Updated Finding Aid for the Moxon Collection

[Editorial note from Lori: Recently, we received new material for the Barbara Moxon Papers, so we assigned our graduate student assistant, Laura Litwer, to integrate the new material into Moxon’s papers. This is her post about it…]

An updated version of the finding aid for the Moxon Collection, which contains items spanning 42 years, is now available.  Most of the collection deals with the business and events of the organizations of which Barbara Moxon was a leading member.

Moxon, a native of Pennsylvania who settled in South Carolina in 1963 with her husband and picture of "ERA Yes" stickerchildren, was active in a number of organizations in the state that focused on issues affecting women and children, including the American Association of University Women, Advocates for Comprehensive Health Education, Common Cause of South Carolina, Equal Rights Amendment SC (ERASC), South Carolina Coalition for Choice, South Carolina Advocates for Women on Boards and Commissions, and the South Carolina Commission on Women.

For her service, Mrs. Moxon has been awarded the state’s highest civilian honor, the Order of the Palmetto, had an educational endowment awarded by the American Association of University Women named after her, and has had conferred upon her an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Newberry College.

Of particular interest in the Moxon Collection is a large group of items created or used by ERASC from the mid-1970s through 1982.  These include papers, brochures, and bumper stickers.  Also of note is the substantial collection of documents detailing the activities of the SC Advocates for Women on Boards and Commissions, which Moxon chaired.

picture of "ERA:  The American Way" bumper sticker

–Submitted by Laura Litwer.

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