Iowa Women's Archives
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa

 

DOROTHY PAUL (1927- )

PAPERS, 1955-2006
(bulk 1980-2000)

4.75 linear feet

 

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Dorothy Paul Papers, Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

 


Collection Overview

 
Acquisition:
The papers (donor no. 480) were donated by Dorothy Paul in 2000 and subsequent years.
 
 
Access:
The papers are open for research.
 
 
Copyright:
Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to The University of Iowa.
 
 
Audiovisual:
Three videocassettes (V336-V338) shelved in videocassette collection.
 
  Artifacts: In Box 11.  
 
Photographs:
In Boxes 2, 8, 9, 12, and 13; slides in Box S-10.
 
 
Processed by:
Sharon M. Lake , 2006. [PaulDorothy.doc]
 

Biography

Human rights activist and educator Dorothy Marion Bouleris Paul was born in Cohoes, New York, in 1927 to Elizabeth Frances Quinn Bouleris and Joseph Napolean Bouleris, a mechanic who was unemployed at times during the Depression. Dorothy Bouleris, the second of four children, graduated from Catholic Central High of Troy, New York, in 1944 and then worked at various secretarial jobs for nine years. She married physician David M. Paul in 1953, and the couple moved to Iowa City where David Paul joined the medical faculty of the University of Iowa. The Pauls raised two children: Phillip, born in 1954, and Elizabeth, born in 1957.

Dorothy Paul entered the University of Iowa where she completed a BA in general studies with a concentration in global studies in 1981 and an MA in American studies in 1984. Her graduate work focused on Third World women in the United States.

Paul became involved in the United Nations Association of the United States of America ( UNA-USA) in 1965 as a volunteer for the United Nations International Children’s Educational Fund (UNICEF). She served as president of the Iowa City chapter of UNA-USA from 1972 to 1974, and was named executive director of the Iowa Division in 1979, a position she held for over twenty years. Following her resignation in 2000, Paul continued to serve the UNA-USA Iowa Division as chair of the program committee.

UNA-USA (known as the American Association for the United Nations until 1964) is a national organization dedicated to strengthening the United Nations and enhancing U.S. participation in international institutions. Paul stated in a 1990 speech that UNA-USA carries out its mission through a combination of “public outreach, policy analysis, and international dialogue.” UNA-USA consists of a network of over 150 regional chapters and divisions, and belongs to the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), which is composed of chapters from over fifty nations.

The UNA-USA Iowa Division began in 1953 after Eleanor Roosevelt, at the invitation of Dorothy Schramm, visited Iowa and spoke in Des Moines. Several local chapters were soon established across the state; the Iowa Division held its first Annual Assembly in 1955 and began publication of its newsletter, Iowa UNA Forum, in 1964. The UNA-USA Iowa Division also developed two annual statewide programs—Model UN and the Iowa Youth Symposium.

During Dorothy Paul’s tenure as executive director, the UNA-USA Iowa Division organized numerous local and international conferences, and conducted several major studies. Paul emphasized the connection between global and local issues and actions in her speeches and essays about the work of the UNA-USA Iowa Division, and through the structure of the forums and conferences she organized. The executive director of the national programs of the UNA-USA praised Paul’s work by stating, “The Iowa Division annual report [for 1991] is in a class by itself, not only because of its heft, but because of the truly outstanding work that it documents.”

Paul’s work reflects her interest in women’s issues. She attended several UN conferences on women (including Copenhagen, 1980; Nairobi, 1985; and Beijing, 1995), and participated in “feminist” tours of China and Scandinavia. These tours, organized by Meg Bowman, a sociology professor at San Jose State College, highlighted women’s work and their international connections.

Paul networked with many local organizations including the University of Iowa Women in Development Committee, the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, and the Iowa City Human Rights Commission. She played a central role in organizing local programs to celebrate International Women’s Day for many years. In 2000, following her resignation as executive director of the UNA-USA Iowa Division, Paul took a volunteer position with the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights. From 2002 to 2004, she coordinated the local Spring Walk for Women in Afghanistan, a program initiated by the United States Committee for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM/USA).

