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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Organization History

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Board of Directors

Executive Director

Financial Records

Houston Area Women's Center (HAWC) Programs

Non-HAWC Programs

Houston Area Women's Center (HAWC) Facilities

General Correspondence

Procedures

Legislation and Political Activities

Public Relations

Miscellaneous

South Texas College of Law Family Violence Seminar

Owner's Manual for Members of the Board of Directors

Advocates for Incest Survivors (AFIS)

University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Houston Area Women's Center Records, 1975-1990



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Houston Area Women's Center
Title: Houston Area Women's Center Records
Dates: 1975-1990
Abstract: The Houston Area Women's Center (HAWC) emerged from the Women's Information and Referral Exchange Service (WIRES) in 1977. HAWC provides resources to battered women in metropolitan Houston. In 1996, HAWC programs fell into three primary areas, Family Violence, Rape Crisis, and Community Education. This collection contains organizational and financial records, minutes, correspondence, photographs, and procedural manuals. Items date from 1975 to 1990 with most of the material dating from the early 1980s.
Identification: 1996-005
Quantity: 34 boxes; 18 linear feet
Repository: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Organization History

The Houston Area Women's Center (HAWC) emerged from the Women's Information and Referral Exchange Service (WIRES) in 1977. The Referral Exchange eventually became a service within HAWC, providing resources to battered women in metropolitan Houston, Texas. The purpose of the Women's Center is to "provide shelter and support services to survivors of sexual assault and family violence…[to] educate and inform the community in order to prevent and eliminate the causes of this violence…[To] empower women to advance their roles, their rights and their well-being." In 1996, HAWC programs fell into three primary areas, Family Violence, Rape Crisis, and Community Education.

Initially, HAWC consisted entirely of volunteers led by former City of Houston Women's Advocate Nikki Van Hightower. As the organization grew, it gained a one-room office in the University of Texas School of Public Health and Nikki Van Hightower became the first Executive Director of HAWC. Along with this growth, services provided by HAWC expanded, including an eleven-bed shelter for battered women and their children. By 1980, HAWC offered support to victims of sexual assault through the Rape Crisis Program (formerly the Houston Rape Crisis Coalition) and purchased a permanent shelter facility with nineteen beds.

Throughout the 1980s, HAWC branched out to provide services to areas surrounding Houston, continued to develop support programs, and lobbied for changes in state laws and community law enforcement procedures. The Women's Club of Houston donated a facility in 1982, which, after remodeling, accommodated forty-five women and children. During the same year, HAWC opened a domestic violence program in Montgomery County; satellite programs in other parts of Harris County, and Fort Bend County, followed shortly thereafter. The Texas Legislature passed updated sexual assault laws and the Houston Police Department announced a policy calling for arrests in cases of domestic violence during 1983 resulting, in part, from lobbying by HAWC.

The 1990s brought further expansion by HAWC in greater Houston and Texas. The organization again moved to accommodate growing staff and services. Programs expanded to provide benefits from established programs to different sectors within the community. Hispanic Outreach, Asian Outreach, and African-American Outreach programs began between 1992 and 1994. Lobbying activity also increased during the 1990s as HAWC aided in the passage of numerous pieces of legislation, including stalking laws, the National Violence Against Women Act within the Crime Bill, and evidence laws pertaining to marital rapes. During this time, HAWC also assisted with the creation of the Domestic Violence Unit within the Houston Police Department, as well as establishing a Task Force for Children within the Texas Council on Family Violence.

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Scope and Contents

The Houston Area Women's Center Records contain organizational and financial records, minutes, correspondence, photographs, and procedural manuals. Items date from 1975 to 1990 with most of the material dating from the early 1980s. The bulk of the collection focuses on Nikki Van Hightower's tenure as Executive Director of HAWC and her involvement in different aspects of the organization's activities, including fundraising, program development, and outreach. The collection's holdings also detail the development and structure of HAWC's Rape Crisis Program, Women's Information and Referral Exchange Service (WIRES), Advocates for Incest Survivors (AFIS), sexual assault programs, and the Center's role in sex crime legislation.

