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Older Women's League Denver Chapter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M269

Older Women's League was founded in 1980 after a White House Conference on Aging in Des Moines, Iowa. Its mission was to be an advocate for older women, from the recognition of the value of their work (paid and unpaid), to health care for all. Issues such as Social Security, caregiving, pension reform were addressed in Mother's Day campaigns. The Denver Chapter participated in all the activities of the national branch, as well as having its own newsletter and gatherings.

Dates

  • 1981-2009

Creator

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 record box)

Scope and Contents

The papers of the Older Women's League - Denver Chapter consist of newsletters, scrapbook materials, Mother's Day Reports and local issues such as Respite Care and Caregiver Legislation.

Biographical / Historical

Older Women's League was founded in 1980 after a White House Conference on Aging in Des Moines, Iowa. Its mission was to be an advocate for older women, from the recognition of the value of their work (paid and unpaid), to health care for all. Issues such as Social Security, caregiving, pension reform were addressed in Mother's Day campaigns.

The Denver Chapter was begun by Jane Headstrom, who was a charter member of the national organization and attended the Des Moines conference. The Denver Chapter published a newsletter and actively supported such women's issues as caregiver legislation. The Denver Chapter disbanded in 2008.

Arrangement

The papers are organized into three series. 1. Newsletters. 2. Publications. 3. Advocacy Material and Memorabilia. __Books on health care were cataloged for the University Libraries collecton.

Accruals

No additional accurals are expected.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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