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Gender Discrimination & Sexual Harassment

Discrimination against women in the workplace in Minnesota history
Subjects: Social Issues
Tags: business, women

Online Resources

Sexual Harassment in Minnesota, The Advocates for Human Rights
Legal definitions and history of sexual harassment law in Minnesota.  

Minnesota Women's Legislative Timeline, Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
Significant legislation related to women passed by the Minnesota Legislature since suffrage.

Collections Outside of MNHS

Marceline Donaldson Papers Collection, Amistad Research Center
Correspondence, clippings, church bulletins, newsletters, and items related to Donaldson's affirmative action lawsuit against Pillsbury.

Faculty Advisory Committee on Women Papers, University of Minnesota
Correspondence, newsletters and meeting agendas. The papers also contain the legal documentation of the Rajender Consent Decree and information concerning the Decree's legal and social ramifications at the University of Minnesota.

Papers of Catharine A. MacKinnon, Harvard University
Feminist lawyer and professor, Catharine Alice MacKinnon was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1946. She attended Smith College (B.A. 1969), Yale Law School (J.D. 1977), and Yale University (Ph. D. 1987). While in graduate school she organized a course to be taught in the women's studies program, and began to make the argument that sexual harassment in the workplace is also sex discrimination and therefore a violation of federal law. Collection includes case files, course material, speeches, writings, drafts, transcripts of pornography hearings, reference material, audio- and videotapes, etc.

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