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Preliminary Inventory of the Lorraine Weiss Frank Papers 1960-2005

2007-04133


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Frank, Lorraine Weiss, 1923-2005
Title: Preliminary Inventory of the Lorraine Weiss Frank Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1960-2005
Quantity: 8 Boxes (12.0 Linear Feet)
Abstract:This collection houses Democratic party convention binders, political information, planning and grant information regarding Phoenix next hit and Scottsdale, correspondence, flyers, brochures, newspaper articles, memorabilia, and other materials documenting Lorraine Weiss Frank's work with the Democratic Party and advocacy for women's rights. This collection has not been processed in full and can be viewed only by appointment. Contact Archives and Special Collections for more information.
Identification: 2007-04133
Language: Material in English
Repository: Arizona State University Library. Greater Arizona Collection
Arizona State University Library
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Phone: (480) 965-4932
E-Mail: archives@asu.edu
Questions? Ask An Archivist!

Biographical Note

Lorraine Weiss was born in Tarrytown, New York on June 7, 1923. She graduated from Vassar College in 1942 and married John P. Frank in 1944. The couple had five children, John Peter, Gretchen Lorraine, Karen Susanna, Andrew Weiss, and Nancy Josephine. The family moved to Arizona in 1954.

Lorraine Frank was active in politics and involved herself with the Arizona Democratic Party, where she was elected to five terms as a Democratic National Committeewoman from Arizona and served as a Charter Member of the Women's Leadership Forum. She was also involved with the humanities, serving as Vice-President (1968-1970) and Acting President (1969-1970) of Arizona Job Colleges, as Director of Relocation and Social Services for the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Scottsdale (1970-1973), as a Founding Board Member and the Executive Director of the Arizona Humanities Council (1973-1989), as Founding Executive Director of the Arizona Foundation for Women and the Director of the Board of Regents Commission on the Status of Women (1989-1991), and as a Member of Vassar College's Board of Trustees (1973-1997). President Clinton selected her to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities in 1997 and she served until 2003.

Frank was also concerned with healthcare, serving on the Jane Wayland Child Guidance Center Board of Directors (1967-1971), on the Camelback Mental Health Foundation Board of Directors (1981-1984), on the Camelback Thunderbird Samaritan Hospital Association Board of Directors (1982-1995), as Vice Chair (1984-1989) and Chair (1989) of the Camelback Hospitals Management Corporation, on the Camelback Mental Health System Board of Directors (1985-1987), as a Member (1986) and Executive Director (1991) of the Arizona Bioethics Network Founding Board of Directors, as a Guest Member of the Committee on Bioethics on the Samaritan Health System Board of Directors (1987-1989), on the Arizona Hospital Association Board of Directors (1989-1996), as the Arizona State Alternate to the Congress of Hospital Trustees (1990-1993), and with the Samaritan Community Mental Health Resource Group (1993-1997).

Lorraine Weiss Frank earned many honors during her career, including the naming of the Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Advisement at Arizona State University's Barrett College (2003), the Susan B. Anthony Luminary Award (1999), and the Sharlot Hall Award (1995). She died on December 22, 2005 in Scottsdale, Arizona after a short illness.


Scope and Content Note

This collection houses Democratic party convention binders, political information, planning and grant information regarding previous hitPhoenix next hit and Scottsdale, correspondence, flyers, brochures, newspaper articles, memorabilia, and other materials documenting Lorraine Weiss Frank's work with the Democratic Party and advocacy for women's rights. This collection has not been processed in full and can be viewed only by appointment. Contact Archives and Special Collections for more information.


Arrangement

This collection consists of eight boxes.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

To view this collection, make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932. Appointments are available from Monday through Friday from 9-5, on a first come, first served basis, on the ASU Tempe or West campuses.

Copyright

Arizona State University does not own copyright to this collection. Distinctive Collections recognizes that it is incumbent upon the researcher to procure permission to publish information from this collection from the owner of the copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Frank, Lorraine Weiss, 1923-2005.

