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Title:Abortion Action Coalition records
Dates:1970-1982
Call Number:M21
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1. Administration, 1973-1980
Volume:.80 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical
Summary:

This series reveals the administrative functions of the organization and is comprised of contacts and membership lists, correspondence, financial records, legislative liaison committee materials, minutes, and strategy and organization proposals.
BoxTitleDate
1Community Calls for Action: Letters1978-1979
Contacts
1Labor Contacts: Lists1979
1Members: List (2 folders)1978-1980
1On-Call People and Organizations: Mailing Lists1979
1 Sexual Assault Conference in South End: Contacts List1979
1Welfare Contacts: List1979
1Correspondence1978-1980
Finance
1Financial Ledger1979
1 Grant Funding: Correspondence, Drafts and Proposals1977-1979
1Groups Participating in City-Wide Fair: Listca. 1970
1Internal Education Day1979
1Introduction to Proposals for January 27th1979
Legislative Liaison Committee
1Abortion Law1973
Abortion Legislation
1General1974-1975
1Articles and Clippings1974
1Correspondence1974
1Facts Sheetsca. 1974
1Notes and Training Outline1974
1Notes on Self-Helpca. 1974
1Questionnaire on Abortion1974
1Citizen Lobbying1975
1Form Letters to Legislatorsca. 1978
1Legislation Relating to Abortion: Lists1978-1980
1Legislative Updates1977-1979
1 "Massachusetts Medicaid Program Information": Pamphlet1977
1Massachusetts Senate Votes1977-1978
1 "A Review of State [Abortion] Laws and Policies"1979
1"Testimony of Abortion Action Coalition"1978
1"The United States Law Week"1976-1977
1Letterheadca. 1970
1Minutes (13 folders)1977-1979
1Minutes of Steering Committee1978-1979
1Organizations and Acronymsca. 1970
1Orientation Packets (4 folders)1978
1"Our Suggestions on Feedback"ca. 1970
1Principles of Unity1977-1979
1Strategy Proposals1979
1Structure Proposals (2 folders)1977-1978
1Trip Reports1978
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2. Public Relations, 1978-1980
Volume:.80 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical
Summary:

This series documents AAC's publicity efforts and includes AAC brochures, flyers, letters to the editor, newsletters, petitions, press releases, songs, and speeches.
BoxTitleDate
Abortion Action Coalition
1Brochures (2 folders)1978
1Newsletter1978
Childbearing Rights Conference
1Conference Packets1978
1Correspondence and Drafts1978
1Resources on Childbearing Rights Issuesca. 1978
1Fall Mobilization: Correspondence1979
1, 4 Flyers (4 folders) n.d., 1978-1979
1"Guardian" Article and Responses1978
1"How to Media Package"ca. 1970
International Day of Action
1Chants1979
1Endorsers and Sponsors1979
1Flyers1979
1International Campaign for Abortion Rights1979
1 Northeast Coalition for Reproductive Rights [NCCR]: Correspondence, Newsletter and Press Releases (2 folders)1979
1Proposal for AAC's Involvement1979
1 Regional Planning Meeting: Agenda and Directions1978
Kaplan, Madge
1Mobilization for Survival Panel: Speech1978
1Notesca. 1970
1Kaufman, Joyce: Speech1977
1Letters to the Editor1978-1980
1Media Contactsca. 1970
1-2Morality Pamphlet (3 folders)1978-1979
2 "More than a Choice": Women Talk About Abortion: Pamphletca. 1979
2Petitions1977
2Press Releases1977-1980
2Rallies1977
2Reproductive Rights Conference: Handoutsca. 1978
2Sheridan, Clare: Speeches1978
2, 4Songs and Chants (2 folders)ca. 1970
2Speeches1977-1978
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3. Subject Files, 1970-1980
Volume:.80 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical
Summary:

This series indicates the issues with which AAC was particularly concerned and includes anti-abortion materials, articles, bibliographies, clippings, histories of abortion, and newsletters.
BoxTitleDate
2, 4Abortion: Articles and Fact Sheets1976-1981
2Abortion the Fight Gets Rough1978
Anti-Abortion Movement
2 "Arguments in Opposition to the Public Funding of Abortion"ca. 1970
2 Financing the Anti-Abortion Movement: Excerptsca. 1970
2"Massachusetts Citizens for Life" (2 folders)ca. 1977
2"The Monstrosity of Planned Parenthood"ca. 1970
2 "National Right to Life News" April and September1978
2Notes on Articles and Conferencesca. 1970
2Pamphlets1978-1981
2Price List from Phyllis Schlafly Reportca. 1970
2"The Right-Wing Attack on Women"1979
2Rockford College Institute: Brochures1978
2 "Testimony on Proposed Abortion Amendment Excerpted"1974
2"Voice for the Unconceived": Newsletter1970
2 "Who Are the Right-to-Lifers' and What Do They Want?": Draftca. 1970
2Bibliographies on Abortion and Women's Health Issues1974-1978
2"Bill of Reproductive Rights"ca. 1970
2Birth Control: Articles and Fact Sheets1974-1978
2Breast Issues: Articlesn.d.
Chronologies and Histories of Abortion and Women's Health Clinics
2General1971-1978
2 "Abortion A Description of How to Set About Getting an Abortion in Cambridge"n.d.
2 "The Abortion Business A Report on Free Standing Abortion Clinics": Pamphlet1975
2Charles Circle Clinic: Essayn.d.
2Clinics: List1978
2 "Crimes in the Clinic: A Report on Boston City Hospital"n.d.
2Clippings1972-1981
2Clippings Citations1981
2"Community News, Jamaica Plain": Newspaper1978
2"Dukakis' Veto on House Bill No. 6420"1977
2Edelin Abortion Trial: Articles, Correspondence and Flyers1975
2Graphics (3 folders)1970s
2"INFACT (Infant Formula Action Coalition)": Newspaperca. 1970
2Medical Issues for Womenn.d.
2Menstruation: Articlesn.d., 1974
2"A Plea to End Poverty"1977
2Polls on Abortion1973-1978
2 "Survey of Women Using Herbs to Bring on Menses and Induce Abortion"n.d.
2 "To the Parents and Friends of the Class of 1978": Letter/Fliern.d.
2"A View from the Loop": Newsletter1975
2Women and Health Care1974-1981
2"Women's Issues on the Hill"1978
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4. Non AAC Materials, 1973-1983
Volume: .80 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical
Summary:

