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National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.). Anne Martin Chapter Records

Identifier: 82-47
The collection is divided into two series: administrative records, and subject files. The administrative records consist of minutes, agendas, financial documents, correspondence, membership files, bylaws, and newsletters. The bulk of this series dates from 1983-1991.

Series II contains subject files which include activities of the Chapter such as the "Good Guys" awards and the Barbara Bennett scholarships, as well as timely topics of interest, such as legislation. This series is arranged alphabetically and follows the Chapter's original order.


  • 1972-1991



Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


2 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)


Includes minutes, correspondence, by-laws, financial filed, subject fileds, newsletters, copies of senate bills, goals and objective statements, and flyers from the Reno, Nevada chapter of a bi-partisan group which encourages qualified women to seek public office.

Administrative History

The National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.) (henceforth, NWPC) was formed in 1971 to increase the number of women in all aspects of political life- as elected and appointed officials, as judges in state and federal courts, as delegates to national party conventions, as lobbyists, campaigners, and voters.

The Anne Martin Chapter of NWPC was organized in Reno, Nevada, on April 12, 1972, as the Women's Political Caucus of Northern Nevada. The purpose was to organize at a local level to ensure that women were fairly represented in elective and appointive political offices, to affectively raise women's issues in every election; and to press to see that women held policy-making positions in the political parties. Barbara Bennett was selected as temporary chair; twenty-one women attended the first meeting.

The Anne Martin Chapter was very active in working to achieve their goals, holding fund raisers to raise money for women candidates for office and to provide scholarships in honor of Barbara Bennett. Since 1987 the chapter has awarded "Good Guys" awards to men in the Reno, Sparks, and Carson City communities, honoring them for their work in support of women's issues. The Chapter also participated in and helped sponsor yearly statewide "Women in Politics" conferences.


The records of the National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.), Anne Martin Chapter are arranged into the following series:

I. Administrative Records

II. Subject Files

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records of the Anne Martin Chapter of NWPC were donated in two increments to the Special Collections Department by Carrie Townley in 1982 and by Jackie Reilly in 1993.

Related Materials

Some additional records of the Anne Martin Chapter are included in the Isabel Kimble papers (collection number 88-26) in the Special Collections Department. The Chapter records in the Kimble collection include minutes, correspondence, bylaws, newsletters, and clippings for the period 1973-1983.

Separated Materials

Video tapes 1-3 have been moved to the Photo Archives within this department and can be found as part of photo collection UNRS-P1995-23, along with 190 images
A Guide to the Records of The National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.) - Anne Martin Chapter
Susan Searcy
December 28, 1993
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

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