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SHIRLEY M. SANDAGE (1927-  )SHIRLEY M. SANDAGE 1927

 

»PAPERS, 1927-2007

(bulk 1964-1997)

7.25 linear feet

and audiovisual material

 

DATES:»

ACQUISITION:

The »papers (donor no. 434) were donated by Shirley Sandage» in 1997 and succeeding years.

ACCESS:

The papers are open for research, with the exception of the manuscript, “Something of Substance Across Main Street,” and the Frederick Police Department files, which will open in 2018.

ARTIFACTS:

AUDIOVISUAL:

 

COPYRIGHT:

Boxes 3 and 5.

Ten audiocassettes shelved in audiocassette collection: AC447-AC456 and four videocassettes shelved in videocassette collection: V186-188. One DVD shelved in digital collection: d0050.

»Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa, except for that of the manuscript “Something of Substance Across Main Street,” writing considered to be “work for hire,” and photographs, for which the donor has retained copyright.

PHOTOGRAPHS:

PROCESSED BY:

Scattered throughout the collection.

Kate Jones, 1997 and James Boucher, 1998.


»Biography

            Shirley Sandage, born in Mason City, Iowa, in 1927, was a homemaker and mother of three when she began her career as a social activist and “professional agitator.” Her church’s involvement with migrant farm workers in the late 1960’s inspired Sandage to start and direct the Migrant Action Program in Mason City.  This program provided daycare, education, vocational training, food, and medical services to migrant families.  Sandage’s experiences with migrant laborers led her to collaborate with photographer Jo Moore Stewart to create Child of Hope, a book about the plight of migrant workers.  During this time Sandage authored a migrant child labor bill, which was passed into Iowa law in 1967.  In 1969 Sandage began dividing her time between Mason City and Washington, D.C., where she conducted the first national study of the social, economic and demographic conditions of migrant farm workers.  Sandage then went to work for the United States Department of Labor.  There she redesigned a welfare program for rural families and led a task force to implement court orders that resulted from a civil suit against the Secretary of Labor.  She authored the guidelines which reorganized the United States Employment Service and integrated the US Rural Manpower Service.

            In 1975 Sandage returned to Iowa full-time, where she and her associate Margaret Garrity conducted a groundbreaking study on industrial hazardous waste in the state.  The study led to the passage of legislation to regulate hazardous waste disposal in Iowa.  In 1977 Sandage helped to establish and became the director of The Door Opener, a resource center for women.  The Door Opener staff provided services such as vocational rehabilitation, counseling, job placement, and crisis intervention for displaced homemakers and women of all ages in the Mason City area.  In 1980 the founders of the national Displaced Homemakers Network, Tish Sommers and Laurie Shields, asked Sandage to organize the first White House Mini-Conference on Older Women, which was held in Des Moines.  Sommers and Shields, along with Sandage and other conference participants, then formed the Older Women’s League (OWL), which became a national organization dedicated to the awareness and resolution of older women’s issues.  In 1983 Sandage left Iowa to become the executive director of the Older Women’s League and to establish its national office in Washington, D.C.

            In 1986 Sandage became the United States field representative of the Christian Children’s Fund (CCF), an international sponsorship program for needy children.  She ran the United States program, which provided aid mainly to Native American children.  She also completed a study of child poverty in the United States, determining the counties in which children were at extreme risk.

            From 1988 until her retirement in 1996, Sandage served as the director of program development for the National Organization on Disability (NOD) in Washington, D.C.  She directed the office of former White House Press Secretary James Brady, who served as NOD’s vice-chairman.  This position involved directing Brady’s Calling on America campaign, which promoted the full inclusion of people with disabilities into community life.  It also included writing Brady’s speeches, as well as numerous brochures, newsletters, and manuals.  After her retirement from NOD, Sandage continued to collaborate with Brady, establishing the James S. Brady Center for Fellows in Public Policy. 

            Sandage’s volunteer activities since her retirement have included serving as the chair of the Frederick County (Maryland) Human Relations Commission.  In this position she monitored the Frederick Police Department’s affirmative action procedures, and planned and implemented events and programs to promote the celebration of diversity in Frederick County.

