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Philadelphia Reproductive Rights Organization Records

Collection ID

Acc. 703

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Description

Collection Summary

Title
Philadelphia Reproductive Rights Organization Records

Dates  
1979-1985

Collection ID
Acc. 703

Creator
Philadelphia Reproductive Rights Organization

Quantity
4 linear feet (4 boxes)

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.          

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

In 1979 the Philadelphia Reproductive Rights Coalition was formed in response to “an international call for action on reproductive freedom.” In 1981 the name of the organization was changed to the Philadelphia Reproductive Rights Organization with an affiliation to the Reproductive Rights National Network. During its lifetime the group actively demonstrated and testified against restrictions on access to abortion. The organization was concerned with maternity care, lesbian rights, and racism in the women's movement along with many other issues of special interest to women and those concerned with reproductive rights.

Description of Collection

Collection contains administrative records, news clippings, correspondence, fliers and ephemera, minutes, photographs, and press materials created by the Philadelphia Reproductive Rights Coalition and other related organizations.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 4 series as follows:

Series 1: Philadelphia Reproductive Rights Organization, 1979-1985
Series 2: Reproductive Rights National Network (R2N2), undated
Series 3: Other Organizations, undated
Series 4: Clippings and Information, 1981, undated

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Philadelphia Reproductive Rights Organization Records are in custody of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Philadelphia Reproductive Rights Organization Records, Acc. 703, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Philadelphia Reproductive Rights Organization, September 1989.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in April 2015.          

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Personal/Family Names:

Corporate Names:
Philadelphia Reproductive Rights Organization

Subjects:
Abortion -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Reproductive rights -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Women’s rights -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Administrative records
Clippings
Correspondence
Ephemera
Mailing lists
Manuscripts
Minutes
Photographs
Press releases
Speeches

