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Series VII. Events and Organizations

Scope and Content Notes:

Series VII contains information on specific events and organizations in which Evansgardner and Gardner were affiliated or held an interest.

It is divided into five subseries:

  • Subseries 1. Women’s Political Caucus
  • Subseries 2. Professional Women’s Caucus
  • Subseries 3. Chisholm for President
  • Subseries 4. International Women’s Year
  • Subseries 5. Organizations

Subseries 1. Women’s Political Caucus


Box 17
Folder 1 Bylaws, 1971
Folder 2 General Information, 1973-1974
Folder 3 Advisory Committee, 1972-1973
Folder 4 Candidate Support Committee, 1972
Folder 5 Delegate Selection, 1972
Folder 6 Correspondence, 1972
Folder 07-08 Policy Council Meeting, 1972
Folder 9 Meeting Minutes, 1973
Folder 10 State Caucus Organizing, 1971-1972
Folder 11-12 Information and Reports on Various Chapters, 1971-1973
Folder 13 Recognition of State Caucus, 1972
Folder 14-15 Organizing Committee, 1972, 1975
Folder 16 Pennsylvania Women’s Political Caucus, 1971-1972
Folder 17 Pennsylvania State Planning Meeting, 1972
Folder 18 National Women’s Political Caucus of Pennsylvania, 1972
Folder 19 Mailing Lists, 1972
Folder 20 Leader Times, 1973
Folder 21 Illinois WPC, 1971
Folder 22 Ohio WPC, 1972
Folder 23 Texas WPC, 1972
Folder 24 Virginia WPC, 1972

Subseries 2. Professional Women’s Caucus

Scope and Content Notes:

The Professional Women’s Caucus began as a conference at the New York University Law School on April 11, 1970; it was organized by Doris Sassower and JoAnn Evansgardner and was designed to represent women across professions. The theme of the conference was "Breaking Down the Barriers in the Professions" and presentations were given relating to women in the following professions: librarianship, engineering, health care, science, social work, and women’s role in professional organizations. As a result of this conference involving more than 500 women from across the nation, the Professional Women’s Caucus was formally established at a meeting held in Washington, D.C. in May of 1970. This series contains information about the original Professional Women’s Conference and the resulting formation of the Professional Women’s Caucus.

Folder 25-26 New York City Conference Agenda and Correspondence, 1970

Box 18
Folder 01-03 Mailers and Mailing Lists, 1970
Folder 4 Chairperson, 1970
Folder 5 Clippings, 1970
Folder 6 Job Opportunities, 1970
Folder 7 Doris Sassower Correspondence, 1970
Folder 8 Kay Klotzberger Meeting Notes, 1970
Folder 9 Mailing Labels and Lists, 1970
Folder 10 NAACP Notes, 1970
Folder 11 Speeches, 1970
Folder 12 Meeting Reports, 1970
Folder 13 Status Reports and Memos, 1970
Folder 14 Executive Commission, 1970
Folder 15 Membership, 1970
Folder 16 New York Caucus Meeting, 1972
Folder 17 Merit Promotion Program, 1973

Subseries 3. Chisholm for President

Scope and Content Notes:

Shirley Chisholm, 1924-2005, was the first African American woman elected to Congress, representing New York’s 12th district from 1969-1983. In 1972, she became both the first African American and the first woman to make a serious attempt to run for President of the United States. Evansgardner was Co-Chair of Volunteers for Shirley Chisholm and helped arrange rallies and events in the Pittsburgh area. The papers in this series are evidence of Evansgardner’s involvement.

Folder 18 Chisholm Presidential Campaign in Pittsburgh, 1972
Folder 19 Planning for Rally, 1972
Folder 20-21 Position Papers, 1971-1972
Folder 22 List of Supporters, 1972
Folder 23 Pennsylvania Petition, 1972
Folder 24 Clippings, 1972
Folder 25 Letters, Notes, and Correspondence, 1972
Folder 26 Photographs, 1972
Folder 27 Progressive Woman, 1972
Folder 28 Miscellaneous, 1972

Subseries 4. International Women’s Year

Scope and Content Notes:

The United Nations designated 1975 International Women’s Year in an effort to address the many issues facing women worldwide. In the US, Congress named the National Commission on the Observance of International Women’s Year as the sponsor of 56 meetings held around the country in July, 1975. This undertaking resulted in studies, reports, and workshops on rape, insurance, the legal status of homemakers, wife abuse, and many other concerns. At the end of the year, representatives from each meeting met for the National Women’s Conference in Houston, Texas, to compare notes and created a final report outlining problems and recommendations for change, which was submitted to President Carter and Congress in 1978. The documents in this series reflect all aspects of International Women’s Year from preparation through follow-up meetings which occurred from 1972 to 1983. Records are arranged chronologically.


