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

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Johnston, Peg, (Margaret R.)
Title
Margaret "Peg" Johnston papers, 1989-2008 and undated
Language of Materials
English
Extent
0.8 linear feet
Location
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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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Contents of the Collection

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

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.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

Gift, 2010 and 2011

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, November 2010

Encoded by: Alice Poffinberger, November 2010

Updated by: Meghan Lyon, March 2011

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

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.