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Guide to the Miriam Slifkin Papers, 1961-1994

Abstract

Miriam Slifkin was a feminist leader in Chapel Hill who was active from the 1960's-2000's.

Miriam Slifkin founded the Chapel Hill chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. This collection contains NOW operational files including correspondence, newsletters, chapter organization records, speeches, fund raising, budget files, files on related organizations, and files related to sexual discrimination and sexual discrimination lawsuits. Other materials document the founding and early history of the Orange County Rape Crisis Center and her work on the Board of the Orange County Human Relations Commission. Slifkin's work to make the Morehead Scholarships at the University of North Carolina coeducational are also documented. Also included are materials for courses on Women's Studies and other educational materials, handbooks, personal files, issues of SPOKESWOMAN, NCC-LAW newsletters, and two audiocassettes of an interview of Slifkin, 1994. 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
Slifkin, Miriam.
Title
Miriam Slifkin papers, 1961-1994
Language of Material
English
Extent
7.5 Linear Feet, 5000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

This collection contains NOW operational files including correspondence, newsletters, chapter organization records, speeches, fund raising, budget files, files on related organizations, and files related to sexual discrimination and sexual discrimination lawsuits. Other materials document the founding and early history of the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Slifkin's work to make the Morehead Scholarships at the University of North Carolina coeducational are also documented. Also included are materials for courses on Women's Studies and other educational materials, handbooks, personal files, issues of SPOKESWOMAN, NCC-LAW newsletters, and two audiocassettes of an interview of Slifkin from 1994. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

