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Preliminary Guide to the Susan Hill Papers, 1976-2003 (bulk 1981-1999)

Collection Overview

Collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings (local, national, and international) pertaining to abortion, the anti-abortion movement, and other women's health issues, kept by staff of the National Women's Health Organization (NWHO) and its regional clinics (WHOs) in Raleigh, N.C.; Columbus, Ga.; Wilmington, Del.; Jackson, Miss.; Fargo, N.D.; Fort Worth, Tex.; Orlando, Fla.; and Milwaukee, Wis. Also contains NWHO legal files, largely pertaining to the NOW (National Organization of Women) v. Scheidler case (1986-2003), and to RICO (the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act), which plaintiffs in the case applied to the anti-abortion movement. Regional WHO clinics were among the plaintiffs for NOW v. Scheidler, and Hill acted as a key witness. The collection also includes a small number of general office/subject files. Arranged into three categories: Clippings, General Office/Subject Files, and Legal Files. The Clippings were received in chronological groupings, and are thus described in more detail than the General Office/Subject Files and Legal Files, which are less organized.

Accessions (2008-0114 and 2009-0110) consist largely of operational and legal files from the NWHO and its regional clinics, including Raleigh, N.C.; Columbus, Ga.; Delaware; Central Florida; Fargo, N.D.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Summit (Milwaukee), Wis. Materials include facilities management files; leases and other real estate information; litigation records and lawsuits between NWHO and anti-abortion groups; police and case reports; statutes about abortion procedures; and NWHO board meeting files.

Accession (2010-0019) consists of audiovisual material: 24 VHS tapes plus 2 DVD copies (master and use) of each tape. Contents include news specials relating to NWHO and the abortion debate; also includes testimony footage, interviews, and other NWHO events.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Susan Hill papers 1976-2003 (bulk 1981-1999)
Creator
Hill, Susan
Extent
24.0 Linear Feet, 15,972 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

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Contents of the Collection

[Attention: Boxes 1-8 of the collection contain newsprint. Patrons should use care when handling.]

1976-1980
Box 1
1981-1983
Box 1
1984-1985
Box 1
1985-1987
Box 1
1988-1990
Box 2
1991
Box 2
1992
Box 3
1993
Box 3
1994
Box 4
1995
Box 4
1997-1999
Box 4
1981-1996
Box 4
1978-1982
Box 4
1983-1986
Box 5
1986-1990
Box 5
1991-1995
Box 5
1981-1985
Box 5
1985-1986
Box 5
1987-1990
Box 6
1991
Box 6
1992-1993
Box 6
1994-1999
Box 6
1993-1997
Box 6
1994-1997
Box 7
1977-1981
Box 7
1982-1983
Box 7
1984-1985
Box 7
1986-1999
Box 7
1990-1998
Box 7
1990-1998
Box 8
Dr. Gunn Clippings, 1993-1995
Box 8
RICO Case Clippings, 1998
Box 8
Miscellaneous clippings, 1986-1998
Box 8
Anti-Abortionists
Box 8
NWHO-RTL-Profiles
Box 8
OSHA and CLIA Related Publications
Box 8
Medicare Provider Manual, 1996
Box 8
CLOSED materials
Box 9
NWHO files largely related to RICO and the NOW v. Scheidler case

Includes Supreme Court documents, briefs, interragatories, motions, exhibits, dispositions, correspondence, research materials, and notes.

Box 10-17

Accessions (2008-0114 and 2009-0110) (9,900 items; 13.2 lin. ft.; dated 1979-1999) consist largely of operational and legal files from the National Women's Health Organization (NWHO) and its regional clinics, including Raleigh, N.C.; Columbus, Ga.; Delaware; Central Florida; Fargo, N.D.; Jackson, Miss.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Summit (Milwaukee), Wis. Materials include facilities management files; leases and other real estate information; litigation records and lawsuits between NWHO and anti-abortion groups; police and case reports; statutes about abortion procedures; and NWHO board meeting files.

This collection has not been processed, and materials have been reboxed in the order that they arrived from the donor. Folder titles and other information have been transcribed verbatim.

