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Zelda Nordlinger Papers

Identifier: Mss. 98 N75

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Scope and Contents

Includes many letters, newspaper clippings, and feminist related items of Zelda Nordlinger, a Richmond, VA woman's activist and state co-coordinator of the Virginia chapter of the National Organization for Women. Includes information on the origins of the National Organization for Women, as well as the Equal Rights Amendment and the abortion issue. Also contains several newsletters published by feminist organizations, pamphlets, photographs, and correspondence with other feminist activists in the state.


  • Creation: 1969-1998
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1970-1977

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Zelda Nordlinger of Richmond, Virginia was a woman's activist and state co-coordinator of the Virginia chapter of the National Organization for Women.


2.00 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Zelda Nordlinger in October 1998.

Processing Information:

Processed by Andrea Calabretta in 1999.

Guide to the Zelda Nordlinger Papers
Andrea Calabretta.
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Revision Statements

  • May 24th, 2018: Box 1 and 2 were combined into one box in July 2009, but folder labels still reflect two boxes.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository