Mildred Emory Persinger, Hollins College class of 1939, attended graduate school at Bryn Mawr and moved to Auburn University in Alabama to teach philosophy. She moved to New York City in 1942 with her husband, lawyer Richard Burwell (Dick) Persinger, where she joined the national board of the YWCA.

Mildred Persinger attended the United Nations' World Conference of International Women's Year, Mexico City, 1975, and was one of the founders of the International Women's Tribune Centre (La Tribuna), which emerged out of the Conference. This digital archive includes selected documents that highlight Persinger's international activism for six decades after 1940. Persinger played a crucial role in the emergence of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) as major players at the 1975 International Women's Year Conference and during the United Nations' Decade for Women that followed.

The digitized materials are grouped into 10 categories: Biographies, Brochures/Advertisements, Conference Materials, Conference Proceedings, Diaries/Memoirs/Autobiographies, Government/Court Documents, Letters, News Stories, Periodicals, Press Releases, Resolutions, and Speeches/Addresses. You may also use the search box on the left side of the screen to search for particular topics or materials within this collection.

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Letters

Letter from Betsy Hauge, Oregon House of Representatives to International Women's Year Tribune, June 20, 1975, Betsy Hauge (1975)

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Letter from Charlotte Bunch to Mildred Persinger, April 14, 1986, Charlotte Bunch (1986)

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Letter from Devaki Jain to Mildred Persinger, October 25, 1978, and Draft of Reply, Devaki Jain (1978)

Letter from Edna McCallion to Esther, December 18, 1974, Edna McCallion (1974)

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Letter from Ela Bhatt to Mildred Persinger, July 24, 1979, Ela Bhatt (1979)

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Letter from Elinor Tucker to Mildred Persinger, 5 June, 1978, Elinor Tucker (1978)

Letter from Esther Peterson to Mildred Persinger, March 5, 1975, Esther Peterson (1975)

Letter from Estilita Grimaldo to Mildred Persinger, October 7, 1975, Estilita Grimaldo (1975)

Letter from Frances Sawyer to Mildred Persinger, June 6, 1975, Frances Sawyer (1975)

Letter from Fran P. Hosken to Mildred Persinger, April 3, 1975, Fran P. Hosken (1975)

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Letter from Grethe Vaerno to Mildred Persinger, July 24, 1979, Grethe Vaerno (1979)

Letter From Helvi Sipila to Mildred Persinger, January 21, 1976, Helvi Sipila (1976)

Letter from Helvi Sipila to Mildred Persinger, July 2, 1975, Helvi Sipila (1975)

Letter from James Frederick Green to Mildred Persinger, February 10, 1975, James Frederick Green (1975)

Letter from Jeanie Trueblood, 1975, Jeanie Trueblood (1975)

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Letter from Jean Martensen to Mildred Persinger, January 26, 1977 and Previous Letter from Mildred Persinger to Jean Martensen, December 15, 1976, Jean Martensen (1977)

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Letter from Jeanne Vickers to Mildred Persinger, December 11, 1979, Jeanne Vickers (1979)

Letter from Katherine Strong to Mildred Persinger, February 5, 1975, Katherine Strong (1975)

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Letter from Laetitia Van Den Assum to Mildred Persinger, July 29, 1979, Laetitia Van Ven Assum (1979)

Letter from Marcia Bravo to Mildred Persinger, 1975, Marcia Bravo (1975)

Letter From Marcia Bravo to Mildred Persinger, July 22, 1975, Marcia Bravo (1975)

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Letter from Martita Midence to Martha Hadley, April 26, 1978, Martita Midence (1978)

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Letter from Matilda Jayasinghe to Mildred Persinger, February 6, 1979, Matilda Jayasinghe (1979)

Letter from M. E. Galey to James F. Green, February 26, 1975, M. E. Galey (1975)

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Letter from Mildred Emory Persinger to The Board of Directors International Women's Tribune Centre, Inc., October 13, 1983, Mildred Emory Persinger (1983)

Letter from Mildred Marcy to Mildred Persinger, May 27, 1975, Mildred Marcy (1975)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger re Fundraising, 1977, Mildred Emory Persinger (1977)

Letter from Mildred Persinger to Adrienne Germain, August 26, 1975, Mildred Emory Persinger (1975)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Andre Audibert, Mildred Emory Persinger (Date unknown/approximated)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Anne Winslow, September 14, 1994, Mildred Emory Persinger (1994)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Arvonne Fraser, August 24, 1979, Mildred Emory Persinger (1979)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Arvonne Fraser, May 30, 1979 and Attached Proposal for Funding, Mildred Emory Persinger (1979)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Bella Abzug, October 27, 1978, Mildred Emory Persinger (1978)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Edith Ballantyne, November 2, 1979, Mildred Emory Persinger (1979)

