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Guide to the Cookie Teer Papers, 1971-2000, bulk 1983-1997

Abstract

Dorothy "Cookie" Foster Teer was born on August 15, 1941 to Dorothy and Nello Teer, Jr. of Durham, N.C. After a stint in New York, she returned to Durham in the 1970s. After taking some courses at Duke Divinity School, she joined the committee that founded Triangle Hospice. In the early 1980s, Teer became an overnight radical feminist, activist, and speaker, giving over 400 slide shows around the United States on pornography, sex role stereotyping, and child pornography. A 1987 conversation led to her co-founding of Southern Sisters Bookstore, a Durham, N.C. bookstore "by, for, and about women." By the late 1980s and 1990s, Teer was heavily involved in advocacy efforts around child custody, divorce, and domestic abuse, and frequently had "mothers on the run" living in her home. With a group of other women activists and radicals, Teer founded a writing collective called Women Against Sex. Married and divorced twice, Teer had three children. After Southern Sisters Bookstore closed, Teer took a step back from activism and began working as a real estate agent.

The collection dates primarily between 1983-1997, providing thorough documentation of the social, cultural, and political debates over pornography in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s, with materials from both proponents and opponents of anti-pornography legislation, as well as detailed documentation of the pornography industry, and transcripts from hearings organized by the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography. The collection contains some materials related to particular feminist activists and theorists, including Nikki Craft, Catherine MacKinnon, and Andrea Dworkin. Teer's extensive subject files also contain clippings, correspondence, and printed materials pertaining to women's rights, feminists, feminist organizations and events, and social issues related to women and children such as rape, pornography, incest, prostitution, domestic violence, child custody, and child abuse. Other materials relate to her ownership of the Southern Sisters bookstore (Durham, N.C.), such as promotional materials, newsletters, events fliers, and calendars.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Teer, Dorothy.
Title
Cookie Teer papers 1971-2000, bulk 1983-1997
Language of Material
English
Extent
31.2 Linear Feet, 23,400 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The materials in the Dorothy "Cookie" Teer Papers date from 1971 to 2000, with the bulk of the collection dating between 1983 and 1997. These materials include: newspaper clippings, magazines, correspondence, photographs, meeting minutes, manuscripts, notes, published books, audio and videotapes, organizational records, and court transcripts. The collection documents Teer's activism during this period, the feminist issues with which she was concerned, feminist and anti-pornography activism in and around Chapel Hill and Durham, N.C., and the activities of the organizations of which Teer was a member, including the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) and Pornography Awareness.

This collection provides thorough documentation of the social, cultural, and political debates over pornography in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s, with materials from both proponents and opponents of anti-pornography legislation, as well as detailed documentation of the pornography industry, with a focus on publications such as Playboy and Hustler. Transcripts from hearings organized by the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography supplement these materials, with testimony from all sides of the pornography debate. The collection contains some materials related to particular feminist activists and theorists, including Nikki Craft, Catherine MacKinnon, and Andrea Dworkin. Teer's extensive subject files also contain newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, and printed items pertaining to women's rights, feminists, feminist organizations and events, and social issues related to women and children such as rape, pornography, incest, prostitution, domestic violence, child custody, and child abuse. Other materials relate to her ownership of the Southern Sisters bookstore (Durham, N.C.), such as promotional materials, newsletters, events fliers, several rolodex files, rubber stamps, and calendars.

The collection is organized into four series: Subject Files, Orange County Human Relations Commission, Attorney General's Commission on Pornography, and Southern Sisters Bookstore.

The Subject Files series contains clippings and academic articles related to violence against women and children. Other materials include extensive documentation of the anti-pornography movement, the work of the Orange County Human Relations Commission, the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.), and various feminist or anti-pornography symposia. Includes files on feminist artist and activist Nikki Craft and feminist scholar and lawyer Catherine MacKinnon. Several files relate to the women's/feminist Southern Sisters Bookstore in Durham, N.C., of which Teer was a proprietor.

The Orange County Human Relations Commission series contains materials related to the Orange County Human Relations Commission and the Committee for Justice for Women of Orange County. Some materials consist of pamphlets or news clippings related to the HRC's focus areas, especially the status of women and children within the county and the state; series also contains planning for and documentation of the public hearings on the status of women and children in Orange County, N.C., organized by the Human Relations Commission and held in 1989.

The Attorney General's Commission on Pornography series contains materials related to the commission's 1985-1986 investigation into pornography. Consisting almost entirely of transcripts from public hearings on pornography, some with annotations, this series details many aspects of the U.S. pornography industry. This series also contains some materials from the 1983 Minneapolis hearings on pornography.

The Southern Sisters Bookstore series contains materials related to the feminist/women's Southern Sisters Bookstore, of which Teer was co-owner, President, and CEO. Materials include financial records, flyers, mailing lists, mission statement, bibliographies of materials related to feminist issues, as well as materials such as cards from the bookstore's Rolodex, signs, and rubber stamps. Contains some correspondence from patrons, donors, and supporters of the store.

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Collection has restrictions

Materials related to Teer's friendship with Andrea Dworkin are closed. With this exception, the collection is open to research.

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Contents of the Collection

The Subject Files Series contains newspaper and magazine clippings related to violence against women and children, including materials on child abuse, child sexual abuse, rape, pornography, child custody, battered women, incest, and trafficking, as well as some academic articles on these topics. Other materials include extensive documentation of the anti-pornography movement, including materials from Teer's involvement in Pornography Awareness, and publications and correspondence from other groups such as Women Against Pornography. Includes some documentation of anti-pornography protests, especially in and around Chapel Hill, N.C., and of the proposed Anti-Pornography Civil Rights Ordinance. Some topical materials address the work of the Orange County Human Relations Commission, of which Teer was a member; more on this topic can be found in the Orange County Human Relations Commission Series.

Other materials include copies of Teer's speeches on various topics, correspondence, and letters to editors. Some materials document some of the work of the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.), North Carolina's chapter of N.O.W., and Chapel Hill N.O.W., and various feminist or anti-pornography symposia organized by or attended by Teer.

This series also includes multiple folders of materials documenting the work of feminist artist and activist Nikki Craft, as well as significant material documenting the work and writing of feminist scholar and lawyer Catherine MacKinnon. Finally, several files relate to the women's/feminist Southern Sisters Bookstore in Durham, N.C., of which Teer was a proprietor. More materials on Southern Sisters Bookstore can be found in the Southern Sisters Series.

Arrangement is primarily alphabetical. Teer's original folder titles and organizational scheme were largely retained, with minimal revisions for purposes of clarity.

"Victims of Pornography," 1991 Dec. 13
Box 1
Abortion Rights, 1971-1988
Box 1
Adam & Eve/HE, Inc., 1986-1993
Box 1
Adams, Carol, 1990-1998
Box 1
Adventure trips - women, 1986
Box 1
Advertising, false
Box 1
Advertising - target groups, 1995
Box 1
Advertising, tobacco - target groups, 1987
Box 1
ACLU, 1985-1995
Box 1
AIDS, 1987-1990
Box 1
AIDS - changing lifestyles due to fear of, 1987
Box 1
AIDS in children, 1988
Box 1
Alcoholism, 1987
Box 1
Alward, Lori, 1990-1998
Box 1
Animal rights, 1983-1993
Box 1
Amnesty/torture (men), 1986
Box 1
Anderson, Michelle, 1988
Box 1
Anti-porn M.D.s, 1985-1986
Box 1
Anti-porn/ anti-rape (men)
Box 1
Anti-semitism, 1988-1990
Box 1
American Psychiatric Association Violence Seminar, 1994
Box 1
Approaches to porn (Legislation - Jamie Moore)
Box 1
Armstrong, Louise, 1990 Mar.
Box 1
Asian porn, 1991-1997

Calendar removed to Oversize Materials.

