Eastwood, Mary O., 1930-

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A lawyer employed by the federal government, Eastwood was active in the formation of the National Organization for Women (NOW); a board member of Human Rights for Women (HRW), an organization formed in 1968 to help finance sex discrimination litigation and research projects on women's issues; and a member of Federally Employed Women (FEW), a group that sought an end to sex discrimination in the federal government.

From the description of Papers, 1915-1982 (inclusive), 1945-1982 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006586

A native of Wisconsin, Mary Eastwood was graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1955 and moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked on a temporary study project for the National Academy of Sciences. She joined the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel in 1960, serving both as an attorney advisor and later (1969-1979) as an equal opportunity advisor. The following year Eastwood became the associate special counsel for investigation in the special counsel's office of the Merit System Protection Board, which was charged with looking into allegations of illegal personnel practices in the federal government.

As technical secretary to the civil and political rights committee of President Kennedy's Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW), Eastwood researched decisions involving women and the Fourteenth Amendment, and became increasingly interested in the women's movement. With Pauli Murray she wrote the highly influential article Jane Crow and the Law: Sex Discrimination and Title VII, which appeared in the Georgetown Law Review (34, December 1965). She was very active in the formation of the National Organization for Women (NOW); a board member of Human Rights for Women (HRW), an organization formed in 1968 to help finance sex discrimination litigation and research projects on women's issues; and a member of Federally Employed Women (FEW), a group that sought an end to sex discrimination in the federal government.

From the guide to the Papers of Mary O. Eastwood, (inclusive), (bulk), 1915-1983, 1961-1977, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Boyer, Gene. Documenting the midwestern origins of the twentieth-century women's movement, 1987-1992. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Rupp, Leila J., 1950-. Audiotape collection of Leila J. Rupp and Verta A. Taylor, 1979-1983. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Kolb, Frances Arick,. [Audiotape collection] [sound recording]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Audiotape collection, 1979-1981 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1955-1990, 1972-1990 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Alexander, Dolores. Papers, 1960-1973 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Kolb, Frances Arick. Papers, 1955-1990 (inclusive), 1972-1990 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers of NOW officers, 1960-1973 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Human Rights for Women. Records, 1966-1978 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn East, Catherine Shipe. Papers of Catherine Shipe East. 1941-1995 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Papers of Mary O. Eastwood, (inclusive), (bulk), 1915-1983, 1961-1977 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Eastwood, Mary O., 1930-. Papers, 1915-1982 (inclusive), 1945-1982 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn East, Catherine, 1916-1996. Papers, 1941-1996 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
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associatedWith Alexander, Dolores. person
associatedWith Alice Rossi person
associatedWith Alma Lutz person
associatedWith American Civil Liberties Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Atkinson, Ti-Grace, ca.1939- person
associatedWith Catherine East, 1916-1996 person
correspondedWith Charles Morgan, Jr. person
associatedWith Citizens' Advisory Council on the Status of Women (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dolores Alexander corporateBody
associatedWith East, Catherine, 1916-1996. person
correspondedWith Eleanor Holmes Norton person
associatedWith Equal Employment Opportunity Commission corporateBody
associatedWith Federally Employed Women, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith FRANCES ARICK KOLB, interviewer person
associatedWith Freeman, Jo person
correspondedWith Guhring, Elizabeth person
associatedWith Human Rights for Women, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Jean Faust person
associatedWith Kolb, Frances Arick, person
associatedWith Marcia Winslow person
associatedWith Murray, Pauli, 1910-1985. person
associatedWith National Organization for Women. corporateBody
associatedWith National Woman's Party. corporateBody
associatedWith Nicholas deB. Katzenbach person
associatedWith October 17 Movement. corporateBody
associatedWith Peterson, Esther Eggertsen, 1906-1997 person
associatedWith President's Commission on the Status of Women corporateBody
associatedWith Rossi, Alice S., 1922- person
associatedWith Rupp, Leila J., 1950- person
associatedWith Sophie Drinker person
associatedWith Tina Lower Hobson person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Justice corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. President's Commission on the Status of Women. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Subject
Feminists (Organization)
Equal rights amendments
Change
Human Rights for Women
Women's rights
Federally Employed Women
Feminism--United States
October 17 Movement
Feminism
Civil rights
Lawyers
Feminists--United States
Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation
Sex discrimination--Law and legislation--United States
Associations, institutions, etc
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
Occupation
Lawyers
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