Complete runs of the HAWC newsletters Centerline (call number HQ 1439.H68 C46) and Catalyst (call number HQ 1439.H68 C375) are cataloged and available in the Women's Archive and Research Center at the University of Houston. The HAWC Photograph collection, also held at the University of Houston, includes black and white and color photos, slides, proof sheets and negatives detailing HAWC's development. In addition, the HAWC Ephemera collection contains posters, t-shirts, pins and pamphlets. Also held at the University of Houston and of possible interest to the researcher are the Marjorie Randal National Women's Conference Collection and the Nikki Van Hightower Papers.

The HAWC records are arranged into fourteen series: Board of Directors, Executive Director, Financial Records, HAWC Programs, Outside Programs, Facilities, General Correspondence, Procedures, Legislation and Political Activity, Public Relations, Miscellaneous, South Texas College of Law Family Violence Seminar, Owner's Manual for Members of the Board of Directors and Advocates for Incest Survivors. The original arrangement has been kept intact where possible, however, some rearrangement was necessary to facilitate research. Much of the material, originally grouped as annual office files, has been rearranged topically. Material is arranged chronologically within each series and sub-series or topic. When possible, folder headings from office files used by HAWC have been used in arranging and describing the records.

The last three series, South Texas College of Law Family Violence Seminar, Owner's Manual for Members of the Board of Directors, and Advocates for Incest Survivors, arrived later than the bulk of the collection and were arranged as separate series, rather than integrated into the collection, in order to maintain provenance. The three series were included with the HAWC Photograph collection materials as three separate binders, which were then taken apart for preservation purposes. As with the rest of the collection, original order was maintained where possible.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use Restrictions

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

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Index Terms

Terms are either Library of Congress Subject Headings or taken from local sources.

Subjects (Organizations)

Houston Area Women's Center

Subjects

Women Societies and clubs -- Texas -- Houston.
Women in community organization -- Texas -- Houston.
Social service -- Texas -- Houston.
Abused women -- Texas -- Houston.

Formats

Records
Minutes
Project manuals
Photographs
Correspondence

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Houston Area Women's Center Records, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Accquisition

Donated by Houston Area Women's Center, 1997

Processed by

Tyler Selle, January 1997 and Scout Blum, July 1998

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Detailed Description

 
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1-4 Board of Directors
There are fifty-three folders in this series, with materials dating from 1977 to 1990. Materials include minutes, charters, articles of incorporation, membership and structure lists, and volunteer hours logs. Most of the records in this series relate to meetings held by the Board of Directors.
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1 1 Meetings, 1978-1979
2 Meetings, 1980
3-4 Meetings, 1981
5 Meetings, 1982
6 Meetings, 1983
7 Meetings, 1984
8 Meetings, 1985
9 Meetings, 1986
10 Minutes, 1977
11 Minutes, 1978
12 Minutes, 1979
13-14 Minutes, 1980
15-17 Minutes, 1981
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2 1-3 Minutes, 1981
4-7 Minutes, 1982
8-12 Minutes, 1983
13-14 Minutes, 1984
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3 1-5 Minutes, 1984
6-10 Minutes, 1985
11 Minutes, 1990
12 Minutes, undated
13 Charters, 1977
14 Articles of Incorporation, 1977
15 Board Membership and Structure, 1978-1979
16 Board Membership and Structure, 1978-1981
17 Board Membership and Structure, 1982-1983
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4 1 Board Membership and Structure, 1984-1985
2 Board Membership and Structure, undated
3 Board Members Volunteer Hours Log, 1986-1987
4 Board Members Volunteer Hours Log, 1987-1988
5 Board Members Volunteer Hours Log, 1988-1989

