Agassiz Women's Political Caucus (S2734)

  • 1980

    Historical Sketch

    The Agassiz Women’s Political Caucus was organized during the summer of 1982. Its primary purpose is to educate women in political activities so that they may share equally with men in the responsibilities of government at every level. The Caucus also works to recruit, support, and endorse able and qualified women to run for elective office and to serve in positions in government and courts.  

    Collection Description

    The records of the AWPC are arranged alphabetically by subject headings. Records include brochures, by-laws, correspondence, newsletters, newspaper clippings, organizational literature, press releases, scrapbooks, and under restriction, the membership lists.

    Inventory

    Box 1

    • Agendas. 1985-92
    • Application
      • Grant from the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation. 1983
      • Issue Implementation Grant on Empowering Women. 1984
       
    • Appointed Officials for Groups in North Dakota and Western Minnesota. 1985
    • AWPC
      • Members Resumes
      • Talent and Time Sheet Survey
       
    • Brochures. 1982-
    • By-Laws/Certificate of Incorporation. 1982-92
    • Campaign Material
    • Candidates, 1984 North Dakota Legislature
    • Clay-Wilkin Opportunity Council. 1986
    • Convention Bid for Ten-State Regional Convention and NWPC Steering Committee Meeting. 1986
    • Correspondence - AWPC. 1982-
      • Endorsements. 1984-
      • Boschwitz, Rudy (U.S. Senate)
      • Burdick, Quentin (U.S. Senate)
      • Dorgan, Byron L. (U.S. House of Representatives)
      • Durenberger, Dave (U.S. Senate)
      • Minnesota Women's Political Caucus (MWPC)
      • Miscellaenous. 1982-
      • National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC). 1982-
      • Oberstar, James (U.S. House of Representatives)
      • Sikorski, Gerry (U.S. House of Representatives)
      • Stangeland, Arlan (U.S. House of Representatives)
       
    • Democratic-NPL Party (North Dakota). 1984
    • DFL Party, Seventh District DFL Convention. 1986
    • Documentation of 501 C3, Not for Profit Status Filing. 1982
    • Election
      • AWPC
      • Candidate, Endorsement Letter, Questionnaire and Reply. 1988
      • Questionnaires to Candidates, and Replies. 1984 
       

    Box 2

    • Election
      • Campaign
        • Miscellaneous. 1988
        • Pamphlets and Paraphernalia. 1986-89
         
      • Correspondence with AWPC Endorsed Candidates. 1984
      • Newspaper Clippings
        • Endorsed Candidates. 1984
        • Miscellaneous. 1987-
        • Within the NWPC. 1989
         
       
    • Endorsements
      • Application for NWPC to Endorse AWPC Endorsed Candidates
      • Candidates. 1986
      • Committee Report. 1984
      • Press Releases. 1984
      • Questionnaire Material. 1984
      • Individuals
        • Altenburg, Lois. 1984
        • Bancroft, Phyllis. 1984
        • Christensen, Sheil. 1984
        • Condell, Yvonne.
        • Crawford, Gwen. 1984
        • Growe, Joan. 1984
        • Haro, Jane. 1984
        • Heitkamp, Heidi. 1984
        • Johnson, Ruth E.
        • Lies, Yvonne. 1984
        • Mann, Polly. 1988
        • Meiers, Ruth. 1984
        • Meyer, Diane. 1984
        • Nalewaja, Donna. 1984
        • Ostlen, Cynthia.
        • Palmer, Cindy.
        • Rotne, Cindy.
        • Vogel, Sarah.
        • Watkins, Cheryl. 1984
        • Williams, Diane Ray. 1988
        • Zimmerman, Clare.
         
       
    • Events
      • Commission on the Economic Status of Women, Moorhead. 1984-86
      • Miscellaneous
      • ND Women's Campaign PAC. 1984
       
    • Expanding Your Horizons. 1985-
    • Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo Government Information
    • Geelin, Agnus
    • Internships
    • Issues
      • Abortion
      • AFDC Cuts in Aid. 1986
      • Daycare, Comparable Worth, ERA. 1984 
       

    Box 3

    • Issues
      • Family & Medical Leave Act, Long Term Care, Civil Rights; A Children's Defense Budget; Foreign Policy
      • Pay Equity, Comparable Worth, ERA. 1984
      • Petitions for ERA. 1984
       
    • Legislative Updates/Reports
    • Mailing Lists. 1983-93
    • Meeting Minutes and Attendance Records. 1982-
    • Membership
      • Drive, "More for 84"
      • Governing Membership Summary Report. 1985 RESTRICTED
      • Lists. 1983- RESTRICTED
       
    • Minnesota Women's
      • Consortium Directories. 1982-
      • Political Caucus
        • Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Programs. 1985-
        • Newsletters. 1983-88
         
