M92-06 - PINE BLUFF WOMEN'S CENTER COLLECTION

This collection contains the records of the Pine Bluff Women’s Center of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.  The organization was established in 1975, the purpose being to serve the needs of women in Jefferson County.

Among the activities of the PBWC were programs to deal with rape and other violence against women, career development, education, assertiveness training, and racism.  Leaders of the organization, to an especial interest in seeking passage of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment in the mid 1970’s.

The “Women of the Arkansas Delta” oral history project resulted in the publication in 1976 of a book by the same title.  The PBWC Records contain the oral history interview cassette recordings as well as the book itself.

The Center dissolved itself in 1992 due to several of the organization’s members and leaders moving outside the county.  The collection was donated to the UCA Archives by Ms Becky Kilmer, a founder and leader of the group.

 

Box 1

File 1 – Constitution, By-Laws, and Historical Sketch, 1975

File 2 – Legal Documents, 1975-1992

File 3 – Correspondence, 1981-1986

File 4 – Annual Reports (1977-1980), and Membership List (1979-1981)

File 5 – Programs, Brochures, and other related Materials, 1979-1981

File 6 – Jefferson County Now Chapter Materials, 1982-1986

File 7 – Newspaper Clippings, PBWC and Jefferson County Now Chapter, 1979-1986

File 8 – Book: “Women Of The Arkansas Delta”, by The Pine Bluff Women’s Center, Inc., December 1976

File 9 – Book: “Women Of The Arkansas Delta”, by The Pine Bluff Women’s Center, Inc., Layout Materials

File 10- Photographs- “Women Of The Arkansas Delta”

File 11- Photographs (1976-1977), and Scrapbook (1975-1981) of the Pine Bluff Women’s Center

File 12- “I Do A Job” Slide Show Materials, undated

End of Box 1

 

Box 2

Women of the Arkansas Delta- Cassette Tapes of Oral History Interviews

Tape 1 –    (A) Maeleen Clay Arrant- Pine Bluff, February 25, 1976

(B) Maeleen Clay Arrant- Pine Bluff, February 25, 1976

Tape 2 – Jeffie Lee Britt- Snow Lake, March 25, 1976

Tape 3 – Ora Brown- Pine Bluff, undated

Tape 4 –    (A) Geneva Byrd- Tucker, undated

(B) Geneva Byrd- Tucker, undated

Tape 5 – June H. Davis- Altheimer, July 22, 1976

Tape 6 – (A) Mrs. O.G. Dawson- Pine Bluff, undated

     (B) Mrs. O.G. Dawson- Pine Bluff, undated

Tape 7 – Chanah Reid Foti- Pine Bluff, undated

Tape 8 – Brenda Burns (side 1)- April 5, 1975, Ava Thornton (side 2)- Snow Lake, March 25,1975

Tape 9 –    (A) Idella Kimbrough- Gould, undated

(B) Idella Kimbrough- Gould, undated

Tape 10- Emma Merlo (side 1) - Pine Bluff, undated Mrs. Eva Jean Pearson (side 2)- Pine Bluff, undated

Tape 11- Margie Mills- Elaine, undated

Tape 12-    (A) Lucyle Cantley- Pine Bluff, undated

(B) Lucyle Cantley- Pine Bluff, undated

End of Box 2

 

Box 3

Tape 1 – Jackie Parker- Pine Bluff, undated

Tape 2 – Mrs. Evajane Pearson- Pine Bluff, undated

Tape 3 – Lily Peter- Marvell, undated

Tape 4 – Mildred Laureles (side 1)- Snow Lake, undated- Ava Thornton (side 2)- Snow Lake, March 25, 1976

Tape 5 –    (A) Jessie Tidwell- Pine Bluff, undated

(B) Jessie Tidwell- Pine Bluff, undated

(C) Jessie Tidwell- Pine Bluff, undated

Tape 6 – Annie R. Zachary- Marvell, undated

Tape 7 – Women of the Arkansas Delta, Committee Meeting, December 1976

Tape 8 – Addie (old china shops) undated

Tape 9 – Dorothy Traichoff, undated

End of Box 3

End of Collection