Summit WHO trial materials, 1989
Box 1
U.S. v. McMillan, 1995
Box 1
Fort Wayne WHO Operation Rescue correspondence
Box 1
Fargo WHO legal correspondence, 1988-1995
Box 1
Fargo WHO 24-hour consent law, 1993-1994
Box 1
Nancy Sabot v. Fargo WHO, 1992-1993
Box 2
Fargo WHO v. FM Women's Help, 1993
Box 2
Fargo WHO v. Lambs of Christ, 1991-1998
Box 2
House Bills 1460 and 1579 (distribution of birth control devices and abortion referrals)
Box 2
Minor's consent statute
Box 2
political correspondence, 1991-1994
Box 2
PA license rule, 1991
Box 2
Standards of operation, 1991-1998
Box 2
Informed consent: information and resources, 1995
Box 2
Real estate taxes, 1995-1996
Box 2
Building engineering, 1997
Box 2
Ambulatory surgical facility application, 1994
Box 2
Declaration by Susan Hill, 1996
Box 2
Son Times publication, 1991
Box 2
Saving America's Souls: Operation Rescue's Crusade Against Abortion, 1991
Box 2
Jackonville, Florida: Operation Rescue, 1989
Box 2
Property report, 1991-1994
Box 3
AMSU correspondence, 1997-1998
Box 3
Informed consent, parental consent, 24-hour informed consent, 1994-1995
Box 3
Floor plans, 1998
Box 3
Building suppliers
Box 3
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), 1994-1996
Box 3
Mississippi application for abortion license, 1999
Box 3
State legal correspondence, 1995-1996
Box 3
Y&S Realty lease
Box 3
Protective order, 1995
Box 3
Security systems and information, 1994
Box 3
Medical equipment, correspondence, scrub sink, etc.
Box 3
1984-1989
Box 3
DWHO v. Richard Wier, Jr., 1977
Box 3
Parental consent statute
Box 3
Defendant trial dates, 1988
Box 3
Parade and picketing statute, 1985
Box 3
Invasion of clinic, 1985
Box 3
Central Florida WHO v. Operation Rescue, 1998
Box 3
Legal cases, 1980s
Box 4
Correspondence and evidence for legal cases
Box 4
City of Wilmington v. Louis Johnson and Daniel E. Menefee, 1985
Box 4
State of Delaware v. David M. Hoch, Doris Mantyla, et al., Vol. A, 1986
Box 4
Altamonte Surgicenter, Ltd., 1980s
Box 4
National WHO meeting notes, 1999-2001
Box 4
Susan Hill deposition transcripts, 1997
Box 4
Legal cases
Box 5
Dr. Warren Hern files
Box 5
Fargo WHO real estate appraisal
Box 5
Central Florida WHO blueprints
Box 5
Delaware police reports
Box 5
Central Florida WHO trial materials, 1985-1986
Box 5
Central Florida WHO insurance policies, 1983-1984
Box 5
Pro-choice buttons
Box 5
24-hour consent
Box 6
Letters from tenants at Jefferson Building, 1988
Box 6
Confidentiality statute
Box 6
Nursing statute
Box 6
Right to Life
Box 6
Picketing statute
Box 6
Patient health care records
Box 6
Gloria Jean Jackson v. Central Florida WHO
Box 6
Real estate, Wisconsin
Box 6
New building correspondence, 1989-1990
Box 6
Parental notification correspondence, 1997
Box 6
National Political RTL: Field Manual for Militia
Box 6
Anti-abortion antics, 1998
Box 6
Feminist majority, 1998-1999
Box 6
ACLU, 1991
Box 6
Right to Lifers: Paul Hill, 1994
Box 6
Medical abortion, 1995
Box 6
Motion of Krueger, Krueger-related correspondence, 1995
Box 6
Lease, 1998
Box 6
Anti-stalking laws, 1996
Box 6
Army of God, 1997
Box 6
Reports: anti-abortion, 1987
Box 6
Staff, 1996
Box 6
Reproductive Rights Issues Manual, NARAL, 1990
Box 6
The Political Report, NARAL, 1988
Box 6
Zoning code, New Castle county, 1985
Box 6
State v. Van Ness Johnson, 1990
Box 6
Milwaukee Medical Service v. Pastors' Emergency League
Box 6
State of Delaware v. Roach, et al., 1994
Box 6
Mitch Road property
Box 6
Medical clinic protocol
Box 6
1020 W. 18th St. contract and miscellaneous correspondence, 1996
Box 7
Building plans for 2123 W. Newport Pike, 1999
