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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...
Dates: 1950-2005; Other: Date acquired: 01/12/2009
Abstract Aleta Styers was president of the Chicago chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW; founded in 1966 in Washington, D.C.). The material in this collection relates to the formation and early history of the Chicago chapter of NOW as well as the Illinois branch of the organization, between 1966 and 1972.