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Francine Merritt Collection

Francine Merritt Collection

1972-1981

FRANCINE MERRITT COLLECTION:

Collection: NAC 272-276

Size: 5 cubic feet

Accession Number:

Location: NCCROW

SOURCE OF ACQUISITION:

Donation by Francine Merritt

RESTRICTIONS:

None

PROCESSOR:

Amanda N. Sheldon, Newcomb College Class of 2003

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:

The material in this collection has been arranged into five storage boxes that correspond to the boxes in which it was originally received. In most cases, the original subject headings of the folders have been maintained. All attempts have been made to preserve the original order of the material. The papers in this collection have been laid flat and metal fasteners have been removed.

FINDING AIDS:

Inventory with folder descriptions is available in the repository.

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Dr. Francine Merritt, Ph. D., was a professor in the Speech Department of Louisiana State University throughout the 1970s. She served on the executive board of the Baton Rouge Branch of the American Association of University Women and was active in the A.A.U.W.'s push to gain greater sex equality in education. Dr. Merritt was also an adamant proponent of the Equal Rights Amendment and was a member of several pro-ERA organizations. Examples include her position as the acting Common Cause Coordinator for the Equal Rights Amendment in Louisiana, as a member of the Baton Rouge chapter of the National Organization for Women, and as a member of Women in Politics (the Baton Rouge affiliate with the National Women's Political Caucus).

Francine Merritt Collection

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

This collection contains materials relating to Dr. Merritt's ERA and A.A.U.W. involvements. The bulk of the collection consists of personal correspondences, newspaper clippings, and organizational documents from the women's organizations in which Dr. Merritt was an active member. Also included in this collection are publications from national and state chapters of most of these organizations. Contained in box 3 are several cassette tapes that contain recordings of pro and anti ERA efforts. The Francine Merritt Collection would be of particular interest to those researching the ERA in Louisiana, or specifically in Baton Rouge, during the 1970s.

Francine Merritt Collection

Box 1 of 5 NAC 272

Constitution

Ratification efforts in FL and NC

Congressional Record

Education/Title 9/Athletics

Fake Letters

Foreign

Jobs/Job Discrimination

Names

Opposition

Organizations to Contact

People (Pro ERA)

Abortion - Sterilization

Abortion

Affirmative Action

Athletics

Bakke

Battered Women

Bibliography

Alimony - Support

Child (Day) Care

Child Custody/Divorce

Contraception/Sex Education

Credit

Draft - Military

Economic

Mrs. Ford

Extension

Editorials

Higher Education

Insurance Opposition

Jury Duty

Kanowitz

Labor

Men

Military

Letters

Francine Merritt Collection

Polls

Presbyterian

Press - Media

Reagan

Ratifications

Radical Right

Recession

Referendum

Religion/1st Amendment

Religion

Rubin

Schlafly

Mrs. Shirah

State Laws, Rights

State ERAs

Supporters

Supreme Court

Title IX

LA Women

Teaching, Teachers (Contract)

Total Woman

The Legal Status of Homemakers in Louisiana

The Louisiana Historical Quarterly, July 1936

Women's Conference

Box 2 of 5 NAC 273

NEED

Better Way - Jones

Assorted Documents relating to equality (ERA Title IX, etc.)

Misc. (3 folders)

News Clippings Jan.19, Feb. 23, 1978

Sam Ervin and Yale Law Journal

ERA Organization Plan for Louisiana, 1979

ERA 1972

ERA 1973

ERA 1974

ERA 1975

ERA 1976

ERA 1977

ERA 1978

To 1979

Schlafly Reports

Kilpatrick

Sylvia Porter

Rusher

Stop ERA

Women's Christian Temperance Union

California

Colorado, Georgia, Pennsylvania Alimony Support Cases

Illinois

Indiana

Missouri

New York, New Jersey

Maryland, Steers

ERA in Virginia

Blessed are the Debonair, by Margaret Case Harriman

Box 3 of 5 NAC 274

Cassette Tapes, Index

Louisiana Commission on the Status of Women

House of Representatives Session on the ERA, 1977

ERA/Anti's

WWWW

Birches/Courtney

Daggett

Legislative History

Sam Ervin

Credit

Church, Religion

ERA pro and anti

Christian Science Monitor

Letter Writing

Provostís Lectures (í73)

Speeches by FM

Lions 10-22-73

Enquirer (Polls, etc.)

