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Laura Oren Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Finding Aid/Inventory

Women and Labor Information & Organizations

Assorted Newsletters and Information

Feminist Information

Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Literature

National Organization for Women

National Women’s Conference, Houston Information

Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union (HAFFCU) Records



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Laura Oren Papers, 1970- | University of Houston Libraries

By Advaith Krishna, entered by Sharleen Guide

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Collection Overview

Title: Laura Oren Papers, 1970-

ID: 02/2005-001

Primary Creator: Oren, Laura

Extent: 2.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Feminism, Feminists, Oren, Laura, University of Houston - Faculty, University of Houston. Law Center - Alumni and alumnae, Women's rights

Forms of Material: Brochures, Correspondence, Newsletters, Pamphlets, Photographs, Publications

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of 7 series and is housed in 2 boxes. The focus of the papers is the various organizations with which Oren has been affiliated. Most notably, this collection includes organizational material regarding the Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union, the National Organization for Women and Women and Labor organizations.

Biographical Note

Professor Laura Oren received her first degree from Queens College, The City University of New York in 1966 as a Magna Cum Laude graduate. She holds a Ph.D. in British History from Yale University and graduated first in her class from the University of Houston Law Center in 1980. After graduation, she worked in private practice, specializing in civil rights law and appellate work.

As a University of Houston Law Center faculty, she teaches Family Law and Constitutional Law and most of her work has often been about the intersection of these two fields. Additionally, she teaches Women and the Law, Conflict of Laws, and State and Local Government Law. Her specialty areas of research are in Civil Rights and Family Law.

In addition to her work as a lawyer and a professor of law, Oren has been very active in the women’s rights movement. She was involved with the National Organization for Women, the National Women’s Conference in Houston, and the Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union.

Subject/Index Terms

Feminism
Feminists
Oren, Laura
University of Houston - Faculty
University of Houston. Law Center - Alumni and alumnae
Women's rights

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions: Even though the material in this collection is in the public domain, the University of Houston Libraries owns the physical items. Copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs, and the researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of University of Houston Libraries’ material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate curator.

Acquisition Source: Donated by Laura Oren in 2005

Preferred Citation: Laura Oren Papers, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Women and Labor Information & Organizations, 1973-1979],
[Series 2: Assorted Newsletters and Information, 1970-1977],
[Series 3: Feminist Information, 1970-1977],
[Series 4: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Literature, 1973-1977],
[Series 5: National Organization for Women],
[Series 6: National Women’s Conference, Houston Information, 1977],
[Series 7: Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union (HAFFCU) Records, 1972-1978],
[All]

Series 1: Women and Labor Information & Organizations, 1973-1979
Various organizations and information pertaining to labor rights have been put together in this series.
Box 1
Folder 1: Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLEW)
Folder 2: Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLEW)
Folder 3: Coalition of Labor Union Women, Houston Chapter
Folder 4: Federally Employed Women (FEW)
Folder 5: International Union of Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers
Folder 6: United Automotive Workers
Folder 7: U.S. Department of Labor
Folder 8: U.S. Department of Labor
Folder 9: Equal Employment Opportunity Act Reprints
Folder 10: Women & Labor Miscellaneous Information
Series 2: Assorted Newsletters and Information, 1970-1977
Program details about women studies at different universities and newsletters of several organizations have been compiled together.
Box 1
Folder 11: Women's Rights Coordinating Council & Newsletters
Folder 12: Women Studies at Rochester University
Folder 13: Coordinating Council for Women in Historical Profession & Newsletter
Folder 14: Coordinating Council for Women in Historical Profession & Newsletter
Folder 15: Women's Studies Program at Various Universities
Folder 16: Women's Studies Program at Various Universities
Folder 17: Women's Studies Program at Various Universities
Folder 18: Women's Studies Program at Various Universities
Folder 19: Trade Union Women Studies
Folder 20: Trade Union Women Studies
Folder 21: Nikki Van Hightower
Folder 22: Formation of City Women's Employees Organization
Folder 23: Formation of “Women’s Right to Choose”, 1972
Folder 24: National Abortion Right's Action League Information
Folder 25: Miscellaneous Newsletters & Magazines
Series 3: Feminist Information, 1970-1977
Creative writings, feminist material and newspaper clippings, calendars and other published information is compiled together in this series.
Box 1
Folder 26: Brochure’s and Pamphlet’s, 1971-1977
Folder 27: Brochure’s and Pamphlet’s, 1971-1977
Folder 28: Brochure’s and Pamphlet’s, 1971-1977
Folder 29: Annotated Calendars, 1970-1971
Folder 30: Clippings of Feminist Information, 1972-1977
Folder 31: Clippings of Feminist Information, 1972-1977
Box 2
Folder 32: Creative Writings, 1972-1973
Folder 33: Feminist Material, 1973
Folder 34: Feminist Material, 1973
Folder 35: Women’s Health Information
Folder 36: Suggested Readings, 1974
Folder 37: Manuscripts- Plans/Notes
Series 4: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Literature, 1973-1977
Newspaper clippings, brochures etc. along with information regarding equal rights amendment is housed.
Box 2
Folder 38: Equal Rights Amendment Literature
Series 5: National Organization for Women
Information regarding national organization for women, financial documents, correspondence with the parent body are the highlights of this series.
Box 2
Folder 39: National Organization for Women
Series 6: National Women’s Conference, Houston Information, 1977
The famous national women’s conference at Houston is the highlight of this series. It houses the program brochure, proposed national plan of action at the conference, special issue of WOMEN, 1977.
Box 2
Folder 40: National Women’s Conference, Houston 1977, Information
Series 7: Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union (HAFFCU) Records, 1972-1978
It is split into 6 distinct folders which contain the organizational documents along with the financial documents and board meetings, photographic material and other literature form part of this series.
Box 2
Folder 41: Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union (HAFFCU) Records
Folder 42: Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union (HAFFCU) Records
Folder 43: Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union (HAFFCU) Records
Folder 44: Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union (HAFFCU) Records
Folder 45: Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union (HAFFCU) Records
Folder 46: Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union (HAFFCU) Records

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Women and Labor Information & Organizations, 1973-1979],
[Series 2: Assorted Newsletters and Information, 1970-1977],
[Series 3: Feminist Information, 1970-1977],
[Series 4: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Literature, 1973-1977],
[Series 5: National Organization for Women],
[Series 6: National Women’s Conference, Houston Information, 1977],
[Series 7: Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union (HAFFCU) Records, 1972-1978],
[All]

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