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Westerfield (Rebecca) Papers, 1964-1992

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Author

Colleen Schiavone; machine-readable finding aid created by Michele Lai-Fook

Title

Westerfield (Rebecca) Papers

Date

1964-1992

Repository

University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Rebecca Westerfield Papers, 1964-1992, University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.

Extent

approximately 13.25 linear feet.

Biography/History

Rebecca Westerfield, the oldest of five children, was born in Newport, Rhode Island, on September 26, 1950, where her father served as a firefighter and her mother was a homemaker. The family eventually moved to Kentucky and Westerfield graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1968.

That fall she entered the University of Kentucky (UK) and by the end of her freshman year she made the dean's list. Westerfield received a BA degree with distinction in 1972 with a concentration in history and political science. During her college years, she received the Upperclassman Achievement Scholarship (1969-1970) as well as the McVey Scholarship (1970-1971 & 1971-1972). She also won election as "Outstanding Woman Student" by the Associated Women Students (1972).

Westerfield took part in several extracurricular activities at the university. She served as vice-president of the Student Government Association, and worked as staff writer (1968-1969) and later as editorial writer (1970-1971) for the Kentucky Kernel, the student newspaper at the university. Westerfield also worked in various political campaigns (including participation as a delegate at the Kentucky state convention in 1972 for presidential candidate George McGovern). She vigorously worked for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and sought aid for Eastern Kentucky. She also participated in opposition movements to the Vietnam War.

Upon her graduation, Westerfield entered the Peace Corps. She trained at Cuttington College in Monrovia, Liberia. Westerfield was subsequently posted to Barziwen Clinic in Liberia as a health educator. She also worked with the Community Health Department of Currans Hospital in Zorzor preparing visual aids and giving vaccinations. Her official enrollment in the Peace Corps began September 15, 1972, and ended on March 13, 1973. Westerfield returned to the United States, entered the UK College of Law, and graduated in 1975.

In her early law career, Westerfield worked as a hearing officer for the Kentucky Department of Insurance (1980-1985) in addition to being in private legal practice. She also represented the city of Louisville as a contract attorney. In 1987 Westerfield was appointed Circuit Court Judge in the Tenth Division of Jefferson County by Governor Martha Layne Collins. She filled the position vacated by a judge who retired due to ill health. She won the seat in the general election with sixty-six percent of the vote.

In addition to her private practice, Westerfield gave many hours and other support to causes she deemed worthy. Her many endeavors included posts as regional director of Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control, president of the Louisville Bar Association (1986), president of the Kentucky Youth Advocates, 1982-1984, co-chair of the Gender Fairness Task Force, chairwoman of the Task Force on Sentencing to Educational Programs, and House of Delegates member of the American Bar Association. Westerfield also served on the board of directors of the Legal Aid Society, Metro United Way, Home of the Innocents, National Council of Jewish Women, and American Trial Lawyers Association, and was president of the Jefferson County Women Lawyers Association.

Westerfield received greater recognition in handling the legal action (1984-1986) of Sallie Bingham against other members of Bingham's family in the sale of their media companies. In 1989 she received the Kentucky Bar Center Award.

Westerfield married Scott Wendelsdorf in 1976, had two children, and divorced in 1984. In 1992, she left Kentucky for the San Francisco Bay area. Her papers reflect her life prior to her move.

1950 Born, Newport Place, Rhode Island
1968 Graduated from Owensboro (Ky.) Catholic High School
1968-1971 Writer for Kentucky Kernel, student newspaper, University of Kentucky
1968-1972 Attended University of Kentucky
1968- Social Activist
1972-1973 Peace Corps, Liberia
1973-1976 College of Law, University of Kentucky
1976 Married Scott T. Wendelsdorf - Jefferson County, Kentucky
1978 Contract Lawyer for City of Louisville
1980-1985 Hearing Officer, Kentucky Department of Insurance
1982-1983 Governor's Commission For Full Equality
1982-1984 President - Kentucky Youth Advocates
1984 Divorced Wendelsdorf
1984-1986 Sallie Bingham Case
1985-1986 Kentucky Youth Advocates
1985-1987 Regional Director - Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control
Mid-1980s Chairwoman - Task Force on Sentencing to Educational Programs
1986 President, Louisville Bar Association
1987 Appointed Circuit Court Judge - Tenth Division - Jefferson County by Governor Martha Layne Collins
1988 Won general election for remainder of term for Circuit Court Judge - Tenth Division
1988-1991 Co-Chair - Gender Fairness Task Force
1989 Kentucky Bar Center Award
1992 Departed Kentucky for San Francisco Bay area

Scope and Content

The majority of this collection documents her legal career in Louisville, in addition to her professional and civic affiliations. A small portion of the collection illustrates her college years. The correspondence is arranged in reverse chronological order and the remainder of the collection has been left in the order created by Westerfield's office.

