Guide to the Alison Palmer Papers, 1853-1991

(bulk 1971-1991)


John Hay Library, Special Collections
Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
email: hay@brown.edu

Published in 2013

Collection Overview

Title: Alison Palmer Papers
Date range: 1853-1991, (bulk 1971-1991)
Creator: Palmer, Alison
Extent: 6.5 Linear feet
Abstract: Alison Palmer (Brown University Class of 1953) served in the United States Foreign Service (1959-1981) in Belgian Congo, Ethiopia, and Vietnam. Palmer successfully pursued two sex discrimination lawsuits against the State Department, winning in 1974 and 1987. After her retirement from the State Department in 1981, Palmer became the thirteenth woman Episcopal priest ordained in the United States. The Alison Palmer papers are chiefly related to her two lawsuits but also contain materials that document her foreign service career, and family papers.
Language of materials: English
Repository: John Hay Library, Special Collections
Collection number: Ms.90.6

Scope & content

These papers are largely about Alison Palmer's two lawsuits against the State Department. Included are all of her copies of the legal documents pertaining to the case and her lawyers' copy of the EEO hearing proceedings. Also included are miscellaneous museum objects. Clippings relating to her Foreign Service work and work as an Episcopal priest are available. Photographs of her ordination and services in England are included. Lois Patten Palmer's lawsuit materials are included. A variety of published works are included, such as early women's liberation movement books. It should be noted, however, that Alison Palmer stated that she never read them nor became involved in the movement.

For more information, see Alison Palmer's oral history, part of the Christine Dunlap Farnham Oral History Project, available in the University Archives.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in four series:
  • Series 1. Lawsuit I Grievance hearing
  • Series 2. Lawsuit II (Civil Action # 76-1439)
  • Series 3. Legal Correspondence
  • Series 4. Personal papers and museum objects

Biographical note

Alison “Tally” Palmer was born in Medford, Massachusetts on November 22, 1931. She was the daughter of Lois Mead Patten Palmer and C.B. Palmer. Palmer had two siblings, David and Lois.

Alison Palmer graduated from Brown University in 1953. She went to work for the Christian Science Monitor after graduation, but was dissatisfied with her assignments. She was hired by The New York Times, but as at her previous job, found that she was assigned to cover the women's page rather than the political news she desired. In 1958 she took the exam for the Foreign Service and passed, but was told that it was the year the Service accepted a Black man and she would have to wait until the following year when a woman would be accepted. Palmer entered the Foreign Service in 1959. Her first assignment was in the Gold Coast, followed by assignment as a consul in the Belgian Congo. The Congo, considered a safe post for a woman erupted into violence not long after her arrival in 1960. As consul she handled relations between Americans and the Congolese, an explosive task in revolution. An incident involving a number of high-ranking United States officials, including Frank Carlucci, earned her national notoriety and a stint on the television program, "To Tell the Truth."

Palmer was then sent to another "safe" post -- British Guiana -- which erupted in anti-American violence. The embassy was bombed and a terrorist also tried to bomb Palmer's house while she was sleeping. She returned to the United States to obtain her master's degree in African Affairs from Boston University. American ambassadors in Africa, however, refused to accept a woman political officer. She was finally sent to Ethiopia as a political officer but found herself acting as social secretary to the ambassador's wife.

Unhappy with her work, she volunteered for Vietnam in 1968. As Chief of the Reports Branch for Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS) in the II Corps Tactical Zone, she compiled reports from reconnaissance missions into and through Vietcong territory for the Pentagon.

After serving with distinction, Palmer returned home to medals and a stalled investigation of her grievance of sex discrimination for her earlier African assignments. She filed the first EEO sex discrimination complaint against the State Department in 1971 and won her case in 1974. Palmer and other State Department colleagues, notably Marguerite Cooper, then filed a class action suit against the department, which the women won in 1987. She had retired in 1981.

This work is, however, only part of her life. Alison Palmer was the thirteenth woman ordained an Episcopal priest in the United States and the first woman priest to celebrate Holy Communion in the Church of England. She had received her vocation in Vietnam and began her training after her return to Washington, D.C. in 1971. She was initiated into the diaconate in 1974 and ordained in 1975. She celebrated Holy Communion in England in 1977, receiving widespread media coverage. More information about her life and work can be learned from Palmer's autobiography titled Diplomat and Priest: One Woman's Challenge to State and Church.

Her mother Lois Patten Palmer graduated from Brown in 1927. She was a kindergarten teacher in Massapequa, NY. At the age of seventy she was involuntarily retired. She filed an age discrimination suit against the school department, which she lost.

Access & Use

Access to the collection: All materials are stored off-site and cannot be produced on the same day on which they are requested. There are no restrictions on access to the materials in Boxes 1-5. The materials in Box 6 are RESTRICTED. Box 6 contains legal papers, including letters between Alison Palmer and her attorneys or between her attorneys and others, financial statements, retainer agreements, etc. which had not already been made public by being filed in Court and may be made available to researchers only with the written consent of her attorneys. The law firm for Alison Palmer was Terris & Sunderland. As of March 2012 they are known as Terris, Pravlik & Millian and their contact information is: 1121 12th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20005 | Phone: 202-682-2100 | Fax: 202-289-6795 | Website: http://tpmlaw.com.
Use of the materials: Although Brown University has physical ownership of the collection and the materials contained therein, it does not claim literary rights. Researchers should note that compliance with copyright law is their responsibility. Researchers must determine the owners of the literary rights and obtain any necessary permissions from them.
Preferred citation: Alison Palmer Papers, Ms. 90.6, Brown University Library.
Contact information: John Hay Library, Special Collections
Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
email: hay@brown.edu

Administrative Information

ABOUT THE COLLECTION  
Acquisition: Alison Palmer donated her papers to the Brown University Library in 1990 (A90-30). A second donation of materials was received in 1992 (A92-19).
Processing information: It appears that A92-19 (legal records, books) was incorporated into Ms. 90.6 (A90-30) prior to 2009. The arrangement of the finding aid was the two legal cases and family papers followed by additional legal papers. The legal papers at the end of the finding aid appear to be A92-19.
ABOUT THE FINDING AID  
Author: Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by John Hay Library Staff.
Encoding: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-02-18
Descriptive rules: Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Additional Information

Related material: Alison Palmer was interviewed for the Brown Women Speak project created by the Pembroke Center. Her oral history interview can be accessed at the Brown Women Speak website.

Inventory


Series 1. Lawsuit I Grievance hearing, 1971-1976
Box 1

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1-5 Grievance hearing against Department of State RE: Alison Palmer
Contents Note: Transcript of Proceedings, 5v., pp. 1-824

1971 Jun 8-15
Box 1, Folder 6-10 Grievance hearing against Department of State RE: Alison Palmer
Contents Note: Transcript of Proceedings, 5v., pp. 825-1568

1971 Jun 16-23
Box 1, Folder 11 Grievance hearing against Department of State RE: Alison Palmer
Contents Note: Transcript of Proceedings, pp. 1569-1629

1971 Jun 23
Box 1, Folder 12-14 Grievance hearing against Department of State RE: Alison Palmer
Contents Note: Transcript of Proceedings, Exhibits

1971 Jun 23
Box 1, Folder 15 Grievance hearing against Department of State RE: Alison Palmer
Contents Note: File Equal Employment Opportunity Remedy Promotion Appeal.

1971 Jun 23
Box 1, Folder 16 Copy of letter from U.S. Justice Dept to State Dept.
1971 Dec 22
Box 1, Folder 16 Motion to dismiss filed by State Dept.
Contents Note: annotated by Palmer

1972 Early winter/spring
Box 1, Folder 17 Complaint in action for declaratory judgment, injunction, damages and mandamus
1972 May
Box 1, Folder 17 Motion to dismiss or, in the alternative, for summary judgment
1972 Summer
Box 1, Folder 17 Opposition to motion to dismiss
1972 Sep
Box 1, Folder 17 Supplementary memorandum in support of defendants' motion to dismiss and reply to plaintiff's opposition to defendants' motion to dismiss
1972 Sep
Box 1, Folder 17 Supplemental memorandum for defendants
1972 Nov
Box 1, Folder 18 Motion for leave to file amended complaint
1972 Nov 29
Box 1, Folder 18 Amended complaint for declaratory judgment, injunction, damages and back pay
1973 Feb
Box 1, Folder 18 Order
undated
Box 1, Folder 18 Supplemental affidavit of Alison Palmer
Contents Note: Annotated by Palmer

1973 Early
Box 1, Folder 18 Opposition to plaintiff's motion to join the United States as defendant
1973 Mar
Box 1, Folder 18 Plaintiff's reply memorandum
1973 Mar
Box 1, Folder 18 Plaintiff's reply to defendants' opposition to motion to join the United States as defendant
1973 Mar
Box 1, Folder 19 Motion for summary judgment
1974 Feb 27
Box 1, Folder 19 Statement of material facts as to which there is no genuine issue
1974 Feb 27
Box 1, Folder 19 Affidavit of Alison Palmer
Contents Note: With Certificate of Service