Corporate Name(s)
Democratic Party (Ariz.).

Geographic Name(s)
Phoenix (Ariz.).
Scottsdale (Ariz.).

Subject(s)
Arizona -- Politics and government -- 1951-.
Political participation -- United States.
Women's rights -- Arizona.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Lorraine Weiss Frank Papers, Accession #2007-04133. Arizona State University Library: Greater Arizona Collection.

Provenance

The Arizona Collection acquired these papers in 2007.


Container List

BoxFolder
11 A Proposal For a Statewide Public Program in the Humanities, 1983-1985
12 Honorary Doctorate of Humanities From U of A, 1985
13 Standards of Ethical Conduct, 1999
14 American Law Institute Council Meeting, 2002
15 Presidential Election, 1992
16 Presidential Election News Clippings
17 Inauguration, 1997
18 Project Vote Smart, 1998
19 DNC, 1996
110 Scheduling Presidential Primaries, 1999
111 Inauguration, 1993
112 Center For National Independence in Politics and Project Vote Smart, 1995
113 Democratic National Convention, 1992
114 ASU Library Dinner, 1997
115 State Party Elections, 1999
116 National Endowment For The Humanities: Women For Gov., 1999
117 Miscellaneous Political Party Papers, 1981
118 Materials By Melodee Jackson for the Executive Director of AZ Democratic Party, 1999
119 Miscellaneous AZ Democratic Party Materials, 1999
120 Democratic National Committee Lists, 1998
121 Miscellaneous Democratic National Committee Papers, 1999
122 AZ Political Lists and Directories, 1999
123 Miscellaneous Democratic National Committee Papers, 1998-2000
124 Clinton Articles, 1992
125 Miscellaneous DNC Papers, 1996-1997
126 Miscellaneous DNC Papers, 1998
127 DNC Membership Lists (Old), 1988-1995
128 DNC Membership Lists (Current), 1996-1998
129 DNC News Clippings, 1981-1982
130 Democratic Governor's Association Race Briefing, 1997
131 DNC Meeting, 1997 September
132 DNC Charter and Bylaws, 1986-1988
133 DNC Western Caucus, 1987-1988
134 DNC Working Papers, 1989-1997
BoxFolder
21 Lists - Other, 1996-1996
22 DNC Correspondence, 1989-1998
23 DNC Correspondence with AZ, 1981-1987
24 DNC Executive Committee, 1988-1989
25 DNC Lawyer's Council, 1988
26 LWF Political Remarks
27 Hillary Reception, 1998
28 Women's Leadership Forum and Miscellaneous News Clippings, 1995-1998
29 DNC - Rocky Mt. States, 1996
210 Speech Resources, 1981-1987
211 Religion and Politics, 1986
212 DNC Pamphlets, 1993
213 Sqaw Peak Parkway Plan, 1990
214 East Central previous hitPhoenix next hit Economic Analysis, 1988
215 Camelback Rapid Transit Corridor Study, 1988
216 The Rural Poor - Development of a Plan, 1970
217 National Conference on Poverty in the Southwest, 1965
218 Proposal for the Development of Housing Designs Responsive to the Needs and Preferences of Indian People, 1971
219 Miscellaneous Papers, 1968-1997
220 Proposal For Public Service Career Program - Plan, 1971
221 Miscellaneous Papers, 1970-1972
222 NDEA Institute For Teachers of Disadvantaged Youth, 1967 Summer
223 Arizona Humanities Council, 1986-1989
224 Report of the Arizona Delegation to Belfast, 1994 October
225 Arizona Humanities Council Papers, 1973-1998
226 AZ Job Colleges Inc.: Proposal For Training Program, 1968 (Volume 2)
227 Arizona Job Colleges Inc.: Applications for Grants, 1967-1970
BoxFolder
31 Lorraine Frank - Letters to State Committee, 1991-2000
32 Patient Self-Determination Act Brochure, 1992