Box 1
Baldwin, Meg, 1984-1987
Box 1
Baldwin, Meg, Women and the Law, 1989
Box 1
Baldwin, Meg, on children, on prostitution, Winnebago case, 1988-1989
Box 2
Barry, Kathleen, 1985-1991
Box 2
Barry, Kathleen - pornography
Box 2
Bart, Pauline
Box 2
Battered women, 1983-1999 (2 folders)
Box 2
Battered women - violent crime, domestic violence, 1981-1997
Box 2
Battered women - O.J. Simpson, 1994-1995
Box 2
Bellingham, Washington, 1988-1992
Box 2
Bellingham decision, 1989 Feb. 9
Box 2
Beauty pageants, 1985-1992
Box 2
Berry, Mary F., 1985
Box 2
Bibliographies
Box 2
Bingham, Sallie
Box 2
Boat, Barbara, 1989-1990
Box 2
Book reviews, 1986-1988
Box 2
Brides business, 1986-1991
Box 2
Burgess, Ann and Ken Lanning
Box 2
Butler, Twiss, 1986-1991
Box 3
Butler, Twiss - NOW insurance discrimination
Box 3
California Women's Law Conference, 1987 Aug. 28-30
Box 3
Cambridge ordinance/ organizations, 1986-1990
Box 3
Card, Claudia - "Responsibility and Moral Luck"
Box 3
Cartoons
Box 3
Censorship (general), 1986
Box 3
Censorship, Atlanta Magazine, 1984
Box 3
Censorship, books, 1986
Box 3
Censorship on campus, 1986
Box 3
Censorship trials and law suits
Box 3
Chalfie, Debbie, 1985
Box 3
Chance, Zoe, 1985-1986
Box 3
Changing Men, 1987
Box 3
Check & Sommers, 1987
Box 3
Chesler, Phyllis, 1992-1993
Box 3
Chicago organizing, 1984-1987
Box 3
Chicago, Judy, 1980-1990
Box 3
Churches Against Porn, 1986
Box 3
Circumcision, 1987-1997
Box 3
Civil court cases, 1986
Box 3
Civil disobedience
Box 3
Child abuse - Lanning profile
Box 3
Child advocacy, 1986-1990
Box 3
Child advocacy - PACA/ Jeanne Lenzer
Box 3
Child advertising, 1991-1999
Box 3
Advocacy - child's rights/ law suits, 1988-1991
Box 3
Child advocacy
Box 3
Child brides
Box 3
Child custody, 1984-1995
Box 3
Child custody - Orange County
Box 3
Committee for Justice for Women of Orange County/ legal clinic
Box 4
Jones, Ellie, 1989-1991
Box 4
Child - hearings on pornography, 1984-1985
Box 4
Child incest bibliography, 1985
Box 4
Child incest, facts and statistics
Box 4
Child incest and pornography – Finkelhor
Box 4
Child incest, multiple personality
Box 4
Child incest, 1985-1991
Box 4
Child incest, mothers of, 1989-1990
Box 4
Child incest, mothers on the run
Box 4
Incest, mother of child victim – LaLonde, Virginia
Box 4
Child incest - mothers who kill
Box 4
Incest
Box 4
Child incest - perpetrators
Box 4
Child physical abuse, 1986-1996
Box 4
Child porn – court decisions
Box 4
Child porn – photography
Box 4
Child porn – Wonderland
Box 4
Child poverty/starvation
Box 4
Child sexual abuse, 1984-1998
Box 4
Child sexual abuse – perpetrators, 1987-1997
Box 4
Child sexual abuse – child abuse, 1986-1987
Box 4
Violent crime – perpetrators, 1982-1988
Box 4
Violence committed by children
Box 4
Child abuse, ritual
Box 4
Child abuse – Satanism/ritual abuse
Box 5
Orange County Child Sexual Abuse Task Force
Box 5
Child pornography commentary
Box 5
Child porn laws, 1984-1990
Box 5
Child porn perpetrators, 1985-1990
Box 5
Child sexual abuse by educators, 1984-1995
Box 5
Child sexual assault prevention (2 folders)
Box 5
Missing children/reporting abuse law
Box 5
Child survivors of prostitution and pornography
Box 5
Child prostitution, 1986-1992
Box 5
Child Victimization inN.C. report, 1986
Box 5
Sexual trafficking of children in N.C., 1987 May
Box 5
Children of the night, 1987
Box 5
Children of the night – Abel-Peterson, Trudee – Runaways, 1981
Box 5
Children of the night – The Plain Truth, 1989 May/June
Box 5
Children of the night – Covenant House/Ritter
Box 5
Honor ribbon
Box 5
Cline, Victor – empirical evidence
Box 5
Clinical articles – rape, incest, etc.
Box 5
Clinical articles
Box 5
[CLOSED: Items in Box 6 are closed to research]
Box 6
Dworkin letters, 1984-2000 (3 folders)
Box 6
Dworkin – Hustler suit
Box 6
Dworkin – men possessing women
Box 6
Dworkin – why porn matters to feminists – Penthouse "interview," 1987 April
Box 6
Dworkin – "Why Pornography Matters to Feminists"
Box 6
Dworkin – why porn matters to feminists – wife battering
Box 6
Dworkin – press coverage, 1986-1988
Box 6
Dworkin – press coverage – Ice and Fire, Intercourse
Box 6
Dworkin – press coverage
Box 6
Dworkin letter, 1992 October 19

[Some items removed to Oversize Materials.]

Box 6
Clinton, Bill, 1998
Box 7
Political leaders abuse of women
Box 7
Miscellaneous clippings
Box 7
Cookie's talks, 1986-1999 (2 folders)
Box 7
Cookie's talks (2 folders)
Box 7
Cookie's press coverage
Box 7
Correspondence/Cookie's talks
Box 7
Notebooks
Box 7
Letters to the editor, 1995
Box 7
Cookie's talks – child sexual abuse
Box 7
Cookie's talks – CR ordinance
Box 7
Cookie – articles, etc., 1992
Box 7
Cookie's talks – civil rights ordinance
Box 8
Cookie – vitae, P.A. info
Box 8
Miscellaneous notebook
Box 8
Commission on Pornography, 1985 (3 folders)
Box 8
Commission articles, 1985-1986
Box 8
Commission articles – NAPCRO – feminist response to A.G. Commission on Porn, 1986 July
Box 8
Community activism and action – Pornography Resource Center (PRC) – comparable worth
Box 8
Community activism and action – PRC – congressional correspondence, McCain et. al., 1985
Box 8
Community activism and action – PRC – Concerned Charlotteans
Box 8
Community activism and action – PRC – conservatives – Concerned Charlotteans, 1985-1989
Box 8
Conservatives, 1985-1991
Box 9
Conservatives – Eagle Forum
Box 9
Conservatives – National Federation for Decency
Box 9
Coyote, 1986
Box 9
Craft, Nikki (2 folders)
Box 9
Craft, Nikki – correspondence, 1985-1988
Box 9
Craft, Nikki – flyers
Box 9
Craft, Nikki – Guccione posters
Box 9
Craft, Nikki – Meredith Corporation
Box 9
Craft, Nikki – Myth California, 1983
Box 9
Craft, Nikki – naturist
Box 9
Craft, Nikki II
Box 9
Craft, Nikki – Penthouse rampage
Box 9
Craft, Nikki – Iconoclast, 1988-1991
Box 9
Craft, Nikki – rape manual and stickers
Box 9
Craft, Nikki – miscellaneous
Box 9
Cross burning, 1991
Box 10
Crime statistics
Box 10
Crisp, Helen
Box 10
Crowther, Hal – Spectator, 1988
Box 10
Daily Tar Heel
Box 10
B. Dalton action, 1985
Box 10
Davis, Karen
Box 10
Dershowitz, Alan, 1991
Box 10
Disability
Box 10
Diamond – "Pornography and Repression"
Box 10
Discrimination against college women, 1987
Box 10
Discrimination against women
Box 10
Dispute Settlement Center
(2 folders)
Box 10
Domestic workers organization
Box 10
Donnerstein – erotica and aggression
Box 10
Duke Child Protection Team
Box 10
Duke Women's Studies, 1987-1990
Box 10
Duke University Women's Studies
Box 10
Duke University Women's Studies – Council on Women's Studies, 1987 Fall
Box 10
Durham battered women
Box 10
Durham and Chapel Hill ordinance – cable porn – letter to Durham City Council
Box 10
Durham – juvenile crime, 1988
Box 10
Easley, Mike, 1989-1990
Box 10
Elshtain, Jean Bethke
Box 10
Ellman, Amy
Box 10
Erotica/differences – Gloria Steinem
Box 11
Feminist Anti-Censorship Taskforce (F.A.C.T.)
Box 11
F.A.C.T. 2
Box 11
Feminists for Free Expression
Box 11
Fact/fiction
Box 11
Feminists Against Pornography (F.A.P.) Chicago
Box 11
Fathers' rights
Box 11
Female entertainment – strip, topless joints
Box 11
Feminists Fighting Pornography
Box 11
Fetal/baby
Box 11
Fetal/baby – child development
Box 11
Fewel, Jean, 1988
Box 11
Fewel case – violent crime victims
Box 11
Film comment
Box 11
Fowler's action, 1984
Box 11
Fox, Carl
Box 11
Frick, Donna/Smith
Box 11
The Front Page, 1985-1989
Box 11
Fulani, Lenora
Box 11
Gay men
Box 11
Gay men – Lambda Rising, etc.
Box 11
Gay men – Mapplethorpe, Robert
Box 11
General articles
Box 11
Global Fund for Women
Box 11
Goldsmith, J. – porn testimony, juvenile justice, 1984 Sept.
Box 11
Grant writing
Box 11
Gray and Company
Box 11
Green River murders, 1985-1989
Box 11
Hahn, Jessica and Jim Bakker, 1987
Box 11
Handler, Michelle
Box 11
Harris, Trish
(2 folders)

