Finding Aid to the Elizabeth Jetter Collection of National Organization for Women, San Fernando Valley Chapter Files, 1966-1996, bulk 1971-1981

Guide written by Janice Otani
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Finding Aid to the Elizabeth Jetter Collection of National Organization for Women, San Fernando Valley Chapter Files, 1966-1996, bulk 1971-1981

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2005/194 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California Funding for processing this collection was provided by National Historical Records and Publications Commission
Guide Written By:
Janice Otani
Date Completed:
April 2006
© 2006 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Elizabeth Jetter collection of National Organization for Women, San Fernando Valley Chapter files
Date (inclusive): 1966-1996,
Date (bulk): , bulk 1971-1981
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2005/194 c
Creators : Jetter, Elizabeth
Extent: Number of containers: 2 cartons, 1 box, 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 3.0
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Abstract: Elizabeth Jetter's Collection of San Fernando Valley Chapter of National Organization of Women (NOW) Files contains correspondence, bylaws, organization information and guidelines, meeting minutes, conference and workshop materials, speeches, papers, notes, newsletters, brochures, flyers, articles, and newsclippings. The collection includes Jetter's subject files with background material on specific topics, particularly the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), affirmative action, and legislation relating to women's issues.
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], Elizabeth Jetter Collection of National Organization for Women, San Fernando Valley Chapter Files, BANC MSS 2005/194 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.
Jetter, Elizabeth--Archives
Women's rights--United States
Women--California--Societies and clubs
Feminism--United States
National Organization for Women. San Fernando Valley Chapter
California NOW
National Organization for Women

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Elizabeth Jetter Collection of National Organization for Women, San Fernando Valley Chapter Files were given to The Bancroft Library by Elizabeth Jetter on August 6, 2004.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Janice Otani in 2005.

Biographical Information and Organizational History

Elizabeth Jetter

Elizabeth Jetter served in various official positions within the National Organization for Women (NOW), San Fernando Valley Chapter. In 1973, she was a member of the Board and Vice President; President in 1974; State Delegate to California NOW in 1975; and Chapter Delegate in 1977. She also participated in committees, task forces, and spoke on topics related to women's rights at conferences and workshops.

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.
From NOW website:

Scope and Content of Collection

Elizabeth Jetter's Collection of San Fernando Valley Chapter of National Organization of Women (NOW) Files contains correspondence, bylaws, organization information and guidelines, meeting minutes, conference and workshop materials, speeches, papers, notes, newsletters, brochures, flyers, articles, and newsclippings. The collection includes Jetter's subject files with background material on specific topics, particularly the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), affirmative action, and legislation relating to women's issues.

Container List

 

Series 1 National Organization for Women, San Fernando Valley Chapter 1969-1981

Physical Description: Carton 1, Folders 1-34, Oversize Folder 1A

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, bylaws, organization information, meeting minutes, committee and workshop materials, speeches, papers, brochures, articles, newsletters, newsclippings, and directories.
Carton 1, Folder 1

Correspondence 1974-1981

Carton 1, Folder 2

Bylaws 1976-1980

Carton 1, Folder 3

Organization information 1978-1979

Carton 1, Folder 4

Resolutions 1974, 1978

Carton 1, Folder 5

Board meetings 1977-1981

Carton 1, Folder 6

Committee meetings 1974-1975

Carton 1, Folder 7

Education Committee 1974-1975, 1979

Carton 1, Folder 8

Membership 1977

 

Speeches

Carton 1, Folder 9

Volunteerism 1974-1975

Carton 1, Folder 10

Gloria Steinem Apr 18, 1975

Carton 1, Folder 11

California State University, Northridge Oct 8, 1976

Carton 1, Folder 12

United Methodist Church, "Have you come a long way, Lady?" undated

Carton 1, Folder 13

Public speaking guidelines 1978

 

Women's Symposium Committee (Feb 3-9, 1974)