Louisiana Bill of Rights

International Women's Year, 1975

League of Women Voters, State and Baton Rouge

National Women's Health Network

Washington Women's Representative

WEAL (Women's Equality Action League)

Woman Activist (Ed. Crater)

Ohio - Women of Industry

Common Cause Keefer, Status Reports

Monitor

League of Women Voters

Working Women (March 1978 and November 1979)

TIME (March 20, 1972)

Ms. (March 1974)

Box 4 of 5 NAC 275

Freedom Train

Women's Suffrage

Women in American Society

Louisiana Suffrage

Anti-Suffrage and Responses

The Labor Leader

ERA 1973 & 1973

Magazine Articles

Membership to Organizations

Labor/Economic

Support/Alimony

Support/Marriage

Equal Pay

Legal

Newsletter of the Louisiana Council on Human Rights, December 1977

Politics

Religion

Misc. (Letters, News Clippings, etc.)

Community Property

Nevada ERA

Articles on the ERA

Louisiana Legislature

Woody Jenkins

Lobbying

Petitions

Maps, Louisiana

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)

American Association of University Women Pamphlets

Common Cause

RAmerica

ERA United

General Info: American Auto Workers, Housewives for the ERA, CCC, CCSW, ?Occidental Life, NWPC, NFRW, AFSCME

Labor and the ERA pamphlets (AFL, CLUW, etc.)

League of Women Voters (F.M. Freeman)

Equality in Education, American Association of School Administrators

The ERA, What it means to Louisiana Men and Women (League of Women???Voters of Louisiana)

National Association of Women Lawyers

Men and the ERA (ERA United of Louisiana and NFBPWC)

Q&A pamphlets (including National Woman's Party)

General Info: Carter Campaign, Reader's Digest, U.S. Department of Health, ?Education, and Welfare, Congressional Record 92, Journal of Women, ?Public Affairs Pamphlet, Center for a Woman's own Name, etc.)

NOW pamphlets

Religion and the ERA, pamphlets

Women in Literature, Film, Theater, Pamphlets

The Equal Rights Handbook, by Riane Tennenhaus Eisler

Stickers

Box 5 of 5 NAC 276

Equal Management 1978

Mitchell

Pat's Project

Louisiana Community Property Law

EEO

Governor's Conference

1977 Louisiana Women's Conference

Responses to Ervin

Women's Campaign Fund

ACLU

"Created Equal" Newsletter

The Louisiana Patriot

ERA Legislation Support

Congressional Records, Women's Firsts, and Misc.

Congressional records (2 folders)

National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs, fall 1981

Affirmative Action - Title IX

AAUW Journal, Newsclippings, Letters

ERA, Capital Area

My Legislative Function (AAUW)

AAUW, LSU, Rep

Corporate membership in AAUW

AAUW Luncheons

AAUW Journal

AAUW Baton Rouge Branch

AUW Louisiana Division

?Title IX documents

Graduate Woman (magazine) March/ April 1979

Constitutional Convention (Bill of Rights)

Common Cause

Women's Week

Delta Kappa Gamma Society

Equality in Higher Education

Franklin Folger

National Women's Party

Women in Politics (2 boxes)

NWPC (National Women's Political Caucus)

NAC 272-276272 ?Letters273

ERA 1975274

Provost

NAC 272-276272?Letters273

ERA 1975274

Provost's Lectures ('73)

Speeches by FM275

276

Mitchell

Pat's Project

Louisiana Community Property Law

 

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