Diane Sands Papers, 1892-2000 (Bulk: 1964-2000)  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Sands, Diane
Title
Diane Sands Papers
Dates
1892-2000 (Bulk: 1964-2000) (inclusive)
Quantity
10.0 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 505
Summary
The collection primarily contains the papers of women’s organizations and women’s movements that Diane Sands, an activist in Montana, was associated with from the 1970s to the 1990s. The collection includes papers of the Women’s Resource Center, the Missoula Chapter of the National Organization for Women, the Montana Pro-Choice Coalition, and the Women’s Lobbyist Fund as well as papers related to the development and history of the Women’s Studies department at the University of Montana. The collection also contains materials related to the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The papers of the Montana Women’s History Project papers are also included in the collection and contain transcripts of oral histories with Montana women as well as records of the Illegal Abortion in Montana Oral History Project including interviews, correspondence, research notes and publications.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Haysel Diane Sands was born in 1947 in St. Ignatius, Montana and grew up on Indian reservations where her parents taught school. She attended high school in Frazer, Montana on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from The University of Montana, Missoula in 1974 with an emphasis in American Indian culture and social organization. She attended George Washington University in Washington DC from 1974-76 completing courses toward a master’s degree in Women’s Studies with an emphasis on public policy and non-profit organizational development. During her time at The University of Montana, Sands was a member of several student activist organizations including Students for a Democratic Society, and a member of the early women’s liberation movement in Missoula. She participated in the creation of conscious-raising programs on campus, which met regularly at the Women’s Action Center (1969–1974), which eventually became the Women’s Resource Center (1974–1986) where Sands and others taught women’s studies courses without the approval of the university.

Diane Sands was the director of the Montana Women’s History Project from (1975-1990). She researched, designed and presented educational programs, courses, conferences, and publications focusing on women’s history and oral history. From 1984-1994, Diane Sands was the Executive Director of the Montana Women’s Lobbyist Fund, a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of 52 organizations organized to develop public policy, organize communities and lobby the Montana Legislature on a wide range of social and economic policies of benefit to women and families. Sands served as Campaign Manager for the “No on One” campaign in Boise, Idaho in 1994 and successfully defeated Proposition One, an anti-gay ballot measure. Diane Sands was elected to the Montana State House of Representatives in November 1996 representing the North and Westside, downtown, and the Rattlesnake of Missoula, Montana. As a legislator, she focused on affordable housing, healthcare, welfare reform, and issues to improve the lives of children. She has been the Co-Project Director of the Montana Feminist Project since 1999 and has worked tirelessly to collect and interpret the history of the second wave of feminism and women leaders from 1960-2000 in Montana and to create avenues for public education and discourse. From 2001-2003, she held the position of National/State Relations liaison for the Montana Office of Public Instruction. She was the Program Director of the Montana Community Foundation from 2003-2004 and in 2005 served as the Interim Director of the Partnership Health Center in Missoula, Montana. She has held numerous positions in local and state organizations including the founding President and Board Member of the Montana Oral History Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Women’s Studies Association, and the Regional Coordinator of the Northwest Women’s Studies Association. She was also the Program Director of the American Association of University Women and has been on the Montana Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee since 1994.

She has won numerous awards including the Montana Committee for the Humanities Award in 1986, the Montana Business and Professional Women’s Montana Woman of the Year Award in 1993, Office of Public Instruction Equity Award for Public Service in 1991, the Missoula YWCA Silver Award for Public Policy 1986, The Missoula American Association for University Women named endowment in 1994, and the Montana AIDS Coalition “Heart and a Half Award” in 1989.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

A majority of the materials in the collection document the activities of women’s organizations and oral history projects Diane Sands created or was affiliated with in Montana from the 1960s through the 1980s. The collection consists of reports, correspondence, oral history interviews, publications, photographs, conference papers, flyers, legislation, and memorabilia related to the history of the women’s movement in Montana in the 1960s through 1990s. Materials include the records of the Women’s Resource Center at the University of Montana (1970-1992), the records of the Missoula Chapter of the National Organization for Women (1982-1991) as well as the records of the Montana Pro-Choice Coalition (1971-1989) and the Women’s Lobbyist Fund (1982-1995). The collection also contains the records of the Montana Women’s History Project (1892-1996), which consists of oral histories and research notes of Montana women as well as oral history interviews and research notes of Montana women who participated in the Illegal Abortion in Montana Oral History Project (1913-1996). The collection also includes papers which document the development and history of the Women’s Studies program at The University of Montana (1964-1999) as well as the history of women’s liberation (1954-1982).

This collection has been divided into eight series:

Series I: Women’s Resource Center (1970-1992) is divided into two subseries, Administrative Records and Subject Files. Subseries 1, Administrative Records, documents the daily activities of the Center and primarily contains budget requests, forms, funding documents, minutes, meeting notes, correspondence, and daily logs of individuals who visited the Resource Center.