1974 Feb 27
Box 1, Folder 19 Plaintiff's reply memorandum of points and authorities in support of her motion for summary judgment and in opposition to defendants' motion to dismiss or, in the alternative, for summary judgment.
1974 Apr 29
Box 1, Folder 19 Memorandum in support of motion to dismiss or, in the alternative, for summary judgment on behalf of the United States and in opposition to plaintiff's motion for summary judgment.
1974 Apr
Box 1, Folder 19 Statement of material facts pursuant to Local Rule 1-9(g)
1974
Box 1, Folder 20 Renewal of defendants' motion to dismiss or, in the alternative, for summary judgment
1974 Sep
Box 1, Folder 20 Two page sheet beginning with, "Miss Palmer's promotion..."
1975 Mar 20
Box 1, Folder 20 Opposition to appellant's motion for an award of costs and attorney's fees.
1975 Mar 28
Box 1, Folder 20 Appellant's reply to appellees' opposition to an award of costs and attorneys' fees
1975 Apr 3
Box 1, Folder 20 Appellant's revised statement of costs
1975 Apr 3
Box 1, Folder 20 Plaintiff's memorandum of points and authorities in opposition to defendants' motion to dismiss or, in the alternative, for summary judgment
1975 Apr 21
Box 1, Folder 20 Order
1975 Spring
Box 1, Folder 20 Order
1975 Apr 16
Box 1, Folder 21 Memorandum of points and authorities in opposition to defendants' motion to dismiss
1975 Apr
Box 1, Folder 21 Defendants' reply brief
1975 May
Box 1, Folder 21 Plaintiff's report of a recent, related decision
1975 Jun
Box 1, Folder 21 Plaintiff's application for an award of costs and attorney's fees
1975 Jul
Box 1, Folder 21 Opposition to plaintiff's application for an award of costs and attorney's fees
1975 Jul
Box 1, Folder 21 Plaintiff's reply memorandum in support of her application for an award of costs and attorney's fees
1975 Aug
Box 1, Folder 22 Memorandum of points and authorities in support of plaintiff's motion for leave to file an amended complaint and to join the United States as defendant
1975 Sep 8
Box 1, Folder 22 Memorandum opinion
1975 Nov 17
Box 1, Folder 22 Plaintiff's opposition to defendants' motion for a stay
1975 Dec 16
Box 1, Folder 19 Affidavit of Alison Palmer
1974
Box 1, Folder 22 Judgment
1975 Feb 13
Box 1, Folder 22 Judgment
1975 Jul 11
Box 1, Folder 22 Satisfaction of Judgment
1976 Feb 12
Box 1, Folder 23 Short history of lawsuits
1988 Jun

Series 2. Lawsuit II (Civil Action # 76-1439), 1976-1988
Box 2-3

Container Description Date
Box 2, Folder 1 Short history of lawsuits
1988 Jun
Box 2, Folder 1 Plaintiffs' request for inspection and production of documents
1976 Aug 3
Box 2, Folder 1 Motion for leave to make amendment to complaint and to add plaintiffs
1976 Aug 18
Box 2, Folder 1 Plaintiffs' motion for an order certifying this suit as a class action
1976 Aug 24
Box 2, Folder 1 Memorandum of points and authorities in support of plaintiffs' motion to certify this suit as a class action
1976 Aug 24
Box 2, Folder 1 Affidavit of Helen Cohn Needham
1976 Aug 24
Box 2, Folder 1 Order certifying class action
1976 Aug 24
Box 2, Folder 1 Certificate of service for Helen Cohn Needham
1976 Aug 24
Box 2, Folder 2 Specification of charges for the complaint of sex descrimination filed by Laurel M. Cooper, Mary Finrow, Mary Lee Garrison, Mary Hartman, Marguerite Cooper King, Alison Palmer, Mary A. Ryan, Amelia Ellen Shippy, American Federation of Government Employees Local 1534, Thomas Legal Defense Fund, Women's Action Organization Attachment A.
1976 Aug
Box 2, Folder 3 Partial list of corrective actions submitted under class complaint of sex discrimination against the Department of State
Contents Note: 1. Proposed remedies 2. The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 3. Plans for Improving the Status of Women Attachment B

1976
Box 2, Folder 4 Class complaint of discrimination
1976
Box 2, Folder 4 Complaint of discrimination
1976
Box 2, Folder 4 Plaintiffs' interrogatories of defendant
1976
Box 2, Folder 4 Additional information needed (2)
1976
Box 2, Folder 4 Deposition of Arthur I. Wortzel
1976 Sep 1
Box 2, Folder 4 Palmer v. Vance Court Record Vol I
1976
Box 2, Folder 4 Notice of filing, certificate of service
1976 Sep 20
Box 2, Folder 4 Motion of the defendant for a protective order
1976 Sep 20
Box 2, Folder 4 Memorandum in response to motion of the defendant for protective order
1976 Sep 28
Box 2, Folder 4 Order
1976 Sep
Box 2, Folder 4 Opinion
Contents Note: With Order

1976 Dec 6
Box 2, Folder 4 Complaint of Discrimination
1976 Dec 17
Box 2, Folder 5 Class action complaint for declaratory judgment, injunctive relief mandamus, and back pay
1977 Nov 22
Box 2, Folder 5 Certificate of service
1977 Nov 22
Box 2, Folder 5 Plaintiffs' request for inspection and production of documents
1978 Jan 19
Box 2, Folder 5 Plaintiffs' first set of interrogatories to defendants
1978 Jan 19
Box 2, Folder 6 Plaintiffs' motion for an order certifying this suit as a class action
1978 Feb 17
Box 2, Folder 6 Memorandum of points and authorities in support of plaintiffs' motion to certify this suit as a class action
1978 Feb 17
Box 2, Folder 6 Affidavit of Helen Cohn Needham
1978 Feb 22
Box 2, Folder 7 Plaintiffs' request for immediate oral argument on defendant's motion to dismiss
1978 Mar 23
Box 2, Folder 6 Memorandum in support of plaintiffs' motion for reconsideration of denial of class certification
1978 Feb 17
Box 2, Folder 6 Certificate of service
1978 Feb 17
Box 2, Folder 6 Complainants' memorandum of law in support of class action certification filed by Laurel M. Cooper...
1978 Feb 17
Box 2, Folder 7 Certificate of service
1978 Mar 23
Box 2, Folder 7 Memorandum in response to defendant's motion to dismiss complaint and in opposition to plaintiffs' motion for reconsideration of the denial of class certification
1978 Mar 23
Box 2, Folder 7 Request for immediate oral argument on defendant's motion to dismiss complaint
1978 Mar 23
Box 2, Folder 7 Plaintiffs' reply memorandum in support of plaintiffs' motion for reconsideration of the denial of class certification
1978 Jul
Box 2, Folder 7 "In the United States District Court..."
1978 Nov 1
Box 2, Folder 8 Appendix A
1978
Box 2, Folder 9 Department of State
1978 Late
Box 2, Folder 9 Affidavit of Delmar Karlen, Jr.
1979 Jan 29
Box 2, Folder 9 Order
1979 Jan 29
Box 2, Folder 9 Order
1979 Jan 30
Box 2, Folder 9 Proceedings
1979 Jan 30
Box 2, Folder 9 Proceedings
1979 Jan
Box 2, Folder 9 Motion for postponement of argument on plaintiffs' motion for class certification
1979 Jan 30
Box 2, Folder 10 Affidavit of Geoffrey Ogden
Contents Note: to which was attached the six (6) State Department Department Notices and twelve (12) other internal State documents

1979 Feb 27
Box 2, Folder 10 Six (6) State Department Department Notices
1971 Aug 17-1976 Oct 12
Box 2, Folder 11 Affidavit of Anthony M. Kern
Contents Note: With two (2) attachments

1979 Feb 27
Box 2, Folder 12 Affidavit of Ronald D. Palmer
Contents Note: With two (2) attachments of Standard Operating Procedures

