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Identifier

Accession 1618

Inclusive Dates

1970-1977

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

500 pieces

Language

English;

Historical Note

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

Scope and Content Note

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was first introduced to the US Congress in 1921 and propelled the conversation as the meaning of equality between men and women. The ERA passed in Congress in 1971 and was submitted to the States in 1972 for ratification. However, it has yet to receive enough ratifications by the States to be entered as an official amendment. The Equal Rights Amendment South Carolina Coalition Records consists of correspondence, newspaper and other clippings, a large booklet on the Equal Rights Amendment talking points, various organizations’ papers in favor of the ERA, promotional materials, and brochures and inserts. These documents were created in an effort to get the ERA ratified in South Carolina.

Provenance

The Equal Rights Amendment South Carolina Coalition Papers was donated to the Louise Pettus Archives & Special Collections at Winthrop University by Joanne Montague.

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Equal Rights Amendment Records - Accession 1618

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