Agassiz Chapter of National Organization for Women Records (S2745)

  • 1978- 

    Historical Sketch

    The Agassiz Chapter of National Organization for Women (NOW) was organized June 20, 1978. “The purpose of NOW is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all the privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men.” The Agassiz Chapter sponsors fair booths, workshops, public meetings that included topics such as women and chemical dependency, reports on the Ripley Alliance, shelter for battered women, and women and employment discrimination. The Agassiz Chapter of NOW was largely responsible for the founding of the Martha Rogers Ripley Alliance for Battered Women in 1979. 

    Collection Description

    These records are arranged in alphabetical order. The records include agendas, by-laws, conference programs, correspondence, meetings minutes, Minnesota NOW conferences and programs, membership rosters, NOW brochures and pamphlets, newsletters, and resource materials.  

    Inventory

    Box 1

    • Agendas
    • Announcements
    • Applications and Press Releases
    • Applications for Provisional Charter. 1979
    • Bills/Receipts. 1979-81
    • By-Laws/Meeting Minutes. 1978-82
    • Committee Assignments
    • Correspondence
    • ERA Reports
    • History of Agassiz Chapter of NOW
    • Member Interest Sheet
    • Membership
      • Drive
      • Rosters. 1979-82
       
    • Minnesota
      • Legislative Districts
      • NOW
        • Candidate Information. 1979
        • Chapter Development Workshops. 1981, 1983
        • State
          • Board Meeting Minutes. 1982
          • Conferences
            • Duluth. 1982
            • Willmar. 1979
             
           
         
       
    • NOW
      • Brochures and Pamphlets
      • Legal Defense and Education Fund Guide. 1978
      • Local Chapter Directory
      • National By-Laws. 1978
      • Statements of Purpose
       
    • Newsletters. 1981
    • Newspapers, Now Times 
        

    Box 2

    • Newspaper Clippings. 1982
    • Organizational Directives
    • Programs
    • Resources Materials
      • Abortion Rights
      • Miscellaneous
      • Ripley Shelter. 1982
       
    • Speeches
    • Treasurer’s Reports. 1978-79