Roberta M. Madden papers, 1968-2010 (bulk 1970-1990).

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Madden, Roberta. Roberta M. Madden papers, 1968-2010 (bulk 1970-1990).

Roberta M. Madden papers, 1968-2010 (bulk 1970-1990).

The Roberta M. Madden Papers consist of correspondence, subject files, publications, and other records related to her professional career and tenure as a leading local, state, and national advocate for women's rights and other progressive social and political causes.

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