In 1998 Sandage served as a member of the Frederick Community College curriculum committee to establish the Institute for Learning in Retirement.  She designed and teaches a “Tales for Grandchildren” course at the college.

            Begin text here:»Shirley Sandage, born in Mason City in 1927, began her lifelong career as an activist and “professional agitator” when she was a housewife and mother of three sons.  She served as president of the local League of Women Voters and of Church Women United.  Her church’s work with local migrant farm workers led her to establish and head the Migrant Action Program in Mason City, which provided services such as schooling, daycare, adult education, vocational training, and medical care to migrant families.  During this time she drafted legislation which limited migrant child labor. It was passed into Iowa law in 1967.  Her work for local migrant services led her to Washington, D. C., where she conducted the first national demographic, social, and economic study of migrant workers in the United States.  In the early seventies she worked for the U S. Department of Labor, redesigning welfare programs for rural families and supervising a special task force to implement court orders resulting from a civil suit against the U S Secretary of Labor.  In 1975 to 1976, Sandage and business partner Margaret Garrity conducted a groundbreaking study of industrial hazardous waste in Iowa, which led to the passage of state legislation to regulate waste disposal.

  In 1976 Sandage established and directed The Door Opener, a drop-in resource center for women.  This was the state’s first independent women’s center and provided vocational rehabilitation and training, counseling, and a range of other services to displaced homemakers and women of all ages and circumstances.  In 1983 she became the Executive Director of The Older Women’s League, a national feminist organization which sought to provide awareness of and resolution to the problems of older women in the United States, which included social security reform.

Scope and Content Note

 

            Begin text here:The Shirley Sandage papers date from 1927» to 2007 and measure »7.25 linear feet.  A detailed bibliography written by Sandage is included in the collection (Box 1) and should be consulted for more complete information about the contents of this collection.

The papers are arranged in seven series: Autobiography, Family and personal history, Migrant activism, Women’s activism, Other national activities, Consulting, and Volunteer activities.  The collection holds significant materials for research in the civil rights movements of migrant workers, women and children, older Americans, and the disabled.

 

            The Autobiography series 1997 contains draft excerpts of chapters from Sandage’s manuscript autobiography, which she prepared to accompany her papers and provide additional information about the events in each series.  These excerpts are portions of the autobiography that refer mainly to Sandage’s professional experiences.  Restrictions: These excerpts are open to researchers but may not be photocopied, cited, or quoted without permission.  This series also includes the complete, unpublished manuscript Something of Substance Across Main Street, which is closed to researchers..

 

            The Family and personal history series 1927-1998 contains a genealogy report of father’s side of the family,photograph of Sandage and her sons, her sons’ resumes, correspondence from her sons, a copy of Sandage’s birth certificate, and correspondence with Marquis Publishers regarding her inclusion in Who’s Who.  A letter from Sandage’s son Scott to the Iowa Women’s Archives summarizes Sandage’s career, the contents of the collection, and its importance to researchers.  The series also contains the eulogy Sandage and her son Scott wrote for the memorial service of Sandage’s aunt, Berenice Reynolds Pippert.  Also included in this series is a copy of a paper Sandage wrote for a 1996 community-college course.  The paper, entitled “Fighting Back: Anger, Anxiety and Activism,” compares the African-American activist Anne Moody and the Native

American activist Wilma Mankiller.   Two audiocassettes of interviews with Sandage conducted by her son Scott complete this series.  The first is a 1983 interview of Sandage and her sister, Joy Swab, who discuss their childhood memories.  In the 1984 oral history interview, Sandage tells stories about her experiences with the Migrant Action Program and the Migrant Research Project, her journey from housewife to The Older Women’s League, her time with the United States Department of Labor, the effect gender had on the Iowa Hazardous Wastes Study, and the community backlash against The Door Opener in Mason City.

