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Charlotte Women's Political Caucus Records, 1974-2000

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2022-003

Content Description

The Charlotte Women’s Political Caucus Collection contains correspondence, statements, articles, brochures, and information on issues and lobbying efforts. It also contains reel-to-reel film, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, and photographs. Collection materials are dated1974-2000, with bulk dates in the 1970s.


  • 1974 - 2000

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to duplicate or publish material from this collection must be obtained from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.


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Language of Materials



The National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) is “a multi-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process and creating a political power base designed to achieve equality for all women.” This group was founded in July 1971 in order to increase the number of women in all aspects of political life.

The Charlotte Women’s Political Caucus also began in the early 1970s, and some of its founding members included Betty Chafin Rash, Sarah Parker (later a North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice), and Elizabeth Green Hair. Many of its members were also involved with the League of Women Voters as well.

This collection contains documents, photographs, and audio/visual materials. Materials are in good condition and dated 1974-2000.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The immediate source and date of acquisition for this collection is unknown.

Related Materials


Hair, Elizabeth Green (Mrs. Sam). (CALL NUMBER: NCR VERTICAL FILES)

Schuyler, Lorraine Gates. The Weight of Their Votes: Southern Women and Political Leverage in the 1920s. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. (CALL NUMBER: NCR 324.975)

Sims, Anastatia. The Power of Femininity in the New South: Women’s Organizations and Politics in North Carolina, 1880-1930. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1997. (CALL NUMBER: NCR 305.406)

Vogler, Whitney. Let’s Make Policy, Not Coffee: Politically Active Women in Charlotte, N.C. during the 1970s. Thesis (B.A.): Davidson College, 2003. (CALL NUMBER: NCR 305.406 OVERSIZE)

Women in Politics—Societies. (CALL NUMBER: NCR VERTICAL FILES)


Morrill, Dan L. “Chapter Eleven: The Emergence of Diversity: Women, District Representation, and Modernist Architecture.”

National Women’s Political Caucus. “About Us,”

The North Carolina Court System. “The Judicial Life and Times of Chief Justice Sarah Parker.” 17 August 2014.

Powell, Dannye Romine. “Liz Hair, Who Pioneered the Way for Women in Mecklenburg Politics, Leaves Powerful Legacy at 94.” The Charlotte Observer, 19 March 2014.

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll.

Charlotte Women's Political Caucus Records, 1974-2000
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Sydney Carroll
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Repository Details

Part of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Repository

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28202 USA