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Guide to the Merle Hoffman Papers, circa 1944-2012 and undated , bulk 1961-2000

Abstract

Abortion rights activist and the publisher of the feminist magazine ON THE ISSUES.

The bulk of the collection consists of the records of Choices Women's Medical Center, a New York City women's health clinic and abortion clinic co-founded by Hoffman in 1971, and the organizational records for ON THE ISSUES, a feminist magazine owned by Choices and overseen by Hoffman. The remainder of the collection consists of Hoffman's personal papers, mostly related to her pro-choice activism. The collection also includes writings by or interviews with many activists, such as Aung San Suu Kyi, Charlotte Bunch, Phyllis Chesler, Andrea Dworkin, Kate Millett, Marge Piercy, and Elie Wiesel. The correspondence, administrative files, minutes, manuals, reports, surveys, research files, electronic records, clippings, flyers, brochures, newsletters, photographs, and audiovisual materials in the collection provide rich material for the study of the history of abortion, the pro-choice movement, women's health care, and the anti-abortion movement in the United States. The records of Choices Women's Medical Center are especially valuable for understanding the medical practice of abortion, as well as the political context of that practice. Other topics that can be explored through the materials include contraception, women's rights and feminism, and rape. The addition (04-041 and 04-062) (18,750 items, 30 linear feet; dated 1971-2003) consists primarily of administrative and financial files from Choices Women's Medical Center and predecessor clinics, including correspondence, financial reports, public relations and media files, board meeting files, policy and procedure manuals, subject files, insurance files, program files, grants files, legal files, and files related to ON THE ISSUES magazine. Also included are a small number of Hoffman's personal writings. This accession is unprocessed and closed to researchers. Addition (05-023) (5150 items, 12 lin. ft; dated 1978-2003) consists primarily of administrative and financial records from Choices Women's Medical Center, including correspondence, financial reports, public relations and media files. Also includes board meeting, subject, insurance, program, legal and grant files, as well as policy and procedure manuals; 33 videotapes, 84 slides, 54 photographs and contact sheets; 1 CD-ROM; printed materials; and promotional calendars. Accession is unprocessed and closed to researchers.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Merle Hoffman papers circa 1944-2012 and undated bulk 1961-2000
Creator
Hoffman, Merle
Extent
68275 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.

Collection Overview

The papers of Merle Hoffman span the years from about 1944 to 2001, with most of the papers dating between 1961 and 2001. The collection is arranged in the following series: Choices, On the Issues, Personal Files, Photographic Materials, and Audiovisual Materials. The bulk of the materials consist of the records of Choices Women’s Medical Center, a New York City women’s health clinic and abortion clinic co-founded by Hoffman in 1971, and the organizational records for On the Issues, a feminist magazine owned by Choices and overseen by Hoffman. The remainder of the collection consists of Hoffman’s personal papers, mostly related to her pro-choice activism. The collection also includes writings by or interviews with many activists such as Aung San Suu Kyi, Charlotte Bunch, Phyllis Chesler, Andrea Dworkin, Kate Millett, Marge Piercy, and Elie Wiesel. The correspondence, administrative files, minutes, manuals, reports, surveys, research files, electronic records, clippings, flyers, brochures, newsletters, photographs, and audiovisual materials in the collection provide rich material for the study of the history of abortion, the pro-choice movement, women’s health care, and the anti-abortion movement in the United States. The records of Choices Women's Medical Center are especially valuable for understanding the medical practice of abortion, as well as the political context of that practice. Other topics that can be explored through the materials include contraception, women's rights and feminism, and rape.

The political context of abortion is further documented throughout the rest of the collection. Hoffman’s writings, speeches, and interviews on abortion illuminate the abortion debate in the media. At the same time, the internal dynamics of the pro-choice movement are documented in files on various New York and national pro-choice organizations. The collection includes some materials on the National Association of Abortion Facilities (NAAF), the National Abortion Federation (NAF), the National Coalition of Abortion Providers (NCAP), the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), and the National Organization for Women (NOW). Especially noteworthy are the detailed meeting minutes and other records for the New York Pro-Choice Coalition, an umbrella organization for New York City pro-choice organizations founded by Hoffman in the mid 1980s.

In addition to her pro-choice activities, Merle Hoffman has been a vocal proponent of patient self-empowerment; an active supporter of various political candidates in New York City; and a feminist activist. The collection reflects these interests to varying degrees. The records of On the Issues magazine are especially useful as a source of writings on a broad range of feminist and other issues.

The Choices Series documents the day-to-day operations of Choices Women’s Medical Center, including the clinic’s medical policies and procedures, its internal administration, and its relationship with patients and community organizations. The series is divided into the following subseries: Correspondence, Subject Files, Legal Papers, Personnel, Security, Staff Files, Marketing, Operations, and Electronic Format. Much of the series consists of files on administrative issues, dating primarily from the late 1980s to the late 1990s. A few records date from the clinic’s early years in the 1970s. The files also document the clinic staff's rising concern about Operation Rescue, militant anti-abortion protests, and anti-abortion violence during the late 1980s and 1990s. At the same time, the Choices records suggest how the ideals of feminist health care and patient empowerment have translated into medical practice. The records primarily provide the perspective of health providers rather than patients; the collection does not include patient medical records. However, patient surveys and a limited amount of patient correspondence provide some evidence of patient experience at the clinic. There is substantial material on the Choices East Project, Hoffman's unsuccessful attempt to establish a women's health clinic in Moscow. Choices’ treatment philosophy of patient self-empowerment and its identity as a woman-friendly health care provider are documented in the Outreach Subseries and the Marketing Subseries. Information on patient experiences and reactions to the clinic can be found primarily through patient surveys, patient satisfaction questionnaires, and statistical summaries of patient demographics, all found in the Subject Files, Marketing, and Electronic Format Subseries. Choices organizational charts and staff rosters are available for reference in the Research Room's inventory drawers; please contact Research Services.

On the Issues (1983-1999), a feminist magazine, was founded by Merle Hoffman and produced by Choices staff. The magazine covered a broad range of feminist issues and topics, including but not limited to abortion and other women's health issues. During the 1990s the magazine became increasingly professionalized, moved from annual to quarterly publication, and operated more independently of Choices. The documents in the On The Issues Series provide an extensive record of the magazine's production and distribution. They primarily date from the 1990s and are organized into the following subseries: Issues, Correspondence, Article Files, Editorial Files, Production and Distribution, Marketing, Staff Files, Administration, and Electronic Format. The series includes a nearly complete run of issues. Files include reader surveys; mailing lists; drafts and correspondence from contributors; editorials by Hoffman and other writers; and working files maintained by individual editors and production staff. Electronic files contain similar materials, and include graphics.

The Personal Files Series is arranged into the following subseries: Correspondence, Writings and Speeches, Subject Files, Politics and Activism, New York Pro-Choice Coalition, Calendars, Phone Messages, Clippings, General Personal Files, and Electronic Format. The materials extensively document Hoffman's work as a writer, public speaker, organizer, and activist for abortion rights and other feminist causes. Hoffman's personal publicity materials, including curriculum vitae and biographical sketches, can also be found in this series. There are also some records of Hoffman's childhood and personal life. The correspondence, found in both the Correspondence and Electronic Format Subseries, contains significant personal exchanges with feminists, friends, and colleagues that span many decades. Pro-choice organizations represented in the series include the New York Pro-Choice Coalition (NYPCC), the National Organization for Women (NOW), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the National Association of Abortion Facilities (NAAF). The series also contains Hoffman’s phone message books, calendars, and scrapbooks, including those related to her work at Choices and On the Issues. Electronic files contain a variety of correspondence, mailing lists, graphics, Choice and On the Issues documents mixed on the same disks, and a few writings. Overall, the series amply illustrates the porous nature of the boundary between Hoffman’s personal activities and her work at Choices and On the Issues.

The Photographic Materials Series contains a variety of material related to Choices Women’s Medical Center, On the Issues magazine, and Hoffman’s personal activities. Especially notable are the numerous images of the Choices clinic facilities and procedures, and the detailed visual record of pro-choice rallies and other events involving Hoffman during the 1980s. Political figures pictured in this series include Bella Abzug, Hilary Clinton, Andrea Dworkin, Geraldine Ferraro, Flo (Florynce) Kennedy, Congressman John Lewis, and Gloria Steinem. Other photographs in the Personal Subseries include portraits of Hoffman and snapshots from a vacation at the feminist Camp Sister Spirit.

The bulk of the Audiovisual Materials Series consists of audio recordings on cassette tape of New York City radio talk shows featuring Merle Hoffman as an interview subject. Most interviews date from the 1970s or early 1980s. In some cases, these recordings feature Hoffman responding to listeners in call-in discussions of abortion, or conducting debates with anti-abortion representatives. Other audio recordings include interviews conducted for On the Issues stories and radio advertisements for Choices. Videotape recordings include several episodes of "On the Issues," Merle Hoffman's cable access television show, and some documentary material on Choices and its patients. Materials are not immediately accessible until use copies can be made upon request. Please consult with reference staff before coming to use the collection.

Finally, the Ephemera Series contains various memorabilia, including a box of Choices condoms, buttons, and banners with feminist and political slogans.

Later accessions (2004-0041, 2004-0062, 2005-0023, and 2012-0049) have been added to the end of the finding aid. Boxlists are included when known.

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Contents of the Collection

Contains records documenting the policies, practices, and daily operations of the Choices Women's Medical Center, one of the first outpatient abortion clinics in the United States as well as a general women's health provider. Organized into the following subseries: Correspondence, Subject Files, Legal Papers, Personnel, Security, Staff Files, Marketing, Operations, and Electronic Format. Choices organizational charts and staff rosters are available for reference in the Research Room's inventory files; please contact Research Services.

The Choices records primarily provide the perspective of health providers rather than patients. However, the series does includes some information on patient experience at the clinic; see especially the patient surveys and questionnaires in the Subject Files Subseries, and a small amount of patient correspondence in the Correspondence Subseries. In addition, the Marketing Files contain some information on the demographics of Choices patients. Staff involvement in the wider pro-choice movement and in other political causes, as well as defending against anti-abortion violence, is documented throughout the series; see especially the Subject Files, the Outreach Subseries, and the Security Subseries. Pro-choice organizations represented in the series include the National Abortion Federation and the National Coalition of Abortion Providers. See below for further description of each subseries.

Related materials can be found in the Personal Series, the Photographic Materials Series, and the Audiovisual Series.

The Correspondence Subseries includes internal Choices memos and e-mails. The subseries is in alphabetical order. See the Personal Series for additional Choices correspondence.

Aisenberg, Karen (Executive Assistant), 1992
Box CH1
DeCerbo, David (attorney), 1989-1998
Box CH1
Farrell, Annette, 1993-1997 and undated
Box CH1
Fee increase notifications, 1982
Box CH1
General correspondence, 1978-1999 and undated
(3 folders)
Box CH1
Hate mail, 1993-1995
(2 folders)
Box CH1
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, approval of Choices, 1972-1975
Box CH1
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, 1992-1997
Box CH1
Hoffman, Merle, 1991-1993
Box CH1
Hoffman, Merle, memos, 1991
(1 of 2 folders)
Box CH1
Hoffman, Merle, memos, 1991
(2 of 2 folders)
Box CH2
Hoffman, Merle - memos, 1992, 1995, 1997
(3 folders)
Box CH2
International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine, 1989-1990
Box CH2
Landlord complaint, 1995
Box CH2
Jamaica Hospital, 1994-1998
Box CH2
Kennedy, Kay, 1994-1995
Box CH2
Kessler, Martha (estate of Thomas Jay Mullin), 1994-1996
Box CH2
Lease and renovations, 1977-1978
Box CH2
Marketing and outreach, 1992-1994
Box CH2
Memos, 1995
Box CH2
New York City Bureau of Laboratories, 1977-1987
Box CH2
New York State Department of Health, 1978-1988 and undated
Box CH2
New York State Department of Health notebook, 1989-1991
(3 folders)
Box CH2
New York State Department of Health notebook, 1992-1995
(6 folders)
Box CH3
New York State Department of Health notebook, procedures and policies, 1994-1995
Box CH3
Parke-Davis, 1993-1995
Box CH3
Patient complaints, 1994 and 1999
Box CH3
Patient thanks letters and fan mail, 1979-1995
Box CH3
Personnel policy, 1987-1989
Box CH3
Queens Long Island Medical Group negotiations, 1995-1996 and undated
Box CH3
WellCare managed care network, 1994-1996 and undated
(2 folders)
Box CH4

One of the largest subseries. Includes informational materials on abortion and other health issues, research files from clinic studies and patient surveys, and records of the clinic's involvement in various projects and organizations. There is a significant amount of material on the Choices East (Moscow) project, Hoffman's unsuccessful attempt to establish a women's health clinic in Moscow in the early 1990s. A small portion of the Choices East files are in Russian.

The subseries is subdivided into Abortion, Choices East, Patient Information, Research, and General Subject Files. Within each section, files are organized alphabetically. The Abortion files also document staff involvement in the National Coalition of Abortion Providers, the National Abortion Federation, and other pro-choice organizations. See the Oversize Material for additional Research files.

Abortion Alternative Hotline stamps, mounted for printing, undated
Box CH4
Abortion Center Survival - A Partial Guide, 1984
Box CH4
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Rust v. Sullivan, 1991
Box CH4
Clippings, 1982-2000 and undated
Box CH4
Clippings and newsletters, 1979, 1989-1997 and undated
Box CH4
Counselor training - Abortion values exercises, 1983-1994 and undated
Box CH4
"Legal Abortion in the United States" article, 1977
Box CH4
National Abortion Federation, 1989-1997
(2 folders)
Box CH4
National Abortion Federation - Warren Hern dispute, 1995-1997
Box CH4
National Coalition of Abortion Providers (NCAP), 1994-1997
(2 folders)
Box CH5
NCAP conference, 1996
Box CH5
NCAP - Open House project, 1996
Box CH5
NCAP - "Ron Fitzsimmons debacle," 1997
Box CH5
National Pro-Choice Directory, 1997
Box CH5
Non-surgical abortion information, 1994
Box CH5
Non-surgical abortion information and procedures, 1990-1997 and undated
Box CH5
Opinion poll reports, 1982
Box CH5
Partial birth abortion - anti-abortion publications, 1997 and undated
Box CH5
Pro-Choice Public Education Project, opinion poll results, 1997
Box CH5
Report on young women's attitudes towards pro-choice, 1997
Box CH5
Second trimester - available providers, 1979-1982 and undated
Box CH5
Statistics, New York, 1991-1994
Box CH5
American Medical Exchange's Russia Project, 1994
Box CH5
Birth control in Russia - clippings, 1992-1994
Box CH5
Clippings, 1992-1994
Box CH5
Correspondence, 1992-1997
Box CH6
Grants and foundations, 1994
(2 folders)
Box CH6
Lomunova, Margarita, article, 1992-1993
Box CH6
Lowey, Congresswoman Nita, 1994

(Photograph removed to Photographic Material Series)

Box CH6
Meetings with Marie Stopes International and PROFIT, 1994
Box CH6
Perlo, Dr. Mark, 1994
Box CH6
Planned Parenthood's Russia project, 1992-1993
Box CH6
Proposal (1989), 1989-1992
Box CH6
Proposal, 1992
Box CH6
Publicity consultants, 1993-1994
Box CH6
Resumes and job application letters, 1992-1995
Box CH6
Complete press report, 1992-1993
Box CH6
Planning, 1992
Box CH6
Presentation on clinic procedures, 1992

(Slides removed to Photographic Material series)

Box CH6
Press conference, 1992
Box CH6
Publicity, 1992-1994
Box CH7
Supplies and sponsors, 1989-1994
Box CH7
Media contacts, 1994
Box CH7
Supplies and sponsors, 1994
Box CH7
Moscow press, 1994
Box CH7
Bernie Rome and Maya Ermalova, 1994
Box CH7
Supplies and sponsors, 1994
Box CH7
Wildfeir, Nancy (marketing), 1993-1994
Box CH7
Zhenshchina: Zemlya/ Women and Earth and related paperwork, 1993
Box CH7
Wyeth-Ayers (birth control supplies), 1992-1993
Box CH7
"Birth control book. Original," 1970s
Box CH7
Birth control pamphlet, undated
Box CH7
Clinic signs, undated
Box CH7
For male partners of abortion patients, undated
Box CH7
Handouts collection, 1995 and undated
Box CH7
Insurance accepted and Mental Health Center fees, 1990s
Box CH8
Lodging for out-of-town patients, 1992-1994 and undated
Box CH8
Pamphlets, 1998 and undated
Box CH8
"Patient's Rights," undated
Box CH8
Post-abortion instructions, undated
Box CH8
Prenatal care, 1985-1988
Box CH8
Prostate cancer, 1994
Box CH8
"The STD Key," undated
Box CH8
Russian language educational materials, 1992-1994 and undated
Box CH8
Russian language forms, 1990 and undated
Box CH8
Spanish language abortion forms, undated
Box CH8
Spanish language educational information - men's health services, undated
Box CH8
Translation services, 1998
Box CH8
Tubal ligation, 1992 and undated
Box CH8
Funding, undated
Box CH8
Inventory and notes, undated
Box CH8
Preliminary results, undated
Box CH8
HIV Abortion Clinic Serosurvey, New York City Department of Health, 1996
Box CH8
Male survey on abortion, circa 1989
Box CH8
Marinoff, Lou, Philosophical Counseling, 1998
Box CH8
Mifepristone trials, 1994-1999 and undated
Box CH8
Mifepristone trials, information kit, 1993-1994
Box CH8
Patient questionnaire form, circa 1994
Box CH8
Patient satisfaction questionnaires, 1990-1991
(2 folders)
Box CH8
Patient satisfaction questionnaires, 1992-1998
(4 folders)
Box CH9
Patient satisfaction survey results, 1999
Box CH9
Patient survey on abortion, 1989
Box CH9
Patient survey on abortion - press release and clippings, 1981
Box CH9
Patient survey on abortion, questionnaires and public reaction, 1982
Box CH9
Public Affairs Analysts, proposed research project, 1985
Box CH9
Responses to external surveys, 1991-1998 and undated
Box CH9
Staff papers on rape and domestic violence, 1996 and undated
Box CH9
Statistics and studies, 1992-1998
Box CH10
Vasectomy satisfaction questionnaires, 1991 and 1995
Box CH10
Women, Abortion and the Media - patient survey, 1985
Box CH10
Amniotic Fluid Embolism - lecture, 1997 July 18
Box CH10
Anesthesia articles, 1997 and undated
Box CH10
Best, Winifred, documentary, 1990-1991
Box CH10
Choices Chatter, 1991-1997 and undated
Box CH10
Choices Chatter materials, 1990-1993 and undated
Box CH10
Choices Chatter puzzle contest, 1993
Box CH10
Choices Fund description and case records, 1989
Box CH10
Choices newsletter - "Choice Bits" cartoon, 1984
Box CH10
Clippings, 1978-1998
(5 folders)
Box CH10
Conference on women, Hunter College, 1990
Box CH11
Conference - National Latinas Caucus (1992), 1991-1992
Box CH11
Conferences - Parke-Davis, Trends in Women's Healthcare, 1996 and 1999
Box CH11
Depo Provera, 1992-1993
Box CH11
Domestic violence, 1989-1996
Box CH11
Female condom information, 1992-1994 and undated

(Photograph removed to Photographic Material Series)

Box CH11
Frost's STD program, 1995
Box CH11
Gold, Martin - 80th birthday, 1998
Box CH11
Gold, Martin - memorial award, 1999
Box CH11
HIV/AIDS information, 1983-1996
(2 folders)
Box CH11
HIV statistics, New York City, 1993
Box CH11
Impotency booklet, undated
Box CH11
Johnson, Karen, Women's health as a medical specialty, 1994
Box CH12
Lesbian and gay health information, 1993-1994 and undated
Box CH12
Lesbian health project development, 1993
Box CH12
Morning-after pill information, 1993-1996 and undated
Box CH12
National Women's Health Network, health information, 1990-1993 and undated
Box CH12
Other New York clinics - financial statements, 1981-1982
Box CH12
Other New York clinics - mailing lists, 1992 and undated
Box CH12
Other New York clinics - State Department of Health statistics, 1993-1995
Box CH12
Patient death, clippings and press release, 1994
Box CH12
Planned Parenthood conference, report on conference papers, 1994 Oct.
Box CH12
Prenatal HIV articles, 1990-1994
Box CH12
Rape information, 1978-1992 and undated
Box CH12
Rape Treatment Program - information on rape, 1990-1993 and undated
Box CH12
Reproductive health laws and regulations - state and federal summaries, 1991
Box CH12
"The Victim Experience" handout, undated
Box CH12
"Violence against Women Fact Sheet," 1990s
Box CH12
"Wish list," 1993 Oct. 26
Box CH12
Zarkin, Dr. Allan, scandal - clippings, 2000
Box CH12

Includes files on a variety of lawsuits involving Choices, contract negotiations, and other legal matters. Especially noteworthy are materials documenting Choices's long-term relationship with Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, its disputes over Medicaid billing, and numerous statements of public support for Choices during an attempt to evict the clinic from its facilities in 1998. Files are arranged alphabetically.

