Diary from the ERA Countdown - Accession 1336 - M670 (724)
Accession 1336 - M670 (724)
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The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal rights for women. The ERA is still just two states short of being ratified as of 2018.
Dr. Nancy P. Moore has had a notable career in activism and served as South Carolina ERA Chair for the League of Women Voters in 1978 and served as South Carolina National Organization for Women (SC NOW) President for two years (1986-1987). She was the Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences at USC Upstate from 1995-2001.
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of a diary penned by Dr. Nancy P. Moore during the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Countdown in 1982. The diary begins on May 19, 1982 and continues through January 10, 1983 detailing the thoughts and actions of an active participant during the ERA Countdown. The 1982 ERA Countdown was a countdown to help push for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment by the State of South Carolina when it was reintroduced in 1982 after having been previously introduced in 1977 and 1978 without ratification. The Diary is an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to research the ERA movement in South Carolina.
Diary from the ERA Countdown was given to the Archives by Nancy P. Moore on March 19, 2008.
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Diary from the ERA Countdown - Accession 1336 - M670 (724)". Finding Aid 1000.
LC Subject Headings
Moore, Nancy P.--Diaries; National Organization for Women; Equal rights amendments--South Carolina; Constitutional amendments--Ratification; Women--Civil rights--South Carolina; Women’s rights--South Carolina; Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--South Carolina; Sex discrimination against women--South Carolina