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Identifier

Accession 183

Inclusive Dates

1972-1978

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1,000 pieces, .50 linear feet

Language

English

Historical Note

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal rights for women.

Coleman Poag (1930-2004) from Rock Hill, SC was a SC State Senator from 1977-1984. Poag was also a Winthrop Training School graduate, Class of 1947.

Scope and Content Note

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Coalition Records consists of correspondence, newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, and telegrams, extending from 1972-1978, sent by both supporters and non-supporters of ERA to Coleman Poag, South Carolina state senator for district 6, in an effort to influence Poag’s vote. The ERA was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal rights for women.

Provenance

The papers were given to the Archives by Coleman G. Poag, S.C. state senator for district #6 on April 19 and May 19, 1978.

Keywords

Women, Women's History, Equal Rights, Civil Rights, Politics, United States Constitution, South Carolina Politics

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Equal Rights Amendment Coalition Records - Accession 183

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