Paul has received numerous awards and accolades for her work. In 1995, she received the Arnold Goodman Award from UNA-USA at the national convention in New York. The UNA-USA Iowa Division bestowed on her its highest award, the Scroll of Honor, in 2001. Numerous local organizations, including the Emma Goldman Clinic, the Iowa City Human Rights Association, and the Iowa City Human Rights Commission, have also honored Paul for her contributions to furthering women’s and human rights.


Scope and Content Note

The Dorothy Paul papers date from 1955 to 2006 and measure 4.75 linear feet. The papers are arranged in nine series: Biographical information, Writings, Speeches, Conferences, UNA-USA Iowa Division, Additional human rights activities, Resourcefiles on women, Artifacts, and Photographs.

The Biographical Information series (1983-2006) contains an autobiography Paul wrote in 1983, which compares the lives of three generations of women in her family: her mother, herself and her sisters, and her daughter. Paul describes what has changed historically for women in the areas of education, work, and family life. The series also includes a Christmas family letter from 1985 and a description of Paul’s daughter’s 1990 wedding in Mexico. Newspaper articles about Paul complete the series.

The bulk of the Writings series (1979-2004) is composed of Paul’s published guest opinions and letters to the editor. Paul defended and explained the mission of the United Nations, supported arms control measures, discussed global environmental issues and economic conditions in the Third World, addressed the problems faced by women in the US, urged the Senate to ratify the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and opposed the war in Iraq begun in 2003. Academic papers and miscellaneous essays complete the series.

The Speeches series (1984-2005) includes over thirty speeches by Paul that describe the issues and projects of the UNA-USA Iowa Division and report on UN conferences. The speeches are organized by date, and most are identified by title and location or occasion. Some folders include multiple drafts or information about the group or event Paul was addressing. Additional speeches are located in other parts of the collection; for example, some speeches Paul gave before or after UN conferences have remained with the conference series.

The Conferences series (1975-2000; 2006) comprises the largest segment of the collection. Paul attended three major conferences sponsored by the United Nations (Nairobi, Kenya in 1985; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992; and Beijing, China in 1995). Each of these has its own series, presented chronologically; papers related to additional conferences follow in their own series. The papers of the three major international conferences are arranged as follows: preparatory materials first, conference materials next, and materials related to local follow-up meetings are last. UN conferences are accompanied by non-governmental organization (NGO) conferences, which often address more controversial issues than their UN counterparts. Paul’s papers include documentation from both UN and NGO conferences.

Most of the materials in the UN Decade for Women series (1975-1985) relate to the 1985 conference in Nairobi, Kenya, which marked the end of the Decade for Women and was, by all reports, a high point in international women’s activism. The preparation materials include articles written by Paul to promote the conference. Forum 85, the daily paper of the NGO conference, includes articles on controversial issues such as the participation of lesbians, the wearing of the veil, and the accessibility of the conference; most of the articles in this paper are written in English, but a few are in French and Spanish. The series includes a condensed version of the “Forward Looking Strategies” adopted at the conference, UN bulletins describing progress made towards their goals, and an undated report titled “Progress achieved by the Chinese Women in the Realization of the Objectives of the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development, and Peace.”

The Earth Summit (formally known as the UN Conference on Environment and Development) series (1991-1994) begins with materials from the three-day preparatory international conference on environmental issues held in Des Moines, Iowa, which Paul organized. The conference featured international panelists from countries such as Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Argentina, and Canada; U.S. participants included Ed Muskie, former U.S. senator from Maine and keynote speaker Al Gore, then a U.S. senator from Tennessee. The series includes transcripts of the testimony presented at public hearings in Des Moines by Iowa’s scholars, business people, politicians, activists, and heads of organizations and agencies such as the Izaak Walton League, the Sierra Club, and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Information on a national teleconference broadcast from the University of Iowa featuring five panelists speaking on the need for global coordination to address environmental issues is also included. Materials from the Earth Summit conference in Rio de Janeiro include slides, programs, a list of U.S. participants, and materials from WEDO (Women’s Environment and Development Organization). The series documents a major project sponsored by UNA-USA Iowa Division after the conference, “Beyond Rio: Earth Charter Iowa,” which culminated in the publication of Earth Charter and A Social Agenda 21 for Iowa in 1994. The series includes Paul’s written review of this project, which received an award from the Iowa Humanities Board.

