Diane Naser Memorial Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title
Diane Naser Memorial Collection
Date
1967-1974
Extent
2.57 Cubic feet
Subjects
Feminism--Kentucky.
Maternal and infant welfare--Kentucky.
Memorandums.
Sex discrimination in employment.
Women in education--Kentucky.
Women's health services--Kentucky.
Women's rights--Kentucky.
Women--Employment--Kentucky.
Women--Kentucky--Social conditions.
Women--Services for--Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess
Preferred Citation
75M23: [identification of item], Diane Naser Memorial Collection, 1967-1974, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Diane Naser was an unsuccessful candidate for the presidency of the student government at the University of Kentucky in 1973. Rebecca Westerfield was a vice president of the student government in the early 1970s.
Scope and Content
The Diane Naser Memorial Collection consists of materials relating to the women's movement in Lexington, Kentucky, particularly at the University of Kentucky, during the later 1960s and early 1970s. The collection contains the correspondence of Rebecca Westerfield, vice president of UK's student government; minutes and organizational notes for the Women's Political Caucus; government publications; university memoranda; and two scrapbooks of clippings from the Kentucky Kernel, UK's student newspaper. Issues covered in the collection include equal employment, daycare, women's health, and women's studies.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Daycare, 1971-1973

  • Box 1, Folder 1
Scope and Contents note

The Daycare series contains documents regarding daycare services for female employees.

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Equal Employment Opportunity for Women, 1967-1973

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The Equal Employment Opportunity for Women series comprises government documents, legislative materials, pamphlets, reports, articles, and university administrative materials regarding the equal employment of women.

Miscellaneous, 1971-1973

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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American Association of Colleges, The Project on the Status and Education of Women, 1971-1973

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Federal Government, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1970-1972

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Federal government publications, 1969-1973

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Federal Government Publications, Higher Education Guidelines, 1972

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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University of Kentucky correspondence, 1971-1972

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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University of Kentucky, Equal Opportunity panel, 1972-1973

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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University of Kentucky, Miscellaneous, 1972-1973

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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University of Kentucky, personnel, 1970-1973

  • Box 2, Folder 1-3
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University of Kentucky, Report on the Status of Women, 1970-1971

  • Box 2, Folder 4
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University of Kentucky, Women's Equity Action League, 1967, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5
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Equal Rights Amendment, 1970-1972

  • Box 2, Folder 6
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The Equal Rights Amendment series contains a copy of the amendment proposed by the Citizen's Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 1970 as well as a copy of the amendment vote in the 1972 General Assembly of the Kentucky Legislature. Articles and newspaper clippings regarding the amendment are also included.

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Kentucky Commission on Women, 1973-1974

  • Box 2, Folder 7
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The Kentucky Commission on Women series contains copies of commission meeting minutes and memos.

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Kentucky, University of, 1970-1974

Scope and Contents note

The Kentucky, University of series contains documents created or endorsed by the Student Government's Council for Women's Concerns. This includes correspondence by Rebecca Westerfield, Student Government vice president; a copy of the Student Government constitution; council member information; informative literature about birth control and abortion; event programs; and administrative reports.

Student Government, 1971-1973

  • Box 2, Folder 8
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Student Government, Council on Women's Concerns, Administration, 1971-1974

  • Box 2, Folder 9
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Student Government, Council of Women's Concerns Handouts at Council on Women's Concerns Information Table, 1973

  • Box 2, Folder 10
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Student Government, Council on Women's Concerns, correspondence, 1971

  • Box 3, Folder 1
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Student Government, Council on Women's Concerns, programs, 1973

  • Box 3, Folder 2
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Student Government, Council on Women's Concerns, publications, 1971-1973

  • Box 3, Folder 3
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Student Government, Report on the Status of UK Women, 1970-1973

  • Box 3, Folder 4-5
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Kentucky Women's Political Caucus, 1971-1974

Scope and Contents note

The Kentucky Women's Political Caucus series contains copies of speeches by Rebecca Westerfield, promotional and informative materials about the caucus, newsletters, election ballots, and Caucus convention agendas and registration forms. The series also includes information about the Socialist Caucus, a subdivision of the Women's Political Caucus.

