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Women's Environment and Development Organization records, 1980-2006 2013-2018, bulk 1994-1998

Series I: Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), 1980-2006, undated, bulk 1994-1998

Series I primarily contains WEDO organizational records and is divided into five subseries. The series holds administrative files of WEDO and its predecessor, the Women USA Fund, Inc., Board of Directors minutes and correspondence, subject files, and numerous materials including correspondence, reports, and brochures gathered from conferences attended by WEDO, campaigns organized by others in which WEDO contributed, and other organizations with which WEDO collaborated in some fashion.

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Subseries I.1: Administrative Files, 1983-2000

The administrative files of WEDO are arranged in alphabetical order. Though primarily administrative files, the subseries also contains several of Mim Kelbers' notebooks and articles written by her on behalf of WEDO. Outlines, notes, and interviews on WEDO history may also be in this series (two microcassettes of these interviews may be found in Subseries V.1) as well as correspondence with and on behalf of Wangari Maathai's 1998 run for the presidency of Kenya. The correspondence is primarily from her daughter, Wanjira, but does contain letters from Wangari Maathai herself.



Box 1 Folder 1 General, 1990s


Box 1 Folder 2 General--Notebooks, undated


Box 1 Folder 3 Action Plans, undated, 1992-1993


Box 1 Folder 4 Annual Reports, 1995-1997



Box 38 Folder 1 Annual Reports



Box 1 Folder 5 Audit Correspondence, 1996


Box 1 Folder 6-7 Breast Cancer, 1994



Box 2 Folder 1 Breast Cancer, 1994


Box 2 Folder 2 Boutros-Ghali, Boutros--Correspondence and Speech, 1994


Box 2 Folder 3 Budget, 1996


Box 2 Folder 4 Budget Projections, post-Beijing, 1996-1997


Box 2 Folder 5 Case Studies, 1999


Box 2 Folder 6-7 Clinton Administration Women's Programs and Commitments, 1990s


Box 2 Folder 8 Computer Committee, 2000 September 25


Contract with Women of the USA


Box 2 Folder 9 General, undated, 1996-1997



Box 3 Folder 1-3 General, undated, 1996-1997


Box 3 Folder 4 Brooklyn Women's Coalition, 1997


Box 3 Folder 5 Fundraising, 1996-1999


Box 3 Folder 6 Houston Anniversary, 1997


Box 3 Folder 7 National Action Agenda for Women Teleconference, Brooklyn, NY,, 1996 September 28


Box 3 Folder 8 Schneider, Karen, Media Correspondence, undated, 1996



Box 4 Folder 1 Welfare, 1996


Box 4 Folder 2 Wolfe, Leslie Budget Correspondence, 1996


Box 4 Folder 3-5 Correspondence and Memos, undated, 1994-2000


Box 4 Folder 6 Davis, Susan, "WEDO and the Public Advocacy Agenda in Creating Sustainable Human Development,"St. John's Law Review, v. 69:351, 1995 November


Elections


Box 4 Folder 7 1992


Box 4 Folder 8 2000


Box 4 Folder 9 Engendering Local Agenda 21 Workshop Report, 2000 July


Events


Box 4 Folder 10 General, 1995, 1998, 1999, 1995, 1998, 1999


Box 4 Folder 11 Correspondence and Invitations--Susan Davis, 1996



Box 5 Folder 1-2 Correspondence, Flyers and Memos, 1998


Box 5 Folder 3 Attended by WEDO Personnel, 1997


Box 5 Folder 4 Not Attended by WEDO Personnel, 1997


Box 5 Folder 5 Financial Statements,1995-1998


Box 5 Folder 6 Foundation Correspondence--A-Z, 1987-1997



Box 6 Folder 1 Foundation Correspondence--A-Z, 1987-1997


Box 6 Folder 2 Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung Foundation, 1991-1997


