Inventory of the Jo Ann Gasper papers, 1970-1993

Finding aid prepared by Justyna K. Szulc.
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Jo Ann Gasper papers
Date (inclusive): 1970-1993
Identifier/Call Number: 86012
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes (3.2 linear feet)
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Gasper, Jo Ann.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jo Ann Gasper papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1986.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

Jo Ann Gasper was born September 25th, 1946 in Providence, Rhode Island. She received her B.A. in Political Philosophy in 1967, and an M.B.A. in 1969, from University of Dallas. Gasper started her professional career in 1976 as the editor and publisher of “The Right Woman” newsletter whose primary focus was centered on family and women’s issues. Additionally, the newsletter provided independent consultation on public policy issues and business procedures. Due to her expertise in family and social policy, Gasper served as a Family Policy Advisor to the Reagan and Bush 1980 Campaign. She continued her political career at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services until 1987, where she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs. During her time as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs she was responsible for the administration of the National Family Planning Program and the Adolescent Family Life Program. Gasper was released from her position in 1987 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Otis R. Bowen, for refusal to issue grants to two Planned Parenthood groups. In 1987, Gasper joined the U.S. Department of Education in the capacity of Policy Advisor to the Under Secretary of Education where she worked on issues related to Youth and Family Policy, specifically: adolescent pregnancy, abortion, sex education and contraceptive services. Jo Ann Gasper retired from her political career in the 1990s.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection documents the political activities of Jo Ann Gasper from 1970 to 1993. The collection is focused on her time as the editor and publisher of “The Right Woman” newsletter, as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and as the Policy Advisor to the Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education. Materials in the collection are comprised of biographical files, correspondence, printed matter, research, speeches and writings.

Processed by

Justyna K. Szulc

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Reagan, Ronald.
United States. Congress.
United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Birth control--United States.
Conservatism.
United States--Politics and government--1981-1989.
United States--Social policy.
Women--United States.

 

Biographical File, 1970-1993

Scope and Contents

Comprised of articles, certificates, photographs, resume copies, interviews, and documents regarding termination of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs position.
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Articles, 1977-1987

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Certificates, 1985

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Interviews, September 16, 1993

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Photographs, circa 1970

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Professional Appointments and Resumes, circa 1980

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Receipts, 1988

Box/Folder: 1 : 7-8

Termination Documents, July, 1987

 

Correspondence, 1977-1987

Scope and Contents

Composed of professional and personal correspondence during time in office and prior to retirement.
Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Letters by Others, 1977-1987

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Letters of Endorsement, 1986

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Letters Received, 1977-1987

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Letters Sent, 1977-1987

 

Printed Matter, 1971-1981

Scope and Contents

Comprised of pamphlets, brochures, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and conference materials.
Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Brochures and Pamphlets, 1971-1976

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Christian Citizen, 1981

Box/Folder: 2 : 3-6

Clippings, January, 1978 - April, 1978

Box/Folder: 2 : 7-8

Clippings, July, 1978 - August, 1978

Box/Folder: 2 : 9-11

Clippings, October, 1978 - December, 1978

Box/Folder: 2 : 12-19

Clippings, January, 1979 - August, 1979

Box/Folder: 3 : 1-4

Clippings, September, 1979 - December, 1979

Box/Folder: 3 : 5-6

Clippings, January, 1980 - February, 1980

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Clippings, crica 1980

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Conference Materials, 1987

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

Newsletters, 1979-1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

The Newsletter of Newsletters, 1977-1981

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

The Newsletter of Newsletters (Administration), 1978-1981

Box/Folder: 4 : 3-6

The Right Woman, 1978

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

The Right Woman (Administration), 1978-1981

 

Research, 1978-1990

Scope and Contents

Composed of research materials gathered during time in office regarding family planning, education, pro-choice materials, abortion, pornography, domestic violence, sex education, homosexuality, religion, Family Protection Act, Title X, child welfare, social security, and IRS exemptions.
Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Adolescent Pregnancy and Childbearing, circa 1990

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Copyright Exemptions for Religious Organizations, 1981

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Domestic Violence, 1979-1982

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Education, 1988

Box/Folder: 5 : 6

Family Protection Act, 1979

Box/Folder: 5 : 7

I.R.S. - Tax Exempt Organizations (Application Materials), 1979

Box/Folder: 6 : 1-2

I.R.S. - Tax Exempt Schools, 1978-1979

Box/Folder: 6 : 3

Population, 1978

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

Pornography, 1986

Box/Folder: 6 : 5

Presidential Documents, 1987

Box/Folder: 6 : 6

Right to Life Bill, 1981

Box/Folder: 6 : 7

School Based Clinics, 1986-1988

Box/Folder: 7 : 1

Sex-Education, circa 1990

Box/Folder: 7 : 2

Social Security, 1979-1980

Box/Folder: 7 : 3

Taxpayers Bill of Rights, 1981

Box/Folder: 7 : 4

The Pope in America, October 1-7, 1979

Box/Folder: 7 : 5

The Presidential Commission for the National Agenda for the Eighties, 1979-1980

Box/Folder: 7 : 6

Title X - Family Planning, 1985-1987

Box/Folder: 7 : 7

97th Congress: Congressional Record, 1981

 

Speeches and Writings, 1981-1990

Scope and Contents

Comprised of drafts of speeches and talks, correspondence regarding speaking engagements, notes, as well as copies of authored writings.
Box/Folder: 8 : 1

Accepted Speaking Engagements, 1987

Box/Folder: 8 : 2

Capitol Connection, 1981

Box/Folder: 8 : 3

Correspondence, 1987-1990

Box/Folder: 8 : 4

Drafts of Speeches, 1987

Box/Folder: 8 : 5

Handouts, circa 1990

Box/Folder: 8 : 6

Notes, circa 1990

Box/Folder: 8 : 7

Research, 1987-1990

Box/Folder: 8 : 8

Writings, 1980