Five linear feet depict her extensive efforts as co-chair of the committee to investigate gender fairness in Kentucky. The task force considered gender bias in civil law, the courts and the profession as well as bias in domestic relations.

The balance of her papers cover a wide variety of topics and include her incoming and outgoing correspondence. Numerous folders contain notes and speeches on women's rights and issues.

Because of the sensitivity of materials regarding persons who are still alive at the writing of this inventory, a portion of this collection is closed until twenty-five years after the death of Westerfield.

Collection Inventory

STUDENT LIFE - UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, 1964 (1968)-1978
Scope and Content Note:

This series depicts Westerfield's college activities. It includes personal information as well as references to her beliefs and aspirations in her college years.

1. Bylines - Kentucky Kernel -, 1968-1970
[box: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Copies of bylines in the student newspaper by Rebecca Westerfield

2. Correspondence -, 1964-1981
[box: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Miscellaneous correspondents include First Lady Pat Nixon, Wendell Ford, and John Sherman Cooper

3. Delegate Selection - Kentucky -, 1972
[box: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, newsletters, rules, and reference materials re: delegate Westerfield and events such as Kentucky state convention and information on the challenge in the 75th Legislative District

4. Eastern Kentucky -, 1970-1971
[box: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Materials covering peoples and health problems in Eastern Kentucky including correspondence from William H. Cohen a.k.a. The Noodle and an issue of Appal Seed, The Mountain Eagle, and The Miner's Voice

5. Eastern Kentucky -, 1971-1972
[box: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference materials covering many aspects of Eastern Kentucky and the region as well as some correspondence

6. Equal Rights Amendment -, 1975-1977
[box: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence including personal notes re: workshop

7. Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), 1977-1978
[box: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, brochures and pamphlets, newsletters, personal notes, newspaper clippings and various printed materials

8. International Women's Year -, 1977
[box: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Materials on IWY Conference, Houston, Texas and Lexington, Kentucky including "...To Form a More Perfect Union..." Report of the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year 1976 (two folders)

9. Manuscripts - and the other, 1971
[box: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Notes referring to Board of Aldermen and the abortion issue

10. Mid-Hudson Nonviolence Center -, 1972
[box: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference materials regarding Center in New York and relative materials re: IBM Project

11. Miscellaneous -, 1970s
[box: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Newspaper clippings, brochures and various reference materials on women, liberation of countries, Vietnam, Liberia including copies of The Loma Weekly Paper

12. Miscellaneous -, 1966-1973
[box: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Brochures, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous reference materials on such issues as women, civil rights, Appalachia, and a copy of the New American Movement

13. Miscellaneous -, 1970s
[box: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Brochures, newspaper clippings, publications, and miscellaneous reference materials on the Peace Corps, Liberia, and various women's issues including a copy of "Off Our Backs" (two folders)

14. Miscellaneous -, 1970s
[box: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Newspaper clippings, various publications and information on Russia, Germany, UK AFROTC Building burning, women's issues and miscellaneous items

1. National Student Association Meeting -, 1972
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Photographs of presidential candidates and students

2. National Women's Agenda -, 1976
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Memo outlining summaries of all the draft plans of action

3. Nixon, Pat, Visits Bluegrass state -, 1970
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Photographs and newspaper clippings re: Pat Nixon's Visit

4. Personal -, 1968-1973
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Awards, correspondence, Peace Corps information including monthly activity reports and miscellaneous items

5. Pike County -, 1971
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Newspaper story and fact sheet on Pike County

6. Politics in Kentucky -, 1971-1972
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference materials including brochures, newsletters, newspaper clippings, publications and some correspondence including an issue of The Southern Patriot

7. Poverty and Hunger -, 1966-1971
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference materials including an issue of Health Rights News re: starvation in the world including some personal notes

8. Racism -, circa 1970
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Reprint of "Racism in the United States An Introduction" by Frank Joyce as well as a racist quiz

9. Scrapbook re: National Women's Conference in 1977
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Newspaper clippings including an issue of Majority Report and Coyote Howls

