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Jeanne Dost papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Jeanne Dost was born on August 12, 1929 in Walla Walla, Washington to Marge and William Ebbert. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1951 from Washington State University, her MA in Economics from Radcliffe in 1953, and her Ph.D from Harvard in 1959. In addition to her accomplished academic career, she founded and served as the first Director of Oregon State University's Women's Studies Department and served as the first president of the Oregon Women's Political Caucus. The Jeanne Dost papers include reports, correspondence, and other material pertaining to the OSU Women's Studies Department and the Dost's work with the OWPC and NWPC.
 
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Selected papers of Nancy Hayward

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Nancy Hayward (1922-) was Lane County, Oregon politician, having served as the first woman county commissioner (1970-1976) and on the Eugene City Council from 1966 to 1970. The collection reflects her interest in women's rights, local issues, Vietnam, and Watergate; the collection includes correspondence, speeches, committee work records, and newspaper clippings.
 
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Margie Hendriksen papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Margie Hendriksen was a Democratic Oregon politician. She was a member of the Oregon Advisory committee to the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights, the Democratic Central Committee, and the Democratic Executive Committee, the state Steering Committee, and the Western Oregon Health System Agency. She founded the Oregon Women's Political Caucus and was an Oregon representative to the National Women's Political Caucus. She was an advocate for women's rights, affirmative action, the Equal Rights Amendment, and comparable worth. She was active in pro-choice and domestic violence legislation. She worked to pass legislation to regulate video display terminals (VDTs). Margie sponsored the Oregon Pay Equity Bill, which passed in 1985 when she was an Oregon senator and chair of the Senate Labor Committee.
 
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Gretchen Kafoury papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Gretchen Kafoury co-founded the Oregon chapter of NOW in 1970 and the Oregon Women's Political Caucus in 1971. She served as an Oregon State Representative (1977-1982), as a Multnomah County Commissioner (1985-1990) and on the Portland City Council (1991-1998). This collection is comprised of a variety of materials collected by Kafoury throughout the 1970's and early 1980's that are related to various women's groups and causes.
 
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Hannah Martin legislative correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Hannah Martin (1894 - ) was an attorney and the first woman elected (in 1933 and in 1935) to the Oregon House of Representatives. The collection (1933-1935) contains legislative correspondence from constituents and other concern parties, and replies from Martin.
 
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Marian Milligan papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Marian Milligan, of Salem, Oregon, is a women's activist and political volunteer. She has been involved with a number of roganizations, including the OWPC Legislative Task Force, Women’s Crisis Service, INC., Salem-OWPC, National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), NOW, Oregon Council for Women’s Equity, and the Oregon’s Women Conference.
 
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Tonie Nathan papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Theodora “Tonie” Nathalia Nathan is a journalist, business owner, an influential member of the Libertarian Party, and in 1972, became the first woman, and first Jewish-American in history to be awarded a vote in the Electorial College when she ran as Vice-President on the Libertarian ticket. The collection (1930-2011) contains Nathan's political campaign material, manuscripts, and personal papers, as well as material from the National Libertarian Party and local affiliates and groups, including publications, correspondence, meeting minutes, and campaign material.
 
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Oregon NOW (National Organization for Women) records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The National Organization for Women (NOW) aims to bring women into full participation in society — sharing equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination. The records of the Oregon chapter of NOW include by-laws, meeting minutes and agendas, events records, correspondence, and other materials documenting the group's political, educational, and outreach activities in the state. Of particular note are the materials documenting the group's fight for reproductive rights for women and the push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
 
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Oregon Women's Political Caucus (OWPC) records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Founded in 1971, the Oregon Women’s Political Caucus (OWPC) was a state-wide women’s political organization that mirrored the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) at a state level. Along with fighting to right women’s issues, the OWPC also strove to achieve equal human rights for all people, regardless of sex, color, race or religion, as reflected in this collection. This collection contains materials from 1971 to 1999 from a wide range of donors including Gretchen Kafoury (the co-founder of the OWPC), Margie Hendriksen, Eleanor Davis, Sara Lichtenstein and Merry Demarest. For more information on Oregon women’s political history, be sure to look through the individual collections of the women listed above, as well as the Oregon National Organization for Women (NOW) collection. The collections contain correspondence, reports, financial papers, publications, conference proceedings, and training materials, along with many subject files.
 
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Nancy Ryles papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Nancy Ryles was a Republican Oregon politician who served on both the Oregon House of Representatives (1979-1982) and the Oregon Senate (1983-1987). She also served on the Oregon Public Utility Commission from 1987-1990, the first woman to do so. She was an advocate for women's rights, minority equality, and Death with Dignity. She worked closely with the Beaverton School District in advocacy of education, and an elementary school in the district was named after her in 1992. Nancy grew up in Portland and married Vernon Ryles Jr. in 1957. Nancy died of cancer on September 12, 1990 at age 52.

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