Patricia Hrszysyn Papers

Women’s Museum of California

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Finding guide to The Patricia Hrycyszyn Papers

1972 – 2012

 

 

Title: Patricia Hrycyszyn Papers, National Organization for Women (NOW) San Diego Chapter President 1979-1980

 

Accession Number: AC-020

         

Creator: Patricia Hrycyszyn

Head Archivists: Bonnie Domingos and Julia Friedman

Prepared By: Frances Wolven

Updated By: Britany Valdez

 

Date Acquired: April, 2nd 2010

Patricia Hrycyszyn

5190 Abuela Dr. San Diego, Ca 92124

(858) 292-5259

 

Date Processed: November 17, 2013

Date Updated: October 17, 2016

 

Location: Women’s Museum of California

2730 Suite #103 Historic Decatur San Diego, CA, 92106

 

Access Terms

This Collection should be indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Feminism -- California -- San Diego

Feminists -- California -- San Diego -- Sources

Women -- California -- San Diego

Women -- California -- San Diego County -- Societies and clubs

Women -- Legal status, laws, etc

Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- California -- San Diego County

Women's rights

Women's rights -- California -- San Diego County

 

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the collections manager at the Women’s Museum of California. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

 

Use Restrictions:  This collection is open for research.

             

Provenance: unknown

 

Historical Note

The National Organization for Women (NOW), San Diego Chapter, was formed in 1970 to lobby for the enforcement of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and works toward the elimination of discrimination against women in job and educational opportunities as well as to advocate for safe reproductive access, promoting diversity, marriage equality and to education the public on issues such as abortion, sexual assault, employment discrimination, and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

 

Biographical Note

Patricia Hrycyszyn, as the 1979 chapter president of NOW San Diego, was highly involved in supporting and rallying for the ratification of the ERA. San Diego County NOW and the League of Women Voters established an active drive for the ratification of the ERA by opening an ERA resource center. The fight for the ERA continued with writing letters to newspapers and politicians, rallies, workshops, and fund raising events. Patricia utilized her presidency to work effectively and actively towards ratifying the ERA by urging influential politicians to recognize the magnitude and significance of the ERA. After her presidency and the unsuccessful conclusion to ratify the ERA in 1982, Patricia continued to reflect on the ERA through newsletters addressed to the chapter in which she reframed the issue by questioning and highlighting the problems and shortcomings of the ratification deadline. Patricia used her leadership and dedicated herself to further advance and make recognizable the efforts of the NOW San Diego Chapter in advocating for women to gain equality and to demand rights based on women’s humanity.

 

Scope and Contents of Material

The collection documents local civil rights; local government and politics; state government and politics; national government and politics; health services; reproductive rights; pregnancy and civil rights; abortion; law and legal profession; organized labor; decriminalization of prostitution; sex-work industry; rape; and women-in government/politics. The majority of records include newspapers from leading organizations such as the National NOW Times 1975-1980, Women’s Political Times 1979-1980, The Longest Revolution 1976-1981, and Spokeswoman 1972-1978. Also NOW San Diego County newsletters from 1977-1981, National Women’s Political Caucus 1978-1981, National Abortion Rights and Action League 1974-1980, and the Feminist Alliance against Rape & National Communication Network 1977-1987.

 

Related Collections

San Diego State University Special Collections & University Archives has a collection “Guide to the National Organization for Women (NOW), San Diego Chapter Records” Collection MS-0045. Access via http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt7199r88w/dsc/#c01-1.3.7.3

 

 

CONTAINER LIST:

*Note: Subseries V consists of an item-level arrangement and it is therefore organized differently based on its contents.

Series I: Publications

Subseries I: Newspapers

Box 1             Folder 1 of 20: National N.O.W. Times 1975
                      Folder 2 of 20: National N.O.W. Times Jan.-Dec. 1976
                      Folder 3 of 20: National N.O.W. Times Jan.-Dec. 1977
                      Folder 4 of 20: National N.O.W. Times Jan.-Dec. 1978
                      Folder 5 of 20: National N.O.W. Times Jan.-Dec. 1979
                      Folder 6 of 20: National N.O.W. Times 1980/1981
                      Folder 7 of 20: Misc. Conference Publications 1977-1979
                      Folder 8 of 20: The N.O.W. Times (Calif. Based) 1979-April-Sept.
                      Folder 9 of 20: Women’s Political Times 1979-1980-June-Dec.
                      Folder 10 of 20: The Longest Revolution (T.L.R.) 1976-1977
                      Folder 11 of 20: The Longest Revolution (T.L.R.) 1978-1979
                      Folder 12 of 20: The Longest Revolution (T.L.R.) 1980-1981
                      Folder 13 of 20: Spokeswoman 1972-1973
                      Folder 14 of 20: Spokeswoman 1974
                      Folder 15 of 20: Spokeswoman 1975
                      Folder 16 of 20: Spokeswoman 1976
                      Folder 17 of 20: Spokeswoman 1977
                      Folder 18 of 20: Spokeswoman Jan.-Dec. 1978
                      Folder 19 of 20: Spokeswoman March-Dec. 1979- Feb. /June 1980
                      Folder 20 of 20: Misc. Publications