The Fourth World Conference on Women series (1994-1996) includes materials from workshops held in preparation for the conference in Iowa City, and letters from Paul to UN officials regarding problems securing a site for the NGO conference. Conference materials include a transcript of First Lady Hillary Clinton’s speech, newspapers published at the conference, slides and photos, guest opinions and letters to the editor written by Paul, and information on the Interagency Council on Women instituted by President Bill Clinton to implement the U.S. commitments made at the conference. The series includes a report on the first major national meeting after the conference, “Bringing Beijing Back,” held in Davenport, Iowa, and attended by Bella Abzug and Charlotte Bunch. Other follow-up activities documented in the series include programs held in Johnson County and caucus resolutions suggested for introduction at the 1996 caucuses. The CEDAW folder includes a copy of an in-depth series of articles on violence against women published by the Dallas Morning News in 1993, which profile international issues. A videocassette containing reports given by Paul and two other women who attended the conference in Beijing (Margaret Weiser and Peggy Huston) completes the series.

The Conferences: Other series (1977-2000) is largely comprised of materials from conferences sponsored by UNA-USA Iowa Division during Paul’s tenure as executive director. They are arranged alphabetically by title. Many conferences had two parts: a series of local community forums followed by a state-wide conference. If the two parts had different names, the materials are filed together and both names are included in the title. Folders include materials such as grant proposals, brochures, program notes, press coverage, and final published reports. The press coverage folder of “Women Hold Up Half the Sky” includes an exchange of letters among Dorothy Paul, Dorothy Schramm, and Des Moines Register editor Geneva Overholser about the Register’s failure to cover the conference. Materials from several women’s conferences sponsored by other groups complete the series.

Most of the records in the UNA-USA Iowa Division series (1955-2005) document the work of UNA-USA Iowa Division while Paul was executive director. Annual assembly booklets include reports on projects and events from UNA-USA Iowa Division officials, local chapters, and affiliated organizations such as the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women. The letter from Eleanor Roosevelt was a form letter she sent out to many groups asking them to support the work of the UN; the signature on the letter is a facsimile.

This series includes materials related to two major studies conducted by UNA-USA Iowa Division. War and Peace and Iowa (1982) is a four-part study of nuclear war, military spending, and the peace movement in Iowa, which drew on the research of local chapters of Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Consortium on International Peace and Reconciliation. This folder includes progress reports and correspondence during the research phase, a copy of the final report, and media and public response. Materials related to Feeding the World (1980) include the grant proposal and budget from Iowa Humanities Board, minutes of the study committee, and the report distribution list, which included President Carter, elected officials, journalists, media outlets, activists, and agricultural organizations. Replies from most of Iowa’s congressional delegation are included as well as press coverage of the study.

Other projects documented in the series include the twinning project, which paired UNA-USA Iowa Division with a local branch of the UN in England. After reading War and Peace and Iowa, the director of the North-eastern Region UNA-UK, Norman Easton, noted that the Iowa Division was working on many of the same issues that his group was addressing. He proposed a “more practical link,” and thus began an exchange of materials, ideas, and transatlantic visits between the two organizations. The folders on the twinning project include correspondence between Paul and Easton, pamphlets published by British locals of the UNA-UK on peace and weapons issues, and documents relating to a student exchange between the groups. Paul noted at the UNA-USA national convention in 1985 that this twinning program had been cited as a model project. The folder on miscellaneous events of 1991 includes materials on World AIDS Day. The folder on The Unclaimed Birthright, a short film featuring Governor Robert Ray promoting the concept of world citizenship, includes information on the film and requests to borrow it. A videocassette features Paul as a panelist on a program hosted by the Iowa City Human Rights Commission as part of the celebration of the 50 th anniversary of the Universal Human Rights Declaration; other panelists are Marilyn Cohen of Emma Goldman Clinic, Monique DiCarlo of the Women’s Resource and Action Center, and Jael Silliman of the women’s studies program at the University of Iowa.

