Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

National Organization for Women, Lubbock Chapter:

Inventory of Its Records, 1978-1991, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator National Organization for Women. Lubbock Chapter.
Title: National Organization for Women, Lubbock Chapter, Records,
Dates: 1978-1991
Abstract: The collection contains the records of the operation and activities of the Lubbock Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) from 1978-1991.
Collection # S 750.2
Quantity: 3 boxes (3.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Lubbock Chapter of the National Organization for Women was organized in the late 1970s largely through the efforts of Edna Gott. She remained the driving force in the Lubbock's NOW chapter until her death in 1986. In 1989, the Lubbock chapter folded and the members joined the Texas Tech chapter. In 1991, the Texas Tech chapter ceased operations. During its life the Lubbock chapter attempted to bring attention to NOW related issues in the Lubbock community through various activities.

Scope and Contents

Contains the records of the operation and activities of the Lubbock Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). This includes membership lists, financial documents, meeting minutes and correspondence. Other material relates to issues important to the NOW movement such as abortion rights, pornography, the Equal Rights Amendment, pay equity, lesbianism, and sexual harassment. A range of printed material is contained including newspaper clippings, chapter and national newsletters, and conference flyers and programs.


Access Restrictions

Open for research

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Gott, S. Edna
Subjects (Organizations)
National Organization for Women. Lubbock Chapter
Rape Crisis Center (Lubbock, Tex.)
Texas--Politics and government
Texas--Social life and customs
AIDS activists--United States--Biography
Women civic leaders--Texas
Equal rights amendments--United States
Political activists
Pornography--Law and legislation--United States
Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Women--Texas--Societies and clubs
Women civic leaders--Texas
Women legislators
Women political activists
Women's rights

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • National Organization for Women, Records, 1967-1978

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

National Organization for Women (Lubbock, Texas, Chapter) Records, 1978-1991, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 1992

Processed by

A. Ramirez, June 7, 2000

Additional Sources

Hawkes, Ellen. Feminism on trial: the Ginny Foat Case and its Meaning for the Future of the Women's Movement. New York: Morrow, 1986.

Collection Inventory


Administration Information

National NOW
box folder
1 1 National By-Laws and Policies, undated
2 Campus Recruitment, undated
3 NOW Origins, undated
4 Membership Procedures and Forms, 1983-87
5 National Meeting Minutes, 1983-1986
Texas NOW
box folder
1 6 Texas NOW Budgets 1983-1990
7 Texas NOW By-laws, 1982-1987
8 Texas NOW Chapter Developments 1982-89
9 Texas NOW Fundraising, 1983-1986
10 Texas NOW Leadership Lists, 1983-1990
11 Texas Legislature Lists, 1983-1991
12 Texas NOW Membership Lists, 1989-1991
13 Texas NOW Minutes, 1982-1991
14 Texas NOW Political Techniques, undated
15 Texas NOW Position Papers, 1989
Lubbock NOW
box folder
1 16 Lubbock NOW By-laws, 1979
17 Lubbock NOW Chapter Information, undate
18 Edna Gott, Biographical Information, 1982
19 Lubbock NOW Minutes, 1983-1990
Lubbock NOW Budget Information
box folder
1 20 Bank Statements, 1982-1989
21 Lubbock NOW Expenses, 1978-1989
22 Lubbock NOW Grants, 1983
23 Lubbock NOW Income, 1988-1990
24 Lubbock NOW Receipts, 1983-1991
25 Lubbock NOW Phone Bills, 1989-1990
26 Sales Tax Exemption Letter, 1982
Texas Tech University NOW
box folder
1 27 Texas Tech Chapter Information, 1988


NOW Programs, Issues and Affiliates

box folder
2 1 Abuse of Women and Children, 1981-1985
2 AIDS-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, undated
3 Alliance for Better Childcare/ABC, 1987-89
4 Artwork-NOW, undated
5 Civil Rights, 1990-1991
6 Education, undated
7 Equal Rights Amendment, 1982-1989
8 Employment, 1981-1991
9 Feminization of Power Campaign, undated
10 Homemakers, 1988
11 Insurance, Pensions, Social Security, 1982
12 League of Women Voters, undated
13 Legal Defense and Education Fund, undated
14 Lesbian Issues, 1989
15 Letter Writing Campaigns, undated
16 Lubbock Womens' Organizations, undated
17 “On The Rag”, 1987-1988
18 Parental Family Leave, undated
19 Pay Equity, 1984-1989
20 Pornography-Information, 1985-1987
21 Pornography-Legal Defense, 1984-1986
22 Pornography-Resource Packet, ca. 1980s
23 Pregnancy, 1987
24 Rape, 1983
25 Religion, 1976-1981
26 Reproductive Rights-General, undated
27 Reproductive Rights-Resource Kit, 1983-1989
28 Reproductive Technology, 1989
29 Resources, 1986-1988
30 Sexual Harassment, 1987-1988
31 Texas NOW-Pay Equity Task Force, undated
32 Texas NOW-Political Action Committee, 1984
33 Texas Tech University Athletics, 1984
34 United States Government Programs, undated


Conferences and Marches

box folder
3 1 South Regional Conference-Tarrant County, April 15-17, 1983
2 South Regional Conference-Wichita Kansas, April 18-20, 1986
3 20th Anniversary Conference-Denver, Colorado, June 13-15, 1986
4 South Regional Conference-Lubbock, Texas April 22-24, 1988
5 Texas State Convention, San Antonio, Texas, September 25-29, 1987
6 Equality Walk, 1983
7 March for Womens' Equality/Lives, Washington, D.C., April 9, 1989
8 March on Austin for Gay/Lesbian Equal Rights, April 3, 1989


News Clippings and Newspapers

box folder
3 9 University Daily Newspaper, undated
10 Newspaper clippings, miscellaneous, undated
11 News clippings-General Interest, 1989
12 News Releases, undated
13 National NOW Times, undated
14 Lubbock NOW Times, Newsletter Guidelines, undated
15 Lubbock NOW Times, Graphics, undated
16 Texas NOW Times, undated


NOW Memorabilia and Photographs

box folder
3 17 Ann Richards for Governor Bumper Stickers, undated
18 "Women are Great Leaders-You're Following One", Bumper Stickers, undated
19 NOW Buttons, undated
20 Price List Sheet for Memorabilia, undated
21 Photographs from Lubbock NOW ERA March, undated
22 Pictures and Negatives from NOW Event, undated
23 "What is Feminism", Definition Poster, undated