Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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FERRARO, Geraldine Anne (1935-2011)

FERRARO, GERALDINE ANNE, a Representative from New York; born in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., August 26, 1935; graduated from Marymount School, Tarrytown, N.Y., 1952; B.A., Marymount College, New York, N.Y., 1956; J.D., Fordham University School of Law, New York, N.Y., 1960; lawyer, private practice; assistant district attorney, Queens County, N.Y., 1974-1978; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1985); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress in 1984, but was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States; fellow of the Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1988-1992; president, International Institute for Women's Political Leadership; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1992 and 1998; permanent member, United Nations Commission on Human Rights, 1993-1996; died on March 26, 2011, in Boston, Mass.

Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY
Papers: 1979-1988, 104.5 linear feet.
The Geraldine Ferraro materials consist primarily of papers but also include published articles, books, photographs, recordings (audio- and videotape and vinyl), and three-dimensional objects. The papers were generated in the course of campaigning, on the floor of Congress, and in Ferraro's offices in Washington and her home district of Queens. Unique to the collection is the correspondence from around the nation and world sent during the vice presidential campaign.


Texas Woman's University Library
Denton, TX
Papers: 1984, 0.25 linear foot.
Memorabilia from Geraldine Ferraro's Dallas visit during her 1984 campaign for Vice President of the United States.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1984, 2 commercials on 2 videocassettes.
The commercials were used during Geraldine Ferraro's campaign as vice presidential candidate on the Mondale presidential ticket in 1984, Democratic party.

  • Baaske, Kevin Timothy. The Rhetoric of Character Legitimation: Geraldine A. Ferraro and the 1984 Vice-Presidential Campaign." Ph.D. diss., University of Southern California, 1989.
  • Breslin, Rosemary and Joshua Hammer. Gerry!: A Woman Making History. Introduction by Gloria Steinem. New York: Pinnacle Books, 1984.
  • Elmes-Crahall, Jane Matilda. Gender as Exigence: A Situational Analysis of the 1984 Vice-Presidential Campaign of Geraldine Ferraro. Ph.D. diss., University of Pittsburgh, 1991.
  • Ferraro, Geraldine A. Changing History: Women, Power, and Politics. Introduction by Ann Richards. Wakefield, RI: Moyer Bell, Distributed by Publishers Group West, 1993.
  • ___. Changing History: Writings on Current Affairs. Mount Kisco, N.Y.: Moyer Bell, 1992.
  • Ferraro, Geraldine A., and Catherine Whitney. Framing a Life. New York: Scribner, 1998.
  • Ferraro, Geraldine A., with Linda Bird Francke. Ferraro: My Story. New York: Bantam Books, 1985.
  • ___. Ferraro: My Story. New Edition. Foreword by Marie C. Wilson. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2004.
  • "Geraldine Anne Ferraro" in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.
  • Katz, Lee Michael. My Name is Geraldine Ferraro: An Unauthorized Biography. New York: New American Library, 1984.
  • Lewandowski, Monica A. "A Credible Candidate: The Campaign Oratory of Geraldine A. Ferraro." Ph.D. diss., Indiana University, 1987.
  • Uhlenkott, Linda Anne. "Women's Voices in Congress: The Rhetoric of Geraldine Ferraro, Pat Schroeder and Barbara Boxer. Ph.D. diss., University of Nevada, Reno, 1996.
  • U.S. Congress. House. In the matter of Representative Geraldine A. Ferraro: Report of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct together with dissenting views. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1984.