 

            The Migrant Activism series 1964-1996 contains materials from Sandage’s work with the Migrant Action Program (MAP) in Mason City and the national Migrant Research Project (MRP).  The MAP subseries contains a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and photographs of Sandage and the program participants.  It also contains Sandage’s book Child of Hope, (A. S. Barnes & Co., 1968), copies of the program’s annual reports, Sandage’s statement before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, and an audiocassette tape of the Iowa House debate over passage of a child labor law for migrant children.  Sandage co-authored the original bill, which passed and was signed by Governor Harold Hughes in 1967.  The Migrant Research Project subseries chronicles the years 1969 to 1971 when Sandage and Margaret Garrity conducted the first national study of migrant workers’ demographic, economic and social conditions.  It includes annual reports and project reports, as well as an audiocassette in which Sandage and Garrity discuss the training of indigenous aides in their program.

 

            The Women’s Activism series 1977-1995 contains papers that document Sandage’s involvement with The Door Opener, The Displaced Homemakers Network, and the Older Women’s League.  It also contains materials from Sandage’s 1981 trip to China as part of a women’s delegation of the National Committee for United States-China Relations.  The Door Opener subseries contains documents and publications used at The Door Opener.  It includes materials Sandage developed for a skills transfer program that helped identify skills a homemaker possesses which could be translated into the paid workforce.  It also contains Sandage’s speeches and press coverage, including photographs of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s visit to The Door Opener.  The National Committee on United States-China Relations subseries consists of Sandage’s journals, memos, and photographs of her three-week trip to China to observe Chinese women’s lives.  The Displaced Homemakers Network subseries contains Sandage’s papers and notes from her involvement with the network.  It includes a copy of the Network News newsletter, conference planning papers, and lyrics to a song which Sandage penned to tell the history of the network. 

 

            The Older Women’s League (OWL) subseries contains photographs, correspondence, press coverage, minutes, conference planning papers, publications, audiocassettes and a videocassette from Sandage’s time as executive director of the

Older Women’s League.  It includes papers from the 1980 White House Mini-Conference on Older Women, where OWL was started.  Copies of the OWL publications Wingspan, The OWL Idea, OWL Field Advocate, The OWL Observer, and the Gray Papers are included in the collection. A copy of OWL co-founder Laurie Shield’s book Displaced Homemakers: Organizing for a New Life (McGraw-Hill, 1981), autographed by Shields and Tish Sommers, is included in this series and shelved in the printed works collection of the Iowa Women’s Archives.  This subseries also contains the correspondence Sandage maintained with Dr. Kathleen Kautzer in order to document and correct errors in Dr. Kautzer’s Ph.D. dissertation about the Older Women’s League.  Also in this subseries is the correspondence Sandage maintained with Dr. Pat Huckle to document and correct errors in Huckle’s book about OWL and its founder, Tish Sommers.   The OWL subseries also contains an artifact: an OWL pendant necklace.  A photograph of Sandage wearing the necklace appears in a Prevention article on Sandage, also located in this subseries. The audiovisual material in this subseries consists of audio recordings of Sandage speaking before a conference on aging, and radio and television interviews with Sandage.

 

            The Other National Activities series 1971-1997 contains papers and audiovisual materials from Sandage’s work for the United States Department of Labor in the early 1970s, the Christian Children’s Fund (CCF) in 1986 and 1987, and the National Organization for Disability from 1988 to 1996.  It also includes developmental material for the James S. Brady Center for Fellows in Public Policy. 

 

The United States Department of Labor subseries contains papers written by Sandage when she was a consultant to the Department of Labor’s Opportunities for Families Program, which was a welfare-reform program established by then-President Richard Nixon.  This subseries also documents the work Sandage did for the Department of Labor’s Employment Service.  It includes documents from a civil suit filed against the Secretary of Labor as well as Sandage’s federal personnel files.

 

The Christian Children’s Fund subseries contains correspondence, research, and other materials from Sandage’s work for that organization, where she served as Director of the United States Field Office from 1986 to 1987.  This subseries includes correspondence between Sandage and the program manager, annual and quarterly reports, Sandage’s studies on child poverty in the United States, training materials, a brochure, and an audiocassette of a training conference Sandage led for Native American parents of CCF children in Rapid City, South Dakota.