Subseries 2, Subject Files, is an alphabetical arrangement of materials that support or document the activities of the Women’s Center. Records include lobbying materials such as petitions, letters and notices about a battle to keep the space allotted to the Women’s Center in the University Center on the campus of The University of Montana.

The Women’s Resource Center was established as a volunteer organization to advocate for the rights of women, provide education, distribute information and raise awareness of women’s issues including abortion rights, birth control, women in the workforce, political activism, rape and violence against women, sexual harassment and discrimination, feminism, and equality. The Women’s Resource Center exists today as the Women’s Center and is located in the University Center on the campus of The University of Montana.

Series II: National Organization for Women, Missoula Chapter (1982-1991), is arranged chronologically and contains materials related to Montana from the national, state and local levels of the National Organization for Women. Items include minutes, newsletters, reports, conference materials, newspapers, posters and publications about gender issues and gay rights. Subseries 1, Subject Files, consists of administrative records, reports, conference materials and publications of the Missoula chapter of the National Organization for Women. Subseries 2, Non-Gender Insurance, contains records kept by Sharon Eisenberg as State Coordinator of Montana National Organization for Women. Items include reports, surveys, legislation, and correspondence related to non-discrimination insurance policies and laws.

Series III: Women’s Studies at the University of Montana (1964-1999), is an alphabetical arrangement of topics related to the development and implementation of the women’s studies program at the University of Montana. Items include reports, correspondence, and proposals regarding the need for a women’s studies program. Other items include research materials, syllabi, readings, student papers and exams, and evaluations of courses that were created and taught in the women’s studies department.

The Women’s Studies program at The University of Montana was officially created in 1991 but the history of its development begins in the 1960s when individuals began to petition the university to include academic courses about women’s issues, campaigned for equal rights in the workplace, created equal opportunity programs and wrote proposals for interdisciplinary programs in the 1970s which led to the approval but not the funding for a Women’s Studies program.

Series IV: Montana Pro-Choice Coalition (1971-1989), is arranged alphabetically by topic and contains materials related to the battle over the reproductive rights of women in the 1970s and 1980s. Subseries 1, Administrative Records, contains committee work, correspondence, legislation, and publications of the Montana Pro-Choice Coalition. Subseries 2, Abortion, includes information about abortion laws as well as publications, petitions and correspondence related to the campaign to repeal the Montana Abortion Control Act of 1974.

Series V: Women’s Liberation (1954-1982), is arranged alphabetically by subject and contains materials related to the women’s movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Many of the items are in reference to women’s liberation, a title applied to the second wave of feminism and the re-emergence of a public battle of women’s rights. Materials include reports, phone lists, handbooks, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, articles, and a box of posters as well as photographs of the One Woman Walkout in Helena, Montana (1977).

Series VI: Women’s Lobbyist Fund (1982-1995), consists of two subseries, Administrative Records, and Subject Files. Subseries 1, Administrative Records, primarily contains financial statements, minutes, correspondence, testimony and publications related to the work of the Women’s Lobby as well as six audiocassettes of Long Range Planning Meetings from 1984 and 1986 and a photograph album (1985–1988). Subseries 2, Subject Files, is an alphabetical arrangement by subject and includes legislative agendas, board meeting minutes, budget reports, fund raising reports, correspondence, directories, training manuals, articles, newsletters and photographs related to the activities of the Lobbyist Fund. Subseries 2, Subject Files, also includes three audiocassettes of Legislative Agendas (1986), one audiocassette of the Legislative Session from 1985 and four audiocassettes of the Montana Women’s Lobby on Legislative Hearings on Non-Gender Insurance (1985).

Series VII: Montana Women’s History Project, is divided into six subseries. Subseries 1, Correpsondence, is chronologically arranged. Subseries 2, Oral Histories of Montana Women, is arranged alphabetically and includes first hand accounts, interviews, transcripts, notes, newspaper clippings, and photographs of women from Montana and covers a range of topics including illegal abortion, work conditions, job training, and lesbian relationships. Subseries 3, Illegal Abortion in Montana Oral History Project, is arranged alphabetically by subject and contains materials about the experience of Montana women and abortion in Montana. Subseries 4, Subject Files, is arranged chronologically and contains research materials related to the creation and implementation of the Montana Women’s Oral History Project. Subseries 5, Publications, is chronologically arranged and contains newsletters, journal articles and newspaper clippings about the history of women in Montana as well as information about abortion, women’s studies, Native Americans, and economics. Subseries 6, Photographs, is arranged chronologically and includes photographs of women and families from a variety of archival repositories in Montana.

