Guide to the Jenny Knauss Collection

Collection Title: Jenny Knauss Collection
Dates: 1971-1978
Identification: MS 93
Creator: Knauss, Jenny
Extent: 9 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: Jenny Knauss, a member of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union, worked primarily on women’s education, health issues and day care. She also served as the director of the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health for two decades, from 1983-2002. The Knauss Collection consists of her personal topical files related to the Chicago Women's Liberation Union and feminist health issues, primarily in Chicago, between 1971 and 1978. Knauss wrote a history on the Chicago Women's Health Movement and collaborated with others on a history of the abortion service, Jane, entitled "A View from the Loop".
Note: Other Information:CWLU archives are at the Chicago Historical Society.
Acquisition Information: Jenny Knauss donated her personal files of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union and feminist health-related materials to the McCormick Library in 1986.
Processing Information: Organized and processed by Sigrid Pohl Perry in 1987 and revised in 1997.
Separated Materials: Issues of the CWLU newsletter have been added to the McCormick Library Femina serial collection. All other catalogued items included in the following separation list can be found in the McCormick Library and in the Northwestern University online catalog.Pamphlets and Serials removed and cataloged:Joyce Cowley. Pioneers of Women Liberation. New York, 1969.Judy Edelman. Women on the Job: A Marxist-Leninist View. New York, 1970.It Ain't Me Babe. Berkeley, CA. 1970.Joan Jordan. The Place of American Women--Economic Exploitation of Women. Boston, n.d.V.I. Lenin. Soviet Power and the Status of Women and International Women's Day. Moscow, 1954.Kathy McAfee and Myrna Wood. Bread and Roses. Detroit, n.d.Lyn Wells. American Women: Their Use and Abuse. Boston, n.d.Newsletter of the Radical Historians' Caucus. Boston. no. 4, 1970.New American Movement. Minneapolis. no. 8. July-Sept., 1974.National Women's Health Network News. Washington. n.n. August, 1970.East Bay Women's Liberation Newsletter. n.d. Oct., 1969.
Conditions Governing Use: Available for research. Copyright for materials resides with the literary executors of individual materials. All users must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Preferred Citation: Jenny Knauss Collection, Manuscript Series XCIII, Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University Library
Related Materials: Material in the Knauss Collection can be supplemented from the McCormick Library's extensive feminist book and periodical holdings, as well as with material from the topical W.E.F. ephemeral files.For related material in the McCormick Library, consult the following collections: Paula Kamen Collection (Series CXXV), the Papers of the Chicago Commission on Women's Affairs (Series CXXVI), the Papers of the Clergy Consultation Service (Series CXXVIII), and the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health Collection (Series CXXXVIII).
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

Jenny Knauss was born Jennifer Lilian Margret Dobbin on February 23, 1937 in Melbourn, a village near Cambridge, UK. Her parents were Marjorie Alice Louise Dobbin (formerly Webb) and Robert Raymond Dobbin. Some of her earliest memories were of Nazi bombings during World War II, when fire aimed at the nearby military installation strayed across the road onto the family farm.

She was initially home-schooled by her mother, an infant teacher, and then a private tutor, before attending the Perse School for Girls in Cambridge from 1945-1954. She studied Modern History at Somerville College, Oxford, graduating in 1958 with second-class honors. From 1958-1960 she was a graduate student in Somerville College, preparing a Ph.D. thesis on West African History in the period before independence from British rule, and also worked at the Commonwealth Institute at Oxford.

From 1960-1961 she was a staff member at the Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She lectured in the History Department at the University of Ibadan from 1961-1933 and then in the History Department at the University of Ghana in Accra from 1963-1964. She married Peter Knauss in August of 1964 in Accra.

In 1965 she entered the African Studies Program at Northwestern University and continued work on her doctorate. In 1966 and 1967 she became involved with the New Universities Conference where she met some women who were planning on forming the Chicago Women's Liberation Union (CWLU), a feminist, equal-rights organization. Around this time her interests shifted from Africa to women in recent American history and she left Northwestern without finishing her degree to work on organizing precursors to the CWLU.

She had two children with Peter; her son, Orlando, was born on October 6, 1966, and daughter, Olivia, was born on November 5, 1969. Knauss and Peter separated soon after this.

In 1969 she was a founding member of CWLU, and remained active in the organization throughout its life (ended in 1976). Between 1968 and 1972 she supported herself and her children by teaching European and African History at Mundelein College in Chicago and history with a focus on women at Northeastern Illinois University and Roosevelt University, also in Chicago.

Knauss became co-director in 1972 of the Urban Preceptorship Program which was a healthcare advocacy project at the University of Illinois Medical School. Health workers, medical students, and nursing students would attend 8 week, full-time sessions in which they developed collaborative projects to improve healthcare access and equity in Chicago. Many women from this project joined CWLU, and some became active in related work to build women's health centers in the city.