10. Socialist Movement and Women's Liberation -, 1970-1971
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference materials about the Socialists including an issue of Young Socialist - The Organizer and The Militant

11. Speeches -, 1971
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Given by Westerfield

12. USSR -, circa 1971
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Newspaper clippings, reference materials, outline notes on a UK History Class re: Russia

13. Vietnam War -, 1971
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Personal notes, newspaper clippings, and various reference materials on the Vietnam War

14. Vocations -, 1971-1972
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and brochures regarding desire to do volunteer work after college graduation

15. War and Peace -, 1971
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Personal notes, (manuscript - Westerfield?), newspaper clippings and reference materials including brochures and circulars on war and peace

16. Women -, 1970-1971
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous reference materials, brochures, and pamphlets on women and various issues including a manuscript (Westerfield?) on ERA

17. Women - Labor -, 1970-1971
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference materials including newspaper clippings on women and labor issues

18. Women and The Law -, 1972-1977
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, brochures, and personal notes re: many women's issues and the law which includes Westerfield's law school activities

19. Women and The Law -, 1978
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Personal notes and materials on ninth National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia including Women and The Law: A Sourcebook

20. Women in Politics -, 1973
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Memo with reference material

21. Women - University of Kentucky -, 1971-1972
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and reference materials while student body vice-president

GENDER FAIRNESS TASK FORCE, 1976 (1983)-1992
Scope and Content Note:

The separate committees correspondence in this series as well as reports, and reference materials back up the task force effort to show the inequities due to gender bias in Kentucky.

1. Cases and Statutes -, 1976
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

General Electric Co. v. Gilbert (cite as 97 S.Ct 401)

2. Child Care and Parental Leave -, 1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Newspaper article and miscellaneous reports regarding child care and parental leave policy

3. Correspondence -, 1988-1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Majority of correspondence from Westerfield re: task force

4. Correspondence -, 1988-1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Miscellaneous correspondence re: task force

5. Correspondence -, 1988-1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Few notes and mostly incoming correspondence re: task force (two folders)

6. Correspondence -, 1989-1992
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence re: Gender Fairness Task Force, reports and recommendations

7. General Correspondence -, 1990-1991
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence re: Gender Fairness Task Force

8. General Correspondence -, 1990-1991
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence including reference material re: Gender Fairness Task Force

9. Family and Medical Leave Act -, 1989
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Speeches, overview, summary and other materials on H.R.770/S.345

10. Framework of Committee -, 1989
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, articles, personal notes re: chairs and structural framework including a "Summary of the Findings of Gender Bias Task Forces by Schupbach"

11. Gender Fairness Report Outline -, 1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Outline with comments

12. Gender Fairness Reports and Drafts -, 1990-1992
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

First draft of Kentucky report, articles, news releases and press release from Kentucky Women Advocates

13. Kentucky Report - Draft -, 1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Summary of the findings report

14. Gender Bias in Language -, 1989
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, reports, reference material and survey information on biased language

15. McMichael, Pam - Contract with Kentucky Bar Association -, 1990-1991
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Includes correspondence and financial information

16. Media Strategy -, 1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Newspaper clippings, media plan and opening remarks by Chief Justice Robert F. Stephens

17. Meeting, September 16, 1989
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and notes re: GFTF

18. Meeting, December 9, 1989
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, notes, news releases and minutes re: GFTF

19. Meeting, January 12, 1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, roster of panel members and minutes re: GFTF

20. Meeting, February 23, 1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Summary of meeting and transcript of hearing re: GFTF

21. Meeting, March 16, 1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and minutes re: GFTF

22. Meeting, April 27, 1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence re: GFTF

23. Minorities in the Legal Profession -, 1988-1989
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Order form and a report on minorities

24. Miscellaneous -, 1984-1991
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Variety of reference materials on gender bias

25. Miscellaneous -, 1988-1991
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles and miscellaneous reference materials on gender bias

26. Names and Addresses, Supporters re: Gender Bias -, 1989-1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Listing of task force members and supporters including background material of speakers

27. Notes -, 1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Personal notes re: GFTF and the meetings

28. Notes on Meetings - Miscellaneous -, 1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Personal notes by Westerfield

29. Paducah Transcript - Hearing -, 1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and summary of public hearing at Paducah on gender fairness held 2/23/90

30. Speech Material -, 1989-1992
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Conference materials, rulings, judicial survey, attorney's responses, KBA NEWS, and recommendations

