Women's rights -- Congresses
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The International Council of Women, founded in 1888, was one of the first international women's organizations. The second international conference of the National Woman Suffrage Association, called by Susan B. Anthony, May Wright Sewall, and other suffragists, created the ICW. This is a small collection, including correspondence, minutes and committee reports, records of international conferences, constitutions, membership lists, and publications, including biographical information on ICW...
Dates of Materials: 1888 - 1981
Overview International women's organization. Records consist of administrative and project files; correspondence with funding agencies and project participants; board minutes and agendas; and the records of the NGO Planning Committees. These include documentation of all four International Women's Year Tribunes, held in Mexico City (1975), Copenhagen (1980), Nairobi (1985), Beijing (1995), and the "Beijing +5" conference in 2000.
Dates of Materials: 1970 - 2000
Overview This collection contains small amounts of primarily printed materials on women's professional, social, political, charitable, and patriotic organizations. Also included are women's rights groups and organizations for consumer advocacy, ethnic and racial equality, community service, civic improvement, social welfare, labor advocacy, war relief, and animal rights. National and local organizations in the U.S. are represented, as well as other countries, especially Canada, England, Germany, India,...
Dates of Materials: 1824-2011 (ongoing)
Overview The National Congress of Neighborhood Women (NCNW) is a feminist grassroots network. The primary goal of this organization was to empower poor and working-class women to become community leaders. The collection offers valuable source material for the study of working-class feminist organizing; urban studies; and women in community development. Also documented are the inner workings of grassroots organizing, with all of the personal and political dynamics that come with incorporating a feminist...
Dates of Materials: 1970 - 2013
Overview Pacifist organization, Peace activists. Records contain printed materials dating from the founding in 1946 to its investigation by HUAC in 1949; publications of international affiliates; and records of congresses sponsored by WIDF between 1945 and 1969, primarily from the World Congress of Women held in Helsinki in 1969. Included is a biography of the founder Eugenie Cotton; correspondence of the Congress of American Women (American affiliate); and materials relating to the Vietnam War and...
Dates of Materials: 1945-1979
Overview This collection contains both printed materials and original sources documenting the broad spectrum of women's rights struggles and movements from the late eighteenth century to the present, primarily in the United States. Materials include biographical writings on individuals who made significant contributions to women's rights; an important concentration of sources on women's rights conferences and conventions; records pertaining to the E.R.A. fight; records of the President's Commission on...
Dates of Materials: 1789-2000; Majority of material found within 1864-1983