[Some items removed to Oversize Materials]

Box 12
Hate crimes
(2 folders)
Box 12
Biden – hate violence against women bill
Box 12
Hate literature bill from England
Box 12
Haug, Frigga
Box 12
Hazing
Box 12
Helen X., 1989 Oct.
Box 12
Heller, Valerie
Box 12
Herman, Judy
Box 12
High Society Magazine
Box 12
Hill-Teer legislative cocktail party
Box 12
History of women's rights
Box 12
Holmbeck, Paul
Box 12
Homeless women, 1987
Box 12
Hopwood, Kathy – self-defense, 1990-1991
Box 12
Hustler Magazine, 1987-1997
Box 12
Internet
Box 12
Illinois and Maryland Commission for Women
Box 12
Indianapolis – ordinance, newspaper articles pertaining to
Box 12
Indianapolis – appeal, 1985
(2 folders)
Box 12
Indianapolis – decisions, 1984-1985
Box 12
Indianapolis – law, 1985
Box 12
Indianapolis – ordinance, 1984-1985
Box 12
Indianapolis briefs, 1984-1985
(3 folders)
Box 13
Infanticide, 1986
Box 13
Jaggar, Alison
Box 13
Johnson, Sonia
Box 13
Jolly, Dawn, 1990
Box 13
Jones, Beverly
Box 13
Jordan, Milton
Box 13
Juvenile Law Study Commission – Paul Stam
Box 13
Juvenile Law Study, N.C. – Paul Stam – sadistic video, statutory rape
Box 13
Kaplan, Temma
Box 13
Kasl – women and sex addiction
Box 13
Kilbourne – resources for change bibliography
Box 13
Lahey, Kathleen
Box 13
Langer, Phyllis
Box 13
Language, sexist
Box 13
Lederer, Laura
Box 13
Legitimate bookstore industry
Box 13
Leidholdt, Dorchen
Box 13
Lesbian - GiRLFRIENDS Magazine
Box 13
Lesbian/gay rights, Durham, N.C.
Box 13
Letters/drafts and correspondence
Box 13
Letters to editors, 1985 Feb.-Dec.
Box 14
Letters to editors, 1986 Jan.-Aug.
Box 14
Letters to editors, 1984-1986
Box 14
Linz – liability and legal – research used for legal change, 1982
Box 14
Linz – liability and legal – "Bases of liability for injuries produced by media portrayals of violent porn," 1983
Box 14
Liptzin, Dr. Myron B., 1986
Box 14
Lipton, Morris, 1985
Box 14
Looking, 1986
Box 14
Los Angeles ordinance, 1985
Box 14
Los Angeles Council on Women hearing
Box 14
Malamuth, Neil – "Pornography and Sexual Aggression"
Box 14
Malamuth, Neil – violence in erotica
Box 14
Mail order porn, 1986
Box 14
Mail order brides, 1986-1988
Box 14
"A Male Grief" – porn and addiction
Box 14
Male – sex needs, hormones, 1991
Box 14
Marital rape, 1982-1995
(2 folders)
Box 14
Marriage and divorce, 1988-1996
Box 14
Marriage and divorce statistics
Box 14
Marshall, Pam
Box 14
Marchiano, Linda Lovelace, 1984-1987
Box 14
Maryland Commission for Women, 1984
Box 15
Media contacts
Box 15
Media violence – ZAP, advertising, 1983-1986
Box 15
Media violence – censorship and cable TV, 1990
Box 15
Media violence – general, 1984-1990
Box 15
Media violence – music, 1984-1990
Box 15
Media violence – television, 1988
Box 15
Media violence – Violence Against Women in Media, Maryland Commission for Women, 1984
Box 15
Media violence – Brown, Jane, videos, 1986-1991
Box 15
Media violence – sport, 1985-1991
Box 15
Melrose, Julie, 1985
Box 15
Men's rights, 1986-1990
Box 15
Men's rights – odd, 1983-1986
Box 15
Mental health – DSM-III-R and mental health professionals
Box 15
Model anti-pornography law
Box 15
Minneapolis ordinance – city – Tribe letter
Box 15
Minneapolis ordinance, 1983 and 1987
Box 15
Minneapolis civil rights ordinance, 1985-1986
Box 15
Minneapolis press coverage, 1983-1992
Box 15
Minneapolis – Van White, pro-CR ordinance, 1984
Box 15
Minneapolis – questions on ordinance
Box 15
Materials on anti-pornography civil rights ordinances, 1985
Box 15
Montgomery, Bibba, 1986
Box 15
Moore, Jamie
Box 15
Money, John (Johns Hopkins), 1986-1990
Box 15
Morgan, Robin, 1989 April
Box 15
MADD
Box 15
Mother Jones, 1980-1986
Box 15
Mother Jones – Jeffrey Masson, 1984-1987
Box 15
Ms. Magazine – letters and clippings, 1987
Box 16
Ms. Magazine
Box 16
Myth N.C., 1985
Box 16
MacKinnon, Catherine, 1989-1994
Box 16
MacKinnon brief – Black Women's Health Project – hate speech, 1991 Oct.
Box 16
MacKinnon – letters to OOB, Adrienne Rich, 1985
Box 16
MacKinnon – C.V.
Box 16
MacKinnon – Donnerstein phone conversation, 1984 Jan. 10
Box 16
MacKinnon – feminism, Marxism, ERA, etc.
Box 16
MacKinnon – miscellaneous, 1982-1983
Box 16
MacKinnon – feminist critique, "Not a moral issue"
Box 16
MacKinnon – "Pleasure under patriarchy"
Box 16
MacKinnon – Roe v. Wade
Box 16
MacKinnon – Village Voice
Box 16
MacKinnon – Michigan, 1989-1990
Box 16
MacKinnon – Pornography and Civil Rights, 1988
Box 16
MacKinnon, McIntyre – Women and Law, 1986
Box 16
"Masterpieces," 1984
Box 16
McCombs, Annie, 1986-1996
(2 folders)
Box 17
McIntyre, Sheila, 1986 Mar. 22
Box 17
McNamara, Suzanne, 1986-1987
Box 17
Matsuda, Mari, 1989 Aug.
Box 17
Nakell, Barry, 1991 and 1997
Box 17
NAPCRO – Steve Jevning – national civil rights anti-porn ordinance, 1985-1988
(2 folders)
Box 17
NAPCRO grants
Box 17
National Black Women's Health Project, 1989
Box 17
National Coalition Against Pornography, 1986
Box 17
National Coalition Against Pornography – Jerry Kirk
Box 17
National Center for Prevention and Control of Rape, 1981-1993
Box 17
National Coalition on Television Violence, 1987-1990
Box 17
National Federation for Decency, 1986
Box 17
Newsletters from various organizations, 1986-1988
Box 17
National Organization for Women (NOW), 1985-1991
(2 folders)
Box 17
NOW – porn, N.C. NOW, 1984-1986
Box 18
NOW Task Force on Violence Against Women, 1985
Box 18
N.C. NOW, 1985-1987
Box 18
N.C. NOW conference, 1985 Sept. – Nikki – resolution, DFT – Task Force – resolution
Box 18
NOW hearings on pornography, 1985-1986
Box 18
National NOW resolution on porn and prostitution, 1985-1986
Box 18