Letter from Mildred Persinger to Elinor Barber, August 6, 1980, Mildred Emory Persinger (1980)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Elinor Barber, October 22, 1978, Mildred Emory Persinger (1978)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Elinor Barber, October 22, 1978: Draft With Handwritten Notes, Mildred Emory Persinger (1978)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Elizabeth O'Kelly, August 20, 1982, Mildred Emory Persinger (1982)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Esther Hymer, February 22, 1978, Mildred Emory Persinger (1978)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Gabriela Aranibar, February 20, 1978, Mildred Emory Persinger (1978)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to George H. W. Bush, October 14, 1971, Mildred Emory Persinger (1971)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Gwendoline Konie, February 17, 1978, Mildred Emory Persinger (1978)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Harriet Herter, 1978, Mildred Emory Persinger (1978)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Helvi Sipila, August 2, 1977, Mildred Emory Persinger (1977)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Irene Tinker, December 20, 1979, Mildred Emory Persinger (1979)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to IWY State Coordinating Committee Chairperson, March 9, 1977, Mildred Emory Persinger (1977)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Jan P. Pronk, November 7, 1978, Mildred Emory Persinger (1978)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Joan Tobin, July 7, 1979, Mildred Emory Persinger (1979)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Laetitia Van Den Assum, March 15, 1979, Mildred Emory Persinger (1979)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Laetitia Van Den Assum, May 30, 1979, Mildred Emory Persinger (1979)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Louise, August 21, 1976, Mildred Emory Persinger (1976)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Marcia and Mark Muenze, November 2, 1979, Mildred Emory Persinger (1979)

Letter from Mildred Persinger to Marcia Muenze, 1976, Mildred Emory Persinger (1976)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Members of IWY Tribune Project Advisory Group, December 15, 1976, Mildred Emory Persinger (1976)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Mrs. L.U.B. Wilson, April 22, 1977, Mildred Emory Persinger (1977)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Mrs. Samuel Newhouse, August 18, 1978, Mildred Emory Persinger (1978)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Patricia Schroeder, September 17, 1993, Mildred Emory Persinger (1993)

Letter from Mildred Persinger to Pedro Ojeda Paullada, June 30, 1975, Mildred Emory Persinger (1975)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Ronald Leger, January 26, 1976, Mildred Emory Persinger (1976)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Senator Charles Goodell, February 13, 1970, Mildred Emory Persinger (1970)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to the Editor, New York Times, September 1, 1995, Mildred Emory Persinger (1995)

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Letter from Mildred Persinger to Theressa Hoover, September 20, 1978, Mildred Emory Persinger (1978)

Letter From Mrs. Paul Mcmillan Jones to Mildred Persinger, November 8, 1974, Mrs. Paul Mcmilan Jones (1974)

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Letter from Nafis Sadik to Mildred Persinger, November 14, 1978, Nafis Sadik (1978)

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Letter from Nell E. Funk to Mildred Persinger, October 11, 1976, Neil E. Funk (1976)

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Letter from Pamela Pryor to Mildred Persinger, November 12, 1980, Pamela Pryor (1980)

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Letter from Pearl Ross to Anne Walker, June 11, 1977, Pearl Ross (1977)

Letter from Peter Celliers to Marcia Ximena Bravo, May 1, 1975, Peter Celliers (1975)

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Letter from Princess Prem Purachatra to Mildred Persinger, July 13, 1976, Prem Purachatra (1976)

Letter from Raul H. Castro to International Women's Year Conference in Mexico City, June 9, 1975, Raul H. Castro (1975)

Letter from Richard M. Fagley to Marcia Ximena Bravo, April 28, 1975, Richard M. Fagley (1975)

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Letter from Ronald Leger to Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Status with ECOSOC, March 19, 1976, Ronald Leger (1976)

Letter from Ronald Leger to Mildred Persinger, June 11, 1975, Ronald Leger (1975)

Letter from Ronald Leger to Rosalind Harris, May 8, 1975, Ronald Leger (1975)

Letter from Rosalind Harris to Rosalie Oakes, July 14, 1975, Rosalind W. Harris (1975)

Letter from Rosalind W. Harris to Helvi Sipila, May 19, 1975, Rosalind W. Harris (1975)

Letter from Rosalind W. Harris to Mildred Persinger, 1975, Rosalind W. Harris (1975)

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Letter from Rosalind W. Harris to Mildred Persinger, August 1, 1983, Rosalind W. Harris (1983)

Letter from Rosalind W. Harris to Mildred Persinger, February 5, 1975, Rosalind W. Harris (1975)

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Letter from Rosalind W. Harris to Mildred Persinger, October 8, 1983, Rosalind W. Harris (1983)

Letter from Sarayu Sarangapani to Mildred Persinger, June 10, 1975, Sarayu Sarangapani (1975)

Letter from Sarayu Sarangapani to Mildred Persinger, June 20, 1975, Sarayu Sarangapani (1975)

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Letter from Savitri Nigam to Mildred Persinger, July 5, 1977, Anne Walker (1977)

Letter from Susan J. Doerr to Mildred Persinger, December 2, 1974, Susan J. Doerr (1974)

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Letter from Willie Campbell to Cyrus Vance, March 1, 1979, Willie Campbell (1979)

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Letter of Resignation from Mildred Persinger to Colleagues, November 21, 1980, Mildred Emory Persinger (1980)

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To Mildred Persinger, May 24, 1976, CONGO Letterhead (1976)

News Stories

"About Women: Meeting of Minds in Mexico," Los Angeles Times, 6 April 1975, page X:6 (Date unknown/approximated)

Periodicals

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"A Stake In the United Nations", Mildred Emory Persinger (Date unknown/approximated)

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A Women's 2001 Policy Scoreboard, March 2001 (2001)

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Bulletin: World Congress for International Women's Year (Date unknown/approximated)

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Commitment 1974, no. 4 (1974)

Decade News: A bi-monthly newsletter on the U.N. Decade for Women Conference (Date unknown/approximated)

Development Forum, Vol. 3, no. 6, August-September 1975 (1975)

Forum 80, July 14, 1980 (1980)

Forum 80, July 15, 1980 (1980)

Forum 80, July 16, 1980 (1980)

Forum 80, July 17, 1980 (1980)

Forum 80, July 18, 1980 (1980)

Forum 80, July 21, 1980 (1980)