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Guide to the National Organization for Women, San José/South Bay Chapter Records
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Series I  Administrative Files 1971-2007

Physical Description: 1 box

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series documents the daily operation of the San José/South Bay Chapter; this includes member and board meetings, correspondence with NOW members, politicians, local media, and National NOW. The documents record the development and the founding of the San José Chapter, the later joining with the South Bay chapter, and the termination of the chapter. Documents in this series highlight the interaction between local government and grass roots movements as well as materials that focus on local political trends that affected women, minorities and the women's rights movement.
Items of interest include correspondence with Governors Ronald Reagan, Jerry Brown Jr., and George Deukmejian, local politicians Norman Y. Mineta, Don Edwards, Janet Gray Hayes, Albert Alquist, Leona Egeland, Rod Diridon, City Council members, Congress and State Assembly members, and the local media including radio station KXRX, the Mercury News, and KQED-TV.


This series is arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder 1/1-1/3

South Bay Chapter 1971-1973

Box/Folder 1/1-1/4

Sunnyvale/South Bay Chapter 1974–1978

Box/Folder 1/5–1/13

San José Chapter 1972–1979

Box/Folder 1/14–1/37

San José/South Bay Chapter 1980–2005


Series II Outreach and Publicity 1971-2005

Physical Description: 3 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series documents the publicity and outreach activities of the San Jose/South Bay Chapter. This includes local and national activism, community events, local media press releases, articles about women's rights interests, local publications and photographs of local and national events. The contents concentrate strongly on newsletters, press releases, and flyers of local and national activities. The photographs represented are of local and national activities, and chapter meetings. The publications are locally published and acted as guides to women.
Of special interest are photographs of the "San José Walk for Choice" of 1989 and 1990, the "Young Feminists Conference" of 1991, the 1991 chapter planning retreat, and the 1992 "Abortions Right March on Washington, D.C."


This series is arranged by subject, then chronologically
Box/Folder 2/38

South Bay Chapter 1971–1973

Box/Folder 2/39

Sunnyvale/South Bay Chapter 1974–1978

Box/Folder 2/40–2/48

San José Chapter Undated 1972–1979

Box/Folder 2/49–2//78

San José/South Bay Chapter 1980–2007

Box/Folder 3/79

Outreach for Women Inc. 1977–1979

Box/Folder 3/80

National Organization for Women Statement of Purpose 1966

Box/Folder 3/81-3/87

San José/South Bay Chapter Photographs 1976–2002

Box 4/88-4/96

Publications and Reports 1973-2002

Box/Folder 4/88

Child Sexual Abuse circa 1977

Box/Folder 4/89

Dis.so.lu.tion: A Handbook on divorce for Santa Clara County Women 1979

Box/Folder 4/90

Revolution in Women's Sports September 1974

Box/Folder 4/91

Survey on the Status of Women at San José State University 1973–1974

Box/Folder 4/92

To Form a More Perfect Union 1976

Box/Folder 4/93

The Virginia Slims American Women's Opinion Poll Circa 1975

Box/Folder 4/94

Women's Job Rights Handbook 1974

Box/Folder 4/95

Women's Studies 1972–1982 1982

Box/Folder 4/96

Women's Workers Today 1976