Between 1978 and 1982 she worked at the Suburban Health Systems Agency in Oak Park, Illinois as an organizer and educator, training community agencies and schools in comprehensive health issues. During this time she developed into a nationally known and respected authority on women's health issues. In 1982 she became the founding executive director of the not-for-profit Illinois Caucus on Teenage Pregnancy, (later the Illinois Caucus on Adolescent Health or ICAH) and would lead the organization for nearly twenty years. Under her guidance the Caucus grew into an active and influential advocacy agency with a state-wide reach. Knauss wrote a history on the Chicago Women's Health Movement and collaborated with others on a history of the abortion service, JANE, entitled A View from the Loop.

Knauss met Don Moyer around Labor Day in 1982 and began living together shortly thereafter. The couple was married on July 5, 1983.

A serious brain injury suffered in Nigeria may have contributed to symptoms diagnosed as Alzheimer's disease in April of 2002. Knauss retired from the ICAH at the end of 2002 and went on to found an advocacy group with Moyer, named Alzheimer's Spoken Here in 2003. In March of 2004 Knauss and two Alzheimer's-diagnosed men were the first diagnosed persons to address a plenary session of the Alzheimer's Association Public Policy Forum. In July of 2005 Knauss addressed a plenary session of the Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Conference.

In the fall of 2005 Knauss and Moyer organized a nationwide petition to get the Alzheimer's Association to include diagnosed persons in the planning process. The Alzheimer's Association formed an Early Stage Advisory Group which commenced activity January of 2006 and Knauss served on the first Group. There is a WGN channel 7 video clip of Knauss speaking about Alzheimer's at: http://alzsh.net/jenTV.mov

She is now a resident of a skilled-care facility in Baltimore, Maryland, close to where her daughter, Olivia, resides.

Scope and Content

The Jenny Knauss Collection primarily consists of Knauss's personal files of Chicago Women's Liberation Union activities from 1971-1978. Included are calendars, conference agendas and reports, position papers, committee reports, and topical files of articles, class papers, clippings, and brochures on various women's issues, including the equal rights amendment, media, psychology, labor and economics, education, and theater. Many files contain Knauss's notes. Proposals and course materials for the CWLU's Liberation School for Women are included, as well as several course catalogs. Knauss organized extensive files on the Chicago Women's Health Movement and wrote a history of it.

Besides her drafts of this and other articles, there are files on several Chicago women's health centers and Cook County Hospital, the Bilingual Health project, the Chicago Women's Health Task Force, and other feminist health concerns in Chicago. The collection contains extensive birth control and abortion related files, including material from JANE, the abortion counseling service organized by the CWLU. Knauss and others wrote a history of JANE entitled "A View from the Loop".

Other women's liberation materials include positions statements, flyers, pamphlets, etc. from various individuals and groups such as Cell 16, New University Conference Women's Caucus, and S.P.A.Z.M.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Jane (Abortion service)