33 Susan B. Anthony Luminary Awards Tea, 1999
34 Frank News Clippings, 1992-1998
35 The Lorraine Frank Coloring Book, 1998-2001
36 Miscellaneous Material, 1968-2000
37 LWF Correspondence, 1973-1991
38 ARAPAMESU Association, 2001-2003
39 ASU in the News, 2002
310 Miscellaneous Papers, 2003
311 The previous hitPhoenix Art Museum League, 1990-1991
312 Invitation to the Presentation of the National Medal of Arts and Humanities, 1997
313 YWCA Tribute to Women Luncheon, 1994
314 AZ Board of Regents' Commission on the Status of Women, 1991
315 LWF Goodbye AHC Luncheon, 1989
316 AZ Board of Regents' Commission on the Status of Women, 1991-2004
317 AZ Humanities Council - LWF Lectures, 1990-2003
318 LWF - Miscellaneous Notes and Papers, 1983-2004
319 Tribute to Frank/Vassar College, 1992-1997
320 LWF - Speeches, Remarks, and Notes, 1975-1983
321 National Council on the Humanities, 1993-1996
322 LWF Nomination For National Council on the Humanities, 1993-1996
323 LWF - Resume, 1985-1997
324 Photographs of Impoverished Families, unknown
325 LWF - Speeches and Remarks II, unknown
326 LWF Correspondence, 1992-2000
327 Poverty Conference, 1965
328 Arizona Job Colleges, 1968
329 Valley Leadership Program, 1980
330 Rhodes Scholarship, 1980-1985
331 CSW Correspondence, 1989-1990
332 Main to Mudd by Elizabeth Daniels, 1987
333 A Photographic Celebration of Vassar by Mark Borton, 1984
334 No Known Survivors, 1970
335 Miranda by Gary Stuart, 2004
336 Where the Girls Are, 1967
337 Goldwater Lecture Series: John Frank, 2000
BoxFolder
41 Catalog of Federal Assistance Programs, 1967
42 Arizona Job Colleges Reports, 1970-1972
43 Arizona Job Colleges Proposal for a Program
44 Arizona Job Colleges First Year Evaluation Final Report, 1971
45 Arizona Humanities Council: Luncheon and Report, 1989
46 Scottsdale Steps Forward, 1970-1972
47 "The Better War II", 1966
48 The Texas Observer, 1965 February 5
49 Education Age, 1965 September-October
410 Medical Ethics: Readings from U of A College of Medicine, 1997
411 ASU Business Bulletin, 1970
412 State Humanities Council Info, 1985
413 Workable Program Recertification: City of Scottsdale, 1972
414 ASU Publications, 1985-1997
415 Arizona Humanities And Humanities Materials, Reports, and Publications, 1988-2000
416 The Convention Answer Book by San Jose Mercury News, 1984
417 Democratic National Committee Report (1981-1985), 1984
418 Working Papers of AZ Board of Regents' Commission on the Status of Women, 1991
419 Democratic Nomination News Clippings, 1960
420 Sky Harbor Meets the Eighties, 1980
421 LWF - Humanities Seminars, 1981 Summer
422 LWF - Public Education, Math, 1962
423 Right-Wing, 1961
424 School Board Elections, 1960
425 Ford Foundation, 1968-1969
426 DNC Meeting and Convention, 1984-1985
427 9/11 News Articles, 2001
428 Report on Water in AZ by U of A, 2005
429 Planning Facilities For the Mentally Retarded, 1989-1997
Box
5 Lorraine Weiss Frank Memorabilia, 1964-1997
Includes certificates, news clippings, applications for grants, books, Arizona Bioethics Network materials, and UA Medical School materials.
Box
6 Books from the Personal Collection of Lorraine Weiss Frank, 1963-2004
Box
7 Susan B. Anthony Luminary Award Presented to Lorraine Weiss Frank and a Photograph from the Ferdinand Vogel Studio in NYC, 1999
Box
8 Lorraine Weiss Frank Memorabilia, 1995-2000
Includes graduation gowns/adornments, awards, and plaques.