Equal Rights Amendment Campaign Archives Project (ERACAP) Records
Equal Rights Amendment Campaign Archives Project (ERACAP) Records, 1970-1985
46 boxes (29.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 310
Documentation program. The Equal Rights Amendment Campaign Archives Project Records include correspondence, speeches, legal documents, photographs, press releases, reports, articles, interview transcripts, audio and video tapes, legislative records, logbooks, notes, documentary footage, and memorabilia. The bulk of the records comprise audiovisual materials from two documentaries: "Who Will Protect the Family," Victoria Costello's PBS documentary based on the 1982 North Carolina ERA campaign; and "Fighting for the Obvious" based on the Chicago, Illinois, ERA campaign produced by Virago Video, and ERACAP. There is also considerable material relating to the National Organization for Women's work to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. Additional ERA-related materials collected by Beth Leopold are included. Notable individuals included in the documentary footage are: Susan Cantinia, Dennis Cuddy, Donald Deuster, Frances Fitzgerald, Jesse Helms, Wilma Scott Heide, Peggy Madigan, Lamarr Mooneyham, Kathy Railsback, Phyllis Schlafly, Ellie Smeal, Gloria Steinem, and Monica Faith Stewart.
Terms of Access and Use:
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The Records are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the exception of audiovisual materials that have not been reformatted for use by researchers. Viewing copies for selected footage are available on DVD.
The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the records created in the administration of the Equal Rights Amendment Campaign Archives Project and the documentary Who Will Protect the Family?. Virago Video (Lynn Kanter) owns copyright to the audiovisual material from the documentary Fighting for the Obvious. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by other people or organizations may be owned by those individuals or organizations or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.
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