NOW National Conference, 1986 June 13-15
Box 18
National NOW Conference, 1985
Box 18
Chapel Hill NOW bylaws, 1982, 1986-1987
Box 18
NOW hearings on porn and NOW opposition, 1986-1987
Box 18
NOW – articles about pornography, letters to NOW about pornography, 1985-1989
Box 18
NOW Legal Defense Fund, 1986-1992
Box 18
NOW – E.R.A. and Constitution facts and dates, 1974-1989
Box 18
NAMBLA, 1986 Nov.
Box 19
Texas NOW, 1986
Box 19
NC Council on the Status of Women, 1986-1988
Box 19
New Right/Religion, 1987-1989
Box 19
NY State Council of Churches
Box 19
NY State Council of Churches – PREAP, 1985
Box 19
NC child abuse laws, 1986
Box 19
NC child abuse studies, 1987
Box 19
NC child abuse survey, 1999
Box 19
NC crime statistics, 1987-1998
Box 19
NC debate on pornography, 1985-1986
Box 19
NC Equity, 1988-1990
Box 19
NC Legislature, 1983-1984, 1987
Box 19
NC obscenity law on libraries, 1986 June 21
Box 19
NC – "new" obscenity law, 1985-1987
Box 19
NC obscenity law, definitions, 1984-1991
Box 19
NC state and local politics, 1986-1988
Box 19
NC politicians, 1986-1988
Box 19
NC Victim Assistance Network and Child Victimization Resource Center, 1985-1989
Box 19
NC victims legislation, 1986-1988
Box 19
Newspaper – addresses
Box 19
Newsweek porn war, 1985 Mar.
Box 19
Northampton – Lierre and Dorian, 1988-1992
Box 19
Non-sexist guidelines, 1985
Box 20
Not a Love Story, 1985
Box 20
O'Barr, Jean (Signs), 1988
Box 20
Obscene phone calls, 1990
Box 20
Obscenity law – prosecutions and arrests, 1986-1987
Box 20
Obscenity law harmful to minors, 1986-1988
Box 20
Obscenity law, other countries, Turkey, 1988 Mar. 23
Box 20
Obscenity N.C., 1983
(2 folders)
Box 20
Obscenity – miscellaneous, 1992
Box 20
Obscenity report, 1984 March 9
Box 20
Obscenity commentary, 1980-1987
Box 20
Off Our Backs, 1985 Feb.-July
Box 20
Off Our Backs – letters, 1985
Box 20
Off Our Backs – ordinance, 1985
Box 20
Off Our Backs pornography ordinance debate, 1985
Box 20
Olsen, Fran
Box 20
Opposition – Brownmiller, Harper's, 1984 Nov.
Box 20
Opposition – DeCrow, Betty Friedan, 1985 (See also: Penthouse)
Box 20
Opposition – on DePalma, 1984-1985
Box 20
Opposition – F.A.C.T. writing, 1984-1985
Box 20
Opposition – F.A.C.T. press coverage, 1985
Box 20
Opposition – GC News, 1984 May 19
Box 20
Opposition – Trivia, 1985
Box 20
Opposition – The Humanist, 1985
Box 20
Opposition – miscellaneous, 1986-1995
Box 20
Opposition – Penthouse (See also: DeCrow)
Box 20
Opposition – The Sun, John Rosenthal
Box 20
Opposition – S/M (Califia), 1985-1986
Box 20
Opposition, 1990-1996
Box 20
Orange County Democratic Party
Box 20
Orange County women, 1997 Apr. 13
Box 20
O.A.P. – Organizing Against Pornography, 1987-1995
Box 21
Osanka, Frank, 1988-1991
Box 21
Orange County HRC – hearings, 1989
Box 21
Orange County HRC – ORD, 1990 Dec. 8
Box 21
Orange County HRC – CA Hate Crimes Bill AB.239, 1989
Box 21
HRC – Orange County, 1988-1989
Box 21
Orange County HRC – battered women news clips, 1988-1990
Box 21
Orange County – Jolly, Dawn, 1989
Box 21
Orange County HRC – justice for women speech, vigil
Box 21
Racism hearing, HRC, 1989 May 31
Box 21
Orange County HRC – housing, 1990 Jan. 25
Box 21
Orange County HRC – Klan rally, 1988 Apr. 30
Box 21
Joyce Green's paper – KKK, 1987 Dec.
Box 21
Alan McSurely's paper – KKK
Box 21
Orange County HRC – gay/lesbian hearing, 1989 Apr. 13
Box 21
Orange County HRC – Orange County Civil Rights Ordinance, 1992
Box 21
Orange County HRC news clips, 1988-1990
Box 21
Orange County HRC – related news clips, 1988-1989
Box 21
Orange County custody study, 1991
Box 21
Orange County Commission on Women – "Rape: The Practice of the Sexual," 1989
Box 21
Orange County Rape Crisis Center, 1984-1989
Box 21
Orange County violence stats, 1990-1991
Box 21
Orange County custody, rape – miscellaneous, 1980-1999
Box 22
Orange County Commission for Women conference, 1989
Box 22
Painted Witch, 1985
Box 22
Penthouse, 1983-1991
(3 folders)
Box 22
Penthouse – Charity Snider
Box 22
"Pieces" demonstration, 1984 Jan. 26
Box 22
Playboy, 1973-1996
(2 folders)
Box 22
Porn and black women, 1990 Feb. 27
Box 22
Porn industry – Playboy advisor statistic, 1986
Box 22
Playboy – Stratten vs. Heffner, 1985
Box 22
Politically correct, 1991
Box 22
Pornography – press
Box 22
Pornography and Civil Rights – Dworkin and MacKinnon – draft, 1987
Box 22
Pornography Awareness interviews and articles, 1985 Jan.-June
Box 22
Pornography Awareness interviews and articles, 1985 June-Dec.
Box 22
Pornography Awareness interviews and articles, 1984-1985 Jan.
Box 23
Pornography Awareness interviews and articles, 1986
Box 23
Pornography Awareness – photographs
Box 23
Pornography Awareness slideshow, 1989 Dec.
Box 23
Pornography Awareness slideshow, 1989 Dec. – clean copy
Box 23
Pornography Awareness articles, CHN – Richard Burnett
Box 23
Pornography Awareness organization
(2 folders)
Box 23
Pornography Awareness – IRS, 1985-1993
Box 23
Pornography Awareness petition
Box 23
Pornography Awareness newsletter
Box 23
Pornography Awareness talks, 1988-1992
Box 23
Pornography Awareness schedules/events, 1985-1986 (See also: Cookie talks)
Box 23
Pornography Awareness talks – N.C. NOW workshop, Greenville – homophobia, Kiwanis, human rights
Box 23
Pornography Awareness – talks on ordinance
Box 23
Pornography Awareness sexual harassment workshop, 1987 Aug.
Box 23
Porn bibliography
Box 23
Pornography Awareness talks and correspondence, 1984-1985
Box 23
Pornography Awareness talks and correspondence, 1986
Box 23
Pornography Awareness talks and correspondence, 1985-1990
Box 23
Pornography Awareness letters – correspondence, general, 1983-1987
