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Guide to the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys Records, 1978-2011

Abstract

The North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA) was founded in 1978 to support women legal professionals and women's legal rights. Accession (2009-0209) (11.6 lin. ft.; 7100 items; dated 1978-2009) includes administrative and organizational records from the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. Materials include membership directories, conference binders, surveys and other research about women in the profession, videotapes from annual conferences, committee and task force files, meeting minutes, articles of incorporation, photographs from events, and other related materials. Accession (2011-1018) (1.0 lin. ft.; 1000 items; dated 1998-2011) includes additional administrative and organizational records from the NCAWA. Materials include newsletters, membership directories, conference notebooks, continuing legal education (CLE) presentations, photographs, correspondence, and periodicals about legal matters. Accession (2013-189) (6.0 lin. ft.; 4500 items; dated 1978-2009) includes newsletters, brochures, membership directories, conference materials, and photographs of past presidents. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Title
North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys records
Creator
North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
Extent
17.6 linear feet, 12,750 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Accession (2009-0209) (11.6 lin. ft.; 7100 items; dated 1978-2009) includes administrative and organizational records from the entire history of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. Materials include membership directories, conference binders, surveys and other research about women in the profession, videotapes from annual conferences, committee and task force files, meeting minutes, articles of incorporation, photographs from events, and other related materials.

Accession (2011-1018) (1.0 lin. ft.; 1000 items; dated 1998-2011) includes additional administrative and organizational records from the NCAWA. Materials include newsletters, membership directories, conference notebooks, continuing legal education (CLE) presentations, photographs, correspondence, and periodicals about legal matters.

Accession (2013-189) (6.0 lin. ft.; 4500 items; dated 1978-2009) includes newsletters, membership directories, conference materials, brochures, and photographs of past presidents.

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Contents of the Collection

Accession (2009-0209), 1978-2009

9 boxes

Accession (2009-0209) (11.6 lin. ft.; 7100 items; dated 1978-2009) includes administrative and organizational records from the entire history of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. Materials include membership directories, conference binders, surveys and other research about women in the profession, videotapes from annual conferences, committee and task force files, meeting minutes, articles of incorporation, photographs from events, and other related materials.

Annual conferences, 2000-2008 (18 folders)
Box 1
Miscellaneous publications, 1983-2001 (2 folders)
Box 1
NCAWA Survey of North Carolina attorneys, 1989-1990
Box 1
National Association for Women Lawyers survey, 1996-1997
Box 2
NCAWA survey, 1990
Box 2
Wake Forest Women in Law survey, 1990
Box 2
Quality of Life survey, 2003
Box 2
North Carolina State Bar long range planning, 1988
Box 2
Other women advocacy groups, 1992-2001
Box 2
Common status of women in legal professions, 1992-1993
Box 2
Status of women in legal professions, 1993
Box 2
North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors, 1996
Box 2
Task Force on the Quality of Legal Services, 1993
Box 2
Correspondence with other bar groups, 1984-2003 (3 folders)
Box 2
Constitutional Equality Amendment organizing kit, late 1990s
Box 2
Women's Employment Law Center, 1987-1995
Box 2
Career Support Committee: Court Conduct Handbook, 1996 (2 folders)
Box 2
National Conference of Women's Bar Associations, 1996-1998 (2 folders)
Box 2
Cassette tape: Repetitive Motion Injuries
Box 2
Foam boards with pictures of early North Carolina women attorneys
Box 2
Foam boards with pictures of early North Carolina women attorneys
Box 3
Videotapes from NCAWA 2001 Annual Conference
Analyzing Covenants Not to Compete
Box 3
Child Abuse Homicides
Box 3
Immigration Panel
Box 3
Legislative Update
Box 3
Family Law Panel
Box 3
View from the Bench
Box 3
Right to Die
Box 3
Corporate Clients
Box 3
Challenging Health and Disability Benefits
Box 3
Lunch featuring Mary Easley
Box 3
NCAWA Founding Mothers (videotape)
Box 3
Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, 2002 (videotape)
Box 3
North Carolina Minority Lawyers, 2001 (videotape)
Box 3
NCAWA Business files, 1979-1984

Includes meeting minutes, bylaws, resolutions, budgets, articles of incorporation, and other administrative materials.

Box 3
NCAWA Business files, 1984-2002

Includes meeting minutes, bylaws, resolutions, budgets, articles of incorporation, and other administrative materials.