1979 Feb 28
Box 2, Folder 12 Affidavit of Ronald D. Palmer
1979 Feb 28
Box 2, Folder 13 Affidavit of Richard B. Moon
1979 Mar 2
Box 2, Folder 13 Affidavit of Dudley W. Miller
1979 Mar 7
Box 2, Folder 14 Appendices to Cooper, King -Vance
1979 Mar 7
Box 2, Folder 14 Court notice to female foreign service officers and female applicants to be foreign service officers
1979 Apr
Box 2, Folder 14 Plaintiffs' motion for an order striking defendants' filing of March 8, 1979
1979 Mar 8
Box 2, Folder 14 Department of State memorandum to Women's Action Organization
1979 Apr 2
Box 2, Folder 14 Legal brief: Plaintiffs' supplemental memorandum responding to the affidavits filed on March 8, 1979, by defendant and presenting current evidence of sex discrimination by the Department of State in support of plaintiffs' motion for class certification
1979 Apr 17
Box 2, Folder 14 Certificate of service
1979 Apr 17
Box 2, Folder 14 Stipulation and order
1979 Sep 12
Box 2, Folder 14 Current statistical evidence further demonstrates systemic sex discrimination by the Department of State
1979 Apr 17
Box 2, Folder 15 Plaintiffs' Exhibit A
1979
Box 2, Folder 16 Order
1979 Jun
Box 2, Folder 16 Plaintiffs' supplemental memorandum responding to the affidavits filed on March 8, 1979, by defendant and presenting current evidence of sex discrimination by the Department of State in support of plaintiffs' motions for class certification
1979 May-Jun
Box 2, Folder 16 Order
1979 Jun
Box 2, Folder 16 Proceedings
1979 Aug 13
Box 2, Folder 16 Stipulation regarding discovery
1979 Sep 13
Box 2, Folder 16 Defendant's first set of interrogatories to plaintiffs
1979 Nov 9
Box 2, Folder 16 Defendant's first set of interrogatories to plaintiffs
1979 Nov 9
Box 2, Folder 16 Order certifying class action
1979 Nov 9
Box 2, Folder 16 Court notice of female foreign service officers...
1979 Nov 9
Box 2, Folder 16 Election to opt out
1979 Nov 9
Box 2, Folder 17 Plaintiffs' exhibits 1-46
Contents Note: Beginning with Statement of the Honorable Cyrus R. Vance, Secretary of State, at the State Dept... (1980 Apr 30)

1980 Apr
Box 2, Folder 18 Affidavit of Alison Palmer
Contents Note: [Originally in separate folder and then placed here] OF SPECIAL IMPORTANCE

1980 Sep 15
Box 2, Folder 18 Certificate of service
1980 Sep 15
Box 2, Folder 18 Affidavit of Linda Souder
1980 Sep 15
Box 2, Folder 18 Plaintiffs' statement of material facts which are not in dispute
1980 Sep 15
Box 2, Folder 19 Plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment
1980 Sep 15
Box 2, Folder 19 Plaintiffs' memorandum in support of motion for partial summary judgment
1980 Sep 15
Box 2, Folder 19 Plaintiffs' memorandum in support of motion for partial summary judgment
1980 Sep 15
Box 2, Folder 20 Court notice to female Foreign Service Officers and female applicants to be Foreign Service Officers
1980 Nov 13
Box 2, Folder 20 Defendant's statement of genuine issues and response to plaintiffs' statement of meterial facts which are not in dispute
Contents Note: Annotated by Alison Palmer

1980 Dec 1
Box 2, Folder 20 Answers of plaintiff Alison Palmer to defendant's first set of interrogatories to plaintiffs
Contents Note: With Attachments 12-6, 12-7

1980
Box 2, Folder 21 Second affidavit of Marguerite Cooper King
1981 Jan 12
Box 2, Folder 21 Second affidavit of Leigh Morse DeSantis
1981 Jan 13
Box 2, Folder 21 Second affidavit of Alison Palmer
1981 Jan 19
Box 2, Folder 21 Affidavit of Sharon Mercurio
1981 Jan 19
Box 2, Folder 21 Plaintiffs' reply to defendant's statement of genuine issues
1981 Jan 22
Box 2, Folder 21 Plaintiffs' motion for leave to exceed page limitations
1981 Jan 22
Box 2, Folder 22 Certificate of service
Contents Note: With Appendix

1981 Jan 23
Box 2, Folder 23 Reply memorandum in support of plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment
1981 Jan 23
Box 2, Folder 23 Joint motion for court approval of stipulation and order regarding notice to class members
1981 Jan 30
Box 2, Folder 23 Stipulation and order regarding notice to class members
1981 Jan 30
Box 2, Folder 23 Court notice to female Foreign Service Officers and female applicants to be Foreign Service Officers
undated
Box 2, Folder 23 Appendix: Underrepresentation of women in FSO Corps
undated
Box 2, Folder 23 Defendant's supplemental responses to plaintiffs' first set of interrogatories
Contents Note: Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9, 22, 49, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140. Annotated by Alison Palmer

1981 Feb 17
Box 2, Folder 23 Errata to plaintiffs' reply memorandum in support of plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment
1981 Feb 3
Box 6, Folder 17 RESTRICTED: "The Case is ripe for summary judgment"
Contents Note: Annotated by Alison Palmer. With two (2) attachments.

1981 Spring
Box 2, Folder 24 Defendant's response to plaintiffs' replu memorandum in support of plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment. I. Summary judgment is not appropriate
Contents Note: With Certificate of service.

1981 Apr 1
Box 2, Folder 24 Plaintiffs' motion for leave to file a reply to defendant's response to plaintiffs' reply memorandum in support of plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment
1981 Apr 6
Box 2, Folder 24 Order
undated
Box 2, Folder 24 Plaintiffs' reply to defendant's response to plaintiffs' reply memorandum in support of plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment
1981 Apr 6
Box 2, Folder 24 Plaintiffs' opposition to the filing of defendant's response to plaintiffs' reply memorandum in support of motion for summary judgment
Contents Note: With Order and Certificate of service.

1981 Apr 6
Box 2, Folder 24 Errata to plaintiffs' memorandum in support of motion for partial summary judgment
1981 Apr 6
Box 2, Folder 24 Named plaintiffs'
undated
Box 2, Folder 24 First supplment to answers of plaintiff Marguerite Cooper to defendant's first set of interrogatories to plaintiffs
Contents Note: With change of case name and court order changing name to Marguerite Cooper.

1981 Jun 24
Box 2, Folder 24 Equal Opportunity in the Foreign Service
1981 Jun
Box 2, Folder 24 Plaintiffs' third set of interrogatories to defendant and plaintiffs' request for supplementation of defendant's prior responses to plaintiffs' first and second set of interrogatories
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1982 Mar 4
Box 2, Folder 24 Plaintiffs' third request for inspection and production of documents and plaintiffs' request for supplementation of defendant's prior responses to plaintiffs' first and second requests for production of documents
1982 Mar 4
Box 6, Folder 18 RESTRICTED: "Draft": of letter to Dianne Sullivan, Asst. U.S. Attorney
1982 Mar 4
Box 2, Folder 24 Addendum to plaintiffs' third set of interrogatories to defendant
1982 Aug 9
Box 2, Folder 24 Second Addendum to plaintiffs' fourth request for inspection and production of documents
1982 Aug 9
Box 2, Folder 25 Plaintiffs' memorandum in opposition to defendant's motion for protective order
Contents Note: With three (3) Orders and Certificate of service.

1982 Sep 17
Box 2, Folder 25 Stipulation and order
1982 Oct 21
Box 2, Folder 25 Defendant's motion to redefine the class and to dismiss certain of plaintiffs' claims
Contents Note: With Certificate of service and Order.

1982 Nov 15
Box 2, Folder 25 Memorandum of points and authorities in support of defendant's motion to redefine the class and to dismiss certain of plaintiffs' claims
1982 Nov 15
Box 2, Folder 25 Plaintiffs' opposition to defendant's motion to redefine the class and to dismiss certaion [sic] of plaintiffs' claims
1982 Dec 6
Box 2, Folder 25 Stipulation
1982 Dec 13
Box 2, Folder 26 Motion for leave to intervene as parties plaintiff
Contents Note: With three (3) Orders and Certificate of service.

1982 Dec 30
Box 2, Folder 26 Motion for leave to amend the complaint or, in the alternative, for joinder of new plaintiffs
1982 Dec 30
Box 2, Folder 26 Memorandum of points and authorities in support of (1) motion for leave to intervene as parties plaintiff and (2) motion for leave to amend the complaint, or in the alternative, for joinder of new plaintiffs
1982 Dec 30
Box 2, Folder 26 Amendment to class action complaint for declaratory judgment, injunctive relief, mandamus and back pay
1982 Dec 30
Box 2, Folder 26 Declaration of William B. Owen
undated
Box 6, Folder 19 RESTRICTED: Letter of Ellen Kabcenell Wayne to Alison Palmer
Contents Note: With election to opt out.