Agreement with Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, 1979, 1996
(2 folders)
Box CH13
Amicus curiae brief, Long Island Gynecological Services eviction case, 1996
Box CH13
Best Linen Supply breach of contract suit, 1989-1995
Box CH13
Bethea, Marvin (CPR training), 1991
Box CH13
Bylaws and share transfer agreement, 1995
Box CH13
Choices v. Health Insurance Plan - correspondence, 1993-1995 and undated
Box CH13
Choices v. Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, 1993
(3 folders)
Box CH13
Choices v. New York State Department of Health (Medicaid appeal), 1992-1995
(2 folders)
Box CH13
Choices v. Tri-Star Construction Corp., 1997-1998
Box CH13
Comprehensive Women's Health Care v. Blumstein, 1997
Box CH13
Contrux Construction, breach of contract suit, 1987-1996
Box CH14
Contract, T.L.C. Women's Services, 1992
Box CH14
Correspondence, 1991-1998
Box CH14
Gold, Martin, 1984-1987
Box CH14
Eviction threat - bound letters of support, 1998 Aug.-Sept.
Box CH14
Eviction threat - letters of support, 1998 Aug.-Sept.
Box CH14
Eviction threat - mass mailing requesting public support, 1998
(1 of 4 folders)
Box CH14
Eviction threat - mass mailing requesting public support, 1998
(2-4 of 4 folders)
Box CH15
Eviction threat - Notice of Petition for Eviction and legal complaint, 1998
Box CH15
Medicaid Fraud Control, proposed prosecution of Choices, 1988
Box CH15
Move planning, 1998
Box CH15
New York State Board of Health, notice of professional conduct hearing for Andre Nehorayoff, 1991
Box CH15
Partnership agreement certificate, Martin Gold and Leo Orris, 1978
Box CH15
Subpoenas for John Doe and Rolin Roe court cases, 1984 and 1985
Box CH15

Documents Choices's public education programs and its relationship with other community organizations, especially those which served as referral sources. For more information on Choices's efforts to develop referral sources, see the Marketing Subseries. See also the files on managed care health insurance plans in the Legal Papers and the Operations Subseries. Arranged in alphabetical order.

Abelson, Gerri, outreach reports, 1994
Box CH15
Abzug, Liz, consulting services, 1996
Box CH15
Agreement - State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn College of Nursing, 1994-1995
Box CH15
Agreements with other providers, 1993-1999
(2 folders)
Box CH15
Asian American social agency mailing list - "The Important Folder," 1993 and undated
Box CH15
Association for the Help of Retarded Children agreement, 1993
Box CH15
City University of New York Medical School - site visit, 1992
Box CH15
CHOICE Hotline (Philadelphia), 1993-1996
Box CH15
Committee for Spiritual Healing and Empowerment (SHE) - correspondence and minutes, 1996
Box CH15
Committee for Spiritual Healing and Empowerment - domestic violence letter, 1996 and 2000
Box CH15
Coney Island Hospital agreement, 1994
Box CH16
The Door health center - letter of complaint, 1997
Box CH16
Education reports, 1990-1992
Box CH16
Elmhurst Hospital Center cooperation, 1995-1998
Box CH16
Garden State Medical Group, 1991-1992
Box CH16
Girl Scouts Outreach Program, 1983 and undated
Box CH16
Health and Hospitals Corporation, 1993
Box CH16
Holliswood Hospital, 1993-1994
Box CH16
Jamaica High School, 1994
Box CH16
Latina outreach, 1990-1992 and undated
Box CH16
Mailing Lists, 1995 and undated
Box CH16
Mental Health Center Agreement with Elmhurst Hospital, 1995
Box CH16
Mental Health Center Community Breakfasts, 1995-2000
(2 folders)
Box CH16
Announcements and mailing lists, 1995-1996
Box CH16
Checklist of invitees and responses, 1995 Oct.
Box CH16
Planning and attendance, 1995-1996 and undated
Box CH16
Mental Health Center mailing lists - other agencies, 1995-1996 and undated
Box CH16
Mental Health Center - support group flyers, 1997
Box CH17
New York City Department of Health - Women's Healthline, 1994
Box CH17
"Outreach Projects Update," 1985
Box CH17
Outreach reports, Patty Rosen, 1991
Box CH17
Planned Parenthood of New York, 1991-1997
Box CH17
Planned Parenthood of Orange-Sullivan (N.Y.) and Conn., 1993
Box CH17
Planned Parenthood of Pa., 1992
Box CH17
Planned Parenthood of Suffolk County, 1998
Box CH17
Planned Parenthood of the Susquehanna Valley, 1997
Box CH17
Puerto Rican Family Institute, 1992
Box CH17
Queens Festival exhibit, 1984
Box CH17
Queens Mental Health Council - minutes and mailing list, 1996 Jan. 4
Box CH17
Queens Teen Pregnancy Network, 1993-1994
Box CH17
Reproductive Health Services (St. Louis), 1993
Box CH17
Riker's Island correctional facility workshop, 1983 Nov.
Box CH17
Samaritan Village in-service proposal, 1997 and undated
Box CH17
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, 1993-1994
Box CH17
Victim Services, 1996
Box CH17
Women's Health Action and Mobilization (WHAM!), 1994
Box CH17
Workshop flyers, undated
Box CH17

Primarily documents the professional status, educational history, and licensure of Choices physicians and other medical staff. A few staff members have more extensive personnel files. Files are organized by name, with the individual's position in parenthesis. A small number of personnel subject files are located at the end of the name files.

Files on general personnel policy are located in the Personnel subdivision of the Operations Subseries.

Personal names in this subseries are suppressed in public versions of the finding aid. All materials, including access to personal names, will be open for research on-site, after the researcher signs an Acknowledgment of Legal Responsibilities and Privacy Rights Form.

Physicians' files (various names), 1945-1998 and undated
(52 folders)
Box CH17
Applications and resumes, 1990-1992 and 1996
Box CH17
Counselor evaluations, 1991 Jan.
Box CH17
Loans to staff, 1996-1998
Box CH17
Loans to staff, paid in full, 1991-1997
Box CH17
Personnel file confidentiality codes, 1996
Box CH17
Resignation interviews, 1998
Box CH17
Salary grades, ranges, and personnel, 1988
Box CH17
Staff professional licenses, 1982-1983
Box CH17
Staff supervision log and in-service announcements, 1993
Box CH17

Contains materials that record day-to-day security measures at Choices. In addition, documents the pro-choice movemement's attempts to combat anti-abortion violence and Operation Rescue protests in New York City. Choices staff was heavily involved in these efforts. The subseries contains files on a variety of pro-choice organizations and on Operation Rescue itself. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order.

Agreement on clinic demonstration guidelines, 1993
Box CH20
Attorney General's Task Force on Health and Reproductive Rights, 1994 and undated
Box CH20
Bray v. Alexandria Women's Health Clinic, 1993
Box CH20
Bomb threats, 1987-1988
Box CH20
Bomb threat tactics, 1985 and undated
Box CH20
Bomb threats/emergency procedures, 1992-1998 and undated
Box CH20
Choices security manual, 1995
(1-4 of 5 folders)
Box CH20
Choices security manual, 1995
(5 of 5 folders)
Box CH21
Clinic access legislation, 1996-1998
Box CH21
Clinic defense projects - National Organization for Women (NOW), Feminist Majority Foundation, New York Clinic Defense Task Force, 1990-1992 and undated
Box CH21
Clinic demonstration regulations, 1994-1999
Box CH21
Clinic Violence Surveys, Feminist Majority Foundation, 1994-1996
Box CH21
Correspondence, 1995
Box CH21
Counter Operation Rescue, 1988
Box CH21
Daily, Bishop Thomas, prayer vigils, 1990-1996
Box CH21
Facility threats, 1994 and undated
Box CH21
Facility threats and heightened security measures, 1994 and undated
Box CH21
F.B.I. directory, 1990s
Box CH21
Guides to anti-harassment tactics, 1978-1986 and undated
Box CH21
Injunction against illegal abortion clinic protests - memo, 1999 Aug. 3
Box CH21
Metro New York Providers meeting, 1995 Jan. and undated
(2 folders)
Box CH21
National Clinic Defense Conference mailings, 1990
Box CH21
National Clinic Defense Project, Feminist Majority Foundation, 1994
Box CH21
New York Clinic Defense Task Force, 1992
Box CH21
New York State National Organization for Women (NYS-NOW) v. Randall Terry, 1988-1993
(2 folders)
Box CH22
Operation Rescue and pro-choice response, 1988-1994 and undated
(3 folders)

(Photographs removed to Photographic Material series.)

Box CH22
Operation Rescue and pro-choice response, 1995-1998
Box CH22
"Operation Rescue - Philadelphia, July 4, 1988" - notes, 1988
Box CH22
Patient escort volunteers, 1993-1998
Box CH22
Patient harassment incident, 1982
Box CH22
Patient harassment - photographs and article, 1994 and undated

(Photographs removed to Photographic Material series.)

Box CH22
Phone threats, 1991
Box CH22
Choices reaction, 1993-1994 and undated
Box CH22
Clippings, 1994-1995
Box CH22
Pensacola, 1994 and undated
Box CH22
Pro-choice organizations' reactions, 1993-1996 and undated
(2 folders)
Box CH22
"Policing Demonstrations" article, 1989 Aug.
Box CH22
Precinct police station, 1991-1997
Box CH23
Pro-choice organization newsletters, 1991-1993
Box CH23
Reiter, Fran (Deputy Mayor) - meeting, 1995 Jan.-Feb.
(2 folders)
Box CH23
Schumer/Messinger clinic defense summit, 1995 Feb.-May
Box CH23
"Synopsis of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrance Act," 1994
Box CH23

Contains working files kept by individual staff members relating to the day-to-day functioning of the clinic. Files are labeled by name, with the approximate job title or department shown in parenthesis. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Choices organizational charts and staff rosters are available for reference in the Research Room's inventory files; please contact Research Services. For additional administrative material, see the Operations Subseries. Note that some staff members divided their time between Choices and On the Issues magazine; these individuals have staff files in both series. Statistical and marketing analyses in the Staff Files have been removed to the Oversize Material Series.

Abelson, Gerri (Director, Mental Health Center), 1996-1997
(3 folders)
Box CH23
Aisenberg, Karen (Executive Assistant), 1991
Box CH23
Capanzano, Maryann (Director of Quality Improvement), 1993
Box CH23
Eagan, Janet (nursing), 1991
Box CH23
Farrell, Annette (Executive Director), 1991-1998
(1-10 of 16 folders)
Box CH24
Farrell, Annette (Executive Director), 1991-1998
(10-16 of 16 folders)
Box CH25
Farrell, Annette (Executive Director), memos to review for weekly meetings, 1995
Box CH25
Gold, Dr. Martin, 1998
Box CH25
Hyduchak, Kristen (community outreach), 1996-1998 and undated
Box CH25
Lengel, Kelly (administrative), reports to Joy Silver, 1996-1997
Box CH25
Matthews, Donna (Executive Assistant to Hoffman), 1997-1998
(1 of 2 folders)
Box CH25
Matthews, Donna (Executive Assistant to Hoffman), 1997-1998
(2 of 2 folders)
Box CH26
Michael, Jeannine (Director of Counseling/Consultant), 1991-1998
(7 folders)
Box CH26
Price, Sherry (Rape Treatment Program and Domestic Violence), 1992-1997
Box CH26
Rosen, Patty (Marketing/Outreach), 1991
(1 of 2 folders)
Box CH26
Rosen, Patty (Marketing/Outreach), 1991
(2 of 2 folders)
Box CH27
Safarian, Anastasia (Asst. Administrator, Patient Services), 1992
Box CH27
Sasso, Fran (Chief Financial Officer), 1992
(2 folders)
Box CH27
General, 1991-1999
(1-7 of 9 folders)
Box CH27
General, 1991-1999
(8-9 of 9 folders)
Box CH28
Planning Committee materials, 1998
Box CH28
Referral source tracking and development, 1992-1995
Box CH28
Work updates, 1998
Box CH28
Singleton, Bessie (Quality Assurance/Risk Management) - memos, 1995-1997
(3 folders)
Box CH28
Stanley, Charlene (Computers), 1998
Box CH28
Walshe, Anne (Administrator) - memos, 1983
Box CH28

Comprised of materials documenting Choices advertising, brochures, and marketing plans. Marketing files also include statistics on clinic utilization, patient demographics, and referral sources. Files are in alphabetical order. Additional marketing-related material can be found in the Outreach Subseries and the Staff Files Subseries. See the Oversize Material for additional clinic utilization and referral statistics.

Abortion clinics internet directory, 1995-1996
Box CH28
Advertisement layout, 1984 and undated
Box CH28
Airplane banner towing, 1993-1994
Box CH29
Annual report, 1990
Box CH29
Cable TV advertising, 1995
Box CH29
Chinese World Journal, undated
Box CH29
Choices Calendar of Women's Wisdom, 1982
Box CH29
Choices notepad, bumper sticker, and information card, undated
Box CH29
Information and publicity packets, circa 1983-circa 1999
(6 folders)
Box CH29
Letterhead design, 1998 and undated
(3 folders)
Box CH29
Logo - Choices and Mental Health Center, 1998
Box CH29
Managed care consultants, 1997-1998
Box CH29
Marketing firm proposals and estimates, 1997-1998 and undated
Box CH29
Marketing plan, 1983, 1993
(2 folders)
Box CH29
Marketing plan, out-of-state, 1988 Oct.
Box CH29
Marketing plans, 1987-1990
Box CH29
Marketing statistics - New York City population, 1993-1998
Box CH29
Memos and reports, 1990-1994
Box CH30
Mental Health Center depression screening ad, undated
Box CH30
Mental Health Center information packet, 1990s
Box CH30
National Abortion Federation subway advertising, 1999
Box CH30
New York Times advertising, 1998
Box CH30
No-charge pregnancy tests, 1996 and undated
Box CH30
National Organization for Women (NOW) advertising, 1986 and 1988
Box CH30
NOW directory, 1997
Box CH30
Pamphlet and stationery design, 1996 and undated
Box CH30
Pamphlets and Choices calendars, 1981 and undated
Box CH30
Parke-Davis negotiations, 1998
Box CH30
Pennsylvania marketing letters, 1994
Box CH30
Phone book advertising, 1997-1999 and undated
(2 folders)
Box CH30
Physicians marketing program, 1996
Box CH30
Public relations proposal, Cohn and Wolfe, 1996
Box CH30
Queens Health Care Market Study, 1995-1996 and undated
Box CH30
Radio advertising - Mental Health Center, 1996-1998
Box CH30
Radio advertising, 1982, 1996 and undated
(2 folders)
Box CH30
Relocation announcements, 1998
Box CH30
RSK Advertising, 1997-1998
Box CH30
Statistics, "Radio calls," [1995-1996]
Box CH30
Subway advertising, 1996
Box CH30
Subway poster, 1999
Box CH30
Utilization statistics and marketing plan, 1989-1990 and undated
Box CH30
Web site work, Sara Yager, 1998
Box CH30

This largest subseries in the Choices Series is divided into Facilities, Mental Health, New York Government, Personnel, and General Operations. It contains files related to the day-to-day operations and policies of Choices Women's Medical Center, and includes meeting minutes; procedural manuals; material on medical policies and problems; files on various contractors and outside service providers; and other administrative material. Files are arranged chronologically within each category.

The New York Government files include assessments of Choices's medical services by various state and city agencies, often as part of the Medicaid review process. Note that folder titles in the New York Government group refer to the New York State government unless otherwise specified. The Mental Health files include records of Choices's Rape Treatment Program in the early 1990s and its Mental Health Center in the mid- to late 1990s. The Personnel files deal with personnel policies, staff training, and staff events.

Personnel files for individual employees can be found in the Personnel Subseries. Additional administrative records can be found in the Staff Files Subseries.

1977-1978, Relocation and lease
Box CH30
1977-1978 and undated, New York State Department of Health relocation application
(1 of 2 folders)
Box CH30
1977-1978 and undated, New York State Department of Health relocation application
(2 of 2 folders)
Box CH31
1977-1996 and undated, Leases
Box CH31
1985-1989, Richard F. Hein architects
Box CH31
1987-1988, Robbery
Box CH31
1988, New York City Department of Buildings, code violations
Box CH31
1989, Estimated alterations costs
Box CH31
1989, Furnishings layout
Box CH31
1989, Medical records furniture estimates
Box CH31
1989 and undated, Renovation plans
Box CH31
1989, Renovation plans, tenth and eleventh floors
Box CH31
circa 1990, Queens neighborhoods - demographic statistics
Box CH31
1990-1993, Construction notebook
(6 folders)
Box CH31
1991-1993, Tres Construction, Inc. notebook
(3 folders)

(Negatives removed to Photographic Material series.)

Box CH32
1991-1996 and undated, Renovations
(4 folders)
Box CH32
1991-1998, Building management correspondence

(Photographs removed to Photographic Material Series.)

Box CH32
1994, Environmental survey
Box CH32
1994, Lease amendment
Box CH32
1995, Architects' proposal
Box CH32
1995, Environmental survey
(1 of 2 folders)
Box CH32
1995, Environmental survey
(2 of 2 folders)
Box CH33
1995-1996, New location search
Box CH33
1996, Correspondence on return of good-faith deposit
Box CH33
1996, Environmental survey
Box CH33
1997, DiGiorgio Associates architects dispute
Box CH33
1997-1998 and undated, Relocation planning, new letterhead and new office signs
Box CH33
1998, Lease negotiations
Box CH33
1998, Moving - Bridge Plaza

(Photographs removed to Photographic Material Series.)