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4-9 Executive Director
This series, dealing with the office of Executive Director, contains eighty-two folders and one box of photographs (136 photos in addition to an equal number of duplicates and negatives). Items within this series date from 1977 to 1989. The bulk of material concerns Nikki Van Hightower's activities as Executive Director of HAWC and date from 1977 to 1986. A few folders deal with Judith Stevenson's tenure as Executive Director and date from 1987 to 1989. Subjects include: speaking engagements, correspondence, meetings, Family Violence Program and Advisory Commission, and Texas Department of Human Resources. Nikki Van Hightower served on several state committees; items pertaining to her activities and programs on the state level are included in this series. In 1984, she was invited by the Federal Republic of Germany to participate in a tour focusing on Women's and social issues in Germany. Notes, photographs, and souvenirs from this trip are also included in this series.
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4 6 Speaking Engagements, 1979
7-10 Speaking Engagements, 1980
11-12 Speaking Engagements, 1981
13-15 Speaking Engagements, 1982
16-18 Speaking Engagements, 1983
19 Speaking Engagements, 1984
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5 1-3 Speaking Engagements, 1984
4-8 Speaking Engagements, 1985
9 Speaking Engagements, undated
10 Correspondence, 1978-1980
11 Correspondence, 1981
12-13 Correspondence, 1982
14-15 Correspondence, 1983
16-18 Correspondence, 1984
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6 1 HAWC Programs Directors Meetings, 1985-1987
2 HAWC Programs Directors Meetings, 1988
3 Staff Meetings, 1985-1986
4 Staff Meetings, 1987
5 Staff Meetings, 1988
6 Stevenson, Judith, 1987-1989
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6-7, 33 German Trip
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6 7 Brochures, 1984
8 Correspondence, 1984
9 Diary, 1984
10 Education, 1984
11 Itinerary, 1984
12 Notes, 1984
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33 -- Photographs, 1984
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6 13 Women's Information, 1984
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7 1 Workers Unions, 1984
2 Family Violence Evaluation Report, 1983
3-19 Family Violence Program
3 Table of Contents, 1983
4 Description and Background, 1983
5 Statues, 1983
6 Status Reports, 1983
7 Advisory Committee, 1983
8 Committee Members, 1983
9 Bylaws, 1983
10 Agendas and Minutes, 1983
11 General, 1983
12 Staff Information, 1983
13 Advisory Committee Agenda, 1984
14 Advisory Committee Bylaws, 1984
15 Correspondence, 1984
16 Drafts, 1984
17 Financial Information, 1984
18 Miscellaneous, 1984
19 Workgroup, 1984
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8 1 Family Violence Advisory Commission, 1984
2-10 Family Violence Advisory Commission, 1985
11 Family Violence Advisory Commission, 1986
12 Fiscal Year Grant, 1984
13 Texas Department of Human Resources, 1984
14 Texas Department of Human Resources, 1985
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9 1 Texas Department of Human Services, 1985
2-3 Texas Department of Human Services, 1986
4 Rockefeller Award, 1977-1981