1983 Mar 18
Box 6, Folder 19 RESTRICTED: Notice of proposed partial settlement of class action
Contents Note: Attachment A. With the letter of Ellen Kabcenell Wayne to Alison Palmer (1983 Mar 18)

1983 Mar 18
Box 6, Folder 19 RESTRICTED: Court notice to female applicants to be Foreign Service Officers
Contents Note: Attachment B. With the letter of Ellen Kabcenell Wayne to Alison Palmer (1983 Mar 18)

1983 Mar 18
Box 6, Folder 19 RESTRICTED: Dear Palmer/Cooper Class member...
Contents Note: Attachment C. With the letter of Ellen Kabcenell Wayne to Alison Palmer (1983 Mar 18)

1983 Mar 18
Box 2, Folder 27 Proposed Consent Decree
1983 Mar 18
Box 2, Folder 27 Proposed Consent Decree
Contents Note: Annotated by Palmer

1983 Apr 6
Box 2, Folder 27 Attachment D, Board of Examiners for the Foreign Service
1983 Mar
Box 2, Folder 27 Consent Decree
Contents Note: With Attachments A--E.

1983
Box 2, Folder 28 Plaintiffs' fifth set of interrogatories and requests for inspection and production of documents
1983 Jun 22
Box 2, Folder 28 Affidavit of Bruce J. Terris
Contents Note: Annotated by Alison Palmer

1983 Dec
Box 2, Folder 29 Plaintiffs' application for an award of attorneys' fees and expenses
1983 Dec 12
Box 2, Folder 29 Notice of termination of settlement negotiations relating to plaintiffs' application for an award of attorneys' fees and expenses
1984 Apr
Box 2, Folder 29 Order
1984 May
Box 2, Folder 29 Memorandum of points and authorities in support of plaintiffs' motion for establishment of a schedule for attorneys' fee litigation
1984 May
Box 2, Folder 29 Plaintiffs' motion for an award of uncontested attorneys' fees and expenses
Contents Note: With Order and Certificate of service.

1984 Jun 2
Box 2, Folder 30 Plaintiffs' reply concerning an award of attorneys' fees and expenses
Contents Note: With two (2) Orders, Certificate of service, and Exhibit I.

1984 Jul
Box 2, Folder 30 Defendant's response to plaintiffs' petition for award of attorneys' fees and expenses
1984 Jul
Box 2, Folder 30 Analysis of Promotion and Assignment Practices of the Department of State during 1972 thru 1983 by Bernard S. Siskin, Ph.D., Center for Forensic Economic Studies...
1985 Feb 4
Box 2, Folder 31 Brief for appellee/cross-appellant, Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
1985 Aug
Box 2, Folder 31 Memorandum Opinion
1985 Sep 1
Box 2, Folder 31 Letter from Alison Palmer and Marguerite Cooper
1985 Oct 25
Box 2, Folder 31 Brief in opposition to the petition for a writ of certiorari
undated
Box 3, Folder 1 Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Appellant's brief
1986 Jan 29
Box 3, Folder 2 Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Appellants' Reply Brief
1986 Mar 11
Box 3, Folder 2 Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
1986 Mar
Box 3, Folder 3 Suggestion of possible recusal
1986 Mar 17
Box 3, Folder 3 Judgment
1986 Mar 21
Box 3, Folder 3 Plaintiffs' reply to defendant's opposition to plaintiffs' motion for an award of uncontested attorneys' fees and expenses
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1986 Jun 23
Box 3, Folder 3 Affidavit of Karen H. Edgecombe
1986 Jun 23
Box 3, Folder 4 Position of appellees on the judgment appropriate in this case in light of the Supreme Court's decision in Library of Congress v. Shaw, 478 U.S.
Contents Note: With Certificate of service, Order (Attachment A), Order Concerning Award of fees at current rates (Attachment B), Order concerning uncontested fees (Attachment C), and Judgment

1986 Aug 4
Box 3, Folder 5 Waiver of disqualification
1986 Aug
Box 3, Folder 5 Appeal from the United States District Court for Court of Columbia, Appellants' supplemental brief
1986 Sep 18
Box 3, Folder 5 Cross-petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
1986 Aug 22
Box 3, Folder 5 Brief in opposition to the petition for a writ of certiorari
undated
Box 3, Folder 5 Supplemental brief in support of cross-petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
1986 Oct 10
Box 3, Folder 5 Appellees' opposition to appellants' motion for modification of the court's judgment of August 25, 1986
1986 Oct 20
Box 3, Folder 5 Opinion
1986 Dec 6
Box 3, Folder 6 Plaintiffs' position concerning procedure on remand
1987 Feb
Box 3, Folder 6 Opinion, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
1987 Mar 24
Box 3, Folder 6 Plaintiffs' brief on remand of the attorneys' fees issues
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1987 Apr 10
Box 3, Folder 6 Exhibits to plaintiffs' brief on remand of the attorneys' fees issues, Exhibits 1-31
1987 Apr 10
Box 3, Folder 7 Proceedings
1987 May
Box 3, Folder 7 Motion for enlargement of time
1987 Jun
Box 3, Folder 7 Letter from Ellen Kabcenell Wayne to Judge John Smith
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1987 Jun 5
Box 3, Folder 7 Plaintiffs' opposition to defendant's motion for an enlargement of time
1987 Jun 5
Box 3, Folder 7 Plaintiffs' proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law
Contents Note: With Order

1987 Jun
Box 3, Folder 8 Defendant's brief on remand from the Court of Appeals
1987 Jun
Box 3, Folder 8 Plaintiffs' brief on remand to the District Court
1987 Jun
Box 3, Folder 9 Letter from Monica Blong Wagner to James F. Davey
1987 Jul
Box 3, Folder 9 Plaintiffs' motion for a Rule 54(b) order
1987 Jul
Box 3, Folder 9 Memorandum in support of plaintiffs' motion for a rule 54(b) Order
1987 Jul
Box 3, Folder 9 Order
1987 Jul 2
Box 3, Folder 10 Plaintiffs' reply brief concerning remand of the junior attorneys' fees issues
1987 Jul 27
Box 3, Folder 11 Plaintiffs' reply to defendant's opposition to plaintiffs' motion for a Rule 54(b) Order
1987 Aug
Box 3, Folder 11 Plaintiffs' supplemental brief concerning remand of the attorneys' fees issues
1987 Sep
Box 3, Folder 11 Plaintiffs' memorandum concerning an upward adjustment for the risk of loss
1987 Sep
Box 3, Folder 12 Plaintiffs' motion to enforce the consent decree approved by this court on October 12, 1983
Contents Note: With Exhibits 1-6

1987 Sep
Box 3, Folder 13 Reply memorandum in support of plaintiffs' motion to enforce the consent decree approved by this court on October 12, 1983, and in opposition to defendant's motion to terminate that consent decree
Contents Note: With Exhibits 8-9

1987 Oct
Box 3, Folder 13 Plaintiffs' brief in reply concerning an upward adjustment for the risk of loss
1988 Jan
Box 3, Folder 14 Memorandum opinion
1988 Jan 26
Box 3, Folder 14 Memorandum opinion
Contents Note: With Attachments A and B and Order

1988 Feb 26
Box 3, Folder 14 Appellees' emergency motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction
1988 Apr 4
Box 3, Folder 14 Appellees' motion for expedition
1988 Apr 5
Box 3, Folder 14 Appellees' reply concerning their emergency motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction
1988 Apr 15
Box 3, Folder 14 Appellees' reply concerning their motion for expedition
1988 Apr 15
Box 3, Folder 14 Plaintiffs' memorandum in support of their motion for a preliminary injunction and in opposition to further briefing
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1988 Apr
Box 3, Folder 14 Plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction
1988 Apr
Box 3, Folder 15 Plaintiffs' motion for entry of a remedial order
1988 May
Box 3, Folder 16 Plaintiffs' application for an interim award of attorneys' fees and expenses related to the prevailing employee issues
1988 Apr
Box 3, Folder 17 Certificate of service
1988 Apr
Box 3, Folder 17 Plaintiffs' opposition to defendant's motion for an enlargement of time
1988 Apr
Box 3, Folder 17 Plaintiffs' supplemental memorandum in support of plaintiffs; motion to enforce the junior applicant Consent Decree
1988 Apr
Box 3, Folder 17 Certificate of service
1988 May
Box 3, Folder 17 Notice of withdrawal of plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction
1988 May
Box 3, Folder 17 Plaintiffs' response to defendant's motion for enlargement of time
Contents Note: With two (2) Certificates of service.

1988 May
Box 3, Folder 17 Third Supplemental application for an award of attorneys' fees and expenses related to the junior applicant issues
1988 May
Box 3, Folder 15 Remedial Order
1988 May

Series 3. Legal Correspondence, 1987-1990
Box 5
Correspondence with lawyer, briefs, depositions, and other legal records

Correspondence with lawyer, briefs, depositions, and other legal records, 1987-1990
Box 5
In the order in which they arrived

Container Description Date
Box 5, Folder 5 Consent Decree
1987 Dec 29
Box 5, Folder 5 Plaintiffs' Reply to Defendant's opposition to Plaintiffs' motion for entry of a remedial order
Contents Note: With Attachments A and B.

