Equal Rights Amendment

The Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced in Congress in 1921, and while its contents have evolved it has yet to be ratified. While many of our collections intersect with this long-standing call for equality for women, the focus here is on Texas congressional records that reflect the views of representatives and constituents during the peak years of support for the Amendment.

More information about the Equal Rights Amendment can be found in the Baylor Collections of Political Materials, located in the W. R. Poage Legislative Library. Please contact bcpm@baylor.edu or 254-710-3540 for more information.

Related Materials within the John V. Dowdy Papers

Box 476. Folder 20. Personal, Speeches, Lion’s Club, Ladies Night, Handwritten Notes, 1947 December 16
Box 478. Folder 45. Personal, Speeches, Importance of Ladies Participation in Modern Politics, Twentieth Century Reading Club, 1961 September 20
Box 480. Folder 6. Personal, Speeches, D.A.R., Lufkin, TX, 1964 February 18
Box 480. Folder 40. Personal, Speeches, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1965 April 19
Box 483. Folder 15. Personal, Speeches, Address to Women, undated.

Box 38. Folder 14. Administrative, General, Women in Government, undated
Box 38. Folder 15. Administrative, General, Women in Government, Lizzie Freeman, undated

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