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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