1988 Jul 20
Box 5, Folder 5 Plaintiffs' motion for entry of a remedial order
1988 May
Box 5, Folder 5 Remedial order
1988 May
Box 5, Folder 6 Women's Perspectives on U.S. Foreign Policy: A Compilation of Views
1987 Nov 19
Box 5, Folder 6 Letter from Ellen Kabcenell Wayne to the Hon. Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., Chief Judge
Contents Note: RE: Plaintiffs' comments on proposed order regarding plaintiffs' motion to enforce the consent decree.

1988 Dec 12
Box 6, Folder 1 RESTRICTED: Memorandum from Ellen Wayne to Ron Kleinman, Charlie Stout, Torrey Whitman, and John Martin
Contents Note: RE: Full counterproposal concerning employee remedies.

1988 Dec 22
Box 5, Folder 6 Consent Decree
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Box 5, Folder 6 Defendant's comments upon the proposed order to finally resolve plaintiffs' motion to enforce the 1983 consent decree
1988 Dec 13
Box 5, Folder 6 Letter from Ellen Kabcenell Wayne to the Hon. Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., Chief Judge
Contents Note: RE: Plaintiffs' response to defendant's comments on the court's proposed order concerning plaintiffs' motion to enforce the junior applicant consent decree.

1988 Dec 19
Box 5, Folder 7 Plaintiff's reply concerning their supplemental brief in support of the modification of the pending petitions for attorney's fees and costs
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1988 Dec 12
Box 5, Folder 7 Plaintiffs' reply memorandum concerning their motion to show cause why defendant has not complied with this court's February 26, 1988, order and should be required to comply with that order forthwith
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1988 Nov 23
Box 6, Folder 2 RESTRICTED: "For Discussion Purposes Only"
Contents Note: With attached background on math in proposal. RE: the possible settlement of issues concerning individual relief for discrimination between 1976 and 1983...

1988 Nov 8
Box 5, Folder 7 Plaintiffs' reply concerning their supplemental memorandum regarding enforcement of the junior applicant consent decree
Contents Note: With handwritten note from Ellen Wayne to Alison and with Certificate of service.

1988 Nov 18
Box 5, Folder 7 Plaintiffs' statement concerning time included in its third supplemental application for an award of attorneys' fees and expenses related to the junior applicant issues that relates to litigation of the upward adjustment for contingency
Contents Note: With Certificate of service.

1988 Nov 16
Box 5, Folder 7 Memorandum in support of plaintiffs' motion to require defendant to identify an incontested amount of attorneys' fees and expenses
1988 Nov 15
Box 5, Folder 7 Order
1988
Box 5, Folder 7 Certificate of service
Contents Note: RE: Memorandum in support of plaintiffs' motion to require defendant to identify an incontested amount of attorneys' fees and expenses

1988 Nov 15
Box 5, Folder 7 Plaintiffs' motion to require defendant to identify an uncontested amount of attorneys' fees and expenses
1988 Nov 15
Box 5, Folder 7 Plaintiffs' motion to show cause why defendant has not complied with this court's February 26, 1988, order and should not be required to comply with that order forthwith
Contents Note: With Order and Certificate of service

1988 Nov 1
Box 6, Folder 2 RESTRICTED: "For Discussion Purposes Only"
Contents Note: Annotated. RE: the possible settlement of issues concerning individual relief for discrimination between 1976 and 1983...

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Box 5, Folder 8 Supplemental brief in support and modification of plaintiffs' application for an interim award of attorneys' fees and expenses related to the prevailing employee issues and plaintiffs' third supplemental application for an award of attorneys' fees and expenses related to the junior applicant issues
Contents Note: With Exhibits 11-16

1988 Oct 20
Box 5, Folder 9 "Getting to the top: is it lonely up there?" by Joan Plaisted in Foreign Service Women
Contents Note: With handwritten note [1988 Oct 5]: Asked Ellen Wayne to check statistics

1988 Aug-Sep
Box 6, Folder 3 RESTRICTED: Letter from Karen Edgecombe to John Martin
Contents Note: RE: Plaintiffs' motion to enforce the junior consent decree in Palmer v. Shultz

1988 Mar 18
Box 6, Folder 3 RESTRICTED: Consent Decree, draft-for discussion
1988 Mar 18
Box 5, Folder 9 Plaintiffs' supplemental memorandum concerning their motion to enforce the junior applicant consent decree (October 1988)
Contents Note: With Certificate of service. With Attachments 1-6

1988 Oct 19
Box 5, Folder 10 Plaintiffs' reply to defendant's suggestion to stay consideration of plaintiffs' petition for attorneys' fees on the prevailing employee issues
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1988 Jun 14
Box 6, Folder 4 RESTRICTED: Typewritten letter to Ellen from Alison
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Box 6, Folder 4 RESTRICTED: Letter from Ellen Kabcenell Wayne to Alison Palmer
1988 Aug 9
Box 6, Folder 4 RESTRICTED: Card from Georgiana to Alison Palmer
1988 Nov 29
Box 6, Folder 4 RESTRICTED: Typewritten letter to Ellen
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Box 5, Folder 10 Deposition of Alison Palmer
Contents Note: Labeled Attachment 9. With Certificate

1988 Jul 12
Box 5, Folder 10 Brief for Appellant/Cross-Appellee; Appeals from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
1988
Box 5, Folder 11 Brief for Appellee; Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
1988 Jul 28
Box 5, Folder 12 Plaintiffs' reply concerning their application for an interim award of attorneys' fees and expenses related to the prevailing employee issues and their third supplemental application for an award related to the junior applicant issues
Contents Note: With Exhibits 1-6 and Certificate of service

1988 Aug 1
Box 5, Folder 13 Handwritten letter from Monica Wagner to Alison Palmer
1988 Jul 15
Box 5, Folder 13 Plaintiffs' motion for leave to exceed page limit
Contents Note: With Order

1988 Jul 20
Box 5, Folder 13 Certificate of service
1988 Jul 20
Box 5, Folder 13 Plaintiffs' reply to defendant's opposition to plaintiffs' motion for entry of a remedial order
1988?
Box 5, Folder 13 Defendant's opposition to plaintiffs' motion for entry of a remedial order
1988 Jun 20
Box 5, Folder 14 Judgment
1975 Feb 13
Box 5, Folder 14 Judgment
1975 Jul 11
Box 5, Folder 14 Satisfaction of Judgment
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1976 Feb 12
Box 5, Folder 14 Affidavit of Alison Palmer
1980 Sep 15
Box 5, Folder 14 Second Affidavit of Alison Palmer
1981 Jan 19
Box 5, Folder 14 Answers of plaintiff Alison Palmer to defendant's first set of interrogatories to plaintiffs
1980
Box 5, Folder 15 Letter from Monica Wagner to John Martin
Contents Note: With the last page of the claims form included

1989 Mar 1
Box 5, Folder 15 Plaintiffs' motion for reconsideration of remedial order
1989 Feb 21
Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Notice
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Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Bulletin
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Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Article
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Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Letter from Karen H. Edgecombe to John C. Martin
Contents Note: With proposed draft of the Joint Class Notice

1989 Feb 21
Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Notice to female applicants to be Foreign Service Officers
Contents Note: With election to opt out

1989 Feb 21
Box 5, Folder 15 Order
1989 Feb 9
Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Draft of Notice
Contents Note: With priority bid list

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Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Draft of Notice
Contents Note: Re: transfer to political cone

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Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Notice
Contents Note: Re: Claims form submitted

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Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Draft of Notice
Contents Note: Re: "potential" rating raised one level on an evaluation

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Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Draft of Notice
Contents Note: Re: Meritorious Honor Award upgrade

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Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Draft of Notice
Contents Note: Re: Superior Honor Award

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Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Draft of Notice
Contents Note: Re: out-of-cone assignment and transfer to political cone. With priority bid list and priority cone transfer

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Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Draft of letter
Contents Note: Annotated

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Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Draft of Department Notice from James E. Baker III to all employees of the Department of State
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Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Draft of Notice
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Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Draft of Bulletin
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Box 5, Folder 15 Certificate of service
1989 Feb 21
Box 5, Folder 15 Plaintiffs' response to defendant's motion for enlargement of time
1989 Feb 21
Box 5, Folder 15 Plaintiffs' comments on defendant's proposed methodology for ranking applicants on registers
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1989 Feb 17
Box 6, Folder 5 RESTRICTED: Draft of Instructions
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Box 5, Folder 16 Plaintiffs' opposition to defendant's motion for reconsideration of this court's order dated January 19, 1989
1989 Feb 17
Box 5, Folder 16 Order
1989?
Box 5, Folder 16 Memorandum
1989 Feb 9
Box 5, Folder 16 Order
1989 Jan 19
Box 6, Folder 6 RESTRICTED: Letter from John C. Martin to Monica Wagner
Contents Note: With Draft of Consent Decree

