Inventory of the Group Four Records

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The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
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Inventory of the Group Four Records

Collection number: MS 152

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
UCSC OAC Unit
Date Completed:
December 2006
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
© 2006 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Group Four records
Dates: 1989-2003
Bulk Dates: (Bulk 1990-1996)
Collection number: MS 152
Creator: Group Four
Collection Size: 10 half cartons, 1 carton, 1 flat
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection contains the records & activities of Group Four. It covers the formation of the group, the 1991-1992 conferences held at Esalen and the subsequent publishing project resulting in the publication of The New Older Woman in 1996 by Celestial Arts Press.
Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Group Four records. MS 152. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ilene Tuttle, 2003

Organizational History

In 1990, Dr. Peggy Downes Baskin, Patricia Faul, Virginia Mudd and Ilene Tuttle, formed a business association, Group Four, for the purpose of conducting seminars on subjects of current interest to women.
Group Four sponsored two one-week conferences at Esalen Institute in 1991 and 1992 under the title The New Older Woman. These conferences were designed to investigate commonalities facing women over fifty, produce a possible pilot framework for participation by a broader audience of women, and to propose ways women can plan ahead for changing life patterns. The invitees were American women of achievement from a variety of professions. They included 1991 participants: Ruth Asawa, Artist, Mary Catherine Bateson, Anthropologist, Virginia Boyer, Gerontologist, Ruth Brinker, Community Activist & Founder of Project Open Hand, Denise Scott Brown, Architect, Dr, Cecelia Hurwich, Psychologist, Dr. Mildred Mathias, Botanist, Bette Mullen, Director of Women's Programs, AARP, Gail Sheehy, Author, Harriett Woods, President National Women's Political Caucus, Marilyn Yalom, Professor French & English Literature, Stanford University. The 1992 participants were Libby Cater, White House Advisor, Dr. Syliva Earle, Oceanographer, Claire Falkenstein, Artist, Sally Lilienthal, Director of Ploughshares Fund, Judith Paige, Nutritionist and Fashion Model,Dr. Jane Porcino, Gerontologist, Judith Reemstma, TV Producer, Mary Louise Smith, Chair Republican Party, Irene Tinker, Chair Women's Programs UCB, Gwen Yeo, Director Geriatric Education, Stanford University, Dr. Eleanor Zucherman, Clinical Psychologist.
The conferences were taped, and transcribed and a book proposal was written by Group Four and shopped to publishers. After initial hesitation by publishing community, an expanded proposal was wrtten and the format of the book was decided. The book contract was signed with Ten Speed Press/Celestial Arts Press on October 28, 1993.
After the publication of New Older Woman, Group Four as an association did not pursue any further conferences or activities and has been disbanded.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection covers the formation of Group Four, the 1991-1992 conferences held at Esalen and the subsequent book project resulting in the publication of The New Older Woman in 1996 by Celestial Arts Press.
The material is arranged in chronological order.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Group Four--archives
Older women--United States
Downes Baskin, Peggy
Faul, Patricia
Mudd, Virginia
Tuttle, Ilene


Collection Contents

Box-folder 1:1-16, 2:1-13, 3:1-10, 4:1-4, 11-12

Pre-publication Events 1989-2003

Physical Description: 43 folders 2 cartons

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of the formation of Group Four, the two conferences related to older women, the conference participants and the subsequent book proposal and publisher search.
box:folder 1:1

