Elaine Day LaTourelle papers, 1967-1977  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
LaTourelle, Elaine
Title
Elaine Day LaTourelle papers
Dates
1967-1977 (inclusive)
Quantity
8.42 cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection Number
4587 (Accession No. 4587-001)
Summary
Papers of a feminist and charter members of the National Organization for Women (NOW) documenting her feminist activities and work with NOW
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

One of the organizers and charter members of the National Organization for Women (NOW) Seattle chapter, LaTourelle also served it in several leadership capacities between 1970 and 1980, including a term as president in 1972. LaTourelle was also active in the national organization of NOW, serving as the National Legislative Vice President for two years.

During the decade of the 1970s, LaTourelle also helped to organize and lead a variety of efforts which sought to address several national issues at the city, county and state level, including divorce reform, child care, justice for women offenders, sexism and racism in school textbooks, violence against women, the scarcity of women political candidates, and fair housing and employment.

Elaine Day LaTourelle received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Washington and her masters in architecture at Yale. She practiced with her husband as The LaTourelle Associates from 1968-1980. As part of that work she did a comprensive plan for the Tulalip Tribes. She then practiced as Elaine Day LaTourelle and Associates. She served on the faculty of the University of Washington from 1975-1990, and currently holds the position of Professor Emeritus.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, budgets, history files, subject files, committee files, grant application, newsletters, printed matter and clippings. The papers document LaTourelle's feminist activities, particularly her work with the National Organization for Women (NOW).

LaTourelle's local and national level activities for NOW form two substantial subgroups within these papers. Of particular note are the Seattle NOW chapter's efforts on behalf of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  National Organization for Women - Legislative Vice President and Topics, 1967-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1
Biographical/Historical Features
undated
1
ASPO Conference
1971-1975
1
"A Unique Competence: A Study of Equal Employment in the Bell System"
undated
1
Abortion/Sterilization
1973-1976
1
Affirmative Action Crisis
1976
1
Affirmative Action - Jobs
1971-1976
1
Affirmative Action Fair Employment Info
1971-1974
1
Affirmative Action Info - Job Discrimination
1971-1974
1
Women in Arts
1972-1974
1
Articles of Interest - Misc
1972-1974
1
Assertiveness (Tapes) Training
1974
1
Budget (Program and Leg)
1974-1976
1
Correspondence, General
1974-1976
1
Financial Status of NOW Inc. - Correspondence
1976
1
Careers for Women
1974
1
Child Care
1972-1976
1
Correspondence, Legislation
1974-1976
1
Committee Meetings - How to Run
undated
1
Coalitions
1973
1
Compliance
1973-1977
1
Credit - Finance and Taxes
1973-1976
1
Democratic National Convention
1976
1
Endorsement of Candidates
1975-1976
1
Women and the Environment
1973-1974
1
General Correspondence
1976
2
ERA America
1973-1977
2
ERA
1973-1976
2
Anti-ERA
1975
2
Prostitution
1970-197
2
Regional Conference
1975-1976
2
Religion
1973-1974
2
Rally for Equal Rights
1976
2
Rape - Seattle
1973-1974
2
Rape - Various Topics
1972-1976
2
Original Grant Masters - Rape
1975
2
"Jonathan Seagull"
1975
2
Sears
1974-1975
2
Sexuality and Lesbianism
1973-1975
2
Social Security
undated
2
Spokeswomen
1972-1976
2
Women in Sports
1974-1975
2
State Now Offices Kit Info
undated
2
Statistics
1967-1976
2
Supporters, Addresses
1976

Series 2:  NOW - Topics and Press Clippings, 1970-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3
Marriage Contract
1972-1976
3
Marriage, Divorce, and Family Relations
1971-1976
3
NOW Maternity Action
undated
3
Correspondence from and for Melissa T.
1976
3
Media - King, etc.
1973-1975
3
Membership Service
1976
3
Michigan Chapter NOW
1976
3
Military Women
1975-1976
3
Minority and Women's Rights
1973-1974
3
Miscellaneous
1974-1976
3
Newsletters, Compliance
1972-1975
3
Do It Now, Newsletters
1972-1977
3
Newsletters, Misc. Chapter 5
1973-1975
3
NYC Default
1975
3
Office of Women's Rights
1974-1975
3
NOW Press Releases and Contacts
1973-1975
3
Older Women
1973-1975
3
Oklahoma Chapter NOW
1976
3
NOW Paralegals and Cases
1974-1975
3
Personnel and NOW Employee Split
1975
3
Police
1974
3
Women and Poverty
1970-1976
3
Presidential Campaign
1976
3
Prisons
1972-1974
3
Women in Prison
1972-1973

