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National Organization for Women (NOW), San Diego Chapter Records

Identifier: MS-0045

Scope and Contents

The collection documents local civil rights; commerce and manufacturing; higher education; special education; family life; local government and politics; state government and politics; national government and politics; health services; law and legal profession; organized labor; women-in business; women-in government and politics. It includes correspondence, minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors, reports, financial records, membership lists, legal documents, newspaper clippings, and newsletters.


  • 1964-1984


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Historical Note

The National Organization for Women (NOW), San Diego Chapter, was formed in 1970 to lobby for the enforcement of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and works toward the elimination of discrimination against women in job and educational opportunities.


26.98 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

I. Administration

   1. National

   2. Western, Southwestern, and West Coast

   3. California

   4. San Diego County

II. President's Correspondence

III. Issues and Topics

   1. Affirmative Action

   2. Abortion

   3. Business

   4. Children and Family

   5. Discrimination

   6. Education

   7. Employment

   8. Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

   9. Fundraising

   10. Health

   11. Status of Women

   12. Homosexuality

   13. Rape

   14. Military

   15. Media

   16. Religion

   17. Minority Women

   18. Male Beauty Pageants

   19. Sexuality

   20. Legal Matters and the Justice System

   21. Conferences

   22. Miscellaneous

   23. Task Forces and Committees

   24. Coalitions and Groups

   25. Periodicals

   26. Publications

IV. Membership and Financial Records

Source of Acquisition

San Diego County NOW

Accruals and Additions

1977-014, 1991-020 2017-032

Related Materials

Older Women's League Records

National Organization for Women (NOW), San Diego Chapter Records
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego CA 92182-8050 US