Brochures, correspondence, fact sheets, flyers, legislative updates, newsletters, and publications.
BoxTitleDate
4Abortion: Articles and Fact Sheets1977-1979
2Abortion Rights Coalition: Brochures and Flyersn.d.
2 Abortion Rights Movement: Brochures, Correspondence and Newsletter (2 folders)1979
2Abortion Task Force/Peoples Alliance: Petition1978
2Boston Wages for Housework: Flyer1977
2 Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Inc: "A Short List of Women's Health Resources"1978
2 Catholics for a Free Choice: Correspondence, Newsletters, Pamphlets and Press Releases1973-1982
Coalition for Reproductive Freedom
2Administrative Materials1982-1983
2Adopt-A-Bus/Train Programca. 1983
2Agendas1981-1983
2Flyers1981-1982
2Legislative Updatesca. 1981
2Member Organizationsn.d.
Committee for Abortion Rights and Against Sterilization Abuse (CARASA)
2"Carasa News": Newsletter1978, 1981
2Constitution (2 folders)ca. 1970
2Correspondence1978-1982
2Flyers (2 folders)1978
2"Medical Facts: Guide to the Abortion Crisis"ca. 1970
2Pamphletsca. 1970
2"Sterilization: Right and Abuse of Rights"ca. 1970
2 "Summary of Discussion with Meredith Tax of CARASA"1978
2 "Women Under Attack: Abortion, Sterilization, Abuse and Reproductive Freedom"1979
2 Committee to End Sterilization Abuse: Fact Sheets (2 folders)n.d.
4Free County Voice: Newspaper1978
2 Massachusetts Childbearing Rights Alliance: Agenda, Conference Materials, Newsletter (3 folders)1978-1982
2 Medical Committee for Human Rights: Informational Material1977-178
2 MORAL, Constitutional Defense Project of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)1978-1979
2 National Abortion Campaign: Fact Sheets and Pamphlet (2 folders)1978
2National Abortion Federation: Memorandumca. 1970
National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)
2Action Alerts1977
2Citizen Lobbying: Fact Sheets and Speechca. 1970
2Correspondence: Internal and External1976-1978
2Flyers and Pamphlets1977
2Legislative Updates1978-1979
2Newsletter1977-1979
2"Organizing for Action"1976
2Public Relations: Polls and Press Releases1976-1979
2National Women's Health Network1978
New American Movement
2Correspondence1978
2Flyers and Pamphletsca. 1970
2 "Moving On: Monthly Magazine of the New American Movement"1978
2"Reproductive Rights Newsletter"1978-1979
3 "Women Organizing: A Socialist-Feminist Bulletin" no. 1-41978
3 Northeast Coalition for Reproductive Rights: Correspondenceca. 1970
Planned Parenthood
3Correspondencen.d., 1978
3Fact Sheets and Flyersn.d., 1979
3"Reports": Newsletter1978
3Resources1979
3Urgent Actions1978-1980
3 Public Workers for Choice: Flyers, Letters, Pamphlets and Petitionsca. 1974-1979
Publications
3 "Abortion: A Fundamental Right Under Attack": Brochuren.d.
3"Abortion: The Double Standard": Pamphlet1974
3"Abortion Eve": Comic Book1973
3 "Abortion: It's Our Right, Abortion Rights Week October 22-29, 1979": Pamphlets1979
3"Abortion: Our Bodies, Their Power": Pamphletn.d.
3 "Abortion: Public Issue, Private Decision": Pamphlet1975
3"Abortion Rights in Danger!": Pamphlet1975
3"Defend Your Freedom to Choose": Pamphletn.d.
3"Free Abortion on Demand!": Pamphletn.d.
3"Health Newsletter"1978
3"Health on Demand": Newslettern.d.
3"Legal Abortion": Pamphlet1977
3 "Legal Abortion: A Speakers Notebook": Pamphletn.d.
3"ProLife? So am I": Pamphletn.d.
3"Reflections": Newsletter1978
3 "Reproduction, Ethics, and Public Policy: The Federal Sterilization Regulations": Pamphletn.d.
3"Survival Kit": Newsletterca. 1978
3 "WATCH [Women Acting Together to Combat Harassment]": Newsletterca. 1977
3 "WIN: Peace and Freedom Thru Non-Violent Action": Newsletter1977-1980
3"Women and Health": Newsletter (ISIS)1978
Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights
3"Abortion Rights History"1973-1978
3Fact Sheetsn.d.
3Flyers and Pamphletsn.d.
3"Options": Newsletter1977-1980
3Speeches: Excerpts1976
Reproductive Rights National Network [R2N2] (Boston)
3"Boston R2N2" Newsletterca. 1980
3Correspondence1979-1981
3Flyers and Pamphletsn.d., 1982
3Principals of Unity: Draftn.d.
3Summary of Meeting1978
3Somerville Mental Health Clinic: Achievements List1978
4Songs and ChantsCa. 1970
3Traditional Childbearing Group: Flyern.d.
3Unions: Flyersn.d., 1978
3 Women's Health Concerns Committee: Informational Materialsn.d.
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