4 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Women--Social conditions.

  1. Romy Medeiros da Fonseca papers, 1949-2007

    Approximately 5,000 items. 67 containers. 203 linear feet. -- Hispanic Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Romy Medeiros da Fonseca Biography: Distinguished lawyer and feminist from Rio de Janeiro, Romy Medeiros da Fonseca (RMF) was the main agent behind various movements that fought for women’s rights in Brazil. She was the co-author of the New Statue of the Married Woman in 1962, the intellectual author of the 1977 law allowing couples to divorce, and fought for the rights of women’s rights to enlist in the military. RMF became an active agent for individual’s rights during Brazil’s political process that began in 1964 with the dictatorial government until the country’s political transition during the 1980’s. She was a member of the United Nations council on issues related to women’s rights as well as family planning.

  2. National Woman's Party records, 1850-2022

    343,000 items. 898 containers plus 114 oversize. 390 linear feet. 275 microfilm reels. 101,529 digital files (459.60 GB). -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    National organization in the women's rights movement, founded 1916-1917 and led by Alice Paul. The records include correspondence; administrative files; minutes of meetings; reports; financial and legal records; personal papers; printed matter; photographs; scrapbooks; material concerning the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument, formerly the Sewall-Belmont House; historic preservation and museum documents; digital audio and video files; databases; website files; and other items, including the records of the World Woman's Party (1938-1958), documenting efforts by the party to promote Congressional passage of the federal woman suffrage amendment and the Equal Rights Amendment.

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  3. Center for a Woman's Own Name records, 1956-2008

    4,700 items. 18 containers. 7 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    National non-profit organization. Correspondence, legal records, newspaper clippings, press releases, printed material, and other records documenting the organization’s work as a clearinghouse for information concerning state laws, lawsuits, and various legal and social issues relating to women’s efforts to retain their chosen name after marriage.

  4. National Coalition on Older Women's Issues records, 1967-1997

    6,000 items. 17 containers. 6.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    National association advocating education, employment, financial security, and health care for older women. Correspondence, financial and legal records, minutes, printed matter, publicity, and reports produced by the organization.