Personal Name

Knauss, Jenny

Subjects

Abortion services--Illinois--Chicago


Container List / Contents

  • Chicago Women's Liberation Union
    • CWLU General—misc. flyers, broadsides, information sheets, calendar of eventsBox 1, Folder 1
    • Action Committee for Decent Childcare—information flyers; Kathy Blunt, “Moving Women into Direct Action: Action Committee for Decent Childcare”Box 1, Folder 2
    • Annual Membership Conference, 1975Box 1, Folder 3
      • Conference agenda; planning committee report; prison project evaluation; DARE evaluation; Circle Women Liberation Union; workgroup reports; financial report; coalitions; discussion questions for various panels.Box 1, Folder 3
    • Brazen Hussies Chapter re: March 9 demonstration; flyers with Knauss notes on versoBox 1, Folder 4
    • Health Project—proposal; information sheets for doctorsBox 1, Folder 5
      • Outline for project from 1971 from class at Circle in, 1971Box 1, Folder 5
      • Actual CWLU project in 1975. Includes Knauss notes., 1975Box 1, Folder 5
    • Health Strategy Proposal—Knauss notes, outline, manuscript and handoutBox 1, Folder 6
    • International Women's Day March 9 CommitteeBox 1, Folder 7
      • Report and evaluation of International Women's Day with special steering committee evaluation of March 9th; schedule for International Women's Day.Box 1, Folder 7
    • Midwives Chapter of the CWLUBox 1, Folder 8
      • Program and strategy article (multiple copies)Box 1, Folder 8
    • Ms. O'Leary Chapter of the CWLU (Jenny Knauss' chapter)Box 1, Folder 9
      • Membership list; ideology presentation report to steering committee (2/27/75); Ms. O'Leary and publicity; CWLU press contact system for fundraisers and major events; news clippings; Knauss notes., Dec. 1975Box 1, Folder 9
    • Planning Committee Paper, October, 1975Box 1, Folder 10
      • Planning Committee paper (10pp.); Planning Committee response from DARE; Planning Committee ideas (BH chapter); various steering committee agendas; financial report (1974); Planning Committee Ideology (Jan. 1976, 73pp.)Box 1, Folder 10
    • Position PapersBox 1, Folder 11
      • Anti-Imperialist Committee of the CWLU. Sexism and Imperialism. 4pp., December 20, 1970Box 1, Folder 11
      • Fran Ansley. The Functions and the Theory and Practice of Male Chauvinism. 4pp.Box 1, Folder 11
      • Lorenz Boehm, Warren Friedman, Rich Rothstein. The Function of Men's Meetings. 5pp.Box 1, Folder 11
      • Conference Committee, Day Creamer for CWLU. An Attempt to Summarize. Overview of the 13 reports turned in to the Conference Committee (12 chapters and 1 rap group). 28pp.Box 1, Folder 11
      • Abby Marier. Some Thoughts on the Structure of the Steering Committee. 2pp.Box 1, Folder 11
      • Vivian Rothstein. What Is All the Hassle about YSA/SWP? 3pp.Box 1, Folder 11
      • Womankind Work-Group of the CWLU. Womankind article. 4pp.Box 1, Folder 11
      • Position Paper on Membership #2 (CWLU). 2pp.Box 1, Folder 11
      • Position Paper on Membership #3 (CWLU). 6pp.Box 1, Folder 11
      • Psychology-Biology rap (Weisstein). 1p.Box 1, Folder 11
      • Personalist basic wl rap (Weisstein). 1p.Box 1, Folder 11
      • Communications as Program. 3pp.Box 1, Folder 11
    • Speakers BureauBox 1, Folder 12
      • Speakers Bureau Report. 39pp. Includes reports from various chapters and committees, 1970-1971Box 1, Folder 12
      • Speakers Bureau Policy; sample speech; Gimmicks for High School Age Audiences; some scenarios.Box 1, Folder 12
    • CWLU Steering Committee minutes; staff selection comm. report; financial report; draft of a national letter; National Planning Committee Evaluation form., 1976Box 1, Folder 13
    • CWLU “Farewell”; Split in 1976Box 1, Folder 14
      • Two Lines in the Women's Movement. 14pp., December, 1975Box 1, Folder 14
      • Flyer for farewell party; Steering Committee letter declaring split (3/19/76).Box 1, Folder 14
      • Copy of letter outlining split with petition asking for vote at upcoming meeting (Jenny Knauss among those listed). 8pp.Box 1, Folder 14
      • Copy of letter from supporters of a Marxist-Leninist direction for the CWLU. 2pp.Box 1, Folder 14
    • Broadsides. Miscellaneous broadsides and flyers from CWLUBox 1, Folder 15
    • Notes on the CWLU by Jenny Knauss; includes membership lists.Box 1, Folder 16
  • Chicago Women's Liberation Union — Liberation School for Women, 1971-1975.
    • Liberation School for Women — General folder includes material organizing courses, course proposals, study groups.Box 2, Folder 1
    • Brochures, registration forms, etc.Box 2, Folder 2
      • A Tentative Proposal for a Liberation School for Women. 3pp.Box 2, Folder 2
