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Papers of Betty Friedan, 1933-1985

Collection includes Betty Friedan's correspondence, financial and legal documents, research notes and drafts of writings, teaching notes, organizational records, photographs, audiovisual material, and memorabilia. Most of the material dates from the 1950s to the 1970s. Included is material about Friedan's career; manuscripts, contracts, editorial correspondence and reader letters relating to her books The Feminine Mystique and It Changed My Life; articles written for the labor press, popular women's magazines, and newspapers; poems and short stories written as a student at Smith College; questionnaires, 1957, to the Smith College class of 1942; notes and financial records for Friedan's 1972 campaign for delegate to the Democratic Convention; National Organization for Women (NOW) correspondence, founding documents, memos, minutes, and leaflets; printed material and correspondence re: NOW's Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Women's Political Caucus, the National Abortion Rights Action League, and other organizations; and items concerning the International Women's Year and Mexico City conferences (1975), as well as other national and international feminist and women's conferences. Also included are itineraries and correspondence about Friedan's many speaking engagements and course materials from classes she taught
Archival Material, English, 1933
78.35 linear feet. (167 file boxes, 3 folio boxes, 3 folio+ boxes, 1 oversize box) plus 4 folio+ folders, 2 supersize folders, 52 photograph folders, 4 folio photograph folders, 2 folio+ photograph folders, 2 negative folders, 2 slide folders, 57 audiotapes, 7 videotapes, 4 phonograph records, 2 objects, 1 reel of microfilm.
Materials in English