1989 Jan 25
Box 6, Folder 6 RESTRICTED: Draft of Consent Decree
1989 Jan 24
Box 6, Folder 6 RESTRICTED: Draft of Consent Decree
1989 Jan 3
Box 5, Folder 17 Letter from Monica Wagner, Bruce J. Terris, and Ellen Kabcenell Wayne to the Honorable Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., Chief Judge
1989 Jan 11
Box 5, Folder 17 Remedial Order (as modified)
1989
Box 5, Folder 17 Letter from Monica Wagner, Bruce J. Terris, and Ellen Kabcenell Wayne to the Honorable Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., Chief Judge
1989 Jan 18
Box 5, Folder 17 Remedial Order (as modified), pages 3-8
Contents Note: Two copies

1989
Box 5, Folder 17 Remedial Order (marked-up copy)
1989 Jan
Box 5, Folder 17 Remedial Order
1989 Jan
Box 5, Folder 17 Plaintiffs' response to defendant's memorandum in reply to plaintiffs' letter to the court dated January 18, 1989
1989?
Box 5, Folder 18 Plaintiffs' February 1989 supplemental application for an award of attorneys' fees and expenses
Contents Note: With Exhibits A-H. With Certificate of service

1989 Feb 2
Box 5, Folder 19 Letter from Monica Wagner to Class Member
1990 Dec 14
Box 6, Folder 7 RESTRICTED: Letter from Monica Wagner to John C. Martin
1990 Dec 14
Box 5, Folder 19 Order
1991 Jan 23
Box 5, Folder 19 Plaintiffs/Appellees' response to motion to substitute response
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1990 Dec 12
Box 5, Folder 19 Plaintiffs/Appellants' response to motion for denial of plaintiffs/defendants joint request for dismissal of appeal in this matter
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1990 Sep 4
Box 5, Folder 19 Handwritten letter from Ellen to Alison
1990 Aug 21
Box 5, Folder 19 Check made out to Ellen K Wayne from U.S. Treasury
1990 Aug 08
Box 6, Folder 7 RESTRICTED: Attorneys' fees through 1990 Dec 31
1990 Dec 31
Box 6, Folder 7 RESTRICTED: Palmer expenses
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Box 5, Folder 19 Plaintiffs' response to motion for leave to intervene
1990 Sep 21
Box 5, Folder 19 Plaintiffs' response to motion to appear Pro hac Vice
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1990 Sep 21
Box 5, Folder 19 Plaintiffs/Appellants' response to motion for leave to file out of time
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1990 Sep 24
Box 5, Folder 19 Plaintiffs/Appellees' response to appellant's motion for leave to file out of time
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1990 Dec 5
Box 5, Folder 19 Plaintiffs/Appellees' reply to intervenor's reply to plaintiffs/appellees' motion to dismiss appeal or, in the alternative, for summary affirmance
Contents Note: With Certificate of service and Order

1990 Nov 8
Box 5, Folder 19 Plaintiffs/Appellees' motion to dismiss appeal or, in the alternative, for summary affirmance
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1990 Nov 5
Box 5, Folder 19 Plaintiffs/Appellees' motion for an extension of time to file a response to Appellant's motion to dismiss as to appellee Cooper
1990 Dec 5
Box 6, Folder 8 RESTRICTED: Typewritten letter to Karen
Contents Note: Re: Presents for victory

1990 Jan 24
Box 6, Folder 8 RESTRICTED: Typewritten letter to "Folks"
1990 May 31
Box 6, Folder 8 RESTRICTED: Lyrics set to tune of On top of old Smoky
Contents Note: With handwritten note, "Composed and sung by A. Palmer..."

1990 Spring
Box 6, Folder 8 RESTRICTED: Letter to Ms. Fletcher from Alison
1990 Apr 10
Box 6, Folder 8 RESTRICTED: Letter to Ms. Williams from Alison Palmer
1968 Oct 15
Box 6, Folder 8 RESTRICTED: Horizons Unlimited; Statement of account
1990 Mar 19
Box 6, Folder 8 RESTRICTED: Horizons Unlimited; invoice
1990 Mar 19
Box 6, Folder 8 RESTRICTED: Horizons Unlimited; Acknowledgment
1990 Feb 20
Box 5, Folder 20 Consent Decree (Relating to the court's memorandum opinion and order of July 2, 1987, and order of January 31, 1989)
Contents Note: With 5 attachments

1990 May 1
Box 5, Folder 20 Preliminary Approval, Re: Consent Decree (Relating to the court's memorandum opinion and order of July 2, 1987, and order of January 31, 1989)
1990 May 1
Box 5, Folder 20 Final Approval, Re: Consent Decree (Relating to the court's memorandum opinion and order of July 2, 1987, and order of January 31, 1989)
1990 Jul 25
Box 5, Folder 20 Memorandum from Catherine W. Brown to all members of the Palmer Class, all potential members of the sub-class to be added to the Palmer Class
Contents Note: Re: Proposed partial settlement of Palmer litigation ("Women's Class Action"). Two copies. With notice of proposed settlement of class action attached.

1990 May 18
Box 5, Folder 20 Notice of proposed settlement of class action
1990 May 1
Box 5, Folder 21 Foreign Service Day, p 7-8
1990 Jun
Box 5, Folder 22 Plaintiffs/Appellees' motion to dismiss appeal or, in the alternative, for summary affirmance
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1990 Oct 22
Box 5, Folder 22 Stipulation of settlement
Contents Note: With Notice of filing

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Box 6, Folder 9 RESTRICTED: Letter from Frederick Shoup to Ms. Ellen Wayne
Contents Note: With handwritten note from Ellen Wayne to Alison Palmer

1990 Oct 18
Box 5, Folder 22 Department of State Outgoing Telegram
Contents Note: With 2 memoranda and 2 notices attached

1990 May
Box 5, Folder 22 Memorandum from Catherine W. Brown to all members of the Palmer Class, all potential members of the sub-class to be added to the Palmer Class
Contents Note: Re: Proposed partial settlement of Palmer litigation ("Women's Class Action"). With notice of proposed settlement of class action attached.

1990 May 18
Box 5, Folder 22 Notice of proposed settlement of class action
1990 May 1
Box 5, Folder 22 Memorandum from Catherine W. Brown to all members of the Palmer Class, all potential members of the sub-class to be added to the Palmer Class
Contents Note: Re: Proposed partial settlement of Palmer litigation ("Women's Class Action"). With notice to female Foreign Service Officers... attached.

1990 May 18
Box 5, Folder 22 Notice to female Foreign Service Officers and Foreign Service career candidates who were appointed after May 5, 1985, as a result of having accepted offers made prior to May 5, 1989, based on their scores on the 1982 to 1987 written Foreign Service examinations and who were placed in the economic, administrative, or consular cone
1990 May 1
Box 5, Folder 22 Certificate of service
1990 Jun 15
Box 5, Folder 22 Letter from Judith M. Heimann to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Contents Note: Re: Objection to form of relief.

1990 Jun 8
Box 5, Folder 22 Notice of Filing
Contents Note: Re: Objection of Judith Heimann.

1990 Jun 15
Box 5, Folder 22 Plainttiffs/Appellees' certificate as to parties, rulings and related cases
1990 Oct 19
Box 6, Folder 9 RESTRICTED: Letter from Monica Wagner to John Martin
1990 Oct 22
Box 6, Folder 9 RESTRICTED: Letter from Monica Wagner to Dennis Foreman
Contents Note: Re: Prabhi Kavaler

1990 Jun 12
Box 6, Folder 9 RESTRICTED: Errata to letter from Monica Wagner to Dennis Foreman
Contents Note: Re: Prabhi Kavaler

1990 Jun 19
Box 6, Folder 9 RESTRICTED: Letter from Monica Wagner to John Martin
Contents Note: Re: Letters to Dennis Foreman regarding Prabhi Kavaler

1990 Oct 24
Box 6, Folder 10 RESTRICTED: Letter "To: That old gang of mine..."
1990 Jul 1
Box 5, Folder 23 Class member's comments and objections to proposed consent decree
Contents Note: With Certificate of service.

1990 Jul 10
Box 5, Folder 23 Certificate of service
1990 Oct 19
Box 5, Folder 23 Entry of Appearance
1990 Oct 19
Box 5, Folder 23 Plaintiffs/Appellees' motion to assign appeal, including motion to dismiss or, in the alternative, for summary affirmance, which will be filed on November 5, 1990, should be assigned to the same panel as Appeal No. 85-5091
1990 Oct 19
Box 5, Folder 23 Plaintiffs/Appellees' motion to consolidate Appeal no. 90-5283 and Appeal no. 90-5295
1990 Oct 19
Box 5, Folder 23 Third semi-annual report of the Department of State under the remedial order of January 31, 1989 to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (for the period January 1 to June 30, 1990)
1990 Jul 31
Box 5, Folder 23 Entry of Appearance
1990 Oct 5
Box 5, Folder 23 Plaintiffs/Appellees' motion to consolidate Appeal no. 90-5283 and Appeal no. 90-5295
1990 Oct 5
Box 5, Folder 23 Plaintiffs/Appellees' certificate as to parties, rulings and related cases
1990 Oct 5
Box 5, Folder 23 Certificate of service
1990 Oct 5
Box 5, Folder 23 Plaintiffs' opposition to defendant's motion to reopen the record on remand from the Court of Appeals for consideration under Price Waterhouse
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1990 Oct 5
Box 5, Folder 24 Notice of filing objections
Contents Note: With attached objections.

