Museum logo
Museum logo

Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object ID 2009.2
Title Nancy Hawkins Papers
Catalog type Archive
Scope & Content One document box containing 7 folders. Folder 1- Biographical background with photo, obituaries. Folder 2- material from 1940s as Civil Defense Deputy Sector Commander in New York. Folder 3- Correspondence with legislators both state and federal, campaign material, photo with Ethel Kennedy at reception circa 1959, telegram from Governor Meyner 1959 (1955-1960). Folder 4- Correspondence with state and federal legislators regarding civil rights of all kinds: death penalty, immigration, migrant workers, voting rights etc. (1964-1966). Folder 5- Correspondence with the American Council of Consumer Interests regarding the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Consumers International, World Food Program (1973-1997). Folder 6- Correspondence regarding Leonia Historic Preservation Commission (1986-2001). Folder 7- Leonia League of Women Voters (1978-1995).
Creator Nancy Hawkins
Collection Nancy Hawkins Papers
People Hawkins, Nancy (1915-2009)
Subjects Nancy Hawkins Paper

Source Nancy Hawkins-Semenza
Admin/Biographical History Born in Washington D.C. in 1915 Nancy Pilson Hawkins was schooled in Italy, worked as a fashion model and consumer advocate, waged a campaign for the New Jersey General Assembly as a Democratic candidate and took part in the 1964 civil rights March on Washington. She was co-founder and president of the Leonia League of Women Voters and one of the founders of the Leonia Historic Preservation Commission. She was president of the American Council of Consumer Interest at the United Nations and worked for the International Organization of Consumer's Unions which lobbied for consumer protection. Along with her husband, artist Arthur Hawkins they wrote several cookbooks. Mrs. Hawkins stayed active into her 90's, she died in 2009.