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Linda May Papers

Identifier: 2015-009

This collection contains the papers of Linda May, a Houston feminist activist who coordinated numerous national and global women’s conferences and represented the American Jewish Coalition at the 1985 and 1995 United Nations’ NGO Conference on Women. The series are arranged by organizational or institutional affiliation, and each contains photos, correspondence, press clippings, and literature. Linda May also has a book collection with Special Collections. For separated books, see Separated Materials note.


  • 1969-2006
  • Majority of material found within 1970-2000


Language of Materials

English, Chinese

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.


6.0 linear feet

Biographical Information

Linda May, a writer and feminist political activist, was most active between 1970 and 2000. She attended the 1985 and 1995 United Nations NGO Conferences on Women in Nairobi and Beijing. She also served as a coordinator and speaker at the 1977 National Women’s Conference in Houston, Texas. Linda represented the American Jewish Coalition at numerous national and global women’s conferences, and was involved with many anti-domestic violence organizations in the Houston area throughout her career.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired on April 9, 2015.

Related Materials

Greater Houston Women's Foundation Records

Separated Materials

Linda May book collection (


Guide to the Linda May Papers
Julia Taylor
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA