DMH Spotlight SHEETSHEET 26 SHEETSHEEESHe - Captions of photographs on the 32 contact sheets of Diana Mara Henry's photographs from the First National Women's Conference, Houston, 1977 Back

Clara McLAughlin, Texas delegate, editor of the Black Parents' Handbook, and her daughter Rinetta.

McLAughlin went on to be the first African-America woman to own a television station.


Sheet 1        

1-10A

Bella Abzug touring exhibit hall

8A

Bella viewing NY State Exhibit, panels featuring photograph by Diana Mara Henry

16-19

Bella Abzug, Cecelia Preciado Burciaga* and Carmen Delgado Votaw*

“Dialogue”

22A

Karen DeCrow (left) during celebration

24/25

Woman Signing for the Deaf

29A

Watching TV Monitor of Gloria Steinem Speaking

31A

Karen DeCrow+, Former President of N.O.W. (NY)

(Right)

33A & 34A

Dr. Katherine S. Schneider+ (Little Rock, AR) Taking Notes in Braille

36A

Delegates Wearing “Anita Bryant Sucks Oranges” and Alabama & Mississippi “ERA YES” buttons

 

Sheet 2

1st and 2nd on Roll

Lynda Robb (left), Maya Angelou* (CA),

Coretta Scott King* (AL)

4th on roll

Judy Carter + delegate

5th on roll

Mariko Tse+ delegate

10

Clara Beyer+ oldest delegate (85)

14

Lady Bird Johnson Speaking, Bella Abzug Listening

15-20

Rep. Barbara Jordan (TX) Giving Keynote Address

Bella Abzug*, First Lady Rosalynn Carter

Betty Ford* (CA) listening and applauding

22

Elizabeth Holtzman* and Ersa Posten*, Commissioners

23/24

Rep. Liz Holtzman* (NY)

Judy Carter+, D.C.

25/26

First Lady Rosalynn Carter

Coretta Scott King*

27-end of roll

Rep. Barbara Jordan, Signing Autographs and Shaking Hands

 

Sheet 3

10/11

Priest with “COYOTE” (Prostitutes’ Organization) button

12/13

Houston Policewoman

17/18

Ruth Clusen* (WI), National League of Women Voters, at Podium

19-22

Jill Ruckelshaus, First Presiding Officer until Feb. 1977 of Medina, WA., at Podium

23

Elizabeth Athanasakos* and Gilda Bojorquez Czurich*

24/25

Patricia Carbine* (former), NY, (Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Ms. Magazine)

29**

Floor Celebration, Passage of ERA Resolution

Women with “Majority” Ribbons, anti-ERA are Doing Needlepoint

32-35

Florida Delegates Waving Bras with Legend “We Didn’t Burn Them”

Celebrating Passage of ERA Resolution

 

SHEET 4

1st three on roll

C. Delores Tucker, Secretary of the State of Pennsylvania, Delegate-at-Large

6-11

Jean Stapleton* (CA), at Podium

16

Georgia Peterson+, Chair Utah Delegation

17

Belva B. Ashton+ (UT), with “Majority” Ribbon, and Jaynann M. Payne+ (UT), Secretary of Delegation

19-21**

Agnes M. Dill+ (NM), Isleta Laguna Tribe,

Isleta Indian Reservation

22/23 and 4

Mississippi Delegates

22

Mrs. Eddie Myrtle Moore +, Chair, Mississippi Delegation and Carolyn Morgan+ (Miss.)