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9-15 Financial Records
There are 102 folders containing HAWC's financial records dating from 1977 to 1988. Information in this series is divided into two sub-series, Administrative, which includes budgets, celebrity auction, and financial reports and Fundraising Information. As a nonprofit organization, much of the Women's Center's funding comes from donations. Fundraising on an individual, corporate, and foundation level provided for a large portion of HAWC's financial support. Many of the folders in this series pertain to fundraising efforts. The United Way has given financial support to the Women's Center and these records constitute a large portion of the Fundraising sub-series.
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9-10 Administrative
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9 5 Budgets, 1980
6 Budgets, 1981-1982
7 Budgets, 1983
8 Budgets, 1984-1986
9 Celebrity Auction, 1985
10 Financial Reports, 1980
11 Financial Reports, 1981
12 Financial Reports, 1982
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10 1 Financial Reports, 1983
2 Financial Reports, 1984
3 Financial Reports, 1985
4 Financial Reports, 1986
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10-15 Fundraising Information
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10 5 Capital Project, 1984
6-7 Capital Project, 1985
8 Committee, 1985
9 Corporate, 1979
10 Corporate, 1980
11-12 Corporate, 1981
13 Corporate, 1982-1983
14-15 Corporate, undated
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11 1 Corporate, undated
2 Events (Music Festival), 1984-1985
3 Events, 1985
4 Foundations, 1978-1979
5 Foundations, 1980
6 Foundations, 1981
7 Foundations, 1982-1983
8 Foundations, undated
9 Individuals, 1979
10 Individuals, 1980
11 Individuals, 1981
12 Individuals, 1982
13 Individuals, 1983
14 Individuals, 1984
15 Individuals, 1985
16 Lists, 1981-1983
17 Lists, 1984
18 Lists, undated
19 Local, 1977-1978
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12 1 Local, 1979
2 Local, 1980
3 Local, 1985
4 Local, undated
5 Materials, 1982-1984
6 Materials, 1985
7 Materials, undated
8-9 Other Contacts, 1981
10 Other Contacts, 1982
11 Other Contacts, 1983
12 Other Contacts, 1984
13 Other Contacts, 1985
14 Other Contacts, undated
15-18 Thank Yous, 1983
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13 1-3 Thank Yous, 1983
4-7 Thank Yous, 1984
8 Thank Yous, 1985
9 Thank Yous, 1986-1987
10 United Way, 1979-1980
11 United Way, 1981
12-17 United Way, 1982
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14 1-3 United Way, 1983
4-8 United Way, 1984
9-15 United Way, 1985
16-17 United Way, 1986
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15 1-2 United Way, 1986
3-7 United Way, 1987
8 United Way, 1988

