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  • Digitized Collection (this link takes you to the collection's overview and finding aid, with links out to the digitized content)
    United States President's Commission on the Status of Women Records
    1961-1963

    Correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, transcripts, and memorandums of the Commission and its seven subcommittees.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Human Rights: 3: Equality for Women: General
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files28 February 1961-19 November 1963

    Materials in this folder include memoranda, newspaper articles, and correspondence between President John F. Kennedy, various members of the White House staff, and individual citizens concerning the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution (ERA), increased federal employment opportunities for women, the activities of the President's Comm...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Commission on the Status of Women
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.14 December 1961, undated

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Commission on the Status of Women. Materials consist of a statement by the President on the establishment of the Commission on the Status of Women and letters from the President to members of the Commission.

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    AR7035-A. President John F. Kennedy Meets with President’s Commission on the Status of Women
    White House Photographs12 February 1962

    President John F. Kennedy meets with members of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women in the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. (L-R) Secretary-Treasurer of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), William F. Schnitzler; Chairwoman of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, Elea...

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    AR7035-B. President John F. Kennedy Meets with President’s Commission on the Status of Women
    White House Photographs12 February 1962

    President John F. Kennedy meets with members of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women in the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. (L-R) Unidentified; Margaret Mealey, Executive Secretary of the National Council of Catholic Women; Cynthia C. Wedel, co-chairwoman of the National Council of Churches’ Committee on the Cooperation of M...

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    AR7035-C. President John F. Kennedy Meets with President’s Commission on the Status of Women
    White House Photographs12 February 1962

    President John F. Kennedy meets with members of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women in the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. (L-R) Unidentified; Margaret Mealey, Executive Secretary of the National Council of Catholic Women; Cynthia C. Wedel, Co-chairwoman of the National Council of Churches’ Committee on the Cooperation of M...

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    AR7035-D. President John F. Kennedy Meets with President’s Commission on the Status of Women
    White House Photographs12 February 1962

    President John F. Kennedy meets with members of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women in the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. (L-R) Two unidentified; Lawyer Marguerite Rawalt; Representative Jessica Weis of New York; unidentified; Margaret Mealey, Executive Secretary of the National Council of Catholic Women; Cynthia C. Wedel,...

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    AR7035-E. President John F. Kennedy Meets with President’s Commission on the Status of Women
    White House Photographs12 February 1962

    President John F. Kennedy meets with members of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women in the Fish Room (Conference Room), White House, Washington, D.C. Members pictured include: Representative Jessica Weis of New York; Cynthia C. Wedel, Co-chairwoman of the National Council of Churches’ Committee on the Cooperation of Men and Women in C...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Interview with Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt on the Status of Women, 18 April 1962
    White House Audio Collection18 April 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s conversation with Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady and Chairman of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. In his remarks President Kennedy discusses the origins of the commission, the necessity for equal pay and working conditions regardless of gender, and issues concerning women that...

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