Box 7
Business license, 1997
Box 7
CLIA correspondence, 1994
Box 7
Parental, 24-hour consent law, 1995
Box 7
Rules and regulations for AMSU Central, 1988
Box 7
DEA inspection, 1990
Box 7
Delaware State Senate, 1981-1984
Box 7
Flood line determination: Red Clay Creek II
Box 7
Invoices for new building, 1999
Box 7
Sign ordinance, 1989
Box 7
Child abuse statute, 1985
Box 7
Confidentiality statute, 1993
Box 7
Clinic licensing and laws, 1981-1983
Box 7
DEA correspondence, 1998
Box 7
1700 Colonial Dr., 1982
Box 7
Confidentiality statute
Box 7
Central Florida WHO v. City of Orlando, 1983
Box 7
Fort Wayne WHO consent forms, 1983
Box 7
Lease, 1982
Box 7
Property taxes, 1999
Box 7
Letter to state by Carol Reed, 1985
Box 7
Correspondence, 1978-1990
Box 7
Sewer service policy, 1981
Box 7
Dr. Snydle affidavit
Box 7
Florida laboratory rules, 1990
Box 7
Partial birth abortion ban, 1998
Box 7
Regulation cases, 1981
Box 7
Statutes, spouse notification, 1981
Box 7
Burglary trespass statutes, 1983
Box 7
State inspections, 1991
Box 7
Noise ordinance statute
Box 7
Parental consent statute, 1989
Box 7
Picketing statute, 1983
Box 7
South St. property, 1997
Box 7
Zoning, 1982
Box 7
John Jones, MD v. James Smith, Aty, 1979
Box 7
Building estimates, 1992
Box 8
Real estate, 1997
Box 8
Florida statutes, 1998
Box 8
Abortion statutes, 1983
Box 8
NFARAL, 1980
Box 8
Correspondence, 1992-1996
Box 8
Medicaid correspondence, 1988
Box 8
Chart forms, 1990
Box 8
General anesthesia protocol
Box 8
Infection control committee meeting reports, 1991
Box 8
Licensed HMOs in Florida, 1992-1993
Box 8
Mid-trimester protocol, 1988
Box 8
Correspondence, 1997-1999
Box 8
State board licensure, 1996
Box 8
Nitrous oxide, 1998
Box 8
Miscellaneous, 1992-1998
Box 8
Nowell's furniture
Box 8
Open house (includes photographs), 1992
Box 8
Outgoing, 1998
Box 8
Yellow Pages
Box 9
Ultrasound, 1991
Box 9
Public relations, 1997-1999
Box 9
Financial statement of assets and liabilities, 1991-1992
Box 9
Inventory, 1997
Box 9
Insurance
Box 9
Armed service pick-up, 1987
Box 9
Competition reports, 1985-1988
Box 9
Incoming (includes photographs)
Box 9
Bio-hazard waste, 1992
Box 9
Bomb evacuation plan
Box 9
Incoming, 1995-1997
Box 9
Florida Senate survey, 1989
Box 9
Occupational license, 1998
Box 9
Patient records statute, 1983
Box 9
Orlando Women's Center, 1996
Box 9
Insurance coverage, 1997
Box 9
Clippings (photocopies)
Box 9
National legal class action
Box 9
Fort Wayne WHO Case 1368, 1979-1990
Box 9
General litigation
Box 9
Delaware WHO abortion law, 1996
Box 9
Fort Wayne WHO and Klopfer v. Brane, Brown, Brown, et al., 1990
Box 9
Case 1368 patient's record
Box 9
Articles: Bryan Brown information
Box 10
Fire, 1990
Box 10
Fort Wayne WHO v. Wendall Brane
Box 10
RICO case, 1990
Box 10
Fort Wayne WHO v. Scott Newman, 1998
Box 10
FACE case, 1998
Box 10
Clinic setup, 1977-1978
Box 10
Lease, 1979-1988
Box 10
Correspondence, 1979-1980
Box 10
Broadview Lumber v. Y&S Management
Box 10
Correspondence: Joan Uebelhoer, 1989
Box 10
Parental notification statute, 1984
Box 10
Intrauterine Devices and Their Complications, 1979
Box 10
ACLU Legal Dockets, 1986, 1994
Box 11
Fargo WHO Joe Scheidler
Box 11
Mary Voors v. National WHO
Box 11
Supreme Court appeal (Akron/VA)
Box 11
General reports
Box 11
Sharp police response, 1985
Box 11
Bomb threat protocol, 1997
Box 11
Southern Poverty Law Center, 1988
Box 11
Columbus WHO: minors and parental consent statute, 1987
Box 11
Senate bill 873, 1993
Box 11
Consent for minors, 1986
Box 11
Rosie J. v. NC Department of Human Resources, 1996
Box 11
Raleigh WHO v. Mass Mutual, 1989
Box 11