    • Committee meetings, minutes, etc. (includes Knauss notes)Box 2, Folder 3
    • Summer, 1973: Course handouts, discussion questions, etc., 1973Box 2, Folder 4
    • Summer, 1973: Jenny Knauss notes., 1973Box 2, Folder 5
    • Photocopies of various periodical articles perhaps used in some classes.Box 2, Folder 6
    • Photocopies of various periodical articles perhaps used in some classes.Box 2, Folder 7
    • Course descriptionsBox 2, Folder 8
    • Liberation School for Women Poster (2 copies)Box 2, Folder 9
    • Mailing Lists for various women's groups and organizations to try as sponsors.Box 2, Folder 10
    • “Catalog”, spring, 1975 (16pp.).Box 2, Folder 11
  • Topical files, including papers and reprints
    • AnthropologyBox 3, Folder 1
      • Judy Hicks. An Anthropological Approach to the Position of Women. 2pp.Box 3, Folder 1
      • Evelyn Reed. Women and the Family. 4pp. from The Militant, August 15, 1969.Box 3, Folder 1
      • Marilyn Salek. The Roots of Sexism. 57pp. Class paper for Jennifer Knauss, History of Women's Liberation Movements.Box 3, Folder 1
    • Black WomenBox 3, Folder 2
      • Frances M. Beal. Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Female. 6pp. (2 copies)Box 3, Folder 2
      • Marlene Dixon. A Program for National Agitation for the Women's Liberation Front in Colleges and Universities. Working Draft. 7pp.Box 3, Folder 2
      • Patricia M. Robinson. The Position of Black Women. 4pp.Box 3, Folder 2
    • Equal Rights Amendment; Knauss notes and NOW flyers.Box 3, Folder 3
    • History. Jenny Knauss (?). Why Women's History? 4pp. Knauss notes and outlines.Box 3, Folder 4
    • Literature; books lists, catalogues.Box 3, Folder 5
    • Media; misc. clippings.Box 3, Folder 6
    • PsychologyBox 3, Folder 7
      • Knauss notes; clippings.Box 3, Folder 7
      • Matina Horner. Woman's Will to Fail. Psychology Today, November, 1969. 4pp.Box 3, Folder 7
      • Anne Koedt. The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm. 6pp.Box 3, Folder 7
      • Judith Long Laws. The Social Psychology of Women: Shibboleths & Lacunae. 14pp.Box 3, Folder 7
      • Paul S. Rosenkrantz and Susan R. Vogel. Sex-role Stereotypes and Clinical Judgments of Mental Health. 1970. 7pp.Box 3, Folder 7
      • Naomi Weisstein. Kinder, Kuche, Kirche as Scientific Law. 8pp. (2 copies).Box 3, Folder 7
    • Small Group. Knauss notes. Ronnie Lichtman. Sisterhood and the Small Group. 2pp.Box 3, Folder 8
    • U.S. Dept. of Labor. Women's Bureau. Miscellaneous brochures.Box 3, Folder 9
    • Women and work/economyBox 3, Folder 10
      • Anne Avise. A Semi-annotated Bibliography on Women and Work in America. 6pp. Class paper for Jenny Knauss, History of Women's Liberation, 1970Box 3, Folder 10
      • Sandra Bem and Daryl Bem. Sex-Segregated Want Ads: Do They Discourage Female Job Applicants? 4pp.Box 3, Folder 10
      • Joan Jordon. The Place of American Women: Economic Exploitation of Women. 1968. 12pp.Box 3, Folder 10
      • Elinor Langer. The Women of the Telephone Company. 24pp.Box 3, Folder 10
      • On-the-Job Oppression of Working Women. A collection of articles. 10pp.Box 3, Folder 10
      • Ilene Winkler. Women Workers: The Forgotten Third of the Working Class. 16pp.Box 3, Folder 10
      • Women and Socialism. Women in the Liberation Struggle—and Overview. Ma Bell Has Fleas—and a Lot of Angry Workers. from Red Papers, no. 3. 15pp.Box 3, Folder 10
      • Miscellaneous “fact” sheets and news clippingsBox 3, Folder 10
    • Knauss notesBox 3, Folder 11
    • Women and Higher EducationBox 3, Folder 12
      • Jo Freeman. Women on the Social Science Faculties since 1892. Draft of speech. 14pp.Box 3, Folder 12
      • Nancy H. McMillin. Position Paper on Women. 1969. 7pp.Box 3, Folder 12
      • Marcia Rothenberg. Working Paper for Structure of the Progress, Program Commission 4, and for Women's Workshop: Part-time Teachers in the University. 2pp.Box 3, Folder 12
      • Political Science Women's Caucus essay on teachers' comments about women students. 3pp.Box 3, Folder 12
      • Flyer on Trends in Higher Education Conference. Sponsored by New University Conference. March 11-12.Box 3, Folder 12
    • Women in Theater; Knauss notes.Box 3, Folder 13
    • Women's Liberation PlaysBox 3, Folder 14
      • Susie Goes to College. 5pp.Box 3, Folder 14
      • Up Against the Economy; the Story of Sharon America. 10pp.Box 3, Folder 14
    • Women Under SocialismBox 3, Folder 15
      • Judith Musick. Kibbutz Women and Children. 30pp. Class paper for J. Knauss, History of Women's Liberation, 1970.Box 3, Folder 15
      • Bibliography for Women in Socialist Countries. By Jenny Knauss and colleagues, perhaps for Liberation School for Women of the CWLU.Box 3, Folder 15