Box 19
Folder 1 Mailing Lists, 1972-1975
Folder 2 IWY Commission, 1975-1976
Folder 3 Memos and Correspondence, 1976-1977
Folder 04-06 IWY Reports, 1977
Folder 7 Continuing Committee, 1977
Folder 8 National Committee on the Observance of International Women’s Year, 1977
Folder 9 State Officers, 1977
Folder 10 Conference, 1978
Folder 11-12 Houston, TX, 1977
Folder 13-14 Washington, D.C., 1979
Folder 15 Copenhagen, DE, 1980
Folder 16-17 Louisville, KY, 1981-1982
Folder 18 Detroit, MI, 1983

Subseries 5. Organizations

Scope and Content Notes:

Women’s groups provide support for female scientists, professionals, educators, and activists. Such groups can also contribute to a stronger presence for women within traditionally male-dominated professions or fields of study. This subseries contains information from a wide range of women’s organizations and from civil rights groups with an interest in women’s issues, 1971-1982. Files are arranged alphabetically by organization name.

Folder 19 Action for Children’s Television, undated
Folder 20 American Association of University Professors, 1971
Folder 21 American Association of Speech and Hearing, 1969
Folder 22 American Association of University Women, 1970-1971
Folder 23 American Philosophical Association on the Status of Women, 1970
Folder 24 American Sociological Association Sociologists for Women in Society, 1973
Folder 25-26 Association of Feminist Consultants, 1972-1975
Folder 27 Association of Women Mathematicians, 1971
Folder 28 Association of Women in Science, 1971

Box 20
Folder 1 Association of Women Psychologists, 1972
Folder 2 Black Caucus Papers, 1972
Folder 3 Book Find Club, 1974-1975
Folder 04-05 Caucus for Political Science, 1971-1973
Folder 6 Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 1971
Folder 7 Commission on Civil Rights, 1973
Folder 8 Commission on the Status of Women, undated
Folder 9 Congress to Unite Women, 1969
Folder 10 Federally Employed Women Conference, 1973
Folder 11 Federation of Organizations for Professional Women, 1978
Folder 12 Feminist Groups in Pittsburgh, 1976
Folder 13 Fund for the Feminist Majority, 1987-1988
Folder 14 Gulf Oil Co., 1970
Folder 15 National Vocational Guidance, 1969
Folder 16 League of Women Voters, 1978
Folder 17 MLA Commission on Women, 1971
Folder 18 National Education Association, 1970
Folder 19 National Institute of Health, 1972-1973
Folder 20 National Women’ s Party, 1979-1980
Folder 21-22 New University Conference, 1971
Folder 23 NYC Commission on Human Rights, Alternatives to Layoffs, 1975
Folder 24 Pennsylvania Commission on the Status of Women, 1972
Folder 25 Pennsylvania Social Services Union, undated
Folder 26-27 Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board, 1972-1974
Folder 28 Pittsburgh Women’s Rights Conference, 1967
Folder 29 President’s Commission on the Status of Women, 1963
Folder 30 San Francisco Sociologists for Women in Society, 1971-1973
Folder 31 Socialist Workers Party, 1970
Folder 32 Sociologists for Women in Society, 1971-1972
Folder 33 State Employment Committee, 1972
Folder 34 United Farm Workers, 1970
Folder 35-36 United Fund of Allegheny County, 1964-1973
Folder 37 UFAC Employment Committee, 1970-1971
Folder 38 U.S. Mental Health Services, 1969
Folder 39 United Steelworkers, 1970
Folder 40 Welfare Independent Neighborhood Groups, undated
Folder 41 Women Against Pornography, 1970
Folder 42 Women’s Equality Action League, 1969
Folder 43 Women in Anthropology, 1971-1972
Folder 44 Women in Community Service, 1968
Folder 45 Women in the Historical Profession, 1972-1973
Folder 46 Women in Psychology, Mailing List, 1970

Box 21
Folder 1 Women in Physics, 1972
Folder 2 Women in Science, 1970
Folder 3 Women in Urban Crisis, 1971-1972
Folder 4 Women’s Caucus on Modern Languages, 1972
Folder 5 Women’s Coordinating Council, 1972
Folder 6 Women’s Economic Conference, 1971
Folder 7 Women’s Health Conference, 1971
Folder 8 Women’s Information Service, undated
Folder 9 Women’s Law Caucus, 1970
Folder 10 Women’s Liberation Movement, 1970
Folder 11 Women’s Religious Caucus, 1973
Folder 12 Women’s Rights Conference, 1970
Folder 13 Women’s Youth Conference, 1971
Folder 14 Women Work Wonders, undated
Folder 15 Various Women’s Organizations, 1979
Folder 16-17 Workshops and Conferences, 1971-1972
Folder 18 Correspondence with Women’s Organizations, 1970-1972