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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Periodicals

Forum 80, July 22, 1980 (1980)

Forum 80, July 23, 1980 (1980)

Forum 80, July 24, 1980 (1980)

Forum 80, July 25, 1980 (1980)

Forum 80, July 28, 1980 (1980)

Forum 80, July 29, 1980 (1980)

Forum 80, July 30, 1980 (1980)

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IWTC Newsletter, no. 10, August 1979 (1979)

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IWTC Newsletter, no. 11, 1st Quarter 1980 (1980)

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IWTC Newsletter, no. 12 (1980)

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IWTC Newsletter, no. 13, 3rd Quarter 1980 (1980)

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IWTC Newsletter, no. 14, First Quarter, 1981 (1981)

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IWTC Newsletter, no. 15, Second Quarter 1981 (1981)

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IWTC Newsletter, no. 3, January - February 1977 (1977)

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IWTC Newsletter, no. 7, July 1978 (1978)

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IWTC Newsletter, no. 8, January 1979 (1979)

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IWTC Newsletter, no. 9, April 1979 (1979)

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IWTC Newsletter, nos. 5&6, January 1978 (1978)

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IWTC Newsletter, September 1976 (1976)

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IWY Bulletin, no. 1, July 1974 (1974)

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IWY Bulletin, no. 2, 1974 (1974)

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IWY Bulletin, no. 3, January 1975 (1975)

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IWY Bulletin, no. 4, March 1975 (1975)

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IWY Bulletin, no. 5, May 1975 (1975)

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IWY Bulletin, no. 6, September 1975 (1975)

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IWY Bulletin, no. 7, February 1976 (1976)

Kvindernes U-landsudvalg Newsletter, no. 2 (Date unknown/approximated)

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La Tribuna, no. 14 (Date unknown/approximated)

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La Tribuna, no. 2 (Date unknown/approximated)

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La Tribuna, no. 3 (Date unknown/approximated)

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La Tribuna, no. 4 (Date unknown/approximated)

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La Tribuna, no. 5 (Date unknown/approximated)

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La Tribuna, no. 7 (Date unknown/approximated)

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La Tribuna, no. 8 (Date unknown/approximated)

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La Tribune Bulletin, no. 1, June 1983 (1983)

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La Tribune Bulletin, no. 2, December 1983 (1983)

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La Tribune Bulletin, no. 6, September 1985 (1985)

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"Not All Wine and Roses", Mildred Emory Persinger (1971)

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Postview 2000, no. 6, March 2001 (2001)

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"President Announces IWY Commission Members" (Date unknown/approximated)

Preview 2000, no. 1 (1999)

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Preview 2000, no. 2, May 1999 (1999)

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Preview 2000, no. 3, January 2000 (2000)

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Preview 2000, no. 4, May 2000 (2000)

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Preview '95, no. 3, July 1994 (1994)

Secretariat News, July 16, 1975 (1975)

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The Tribune, no. 18, 1st Quarter, 1982 (1982)

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The Tribune, no. 21, 4th Quarter, 1982 (1982)

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The Tribune, no. 22, 1st Quarter 1983 (1983)

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The Tribune, no. 23, 2nd Quarter 1983 (1983)

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The Tribune, no. 24, 3rd Quarter 1983 (1983)

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The Tribune, no. 26, 1st Quarter 1984 (1984)

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The Tribune, no. 30, 1st Quarter 1985 (1985)

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The Tribune, no. 35, 2nd Quarter 1986 (1986)

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The Tribune, no. 43, September 1989 (1989)

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The Tribune, no. 52, November 1994 (1994)

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The Tribune, no. 55, September 1996 (1996)

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The Tribune, no. 56, April 1997 (1997)

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The Tribune, no. 57, July 1997 (1997)

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The Tribune, no. 58, May 1999 (1999)

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The Tribune, nos. 16-17, 3rd-4th Quarter 1981 (1981)

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The Tribune, nos. 33-34, 4th Quarter 1985/1st Quarter 1986 (1986)

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"The YWCA: Agent of Development", Mildred Emory Persinger (Date unknown/approximated)

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Tribune Centre Newsletter, no. 32 (Date unknown/approximated)

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Unfinished Agenda, Mildred Emory Persinger (2012)

U.S. Center for IWY Newsletter, no. 4-75, August 1, 1975 (1975)

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Window on the World (Date unknown/approximated)

Xilonen, June 19th, 1975 (1975)

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"YWCA Participation in World Population Year 1974", Mildred Emory Persinger (1973)

Press Releases

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Executive Order Establishing a National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year, January 9, 1975, Gerald R. Ford (1975)

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Facts (Date unknown/approximated)

Introduction: International Women's Year Tribune, Mexico City, Mildred Emory Persinger (1975)

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IWY Tribune 1975 Press Release (1977)

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Panelists Named for Congressional Symposium on International Women's Year (1975)

Press Notice: For Immediate Release, June 25, 1975 (1975)

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Press Release, 17 March 1975: Special Tribute to Women Marks Opening of WFP Governing Body Session (1975)

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Press Release, December 10, 1976 (1976)

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Press Release: Revised Section of Draft World Plan of Action on Women's Role, Discussed by Consultative Committee for World Conference (1975)

Public Broadcasting Service Press Release (1975)

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Social Committee Adopts Draft Resolution of Indicators for Measuring Social Progress: Press Release, 6 May 1974 (1974)

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Statement by Mrs. Patricia Hutar, United States Representative of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, January 30, 1974, Patricia Hutar (1974)

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United States Senate Press Release, April 28, 1975 (1975)

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Updated Press Release: A Member of the Vietnamese National Liberation Front, Mildred Emory Persinger (1973)

Vivencia: At the 1980 NGO Mid-Decade Forum (1980)

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Working Group On Programme for International Women's Year Completes Work: Press Release, 29 January 1974 (1974)

Resolutions

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Senate Concurrent Resolution in Support of International Women's Year, January 21, 1975, Walter Mondale (Date unknown/approximated)

Speeches/Addresses

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Acceptance Remarks at World YWCA Awards Dinner in Brisbane, Mildred Emory Persinger (2003)

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Address delivered at San Francisco International Women's Conference, 25 October 1978, Mildred Emory Persinger (1978)

Concluding Statement, Mildred Emory Persinger (1975)

Margaret Adams Speech, Margaret Adams (1985)

Speech at Mexico City Tribune, June 1975, Mildred Emory Persinger (1975)

Subcommittee on International Organizations the International Relations Comittee, United States House of Representatives - April 1, 1977, Mildred Emory Persinger (1977)

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What Women Can Do About Violence, Mildred Emory Persinger (1968)

Women and Indian Population, Sarayu Sarangapani (1975)