Papers of NOW officer Dolores Alexander, 1960-1973

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Papers of NOW officer Dolores Alexander, 1960-1973

1960-1973

Papers of National Organization for Women executive director Dolores Alexander.

10 file boxes, 2 folio plus folders, 2 oversize folders, 9 photograph folders, 6 audiotapes

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