      • Miscellaneous clippings and a few Knauss notes.Box 3, Folder 15
  • Chicago Women's Health Movement
    • History, 1969-1975Box 4, Folder 1
      • Jenny Knauss. The Women's Health Movement in the Windy City. 15 pp. Draft.Box 4, Folder 1
      • Helen Marieskind and Barbara Ehrenreich. The Women's Health Movement: A Political and Historical Perspective. 24pp. Draft.Box 4, Folder 1
      • Miscellaneous summaries of groups: health centers, WATCH (Women Act to Control Healthcare), abortion movement.Box 4, Folder 1
    • Alice Hamilton Women's Health Center. Description, flyers, mailing lists, history in a letter to J. Knauss.Box 4, Folder 2
    • American Public Health Association, Clippings, etc., 1977-1978Box 4, Folder 3
    • Bilingual Health ProjectBox 4, Folder 4
      • Description, flyers, brochure, meeting minutes.Box 4, Folder 4
      • Part of a paper on sterilization abuse which was part of project. 9pp.Box 4, Folder 4
      • Sterilization as Social Control—outline. 7pp.Box 4, Folder 4
    • C.E.S.A. (Committee to End Sterilization Abuse)Box 4, Folder 5
      • Handout; J. Knauss notes; clippings.Box 4, Folder 5
      • Minutes of September 15, 1975 meeting. 4pp.Box 4, Folder 5
      • Public Citizen's Health Research Group. Sterilization Without Consent: Teaching Hospital Violations of HEW Regulations. 1975. 10pp.Box 4, Folder 5
    • Chicago Health Systems AgencyBox 4, Folder 6
      • Lauren Crawford. Testimony on the City of Chicago Health Systems Agency Plan for the Chicago Women's Health Task Force. November 8, 1977. 3 pp.Box 4, Folder 6
      • David Simmons. Testimony of the Chicago Area Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (CACOSH). November 8, 1977. 3pp.2Box 4, Folder 6
      • Mary Wozniak. Association of Health Care Consumers Testimony on the Health Systems Plan. November 8, 1977. 6pp.Box 4, Folder 6
    • Chicago Women's Health Center: J. Knauss notes and draftBox 4, Folder 7
    • Mailing List, May 1978Box 4, Folder 8
    • Chicago Women's Health Task ForceBox 4, Folder 9
      • History of Chicago women's health in flyers, memos, on various topics.Box 4, Folder 9
      • J. Knauss notes and drafts of descriptions of: health centers, WATCH, Abortion Task Force, Women's Hospital Project.Box 4, Folder 9
    • Committee to Save Cook County HospitalBox 4, Folder 10
      • Sample letters; flyers; clippingsBox 4, Folder 10
      • R.L. Cohen. Hard Times at the Cooker. 7pp.Box 4, Folder 10
      • The Committee…Statement to Chicago Health Systems Agency Hearing on the Proposed Health Systems Plan (November 8, 1977). 4pp.Box 4, Folder 10
    • J. Knauss notes.Box 4, Folder 11
    • Concerned Rush StudentsBox 4, Folder 12
      • Concerned Medical Students. (In) human Experimentation: How It Happens at Pres-St. Luke's. 5pp.Box 4, Folder 12
      • Concerned Medical Students. Issues of Quality and Inequality: a Critical Look at Ob-Gyn Care. 5pp.Box 4, Folder 12
      • Naomi Kistin and Gordy Schiff. Health Mini-Plenary Talk. March 14, 1977. 3pp.Box 4, Folder 12
      • Flyers and J. Knauss notes.Box 4, Folder 12
    • Consumer Health Planning and Development Association of Illinois (CHPDA) Proposal. 6pp.Box 4, Folder 13
    • Cook County Hospital Nurses' Strike., 1972Box 4, Folder 14
      • Pat Girczyc, R.N. and Lauren Crawford (CWLU). History. Draft and copies. 3pp.Box 4, Folder 14
    • Cook Country Hospital Nurses' Strike. J. Knauss notes.Box 4, Folder 15
    • Emma Goldman Women's Health Center; J. Knauss notes and description draftBox 4, Folder 16
    • Fritzi Englestein Health FairBox 4, Folder 17
    • Gwynne Seminar Sessions; list of topics, J. Knauss notes.Box 4, Folder 18
    • Health Group; Minutes; mailing lists., (1976)Box 4, Folder 19
    • Health Professions Special Projects Grant; draft, 6pp.Box 4, Folder 20
    • HealthRight: Mailing list. Correspondence with Jenny Knauss and Lauren Crawford, 9pp. from Heleena van Raan or Naomi Fatt., 1976-1977Box 4, Folder 21
    • H.E.R.S. (Health Evaluation and Referral Service of C.W.L.U.)Box 4, Folder 22
      • Description; news release of HERS Healthy Kit; draft of HealthRight article; clippings; J. Knauss notes.Box 4, Folder 22
    • Illinois Nurses Association (INA); flyers, J. Knauss notes.Box 4, Folder 23
    • I.P.A.C. (Illinois Public Action Coalition)Box 4, Folder 24
      • Memos distributed describing plan of operation for a health care coalition, (1979)Box 4, Folder 24
    • “Manpower Comparative Teams”Box 4, Folder 25
      • J. Knauss notesBox 4, Folder 25
      • Courtney B. Wood, et al. An Experiment to Reverse Health-Related Problems in Slum Housing Maintenance. AJPH, 3pp., May, 1974Box 4, Folder 25