Paul’s general files are arranged by date and include correspondence, reports, press clippings, and a few scattered photos, some of which may be duplicated in other parts of the collection. This series includes research Paul conducted to design and lead a feminist seder celebration at the Unitarian Universalist Society in Iowa City in 1991. The folder on Paul’s recognition dinner following her retirement as executive director of UNA-USA Iowa Division includes a tribute by Burns H. Weston, the main speaker of the evening, as well as Paul’s remarks and a remembrance by her daughter, Liz.

Publications include Iowa UNA Forum, the UNA-USA Iowa Division newsletter (published three or four times a year), which Paul edited as one of her duties as executive director. Iowa UNA Forum is catalogued in the Special Collections Department of the University of Iowa Libraries where additional issues can be found. The Iowa Resource Catalog is a listing of organizations offering projects, plans, and resources to promote the advancement of women. Global Sisterhood Projects lists information intended to link Iowa women with the global women’s movement. The Role of the UN is a curriculum guide for grades 7-12. Iowans Support the United Nations on its 60 th Anniversary offers an historical overview of UNA-USA Iowa Division and includes two articles by Dorothy Paul—one on Dorothy Schramm and the other describing UNA-USA Iowa Division’s programs.

Paul’s work after her resignation as executive director of UNA-USA Iowa Division is documented in the Additional Human Rights Activities series (1999-2006). The series includes materials on Paul’s work with the University of Iowa Human Rights Center (UIHRC), the Spring Walk for Afghanistan Women, and International Women’s Day activities. A videocassette of a forum on women’s internationalism that Paul moderated in celebration of International Women’s Day in 2001 features three international local women from Siberia, Sudan, and Liberia.

The Resource Files on Women series (1972-2000) includes brochures published by UNA-USA Iowa Division and information on women’s lives both locally and globally. The materials from the Feisty Feminist tour include a packet of academic readings, an annotated itinerary, slides, and a photo album. The itinerary has a few handwritten numbers in the margins; these are slide numbers that can be cross-referenced with the slides for more detailed information about them. Sometimes the Feisty Feminist tour is referred to as simply the “feminist” tour of China.

The Artifacts series (1992-2004) includes a few press passes Paul used at UN conferences and several buttons from the Johnson County Reads program.

The Photographs series (1985-1995; 2006) consists of both photographs and slides taken on Paul’s trips abroad to participate in conferences and tours, and there is some duplication between the two formats. The photographs are organized in three albums, one each from the feminist tours of China and Scandinavia, and the third from the Fourth International Conference on Women in Beijing. The photos remain in the albums in the order in which Paul had originally organized them.

The slides are organized chronologically. Each individual slide is labeled with a two-part code: the first part is a capital letter designating the location of the conference (N is the 1985 UN Women’s Conference in Nairobi; C is the 1987 feminist tour of China; R is the 1992 Earth Summit Conference in Rio de Janeiro; and B is the 1995 UN Women’s Conference in Beijing). The second part of the code is a number; the slides were removed from carousels and kept in Paul’s original order. Paul used these slides during programs she gave following the conferences. Notes that identify the slides, taken by the processor after viewing the slides with Paul, complete the series.

Shelved in IWA printed works collection:
The Kitchen: A Map to the Highway of My Life
Recipes collected and written by Dorothy Paul; illustrations by Ruth Muir

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Box List

Box 1                          
  BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION            
    Awards and newspaper clippings, 1987-2006
“A Viviencia for Three Generations of Women in My Family: Victims of Change and Time” with addendums, 1983, 1984, and undated
Family, 1985, 1990
                           
  WRITINGS            
    Academica papers            
      “Asian Women and Technology,” undated [c. 1980s]
“Don’t Bet on the Prince,” 1988
    Editorials, 1981-2004
Essays, 1986-2000 and undated
Letters to the editor, 1979-2004
                           
  SPEECHES            
    “A Commentary on the Disarmament Demonstration in New York—A Duty to Hope,” 1984

