Fraser, Arvonne S.

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The Center on Women and Public Policy was established in May, 1985 in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, with Arvonne Fraser as senior fellow. It is the first center at a major U.S. University to be devoted speficically to women's policy issues. The Center's focus is worldwide,and it assesses the impact of women's organizations on the status of women.

From the description of Publications of the Center on Women and Public Policy, 1985-1988. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63314349

  • 1925 Sept. 1: Born in Lamberton, Minnesota, daughter of Orland Delbert and Phyllis Dufrene Skelton.
  • 1946 - 1949 : First marriage to Perry Morgan.
  • 1948: B.A., University of Minnesota.
  • 1948: Receptionist, Humphrey for Senator Campaign.
  • 1948 - 1951 : Secretary, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party State Chairman.
  • 1950 June 30: Marriage to Donald MacKay Fraser.
  • 1951 Apr. 18: Birth of Thomas Skelton Fraser, first son.
  • 1952 Aug. 6: Birth of Mary MacKay Fraser, first daughter.
  • 1953 Oct. 29: Birth of John DuFrene Fraser, second son.
  • 1954 - 1956 : Editor, DFL News.
  • 1955 Feb. 12: Birth of Lois (YoYo) MacKay Fraser, second daughter.
  • 1956 - 1962 : Vice Chairman, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.
  • 1957 June 26: Birth of Anne Tallman Fraser, third daughter.
  • 1960: Assistant Manager, Minnesota Citizens for Kennedy.
  • 1961 - 1963 : Member, Minneapolis Board of Public Welfare.
  • 1962 Dec.8: Birth of Jean Skelton Fraser, fourth daughter.
  • 1963 - 1976 : Staff Assistant (1963-1970); Administrative Assistant (1970-1976), Office of Congressmen Donald M. Fraser.
  • 1964 - 1976 : Campaign Manager, Fraser for Congress Committees.
  • 1965 - 1968 : Secretary, Democratic Congressional Wives Forum.
  • 1966 May 27: Death of Anne, third daughter.
  • 1971 - 1972 : Vice President and Legislative Chairperson, Women's Equity Action League (WEAL).
  • 1971 - 1973 : Organizer and first president, National Capitol Chapter, WEAL.
  • 1972 - 1974 : President, WEAL.
  • 1972 - 1976? : Partner, Advise & Consult, Inc.
  • 1974: U.S. Delegation Member, U.N. Commission on the Status of Women.
  • 1975: Chair, Legislative Action Committee, WEAL.
  • 1975: U.S. Delegation Member, International Women's Year Conference, Mexico City.
  • 1976: Director, Intern Program, WEAL Education and Legal Defense Fund.
  • 1976: Regional Coordinator, Carter/Mondale Presidential Campaign.
  • 1977 Jan. - 1977 Apr. : Counselor, Office of Presidential Personnel, The White House.
  • 1977 - 1979 : U.S. Delegation Member, UNESCO.
  • 1977 - 1981 : Coordinator, Office of Women in Development, U.S. Agency for International Development.
  • 1978: U.S. Delegation Member, U.N. Commission on the Status of Women.
  • 1979: Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn.
  • 1979: Minneapolis Woman of the Year, YWCA.
  • 1980: U.S. Delegation Member, U.N. Decade for Women World Conference, Copenhagen.
  • 1981 June 2: Death of Lois (YoYo), second daughter.
  • 1981 - 1982 : Director, Minnesota and Chicago Committees, Peace Petition Drive, Albert Einstein Peace Prize Foundation.
  • 1981 - 1983 : Board Member, WEAL.
  • 1982 - : Senior Fellow and Program Director, Women, Public Policy and Development Project, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.
  • 1983 - 1984 : Member, Board of Directors, Friends of Women's World Banking/USA.
  • 1984: Consultant, Kenya Women's Leadership Conference.
  • 1986: Codirector, International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW), Women, Public Policy and Development Project, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.
  • 1986: DFL Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota.
  • 1987: Member, Board of Directors, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.
  • 1992 - 1994 : U.S. Ambassador, U.N. Commission on the Status of Women.