Series VIII: Newspaper Clippings (1970-1995) is a chronological sequence of articles related to the women’s liberation movement in Montana.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright for some materials transferred to The University of Montana--Missoula.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Diane Sands Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Women's Resource Center, 1970-1992Return to Top

1.2 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Administrative Records
0.7 linear feet
1972-1986
Box/Folder
1/1
Financial Records
1980-1984
1/2
Meeting Notes and Agendas
1976-1980
1/3
Meeting Notes and Agendas
1980-1982
1/4
Meetings and Minutes
1983-1984
1/5
Correspondence
1972-1984
1/6
Correspondence, Letters from Charlotte Bunch to Diane Sands
1977-1978
1/7
Brown Bag Evaluations
1982
1/8
Brown Bag Evaluations
1983
1/9
Brown Bag Evaluations
undated
1/10
Brown Bag Evaluations
undated
1/11
Daily Log
Sept. - Dec. 1979
1/12
Daily Log
Jan. - Feb. 1980
1/13
Daily Log
Mar. - May 1980
1/14
Daily Log
June - July 1980
1/15
Daily Log
Aug. - Nov. 1980
1/16
Daily Log
Feb. - Nov. 1981
1/17
Daily Log
Apr. 1982 - Dec. 1982
2/1
Daily Log
Jan. - Aug. 1983
2/2-14
Newsletters, Overview of Content of Newsletters
1975-1986
2/15
Meeting Notebook
1979-1980
2/16
Pamphlets, Flyers, List of Events
1976-1981
2/17
Pamphlets and Flyers
1982 and undated
2/18
Pamphlets and Flyers
1984 and undated
2/19
Photographs
1975-1983
3/1
Publicity and Workshops
1975-1982 and undated
3/2
WRC Volunteer Training Booklet
undated
Subseries 2: Subject Files
0.5 linear feet
1970-1992
Box/Folder
3/3
Abortion Rights
1985-1987
3/4
Celebrations, Susan B. Anthony, Jeanette Rankin birthday celebrations 10th Anniversary of Women’s Center and Honoring Diane Sands
1972-1992
3/5
Clippings, Abortion Rights and Distribution of Birth Control Handbook
1970, 1979, 1987, 1992-1993
3/6
Conferences, National Women’s Anthropology Newsletters
1972-1982
3/7
Conferences, Focus on Women, Women Aware Conference
1975
3/8
Conferences, Women and Power Conference
1976-1977
3/9
Conferences, International Women’s Year Montana Meeting
1977
3/10
Conferences, Women and Technology Conference
1979
3/11
Conferences, The New Right
1979-1982
3/12
Conferences, Women and Technology Conference
1980, 1982
3/13
Conferences, Conference for Women in Montana
1980-1982
3/14
Conferences, Women in the Workforce Conference, Handbook
1987
3/15
Conferences, Feminism in the 90s Conference
1988
3/16
Human Rights Commission, Discrimination
undated
3/17
Lectures, ‘Marxism and Feminism,’ a Lecture by Herbert Marcuse
1974
3/18
Lobbying Materials, WRC Support Letters and SUB Board Allocations
1977-1979
3/19
Lobbying Materials
1978
3/20
Lobbying Materials, Battle for Office Space in the UC
1980-1987
3/21
Lobbying Materials, Petitions Supporting the WRC
undated
3/22
Northwest Women’s Studies Association
1979-1981
3/23
Pregnancy Referral Services
1970-1971
3/24
Pregnancy Referral Services
1974-1976
3/25
Publications, Poems by Marge Piercy
1964
4/1
Publications, Gilt Edge Magazine
1975-1976, 1977
4/2
Strikes, Red Lion Striking Maids
1977
4/3
Therapy/Counseling
undated
4/4
Women’s Employment Network, Meeting Minutes
undated
4/5
WORD Planning Meeting Agenda
1987

Series II:  National Organization for Women, Missoula Chapter, 1979-1994Return to Top