31. Speech Material -, 1990-1992
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Newspaper clippings, articles, reports including attorney's comments

32. Status of Women in Kentucky State Agencies -, 1984-1989
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and reports

33. Stephens, Chief Justice Robert F. -, 1989-1991
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, Kentucky Attorney Survey, reference materials and speech given by Stephens re: establishment of GFTF

34. Structural Framework -, 1989
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Report and correspondence re: establishment of GFTF

35. Summary -, circa 1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Report summarizing finding of Gender Bias Task Forces

36. Survey - Drafts -, 1990
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Draft of survey to be distributed

37. Thesis - "Gender Bias" -, 1991
[box: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Honors Thesis on Gender Bias

1. Women and the American Bar Association -, 1988-1989
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence re: Women and ABA and "A History of Women's Involvement in the American Bar Association, 1965-1989"

2. Women in Legal Profession -, 1983-1989
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Reports, brochures, and survey materials on female attorneys

3. Women in the Legal Profession -, 1988-1991
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference materials on women attorneys and women's issues

4. Women in the Legal Profession, Kentucky State Level -, 1988-1991
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, forms and reference materials re: women attorneys

5. Women in the Legal Profession -, 1988
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Statistical information, summary of ABA hearing and reference materials

6. Women in Profession: Anecdotal Material - Louisville and Lexington -, 1990-1991
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Pithy quotes and quips

7. Working Women -, 1988
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Articles and newspaper clippings on women

8. Working outline and survey -, 1990
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Gender Fairness Report Outline

GENDER BIAS IN CIVIL LAW
9. Criminal Justice -, circa 1992
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Report of the subcommittee - circa 1992

10. Criminal Justice -, 1978-1985
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference materials and bibliography on women in the criminal justice system

11. Gender Bias - Emancipation, American Women -, 1990
[box: 4]
12. Reference Materials -, 1983-1989
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference materials and bibliography on women's rights in civil law

GENDER BIAS IN THE COURTS
13. Bibliography - Gender Bias -, 1990
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Bibliography including topics, reports, memberships, calendar, and grants

14. California Task Force -, 1990
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Report on patterns of gender bias of female litigants, jurors, witnesses and attorneys

15. Colorado Task Force -, n.d
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Report on recommendations and responses of Colorado Supreme Court

16. Colorado - "Gender and Justice in the Colorado Courts" -, 1990
[box: 4]
17. Connecticut - "Gender Justice and The Courts" -, 1991
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Report of the Connecticut Task Force on Gender Justice and the Courts

18. Differential Treatment -, 1990-1991
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and reference materials including testimony excerpts

19. Differential Treatment -, 1990-1991
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, and reports on differential treatment in the courts

20. Discrimination -, n.d
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Reports Track Discrimination National Law Journal

21. Employment and Courts -, 1980; 1990
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Memoranda, newspaper clippings and reports on women and the courts

22. Gender Bias - California Recommendations -, 1990
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Includes "Achieving Equal Justice for Women and Men in the Courts" - Draft released for comment from Judicial Council of California

23. Gender Bias' Judges' Survey -, 1990
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and forms from the Vermont Task Force re: judges' form

24. Georgia - "Gender Justice in the Courts" -, 1991
[box: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Report to the Supreme Court of Georgia

25. Illinois - "Gender Bias in the Courts" -, 1990
[box: 4]
1. "Kentucky Task Force on Gender Fairness in the Courts" -, 1992"
[box: 5]
2. Maryland - "Gender Bias in the Courts" -, 1989
[box: 5]
3. Massachusetts - "Gender Bias Study" -, 1989-1991
[box: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and the Gender Bias Study of 1989

4. Minnesota - "Gender Fairness in the Courts" -, 1989
[box: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Report by the Minnesota Supreme Court Task Force for Gender Fairness in the Courts including questionnaire and report by Minn. Women Lawyers, Inc.

