Sandy Oestreich and May Hainisch, two longstanding members of the Pinellas County Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), donated a variety of research and subject files from their leadership of the Pinellas NOW chapter. The general organizational records, advocacy files, and program files illustrate the local NOW chapter’s involvement in a variety of issues, including advocacy for reproductive rights and criminal justice reform, preventing sexual harassment and violence towards women, and supporting the passage of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment between 1973 and 2004. This collection represents the records collected by Oestreich and Hainisch during their service to the Pinellas Chapter of the National Organization for Women, but these materials cannot be considered the complete institutional record of the Pinellas NOW chapter.
Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Special Collections and University Archives.; Schnur, James Anthony; Maratos, Barbara; Hickok, Susan 1947-2008; Oestreich, Sandy; and Hainisch, May, "Pinellas County Chapter Papers, National Organization for Women (NOW) 1973-2004 : A Collection Guide" (2004). Special Collections and University Archives Finding Aids: All Items. 25.
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