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15-22 Houston Area Women's Center (HAWC) Programs
There are 131 folders in this series. Subjects relate to different programs developed or managed by the Houston Area Women's Center and include: alcohol and drug abuse, battered women, community education, family violence, homeless services, Houston Rape Crisis Coalition, pornography, rape crisis, sexual abuse, WIRES, and HAWC branch programs and shelters. Materials within the series date from 1975 to 1988. Information concerning some programs is rather slight, but community education, rape crisis, and sexual abuse programs each contain more information. Researchers interested in materials related to rape crisis programs should examine items found with the Houston Rape Crisis Coalition, which was a precursor to HAWC's Rape Crisis Program. Materials relating to branch programs begun by or affiliated with HAWC are also found in this series. Information about the Bay Area and Fort Bend programs is particularly abundant, with less on programs in Katy, Montgomery County, and the Northwest Area.
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15 9 Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1981
10-12 Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1982
13 Alcohol and Drug Abuse/Inner Circle, 1983
14 Alcohol and Drug Abuse/Inner Circle, 1984
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16 1 Battered Women, 1975-1978
2 Battered Women, 1979
3 Battered Women, 1980
4 Battered Women, 1981
5 Battered Women, 1982
6 Battered Women, undated
7-11 Community Education, 1981
12-15 Community Education, 1982
16 Community Education, 1983
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17 1-3 Community Education, 1983
4-8 Community Education, 1984
9-11 Community Education, 1985
12-13 Family Violence, 1983
14-16 Family Violence, 1984
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18 1-3 Family Violence, 1985
4 Policies, undated
5 Reports, 1982
6 Homeless Services, 1988
7 Housing, 1985
8 Houston Rape Crisis Coalition, 1975-1980
9 Houston Rape Crisis Coalition, 1981
10 Houston Rape Crisis Coalition, undated
11 Pornography Program, 1986
12 Rape Crisis Program, 1979-1981
13 Rape Crisis Program, 1981
14 Rape Crisis Program, 1982
15 Rape Crisis Program, 1983
16 Brochures, 1982
17 Correspondence, 1984
18 Correspondence, 1985
19 Correspondence, 1986
20 Council, 1982-1983
21 Council Meetings, 1983-1984
22 Council Meetings, 1985-1986
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19 1 Council Structure, 1983
2-7 Rape Crisis
2 Harris County Hospital Applications, 1982-1983
3 Harris County Hospitals, 1980-1986
4 Harris County Hospitals, undated
5 Hospital Evaluations, 1982-1983
6 Hospital Evaluations, 1984
7 Hospital Evaluations, undated
8-10 Rape Crisis Program
8 Monthly Reports, 1988
9 Steering Committee, 1982-1984
10 Steering Committee, 1985-1986
11 Sexual Abuse Program, 1982-1983
12 Sexual Abuse Program, 1983
13-15 Sexual Abuse Program, 1984
16-18 Sexual Abuse Program, 1985
19 Sexual Abuse Program, 1986
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20 1 WIRES, 1978-1982
2 WIRES, 1983
3 WIRES, 1984
4 WIRES, 1985
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20-21 Bay Area
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20 5 Agendas, 1984-1986
6 BACODA, 1984
7 Rape Crisis Program, 1985
8 Assorted, 1984-1985
9 Contacts, undated
10 Correspondence, 1984
11-17 Correspondence, 1985
18 Correspondence, 1986-1987
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21 1 Rape Crisis Program Monthly Reports, 1984-1985
2 Procedures, 1984-1985
3 Social Service Center, 1984-1985
4 Training, 1984-1986
5 United Way, 1985-1986
6 Volunteers, 1984-1985
7 Baytown Women's Center, 1984-1985
8-22 Fort Bend
8 Agendas, 1984-1985
9 Articles, 1984-1985
10 By-laws, undated
11 Assorted, 1984-1985
12 Citizens Against Sexual Assault, 1983-1984
13 Citizens Against Sexual Assault, 1984-1985
14 Women's Refuge, 1983-1985
15 Correspondence, 1984
16-17 Correspondence, 1985
18 Media, 1984-1985
19 Merger, 1984
20 Monthly Reports, 1984-1985
21 Training, 1984-1985
22 Volunteers, 1984
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22 1-4 Katy
1 Agendas, 1986-1988
2 Correspondence, 1985-1988
3 Training, 1986
4 Volunteers, 1987-1988
5-7 Montgomery County
5 Family Violence Outreach, 1983
6 Rape Crisis Coalition, 1985
7 Shelter, 1984-1985
8-11 Northwest Area
8-10 Correspondence, 1985
11 Correspondence, 1986
12 Supportive Outreach Services Program, 1985

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23-25 Non-HAWC Programs
The thirty-eight folders in this series deal with non-HAWC programs in the greater-Houston area and Texas. Items date from 1977 to 1987. Programs include: Associated Texans Against Crime, Girls Club of Houston, Greater Houston Hospital Council, Harris County Women's Political Caucus, Houston/Harris County Interagency Council on Rape, Rice Center, Sexual Assault Coalition, Texas Association Against Sexual Abuse, Texas Council on Family Violence, Women's Center Foundation, and the Women's Hospital of Texas.
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23 1 Associated Texans Against Crime, 1984
2 Community Development Division, 1985
3 End Hunger Network, 1987
4 Girls Club of Houston, 1984
5 Girls Club of Houston, 1984-1985
6 Greater Houston Hospital Council, 1984
7 Harris County Women's Political Caucus, 1984
8 Health Care Services of America, 1984
9 Health Care Services of America, 1985
10 Houston/Harris Co. Interagency Council on Rape, 1980-1981
11 Houston/Harris Co. Interagency Council on Rape, 1982-1983
12 Mental Health Association Crisis Plan, 1985
13-14 Mental Health Association Crisis Plan, 1986
15 Mental Health Association Crisis Plan, undated
16 Other Programs, 1979
17 Other Programs, 1985
18 Other Programs, undated
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24 1 Rice Center, 1984
2 Sexual Assault Coalition, 1984
3 Sexual Assault Issues Coalition, 1983-1984
4 Texas Association Against Sexual Abuse, 1981-1983
5 Texas Association Against Sexual Abuse, 1982-1986
6 Articles, 1983-1984
7 Texas Interagency Council on Sexual Assault, 1982-1984
8 Texas Council on Family Violence, 1984
9 Texas Council on Family Violence, 1985-1986
10 Women's Center Foundation, 1981
11-12 Women's Center Foundation, 1982
13 Women's Center Foundation, undated
14 Women's Groups, 1980
15 Women's Groups, 1981
16 Women's Groups, 1982
17 Women's Groups, 1984
18 Women's Groups, 1985
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25 1 Women's Hospital of Texas, 1977-1985
2 Board of Directors, 1977-1985