 

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) subseries consists of photographs, publications, reports, training materials, and speeches from Sandage’s years with the National Organization on Disability (NOD.)  This subseries contains documentation of NOD’s major programs, including the Community Partnership Program and the National Organizations Partnership Program.  This subseries includes television coverage of Sandage discussing the Americans With Disabilities Act; of Sandage and James Brady discussing NOD, and video of a NOD-sponsored training seminar in Frederick, Maryland.  An audiocassette tape of Sandage and James Brady discussing their work together and their plan for developing the James S. Brady Center for Fellows in Public Policy is also included in this series.

 

            The Consulting series 1974-1990 contains materials related to work Sandage performed as a consultant.  The Garrity-Sandage Associates subseries consists of materials related to the study of industrial hazardous waste in Iowa which Sandage and Margaret Garrity conducted in 1975 and 1976.  It includes copies of both volumes of the resulting Special Substances Report of 1977. conducted.  This includes an address Sandage gave before the National Environmental Manpower Planning Conference, the Special Substances Report, Volumes I and II, and press coverage of the report from the Des Moines Register.  Please see Sandage’s bibliography for more information about the study and the materials in this series.

 

The Door Opener series consists of papers related to Sandage’s work as Executive Director for The Door Opener, a drop-in resource center for women in Mason City.  It includes brochures and descriptive information about the center, annual reports for 1979-1982, curriculum and training guides for the center’s programs, and speeches about The Door Opener which Sandage presented before various audiences.  Also included are photographs of Sandage with Rosalyn Carter at the White House and during Carter’s visit to The Door Opener.  A scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, letters, and telegrams related to The Door Opener 1977-1982 is included in this series and (shelved in box_)

 

The National Committee on United States-China Relations series contains papers, memorabilia and photographs of Sandage’s three week trip to China as a participant in a women’s delegation to the country.  It includes Sandage’s journals and notes from the trip, official documentation including biographical information about each of the delegates, and three photograph albums.

 

The Iowa Governor’s Commission on Health Care Costs series contains correspondence and other information related to Sandage’s service as a member of the commission.

 

The Displaced Homemakers Network series contains papers pertaining to Sandage’s involvement with the Network, including organizational newsletters, planning papers for national conferences, and a song parody, “The Birth of the Network,” which Sandage wrote to chronicle the history of the Network.

 

The Older Women’s League series consists of papers related to Sandage’s work with The Older Women’s League, which began when she directed the White House Mini-Conference on Older Women in Des Moines.  It continued when she became the League’s Executive Director.  This is a sizable series which contains photographs of Sandage and Margaret Garrity as well as League founders Tish Sommers and Laurie Shields, annual reports and convention reports, testimony of Tish Sommers and Sandage before public groups and congressional committees, Older Women’s League (OWL) publications, minutes, and a hardcover edition of Displaced Homemakers: Organizing for a New Life, by Laurie Shields.  The bulk of the series is correspondence between Sandage and Sommers.  For a detailed explanation of the papers in this series, including a complete list of the correspondence, please see Sandage’s bibliography.  Also included in this series are audiocassettes of Sandage’s address before the Mid-America Conference on Aging, radio interviews with Sandage, and a videocassette of Sandage’s appearance on the television show “Congressional Update, ” on which she represented the Older Women’s League and discussed earnings sharing.  There are also subseries containing papers relating to the consulting Sandage completed for the Older Americans Consumer Cooperative in 1985; for the MD-IPA, a health care provider for seniors, in 1986; for  Traveler’s Aid International and Lightnet Industries in 1988; and for the National Association of Social Workers in 1990.

