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South Carolina Coalition for the Equal Rights Amendment Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCU-SCPC-025
Formed in January 1973, the Coalition was reorganized in 1975 as a public interest lobby to secure ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the federal constitution by South Carolina. The Coalition was co-funded by the League of Women Voters and the National Organization for Women and headed by Keller H. Barron [formerly Keller Bumgardner] as legislative coordinator to handle political strategy and Janet Wedlock as field coordinator to organize constituent lobbying.

The collection consists of 5 ft. of material, 1962-1978, chiefly the office files of the Coalition, including research files on such diverse subjects as Athletics, Black Women and Disadvantaged, Credit, Divorce and Domestic Relations, Education, ERA and the Military, Human Relations, Insurance, Local Government Consolidation, Voting and Elections Laws, Welfare, Women and Work, and material on the filing of the ERA bill in the S.C. House of Representatives and its subsequent tabling on March 26, 1975. Also present are files of Mrs. Bumgardner as President of the League of Women Voters of S.C., 1967-1971, and as a member of the Richland County-City of Columbia Study Commission, 1971-1972.

Note: Related records are contained in the papers of the League of Women Voters of South Carolina.

Dates

  • 1963 - 1978

Creator

Copyright

Copyright of the Coalition for the Equal Rights Amendment Papers has been transferred to the University of South Carolina.

Conditions Governing Use

Library Use Only

Extent

5 Linear Feet

Abstract

Formed in January 1973, the Coalition was reorganized in 1975 as a public interest lobby to secure ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the federal constitution by South Carolina. The Coalition was co-funded by the League of Women Voters and the National Organization for Women and headed by Keller H. Barron as legislative coordinator to handle political strategy and Janet Wedlock as field coordinator to organize constituent lobbying. South Carolina is one of fifteen states that did not ratify the amendment.

Provenance

Donated by Mrs. Keller H. Bumgardner and Mrs. Janet Wedlock.

Processing Information

Processed by Herbert J. Hartsook, 1983; updates by Erin Long, 2007.

Creator

Source

Repository Details

Part of the South Carolina Political Collections Repository

Contact:
Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
1322 Greene St.
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA
803-777-0577

Status
Completed
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