Guide to the Aleta Styers Papers on the National Organization for Women

Collection Title: Aleta Styers Papers on the National Organization for Women
Dates: 1966-1971
Identification: MS66
Creator: Styers, Aleta
Extent: 1 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) was established on June 30, 1966 in Washington, D.C., by people attending the Third National Conference of the Commission on the Status of Women. Aleta Styers was president of the Chicago chapter of the National Organization for Women founded in 1966 in Washington, D.C. The material in this collection relates to the formation and early history of the Chicago chapter of N.O.W. as well as the Illinois branch of the organization between 1966 and 1972.
Acquisition Information: Aleta Styers donated the material in this collection to the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections.
Processing Information: Sigrid Pohl Perry, September 1996.
Conditions Governing Use: There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Repository: Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL,
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/spec
Email: special.collections@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3635

Biographical/Historical Information

Aleta Styers was president of the Chicago chapter of the National Organization for Women, which was founded in 1966 in Washington, D.C. The material in this collection relates to the formation and early history of the Chicago chapter of N.O.W. as well as the Illinois branch of the organization between 1966 and 1971. Holdings consist of correspondence, membership lists, financial information, miscellaneous notes for speeches and articles, flyers, newspaper clippings, and information on the testimony of members of the Chicago chapter of N.O.W. at the U.S. Department of Labor hearings in Chicago in 1969.

Scope and Content

Aleta Styers was president of the Chicago chapter of the National Organization for Women founded in 1966 in Washington, D.C. The material in this collection relates to the formation and early history of the Chicago chapter of N.O.W. as well as the Illinois branch of the organization between 1966 and 1972. Holdings consist of correspondence, membership lists, financial information, miscellaneous notes for speeches and articles, flyers, newspaper clippings, and information on the testimony of members of the Chicago chapter of N.O.W. at the U.S. Department of Labor hearings in Chicago in 1969.

Subjects

Corporate Name

National Organization for Women. Chicago Chapter

Subjects

Feminism--Illinois--Chicago

Feminism--Societies, etc.


Container List / Contents

  • Correspondence, 1967-1968Box 1, Folder 1
  • Correspondence, 1969Box 1, Folder 2
  • Correspondence, 1970-1971Box 1, Folder 3
  • Illinois N.O.W. [National Organization for Women]Box 1, Folder 4
      Contents:  National and local membership lists; notes
  • Box 1, Folder 5
    • Aleta Styers’s miscellaneous notes for speeches, etc.Box 1, Folder 5
    • Testimony of N.O.W., Chicago Chapter at the U.S. Dept. of Labor hearings in Chicago, September 25, 1969Box 1, Folder 5
  • Box 1, Folder 6
    • Miscellaneous newspaper clippings and flyers on N.O.W.Box 1, Folder 6
    • Aleta Styers, “Equal Rights for Women”Box 1, Folder 6
  • Chicago Chapter, N.O.W. correspondence, 1967-1970Box 1, Folder 7
      Contents:  Notes on formation; mailing lists (national and local); miscellaneous correspondence re: formation
  • Note cardsBox 1, Folder 8
      Note:  (notes for speeches?)