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Guide to the Jill Over Papers, 1966-2011

Abstract

Feminist and social activist: involved in anti-war movement, abortion rights campaigns, youth and adolescent sex education, and pro-democracy movements in Latin America and Africa.

Collection includes publications and research files related to human rights, social justice activism, and peace in Latin America and the United States; as well as ephemera, pamphlets, periodicals, and clippings related to youth liberation, sex education, reproductive health, and feminism, especially during the 1970s and 1980s. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture and the Human Rights Archive (Duke University).

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Over, Jill.
Title
Jill Over papers, 1966-2011
Language of Material
English
Extent
6.5 Linear Feet, 3500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection includes publications and research files related to human rights, social justice activism, and peace in Latin America and the United States; as well as ephemera, pamphlets, periodicals, and clippings related to youth liberation, sex education, reproductive health, and feminism, primarily dating from the 1970s and 1980s.

Administrative Information

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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.

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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

Collection includes publications and research files related to human rights, social justice activism, and peace in Latin America and USA; as well as ephemera, pamphlets, periodicals, and clippings related to youth liberation, sex education, reproductive health, and feminism, especially during the 1970s and 1980s.

Report on Guatemala (NISGUA), 1983-1984
(4 issues)
Box 1
Guatemala (NACLA), 1974
Box 1
Honduras Update (Honduras Information Center), 1983-1987
(11 issues)
Box 1
Hoyt, Katherine: 30 Years of Memories: Dictatorship, Revolution, and Nicaraguan Solidarity (Nicaraguan Network Education Fund), 1996
Box 1
Nicaragua Network News, 1987-1988
(6 issues)
Box 1
Close-Up (Coalition for a New Foreign Policy), 1986-1987
(6 issues)
Box 1
Central America articles, 1982-1986
Box 1
El Salvador articles, 1980-1995
Box 1
Guatemala articles, 1980-1985
Box 1
Honduras articles, 1980-1985
Box 1
Nicaragua articles, 1980-1995
(2 folders)
Box 1
Veterans Peace Convoy to Nicaragua, 1986-1988
Box 1
Various Publications about the Americas, 1983-1985
Box 1
ALERT (CISPES, El Salvador), 1983-1991
(20 issues)
Box 4
1975 - v.7, 2 issues, July, November
Box 1
1976 - v.8, 2 issues, Jan., September/October
Box 1
1977 - v.9, 2 issues, January/February, May/June
Box 1
1978 - v.10, 3 issues, January/February, September/October, November/December
Box 1
1979 - v.11, all 6 issues
Box 1
1980 - v.12, all 6 issues
Box 1
1981 - v.13, 5 issues (missing September/October)
Box 1
1982 - v.14, all 6 issues
Box 1
1983 - v.15, 4 issues (missing March/April, November/December)
Box 1
1984 - v.16, 5 issues (missing October/November)
Box 1
1985 - v.17, 4 issues (1 is double issue, missing October/November)
Box 1
1986 - none
Box 1
1987 - v.19, 1 issue, September/October
Box 1
1988 - none
Box 1
1989 - v.21, 1 issue, January/February
Box 1
Africa News, 1977-1993 (15 issues)
Box 1
Convergence and Contragate Alert (The Christic Institute), 1987-1992
Box 1
The New Democrat, 1985-1986
(2 issues)
Box 1
The Expert Red, Handbook for American Revolutionaries, 1984-1985
(3 issues)
Box 1
The People's Advocate (Southern Justice Institute), 1990-1992
(5 issues)
Box 1
Miscellaneous Publications, 1975-1988
Box 2
Africa news clippings, 1971-1974
Box 2
Africa News Service, 1977-1987
Box 2
Bob Sheldon, death, 1991
Box 2
Durham Action Committee for Central America (DACCA) and Durham Alliance in Solidarity with Central America (DASCA), 1980-1990
Box 2
General Electric boycott, 1992-1993
Box 2
Greensboro Massacre news clippings, 1979-1985
(2 folders)
Box 2
Greensboro Justice Fund and Greensboro Civil Rights Fund letters and newsletters, 1980-1985
Box 2
Articles, reports and commemorations, 1980-1985
Box 2
Karen Silkwood, 1980-1987
Box 2
Ku Klux Klan, 1980-1993
Box 2
Leonard Peltier, 1983-1985
Box 2
Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR) (Durham), 1977 and undated
Box 2
North Carolina Federation for Progress, 1982
Box 2
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), 1988-1993
Box 2
Rosenberg/Sobell case, 1983
Box 2
Southern Africa, 1966-1972
Box 2
Unions at Duke University, 1979-1982
Box 2
Union of Concerned Scientists, 1980-1992
Box 2
War Resistor's League (WRL), 1977-1987
Box 2
Whole Foods (Wellspring Grocery takeover), 1991
Box 2
Yolanda Huet-Vaughn, 1991-1995
Box 2
Article reprints
(2 folders)
Box 2
Clippings from various publications, 1980-1996
Box 2
Ephemera, 1980-1985
Box 2
Pamphlets, 1975-1980
Box 2
Periodical issues, 1979-1980
Box 2
Women: Literature, books, archives, 1976-1992 (2 folders)
Box 2
Holly Near, Redwood Records, Cultural and Educational Fund, 1979-1991
Box 2
Pamphlets, 1968-1980
(2 folders)
Box 2
Teaching Materials, 1985-1987 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 3
Abortion, 1980-1994
Box 3
Chamber of Commerce Ad Hoc Committee on Sexuality, 1983-1984
Box 3
Women's Health: toxic shock, hormone RT, mammograms, 1980-2009
Box 3
Articles and Periodical Issues, 1981-1993
Box 3
Pamphlets, 1978-1980
Box 3
Publications about/for children, 1980-1986
Box 3
Publications about youth, adolescence, human growth, 1981-2011
Box 3
Free the Wilmington 10
Oversize Folder 1
Comrade Jim Waller, Martyr, Central Committee Member, Communist Workers Party, USA
Oversize Folder 1
Comrade Sandy Smith, Martyr, Communist Workers Party, USA
Oversize Folder 1
Comrade Michael Nathan, Martyr, Communist Workers Party, USA
Oversize Folder 1

Historical Note

Jill Over (b. 1945, Dayton, Ohio) has been an activist and feminist since college. Following her year at the University of Ghana and a two-month Study Seminar in ten African countries in 1965-1966, she became an ardent supporter of African liberation movements. In the 1970s in Connecticut, she was active in the anti-war (Vietnam), women's rights, abortion rights, and anti-nuclear movements. In the pre-Roe vs. Wade years, she worked with an underground movement for women seeking safe abortions. After earning a graduate degree in social work at the University of Connecticut in 1976, she moved to Durham, North Carolina, and worked in hospitals, women's clinics, social services, and schools. Her activities as a school social worker included the development of a human sexuality curriculum for elementary school children and a Drive-A-Teen program for high school students. She also participated in community groups focused on adolescent issues. In the 1980s, her activism centered on community-based groups in support of self-determination for Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. As the Chapter Coordinator of Physicians for Social Responsibility in the 1990s, a main issue was the hazards of low-level radioactive waste.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Jill Over Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, March 2011

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, March 2011

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.