MSS 85/39 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Women--California--Berkeley--History--Sources
    Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Berkeley--History--Sources
    Women's rights--United States
    Feminism--United States
    Women--California--Societies and clubs
    Suelzle, Maryjean
    National Organization for Women. Berkeley Chapter
    California National Organization for Women
    National Organization for Women

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Maryjean Suelzle Collection of National Organization for Women, Berkeley Chapter Files was given to The Bancroft Library by Schlesinger Library (Radcliffe College) on October 4, 1984.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Janice Otani in 2006.

    Biographical Information and Organizational History

    Maryjean Suelzle

    Maryjean Suelzle was a founding member and first President of National Organization for Women, Berkeley Chapter from November 1969 to January 1971 and also served as National Board Member in 1972. She gave presentations and speeches on women's rights, participated in related professional activities, and wrote articles for the Berkeley NOW newsletter. Suelzle attended the University of California, Berkeley as a candidate in the Department of Sociology. She was also known as Marijean Suelzle.

    National Organization for Women

    The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
    Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
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    Scope and Content of Collection

    Maryjean Suelzle's Collection of National Organization for Women (NOW), Berkeley Chapter Files contains correspondence, bylaws, organization information, meeting materials, conference and workshop materials, speeches, papers, notes, newsletters, brochures, flyers, posters, articles, and newsclippings. The collection includes conference papers from "Women: Breaking the Shackles" compiled by Suelzle in preparation for publication.