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Eleanor R. Davis Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Oregon Council for Women's Equality (OCWE)

Oregon Women's Political Caucus (OWPC)

Women's Rights Coalition (WRC)

Subject Files

Publications



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By Bryce R. Henry

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Collection Overview

Title: Eleanor R. Davis Papers, 1971-2001Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1971-1990

ID: SC/2009.2

Primary Creator: Davis, Eleanor R. (1922-)

Extent: 1.75 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 03/05/2009

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Eleanor R. Davis Papers comprise 2 linear feet of professional and personal documents, including printed materials, reports, correspondence, scrapbooks, notes, clippings, photographs, ephemera, and video and audio recordings.

This collection includes a significant amount of material relating to Davis’ work on the advancement of women in Oregon. This includes her involvement in groups such as the Task Force on Sex Discrimination in Education, the State Advisory Council on Sex Discrimination in Employment, the Oregon Council for Women's Equality, the American Association of University Women, the Unitarian Church, and a variety of other civil rights-related commissions and task forces.

Collection Historical Note

Eleanor Davis was born in Seattle, WA in 1922. She majored in Sociology at the University of Washington. She and her husband, Charles, settled in Portland in 1951.

In the early 1960s Davis became active in the American Association of University Women and the women's group at the First Unitarian Church. She was elected to the national board of the Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation in 1964 where she served for six years. In 1971 Davis helped form the Oregon Council for Women’s Equality, and became a chief advocate for the advancement of women in Oregon. From 1974-1984 she was employed as a paid field investigator in the Civil Rights Division of the Oregon Bureau of Labor.

Through her social activism and political advocacy, Oregon passed the Equal Rights Amendment, after which Davis went on to serve the state in a variety of volunteer capacities. Her passions for women’s equality and social justice led her to work with the Task Force on Sex Discrimination in Education, the State Advisory Council on Sex Discrimination in Employment, the Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women, and a variety of other civil rights-related commissions and task forces.

Biographical Note

Eleanor Davis was born in Seattle, WA in 1922. She majored in Sociology at the University of Washington. She and her husband, Charles, settled in Portland in 1951.

In the early 1960s Davis became active in the American Association of University Women and the women's group at the First Unitarian Church. She was elected to the national board of the Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation in 1964 where she served for six years. In 1971 Davis helped form the Oregon Council for Women’s Equality, and became a chief advocate for the advancement of women in Oregon.  From 1974-1984 she was employed as a paid field investigator in the Civil Rights Division of the Oregon Bureau of Labor.

Through her social activism and political advocacy, Oregon passed the Equal Rights Amendment, after which Davis went on to serve the state in a variety of volunteer capacities.  Her passions for women’s equality and social justice led her to work with the Task Force on Sex Discrimination in Education, the State Advisory Council on Sex Discrimination in Employment, the Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women, and a variety of other civil rights-related commissions and task forces.

Administrative Information

Repository: Finding Aids: Special Collections & University Archives

Acquisition Source: Eleanor R. Davis


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Oregon Council for Women's Equality (OCWE), 1975, undated],
[Series 2: Oregon Women's Political Caucus (OWPC), 1971-1983, undated],
[Series 3: Women's Rights Coalition (WRC), 1971-2001, undated],
[Series 4: Subject Files, 1971, undated],
[Series 5: Publications],
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Series 2: Oregon Women's Political Caucus (OWPC), 1971-1983, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 3: OWPC, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Portland Area Women's Political Caucus, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: National Women's Political Caucus Keynote Speeches, September 9-11, 1977Add to your cart.
Box set of 6 cassette tapes titled: "22 of America's Most Outstanding Women -- Their Keynot Speeches -- Recorded Live at the National Women's Political Caucus -- San Jose, CA" from the 1977 Caucus entitled Women, Power, and Politics.
Folder 6: "Caucus '77: Women, Power, and Politics", September 9-11, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder packet from the caucus containing schedule and related information
Folder 7: OWPC Legislative Directory, 1979Add to your cart.
60th Legislative Session, 1979
Folder 8: OWPC Analysis, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: NWPC Convention, San Jose, September, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 10: OWPC Affirmative Action Plan, 1981-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Caucus and Welfare, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: OWPC Nomination Ceremony, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 13: OWPC Nomination Ceremony, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 14: NWPC brochure, undatedAdd to your cart.
"1st Western Regional Leadership Conference and Retreat" at Timberline Lodge, Mount Hood, Portland, OR
Folder 15: OWPC Long-range Planning -- Amin. Sub-committee, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 16: OWPC, 1971-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 17: OWPC, 1980-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 18: NWPC Newsletters, undatedAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Oregon Council for Women's Equality (OCWE), 1975, undated],
[Series 2: Oregon Women's Political Caucus (OWPC), 1971-1983, undated],
[Series 3: Women's Rights Coalition (WRC), 1971-2001, undated],
[Series 4: Subject Files, 1971, undated],
[Series 5: Publications],
[All]


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