 

            The Volunteer Activities series 1981-1997 documents Sandage’s volunteer work, including her appointments to the (Iowa) Governor’s Commission on Health Care Cost in 1981.  It includes a letter appointing Sandage to serve as a hearing officer for fair housing grievances under Section VII in Fairfax County, Virginia in 1988.  The Frederick County Human Relations Commission subseries contains brochures, training material, and correspondence related to Sandage’s volunteer work for this Frederick County, Maryland, commission; as well as planning and other related materials for conferences and the Frederick County Ethnic Festival.  This series also contains a videocassette of Sandage appearing on the local television show “Focus on Frederick” to discuss a diversity conference sponsored by the Human Relations Commission.  Restrictions:  Three folders pertaining to the Commission’s task of monitoring the Frederick Police Department’s affirmative action plan are restricted and require the donor’s permission to use them.    

 

 

Related Collections

 

Tish Sommers papers

            Sommers was co-founder of the Displaced Homemakers Network and the

            Older Women’s League.  Her papers are housed at San Diego State

            University Library.

Begin text here:»


Box no.           Description

Box 1

Collection bibliography [Sandage’s detailed descriptions of the

collection, with explanatory notes]

 

Autobiography [shelved in box 16]

Draft excerpts

“The Years on the Road: The Migrant Research

Project 1969-1971”

“Working Within The System For Change 1971-

1975 Part I: The Opportunities for Families Program and

Welfare Reform”

“Part 2 Civil Action 2010-72, NAACP, Western Region, et al. vs. Peter J. Brennan, et al.”

“Rising From the Ashes Like a Phoenix 1971-1972”

“Garrity-Sandage Associates 1975-1977”

“Opening New Doors for Women 1977-1983”

“A Time of Turmoil 1983-1984”

“Aging, Organizing and Agonizing 1983-1984”

“Not Another Decade! 1986-1996”

“Not A Hand-Out; But a Hand-Up! 1988-1996”

“The Road Before Me 1996 and Beyond”

Draft excerpts

“The Years on the Road: The Migrant Research

Project 1969-1971”

“Working Within The System For Change 1971-

1975 Part I: The Opportunities for Families Program and

Welfare Reform”

“Part 2 Civil Action 2010-72, NAACP, Western Region, et al. vs. Peter J. Brennan, et al.”

“Rising From the Ashes Like a Phoenix 1971-1972”

“Garrity-Sandage Associates 1975-1977”

“Opening New Doors for Women 1977-1983”

“A Time of Turmoil 1983-1984”

“Aging, Organizing and Agonizing 1983-1984”

“Not Another Decade! 1986-1996”

“Not A Hand-Out; But a Hand-Up! 1988-1996”

“The Road Before Me 1996 and Beyond”

Manuscript [closed] [removed to Box 18]

 

Family and personal history

Genealogy, 1998

Shirley Sandage’s sons, 1985-1997 (2 folders)

Miscellaneous, 1927-1987 (scattered)

Letter and Shirley Sandage resume from Scott Sandage, 1996

Eulogy to Berenice Pippert (aunt)

Essay for journal writing class, 1996

Shirley Sandage and her sister, Joy Swab, discuss memories, 1983

(approx. 40 minutes) [shelved in audiocassette collection: AC447]

Oral history interview, 1984 (90 minutes) [shelved in audiocassette

collection: AC448]

 

Migrant Activism

Migrant Action Program (Mason City, Iowa)

Newspaper clippings, 1969, 1970, 1996, and undated

Scrapbook (1964-1968) [oversize: in box 17]

Loose items and selected photocopies from scrapbook

Child of Hope (A. S. Barnes & Co., 1968) [shelved

in the printed works collection]

Annual report, 1966

Annual report, 1967

Annual reports, 1968, 1969

Upper Iowa University talk, 1968

Statement before United States Commission on Civil Rights,

1969                                                                                

Letter from Governor Hughes, 1967

Head Start Proposal, undated

“The Vanishing Migrant, His Need for Education,” by Shirley

Sandage, Vocatio (January 1968)

Board of directors, 1970

Debate, Iowa House File #178 (migrant child labor), circa 1967 (approx. 30 minutes) [shelved in audiocassette collection: AC449]