Box 6 Folder 3-4 Funding File, undated, 1991-1996


Box 6 Folder 5-6 Funding Proposals, 1991-1993


Grants and Grant Reports



Box 7 Folder 1 1993-1995


Box 7 Folder 2-3 1996-2000


Habitat II in Istanbul


Box 7 Folder 4 Huairou Commission Follow-up, 1996-1997


Box 7 Folder 5 Report and Issues Paper, 1996


History of WEDO


Box 7 Folder 6 Background Material, undated, 1983-1991


Box 7 Folder 7 Interviews, undated, 2000



Box 38 Folder 2 Integrated Advocacy and Monitoring Program, 1998



Box 7 Folder 8 Kelber, Mim--Articles


"Daughters of Mother Earth, The," New Directions for Women, 1989 July/August, 1989


"For Women of the world, the time has come to break forth toward power," Perspectives, Earth Times, 1993 June 30


Letter to Mark Shields Washington Post, undated


"'Old Boys' Network Still Alive and Well at the United Nations," Der Uberblick, undated


"Women: Just Another 'Special' Interest Group?," unknown publication,, undated


"Women's Environment and Development Organization," Institutions, Environment Newsletter, 1994 October



Box 8 Folder 1 Kelber, Mim and Bella Abzug Color Photograph Photocopies, undated


Box 8 Folder 2 Latin America Project Proposal, 1994


Box 8 Folder 3 "Lighting the Path to Progress"--Commission on Sustainable Development WEDO Report,, undated


Box 8 Folder 4 Maathai, Wangari and Wanjira--Correspondence, Memos and Articles,, 1997-1998


McArthur Foundation Grant


Box 8 Folder 5 1992


Box 8 Folder 6 1993-1994


Box 8 Folder 7 1996-1998


Box 8 Folder 8 Media Correspondence, 1992-1995


Box 8 Folder 9 Media Plan, 1995


Box 8 Folder 10 Neier, Yvette--Red Rose Collection Correspondence, undated, 1994


Box 8 Folder 11 Research Papers and Requests, 1997


Box 8 Folder 12 Retreat, 1995 November


Box 8 Folder 13 "Special Global Reflection: Charting Strategic Directions for the 21st Century" Conference,, 1998 June 20-22


Box 8 Folder 14 Speech Material, undated, 1980s-1990


Box 8 Folder 15 Staff Meeting, June 6, 1997



Box 9 Folder 1 State Organizing--Other Active States, 1996-1997


Target State Organizing Correspondence and Organizers Lists


Box 9 Folder 2 General, undated, 1996


Box 9 Folder 3 California, 1996-1997


Box 9 Folder 4 Florida and Illinois, 1996-1997


Box 9 Folder 5 Iowa, Kansas, Maine, and Maryland, 1995-1997


Box 9 Folder 6 Massachusetts, Michigan, and Minnesota, 1996-1997


Box 9 Folder 7 New York, 1996-1997


Box 9 Folder 8 North Carolina, 1996-1997



Box 10 Folder 1 Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, 1996-1997


Box 10 Folder 2 Texas and Utah, 1996-1997


Box 10 Folder 3 Tax Burden Analysts Report and Correspondence, 1996-1997


Box 10 Folder 4 Transnational Corporations (TNC) Primer, 1995


Box 10 Folder 5 Whistle-stop Campaign to Washington/Torch Relay Project, 1998


Box 10 Folder 6 Women's Global Strategies Meeting--Glen Cove, NY, 1994


Box 10 Folder 7 Women in Decision-Making Experts List and Proposal, 1993-1994


Box 10 Folder 8 Women's History Month, 1997


Box 10 Folder 9 Women's International Advocacy Program Funding Proposal, 1994


Box 10 Folder 10 Zill, Anne--Correspondence and Memos, 1995-1996



Box 11 Folder 1-2 Zill, Anne--Correspondence and Memos, 1995-1996


Subseries I.2: Board of Directors, 1994-2000

This subseries includes Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Steering Committee minutes, agendas, correspondence and memos pertaining to the governance and activities of WEDO.


