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Biographical Information

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

United Nations NGO Conferences on Women 1985-1995

Assorted National Women's Conferences 1969-1990

Women's Organizations, General 1977-2000

Miscellaneous 1976-2006

University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

May, Linda papers



Creator May, Linda
Title: Linda May Papers
Dates: 1969-2006
Dates (Bulk): 1970-2000
Identification: 2015-009
Quantity: 6.0 Linear Feet
Language: English, Chinese
Repository: University of Houston Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Information

Linda May, a writer and feminist political activist, was most active between 1970 and 2000. She attended the 1985 and 1995 United Nations NGO Conferences on Women in Nairobi and Beijing. She also served as a coordinator and speaker at the 1977 National Women's Conference in Houston, Texas. Linda represented the American Jewish Coalition at numerous national and global women's conferences, and was involved with many anti-domestic violence organizations in the Houston area throughout her career.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of Linda May, a Houston feminist activist who coordinated numerous national and global women's conferences and represented the American Jewish Coalition at the 1985 and 1995 United Nations' NGO Conference on Women. The series are arranged by organizational or institutional affiliation, and each contains photos, correspondence, press clippings, and literature. Linda May also has a book collection with Special Collections. For separated books, see Separated Materials note.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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, obtaining permission to publish from 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. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.

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Index Terms

Feminism
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence
Newsletters
Photographs
Posters
Programs (documents)
Speeches (documents)

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Related Materials

https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/resources/150

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Separated Material

(https://library.uh.edu/search~S11?/aLinda+May+Papers./alinda+may+papers/-3%2C-1%2C0%2CE/2exact&FF=alinda+may+papers&1%2C45%2C)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Linda May Papers. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. To cite a specific item from this collection, please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting. See the Citing Special Collections Materials page for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired on April 9, 2015.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

United Nations NGO Conferences on Women 1985-1995

Scope and Contents
This series contains materials related to Linda May's role as a delegate to the United Nations' NGO Conference on Women in 1985 and 1995.
Nairobi 1985
Box Folder
1 1 Programs and Correspondence from Nairobi 1985
2 Literature and Photos from Nairobi 1985
Beijing 1995
Box Folder
1 3 Photos from Beijing 1995
4 Schedules and Programs from Beijing 1995
5 Correspondence 1995
6 Reports from Beijing 1995
7 Fact Sheets and Brochures re: Beijing 1995
8 Beijing Press and Publicity 1995
9 Beijing Speeches 1995
10-11 American Jewish Coalition Beijing Handbook 1995

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Assorted National Women's Conferences 1969-1990

Scope and Contents
This series contains materials related to the National Women's Conference of 1977, the national Panel of American Women, the National Commission on Women, and the White House Conference on Families and Women.
National Women's Conference, Houston 1977
Box Folder
1 12 Programs 1977
13 Correspondence and Newsletters 1977
14 Miscellaneous 1977
National Panel of American Women 1977
Box Folder
1 15 Articles and Clippings 1972-1973
Box Folder
2 1 Programs 1972
2 Speeches 1969-1973
3 Local Correspondence 1969-1973
4 Rosters 1977-1979
5 Panelists 1977-1979
6 Student Panelists 1976-1977
7 1979 Conference 1979
8 Jewish-American Panelists 1982-1987
9 Photos 1979
10 Correspondence 1979-1990
Box Item
5 2 Cassette Tape, "Panel of American Women: Panel of American Students" undated
Existence and Location of Copies
A digital surrogate of this audio cassette tape is available to view on the Special Collections Reading Room computer.
National Commission on Women 1978
Box Folder
2 11 National Commission on Women 1978
White House Conference on Families and Women 1977
Box Folder
2 12 Miscellaneous 1980
13 Programs 1980
14 Western Regional Conference 1980

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Women's Organizations, General 1977-2000

Scope and Contents
This series contains materials related to Houston women's organizations such as the Houston Area Women's Center, the Women's Resource Center of Houston, and the Greater Houston Women's Foundation.
Box Folder
2 15 General Feminist Pamphlets 1980-1985
16 Houston Area Women's Center 1977
17 Women's Resource Center of Houston Newsletters 1990-2000
18 Greater Houston Women's Foundation 1997-2004
Box Item
5 3 Cassette tape, "Exclusive Special Edition: 'Greater Houston Women's Foun.'" March 12 1995

