THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
September 1, 1925 – August 7, 2018
“I think it’s very important that we document what we did and how we did it to show the next generation that things are possible.”
Women’s rights advocate, Educator, Author, political campaigner. Founder of Women’s Equity Action League (WEAL). Counselor, Office of Presidential Personnel, Carter administration. Director, Office of Women in Development, United States Agency for International Development, 1977 – 1981. U.S. representative, United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and member of U.S. delegations, first two UN World Conferences on Women, 1978. Senior fellow, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 1982 – 1994. Directed International Women’s Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) and co-founded the school’s Center on Women and Public Policy, 1986. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, 1992 – 1994. B.A. Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 1948. Honorary Doctor of Laws from Macalester College, 1979.
More About Arvonne:
- Arvonne Fraser memorial tribute
- Remembering Our Friend and Advocate, Arvonne Fraser – The Advocates for Human Rights
- On C-SPAN
- The Arvonne Fraser Library
- Select Interviews
- Nor Hall interviews Arvonne Fraser, 2012
- Fraser, Arvonne S., “Interview with Arvonne S. Fraser” (2016). A Forgotten History: The Women who Brought Us Title IX.
- Interview with Arvonne Fraser, woman’s rights activitst, 1974, University of Minnesota Archival Collections Guides
- “Step by Step: Building a Feminist Movement 1941-1977,” a film by Joyce Follet, 1998.
- Arvonne Fraser – Wikipedia
- Cited in Barbara Love’s book, Feminists Who Changed America, 1963 – 1975 pages 157, 158