       
    • Miscellaneous
    • National
      • Directory of Women Elected Officials. Volume 4
      • Women's Political Caucus
        • Agendas, Meeting Minutes. 1985-
         
       

    Box 4

    • National, continued
      • Women’s Political Caucus, continued
        • Biennial Convention "The Rising Tide." 1989
        • Conventions. 1985, 1987, 1989
        • Elections Committee. 1985
        • Financial Statements. 1983-
        • Lobby Day. 1986
        • Membership Committee Meeting, Chicago. 1985
        • Steering Committee Meeting, Kansas/Cincinnati. 1984, 1987
         
       
    • Newsletter
      • AWPC. 1982-
      • Materials Contributed by AWPC Members
      • Miscellaneous. 1985-
       
    • Newspaper Clippings/Brochures - AWPC. 1982-

    Box 5

    • Newspaper Clippings, continued
      • Miscellaneous
       
    • Nontraditional Occupations Ad Hoc Committee. 1989
    • North Dakota
      • Board and Commissioners
      • Candidates, Senate and House of Representatives
      • Commission on the Status of Women. 1980
       
    • Organizational
      • Directories
      • Miscellaneous Materials
       
    • "Party Lines" from Democratic National Committee
    • Press Releases. 1982-87
    • Program
      • Bringing More Women into Public Office. 1984
      • Caucus Training Material and Observations of County Caucus. 1984
      • Child Care Conference. 1985
      • Council on Abortion Rights Education. 1988
      • Energize/Strategize. 1985
      • Leadership Conference
      • Coming into Our Own. 1983
      • Making a Difference. 1983
      • KQWB Radio Show, with Doris Heroff
      • Second Campaign School for Women Candidates. 1984
      • Women Take Advantage. 1985
       
    • Pro-Peace Resolution. 1985-86
    • Publications Containing Articles about AWPC Members of AWPC Endorsed Candidates
    • Raffle
    • Resolutions for AWPC and NWPC
    • Roll Call
    • Roundtable, Making Connections. 1986
    • Sample Letters to Legislators
    • Scholarships
    • Stella Fritzell Women's Political Caucus. 1984
    • Travel Fund. 1985
    • Treasurers' Reports. 1983-98
    • Women in Congress 1917-1990. Volume
    • Women in the Workplace, Articles and Pamphlets
    • Women's Newspaper Publications
    • Young Women's Caucus Photographs - unidentified

    Tape Cassettes

    Tape 1: "Brown Bag Seminar," broadcast of North Dakota State University [Fargo] radio featuring Helen Rudie, Jane Skjei, and Doris Heroff on Women's Networking. 1983

    Tape 2: Side 1: Advanced Political Seminar, "Research Update on Women Candidates," by Ruth Mandel and Sue Carroll.1985; Side 2: "The Campaign as a Play: Strategic Planning for Victory," by Pat Cadell and Paul Wilson. 1985

    Tape 3: Side 1: "Observations on Women Candidates in Recent Elections," by Wilma Goldstein and Bill Hamilton. 1985; Side 2: “The Coalition for a Woman Candidate: Where It is and How to Find It," by John Ashford and Paul Wilson. 1985

    Tape 4: Side 1: "The Women's Vote: Realities vs. Fiction," by Dorothy Lynch and Linda Divall. 1985; Side 2: "The Male Opponent," by Jill Buckley and Don Ringe. 1985

    Tape 5: Side 1: "The Male Opponent," continued. "Using the Media," by John Deadorff and Bob Squier. 1985; Side 2: "Using the Media," continued

    Tape 6: Side 1: "Making Policy, Not Coffee," by Joan Grow, Susan Farmer, et al. 1985, Remarks by Andrew Young (Opening Ceremonies?); Side 2: Remarks by Sally Ride (Opening Ceremonies?)

    Tape 7: Side 1: "Broadening and Building Your Local Caucus," by Nancy Helen Hunter Fischer, et al. 1985; Side 2: "Broadening and Building...," continued

    Tape 8: Side 1: "Broadening and Building...," concluded; Side 2: "Making Policy...," concluded from Tape 6

    Tape 9: Side 1: "Paying for Your Caucus Programs: Fundraising Techniques and Financial Planning," by Teresa Sullivan. 1985; Side 2: "Paying...," continued, Eloise King. 1985

    Tape 10: Side 1: "Paying...," continued, Dave Anderson. Plenary Session Remarks by Harriett Woods. 1985; Side 2: "A Dialogue on Feminism," by Gloria Steinem and Jean Young. 1985

    Tape 11: "Women in Politics," Broadcast of KVOX Radio, with Betty Jean Pyle and Bev Krein. 1986
    Volumes 1-8 Scrapbooks, Includes Announcements, Clippings, Photographs, etc. 1982-88.