5. Miscellaneous -, 1990
[box: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Articles and newspaper clippings re: bias in the courts

6. National Association of Women Judges -, 1989
[box: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, minutes, speech, reference materials, bibliography and a listing of task forces as well as a Planning for Evaluation - Guidelines for Task Forces on Gender Bias in the Courts

7. National Conference on Gender Bias in the Courts
[box: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Williamsburg, Virginia, May 18-21, 1989 (three folders)

8. New York - "Women in the Courts" -, 1991
[box: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Five Year Report of the New York Judicial Committee including "Fair Speech: Gender Neutral Language in the Courts"

9. New York - "Report on the Participation of Minorities and Women in the Nonjudicial Workforce of the New York State Unified Court System" -, 1989
[box: 5]
10. Obstacles -, 1986-1987
[box: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, personal notes and articles re: local and national task forces

11. Obstacles in Courts Based on Gender -, 1989-1991
[box: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, reports and reference materials on gender and justice in the courts

12. Operating A Task Force on Gender Bias in the Courts - A Manual for Action -, n.d
[box: 5]
13. Proceedings of the National Conference on Gender Bias in the Courts -, 1990
[box: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Full report sponsored partially by National Association of Women Judges

14. Reference Materials -, 1983-1989
[box: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference materials and bibliography on gender bias and the courts

15. Reference Materials -, 1989-1990
[box: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, report and reference materials on gender bias and the courts

16. Reference Materials -, 1989
[box: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Articles re: gender bias in the courts

17. Reference Materials -, 1990
[box: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Personal notes and reference materials on gender bias in the courts

18. Reference Materials -, 1988-1989
[box: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference materials on gender bias in the courts

19. Report of Gender Bias Task Force -, 1990
[box: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Recommendations, National Center for State Courts

1. Subcommittee Report -, 1990
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Draft report from the Gender Bias in the Court Subcommittee

2. Utah, "Gender and Justice" -, 1990
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Report to the Utah Judicial Council

3. Virginia Task Force -, 1990
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and reference materials on gender bias and the courts

DOMESTIC RELATIONS
4. "Adult Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation: A Medical Protocol for Health Care Providers and Community Service Agencies" -, 1991
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

A draft of above

5. Awareness, Action, Accountability Statement -, 1991
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Domestic violence, final copy of report by the task force

6. Children in the Legal System -, n.d
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference materials on children in the legal system

7. Committee Chair Materials -, 1979-1991
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and reference materials for task force on domestic violence, women in the criminal justice system, and family law

8. Committee Report -, 1990-1991
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Report by the Subcommittee on Domestic Relations - 1990

9. Domestic Violence -, 1990-1991
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Newspaper clippings and a memorandum

10. Domestic Violence - Miscellaneous -, 1990-1991
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and a report "Recommendations from The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

11. Domestic Violence -, 1990-1992
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, emergency recommendations of Attorney General [Fred] Cowan's task force, draft of report by Laura Haller, testimony, Legal Bulletin, newspaper clippings, statistical information

12. Domestic Violence Crime - Task Force Report -, 1991
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Report includes goals and objectives, statutes, recommendations and miscellaneous materials

13. Domestic Violence -, n.d
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Information re: Spousal Abuse in Kentucky: Statewide Survey of Attitudes and Practices

14. Family Court Feasibility Task Force Report -, 1989
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Report distributed to Gender Fairness Task Force

15. Family Violence Recommendations -, 1990
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

National Council Juvenile and Family Court Judges

16. Fayette County, Kentucky - Domestic Violence -, 1991
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and brochures which include introduction, history and commitment of program

17. Kentucky report, Draft - "Domestic Violence" -, 1991-1992
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

by Travis and Laura?

18. Marital Dissolutions -, 1982-1991
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, position statement, reference materials and bibliography on divorce

19. Marital Dissolutions -, 1986-1990
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Miscellaneous studies on gender bias in divorce and alimony

20. Marital Dissolutions -, 1990-1991
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Miscellaneous studies/reports and correspondence on gender bias including annual report of the Committee for Gender Equality of the Supreme Judicial Court

21. Marital Dissolutions - Reports -, circa 1992
[box: 6]
22. Mediation and Domestic Violence -, 1988-1990
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Articles and newsletter information including speech by Laura Haller

23. Meeting - Domestic Violence -, 1990-1991
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, Synopsis of transcript of hearing by GFTF and testimony presented to committee at University of Louisville law school on domestic violence

24. Miscellaneous -, 1991
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Miscellaneous reference materials on domestic relation issues especially violence

25. "To Have and To Harm" - Maria Henson Series -, 1990-1991
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Series of editorials reprinted from the Lexington Herald-Leader

26. "Women and Poverty in Kentucky" -, 1991
[box: 6]
GENDER BIAS IN THE PROFESSION
27. Discrimination in Law Schools -, 1989
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and a report on gender bias in law school

28. Employment Discrimination -, 1981-1990
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Articles, newspaper clippings, and some correspondence re: (two folders)

29. Kentucky Legal System, Gender Bias -, 1990
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence with anecdotal evidence

30. Publicity re: Women in the Profession -, 1988-1989
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Newspaper clippings, correspondence, and reports re: gender bias in the profession

31. Reference Materials, 1983-1989
[box: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Notes, bibliography and reference materials on gender bias in the profession including the Vermont Law Review

CORRESPONDENCE - PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL, 1986, 1989-1991
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence in this series reflects judicial, personal, and organizational matters and covers 1986 and 1989 to 1991. This series is closed until twenty-five years have passed following the death of Westerfield.

