Box 21 Folder 1
This folder shows a crucial shift in chapters in the area. The charter of East Broward NOW "was pulled by the state of Florida" in January 1975 because of censorship by Florida NOW. Document 6 contains more information about this transition and the new chapter convening of Fort Lauderdale NOW in 1975.
An interesting anecdote involves a woman who was positively impacted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 1975. In a newsletter editorial, Jean Wonser explains that she was given an interview with the Division of Corrections in St. Lucie County, Florida "as a result of ... charges filed" by the EEOC in the previous year.
- Document 1 - June 1975 newsletter of Ft. Lauderdale NOW with information about upcoming events.
- Document 2 - July 1975 newsletter of Ft. Lauderdale NOW with detailed event information and chapter updates.
- Document 3 - August 1975 newsletter with information about upcoming chapter events and programs and an editorial about the EEOC.
- Document 4 - Letter from JoAnn Alderman dated March 18, 1975 with updates about changing the chapter name from East Broward NOW.
- Document 5 - Letter from an unknown writer to JoAnn Alderman discussing the name change of Fort Lauderdale NOW. Estimated date is May 9, 1975.
- Document 6 - Chapter correspondence between JoAnn Alderman, Suzanne E. Doty, Jackie Frost, and Margaret Barovich dated May 12, 1975. This document discusses convening the new Fort Lauderdale NOW chapter.
- Document 7 - Ft. Lauderdale NOW chapter correspondence between Valerie Adams and JoAnn Alderman dated May 21, 1975 about forming a new chapter and separating from Broward NOW.
- Document 8 - Correspondence dated July 31, 1975 from Ft. Lauderdale NOW Public Relations chair Karen Selinger to Assistant State Coordinator Valerie Adams announcing the first chapter meeting.
- Document 9 - Postcard dated August 15, 1975 from Karen Selinger inviting Valerie Adams to the first meeting of Fort Lauderdale NOW.
- "A Guide to the Records of the Florida National Organization for Women." George A. Smathers University. https://web.archive.org/web/20140621031527/http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/FLNOW.htm Retrieved 21 Jun. 2014.
- Box 21 Folder 1 Document 6 p. 2
- Box 21 Folder 1 Document 5 p. 1
- Box 21 Folder 1 Document 3 p. 1