University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Sprinkle (G.K.) Papers, 1973-1991

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sprinkle, G.K.
Title: Sprinkle (G.K.) Papers
Dates: 1973-1991
Abstract: Papers consist of NOW meeting minutes along with Texas NOW President G.K. Sprinkle's correspondence and gathered materials on feminist issues.
Accession No.: [84-237; 86-2; 88-89; 88-128; 88-165; 89-23; 90-18; 90-383; 91-148; 92-018; 91-252; 92-018; 2003-067]
Extent: 20 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Activist Gloria “G.K.” Sprinkle characterized herself as a “high-energy, non-stop worker [who put her] energy into securing civil rights for women.” Born in 1946, Gloria Janina Klizicki received her B.S. in biology from the University of Illinois in 1967 and went on to obtain her M.A. in biology from Harvard University in 1969. While at Harvard, she met and married her husband James Thomas Sprinkle. Until 1980, G.K. Sprinkle was a homemaker, but then joined the workforce to teach biology and geology at Austin Community College. Sprinkle also worked as an assistant to the Curator of the Texas Memorial Museum (1980-81) and as a grant writer to the Mexican American Research Center (1981). Beginning in 1979, Sprinkle volunteered with the National Organization for Women (NOW) at the local and state levels. She served as an Austin NOW Coordinator (1980-82), the Texas NOW Task Force Coordinator (1981-82), and a Texas NOW State Lobbyist (1982-83). Sprinkle led Texas NOW as President from 1983-1985.

Scope and Contents

Materials include NOW meeting/conference agendas and minutes, NOW chapter bylaws and policy issues, correspondence, newspaper articles, brochures, publications, budgets, interview transcripts, and speeches. The materials focus on the operation of NOW at the state level, but also include Sprinkle’s activities as Texas NOW President and her research and gathered material on the Equal Rights Amendment, abortion, and women’s political vote in the presidential election of 1984. Forms part of the Social Justice Collection.


Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Sprinkle, Gloria
Smeal, Eleanor
Subjects (Organizations)
National Organization for Women
Equal Rights Amendment--United States
Gay rights--Texas--Austin
Pro-choice movement--United States
Wage Differentials
Women's rights--Periodicals
Women's rights--Texas--Austin
Women's rights--Texas--Austin--Periodicals
Women's rights--United States
Austin, Texas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sprinkle (G.K.) Papers, 1973-1991, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Papers



2.325/B120 National Organization for Women (NOW)
Austin, 1982
Texas, 1975-1976;1980-184
Texas, 1984-1986
Texas, 1986; undated
Regional and National, 1980-1986
Regional and National, 1987-1988; undated
Bylaws, 1976-1984; undated
Policy Manual, 1982
How-to, 1982
How-to, undated
Finances, 1981-1987
2.325/B121 History:
Austin, 1973; 1980
National, 1985-1986
Political Action Committee, 1984
Members' Political Campaigns, 1987
Other, undated
G.K. Sprinkle:
Biographical, undated
Presidential Campaigns, 1982-1984; undated
Presidential Activities, 1984-1985
Speeches, 1983-1985; undated
Correspondence, 1973; 1980-1984
Correspondence, 1984-1989; undated
Newspaper Clippings, 1982-1991
ERA, 1974-1982
ERA, 1982-1985
Abortion, 1976-1988
Women's Vote, 1983-1984
Homemakers' Rights, 1977-1984; undated
Other, 1984; undated
National Now Times, 1983-1984
National Now Times, 1985-1990
National Now Times, 1991
Texas Now Times, 1981; 1983-1984; 1987-1991
Austin Now Times, 1970-1980; 1987-1988
Texas State NOW Newsletter, 1975-1976
Austin NOW Newsletter, 1974; 1977-1978
Broadside, 1975-1976; 1983; 1987-1988
Eleanor Smeal Report, 1983-1985
Perspectives, 1982-1983
Texas Weekly, 1984-1985
Washington Memo, 1982-1983
Washington Memo, 1983-1984