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Focus: Michigan Women publication

Identifier: c-00340

Scope and Contents

The publication presents brief biographical sketches (and photographic reproductions) of women considered by the committee to be influential in the history of Michigan from 1701-1977.


  • Creation: 1977


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.


“Focus: Michigan Women”, a conference held at the Lansing Civic Center, June 10 and 11, 1977, was an important milestone for Michigan women. For the first time in history, the United States Congress authorized and funded meetings for women, mandating that those meetings be held in 1977 in all fifty-six states and territories, and that delegates elected at each meeting should attend a National Women’s Conference in Houston, Texas, in November, 1977.

Michigan’s Coordinating Committee for this International Women’s Year Meeting felt that it was important to leave a lasting reminder of this event. Fran Harris, a former committee member, was commissioned to research, write and publish a book on Michigan women and their contributions to history.

(From the Foreword, page 3)


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Custodial History

Gift of the State Coordinating Committee for International Women's Year, 1978-02-08.

Legal Status

Copyright: Fran Harris.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Focus: Michigan Women Publication
4 Published And Cataloged
February 1978
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US