1.6 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Subject Files
0.3 linear feet
1979-1991
Box/Folder
4/6
Publications
1979, 1985
4/7
Lesbian Rights Resource Kit
1982
4/8
Montana Chapter Founding Documents, Minutes and Newsletters
1982-1987
4/9
NOW National Times
1982-1983
4/10
NOW National Times
1984-1986
4/11
Lesbian/Gay Rights
1983-1984
4/12
Reports on Reagan Administration Impact on Women
1984
4/13
Report on Comparable Wealth
1985, 1991
4/14
Gender Gap Conference
1988
4/15
It’s Her Business Handbook
1988
4/16
ERA Posters
undated
4/17
Plays
undated
Subseries 2: Non-Gender Insurance
1.6 linear feet
1982-1994
Box/Folder
5/1
Insurance
1982-1985
5/2
Insurance
1982-1985
5/3
Insurance
1983-1984
5/4
Insurance
1985
5/5
Insurance
1985
5/6
Insurance
1985-1994
5/7
Insurance
1986
5/8
Insurance
1986
5/9
Insurance
1986
5/10
Insurance
1986
5/11
Insurance
1986-1988
5/12
Insurance
1988
6/1
Constitutional Question
1983
6/2
DC NOW Campaign
1986
6/3
Hearing, Interim Legislative Committee #3
1984
6/4
Implementation of Law
1985
6/5
Implementation of Law
1985
6/6
Implementation of Law
1985
6/7
Legislative Session
1983
6/8
Legislative Session
1985
6/9
Legislative Session
1985
6/10
Legislative Session
1985
6/11
Legislative Session
1985
6/12
Legislative Session
1987
6/13
Legislative Session
1987
7/1
Massachusetts NOW Campaign
1984-1985
7/2
Maternity Coverage
1984-1985
7/3
Minnesota Department of Commerce Report
1984
7/4
Montana NOW Insurance Survey
1985
7/5
Montana NOW Insurance Survey
1985
7/6
Montana NOW Insurance Survey
1985
7/7
Montana NOW Insurance Survey
1985
7/8
Montana NOW Insurance Survey
1985
7/9
Montana NOW Insurance Survey
1985
7/10
Montana NOW Insurance Survey
1985
7/11
Montana NOW Insurance Survey
1985
7/12
Montana NOW Insurance Survey
1985
7/13
Pennsylvania NOW Campaign
1985-1987
8/1
Pennsylvania NOW Campaign
1985-1987
8/2
Pennsylvania NOW Campaign
1986
8/3
Pennsylvania NOW Campaign
1989
8/4
Pennsylvania and Massachusetts NOW Campaigns
1985
8/5
Publications
1984-1985
8/6
Rules Hearing
September 1985
8/7
Rules Hearing
September 1985
8/8
Senate and House Committee, Testimony
1985
8/9
Senate and House Committee, Testimony
1985
8/10
Senate and House Committee, Testimony
1985
8/11
Testimony, Non-Discrimination Insurance, Women’s Equity Action League
1985
8/12
Western States Life Insurance Policies
1985-1986
8/13
Women’s Lobbyist Fund
1986-1988
8/14
Women’s Lobbyist Fund
1987-1988

Series III:  Women’s Studies at the University of Montana, 1964-1999Return to Top

0.8 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/1
Committees, Women in the Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Studies
1973-1987
9/2
Courses, Materials from Feminist Theory
1973-1976
9/3
Courses, Montana Assertiveness Collection
1974
9/4
Courses, Chapter of Masters Thesis, Meredith Taylor
1974
9/5
Courses, Diane Sands Coursework
1974
9/6
Courses, Women’s Studies Course
1974–1979
9/7
Courses, Human Sexuality and Social Work, Exams and Grades
1975
9/8
Courses, Women’s History and Feminist Studies Materials
1979-1980
9/9
Courses, Lesbian Feminism Theory Notes
1979-1984
9/10
Courses, Women’s Studies Course Evaluations
1980
9/11
Courses, Women’s Studies Registration Forms
1981
9/12
Courses, Introduction to Women’s Studies Course Materials
1981
9/13
Courses, Introduction to Women’s Studies Course Materials
1981-1984
9/14
Courses, History and Politics of Feminism Course Materials
1981
9/15
Courses, Women’s Studies Papers
1981
9/16
Courses, Graduate Project Paper on Abortion Rights, Kristie L. Kirby
1981
9/17
Courses, Women and Social Work – SW195
1983
9/18
Courses, Women’s Studies Papers and Finals
1985
9/19
Courses, Watson Scholarship Application, Nancy L. Arnold
1985-1986
9/20
Courses, Introduction to Women’s Studies Course
undated
9/21
Courses, Social Welfare 489 Course
undated
9/22
Courses, Women Cross-Cultural Perspectives Bibliography
undated
9/23
Courses, Bibliographies on Various Topics Regarding Women’s Issues
undated
9/24
Courses, Materials Regarding Women’s Feminist Issues
undated
10/1
Discrimination, Union Committee on Discrimination, Minutes
1971-1972
10/2
Discrimination, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Report on Discrimination
1972
10/3
Discrimination, Materials Regarding Discrimination at University of Montana
1972, 1973
10/4
Employment Practices, University of Montana
1994
10/5
Employment Practices, Equal Opportunity Program
undated
10/6
History
1964-1971
10/7
History
1972-1974
10/8
History
1975-1999
10/9
History
undated
10/10
History
undated
10/11
Papers, Conference Papers on Feminist Therapy
1974
10/12
Publications, "Anti-Feminist," Articles from the Missoulian on "Pussycat League"
1971
10/13
Publications, University of Montana Faculty and Staff Newsletters
1971-1972
10/14
Publications, "Faculty Women’s Caucus"
1972-1973
10/15
Publications, Newspaper Clippings, Articles, and Furies Newsletter
1972-1974
10/16
Publications, The NRAG Papers Publication
1984
10/17
Publications, UM Magazine and Editorial Regarding Women’s Studies Program
1999
10/18
The Political Economy of Women’s Liberation
undated

