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Moore, Nancy (b. 1939)

Papers, 1970-2008, 4 ft.

For over forty years, Dr. Nancy Moore was active in educating and improving the lives of women and African-Americans in South Carolina. Among her many accomplishments, she was SC ERA Chair for the League of Women Voters in 1978, an active participant on the ERA Countdown Campaign in 1982, and served two years as President of SC NOW (National Organization for Women) beginning in 1986. She is co-founder of the Spartanburg National Women's Political Caucus, which operated in the 1990s, and was the Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences at USC Spartanburg from 1995 until her retirement in 2001.

Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 7 pages)
Comprising four linear feet, Dr. Moore’s papers provide insight into her notable career as educator and activist from the 1970s and 2000s.  In the ERA/NOW series, there are meeting minutes, memorandums, Pro-ERA and Anti-ERA literature and LWV ERA files from 1970, which Dr. Moore inherited as LWV ERA Chair.  Within the Personal series, there are two scrapbooks, a timeline, and a transcript from a class visit that offer detailed insights into the hardships and successes of women during the 1980s. In addition, about a dozen of Dr. Moore’s estimated seventy speeches and interviews are included in the scrapbooks and in the general folder.

Related Collections:

League of Women Voters of South Carolina

South Carolina Coalition for the ERA