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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.