University of Texas San Antonio

Inventory of the Texas Chapter of the National Organization for Women Records,1978-1999



Descriptive Summary

Creator: National Organization for Women. Texas Chapter.
Title: Texas Chapter of the National Organization for Women Records
Dates: 1978-1999
Creator Abstract: Texas NOW strives to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the work-place, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure areproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism, and homophobia; promote equality and justice in our society.
Content Abstract: The Texas National Organization for Women records consists of correspondence, financial records, minutes, bylaws, newsletters, subject and project files, advertising and fundraising materials, membership records, various printed materials and videocassettes.
Identification: MS 190
Extent: 29 linear feet (27 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States.

NOW's purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men. This purpose includes, but is not limited to, equal rights and responsibilities in all aspects of citizenship, public service, employment, education, and family life, and it includes freedom from discrimination because of race, ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or parenthood.

NOW strives to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the work-place, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure areproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism, and homophobia; promote equality and justice in our society.

Texas NOW works to achieve all these rights at the state level. They lobby the state legislature, co-sponsor direct actions like Equal Pay Day, have a state conference every year, and support local chapters.

Historical note is quoted from the Texas NOW website: www.texasnow.org


Scope and Content Note

The Texas National Organization for Women records consists of correspondence, financial records, minutes, bylaws, newsletters, subject and project files, advertising and fundraising materials, membership records, various printed materials and videocassettes.


 

Organization of Collection

Original Deposit of October 2006 (Acc. 2004-088)

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Index Terms

Organizations
National Organization for Women. Texas Chapter.
Subjects
Women's rights--Texas.
Feminism--Texas.
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Financial records.
Fundraising.
Newsletters.
Printed materials.
Project files.
Videocassettes.
Local Subjects
Activism/Activists
Clubs and Organizations
Women's Groups

Related Material

There are no known other archival collections created by Texas Chapter of the National Organization for Women Records at the date of accessioning.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Texas Chapter of the National Organization for Women Records, MS 190, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received from in October 2004 (Acc. 2004-088).

Processing Information

The collection is in one accession, 2004-088. More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.


Preliminary Inventory of the Texas Chapter of the National Organization for Women Records

 

Original Deposit of October 2004 (Acc. 2004-088)