Carton 1, Folder 14

Correspondence, minutes, program, certificate 1973-1974

Oversize Folder 1A

Poster 1974

Carton 1, Folder 15-16

Atlantic Richfield Company affirmative action case 1969, 1972-1974

Carton 1, Folder 17-18

International Women's Year 1974-1977

Carton 1, Folder 19-21

Rape law revision 1973-1978

Carton 1, Folder 22-23

Career Expo 75 (Jan 31-Feb 9, 1975) 1972-1975

Carton 1, Folder 24

Los Angeles Women's Coalition for August 26 1975

Carton 1, Folder 25

Sounds of Equality Concert (Jun 26, 1976) 1976

Carton 1, Folder 26

Consciousness raising seminars 1979, 1981

Carton 1, Folder 27

Halloween Party fund raiser (Oct 31, 1980) 1980

Carton 1, Folder 28

Financial information 1974, 1979

Carton 1, Folder 29

Softball team 1980

Carton 1, Folder 30

Directories 1974

Carton 1, Folder 31-33

Newsletters 1972-1976

Carton 1, Folder 34

Miscellany undated

 

Series 2 California National Organization for Women 1970-1981

Physical Description: Carton 1, Folders 35-55

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, bylaws, organization information, meeting minutes, task force materials, reports, press releases, articles, newletter, newsclippings, and directories.
 

Correspondence

Carton 1, Folder 35

General 1974-1979

Carton 1, Folder 36

Relating to Barbara Wasko 1974-1975

Carton 1, Folder 37

Bylaws 1977, 1981

Carton 1, Folder 38

Organization information undated

Carton 1, Folder 39

State Board meetings 1974-1977

 

Task force materials

Carton 1, Folder 40

Child Care Task Force 1974-1975

Carton 1, Folder 41

Child Sexual Abuse Task Force 1974-1977

Carton 1, Folder 42

Image of Women Task Force 1974

Carton 1, Folder 43

Lesbianism/Sexuality Task Force 1971, 1977

Carton 1, Folder 44

Mental Health Task Force 1974-1976

Carton 1, Folder 45

Women in Poverty Task Force 1974-1975

Carton 1, Folder 46-47

Women in Prison Task Force 1971, 1975-1977

Carton 1, Folder 48

Women in Sports Task Force 1973-1975

Carton 1, Folder 49

Miscellaneous 1978

Carton 1, Folder 50

Women Against Violence Against Women, products boycott 1976-1977

Carton 1, Folder 51

Affirmative action 1991, 1996

Carton 1, Folder 52

Equal Rights Amendment 1970-1979

Carton 1, Folder 53

Legislation 1972-1976

Carton 1, Folder 54

Directories 1975-1976

Carton 1, Folder 55

Newsletter May 1973

 

Series 3 National Organization for Women 1966, 1971-1980

Physical Description: Carton 2, Folders 1-26

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, bylaws, organization information, meeting minutes, workshop materials, papers, reports, articles, newsclippings, and newsletters.
Carton 2, Folder 1

Correspondence 1972-1979

Carton 2, Folder 2

Bylaws 1977-1980

Carton 2, Folder 3

Organization information 1966, 1974

Carton 2, Folder 4

Officers undated

 

Board meetings

Carton 2, Folder 5

Kansas City, Missouri (Apr 5-6, 1975) 1975

Carton 2, Folder 6

Cleveland, Ohio (Jun 5-6, 1976) 1976

Carton 2, Folder 7

Resolutions undated

 

Guidelines

Carton 2, Folder 8

Chapters 1974

Carton 2, Folder 9

Fund raising 1972

Carton 2, Folder 10

Legislative lobbying 1972-1974

Carton 2, Folder 11

Letter writing undated

Carton 2, Folder 12

Media contact 1973

 

Task force materials

Carton 2, Folder 13

Feminist Talent Task Force undated

Carton 2, Folder 14

Sports Task Force 1973-1974

Carton 2, Folder 15

Budget training Sep 1972

Carton 2, Folder 16

Alice doesn't, National Women's Strike Day (Oct 29, 1975) 1975

Carton 2, Folder 17-18

Anti-Abortion Amendment 1973-1977

Carton 2, Folder 19-22

Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) 1971-1978

Carton 2, Folder 23

Women's rights 1971, 1976-1977

Carton 2, Folder 24-25

Legislation 1973-1977

Carton 2, Folder 26

Newsletters 1973-1977

 

Series 4 Conferences 1973-1981

Physical Description: Carton 2, Folders 27-50

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains conference materials at the State, Regional, and National levels. Consists of correspondence, reports, organization information, agenda, program books, election handouts, workshop materials, announcements, notes, articles, newsclippings, and newsletters.
 

