Papers of Anne T. Barron, 1970-1985
Anne T. Barron's correspondence, printed material, bumper sticker, buttons, t-shirts, and a scarf documenting the campaign for the ERA, International Women's Year, women's political campaigns, and other women's issues.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Anne T. Barron 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.42 linear feet ((1 file box) plus 4 objects, 2 audiotapes)
The papers of Anne T. Barron contain letters to Barron, mostly in her role as Legislation Chairwoman of the Massachusetts Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, from citizens and elected officials concerning the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) nationally and in Massachusetts; printed material on the ERA; bumper sticker, buttons, t-shirts, and a scarf documenting the campaign for the ERA, International Women's Year, women's political campaigns, and other women's issues; and an audiotape of a radio program on equal rights. Files are arranged alphabetically.
Born in New York City in 1921, Anne T. Barron began her career in the federal government in 1955 at the United States Army Natick Research and Development Command, where she eventually became a program analyst. In 1968 she helped establish the Federal Women's Program there, becoming its manager in 1974. She was later North Atlantic Equal Opportunity Program Manager for the National Park Service. An active member of the Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Barron campaigned for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in Massachusetts, and in 1977 was elected chair of the Massachusetts Coordinating Committee for the National Observance of International Women's Year. She retired from the federal government in 1985.
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession numbers: 78-M210, 94-M140, 95-M165
The papers of Anne T. Barron were given to the Schlesinger Library by Anne T. Barron in December 1978 and November 1995.
Donors: Anne T. Barron
Accession number: 94-M104
Processed by: Johanna Carll
The following items have been transferred to the Schlesinger Library Poster Collection (Gr-15):
- Drawing of E.C. Stanton's house in Seneca Falls, N.Y., by George Stephens, National Park Service (Gr-15, Folio+ folder 12E-40)
- "Elizabeth Cady Stanton…Women's Rights National Historical Park" (Gr-15, Supersize folder 3H-50)
Processed: February 2020
By: Johanna Carll
Portions of this collection were previously cataloged as A/B277a.
The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit. Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- Language of description
- Processing of this collection was made possible by the Jeannette Ward Fund.
- EAD ID
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