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Guide to the Margaret "Peg" Johnston Papers, 1989-2008 and undated

Summary

Abortion rights activist. Director, Southern Tier Women's Services in upstate New York. Former President of the Abortion Conversation Project; founder and past president of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers. Collection comprises primarily printed materials that document Johnston's work as an activist at the national level. Includes the abortion provider newsletter Feminist Caucus News (1989-1991), which later became Networks (1992-1998 and undated). In addition, there are copies of Johnston's counseling aids, including the workbooks Abortion: Which Method is Right for Me?; Pregnant? Need Help? Pregnancy Options Workbook; and A Guide to Emotional and Spiritual Resolution After an Abortion. There are order forms, advertising, and occasional publications associated with the workbooks and other items offered for sale; an article pro-choice political activism for the 1996 elections; a few letters, notes, and memos by Johnston, including two undated pages with her notes on the material's historical significance. Also includes a copy of Morgen Goodroe's Abortion Resolution Workbook, greeting cards, Religious Groups for Choice ephemera, and other abortion counseling information.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00639
Title
Margaret "Peg" Johnston papers
Date
1965-2008 and undated
Creator
Johnston, Peg, (Margaret R.)
Extent
2.3 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises primarily printed materials that document Johnston's work as an activist at the national level. Includes the abortion provider newsletter Feminist Caucus News (1989-1991), which later became Networks (1992-1998 and undated). In addition, there are copies of Johnston's counseling aids, including the workbooks Abortion: Which Method is Right for Me?; Pregnant? Need Help? Pregnancy Options Workbook; and A Guide to Emotional and Spiritual Resolution After an Abortion. There are order forms, advertising, and occasional publications associated with the workbooks and other items offered for sale; an article pro-choice political activism for the 1996 elections; a few letters, notes, and memos by Johnston, including two undated pages with her notes on the material's historical significance. Also includes a copy of Morgen Goodroe's Abortion Resolution Workbook, greeting cards, Religious Groups for Choice ephemera, and other abortion counseling information.

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[Identification of item], in the Margaret "Peg" Johnston Papers, 1989-2008 and undated, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Margaret "Peg" Johnston Papers, 1989-2008

2 boxes

Collection comprises primarily printed materials that document Johnston's work as an activist at the national level. Includes the abortion provider newsletter Feminist Caucus News (1989-1991), which later became Networks (1992-1998 and undated). In addition, there are copies of Johnston's counseling aids, including the workbooks Abortion: Which Method is Right for Me?; Pregnant? Need Help? Pregnancy Options Workbook; and A Guide to Emotional and Spiritual Resolution After an Abortion. There are order forms, advertising, and occasional publications associated with the workbooks and other items offered for sale; an article pro-choice political activism for the 1996 elections; a few letters, notes, and memos by Johnston, including two undated pages with her notes on the material's historical significance. Also includes a copy of Morgen Goodroe's Abortion Resolution Workbook, greeting cards, Religious Groups for Choice ephemera, and other abortion counseling information.

Printed materials, arranged chronologically, 1989-2008
Box 1
Abortion counseling information and publications
Box 2
Connecting the Head and Heart: Abortion Counseling (includes VHS tape)
Box 2
Ephemera: Religious Groups for Choice
Box 2
Greeting cards
Box 2
National Abortion Federation (NAF) Feminist Caucus materials
Box 2
Newsletter Materials: FLASHpoint
Box 2
Newsletter: FLASHpoint, introductory issue and Vol. 1, no. 1
Box 2
November Gang/Early NAF Feminist Caucus Material
Box 2
Pregnant? Need Help? Workbook Material
Box 2
Trends in Women's Healthcare Advisory Board meeting, 2007
Box 2

2. Accession (2014-0144) 1965-2005

Addition consists of research and teaching material as well as about 30 items produced by the National Abortion Federation including conference syllabi, reports, newsletters, and resource materials for providers.

NAF: Field Guide to Anti-Abortion Extremists, 1992
Box 3
NAF: Field Guide to Anti-Abortion Extremists, 2004
Box 3
NAF: Anti-Abortion Extremists, Profiles
Box 3
NAF: 20 Years of Courage (Annual Meeting Syllabus), 1996
Box 3
NAF: 30 Years of Legal Abortion (Annual Meeting Syllabus), April 5-8, 2003
Box 3
NAF: Abortion & Breast Cancer Response Kit, 2002
Box 3
NAF: Abortion Care for the 21st Century, 1999
Box 3
NAF: Abortion: Unity in Diversity (Annual Meeting Workbook), 1994
Box 3
NAF: Annual Meeting Program and Syllabi, 1997
Box 3
NAF: Clinic Violence Material, 1977-2003
Box 3
NAF: Coming Together: Science, Politics & Ethics (Annual Meeting Syllabus), April 16-19, 2005
Box 3
NAF Counseling Workshop (Annual Meeting Workshop), April 15-19, 2000
Box 3
NAF: The Facts about Butyric Acic, 1999
Box 3
NAF: Guides to Abortion Providers, 1988-1996
Box 3
NAF: Medicine in the Millenium (Annual Meeting Syllabus), April 15-19, 2000
Box 3
NAF: Navigating the Barriers (Annual Meeting Syllabus), April 17-20, 2004
Box 3
NAF: Pain Management Reducing Patient Discomfort and Providing Anxiety, September 18-19, 1994
Box 3
NAF: The Role of Physical Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives in Providing Abortions, 1996
Box 3
National Abortion Federation Papers, 1997-1999
Box 3
NAF: Post-Grad Seminar, 1996
Box 3
NAF: Quarterly (Newsletter), 1980-1982
Box 3
NAF: STANDARDS, 1980
Box 3
Achieving Access and Reproductive Equity Grassroots Organizing Manual, 2000
Box 3
Articles about abortion and family planning, 1978-1997
Box 3
Feminist Majority Foundation: Clinic Violence Material, 1995-1999
Box 3
Homework Questions from "Connecting the Head and Heart: Abortion Counseling", 1992
Box 3
The New York Record: The Impact of Universally Available Birth Control (Planned Parenthood of New York City), 1965-1970
Box 3
Our Daughter's Decisions (Allan Guttmacher Institute), 1992
Box 3
Rx for Safety: Women's Healthcare Clinic Security Guide (Feminist Majority Foundation), 1995
Box 3
 

Historical Note

Abortion rights activist. Director, Southern Tier Women's Services in upstate New York. Former President of the Abortion Conversation Project; founder and past president of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers.


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Provenance

Gift, 2010-2014

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, November 2010

Encoded by: Alice Poffinberger, November 2010

Updated by: Meghan Lyon, March 2011; Megan Lewis, 2016

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2010-0127, 2011-0046, 2014-0144