Series 3:  NOW - Local and National, 1967-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4
Pamphlets
1973-1975
4
Issues - Task Force
1974-1975
4
NOW General
1973-1974
4
8th National Conference
October 1975
4
6th National NOW Conference
February 1973
4
7th National Conference
May 1974
4
Procurement Procedure Proposals
1973-1974
4
NOW Local - Political Caucus
1975
4
By-Laws
1976
4
Articles, Poetry, etc.
1967, 1974
4
Procurement Procedures
1974-1976
4
NOW Grievances and Conflict
1973
4
NOW Resolutions
1972-1974
4
Resolutions NOW
1974-1975
4
Old Legislative
1973-1975
4
Newsletter
1973-1975
4
NOW - Washington Association
1973-1976
4
Washington Newsletters
1974-1976
4
Seattle Chapter
1972-1975
4
Local Miscellaneous - Bylaws, Undated Stuff
undated
5
Family Violence
1975-1976
5
Feminist Consultants
1973-1974
5
Food Stamps
1976
5
Full Employment
1976
5
Gay Rights Legislation
1973-1976
5
Governors
1976
5
Government Files
1975
5
Papers from G.W.A.N.
1972
5
Guidelines for Starting a New Chapter
undated
5
Women and Health
1973-1975
5
Women and Housing
1975-1976
5
Houston Suit
1975
5
Ideals for Visuals
1971-1972
5
Insurance
1973-1975
5
International Women's Year
1975
5
Justice for Women
1972-1974
5
Labels
1975, undated
5
Extra Labels (Deleted for Mailings)
undated
5
Labor Unions
1973-1975
5
Legislative Office Staff Applications
1975-1976
5
Legislative Program
1975-1976
5
Legislative Mailings
1974-1976
5
Weekly Report - Legislative Office
1976
5
State Legislative Coordinators
1975-1976
5
Lobbying
1974-1976
5
Chapters Using Legislative Information
1976
6
Task Force Coordinator, National
1974-1975
6
Telcons - Misc.
1975
6
Testimony
1974-1976
6
Timber Bill
1976
6
Title IX
1976
6
Title XX
1975-1976
6
U.S. Women's Agenda
1975
6
Wash. Com. on the Humanities
1976
6
Washington Women's Representative
1975-1976
6
Where to Get - Info
1970-1976
6
Project on the Status and Education of Women
1972-1975
6
Women's Election Central
1976
6
Women Employed
1973-1976
6
Women in Seattle
1976
6
Volunteerism
1972-1974
6
Women Surge
1975-1976

Series 4:  SV Workshop/CIT-PART-IWY (Delegate Washington State to National), 1968-1977Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6
Elaine LaTourelle Personal Papers
1975, undated
6
Citizen Participation
1976
6
Seattle NOW Washington Humanities Grant Proposal
1974
6
Times Changing
1968-1977
6
Alternative for Washington
1974, undated
6
ERA Target Info/Status of States
1976-1977
6
Clippings
1977
6
Citizen Participation
undated
6
IWY Conference Manuel
1976-1977
6
TAMS - POS - Working Drawings
1977
6
Official Record
undated
6
ERA Press
1977
6
Pamphlets and Booklets
1977

Series 5:  NOW National, 1973-1977Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7
EDL Legislative Alerts
1976-1977
7
NOW Finance and Fundraising
1973-1975
7
National Board Expenses
1974
7
Budget
1974-1976
7
Wilma Scott Heide General Correspondence
1972-1973
7
Elections
1973-1974
7
L.D.E.F.
1972-1977
7
Board Conflict
1973-1975
7
Misc. Notes - Dates and Places Not Known
undated
7
Midwest and Western Regional Conference
1973
7
National Board Correspondence
1973-1974
7
Board Installation
1974
7
Denver Board Meeting
November 1974
7
New Orleans Board Meeting
December 1974
7
Spokane Expo
1974
7
Kansas City Board Meeting
April 1975, July 1975
7
St. Louis Board Meeting
May 1975
7
Correspondence
August 1975
7
Master Board Report
December 6-7, 1975
7
San Diego Board Meeting
December 6-7, 1975
7
Phoenix Board Meeting
January 24-25, 1976
7
Washington Board Meeting
April 1976
7
Cleveland Board Meeting
June 1976
7
Minneapolis
August 6-7, 1976
7
NOW National Conference
April 1977

Series 6:  NOW Board, Equal Rights Amendment, 1973-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8
Shadow Over ERA
1973
8
ERA
1970-1974
8
NOW National Board Minutes
1971-1974
8
Phoenix, Arizona
January 1976
8
New Orleans, Louisiana
December 1974
8
Boston NOW Board Meeting
August 3-4, 1974
8
Houston Board Meeting
May 1974
8
Princeton Board Meeting
April 1974
8
St. Louis, Missouri
November 10-11, 1973
8
San Francisco Board Meeting
July 1973
8
Chicago, Illinois
April 1973
8
NOW
1973-1974

Series 7:  NOW History and Activities, 1969-1975Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9
NOW History
1969-1975
9
Humanities Grant
1974
9
Community Goals Developed in Workshops on Sexual Violence
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Child care services--Law and legislation--United States
  • Divorce--Law and legislation--United States
  • Feminists--United States
  • Racism in textbooks--United States
  • Sexism in textbooks--United States
  • Women in politics--United States
  • Personal Names :
  • LaTourelle, Elaine--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • National Organization for Women. Seattle-King County Chapter (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)