University of Notre Dame

National Assembly of Religious Women (U.S.) Records


Origination : National Assembly of Religious Women (U.S.)
Extent : 83 linear feet 23 audio cassettes 1 video cassette 1 16mm film 2 linear feet of photographs
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Preferred Citation

National Assembly of Religious Women (U.S.) Records (ARW), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence, organizational records, budgets, newsletters, surveys, memoranda, printed matter, clippings, cassettes, films, and photographs; concerning justice, the role of women in the church, economic and racial inequality, nuclear disarmament, and U.S. policy in Central America. Correspondents include Sisters Ethne Kennedy, SSJ, Marjorie Tuite, OP, Merle Nolde, OSB, Catherine Pinkerton, CSJ, Mary O'Keefe, OP, and Kathleen Keating, SSJ.


A grassroots organization formally established in 1970 to foster intercommunity collaboration among American Roman Catholic religious women. NARW's central office collected information from organizations such as the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Women's Ordination Conference, United Farm Workers of America, Dignity, and Catholics Act for ERA (the Equal Rights Amendment). NARW was originally known as the National Assemly of Women Religious (NAWR)


National Assembly of Religious Women (U.S.)
Leadership Conference of Women Religious in the United States
Women's Ordination Conference
United Farm Workers
Dignity / USA
Catholics Act for ERA
Social justice
Racism -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
Nuclear disarmament
Women in church work -- Catholic Church
Women and religion
Monasticism and religious orders for women
Kennedy, Ethne
Tuide, Marjorie
Nolde, Merle
Pinkerton, Catherine
O'Keefe, Mary
Keating, Kathleen

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