RESTRICTED MATERIALS
Miscellaneous -, 1986
1. Folder #1
[box: 7A]
2. Folder #2
[box: 7A]
3. Folder #3
[box: 7A]
Miscellaneous -, 1989
(five folders)
4. Folder #1
[box: 7A]
5. Folder #2
[box: 7A]
6. Folder #3
[box: 7A]
7. Folder #4
[box: 7A]
8. Folder #5
[box: 7A]
Miscellaneous -, 1990
(six folders)
9. Folder #1
[box: 7A]
10. Folder #2
[box: 7A]
11. Folder #3
[box: 7A]
12. Folder #4
[box: 7A]
13. Folder #5
[box: 7A]
1. Folder #6
[box: 7B]
Miscellaneous -, 1991
(five folders)
2. Folder #1
[box: 7B]
3. Folder #2
[box: 7B]
4. Folder #3
[box: 7B]
5. Folder #4
[box: 7B]
6. Folder #5
[box: 7B]
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC AFFILIATIONS, 1964, 1974, 1981-1987
Scope and Content Note:

This series contains correspondence and reference materials on the Governor's Committee for Full Equality, Kentucky Tomorrow Files, Kentucky Youth Advocates and Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control.

Governor's Committee For Full Equality
1. Criminal Law -, 1983
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Legislative information, report, notes, and correspondence re: domestic violence and criminal law

2. ERA -, 1983
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Personal notes, legislative information, statistics, brochures, correspondence re: ERA and speech by Commissioner Patricia P. Bailey, July 1983 at NWPC Convention

3. Governor's Advisory Committee on Women -, 1974, 1982-1983
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Articles, newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, personal notes, minutes, membership lists, and legislative information re: discrimination

4. Miscellaneous -, 1983
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, legislative materials on Governor's Task Force

5. Miscellaneous -, 1983
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, minutes, newspaper clippings, publications and testimony for Governor's Task Force on Full Equality

6. Spouse Abuse -, 1983
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, personal notes, and reports on spouse abuse issues

7. Test Rape Victims: Paternity -, 1983
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Legislative information and correspondence on paternity suits

Kentucky Tomorrow - The Commission on Kentucky's Future
8. Kentucky Tomorrow -, 1984-1986
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, Ethics and Values committee reports, articles and "Kentucky: An Interim Perspective" 1985

9. Kentucky Tomorrow -, 1985-1986
(two folders) [box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, reports, notes, committee outlines (Ethics and Values; Agriculture; Business, Labor, and the Economy; Communications and Information Systems; Crime and Justice; Culture and Arts; Energy and Environment; Government; Health; Education; Science and Technology; People; and Transportation Committees), worksheets, minutes, surveys and reports, newspaper clippings, articles, and Kentucky Tomorrow

10. Kentucky Tomorrow -, 1984-1986
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, reports, minutes, articles, and press releases

11. Kentucky Tomorrow -, 1984-1985
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, survey, worksheet, agendas, articles and a final draft report of the Crime and Justice Committee

Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc
12. Correspondence -, 1986
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, "Kids Matter", newspaper clippings

13. Correspondence -, 1986
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, report ("Children and Dollars - Budget Trends Affecting Kentucky's Children and Their Families")

14. Reports -, 1981-1984
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Annual Reports - 1984; 1983; (memo) 1981 Interim Report - "A Comparative Study of Young Women and Men in Kentucky Jails" and summary; "The Fifth Annual Report on The Jefferson Co. Children in Placement Project - 1983

15. Reports -, 1985
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Reports - "An Exploratory White Paper on Kentucky Government and The Poor" '85; "Women and Children in Kentucky - An Overview" '85

