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RECORDS, 1973-1980
QUANTITY: 5 linear inches

Acquisition: The records (donor no. 1022) were donated by Barbara Brown in 2006.

The records are open for research.
Copyright: Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

Preferred Citation:
Box #, Black Hawk County Women's Political Caucus Records, Iowa Women’s Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

Photographs: None.
Audiovisual: None.

Processed by: Karissa Haugeberg, 2009.

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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.  

Scope and Content Note

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.

Related Collection

Margaret "Peg" Anderson
Peg Anderson was one of the co-founders of the Black Hawk County Women's Political Caucus (BHCWPC).  She later chaired the statewide Iowa Women's Political Caucus.  Her papers include materials about the BHCWPC during the mid-1970s.

Box List

Box 1
Membership lists, 1974-1977 and undated
Newsletters, 1976-1980
Treasurer's reports, 1973-1978 and undated (3 folders)
Bank statements, 1973-1979 (2 folders)
Bills, 1975-1978 and undated
Finances, notes and correspondence, 1976-1978 and undated
Brochures, 1976 and undated
Equal Rights Amendment, 1980

For more information about this collection contact the Iowa Women's Archives.

Iowa Women’s Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City IA 52242.
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