This collection consists of Clarke’s working files for the Illinois Commission on the Status of Women from 1980 – 1986 and for the Illinois Citizens Council on Women from 1986 – 1998. Her primary alphabetical arrangement has been retained, so that there are basic chronological files for the work of each commission as well as subject files for interest areas or topics she researched for her subcommittee work. Files have not been rearranged to make one section more comprehensive than another, so both the chronological section for each group, as well as the subject files for particular topics should be consulted. Files include agendas, reports, memos, correspondence, minutes, hearing testimonies and reports, periodical issues and articles, newspaper clippings, brochures, and summaries of legislation and proposed bills. Annual reports to the Illinois General Assembly are also included.