Oregon Women’s Political History Collections.


The Oregon Women’s Political History Collections constitute a large grouping of individual manuscript collections with a common focus. These collections document the continuing efforts of women in Oregon to “promote equitable representation of women and women’s interests in the decision-making process of government by maximizing the inclusion and involvement of women in political activities through education and action.” These records of organizations and the personal papers of these women activists reveal their endeavors to achieve equal human rights for all people regardless of sex, color, race, or religion. The documents evidence as well their ongoing work to promote equitable representation of women in political office at the local, state, and national levels. The collections contain correspondence, reports, financial papers, publications, conference proceedings, and training materials. The Oregon Women’s Political History Collections include the records of the Oregon Women’s Political Caucus, the records of Oregon NOW, and many collections of individual women, including the Gretchen Kafoury Papers, the Margie Hendrikson Papers, the Eleanor Davis Papers, and the Merry Demarest Collection.

Partner Information:

Special Collections and University Archives
University of Oregon Libraries
1501 Kincaid Street
Eugene, OR 97405


Linda Long, Manuscripts Librarian
(541) 346-1906
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Finding Aids:

Individual finding aids are not yet available, but the collections are accessible for research. Contact the repository for more