Equal Rights Amendment

Photo of Gloria Steinem
Photo of activist and E.R.A. supporter Gloria Steinem at Baylor on March 28, 1977. BU: Photography collection, Accession #BU/382, Negative L-268, The Texas Collection, Baylor University.

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.

John V. Dowdy, Sr. papers
Sam B. Hall, Jr. papers
Jack E. Hightower papers
W. R. Poage papers
Alan W. Steelman papers

Related Materials within the John V. Dowdy papers

Box 366. Folder 22. Legislative, 88th Congress, HJR 334, Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relative to Equal Rights for Men and Women, 1963
Box 374. Folder 25. Legislative, 89th Congress, HJR 242, Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relative to Equal Rights for Men and Women, 1965
Box 383. Folder 27. Legislative, 90th Congress, HJR 154, Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relative to Equal Rights for Men and Women, 1967
Box 392. Folder 44. Legislative, 91st Congress, HJR 208, Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relative to Equal Rights for Men and Women, 1969
Box 427. Folder 9. Personal, Legal, No. 13: Daughters of the American Revolution and Other papers, 1930-1945

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

 

Related Materials within the Sam B. Hall, Jr. papers

Box 341. Folder 6. Committees, Equal Rights Amendment, H.R. 638, 1978
Box 341. Folder 7. Committees, Equal Rights Amendment, H.R. 638, 1978
Box 341. Folder 8. Committees, Equal Rights Amendment, H.R. 638, 1978
Box 341. Folder 9. Committees, Equal Rights Amendment, H.R. 638, 1978
Box 327. Folder 3. Constituents, Alpha Files, Equal Rights Amendment Extension, 1978
Box 327. Folder 5. Constituents, Alpha Files, Equal Rights Amendment Extension, Hearings, 1978
Box 327. Folder 4. Constituents, Alpha Files, Equal Rights Amendment H.J. Res 1, 1983
Series 4: District
Box 275. Folder 11. District, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1979
Box A. Folder 1. Events, Democratic Women of Fannin County
Box D. Folder 13. Events, American Business Women, 1978
Box F. Folder 6. Events, Domestic Women of Fannin County, 1979
Box F. Folder 12. Events, Women Council of Realtors, 1980
Box H. Folder 6. Events, Democratic Women of Fannin County, November 23, 1981
Box I. Folder 6. Events, League of Women Voters, March 2, 1982
Box 463. Folder 2. Legislative, Equal Pay Act of 1964, 1981
Box 463. Folder 3. Legislative, Equal Pay Act of 1964, 1981
Box 463. Folder 4. Legislative, ERA (Equal Rights Amendment), 1978
Box 463. Folder 5. Legislative, ERA (Equal Rights Amendment), 1978
Box 492. Folder 9. Legislative, Women's legislation, 1978
Box 499. Folder 10. Legislative, ERA (Equal Rights Amendment), 1982
Box 506. Folder 1. Legislative, Equal employment/Equal pay acts, 1982

Related Materials within the Jack E. Hightower papers

Box 84. Folder 2. 60th Legislature, Legislation, SJR 5 – Women's Equal Legal Rights
Box 99. Folder 10. 61st Legislature, Subject Files, Women's Rights, 1965-1970
Box 175. Folder 16. Women's Equal Rights Amendment, 1973-1974

Related Materials within the W. R. Poage papers

Box 290. Folder 1. Legislation: Education and Labor: Equal Opportunity for Displaced Homemakers Act, 1975.
Box 360. Folder 2. Legislation, Equal Rights Amendment, 1951-1955.
Box 369. Folder 6. Legislation, Judiciary, Equal Rights, 1972.
Box 373. Folder 5 Legislation, Judiciary, Women’s Lib Constitutional Amendment, Correspondence, 1974
Box 376. Folder 7. Legislation, Judiciary, Equal Rights Amendment, 1975
Box 378. Folder 4. Legislation, Judiciary, Equal Rights Amendment, 1976
Box 382. Folder 6. Legislation, Judiciary, Equal Rights Amendment and International Women's Year, Correspondence, 1978.
Box 382. Folder 7. Legislation, Judiciary, Equal Rights Amendment, Correspondence 1978.
Box 474. Folder 4. Poage Bills: H.Con.Res. 303: United Nations proclaims International Women’s Year, 1975
Box. 513A. Folder 15. Equal Rights Amendment, Correspondence, 1978
Box. 513A. Folder 16. Women's Rights, Equal Rights Amendment, Correspondence, 1978
Box. 513A. Folder 17. Women's Rights, Equal Rights Amendment, Articles and Newsletters, 1978
Box 775. Folder 1. Capitol Hill Women's Political Caucus, Newsletters, 1978
Box 775. Folder 3. Congressional Clearinghouse on Women's Rights, Newsletters, 1978
Box 1002. Folder 1. Labor Department: Women & Work, Newsletters, 1978
Box 1047. Folder 1. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legislation and Correspondence, 1965
Box 1047. Folder 2. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legislation and Correspondence, 1968
Box 1047. Folder 3. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legislation and Correspondence, 1971
Box 1047. Folder 4. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legislation and Correspondence, 1972
Box 1047. Folder 5. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legislation and Correspondence, 1973
Box 1047. Folder 6. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legislation and Correspondence, 1974
Box 1047. Folder 7. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legislation and Correspondence, 1975
Box 1047. Folder 8. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legislation and Correspondence, 1976
Box 1047. Folder 9. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legislation and Correspondence, 1978

Related Materials within the Alan W. Steelman papers

Box 6. Folder 6. Administrative, Schedules, Carolyn Steelman’s Schedules, 1973
Box 106. Folder 2. Legislation by Committee, Judiciary, Women's Rights, 1973-1974
Box 106. Folder 3. Legislation by Committee, Judiciary, Women's Rights (1 of 3), 1974
Box 106. Folder 4. Legislation by Committee, Judiciary, Women's Rights (2 of 3), 1974
Box 106. Folder 5. Legislation by Committee, Judiciary, Women's Rights (3 of 3), 1974
Box 106. Folder 6. Legislation by Committee, Judiciary, Women's Rights (1 of 3), 1973
Box 106. Folder 7. Legislation by Committee, Judiciary, Women's Rights (2 of 3), 1973
Box 106a. Folder 1. Legislation by Committee, Judiciary, Women's Rights (3 of 3), 1973
Box 106a. Folder 2. Legislation by Committee, Judiciary, Women's Rights, Abortion, 1976
Box 106a. Folder 3. Legislation by Committee, Judiciary, Women's Rights, Abortion, 1975
Box 106a. Folder 4. Legislation by Committee, Judiciary, Women's Rights, ERA, 1976
Box 106a. Folder 5. Legislation by Committee, Judiciary, Women's Rights, ERA, 1975
Box 132. Folder 14. Legislative, 93rd Congress, Women in Combat, 1974
Box 132. Folder 15. Legislative, 93rd Congress, Women in Military Academies, 1974
Box 152. Folder 18. Legislative, 94th Congress, Women in Coast Guard Academy, 1975-1976
Box 152. Folder 19. Legislative, 94th Congress, Women in Service Academies, 1974-1975