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Gretchen Kafoury Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Detailed Description

General Politics

Women's Rights

Equal Rights Alliance (ERA)

Campaigns and Elections

Legislature

Press

Special

Oversized



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Collection Overview

Title: Gretchen Kafoury Papers, 1968-1998Add to your cart.

ID: SC/2006.1

Primary Creator: Kafoury, Gretchen M. (1942-)

Extent: 13.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The arrangement of the collection reflects Kafoury’s original order, which varies between chronological and topical; loose material has been organized topically.

The series for this collection are General Politics (2 boxes), Women’s Rights (3 boxes) , Equal Rights Alliance (1 box) ,

Campaigns and Elections (1 box), Legislature (2 boxes), Press (1 box), Special (1 box), Oversized (1 box).

Date Acquired: 08/03/2006

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Topically, the Gretchen Kafoury Papers Collection is comprised largely of material from her time at the National Organization for Women (NOW), the Equal Rights Association (ERA) and the Oregon Women’s Political Caucus (OWPC). There is also material pertaining to campaigns and elections, including political ephemera from the 1968 and 1972 presidential campaigns, Betty Roberts' 1974 U.S. Senate race, and materials relating to the Oregon State Legislature from 1970-1981.

The printed matter of this collection includes artwork, canvassing materials, correspondence, handwritten notes, invitations, legislative bills, lobbyist forms, maps, meeting notices, newsletters, newspaper articles, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, postcards, programs, reference materials, and reports.

Biographical Note

Gretchen Kafoury was born in Walla Walla, WA. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Whitman College in 1963.

Post graduation she served in the Peace Corps from 1964 to 1966 in Iran. On returning to Portland in 1966 she began teaching English as a Second Language courses at Grant High School and then at Portland State University until 1971.

Throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s she volunteered for numerous political activities; including: Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign, Wayne Morse's 1968 Senate, and Betty Roberts’ 1974 gubernatorial campaign. She was a founding member of Oregon NOW in 1970 as well as the Oregon Women's Political Caucus in 1971.

Kafoury political career began with her election to the Oregon State House of Representatives from 1977 to 1982. From 1985 to 1990 she sat on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, and was then elected City Commissioner for Portland in 1991 and served there until 1998.

From 1999 until her retirement in 2008, Kafoury taught at Portland State University's Hatfield School of Government.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: General Politics],
[Series 2: Women's Rights],
[Series 3: Equal Rights Alliance (ERA)],
[Series 4: Campaigns and Elections],
[Series 5: Legislature],
[Series 6: Press],
[Series 7: Special],
[Series 8: Oversized],
[All]

Series 2: Women's RightsAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: General. 1972. JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: General. 1972. September-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: General. 1973. JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: General. 1973. May-JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: General. 1973. OctoberAdd to your cart.
bulk ACLU
Folder 6: General. 1973. OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: General. 1973. November-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: General. 1974. January-MayAdd to your cart.
bulk Abortion
Folder 9: General. 1974. January-MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: General. 1974. January-MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: General. 1974. June-JulyAdd to your cart.
bulk NOW
Folder 12: General. 1974. AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: General. 1974. SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: General. 1974. October-DecemberAdd to your cart.
bulk NOW
Folder 15: General. 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 16: General. 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 17: General. 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 18: General. 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 19: General. 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 20: General. 1977Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: AbortionAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Child CareAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Abortion Information Referral Service (AIRS)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: National Commission on the Observation of International Women’s  Year (IWY)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: IWY. HoustonAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: IWY. Washington D.C.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Jane Jefferson (Democratic Women’s Club)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Jane Jefferson (Democratic Women’s Club)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: National Organization for Women (NOW). Chapter HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: NOW.“Here This” PublicationAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: NOW, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 12: NOW, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 13: NOW, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 14: NOW, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 15: NOW, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 16: NOW, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 17: NOW, 1974Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: NOW, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: NOW. GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: NOW. GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Oregon Women’s Political Caucus (OWPC), June-August, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: OWPC, September-November, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 6: OWPC. National Convention, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: OWPC. National Convention, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 8: OWPC. MiscAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: OWPC. OversizedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Portland Women’s Conference (PWC)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Women’s Rights Project-ACLU (WRP)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Women’s Rights Project-ACLU (WRP)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Women’s Rights Project-ACLU (WRP)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Misc Women’s Rights GroupsAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: General Politics],
[Series 2: Women's Rights],
[Series 3: Equal Rights Alliance (ERA)],
[Series 4: Campaigns and Elections],
[Series 5: Legislature],
[Series 6: Press],
[Series 7: Special],
[Series 8: Oversized],
[All]


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