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Collection ID: M08-1

Women's History Month (Jacksonville, Fla.) Collection, 1986-2009

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Location of this collection:
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
904-507-4122
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. For additional information, contact 904-620-1533 or email lib-special@unf.edu
Preferred citation:
Women's History Month (Jacksonville, Fla.) Collection, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Collection description

Summary

Abstract:
Women's History Month (March) is celebrated annually in Jacksonville, Florida with a number of special activities, including the publication of a commemorative poster and other printed materials issued by the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women. The posters honor three or four local women for their outstanding contributions to the Jacksonville community. This collection consists of twenty-three framed posters since their inception in 1986 to 2009, and other printed materials, including bookmarks, newsletters and newsclippings relating to Women's History Month activities in Jacksonville. Four photographs of the 2005 Annual Breakfast are also included. The bulk of the collection are framed posters; other printed materials are mixed for each year. The framed posters can be viewed on the third floor of the Library.
Extent:
35.00 Linear Feet
Language:
English
Preferred citation:
Women's History Month (Jacksonville, Fla.) Collection, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

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Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research. For additional information, contact 904-620-1533 or email lib-special@unf.edu

Background

Scope and Content:

Women's History Month (March) is celebrated annually in Jacksonville, Florida with a number of special activities, including the publication of a commemorative poster and other printed materials issued by the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women. The posters honor three or four local women for their outstanding contributions to the Jacksonville community. This collection consists of twenty-three framed posters since their inception in 1986 to 2009, and other printed materials, including bookmarks, newsletters and newsclippings relating to Women's History Month activities in Jacksonville. Four photographs of the 2005 Annual Breakfast are also included. The bulk of the collection are framed posters; other printed materials are mixed for each year. The framed posters can be viewed on the third floor of the Library.

Biographical / Historical:

The Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women was established as an advisory commission on May 30, 1972. It was upgraded to full commission status in 1982. The Commission is comprised of 25 members appointed by the Mayor to three-year terms. Their stated purpose is "to develop a public consciousness of the talents of women, regardless of race, color or creed, as equal partners in the private, business and civic community; to encourage women to become actively involved in matters pertaining to the community; to work toward utilization of capable women in roles of leadership; and to serve as a source of information for women on legal and human rights, economic equality, health and discrimination." Each year, as part of Women's History Month, an annual Breakfast is held in March where the Women's History Month poster honorees are presented. Poster nominees meet the following criteria: Contributed a lasting value to the Jacksonville community; reside in Jacksonville or adjacent county; served as an exemplary role model for young women and others; encountered life experiences and/or occupations that have been varied and meaningful. A complete list of past honorees is available on the Commission website. Other Commission projects include an Equal Pay Day Luncheon held every April, the publication of women's resources information, support of women's health programs, career mentoring of young women, and workshops and networking events for women.

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Acquisition information:

The majority of the materials were donated to the Library by the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women in 2007

The materials were acquired by UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives on 00/00/2007.

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