Exhibit Features Materials from the National Organization for Women

Currently on display in Cook Library lobby are pieces from the papers of women involved in the National Organization for Women (NOW) during the 1980s. The exhibit, The National Organization for Women (NOW), 1980-1985, showcases the variety of materials in the collection and the topics that concerned women during this time.

Organized in 1966, NOW was an advocate for women’s rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, lesbian rights, and reproductive freedom. This collection contains correspondence, flyers, press releases, membership lists, and other types of documents from the state and national groups. These items help researchers look at the issues that impacted women in the early 1980s and how many of these topics are still relevant today.

The display can be found on the first floor of Cook Library and can be viewed when the library is open. For questions about the exhibit or the collection, contact Jennifer Brannock at Jennifer.Brannock@usm.edu or 601.266.4347.