Series IV:  Montana Pro-Choice Coalition, 1971-1995Return to Top

1.0 linear foot
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Administrative Records
0.6 linear feet
1971-1989
Box/Folder
25/1
Abortion: For Survival, 1 videocassette
undated
11/1
Boston Women’s Health Course Collective
1971
11/2
Celebrations, Freedom Celebration Day
1981
11/3
Committees, Steering Committee
1979
11/4
Committees, Missoula Chapter
undated
11/5
Correspondence
1979
11/6
Correspondence, Letters from Montana Representatives to their Constituents
1981
11/7
Correspondence, "1000 Pro-Choice Letter Campaign"
undated
11/8
Elections, Primary Election
1982
11/9
Elections, Voting Records
undated
11/10
Legislation
1979-1980
11/11
Legislation
1981
11/12
Legislation
1981
11/13
Legislation
1981
11/14
Legislation
1981
11/15
Legislation
1981
11/16
Legislation
1981
11/17
Legislation
1981
11/18
Legislation
undated
11/18
Legislation
undated
11/19
Legislative Packet
1978
11/20
Legislative Packet
1979-1980
11/21
Legislative Testimony
1979
11/22
Legislature, Overview and Evaluation
1981
12/1
Lobbying Notebook
1977-1979
12/2
Lobbying Notebook
1979-1980
12/3
Lobbying Notebook
undated
25/2
March for Women’s Lives, Washington DC, In Other Words, 1 audiocassette
1989
25/3
March for Women’s Lives, Washington DC, 1 videocassette
1989
12/4
Montana Pro-Choice Coalition Materials
1974-1981
12/5
Montana Pro-Choice Coalition Materials
1981, 1989
12/6
Montana Pro-Choice Coalition Materials
undated
12/7
Montana Pro-Choice Coalition Membership Lists
1980
12/8
Photographs and Memorabilia, Contact Sheet of Photos and Pro-Choice Pins
1981
12/9
Publications, Birth Control Handbook
1972
12/10
Publications, Reproductive Rights Newsletter
1978
12/11
Publications, Articles Regarding Abortion Rights
1978-1989
12/12
Publications, House Meeting Training Packet
1981
12/13
Publications, Montana Pro-Choice Newsletters
1981-1986
12/14
Publications, Pamphlets and Flyers, NARAL and Abortion Control Act
undated
Subseries 2: Abortion
0.4 linear feet
1973-1995
Box/Folder
12/15
Blue Mountain Clinic, Escort Manual
1991-1995
12/16
Minutes, Campaign for Repeal of Montana Abortion Control Act
1984
12/17
Minutes, Montana Pro-Choice Advocates
1985
12/18
Correspondence
1982, 1983
12/19
Legislation
undated
12/20
Legislature
1985
12/21
Montanans for Choice, Survey
1984
12/22
Petitions
1986
13/1
Publications, Abortion
1978-1993
13/2
Publications, Abortion
1978-1983
13/3
Publications, Montana Legislature
1985
13/4
Newspaper Clippings
1981-1993
13/5
Posters and Flyers
1973-1982
13/6
Drawings, Self Portraits of Activists
undated

Series V:  Women’s Liberation, 1954-1982Return to Top

1.6 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
13/7
Homemakers/House Workers
1974-1978
13/8
Lesbian History File
1976-1981
13/9
Missoula Women’s Liberation Materials
1969-1971
13/10
Photographs, One Woman Walkout, Helena, Montana
1977
OS 27
Posters
1982-1992
13/11
Publications, Alterative Activism Booklets and Newsletters
1973-1975
13/12
Publications, Articles
1954-1972
13/13
Publications, Articles
1974-1978
14/1
Publications, Booklets and Pamphlets
1966-1970
14/2
Publications, Booklets and Pamphlets
1970-1975
14/3
Publications, Employment Services Handbooks
1982
14/4
Publications, Journals
1969-1970
14/5
Publications, Journals
1970-1972
14/6
Publications, Montana Divorce Handbook, Published by Department of Social Work/ Women’s Resource Center at UM
1977
14/7
Publications, Montana Divorce Handbook, Published by Department of Social Work/ Women’s Resource Center at UM
1977-1978
14/8
Publications, Women’s Work Flyers
undated
14/9
Reports, Montana Legislative Council Report: Equality of the Sexes
1974
14/20
VISTA
undated