      • E. Maurice Backett. review of Milton I. Roemer, The Organization of Medical Care under Social Security. The Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly, 4pp., October, 1970Box 4, Folder 25
    • Mujeres Latinas en Accion (Latin Women in Action). Flyers and some correspondence, 6pp., 1976Box 4, Folder 26
    • National Health Insurance.Box 4, Folder 27
      • National Health Insurance Issues. G.P.O. 7pp., n.d.Box 4, Folder 27
      • Jennifer Knauss. Testimony Before DHEW on National Health Insurance, Chicago. October 27, 1977. 2pp. Also correspondence from DHEW with J.K., 3pp., 1977Box 4, Folder 27
    • Shrew. Women's Liberation Workshop.Box 4, Folder 28
      • ALS to Jenny Knauss from Sheila Rowbotham, London, England, n.d. 4pp.Box 4, Folder 28
  • Women's Health Care and Abortion
    • W.A.T.C.H. (Women Act to Control Health Care). Draft of description; correspondence with Lauren Crawford about future of organization, 6pp., 1974Box 5, Folder 1
    • W.I.C.C.A. (Women In Crisis Can Act). Working statement memo, 3pp., 1974Box 5, Folder 2
    • Womancare ClinicBox 5, Folder 3
      • Open letter to San Diego Community: Decision to quit Womancare Clinic, January 15, 1976, 4pp. from Sharon Weremiuk.Box 5, Folder 3
    • A Woman's Place (Athol, New York)Box 5, Folder 4
      • Workshop Schedule for fall/winter; financial report., 1976-1977Box 5, Folder 4
    • Women's Health NetworkBox 5, Folder 5
      • Mailing lists; J. Knauss notes; minutes of meetings; notices; copies of correspondence from the Boston Women's Health Collective, July, 1976Box 5, Folder 5
      • Health Task Force questionnaire from Illinois Women's Agenda, 4pp.Box 5, Folder 5
    • Women's Information Exchange; mailing list from session on November 6-7, 1972.Box 5, Folder 6
    • Women's Liberation Center—SouthsideBox 5, Folder 7
      • Mailings, include information on JANE., January-March, 1970Box 5, Folder 7
    • Women's Health LeafletsBox 5, Folder 8
      • Miscellaneous handouts prepared by CWLU Health Workgroup on hysterectomy, menopause, D.E.S., birth control, rape, etc. in English and in Spanish.Box 5, Folder 8
    • Women's Health Leaflets, manuscripts of Spanish translations.Box 5, Folder 9
    • Women's Health Care, J. Knauss typescriptsBox 5, Folder 10
      • Women's Health Groups Testimony Ideas. 2pp.Box 5, Folder 10
      • The Health Care System—What's Wrong? 4pp.Box 5, Folder 10
    • AbortionBox 5, Folder 11
      • General information—photocopies of articles; J. Knauss notes.Box 5, Folder 11
      • Abortion Crisis (typescript, 5pp.)Box 5, Folder 11
      • Jean Pakter and Frieda G. Nelson. Effects of a Liberalized Abortion Law in New York City. 1972 rpt. 9pp.Box 5, Folder 11
      • Jean Pakter. An 18 Month Experience in New York City with the Liberalized Abortion Law. 1972 rpt. 18pp.Box 5, Folder 11
    • Abortion newspaper clippings, mostly, 1977Box 5, Folder 12
    • Abortion Rights, J. Knauss notes and information on contacts for July 6 meeting.Box 5, Folder 13
    • Abortion reprintsBox 5, Folder 14
      • Lynn Phillips. Birth Control and Abortion: Some Things to Worry About. 15pp.Box 5, Folder 14
      • Nancy Stearns. Current Legal Status of Abortion Laws Throughout the Country. 1971. 2pp.Box 5, Folder 14
      • Wampole's 2-Hour Pregnancy UCG Test. 4pp.Box 5, Folder 14
      • Women's Health & Abortion Project. Saline Abortions. 8pp.Box 5, Folder 14
    • Abortion Demonstration. July 7, 1977. Newspaper clippings.Box 5, Folder 15
    • Abortion Rally. August 6, 1977. Flyers, newspaper clippings, J, Knauss notes, schedule for the day.Box 5, Folder 16
    • Ad Hoc Committee. August 11 (1977) Coalition. J. Knauss notes, flyers, handouts, position statements, list of contacts.Box 5, Folder 17
    • Abortion Task Force; membership list; fact sheets on Chicago area hospitals and abortions; Abortion Calendar—1973.Box 6, Folder 1
      • Street Theater—Abortion (play). 5pp.Box 6, Folder 1
      • Abortion Task Force reports on communities (including Evanston). 10pp.Box 6, Folder 1
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Abortion Rights, J. Knauss notes; flyers; handouts; photocopies of clips., 1977-1978Box 6, Folder 2
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Abortion Rights, July 6, 1977 meeting. J. Knauss notes; flyers; letter drafts.Box 6, Folder 3
    • JANE. Counseling Service of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union organized by the Womens Liberation Center at 5406 S. Dorchester.Box 6, Folder 4
      • Flyers, handouts.Box 6, Folder 4
      • Pauline Bart. Unalienating Abortion, Demystifying Depression, and Restoring Rape Victims. 30pp.Box 6, Folder 4