1990 Jul 10
Box 5, Folder 24 Marsha-Lynn Bellavance; Objection to proposed consent decree as settlement of class action
1990 Jul 10
Box 5, Folder 24 Joan Ellen Corbett; Objection to proposed settlement
1990 Jul 6
Box 5, Folder 24 Eileen H. Kane; Objection to proposed settlement
1990 Jul 6
Box 5, Folder 24 Patricia B. Payne; Objection to proposed settlement of Palmer litigation
1990 Jun 18
Box 5, Folder 24 Dr. Rita Falk Taubenfeld; Objection to joint motion for preliminary approval of consent decree, final approval of notices to class members, and adoption of schedule
Contents Note: Submitted by Howard J. Taubenfeld, representative for Dr. Rita Falk Taubenfeld

1990 Jun 21
Box 5, Folder 24 Joanne Marie Thompson; Objection to consent decree
1990 Jun 28
Box 5, Folder 24 Sheree Willis; Objection of Consent Decree
1990 Jul 9
Box 5, Folder 24 Notice of filing election to opt out forms
Contents Note: With attached election to opt out forms.

1990 Jul 10
Box 5, Folder 24 Paula M. Bravo; Election to opt out
1990 Jun 11
Box 5, Folder 24 Anne Hall; Election to opt out
1990 Jun 15
Box 5, Folder 24 Helen Clare Hudson; Election to opt out
1990 Jul 1
Box 5, Folder 24 Long N. Lee; Election to opt out
1990 Jun 15
Box 5, Folder 24 Andrea S. Mathews; Election to opt out
1990 May 25
Box 5, Folder 24 Elizabeth B. McGaffey; Election to opt out
1990 Jun 5
Box 5, Folder 24 Marcia L. Nye; Election to opt out
1990 Jun 11
Box 5, Folder 24 Marjorie Phillips; Election to opt out
1990 Jun 11
Box 5, Folder 24 Kristen B. Skipper; Election to opt out
1990 Jun 15
Box 5, Folder 24 Phyllis D. Speck; Election to opt out
Received 1990 May 30
Box 5, Folder 24 Certificate of service
1990 Jul 10
Box 6, Folder 11 RESTRICTED: Letter to Karen Palmer Walpole
Contents Note: With handwritten note: "To Karen Palmer Walpole, niece".

1990 Feb 7
Box 6, Folder 11 RESTRICTED: Letter to Karen [Palmer Walpole]
Contents Note: With letter from Jim Fitzgerald, President, Quarry International, Ltd.

1990 Mar 25
Box 5, Folder 25 Defendant's remand brief regarding promotions
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1991 Apr 24
Box 5, Folder 25 Certificate of service
1991 Apr 26
Box 5, Folder 25 Plaintiffs' response to defendant's motion for leave to file brief in excess of 45 pages
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1991 Apr 26
Box 5, Folder 25 Plaintiffs' response to defendant's motion for two business-day enlargement of time
1991 Apr 26
Box 5, Folder 25 Order
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Box 5, Folder 25 Certificate of service
1991 May 10
Box 5, Folder 25 Plaintiffs' motion for leave to exceed page limit
1991 May 10
Box 5, Folder 26 Plaintiffs' remand brief regarding promotions
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1991 Mar 7
Box 6, Folder 12 RESTRICTED: Letter from Monica Wagner to Ms. Sharon Anderholm Weiner
1991 Jan 30
Box 5, Folder 26 Notice of At-rank Assignment Remedy
1991 Feb 21
Box 5, Folder 26 Notice of Stretch Assignment Remedy
1991 Feb 21
Box 5, Folder 26 Excess out-of-cone consular assignments claims form; Instructions
1991 Feb 21
Box 5, Folder 26 Out-of-cone consular assignments claim(s)
1991 Feb 21
Box 5, Folder 26 Notice of 1977 Rating for Potential Remedy
Contents Note: With 1 attachment: Response form

1991 Feb 21
Box 5, Folder 26 1977 Rating for Potential; Response Form
1991 Feb 21
Box 5, Folder 26 Notice of Deputy Chief of Mission Assignment Remedy
1991 Feb 21
Box 5, Folder 26 Notice of At-rank Program Direction Assignment Remedy
Contents Note: With 1 attachment: List of Program Direction Positions

1991 Feb 21
Box 5, Folder 26 Program Direction Positions
1991 Feb 21
Box 5, Folder 26 Notice of Out-of-cone Assignment Remedy
1991 Feb 21
Box 5, Folder 26 Former Employees' Superior Honor Awards Claims Form; Instructions
1991 Feb 21
Box 5, Folder 26 Superior Honor Award Claim
Contents Note: With two (2) page 2.

1991 Feb 21
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Applicant's name: Karen Edgecombe; Answer to question b.:
Contents Note: Recommendation for admission to the bar of Maryland, signed by A Palmer

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Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Handwritten Letter from Monica to Alison
Contents Note: With cover notices attached

1991 Apr 1
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Shirley E. Barnes; Cover notice; Remedial relief memorandum from Lauralee M. Peters and Carol J. Light
1990 Dec 11
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Leslie Bassett; Cover notice; Remedial relief memorandum from Lauralee M. Peters and Carol J. Light
1990 Dec 7
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Sheila Georgette Berry; Cover notice; Remedial relief memorandum from Lauralee M. Peters and Carol J. Light
1990 Dec 7
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Peggy Blackford; Cover notice; Remedial relief memorandum from Lauralee M. Peters and Carol J. Light
1990 Dec 7
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Denise Anne Boland; Cover notice; Remedial relief memorandum from Lauralee M. Peters and Carol J. Light
1990 Dec 7
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Anita Booth; Cover notice; Remedial relief memorandum from Lauralee M. Peters and Carol J. Light
1990 Dec 7
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Barbara Bowie; Cover notice; Remedial relief memorandum from Lauralee M. Peters and Carol J. Light
1990 Dec 7
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Francine Bowman; Cover notice; Remedial relief memorandum from Lauralee M. Peters and Carol J. Light
1990 Dec 11
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Dianne M. Andruch; Cover notice; Remedial relief memorandum from Lauralee M. Peters and Carol J. Light
1990 Dec 7
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Kathleen W. Barmon; Cover notice; Remedial relief memorandum from Lauralee M. Peters and Carol J. Light
1990 Dec 7
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Letter from Monica Wagner to John Martin
Contents Note: Re: Deposition of Marshall Casse

1991 Mar 29
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Letter from Monica Wagner to John Martin
1991 Jan 8
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Letter from Monica Wagner to John Martin
Contents Note: Re: Fees and expenses

1991 Feb 5
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Letter from Monica Wagner to Carol Light
Contents Note: Re: Concerns about the January 31, 1991, fourth semi-annual report of the Department of State

1991 Apr 15
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Letter from Monica Wagner to Carol Light
Contents Note: Re: Superior Honor Award claims of Alison Palmer and Margerite Cooper. With attachments

1991 Apr 15
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Marguerite Cooper; Claim for a Superior Honor Award
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Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Letter from Monica Wagner to Carol Light
Contents Note: Re: Number of women who received Deputy Chief of Mission assignments

1991 Apr 15
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Letter from Elisabeth Lyons to Michael Cessna
1991 Apr 19
Box 6, Folder 13 RESTRICTED: Typewritten letter to Monica, begins "This is a very miscellaneous letter..."
1991 Feb 27
Box 5, Folder 27 Plaintiffs' reply to defendant's remand brief regarding promotions
1991 May 10
Box 6, Folder 14 RESTRICTED: Letter to Monica, begins "First, let me thank you for keeping me so well informed..."
1991 May 12
Box 5, Folder 27 Defendant's surreply to plaintiffs' reply to defendant's remand brief regarding promotions
Contents Note: With Facsimile Transmission Cover Sheet and Certificate of service

1991 May 21
Box 5, Folder 28 Notice of Deposition
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1991 May 24
Box 5, Folder 28 Notice of withdrawal of named plaintiff
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1991 Jun 3
Box 5, Folder 28 Notice of Deposition
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1991 Jun 7
Box 6, Folder 15 RESTRICTED: Typewritten letter to Monica, photocopy
1991 May 12
Box 6, Folder 15 RESTRICTED: Letter to Carol Light from Monica Wagner
1991 Jun 27
Box 5, Folder 29 Affidavit of Richard B. Moon
Contents Note: Labeled "Plaintiff's Exhibit 125"