Box Folder
1 1 Misc.
2 Text Info
3 Sexual Assault and Harassment
4 How to write a new guide and new membership
5 Women's Rights (Eng. and Sp.)
6 Reproductive Freedom
7 Secretary of State
8 Labor Union (Women)
9 Petitions to Leg.
10 Correspondence
11 How to Influence the Media
12 Legal Fight
13 Love Your Body
Box Folder
2 1 North Dallas Now
2 San Antonio Now
3 Texas AandM
4 Tarleton
5 Unit of Houston - Clear Lake
6 Univ. of Houston - Central
7 Univ of Houston - Waco
8 Nat'l Bylaws
9 List: Leadership
10 Nat'l Communications
11 Nat'l Conference
12 1997 Conference
13 Nat'l Legislation Update
14 Nat'l Membership - Memos and Minutes
15 Misc.
16 National Now Times
17 Now O J Action List
18 Nat'l Resources Legal
19 Now LDEF (Legal Defense and Education Fund)
20 Presidents Long
21 Vision Summit
1 Leg. - Liaison
Box Folder
3 2 Resolution
3 Secretary
4 Convention 1997
5 PAC
6 New Bulletins
7 Education and Legal
8 Lesbian Rights
9 Lobby Days Packet
10 Promise Keeps - Jesse Jackson Jr.
11 Violence Against Women
12 Annual Reports
13 Women's Frep. Campaign
14 J.C. Penny Protest
15 P.O. and Pregnancy Directions Discrimination
16 National Voting Rights Institute
17 Fals County @ Women
18 1996 - "Fight to Riot" March
19 Feb. 1997 Action
20 Mishbishi Action Ad Case
21 Convening Chapters
22 Dallas Rainbow NOW
23 Denton Now
24 El Paso Now
25 Golden Triangle NOW
1 Texas State Legislation Meeting
Box Folder
4 2 Adm. Info Leg. Offices - Leg. Info. "How to Lobby"
3 Texas Dept. of Human Services "Summary of Leg. Request"
4 Women's Health
5 Human Health
6 Hate Crimes
7 Lesbian and Gay Rights
8 Family Violence and Sexual Assault
9 "Welfare of Family Law"
10 Economic Equality
11 Vouchers
12 Misc. and Other Issues
13 1999 Texas Leg. Session
14 1999 Texas Leg. Session
15 Texas Leg. Session
16 Children's Welfare
17 HB 2085 Amendment Text
18 Overview - Health and Funding HB 1 (1999)
19 SBs (138; 160; 368; 620 )
20 Correspondence
Box Folder
5 1 NOW Nat'l Convention 1981
2 Nat'l Convention 1980
3 NOW Nat'l Convention 1979
4 NOW Nat'l Convention 1982
5 National NOW Times - 1981
6 National NOW Times - 1980
7 National NOW Times - 1981
8 National NOW Times - 1978
9 Copies of Broadside
10 Articles for Broadside
11 Broadside Advertisers
12 The Bookstore
13 Rocky's
14 Sportswoman
15 Broadside 1981
16 Womansound
17 Broadside - Drafts
18 Broadside - Draft Blanks
19 Circulation Labels
20 Circulation - Blank Labels
21 Graphics
22 Boycott of Unratified States
23 Misc,
24 Texas Now State Council
25 NOW State Council Meetings
26 NOW State Convention - 1980
27 NOW State Convention - 1979
28 Analysis of ERA Special Acct.
29 TX NOW State Convention - 1981
30 Vice-President: TX NOW
31 Newsletter Info
Box Folder
6 1 TX NOW Pac
2 State Council 1991
3 Monetary Guidelines
4 [Untitled Folder Financial Info]
5 State Council Minutes
6 Texas Council for '86
7 Slides to Go With Homemaker's RTS Script
8 Correspondence in 1983-1984
Box Folder
7 1 NOW Financial Statements
2 NOW Paid Bills
3 NOW Deposits
4 Broadside Past Issues
5 [Empty Folder Containing deposit slips]
6 PO Box and Postage
7 Current Printout
8 Receipts - Current
9 Broadside Postage
10 Tax Info
11 Accounts Receivable
12 Invoices and Receipts - Paid
13 Merchandise Ordered
14 Material Order Forms