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25 3-16 Houston Area Women's Center (HAWC) Facilities
This series contains fourteen folders of material dating from 1978 to 1986. The majority of information pertains to HAWC's facility at 4 Chelsea Place. Among the items are deeds of purchase, floor plans, remodeling estimates, and maintenance information. This series also contains a folder dealing with the HAWC Thrift Shop.
3 Facilities, 1978
4 Facilities, 1979
5 Facilities, 1980
6 Facilities, 1981
7-8 Facilities, 1982
9 Facilities, 1983
10 Facilities, 1983-1984
11 Facilities, 1984
12-13 Facilities, 1985
14 Facilities, undated
15 Remodeling 4 Chelsea Place, 1982-1983
16 Thrift Shop, 1986

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26 1-7 General Correspondence
This series contains seven folders with items dating from 1978 to 1994. Several series within the collection also contain correspondence. Items in this series include general correspondence. Material relating to a specific series can be found with appropriate subject material.
1 Correspondence, 1978
2 Correspondence, 1979
3 Correspondence, 1980-1983
4 Correspondence, 1984
5-6 Correspondence, 1985
7 Correspondence, 1986-1994

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26-27 Procedures
This series contains nine folders with material dealing with volunteer and staff training as well as resident intake procedures. Items date from 1982 to 1988 although much is not dated. Items of interest include the Volunteer Training Manual, Rape Crisis Survivor Assistance Manual, Rape Crisis Program Hotline Procedures and Program Manual, and the Crisis Help line Training Manual. The series also contains supplements to various manuals and a Shelter Intake Package.
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26 8 Volunteer Training Manual, 1982
9 Rape Crisis Survivor Assistance Manual, 1982
10 Rape Crisis Survivor Assistance Manual, undated
11 Rape Crisis Program Hotline Procedures and Program Manual, 1982
12 Shelter Intake Package, 1988
13 Volunteer Manual Crisis Hotline, undated
14 Supplement to Crisis Hotline Training Manual, 1984
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27 1 Crisis Helpline Training Manual, undated
2 Volunteer Manual Crisis Hotline, undated

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27-28 Legislation and Political Activities
This series contains twenty-three folders with material dating from 1975 to 1989. The Women's Center lobbied for many changes in local and state procedures and laws. The bulk of this series focuses on HAWC activities to influence legislation. Subject files include Abortion, Hospital Rape Treatment, Evidence Collection, Feminist Politics and ERA, Rape and Sexual Assault, and Women's Economics. Also included, is material about the Women's Lobby Alliance.
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27 3 Abortion, 1984
4 City Ordinance: Hospital Rape Treatment, 1982
5 Evidence Collection, 1975-1984
6 Legislation, 1980-1982
7 Legislation, 1983
8-11 Legislation, 1984
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28 1-4 Legislation, 1985
5 Legislation, 1989
6-11 Legislation
6 Anti-nuclear, 1982
7 Feminist Politics and ERA, 1981-1982
8 Pro-choice, 1981-1982
9 Rape and Sexual Assault, 1981
10 Women's Economics, 1981-1982
11 Miscellaneous, 1981
12-14 Women's Lobby Alliance
12 Legislative Guide, 1981
13 Mailings, 1981-1982
14 Legal Information, undated