California State

Carton 2, Folder 27

Second annual, San Diego (Oct 26-28, 1973) 1973

Carton 2, Folder 28

Third annual, San Jose (Oct 25-27, 1974) 1974

Carton 2, Folder 29

Fourth annual, Los Angeles (Nov 21-23, 1975) 1975

Carton 2, Folder 30

Fifth annual, Fresno (Nov 12-14, 1976) 1976

Carton 2, Folder 31

Sixth annual, Sacramento (Nov 11-13, 1977) 1977

Carton 2, Folder 32

Seventh annual, Fresno (May 26-27, 1978) 1978

Carton 2, Folder 33

Eighth annual, San Francisco (May 26-28, 1979) 1979

Carton 2, Folder 34

Annual, Ventura (Jun 12-14, 1981) 1980-1981

Carton 2, Folder 35

Second Biennial Southwest Regional; San Francisco, California (May 25-26, 1979) 1979

 

Western Regional

Carton 2, Folder 36

Los Angeles, California (Nov 22-24, 1974) 1974

Carton 2, Folder 37

Denver, Colorado (Apr 10-11, 1976) 1976

Carton 2, Folder 38

Miscellaneous 1973, 1975

 

Western Majority Caucus

Carton 2, Folder 39

Information papers undated

Carton 2, Folder 40

Santa Maria, California (Aug 16-17, 1975) 1975

Carton 2, Folder 41

Lompoc, California (Oct 4-5, 1975) 1975

 

National

Carton 2, Folder 42

Fifth; Los Angeles, California (Sep 3-6, 1971) 1971

Carton 2, Folder 43-45

Seventh; Houston, Texas (May 24-27, 1974) 1973-1974

Carton 2, Folder 46-48

Eighth; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Oct 24-27, 1975) 1975

Carton 2, Folder 49

Tenth; Detroit, Michigan (Apr 22-24, 1977) 1977

Carton 2, Folder 50

Twelfth; Los Angeles, California (Oct 5-7, 1979) 1979

 

Series 5 Subject Files 1966-1981

Physical Description: Box 1, Folders 1-34

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains papers, reports, articles, information sheets, press releases, booklets, magazines, newsletters, brochures, flyer, newsclippings, and miscellany.
Box 1, Folder 1

Anarchists 1969

Box 1, Folder 2

Anthony, Susan B. undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Bibliographies 1971, 1975

Box 1, Folder 4

Boycotts undated

Box 1, Folder 5

Broadcasting 1979-1981

Box 1, Folder 6

Cartoons 1973-1975

Box 1, Folder 7

Catholics, Christians 1971, 1974

Box 1, Folder 8

Contraceptives 1974

Box 1, Folder 9

Credit Union 1973-1976

Box 1, Folder 10

Education 1974

Box 1, Folder 11

Employment 1971-1974

Box 1, Folder 12

Feminism 1973, 1975

Box 1, Folder 13

Girl Scouts undated

Box 1, Folder 14

Health 1971

Box 1, Folder 15

Housewives and housework 1975

Box 1, Folder 16

Lesbians undated

Box 1, Folder 17

Marital matters 1966-1969, 1980

Box 1, Folder 18

Marketing undated

Box 1, Folder 19

Men 1970, 1980

Box 1, Folder 20

Mormons 1980-1981

Box 1, Folder 21

Nonsmoker's rights 1978-1981s

Box 1, Folder 22

Parenting undated

Box 1, Folder 23

Parliamentary procedures 1971, 1974

Box 1, Folder 24

Pornography and sexual violence undated

Box 1, Folder 25

Products undated

Box 1, Folder 26

Racism 1979-1980

Box 1, Folder 27

Save Our Human Rights (SOHR) 1977

Box 1, Folder 28

Sexism 1969

Box 1, Folder 29

The Spokeswoman 1979-1981

Box 1, Folder 30

The Three Marias 1973

Box 1, Folder 31

Witches 1975

Box 1, Folder 32

Women in the mass media 1973

Box 1, Folder 33

Women men relations 1966, 1969

Box 1, Folder 34

Miscellaneous 1978