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Eleanor Davis papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:This collection includes professional and personal materials relating to Eleanor Davis’ work on the advancement of women in Oregon. This includes her involvement in groups such as the Task Force on Sex Discrimination in Education, the State Advisory Council on Sex Discrimination in Employment, the Oregon Council for Women's Equality, the American Association of University Women, the Unitarian Church, and a variety of other civil rights-related commissions and task forces.
 
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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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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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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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Polly Ruhtenberg papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Polly King Ruhtenberg (1907-1983) a libertarian and children's book author was active in social and civic organizations throughout her life. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, photographs, and a scrapbook that reflect her work as an author and libertarian.

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