Box 4
Annual meetings and annual conferences, 1980-1990
Box 4
Annual meetings and annual conferences, 1991, 1995-1998, 2008
Box 5
Newsletters, 1980-2007 (4 folders)
Box 5
Articles of incorporation, 1979-1983
Box 6
Gwyneth B. Davis Awards, 1989-1996
Box 6
Bertha B Holt Award, 1998
Box 6
Katharine Everett and VIP letters
Box 6
North Carolina Bar Foundation women attorneys survey, 1990
Box 6
Commission on the Status of Women in the Legal Profession, 1993 (2 folders)
Box 6
NCAWA's first year, 1978-1979
Box 6
Pay equity/comparable worth, 2004
Box 6
Status of Women publications, 1990s-2000s
Box 6
NCAWA brochures (2 folders)
Box 6
Articles on women in the profession, 1980s-1990s
Box 6
Electronic files and digital photographs
Box 6
Membership directories, 1983-1998
Box 6
Membership directories, 2000-2008
Box 7
Photographs, 1986, unlabelled, and 2001 Conference
Box 7
Photographs, undated
Box 7
Photographs, 1988-2002
Box 7
Membership directories, 1983-2007 (8 folders)
Box 8
Membership directories, 2007-2009 (2 folders)
Box 9
Annual conferences, 1996-1997 (2 folders)
Box 9

Accession (2011-1018), 1998-2011

2 boxes

Accession (2011-1018) (1.2 lin. ft.; 1000 items; dated 1998-2011) includes additional administrative and organizational records from the NCAWA. Materials include NCAWA newsletters, membership directories, conference notebooks, continuing legal education (CLE) presentations and discs, photographs, correspondence, and non-NCAWA periodicals about legal matters.

NCAWA newsletters, 1998-2000
Box 10
Periodicals, 1998-2010
Box 10
Annual conference materials, 1998
Box 10
Annual conference and miscellaneous materials, 1999
Box 10
Presentations, 1999
Box 10
Board notebook, 1999-2000
Box 10
Membership directories, 1999-2001
Box 10
Email correspondence, 1999-2010
Box 10
Last Chance CLE meeting materials, 2000
Box 11
Annual conference 2000 notebook (2 folders)
Box 11
Photographs, including February conference, 2000
Box 11
Retreat handouts, 2000
Box 11
CLE materials, 2005-2008
Box 11
NCAWA administrative materials, 2010-2011
Box 11
Miscellaneous
Box 11
Brochures, 1978
Box 12
Newsletters, 1981-1997
Box 12
Membership directories, 1983-1997
Box 12
Conference and appreciation, 1990
Box 12
Newsletters, 1988-2001
Box 13
Membership directories, 1997-2002
Box 13
Briefs, 1988-2001
Box 13
Judge's Journal, Spring 2000
Box 13
Brochures, 2002-2006
Box 14
Meetings, 2002
Box 14
Newsletter, 2003
Box 14
Self-Evident (newlsetter), 2005-2006
Box 14
Membership directories, 2002-2007
Box 14
Annual Conferences, 2006-2007
Box 15
Speaker letters, 2007
Box 15
Self Evident (newsletter) and brochures, 2007
Box 15
Membership directory, 2007-2008
Box 15
Conference, 2008
Box 16
Self Evident (newsletter) and brochures, 2008-2009
Box 16
Women of Wisdom celebration
Box 16
Super Lawyers, 2008
Box 16
Awards and newspaper, 2009
Box 16
SCWLA and NCAWA Conference, 2009
Box 16
South Carolina Lawyers, 2009
Box 17
Civil Liberties Panel, 2009
Box 17
Correspondence and photographs, 2009
Box 17
Photographs of past presidents mounted on foam core, 1978-1994
Box 18
Photographs of past presidents mounted on foam core, 1994-2009
Box 19
Protecting NC's Shoreline
Box 20
The Right to Die
Box 20
GPI photos, 2007
Box 20
Martha Lawrence photos, 2008
Box 20
Oversized prints mounted on foam core depicting events (7), and "ERA: Where Do We Go From Here?"
Box 21

Historical Note

The North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys was formed in 1978 and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2008. The NCAWA remains an active organization committed to increasing effective participation by women in the judicial system, in public office, and within the legal profession; promoting the rights of women under the law; and promoting the welfare of women attorneys in North Carolina. It works towards these goals through newsletters, resolutions, committees, annual conferences, endorsements, retreats, and education through coursework and scholarships. More information about NCAWA activities is available on its website, www.ncawa.org.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2009 and 2011.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Meghan Lyon, October 2009 and November 2011, and by Megan Lewis, September 2014

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, October 2009, and Jane Metters, December 2011; updated by Megan Lewis, September, 2014

Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.