23

Homer Morgan+ (Miss.), Husband of Carolyn Morgan

24/25

Rep. Liz Holtzman* (NY)

26/27

Clara Beyer+ (At-Large, DC), Oldest Delegate

 

SHEET 5

6-8

Tara Duffy+ (At-Large. DC)

14

Susan B. Anthony+, Betty Friedan+ in Torch Relay

37

Susan B. Anthony+, Bella Abzug*, Billie Jean King, Betty Friedan+, in Torch Relay

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This sheet has various shots of the last mile of Seneca Falls (NY) to Houston Torch Relay, with:

Abzug, Anthony, Friedan, King,

And 3 Young Women from Houston:

Michelle Cearcy, Peggy Kokernot and Sylvia Ortiz, Representing Houston in Last 3 Miles of Relay

 

SHEET 6

2-6

Liz Carpenter* (TX) in Commissioner’s Area on Floor with Ellen Goves Kirby (LA)

9

Anne Saunier+ (OH) Chairing Meeting

10/11

Rep. Liz Holtzman* (NY)

12

State Senator Carol Bellamy+, Chair, NY Delegation Working Floor

14A

Liz Carpenter and Alice Heyman

30-33

Betty Hamburger+, Pro-God, Pro-Family, Pro-ERA, Hardhatted Gray Panther

 

SHEET 7

3A

Koryne Horbal*

4A & 5A

Connie Plunkett*

7

Judy Carter+ (At-Large, DC) Signing Torch Relay Scroll

8A

Pat Kery (center), Organizer of Seneca Falls/Houston Torch Relay

Jill Ruckelshaus* (First Presiding Officer until Feb. 1977), Signing Scroll Held by Peggy Kokernot,, Last Torch Runner (Houston)

13A, 14A, 15A

Jill Ruckelshaus* at Podium

18A

Sara Lohr+ (IL)

20A***

Beverly Adams+ (GA)

21A & 22A

Mary Crisp+ (AZ), Knitting

23A

Jennifer Sharkey+ (At-Large, AZ)

24A

Mrs. Mamie Kennedy Taylor+ (At-Large, GA)

25A

Sister Margaret Ellen Traxler+ (IL)

29A, 30A, 31A

Judy Carter+ at Podium

34A

L. Mandy Stellman+ (WI) Blowing Rape Whistle and Applauding

(Whistle is Her Business Card)

35A

Clara McLaughlin, Observer, with Daughter Rinetta

(Author of Black Parents’ Handbook)

36A

Freddie Groomes+ (FL)

 

SHEET 8

2A

Mary Anne K* (left)

10A

Susan B. Anthony+ (FL), Grandniece of Pioneer Feminist, Calling Question on ERA

11A***

Joan G. at Microphone

“Leader of Anti-Plan Delegates”

17/18

Jean Westwood+ (At-Large, AZ), Former National Democratic Party Chair, at Microphone

23/24

Delegate at Microphone with Roberts Rules

25, 34/35

Rep. Liz Holtzman* (NY)

36/36A

Rep. Margaret Heckler* (MA), Jill Ruckelshaus* (1st Presiding Officer until Feb. 1977), Unhappy Delegate

 

SHEET 9

7A/8A

Caroline Bird

?

Observers with Buttons, Faces of Delegates

36

Margaret Costanza, (Delegate-At-Large, DC),

Assistant to the President

With Lee Novick, Conference Coordinator

4th row from bottom

Left End: Margaret Heckler

Right End

 

SHEET 10

1

Jean Stapleton*, Press Conference

2-4

Rejoicing After Passage of Welfare Resolution

5

Anne Saunier+ (OH), After Serving as Chair

14-17

Drafting Farm Women Resolution

Left: Peggy Melcum, Alternate (KS) and

Nina Strahm+, in Empty Convention Hall

19A

Koryne Horbal* and Eleanor Smeal*

(President, N.O.W.)

21-23, 25

Ruth Clusen* (President, National League of Women Voters) at Podium

24**

Joan Gubbins+ (IN) (Stop ERA Floor Leader) with Parlementarian, Making Procedural Motion at Issues Table

29A, 35A/36A

Genevieve N. Fiore+ (CO)

 

SHEET 11

 

Bella Abzug, Presiding Officer, IWY Commission

Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford*

Lady Bird Johnson Speaking at Podium, