Karlene Tierney Collection
Karlene Tierney Collection
KARLENE TIERNEY COLLECTION:
Collection: NAC 287-288, NAB 075-076
Size: 2.5 cubic feet
SOURCE OF ACQUISITION:
Donation by Karlene Tierney
Amanda N. Sheldon, Newcomb College Class of 2003
ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
The material in this collection has been arranged into four storage boxes (two large boxes and two small 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 unfolded, whenever possible, and all metal fasteners have been removed.
Karlene Tierney was extremely active in the 1970s and early 1980s feminist movement in Louisiana. The majority of her activities revolved around attempts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in her state. Ms. Tierney was an adamant proponent of the ERA and was a member of several pro-ERA organizations. She was one of the key founders of the Louisiana ERA Coalition and was the Louisiana State Co-Director of ERA United. Ms. Tierney was also the State Coordinator of Women in Politics and Chairwoman of the Louisiana Division of AAUW (American Association of University Women). In addition, Karlene Tierney was also involved in NOW (National Organization for Women) and WPC (Women's Political Caucus).
SCOPE AND CONTENT:
This collection contains materials relating to Karlene Tierney's ERA activities and involvements. The bulk of this collection consists of personal correspondences, newspaper clippings, and organizational documents from the women's organizations in which Ms. Tierney was an active member. Included in this collection are several membership lists of her various organizations and also the publications of national, state, and local chapters of these women's organizations. Please note that on the insides of some folders (especially in box 3) are written the text of short notes left by Ms. Tierney for explanation or clarification of the materials contained in those folders. The Karlene Tierney collection would be of particular interest to those researching the ERA in Louisiana and the various organizations and coalitions involved in the ratification effort.
Box 1 of 4 ? NAB 075
Founding Meeting–ERA Coalition (December 1973)
The Equal Rights Amendment: Its Scope and Effect
Louisiana Constitutional Convention, 1973
Women in Politics
Founding of the Louisiana Women's Political Caucus
Louisiana Women's Political Caucus By-Laws
Louisiana Women's Political Caucus Reports (early 1980s)
1973 ERA Resources
1974–The Big Push
ERA United of Louisiana Projects/ Action
ERA Central Newsletters
Correspondence after 1974 failure
ERA Other States' Advice
Misc. Pro-ERA organizations (Housewives for ERA, church organizations, etc.)
Box 2 of 4? NAB 076
Telecommunications (Wats Line) Info.
Newspaper Clippings '72-'74, Correspondence '72-'74
Workshops for 1974 Louisiana Ratification
League of Women Voters of the United States Legislative Action ERA Kit
Common cause Action Program for the Ratification of the Equal Rights
Louisiana Conference for ERA Coalition Groups, 1974
1973 & 1974 ERA Coalition Phone Calls, 1974
1973 phone calls (original notebook)
ERA Steering Committee 1974-1975
ERA Steering Committee 1974-1975 —- Notebook (original)
1975 ERA Correspondence
A New Day! After ERA failed nationally, 1982
Box 3 of 4? NAC 287
ERA Bumper Stickers
May 1974 ERA Clippings
AFL-CIO Convention — Spring 1974
Workshops by National Groups — Spring 1974, Sponsored by Common Cause
Spring 1974 Telephone Calls — Common Cause Workshops (original notebook)
Methodist Film Strips 1974
Contact people in various groups
1974 ERA phone calls (original notebook)
1974 ERA phone calls (copies of notebook)
Basic 1974 History (2 folders)
Publications of UAW, Common Cause, National American Woman Suffrage Association, etc.
1974 ERA United office records — Addresses
1974 ERA United office records — Sales Items
1974 ERA United office records — Speech Notes
1974 ERA United office records — Governor
1974 ERA United office records — State by state status
1974 ERA United office records — Maps
1974 ERA United office records — Resource Material — Against
1974 ERA United office records — Pro Resources (2 folders)
1974 ERA United office records — Common Cause
1974 ERA United office records — LWV ERA KIT
The New York Times Magazine — June 24, 1973
Assorted Pro-ERA pamphlets and flyers
"Training the Woman to Know Her Place: The Social Antecedents of Women in the World of Work"
National Woman's Party literature
ERAmerica National ERA strategy session; August 18-19, 1979
Women in Politics: 1871-1973
Equal Rights Amendment Project
League of Women Voters of the United States, 1073 Resource Kit
Background Resources used in the 1970s
Common Cause Action Program for the Ratification of the Equal Rights
Legal Material from Sylvia Roberts
1972 Vote and Griffiths
Feminism B.R. '73 — Clippings & NWPC
Louise Johnson Letter
ERA United organizing meeting, December 1973
ERA Central, New Orleans
ERA Coalition, Alexandria
Volunteers 1973 & 1974
Late '73 — Early '74 Cards sent to Legislators
Box 4 of 4? NAB 288
ERA, 1973, New Orleans
ERA United, 1974, Fall
ERA January 1975
ERA United Newsletter, 1975
Catholics Act for ERA, 1975-1980
ERA 1975 Clippings/ Letters
ERA 1976 Resource Materials
"Shackly Speaks" original, May 1976
Men for ERA 1976
Alan Alda visit 1976
ERA Clippings 1976
ERA Monitors 1976
Women's Magazines 1976
ERA Clippings 1977
ERA Notes and Clippings 1978
E. Chittick's trip 1979
ERA Valerie Harper, 1979
ERA United 1979
ERA Supporting Groups, 1976-1979
ERA National Woman's Party Newsletters, 1979-1980
ERA White House Party, 1980
ERA Clippings, 1980 (2 folders)
ERA Clippings, 1981
ERA Clippings, Summer 1982
ERA Labor Day Rally, 1982
Louisiana ERA Funeral Day, 1982
ERA Action for Equality
ERA Project Book from Anita Miller
At Ease With ERA
ERA and NOW — Slides
ERA Bulletin and Journals
"Equal Rights for Men and Women: Hearings Before Subcommittee No. 4 of the Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives, 1971," and "Drake Law Review," vol. 24, no. 2 , Winter 1975
Vol. XII, no 12, May 8 1926.
Vol. XVI, no. 9, April 5, 1930.
Vol. XIV, no. 15, May 19, 1928
Vol. XV, no 16, May 25, 1929.
Vol. XIV, no. 19, June 16, 1928.
Vol. XIV, no. 13, May 5, 1928.
Vol. XIV, no. 20, June 23, 1928.
Vol. XV, no. 13, May 4, 1929.
Vol. XV, no. 7, March 23, 1929.
Vol. XIV, no. 26, August 4, 1928.
Vol. XIV, no. 25, July 28, 1928.
Vol. XVI, no.7, March 22 1930.
Vol. XIV, no. 24, July 21, 1928.
Vol. XV, no. 14, May 11, 1929.
Vol. XV, no. 22, July 6, 1929.
Vol. XV, no. 23, July 13, 1929.
Vol. XV, no. 24, July 20, 1929.
Vol. XV, no. 27, August 10, 1929.
Vol. XVI, no. 34, August 30, 1930.
Vol. XVI, no 37, September 20, 1930.
Vol. XVI, no. 10, April 12, 1930.
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