16. Reports -, 1982-1987
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Reports - "Children Alone: A Report on the Residential Treatment of Jefferson County's Children with Emotional Problems" 1984; "Our Children at Risk: The Crisis in Public Education" 1984; "Hand in Hand - Lessons From Minnesota's Employment and Economic Development (MEED) Program" 1987; "Kentucky's Children at Risk: The Inequities in Public Education" 1984; "So Much, For So Little: A Legislator's Guide for Reforming Kentucky's Adoptions Program" 1982

Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control
17. Drinan, Robert F. -, 1964-1986
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Vitae and newspaper clippings on Drinan, founder of Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control

18. Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control -, 1981-1986
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Articles, newsletters, brochures, newspaper clippings, personal notes and various reference materials

19. Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control -, 1984-1987
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, minutes, articles, newspaper clippings, conference materials, by-laws and publications (two folders)

20. Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control - Officer in -, 1985-1987
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, by-laws, reports, minutes, conference materials, personal notes, newspaper clippings, articles and newsletter and brochures

21. Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control - Boston Conference -, 1987
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, minutes, personal notes, brochures, agenda and miscellaneous materials

22. Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control - Attorneys -, 1985
[box: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence re: Lawyers Alliance

GENERAL FILES, 1977-1991
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, speeches, and reference materials on many subjects are included in this series. Materials associate Westerfield and many women's rights issues as well as including judicial opinions in cases connected with her legal and judicial practice. Box 11 is also closed until twenty-five years have passed following the death of Westerfield.

JUDICIAL OPINIONS
1. Appeal -, 1991
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Supreme Court of Kentucky Appeal of Sentence

2. Child Abuse -, 1988
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Court order and newspaper clipping re: child abuse

3. Election Laws -, 1989
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Court order on bona fide candidate

4. First Amendment -, 1988
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Court order on transcripts involving juveniles with correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings and publications dealing with the First Amendment

MISCELLANEOUS
5. American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky (ACLU) -, 1985-1987
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and minutes

6. Attorney General's Task Force on Drunken Driving -, 1989
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Final report by chair of committee, Westerfield

7. Bingham, Sallie -, 1982
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, personal notes, manuscripts by Bingham, and newspaper clippings

8. Braden, Anne - Literary Productions -, 1984
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Tribute to Anne Braden

9. Citizen for Better Judges -, 1983
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Official news release and brochures

10. Committee for Competent Judiciary -, 1983
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, personal notes, newspaper clippings and various reference materials (two folders)

11. Correspondence -, 1983-1984
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

to Westerfield - Miscellaneous

12. Death Penalty -, 1981-1987
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, report, newspaper clippings and articles

13. Democratic Party and Women -, 1987
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Information by states

14. EMILY's List -, 1985-1987
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

History, publication, newspaper clippings, correspondence

15. Foster Care -, 1984-1987
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, minutes and financial information of Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc.

16. The Homeless -, 1986-1987
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Reports, articles and workshop information re: Homeless

17. Human Relations - Due Process -, 1985-1986
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, legal brief, personal notes, reports

18. Human Relations Commission -, 1984-1986
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, legal briefs, and personal notes (two folders)

19. Individual Rights and Responsibilities Council -, 1986
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence

20. Judicial Election Reform -, 1985-1986
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and last two pages of speech

21. Judicial Philosophy -, n.d
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Personal note, newspaper clipping and judicial opinion on same

22. Judicial Races -, 1981-1982
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and newspaper clipping

23. Kentucky Bar Association -, 1989
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Minutes, Board of Governors - draft

24. Kentucky Foundation for Women -, 1988
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Annual report

25. Kentucky Women's Advocates -, 1987
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and organizational materials

26. Lawyer Competency Study - University of Louisville -, 1987-1989
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence including copy of journal

27. Lawyers -, 1986
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Newspaper clippings re: lawyers

28. Lawyers Committee for Human Rights -, 1986
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence (all incoming), Newsbriefs, reports, articles and brochures

29. Leadership Education Economic Development Day -, 1987
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Conference materials

30. Litigation -, 1991
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference articles

31. Manuscript -, 1986
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

"A Glimpse at Soviet Life"

32. Nicaragua -, 1986-1987
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, newsletters

33. Miscellaneous Organizations -, 1987
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and reports on Older Women's League and Kentucky Fair Tax Coalition

34. Pornography -, 1985-1986
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Reports and newspaper clippings

35. Profile - Saturday Scene Cover Feature -, 1987
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Profile from Courier-Journal re: Westerfield, curriculum vitae, correspondence and a certificate honoring her as a "Friend of Ms."

