HIST 450W: Gender in American Culture

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Tish Sommers Papers, 1970-1985 (62.50 linear ft.) [ MS-0010 LA 4410, Special Collections and University Archives ]
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Tish Sommers was a well-known advocate of women's rights, especially older women's rights. She chaired NOW's Task Force on Older Women in the 1970s, and in 1980 founded the Older Women's League (OWL). OWL is an advocacy organization with chapters across the country which has had political influence on many issues of significance to older women, such as Social Security, pensions, health care and health insurance. The Tish Sommers Papers include extensive correspondence with legislators and women's movement activists from 1970 to 1985, as well as speeches, photographs, drafts of published and unpublished manuscripts and research papers, newspaper clippings and publicity materials, organizational papers (correspondence, reports, fund raising and financial records), audio-visual material, awards, personal items, books and periodicals, and other miscellaneous items.

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