Miscellaneous, 1971-1973

  • Box 3, Folder 6
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Newsletters, 1972-1974

  • Box 3, Folder 7
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Convention, 1973

  • Box 3, Folder 8
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Correspondence, 1972-1974

  • Box 3, Folder 9
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Elections, 1973

  • Box 3, Folder 10
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Organizational meeting, 1972

  • Box 4, Folder 1
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Socialist caucus, 1971-1973

  • Box 4, Folder 2
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Lexington Women's Center, 1971-1974

  • Box 4, Folder 3
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The Lexington Women's Center series consists of newsletters and informative materials about the Lexington Women's Center, a daycare facility. In addition, the series contains copies of the Lexington Women's Yellow Pages and the Women's Liberation Newsletter.

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McGovern presidential campaign, 1972

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The McGovern presidential campaign series contains a roster of campaign employees and volunteers, propaganda for George McGovern and the Democratic Party, and newspaper clippings.

Lexington, 1972

  • Box 4, Folder 4
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Literature, 1972

  • Box 4, Folder 5
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Clippings, 1972

  • Box 4, Folder 6
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Lexington Women's Political Caucus, 1971-1973

  • Box 4, Folder 7
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The Lexington Women's Political Caucus series contains rosters, meeting minutes, and newsletters for the Caucus.

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Miscellaneous, 1972-1973, undated

  • Box 4, Folder 8-10
Scope and Contents note

The Miscellaneous series contains newsletters, booklets, bulletins, essay, and articles about women's rights and feminism.

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National Organization for Women, 1973

  • Box 4, Folder 11
Scope and Contents note

The National Organization for Women series contains Louisville chapter information and promotional materials.

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National Women's Political Caucus, 1971-1973

  • Box 5, Folder 1
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The National Women's Political Caucus series contains newsletters and organizational information.

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New American Movement, 1973

  • Box 5, Folder 2
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The New American Movement series contains presentations and newsletters on social feminism.

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Political Materials, 1972-1973

Scope and Contents note

The Political Materials series contains a record of the number of young people at the Democratic Convention as well as essays and newspaper clippings about feminism and women's rights. Also included is a copy of "Social Conflict and Political Estrangement" by Arthur H. Miller, Thad A. Brown, and Alden S. Raine, presented at the 1973 Midwest Political Science Association Convention.

Political material, 1972-1973

  • Box 5, Folder 4
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"Social Conflict and Political Estrangement", 1973

  • Box 5, Folder 3
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Publications, 1971-1973

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The Publications series contains newsletter and journals regarding women and feminism, such as Womankind, Playgirl, Spokeswoman, and Women Today.

Miscellaneous, 1971-1973

  • Box 5, Folder 5
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The Spokeswoman

  • Box 5, Folder 6
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Women Today, 1972-1973

  • Box 5, Folder 7
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Women's health, 1971-1974

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The Women's health series contains informative materials from Planned Parenthood and the Student Health Advisory Committee about women's health issues. Government bulletins and newspaper clippings document the national debate about abortion laws. The series also contains bulletins from the Reproductive Freedom League, an organization dedicated to preserving a person's right control their own reproductive life.

Women's health, 1971-1974

  • Box 5, Folder 8
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Abortion, 1971-1974

  • Box 5, Folder 9
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Abortion, Legislative Hearing: Abortion, Information Bulletin No. 95, 1972

  • Box 5, Folder 10
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Correspondence, 1973-1974

  • Box 6, Folder 2
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Reproductive Freedom League, Lexington, Kentucky, 1974

  • Box 6, Folder 1
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Women's Political Caucuses, 1972-1973

  • Box 6, Folder 3
Scope and Contents note

The Women's Political Caucuses series includes administrative materials for state caucuses outside of Kentucky.

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Women's Studies, 1972-1974

Scope and Contents note

The Women's Studies series contains analyses of women's studies programs in universities across the nation, course listings and descriptions of classes at the University of Kentucky, the UK Women's Studies committee roster and memos, and library bibliographies of women's studies materials.

Women's Studies, 1972

  • Box 6, Folder 4
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University of Kentucky, Courses and Programs, 1972

  • Box 6, Folder 5
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University of Kentucky, Women's Studies Committee, 1972-1974

  • Box 6, Folder 6
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University of Kentucky, 1973

  • Box 6, Folder 7
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Scrapbooks: Kentucky Kernel coverage of Women's Issues and the Women's Movement, Volume I-II, 1972-1973

  • Item 1
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The Scrapbooks series contains two volumes of newspaper clippings from the Kentucky Kernel, the University of Kentucky's student newspaper. The clippings document women's issues and women's movement.

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