Joan Israel Papers

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One of the first members of the Detroit chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), Joan Israel served two terms as president of the chapter. Ms. Israel organized and chaired the NOW Child Care Committee and acted as head of a Detroit Common Council committee that led to the formation of the Wayne County Child Care Council. Ms. Israel’s papers reflect her involvement in the women’s movement and childcare advocacy, and detail the growth of the women’s movement in southeastern Michigan.

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