Box CH33
1998, Moving history
Box CH33
1998, New address announcement design.
Box CH33
1992-1994 and undated, Rape Treatment Program
Box CH33
1992-1994, Rape Treatment Program reports and procedures
Box CH33
Case review meetings
Box CH33
Fees and finances
Box CH33
Policies and procedures
Box CH33
1992-1994, Rape Treatment Program staff meeting minutes
Box CH34
1995-1996, Client profiles, Advisory Council meeting and radio campaign
Box CH34
1995-1996, Mental Health HMO/PPO meeting minutes
Box CH34
1995-1999, Advisory Council meetings
Box CH34
1996 Aug. 22, HMO mailing list for paradigm letters
Box CH34
1996, Disorder of Intimacy paradigm - manual
Box CH34
1998, Annual report
Box CH34
1990s, Disorders of Intimacy paradigm and procedures
Box CH34
1990s, Mission statement
Box CH34
1970-1977 and undated, City health code excerpts
Box CH34
1976-1983, Department of Health operating certificates
Box CH34
1977-1987, City Department of Health - labwork proficiency tests
Box CH34
1979, City Department of Health - site visit report
Box CH34
1981-1988 and undated, Department of Health - outstanding issues
Box CH34
1982-1983 and undated, City Department of Health - site visit
Box CH35
1983-1986, Department of Health, Capital Problem and Service Needs Assessment Inventory
Box CH35
1985-1993, Application for D and C program approval
(4 folders)
Box CH35
1985-1989 and 1993, Department of Health - operating certificates
Box CH35
1985, 1992-1995 and undated, Medicaid correspondence and procedures
Box CH35
1986-1990 and undated, City Department of Health - labwork proficiency tests
Box CH35
1987, Department of Health D and C - policies and procedures manual
Box CH35
1987, Department of Health - Plan of Corrections notebook
(1-2 of 4 folders)
Box CH35
1987, Department of Health - Plan of Corrections notebook
(3-4 of 4 folders)
Box CH36
1987-1989, City Department of Health - vasectomy survey
Box CH36
1988-1990, Department of Health - incident reports and notice of legal proceedings
Box CH36
1989, Department of Health - incident reports and correspondence
Box CH36
1989, Department of Health - Plan of Corrections notebook
(2 folders)
Box CH36
1990, City Department of Health - laboratory plan of corrections
Box CH36
1990, City Department of Health - Reproductive Health Service Questionnaire
Box CH36
1990 and undated, Department of Health Prenatal Care Assistance Program policies
Box CH36
1991, Revisions of physician discipline mechanisms
Box CH36
1991-1992, Department of Health - Application for outpatient surgery reimbursement
Box CH36
1991 and 1994, Department of Health rape treatment and evidence collection rules
Box CH36
1992-1993, Department of Health - appeals
Box CH36
1992-1998 and undated, Medicaid Managed Care program
Box CH36
1993, Medicaid chart review
Box CH36
1993-1996, Medicaid Transportation Program,
Box CH36
1994, City Department of Health - laboratory plan of corrections
Box CH36
1994, Medicaid claims reviews
Box CH36
1994, Medicaid review - appeal
Box CH37
1996 and undated, Medicaid censure and request for repayment
Box CH37
1997-1998, City Department of Health - STD reporting
Box CH37
1998, Department of Health - HIV case reporting
Box CH37
1983 and 1987-1988 and undated, In-service meeting minutes
Box CH37
1984 and 1990, Maternity leave policy
Box CH37
1987-1989, Personnel Policy and Procedures manual
(3 folders)
Box CH37
1988-1989, In-service programs
Box CH37
1988-1996 and undated, Job descriptions
Box CH37
1989-1998, Employee manual revisions
Box CH37
1991-1992, Physician work schedules
(2 folders)
Box CH37
1992, 1993, Holiday party
(2 folders)
Box CH37
1993-1996, Supervisor work schedules
Box CH37
1993, In-service programs
(3 folders)
Box CH38
1993, Physician work schedules
Box CH38
1993, Thanksgiving
Box CH38
1993, Weight Watchers at Work
Box CH38
1994, Employee orientation
Box CH38
1994, Nurse practitioner collaborative practice agreements
Box CH38
1994, Physician work schedules
Box CH38
1994 and undated, Job description manual
Box CH38
1994 and undated, Questionnaires
Box CH38
1994-1997 and undated, Holidays
Box CH38
1995, Staff parties
Box CH38
1995, Take a Girl to Work Day
Box CH38
1995-1996, Physician work schedules
Box CH38
1996, In-service programs
Box CH38
1996 and undated, Child care
Box CH38
1997, Holiday party
Box CH38
1997, Physician work schedules
Box CH38
1998 Jul. 22, Infection control and documentation in-service
Box CH38
1998, In-service attendance and materials
(1 of 2 folders)
Box CH38
1998, In-service attendance and materials
(2 of 2 folders)
Box CH39
1998, Job descriptions
Box CH39
1998, Language skills
Box CH39
1998, Physician work schedules
Box CH39
1999, Employee manual
Box CH39
1990s, Gynecology in-service program
Box CH39
1990s, Physician and therapist staff lists
Box CH39
Undated, Counselor application questionnaire
Box CH39
Undated, Patient Relations in-service program
Box CH39
Undated, Physician employment contract drafts
Box CH39
Undated, Physicians on staff
Box CH39
Undated, Staff ads
Box CH39
1972, Alan Guttmacher Institute - site visit report
Box CH39
1975-1976, Business certificate and mortgage correspondence
Box CH39
1976-1994 and undated, Counseling and phone contact training materials
Box CH39
1978-1991, Service contracts
Box CH39
1981-1995, Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Box CH39
1982-1986 and undated, Laboratory services
Box CH39
1983-1984, Facilitators staff meeting minutes
Box CH39
1983-1984, Meeting minutes
Box CH39
1983-1984, MPF [Appointments] staff meeting minutes
Box CH39
1983-1984, Nursing staff meeting minutes
Box CH39
1983-1984, Supervisors' meetings minutes
Box CH39
1983-1990, Medical Directors and Medical staff meetings minutes
Box CH40
1984, General Office Staff meeting minutes
Box CH40
1984-1985, Audit and evaluation - Touche Ross and Co.
Box CH40
1984-1985, Certificate of incorporation filing
Box CH40
1984-1988, Gynecology staff and Infection Control Committee meetings minutes
Box CH40
1984-1997, Organizational flow charts and staff lists
Box CH40
1985-1987, Financial records and application for stock transfer
Box CH40
1985-1989, Appointment room staff meeting minutes
Box CH40
1985-1989, Counseling staff meeting minutes
Box CH40
1985-1989, Nursing staff meeting minutes
Box CH40
1985-1989, Quality Assurance Committee minutes
(2 folders)
Box CH40
Supervisors' meetings minutes, 1985-1989
(2 folders)
Box CH41
1986, D and C program meeting minutes
Box CH41
1986-1987, Medical staff meeting minutes
Box CH41
1986-1987, Planning Committee minutes
Box CH41
1986-1989, Credentials Committee minutes
Box CH41
1986-1989, Front desk staff meeting minutes
Box CH41
1986-1989, Pharmacy Committee minutes
Box CH41
1986-1991 and undated, Business Office - contract list, equipment, and patient census
Box CH41
1986-1997, Malpractice insurance
(2 folders)
Box CH41
1986-1997, Dilepan
Box CH41
1987-1988, Second trimester abortion procedures
Box CH41
1987-1989, Medical records staff meeting and committee meetings - minutes
Box CH41
1987-1989, Planning meetings
Box CH41
1987-1990, Ultrasound equipment and review
Box CH41
1987-1994, Quality Assurance Committee
Box CH41
1988, Complication calls review
Box CH42
1988, HIV/AIDS protocols and memos
Box CH42
1988, Medical/Administrative Committee minutes
Box CH42
1988, No-smoking policy
Box CH42
1988-1990, Pre-natal care policies and patients
Box CH42
1988-1990, Telephone appointments, staff meeting minutes and phone log
Box CH42
1988-1996, Ambulance services
Box CH42
1988-1998, Answering service
Box CH42
1989, Appointment telephone procedures manual
Box CH42
1989, Billing questions
Box CH42
1989, Centers for Disease Control, 1989: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines
Box CH42
circa 1989 and undated, Medical records forms
Box CH42
1989-1990 and undated, Colposcopy program
Box CH42
1989-1997, Late second trimester abortion - referrals to Women's Health Care Services (Wichita)
Box CH42
circa 1990, Business Office policies and procedures
Box CH42
1990-1991, Master manual
(4 folders)
Box CH42
1990-1993, Supervisors' meetings
Box CH43
1990-1997, Malpractice insurance claims record
Box CH43
1991 July 9, Directors Meeting minutes
Box CH43
1991, Clinic utilization statistics
Box CH43
1991, Gynecology lab results
Box CH43
1991, Gynecology patient form letters
Box CH43
1991, Nursing staff meeting notes
Box CH43
1991-1992, Centralized Laboratory Services
Box CH43
1991-1994 and undated, Norplant information and policies
Box CH43
1992 May 14, Sonography issues meeting minutes
Box CH43
1992, Quality Assurance Committee
Box CH43
1992, "Signature lists/Policy and Procedure Revisions"
Box CH43
1992 and undated, Anesthesia providers and costs
Box CH43
1992 and undated, Front desk manual and reports
Box CH43
1992-1993, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, minutes and site review reports
Box CH43
1992-1994, Pre-operative sonography, appeals for insurance and Medicaid reimbursement
Box CH43
1992-1994 and undated, Medical records forms, revisions and printing costs
Box CH43
1992-1996, HIV Primary Care Program
(1 of 3 folders)
Box CH43
1992-1996, HIV Primary Care Program
(2-3 of 3 folders)
Box CH44
1992-1996, Mammogram providers
Box CH44
1992-1998, Universal Diagnostic Laboratories
Box CH44
1993 Nov.-Dec., Pregnancy tests performed
Box CH44
1993, Centers for Disease Control, 1993: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines
Box CH44
1993, HIV Primary Care Program proposal
Box CH44
1993, HIV testing policies
Box CH44
1993, Planning Committee minutes
Box CH44
1993, Quality Assurance Committee
Box CH44
1993-1994, Medical staff meeting minutes
Box CH44
1993-1994, Men's health services/urology
(2 folders)
Box CH44
1993-1995, Directors Meeting minutes
Box CH45
1993-1995, Counseling manual - Master Manual, Vol. 4
(2 folders)
Box CH45
1993-1995, Metpath negotiations
Box CH45
1993-1995 and undated, Appointment room notebook
Box CH45
1993-1998, Computers
Box CH45
1994 July 7, "Notes on meeting at Elmhurst"
Box CH45
1994, Abortion intake procedure and forms
Box CH45
1994, Quality Assurance Committee
Box CH45
1994 and undated, Mid-life/menopause women's health program
Box CH45
1994 and undated, Telephone procedures
Box CH45
1994-1995, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, minutes and site review reports
Box CH45
1994-1995, Medical records consultant reports
Box CH45
1994-1995 and undated, HMO/PPO insurance agreements
(1 of 2 folders)
Box CH45
1994-1995 and undated, HMO/PPO insurance agreements
(2 of 2 folders)
Box CH46
1994-1995 and undated, Voice mail scripts
Box CH46
1994-1997, Planning Committee minutes
(2 folders)
Box CH46
1994 and 1997, Residency Training Program
Box CH46
1995, Medical Records Problems notebook
(2 folders)
Box CH46
1995, Quality Assurance Committee
Box CH46
1995, Therapy case review/utilization review
Box CH46
1995-1996, Medical staff meeting minutes
Box CH46
1995-1997, Medical Students for Choice internship
Box CH46
1996, Committee descriptions
Box CH46
1996, Directors Meeting minutes
Box CH46
1996, PPO/HMO meeting minutes
Box CH47
1996 and undated, CPR training
Box CH47
1996-1997, Non-surgical abortion procedures
Box CH47
1996-1997, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, minutes and site review reports
Box CH47
1996-1998 and undated, Laboratory issues
Box CH47
1996-1999, Annual reports
Box CH47
1997 May 14, Continuous Quality Improvement meeting minutes
Box CH47
1997, CPT and ICD-9-CM training manual
Box CH47
1997, Directors Meeting minutes
Box CH47
1997, Information Systems projects
Box CH47
1997, Managed care consultants - Empire Health Advisors
Box CH47
1997, Medical procedures draft
Box CH47
1997-1998, Medical Administration meeting minutes
Box CH47
1997-1998 and undated, Reference - staff lists and clinic information
Box CH47
1998 June 2, Medical Advisory Committee minutes
Box CH47
1998, Consultants' site reviews
Box CH47
1998, Directors Meeting minutes
(1 of 3 folders)
Box CH47
1998, Directors Meeting minutes
(2-3 of 3 folders)
Box CH48
1998, Information systems - medical billing databases
Box CH48
1998, Medical Administration meeting minutes
Box CH48
1998, Medical Advisory Committee mailing list
Box CH48
1998, Telephone caller ID blocking
Box CH48
1998 and undated, Information Systems projects
Box CH48
1998-1999, Continuing Quality Improvement reports
Box CH48
1999-2000, Directors Meeting minutes
Box CH48
1990s, Counseling Policies and Procedures Manual
Box CH48
Undated, Forms and flyers
Box CH48
Undated, Men's STD services project
Box CH48
Undated, Physicians training (abortion) - procedures manual
Box CH48
Undated, Policies and procedures
Box CH48
Undated, Quality Assurance audit manual
Box CH48

Contains numerous Choices documents, including procedural manuals, forms, and other materials concerning the clinic's medical practices and administration.

Electronic documents have been transferred from their original computer disks to the electronic records server. Files originally located on the same disk have been kept together on the server, in subdirectories labeled by disk number. These disk numbers do not reflect Hoffman's own labels or arrangement of the disks; the numbers were assigned to the original computer disks in the order they were received. This original order has been re-arranged in alphabetical order by supplied title as described below.

This inventory provides a summary of the contents of each computer disk. It does not list individual electronic files. Computer disks are listed alphabetically. For each disk, a brief descriptive title of the contents is followed by the disk number, the original disk label, and the number of files on the disk.

There are also a few Choices electronic documents located in mixed-file groups in the Personal Series Electronic Format Subseries.

For access to the electronic records, please consult with Research Services staff.

Administrative records (medical policies, forms, meetings, personnel materials, one Operation Rescue file, one patient questionnaire form), 1989. Disk 006: "#28 DUPLICATE (Mary)"
(90 files)
Box CH48
Choices flyer, in Chinese, 1998. Disk 073: "PageMaker 718 (21) Mar. 14, 94," in envelope "Page Maker Chinese Second Version"
(1 file)
Box CH48
Choices flyer in QuarkXPress, 1999. Disk 059: "Ms. Donna L. Helb, 303 Park Ave. S. New York, NY 10010-3601, MAC, CHOICES FLYER (Profile), FONTS: Cochin[?]/Helv. B,1[?]/Times Europa"
(12 files)
Box CH48
Choices flyer, in Russian, 1998. Disk 071: "Queens Russ. 2," in envelope "Russian Second Version," from American International Translators
(1 file)
Box CH48
Choices flyer, in Spanish, 1998. Disk 072: "American Int’l Translating CHOICES Spanish WP 5.1"
(1 file)
Box CH48
Correspondence, form letters, and mailing lists, 1985-1988. Disk 051: "Disk #7 Merge Letter, New Gyn Pats. Duplicate Disk"
(171 files)
Box CH48
Directory of D+C physicians, lists of physicians, and lists of community organizations, 1988. Disk 028: "Disk #12, D+C physician list. Duplicate disk," in box labeled "7/88 7A-14A"
(12 files)
Box CH48
Employee manual, 1989-1991. Disk 004: "Disk II (Duplicate) Employee Manual"
(9 files)
Box CH48
Form letters, patient handouts, and other forms, 1986-1991. Disk 049: "#5 Printed Forms + Forms Admin"
(225 files)
Box CH48
Job descriptions, orientation materials, forms and policies, and other personnel materials, 1989. Disk 003: "Joan Taverni Personnel Disk #22 (copy of disk 22) DUPLICATE"
(129 files)
Box CH48
Mailing lists and lists of other community organizations, 1986-1988. Disk 027: "Disk 12A, Mailing lists, duplicate copy," in box labeled "7/88 7A-14A"
(99 files)
Box CH48
Medical records forms and policies, clerical procedures, and vasectomy forms and procedures, 1985-1989. Disk 007: "(copy) #10 Mary's disk"
(105 files)
Box CH48
Meeting minutes, medical policies, research, and general administrative files, 1986-1989. Disk 044: "Disk 2A, A. Walsh Duplicate Disk"
(93 files)
Box CH48
Meeting minutes, 1988. Disk 010: "Disk 17, MH, duplicate disk," in box labeled "7/88 15A-20C"
(3 files)
Box CH48
Outreach report and mailing list, 1998. Disk 066: "Brooklyn Drs." [removed from Kristen Hyduchak files]
(4 files)
Box CH48
Personnel, correspondence and form letters, 1986-1987. Disk 029: "Disk #13, personnel duplicate copy," in box labeled "7/88 7A-14A"
(21 files)
Box CH48
Policies and procedures manual, with forms and patient handouts, 1985-1989. Disk 023: "Disk 9A, Policy + Procedures, Duplicate Disk," in box labeled "7/88 7A-14A"
(120 files)
Box CH48
Policies and procedures manual, with job descriptions and patient handouts, 1985-1987. Disk 024: "Disk 9B, Pol + Procedures, duplicate disk," in box labeled "7/88 7A-14A"
(224 files)
Box CH48
Policies and procedures manual, 1985-1989. Disk 022: "Disk #9, Policy + Procedure Manual, Duplicate Disk," in box labeled "7/88 7A-14A"
(130 files)
Box CH48
Policies, forms, Merle Hoffman speech, and Choices East proposal, 1989. Disk 002: "DUPLICATE #24 (Mary)"
(42 files)
Box CH48
Post-abortion instructions in Spanish and English, 1998. Disk 065: "Post-Ab Instructions f:/admin/postab.wpd a:\post-sp.wpd"
(2 files)
Box CH48
Procedures manuals and 1986 budget, 1986-1989. Disk 025: "Disk 10, David Smollett, duplicate disk," in box labeled "7/88 7A-14A"
(27 files)
Box CH48
Quality Assurance meetings and records, 1989. Disk 001: "#27, DUPLICATE (Mary)"
(54 files)
Box CH48
Rape Treatment Program materials, 1992. Disk 033: "Sherry --duplicate"
(51 files)
Box CH48
"Temp Manual," 1987. Disk 026: "Disk #11, Personnel Book, duplicate disk," in box labeled "7/88 7A-14A"
(3 files)
Box CH48
Unidentified Hindi materials and fonts, 1998. Disk 074: "New Disk Mac (Second Version)," in envelope "2nd rev. - Second Version HINDI" [removed from Patient Information files]
(5 files)
Box CH48

Divided into the following subseries: Issues, Correspondence, Article Files, Editorial Files, Marketing, Production and Distribution, Marketing, Staff Files, Administration Subseries, and Electronic Format. Except for the Issues Subseries and the Production and Distribution Subseries, all subseries are organized alphabetically. Editorial and production files are concentrated in the late 1990s. See below for full subseries descriptions.

On the Issues staff rosters are available for reference in the Research Room's inventory files; please contact Research Services. For additional production materials, see the Photographic Material Series. See the Personal Series for additional materials on Merle Hoffman's writings for On the Issues.

Contains a nearly complete run of On the Issues magazine, arranged chronologically, with two issues missing. On the Issues appeared annually, with some irregularities, from 1983 to 1990. It began quarterly publication in mid-1990. Before mid-1993, each issue was given its own volume number. In 1993, a new series of annual volume numbers was initiated. The first issue in the new series was volume 2, number 3. From 1990 to 1992, the Winter issue was the last issue of the calendar year; from 1994 to 1999, the Winter issue was the first issue of the year. There was no Winter 1993 issue published.

1983 Fall (Vol. 1)
Box OTI1
1984 Summer/Fall-1993 Spring (Vols. 3 - 26)
Box OTI1
1993 Summer-1997 Winter (Vol. 2, no. 3 - Vol. 6, no. 1)
Box OTI1
1997 Summer-1999 Winter (Vol. 6, no. 3 - Vol. 8, no. 1)
Box OTI1

Folders contain communications regarding the editorial, distribution, business, and advertising aspects of producing the magazine. Arranged alphabetically.