Inventory

Series 1: Philadelphia Reproductive Rights Organization, 1979-1985

1                    Ad Book          undated

1                    Artists Benefit and Poster Contest          undated

1                    Bake Sale          1981

1                    Brochure          1981-1982

1                    Budget          1981-1982

1                    Button          1982-1983

1                    Cherry Hill Local          1982

1                    Clinic Defense Project          1984

1                    Correspondence          1981-1982

1                    Demonstrations          undated

1                    How to Get Permits, Deal with Problems          undated

1                    Miscellaneous          1979-1982

1                    Endorsements          1983-1984

1                    Expenditures and Income          1981-1982

1                    Filing System          1982

1                    Friend Legislation: Tabling Campaign          1981-1983

1                    Fund Raising/Grants          undated

1                    Benefits          1981-1982

1                    Elizabeth Blackwell Clinic          1981-1984

1                    Institute for Social Medicine and Community Health          1981-1982

1                    Miscellaneous          1981-1982

1                    Ms. Foundation          1981-1984

1                    Planned Parenthood          1981-1982

1                    Resist          1982

1                    Walk-a-thon          undated

1                    Womens Way          1981-1984

1                    General Meetings: Minutes          1982-1984

1                    Hyde Demonstration          February 11, 1982

1                    Job Announcements and Descriptions          1982

1                    Leaflets and Literature          1979-1982

1                    Lesbian Caucus          1980-1982

1                    Lesbian Literature Workshop          March 9, 1983

1                    "Let Them Eat Cake" Sales          undated

1                    Mailings          undated

1                    Enclosures          1981-1984

1                    Staff Letters          1981-1984

1                    Maternity Care Project          1983-1984

1                    Minute Book          1980-1981

1                    Minute Book          1982-1985

1                    National Cherry Hill Coalition: Press Packets          undated

1                    Office Procedures          undated

1                    Organizational Structure          1983

1                    Orientation Materials          1983          History of PRRO

1                    Outreach Committee: Meeting Notes          1982-1983

1                    Photographs          undated

1                    Press Conferences and News Releases          1980

1                    Press/Media Committee          1982-1985

1                    Racism Workshop          1981-1982

1                    Reproductive Rights: Newsletter of PRRO          1979-1982

1                    Retreat          1982

1                    Rosie Jimenez Day          undated

1                    SEPTAR Meetings          1982-1983

1                    Silkwood          undated

1                    Slide Show          undated

1                    Sound Equipment          undated

1                    Speeches          1981-1984

1                    Staff Evaluation Form          undated

2                    Steering Committee Minutes          1981

2                    Steering Committee Minutes          1982

2                    Steering Committee Minutes          1983

2                    Student Interns          1981-1984

2                    Telephone Logs and Lists          undated

2                    "Who We Are" Draft          undated

2                    Womens Tribunal on Crimes Against          undated

2                    Reproductive Freedom          January 22, 1983

2                    Flyers          undated

2                    Follow-up          undated

2                    Miscellaneous          undated

2                    Outreach          undated

2                    Photographs          undated

2                    Press          undated

2                    Press Kit          undated

2                    Songs          undated

2                    Speeches          undated

2                    Task List          undated

2                    Volunteers          undated

2                    Witnesses          undated

Series 2: Reproductive Rights National Network (R2N2), undated

2                    Abortion Information          undated

2                    Affiliated Groups          undated

2                    East Coast Region          undated

2                    Lesbian CR Questionnaire          undated

2                    Lesbian Liberation Brochure/Platform          undated

2                    Lesbian Liberation Task Force          undated

2                    Lesbian Liberation Task Force Articles for Development of Leaflet          undated

2                    Mailing List          undated

2                    Mailings          undated

2                    Media Network          undated

2                    Miscellaneous          undated

2                    National Conference          1981 (2 Folders)

2                    National Conference          1982

2                    National Conference          1983

2                    Population Control Task Force          undated

2                    Regional Conference          undated

2                    Expenses          undated

2                    Follow-up          undated

2                    Miscellaneous          undated

2                    Outreach          undated

2                    Registration List          undated

2                    Tasks          undated

2                    Workshops          undated

2                    Statements/Positions/Principles of Unity          undated

2                    Steering Committee          undated

2                    Survey and Evaluation          undated

Series 3: Other Organizations, undated

2                    Alliance Against Women's Oppression          undated

2                    Alliance For Family Planning          undated

2                    American Civil Liberties Union          undated

2                    Baltimore Abortion Rights          undated

2                    Catholics for Free Choice          undated

2                    Choices          undated

2                    Coalition for a New Day          undated

2                    Committee for Abortion Rights and Against Sterilization Abuse (CARASH)          undated

2                    Committee to Defend Reproductive Rights          undated

2                    CDRR News          undated

2                    Organizing Materials          undated

2                    Community - Campus Women's Action Group          undated

2                    Interchange Resource Center          undated

2                    Iowa Freedom Foundation          undated

2                    Lesbians Against Corporate Ethics          undated

2                    Maternity Care Coalition          undated

2                    Miscellaneous          undated

2                    National Abortion Rights Action League          undated

2                    National Women's Health Network          undated

2                    Pennsylvania Women's Campaign Fund          undated

2                    Philadelphia Affirmative Action Coalition          undated

2                    Philadelphia Women's Cable Coalition          undated

3                    Planned Parenthood          undated

3                    Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights          undated

3                    Right Wing/Right-to-Life (2 Folders)          undated

3                    Southeastern Pennsylvania Task Force on Abortion Rights          undated

3                    Students for Reproductive Rights          undated

3                    Women's Law Project          undated

3                    Women's Occupational Health Resource Center          undated

3                    Women's Switchboard          undated

Series 4: Clippings and Information, 1981, undated

3                    Abortion          undated

3                    Abortion Rights Action Week          undated

3                    Debates          undated

3                    Funding          undated

3                    Human Life Amendment          undated

3                    Illegal Abortion          undated

3                    Legislation          undated

3                    Minors          undated

3                    Miscellaneous          undated

3                    Pennsylvania          undated

3                    Philadelphia          undated

3                    Public Opinion          undated

3                    Second Trimester Abortion          undated

3                    Speakout Testimony          undated

3                    Statistics          undated

3                    1981 Clippings          undated

3                    ACOG Vs. Thornburgh: Motion          undated

3                    Adoption Abuse          undated

3                    AIDS          undated

3                    Akron Ordinance Decision          undated

3                    Anti-Semitism in the Women's Movement          undated

3                    Audio-Visual Resources          undated

3                    Baby Formula Ban          undated

3                    Bibliographies          undated

3                    Birth Control          undated

3                    Depo Provera          undated

3                    Funding and Politics          undated

3                    Health Hazards          undated

3                    Methods/Medical Information          undated

3                    Services          undated

3                    Block Grants          undated

3                    Central America          undated

3                    Chant Sheets          undated

3                    Child Abuse/Incest          undated

3                    Child Care          undated

3                    Child Custody          undated

3                    Clinic Violence          undated

3                    Conference Centers          undated

3                    Cutbacks          undated

3                    DES          undated

3                    Disabled Women          undated

3                    Domestic Violence          undated

3                    Environmental Hazards          undated

3                    Family Protection Act          undated

3                    FDA Standards          undated

3                    Feminism          undated

3                    Fetal Surgery          undated

4                    Freind/Cunningham Bill (2 Folders)          1981

4                    Freind Legislation (HB 669)          undated

4                    Gay and Lesbian Civil and Legal Rights          undated

4                    GLCA          undated

4                    Hatch/Eagleton          undated

4                    Health Services          undated

4                    Hispanic Literature          undated

4                    Hyde Amendment (Includes Copies of Petitions)          undated

4                    Hysterectomy          undated

4                    International          undated

4                    International Women's Day          undated

4                    Labor Organizing          undated

4                    Legislative and Voting Directories          undated

4                    Lesbian Literature          undated

4                    Lesbian Mothers          undated

4                    Lesbians/Gays: Miscellaneous          undated

4                    Lesbians and the Black Community          undated

4                    Lesbians and the Family          undated

4                    Low Income Housing          undated

4                    Medical Abuse          undated

4                    Miscellaneous          undated

4                    Nazi Ideology and Practices          undated

4                    Networks          undated

4                    Nuclear Weapons          undated

4                    Philadelphia Gay Rights Bill (#1358)          undated

4                    Playboy Funding, Pros and Cons          undated

4                    Pornography          undated

4                    Pregnancy Discrimination          undated

4                    Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)          undated

4                    Racism          undated

4                    Rape          undated

4                    Resource Lists and Guides          undated

4                    Right to Know          undated

4                    Right Wing/Right to Life          undated

4                    Services, Miscellaneous          undated

4                    Sexual Harassment          undated

4                    Sexuality          undated

4                    Sterilization          undated

4                    ACLU Reports          undated

4                    Anti-Abuse Activism          undated

4                    Genocide          undated

4                    La Operacion (Film)          undated

4                    Laws and Regulations/Violations          undated

4                    Medical Information          undated

4                    Sterilization          undated

4                    Miscellaneous          undated

4                    Statistics          undated

4                    Voluntary Sterilization          undated

4                    Teenage Sex/Pregnancy          undated

4                    Third World Women          undated

4                    Welfare Rights          undated

4                    WIN Magazine          undated

4                    Women in Prison          undated

4                    Women Wise Magazine          undated

4                    Working Women          undated

4                    Workplace Hazards (2 Folders)          undated