15 NOW Applications
16 Current Printout
17 Change Form Transmittals - Copies
18 Transmittals To State
19 Rebates From Nat'l
20 Copies of Deposit Slips
21 Bank Statements
22 Previous Bank Statements
23 Transmittals to National
24 Correspondence
25 ERA Funds
26 Raffle Fund Raiser 1980
27 The Dinner Party
28 National Convention
29 Fundraising
30 Renewal Transmittal Forms
31 Brown Envelope
Box Folder
8 1 The Inside Story: How NOW Operates
2 Correspondence in 1984-1985
3 Correspondence Out 1984-1985
4 Correspondence OUT 1983-1984
5 Correspondence In 1985-86
6 Texas NOW Pay Equity Task Force
7 Texas NOW Pay Equity Task Force
Box Folder
9 1 NOW Texas TX
2 99 NOW Conf.
3 150 Years/ Women and History
4 1998 TX Now Conv.
5 Alliance for Justice
6 AFL-CIO
7 American United
8 Sgt. Linda Barrera
9 Candidate Questionnaires
10 Care for the Media Educ.
11 CEDAW - Related
12 Ctr for Healing of Racism
13 Consumer Orgs
14 E-Groups
15 Embry, David HGC
16 Eucrett, Joan
17 Family Law Adisory Common Child Support and Visitation
18 Family Violence Prevention Fund
19 Feminist Expo 2000
20 Feminist Majority
21 HA NOW
22 Hoffman, Donna
23 States Letter For Membership
24 AandM NOW
25 Courts, Gender Biasin
26 Employment - Domestic Workers
27 Employment
28 Harris County AFL-CIO
29 HA NOW
30 Houston Interface Comm. For Worker Justice
31 Lazard, Carol
32 SA NOW
33 South Central Region
34 Success Sisters
35 Taliban
36 TX Consumer Org.
37 TX Democratic Party
38 TX NOW Chapters
39 TX NOW, Inc.
40 TX NOW Misc.
41 TX NOW Treasurer
42 Fiancial Reports - TX NOW
43 State Council Meetings
44 TX Now Constitutional Guidelines
Box Folder
10 Loose Pages, Correspondence
1 St. Convention Com.
2 Rainbow Now Fiasco
3 Convention Resoultions MSCP.NP
4 Misc. Corr. MSCP. NP
5 V.P. Action VPA NP
6 12/91 - Austin State Council
7 National Correspondence
Loose papers and newspapers
8 Texas Now Dues Forms
9 Correspondence - Other Organizations
10 Arizona NOW
11 Regional Cong. 5/2/92
12 National Board Corrs. NBM NP
13 Amarillo
14 Austin Now
15 Bay Area Now
16 Brazoria Co. Now
17 Corpus Christi
18 Dallas Co. NOW
19 Galveston Now
20 Executive Comm. Meeting for Grievance
21 Grievance Comm. Lynne Mutchler Chair
22 NOW LDEF
23 Texas Now ELF
24 Ad Hoc Comm. [Empty]
25 Audit Committee
26 C.R.
27 V.P. Communication VPC NP
28 V.P. Publication VBP NP
29 WLD
30 V.P. Membership
31 Texas
32 Presidents Work File
33 Beaumont St. Council 2/92
34 Dallas St. Council Meeting
35 Trinity U Now
36 Texas AandM NOW
37 Tarrant Co. NOW
38 San Antonio NOW
39 Montgomery Co. Now
40 Rio Grande NOW
41 Houston Area NOW
Box Folder
11 1 Tx Now Mtgs
2 TexasNow.Org
3 TxNow.Org
4 TxNow Sub Units
5 Texas Orgs
6 Trans Tx Alliance
7 Tx State Campaigns
8 History, Q Stawton and Anthony/
9 Legislative Days
10 Now - Tx Now Subunits
11 NOW LDEF
12 PO Disputes
13 PO Women
14 Post Office
15 SA NOW - USPS Advising
16 Filings
17 Envelope
18 San Antonio Post Office
19 P.O. Cited Authority
20 Misc. Including Correspondence Docket Sheet
21 PO Other Authorities
22 PO Materials
23 PK
24 ProTex
25 Questionaire
26 Rebates/Membership
27 Record Keeping
28 Redefining Liberation
29 Resumes - TX Leg Liaison
30 Silicon Implants
31 Breast Implants
Box Folder
12 1 TX NOW Badge, Name Tags and Misc. "Conference" Stuff [Box]