Series VI:  Women's Lobbyist Fund, 1978-1999Return to Top

2.0 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Administrative Records
0.9 linear feet
1984-1991
Box/Folder
15/1
Financial Statements, Minutes and Legislative Agendas
1983-1985
15/2
Financial Statements, Minutes and Legislative Agendas
1985
15/3
Financial Statements, Minutes and Legislative Agendas
1986
15/4
Financial Statements, Minutes and Legislative Agendas
1987
15/5
Financial Statements, Minutes, and Legislative Agendas
1988-1989
15/6
Financial Statements, Minutes and Legislative Agendas
1990-1991
15/7
Financial Statements, Minutes, and Legislative Agendas
1992-1995
15/8
Correspondence
1983-1993
15/9
Correspondence
1987-1991
25/4
Long Range Planning, 6 audiocassettes
1984, 1986
15/10
Membership and Readers Poll
1985
15/11
Montana Women’s Lobby Fundraising Packet
1990
15/12
Testimony, Press Releases, Clippings and Newsletters
1982-1983
15/13
Testimony, Press Releases, Clippings and Newsletters
1983-1985
15/14
Testimony, Press Releases, Clippings and Newsletters
1986-1987
15/15
Testimony, Press Releases, Clippings and Newsletters
1988-1989
15/16
Testimony, Press Releases, Clippings and Newsletters
1990-1991
15/17
Testimony, Press Releases, Clippings and Newsletters
1992-1995
16/1
Testimony, Press Releases, Clippings and Newsletters
undated
16/2
Testimony, Press Releases, Clippings and Newsletters
undated
16/3
Testimony, Press Releases, Clippings and Newsletters
undated
16/4
Testimony, Press Releases, Clippings and Newsletters
undated
16/5
Testimony, Press Releases, Clippings and Newsletters
undated
16/6
Newsletters
1987-1995
OS 26
Photo Album
1985-1988
Subseries 2: Subject Files
1.1 linear feet
1978-1999
Box/Folder
16/7
Abortion Legislation, Montana Local Elections, Abortion Legislation
1990
16/8
Abortion Legislation, Montana
1990
16/9
AIDS Materials
1990
16/10
Candidates for Governor
1988
16/11
Conferences, Western States Women’s Agenda Conference
1990
16/12
Deviate Sexual Conduct Act
1993-1995
16/13
Deviate Sexual Conduct, Supreme Court Case
1997
16/14
Deviate Sexual Conduct Law, Newspaper Clippings
1992-1993
16/15
Diane Sands’ Lobbying License and Materials
1981
16/16
Gay Rights
1992–1996
16/17
Gay Rights, Gay and Lesbian Workplace Discrimination
1994-1998
16/18
Gay Rights, Documents Regarding Workplace Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
1997-1998
16/19
Gay Rights, Gay/Lesbian Newsletters, Articles, Documents
1992-1993
16/20
Gay Rights, Newspaper Clippings
1993
16/21
Governor’s Forum
1987-1988
16/22
Governor’s Forum
1991-1992
17/1
Insurance Project
1985-1988
17/2
Insurance, Non-gender Insurance
1985-1988
17/3
Insurance, Materials on Insurance Discrimination
1987-1991
17/4
Legislation, Conflict and the Legislative Process
January 1993
25/5
Legislative Agenda, 3 audiocassettes
1986
25/6
Legislative Session, 1 audiocassette
1985
17/5
Legislature, Special Session
1986
17/6
Montana Women’s Lobby Leadership Forum
1992
17/7
Montana PRIDE Materials
1992
17/8
Montana PRIDE Lawsuit
1993
17/9
Montana PRIDE
1993-1995
17/10
Montana PRIDE, Montana Fair Workplace Project Materials
1993-1998
17/11
Montana PRIDE Basic Documents
1996-1998
17/12
Montana PRIDE and Outspoken Newsletters
1998-1999
17/13
Montana Women’s Agenda
1992
17/14
Montana Women’s Campaign Network and Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, Training Manual
1995-1998
17/15
Montana Women’s Campaign Network, Democratic Campaign
1996-1998
17/16
Montana Women’s Campaign Network
1997
17/17
Montana Women’s Campaign Network, Directory
1997
17/18
Montana Women’s Campaign Network
1997-1998
17/19
Montana Women’s Campaign Network
1997-1998
17/20
Montana Women’s Campaign Network
undated
25/7
Montana Women’s Lobby, Legislative Hearings, Non-Gender Insurance, 4 audiocassettes
1985
18/1
Newspaper Clippings, Homosexuality and Abortion
1982-1992
18/2
Newspaper Clippings, Women’s Rights
1992-1996
18/3
Photographs
1980s-1990s
18/4
Publications, a Guide to Montana’s Legislative Assembly and Report on Montana Children
1989-1990
18/5
Publications, "The Women’s Caucus Across the Nation," and "Organizations for Women Legislators"
undated
18/6
Taxation Reform Materials
1990-1991
18/7
Veteran’s Preference Special Session
1983
18/18
Welfare Reform
1987
18/19
Women’s Campaign School
1988-1990
18/20
Women’s Campaign School
1989-1992
18/21
Women’s Campaign School
undated
18/22
Women’s Campaign School, Registration Forms
1992
18/23
Women’s Campaign School, Evaluation Forms
undated
18/24
Women’s Issues Congress
1986
18/25
Women’s Suffrage, 75th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
1995
18/26
Women’s Suffrage, Evaluations of 75th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
1995
18/27
Women’s Suffrage, Susan B. Anthony Information
1978-1983
18/28
Women’s Suffrage, Susan B. Anthony Information
1986-1990
18/29
Women’s Suffrage, Susan B. Anthony Information
1991-1993
18/30
Women’s Suffrage, Susan B. Anthony Information
1993
18/31
Women’s Suffrage, Susan B. Anthony Information
1994
18/32
Women’s Suffrage, Susan B. Anthony Information
1994
18/33
Women’s Suffrage, Susan B. Anthony Information
1996-1998
18/34
Women’s Suffrage, Susan B. Anthony Teaching Guide
1983

