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Nancy Dibner papers

Identifier: 0110

Collection Scope and Content

The Nancy Dibner papers are divided into five series. Series 1 holds her papers concerning the National Organization for Women (NOW). Series 2 holds her papers concerning the formation of the Maine Chapter of NOW. Series 3 contains all the white papers and pamphlets on subjects of interest to NOW in the 1970s, which varied from abortion to zero population growth. Series 4 contains two small personal files, and series 5 is a collection of feminist buttons and political stickers of the early 1970s.


  • 1966-2007
  • Majority of material found within 1970-1973



Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Nancy Cushman Dibner is best known for her work in the formation of the NOW Maine Chapter in the early 1970s. She was born in Buffalo, New York on March 23, 1926 and educated at the Scarborough School in Westchester County, New York. She married Martin Dibner in 1945, with whom she had two sons. Nancy Dibner died in Falmouth, Maine on January 25, 2007.


3 linear feet (3 boxes (148 folders))

Language of Materials



This collection has been organized into five series. Within the five series, all the files are in alphabetical order. Most of the files have the original file names from Dibner and there is a great deal of overlap between and within the series: for example, the Equal Rights Amendment is in each of the first three series and in multiple files within each series.

Guide to the Nancy Dibner papers, 1970-1973
Ann Morrissey
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Repository Details

Part of the Maine Women Writers Collection Repository

Abplanalp Library
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland Maine 04103 United States