2 The Continuing Struggle: Civil Rights and The Clinton Administration
3 Barbara Ashley
4 Crown Central Petroleum
5 Kerri Love (Hollis)
6 Lorna Villars
7 Non Texas
8 CoCo Medina Amarillo
9 Kirkwood, Larry - Body Image Art
10 HA NOW 1996 Membership
11 Bulk Mail Info Prior to 1995
12 Now Phone Messages
13 Mailing Lists
14 At Large Members
15 Newsclippings/Verdict
16 1995 Chap. Business Meetings
17 1995 Broadsides
18 Sign-In Sheets
Box Folder
13 1 Making a Difference
2 NOW Advertising
3 Future Newsletters Info
4 HA NOW Newsletter and Website
5 HA NOW Meeting Agendas and Minutes
6 Post oFfice and Bulk Rate
7 S.W. Bell Info
8 Invoices to TX Now for Phone
9 Ha How Checks Paid
10 Petty Cash
11 Bank Deposits
12 Back Ups
13 HA Now Assets
14 Bank Statements 1998-99
15 Bank Info
16 NOW Renewal Monetary Report
17 Post Office Box Rental
18 Instructions - National Membership Processing Materials
19 Copies of National Dues - Summary Sheets Sent to National
20 Dues Reporting Procedures
21 Chapter Number Changes (Membership Changes to HA NOW)
22 National Dues Summary Sheet Forms
23 State Dues - Copies Sent to State
24 State Dues - Forms
25 Texas Sales Tax
26 E.I.N. /501 ©(4) Letters
27 Petty Cash
28 Fund Raisers
29 Quik Shave Razors
30 Bank Statements 8/94 - 12/97
31 Houston Area NOW Financial Statements 1999
32 Houston Area NOW Financial Statements 8/94 - 2/17/1999
33 Financial Statements
Box Folder
14 HA NOW Files
Box Folder
15 1 List…Names
2 Community Directory
3 Organizing
4 Affirmative Action - Now
5 Bulk Mail Permit
6 Books Journals
7 Catalogs
8 Court Watch
9 Fundraising
10 Homestead Recording Service
11 Media
12 Media Watch
13 NOW General Information; On
14 Open Records FOIA
15 Organizing
16 Phone Banking
17 Pro Bono Atty Orgs
18 Reading Lists
19 Redefining
20 Rural Organizing
21 Take Back the Night
22 Political Campaigns; Now
23 Take Our Daughters to Work
24 U.S. Postal Service
25 Victims Rights
26 Victory 2000
27 Women and Film
28 Women Friendly Campus
29 Womens History Project
30 Women's Suffrage
31 Women's Vote '96
32 Work to End Domestic Violence
33 AAUW
34 Acorn
35 Americans United
36 BPW
37 Consumer Orgs - TX
38 Emily's List
39 Family Violence Prevention Fund
40 Feminist mat
41 Houston Area Women's Center
42 Justice for Children
43 Labor Organizations
44 Nation Women's Law Center
45 People for Am. Way
46 Success Sisters
47 Tx Freedom Network
48 Texas Ag. Gun Violence
49 UH Women's Studies
50 Women's Advocacy Project
51 Women's Caucus for the Arts
52 Women's Legal Defense Fund
53 Women's Political Caucus
54 Women's Organizations, Texas
55 The Women's Vote - Mother's Rights
56 Texas Women
57 Redefining Liberation "Warning: Does Advertising Affect Your Health?" [video 2 copies]
58 Visual Evidence Series Chosen Women 1997 [video]
59 Visual Evidence Series Promise Keepers: The Third Wave to the Religious Right [video]
Box Folder
16 1 National NOW Minutes
2 Legislative NOW
3 Local Issues and Activities
4 Lesbianism/Gay Rights
5 Governor's Comission on Women
6 [Untitled Folder contains correspondence, etc.]
7 [Untitled Folder contains procedures/guidelines]
8 Civil Rights Act of 1985
9 Consciousness Raising
10 [Untitled Folder]
11 National NOW Conventions
12 Affirmative Action
13 Broochure and Stuff