Series VII:  Montana Women's History Project, 1892-2000Return to Top

1.9 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Correspondence
0.3 linear feet
1975-1987
Box/Folder
19/1
Correspondence
1983-1984
19/2
Correspondence
1984-1985
19/3
Correspondence
1985-1986
19/4
Correspondence to Sands
1985-1987
19/5
MWHP History Correspondence
1975-1976
19/6
MWHP History Correspondence
1977
19/7
Copies of "Silence No More," Letters
1985
19/8
Thank You Letters from School Children
1986
19/9
Women’s History Project Notes and Correspondence
1981-1984
Subseries 2: Oral Histories of Montana Women
0.1 linear feet
1920-1981
Box/Folder
19/10
Lou Alta Melton Merrill
1920-1980
19/11
Hilda Smith
undated
19/12
Fanny Sperry Steele
1955
19/13
Hazel Wagner, Correspondence, Photos and Interview by Diane Sands for National Lesbian Archives
1979-1981
20/1
Elizabeth Weldon Interview
1976
20/2
Livingston/Bozeman Project, Correspondence and Notes
1975-1977
Subseries 3: Illegal Abortion in Montana Oral History Project
0.3 linear feet
1913-1999
Box/Folder
20/3
Articles and Reports, Article by Sands, "Using Oral History to Chart the Course of Illegal Clippings, from Adeline Beaver
1984
20/4
Clippings, Maggie Smith Hathaway
1913-1955
20/5
Grants, Application to Montana Council for the Humanities
1980-1981
20/6
Interview, Transcripts of Interview with Bev Fisher
1976
20/7
Interview, R.C. Line Interview
1977
20/8
Interview, Anne Dunbar Interview by Diane Sands
1981
20/9
Interview, Eleanor Mast Interview by Diane Sands
1981
20/10
Interview, Kristina Fallan’s Story
undated
20/11
Oral Histories, Background Information Sheets, Guidelines for Conducting Oral Interviews
undated
20/12
Paper by Diane Sands, Drafts, "As American as Apple Pie: Illegal Abortion in Montana, 1880-1973"
undated
20/13
Prison Intake Record and Testimony RE: Illegal Abortion in Montana
1936, 1940
20/14
Reports and Correspondence on Illegal Abortions
undated
20/15
Research, Materials on Evelyn Cameron
1900-1983
20/16
Research, Notes, Clippings, and Correspondence
1922, 1989
20/17
Research, Annie Knipfer Personal Narrative, Poetry Booklet by Knipfer and Photograph
1975-1976
20/18
Research, Articles, and Notes, Illegal Abortion
1983
20/19
Research, Notes and Correspondence about Illegal Abortion
1981, 1988
20/20
Research, Notes, Articles, and Papers, Abortion in Montana
1991-1992
20/21
Research, Articles and Notes, Illegal Abortion
1996
20/22
Research, Notes
undated
Subseries 4: Subject Files
0.7 linear feet
1911-1948, 1970-1987
Box/Folder
20/23
Articles and Notes, Madam Clarice Advice Column
1911-1917
20/24
Diary of Mary Richardson Walker
June 10 – December 21, 1883, Published 1931
21/1
Clippings, The Women’s West Bibliography, and Student Papers
1939-1940
21/2
Copy of Reminiscences of Clara Odden Currie
1970
21/3
Articles and Notes, Copies of "Our Story, Herstory," and a paper by Diane Sands regarding Women’s Centers
1971, 1976
21/4
Articles and Notes, Paper and Notes by Diane Sands, "A School for Politics: Roots of the Women’s Rights Movement in the Jacksonian Era," and Articles on Suffragist Movement
1975
21/5
Bibliographies
1976
21/6
Notes and Correspondence
1976-1977
21/7
Postcards, Pamphlets about Women
1975-1977
21/8
Notebook and Publication, "Petticoat and Stethoscope" booklet
1975-1978
21/9
Subject Files
1977
21/10
Conference on Women in History, Correspondence, Syllabi, Bibliographies
1977-1986
21/11
Bitterroot Resources for Women, Displaced Homemakers
1978-1979
21/12
Pamphlets, Newsletters, Correspondence and Notes
1980-1981
21/13
Project on the Status and Education of Women
1980-1982
21/14
Booklet, "A Woman’s Place in Minnesota"
1981
21/15
Montana Post Newsletters, Oral History Guidelines, and Bibliography
1980-1981
21/16
Newsletters and Notes, Montana Oral History Association and Plainswoman Newsletters
1981-1985
22/1
Articles on Women’s Issues
1981-1982
22/2
Women and the West Course Materials
1983-1984
22/3
Women and the West Course Materials
1984
22/4
Correspondence, Grant Application to Burlington Northern Foundation, Women’s Studies Topical Bibliographies