      • JANE. The Most Remarkable Abortion Story Ever Told. from Voices, June, 1973. 18pp.Box 6, Folder 4
      • On Learning to do the procedure ourselves… 2pp. draft.Box 6, Folder 4
    • JANE. Abortion 7 Defense Fund. Fact Sheet.Box 6, Folder 5
      • CWLU letter with petition, 5/30/72. More petition blanks.Box 6, Folder 5
    • Medical Center Coalition for Abortion Rights. 10/20/77 Rally. Flyers, handouts, news releases, sample letters.Box 6, Folder 6
    • New American Movement. Abortion proposal.Box 6, Folder 7
    • Abortion Surveillance—J. Knauss notesBox 6, Folder 8
      • Connections Between Multinational Corporations and the Fiscal Crisis (specifically abortion cutbacks). Draft. 3pp. By Knauss?Box 6, Folder 8
      • Raye Hudson Rosen. The Patient's View of the Role of the Primary Care Physician in Abortion. 3pp.Box 6, Folder 8
      • State Center for Health Statistics. Induced Abortions in Illinois 1973 to 1975. 18pp.Box 6, Folder 8
      • Martha Robinson. Medicaid Coverage of Abortions in New York City: Costs and Benefits. 7pp.Box 6, Folder 8
      • Abraham Lash, et al. A Survey of over 20,000 Abortions at Cook County Hospital, 7pp., (1961-1965)Box 6, Folder 8
    • Birth Control; flyers, notes.Box 6, Folder 9
      • Lynn Phillips. Birth Control and Abortion: Some Things to Worry About. 15pp.Box 6, Folder 9
    • A View from the Loop (The Women's Health Movement in Chicago). Article by J. Knauss and others on the history of JANE and other women's health groups in Chicago.Box 6, Folder 10
      • Typescript. 12pp. Printed sheet published by HealthRight.Box 6, Folder 10
      • Abortion Task Force. 2pp.Box 6, Folder 10
      • The Women's Hospital Project. 2pp.Box 6, Folder 10
      • Health Evaluation and Referral Service (HERS). 2pp. all used as background for article.Box 6, Folder 10
    • Miscellaneous Jenny Knauss notes on feminists, ERA, International Women's Day, abortion, etc.Box 6, Folder 11
    • More J. Knauss notes, including some from classes.Box 6, Folder 12
    • More J. Knauss notes, including some from classes.Box 6, Folder 13
  • Women's Liberation Materials
    • Cell 16 (Cambridge, Mass.). Position statement. 3pp.Box 7, Folder 1
    • Chicago Radical Women's Conference Proposal for October 31, November 1, 2, 1969.Box 7, Folder 2
    • National Organization for Women (NOW)Box 7, Folder 3
      • Courtesy copy of Act Now vol. 2 #9, Oct. 1970Box 7, Folder 3
      • Brochure and flyersBox 7, Folder 3
    • New University Conference (NUC) Women's CaucusBox 7, Folder 4
      • Pamphlets and position papersBox 7, Folder 4
        • New University Conference. Free Women. 24pp.Box 7, Folder 4
        • Heather Booth, Day Creamer, Diane Horwitz. Socialist Feminism. 5pp.Box 7, Folder 4
        • CWLU and NUC. To: Organizers of the New American Movement. August 22, 1971. 5pp.Box 7, Folder 4
        • Evi Goldfield. Some Thoughts on the Women's Liberation Movement. (Marxist) 8pp.Box 7, Folder 4
        • Ann Kaplan. Organizing Women Students. 3pp.Box 7, Folder 4
        • Marge Piercy. The Grand Coolie Dam. 14pp.Box 7, Folder 4
        • Vanauken. Freedom for Movement Girls—Now. 1968. 8pp.Box 7, Folder 4
      • Mailing list of NUC women; flyers.Box 7, Folder 4
    • S.P.A.Z.M. (Berkeley, CA)Box 7, Folder 5
      • International Women's Day lists; bibliographies.Box 7, Folder 5
    • Women's Studies Courses, J. Knauss notesBox 7, Folder 6
    • Women's Studies Courses, miscellaneous syllabi, brochures and bibliographies from courses all over U.S., 1970-1971Box 7, Folder 7
    • Position PapersBox 7, Folder 8
    • Barbara Ehrenreich. Reply to comments on speech at Yellow SpringsBox 7, Folder 9
      • Conference. December 17, 1975. 6pp.Box 7, Folder 9
      • Comments on B.E.'s speech by group. 21pp.Box 7, Folder 9
      • Joreen. The BITCH Manifesto. 6pp.Box 7, Folder 9
      • Joreen. The 51% Minority Group: A Statistical Essay. 8pp.Box 7, Folder 9
      • Ronnie Lichtman. Sisterhood and the Small Group. 3pp.Box 7, Folder 9
      • Lynn O'Connor. Male Supremacy. 8pp.Box 7, Folder 9
      • Helen Rodriguez-Trias. A Young Woman's Death: Would Health Rights Have Prevented It? 1974. 10pp.Box 7, Folder 9
      • Sandra Schwartz Tangri. Occupational Aspirations and Experiences of College Women. 1971. 7pp.Box 7, Folder 9
      • Vanauken. Freedom for Movement Girls—Now. 1969. 7pp.Box 7, Folder 9
      • Why is there a need for a women's liberation movement? 5pp.Box 7, Folder 9
      • Jean Schmitz. The Model of Woman Seen in Three French Plays. 1971> J. Knauss class. 10pp.Box 7, Folder 9
      • Priscilla Zirker. Capitalist Culture and the Family. 3pp.Box 7, Folder 9
      • Elizabeth Diggs. Can Capitalism Meet Demands of Women's Liberation. 5pp.Box 7, Folder 9
