9 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Women--Legal status, laws, etc.

  1. League of Women Voters (U.S.) records, 1884-1986

    514,400 items. 2,221 containers plus 24 oversize. 900 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, proceedings, speeches, reports, project studies, subject files, biographical material, financial records, newspapers clippings, printed material, and other records concerning the league's activities at the national, state, and local levels. Documents the organization's lobbying efforts, national conventions and council meetings, and projects of the League of Women Voters Education Fund.

  2. Mary Vance Trent papers, 1849-1998

    3,500 items. 10 containers plus 1 classified. 4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Foreign service officer and lecturer. Correspondence, memoranda, family papers, reports, speeches, writings, photographs, clippings, and printed matter relating primarily to Trent's career as a foreign service officer in the State Department and a lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's travel program.

  3. National Woman's Party records, 1850-1975

    200,000 items. 491 containers plus 3 oversize. 197.2 linear feet. 97 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    National organization in the women's rights movement, founded 1916-1917 by Alice Paul (chairman). The records include correspondence, administrative files, minutes of meetings, reports, financial and legal records, personal papers, printed material, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other items, including the records of the World Woman's Party (1938-1958), documenting efforts by the party to promote congressional passage of the federal woman suffrage amendment and the Equal Rights Amendment.

  4. Ruth Bader Ginsburg papers, 1897-2005

    55,250 items. 157 containers plus 66 restricted. 61.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    U.S. Supreme Court justice, judge, lawyer, and educator. Correspondence, memoranda, case files, speeches, lectures, writings, reports, interviews, briefs, orders, opinions, motions, depositions, and other papers relating chiefly to Ginsburg's efforts as an advocate for women's rights, particularly through her speeches and writings and her endeavors as general counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union and director of its Women's Rights Project. Documents her work as a proponent for the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, as law professor at Columbia University, and as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1980-1993. Also includes family papers and material relating to Ginsburg's travels.

  5. ERAmerica records, 1974-1982

    62,300 items. 174 containers plus 3 oversize. 70.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    A nationwide alliance of civic, labor, church, and women's organizations founded in 1976 to promote ratification of the amendment that had passed Congress in 1972. Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, bylaws, speeches, subject files, press files, state files, organization files, bibliographies, petitions, legal files, financial records, card files, photographs, and other records relating to the Equal Rights Amendment.

  6. Patsy T. Mink papers, 1883-2005

    880,600 items. 2,638 containers plus 71 oversize and 1 classified. 1,530 linear feet. 1 microfilm reel. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, public official, and United States representative from Hawaii. Correspondence, memoranda, legislative files, speeches and writings, testimony, statements, press releases, appointment books and scheduling files, travel itineraries, campaign files and political ephemera, notes, casework, law practice client files, court documents, maps, card files, biographical material, interviews, questionnaires, awards and honors, photographs, student papers, family papers, scrapbooks, news clippings, and printed matter documenting Mink's public service career.

  7. Winn Newman papers, 1876-1995

    129,500 items. 442 containers plus 2 oversize and 11 restricted. 182.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer and union organizer. Correspondence, legal briefs, depositions, orders, motions, exhibits, transcripts, speeches and writings, subject files, biographical material, school and family papers, printed material, and other papers documenting Newman's career as an attorney practicing chiefly in Washington, D.C., and specializing in employment discrimination cases and labor law.

  8. Romy Medeiros da Fonseca papers, 1949-2007

    Approximately 5,000 items. 67 containers. 203 linear feet. -- Hispanic Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Romy Medeiros da Fonseca Biography: Distinguished lawyer and feminist from Rio de Janeiro, Romy Medeiros da Fonseca (RMF) was the main agent behind various movements that fought for women’s rights in Brazil. She was the co-author of the New Statue of the Married Woman in 1962, the intellectual author of the 1977 law allowing couples to divorce, and fought for the rights of women’s rights to enlist in the military. RMF became an active agent for individual’s rights during Brazil’s political process that began in 1964 with the dictatorial government until the country’s political transition during the 1980’s. She was a member of the United Nations council on issues related to women’s rights as well as family planning.

  9. Elizabeth Cady Stanton papers, 1814-1946

    1,000 items. 10 containers plus 1 oversize. 4.3 linear feet; 5 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Reformer and feminist. Correspondence, speeches, articles, drafts of books, scrapbooks, and printed matter documenting Elizabeth Cady Stanton's career as an advocate for women's rights. Includes material on her efforts on behalf of women's legal status and women's suffrage, the abolition of slavery, rights for African Americans following the Civil War, temperance, and other nineteenth-century social reform movements.