Scope and Content Note

The series contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, conference materials, clippings, and other materials created or collected by Senator Karen Burstein during her close involvement with major women's issues. The records provide unique information on the development of leadership strategies by women's movement advocates.

The records contain material from state government agencies, advocacy organizations and individuals relating to topics including abortion; child care; displaced homemakers; women in prisons; International Women's Year; and the National Women's Conference (1977). The largest segment of the records relate to the campaign to win passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in New York State and includes several folders of material representing both sides of the issue.