Black Hawk County Women's Political Caucus records
Scope and Contents
The Black Hawk County Women's Political Caucus Records date from 1973 to 1980 and measure 5 linear inches. These records document the first seven years of the BHCWPC. They consist primarily of financial records, including bank statements, ledgers, and receipts. Membership lists, the chapter's newsletter, and brochures related to feminist issues of the 1970s complete the collection.
- Black Hawk County Women's Political Caucus (Iowa) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
The records are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.
Biographical / Historical
The Black Hawk County Women's Political Caucus (BHCWPC), an affiliate of the Iowa Women's Political Caucus, was organized in 1973 by Margaret "Peg" Anderson, Mary O'Halloran, and other women. Many of the members of the BHCWPC were also members of the League of Women Voters of Black Hawk County and the National Organization for Women. The BHCWPC met once per month, and meetings usually included a presentation about an issue pertinent to women's political, social, or economic rights. Members of the BHCWPC supported a number of feminist initiatives: they promoted economic equality for women, monitored the implementation of Title IX in public schools, supported the Equal Rights Amendment, and educated women about their right to retain their maiden names.
5.00 linear inches
Organized in 1973, members supported a number of feminist initiatives including economic equalty and the ERA.
Method of Acquisition
The records (donor no. 1022) were donated by Barbara Brown in 2006.
- Karissa Haugeberg, 2009
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