Reproductive Rights Coalition of Iowa City records
Scope and Contents
The Reproductive Rights Coalition of Iowa City records date from 1988 to 1991 and measure 5 linear inches. The advisory board file contains notes, proposals, mass mailings, correspondence, calendars, press kit information and song lyrics. The meeting minutes folder contains three legal pads of handwritten meeting minutes (dated with the month and day but not the year) and two typed sheets of meeting minutes. The collection includes four issues of Choice Words, the RRCIC's newsletter. Event materials include flyers and advertisements for RRCIC's rallies, dinners, conferences and fundraisers. The newspaper and magazine clippings consist of national and local articles on abortion and reproductive rights, cartoons, advertisements, and bibliographies on reproductive rights issues. The outside organizations file contains mailings and flyers from other groups connected to the reproductive rights movement, including the Emma Goldman Clinic, Feminist Majority, NARAL of Iowa, Planned Parenthood of Mid-Iowa, Marylanders for the Right to Choose, the Alan Guttmacher Institute and the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women. Printed materials include pamphlets, booklets, newsletters and other publications from organizations such as Planned Parenthood, the American Association of University Women, Catholics for a Free Choice, Americans for Religious Liberty, NARAL, and New Directions for Women. The legislative campaign materials consist of mailings from local candidates for the 1990 election and information compiled by NARAL on local politicians. The photographs depict rallies in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. The last item in the collection is a print of a greeting card designed by Carol deProsse, depicting Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.
- Reproductive Rights Coalition of Iowa City (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
The Reproductive Rights Coalition of Iowa City (RRCIC) formed in January 1989 in response to Operation Rescue's attempt to shut down a local abortion clinic. The group's purpose was to bring together the local people and organizations focused on abortion rights, such as Students for Reproductive Rights, the Emma Goldman Clinic, the Iowa International Socialist Organization, New Wave, the Organization of Women Law Students, and the Women's Caucus. The RRCIC held many events throughout 1989 and 1990 including protests, rallies, conferences, and fundraisers. The organization disbanded in 1991.
5.00 linear inches
Artifacts in map case; Photographs in Box 1 boxes
Language of Materials
The Reproductive Rights Coalition of Iowa City (RRCIC) formed in January 1989 in response to Operation Rescue's attempt to shut down a local abortion clinic.
Method of Acquisition
The records (donor no. 945) were donated by Regenia Bailey in 2004.
- Administrative records
- Alan Guttmacher Institute
- American Association of University Women
- Americans for Religious Liberty
- Archives (groupings)
- Catholics for a Free Choice (Organization)
- Cultural artifacts
- Emma Goldman Clinic
- Feminist Majority (Organization)
- Iowa City (Iowa)
- Iowa Commission on the Status of Women
- Marylanders for the Right to Choose (Organization)
- National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League
- New Directions for Women (Organization)
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America
- Planned Parenthood of Mid-Iowa
- Political activists
- Political campaigns
- Political participation
- Reproductive Rights Coalition of Iowa City
- Reproductive rights
- Women -- Societies and clubs
- Kate Stewart, 2006.
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