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Marjorie Jackson Levin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP000828
The papers of Ms. Marjorie Jackson Levin reflect her direct involvement with women's issues on a local and national level, especially with the National Organization for Women. The collection also contains local letters of support concerning her TV talk show, "A Woman's Place."

Important subjects: Child Care Women and employment Equal Rights Amendment Women and Politics National Organization for Women

Series Description: Series I, Feminist Activities, 1970-1973: Correspondence, clippings, reports, articles and other items concerning women's issues from 1970-1973. Most of the materials are concerned with The National Organization for Women, Equal Rights Amendment, child care, women in politics and other pertinent women's issues. Also included are letters of support for a local TV program, "A Woman's Place", which aired from 1971 to 1972.

Dates

  • 1970 - 1973

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

Marjorie Jackson Levin and Patricia Burnett founded the Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and served as Vice-President for Public Relations and as head of NOW's Speakers Bureau. Ms. Levin's papers reflect her involvement in women's advocacy on a local and national level, particularly her work with NOW, and includes materials concerning Ms. Levin's television talk show, "A Woman's Place."

History

Ms. Marjorie Levin was born in 1925 and has been a peace and feminist activist in the Detroit area since 1968. She along with Mrs. Patricia Burnett founded the Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of the National Organization for Women in 1970. Ms. Levin has been involved with freelance writing for The Detroit News, The Free Press, McCall's and Cosmopolitan magazines, and works in the advertising and public relations field. Along with co-founding the Detroit Chapter for NOW, Ms. Levin was delegated as Vice President for Public Relations and head of the Organization's Speakers Bureau.

From 1971 until 1972, Ms. Levin was Producer/Host of a women's talk show on Channel 56 called "A Woman's Place", which met with wide success. From 1977 until the present, Ms. Levin has been employed with the American Cancer Society as Associate Director of Public Relations.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

The papers of Marjorie Jackson Levin were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in May of 1977.

Processing History

Finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in April 1983.
Title
Guide to the Marjorie Jackson Levin Papers
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1983-04
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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