1979 Mar 2
Box 5, Folder 29 U.S. Department of State Officer Evaluation Report
Contents Note: Labeled "Plaintiff's Exhibit 126 c"

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Box 5, Folder 29 "Sexual differences in Use of New OER" by Carman Williams
Contents Note: Labeled "Plaintiff's Exhibit 131"

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Box 5, Folder 30 Motion for Rehearing
Contents Note: With Certificate of service

1991 Jul 17
Box 6, Folder 16 RESTRICTED: Letter from Elisabeth J. Lyons to Michael Cessna
1991 Jun 14
Box 6, Folder 16 RESTRICTED: Letter from Elisabeth J. Lyons to John C. Martin
1991 Jul 3
Box 6, Folder 16 RESTRICTED: Letter from Monica Wagner to Carol Light
1991 Jul 17
Box 6, Folder 16 RESTRICTED: Letter from Monica Wagner to Carol Light
Contents Note: With attached cone change claims

1991 Jun 6
Box 6, Folder 16 RESTRICTED: Cone change claims
Contents Note: Includes Michele Angulo, Sue L. Bremner, Julie Furuta-Toy, Greta C. Holtz, Amy J. Hyatt, Stephanie Kronenburg, Carol Marks, Mary Martinez, Lisa J. Peterson, Lisa Susan Recht, Maria Rudensky, Sue Saarnio, Margaret Mary Willingham, Marilyn Wyatt, and Marie L. Yovanovitch

1991 Jun 06
Box 6, Folder 16 RESTRICTED: Letter from Monica Wagner to Carol Light
1991 Jun 6
Box 6, Folder 16 RESTRICTED: Letter from Monica Wagner to Robert Proctor
1990 Aug 3
Box 5, Folder 30 News Highlights, p 13
1991 Feb

Series 4. Personal papers and museum objects, 1943-1990
Box 3-5

Palmer miscellany, 1943-1989
Box 4

Container Description Date
Box 3, Folder 18-20 Autobiography. RESTRICTED: Not to be copied or quoted without written permission. Consult Curator.
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Box 3, Folder 21-22 Tape recordings
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Box 4, Folder 1 School essay, "Why are men like that?"
Contents Note: Photocopy of an essay by Alison Palmer

1943
Box 4, Folder 2 M.A. thesis, "An Analysis of the Administration of the Organization of African Unity, 1963-1968," Boston University
Contents Note: By Alison Palmer

1969
Box 4, Folder 3 Paper, "Unionization of the Foreign Service -- Winds of Change in the Establishment," George Washington University
Contents Note: By Alison Palmer

1970 Jul
Box 4, Folder 4 Correspondence regarding candlelight vigil during Iran hostage crisis
Contents Note: Five (5) letters, two (2) copies of a newsclipping

1981 Jan-May
Box 4, Folder 5 Dissent letter
1977 Sep 15
Box 4, Folder 6 Colombo plan
Contents Note: Four (4) pieces

1978
Box 4, Folder 7 Women's Perspectives on U.S. Foreign Policy: A Compilation of Views
Contents Note: A report of a Women's Foreign Policy Council Informal Congressional Hearing, at National Women's Conference, Washington, D.C., two (2) copies, both annotated by Alison Palmer

1987 Nov 19
Box 4, Folder 8 Check in payment of lawsuit to Alison Palmer, photocopy
undated
Box 4, Folder 9 Diplomatic passport of Alison Palmer
1975
Box 4, Folder 10 Business card, "MISS ALISON PALMER, SECOND SECRETARY OF THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"
Contents Note: Used while in Ethiopia

1966-1968
Box 4, Folder 11 Placard, "MS. ALISON PALMER, ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL"
undated
Box 4, Folder 12 Rivkin award nomination, photocopy
undated
Box 4, Folder 13 Stationery from Thomas Legal Defense Fund
undated
Box 4, Folder 14 Clippings
1965-1989
Box 4, Folder 15 Poster for celebration of Holy Eucharist by Alison Palmer, at Golders Green Unitarian Church, photocopy
1976 Nov 26
Box 4, Folder 16 Photographs, copy prints
Contents Note: 18 photographs with negatives. Three (3) from Vietnam (1968-1970), nine (9) from ordination (2 of same image), six (6) from visits to England for celebrations of Eucharist

1968-1976
Box 5, Folder 1 AP's comments re: Overtime in Heaven: Adventures in the Foreign Service by Peter Lisagor and Marguerite Higgins (Garden City, NY: Doubleday)
1964

Museum objects, 1943-1991
Box 4

Container Description Date
Box 4 United Nations beret worn
undated
Box 4, Folder 30 Rubber stamp, "ALISON PALMER, CONSUL/OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"
Contents Note: Used during stay in British Guiana

1963-1965
Box 4 Shirt of uniform worn by Alison Palmer while in Vietnam
Contents Note: The uniform came from the South Vietnamese Army and was amended with American insignia for Palmer

circa 1968-1970
Box 4 Pants of uniform worn by Alison Palmer while in Vietnam
circa 1968-1970
Box 4 Belt of uniform worn by Alison Palmer while in Vietnam
circa 1968-1970
Box 1X Briefcase: "Colombo Plan, 27th Consultative Committee Meeting, Washington, DC, November 28 - December 6, 1978," with Department of State seal
Contents Note: AP notes that "I was Assistant Secretary-General for this conference."

1978 Nov 28-Dec 6
Box 1X Briefcase: black with label "Alison Palmer, Department of State, Washington DC."
Contents Note: AP notes: "Purchased in London. Used for entire career."

undated

Books, serials, and pamphlets, 1970-1985
Box 4

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 17 Decade for Women: World Plan of Action, (Washington, D.C.: Women's Equity Action League Educational and Legal Defense Fund)
1976?
Box 4, Folder 17 U.N. Centre for Economic and Social Information, "Selected Government Reports on Women's Questions"
Contents Note: Two copies.

1978 Mar
Box 4, Folder 17 International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women
Contents Note: Three copies.

1978 Jun
Box 4, Folder 17 Interesting Opinions to Quote on Women
Contents Note: Two copies.

1978 Jun
Box 4, Folder 17 Understanding the World Plan of Action: Regional Action
Contents Note: Two copies.

1978 Jun
Box 4, Folder 18 Directory of International Programs of United States Women's Organizations, (Department of State)
undated
Box 4, Folder 18 Gilligan, John J., Women and Their Importance to the Third World, (Department of State, Agency for International Development, Office of Women in Development)
undated
Box 4, Folder 19 Grinstad, Kirsten and Susan Rennie, eds., The New Woman's Survival Sourcebook, (New York: Knopf)
1985
Box 4, Folder 20 Heyniger, Line Robillard, The NGO Forum -- Copenhagen 1980, (U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, Department of State, Background Notes, No. 8)
1980 Aug
Box 4, Folder 20 Making Waves without Drowning: A Handbook for Federal EEO Complaints, (Washington, D.C.: Federally Employed Women's Legal and Education Fund)
1977
Box 4, Folder 20 Office of Sarah Weddington, The White House, Guide to Women's Resources.
1980
Box 4, Folder 20 Office of Sarah Weddington, The White House, Women in Government.
1980
Box 4, Folder 20 Population, UNFPA Newsletter, v4(10
1978 Oct
Box 4, Folder 20 A Profile of Women in AID: The Challenge Continues, (Women's Action Organization)
1985
Box 4, Folder 21 United Nations, Backgrounder (United Nations Centre for Economic and Social Information for the United Nations Decade for Women)
1978 May
Box 4, Folder 21 United Nations, Bulletin, No.2 (United Nations Decade for Women)
1978
Box 4, Folder 21 United Nations, Decade Note, n.p., No 5, 11, 13, 15
1978 Mar-Oct

Lois Patten Palmer lawsuit, 1975-1978
Box 4

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 22 Complaint
1975
Box 4, Folder 22 Letters from Legal Services for the Elderly Poor
1977-1978
Box 4, Folder 22 Opinion, United States Court of Appeals, for the Second Circuit
1978 May 16
Box 4, Folder 22 Petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
1978 Aug 10
Box 4 Notebook of Lois Patten Palmer regarding case
undated
Box 4, Folder 23-24 Ephemera and miscellany regarding case
undated

Patten-Brainerd material, 1853-1855
Box 4

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 25 Genealogy
undated
Box 4, Folder 26 Clementine Brainerd Weston diary, photocopy of
1853 Oct 19-1855
Box 4, Folder 27 Clementine Brainerd Weston diary, typescript of, Columbia California
1853 Oct 19-1855
Box 4, Folder 28 Photocopies of photographs of Clementine and her husband Levi
undated
Box 4, Folder 29 Typescript excerpts from diary of Lois Patten Palmer by Alison Palmer
1917-1920
Box 5, Folder 2-4 Photocopies of miscellaneous family letters
undated