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History Day - Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

Summary: The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was first introduced into Congress in 1923 by two Kansans- Senator Charles Curtis and Representative Daniel R. Anthony, Jr. The ERA was put forth to Congress every year thereafter, but was not passed by both the House and Senate until 1972. However, the amendment was never adopted because only 35 of the required 38 states ratified it. The ERA continues to be introduced into Congress each year.

Date Range: 1978-1979

Online materials: Pamphlets and publications from the National Organization for Women, a speech by Senator Dole, and congressional memos and information sheets

Additional materials: Letters from constituents both for and against the passage of the ERA, speeches and other documents demonstrating Senator Dole's support for the ERA, and several Civil Rights documents that pertain to gender rights

 

Title: ERA for Women in Sports

Date: c. 1980s

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1880-1996, Places and Events, Box 50, Folder 2920, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Senator Dole's position on the Equal Rights Amendment in an undated speech draft.

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 622, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Issue briefing on the background of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 622, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Memo prepared by the Congressional Research Service concerning ERA and proposed extension of ratification.

Date: 1978-06-29

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 622, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Report by the Congressional Research Service on the ERA.

Date: 1978-06-29

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 622, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Statement on the Equal Rights Amendment (pamphlet) by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Date: 1978-12-01

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 162, Folder 1, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Pamphlet in favor of the ERA, sponsored by the Minority Women's Committee of the National Organization for Women.

Date: August, 1979

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 622, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Poverty: A Women's Issue. Pamphlet by the National Organization for Women.

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 622, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: NOW Origins: A summary description of how 28 women changed the world by reviving a revolution everyone thought was dead.

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 622, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: ERA Yes. A pamphlet by the National Organization for Women.

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 622, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: ERA Boycott Campaign: Put your money where your rights are. A pamphlet by the National Organization for Women.

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 622, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: The Equal Rights Amendment: It's Our Future. A pamphlet by the National Organization for Women.

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 622, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: The need for the Equal Rights Amendment. A fact sheet by the National Organization for Women.

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 622, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: No Retreat From Equality. A pamphlet by the National Organization for Women.

Date: Undated

Citation: Robert J. Dole Senate Papers-Legislative Relations, 1969-1996, Box 622, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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