      • Revolutionary People's Constitutional Convention Plenary Session Workshop Reports. 6pp.Box 7, Folder 9
    • Women's Liberation reprints and photocopies.Box 7, Folder 10
      • Alice Kessler Harris and Bertram Silverman. Women in Advanced Capitalism. 7pp.Box 7, Folder 10
      • Marcia Slater Johnston. Justice for Women: Separate but Equal? 12pp.Box 7, Folder 10
      • Gloria Steinem. Women's Liberation Aims to Free Men, Too. 1970. 2pp.Box 7, Folder 10
      • Nancy Stokley. Witch. 2pp.Box 7, Folder 10
      • Meredith Tax. Why We Support the ERA. 2pp.Box 7, Folder 10
      • Ann Tompkins. Constructive Criticism and Self Criticism. 12pp.Box 7, Folder 10
      • Betsy Warrior. Females and Welfare. 2pp.Box 7, Folder 10
    • Miscellaneous reprintsBox 7, Folder 11
    • Clippings.Box 7, Folder 12
    • Miscellaneous handouts.Box 7, Folder 13
    • Flyers and broadsides.Box 7, Folder 14
  • Miscellaneous reprints on various topics.
    • Miscellaneous photocopies on various topics.Box 8, Folder 1
      • Clippings. Miscellaneous handouts. Flyers and broadsides.Box 8, Folder 1
    • SerialsBox 8, Folder 2
      • Anarchy. London. no. 17. n.d.Box 8, Folder 2
      • Haymarket Memorial Street Sheet. no. 4/5. n.d.Box 8, Folder 2
      • Health Law Newsletter. Los Angeles. #66. October, 1976.Box 8, Folder 2
      • Health/PAC Bulletin. San Francisco. no. 62. Jan./Feb. 1975.Box 8, Folder 2
      • HealthRight. New York. v. 1 #2. Winter, 1975; v. 2 #2, 1975-1976.Box 8, Folder 2
      • Killer Dyke. v. 1 #1. September, 1971.Box 8, Folder 2
      • Lilith. Seattle. Spring, 1969.Box 8, Folder 2
      • Options. Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights. Washington, D.C. V. 4 #10, Dec./Jan., 1978.Box 8, Folder 2
    • New University Conference. Newsletter. Chicago. n.d.; v. 3 #8, Dec. 15, 1969.Box 8, Folder 3
      • New University Conference Women's Caucus Newsletter. Chicago. #1 - #5, #7 #8. 1970-1971. (2 copies of some)Box 8, Folder 3
    • Radical Teacher. Chicago. n.n. December 30, 1969.Box 8, Folder 4
      • Radical Therapist. Minot, ND. v. 1 #1. April/May, 1970.Box 8, Folder 4
      • Rat. New York. n.n. May 8-21; #17, Dec. 17-Jan. 6.Box 8, Folder 4
      • Rough Times. West Somerville, MA. v. 3 #1. Sept., 1972.Box 8, Folder 4
    • She. Northbrook, IL. v. 2 #8. July, 1977.Box 8, Folder 5
      • Shrew. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. n.n. Dec. 1970.Box 8, Folder 5
      • Spark. Chicago. v. 3 #3. n.d.Box 8, Folder 5
      • Socialist Woman. West Bridgford, England. v. 2 #3. July/August, 1970.Box 8, Folder 5
      • Women's Health Services. New Haven, CT. v. 2 #2, July, 1977.Box 8, Folder 5
      • Women's Struggle. London. v. 3 #2. n.d.Box 8, Folder 5
    • Spokeswoman. Chicago. v. 1 #1, #7; v. 2 #11. 1970-1972.Box 8, Folder 6
  • Serials and pamphlets
    • Chicago Women's Liberation Union. C.W.L.U. News. Chicago., 1970-1976Box 9, Folder 1
        Note:  Note: Some of the issues of C.W.L.U. News were donated by Peg Strobel.
    • Chicago Women's Liberation Union. C.W.L.U. News. Chicago., 1970-1976Box 9, Folder 2
        Note:  Note: Some of the issues of C.W.L.U. News were donated by Peg Strobel.
    • Chicago Women's Liberation Union. C.W.L.U. News. Chicago., 1970-1976Box 9, Folder 3
        Note:  Note: Some of the issues of C.W.L.U. News were donated by Peg Strobel.
    • Chicago Women's Liberation Union. C.W.L.U. News. Chicago., 1970-1976Box 9, Folder 4
        Note:  Note: Some of the issues of C.W.L.U. News were donated by Peg Strobel.
    • Chicago Women's Liberation Union. C.W.L.U. News. Chicago., 1970-1976Box 9, Folder 5
        Note:  Note: Some of the issues of C.W.L.U. News were donated by Peg Strobel.
    • Pam Allen. Free Space: A Perspective on the Small Group in Women's Liberation. Albany, CA. n.d.Box 9, Folder 6
      • Students Society of McGill University. Birth Control Handbook . Montreal, 1969.Box 9, Folder 6
      • Fidel Castro and Linda Jenness. Women and the Cuban Revolution. New York. January, 1970.Box 9, Folder 6
      • Dana Densmore. Sex Roles and Female Oppression. Boston, MA. n.d.Box 9, Folder 6
      • A Dictionary of Women's Liberation. n.p., n.d. v. 1 #1.Box 9, Folder 6
    • Helen Mayer Hacker. Women as a Minority Group. 1951.Box 9, Folder 7
      • Florence Howe. Female Studies: no. 2. Pittsburgh, n.d.Box 9, Folder 7
      • I am Furious (Female). Detroit, n.d.Box 9, Folder 7
      • Beverly Jones and Judith Brown. Toward a Female Liberation Movement. Boston, n.d.Box 9, Folder 7
      • George Novack. Revolutionary Dynamics of Women's Liberation. New York, 1969.Box 9, Folder 7
      • Women: A Guide to Sources of Information. Chicago, 1976.Box 9, Folder 7