“Building Blocks for the Future—Leadership Development and UNA,” UNA-USA national convention, 1985

“Economic Development and the Fifth World: The World of Women,” West High School, Iowa City, 1986

“Refugees,” National Issues Forum, 1987

“Iowa Women Making a World of Difference,” UNA-USA national convention, New York City, 1988

Statement at Iowa Humanities Board public hearing, 1989

“Who we are, What we are doing, and What the UN is doing,” 1990

“Security,” Rotary A.M. Club, 1991

“Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges,” 1991

Iowa City Human Rights Commission, 1991

“The Real UN—What is it?” Iowa UN Day, 1991

“Remembering War: Envisioning Peace,” Iowa City Ecumenical Peace Committee annual Hiroshima commemoration, 1992

“The Road From Rio,” New York sustainable development workshop, 1994

“An Earth Charter and Agenda 21 for Iowa,” Iowa Academy of Science annual meeting, 1994

“American Women and International Concerns,” Beijing, 1995

“Poverty,” Break the Fast Simple Meal, Iowa City, 1995

“The United Nations at 50: Creating a Social Agenda for the 21 st Century,” Unitarian Universalist Society, Iowa City, 1995

“From Rio, Cairo, Copenhagen and Beijng to Where?” San Francisco, 1995

“Human Rights USA—CEDAW,” Washington, DC, 1997

Dorothy Schramm recognition luncheon, 1997

“Presentation on Human Rights Activities in Iowa City,” UNA-USA national conventional, Washington, DC, 1998

“The Science of Climate Change—Closing Remarks,” Iowa City, 1999

“Human Rights and Human Wrongs,” League of Women Voters annual meeting, 1999

Unitarian Universalist Society, 1999

“Grassroots Globalism,” Drake University, 1999

“The United Nations: A Social Agenda for the 21 st Century,” Unitarian Universalist Society, Burlington, Iowa, 1998

“Why I Became a Paul Harris Fellow,” Rotary Club of Iowa City, 2001

“United Nations at 60,” University of Iowa Main Library, 2005

“The Earth Summit,” undated

Notes on “Women and their Importance to the Third World,” undated

                           
Box 2                          
    Peace Camp, Cedar Falls, Iowa, undated
Miscellaneous, 1986-2001 and undated
                           
  CONFERENCES: UNITED NATIONS DECADE FOR WOMEN, 1975-1985
    General, 1976-1985 and undated
Denmark, 1979-1980 and undated
Nairobi, Kenya, 1985
      Preparation materials, 1984-1985 and undated
NGO Forum
        General, 1985 and undated
Forum85, July 10-12 and 15-18, 1985 [oversize: in Box 14]
      Paul’s notes, reports, and speeches, 1985 and undated
Press coverage, 1985
Slides
        Script and description, 1985, 2006 (photos)
Slides, 1985 [shelved in slide collection: Box S-10, tray a]
      UN Bulletin Special Issue, 1985
Iowa follow-up events, 1985
“Forward Looking Strategies: Women 2000,” 1986-1989 and undated
                           
  CONFERENCES: EARTH SUMMIT ( Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), 1992
    Preparation
      “International Forum on World Environmental Law and Institutions, Des Moines,” 1991
Midwest public hearings on environment and development, Des Moines, 1991
Midwest teleconference, University of Iowa, 1992
   

Programs and materials, 1992 and undated

                           
Box 3                          
    Paul’s notes and speeches, 1991-1992
Press coverage, 1992
Slides
      Description, 1992, 2006
Slides, 1992 [shelved in slide collection: Box S-10, tray b]
    Local presentations, 1992-1993
“Beyond Rio: Earth Charter Iowa”
      Grant proposal, 1992
Working committee, 1992-1993
Program, 1992-1993
Community forums
        Planning, 1992-1993
“Community Resources for a Sustainable Future,” Ames, 1993
“A Children’s Summit,” Cedar Rapids, 1993
“The Garbage Society,” Burlington, 1993
“Healing This Land,” Oskaloosa, 1993
“Living Green in Our Community,” Davenport, 1993
“Our Local Community and the Environment,” Sheldon, 1993
      Statewide colloquium, Cedar Falls, 1993
Report master, undated [c.1993]
Published final report, 1993
“ Iowa Humanities Board Program Review,” 1993
An Earth Charter and Agenda 21 for Iowa, 1994
                           
