Menu

Preliminary Guide to the National Coalition of Abortion Providers Records, 1990-2009

Abstract

The National Coalition of Abortion Providers (NCAP) was founded in 1990 as a pro-choice organization that represented the political interests of over 200 independent abortion providers throughout the United States.

Collection includes NCAP newsletters; pro-life organization files with news clippings and other materials; partial birth abortion legislation and debate information; training documents, and other administration materials. Also includes printed and audiovisual materials from other pro-choice groups. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
National Coalition of Abortion Providers.
Title
National Coalition of Abortion Providers records, 1990-2009
Language of Material
English
Extent
5.6 Linear Feet, 3450 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Accession (2009-0210) (4.8 lin. ft.; 3200 items; dated 1990-2008) includes NCAP newsletters; pro-life organization files with news clippings and other materials; partial birth abortion legislation and debate information; and other administration materials.

Accession (2010-0156) (0.6 lin. ft.; 50 items; dated 1990-2009) includes pro-choice audiovisual and printed materials from a variety of pro-choice women's health organizations, including NARAL, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Feminist Majority Foundation.

Accession (2011-0049) (1.2 lin. ft.; 900 items; dated 1989-2009 and undated) includes general administrative and financial files; conference files; files documenting the transition from NCAP to the Abortion Care Network; membership files; outreach and promotional material; print material; and media (some of which has been removed to Duke's Electronic Records Server for preservation).

Accession (2012-0170) (0.2 lin. ft.; 200 items; dated 1994-2008) includes legislative files, along with training documents and projects.

Administrative Information

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Accession (2009-0233) (4.8 lin. ft.; 3200 items; dated 1990-2008) includes NCAP newsletters; pro-life organization files with news clippings and other materials; partial birth abortion legislation and debate information; and other administration materials.

February 2006
Box 1
Newsletters, 1990-1993 (5 folders)
Box 1
New York Times 1960-1979 (2 folders)
Box 1
Promoting Post Abortion Emotional Health: Engaging our Communities, an online discussion course with the Abortion Conversation Project, July 6-August 17, 2005 (binder)
Box 1
Partial Birth Abortion: news and articles, 1995-2003 (3 folders)
Box 1
Freedom of Access to Clinics Entrances Act (FACE), 1993-2000 (3 folders)
Box 2
Partial Birth Abortion: correspondence/miscellaneous, 1995-2003
Box 2
Partial Birth Abortion: legislative, 1992-1998 (3 folders)
Box 2
Bufferzones Access Laws Stalking Picketing, 1991-2004
Box 2
Planned Parenthood v. American Coalition of Life Activists, 1999
Box 2
Ron Fitzsimmons, 2000s
Box 3
News clippings, wanted posters for violent anti-abortionists, 1990s-2000s
Box 3
Pro-life articles, publications, and clippings, 1990s-2000s
Box 3
Abortion conversations with doctors, 2000s
Box 3
Anti-abortion violence, 1990s
Box 3
Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR)
Box 3
Advocates for Life Ministries
Box 3
Anti-abortion letters and articles, 1990s-2000s
Box 3
American Life League, 1999
Box 3
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Box 3
Elliot Institute-After Abortion
Box 3
Choose Life license plates
Box 3
Army of God
Box 3
Feminists for Life of America
Box 3
Lambs of Christ
Box 3
Memorials for the unborn
Box 3
Dr. David Gunn
Box 3
Paul Hill
Box 3
Nuremburg Files website
Box 3
Priests for Life
Box 3
Rescue America, 1993-1994
Box 3
National Abortion Federation
Box 3
Operation Rescue
Box 3
Life Dynamics
Box 3
Eric Harrah
Box 3
RICO (racketeering)
Box 3
Human Life International
Box 3
Strategic Plan, 2000 and 2005 (2 folders)
Box 3
Promoting Post-Abortion Emotional Health, online discussion, 2005
Box 3
Abortion Conversation Project, online discussion, 2004
Box 3
Member directory
Box 3
Newsletters, 1990-2000 (3 folders)
Box 3
Fetal Tissue Hearing, 2000
Box 3
Promoting a National Conversation on Abortion
Box 3
Newsletters, 2000-2008
Box 4
Partial Birth Abortion: current news/articles, 1997-2004
Box 4
Crisis Pregnancy Centers, 1991-2003 (2 folders)
Box 4
Ruth Arick
Box 4
Memos, 2000s
Box 4
CT Corporation
Box 4
Eviction lease issues, 1995
Box 4
Executive director search committee, 2004
Box 4
Correspondence, 2005
Box 4
Somnia contract, 2007
Box 4
Translation services, 2003
Box 4
Strategic plan, 2000
Box 4
NCAP.com
Box 4
NCAP brochure
Box 4
We Trust Women
Box 4
George Tiller, 2009
Box 4
Newsletters, 1994-2007
Box 5
Notes and clippings for writing newsletters
Box 5
Short-term Relationship Counseling, Planned Parenthood
Box 5
Trauma, Postabortion
Box 5
The Marketing of Aborted Babies: A Report, Life Dynamics, Inc., 2000
Box 5
From your future patients, NCAP, 2004
Box 5
Strategic Plan binder
Box 6
Partial Birth Abortion: legislative documents, 1998-2002 (2 folders)
Box 6
How to Talk About Abortion, Catholics for a Free Choice
Box 6

Addition includes printed materials from various pro-choice groups, including NARAL, the Center for Reproductive Rights, NOW, and the National Abortion Federation. Also includes DVDs and VHS cassette tapes with abortion-themed programs.