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28-30 Public Relations
There are sixty-four folders in this series. Materials date from 1978 to 1989. The bulk of this series is newspaper clippings dating from 1978 to 1989 dealing with the topics of domestic violence, HAWC, family violence, rape, sexual assault, and the HAWC Rape Crisis Program. Most of the newspaper articles are from the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Post. Other sub-series within the Public Relations series include: Events, Photographs, Press Conferences and Releases, Public Service Announcements, and HAWC's Public Policy Committee. Events cover an assortment of programs affiliated or sponsored by the Women's Center.
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28 15-20 Assorted
15 Foleys Advertisement, 1985
16 National Children's Day Committee, 1984-1985
17 Inner Circle (Media), 1982
18 Public Films Inc., 1985
19 Scrapbook, undated
20 T-shirt Contract, 1981
21-25 Events
21 Centerline Talk Show, 1982
22 "Coming Out" Play on Battering, 1985
23 Musical Festival, 1986
24 Luncheon, 1986
25 Sexual Assault Awareness Week, 1988-1989
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29 1-35 Clippings
1 HAWC General, 1978-1981
2 HAWC General, 1979-1981
3 HAWC General, 1982
4-5 HAWC General, 1983
6-11 HAWC General, 1984
12-16 HAWC General, 1985
17-19 HAWC General, 1986
20-22 HAWC General, 1987
23 HAWC General, 1988
24 HAWC General, undated
25 Domestic Violence, 1984
26 Domestic Violence, 1985
27 Domestic Violence, 1987
28 Domestic Violence, 1987-1989
29 Family Violence Outreach, 1984
30 Family Violence Outreach, 1985-1986
31 Rape, 1984
32 Rape Crisis Program, 1982-1985
33 Rape Crisis Program, 1985
34 Rape Crisis Program, 1985-1986
35 Sexual Assault, 1986-1987
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30 1-6 Photographs
1 Photographs, 1980
2 Photographs, 1981
3-4 Photographs, 1985
5 Photographs, 1986
6 Photographs, undated
7-10 Press Conferences and Releases
7 ERA Press Conference, 1982
8 Houston Police Department Press Conference, 1983
9 Press Releases, 1979-1980
10 Press Releases, 1981-1982
11-13 Public Policy Committee
11 Public Policy Committee, 1983-1984
12-13 Public Policy Committee, 1985
14-18 Public Service Announcements
14 Public Service Announcements, 1980-1982
15 Public Service Announcements, 1983
16 Public Service Announcements, 1984
17 Public Service Announcements, 1985-1986
18 Public Service Announcements, undated

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31-33 Miscellaneous
This series contains thirty-two folders of material dating from 1975 to 1987. Subject files of particular note within this series deal with the Houston Police Department, manuals from other Women's shelters and programs from across the country, HAWC's tenth anniversary, a 1975 study of rape prosecution in Harris County, and material concerning the Southwestern Bell Consumer Advisory Panel.
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31 1 Bypass of the Local Exchange in Texas, undated
2 Feminist Research Projects, 1986
3-4 HAWC Tenth Anniversary and Annual Meeting, 1987
5 Hightower, Nikki Van, undated
6 Houston Police Department, 1982-1984
7 Houston Police Department, undated
8 Innovative Nursing Proposal, 1986
9 Institute of Cultural Affairs, 1984-1985
10 Junior League/Volunteer Coordinator, 1981-1983
11-16 Manuals
11 Rape Victim Advocates Procedure (Chicago), undated
12-13 Volunteer Advocate Manual (Louisville), undated
14 Winnebago County Rape Crisis Center Manual, undated
15 Rape Crisis Center Handbook (New Orleans), undated
16 Waco Rape Crisis Center Training Manual, undated
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32 1 Miscellaneous, 1985-1986
2 Miscellaneous, undated
3 Petition - Funding Cuts, 1986
4-6 Phone Message Slips, undated
7 Possible Centerline Article Topics, 1984-1985
8 Rape Prosecution in Harris County (study), 1975
9 Resumes, undated
10 Southwestern Bell Consumer Advisory Panel, 1983-1984
11-12 Southwestern Bell Consumer Advisory Panel, 1984
13 Southwestern Bell Consumer Advisory Panel, 1985
14 TCA Grant Application, 1985
15 Women's Issues, 1984
16 Woman's Rights: Agenda for the States, undated
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33 -- Photographs/Negatives