Migrant Research Project

Annual reports, 1969 and 1970

Title I Minnesota Project, undated

Mechanization vs. migrant employment, 1971

Wisconsin Project, 1969 and 1971

Box 2

Michigan Housing Report, 1970

Press release, 1970

Sandage and Margaret Garrity discuss training, 1969 (15  

Minutes) [shelved in audiocassette collection: AC 450]

Migrant School Program in North Iowa Area, summer, 1965

Final Report, 1965

 

Women’s Activism

The Door Opener (Mason City, Iowa)

Scrapbook (1977-1982) [oversize: in box 18]

Loose items and selected photocopies from scrapbook

Descriptive information, undated

Trademark, 1978-1980

Annual reports and strategic plan, 1979-1985

“Day’s Bouquet” press coverage and other miscellaneous 1980,

1981, 1995 and undated

The Helpmate: A Resource Guide for Women, 1980

Non-sexist Vocational Acquaintanceship Program, 1980-1981

Agricultural Services Job Creation Project, 1980

Ford Foundation proposal, 1982

Curriculum for Jobs Club, undated

Crisis Line training, undated

From Homemaking to Entrepreneurship: A Readiness Training

Program, United States Department of Labor, 1985

Skills Transfer Project, undated (folder 1 of 2)

 

Box 3

Skills Transfer Project, undated (folder 2 of 2)

Farm Journal article, 1983

Winthrop Rockefeller Award for Distinguished Rural Service,

1979.

Nomination for “Women: A Status Report,” undated

Photographs at the White House/Rosalynn Carter, 1978

Rosalynn Carter visits The Door Opener

Photographs and correspondence, 1980

Rural Development Act Signing Ceremony, 1982

Speeches, 1979-1982

National Committee on United States-China Relations

Journals and notes, 1981

Annual report, 1979 and related memorandum, 1981

Magazines and memorabilia, 1979-1981

Newspapers, 1981

Box 4

 

Photographs, 1981

Photograph albums, 1981 (3) [removed to Box 10]

The Displaced Homemakers Network

Leadership; officers; staff; funders, 1978-1982

Network News (September, 1982)

Note to Sandage from officers, 1983

“The Birth of the Network,” 1982

Pittsburgh conference agenda, 1982

Leadership Development for National Conference, 1982

The Older Women’s League

Resumes and photographs/Sandage and Garrity, 1980-1984 and

undated

Photograph:  Executive Directors of major women’s

organizations, 1984

Brief history of the Older Women’s League, undated

Des Moines conference/Founding of the Older Women’s

League, 1980

OWL Conference, Louisville KY, 1982

OWL Second National Convention, Washington, DC, 1984

Annual reports and Conference reports, 1984 and undated

Miscellaneous testimony of Tish Sommers, 1977-1983

Sandage’s Congressional testimony, 1983-1984

Selected Sandage presentations, 1983-1984, 1988

Miscellaneous media/public relations/speeches, 1983-1984 and

undated

Artifact: OWL pendant necklace

Prevention (January, 1984)

Appointment by Edison Electric Institute, 1984

Wingspan Vols. I, II, III, VI, VII, 1984

Older Women and Their Issues, 1984

The OWL Idea, 1984

Box 5

OWL Field Advocate, 1984-1985

The OWL Observer, 1983-1985, 1994

Gray Papers: Issues for Action, 1979-1980

OWL publications, 1979 and 1984

OWL public service announcements, undated

Shields, Laurie, Displaced Homemakers: Organizing For a New

Life, (McGraw-Hill, 1981) (paperback) [shelved in the printed works collection]

Curriculum guides, 1984

Curriculum guide for employment seminar, undated

Milwaukee OWL chapter workshop, undated

Citizen’s Council on Earnings Sharing, 1982-1984

Policy manual and legal documents, 1980-1984

Fringe benefits plan for OWL staff, 1983-1984

Organizing manual, 1984

Long-range Plan for Membership Growth, 1983-1985

 

