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Advocates for Battered Women Records, 1972-1985

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Advocates for Battered Women Records, 1972-1985 UALR.MS.0248

UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR, 72201
archives@ualr.edu



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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2015-06-03T10:02-0500

Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Title: Advocates for Battered Women Records, 1972-1985
Dates: 1972-1985
Quantity: 0.25 linear feet; 1 document box
Identification: UALR.MS.0248
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Arrangement note

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Scope and Content

This collection contains microfilm, correspondence, meeting minutes, director's reports, publications concerning domestic abuse, newspaper clippings, reports from the Prosecuting Attorney's Office for the Sixth District and Little Rock Police Department, and drafted state legislation. These items were used to inform the "Advocates for Battered Women Documentary History" created on December 31, 1984 that was edited by Mary A. Griffe. Correspondence in the collection includes letters to David Pryor and Bill Clinton.


Biographical/Historical note

Before the incorporation of the association, the Battered Women's Task Force was created by a group of women, largely legal professionals, who wanted to give battered women legal counsel and refuge from abuse. Carolyn Witherspoon (née Armbrust) was a law student at UALR who helped set up the task force to reach their goals. Once the group garnered enough public attention and funds they were able to incorporate the Advocates for Battered Women in 1978. Board members were Mary Griffe, Carolyn Witherspoon, Paul Kelly, Cindy Cathey, Claudia Griffith, and Kathy Nouveau-ne. Of the original board members, Mary Griffe and Paul Kelly were still on the board when the "Advocates for Battered Women Documentary History" was published in 1984; Griffe died in 2012. The Association for Battered Women became Women and Children First in 1999. As of fall 2014, Women and Children First is still providing support and safe houses for women and children seeking refuge in the Little Rock area.


Cathey, Cindy
Clinton, William J. (William Jefferson), 1946-
Griffe, Mary A., 1915-2012
Griffith, Claudia
Kelley, Paul
Little Rock Police Department. (1972-1975)
Nouveau-ne, Kathy
Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Sixth District.
Pryor, David, 1934- -- Correspondence
Witherspoon, Carolyn B.
Women--Arkansas--History--20th century
Women--Political activity--Arkansas
Women--Societies and clubs--Arkansas

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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.

Conditions Governing Use note

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.

Copyright for correspondence in the collections belongs to those correspondents or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permission from copyright holders.


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Citation Notes

Bibliographic citation:

Advocates for Battered Women Records 1972-1985, UALR.MS.0248. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.

Footnote or Endnote info:

Description of item, folder number, box number, Advocates for Battered Women Records, 1972-1985, UALR.MS.0248.

Processing Information note

Processed by Danielle Butler, Graduate Assistant, 2014


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