Fire threat, 1992
Box 12
Miscellaneous materials, 2008 (Folder 1 includes color code for labelling folders)
Box 12
NARAL
Box 12
NC Providers meeting, February 1992
Box 12
Planned Parenthood of NC Bond
Box 12
RTL demonstration, October 1988
Box 12
Save-A-Baby correspondence, 1989
Box 12
Security/escort correspondence
Box 12
Political correspondence, 1998
Box 12
Operation Rescue, 1988-1992
Box 12
Planned Parenthood, 1987
Box 12
Political correspondence, 1989
Box 12
Jesse Helms, 1992
Box 12
Letters from tenants, 1989
Box 12
Operation Rescue: Medical care of Durham v. Marsha Green
Box 12
Fort Wayne WHO asset/judgment recovery, 1999
Box 13
Milwaukee rules, 1999
Box 13
Sue Wicklund, 1999
Box 13
Laws/legal overview, 1998
Box 13
Indiana injunction, 1999
Box 13
Yachnowitz v. Hill, 1996
Box 13
Joseph Scheidler case, 1999
Box 13
RICHO, 1998
Box 13
EEOC complaints, 1999
Box 13
Jackson, Miss. regulations, 1998
Box 13
Adelman and Hynes malpractice
Box 13
Jackson medicaid case, 2000
Box 13
National WHO - Jackson, 1995
Box 13
Fargo WHO correspondence, appraisal, and real estate
Box 13
Operation Rescue, 1988-1994
Box 13
Karlin, Planned Parenthood, Prohaska, and Christiansen v. Fouse and Doyle, 1996
Box 14
Notice of intent to revoke certificate of authority, 1986
Box 14
State requirements for technicians, 1986
Box 14
Hospital clinic definition, 1980
Box 14
Report of fetal disposal, 1990
Box 14
Regulation cases, 1989
Box 14
Parental notification
Box 14
McCann letters to DA, 1998
Box 14
Floor plans
Box 14
Merger, 1993
Box 14
Family health plan cooperative contract
Box 14
Lease: 530 Water St., 1989
Box 14
Wisconsin state law Act 56, 1990
Box 14
Wisconsin v. Missionaries (Scheidler), 1989-1990
Box 14
New building plans
Box 14
Abortion statute, 1978
Box 15
Partnership agreement, 1986
Box 15
Security, 1997
Box 15
Planned Parenthood evaluation, 1997
Box 15
Insurance, 1997
Box 15
Protocols, MD resumes, standing orders equipment
Box 15
Anti-abortion activities, 1985-1997
Box 15
Zoning Out Abortion article, 1985
Box 15
Correspondence, 1989-1999
Box 15
Operation Rescue arrest, 1989
Box 15
Harassment of Dr. Duncan, 1998
Box 15
Columbus WHO picketing statute
Box 15
Certificate of incorporation, 1978
Box 15
Haworth properties
Box 15
Rules and regulations for abortion clinics, 1994
Box 15
New building plans, 1991
Box 16
Lease
Box 16
Medical assistance program, 1989
Box 16
Manning v. State: legal minor consent, 1996
Box 16
Abortion clinic certification, 1994
Box 16
Picketing statute, 1984
Box 16
Consent law
Box 16
Licensing
Box 16
Anti-abortion publications and protests, 1992
Box 16
L.I.F.E. coalition
Box 16
Life advocate
Box 16
Planned Parenthood mailing, 1994
Box 16
Political campaigns, 1991
Box 17
Georgians for Choice, 1995
Box 17
Correspondence, 1997
Box 17
Georgia abortion provider, 1993-1997
Box 17
Operation Rescue, 1988-1994
Box 17
Case 1368, 1979
Box 17
Nurses Concerned for Life v. National WHO, 1984
Box 17
Correspondence, 1990-1997
Box 17
24-hour waiting period, 1996
Box 17
Corporate minutes, 1988
Box 17
RICO, 1990
Box 17
National WHO Board meetings, 1996-1997
Box 18
David Larson v. Fargo WHO, 1996
Box 19
George Miks, MD v. Allen Olson, 1983
Box 19
Fargo WHO v. Larson
Box 19
North Dakota v. Family SVC
Box 19
Fargo WHO v. Lambs of Christ
Box 19
Fargo WHO v. David Pence, 1990
Box 19
Nurses Concerned for Life, 1978-1979
Box 20
RICO
Box 20
Parental consent, 1984
Box 20
Certificate of incorporation, 1977
Box 20
Abortion statute
Box 20
Confidentiality statute
Box 20
Sex abuse law, 1987
Box 20
Fetal disposition bills
Box 20
Picketing statutes
Box 20
Legal cases

