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Conference on Women's Health Care Issues, Louisville, Kentucky, 1983-1996

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Title

Conference on Women's Health Care Issues, Louisville, Kentucky

Date

1983-1996

Repository

University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Conference of Women's Health Care Issues, (Louisville, KY) Collection, 1983-1996, University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.

Extent

1.25 linear feet

Biography/History

The Conference on Women's Health Care Issues, Inc. was organized in mid-1983 and incorporated in January 1984 as a completely volunteer organization to conduct conferences and otherwise educate the public about women's health care issues. Conferences on women's health issues were held in Louisville consecutively from 1983 to 1991 and covered a wide range of health issues and concerns. The first years stressed common issues such as health care costs, menopause, issues in conception and contraception, teen-age pregnancy, estrogen therapies, and health care for medically indigent women. In 1985 special emphasis was given to the older woman and grief therapy and in 1986 the theme was on self-empowerment. The entire 1987 conference emphasized mother-daughter issues, including genetic factors in breast cancer, motherhood in various family configurations, and the elderly parent. Issues and concerns of women at midlife were the focus of the 1988 conference. The 1989 program covered AIDs, teen pregnancy, domestic abuse, and substance abuse. The next year, the program turned to health care as a profession for women, and various ethical issues in medicine. The final conference in 1991 emphasized "high touch in a high tech world, including alternative health programs such as massage, acupuncture, stress reduction and wellness eating habits." The conference organizers met for the last time in 1993 and the financial books were closed in 1996.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of all organizational papers, minutes, financial records, correspondence, mailing lists and conference programs of the Conference on Women's Health Care Issues, Inc., which existed from 1983 to 1993 for the purpose of presenting conferences and other educational forums on women's health care issues.

Collection Inventory

I. Administration and By-laws, 1983-1989
Scope and Contents note:

.10 linear foot

This section contains the January 16, 1983 Articles of Incorporation and By-laws for a non-profit organization as well as the dissolution certificate of 1989. State certificates of incorporation and dissolution are included.

1. By-laws, Incorporation and Dissolution
II. Financial Records, 1985-1996
Scope and Contents note:

.05 linear foot

Cancelled checks and check registers, conference bills and vouchers, and records of financial donations and conference registrations are included in three folders.

2. Financial Records, 1985-1988
3. Financial Records, 1989-1990
4. Financial Records, 1991-1996
III. Mailing Lists, 1983-1989
Scope and Contents note:

.10 linear foot

The Conference on Women's Health Issues used mailing lists from several feminist and women's coalition groups. Several of these mailing lists are included including the Pro-Choice Coalition and Kentucky Women's Advocates.

5. Pro-Choice Coalition Mailing List
6. Kentucky Women's Advocate Mailing List and Others
IV. Conference Programs and Planning
Scope and Contents note:

1 linear foot

This, the largest series, contains the minutes of the planning meetings, as well as correspondence, press releases, receipts and conference programs.

7. Minutes, 1983-1986
8. Minutes, 1989-1991
9. Concluding Meeting, 1993
10. Master List of Programs, 1983-1989
11. Conference Evaluations, 1983-1987
12. 1983 Program
13. 1983 Conference Planning
14. 1983 Panelists Vitae
15. 1983 Program Planning
16. 1984 Program
17. 1985 Program
18. 1986 Program
19. 1987 Program
20. 1988 Program
21. 1989 Program
22. 1990 Program
23. 1991 Program
24. Camera Ready Artwork

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