14 TX Now Times
Magazines and Newspapers
15 Texas Now Pay Equity Tax Force
16 Texas Now Pay Equity Tax Force
17 Texas Now Pay Equity Tax Force
18 National NOW Papers
19 Articles
20 Speeches Given
21 Court Cases
22 Equal Pay Act
23 Federal Government
24 Texas State Government
25 Packet Mat'ls
26 Workers Equity Network
27 Speech
28 Misc. Papers
29 Opinion Polls
Box Folder
17 Texas Now Pre 1995
1 Legislative Updates NOW
2 Letters to Chapters From Up Action NOW, Etc.
3 Affirmative Action
4 Misc.
5 Press Releases
6 Pres. Lunch
7 Sexual Harassment Presentation
8 TX State Now PAC
9 Reference Manual for State Coordinators NOW
10 1991 -1992 PAC
11 Texas NOW PAC
12 Texas State NOW Convention Planning Guidelines Corpus Christi Jan. '84
13 82 Austin NOW State Convention Planning Guidelines (Supplementary)
14 Unity in Feminism
15 1991 Conference
16 State Convention 1988
17 Texas Now Convention 1986 [folding file]
18 State Convention 1985 Wisdom?! From Tarrant County NOW
19 NOW Mtg.
20 Final Report 73rd Legislative Session 1993
21 NOW Contractor
22 Dues Report
23 Executive Action
24 Secretary
25 NOW Membership - VP
26 NOW Stationery
27 Questionaries
28 Audit Reports
29 Budget
30 Other State Reports
31 PAC info Rules
32 State Council Minutes
33 Camera - Ready Logos NOW
34 FL S621 Spangdahlemab Germany
35 PAC Endors
36 WES
37 Memorandum
38 Grievance/Response
Box Folder
18 1 Westloop Clinic Houston
2 Abortion Quality Care/Standards
3 Abortion
4 Abortion/Adoption Workshop
5 Untitled Folder
6 Abortion Revisions
7 Clinics
8 Routh St. Clinic - Dallas
9 Planned Parenthood
10 Med Ctr. Women's Clinic
11 Other Clinics
12 Psychosocial Aspects of Abortion
13 Reproductive Technology
14 Reproductive Coercion
15 Sample Lit.
Loose Newsletters
16 ???
17 Audio Visuals Women's Health
The Life of Women's Rights: A Continuing Fight
Box Folder
19 1 ERA (Historical)
2 Aboriton Lit Pamphlets, letters, etc.
3 Abortion Clinics. Planned Parenthood
4 Webster/Roe
5 HA NOW Repro Rights TG
6 March April 9th Women's Equality/Rights
7 Repro Rights Conferences Package 9/88
8 Jan. 89 Repro Freedom Ride to Austin
9 Lobbyist Reports
10 Speaker Info
11 Requests
12 ERA
13 Nat'l Bylaws
14 Nat'l Minutes
15 Nat'l Now History
16 National NOW Info
17 NOW Insurance
18 Nat'l Now LDEF
19 Nat'l NOW PAC
20 Nat'l NOW Times
21 National Order Forms
22 South Central Region
23 National Women History Month
24 Leadership Developments
25 Phone Book Manual
26 HA NOW Bylaws and Operating Rules
Box Folder
20 1 Audit Committee Exception Codes
2 Audit Committee - Tx NOW Budgets
3 Audit Committee - TX NOW Bylaws
4 Audit Committee - Correspondece
5 Audit Committee - Bank Statements vs Check Register
6 Audit Committee - Correspondece
7 6/6/97 Income Expenses 1/96-10/96
8 Audit to Board 7/27/96
9 Audit Committee - Grievance
10 Audit Committee - Review Worksheets
11 TX NOW Audit Committee
12 Reports 95-96
13 Audit Committee Reports
14 Treasurer - April Emmert 10/95 - 9/96
15 Audit Committee Review Expenses, Budget
16 Print Out of Quicken Check Register
17 Printout of Files from Disc: Copy of Files to April Emmery 95-96 TX NOW Treasurer
18 1996 Convention Reg
19 Treasurer's Correspondence
20 95-96 Officer's Expenses VP Action, VP Pub
21 Dues In and Out
22 1995 Source of Income