Advertisement exchanges, 1997-1998
Box OTI1
Advertisers, 1997-1998 and undated
Box OTI2
Authors and contributors, 1992-1997 and undated
Box OTI2
Brail, Stephanie (web site), 1995
Box OTI2
Ciano, Bob (art director), 1994
Box OTI2
Correspondence and publicity, 1987
Box OTI2
Direct mail marketing - list rental agencies, 1992-1997
Box OTI2
Direct mail marketing - Tyson Associates, 1993
Box OTI2
Distributors, 1988-1999 and undated
Box OTI2
E-mail inquiries - answered, 1998
Box OTI2
E-mail to answer, 1998
Box OTI2
General correspondence, 1995-1998
(2 folders)
Box OTI2
General correspondence, 1999-2000
Box OTI3
Handel, Carolyn (advertising sales), 1990-1991
Box OTI3
Handel, Carolyn (advertising sales and circulation), 1995-1996
Box OTI3
Hoffman, Merle, 1989, 1991-1992, 1995-1996
(6 folders)
Box OTI3
Hoffman, Merle, 1997-1998
(1 of 2 folders)
Box OTI3
Hoffman, Merle, 1997-1998
(2 of 2 folders)
Box OTI4
Hoffman, Merle, correspondence with staff, 1996-1997
Box OTI4
Marketing, 1996-1997
Box OTI4
Memos, 1997
Box OTI4
Notice of suspension to Post Office, 1999 July 1
Box OTI4
Reader discussion group and regional representative volunteers, 1997
Box OTI4
Readers, 1991 and 1996-1998
Box OTI4
Reprint requests, 1987-1996
(6 folders)
Box OTI4
Reprint requests, 1997-1999
(3 folders)
Box OTI5
Sokol, Lori (advertising sales), 1997-1998
Box OTI5
Subscriber form letters, 1995-1996 and undated
Box OTI5
Subscriptions, 1998
Box OTI5
Subscriptions - complaints, 1993, 1996-1997
(2 folders)
Box OTI5
Subscriptions - complaints about billing errors, 1998
Box OTI5
Writers' guides and periodicals indexes, 1992-1997
Box OTI5
Yager, Sara (web site), 1995-1998
Box OTI5

Consists primarily of printouts of electronic draft versions of On the Issues articles. Electronic draft versions of articles for earlier issues can be found in the Electronic Format Subseries. Articles are arranged alphabetically by author last name.

Atkins, Dawn and Mary, Fat Activism - pamphlets, 1995
Box OTI5
Aung San Suu Kyi interview, 1998
Box OTI5
Aylon, Helene (photographer), correspondence, 1996-1997
Box OTI5
Bader, Eleanor, review of Who's Afraid of Feminism?, circa 1997
Box OTI5
Baird, Bill, interview and related materials, 1980-1992
Box OTI6
Baraheni, Reza, "Exile, Language and Imagination," 1998
Box OTI6
Benet, Siobhan, essay on Claire Bloom, 1996
Box OTI6
Bennett, Maria, "When They Took the Bed Away," 1997
Box OTI6
Brockway, Michelle, "Saving the World," 1998
Box OTI6
Bruce, Tammy and Julianne Malveaux dialogue, 1996
Box OTI6
"A Meditation on the Sea," 1998
Box OTI6
Review of Shulamith Firestone's Airless Spaces, 1998
Box OTI6
"What Is Justice for a Rape Victim?," 1995-1996
Box OTI6
"Zen and the Art of Motherhood," 1998
Box OTI6
Cole, Ellen, review of Joanna Russ' What Are We Fighting For?, 1998
Box OTI6
Coventry, Martha, "Mutilating Our Children," 1998
Box OTI6
Delaney, Anngel, "Sports Endurance," 1998
Box OTI6
Derricotte, Toi, The Black Notebooks excerpt, 1998 and undated
Box OTI7
Dworkin, Andrea, article - editorial correspondence, 1995 June 2
Box OTI7
Finkelstein, Katherine Eban, "Title T/K," 1997
Box OTI7
Gage, Carolyn, "Why Annie Got Her Gun," copyright and reprint problems, 1996-1997
Box OTI7
Garcia, Maria, "Artists of the Dreamtime," 1997
Box OTI7
"OTI Goes to a Wedding," 1997
Box OTI7
Review of Freud's Paranoid Quest, 1998
Box OTI7
"Afghanistan's Taliban," 1993
Box OTI7
"Trafficking in Women and Girls," 1998
Box OTI7
Green, Westry, "Mother's Day: Notes on Being a Long-Distance Lesbian Mom," 1998
Box OTI7
"America's Political Prisoners," 1998
Box OTI7
"Anti-Abortion Suffragists," 1998
Box OTI7
"The Fire This Time: When 'Pro-Life' Means Death," 1998
Box OTI7
Gurwitt, Andrea, "Losing Feminist Daughters to Orthodoxy," 1996
Box OTI7
Haskell, Molly, "Fountain of Youth: For Men Only," 1998
Box OTI7
Haskell, Molly, "Women at Turning Points," 1998
Box OTI8
"Designing Sex, Regulating Sexuality," 1998
Box OTI8
Review of Charlene Spretnak, The Resurgence of the Real, 1998
Box OTI8
Hilty, Joan, cartoon, 1998
Box OTI8
Correspondence and materials for editorials, 1985 and undated
Box OTI8
Materials for editorials, 1990 and undated
(2 folders)
Box OTI8
Interview with Carol Bower, Cape Town Rape Crisis, 1997
Box OTI8
Interview with Carol Bower, fact-checking materials, 1997
(3 folders)
Box OTI8
Hood, Jenifer Kay, "The Art of Judy Schaurien," 1997
Box OTI8
"Human Rights - A World Report" - introduction, 1998
Box OTI8
Hunt, Swanee, "A Personal View of Women and Public Policy," 1998
Box OTI8
Innaurato, Albert, "Music? They Even Blamed Women for Chocolate," 1998
(1 of 2 folders)
Box OTI8
Innaurato, Albert, "Music? They Even Blamed Women for Chocolate," 1998
(2 of 2 folders)
Box OTI9
Ireland, Patricia (National Organization for Women), interview, 1998
Box OTI9
Kean, Leslie, interview with Alan Clements on Aung San Suu Kyi, 1997

(Slides removed to Photographic Materials series.)

Box OTI9
Kleinman, Sherryl, "The Nose Job," 1998
Box OTI9
Lader, Lawrence, "Leading Las Vegas," 1997
Box OTI9
Lynch, Amy, "Secrets," 1998
Box OTI9
Martin, Amy, "Fidelistas and Feministas," 1998
Box OTI9
McNair, Marcia, "The Black Matriarchy - Revisited," 1998
Box OTI9
Melich, Tanya, "Turnout or Turnoff in 1998," 1998
Box OTI9
Menon, Kavita, "Layli Miller Bashir," 1998
Box OTI9
Millard, Elizabeth, review of Mary Daly, Realizing the Archaic Future, 1998
Box OTI9
Nix, Jennifer, review of A New Kind of Party Animal, 1998
Box OTI9
Pettifer, Ann, "Contraception War," 1998
Box OTI9
Peyser, Andrea, "Meditations on Motherhood," 1998
Box OTI9
Piercy, Marge, "Thou shalt not complain about anything I might have to fix," poem, 1997
Box OTI9
Rapping, Elayne, "The Trap of the Essentialist 'Good Girl,' " circa 1996
Box OTI9
"Meditations on Aging and Being Unemployable," 1998
Box OTI9
Readers' correspondence, 1998
Box OTI9
Readers' letters - editing, Fall 1998
Box OTI9
Readers' letters for Fall 1998 issue, 1998
Box OTI9
Rosenberg, Susan, interview and correspondence, 1989-1998
Box OTI10
Rudo, Marcy, "Lluisa Vidal, Daughter of Modernism," 1998
Box OTI10
Russell, Diana, "The People vs. Larry Flynt," 1997 and undated
Box OTI10
Seitz, Charmaine, "Palestinian Women and Their Dream Deferred," 1997
Box OTI10
Snortland, Ellen, "Bitch Bitch Bitch," 1995
Box OTI10
Stabin, Tova, midwifery article, 1998
Box OTI10
Stamen, Jayne, correspondence, 1994
Box OTI10
"Emma Thompson," 1998
Box OTI10
"Gender, Sex and Politics in Shakespeare," 1998
Box OTI10
"Sightlines," 1998
Box OTI10
Stoller, Debbie, "Brave New Girls," 1998
Box OTI10
Szalavitz, Maia, "How the War on Drugs Fails Women," 1998
Box OTI10
Talking Feminist column, typescripts, 1997
Box OTI10
Thompson, Karen, interview, 1986

(Audiocassette removed to Audiovisual Series)

Box OTI10
Tierney, Jennifer, "A Place at the Table," 1998
Box OTI10
Tierney, Jennifer, interview with Charlotte Bunch, 1998
Box OTI11
Tucker, Dolores and Jewell Jackson McCabe dialogue, 1995
Box OTI11
Wagner, Sally Roesch, "The Iroquois Influence on Feminism," 1996
Box OTI11
Ward, Joy, "The Judge Who Got Off," 1996
Box OTI11
Wiesel, Elie, interview, 1990-1991
Box OTI11
Wenzel, Lynn, "An Ecofeminist Reclamation Project" and background materials, 1990-1997 and undated
(2 folders)
Box OTI11
Yahn, Mimi, "View to a Kill," 1998
Box OTI11

Includes a variety of material documenting the activities of the editorial staff and the magazine's contributors. Contents include contributors' contracts and correspondence, files on annual staff retreats, subject files on topics of interest to Editor-at-Large Phyllis Chesler, and other story idea files. Arranged alphabetically.

Alternative media questionnaire and conferences, 1995-1996
Box OTI11
Authors' queries, 1998
Box OTI11
Authors' queries and manuscripts, 1996-1998
Box OTI11
Authors' queries - rejected, 1997
Box OTI11
Book reviews - publisher contact information for book requests, 1996-1998 and undated
Box OTI12
Book reviews - review copies requested, 1996-1997 and undated
Box OTI12
Book reviews - review copies requested for Phyllis Chesler, 1996-1997
Box OTI12
Bosnia women's magazine, proposal to assist, 1996
Box OTI12
Call for contributions - Women's Studies mailing, 1994 Mar.
Box OTI12
Contributor contracts - revised, 1995
Box OTI12
Contributor contracts, 1994-1996, and 1998
(2 folders)
Box OTI12
Contributor payments (Winter 1999 issue), 1999
Box OTI12
Contributor payments and contracts, 1994-1998
(1-6 of 12 folders)
Box OTI12
Contributor payments and contracts, 1994-1998
(7-12 of 12 folders)
Box OTI13
Contributor payments - form letter, 1998
Box OTI13
Contributors' correspondence and contracts, 1994-1998
(5 folders)
Box OTI13
Contributors - Reprint permission agreements, 1996-1997
Box OTI13
Crosby, Suzanne Hall (Skinner), court records and correspondence, 1986-1990 and undated
(2 folders)
Box OTI13
Editorial prospectus, John Stoltenberg, 1995 July 1
Box OTI14
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) media list, 1991
Box OTI14
Fifth Annual Origins/BSN Conference, 1990
Box OTI14
Gordon, Beate Sirota, memoir - press kit for review, 1997-1998
Box OTI14
Hoffman, Merle, press pass and business cards, undated
Box OTI14
Merge feminist zine - sample issues, 1998
Box OTI14
Morgan, Elizabeth - custody case, 1989
Box OTI14
Political cartoons submitted, 1991-1993
Box OTI14
Prostitution, 1988-1993
Box OTI14
Readership survey, 1993, 1996 Sept.
(3 folders)
Box OTI14
Recovered memory materials, 1997
Box OTI14
Retreat planning and materials, 1993-1994
(3 folders)
Box OTI14
Retreat planning and materials, 1996 Oct.
(1 of 2 folders)
Box OTI14
Retreat planning and materials, 1996 Oct.
(2 of 2 folders)
Box OTI15
Retreat planning and materials, 1998 Feb.
Box OTI15
Riben, Marsha, adoption and birthparents' rights, 1988-1989 and undated
Box OTI15
"Short Takes" feature ideas, 1998 Apr.
Box OTI15
Story ideas, 1995-1998
(3 folders)
Box OTI15
Story ideas and assignments, 1998
Box OTI15
Story ideas and marketing survey, 1998-1999
Box OTI15
Story ideas for Winter 1999, 1997-1998 and undated
Box OTI15
Story kill fees, 1996
Box OTI15
Thomas, Clarence, Anita Hill, and Supreme Court - clippings and mailings, 1991-1992
Box OTI15
Village Voice clipping on Roe v. Wade, 1998 Jan. 27
Box OTI15
Women's News and Narratives newsletter, Autumn 1996
Box OTI15
Writer's guidelines, 1998 and undated
Box OTI15

Arranged into three further divisions: Direct Mail Marketing, Issue Publicity, and General Marketing Files. The Direct Mail Subseries documents the magazine's mass mailings to potential subscribers. The Issue Publicity Subseries consists of press releases and other publicity for specific articles or issues of the magazine. Arranged alphabetically within each group.

Braren, Warren, 1992
Box OTI15
Fine Print Distributors joint promotion, 1996-1997
Box OTI15
Gift acknowledgment card prices, 1998
Box OTI15
Keating, Anne, 1994-1996
(2 folders)
Box OTI15
List exchanges, 1992-1994
Box OTI15
List rental, 1990-1995
(1-2 of 3 folders)
Box OTI15
List rental, 1990-1995
(3 of 3 folders)
Box OTI16
List rental selections, 1998 Mar.
Box OTI16
List statistics, 1992-1995
Box OTI16
RMI Direct Marketing, 1993
Box OTI16
(1992 June), 1992 and undated
Box OTI16
(1992 Sept.), 1992
Box OTI16
(1992 Dec.) - list rental, 1992-1993
Box OTI16
(1993 Sept.), 1993
Box OTI16
(1994 Sept.), 1994 and undated
Box OTI16
(1994 Sept.) - list rental selections, 1994
Box OTI16
(1994 Sept.) - response analysis, 1994 and undated
Box OTI16
(1995 Jan.), 1994-1995
Box OTI16
(1996 Dec.) and response statistics, 1996-1997
Box OTI16
Tyson Associates, 1996-1998
(1-2 of 4 folders)
Box OTI16
Tyson Associates, 1996-1998
(3-4 of 4 folders)
Box OTI17
Women's Q and A mailing, 1997
Box OTI17
"Bitch" story, 1995 Jan. 5
Box OTI17
Chesler, Phyllis, "Claiming Sacred Ground," 1996
Box OTI17
Clinic terrorism story, 1995 Jan. 5
Box OTI17
Female genital mutilation story, 1998 May 15
Box OTI17
Feminist heroes editorial, 1996 Nov.
Box OTI17
Howard Rubenstein Associates, 1990
Box OTI17
Iranian women story and Fall 1994 issue, 1994
(2 folders)
Box OTI17
"Phallic Drift" story, 1994 Apr. 11
Box OTI17
Press releases, 1994-1995
Box OTI17
"Promise Keepers" story, 1994-1995
Box OTI17
Richard Cohen Associates, 1996
Box OTI17
The Rosen Group, press releases and media coverage, 1995-1997
Box OTI17
Wiesel, Elie, interview, 1991
Box OTI17
Winter 1995 issue, 1994 Dec. 2
Box OTI17
Advertisement design, 1994 and undated
Box OTI17
Advertisements for On the Issues, 1995-1998 and undated
Box OTI17
Amnesty International mailing, 1996
Box OTI17
Barcelona Feminist Book Fair, 1990
(3 folders)
Box OTI18
Camera-ready advertisements for On the Issues, 1998 Feb. 4
Box OTI18
Circulation analysis and Dec. 1996 direct mail analysis, 1996
Box OTI18
Circulation Management magazine, 1997 Nov.
Box OTI18
Circulation strategies and consultants, 1995 and n.d
Box OTI18
College Store Executive magazine advertising, 1998
Box OTI18
Community Action Network media award nomination, 1994
Box OTI18
EBSCO's Librarians' Handbook advertising, 1998
Box OTI18
Electronic Newsstand advertising, 1995
Box OTI18
Feminist bookstores, 1994 and undated
Box OTI18
Flyers for distributors, undated
Box OTI18
The Folio:Show seminars, notes on increasing circulation, 1994
Box OTI18
Invitation mailing lists, 1997-1998
Box OTI18
Library distribution organizations, 1996
Box OTI18
Magazine catalog advertising, 1998
Box OTI18
Marketing proposal, 1996 Nov. 7
Box OTI18
National Organization for Women (NOW) conference exhibit, 1997
Box OTI18
NOW conference programs with On the Issues advertising, 1988-1996
Box OTI18
NOW-News advertisement, 1998
Box OTI18
NOW Women of Color Summit advertising, 1998
Box OTI18
On the Issues exhibit - banner and button design, 1996
Box OTI18
On the Issues flyer for Central Books distributors, 1997
Box OTI18
Pamphlets and forms, 1998
Box OTI18
Press reviews of On the Issues, 1986-1998
Box OTI19
Publicity, The Rosen Group, 1995-1996
Box OTI19
Renewal and subscription reminder form letters, 1998 and undated
Box OTI19
Renewal reminder and payment reminder design, 1998 and undated
Box OTI19
Renewal reminder envelope design, 1994, 1998 and undated
(2 folders)
Box OTI19
Renewal reminder design, 1994-1995
Box OTI19
Retail Promotion Programs guide, Eastern News Distributors, 1996
Box OTI19
Takeover of New Directions for Women subscriber list, 1993-1995
Box OTI19
Teen Voices magazine, sample issue and proposed ad trade, 1995
Box OTI19
Utne Reader sales leads, 1997
Box OTI19
WBAI radio publicity - new subscribers, 1990
Box OTI19
Web site utilization statistics, 1995-1997
(2 folders)
Box OTI19
Women's Studies mailing, 1998
Box OTI19

Folders contain production schedules, art director's files, and other materials related to the layout and final editing of each issue. Distribution reports provide evidence of where the magazine was marketed on the newsstands and how large a circulation the magazine attained in these venues. The subseries is divided into two sections, the first organized chronologically by magazine issue and the second alphabetically by subject. See the Oversize Material for additional layout materials and distribution reports.

1983 June-July issue, layout, 1983
Box OTI19
Story list, 1994 Oct. 18
Box OTI19
Advertising statistics for Post Office, 1994 Nov.
Box OTI19
Press run and distribution, 1994 Nov.
Box OTI19
1995 Spring issue, press run and distribution, 1995 Jan.-May and undated
Box OTI19
1995 Summer issue, production schedule, 1995 Mar. 2
Box OTI19
1997 Spring issue, production schedule meeting, 1996
Box OTI19
1997 Summer issue, Hoffman's copy for final edits, 1997
Box OTI19
1998 Winter issue, story update, 1998
Box OTI20
1998 Spring issue, artwork and layout planning, 1997-1998
(2 folders)
Box OTI20
Bella Abzug dedication, 1998
Box OTI20
Hoffman's copy for final edits, 1998
Box OTI20
Story list and final edits, 1998
Box OTI20
Story update, 1998 May
Box OTI20
Copy for final edits, 1998
Box OTI20
Layout and editing, 1998
Box OTI20
1999 Winter issue, cover art, circa 1998
Box OTI20
Advertisements, 1995-1998 and undated
(4 folders)
Box OTI20
Artwork, circa 1991-1998 and undated
Box OTI20
Artwork and advertisements, 1992-1998 and undated
(4 folders)

(Photographs removed to Photographic Material Series)

Box OTI20
Artwork planning and printing costs, 1997
(2 folders)
Box OTI20
Contracts with distributors, 1987-1997
Box OTI20
Eve's Garden advertising, 1996
Box OTI20
Impact Visuals (photo library), 1990-1992
Box OTI20
Issue planning, 1995, 1998
(2 folders)

(Slides removed to Photographic Material Series)

Box OTI21
Issue planning and production schedule, 1997 and undated
Box OTI21
Joy Makon Design, artwork, 1996
Box OTI21
Postal invoices, 1997-1998
Box OTI21
Press runs and distribution, 1988-1998 and undated
(4 folders)
Box OTI21
Printing and postal invoices, 1997-1998
Box OTI21
Production process and production assistant responsibilities, notes, 1988, 1996 and undated
Box OTI21
Production schedules, 1997-1998
Box OTI21
Sales and returns reports for small distributors, 1996-1998
(2 folders)
Box OTI21
Sales reports, Eastern News Distributors, 1996-1999
(1-2 of 3 folders)
Box OTI21
Sales reports, Eastern News Distributors, 1996-1999
(3 of 3 folders)
Box OTI22
Public service announcements, 1998
Box OTI22
University of Oklahoma Press advertisement, 1998
Box OTI22

Contains working files of On the Issues staff members, primarily editors and production assistants. Production assistant staff files include considerable subscriber correspondence. Files are organized by name, with the approximate job title or department shown in parentheses. On the Issues staff rosters are available for reference in the Reading Room's inventory files; please contact Research Services. See the Staff Files Subseries in the Choices Series for additional material on many of these staff members.