Subseries II: Newsletters

Box 2             Folder 1 of 26: California Feminist Federal Credit Union (FCU), 2000 – 2007
                      Folder 2 of 26: California Feminist FCU Postcards, March 2003 – Nov. 2010
                      Folder 3 of 26: Women’s Southwest FCU, 2009 – 2012
                      Folder 4 of 26: Misc. CA Fem FCU Resources
                      Folder 5 of 26: Feminist Alliance Against Rape and National Communication
                                              Network, July / Aug. – Nov. / Dec. 1978 
                      Folder 6 of 26: Feminist Alliance Against Rape and National Communication
                                              Network, Jan. / Feb. 1979 – Summer / Autumn 1980
                      Folder 7 of 26: Feminist Alliance Against Rape and National Communication
                                               Network, Summer – Winter / Spring 1981
                      Folder 8 of 26: Feminist Alliance Against Rape and National Communication
                                               Network, Spring – Autumn 1982
                      Folder 9 of 26: Feminist Alliance Against Rape and National Communication 
                                               Network, 1983 – 1984
                      Folder 10 of 26: Feminist Alliance Against Rape and National Communication
                                                 Network, 1985 – 1987 
                      Folder 11 of 26: National Abortion Rights Action League, Dec. 1974 – Dec. 1975
                      Folder 12 of 26: National Abortion Rights Action League, April – Dec. 1976
                      Folder 13 of 26: National Abortion Rights Action League, March – Dec. 1977
                      Folder 14 of 26: National Abortion Rights Action League,
                                                 Jan. / Feb. – March / Dec. 1978
                      Folder 15 of 26: National Abortion Rights Action League, July – Dec. 1979
                      Folder 16 of 26: National Abortion Rights Action League, Jan. – March 1980
                      Folder 17 of 26: NOW California, Dec. 1976 – March 1981
                      Folder 18 of 26: NOW San Diego County, Oct. 1977 – Nov. 1978
                      Folder 19 of 26: NOW San Diego County, Jan. 1979 – Nov. 1980
                      Folder 20 of 26: NOW San Diego County, Jan. 1981 – May 1981
                      Folder 21 of 26: NOW San Diego County Chapter, Feb. 1980 – March 1981
                      Folder 22 of 26: NOW San Diego County Chapter, no dates
                      Folder 23 of 26: National Women’s Political Caucus, June 1978 – Dec. 1979
                      Folder 24 of 26: National women’s Political Caucus, Feb. 1980 – June 1981
                      Folder 25 of 26: Misc. Publications, Nov. 1974 – Aug. / Sept. 1983
                      Folder 26 of 26: Misc. Publications, no dates

Subseries III: Rape and Prostitution Publications

Box 3           Folder 1 of 14: California State Statistics
                    Folder 2 of 14: Criminal Justice Profiles & Survey Reports
                    Folder 3 of 14: Correspondence; Prostitution Task Force & the Sexual Assault Task Force
                     Folder 4 of 14: National Center for the Prevention & Control of Rape. U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare Bibliography
                     Folder 5 of 14: Newspaper Clippings, 1974 – 1979
                     Folder 6 of 14: Newspaper Clippings, 1980
                     Folder 7 of 14: Newspaper Clippings, 1981
                     Folder 8 of 14: Newspaper Clippings, 1982
                     Folder 9 of 14: Newspaper Clippings, 1983
                     Folder 10 of 14: Misc. Newspaper Clippings and Articles
                     Folder 11 of 14: Magazines, 1970 – 1985
                     Folder 12 of 14: Pamphlets
                     Folder 13 of 14: Conferences
                     Folder 14 of 14: Miscellaneous Resources  

Subseries IV: Misc. Education & Equality in the Workplace Publications

Box 4           Folder 1 of 12: Newsletter Clippings, Sept. / Oct. 1973 – Winter 1980
                    Folder 2 of 12: Newsletter Clippings, Feb. 1981 – Winter 1982
                    Folder 3 of 12: Misc. articles, no dates
                    Folder 4 of 12: Magazines, Jan. 1958 – Aug. 1982
                    Folder 5 of 12: Magazines, Sept. 1970 – June 1980
                    Folder 6 of 12: Misc., no dates
                    Folder 7 of 12: Newspaper Clippings, 1973 – 1979
                    Folder 8 of 12: Newspaper Clippings, 1980 – 1982
                    Folder 9 of 12: Misc. Newspaper Clippings, no dates
                    Folder 10 of 12: Pamphlets
                    Folder 11 of 12: Reference Resources: Booklets, Handbooks, Manuals
                    Folder 12 of 12: Miscellaneous Resources

