IOWA WOMEN’S ARCHIVES

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

IOWA CITY, IOWA

 

TITLE:»

SUBTITLE:» POLK COUNTY WOMEN ATTORNEYS

 

»RECORDS, 1986-1995

9 linear inches and audiovisual materialDATES:»

»QUANTITY:»

 

ACQUISITION:

The Polk County Women Attorneys »records (donor no. 303) were donated by the organization in 1996.

ACCESS:

The »records are open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PROCESSED BY:

Randel W. Lackore, 1997Your name, year».

 


 

»History

 

            Polk County Women Attorneys was organized in 1986 to promote the professional growth of women in the law through educational programs, job placement programs, and other activities which enhance the stature of women in the law.  This professional association serves its members and the community by promoting awareness and acceptance of women in the legal profession and by seeking to formulate laws that are conducive to women’s welfare.Begin text here:»

 

Scope and Content Note

 

            Begin text here:The Polk County Women Attorneys» records date from 1986» to 1995 and measure 9» linear inches.  The »records »are arranged in three» series:  Administrative records, Related organizations, and Reports.

 

The Administrative records series (1986-1995) includes articles of incorporation and by-laws, sporadic minutes and correspondence, and photographs of a tea held to benefit the Equal Rights Amendment campaign.

 

The Related organizations series (1989-1993) contains information about events and activities of the state and Polk County bar associations, including a 1989 report of the Women and Minorities Study Committee of the Iowa State Bar Association. 

 

The Reports series (1986-1993) contains studies having to do with women’s equality in the practice of law and other subjects of concern to the PCWA.  Included are testimony and reports of the Equality in the Courts Task Force appointed by the Supreme Court of Iowa in 1990 to examine racial, gender, and other forms of bias in the state’s court system; a survey on part-time work of Polk County firms employing lawyers, along with the final report of the PCWA’s Part-Time Work Committee; and an informational videocassette and pamphlet prepared by the PCWA to help prevent shaken baby syndrome. »

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Box no.           Description

Box 1

Administrative records

Articles of incorporation, 1986-1987

By-laws, 1986 and undated

Correspondence

1992

1993

1995

High Tea benefiting ERA Iowa, 1992 [includes photographs]

Mansfield Foundation, 1992-1993

Mentoring program, 1993

Minutes

1991

1993

 

Related organizations

Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys (IOWA), 1991

Iowa State Bar Association

Women and Minorities Study Committee:  Final Report, 1989

Young Lawyer Division, 1991

Polk County Bar Association summer picnic, 1992

Polk County Bar leadership breakfast, 1993

 

Reports

Discriminatory country clubs, 1991-1992

 

Box 2

Equality in the Courts Task Force [Iowa]

Final report

Complete, 1993

Executive summary, 1993

Interim report, 1991

Minority opinion [1993]

Testimony by the Council of Judicial Selection by Roxann M. Ryan, 1991

Part-time lawyering

General, 1986-1994

Final report of the PCWA Part-time Work Committee, 1989

Press releases, 1989

Survey of Polk County employers, 1988

Shaken baby syndrome

General, 1992

“The Hidden Tragedy:  Shaken Baby Syndrome Is No Accident,” 1992 (VHS, 12 minutes) [V127]