Box 6

Plan of action with budget, 1984

Minutes of board of directors, 1984

Notes from fall board meeting, 1984

Needmor Foundation proposal, 1984

Correspondence

1980-1982

1983

1984

Sandage resignation, 1985

Letters from OWL staff, 1984-1994

Miscellaneous communication, 1985, 1987

Kathleen Kautzer/Sandage correspondence, 1992-1997

Patricia Huckle/Sandage correspondence, 1992-1993

Settlement correspondence, 1992-1994

Transcript of interview with Tish Sommers, 1984

Sommers/Shields interview, 1985

Public service announcement: Newsweek (June 6, 1983)

Keynote address before the Mid-America Conference

on Aging, 1984/interview with Sandage about Margaret Garrity (50 minutes) [shelved in audiocassette collection: AC451]

Radio interview with Sandage/Citizens Council on Earnings

Sharing press conference, 1982 (approx. 40 minutes) [shelved in audiocassette collection: AC452]

“Prime Time” AARP radio show, undated (approx. 10 minutes)

[shelved in audiocassette collection: AC456]

“Congressional Update,” 1984 (VHS, 30 minutes) [shelved in

the videocassette collection: V185]

 

Other National Activities

National Center For Human Development Proposal, undated

United States Department of Labor

Welfare Reform

Strategy papers, 1972 (folder 1 of 2)

Box 7

Strategy papers, 1972 (folder 2 of 2)

Rural Development Act of 1972

Interview with Dr. Arnold Paulsom. Iowa State University,

undated [shelved in audiocassette collection: AC453]

United States Employment Service

13-point program, 1971-1973 (2 folders)

Rural Manpower service report, 1973

13-point program field memorandums, 1972-1975 (3 folders)

Box 8

Performance evaluations, 1974

Personnel file, 1972-1974

The Christian Children’s Fund

Sandage/Manning correspondence

1986 (2 folders)

1987 (3 folders)

Annual and quarterly reports, 1986-1987

Box 9

Suffer Little Children . . .Part I, 1987

Children in Poverty . . .A Five Year Plan, 1987

Children in Poverty . . .A Five Year Plan, Revised, 1987

Sandage field trips, 1986-1987

Children’s risk index book, 1986

Training material, 1986-1987

US Field Office brochure, undated

Fiscal Year 1987-1988 Goals: Management Retreat, 1987

Exhibits related to Sandage termination, 1987-1988

Termination grievance, 1987-1988

Miscellaneous letters, 1987-1988

Map of children’s risk areas [oversize: shelved in map case]

Audiocassette:  Keynote Presentation, Rapid City, South Dakota,

undated (approx. 65 minutes) [shelved in audiocassette collection: AC454]

National Organization on Disability

Photographs of Jim Brady and Sandage, 1991 and undated

Box 10

Women’s Activism

National Committee on United States-China relations

Photograph albums (1981) [3]

Box 11

Weekly program reports, 1994-1996 (2 folders)

Weekly reports

1991

1992

1993

1994

National Partnership Program Award Winners, 1990-1996

National Organizations Partnership Program membership, 1996

Community Partnership Program, 1988-1996

Community Partnership Awards, 1988-1995

State liaisons, 1995-1996

Program Information Network (PIN), undated

Office of Vice-Chairman James Brady, 1991-1996

Jim Brady’s “Calling on America” campaign

Artifact: campaign button, undated

 

Box 12

Campaign material, 1991-1992

Miscellaneous, 1988-1989

The Brady Brigade, undated

James S. Brady speeches (written by Sandage)

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1989-1994

James S. Brady columns, undated

Box 13

Annual reports, 1992-1996

Training materials, 1988-1989

How-to materials, 1989 and undated

Americans With Disabilities Act Title II, undated

Presentations, 1989-1991

Selected proposals, 1989-1990

Report to J. M. Foundation, undated

Newsletters, 1989-1995

Personnel policies, 1989-1993

Employment records, 1987-1994

Performance evaluations, 1989-1994

Work-related injury claim, 1991 and 1993

Brochures and publicity materials, undated

Resignation and consultant contract, 1996

Letters and cards received, 1996

Brady’s resignation, 1996

Box 14

Community Partners Local Projects, 1995 (3 folders)

