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North Carolina Council for Social Legislation Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0051

Scope and Contents

The North Carolina Council for Social Legislation Records date from 1929 to 1975 and contain correspondence, administrative materials, publications, subject files, and historical documentation.

Dates

  • 1929 - 1975

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

The North Carolina Legislative Council was organized in 1920 under the sponsorship of the North Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs. In October 1921 the council adopted a constitution and by-laws and changed its name to the Legislative Council of North Carolina Women. Originally composed exclusively of women's organizations, the purpose of the Council was to "coordinate the legislative interests and efforts of state-wide women's organizations with respect to legislation in order to present a unified front to the legislature, to avoid duplication of effort in offering bills, and to cooperate in opposing undesirable measures."

The Council admitted men as members in 1934 and changed its name to the North Carolina Legislative Council. Due to a conflict with the interim Legislative Council of North Carolina (an official state body) the Council changed its name in 1969 to the North Carolina Council for Social Legislation.

In 1973 membership included twenty state-wide civil, religious, professional and social organizations, and totaled more than 375,000 members.

Extent

6.80 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The North Carolina Council for Social Legislation was organized in 1920 in order to coordinate the legislative efforts of state-wide women's organizations. These records date from 1929 to 1975 and contain correspondence, administrative materials, publications, subject files, and historical documentation.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged in 3 series: 1. Correspondence; 2. Administrative files; and 3. Subject files.

Method of Acquisition

Received from the Raleigh office of the North Carolina Council for Social Legislation in May 1977.

Offensive Language Statement

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Our finding aids and other collection descriptions may occasionally re-use language provided by creators or former holders of the materials, but we strive to place outdated or offensive terminology in context. That said, we recognize that we may not always make the right decision and welcome feedback from all sources so we can learn and adjust our practices. Please contact us at scua@uncg.edu if you encounter problematic language in our finding aids or other collection description. We will review the language and, as appropriate, update it in a way that balances preservation of the original context with our ongoing commitment to describing materials with respectful and inclusive language.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff.
Title
North Carolina Council for Social Legislation Records
Author
Archives staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
336-334-5246