Box 4                          
  CONFERENCES: FOURTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN
(Beijiing, China), 1995
    Preparation
      “Priorities ’95: Anticipating the UN World Conference on Women in Beijing,” 1994-1995
World women and media workshop, 1995
Problems with site for NGO Forum, 1995
“Report of the Holy See,” with Catholic feminist response, 1995 and undated
International Women’s Tribune Center, 1993-1995
    Addresses of Madeleine Albright and Hillary Clinton, 1995
A Beijing Journal by Dorothy Paul, 1995
Delegate lists, 1995
Journal of the United Nations, No. 3, September 6, 1995
Newspapers, 1995 (scattered) [oversize: in Box 14]
      Forum ’95, The Independent Daily of the NGO Forum
Beijing Watch, A Daily Paper of the Fourth World Conference on Women
The Earth Times, newspaper of record for the Fourth World Conference on Women
World Women, published by China Daily
    NGO Forum on Women, 1995 (2 folders)
Photo album [shelved in Box 12]
“Platform for Action,” 1995
Publications
      United Nations, 1992-1996 and undated
Other organizations, 1995
                           
Box 5                          
    Press coverage, 1995
Slides
      Description, 2006
Slides [shelved in slide collection: Box S-10, tray b]
    “The Status of Women,” by Shareen Hertel, undated [c.1996]
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, 1995
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), 1995
U.S. commitments, 1995-1996
Local follow-up activities
      “Bringing Beijing Back: Local Actions and Global Strategies,” Davenport, 1995
“Building on Beijing: United States NGO’s Shape a Women’s National Agenda,” 1997
Campaign to ratify Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1995-1996
Caucus resolutions, 1996
Iowa programs, 1995-1996
Johnson County town meeting, 1996
Speeches and notes by Paul, 1995
UNA-Beijing conference report, undated [shelved in videocassette collection: V337]
                           
  CONFERENCES: OTHER            
    “Containing Conflict: The Role of the United Nations,” ( Iowa City), 1987

“Cross-Cultural Projections of Women” proposal ( Iowa City), 1984

“Facing the Global Challenge: Ethics and Responsibility” and “Professional Ethics in the Global Community,” ( Iowa), 1988

“Habitat II,” ( Istanbul, Turkey), 1996
      Notes and materials
The Earth Times, June 7, 1996 [oversize: in Box 14]
                           
Box 6                          
   

“Human Rights in the Global Community,” ( Iowa City), 1986

“National Women’s Conference,” ( Houston, Texas), 1977

“A New Decade for Iowa Women,” ( Des Moines), 1986

“Nuclear Defense: What Does America Need?” ( Iowa), 1982-1983

(2 folders) [originally named “Beyond Nuclear Freeze: A Comprehensive Approach to Peace”]

“A Social Agenda for Iowa for the 21 st Century,” ( Des Moines), 1997

“Taking on the Challenge of Climate Change,” ( Des Moines), 1999-2000

“UN at 50: Preferred Futures for the United Nations,” ( Iowa City), 1995

“The United Nations and Children: Turning Promises into Progress,” ( Des Moines), 1996

“United Nations on Trial in a Nuclear World,” and “The Management of Global Change,” ( Iowa), 1983-1984

“Women’s Agenda Conference,” ( Des Moines), 1988

                           
Box 7                          
    “Women Hold Up Half the Sky,” ( Iowa), 1990
      Grant proposal, 1989
Planning committee, 1988-1990 and undated
Des Moines international colloquium, 1990 (2 folders)
Press coverage, 1990
“Achieving Distinction Globally,” 1990
Community forums, 1991
                           
Box 8                          
    “World Food Day,” ( Ames), 1981
Miscellaneous, 1983-1998
Program evaluations, 1982-1986
                           