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34 1-11 South Texas College of Law Family Violence Seminar
This series contains eleven folders of material from a family violence seminar given by the Houston Young Lawyers Association and HAWC at South Texas College of Law on April 17, 1986. This series arrived later than the bulk of the collection and was processed separately. It was originally in a binder, although the materials were removed for preservation purposes. The series contains information on the legislative actions of the 68th Texas legislature, the Harris County District Attorney's Family Criminal Law Division Domestic Violence Unit, reports on law enforcement and cases, as well as a description of Houston area resources. In addition, the series contains details regarding the preparation and presentation of protective orders.
1 Cover Page, April 17, 1986
2 Table of Contents, April 17, 1986
3-4 Summary of Action - 68th Texas Legislature, April 17, 1986
5-7 Policies of the Domestic Violence Unit, April 17, 1986
8 Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence, April 17, 1986
9 Dynamics of the Battered Spouse Case, April 17, 1986
10 Houston Area Resources, April 17, 1986
11 Preparing and Presenting the Application for Protective Order, April 17, 1986

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34 12-33 Owner's Manual for Members of the Board of Directors
This series contains twenty-two folders with information for the Board of Directors for the 1992-1993 fiscal year. This series arrived after the bulk of the collection and was processed separately. Originally housed in a binder, materials were removed for preservation purposes. The series includes legal documents, such as articles of incorporation and by-laws, financial information like the organization's budget, as well as a profile of the staff and programs at HAWC. The Staff Personnel Manual and Procedures may also be of interest to researchers.
12 Cover Page, 1992-1993
13 Table of Contents, 1992-1993
14 Mission Statement, 1992-1993
15 Board Position on Issues, 1992-1993
16 Role of the Governing Board, 1992-1993
17 Articles of Incorporation, 1992-1993
18 Historical Chronology, 1992-1993
19 Case Statement, 1992-1993
20 Tax Exempt Status Information, 1992-1993
21 By-laws, 1992-1993
22 Organizational Chart, 1992-1993
23 Board of Directors and Staff Information, 1992-1993
24 Agency Budget, 1992-1993
25 Revised Budget, 1992-1993
26 Agency Profile, 1992-1993
27 Calendar of Events, 1992-1993
28 Board of Directors and Committees, 1992-1993
29 Staff Personnel Manual and Procedures, 1992-1993
30 Newsclippings, 1992-1993
31 Speakers Bureau Information, 1992-1993
32 Pamphlets, 1992-1993
33 Correspondence, 1992-1993

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34 34-46 Advocates for Incest Survivors (AFIS)
This series of thirteen folders chronicles a facet of the activities of AFIS. Information dates from the summer of 1994, with the bulk of the items concerning the organization of the Mystery Dinner Fundraiser in September 1994. Topics include correspondence, Mystery Dinner Invitation and Program, Press Releases and Financial Information. The series also includes a small number of articles about family violence and abused children in general.
34 Correspondence Received, May-August 1994
35 Correspondence Received, August-October 1994
36 Correspondence Sent, July-September 1994
37 Douglas M. Lawson Associates, Inc., June-July 1994
38 Art Auction, July-August 1994
39 Underwriters, July-August 1994
40 Mystery Dinner Invitation and Program, July-August 1994
41 Mystery Dinner Letterhead, undated
42 Press Releases, August 1994
43 Public Service Announcement, September 1993-August 1994
44 Financial Information, September-October 1994
45 Articles, November 1993-September 1994
46 Miscellaneous, undated

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