Document 87C: Casey Cason (aka Casey Hayden aka Sandra Cason) to Sara Evans, 21 June 1978, Elaine DeLott Baker Papers, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Introduction

   The third letter in this correspondence is from Casey Hayden to Sara Evans, expressing Casey's reservations about claiming sole authorship of the memo.

11 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012 Telephone (212) 431-3150 Soho News Weekly

June 21, 1978

Sara Evans
History Department
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dear Sara:

    It certainly is interesting to actually read this document you sent. I can't honestly say I remember writing all this. Especially, the initial documentation section contains many instances of discrimination against women in the movement which I do not remember having compiled from my own experience.

    I'm enclosing a note I am sending to some women I was close to at that time and perhaps we can get a clearer picture. I think Mary King at least will have some light to shed on this when she reads the paper.

    I don't want to sign this release until I get some feedback but I think it could simply be printed as an anonymous piece attributed to me if they need to go ahead. I have no objections at all to it's being used, but I don't want to claim I wrote it if it was a group or joint effort, which seems likely to me now that I have read it over. But I could just be forgetting how my own head worked at the time. Many of us seem to have some difficulties with this; it was such a time.

    Maybe a copy of this letter to the publishers will allow them to proceed. Please advise.

Best regards,
[Signed]
Casey Cason

cc: Women to whom note is addressed

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