Box 11 Folder 3 General, undated, 1996



Box 38 Folder 3 Board Meetings, 1990-1996


Box 38 Folder 4 Board Reports and Calendars, 1993



Box 11 Folder 4 Correspondence and Memos, 1998-1999


Directors Meeting


Box 11 Folder 5 1994 November 28


Box 11 Folder 6 1995 November 1


Box 11 Folder 7 1996 January 12-14


Box 11 Folder 8 1997 April 20-21


Box 11 Folder 9 2000 March 11


Box 11 Folder 10 Directors and International Steering Committee Meeting, 1996 January 12-14


Executive Committee Meeting


Box 11 Folder 11 1996 September 29



Box 12 Folder 1 1996 November 23-24


Box 12 Folder 2 1999 October 8


Box 12 Folder 3 2000 February 4-5, 2000 February


Box 12 Folder 4 2000 September 7-8, 2000 September


Box 12 Folder 5 Post-Board Meeting, Addenda, 1999

[Restricted until 2035]


Steering Committee Meeting


Box 12 Folder 6 1992 October 19


Box 12 Folder 7 1993 May 6-7, 1993 May


Box 12 Folder 8 1994 November 28


Subseries I.3: Women USA Fund, Inc., 1984-1994

Women USA Fund, Inc., as a subseries, overlaps slightly with the records of WEDO. Primarily the materials pertain to the early years of WEDO in regards to funding proposals, financial statements, the Fund's work with the Democratic National Committee in 1984, and the development of an environmental-themed t-shirt design that incorporated the autographs of famous female personalities. In 1990, Women USA Fund, Inc., began planning for their World Women's Congress for a Healthy Planet symposium. The Fund established WEDO as the project arm of the Women's Congress. As such, files regarding the Women's Congress are located in this subseries. Official incorporation change to WEDO did not occur until 1995, though the greater majority of WEDO records prior to 1995 are located in Subseries I.1.



Box 38 Folder 5 By-Law Change, 1993-1994



Box 12 Folder 9 Democratic National Committee, 1984


Box 12 Folder 10 Family of Earth Pledge of Allegiance Copyright and Trademark, 1989-1990



Box 38 Folder 6 Financial Report, 1992



Box 12 Folder 11 Financial Statements, 1990-1994


Box 12 Folder 12 Funding File, 1980s


Box 12 Folder 13 Opinion Survey, undated



Box 13 Folder 1 Original Congress Proposals, undated, 1991-1992


Box 13 Folder 2 Women in the Environment T-Shirt, circa, 1990


Box 13 Folder 3 Women's Telethon Proposal, 1991


World Women's Congress for a Healthy Planet, Miami, FL


Box 13 Folder 4-6 General, 1989-2001


Box 13 Folder 7 Finances, 1991-1992


Box 13 Folder 8 Testimonies and The Nation Abstracts,, 1995


Box 13 Folder 9 Transcripts, 1995



Box 14 Folder 1 Proposals, 1991-1992


Subseries I.4: Subjects, 1980-1994

This subseries contains material that was collected on specific subjects of interest to both Mim Kelber and/or the WEDO organization. Subjects include women in national politics; economic and environmental issues; the Balkans/Kosovo conflict of 1999; Africa; abortion and reproductive rights; gender balance, and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


Box 14 Folder 2 Abortion, Population, and Reproductive Rights, undated, 1985-1995


Box 14 Folder 3 Africa, undated, 1998


Box 14 Folder 4 Balkans/Kosovo Crisis, 1999


Box 14 Folder 5 Gender Balance, Issues and Justice, 1995-1996


Box 14 Folder 6 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 1997


Box 14 Folder 7-8 Project Vote/Election 1980, 1980, 1980, 1980


Box 14 Folder 9 Religious Right, undated


United States



Box 15 Folder 1 Women in the Federal Government, 1996


Box 15 Folder 2-3 Women's Vote and Electoral Reform, 1994-1997


Box 15 Folder 4 Women and Economic Issues, 1996


Box 15 Folder 5 Women and Global Energy and Environment Issues, undated, 1993-1994


Subseries I.5: Conferences, Campaigns and Organizations, 1990-2000

WEDO attended numerous conferences, helped coordinate multiple campaigns, and interacted with many non-United Nations and non-governmental organizations to achieve their goals of engendering issues on International and National platforms. The records contained in this subseries document their work with or attendance at, a wide variety of events and work with these organizations. The materials do not regard WEDO's work with United Nations-sponsored meetings such as the Earth Summit and Agenda 21, the Beijing Conference and its Platform for Action, nor Rio +5 or Beijing+5, though some materials contain references to these United Nations forums. For materials on these conferences, please see Subseries III.1: United Nations Conferences, Campaigns, and Organizations.



