Sue Clayton ERA papers, 1982-1992.


Clayton, Sue. Sue Clayton ERA papers, 1982-1992.

Sue Clayton ERA papers, 1982-1992.

This collection consists mainly of Sue Clayton's personal collection of papers, correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, news articles, brochures and publications, pertaining to the campaign to pass an Equal Rights amendment to the Vermont Consitution. Although there are materials related to the activities of the Vermont Coalition for the Equal Rights Amendment in the period 1982-1988 in the collection, the bulk of these records come from after the defeat of the state ERA in 1986. The collection also contains several general publications about the ERA, collected by Sue Clayton. Additionally, the collection contains materials related to other Vermont women's political organizations to which Sue Clayton belonged. These include papers and membership lists from the Vermont Women's Political Caucus in the period from 1984-1989, material related to Sue Clayton's involvement in an "Issues of Conscience" conference, held on September 19, 1992, by the Vermont Catholics for Free Choice, and meeting minutes from the Council of Vermont Women's Organizations in 1982 and 1985. Publications and newsletters produced by the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, and several national women's organizations, including the National Women's Political Caucus, also make up part of the collection as do some miscellaneous papers and publications pertaining to women's rights in the 1980s. Newsletters, meeting agendas and minutes of the Vermont Women's Television Network, belonging to one of their members, Catherine Simpson, are also in the collection. These papers include notes and handouts from a course Catherine Simpson took in either television or Cable Communications. Sue Clayton was not a member of the Vermont Women's Television Network. However, she did have some peripheral involvement with them in that she used their organization as a platform from which to speak about the ERA on at least one occasion.

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Clayton, Sue (person)

Sue Beck Clayton (b. 1947), daughter of Bruno A. and Ruth (McKenzie) Beck, grew up in Burlington, Vermont, where she was educated in the Cathedral Schools and graduated from Rice Memorial High School. She attended the University of Chicago, graduating in 1969. She was involved in women's issues in the 1980s and served as a volunteer and coordinator for the Vermont Coalition for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) campaign. After the defeat of the state ERA in 1986, she briefly became p...

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The National Women's Political Caucus was formed in 1971 as a multiparty organization seeking to gain an equal voice and place for women in the political process at the local, state and national levels. The caucus and its state affiliates support women candidates for elective and appointive offices and seek to ensure that women hold policy-making positions in political parties. They have lobbied in state legislatures for the Equal Rights Amendment, women's reproductive rights, and other measures...

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