Group 4 correspondence 1990

box:folder 1:2

Advisory Board - goals and objectives ca. 1990-1991

box:folder 1:3

Trademark - Martin Majestic 1991-2003

box:folder 1:4

Business papers 1989-1992

box:folder 1:5

Stationary 1990-1991

box:folder 1:6

Grant proposals 1990-1991

box:folder 1:7

Esalen information 1991-1992

box:folder 1:8-10

Meeting notes 1991-2003

box:folder 1:8

1991

box:folder 1:9

1992-1993

box:folder 1:10

1994-1995 2003

box:folder 1:11

Form letters 1991-1992

box:folder 1:12

Computer network survey - conference participants 1991-1992

box:folder 1:13

Press publicity 1991-1995

box:folder 1:14

Release forms - Conference recording and photographs ca. 1991-1992

box:folder 1:15

Conference information packet 1990-1991

box:folder 1:16

Correspondence 1992

box:folder 2:1-13, 3:1-5

1991 Conference ca. 1990-1991

box:folder 2:1

Possible conference participants 1991

box:folder 2:2

Clipping files on participants 1990-1995

box:folder 2:3

Regrets 1991

box:folder 2:4

Non-participants - "keep in touch" 1991

box:folder 2:5

Conference invitee lists 1991

box:folder 2:6

Ruth Asawa 1991

box:folder 2:7

Mary Catherine Bateson 1991-1995

box:folder 2:8

Virginia Boyack 1990-1993

box:folder 2:9

Ruth Brinker 1991-1994

box:folder 2:10

Denice Scott Brown 1991-1994

box:folder 2:11

Cecelia Hurwich 1991-1995

box:folder 2:12

Mildred Mathias 1991-1994

box:folder 2:13

Elizabeth Mullen 1990-1994

box:folder 3:1

Gail Sheehy 1991-1994

box:folder 3:2

Harriet Woods 1990-1994

box:folder 3:3

Marilyn Yalom 1991-1994

box:folder 3:4

Group 4 biographies, conference information ca. 1990-1992

box:folder 3:5

Conference notes 1991

box:folder 3:6-10, 4:1-4

1992 Conference 1992

box:folder 3:6

Interviews 1992

box:folder 3:7

Regrets 1992

box:folder 3:8

Biographies 1992

box:folder 3:9-10

Participant files 1992

box:folder 3:9

A-L 1992

box:folder 3:10

P-Z 1992

box:folder 4:1

Conference notes 1992

box:folder 4:2

Periodic Bulletin 1992

box:folder 4:3

Thanks you notes 1992

box:folder 4:4

Group 4 report ca. 1991-1992

box-folder 4:5-9; 5:1-3; 6:1-12; 7:1-4; 8:1-3, 11-12

New Older Woman book writing 1991-2000

Physical Description: 27 folders 2 cartons

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series covers the writing, re-writing and joint editing of the book chapters, submission of the manuscript and the publication of The New Older Woman: A Dialogue for the Coming Century, 1996.
box:folder 4:5-6

New Older Woman conference transcripts 1991-1992

box:folder 4:7

Selected conference transcript pages 1992

box:folder 4:8

Non-approved transcript pages 1992

box:folder 4:9

Corrected transcript pages June 1995

box:folder 5:1

Model releases - Pat Ross, photographer 1991-1992

box:folder 5:2-3

Publishing permissions - originals, copies 1991-1992

box:folder 6:1-2

Conference Sketches 1992

box:folder 6:1

Ruth Asawa 1991

box:folder 6:2

Claire Falkenstein 1992

box:folder 6:3

Dennis Hadley, book representative 1992

box:folder 6:4

Book proposal for publishers 1991-1992

box:folder 6:5

Book drafts for 2nd proposal 1992

box:folder 6:6

Introduction - draft, jointly written 1992

box:folder 6:7

Chapter 2 "Private Woman" - draft by Virginia Mudd October 1993 - June 1995

box:folder 6:8

Chapter 3 "Outer Woman" - draft by Ilene Tuttle October 1993 - June 1995

box:folder 6:9

Chapter 5 "Political Woman" - draft by Dr. Peggy Downes October 1993 - June 1995

box:folder 6:10

Chapter 6 "Career Woman" - draft by Dr. Peggy Downes & Virginia Mudd October 1993 - June 1995

box:folder 6:11

Chapter 7 "Getting Ready for the Bonus Years" - draft by Patricia Faul October 1993 - June 1995

box:folder 6:12

Chapter 8 "Passing it on" - draft by Dr. Peggy Downes October 1993 - June 1995

box:folder 7:1

Chapter 9 "Reflections, Connections, Continuity" - draft jointly written October 1993 - June 1995

box:folder 7:2

Draft Chapters 1-4 sent to Ten Speed Press/Celestial Arts Press 1994

box:folder 7:3

1st draft typescript January 30, 1995

box:folder 7:4

1st draft typescript w/corrections & annotations April 4, 1995

box:folder 8:1

2nd 1st draft typescript w/corrections & annotations April 21, 1995

box:folder 8:2

2nd draft typescript w/corrections & annotations June 27, 1995

box:folder 8:3

Galley proofs w/corrections August 10, 1995

Box-folder 8:4, 9:1-15, 10:1-2

Post Publishing Events 1995-2000

Physical Description: 18 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains information on the book signings, speaking events, personal appearences
box:folder 8:4

Book signings & appearances 1995-1999

box:folder 9:1

Press Kits 1995-1999

box:folder 9:2-3

Ten Speed Press/Celestial Arts Press 1993-1998

box:folder 9:2

Contract October 28, 1993

box:folder 9:3

Correspondence 1993-1998

box:folder 9:4

Philadelphia - Spirit of Women October, 10, 2000

box:folder 9:5

Berkeley - Gaia Books March 19, 1996

box:folder 9:6

Book orders - nationwide 1995-1996

box:folder 9:7

Press correspondence & clippings 1995-1999

box:folder 9:8

Publicists interviews - reports 1996

box:folder 9:9-13

Appearances & Interviews 1992

box:folder 9:9

Commonwealth Club March 20, 1996

box:folder 9:10

Textura Gallery October 1997

box:folder 9:11

Voice of America interview April 23, 1996

box:folder 9:12

Georgetown Club, Washington D.C. April 28, 1999

box:folder 9:13

Monterey Peninsula events 1996

box:folder 9:14

Financial papers 1991-1996

box:folder 9:15

Clippings & congratulations 1995-1999

box:folder 10:1

Four versions of "A Dialogue" presented by Group 4 July-November 1991

box:folder 10:2

New Older Woman - 2 autographed copies, 1 trade edition 1996

box:folder 10:3-5, 11-12

Media 1991-1999

Physical Description: 3 folders 2 cartons

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains photographs and slides of the conferences, audio cassettes, Video tape masters and book back-up discs.
box:folder 10:3

Conference report - backup floppy discs (2) 1991-1999

box:folder 10:4-5

Book chapters - backup floppy discs (23) & Photographs - slides (5) 1991-1992

box 11

Esalen Conference 1991-1992

box 11

Audio cassettes (20) 1991-1992

box 11

Video tape masters (9) 1991-1992

box 11

Photographic material 1991-1992

box 11

Photograph Album - 1991-1992 Conferences 1991-1992

box 12

Contact sheets 1991-1992

box 12

Proof sheets 1991-1992

box 12

B/W photographs - Conference participants 1991-1992

box 12

Photocopies - Conference photographs 1991-1992