1983-1984
22/5
Montana Women’s History Centennial Project, Committee for the Humanities Grant Application
1983-1984
22/6
Flyers, Class Syllabi, and Bibliographies
1983-1984
22/7
Pamphlets, Paper by Janet Kirkpatrick, "A Look at Unwed Pregnancy"
1983-1985
22/8
Pamphlets, Correspondence, Copy of "History News" and Women’s Resource Directory
1984
22/9
‘Harper and Row News," "Western Woman," and an Article on Oral History by Sherna Gluck
1984
22/10
MWHP
1984
22/11
Correspondence and Transcript of Diane Sands interview for Bozeman History Project
1984-1985
22/12
Jeanette Rankin Dedication
1985-1986
22/13
Correspondence, Autobiography of Esther Mace Stahl, Pamphlet and Notes
1985-1987
22/14
Correspondence, Oral History Leaflet, Women’s History Newsletter, and Notes
1982-1987
22/15
Information on Women’s Rights National Historical Park Correspondence and Newsletter
1986-1987
22/16
Montana Committee for the Humanities Award
1986
22/17
Notes and Brief Account of Library History Ennis, Montana
1986
22/18
Notes, Articles, Correspondence and Interview Guidelines
1987
22/19
Clippings, Pamphlet, Flyer, and Notes
1987
22/20
Paper by Katherine M. Weist, "Nineteenth Century Observations of Northern Women"
undated
22/21
Paper by Sue Matthews, "Literature as ‘Hands-on’ Experience
undated
22/22
Notes
undated
22/23
Copies of Interview Transcripts and Notes
undated
25/8
Women as Community Builders, 1 audiocassette
undated
Subseries 5: Publications
0.4 linear feet
1951-2000
Box/Folder
22/24
Archival Information and Bibliography
1925, 1935
22/25
"Iron Teeth: A Cheyenne Old Woman"
1926
22/26
Articles on Feminism
1951-1979
23/1
Reports on Women’s Issues
1972-1979
23/2
Booklets, "Women in Colorado," and "Four Traditions: Women of New York During the American Revolution"
1974
23/3
Journals and Papers
1974-1984
23/4
Frontiers: Journal of Women’s Studies
1977, 1983
23/5
Susan B. Anthony Newspaper Clippings
1979
23/6
Pamphlets on Women’s Rights Issues
1979-1986
23/7
"Montana Post," and Montana Historical Society Newsletter
1981
23/8
American Association of University Women Booklets
1981-2000
23/9
"Notable Women of Montana," Stationary
1984
23/10
Women’s History Network Directory and Montana Community for the Humanities Newsletter
1984-1985
23/11
"Women’s History Network News," and "History Today" 1985
Subseries 6: Photographs
0.1 linear feet
1892-1914
Box/Folder
23/12
Photos of Women and Families from Various Archives, 1892, 1897
1905
23/13
Photos of Women and Families from the collection of the University of Montana Archives
1914
23/14
Photos of Women and Families
1914
23/15
Historical Pictures
undated

Series VIII:  Newspaper Clippings , 1970-1995Return to Top

0.4 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
24/1
Newspaper Clippings
1970-1995
24/2
Newspaper Clippings
1970-1995
24/3
Newspaper Clippings
1970-1995
24/4
Newspaper Clippings
1970-1995
24/5
Veterans Preference Special Session
Dec 1983

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Abortion--Montana--History
  • Feminism.--Montana
  • Oral history--Montana
  • Pro-choice movement--Montana
  • Women--Legal status, laws, etc. Montana
  • Women--Montana--History
  • Women--Montana--Interviews
  • Women--Montana--Social conditions
  • Women--Montana--Societies and clubs
  • Women's studies--Montana--Missoula
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Montana --Missoula--Alumni and alumnae
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Interviews--Montana
  • Oral histories--Montana
  • Occupations :
  • Feminists--Montana
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Illegal Abortion in Montana Oral History Project
    • Montana Pro-Choice Coalition
    • Montana Women's Lobbyist Fund
    • Montana Women's Oral History Project
    • National Organization for Women--Missoula Chapter
    • University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.)--Women's Resource Center
    • University of Montana --Missoula--Dept. of Women's Studies