NOW Newsletters, 1973-1979
Box 1
NOW Minutes, 1973-1974
Box 1
NOW, 1971-1976
Box 1
NOW Correspondence, 1971-1975
Box 1
NOW and Feminist Correspondence, 1976-1981
Box 1
NOW Business, 1972-1978
Box 1
NC NOW, 1975-1981
Box 1
ERA Boycott, 1978-1979
Box 1
ERA Correspondence and Clippings, 1971-1975
Box 1
NC NOW Correspondence, 1979-1980
Box 1
ERA Caravan, 1978-1979
Box 1
ERA Carter, 1976-1980
Box 1
ERA Correspondence and Clippings, 1978-1980
Box 1
ERA General, 1972-1982
Box 1
ERA Materials, 1973-1987
Box 2
ERA Opposition, 1973-1979
Box 2
ERA Publications, 1971-1977
Box 2
ERA Fundraising, 1976-1977
Box 2
ERA States, 1976-1980
Box 2
Women's Studies Course Outline, undated
Box 2
AAO Job Application, 1980
Box 2
Abortion, 1974-1985
Box 2
ACLU, 1977-1985
Box 2
ACLU, 1982-1986
Box 3
Athletics in Public Schools, 1974-1976
Box 3
Apter Case, 1972-1974
Box 3
Athletics, 1972-1980
Box 3
AWIS, 1985-1988
Box 3
Battered Women, 1976-1990
Box 3
Books, Lollipop and Buddies, 1975-1990
Box 3
Clippings, General, 1973-1993
Box 3
Complaints, 1971-1975
Box 3
Contacts, 1979-1985
Box 3
Comparable Worth, 1984-1985
Box 3
Community Dinner, 2000-2001
Box 3
Cook Campaign, 1981
Box 3
Consulting, 1974-1976
Box 3
Correspondence, 1977-1978
Box 3
Correspondence, 1979
Box 3
Correspondence, 1980
Box 4
Correspondence, 1981-1982
Box 4
Correspondence, 1983
Box 4
Correspondence, 1984
Box 4
Credit, 1972-1976
Box 4
Walter Cronkite, 1971-2007
Box 4
Democratic Party, 1982
Box 4
Domicile, 1970s
Box 4
EEOC, 1978-1982
Box 4
EEOC Suit, 1978-1982
Box 4
EEOC Suit, 1973-1975
Box 4
EEOC Suit, 1974-1978
Box 4
Envioronment and Women, 1980
Box 4
Education, 1973-1974
Box 4
Elected Officials, 1971-1982
Box 4
Employment, 1972-1983
Box 4
Equal Pay Act, 1978
Box 5
England, 1972-1976
Box 5
Ethics in Public Policy, 2000
Box 5
Europe, 1975-1976
Box 5
Executive Order 11246, 1971-1975
Box 5
Family Archives, 1980
Box 5
Federation for Progress, North Carolina, 1982
Box 5
Faculty Women's Case, 1977-1983
Box 5
Foreign Women, General, 1978-1979
Box 5
France, 1976-1980
Box 5
Gaulden, Jean, 1971-1989
Box 5
GE Boycott, 1976-1977
Box 5
Government Employed Women, 1971-1979
Box 5
Government Guidelines, 1971-1972
Box 5
Golden Fleece, 1980-2002
Box 5
Graduation, Ph.D., 1968
Box 5
Grant Proposal, 1975
Box 5
Grifton Flood, 1979
Box 5
Grievance Committee, 1976-1978
Box 5
Women's Health Resources, 1986-1990
Box 5
NC Human Relations Committee, 1990-1993
Box 6
Hadassah Membership Lists, 1978-2005
Box 6
HERS, Brown University, 1974-1975
Box 6
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, 1985
Box 6
Homosexual Relations, 1971-1974
Box 6
Anti-Helms, 1974-1982
Box 6
History, 1974-1977
Box 6
Honors, 1974-1988
Box 6
Homemakers, 1976
Box 6
Hobby, Wilbur, 1981
Box 6
Hyde Amendment, 1977
Box 6
Insurance, 1974-1976
Box 6
Insurance, 1974-1978
Box 6
Interfaith Council for Social Service, 2000-2005
Box 6
International Women's Year, 1977
Box 6
International Women's Year, 1977
Box 6
International Women's Year, 1976-1977
Box 6
Jewish Battered Women, 1996-1998
Box 7
Jewish Feminists, 1973-1987
Box 7
Job Hunt, 1970-1979
Box 7
Job Applications, 1971-1974
Box 7
Job Applications, 1973-1974
Box 7
Job Correspondence, 1967-1973
Box 7
Johnson, Sonia, 1980
Box 7
Labor, 1977-1981
Box 7
Language, 1974
Box 7
Laws, 1972
Box 7
Letters to the Editor, 1973-1981
Box 7
Little, Joann, 1972-1975
Box 7
Marriage and Divorce, 1970-1974
Box 7
Interacting with Males, 1973-1981
Box 7
Correspondence, 1977-2005
Box 7
Men's Problems, 1974
Box 7
Misc., 1972-1994
Box 7
Morehead Campaign, 1973-1989
Box 7
Morehead Campaign, 1974
Box 7
Morehead Campaign, 1972-1988
Box 7
Morehead Campaign, 1973-1975
Box 7
Membership Info., 1976-1977
Box 8
Mycological Research, 1961-1972
Box 8
NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault, 1997
Box 8
NCCLU, 1982-1985
Box 8
NC NOW, 1979
Box 8
Nepotism, 1973-1974
Box 8