Includes David Pence and Lambs of Christ (1992), George Skinner (1991), North Dakota Department of Human Resources (1995), Timothy Lindgren (1995), Prairie Design (1994).

Box 21
Planned Parenthood v. Minnesota (fetal disposal), 1990
Box 21
Larson v. City of Fargo (residential picketing), 1993
Box 21
Fargo WHO v. State of N.D. (24-hour consent law), 1993
Box 21
Nancy Sabot v. Fargo WHO, 1992
Box 21
Certificate of incorporation, 1988
Box 22
Picketing and 24-hour notice of protests, 1996
Box 22
Patient confidentiality
Box 22
Fargo WHO v. Ed. Schafer (governor of North Dakota), 1993
Box 22
Fargo WHO v. Terry Carlson, 1990
Box 22
Fargo WHO v. Larson
Box 22
Tamara Green v. Fargo WHO, 1991
Box 22

Accession (2010-0019) (72 items; 1.2 lin. ft.) contains audiovisual materials: 24 VHS tapes plus 2 DVD copies (master and use) of each tape. Contents include news specials relating to NWHO and the abortion debate; also includes testimony footage, interviews, and other NWHO events.

Susan Hill, Fort Wayne, 1989 Apr. 26
Box 1
FWWHO, 1989 June 10
Box 1
Rescue PPFA Summary, Ft. Worth, Ind., 1989 Apr. 21 (2 copies)
Box 1
Jane's Tape: Abortion Stories
Box 1
20/20: Abortion Fargo Geraldo, 1985 Jan.
Box 1
Donahue: Dr. David Gunn
Box 1
Congressional testimony, 1992 Apr.
Box 1
Congressional testimony, 1993
Box 1
Hill testimony on Clinic Blockade
Box 1
Freedom Forum Freedom Speaks: Abortion 1994 Oct. 3
Box 1
Viewer call-in program, 1994 Sept. 22
Box 1
Pro-life demonstration: Joe Scheidler, 1987 Feb. 27
Box 1
Freedom Forum Freedom Speaks, 1994 Oct. 3
Box 1
The Shirley Show: Killing Abortion Doctors
Box 1
Ft. Wayne, 1989
Box 1
Picket, Fargo Women's Health, 1987 Nov. 13
Box 1
Picket, 1992 May
Box 1
Access Denied, 1991
Box 1
FWWHO Clinic, 1989 May
Box 1
Tractorman newscast (Fox 22), David Betts
Box 2
Susan Hill home video: childhood in Durham, N.C.
Box 2
Conspiracy tapes: 60 Minutes Fargo with Geraldo
Box 2
Abortion: For Survival
Box 2
DVD masters of all 24 tapes
Box 2
DVD use copies of all 24 tapes
Box 2

Historical Note

North Carolina native; social worker; activist for reproductive rights; founder and director, National Women's Health Organization (NWHO, an organization of eight clinics serving as a leader in providing abortion services to under-served areas of the United States since 1976). President, National Women's Health Foundation, support foundation to the NWHO.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Susan Hill Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Susan Hill Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Arnold

Completed June 30, 2004

Encoded by Elizabeth Arnold

Updated by Meghan Lyon, April 2009 and January 2010

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.