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Miscellaneous 1976-2006

Scope and Contents
This series contains miscellaneous materials from Linda May's career, such as news clippings, posters, and assorted ephemera.
General Media 1980
Box Folder
2 19-20 Houston Today, Houston Tomorrow 1980
Box Item
5 4 Cassette tape, "10:45 Lecture, Betty Freidan" August 12 1983
News Clippings 1971-1995
Box Folder
2 16 Miscellanea 1996
Box Folder
3 1 Map of the NGO Forum on Women - Beijing 1995
2 Street Map of Hong Kong 1995
3 "Conference on Families in California: American Jewish Committee's Linda May served as delegate to Western Regional White House meeting" August 1980
4 "Recipes without prejudice", The Houston Post May 1973
5 "Trying to reopen the doors slammed shut by prejudice", The News-Sun April 1979
6 "Prejudice Still Rampant, Women's Panel Tells Church Group", The Houston Chronicle March 1974
7 "Prejudice: Students address issues that many people ignore", The Houston Chronicle January 1978
8 "Barbara Marshall recalls childhood pain but looks hopefully to future", Houston Post undated
9 "What people are doing", The Houston Post August 1971
10 "A panel against prejudice: They are trying to change the stereotype people have of minorities and to show that all people are individuals", Houston Post undated
11 "Bouquet To The Ladies", The Houston Chronicle October 1972
12 "The Work is Just Beginning: Beyond Beijing, First of three parts", The Houston Chronicle October 1995
13 "Grow Up: Texas holds a lesson for politicians in Washington", The Houston Chronicle December 1995
14 "Watchdog Greanias mum on his future", The Houston Chronicle undated
15 "Sarah Weddington: White House taken for women's affairs?", The Washington Post Magazine February 1979
16 "Betty Freidan, Who Ignited a Movement in 'The Feminine Mystique,' Dies at 85", The New York Times February 2006
17 "Nixon Is Quitting: Reputation for Honestly Ford's Appeal", The Houston Chronicle August 1974
18 "Hookers and Housewives Come Together", Coyote Howls: The Intermittent Journal of A Loose Women's Organization September 1977
19-21 Daily Breakthrough: Where Women Are News November 18-20 1977
22 "EGYPT AND ISRAEL SIGN FORMAL TREATY, ENDING A STATE OF WAR AFTER 30 YEARS; SADAT AND BEGIN PRAISE CARTER'S ROLE", The New York Times 1979
23 "Ways to steer clear of a collision with China", The Houston Chronicle 1995
24 "First lady wants help for women", The Houston Post 1995
25 "Some Safety Tips for a Dangerous World", The Wall Street Journal 1995
26 "Women at Risk: Claiming Their Rights", Amnesty International USA Spring 1995
27 Review of Anne Wolfe's "To Be Female and Jewish: Double Jeopardy?," Dead Pans 1976
28 "LINDA MAY RETURNS FROM NAIROBI: Part Two", The Jewish Herald-Voice August 1985
29 Houston Woman November 1985
30 "4 different views of the Nairobi conference", Houston Chronicle August 1985
31 "LINDA MAY RETURNS FROM NAIROBI: Part I", The Jewish Herald-Voice August 1985
32 "Did Forum '85 do what the U.N. couldn't in Nairobi?", The Houston Post August 1985
33 "Jewish women laud Maureen Reagan for success against anti-Zionism at the Nairobi women's conference: President's daughter raps Western European delegates for not publicly supporting U.S. position", The Jewish-Herald Voice August 1985
34 "There are 200 Jews in Nairobi: And, like most of the other Jews in Kenya, they feel secure and content", Baltimore Jewish Times 1985
35-40 Forum 85 July 19 1985
UN Posters 1980-1995
Box Folder
3 41 "Action for Equality, Development, and Peace" Beijing '95 Poster 1995
42 "UN 1995" Beijing Poster 1995
43 "Chinese Women Procurators Association" Poster 1995
44 "Women of the World: Celebrating a Decade of Achievement, 1976—1985" Poster 1985
45 "UN Decade for Women: Forum '85" Poster 1985
46 "American Women on the Move: First national Women's Conference" Poster November 1977
47 "Houston: Back and Forth in the Promised Land" Poster March 1980
Drawer OVS_Folder
Z.5 3 "ENSEMBLE" Poster 1995
Ephemera 1993-1995
Box Folder
3 48 "ET Team" Eleanor Tinsley Campaign Sweatshirt 1993
49 "Turtle Team" Clipboard 1993
50 Commemorative handmade placard 1993
1 Small glass perfume bottle with painting of four women 1995
T-Shirts 1994-1995
Box Item
3 51 Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing 1995
52 Governor Ann Richards 1994
53 Make Herstory (Hillary) undated

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