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Washington Women United Records, 1975-1986

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Washington Women United
Title
Washington Women United Records
Dates
1975-1986 (inclusive)
Quantity
6 containers., (2.75 linear feet of shelf space.)
Collection Number
Cage 529
Summary
Business records, correspondence, pamphlets, writings, and other records of the organization.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The statewide organization Washington Women United (WWU) was established in 1979 by Washington State Women's Political Caucus members as an independent unit to replace the services of the defunct Washington State Women's Council. WWU's primary purpose is to promote equal rights through legislative action, education, and networking. Members include individuals and organizations who are advocates of women's rights and proponents of the Equal Rights Amendment. Membership dues and pledges are the basis of support for WWU. The primary activity of WWU is to lobby the Washington State Legislature on issues of especial concern to women such as child care programs, domestic violence, abortion, comparable worth, and education. An annual poll of members determines WWU's position and lobbying priorities and guides its legislative efforts. The group maintains a staff, office, and full-time lobbyist in Olympia, and coordinates a statewide referral and information service on legislative activity. In addition, WWU provides telephone lists, mailing lists, a hot-line telephone service, information on lobbying techniques, news releases on political positions and issues, annual meetings, and six yearly newsletters. The organization also sponsors an annual legislative reception for elected officials which allows women to become acquainted with their legislators.

Officers are elected by and from the Board of Directors, and include: President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President for Eastern Washington, Third Vice-President for Western Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records consist of the business records of the organization and contemporary information about the state legislature.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 529, Washington Women United Records. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series 1: Business RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Board of Directors
Box Folder
1 1
Agendas and Related Materials
undated; 1980-1981
Elections
Box Folder
1 2
1981
1 3
1982
Committees
Box Folder
1 4
Board of Directors Committee Reports
undated; 1979-1980
1 5
Committee Roster and Sign-ups
undated
1 6
Education and Communication Committee Reports
1979-1980
1 7
Finance Committee Recommendations
1979
1 8
Membership Committee
undated
Box Folder
1 9
Finances
1978-1980
1 10
Forms and Letterhead
undated
1 11
Legislative Task Force and Workshops
undated; 1980-1982
Meetings
Annual
Box Folder
1 12
undated
1 13
1979
1 14
1980
1 15
1981
1 16
1982
Board of Directors
Box Folder
2 1
January 30 1982
2 2
March 27 1982
2 3
May 15 1982
2 4
June 25 1982
2 5
September 18 1982
2 6
November 6 1982
Memberships
Box Folder
2 7
Corporate Members
1981
2 8
Former Organizational Members and Deliquencies
1979-1981
2 9
Membership Fee Payment (oversize folder)
1979
2 10
Organizational Members
1981
Minutes
Board of Directors Meetings
Box Folder
2 11
1979
2 12
1980
2 13
1981
2 14
1982
Box Folder
2 15
Executive Committee Meetings
1979-1980
2 16
First Meetings
1978
2 17
Implementing Board of Directors Meeting
1978
Box Folder
2 18
Policies and Bylaws
undated; 1980-1981
2 19
Telephone Number Lists
undated; 1979; 1981

Series 2: CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Board of Directors
Box Folder
2 20
Letters
undated; 1981
2 21
Memoranda
undated; 1979-1982
General
Box Folder
3 1
undated
3 2
1978
3 3
1979
3 4
January-June 1980
3 5
July-December 1980
3 6
January-June 1981
3 7
July-December 1981
3 8
January-June 1982
4 1
July-December 1982
4 2
1983-1986
Box Folder
4 3
Memoranda
undated; 1979-1982
Thank-you Letters to Legislators
Box Folder
4 4
1979
4 5
1980
4 6
1981
4 7
1982

Series 3: MiscelllaneaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 8
Displaced Homemaker Organization
1980; 1982-1983
4 9
General Elections of 1982
undated; 1981-1983
4 10
House Standing Committee Assignments and Senate Standing Committee and Committee Assignments
1978-1980
4 11
Issue Poll
1980
King County Women's Political Caucus
Box Folder
4 12
State Legislative Candidate Interview Questions
1980
5 1
Candidate Questionnaires
1982
Box Folder
5 2
Legislative Platforms of other organizations
undated; 1976-1977
5 3
Miscellanea
undated; 1975; 1979-1980; 1983
Original Forms and Form Letters
Box Folder
5 4
undated
5 5
1979-1982
5 6
1981
Box Folder
5 7
Pending Requests for Membership Information and Options for Typewriter Rental/Lease/Purchase
undated
5 8
Tax Surveys
undated; 1982

Series 4: Women's Legislative Reception ReportsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 9
1975-1979
5 10
1980
5 11
1981

Series 5: WritingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 12
Fifth Annual Meeting of Washington Women United Meeting Booklet and Flyer
1983
6 1
IMPACT: A Woman's Guide to Legislative Action
1984 (?)
6 2
Pamphlets with Membership Applications
undated
6 3
Speeches
undated
6 4
Washington Women United Legislative Reports and Legislative Newsletters
1979-1982; 1985
6 5
Washington Women United newsletters
1979-1982; 1984-1985
6 6
Information for publication in newsletters
undated; 1979; 1981