Women in North Carolina 20th Century History
As part of the celebration of Women’s History Month, the State Archives of North Carolina launched “Women in North Carolina: 20th Century History.” This collection provides a glimpse into the lives of North Carolina women as they changed history in our state and the nation. It focuses on documents gathered from across the holdings of the State Archives, including Private Collections, Organization Records, and State Agency Records. While this collection provides an overview of the materials available, it is not an exhaustive survey of women's history materials at the State Archives.
Currently this collection includes:
Related Collection: Council on the Status of Women
The first predecessor of the present-day council was the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, established in 1963 by executive order of Governor Terry Sanford. The commission was one of several programs created during Sanford's administration to examine how the State's resources were being used, and to provide recommendation on how these resources could be better invested in the improvement of individual, family, and social welfare. The Commission on the Status of Women was charged with reviewing and recommending changes in several areas where women were likely to suffer discrimination, including but not limited to, state labor laws, employment policies and practices, educational policies, and legal rights.