Mary R. Boone Papers 1982-1983, 2006 (bulk 1982-1983)

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Creator
Boone, Mary R.
Size
0.75 linear feet (1 legal archival storage box)
Call number
MC 00310

The Mary R. Boone Papers contain newspaper clippings, photographs, photocopies of newspaper clippings, articles, and cartoons relating to the proposed ratification of the Equal Rights amendment and Mary R. Barnes Boone's participation in a hunger strike in support of ratification. While the material is primarily focused on the hunger strike, documents relating to Boone's experiences as a feminist and supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment are also contained in the collection, including her correspondence with the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints regarding her views. An audioreel of Sonia Johnson's speech at North Carolina State University, and January 1983 edition of Life Magazine: The Year in Pictures are included in this collection, along with various ephemera related to the aforementioned topics.

Mary R. Boone was a student at North Carolina State University in 1982, and she belonged to a group that brought Sonia Johnson to campus to speak. Johnson had just authored the book titled From Housewife to Heretic, an account of Johnson's personal journey as a previous member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a supporter of the Equal Rights Ammendment. Johnson's speech inspired Boone (then known as Mary Barnes) to join with six other women in a hunger strike to support the Equal Rights Amendment, then being considered by the states for ratification. Though the Equal Rights Ammendment failed to pass, the hunger strike generated much publicity and interest, even inciting sympathy fasts among supporters of the protest group.

Biographical/historical note

Mary R. Boone was a student at North Carolina State University in 1982, and she belonged to a group that brought Sonia Johnson to campus to speak. Johnson had just authored the book titled From Housewife to Heretic, an account of Johnson's personal journey as a previous member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment. Johnson's speech inspired Boone (then known as Mary Barnes) to join with six other women in a hunger strike to support the Equal Rights Amendment, then being considered by the states for ratification. Though the Equal Rights Amendment failed to pass, the hunger strike generated much publicity and interest, even inciting sympathy fasts among supporters of the protest group.

Scope/content

The Mary R. Boone papers contains newspaper clippings, photographs, photocopies of newspaper clippings, articles, and cartoons relating to the proposed ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and Mary R. Barnes Boone's participation in a hunger strike in support of ratification. While the material is primarily focused on the hunger strike, documents relating to Boone's experiences as a feminist and supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment are also contained in the collection, including her correspondence with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints regarding her views. An audioreel of Sonia Johnson's speech at North Carolina State University, and January 1983 edition of Life Magazine: The Year in Pictures are included in this collection, along with various ephemera related to the aforementioned topics.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged by media type, in alphabetical order.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

By agreement with the donor, scanning or other digital reproduction of the diary is prohibited until 30 May 2040. Researchers are allowed to physically access (including reading, viewing, holding, and touching) the diary and to photocopy it.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mary R. Boone Papers, MC 00310, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mary R. Boone, 2010 (Accession 2010.0063 and Accession 2010.0103) and 2012 (Accession 2012.0187).

Processing information

Processed by: Todd J. Kosmerick, 2010; machine readable finding aid created by Todd J. Kosmerick, Finding aid updated by Kelsey Chandler April 2013.

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Correspondence circa 1982

After review, access to the digital copies may be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

The Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, has digital copies of some or all of these materials.

Legal box 1, Folder 1
Diary 1982-1983
Conditions Governing Use

By agreement with the donor, scanning or other digital reproduction of the diary is prohibited until 30 May 2040. Researchers are allowed to physically access (including reading, viewing, holding, and touching) the diary and to have a photocopy requested on site.

Legal box 1, Folder 2
Doonesbury Cartoons 2006
Legal box 1, Folder 3
Life Magazine: The Year in Pictures 1983 January
Legal box 1, Folder 4
Newspaper Clippings circa 1982
Legal box 1, Folder 5
Photocopied Newsclippings, Articles, and Images 1982
Legal box 1, Folder 6
Photographs, Miscellaneous [1982?]

After review, access to the digital copies may be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

The Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, has digital copies of some or all of these materials.

Legal box 1, Folder 7
Photographs, Sonia Johnson Lecture at North Carolina State University [1982]
Legal box 1, Folder 8
Photographs, Washington, DC undated
Legal box 1, Folder 9
Publications and Papers circa 1982

After review, access to the digital copies may be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

The Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, has digital copies of some or all of these materials.

Legal box 1, Folder 10
Sonia Johnson Audiotape [reel-to-reel tape] 1982
Access to Collection

Digital copy exists. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Legal box 1, Folder 11
Women's Fast for Justice Button circa 1982
Legal box 1, Folder 12
Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mary R. Boone Papers, MC 00310, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

By agreement with the donor, scanning or other digital reproduction of the diary is prohibited until 30 May 2040. Researchers are allowed to physically access (including reading, viewing, holding, and touching) the diary and to photocopy it.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.