Box 38 Folder 7 General Printed Material, 1998-2002


"50/50 by 2005 Women in Government; Get the Balance Right!", 2005


Box 38 Folder 6-7 General, undated, 1990-2000



Box 16 Folder 1 George Dean, Executive Director, 1990-1992



Box 38 Folder 8 Printed Material, 2000-2001



Box 16 Folder 2 180 Days/180 Ways Women's Action Campaign, 1995


Action for a Common Future (Bergen Conference)


Box 16 Folder 3-4 General, 1990


Box 16 Folder 5-6 Addresses and Statements, 1990


Box 16 Folder 7 Canada Caribbean Gender Equity Fund Proposal, 1998


Box 16 Folder 8 Centre for Our Common Future, 1990



Box 17 Folder 1-2 Council of Presidents/White House Interagency Council on Women,, 1996


Box 17 Folder 3 Earth Summit Interviews and Resources, undated, 2000


Box 17 Folder 4 Expo 2000 Hanover, Germany, 1998, 2000, 1998


Box 17 Folder 5 Fawcett Society, 1997


Box 17 Folder 6 Feminist Majority Expo (Washington, DC), February 2-4, 1996


Box 17 Folder 7 Forum Internazionale, "Le donne nell'economia globale: Opportunità, Innovazione, Democrazia Economica,", 1997 October


Box 17 Folder 8 "Gender Justice: Women's Rights Are Human Rights,", 1996



Box 18 Folder 1 International Development Conference, 1997 January 13-15


Box 18 Folder 2 International Forum on Globalization, 1995


Box 18 Folder 3 International Women's Day, 1997


Box 18 Folder 4 International Women's Year--"U.S. Participation in International Women's Year," 1972-1977" Background Paper,, 1994


Box 18 Folder 5 Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference, Canberra, Australia, 1993


Box 18 Folder 6 Inter-Parliamentarian Symposium. . ., 1989


Box 18 Folder 7 Jewish Women's Coalition, 1996-1997


Box 18 Folder 8 Micro Credit Summit, 1998


Box 18 Folder 9 Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI), undated, 1998


Box 18 Folder 10 National Commission on Women Ad-Hoc Committee, 1995-1997


Box 18 Folder 11 National Research Council on Women, undated, 1997-1999


National Women's Conference 20th Anniversary


Box 18 Folder 12-13 Committee and Organizing Group, 1977-1998



Box 19 Folder 1-2 Meeting, 1997


Box 19 Folder 3 National Women's Conference Committee--Midcourse Corrections and New Beginnings,, 1993


Box 19 Folder 4 National Working Women's Summit, 1997


Box 19 Folder 5 Network Women in Development Europe (WIDE), 1996-1997


Box 19 Folder 6 Pacific Institute Health Plus Teleconference, 1996


Box 19 Folder 7 S8 Mobilization: The People's Summit, 2000 September 6-8, 2000 September



Box 38 Folder 9 "A Small World After All,", 2001



Box 19 Folder 8 Social Watch, 1995-1997


Box 19 Folder 9 United States Department of Labor, 1992-1997



Box 20 Folder 1 United States National Action Agenda Draft, 1996-1997


Box 20 Folder 2 "Women and Global Action,", 1997 March



Box 38 Folder 10 "Weaving a Better Future,", 1995-1996


Box 38 Folder 11 WEDO Primer, 1995


Box 38 Folder 12 "Women Challenging Globalization,", 2002 March 18-20



Box 20 Folder 3 Women Food Farmers Luncheon, 2000



Box 38 Folder 13 "Women's Action Agenda. . . ," [199-]



Box 20 Folder 4 Women's International Policy Action Committee, 1991-1998


Box 20 Folder 5 Women's Voices: A Joint Project Ms. Foundation for Women/Center for Policy Alternatives,, 1992


Box 20 Folder 6 World Conference on Breast Cancer, July 13-17, 1997


World Trade Organization (WTO)


Box 20 Folder 7 1996-1997


Box 20 Folder 8-9 1998


Box 20 Folder 10 World Women Parliamentarians for Peace, undated, 1987-1988