Papers of Feminist/Activist Allie Hixson

The University of Louisville  Archives and Records Center is happy to announce the opening of the Allie Corbin Hixson (1924-2007) papers for research use. The bulk of collection dates from 1970 to 2004, with the largest portion of the collection contained in series titled “Organizational Work” (13.75 linear feet) and “Topical and Reference” (6.25 linear feet).  

Allie Hixson was co-organizer of the Kentucky Pro-ERA Alliance and the Kentucky Women’s Agenda Coalition, and was elected chair of the Kentucky International Woman’s Year in 1977.  She also led the Kentucky delegation to National Women’s Conference in Houston and served as one of the vice-chairs (1977).  She was a founder of the Louisville Chapter of the Older Women’s League and was active in the American Association of University Women, Business and Professional Women, and Rural American Women.  Allie Hixson and Riane Eisler co-authored ERA Facts and Guide which was published in 1986 and continues to be the definitive guide to the Equal Rights Amendment.  The largest portion of the collection is contained in series titled “Organizational Work” (13.75 linear feet) and “Topical and Reference” (6.25 linear feet).  

In the very near future, the finding aid to the collection will be available in MINERVA, UofL’s online catalog.  Just search Hixson under author and click on the listing for her papers.



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