Martha Rogers Ripley Alliance for Battered Women, Inc. (S2747)

  • 1978-1988 

    Historical Sketch

    Through the combined efforts of the Women’s Resource Center, Crookston, Minnesota and the Women and Health Task Force of the Agassiz Chapter of the National Organization for Women in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, the Martha Rogers Ripley Alliance for Battered Women was founded. The purpose of the Alliance was to establish and maintain a shelter in Region I for battered women, to provide training for people who work with the victims of battering, and to provide supportive and a helpful environment for all abused women in Region I. 

    Collection Description

    The records are arranged in alphabetical order. The Department of Correction has been processed and retained with the Ripley Alliance Records due to the legal and financial role it played in the continuation of the Shelter. 

    Inventory

    Box 1

    • Administration
      • Forms for Staff and Clients
      • Organizations of Shelter
      • Re-organization. 1979-82
       
    • Annual Meeting. 1979
    • Articles of Incorporation. 1979
    • Biography of Martha Rogers Ripley. 1884-1912
    • Board Report/Meeting Minutes. 1979-83
    • By-Laws and Amendments
    • By-Laws Decision Discussion (2 cassette tapes, located at end of collection in Box 2)
    • Correspondence. 1978-83
    • Department of Corrections
      • Budget Guidelines and Reports. 1980
      • Correspondence to Alliance. 1979-83
      • Grant Proposal and Related Correspondence. 1978-82
      • Shelter
        • Program Evaluation. 1981
        • Quarterly Report. 1981-82
         
       
    • Domestic Abuse Act Number 81-289. 1981
    • Financial
      • Audit 1983
      • Bookkeeping. 1979-80
      • Budget. 1979
      • Financial Committee. 1980, 1983
      • Reports. 1979-80
       
    • Fund-Raising and Grant Resources. 1980-81
    • Grants
      • Community Education Grant (Women’s Resource Center). 1979
      • Mardag Foundation Grant. 1980
      • McKnight Foundation. 1979-81
      • Otto Bremer Foundation. 1980
      • Proposal and Correspondence
       
    • History of the Founding of the Martha Rogers Ripley Alliance for Battered Women, Inc.
    • Membership
      • Applications. 1982
      • Committee
        • Applications. 1980
        • Philosophy Statement. 1983-84
         
      • Lists. 1979-82
      • Packets
       
    • Minnesota State Coalition for Battered Women. 1979-1984
    • Newsletter. 1980-
    • Newspaper Clippings. 1978-
    • Northwest Regional Development Commission Review of Shelter. 1981
    • Personnel - First in House Volunteer Training
      • Job Descriptions
      • Personnel Policies. 1980
      • Policy Statement for Volunteers and Job Descriptions
      • References
      • Resignation Letters. 1979-80
      • Staff
        • In-Service Training. 1978-81
        • Volunteers Schedule and House Coverage. 1981
        • Work Plans. 1980
         
      • Training Material, Advocacy, Interviewing, and Screening 
       

    Box 2

    • Press Releases. 1979-82
    • Programs
      • Battered Women’s
        • Conference 1979-80
        • Workshops 1979-80
         
      • Battering as a Community Problem. 1979
      • Non-shelter Service Proposal
      • Program Reports. 1982, 1989
      • Region I Outreach Program. 1980-81
      • “Responding to Domestics” Crookston, Minnesota. 1979
      • Self Help Group Program. 1980-81
      • Speaking Engagements, Speeches and Attendance Sheets. 1978-79, undated
       
    • Referral and Resource Agencies
    • Ripley Alliance
      • Meeting Minutes. 1979-80
      • Resident Responsibilities
       
    • Safe Home System Information. 1979
    • Shelter and Public School Inter-Relationship Policy. 1980
    • Shelter House
      • Emergency Monies Proposal. 1980
      • Floor Plans
      • Furnishings List
      • Location Controversy. 1979
      • Need List
      • Pamphlets
      • Statistics. 1980-82
       
    • State Conference on Battered Women. 1978
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Survey and Questionnaires
    • Taxation/Certificate of Exempt Status
    • Telephone Tree. 1981