Sandage and Representative Richard Geist discuss the

Americans with Disabilities Act 1994/ Sandage and James Brady discuss the National Organization on Disability, 1993 (VHS, 2 1/2 hours) [shelved in videocassette collection: V186]

Sandage and James Brady appear at an Americans With

Disabilities Act seminar, 1993 (VHS, 2 hours) [shelved in videocassette collection: V187]

Sandage and James Brady discuss the National Organization on

Disability/Sandage and Brady discuss plans for the James S. Brady Center for Fellows in Public Policy, 1996 (approx. 60 minutes) [shelved in audiocassette collection: AC455]

James S. Brady Center for Fellows in Public Policy, 1997

 

Consulting

Garrity-Sandage Associates, Inc.

Stock certificate, 1976

Talks to National Environmental Manpower Planning

Conference, 1974

Special Substances Report, Volume I, 1977

Special Substances Report, Volume II, 1977

Establishment of Garrity-Sandage Associates, 1977

Newspaper clippings, 1977

Older Americans Consumer Cooperative, 1985

MD-IPA Health Maintenance, 1986

Travelers Aid International, 1988

Lightnet Industries, 1988

National Association of Social Workers, 1990

Box 15

 

Volunteer Activities

Japanese International Christian University Foundation, undated

Iowa Governor’s Commission on Health Care Costs, 1981-1982

Hearing Officer, Section VII Housing, 1988

Frederick County Human Relations Commission

Appointment letters, 1993 and 1996

Basic documents, 1989, 1997 and undated

Bylaws, 1995

Strategic-planning retreat, 1995

Appeals training, 1994-1996

Monitoring Title VII Frederick Community College, 1995-1996

“Get an Attitude” Conference, 1996 (3 folders)

Keynote address, 1996

Americans With Disabilities Act Seminar for Public Officials,

1993

Affirmative action plan, goals and progress, 1994-1996 (2  folders)

Legal documents/Charge of discrimination against Frederick

Police, 1996-1997 [CLOSED] [removed to box19]

Frederick Police Department Affirmative Action, 1994-1997

(2 folders)[CLOSED] [removed to box 19]

Ethnic Festival, 1996

Box 16

Newspaper, 1996

Frederick County Human Relations Department information,

1995

Shirley Sandage appears on Focus on Frederick, 1995

(VHS, 30 minutes) [shelved in videocassette collection: V188]

Taskers Chance Homeowners Association, 1995

Frederick Senior Recreation Council, 1996-1997

Weinberg Center for the Arts, 1997

Frederick Community College courses

Tales for Grandchildren, 1998

“Power Skirts of America!” course flyer, 2007

“Power Skirts of America!” 2007 [d0050 shelved in digital collection]

"It's Never too Late to Change the World"

Volunteer activities, Columns, 2006-2007

 

Autobiography [cannot be photocopied or cited without author's permission]

Draft excerpts

“The Years on the Road: The Migrant Research

Project 1969-1971”

“Working Within The System For Change 1971-

1975 Part I: The Opportunities for Families Program and

Welfare Reform”

“Part 2 Civil Action 2010-72, NAACP, Western Region, et al. vs. Peter J. Brennan, et al.”

“Rising From the Ashes Like a Phoenix 1971-1972”

“Garrity-Sandage Associates 1975-1977”

“Opening New Doors for Women 1977-1983”

“A Time of Turmoil 1983-1984”

“Aging, Organizing and Agonizing 1983-1984”

 “Not Another Decade! 1986-1996”

“Not A Hand-Out; But a Hand-Up! 1988-1996”

“The Road Before Me 1996 and Beyond”

Box 17                Oversize:

Migrant Activism

Migrant Action Program (Mason City, Iowa)

Scrapbook (1964-1968)

Box 18                  

                               Women’s Activism

                                     The Door Opener

                                          Scrapbook (1977-1982)

Box 19                      

Autobiography manuscript [CLOSED]

 

Box 20

Frederick Police files [CLOSED]