The Southern Nevada Women's Political Caucus Records (1981-1992) document a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus. It was active in child care issues and in aiding women who aspired to be elected to public office. Included are chapter bylaws, minutes, newsletters, and information on local child care and the Act for Better Child Care Services of 1987. Also included are records of forums, conferences, dinners, newspaper advertisements, financial records, and membership information. There is national information, including a bumper sticker, and a poster.
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Scope and Contents Note
The material in the Southern Nevada Women's Political Caucus Collection (1981-1992) consists of chapter bylaws, minutes, and newsletters. There is a concentration of information on child care and the Act for Better Child Care Services of 1987. Also included are records of forums, conferences, events, newspaper advertisements, financial records, and membership information. There is national information, including a bumper sticker, and poster.
This collection was gathered and donated by Anita Laruy in December of 1994. Laruy was the chairperson of the SNWPC from November 1987 to December 1990.
This collection is open for research.
Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.
The material is arranged alphabetically.
Biographical / Historical Note
The Southern Nevada Women's Political Caucus (SNWPC) was originally named the Bird Wilson Chapter. In November 1987 Anita Laruy restarted the defunct organization in Southern Nevada. She was formerly a cofounder and first chair of the Bronx, New York Women's Political Caucus. The purpose of the National Women's Political Caucus was to Support the Equal Rights Amendment, support freedom of choice, increase the political power of women and the number of women elected officials, and promote federally subsidized child care. The Southern Nevada chapter was most active in getting women elected to public office and in advocating subsidized child care.
Southern Nevada Women's Political Caucus Records, 1981-1992. MS-00344. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were donated in 1994 by Anita Laruy; accession number 94-46.
Processed in 1997 by Nikol Price. In 2016 Joyce Moore revised and enhanced the collection to bring it up to current professional standard and entered it into ArchivesSpace.