Never Go Back: The Threat to Legalized Abortion, Feminist Majority Foundation, undated
Box 7
Finkel, 1998 Nov
Box 7
Murder on Abortion Row, Frontline, undated
Box 7
Abortion Denied, Feminist Majority Foundation, 1990
Box 7
Promoting a National Conversation on Abortion, NCAP, undated
Box 7
In a Just World: Abortion, Contraception, and World Religion, The Duncan Group, 2003
Box 7
The Abortion Experience, Chip Taylor Communications, 1991
Box 7
PBS' To the Contrary on Limits on Choice, Persephone Productions, 2005
Box 7
Legislative Briefing, NARAL, 2008
Box 7
Legislative Briefing, NARAL, 2009
Box 7
Miscellaneous printed materials (NOW, NAF, NNAF), 1996-2008
Box 7
What if Roe Fell?, Center for Reproductive Rights, 2007
Box 7
Congressional reports, 2007-2008
Box 7
Printouts on women's health and pro-choice issues, undated
Box 7
Action Kits, 2000-2007
Box 7

Accession (2011-0049) (1.2 lin. ft.; 900 items; dated 1989-2009 and undated) includes general administrative and financial files; conference files; files documenting the transition from NCAP to the Abortion Care Network; membership files; outreach and promotional material; print material; and media (some of which has been removed to Duke's Electronic Records Server for preservation).

Administrative material, 2004-2006
(2 folders)
Box 8
Annual meetings, 2002-2007
Box 8
Clippings, 1989-2009
Box 8
Digital Media: NARAL Legislative Briefing, 2009, and NCAP Media, 2001 (removed)
Box 8
Ephemera
Box 8
NCAP-Abortion Care Network Transition
Box 8
Financials, 2009
Box 8
Membership and financials, 2007
Box 8
"Message" material (3 of 4 folders)
Box 8
"Message" material (folder 4 of 4)
Box 9
NAF Publications, 1997-1999
Box 9
NARAL Reproductive Rights Issues Manual, 2003
Box 9
NCAP Survivor Party Mix (CD)
Box 9
Notes from Patients for Hearts Project
Box 9
Presentations by Peg Johnston, 2004
Box 9
Promoting a National Conversation on Abortion (VHS tape)
Box 9
Research and administrative material, 2001-2005 and undated
Box 9
Ron Fitzsimmons
Box 9
The Wisdom of Abortion
Box 9

Accession (2012-0170) (0.2 lin. ft.; 200 items; dated 1994-2008) includes legislative files, along with training documents and projects.

Legislative files and training documents
Box 10
Abortion U
Box 10
Election related activity
Box 10
Legislative advocacy
Box 10
Lobbying reports, 2001-2004
Box 10
Provider Assistance and Support Project
Box 10
Yanow abortion training
Box 10

Historical Note

The National Coalition of Abortion Providers (NCAP) was founded in 1990 and was based in Washington, D.C. It was a trade organization representing independent abortion providers in the United States, and was formed as a response to the success of Planned Parenthood, as well as to offer independent clinics a means of representation in Washington.

From its inception in 1990, NCAP was led by executive director Ron Fitzsimmons, who lobbied on providers' behalf and also organized annual meetings and other activities. Fitzsimmons received nationwide attention due to his remarks on the partial-birth abortion ban debate, including an interview with the New York Times in 1997, in which he admitted to lying about the prevalence of the procedure. Despite the media storm and the political backfire against the pro-choice movement, he remained at NCAP until 2004. He was followed by Jane Bovard (2004-2005) and Steven Emmert (2005-2007).

The National Coalition of Abortion Providers dissolved and merged with the Abortion Conversation Project to form the Abortion Care Network, which began operations in 2008.

Subject Headings

Related Material

Related Material

The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture also holds the records of the Abortion Care Network and the Abortion Conversation Project, as well as the personal papers of Peg Johnston, a founding member of these groups.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], National Coalition of Abortion Providers Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The National Coalition of Abortion Providers Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2009, 2010, and 2012.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Meghan Lyon, October 2009

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, October 2009

Updated by Meghan Lyon, October 2010 and March 2011

Updated by Allie Poffinberger, September 2013

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

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2009-0233, 2010-0156, 2011-0049, 2012-0170