NC School of Science and Math, 1983
Box 8
Name Change, 1974
Box 8
NIEHS Complaint, 1972
Box 8
Orange County Human Resources Commission, 1989-1993
Box 8
OCHRC Correspondence, etc., 1987-1994
Box 8
OCHRC Minutes, 1988-1994
Box 8
OCHRC Pauli Murray Award, 1990-1993
Box 8
OCHRC Publicity, 1988-1993
Box 8
Proposals, 1974-1975
Box 8
Philosophy, 1976
Box 8
Poverty & Welfare, 1973
Box 8
Parliamentary Procedures, undated
Box 8
Political Caucus, undated
Box 8
PEER, 1979-1982
Box 8
Project on Status of Women, 1973-1975
Box 8
PROSE Law Newsletters, 1974
Box 8
Psychological Problems, 1970-1974
Box 8
President's Advisory Committee on Women, 1979
Box 8
Pregnancy, 1973-1974
Box 8
Quest, a Feminist Quarterly, 1974
Box 8
RCC Grievances, 1988-1993
Box 8
Rape, 1974-1989
Box 8
Rape Crisis Association, 1975-1978
Box 8
Rape Crisis Center, 1974-2006
Box 8
Rape Crisis Center, 1987-1994
Box 8
Rape Crisis Center Clippings, 1974-1978
Box 9
Rape, Sexual Assault Laws, 1973-1985
Box 9
Rape Crisis Center Brochures, 1992 and undated
Box 9
Rape Crisis Center, undated
Box 9
Rape Material, 1975-1990
Box 9
Recommendations, 1972-1973
Box 9
Resumes, undated
Box 9
Religion, 1972-1979
Box 9
Role Playing, Consciousness Raising, 1972
Box 9
Save our Democracy Committee, 1980-1981
Box 9
Sayings and Language, undated
Box 9
Schools, 1971-1973
Box 9
Science, Women in, 1973-1989
Box 9
Scientific Work, 1950-1965
Box 9
Secretaries, 1977
Box 9
Sexism in Education, 1975
Box 9
Sexism and Education, 1973-1976
Box 9
Sex Roles, 1969-1971
Box 9
Sexist Statement Cartoons, 1974
Box 9
SHE Publication, 1973-1978
Box 9
Smoking, 1977
Box 9
Social Security Laws, 1974-1980
Box 9
Songs, 1973-1981
Box 9
State Government, 1973-1977
Box 9
Status & Education of Women, 1974
Box 9
Stewart ERA Campaign, 1977-1980
Box 9
Student Interviews, 2006
Box 9
Speeches, 1972-1978
Box 10
Statistics, 1975-1978
Box 10
State Laws, 1972
Box 10
Carl Stewart, 1980
Box 10
State and Southern Region NOW, 1973-1974
Box 10
Support Systems, 1978-1981
Box 10
Support Systems, 1981-1982
Box 10
Surveys & Statistics, 1973-1980
Box 10
Textbook Study, 1973-1974
Box 10
Textbook Guidelines, 1974
Box 10
Title IX Residency, 1974-1975
Box 10
Treasury, NOW, 1970-1972
Box 10
UNC Discussion, 1977
Box 10
UNC Discrimination, 1971-1977
Box 10
UWAA, 1973-1977
Box 10
University Meeting, 1973-1977
Box 10
UN, 1980
Box 10
Universities, 1970-1974
Box 10
Village Companies Foundation, 1981-1987
Box 11
Vocational Education, 1974
Box 11
Violence Against Women, 1997-2000
Box 11
Wage and Hour, 1975
Box 11
Welfare, 1973-1978
Box 11
Westminster Alley, 1986
Box 11
Who's Who, 1979
Box 11
Ella May Wiggins, 1975-2004
Box 11
Women's Center, 1974-1999
Box 11
Women's Equity Action League, 1975-1977
Box 11
Women's Health Resources Center, 1987-1988
Box 11
Women's Studies Course, 1974
Box 11
Work, 1972-1975
Box 11
Women's Groups, 1973
Box 11
Spokeswoman, 1978-1979
Box 11
Spokeswoman, 1980-1981
Box 11
NCC-LAW, 1983-1988
Box 12
Memoirs, 2007
Box 12
NIEHS, 1971-1974
Box 12
Cassette tape of Student Interview, 1994
Box 12
"An Intelligent Woman's Guide to Dirty Words," 1973
Box 12
OCRCC Board Packet, 1991-1992
Box 12
New Pioneers, 1980
Box 12

Historical Note

Miriam Slifkin is a women's rights activist in Chapel Hill who founded and was president of the Chapel Hill chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW). She also helped found the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. She received a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1968 and worked in that field for some time before dedicating herself to women's rights activism.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Miriam Slifkin Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Megan E. Lewis, July 2009

Encoded by Megan E. Lewis, August 2009

Accession 2007-0017 is described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.