Box 24
Pornography Awareness unanswered correspondence, 1986-1990
Box 24
Pettigrew, Lorelee, 1985 Sept. 24
Box 24
Pornography workshop, 1990
Box 24
Phone sex
Box 24
Pornography workshop proposal – Texas Council on Family Violence, 1986 June 30
Box 24
Porn bibliography
Box 24
Porn info – International Networks group
Box 24
Porn industry – "Indecent Exposure"
Box 24
Porn industry – general articles, 1982-1988
Box 24
Porn industry – anti (against) porno, 1985-1987
Box 24
Porn industry – women's erotica?/porn, 1985-1987
Box 24
Porn industry – porno on campus, 1986
Box 24
Porn industry – models, 1984-1985
Box 24
Porn industry – perpetrators, 1985-1988
Box 24
Porn industry – organized crime and porno, 1986
Box 24
Porn industry – porno zones, 1988
Box 24
Porn industry, 1988-1993
Box 24
Pornography – child porno perpetrators in N.C., 1987
Box 24
Pornography – children and porn
Box 24
Pornography – college bookstores, 1982-1994
Box 24
Pornography on campus, 1986-1988
Box 24
Pornography – male art, 1988 May 27
Box 24
Pornography, political economy of, 1981
Box 24
Porn/pregnancy, 1991
Box 24
Pornography – public attitude toward (survey), 1986-1987
Box 24
Pornography and sex crimes, 1986-1987
Box 24
Pornography and sexual abuse of women, 1984-1985
Box 24
Pornography – trials, 1986-1998
Box 24
Pornography – victims, 1986-1989
Box 24
Pornography – victims bill, 1987 Feb. 24
Box 24
Pornography and violent crime, 1984-1988
Box 24
Pornography – miscellaneous, 1987-1991
Box 24
Pornography – media, 1991 Sept. 20
Box 24
Pornography – media, ads, 1984-1988
Box 24
Pornography – media, films (movies), 1986-1987
Box 24
Pornography – media, magazines (and sales in stores), 1985-1988 (See Also: Penthouse, Playboy, and Hustler)
Box 24
Pornography – media, mail order, 1986-1988
Box 24
Pornography – media, music, rock, porno rock, 1987-1988
Box 25
Pornography – media, phone sex (dial-a-porn), 1987-1989
Box 25
Pornography – video, VCRs, 1986-1996
Box 25
Pornography – video games, 1988-1995
Box 25
Pornography – Asian, 1986-1990
Box 25
Pornography – Brazil, Canada, 1987-1988
Box 25
Pornography – Ethiopia
Box 25
Pornography – Sweden, 1985
Box 25
Pornography Victims Protection Act, 1988
Box 25
Pornography Resource Center
Box 25
Pornography Resource Center – incorporation, 1984
Box 25
Pornography Resource Center – racism, 1983-1984
Box 25
Pornography Resource Center – resource
Box 25
Pornography Resource Center sample grants, 1984-1985
Box 25
Poverty – employment, 1986-1990
Box 25
Prostitution in Durham and N.C., 1985-1992
Box 25
Orange County – Gayle Trauco, 1990
Box 25
Prostitution, 1984-1993
(2 folders)
Box 25
Prostitution – college students, 1986-1987
Box 25
Prostitution – massage parlor health clubs, 1988
Box 25
Prostitution – Canada Pornography and Prostitution Report
Box 25
Domestic violence resources – Orange-Durham Coalition for Battered Women, 1990
Box 25
Domestic violence resources – Handbook of Federal Resources on Domestic Violence, 1980 Dec.
Box 25
Domestic violence resources – In Our Best Interest, 1987, and others
Box 26
Race, 1982-1991
Box 26
Race – Black, 1985-1991
Box 26
Race – Black women, pornography, "pride," 1984-1990
Box 26
Race – Black women and harm in pornography
Box 26
Race – Black male and female relations, 1984 June
Box 26
Race – White supremacists, 1985-1987
Box 26
Rainbow Lobby/ L. Fulani, 1990
Box 26
Psychiatrist – Bressler, B., 1986-1988
Box 26
Pullen, Carol, 1989-1990
Box 26
Rape crises for Blacks, 1985-1986
Box 26
Rape crisis centers, national
Box 26
NC rape protocol, 1996-1997
Box 26
Rape – violent crime, gang rape, 1983-1986
Box 26
NC rape law, 1987-1997
Box 26
Rape – violent crime, journal articles, 1984-1991
Box 26
Stop rape, 1988 Sept. 19
Box 26
Rape – violent crime, New Bedford, 1983
Box 26
Rape – violence, cultural perception of male violence, 1988-1999
Box 26
Rape – Confronting Rape Culture – Duke women's conference, 1989 Apr. 6-8
Box 26
Rape – violence against women students, 1986-1990
Box 26
Rape, 1983-1999
Box 26
Rape victims, 1986-1998
Box 26
Rape victims and law, 1985-1988
Box 26
KKK – racism/sexism, 1986-1999
Box 26
KKK – race issues, 1995 Oct. 30
Box 26
KKK, 1986-1991
Box 26
Raymond, Jan, 1986-1989
Box 27
Reilly, C.J., correspondence, 1986
Box 27
Reisman, Judith, 1981-1987 (3 folders)
Box 27
Reproductive technology, 1986-1991
Box 27
Reproductive technology – surrogate mothers, 1985-1991
Box 27
Review essays, 1984-1986
Box 27
Ritual abuse, 1991
Box 27
Robinson, Lois, 1985-1992
Box 27
Rush, Florence, 1986-1993
Box 27
Rush – Best Kept Secret reviews, 1980
Box 27
Rush – C.V.
Box 27
Rush – child pornography and ordinance, 1984 Nov.
Box 27
Rush – civil rights, 1984 Oct.
Box 27
Rush – perpetrators, 1984 Jan. 12
Box 27
Russell, Diana, 1985-1990
Box 27
Sadistic doctors, 1988
Box 27
Symposium on Media Violence and Pornography – proceedings, resource book, and research guide
Box 28
Sadomasochism
Box 29
S/M – porn and domination, Eva Kittay
Box 29
Satanism, 1987-1991
Box 29
Satanism – occult seminar, 1990 Feb. 1
Box 29
Scott, David – summary of research in aggressive porn, 1984
Box 29
Scouten, Ellen Bradshaw, 1990
Box 29
Screw mag, Al Goldstein, 1987-1989
Box 29
Seattle conference, 1986 Nov. 1
Box 29
Seattle, 1990
Box 29
Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky, 1988-1990
Box 29
Stanley Fish, 1992 Feb.
Box 29
Self-defense/ Kathy Hopwood
Box 29
Serial killer/ ripper, 1984-1999
Box 29
Sexual Assault Act of 1984
Box 29
Sex discrimination, 1986-1993
Box 29
Sex education, 1988-1996
Box 29
Sexual harassment, 1984-1996 (3 folders)