  UNA-USA IOWA DIVISION            
    Administrative
      Annual assembly, 1978-1980
Annual assembly, 1981
Annual assembly, 1982 (photos)
Annual assembly, 1985-2003 (scattered)
Board and executive committee minutes, 1996-2001 (scattered)
Directory of speakers, 1955-1976
Garst Memorial Awards, 1983, 2003
Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt, 1956
National conventions, 1985, 1988, 1995
Quadrennial report, 1974-1978
    Projects            
      Feeding the World…FAO and the United States, 1978-1980
50th anniversary of Universal Human Rights Declaration
        Iowa City plans and events, 1997-1998
“Women’s Rights are Human Rights,” March 1998 [shelved in videocassette collection: V336]
      International Youth Year, 1985 (2 folders)
Robert Ray luncheon, 1984-1985
Rotary International, 1994-1996 and undated
Twinning project, 1983-1985 (folder 1)
                           
Box 9                          
      Twinning project, 1983-1985 (folder 2)
UNICEF Trick or Treat Drive, 1964-1976 and undated
The Unclaimed Birthright, 1975 and undated
War and Peace and Iowa, 1981-1983
Miscellaneous events, 1980, 1991
    Paul’s general files            
      A Weldon Walsh, 1977-1980
Letters from Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and George H.W. Bush, 1987, 1994, 19961970s1980-1984 (photos)
1985-1989
1990-1994
1995
1996-1999
Resignation, 2000
        Letter and cards of appreciation
Recognition dinner
   
      Program committee, 2000-2005    
                           
Box 10                          
    Press clippings, 1979-2004
Press releases, 1979-1982 and undated
Publications
 
      Iowa UNA Forum, 1979-2001 (scattered)
Iowa Resource Catalog, 1991
Global Sisterhood Projects, 1991
The Role of the UN in the Advancement of Women: Toward a Partnership World, 1993
Iowans Support the United Nations on its 60 th Anniversary: A History of Iowa’s Connections to the United Nations, 2005
                           
  ADDITIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVITIES    
    Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, 1999-2005
International Women’s Day programs
 
      2001-2004 (photos)
“Celebrating Women Locally, Connecting Women Globally,” 2001 [shelved in videocassette collection: V 338]
    Iowa City Human Rights Commission, 2000
“Spring Walk for Women in Afghanistan,” 2002-2004 (3 folders)
University of Iowa Center for Human Rights
      General, 2000-2004
All Johnson County Reads the Same Book , 2001-2004
One Community, One Book, 2004-2006
                           
Box 11                          
  RESOURCE FILES ON WOMEN
    Feisty Feminists’ mid-summer trip to the Orient, 1987
      Reading packet, itinerary, and description of slides
Slides [shelved in slides collection: Box S-10, trays a-b]
Photo album [shelved in Box 12]
    Local publications, 1975-1997 and undated
“Restructuring the Ties that Bind: Local Experiences of the Global
      Economy in Rural Iowa,” Nancy A. Naples, 1991
    United Nations brochures and publications, 1980-1997 and undated
“Women and Transnational Corporations: A Bibliography,” 1980
Women . . . a world survey, 1985
Miscellaneous, 1972-2000 and undated
                           
  ARTIFACTS            
    Press passes, 1992-1995
Buttons, 2004 and undated
                           
  SLIDES            
    Slides [shelved in Box S-10, trays a-b]
      Identification, 2006
“UN Decade for Women World Conference,” Nairobi, 1985
Feisty Feminist tour of China, 1987
“Earth Summit,” Rio de Janeiro, 1992
“Fourth UN Conference on Women,” Beijing, 1995
                           
Box 12                          
    Photo albums            
      Feminist tour of China, 1987
“Fourth World Conference on Women,” Beijing, 1995
Oversize:                          
Box 13                          
      Feminist tour of Scandinavia, 1989
                           
Box 14                          
  CONFERENCES            
    Conferences
      “UN Decade for Women,” Nairobi, Kenya, 1985
“Fourth World Conference on Women,” Beijing, China, 1995
“Habitat II,” Istanbul, Turkey, 1996

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