Albert Kahn Associates records: 1825-2014 (bulk 1900-1945)
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Topical File [subseries]

Topical File (1972-1994; 2.3 linear ft.) includes information on many of the issues and activities the Michigan NOW conference has been involved with throughout the years. This accession expands upon many of the coalitions present in the Margot Duley-Morrow subseries. However, two topics (Abortion and ERA) and one committee (PAC) dominate the materials in this series. The material on abortion and the People's Campaign for Choice (PCC), the coalition formed by Michigan NOW to lobby for the retention of tax-payer funding for abortions, is very extensive and highlights the amount of work involved in that tumultuous battle. Included among the materials are a large amount of clippings from Michigan press, legislative information including House Bills and Senate Journals highlighting the activity in the state capitol, medical studies and reports, financial studies and reports on the cost of Medicaid abortions versus raising a child on Medicaid, and materials collected from the opposition Right-To-Life Initiative. The material on the ERA focuses mainly on attempts to lobby government in order to secure an extension to ratify the amendment. Because the ERA had already been ratified in Michigan, much of the material is based on the national effort and contains information about how the Michigan conference could work to support other states working towards ratification. In addition to the topics of abortion and the ERA, the Political Action Committee (PAC) material makes up a large portion of this series. The Candidate Questionnaires, no longer seen as a valuable source of information about a candidate, provide an interesting look into the ideologies of past political candidates from House Representatives to Governor. Along with these records are endorsement lists, election results, and other miscellaneous material that detail the importance of political elections to activist organizations such as NOW.

 
Abortion
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Clippings 1980-1988
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Committee to remove Judge Halstead 1982
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Facts and Figures, Michigan 1978-1981
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Lansing Area Advocates for Choice (LAAC) 1988-1989
 
Legislation
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Medicaid Funding (H.B. 4007) 1985
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Medicaid Funding (H.B. 5639) 1986
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Medicaid Funding 1978-1981
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Medicaid Funding 1983-1987
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Medicaid Funding 1985
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Medicaid Funding 1988
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Medical Aspects of Abortion 1979
 
People's Campaign for Choice
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Administrative 1987
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Media Coordinator Materials 1987-1988

(includes photographs of a signed petition for a referendum election to reject the act that would prohibit tax-funded welfare abortions)

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Miscellaneous 1985-1987
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Outreach Committee 1987
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Proposal A Press Material 1987-1989
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Training Material 1988
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Pro-Choice Conference Planning Material
 
Right-to-Life Initiative
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Clippings 1986-1990
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Miscellaneous 1985-1990
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Petition Drive 1986-1987
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Clinic Escort Training 1987-1989
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Education Task Force 1983
 
ERA (Equal Rights Amendment)
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Correspondence 1975-1979
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Extension Resolution 1977-1978
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Michigan ERAmerica 1977-1981
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Miscellaneous 1978-1979
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Opposition Clippings 1965-1979
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Rescission 1979-1980
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Strategy 1977-1980
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Walk-A-Thon Material 1978-1979
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Detroit News, Sex Discrimination Case 1977
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Fetal Drug Dependency Legislation (H.B. 4007) 1987
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Lesbian/Gay Rights circa 1980
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Legislative Activity 1980-1982
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Loehr, Davidson (People's Church) writings 1987-1989
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March for Women's Equality/Women's Lives 1989
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Medical Self-Determination Legislation (H.B. 4176-4177) 1987
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MHSAA (Michigan High School Athletic Association) Complaint 1983
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Michigan Coalition for Fair Implementation of Block Grants 1981-1982
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Michigan Coalition for Parental Leave 1987
 
Michigan Welfare Reform Coalition
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Minutes and Agenda's 1982-1983
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Miscellaneous 1981-1982
 
Michigan Women's Assembly
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Organizational Platform 1984
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Organizational Platform 1986-1988
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Organizational Platform 1988-1990
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Michigan Women's Commission 1986
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No Fault Divorce Legislation (H.B. 4098) 1981
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Parental Leave Legislation (H.B. 4504) 1986-1987
 
Pay Equity
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Correspondence 1984
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Pay Equity Network 1987-1988
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(PEER) Project on Equal Education Rights Program 1983
 
(PAC) Political Action Committee
 
Elections
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Candidate Questionnaires 1982
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Endorsements, Candidate Lists, Election Results 1982
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Miscellaneous 1982
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Candidate Questionnaires 1984
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Endorsements, Candidate Lists, Election Results 1984
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Candidate Questionnaires (Representatives, Districts 1-50) 1986
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Candidate Questionnaires (Representatives, Districts 51-110) 1986
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Candidate Questionnaires (Senators, Districts 1-36) 1986
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Miscellaneous 1986
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Candidate Questionnaires, Correspondence, Endorsements 1988
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Candidate Questionnaires, Candidate Information 1992
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Endorsement Lists, Correspondence 1992
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Miscellaneous circa 1981-1984
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National PAC 1983-1986
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20/200 Club 1981-1982
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Pope John Paul II Visit 1987
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Sexual Harassment Legislation (H.B. 4407) 1978-1981
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Spousal Rape 1978-1981
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Surrogate Parenting Legislation (S.B. 228) 1987-1988
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Title X 1987
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Visitation Legislation (H.B. 5028) 1987
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YWCA Public Affairs Committee 1986-1990