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Box 29
Sexual harassment workshop, 1989 Mar. 13
Box 30
Sex harassment – media portrayals
Box 30
Sex harassment on college campuses, 1987-1988
Box 30
Sex offender castration, 1990
Box 30
Sign interpreting, 1985
Box 30
Shange, Notzake
Box 30
Showers, Rob, 1986-1988
Box 30
Simonton, Ann
Box 30
Skaggs/ Laura Lederer, 1987-1989
Box 30
Sisters Against Violence and Exploitation (S.A.V.E.)
Box 30
S.A.V.E. handouts
Box 30
Sisters of Justice, Women Take Liberty, 1986 Aug.
Box 30
Southern Sisters Bookstore, 1988-1996
(6 of 7 folders)
Box 30
Southern Sisters Bookstore, 1988-1996
(7 of 7 folders)

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Box 31
Southern Sisters store photos/ logo
(2 folders)
Box 31
Southern Sisters art exhibits – old
Box 31
Smith, Linnea (Playboy), 1986-1995
(5 folders)

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Box 31
Snuff

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Box 31
Speaking engagements – conferences, 1986-1987
Box 31
Speaking engagements – United Methodist Women of the North Carolina Conference, 1986 Oct. 3-4
Box 31
Speaking engagements – lesbian battering conference, San Francisco, 1987 May 2
Box 31
Speaking engagements, 1986-1987
Box 31
Spence, Terri
Box 32
Sports Illustrated women's athletics
Box 32
Stanford conference/ L. Pettigrew, 1987 Aug. 28-30
Box 32
Stanton, Therese
Box 32
Stanton, Therese, 1994
Box 32
Spirituality, women's
Box 32
Stats about porn
Box 32
Status of women – Asian
Box 32
Stock, Wendy
Box 32
Stephenson, Marian
Box 32
Stoltenberg, John, 1990-1994 (3 folders)
Box 32
Student papers
Box 32
Surveys on porn, 1986
Box 32
Swaggart, Jimmy, 1988
Box 32
Symposiums – conferences, general, 1987-1990

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Box 32
Symposiums – Duke symposium, 1985 Jan. 11-12
Box 32
Symposiums – symposium contact letters
Box 32
Symposiums – Duke symposium notes, 1985
Box 33
Symposiums – Duke symposium photographs, 1985 Jan. 11-12 [PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS]
Box 33
Symposiums – Duke Women's Studies symposium, 1989 Mar. 3-5
Box 33
Symposiums – Duke symposium evaluations, 1985 Jan.
Box 33
Symposiums – NCCU symposium, 1985 Oct.

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Box 33
Symposiums – NCCU symposium evaluation, 1985 Oct.
Box 33
Symposiums – Duke press kit, 1984
Box 33
Symposiums – NCCU press kit, 1985
Box 33
Take Back the Night, 1985-1988

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Box 33
Teen pregnancy, 1985-1997
Box 33
Teen sex
Box 33
Texas – Bronwyn Barakji

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Box 33
Thelma and Louise, 1991
Box 33
Tong, Rosemary, 1986 Fall
Box 33
Toronto – CCAVE, 1984 Feb. 5

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Box 33
Toronto symposium – handouts, 1984 Feb.
Box 34
Toronto symposium – press coverage, 1984 Feb.
Box 34
Toronto symposium – feminist statement, 1984 Feb.
Box 34
Trebilcot, Joyce, 1989 June
Box 34
Turlington, Patricia, 1985

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Box 34
Turner, Alicia
Box 34
University of N.C. Women's Studies, 1987-1989

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Box 34
UNC – too many women enrolled, 1987-1989
Box 34
U.S. Department of Justice, 1988 Jan.
Box 34
U.S. attorneys, 1985 Jan.
Box 34
Vadas, Melinda (2 folders)

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Box 34
Vadas, Melinda – "Pornography and the Autonomy of Women"
Box 34
Village Voice, 1980-1984
Box 34
VOICES, 1983-1991
Box 34
Video
Box 34
Violence against women, 1991-1996
Box 34
W.A.P. (Women Against Pornography) conference, 1987 Apr. 4

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Box 34
W.A.P. Memorial Day conference NY organizing
Box 35
W.A.P. NY Sexual Liberals conference, 1987 Apr. 4

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Box 35
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Box 35
Trafficking conference
Box 35
Trafficking in women conference, 1989
Box 35
Coalition on Trafficking in Women, 1988-1989
Box 35
W.A.P. – bibliography and facts, definitions
Box 35
W.A.P. – high school slide script
Box 35
W.A.P. – sex violence articles
Box 35
W.A.P. newsletters
Box 35
W.A.P. slide show adult script (2 folders)
Box 35
W.A.P. – miscellaneous
Box 35
W.A.P. general, 1987-1988
Box 35
W.A.P. trafficking in women proposal to Butler Family Foundation, 1988
Box 35
W.A.P. – Jayne Stamen case, 1988 Mar.
Box 35
W.A.P. grant – child porn/ sex abuse, 1985 Dec. 15
Box 35
Waring, Marilyn
Box 35
Warrior, Betsy
Box 35
WHISPER (Women Hurt in Systems of Prostitution Engaged in Revolt), 1986-1995
Box 35
WHISPER – prostitution
Box 35
White, Van, 1984 Sept.
Box 35
Williams, Angie, N.C. State Technician
Box 35
Women and sex
Box 35
Williams, Patricia, 1988
Box 35
Windham, Mary, 1991-1993

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Box 35
Women and the law, 1986 Mar. 20-23
Box 35
Women Against Sex (W.A.S.) – A Southern Women's Writing Collective

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Box 35
W.A.S. – Gayle Rubin – "Thinking Sex"
Box 36
W.A.S.
Box 36
W.A.S. speech – drafts
Box 36
W.A.S. – questionnaires
Box 36
Old W.A.S. speech drafts
Box 36
Women fighting back, 1987-1999
Box 36
Women friendships, 1987
Box 36
Women honored and women's history

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Box 36
Women rising in resistance
Box 36
Women's History Research Center, 1988-1995
Box 36
Women who kill, 1988-1995
Box 36
Women Organizing Against Pornography and Prostitution
Box 36
Women in politics, 1986-1990
Box 36
Women political artists
Box 36
Women in prison, 1998-1999

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Box 36
Women – statistics on population
Box 36
Women work and education, 1987-1991

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Box 36
Women and work, 1986-1990
Box 36
Women's Review of Books

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Box 36
Work in south statistics
Box 36
Women's studies, 1983-1992 (3 folders)
Box 36
Women's studies – women's history
Box 36
Women's studies – women's history – women's strike
Box 36
Various feminism articles
Box 36
Women Writers Conference – Kentucky, 1988
Box 36
Wonderland – mail order child porn
Box 36
Wright, Clara – Sanford, N.C.
Box 36
Wynter, Sarah
Box 36
Yale Law/ Feminism
Box 37
Yager, Fay
Box 37
Zilber, Suzanne
Box 37
Zillman, Dolf
Box 37
Zillman correspondence, 1985
Box 37
Zillman – "Effects of Exposure"
Box 37
Zillman – callousness
Box 37
Zillman letter
Box 37
Zillman, Dolf – "Effects of Prolonged Consumption of Porno"
Box 37
Odd
Box 37
P.A. stat – camera ready

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Box 37
Stencils
Box 37
Miscellaneous – Orange County Rape Crisis Center
Box 37
Miscellaneous printed materials
Box 37
Playboar, 1984
Box 37
Miscellaneous – custody
Box 37
Miscellaneous – Endometriosis Data Project introductory packets
Box 37
Miscellaneous – pamphlets – Endometriosis Association, OCRCC, PSST…
Box 37
Orange County Human Relations Commission – Michelle Zilk – testimony re: disability/ gender-based discrimination (endometriosis), 1989 Sept. 20
Box 37

This series contains materials related to the Orange County Human Relations Commission as well as the Committee for Justice for Women of Orange County, both of which are part of the Orange County Office of Human Rights and Relations. Teer was a member of the Orange County Human Relations Commission from 1988 to 1992, and co-founded the Committee for Justice for Women in 1989. Some materials consist of pamphlets or news clippings related to the HRC's focus areas, especially the status of women and children within the county and the state. This series also contains planning for and documentation of the public hearings on the status of women and children in Orange County, N.C., organized by the Human Relations Commission and held in 1989.