Subseries V: Abortion and Pro-Life Publications

Box 5           Folder 1 of 39: Brochures & Pamphlets
                    Folder 2 of 39: Letters to Editors, 1975 – 1990
                    Folder 3 of 39: Letters to Editors, no dates  
                    Folder 4 of 39: Letters to Politicians, 1975 – 1993
                    Folder 5 of 39: Letters by Readers to newspapers, 1978 – 1983
                    Folder 6 of 39: Misc. notes, letters, and drafts – no dates  
                    Folder 7 of 39: Newspaper Clippings, 1973 – 1978
                    Folder 8 of 39: Newspaper Clippings, 1979 – 1982
                    Folder 9 of 39: Newspaper Clippings, 1983 – 1984
                    Folder 10 of 39: Newspaper Clippings, 1985 – 1987
                    Folder 11 of 39: Newspaper Clippings, 1988 – 1989  
                    Folder 12 of 39: Newspaper Clippings, 1990 – 1991
                    Folder 13 of 39: Newspaper Clippings, 1992 – 1994
                    Folder 14 of 39: Newspaper Clippings, 1995 – 1999
                    Folder 15 of 39: Newspaper Clippings, 2000 – 2001
                    Folder 16 of 39: Misc. Newspaper Clippings, no dates
                    Folder 17 of 39: NOW Public Service Announcements & Bulletins, 1976 – 1979
                    Folder 18 of 39: Misc. Announcements & Bulletins, no dates
                    Folder 19 of 39: NOW Speeches, 1973 – 1980   
                    Folder 20 of 39: NOW Legislation Correspondence
                                              Item 1. Federal Defense of Anti-abortion Amendments Correspondence, 1978 – 1979
                                              Item 2. Federal Funding of Medicaid on Abortion Correspondence, 1977 – 1978
                                              Item 3. Federal Pregnancy Disability Bill Correspondence, 1978
                                              Item 4. Hyde Amendment Correspondence, 1977 – 1978
                                              Item 5. Notes on State & Federal Anti-Abortion Legislation House Correspondence, 1978
                                              Item 6. Public Health Legislation Correspondence, 1978
                                              Item 7. State Funding of Medicaid on Abortion Correspondence, 1978
                                              Item 8. Misc. drafts, no dates
                      Folder 21 of 39: Misc. Correspondence, 1978 – 2000
                      Folder 22 of 39: NOW v. Scheidler press release & news articles, 1998 (F8)
                      Folder 23 of 39: Operation Rescue California, Feb. 1994 – May 1995
                      Folder 24 of 39: Operation Rescue California, no dates
                      Folder 25 of 39: Operation Rescue National, Nov. 1996 – Nov. 1997
                      Folder 26 of 39: Operation Rescue National, 1998
                      Folder 27 of 39: Operation Rescue National, Jan. 1999 – May 2000
                      Folder 28 of 39: Operation Rescue West, Oct. 1994 – April 1999
                      Folder 29 of 39: Pro-Life Editorials & Op-Eds, 1980 – 1995
                      Folder 30 of 39: Pro-Life Editorials & Op-Eds, 1996
                      Folder 31 of 39: Pro-Life Editorials & Op-Eds, 1997 – 2000
                      Folder 32 of 39: Pro-Life Editorials & Op-Eds, no dates
                      Folder 33 of 39: Pro-Life Literature, no dates  
                      Folder 34 of 39: Pro-Life Newspaper Clippings, 1977 – 1980
                      Folder 35 of 39: Pro-Life Newspaper Clippings, 1981 – 1983
                      Folder 36 of 39: Pro-Life Newspaper Clippings, 1987 – 1992
                      Folder 37 of 39: Women’s Reproductive Rights
                                                 Item 1. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Reproductive Freedom Project, no date
                                                 Item 2. NOW Reproductive Rights Amendments – Legislative Proposals, Sept. 1979  
                                                 Item 3. NOW Women’s Reproductive Rights Resource Kit, 1980
                                                 Item 4. NOW Women’s Reproductive Rights Resource Kit, 1989
                                                 Item 5. Misc. resources, no dates

Box 6           Folder 38 of 39: Reference resources: Handbooks, Manuals, Reports
                    Folder 39 of 39: Miscellaneous resources

Subseries VI: Stickers and Apparel

Box 6           Folder 1 of 2: Feminist and political stickers
                     Folder 2 of 2: Apparel – Pro-choice shirt