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Equal Rights Newsletter

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-144

Scope and Contents

Equal Rights was a publication of the National Woman's Party. Began in 1923, it was the successor to the failed Suffragist. Its name is representative of its purpose: the editors of the newsletter believed that the only way to achieve equality amongst the sexes was to introduce an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. In addition to lobbying for the introduction of a Constitutional Amendment, it discussed feminist concerns, and developments on a national as well as a global scale. In 1935 the editor of Equal Rights left the Party to create the independently published Equal Rights: Independent Feminist Weekly. The NWP still maintained the publication of the newsletter(as well as the name Equal Rights), but with a new editorial staff. The Valdosta State University Archives houses copies of the NWP's Equal Rights from 1924-1954, as well as a few editions of the Independent Feminist Weekly. VSU Archives maintains a databased of topics covered during publication under this collections's digital material .

Harmful Content Policy: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collection’s collection houses materials collected to elucidate the past. We recognize that users may encounter some items within these collections that contain offensive language, viewpoints, imagery or other forms of objectionable content. Such materials document the past and should be viewed within the context of their original time period. Providing online access to these historical materials does not endorse any attitudes, prejudices, or behaviors depicted therein. Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections is committed to upholding the principle of equal and free access to unaltered historical information. (based upon the statement for the Georgia Public Library Service on harmful content)


  • Acquired: 2015-03-11
  • 1924 - 1954


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


2.0 Boxes



Custodial History

Sewall Belmont House and Museum transferred control of Equal Rights to VSU Archives

Source of Acquisition

Sewall Belmont House and Museum. A. Page Harrington

Method of Acquisition

A signed letter announcing the transfer of control from SBHM to VSU Archives and Special Collections.

Archon Finding Aid Title
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2020-05-19: Revised for DACS compliance by Douglas Carlson

Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta GA 30601 United States
229-259-5055 (Fax)