Hearings on the quality of life and civil rights status of women and children, 1989 Oct. 9-10 and 16-17
Box 38
Committee for Justice for Women in Orange County – vigil, Dawn Jolly
Box 38
Women's symposium
Box 38
Incest law in N.C.
Box 38
Ordinance, 1988
Box 38
Judge Friday, The Cave rape case, 1989 Aug.
Box 38
Organization, 1989
Box 38
Correspondence, 1989
Box 38
Articles, news clippings, statistics about women and children
(2 folders)
Box 38
Public hearings press information guide, 1989 Oct.
Box 38
Public hearings press release, 1989 Oct. 9
Box 38
Women and children articles – copy order
Box 38
Public hearings – articles about women and children
Box 38
Public hearings speakers, 1989
Box 38
Planning notes for public hearings, 1989
(2 folders)
Box 38
Public hearings on women and children, 1989 Oct. 9-17
Box 38
Public hearing report, 1990 Feb. 1
Box 38
Public hearings – drafts of testimony transcripts
Box 39
Public hearings on women and children – Cookie Teer, 1989 Oct.
Box 39
Public hearings on women and children – 1989 Oct. 9
Box 39
Public hearings on women and children – 1989 Oct. 10
Box 39
Public hearings on women and children – 1989 Oct. 16
(2 folders)
Box 39
Public hearings on women and children – 1989 Oct. 17
(2 folders)
Box 39
Bylaws, meeting minutes
Box 39
Minneapolis civil rights ordinance – city codes, 1985 and 1987
Box 39
Mothers/ children/ custody
Box 39
Child sex abuse
Box 40
NOW/ LDF child sex abuse briefs, 1989
Box 40
MA civil rights laws, 1990
Box 40
WI civil rights laws, 1990
Box 40
Minneapolis, MN civil rights ordinance, 1985
Box 40
Santa Cruz, CA – domestic partnership, 1989
Box 40
IL – civil liability
Box 40
University of MI – "policy" decision
Box 40
Hate crimes bill, 1988-1989
Box 40
Human Relations Commission main file
Box 40
HRC ordinance references
Box 40
Minneapolis civil rights ordinance, 1985 and 1987
Box 40
North Carolina civil rights
Box 40
Orange County Health Department community diagnosis, 1990 Feb.
Box 40
Public hearings recommendations, Human Rights Office proposal, 1989-1990
Box 40
HRC news clippings, 1990-1991
Box 40
Memos, meeting minutes, 1990-1991
Box 40
Public hearing report – homophobia
Box 40
Public hearing report – racism
Box 40
Public hearing report – employment
Box 40
Public hearing report – quality of life and civil rights status of women and children, 1 Feb. 1990
Box 40
Notebook
Box 40
Articles about issues, 1990-1991
Box 40
Meeting notes, memos, 1991-1992
Box 41
Civil rights ordinance notes, draft, comments
Box 41
CJW custody report, 1991 June 6
Box 41
Old town/ county/ state officials mailing lists
Box 41
Committee for Justice for Women – child custody articles, workshop, 1991
Box 41
Orange County civil rights ordinance, 1991 Mar.-Apr.
Box 41
Committee for Justice for Women – custody – Kathy Crook
Box 41
Therese Stanton – "Tomorrow I'll Miss You"
Box 41
Village Books v. City of Bellingham, 1989
Box 41
Child custody – Marianne Mickey Norman v. State of N.C.
Box 41
Books about incest
Box 41
General statutes of North Carolina – domestic violence, 1989 Nov. 1
Box 41
Orange County civil rights ordinance draft, 1991 Feb. 20
Box 41
IOF Foresters Against Child Abuse – brochures, small print
Box 41
Committee for Children videos and lessons
Box 41
National Children's Advocacy Center
Box 41
Parents Anonymous – Delaware Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse
Box 41
National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse
Box 41
Kids Rights, 1991 Winter-Spring
Box 41
Orange County power mapping
Box 41
Pornography Awareness mailing list
Box 41
Contact info, mailing lists
Box 41
NC laws – custody, divorce
Box 41
Attorney General's Commission on Pornography – public hearing transcript, 1985 Sept. 11
Box 41
Ntozake Shange
Box 41
Male supremacist sexuality packet
Box 41
Pornography packet
Box 41
Child sexual abuse packet
Box 41
Rape and prostitution packet
Box 42
Informational packets
Box 42
Informational packets originals
Box 42
Undated letter – informational packets
Box 42

The Attorney General's Commission on Pornography Series contains materials related to the commission's 1985-1986 investigation into pornography, which resulted in the Meese Report. Consisting almost entirely of transcripts from public hearings on pornography, some with annotations, this series details many aspects of the U.S. pornography industry. This series also contains some materials from the 1983 Minneapolis hearings on pornography, which were part of a movement to create a city-wide Anti-pornography Civil Rights Ordinance.

Public hearing, Los Angeles, 1985 Oct. 17
(3 folders)
Box 43
Public hearing, Miami, 1985 Nov. 20
(3 folders)
Box 43
Report of the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography, 1986 Apr. 28
(1-3 of 6 folders)
Box 43
Report of the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography, 1986 Apr. 28
(4-6 of 6 folders)
Box 44
Public hearing, Houston, 1985 Sept. 11
(3 folders)
Box 44
Public hearing, Houston, 1985 Sept. 12
(1 of 3 folders)
Box 44
Public hearing, Houston, 1985 Sept. 12
(2-3 of 3 folders)
Box 45
Minneapolis hearings on pornography, annotated, 1983 Dec. 12
(2 folders)
Box 45
Minneapolis hearings on pornography, clean copy, 1983 Dec. 12
(3 folders)
Box 45
Public hearing, Washington, DC, 1985 June 19
(3 folders)
Box 45
Pornography Awareness pins and business cards
Box 45
Public hearing, New York, 1986 Jan. 21
(5 folders)
Box 46
Public hearing, New York, 1986 Jan. 22
(5 folders)
Box 46
Public hearing, Chicago, 1985 July 24
(3 folders)
Box 47
Public hearing, Chicago, 1985 July 25
(2 folders)
Box 47
Public hearing, Los Angeles, 1985 Oct. 16
(4 folders)
Box 47

The Southern Sisters Bookstore Series contains materials related to the feminist/women's Southern Sisters Bookstore, of which Teer was co-owner, President, and CEO. Located at 411 Morris Street in Durham, N.C., the bookstore was founded in 1988, and closed in 1995. Materials include financial records, flyers, mailing lists, mission statement, bibliographies of materials related to feminist issues, as well as materials such as cards from the bookstore's Rolodex, signs, and rubber stamps. Contains some correspondence from patrons, donors, and supporters of the store.

Boxes 50 and 51 contain business cards and Rolodex entries.