Aisenberg, Karen (Assistant Editor and subscriber correspondence), 1991-1992
(5 folders)
Box OTI22
Bray, Rosemary (Editor), hiring announcement, 1997 Jan. 1
Box OTI22
None
(2 folders)
Box OTI22
Billing and invoices, 1998
Box OTI22
Notebooks 1997-1998 and undated
(3 folders)
Box OTI23
Work updates 1997-1998
(2 folders)
Box OTI23
Kortright, Candide (Production Assistant and subscriber correspondence), 1996-1997
Box OTI23
None
Box OTI23
Messages to return 1998-1999
Box OTI23
Menon, Kavita (Production Assistant), 1998 and undated
Box OTI23
Reissman, Laura, work updates, 1998
Box OTI23
Rose, Karen (Production Editor and subscriber correspondence), 1995-1996
(1 of 3 folders)

(Photographs removed to Photographic Material Series)

Box OTI23
Rose, Karen (Production Editor and subscriber correspondence), 1995-1996
(2-3 of 3 folders)

(Photographs removed to Photographic Material Series)

Box OTI24
Ryder, Lee (Art Director), 1997-1998
Box OTI24
Sandroff, Ronnie (Editor), 1995-1996
(2 folders)
Box OTI24
Correspondence, 1995-1997 and undated
Box OTI24
"To do for Joy," 1996 and undated
Box OTI24
Sokol, Lori (Advertising Director), 1997
Box OTI24
Stoltenberg, John (Executive Editor), 1995-1996
(2 folders)
Box OTI24

Consists of personnel files, financial records, and other material related to the general administration of the magazine.

Administrative procedures notes, circa 1997
Box OTI24
Advertiser billing, 1997-1998
Box OTI24
Advertising, distribution, and direct mail statistics, 1994-1995
Box OTI24
Advertising rates, 1994
Box OTI25
Art design and printing contractors, 1987-1988 and undated
Box OTI25
Back issue requests, 1996-1997
Box OTI25
Bindery invoices, 1996-1997
Box OTI25
Blank forms, undated
Box OTI25
Brandeis complimentary subscriptions, 1998
Box OTI25
Budget planning, 1994
Box OTI25
Budgets, 1992-1994
Box OTI25
Check request forms and invoices, 1996-1998
Box OTI25
Direct mail list rentals - use of On the Issues list by others, 1995-2000
(2 folders)
Box OTI25
Editorial/production staff lists, 1997-1998 and undated
Box OTI25
Editorial/production staff responsibilities, circa 1998
Box OTI25
Event planning - Solstice party, 1995, 1997
(2 folders)
Box OTI25
Financial analysis and job descriptions, 1991-1992 and undated
Box OTI25
International Women's Issues database participation, 1995
Box OTI25
Internship programs, 1997
Box OTI25
Issue exchange list, 1995 and undated
Box OTI26
Job descriptions, 1997
Box OTI26
Job descriptions, Editor and Editorial Director, 1996 and undated
Box OTI26
Legal advice on establishing a private foundation, 1989
Box OTI26
Library of Congress ISSN forms, 1987
Box OTI26
Magazine management guides, 1983-1989 and undated
Box OTI26
Managing editor hire, 1996 Aug.
Box OTI26
On the Issues information sheets, circa 1996
Box OTI26
Post Office - second class permit application, 1992-1993
Box OTI26
Post Office - statement of ownership, 1993-1995
Box OTI26
Procedures meeting with Jan Goodwin, 1997 Nov.
Box OTI26
Publishers' workshops and notes, 1992-1993
Box OTI26
Resumes and samples - artists, 1991-1993

(Photographs removed to Photographic Material series)

Box OTI26
Art directors, 1993-circa 1994
Box OTI26
Book reviewers, 1994
Box OTI26
Editorial and marketing, 1987-1993 and undated
Box OTI26
Executive editor, 1993
Box OTI26
Freelancers (copy editors, line editors, proofreaders, fact checkers), 1997 and undated
Box OTI26
On file, 1992
Box OTI26
Writers, 1997 and undated
Box OTI26
Copyright Clearance Center, 1994-1998
Box OTI26
New York Times syndication, 1995-1997
Box OTI27
Uncover database, 1995 and 1997
Box OTI27
University Microfilms, 1992-1998
Box OTI27
Staff/contributors' biographical notes for web site, 1998
Box OTI27
Subscription/circulation contractor - Fulco, 1995
Box OTI27
Subscription procedures, 1995
Box OTI27
Subscriptions - complimentary, 1997-1998 and undated
Box OTI27
Subscription services contractors, circa 1988-circa 1990
Box OTI27
Subscription services contractors - correspondence and statistics, 1988-1990
Box OTI27
Subscription services - financial report, 1995 Oct.
Box OTI27
"To do - waiting for calls to be returned," 1997 and undated
Box OTI27
Web site printout, 1995
Box OTI27
Web site work (Stephanie Brail), 1994-1995
Box OTI27
Web site work (Sara Yager), 1998
(3 folders)
Box OTI27

Disks contain article drafts, mailing lists, advertisement text and graphics, a reader survey, and other files pertaining to the publication of On the Issues.

Electronic documents have been transferred from their original computer disks to the electronic records server. Files originally located on the same disk have been kept together on the server, in subdirectories labeled by disk number. These disk numbers do not reflect Hoffman's own labels or arrangement of the disks; the numbers were assigned to the original computer disks in the order they were received. This original order has been re-arranged alphabetically by supplied title as described below.

This inventory provides a summary of the contents of each computer disk. It does not list individual electronic files. Computer disks are listed alphabetically. For each disk, a brief descriptive title of the contents is followed by the disk number, the original disk label, and the number of files on the disk.

There are also a few On the Issues electronic documents located in mixed-file groups in the Personal Series Electronic Format Subseries.

For access to the electronic records, please consult with Research Services staff.

Article "Lluisa Vidal, Daughter of Modernism," 1998. Disk 063: "Lluisa Vidal Text OTI c:\wp51\misc\llvidal.oti"
(1 file)
Box OTI27
Articles, and Merle Hoffman open letters, 1989. Disk 017: "#20A Duplicate, OTI XII," in box labeled "7/88 15A-20C"
(69 files)
Box OTI27
1985-1988. Disk 008: "Disk 15A vol. 8 duplicate copy," in box labeled "7/88 15A-20C"
(33 files)
Box OTI27
1988. Disk 012: "Disk 18A, duplicate disk, OTI IX, Spring 1988," in box labeled "7/88 15A-20C"
(21 files)
Box OTI27
1988. Disk 013: "Disk 18B, OTI IX, duplicate disk," in box labeled "7/88 15A-20C"
(45 files)
Box OTI27
1988-1989. Disk 014: "#19 Duplicate," in box labeled "7/88 15A-20C"
(36 files)
Box OTI27
1988-1989. Disk 015: "#19A duplicate," in box labeled "7/88 15A-20C"
(39 files)
Box OTI27
1988-1989. Disk 016: "OTI Vol. XI, #20 (Duplicate)," in box labeled "7/88 15A-20C"
(42 files)
Box OTI27
1989. Disk 018: "#20B, DUPLICATE," in box labeled "7/88 15A-20C"
(30 files)
Box OTI27
1989. Disk 019: "#20C, DUPLICATE," in box labeled "7/88 15A-20C"
(30 files)
Box OTI27
1990. Disk 041: "Disk 29A"
(45 files)
Box OTI27
1991. Disk 036: "Vol 19"
(9 files)
Box OTI27
1991. Disk 037: "Duplicate Vol OTI 21 Disk 33"
(45 files)
Box OTI27
1991. Disk 035: "Disk 34, OTI Vol 22"
(66 files)
Box OTI27
1992. Disk 040: "Disk #35, OTI Vol 23"
(31 files)
Box OTI27
1992. Disk 039: "Volume 24 Disk 36"
(63 files)
Box OTI27
1992. Disk 038: "Vol 24 Disk 36A"
(21 files)
Box OTI27
1992. Disk 034: "Duplicate #37 Vol 25"
(18 files)
Box OTI27
1992. Disk 043: "Duplicate #37A - Vol 25"
(48 files)
Box OTI27
1988. Disk 011: "Disk 18 duplicate, OTI vol. IV, Spring 1988," in box labeled "7/88 15A-20C"
(9 files)
Box OTI27
Articles, correspondence with advertisers, and mailing lists, 1985-1988. Disk 047: "Disk #3 Spec Typing, Vol VII OTI, Duplicate Disk"
(60 files)
Box OTI27
Disk 069: "Kleinman, 'The Nose Job'
(3 files)
Box OTI27
Disk 070: "Kleinman, 'The Nose Job' (in text, RTF, and WP 4.2 formats)"
(3 files)
Box OTI27
Articles, other issue materials, and two files on Choices newsletter, 1985-1987. Disk 009: "Disk 16 OTI, 7/87, duplicate disk," in box labeled "7/88 15A-20C"
(42 files)
Box OTI27
Article, "Worldwide Inequality Forces Girls into Sex Trade," 1997. Disk 068: "Wordperfect 6.1 Andrea D’Asaro Piece for Summer 1997 OTI"
(1 file)
Box OTI27
Correspondence (one file), Choices Chatter (one file), and On the Issues articles, 1985-1989. Disk 045: "MH-2B Duplicate"
(21 files)
Box OTI27
Donor mailing lists, form letters, and subscriber mailing lists, 1986-1988. Disk 031: "#14 OTI -- subscribers + donors, duplicate disk," in box labeled "7/88 7A-14A"
(75 files)
Box OTI27
Graphic of Cambridge sign, 1996. Disk 075: "Cambridge photo: domestic violence-free zone Jane Tyska 1996" [removed from folder Artworks and Advertisements, 1994-1996 and undated]
(1 file)
Box OTI27
Mailing list of Women's Studies programs, 1998. Disk 067: no disk label [removed from folder Women's Studies Mailing]
(1 file)
Box OTI27
QuarkXPress advertisement, 1998. Disk 064: "'Teen Voices' Ad for 'On the Issues' 12/15/97"
(4 files)
Box OTI27
1995-1996. Disk 058: "Deming ad for On The Issues, New Victoria Publishers, P.O. Box 27 Norwich, VT 05055"
(5 files)
Box OTI27
1996. Disk 052: "Ad for Eve's Garden, Gwen Croft 212-489-7833"
(12 files)
Box OTI27
1996. Disk 053: "Eve's Garden, Jan 96 for On the Issues/Spring, Gwen Croft Graphic Design, Mac and Traditional, 420-422 W. 47th St. #2C New York, NY 10036, 212-489-7833"
(9 files)
Box OTI27
Reader survey and production to-do list, 1997. Disk 062: No disk label [removed from Jan Goodwin files]
(3 files)
Box OTI27

Documents Hoffman's work as a public speaker, organizer, and political activist for abortion rights and other feminist causes. The series also contains some records of Hoffman's childhood and personal life. There are detailed records for the New York Pro-Choice Coalition, founded by Hoffman as an umbrella organization for New York City pro-choice groups and active during the late 1980s. Other organizations represented in the series include the National Organization for Women (NOW), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the National Association of Abortion Facilities (NAAF).

Arranged into the following subseries: Correspondence, Writings and Speeches, Subject Files, Politics and Activism, New York Pro-Choice Coalition, Calendars, Phone Messages, Clippings, General Personal Files, and Electronic Format. Materials related most directly to Hoffman's personal life are concentrated at the end of the series in the General Personal Files. Other subseries focus on her political life as feminist activist. A number of subseries contain some materials on Choices Women's Medical Center or On the Issues magazine.

Offers a mixed selection of Hoffman's communications with fellow activists and friends, chiefly from the 1970s through the 1990s, although there are some letters from earlier years. Arranged alphabetically by name.

Chesler, Ariel - recommendation, 1995
Box P1
Chesler, Phyllis, 1994-2000
Box P1
Colquitt-Craven, Cynthia (Wright), 1979-1982
Box P1
Dix, Laurence, 1988-1989
Box P1
General correspondence, 1974-1999
(3 folders)
Box P1
Hoffman, Jack, 1946
Box P1
Kinzel, Walter - postcard and articles, 1964-1965 and undated
Box P1
Letters home from Europe, 1964-1968 and undated
(2 folders)
Box P1
Mixed Choices/personal correspondence, 1980-1982, 1991, 1994-1995
(3 folders)
Box P1
National Organization for Women (NOW), 1983-1992
Box P1
Public response to media appearances, 1979-1989
Box P1
Savvy magazine - thank-you note and sample issues, 1980 and undated
Box P1
Stoltenberg, John, 1991-1992
Box P1

Provides supporting materials for Hoffman's professional publications on women's health care, her rally speeches, press releases, and many other public expressions of her political activism. The subseries also contains material on her cable access talk show, "On the Issues," as well as student papers written by Morgan during the 1970s. See the Audiovisual Series for additional interviews and debates, as well as for video recordings of Hoffman's cable television show "On the Issues." Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

"Abortion: A Different Light" documentary announcement, 1982
Box P2
Abortion, AIDS, and women's health issues - writings and public statements, 1981-1986 and undated
Box P2
Abortion debate and interview, Boston television, 1981
Box P2
Abortion debate - Queens College, 1986 Feb.
Box P2
Abortion debate - Rockland County National Organization for Women, 1981-1982
Box P2
Abortion debates - facts file, 1981-1982 and undated
Box P2
Abortion speech, Brown University, 1990
Box P2
"Abortion: the Politics of Violence" conference paper and addendum, 1985
Box P2
"Abortion: the Politics of Violence," First Annual National Nursing Conference on Violence against Women, 1985
Box P2
"Abortion: the Politics of Violence" journal article, 1986
Box P2
"Abortion: the Politics of Violence" panel, American Medical Women's Association conference, 1985
Box P2
Abortion violence open forum, Cafe Nexus, 1985 Feb. 10
Box P2
Abortion violence speech - references, 1983-1985
Box P2
"Aborty, Politika, Istoriya, Filosofiya" (Moscow), 1992
Box P2
Central Park jogger rape case, public statement and New York Amsterdam News editorial, 1990
Box P2
"Family Planning and Abortion Counseling" presentation, Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, 1981-1982
Box P2
Federal Women's Program speaking engagement, 1985
Box P2
"Feminism, power, politics, abortion," Journal of the American Medical Women's Association, 1985 Nov./Dec.
Box P2
Feminist Majority Expo, 1996
Box P2
Film and Abortion conference, Hampshire College, 1982
Box P3
First Unitarian Church sermon on abortion, 1986
Box P3
Friends of Animals, Ecovisions conference, award acceptance speech, 1994
Box P3
"The Global Mandate for Choice" (Russia), 1992-1993
Box P3
Health care editorials for 1991 New York Times, 1990-1991 and undated
Box P3
Holocaust Museum - notes, draft, and background materials, 1993 and undated
Box P3
"How the Women's Movement Is Improving Medicine," Newsday, 1978 Sept. 10
Box P3
Kennedy, Florynce ("Flo") - funeral, 2001
Box P3
Letters to the editor, 1981-1986
(2 folders)
Box P3
Long Island Pro-Choice Coalition rally, public statement, 1992 July
Box P3
Mental Health Community Breakfast, 1995
Box P3
Midday Live Show on firing of single, pregnant teacher, 1986
Box P3
National Abortion Federation (NAF), conference (1996 Mar.), 1996-1997
Box P3
National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) rally, 1985 Jan.
Box P3
National Organization for Women (NOW), Clinic Defense Conference, 1990
Box P3
NOW-Nassau Chapter, award acceptance speech, 1995-1996
Box P3
NOW-New York City, awards ceremony and acceptance speech, 1998
Box P3
NOW-New York City, awards ceremony - speech as event chair, 1999
Box P3
New York Pro-Choice Coalition rally, 1986 Jan. 22; 1987 Jan. 22; 1988 Jan. 22; 1988 Apr. 29
(4 folders)
Box P4
Noga magazine with Hoffman article (in Hebrew), 1998
Box P4
Notes for speeches, 1999 and undated
Box P4
Over-the-counter contraceptives, 1979-1982 and undated
(3 folders)
Box P4
Over-the-counter contraceptives, Los Angeles Times editorial, 1982
Box P4
Administration, 1985-1986
Box P4
Publicity, 1986-1987 and undated
Box P4
Scripts and story ideas, 1985-1986 and undated
Box P4
Patient power and abortion rights - writings and public statements, 1973-1982 and undated
Box P4
"Patient Power" article for Hot Flash, State University of New York at Stonybrook, 1982
Box P4
"Patient Power" article, 1982 and undated
Box P4
"Praise the Lord and Kill the Doctor," circa 1994
Box P5
Press release on Bishop Daily prayer vigil, 1990 June 9
Box P5
Pro-choice editorials, 1981-1982 and undated
Box P5
Pro-choice rally, Albany (1990 Jan. 21), 1989-1990
Box P5
Public statements and clippings, 1975-1992
Box P5
"Quiet Heroines" and "Once More into the Breach" typescripts, 1985 and undated
Box P5
Radio interviews and other press, 1995-1996
Box P5
Radio-TV Interview Report, advertisement for Hoffman as pro-choice spokeswoman, 1995
Box P5
Satya magazine interview and sample issues, 1995-1996
Box P5
Typescript drafts, circa 1981
Box P5
Revisions, circa 1981
Box P5
Submission and rejections, 1981
Box P5
O.J. Simpson verdict - Los Angeles Times editorial, 1995
Box P5
O.J. Simpson verdict - publicity for Los Angeles Times editorial, 1995
Box P5
Student papers, 1961-1970s
Box P5
Student papers and appeals letter, 1970s
Box P5
Student papers and school honors, 1971-1973 and undated
Box P6
Student papers - English, 1960-1964 and undated
Box P6
Rodriguez, Ana - editorial draft, undated
Box P6
"A Room without Flowers," article on AIDS for New York Native, 1985 Oct. 21-27
Box P6
"Russian Roulette: The Women's Version," letter to the editor, 1982
Box P6
Sam Townsend Interview Show, 1983
Box P6
Suffolk Community College, Women's Week, 1990-1991
Box P6
Tanenbaum, Leora - interview for book, 1997
Box P6
Todos Santos Business and Professional Women meetings, 1985
Box P6
TV interview transcript, 1981 Oct. 16
Box P6
United Nations Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995) - panel talk, 1995
Box P6
Unnecessary hysterectomies - interview planning, 1981
Box P6
Violence, Abuse and Women's Citizenship conference, "Global Abortion Rights," 1995-1996
(2 folders)
Box P6
WNBC-TV interview transcript, Merle Hoffman and Jeanne Head, 1984 Feb.
Box P6
Wolf, Naomi, Our Bodies, Our Souls - response, 1995
Box P6
"Women's Health - An Oxymoron?" editorial draft and pro-choice media campaigns, 1991-1993 and undated
Box P6
Women in Crisis conference, Women and Power panel, 1980-1981
Box P6
"Women in the Health Care System: the 'Medical Mystique,' " Colloquy, 1983 Apr.
Box P6
"Women's Role in the Health Care System" and conference talks, 1978 and undated
Box P6

Primarily concerns abortion, including informational material produced by various pro-choice organizations. Abortion-related subject files are grouped separately at the beginning of the subseries. See the Politics and Activism Subseries and the Clippings Subseries for additional pro-choice publications and other materials.

