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Correspondence, litigation files, documents, clippings, photographs, audio and video cassettes concerning the various causes and organizations with which Reverend Schiess was concerned, particularly the ordination of women and feminist issues. Organizations include the International Association of Women Ministers, the Episcopal Society for the Examination of Feminist Issues, the National Organization for Women, and the Movement for the Ordination of Women. Much of the material pertains to the July 1974 ordination of the "Philadelphia 11" and to the Lambeth Conference (England) and the General Convention of the Episcopal Church.

Files, 1889-1991, compiled by Lois M. Black relating to the Episcopal Society of the Examination of Feminist Issues and other topics relating to women's ordination. Includes a nomination submission for the National Women's Hall of Fame, 1994.

Book: Why Me Lord?; typescript paper "Goodbye to All That" explaining her current feelings about the Episcopal Church and women's issues; and cassette tape - New Zealand Public Radio, 1993.

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