36. Representative Ernesto Scorsone -, 1986
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Article and publication re: Scorsone

37. Soviet Union Trip -, 1986-1987
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Memoirs, correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, and brochures re: Westerfield's trip to Russia

38. Soviet Law File -, 1986
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, personal notes, reports and articles re: Soviet law

39. Thomas Jefferson Writings -, 1990
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and copies of Jefferson writings in preparation for article

40. Weaver, Sigourney -, 1987
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence

41. Women and Business -, 1987
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, articles and personal notes, newspaper clippings and a copy of Sallie Bingham's speech accepting The Woman of The Year Award in 1985

42. Women, Money and Social Responsibility (Boston Women's Fund) -, 1986-1987
[box: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, conference materials, articles, personal notes, newspaper clippings and information on Haymarket Peoples Fund

1. Women's Forum of Kentucky -, 1987
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, personal notes and articles

2. Women's Foundations -, n.d
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Handwritten list with contact names

3. Women's Groups/Conferences - Miscellaneous -, 1977
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, National Women's Political Caucus, and Women Strike for Peace

4. Women Lawyers and LBA - Affiliation -, 1985-1987
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, minutes of Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County, personal notes, brochures and reports

5. Women's Way -, 1985-1986
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and conference/organization materials

6. Women's Issues/Rights -, 1985-1987
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, brochures and "Bibliography for Working Women"

7. Young Career Woman Award -, October 22, 1986
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, award materials, information and guidelines for National Business Women's Week, Oct. 1986

WOMEN'S RIGHTS
8. Equal Rights Amendments -, 1978-1982
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference materials including issues of New Directions for Women, Women's Political Times, Off Our Backs, The Matriarchist, Women's Political Times, MainStreet, and Outwrite

9. National Women's Political Caucus -, 1979
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Newspaper clippings, articles and assorted reference materials including an issue of Women's Political Times

10. Notes -, n.d
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Personal notes on women's rights issues

11. Reference Materials -, 1975-1985
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, brochures, speech/manuscript by (Westerfield?) and various reference information on women's rights

12. Speeches - Children's Rights -, 1990-1991
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, personal notes and assorted reference materials

13. Speech - Constitution -, circa 1990
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Personal notes, reference materials and court opinions re: constitution

14. Speech - Kentucky Bar Association, Notes -, 1988
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Includes personal notes and reference materials

15. Speeches - Louisville Bar Association -, 1980
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Introduction speech for Mrs. Eleanor Holmes Norton before Louisville Bar Association

16. Speech - Privacy -, n.d
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Personal notes on privacy

17. Speech - Professional Women's Forum -, 1990
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and personal notes re: speech to give to PWF

18. Speech - Women and the Law -, 1987-1991
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference materials

19. Speech - Women's Equality Day -, 1980
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, program and copy of speech

20. Speeches -, 1982-1990
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference materials including correspondence re: speeches

21. Speeches -, 1987
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Reference materials and correspondence re: speeches

22. Speeches -, 1988-1989
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Personal notes and copies of and regarding speeches

23. Speeches - Reference Materials -, 1989-1990
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, personal notes, articles and reference materials and newspaper clippings for speeches

24. Speeches - Reference Materials -, 1988-1991
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Personal notes, newspaper clippings, articles and various reference materials for speeches as well as a copy of speech to Phi Kappa Phi

25. Speeches - Reference Materials -, 1990-1991
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Miscellaneous materials including personal notes, articles, and newspaper clippings

26. Women and The Law -, 1984
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence and article on women's rights

27. Workshop - Fort Knox -, 1979
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

Speech, correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, brochures and personal notes on workshop

SUNDRY ITEMS
28. Memorabilia
[box: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

ERA banners, McGovern pins

29. ERA Poster
[box: 10]
30. Appointment books - (#2), 1987
[box: 10]
31. Cassette tape - first meeting of the Louisville Forum for 1991, January - held at the Jefferson Club. Subject is Glass Ceiling, Barrier for Women - Real or Imagined. Moderator is Sally Wax
[box: 10]
32. Two cassette tapes - Task force on Gender Fairness in the Courts, public hearing, Co-Chair Rebecca Westerfield, January 12, 1990
[box: 10]
RESTRICTED MATERIALS
1. Bingham, Sallie -, 1984-1991
[box: 11]
Scope and Content Note:

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, program, depositions, summary of judgment and miscellaneous items

2. Westerfield, Rebecca - Personal -, 1969-1971
[box: 11]

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