From the guide to the Arvonne S. Fraser papers., 1947-1999 (bulk 1970-1994)., (Minnesota Historical Society)

Archival Resources
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referencedIn Audiotape collection of the National Women's Conference, 1977 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Records of the Women's Equity Action League, 1966-1979 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Fraser, Arvonne S. Arvonne S. Fraser papers, 1947-1999 (bulk 1970-1994). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn East, Catherine, 1916-1996. Papers, 1941-1996 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Minnesota Humanities Commission. Audiotapes, [1973] - 1980. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Ford Foundation. International Division. Elinor Barber office files, 1967-1981. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf WomenVenture (Saint Paul, Minn.). WomenVenture records, 1975-1991. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Women's Equity Action League. Audiotapes [sound recording]. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Oral history interviews of the Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project., 2008-2009. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Freeman for Governor Volunteer Committee and DFL video collection [videorecording] Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Fraser, Donald MacKay, 1924-. Donald M. Fraser papers, 1951-1995 (bulk 1962-1978). Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Women's Equity Action League. Records, 1967-1990 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers of Bernice Resnick Sandler, 1963-2008 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Fraser, Arvonne S. Publications of the Center on Women and Public Policy, 1985-1988. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Records, 1967-1990 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Audiotapes, 1973-1987 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Burks, Ramona,. Women legislators in Minnesota: notes compiled by Ramona Burks, Joan Forester, Arvonne Fraser, and Sue Holbert, [ca. 1974]-1976. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project. Oral history interviews of the Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project, 2008-2009. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Women's Equity Action League. Records, 1966-1979 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Arvonne S. Fraser papers., 1947-1999 (bulk 1970-1994). Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn East, Catherine Shipe. Papers of Catherine Shipe East. 1941-1995 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Freeman for Governor Volunteer Committee and DFL video collection [videorecording], 1960. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Boyer, Gene. Documenting the midwestern origins of the twentieth-century women's movement, 1987-1992. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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correspondedWith Bernice Resnick Sandler person
associatedWith Carnegie Corporation of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Catherine East, 1916-1996 person
associatedWith Chrysalis (Organization : Minneapolis, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith East, Catherine, 1916-1996. person
associatedWith Ford Foundation. International Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Fraser, Donald MacKay, 1924-. person
associatedWith Fraser family. family
associatedWith Fraser family. family
associatedWith Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Center on Women and Public Policy. corporateBody
associatedWith Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Women, Public Policy and Development Project. corporateBody
associatedWith International Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction. Center for Population and Family Health. corporateBody
associatedWith International Women's Rights Action Watch. corporateBody
associatedWith Latimer, George, 1935-. person
associatedWith Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Humanities Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith National Endowment for Democracy (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith National Women's Conference corporateBody
associatedWith National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Post-Nairobi Donors Meeting on Women and Development (1985 : Bellagio, Italy). corporateBody
associatedWith Pre-Conference Consultations on the 1985 World Conference on the UN Decade for Women (1984 : Vienna, Austria). corporateBody
associatedWith Second International Interdisciplinary Congress for Women (1984 : Groningen, the Netherlands). corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Agency for International Development. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Agency for International Development. Office of Women in Development. corporateBody
associatedWith WEAL Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Wingspread Conference on the Role of African Women in Their National Economies (1983 : Racine, Wis.). corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Economic Development Corporation, Inc. (Saint Paul, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Equity Action League. corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Organizations and Changes in Public Policy Conferences (1984 : Bellagio, Italy). corporateBody
associatedWith WomenVenture (Saint Paul, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith World Conference of the International Women's Year (1975 : Conference Centre of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs). corporateBody
associatedWith World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development, and Peace (1980 : Copenhagen, Denmark). corporateBody
associatedWith World Conference to Review and Appraise the Achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women (1985 : Nairobi, Kenya). corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Minnesota
Developing countries
Subject
Feminism
Women--Social networks
Women--Political activity
Women in education
Adult education of women
Economic development projects
Political Campaigns
Women's rights
Political campaigns--Minnesota
Women in development
Women--History
International Women's Decade, 1976-1985
International Women's Year, 1975
Developing countries--Economic conditions
Women in rural development
Occupation
Feminists--Minnesota
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Birth 1925-09-01

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