Heide, Wilma Scott, 1921-1985

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Wilma Scott Heide was a sociologist and former chair and president of the National Organization for Women. She obtained her R.N. from Brooklyn State Hospital (1945), her B.A. in sociology (1950) and a Litt.M. (1955) from the University of Pittsburgh, and her Ph.D. in feminist theory and public policy from the Union of Experimenting Colleges and Universities (1978). She was married to Eugene E. Heide from 1951 to 1972; they had two children, Tamara and Terry.

Heide was a resident nurse at Chatham College (1948-1950), nursing instructor at the State University of New York, Oswego (1950-1951), teacher and director of nursing education at Pennsylvania State University (1957-1967), research assistant and project director for the American Institute for Research (1967-1971), behavioral scientist and human resources and education consultant (1970-1985), and professor of women's studies and innovative and experimental studies and director of women's studies at Sangamon State University (1980-1982). She held visiting professorships at the University of Massachusetts (1974-1976), Wellesley College (1974-1975) and Goddard College (1978-1980). She was chair of the education committee of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Committee (1969-1971). From 1970 to 1971, WSH was the chair of NOW, and served as president of the organization from 1971 to 1974. In 1973, she helped form the Women's Coalition for the Third Century and served as the organization's vice president.

From the description of Papers, 1968-1985 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006641

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referencedIn Records, 1966-1979 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn National Organization for Women. Records: Series I-XVI, 1961-1999 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Audiotape collection, 1979-1981 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Records, (inclusive), (bulk), 1959-2002, 1966-1998 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Carden, Maren Lockwood. Papers, 1969-1979 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn National Organization for Women, Connecticut Chapter Records, Bulk, 1970-2004, undated, 1939, 1964-2004 Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Records of the Project on the Status and Education of Women (Association of American Colleges), (inclusive), (bulk), 1969-1991, 1971-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers of NOW officers, 1960-1973 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers of NOW officers, 1971-1976 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Hill, Cindy Judd, 1926-. Papers, 1985-1993 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn East, Catherine Shipe. Papers of Catherine Shipe East. 1941-1995 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers of NOW officers, 1971-1977 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Records, (inclusive), (bulk), 1959-2002, 1966-1998 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Additional papers of Betty Friedan, 1941-2006 (inclusive), 1980-2000 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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referencedIn Records, 1967-1990 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Alexander, Dolores. Papers, 1960-1973 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Peggy L. Chinn Papers., undated, 1969-2003 Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1955-1990, 1972-1990 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Women's Equity Action League of Massachusetts. Records, 1971-1992 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1969-1979 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Records, 1971-1992 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Kolb, Frances Arick. Papers, 1955-1990 (inclusive), 1972-1990 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Boston N.O.W. Records, 1967-1990 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Heide, Wilma Scott, 1921-1985. Papers, 1968-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers of Betty Friedan, 1933-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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correspondedWith Betty Friedan person
associatedWith Betty Friedan person
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associatedWith Burch, Dean, 1927- person
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correspondedWith Chinn, Peggy L. person
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associatedWith Collins-Robson, Jim. person
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associatedWith Guggenheimer, Elinor C., 1912-2008. person
associatedWith Hacker, Sally, 1936- person
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associatedWith Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912-2010. person
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associatedWith Kaw, Esther. person
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associatedWith Kepler, Patricia Budd. person
associatedWith Kolb, Frances Arick. person
associatedWith Komisar, Lucy, 1942- person
associatedWith Koontz, Elizabeth D. (Elizabeth Duncan), 1919- person
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associatedWith Lightfoot, Judith, 1937- person
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associatedWith Women's Equity Action League of Massachusetts. corporateBody
associatedWith Wood, Nan Elizabeth, 1942- person
associatedWith X, Laura. person
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Women--Religious aspects
Affirmative action programs--Law and legislation
Feminism
Peace movements
Sex discrimination in employment
Women--Education
Sex discrimination against women
Office politics
Feminist consultants
Pay equity
Sexism in religion
Equal pay for equal work
Feminist theology
Feminism--States
Abortion
Women's rights
Sermons, American--20th century
Women in medicine
Women and religion
Sermons, American--Women authors
College teachers
Feminism--International cooperation
Women--Legal status, laws, etc
Equal rights amendments
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Birth 1921-02-26

Death 1985-05-08

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