Abortion Providers History Project, 1994-1997
Box P7
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), legal updates, 1989 and undated
Box P7
ACLU, Reproductive Rights Update, 1989-1997
(2 folders)
Box P7
Anti-abortion literature, circa 1989
Box P7
Anti-abortion violence - news articles, 1991-1993
(2 folders)
Box P7
Baird, Bill, 1978-1979 and 1987
Box P7
Clippings and pro-choice mailings, 1984-1985
Box P7
Congressional mailing list and abortion stances, 1995
Box P7
None
Box P7
Clippings, 1987-1992
(2 folders)
Box P7
Conscience newsletter, 1989-1992
Box P8
Lawsuit against Operation Rescue, 1989
Box P8
Fund for the Feminist Majority, information sheets, 1989 and undated
Box P8
Glamour abortion article with Hoffman quote, 1983 May
Box P8
National Organization for Women (NOW) information kit, 1989
Box P8
National pro-choice organizations, response to anti-abortion violence, 1994
Box P8
New York magazine with abortion article and Hoffman photo, 1989 Sept. 18
Box P8
Operation Rescue, 1984-1989

(Photographs removed to Photographic Material series)

Box P8
Parental consent court cases, 1989-1991
Box P8
Parental notice/parental consent laws, 1983-1990 and undated
Box P8
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 1992
Box P8
Pro-choice clippings and pamphlets, 1997-1998 and undated
Box P8
Reproductive Freedom News, 1992 Sept.-1995 Mar.
Box P8
Silent Scream debate, 1985
Box P9
Studies and reports, 1979-1995 and undated
Box P9
American College of Women's Health Physicians, 1997
Box P9
Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation, 1995
Box P9
Charlotte Bunch, "Women's Rights as Human Rights" typescript, circa 1990
Box P9
Conference - "Breaking the Cycle of Dependency," 1982-1984 and undated
Box P9
Falwell, Jerry, 1985-1986 and undated
Box P9
Family and divorce/Phyllis Chesler materials, 1985-1986 and undated
Box P9
Ferraro, Geraldine, 1985-1986 and undated
Box P9
O'Connor, John, Archbishop-Designate - interview transcript, 1984 Mar.
Box P9
O'Connor, John, Cardinal - clippings, 1989-1991
Box P9
Orbach, Susie, "Body Image," bulimia article, 1985 Oct.
Box P9
Over-the-counter oral contraceptive debate, 1993
Box P9
Souter, David, Supreme Court nomination, 1990
Box P9

Documents Hoffman's participation in pro-choice and other political organizations. In addition, it includes files on her individual political activities, especially her support of and donations to political candidates. Hoffman's husband Martin Gold established a political action committee, the National Liberty Committee, in the early 1980s. In the 1990s, Hoffman established the Diana Foundation to serve as a conduit for her donations to various individuals and causes.

Humane Society contribution, 1981
Box P9
National Alliance for Animals annual meetings, information packet, 1991
Box P9
Women and animal rights conference, planning, 1991
Box P9
Bill Baird, 1999
Box P9
Carol Bower, Cape Town Rape Crisis, 1997-1998
Box P9
Guerilla War Against Abortion Survey, 1997-1998
(2 folders)
Box P9
Catherine M. Abate (New York State Senate), 1995
Box P9
Carol Bellamy (mayoral campaign), 1982-1985 and undated
Box P10
Joe Biden (presidential campaign), 1987
Box P10
Campaign contributions, 1982-1988 and undated
Box P10
Deborah Glick (Manhattan Borough President), 1996-1997
Box P10
Elizabeth Holtzman (Brooklyn District Attorney), 1984-1986 and 1997
Box P10
Betty Lall (Congressional campaign), 1984 and undated
Box P10
Ruth Messinger (City Council), 1987-1992
Box P10
Fund-raiser invitations, 1985-1986 and undated
Box P10
Mayor's Domestic Violence Colloquium, 1996
(3 folders)
Box P10
National Association of Abortion Facilities (NAAF), 1976-1977 and undated
(2 folders)
Box P10
NAAF - Newsletter, Summer 1976
Box P10
National Abortion Federation/National Abortion Council/National Association of Abortion Facilities, 1977 and undated
Box P10
National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and "Sex Survival Van, or Save Our Children" speech notes, 1985
Box P10
[NARAL fundraiser?], guest book, circa 1984
Box P10
NARAL fundraiser - planning, 1984
Box P11
NARAL - Tribute to Providers, 1985-1986 and undated
(2 folders)
Box P11
Federal Election Commission reports, 1981-1987
Box P11
Martin Gold, 1981 and undated
Box P11
Mailings, 1981 and undated
Box P11
Tax forms, 1981
Box P11
Annual convention, 1991, 1992
(2 folders)
Box P11
New York City, award to Merle Hoffman, 1988
Box P11
Pro-choice march, 1989 and undated
Box P11
National Women's Political Caucus, New York State Biennial Convention, 1990
Box P11
Pro-choice conference materials, 1996
Box P11
Pro-Choice Summit - planning, 1997 and undated
Box P11
None
Box P12
Conference, 1996
Box P12
National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, 1996
Box P12
Reproductive Rights Coalition, "Principles of Unity" and letter, circa 1989 and 1990
Box P12
Sexual Liberalism and the Attack on Women conference, 1987
Box P12
None
(2 folders)
Box P12
"Beijing reportback, 10-25-95-MH," 1995
Box P12
Bringing Beijing Home program, 1995
Box P12
Merle Hoffman, identification badge, 1995
Box P12
Travel and registration, 1995
Box P12
Women and Power conference materials, 1968 and 1981
Box P12
Women's Health Equity Act, New York City Council hearings and Hoffman testimony, 1979 and 1990-1991
(3 folders)
Box P12
Women's Health Equity Act, U.S. Congress, 1990
(2 folders)
Box P12

The New York Pro-Choice Coalition was organized by Hoffman in 1985, and was active until approximately 1990. The Coalition organized annual pro-choice rallies, shared information and coordinated security measures among member organizations, and dealt with the New York City government on abortion and clinic security issues. Minutes and meeting materials are placed first in the subseries, organized by meeting date. Meetings were generally held at least once, usually twice a month. Meeting files contain agendas, minutes, attendance lists, announcements from member organizations, and correspondence or other materials related to the meeting agenda. All other files are organized chronologically at the end of the subseries. See Oversize Materials for additional financial records.

None
Box P12
None
(26 folders)
Box P13
None
(12 folders)
Box P14
circa 1985, Mission statement
Box P14
1985-1986, Correspondence
Box P14
circa 1985-1986, Membership list
Box P14
1985-1986 and undated, Correspondence and meetings
Box P14
1985-1986 and undated, Rally (1986 Jan. 22) and related events
Box P14
1985-1986, Rally (1986 Jan. 22) - contributions
Box P14
1985-1986 and undated, Rally (1986 Jan. 22) - endorsements
Box P14
1985-1986, Information packet and rally planning
Box P14
1985-1987, Finances - receipts and contributions
Box P14
1986-1987, Rally (1987 Jan. 22) - endorsements
Box P14
1986-1999, Finances - bank account and ledger
Box P14
1987 June, Learning Alliance newsletter
Box P14
1987, Button sale for National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)
Box P14
1987-1991 and undated, Correspondence
Box P14
1988, "The Battle to Defend Abortion Clinics" pamphlet
Box P15
1988 and undated, Pamphlet design and materials

(Photographs removed to Photographic Material Series)

Box P15
1988-1989 and undated, "Back Alley" press conference (1989 Jan. 10)
Box P15
1988-1990, Pamphlet revision
Box P15
1989, Donations and thanks letters
Box P15
1989, Mayoral candidate questionnaire
(3 folders)

(Photographs removed to Photographic Material Series)

Box P15
1988 and undated, Rally (1988 Apr. 29) - endorsements
Box P15
1989, Rally (1989 Apr. 2)
Box P15
1989, Teen Speakout on Choice

(Photographs removed to Photographic Material Series)

Box P15
1989, Teen Speakout on Choice - information packet
Box P15
1989, Teen Speakout on Choice - public statements and speeches
Box P15
1989 and undated, "Some Points for Clinic Defense"
Box P15
1989-1990, Public statement on Yusuf Hawkins murder
Box P15
1991 May, Bishop Daily at Choices - planning notes
Box P15

Contains the appointment books and daily planners maintained by Hoffman and her personal assistants, and includes both personal and professional appointments. In some cases, there are two or three calendars for the same time period, with substantially different content. In these cases, Hoffman and her personal assistants may have maintained separate records of Hoffman's schedule. Arranged chronologically.

1981
Box P16
1982-1984
Box P16
1984-1985
Box P16
1986
(2 folders)
Box P16
1987
(1-2 of 3 folders)
Box P16
1987
(3 of 3 folders)
Box P17
1988
Box P17
1989
(2 folders)
Box P17
1990
(2 folders)
Box P17
1991
(1 of 2 folders)
Box P17
1991
(2 of 2 folders)
Box P18
1993
(2 folders)
Box P18
1994
(2 folders)
Box P18
1995
(2 folders)
Box P18
1996
(4 folders)
Box P19
1997
(2 folders)
Box P19
1998
(1 of 2 folders)
Box P19
1998
(2 of 2 folders)
Box P20
1999
(2 folders)
Box P20

Consists of phone message books with carbon copies of messages left for Hoffman by others. Many messages are related to her work at Choices. There are occasional messages for other Choices staff members. Arranged chronologically.

1987 Dec.-1989 June
Box P20
1989 June-1990 Dec.
Box P21
1990 Dec.-1991 Nov.
Box P21
1991 Nov.-1992 Aug.
Box P21
1992 Aug.-1993 July
Box P22
1993 July-1994 Oct.
Box P22
1994 Oct.-1994 July
Box P22
1995 Mar.-1996 Apr.
Box P23

Hoffman's scrapbooks form the bulk of this subseries. The scrapbooks consist primarily of newspaper clippings, but also contain some correspondence, publications of pro-choice organizations, photocopied photographs, and other materials.

Abortion - Newsday and New York Post clippings, 1989
Box P23
Clippings, 1994-1997
Box P23
Media coverage of Merle Hoffman, 1977-1980 and undated
Box P23
Political cartoons, 1988-1997 and undated
Box P23
Scrapbook, 1974-1995 and undated
(7 folders)
Box P23

Includes educational memorabilia, one early diary, legal papers, and biographical information, arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Awards, 1984-1985 and undated
Box P23
Car matters, 1996-1997
Box P23
Chesler, Phyllis - 50th birthday party, 1990
(2 folders)
Box P23
Chesler, Phyllis - book party invitations, 1988
Box P24
Diary, 1960
Box P24
Finance - canceled checks, 1979
Box P24
Finance - check register, 1999 Mar.-Apr.
Box P24
Gold, Martin - divorce, 1979
Box P24
Gold, Martin - will, 1995
Box P24
High school diploma, 1964
Box P24
Hoffman, Jack and Ruth, memorabilia, circa 1944-1957
Box P24
Home - Florida house fire, 1995
Box P24
Estate planning, 1984-1995
Box P24
Merle Hoffman v. Camille Sasscer, 1980-1981
Box P24
M. Shakespeare, Inc. certificate of incorporation, 1995
Box P24
Peter Duchin Orchestras v. Merle Hoffman, 1980
Box P24
Traffic violations, 1995-1999
(1-2 of 4 folders)
Box P24
Traffic violations, 1995-1999
(3-4 of 4 folders)
Box P25
Will, 1995
Box P25
Passports, 1964-1994
Box P25
Queens College diploma, 1972
Box P25
Resumes and biographical sketches, circa 1978-circa 1992

(Photograph removed to Photographic Material Series)

Box P25
Summer camp student magazine, 1962
Box P25
Van Wyck Junior High diploma, 1961

(Photograph removed to Photographic Material Series)

Box P25
Van Wyck Junior High autograph book, 1961
Box P25
Wedding, 1979-1980
Box P25

Contains some writings by Hoffman and Phyllis Chesler, correspondence, graphics, mailing lists, and animal rights materials. There are also disks containing mixed files belonging to two or more series (for instance, Choices and On the issues).

Electronic documents have been transferred from their original computer disks to the electronic records server. Files originally located on the same disk have been kept together on the server, in subdirectories labeled by disk number. These disk numbers do not reflect Hoffman's own labels or arrangement of the disks; the numbers were assigned to the original computer disks in the order they were received. This original order has been re-arranged alphabetically by supplied title as described below.

This inventory provides a summary of the contents of each computer disk. It does not list individual electronic files. Computer disks are listed alphabetically. For each disk, a brief descriptive title of the contents is followed by the disk number, the original disk label, and the number of files on the disk.

For access to the electronic records, please consult with Research Services staff.

"Animals agenda media list" mailing list, 1988. Disk 030: "Disk 14A, Desk lists, duplicate disk," from box labeled "7/88 7A-14A"
(3 files)
Box P25
Chesler, Phyllis, letter and article on Bosnian rape victims[?], in Serbo-Croatian, 1995. Disk 061: "Serbo-Croatian Translation NOT WP 6.0"
(6 files)
Box P25
Choices and On the Issues marketing correspondence, Choices Chatter (one file), and other Choices correspondence, 1986-1988. Disk 048: "Disk #4, Public Relations Duplicate Disk"
(27 files)
Box P25
Choices mailing list and "Animals agenda media list" mailing list, 1985-1989. Disk 032: "Disk 14A, lists, duplicate disk," from box labeled "7/88 7A-14A"
(21 files)
Box P25
Dennis the Menace cartoon graphics, 1995. Disk 057: "Dennis Scans 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18"
(18 files)
Box P25
Dennis the Menace cartoon graphics, 1995. Disk 055: "Dennis Scans[?] 19-31"
(13 files)
Box P25
Historical timeline concerning Bosnia[?], in Serbo-Croatian, 1995. Disk 060: "Serbo-Croatian Translation NOT WP 6.0"
(3 files)
Box P25
Hoffman, Merle, writings, and Choices forms and policies, 1986-1989. Disk 050: "Disk 5A Forms- A.Walshe Duplicate Disk"
(66 files)
Box P25
New York Pro-Choice Coalition list and letter, Women's Studies programs mailing list, and other mailing lists, 1988-1989. Disk 020: "Disk 7A Duplicate Disk," from box labeled "7/88 7A-14A"
(15 files)
Box P25
New York Pro-Choice Coalition materials, Choices Chatter (one file), and Merle Hoffman correspondence, 1986-1989. Disk 046: "Disk 2C MH Duplicate Disk"
(93 files)
Box P25
One unidentified mailing list, 1989. Disk 021: "#7B Duplicate," from box labeled "7/88 7A-14A"
(3 files)
Box P25

For preservation purposes, many photographs were separated from their series and placed into this series. It is divided into Choices, On the Issues, and Personal Files Subseries. Each subseries is arranged in a parallel manner to the series with the same title in this collection.

Contains visual documentation of Choices clinic procedures and day-to-day operations.

Conferences and speeches, Moscow, 1992 and undated
Box PH1
Presentation on clinic procedures, 1992 and undated
(2 folders)
Box PH1
Presentation on clinic procedures - complete slide set, 1992
(6 folders)
Box PH1
Russian operating rooms, 1992
Box PH1
"The Russia Team Scrapbook," photographs and correspondence, 1992 and undated
Box PH1
Signing letter of intent at Hospital no. 53, 1994
Box PH1
Visit to Moscow, 1992 Oct.
(2 folders)
Box PH1
Visit to Moscow - negatives, 1992 Oct.
Box PH1
Choices anniversary celebration, circa 1978
Box PH1
Clinic scenes, 1986
Box PH2
Clinic scenes, undated
(2 folders)
Box PH2
Exam room photograph, mounted for printing, undated
Box PH2
Female condoms, 1992
Box PH2
Gold, Martin, award ceremony at National Abortion Federation conference - Medical Students for Choice, 1999
Box PH2
Gold, Martin, portrait, circa 1984
Box PH2
Hassibi, Mahin, and Gerri Abelson at conference, undated
Box PH2
Hoffman, Merle, at Choices, 1975 and undated
Box PH2
Photo album, Choices staff in clinic and at party, undated
Box PH2
Awards ceremony for Riker's Island outreach program, 1984
Box PH2
Hoffman, Merle, at first sex education lecture for Girl Scouts, 1980s
Box PH2
Riker's Island outreach program, undated
Box PH2
Anti-abortion protesters in front of Choices, 1990 June 9
Box PH2
Bishop Daily prayer vigil, 1990 June 9
Box PH2
Front entrances for various clinics [removed from Operation Rescue file], undated
Box PH2
McLaughlan, Harvey, and Raymond Fitzgerald [removed from Operation Rescue file, 1988-1994], undated
Box PH2
Patient harassment article - contact sheets, 1994
Box PH2
Hoffman, Merle, lecturing on birth control - mounted for printing, undated
Box PH2
Photograph for Choices calendar, 1984, 1988
(2 folders)
Box PH2
Flood damage, 1993
Box PH2
Medical equipment [removed from Bridge Plaza move files], 1998
Box PH2
Property Management correspondence - documentation of complaints, 1995
Box PH2
Tres Construction, Inc. notebook - "A negatives," 1991
Box PH2
Tres Construction, Inc. notebook - "B negatives," 1991
Box PH2

Primarily consists of proofs, author portraits, and other materials used in the magazine's production. Arranged alphabetically.

Artwork submission [removed from Merle Hoffman correspondence], 1996
Box PH2
Atkins, Dawn and Mary, Fat Activism - photographs and negatives, 1995 and undated
Box PH2
Atkins, Dawn and Mary, Fat Activism - photographs and slides, 1992 and undated
Box PH2
Kean, Leslie, interview with Alan Clements on Aung San Suu Kyi - slide, 1996
Box PH2
South Africa, photographs from Carol Bower, 1994
Box PH2
Africa photographs, undated
Box PH2
Artists' submissions, 1991 and undated
Box PH2
Chesler, Phyllis, photographs of unidentified women's event [Vancouver?], 1992-1994 and undated
Box PH2
Lasch, Pat, sculpture show - review and slides, 1993 and undated
Box PH2
Madre, Inc., photographs of Haiti, 1994
Box PH2
Millett, Kate, sculpture show - slides, 1962-1996
Box PH3
Staff members, circa 1989
Box PH3
Andrea Dworkin,
Box PH3
Bella Abzug,
Box PH3
Copies for Merle Hoffman,
Box PH3
Flo Kennedy,
Box PH3
John Stoltenberg,
Box PH3
Phyllis Chesler,
Box PH3
Sponsor blurbs and correspondence,
Box PH3
On the Issues display at convention, with Phyllis Chesler, Bella Abzug, Charlotte Bunch, and others, undated
Box PH3
On the Issues display, Barcelona Feminist Book Fair, 1990
Box PH3
Production by Issue: Summer 1991 issue, Elizabeth I cover art, 1989 and undated
Box PH3
Artwork and advertisements, 1994-1996 and undated
Box PH3
Artwork and advertisements [removed from 1994 and undated], undated
Box PH3
"McDonagh piece," circa 1997
Box PH3
Mosley, Leigh, photographs and resume, 1995
Box PH3
None
(2 folders)
Box PH3
None
Box PH3
Film and TV publicity, 1998 and undated
Box PH3
Film publicity, 1995 and undated
Box PH3
Portraits, 1993-1998 and undated
Box PH3
DiFranco, Ani, publicity photographs [removed from Karen Rose files], circa 1995
Box PH3

Includes extensive photographs of pro-choice rallies and other political events attended by Hoffman during the 1980s. The subject of other photographs varies widely, ranging from formal portraits, to childhood snapshots, to her vacation at the feminist Camp Sister Spirit. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Hoffman, Merle, and Bella Abzug on first "On the Issues" cable TV show, 1986
Box PH3
Hoffman, Merle on set of "On the Issues" cable TV show, 1980s
Box PH3
Hoffman, Merle with Roseanne Scamardella for TV interview on breast self-exam, 1970s
Box PH3
Illegal abortion [removed from Abortion debates files], circa 1982
Box PH3
Demonstration in Bryant Park in a snowstorm, undated
Box PH3
Demonstration in Bryant Park in a snowstorm - mounted for printing, undated
Box PH3
Fundraiser for Betty Lall - Choices staff members, 1984 Dec. 12
Box PH3
Fundraiser for Betty Lall with Hoffman, Gloria Steinem, Ronnie Eldridge, and others, 1984 Dec. 12
Box PH4
Gold, Martin, with Mayor Abraham Beame, 1970s
Box PH4
With Bill Baird protesting Nancy Klein case, circa 1989
Box PH4
With Andrea Dworkin, and Congressman John Lewis in meeting, undated
Box PH4
With Phyllis Chesler, and others at unidentified event, undated
Box PH4
With Ruth Messinger, and Noreen Connell at rally, 1985 June 8
Box PH4
Speaking at rally at Democratic convention, 1992
Box PH4
With Al Gore and Nita Lowey, 1994
Box PH4
With Betty Lall, 1984
Box PH4
With Bill Baird at rally, 1985 June 8
Box PH4
With Geraldine Ferraro, 1984
(2 folders)
Box PH4
With Rebecca Walker, 1995
Box PH4
Kennedy, Flo, at Merle Hoffman's home, undated
Box PH4
Mondale, Walter, campaigning with Betty Lall, Ruth Messinger, and Betty Friedan, 1984
Box PH4
National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) rally, 1985 Jan. 22
(2 folders)
Box PH4
Pro-choice rally for Geraldine Ferraro, circa 1984
Box PH4
Rally, 1985 June 8
Box PH4
Roe v. Wade rally in Bryant Park - Choices staff, undated
Box PH4
Unidentified events and rallies, 1984-1989 and undated
Box PH4
United Nations Conference on Women (Beijing) - snapshots of Hillary Clinton, On the Issues staff, and others, 1995
Box PH4
"Back Alley" press conference, 1989 Jan. 10
Box PH4
Hoffman, Merle, giving speech [removed from Hoffman resume materials], circa 1989
Box PH4
Hoffman, Merle, with David Dinkens, circa 1989
Box PH4
Mayoral candidate questionnaire - candidate portraits, 1989
Box PH4
Mayoral candidate ratings press conference - copy for On the Issues, 1989
Box PH4
None
Box PH4
None
Box PH4
None
Box PH4
St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1989 Apr. 2
Box PH4
Bella Abzug speech, 1988 Jan. 22
Box PH4
Group portrait, 1989
Box PH4
[removed from New York Pro-Choice Coalition pamphlet materials], 1988
Box PH4
With Bella Abzug - contact sheets, 1986 Jan. 22
Box PH4
Teen Speakout on Choice, 1989
Box PH4
Camp Sister Spirit, Ovett, MS, with Phyllis Chesler, 1994
(1 of 2 folders)
Box PH4
Camp Sister Spirit, Ovett, MS, with Phyllis Chesler, 1994
(2 of 2 folders)
Box PH5
Childhood photographs, 1946-1962 and undated
Box PH5
Childhood portrait, 1954
Box PH5
Crossing to England on the Queen Elizabeth II, circa 1968
Box PH5
Gold, Martin, birthday celebration, undated
Box PH5
Portrait, 1985
Box PH5
Portraits, circa 1979
Box PH5
Portraits, undated
Box PH5
Portraits as concert pianist, circa 1960s
Box PH5
Portraits - glamour shots, undated
Box PH5
Portraits - Polaroid, 1982 and undated
Box PH5
Portraits, "(You Oughta Be) in Pictures," undated
Box PH5
With Camille Barbone, Morocco, 1980s
Box PH5
With her horses, undated
Box PH5
With Martin Gold, undated
Box PH5
With Martin Gold at unidentified events, undated
Box PH5
With Ruth Hoffman and Bess Myerson, undated
Box PH5
Unidentified, undated
Box PH5
Van Wyck Junior High class photograph, 1961
Box PH5

Consists of audio recordings of radio talk shows on which Merle Hoffman was interviewed or was a guest, and videotape recordings of television shows and documentaries. Material is separated into audio and video recordings, and arranged by recording format within each category. Within each format, recordings are organized chronologically. The original title of each item has been preserved as far as possible. If running time is known, it is included in the item's description.

[Originals closed to use. Some use copies available in the collection. Otherwise, Technical Services staff need to produce use copies before contents can be accessed. Please contact Research Services staff before coming to use the collection.]

Chiefly recordings on cassette tape of radio talk shows featuring Merle Hoffman, with most dating from the 1970s or early 1980s. In some cases, these recordings feature Hoffman responding to listeners in call-in discussions of abortion, or conducting debates with anti-abortion representatives. Other audio recordings include interviews conducted for On the Issues stories and radio advertisements for Choices. Topics include contraception, managed health care, abortion, rape, women in prison, breast diseases, feminism, anti-abortion violence, and domestic violence. Hoffman's original title for each audiocassette is given in quotation marks, followed by a brief description of the cassette. There is one open reel audiotape. Arranged chronologically.

[Originals closed to use. No use copies are currently available. Technical Services staff need to produce use copies before contents can be accessed. Please contact Research Services staff before coming to use the collection.]

Originals OR1-62 (CLOSED TO USE)
OR1. 1974 July 19, "Guest on WTFM 'Community Report'": interview on "patient power," WTFM radio
Box AV1
OR2. 1975 Mar., "Fred Long Show": Interview on abortion (second half)
Box AV1
OR3. Circa 1975, "Merle Hoffman WQXR Editorial": Editorial on abortion and morality [tape damaged], WQXR, "Point of View"
Box AV1
OR4. 1976 Aug., "Judy Ronald Marty Merle": Merle Hoffman with friends
Box AV1
OR5. 1979 Jan. 4, "MH and ET 01/04/79": Merle Hoffman as guest host of "Coping through the Day," speaking on "patient power" and interviewing E. Teeson [sp?] on breast cancer, WNYC radio
Box AV1
OR6. 1979 Mar. 27, "The Doctors": Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York meeting, speeches on state regulation of managed care
Box AV1
OR7. 1979 July 19, "WMCA": Call-in discussion on contraception (second half), WMCA radio
Box AV1
OR8. 1979 Aug. 6, "Coping Through the Day": Interview on mental health, WNYC radio
Box AV1
OR9. 1979 Aug. 27, "STOP": Martin Gold, interview on STOP program for illness-related family problems, WNYC radio
Box AV1
OR10. 1979 Nov. 27, "Merle Hoffman - Carl Weiss Show": Merle Hoffman as guest host of "Coping through the Day," on cancer
Box AV1
OR11. 1980 June 8, "Equal Time": Interview on "patient power" with Merle Hoffman and Martin Gold, "Equal Time" show
Box AV1
OR12. 1980, "G. Reilly [sp?] Hoffman Isaacs [sp?] 1980": Roundtable on feminism
Box AV1
OR13. 1980-1981, "WQXR - Russian Roulette": Editorial on over-the-counter contraceptives, WQXR radio (side 1), and interview on "patient power," WRUD radio (side 2)
Box AV1
OR14. 1981 Feb. 17, "Hoffman on HLA-OTC": Interview on Human Life Amendment, anti-abortion tactics, and over-the-counter contraceptives
Box AV1
OR15-16. 1981 Mar. 15, "Debate Jean Head"/"M. Hoffman v. J. Head": Abortion debate with Jean Head, on Human Life Amendment, WXLO-FM radio
(2 cassettes)
Box AV1
OR17. 1981 Mar. 15, "M. Hoffman v. K. Quinn": Abortion debate with Kathy Quinn, WNBC, "The Family in Change" show
Box AV1
OR18. 1981 May 3, "Ann Tripp WYTU": Interview on congressional anti-abortion legislation with Merle Hoffman and Betty LaRosa, WYTU radio
Box AV1
OR19-20. 1981 June 5, "Ortiz/Richard Cavanavati [sp?]": Call-in discussion of abortion and anti-abortion congressional legislation
(2 cassettes)
Box AV1
OR21. 1981 June, "June 1981 Merle Hoffman": Interview on abortion and Hoffman's activism
Box AV1
OR22. 1981 Oct. 11, "WYNY Radio Appearance": Call-in discussion of abortion and birth control with Merle Hoffman, Harriet Pilpel, and Lisa Desposito, WYNY radio
Box AV1
OR23. 1981 Oct. 22, "The Home Show": Interview on breast disease [begins partway through Side 1], WEVD-FM radio, "The Jewish Home Show"
Box AV1
OR24-25. 1981 Oct. 24, "Upfront (WOR News) Abortion": Abortion debate with Kathleen Quinn Vaccari, WOR News
(2 cassettes)
Box AV1
OR26. 1981 Dec. 9, "Merle Hoffman on Senior Edition": Interview on breast disease, unidentified radio station, "Senior Edition" show
Box AV1
OR27-28. 1981, "Kathy Q Debate"/"Kathy Quinn": Abortion debate with Kathy Quinn, NBC [WNBC?], "The Family in Change" show
(2 cassettes)
Box AV1
OR29-30. 1981, "WBAI": Interview on Human Life Amendment with Merle Hoffman, Leslie Savanne [sp?], and Roz Cramer [sp?], WBAI
(2 cassettes)
Box AV1
OR31. Circa 1981, "Channel 4 ed OTC": Editorial on over-the-counter contraceptives
Box AV1
OR32. 1982 Feb. 9, "Q: 'Medicade accepted' (Darcel-Vo)": Choices advertisement, "Medicaid accepted," WWRL radio
Box AV1
OR33. 1982 Apr. 20, "Pat Whitley": Interview on Human Life Amendment with Merle Hoffman and Joe Riley
Box AV1
OR34. 1983 Nov., ":60, 11/83 Yevonne": Choices advertisement
Box AV1
OR35. 1983, "1983 Interview": Interview on Choices and abortion, unidentified radio station
Box AV2
OR36. 1986 Nov. 21, "Karen Thompson": Karen Thompson interview for On the Issues
Box AV2
OR37-38. 1989 Feb. 7, "Barry Gray": Call-in discussion of abortion and Nancy Klein court case
(2 cassettes)
Box AV2
OR39. 1991 Jan. 27, "Dr. Lenore Walker/Phyllis Chesler": Lenore Walker and Phyllis Chesler interviews for "pro-therapy article" [ On the Issues?]
Box AV2
OR40. 1993 Oct. 23, "OTI Tape 3": Discussion of On the Issues editorial planning
Box AV2
OR41. 1994 Jan. 26, "Arleen Wurnos [sp?] film dialog"/ "Tribeca Warnos [sp?]": interview on Florida court case
Box AV2
OR42. 1994 Aug. 7, "Broadcast of August 7, 1994": Interview on anti-abortion violence
Box AV2
OR43. 1994 Aug. 31, "Derek McGinty": Interview about On the Issues, unidentified Washington, D.C. radio station
Box AV2
OR45. 1995, "Dead Doctors Don't Lie": Joel Wallach, speech on vitamins and alternative therapies [removed from Operation Rescue files]
Box AV2
OR44. 1997 May 3, "Independent providers' meeting": Meeting
Box AV2
OR45. Undated, "Bill Baird": Bill Baird interview
Box AV2
OR46. Undated, "C": Unidentified woman, second half of interview on life in prison
Box AV2
OR47. Undated, "Choices": Choices advertisement, WRKS radio
Box AV2
OR48. Undated, "Choices 3 spots": Choices advertisements on depression and domestic violence
Box AV2
OR49. Undated, "Choices: 30": Choices advertisement, WPLJ radio
Box AV2
OR50. Undated, "Choices - WKTU-FM": Choices advertisement, WKTU-FM radio
Box AV2
OR51. Undated, "Choices - WKTU-FM (female voice)": Choices advertisement, WKTU-FM radio
Box AV2
OR52. Undated, "Choices - WKTU-FM (male voice)": Choices advertisement, WKTU-FM
Box AV2
OR53-54. Undated, "Debate w/Rev. Dan Fore (Ralph Hart)": Abortion debate with Dan Fore, WMCA radio
(2 cassettes)
Box AV2
OR55. Undated, "Hoffman Carl Weiss 9/28": Interview on breast cancer with Merle Hoffman and E. Teeson [sp?], WNYC radio, "Coping through the Day"
Box AV2
OR56. Undated, "Margaret Jones": Interview and call-in discussion on "patient power"
Box AV2
OR57. Undated, "MH and ET - Ray Schnitzer": Call-in discussion of breast cancer with Merle Hoffman and E. Teeson [sp?], WYNC radio, "Health Line"
Box AV2
OR58. Undated, "MH - Interview with Bob Grant": Interview and call-in discussion on "patient power" and abortion, WMCA radio
Box AV2
OR59. Undated, "MH - Lillie Bruck": Interview on Choices and "patient power"
Box AV2
OR60. Undated, "MH-RS interview on women": Ronnie Sandroff [?] interviewing Merle about women in job interviews, for On the Issues
Box AV2
OR61. Undated, "PMS 9/14": Call-in discussion on post-menstrual syndrome with Merle Hoffman, Judy Simmons, and Renny Witt [sp?], WLIB radio
Box AV2
OR62. Undated, "WEVD 'Breast Disease'"/ "Doc - improv": Interview on breast disease, WEVD (side 1), and skits on how to tell partner about pregnancy (side 2)
Box AV2

[Original closed to use. No use copy currently available. Technical Services staff need to produce use copy before contents can be accessed. Please contact Research Services staff before coming to use the collection.]

Original OR63 (CLOSED TO USE)
Box AV2
OR63. 1974 Nov. 15, "Report on Medicine, Lou Adler and Merle Hoffman"
(5 inch reel)
Box AV3

Video recordings include episodes of "On the Issues," Merle Hoffman's cable access television show, and some documentary material on Choices and its patients. Topics include contraception, managed health care, abortion, rape, women in prison and the criminal justice system, censorship, pornography, obesity as a feminist issue, reproductive rights, breast diseases, anti-abortion violence, women in religion, feminism, and domestic violence. Some video recordings are in Ampex format. Arranged by format, then chronologically.

Some titles listed are duplicates also found in the U-Matic videocassettes subgroup.

[Originals closed to use. No use copies are currently available. Technical Services staff need to produce use copies before contents can be accessed. Please contact Research Services staff before coming to use the collection.]

Originals OR64-71 (CLOSED)
Box AV3
OR64. 1980, Over-the-counter (OTC) contraceptives - editorial, Channel 5

[Preservation copy on DVD of U-Matic videocassette in Box AV9. Use copy must be made.]

Box AV3
OR65. 1981 June 3, "Weekday" (show #176), on Human Life Amendment
Box AV3
OR66. 1981 Dec. 7, "Abortion: People are Talking," WBZ TV, Boston
Box AV3
OR67. 1981, Bill Boggs - debate, Hoffman v. Graham
Box AV3
OR68. 1986 Mar. 2, "On the Issues" cable access television (show 4), with Carol Bellamy

[Preservation copy on DVD of U-Matic videocassette in Box AV9.]

Box AV3
OR69. 1986 Mar. 21, "On the Issues" cable access television (show 8), "Feminists vs. Censorship," with Susie Orbach and reporter Nan Hunter
Box AV3
OR70. Circa 1986, "On the Issues" show, advertisement and presentation tape, 11 minutes
Box AV3
OR71. Undated, "Straight Talk" ["Merle Hoffman/Martha Lean/Rosenberg"]
Box AV3

Some titles listed also duplicated in the U-Matic videocassettes subseries. In chronological order.

[Originals closed to use. No use copies are currently available. However, some preservation copies of U-Matic duplicates exist, from which use copies can be made. Please contact Research Services staff before coming to use the collection.]

Originals OR72-80 (CLOSED)
Box AV3
OR72. Circa 1982, "Abortion: A Different Light" documentary, produced by Merle Hoffman, 28 minutes

[Preservation copy on DVD of U-Matic videocassette in Box AV9.]

Box AV4
OR73. 1986 Feb. 9, "On the Issues" cable access television (show 1), guests Bella Abzug and Carla Jackson

[Preservation copy on DVD of U-Matic videocassette in Box AV9.]

Box AV4
OR74. 1986 Feb. 16, "On the Issues" cable access television (show 2), guests Baird/Brown and Matusinka

[Preservation copy on DVD of U-Matic videocassette in Box AV9.]

Box AV4
OR75. 1986 Mar. 21, "On the Issues" cable access television (show 8), "Body Image," with Susie Orbach

[Preservation copy on DVD of U-Matic videocassette in Box AV9.]

Box AV4
OR76. 1986 Apr. 2, "On the Issues" cable access television (show 9), "Women and the Criminal Justice System," with Elizabeth Holtzman

[Preservation copy on DVD of U-Matic videocassette in Box AV9.]

Box AV4
OR77. 1990, Phyllis Chesler birthday celebration, "raw footage - 2 hours"
Box AV4
OR78. 1995 May 24, 25 Years of Choices, "Choices 'Meded,'" 14 minutes [incomplete and slightly damaged]
Box AV4
OR79. 1998 May 13, Dr. Martin Gold's 80th birthday
Box AV4
OR80. 1990s, "The Abortion Pill" documentary, produced by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt
Box AV4

Includes a number of recordings of Hoffman's cable access shows, "Choices" and "On the Issues." In original, unarranged order.

[Originals closed to use. No use copies currently available. Preservation copies have been made on DVD from which use copies can be made, but these are closed to general use - see Box AV9. Technical Services staff need to produce use copies before contents can be accessed. Please contact Research Services staff before coming to use the collection.]

Originals, OR-Tapes 1-14 (CLOSED)
Box AV4
OR-Tape1. "Abortion: A Different Light" (1982); Response to "The Silent Scream", Planned Parenthood of Seattle-King County, (1985); "Choices," Reel #4 (1981).
Box AV5
OR-Tape2. "Coca Crystal," 1984 Jan. 11

[TRT 60:00.]

Box AV5
OR-Tape3. "Choices," Reel #19, Debates. Undated
Box AV5
OR-Tape4. "Choices," Reel#9, "Office Getaways" (undated); "Broadcast Plaza Kennedy Rape" (1991).

[TRT 120:00.]

Box AV5
OR-Tape5. "Abortion: A Different Light," 1982.

[TRT 60:00.]

Box AV6
OR-Tape6. "Merle Hoffman: On the Issues," Show #6, "The Women's Movement: The Second Stage," with Betty Friedan (undated); "Merle Hoffman: On the Issues," Show #7, "Family and Divorce," with Phyllis Chesler (undated).

[TRT 60:00.]

Box AV6
OR-Tape7. "Merle Hoffman: On the Issues," Show #8, "Fat is a Feminist Issue," with Susan Orbach (undated); "Merle Hoffman: On the Issues," Show #9, "Women and the Criminal Justice System," with Elizabeth Holtzman (undated).

[TRT 60:00.]

Box AV6
OR-Tape8. "Hoffman (1995 May 3)"; "Choices," Titles and Credits (undated).
Box AV6
OR-Tape9. "Merle Hoffman: On the Issues," Show #1, with: Bella Abzug and Karla Jackson, NY Women Against Rape (1986 Feb. 5, aired Sept. 28); "Merle Hoffman: On the Issues," Show #2, with: Jennifer Brown - NOW-NYC President, Bill Baird - Reproductive Rights Crusader, Alexandra Matusinda - Women Against Pornography (1986 Feb. 13).

[TRT 60:00.]

Box AV7
OR-Tape10. "Merle Hoffman: On the Issues," Show #3, "Women in Religion, with: Rabbi Julie Gordon; Rev. Lucinda Liard-Kuhn (undated); "Merle Hoffman: On the Issues," Show #4, "Women in Politics," with Carol Bellany, former NYC Council President (undated).

[TRT 60:00.]

Box AV7
OR-Tape11."Merle Hoffman: On the Issues," Show #5, "Aging," with Myrna Lewis, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; Deborah Perry, Feminist Witch.

[TRT 30:00.]

Box AV7
OR-Tape12. AM New York, "Choices," Reel #2, Sarah Weddington (1981 Dec. 9); "Choices," Reel #15 (undated); "Choices," Reel #18 (undated).

[TRT 60:00.]

Box AV7
OR-Tape13. "Choices," Reel #20 (undated); "Choices," Reel #21 (undated); 10pm News, "Over the Counter Contraception" (undated).

[TRT 50:00.]

Box AV8
OR-Tape14. "Broadcast Plaza - Clinton Affair," 1992 Jan. 27

[TRT 60:00.]

Box AV8
U-Matic Tapes Preservation Copies: Disks PC1-14 (Restricted)

[Format: DVD. Source: OR-Tapes-1-14. Created 2006.]

