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Overview The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH) was founded in 1977 as the Illinois Caucus on Teenage Pregnancy. Jenny Knauss served as the Executive Director of the Illinois Caucus on Teenage Pregnancy from 1983-2002. In 1991 the name of the organization was changed to the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, reflecting the expanded focus to other issues affecting adolescent health and welfare. Health activists in the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union, including Jenny Knauss, worked to...
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 Jenny Knauss Papers consist of personal material and files and fill 13 boxes, arranged in 4 series: Correspondence; Personal Planners; Miscellaneous Materials; and Photographs. The bulk of the collection consists of personal correspondence, mostly...