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Bertha "B" Holt papers, 1940-2010 5.5 Linear Feet — 3425 items

Bertha "B" Holt is a longtime resident of Burlington, North Carolina. She was first appointed to the N.C. House of Representatives in 1975 and later won re-election eight times. Collection includes campaign materials; correspondence, 1977-2000s; and research materials from various bills and issues from Holt's career. Other files relate to Holt's activities, including the Women's Forum of North Carolina, North Carolina Legislative Women's Caucus; the State Council for Social Legislation; the Science and Technology Board; tribute dinners and awards; clippings; a scrapbooks; and other miscellaneous papers and letters. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Accession (2009-0097) (1650 items; 2.7 lin. ft.; dated 1970s-2008) includes campaign materials; correspondence, 1977-2000s; and research materials from various bills and issues from Holt's career, including the ERA, marital rape, wine laws, the lottery, juvenile justice, nursing, health education, mental retardation, archaeology, domestic violence, hospice, and the Holocaust. Other files relate to Holt's legislative career, including the North Carolina Legislative Women's Caucus; the State Council for Social Legislation; tribute dinners and awards; and other miscellaneous papers and letters.

Accession (2010-0104) (750 items; 1.3 lin. ft.; dated 1970-2010) includes clippings; correspondence; subject and research files from issues such as churches, seatbelt and school bus safety, welfare, gun control, and wine; committee materials, including the Science and Technology Board; a scrapbook from 1973-1979; and other miscellaneous materials.

Accession (2010-0192) (1125 items; 1.5 lin. ft.; dated 1940-2007) includes subject and research files from issues such as healthcare, education, crime, and prisons; materials from the Equal Rights Amendment; files from various events that Holt attended, including the Center for Creative Leadership, the White House Conference on Aging (1981), and files from her membership in the Women's Forum of North Carolina. Also contains materials from her Episcopal Church activities.

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Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Lynn Jordan was a consumer rights advocate, President of the Virginia Citizens Consumer Council and a member of the Board of Directors of Consumers Union in the 1970s. The Lynn Jordan papers include clippings, correspondence, government documents, pamphlets, reports, testimonies and other printed materials that document Jordan's work in consumer education and protection as a representative of the Virginia Citizens Consumer Council and other organizations. Topics addressed include beef quality and grading, consumer credit, food prices, gender discrimination, patient rights, prescription drug prices, supermarkets, as well as the consumer effects of wage and price freezes resulting from the Economic Stabilization Act of 1973. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Lynn Jordan papers include clippings, correspondence, government documents, pamphlets, reports, testimonies and other printed materials that document Jordan's work in consumer education and protection as a representative of the Virginia Citizens Consumer Council and other organizations. Topics addressed include beef quality and grading, consumer credit, food prices, gender discrimination, patient rights, prescription drug prices, supermarkets, as well as the consumer effects of wage and price freezes resulting from the Economic Stabilization Act of 1973.

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Terry Schooley is a feminist organizer, teacher, and former Delaware state representative. She was a leader in the National Organization for Women and served as Coordinator of the North Carolina ERA Countdown Campaign. This collection consists of Schooley's North Carolina ERA Countdown Campaign report (1982); clippings and publicity about the Equal Rights Amendment ratification campaign; photographs and ephemera collected from various marches, events, and outreach encouraging ERA ratification by North Carolina; and some related materials and correspondence from Eleanor Smeal and Governor Jim Hunt. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Collection consists of Schooley's report and collected materials from her leadership of the ERA Countdown Campaign's North Carolina Ratification Project. The report appears to have been prepared for the National Organization for Women (NOW), and includes her assessments and conclusions about what parts of the campaign were successful versus where the organization struggled. The report also contains Schooley's overview of the North Carolina campaign's legislative strategy, including how they introducing the amendment for ratification in 1982 despite the N.C. General Assembly's Gentleman's Agreement; subsequent administrative and logistical campaign activities; fundraising; outreach and publicity; recruitment of action teams and their subsequent conversion into NOW chapters; and records of lobbying and stated ERA positions of each N.C. state representative.

Also present in the collection are newspaper clippings and ephemera documenting attitudes and coverage of the ERA Countdown and the women's movement in North Carolina during the early 1980s.

Schooley's snapshots and photographs include images of the ERA Rally in Raleigh, including podium speakers Eleanor Smeal and Jim Hunt; NOW speakers and conferences; and other North Carolina NOW participants in 1981-1982.

Collection also contains some audiovisual materials: two audiocassettes that appear to contain recordings of Schooley's remarks at the N.C. ERA Rally in Raleigh in 1982, and several video recordings of NOW commercials and media spots from 1981.