23 Bank One Statements 1996
24 Jan - Sept 1995
25 Bank One Deposits 1996
26 1996 State Councul Mtg Exp
27 NOW Monetary Reports and National NOW Deposits
28 Bank ONE - CDs
29 WSWFCU Dallas - NOW Accts
30 San Antonio CU Now Acct
31 Westel
32 Chapter Due Rebates
33 El Paso Fund: Income and Expenses
34 95 Misfleid Reimbn. Requests 10-95 - 15/95
35 TF: Cons. Raising FY 96
36 Fiscal 1995 Pd in 96 TNT
37 Fiscal 1996 TNT
38 VP Diversity Lisa McKay 10/95 - 9/96
39 VP Mbrshp and Mbrshp TF 10-95 - 9-96
40 TF Public Awareness FY 96
41 TF: Silicone Implants
42 President Janet Leir Oct 95 - Sep 96
43 Secretary 95 -96
44 Correspondence - Janet Levi
45 Legislative Leasen 1995
46 1996 Conv. Exp
Box
21 Unsorted Newsclippings
Unsorted Correspodence
Bumperstickers
"Making a Difference"
Box
22 Office Files
Women Changing the Law: 1996 Texas NOW Convention Note book, Volume 1
Now: Women of Color [Videocassette]
Not for Ouselves Alone; The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony [Videocassette]
Box
23 1 Box containing 1976 issues of broadside
Correspondence In/Texas State NOW 1982-1983
Texas NOW Lobbyist Report
Mail
NOW Right to Choose Press Kit
NOW ERA Kit
Box Folder
24 1 Legal - Legislative
2 Newsclippings
3 An Optimal Unbiased Filer for Linear Systems with Time Delay
4 Reproduction and It's Control
5 Fund Raising
6 Trivia
7 NOW Acts
8 Correspondence OUT/Texas Staet NOW 82-83
9 Public Relations
10 Credit
11 Task Forces/Education
12 Image of Women
13 Mailing List
14 National NOW
15 Feminist Speeches
Box Folder
25 1 Houston Area NOW New Member Packet
2 HA NOW - Business Meetings - Dec 1980 - Nov 1981
3 HA NOW Business Mtg Minutes 1981-82
4 Minutes
5 HA NOW Office Leases
6 Bylaws
7 Chapter Development
8 Catalogs
9 NOW Completed Correspondence
10 Employment Opportunities
11 ERA
12 ERA Petitions - Copies
13 [Green Folder containing ERA information]
14 Melissa Key ERA Yes
15 Feminist Services
16 Fundraising
17 Jop Opportunities
18 Lesbian Rights
19 Lesbian Rights Resource Kit
20 Lesbian Task Force Kit
21 Letters
22 Political Action
23 Programs
24 TX Now Info 1979-1981
25 Media - Actions
26 Newsletters
27 National NOW
28 TX NOW Council 1983 part II
29 TX NOW Council 1982-83
30 TX NOW Council Meetings 1981-82
31 State Council
32 State Council, 1/14-15/84
33 TX NOW General Info
34 NOW - Tax Status
35 TX Women for the 80s
36 Women In Agriculture
37 WLA
38 Upcoming Events
39 To be filed in HA NOW Files
40 Publications
Box Folder
26 1 Applications
2 Records Houston Area NOW
3 Affirmative Action File
4 Broadside Policy
5 Civil Rights Legis 1985
6 Civil Rights for Gays
7 Civil Rights Restoration Act
8 Clippings
9 Correspondence 1988
10 Correspondence 1987
11 Correspondence 1986
12 ERA
13 Correspondence
14 Natl Correspondence
15 Fundraising Ideas
16 Insurance
17 Legislative Action
18 Membership Additions/Chgs
19 Nat'l Conference 1986
20 1985 Nat'l Conference
21 1987 NOW Conference
22 March 9th March
23 Parlimentary Procedure
24 State Council Meetings
25 [Untitled Folder]
26 Call to Council
27 Reproductive Rights
28 Treasurers Report
29 State Treasurers Report
30 Voters Guide
31 Yellow Pages AD 1985
32 Lee
33 Sexual Harassment 1986
34 CIV/APP
35 LEE
36 Application for Bulk Rate
37 SRBM
38 The Women's Hospital OF Texas Folder