7.5 linear inches and audiovisual materials
The records were donated by Betty Durden (donor no. 419) in 1997 and Loren Shultz (donor no. 891) in 2002 .
The records are open for research.
One audiocassette (AC475) is shelved with the audiocassette collection.
»Copyright has been transferred to the
Angelisa Rowland, 1997.
Jett, February 18, 1999;
ERA Iowa 1992 was a grassroots campaign initiated in
Scope and Content Note
The ERA Iowa 1992 records date from 1980
to 1993 and measure 7.5 linear inches.
The records are arranged in six series: Administrative material,
Media coverage, Ecumenical correspondence, Research files, ERA national
campaign, and Artifacts. The bulk of the
ERA Iowa 1992 collection documents the Equal Rights Amendment campaign in
The Administrative material series (1991-1993) contains membership lists, bylaws, articles of incorporation, and meeting minutes of committees and coalitions created for the ERA Iowa 1992 campaign. The series also includes a letter written by the Iowa director of elections that discusses the wording of the new amendment to be used on the ballot, a teaching packet used to educate local residents at a volunteer-based “campaign school,” and material pertaining to financial procedures in the organization.
The Media coverage series (1980-1993, scattered) includes promotional literature such as flyers and newsletters, speeches delivered at various ERA programs, television and radio advertisement scripts, and letters of endorsement from influential community members. The bulk of this series consists of clippings of newspaper editorials for and against the ERA and news articles that describe events that took place during the campaign.
The Ecumenical correspondence
series (1992) includes letters written by members of the Ecumenical Ministries
League of Women Voters of
Box no. Description
Steering committee information, 1991-1992
Financial disclosure material, 1992
Correspondence and related materials, 1992
Ballot-language material, 1992
Campaign-school literature, 1992
Informational packet, 1992
E.R.A. Iowa 1992-3 ; Bob Ray [AC475 shelved in the audiocassette collection]
Pro-ERA literature, 1992
Anti-ERA literature, 1980-1992 (scattered)
Television and radio advertisement scripts, 1992
News articles, 1991-1993 and undated (two folders)
Editorials, 1990-1993 and undated (two folders)
Community endorsements and member list, 1992
Ecumenical Ministries of
Catholic dioceses, 1992
Statewide survey data, 1992
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Action Kit, 1992
ERA national campaign, 1972-1992 (scattered)
ERA promotional pins (4 items)