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Overview

Historical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1: Sylvia Benenson National Women's Conference collection, 1975-2000

Southern Methodist University

Sylvia Benenson National Women's Conference collection,

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Benenson, Sylvia
Title: Sylvia Benenson National Women's Conference collection
Dates: 1975-2000
Abstract: The National Women's Conference was held in Houston, Texas from November 18-21, 1977. One of the largest political conferences of women in the United States, it provided an opportunity to evaluate and make recommendations on the role of women. The Sylvia Benenson National Women's Conference collection contains materials from the conference including a proposed plan of action, list of conference delegates, and related programing.
Identification: A2018.0035c
Quantity: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository: DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Historical Note

The National Women’s Conference, held in Houston from November 18 - 21, 1977, was the largest political conference of women in the United States since the Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. Approximately 2,000 voting delegates from fifty states and six territories formulated and passed a National Plan of Action, which would detail recommendations to improve the lives of women.

Sources:

  • Cottrell, Debbie Mauldin. "National Women's Conference, 1977," Handbook of Texas Online, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/pwngq.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Sylvia Benenson National Women's Conference collection is comprised of programs, delegate lists, brochures, articles, and printed materials related to the Women's Convention held in Houston, Texas in November of 1977. Additional materials consist of articles and papers related to Palestine, and Jewish women.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into one series:
Series 1: Sylvia Benenson National Women's Conference collection

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

Sensitive Material Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which DeGolyer Library assumes no responsibility.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Subjects
Women's rights.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Jewish women.
National Women’s Conference (U.S.) -- (1977: Houston, Tex.).
Document Types
Programs.
Titles
Archives of Women of the Southwest.

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Related Material

This is one of the collections in the Archives of Women of the Southwest.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sylvia Benenson National Women's Conference collection, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Gift, 2017.

Processing Information

This collection was processed and finding aid written by Samantha Dodd.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Sylvia Benenson National Women's Conference collection, 1975-2000
1 box

Materials are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box Folder
1 1 Coalition of Grass Roots Women, undated
2 Israel-Palestine, 1975-1977, undated
3 National Women’s Conference-Delegates, 1977 November 8
4 National Women’s Conference-ERAmerica Benefit, 1977 November 18
5 National Women’s Conference-Houston cultural events, 1977 November
6 National Women’s Conference-Program, 1977 November
7 National Women’s Conference-Proposed Plan of Action, 1977 November
8 National Women’s Conference-Shirt, 1977
9 Remarkable American Women [Life Magazine], 1976
10 Report of the Dallas Commission on the Status of Women-Profile of the Dallas Woman, 1976
11 Texas Freedom Network, 2000
12 Women by Annie Leibovitz, 1999

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