Duke Intro to Women's Studies course pack, 1984 Fall
Box 48
Recommended titles by subject
Box 48
Southern Sisters message notebook, 1995
Box 48
Abuse bibliography/ catalog mail orders completed, 1994 May-Oct.
Box 48
Southern Sisters – miscellaneous blank forms
Box 48
Worst seller list, 1988 Aug. – 1989 Aug.
Box 48
Staff daily logs, 1991
Box 48
Computer inventory files memo
Box 48
Allison's notebook/ store manual
Box 48
S.O. mail orders completed, 1994
Box 48
Porn and C.R. – paid receipts
Box 48
Porn and C.R. orders
Box 48
Orders/ Porn and Civil Rights flyers
Box 48
Porn and C.R. returns
Box 48
Abuse/ mail order catalog completed order, 1994
Box 48
Mail order, bibliography correspondence, 1994
Box 48
Violence/ abuse mailing list/ correspondence
Box 48
Book photos
Box 48
Southern Sisters schedules, notes, 1994
Box 49
Data – Bib. Sales
Box 49
FBN mail order/ catalog
Box 49
Marketing
(2 folders)

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Box 49
Side Lines inventory
Box 49
Monthly sales tax reports, blank
Box 49
Mail and phone order log, 1994-1995
Box 49
Robbery – 1991 May-June
Box 49
Break-ins, 1994
Box 49
Robberies, 1993
Box 49
Store info, 1994
Box 49
Annual store business meeting, 1989 Aug. 2
Box 49
Small business loan program
Box 49
Goals of store
Box 49
Privilege licenses N.C.
Box 49
Wholesale license – copies
Box 49
Southern Sisters archive
(2 folders)

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Box 49
Southern Sisters archive – newspaper clippings
Box 49
Southern Sisters archive – store manual
Box 49
Art events – invitations, etc.
Box 49
Literary events and storytelling – past
Box 49
Woman money (progressive shopping day), 1991 Dec. 7-8
Box 49
Where in the World is Southern Sisters? Map
Box 49
Southern Sisters newsletter and birthday card, 1994
Box 49
FBN catalogue, 1994 Fall
Box 50
Southern Sisters matron flyer, 1994
Box 50
Southern Sisters bookmark by Bibba, 1994
Box 50
Southern Sisters postcard/ Cayman's drawing, 1994
Box 50
Newsletter, 1994 Dec.
Box 50
Ads, 1994
Box 50
Southern Sisters brochure (to be sent to schools, etc.)
Box 50
Cut and paste for ads, hours and address
Box 50
Independent Bookstore Network
Box 50
Women's Declaration of Independence
Box 50
My head is full brochure
Box 50
Old flyers – originals
Box 50
Ad and flyer originals
Box 50
Cassettes – mothers who lost their children by Judge Peele, Southern Sisters on 103.9, 1993 Apr. 13
Box 50
Calendar images
Box 50
Advertisement copies
Box 50
Matron bags
Box 50
Matron list, 1994 Dec.
Box 50
School and organization mailing list; flyer, PSA, and newspaper labels
Box 50
Calendar dates
Box 50
Progressive shopping, 1990-1991
Box 50
Southern Sisters calendars, 1993-1994
Box 50
Southern Sisters letterhead
Box 50
Southern Sisters mailing lists
Box 50
Order forms, 1994-1995
Box 50
Abuse bibliography, sales analysis
Box 50
Bibliography, 1994 Nov. 17
Box 50
Child abuse resources, 1994
Box 50
Original abuse bibliography
Box 50
Resources for Survivors and Professionals, 1994
Box 50
Screened PMTs, grassroots printing, 1994
Box 50
Southern Sisters resources catalog – order and bibliography
Box 50
Violence/abuse catalog update
Box 50
Violence/abuse catalog mailing list
Box 50
Violence/abuse catalog original
Box 50
Calendars

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Box 50
Southern Sisters rolodex
Box 51
Rubber stamps
Box 51
Southern Sisters stickers
Box 51
Subject file index
Box 52
Store accounts
Box 52
Matrons
Box 52
Rolodex – Southern Sisters
Box 52
Store signs
Box 53
None
Box 54, 1986-1995
Calendar
Box 54, 1986-1995
Sexual Harrassment
Box 54, 1986-1995
Southern Sisters Bookstore
Box 54, 1986-1995
None
Box 55, 1984-1996
Sexual Liberals and the Attack on Feminism
Box 55, 1984-1996
Linea Smith (Playboy)
Box 55, 1984-1996
Snuff
Box 55, 1984-1996
Symposiums
Box 55, 1984-1996
NCCU Symposium
Box 55, 1984-1996
Take Back the Night
Box 55, 1984-1996
Bronwyn Boraky
Box 55, 1984-1996
Toronto Symposium
Box 55, 1984-1996
Pat Turlington
Box 55, 1984-1996
University of North Carolina Women's Studies
Box 55, 1984-1996
Vodas, M.
Box 55, 1984-1996
WAP Conference, April 1986
Box 55, 1984-1996
None
Box 56, 1987-1995
WAS
Box 56, 1987-1995
Women Honored
Box 56, 1987-1995
Women in Prison
Box 56, 1987-1995
Women, Work, and Education
Box 56, 1987-1995
Women's Review of Books
Box 56, 1987-1995
P.A. Stat
Box 56, 1987-1995
Marketing
Box 56, 1987-1995

Historical Note

Dorothy "Cookie" Foster Teer was born on August 15, 1941 to Dorothy and Nello Teer, Jr. of Durham, N.C. After a stint in New York, she returned to Durham in the 1970s to go into business. After taking some courses at Duke Divinity School, she joined the committee that founded Triangle Hospice. In the early 1980s, Teer became an overnight radical feminist, activist, and speaker, giving over 400 slide shows around the United States on pornography, sex role stereotyping, and child pornography. A 1987 dinner conversation led to her co-founding of Southern Sisters Bookstore, a Durham, N.C. bookstore "by, for, and about women" that served as a haven for activism and women's experiences. By the late 1980s and 1990s, Teer was heavily involved in advocacy efforts around child custody, divorce, and domestic abuse, and frequently had "mothers on the run" living in her home. With a group of other women activists and radicals, Teer founded a writing collective called Women Against Sex; they gave a paper at a conference in New York with the same title, which is still printed in anthologies. Married and divorced twice, Teer had three children. After Southern Sisters Bookstore closed, Teer took a step back from activism, and began working as a real estate agent who, with a woman builder friend, restored and sold old houses.

DateEvent(s)
1945, Aug. 15Born in Durham, N.C.
1960-1962Attended Finch College, New York, N.Y.
1962-1964Attended University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
1971-1978Co-owner and Vice President, Vestido, Inc., Chapel Hill, N.C. and Atlanta, Ga.
1978Founding member, Triangle Hospice, N.C.
1979-1985Triangle Hospice Patient and Family Volunteer, N.C.
1980-1983Triangle Hospice Director of Development, N.C.
1981-1984Triangle Hospice Special Events Coordinator, N.C.
1981-1986Member N.C. N.O.W. Task Force on Violence Against Women (Chair 1985-1986)
1983-1987Received funding grants for contested child custody cases in Orange County, N.C. courts, resulting in the 1991 book Gender Bias, the Family and the Law.
1983-1993Co-founder, Pornography Awareness, Inc.
1985 Jan.Founder and Chair, "Is There a Relationship Between Pornography and Sexual Violence" symposium, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
1985 Oct.Founder and Chair, "Women Surviving: Cultural Patterns" symposium, North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C.
1985-1990National Anti-Pornography Civil Rights Steering Committee
1986Co-founded A Southern Women's Writing Collective
1986-1991Duke University Council for Women's Studies
1987Co-founder of N.C. Mobilization Action Project, N.C. Marital Rape Law
1987-1988Served on Board of Directors, Orange County Planned Parenthood, N.C.
1987-1990Member of Durham Orange Battered Women's Coalition, N.C.
1988-1992Served as Orange County Human Relations Commissioner, N.C.
1988-1995Acted as co-founder, President, and CEO of Southern Sisters Bookstore, Durham, N.C.
1989Chair and organizer, Orange County Human Relations Committee hearings, "Quality and Status of Life for Women and Children in Orange County," N.C.
1989-1990Co-founded Orange County Committee for Justice for Women, Orange County, N.C.
1989Served on Board of Directors of Orange County Women's Center, N.C.
1990-1992Co-authored Orange County Human Rights Code, Orange County, N.C.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Cookie Teer Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Angela DiVeglia, April 2010

Encoded by Alexandra Krensky, August 2010

Accession 2000-0243 is described in this finding aid.

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