THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Jo Ann Evansgardner
April 19, 1925 – February 16, 2010
“I like to think that when there is a principle at stake, I will not and never have backed off.”
Co-founder of the Professional Women’s Caucus, 1968. Co-founder of the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP), 1969. Co-founder of KNOW, a feminist press. Co-founder of the National Women’s Political Caucus, 1971. Co-president of the Greater Pittsburgh Area Chapter of NOW, 1968. Elected to the national board of NOW, 1969. Active with American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), International Women’s Year, 1975; the National Women’s Conference, 1977; and reproductive rights groups. BA, University of Pittsburgh (1950), PhD, University of Pittsburgh (1965).
Photo. Jo Ann Evansgardner and husband Jerry Gardner at the Celebration of NOW’s 30th Anniversary VFA event, November 1996.
More About Jo Ann:
- “The Heart and Soul of Jo Ann Evansgardner,” by Jeanne Clark, March 10, 2010
- Veteran Feminists of America
- Select Interviews
- Jo Ann Evansgardner, In Sisterhood
- Interview from a 1973 episode of the public television series “Woman,” featuring Dr. Jo Ann Evansgardner, who talks about prevailing psychological theories, and how they were mostly written by men who believed in the inferiority of women. Interviewed by Samantha Dean.
- The History of the Women’s Movement in Houston, 1991. Interviews with Margaurite Johnston, Sissy Farenthold, Helen Cassidy, Poppy Northcut and Jo Ann Evansgardner. Including footage from the League of Women Voters and the International Women’s Conference in Houston in 1977.
- Jo Ann Evansgardner and Gerald H.F. Gardner Papers, 1965-1991, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System
- Jo Ann Evansgardner – Wikipedia
- Cited in Barbara Love’s book, Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, page 138