Box AV9
Choices condoms, undated
Box E1
"I'm pro-choice and I shoot back!" button, undated
Box E1
"Women's Week" button [removed from Suffolk Community College speech file], 1991
Box E1
On the Issues buttons - "Feminist Government in Exile," undated
Box E1
Stuffed teddy bear, undated

[Two oversize banners removed to Oversize Materials, boxes E3 and E4.]

Box E2

Oversize Materials

(5 boxes, 3 folders)
Abortion Files: Female Health Topics and Diagnostics Reporter with articles on Choices and on the National Abortion Federation, 1979
Oversize Box OS1
Research Files: Statistics - Health coverage type by neighborhood and procedure, 1991-1995
Research Files: Statistics - Patient age (gynecology), 1993-1995 and undated
Research Files: Statistics - Patient age (termination of pregnancy), 1993-1995 and undated
General Subject Files: Cancer treatment program presentation, undated
General Subject Files: Choices newsletter Interaction - layout, 1978 and 1981
General Subject Files: Conference - National Latinas Caucus - Vision newsletter, 1992 Feb.-Mar.
General Subject Files: Rape Treatment Program presentation - poster, 1996
Choices Health Fair poster layout, 1983
Joy Silver (marketing) - marketing reports and utilization statistics, 1993-1995
Choices calendar - layout sheets, 1988
(3 folders)

(Photograph removed to oversize Photographic Materials.)

Choices posters, undated
Marketing statistics - referral sources, 1992-1995, 1998
(2 folders)
New logo and letterhead, 1996
Pamphlet and advertisement layout sheets, 1983-1984 and undated
Pamphlet and advertisement layout sheets, 1983 and 1988
Oversize Box OS2
Pamphlet layout sheets, circa 1982
(2 folders)
Pamphlet layout sheets, undated
Utilization statistics and marketing plan - physician referral statistics, 1990
Relocation and lease - blueprints, 1977
Architectural blueprints, 1977 and undated
Richard Hein Architects, 1987-1989 and undated
Queens neighborhoods - locations of other health facilities, circa 1990
Renovations, 1992 and undated
Analysis of hours worked in telephone room, 1988
Business Office - personnel and contractor expenses, 1989 and undated
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Providers certificate, 1989
Pre-natal care policies and patients - patient visits, 1990
Financial statements, 1994
Blue Stocking, vol. 1, no. 6, 1993 June
Oversize Box OS2
Cartoon - "Heartbroke," undated
New Directions for Women sample issues, 1993
"Feminist Government in Exile" - portion of felt banner, undated
On the Issues advertisements - layout, circa 1989 and undated
(2 folders)

(Photographs removed to oversize Photographic Materials )

Oversize Box OS3
On the Issues poster, 1990s
Pamphlet layout sheet, circa 1982
Winter 1992 issue, cover art
Spring 1993 issue, mounted cover art
Summer 1998 issue, proofs and blues

(Film removed to oversize Photographic Materials )

Fall 1998 issue, proofs

(Film removed to oversize Photographic Materials )

Artwork, undated
Central Books distribution reports, 1997-1998
Budget - Expenses, circa 1993
"Abortion: A Different Light" documentary announcement - layout sheet, circa 1982
Oversize Box OS4
"On the Issues" cable access show - videotapes - layout for advertisement, 1980s
Abortion Files: NOW-NYS News and NOW-NYS Action Report, 1990
Refuse and Resist! National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers - award to Merle Hoffman, 1996
Minutes and Meeting Materials Files: Freedom Socialist newspaper, 1985 Summer
Minutes and Meeting Materials Files: 1989 Sept. 5 meeting, New Youth Connections newspaper, 1989 May
General New York Pro-Choice Coalition Files: Bank statements, 1987 July-1989 Sept.
General New York Pro-Choice Coalition Files: Income and expense summary, 1988
Who's Who certificates of inclusion, 1983-1987
Subject Files: Cancer program presentation - contact sheets, undated
Oversize Box OS5
Personnel Files: Employee of the Year award presentation, undated
Marketing: Clinic scenes, mounted for printing, undated
(4 folders)
Marketing: On the Issues advertisement layout, 1980s
Marketing: On the Issues advertisement layout - photograph of New York Pro-Choice Coalition rally, 1980s
Production by Issue: Summer 1998 issue, proofs - "pg. 1 old"
Proofs for advertisements
(2 folders)
Proofs - "Old p. 34"
Proofs - "Old p. 35"
Politics and Activism: Merle Hoffman with Geraldine Ferraro, circa 1984
Merle Hoffman portraits, undated
Merle Hoffman with her horse, undated
Merle Hoffman with Ruth Hoffman, Bess Myerson and others at formal party - contact sheets, undated
On the Issues felt banner - "Feminist Government in Exile," undated
Oversize Box E3
New York Pro-Choice Coalition vinyl banners, circa 1985-1990
Oversize Box E4
Blueprint [removed from 1992 Renovations file], 1990
Blueprint, "Demolition Plan" [removed from 1992 Renovations file], 1990
Blueprint, "Floor Plan," 1990
Architectural drawing, "Lefrak Center," undated
Blueprint, "'Choices's Sk. 7," 1988 Jan. 22
Blueprint, "'Choices's Sk. 8," 1988 Feb. 9
Blueprint, "'Choices's Sk. 9," 1988 Mar. 8
Blueprint, "'Choices's Sk. 9," 1988-1989
Blueprint, "Sk. 5," undated
Blueprint, undated

The additions (04-041 and 04-062) (18,750 items, 30 linear feet; dated 1971-2003) consists primarily of administrative and financial files from Choices Women's Medical Center and predecessor clinics, including correspondence, financial reports, public relations and media files, board meeting files, policy and procedure manuals, subject files, insurance files, program files, grants files, legal files, and files related to ON THE ISSUES magazine. Also included are a small number of Hoffman's personal writings. This accession is unprocessed and closed to researchers.

Addition (05-023) (5150 items, 12 lin. ft; dated 1978-2003) consists primarily of administrative and financial records from Choices Women's Medical Center, including correspondence, financial reports, public relations and media files. Also includes board meeting, subject, insurance, program, legal and grant files, as well as policy and procedure manuals; 33 videotapes, 84 slides, 54 photographs and contact sheets; 1 CD-ROM; printed materials; and promotional calendars. Accession is unprocessed and closed to researchers.

Files from the office of Merle Hoffman. Includes correspondence, legal and financial files, meeting agendas and minutes, reports, blueprints and other physical plant materials, research files, and documentation of her work with various staff members, vendors, and others both at Choices and within the context of publishing On The Issues. Materials have been arranged alphabetically.

41st Avenue Realty, 1996-1998, 2002, 2004
Box 1
AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc.), 2004
Box 1
Abbot, Sidney, 1995
Box 1
Abbelson, Gerri, 1995, 1999
Box 1
Abortionomics, 2011
Box 1
Abortion Rights, 2007
Box 1
Abzug, Liz, 1995-1996 and undated
Box 1
Adam, Bill, 2002
Box 1
Animal Hospital, 2003
Box 1
Appointment Books, 1987-1988, 1992, 1999, 2001
Box 1
Architecture for Health, 1997
Box 1
Architecture for Health, 1998
Box 1
Asparo, Carmine, 2002
Box 1
Bader, Eleanor (Elinor), 1999, 2007
Box 2
Barovack, Harriett, 1994
Box 2
Bates, Leandra, 1997
Box 2
Berger, Ted, 1995
Box 2
Bronstein, Karen, 1998
Box 2
Brooklyn Ambulatory Surgery Center, 2000
Box 2
Cease & Desist Papers, 2000
Box 2
Chernoff, Alexander, 2003
Box 2
Chesler, Phyllis, 1994
Box 2
Choices Calendar of Women's Wisdom, 1982
Box 2
Choices Correspondence (includes legal items and insurance matters), 1986-1988, 1994, 1996-1998
Box 2
Choices, Team Directions for Managers and Supervisors, 2006
Box 2
Choices, meetings with staff, 1994
Box 2
Clinic, 1st Floor Plans, 1998
Box 2
Columbia University, 2004
Box 2
Comprehensive, 2005
Box 2
Construx Legal File, 1995
Box 2
Chron, Sept. 1999
Box 2
Correspondence, 1981
Box 2
Correspondence, 1998-1999
Box 2
Court T.V., 2003
Box 2
Davidoff & Malito LLP; Attorneys at Law, 2003
Box 2
Davis, B., 2005
Box 2
Decorating, 1990
Box 2
DeKaye, Allan, undated
Box 2
Diana Foundation, 2000, 2006, 2008
Box 2
Diana Foundation: Black Perle-Nicole Browne, 2000
Box 2
Diana Foundation: Pornography Awareness-Andrew Dworkin, 1993, 2000
Box 2
Diana Foundation: Friends of Animals Event, 2000
Box 2
Diana Foundation: Grants, 2000
Box 2
Diana Foundation: Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc., 2002
Box 2
Diana Foundation: Letterhead & Envelope, undated
Box 2
Diana Foundation: Maria Namiiro, 2003
Box 2
Diana Foundation: New York Latinas Against Domestic Violence, 2003
Box 2
Diana Foundation: NOW-NYC, 2003
Box 2
Diana Foundation: THEA, Inc., 2003
Box 2
DiGiorgio Associates, Inc., 1996
Box 2
Directors Minutes, 2003
Box 2
Disorders of Intimacy Paradigm, 1996-1997
Box 2
Dreier, 2004
Box 2
Dreier-AHAC, 2004
Box 2
Dreier-LLP, 2005
Box 2
Dreier/Zeiss, 2005
Box 2
Dubow, Alan, 2005
Box 2
Duke University: Gift Agreement, 2000, 2003
Box 2
East Hampton: 108 Runnymeade drive, 1998
Box 3
Elahi, Dr. E. Hakim, 1997-1998
Box 3
Elmhurst Hospital Center, 1998
Box 3
Expressions of Support for Choices Women's Medical Center, 1998
Box 3
Fan Mail, 1996
Box 3
Farrell, Annette C., 1991
Box 3
Federal Lawsuit, 2004
Box 3
Federal Realty, 2005
Box 3
Feminist Seder, undated
Box 3
Fino, Charles, 1998
Box 3
Floor Plans, undated
Box 3
French Documentary, 2000
Box 3
Furniture and Interior Design, 1998
Box 3
Gardasil, 2007
Box 3
Garfunkel, 2005
Box 3
Garrison, 2002
Box 3
Garrison House, 2002
Box 3
Gold, Dr. Martin, 1994, 1995
Box 3
Gold, Dr. Martin: Play, undated
Box 3
Grant: Choices, Adelphi Research Program, 1980
Box 3
Greenberg, Mary Lou, 1991, 1995-1996
Box 3
Guttmacher Institute, 2006
Box 3
Hassibi, Dr. Mahin, 1995
Box 3
HIV/AIDS, undated
Box 3
H. J. Rubenstein, 1979
Box 3
HMOs Business Office, undated
Box 3
Hoffman, Aileen, 1994
Box 3
Hoffman, Merle CV, undated
Box 3
Howard J. Rubenstein Associates, Inc., 1978-1979
Box 3
Hunter, 2003
Box 3
Intimate Wars Promotional Material, 2012
Box 3
Jennings, James A., 2000
Box 3
Kagan, Julia, 1995
Box 3
Karlsson, Kent, 1997
Box 3
Katz, Melinda, 2000
Box 3
Lamar, Laura M. , 2012
Box 4
Lardiere, Michael, 2002
Box 4
Lardiere, Michael: Project Liberty, 2001
Box 4
LeFrak Center Photos, 1998
Box 4
LeFrak/Federal Realty Ltd. Partnership, 1998
Box 4
Letterhead, undated
Box 4
Loder, Asjylyn: MH Management, 2003
Box 4
Loder, Asjylyn: Research Assistant Notes, 2003
Box 4
Loder, Asjylyn: Exit Notes, 2003
Box 4
Logan, Tracy: BBC, 1995
Box 4
Lowy, Beverly, 1991
Box 4
Manager's Meetings, 35962
Box 4
Manager's Meetings, 1998-2003
(29 folders)
Box 4
Marc & W, 1994-1995, 2003-2004
Box 4
Marie Stopes International, 1999
Box 4
Marinoff, Lou, 2000, 2001
Box 4
Marketing, 2007
Box 4
Matthew, Donna, 1996-1999
(4 folders)
Box 4
Matriarch Project, Suzanne Fiol, 1996, 1997
Box 4
Medical Advisory Committee, 1999
Box 4
Medical Students for Choice, 1999
Box 4
Meetings, 1997
(2 folders)
Box 5
Mehta, Nina, 1994, 1995
Box 5
Meltzer, Leila, November 1996 - January 1997
Box 5
Memos from Merle Hoffman, 1994
Box 5
Mental Health, 2003-2005
(2 folders)
Box 5
Mental Health: Choices, 2002
Box 5
Mental Health Center: Correspondence and Reports, 2002-2004
Box 5
Mental Health Center: Policies and Procedures Manual, undated
Box 5
Mental Health: Confidential, 2003
Box 5
Mental Health: Director's Meeting, undated
Box 5
Mental Health: Health Fees & Reports, 2000
Box 5
Mental Health: General, 1996
Box 5
Mental Health: Job Descriptions, 2000
Box 5
Mental Health: Meeting Minutes, 2000
Box 5
Mental Health: Minutes, 2004
Box 5
Mental Health, Office of, 2000-2006
Box 5
Mental Health, Office of: Agreement between NYS Office of Mental Health & CHOICES, 1995
Box 5
Mental Health: Operating Certificate, 1998
Box 5
Mental Health: Plan of Correction, 2000
Box 5
Mental Health: Plan of Correction, 2004
Box 5
Mental Health: State Inspection, 2001
Box 5
Mental Health: Weekly Report, 2002
Box 5
Merle's License Information, 2000
Box 5
Michael, Jeannine, 1994
Box 5
Millett, Kate, 1998
Box 5
Mitchell, Gabrielle, 1999
Box 5
Mitchell, Maria, 1996-1999
Box 5
National Abortion Federation Bytes (WordBytes): Archive Information, 2003
Box 6
National Abortion Federation Correspondence: Membership-Subscription, 2006
Box 6
National Abortion Federation: Field Guide, undated
Box 6
National Coalition of Abortion Providers, 1996, 1997
Box 6
Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle, 1997
Box 6
N.O.W. - National Organization for Women, 2002
Box 6
N.O.W. - National Organization for Women: Court Ruling, 2000
Box 6
N.O.W. - National Organization for Women: Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1996
Box 6
New York State Department of Health: Certificate Application, 1997
Box 6
New York State Department of Health, 1997, 1999, 2000
Box 6
NYU Women's Archive Project, 1996
Box 6
On the Issues: Aileen Wuornos Screening, 1994
Box 6
On the Issues: Carolyn Handel, 1991, 1992, 1994
Box 6
On the Issues: Correspondence, 1994
Box 6
On the Issues: Correspondence with Merle Hoffman, 1994
Box 6
On the Issues: Linda Gustein, 1994
Box 6
On the Issues: Media Kit, 1993
Box 6
On the Issues: Ronni Sandroff, 1993, 1994
Box 6
On the Issues: Sally Owen, 1995
Box 6
On the Issues: Stoltenberg, John, 1994
Box 6
On the Issues: Website, undated
Box 6
Pension: IRS, 1987
Box 6
Pension: NY Life Insurance Co., 2002
Box 6
Personnel Policy Manual, 2007
Box 6
Pharmacy Application, 1998
Box 6
Photographs, undated
Box 6
Pickard, Paul, 2002
Box 6
Pioneer Feminist Directory, 2003
Box 6
Plan of Correction, 2000
Box 6
POA (Power of Attorney), 2007
Box 6
Poules, Bella, 2008
Box 6
Press Release, undated
Box 6
Price, Sherry, 1995
Box 6
Ronald D. Hariri & Associates, 2000
Box 6
Rosalia, Annette, 1997, 1998, 1999
Box 6
Rose, Karen, 1996
Box 6
Rosen, Bruce, 2003
Box 6
RU 48, 2001
Box 6
Russo, Susan, 1994
Box 6
Sasso, Frances, 1994
Box 6
Sasso, Frances: MH Management, 2002, 2003
Box 6
Sasso, Michael, 2003
Box 6
Scanlon, John, 1980, 1981
Box 6
Schumer, Charles , 1995
Box 6
Security Threats, 1999-2002
Box 6
Sessler, Bonnie, 1994
Box 6
Shapiro, Ella, 1997
Box 6
Site Survey, January 24 2000
Box 6
Silver, Joy, 1994-2002
(6 folders)
Box 6
Silver, Joy: HMO, 1995
Box 7
Smith, Anne Mollegen, 1994
Box 7
Smith, Ilan, 1997
Box 7
Space Requirements Program, 2009
Box 7
StarCare: Adelglass, 2003
Box 7
StarCare: Business Cards, 2003
Box 7
StarCare: Cardiology, 2001
Box 7
StarCare: Meridian, 2002
Box 7
StarCare: Pain Management, 2002
Box 7
StarCare: Phixative, 2003
Box 7
StarCare: Plastic Surgery, undated
Box 7
StarCare: Printing, 2003
Box 7
StarCare: Sleep Program, 2002
Box 7
StarCare: Wallace, 2002
Box 7
StarCare: Web/Brochure Text, 2003
Box 7
Strategy, 2002
Box 7
SUMMONS, 2001
Box 7
Tax Deductions, 1989
Box 7
Transfer of Stock, 1987
Box 7
UNC/FCU, 2003, 2004
Box 7
UNC Follow Up, 2004
Box 7
Vacation - M. Hoffman, 1983, 1984, 1985
Box 7
Valady, Mohammed and Spielberger, John, 2003
Box 7
Veteran Feminist of America, 2004
Box 7
Veteran Feminist of America: E-mails, 2004
Box 7
Veteran Feminist of America: Events, 2004
Box 7
Veteran Feminist of America: Health Conference, 2004
Box 7
Veteran Feminist of America: Minutes, 2004
Box 7
Victim Services, 1997
Box 7
Who's Who, 2005
Box 7
Wirth, Ken, 2004
Box 7
Women's Review of Books, 2001, 2004
Box 7
Women's Review of Books: Mason, undated
Box 7
Ziss Project, 2005, 2008
Box 7
Zweiman, Lora: MH Management, 2003
Box 7

Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1946 Mar. 6Born, Philadelphia, Pa.
1964Graduated, LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts
1971With Dr. Martin Gold, founded Choices Women's Medical Center, New York City; President
1972B.A., Queens College, New York City
1972-1975Enrolled in doctoral program in social psychology, City University of New York
1976First president of the National Association of Abortion Facilities (NAAF)
1979Married to Martin Gold
1982Founded On the Issues magazine
1985Founded New York Pro-Choice Coalition

Merle Hoffman is an abortion rights activist and the publisher of the feminist magazine On The Issues. Hoffman has been active in many national and New York City pro-choice organizations, including the National Association of Abortion Facilities, the New York Pro-Choice Coalition, and the National Coalition of Abortion Providers.

Historical Note

Choices Women's Medical Center is a feminist women's health clinic and a major abortion provider in New York City. It was among the first outpatient abortion facilities in the United States. Originally operating under the name Flushing Women's Medical Center, the clinic was founded in 1971 as an ambulatory abortion provider for Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP). It gradually expanded into other areas of women's health and, during the 1990s, into women's mental health. By the mid-1990s, the clinic was serving over 50,000 patients per year, and Hoffman has described it as one of the largest women's health facilities in the U.S.

Subject Headings

Related Material

Related Material

For related materials, see the Phyllis Chesler Papers and the Kate Millett Papers. In addition, researchers may find the Takey Crist Papers, which document the activities and history of an abortion provider's clinic, to be particularly relevant. All of these collections are held by the Duke University David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Merle Hoffman Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2000.

Processing Information

Processed by Katherine Castles, Ian Lekus, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, and Pavla Vesela.

Completed May 31, 2003.

Accessions 2000-0244 and 2000-0387 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Later accessions include: 2004-0041, 2004-0062, 2005-0023, and 2012-0049.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.