Skip to main content
COLLECTION Identifier: 84-M145; T-163

Additional records of the Committee to Ratify the Massachusetts State Equal Rights Amendment, 1976-1982

Addenda to the records (77-M104) of the Committee to Ratify the Massachusetts State Equal Rights Amendment.

Dates

  • 1976-1982

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Committee to Ratify the Massachusetts State Equal Rights Amendment as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

1.42 linear feet ((1 file box, 2 card file boxes) plus 11 audiotapes)

This collection contains the reports liquidating the Committee to Ratify the Massachusetts ERA, financial (including fund-raising) statements, letters and endorsements from supporters, press releases, legislative surveys, and card files of project contacts, volunteers and supporters.

Folder headings are the donor's.

HISTORY

Following the passage of the Massachusetts state Equal Rights Amendment in November 1976, the Committee to Ratify the Massachusetts ERA of the Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts (CLUM) reformed as the ERA Implementation Project to oversee the orderly implementation of the ERA. The project lobbied to pass Senate Bill 1500, a package containing 160 separate pieces of legislation that would reconcile existing laws with the ERA. The Women's Rights Project was begun by Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts in January 1977 to litigate in areas in which legislative amendment had failed.

As an offshoot of the Implementation Project, a coalition of women's and civic groups, including the National Organization for Women and the League of Women Voters, was formed in early 1977.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 84-M145

These addenda to the records of the Committee to Ratify the Massachusetts ERA were given to the Schlesinger Library in August 1984 by Karen Hudner of the Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Committee to Ratify the Massachusetts State Equal Rights Amendment records, 1975-1976 (77-M104--77-M196)..

CONTAINER LIST

  1. Box 1: 1-17
  2. Box 2: card files (see below)
  3. Box 3: card files (see below)

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: March 1985

By: Elizabeth Wang
Link to catalog
Title
Committee to Ratify the Massachusetts State Equal Rights Amendment. Additional records of the Committee to Ratify the Massachusetts State Equal Rights Amendment, 1976-1982: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch00523

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents women's lives from the past and present for the future.

Contact:
3 James St.
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(617) 495-8647