Women’s Network of the Red River Valley (S4764)


Historical Sketch

The Women’s Network of the Red River Valley was formed with the aid of a $10,000 grant from the American Association of University Women in July 1984. The Network acts as an umbrella organization to coordinate advocacy and educational efforts of groups committed to full equality for women. Its primary goal is the establishment of a workable consortium of feminist groups and individuals through a central office and a regular newsletter. Membership is open to organizations and individuals. The Network serves the Fargo-Moorhead [North Dakota-Minnesota] area, the surrounding 10,000 square mile area of North Dakota and Minnesota, and areas in Winnipeg and Manitoba, Canada. 

Collection Description

The records of the Women’s Network of the Red River Valley include articles of incorporation, network by-laws, correspondence, meeting minutes, network newsletters, network membership directory and mailing lists, information on projects and programs, and newspaper articles. 


Box 1

  • Community-Wide Needs Assessment Committee. Volume 1. 1986 (Located in Box 2)
  • Correspondence
    • from the Network. 1984-
    • to the Network. 1983-
  • Economics Development
  • Financial Records. 1984-85
  • Fund Raising
  • Governor's Employment and Training Program
  • Grant from AAUW to Start the Network. 1984
  • Internships
  • Issues
    • Science and Math Education
    • Sexism in Education and in Everyday Life
  • Meeting
    • Agendas. 1984-89
    • Minutes and Roll Calls. 1984-89
  • Minnesota Women's Fund
  • Miscellaneous Brochures
  • Network
    • By-Laws, Articles of Incorporation
    • Mailing Lists
    • Membership Lists. 1984-85
    • Newsletters. 1984-89, 1993
  • Networking Sheets
  • Newspaper Clippings. 1984-87, 1989


Box 2

  • Non-Traditional Jobs/Occupations for Women
  • Organizational and Membership Material. 1986
  • Petition against AFDC Cuts
  • Photographs
  • Press and Publicity
  • Program Correspondence
  • Projects, Programs. 1984-85, undated
  • Prospects for Membership
  • "Speaking about Networking" - Materials and Speeches
  • Special Programs and Events
  • Volunteer Sheets. 1984
  • Women'sTrade Fair. 1987