Finding aid for the Lana Moresky Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Moresky, Lana
Title: Lana Moresky Papers
Dates: 1952-1988
Extent: 18.21 linear feet (20 containers and 1 oversize folder)
Abstract: Lana Moresky is a women's rights activist and officer of the National Organization for Women (NOW). In 1972, Moresky joined the Cleveland, Ohio NOW. By 1973 she was a member of the executive board and a state delegate, and, in 1974, Moresky became state NOW coordinator. In 1976 she was elected to a seat on the NOW national board. Moresky remained involved in NOW, particularly at the local level, throughout the 1980s, even as her political and women's rights activities increased and diversified. Her involvement included: Ohio Attorney General's Task Force on Sexism in Education, Cuyahoga County Democratic Executive Committee, Twenty-Second District Caucus chairperson, Democratic National Convention delegate, and Cleveland board member of Americans for Democratic Action. The collection includes personal files, consisting of resumes, calendars, correspondence, speeches and files re: fundraising and public relations; NOW files, consisting of local chapter files, Ohio NOW files, national NOW files, NOW ERA campaign files (hearings, press clippings and state campaign notebooks), and NOW publications; and, files pertaining to general women's issues, and events and organizations (such as abortion, day care, education, employment, International Women's Year, the Twenty-Second District Caucus, the Democratic National Conventions of 1980 and 1984). The bulk of the collection involves NOW at the local, state and national level: Cleveland NOW (women's issues subject file, publications); Heights, Cleveland-East and Hillcrest NOW files (bylaws, minutes, correspondence, financial reports); Lake-Geauga NOW files (subject file and publications re: abortion, employment, education, legislation, Phyllis Schlafly); Ohio NOW and national NOW files (administrative files, including the national conference kits, 1971-1987, and Majority Caucus files).
MS Number MS 4318
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English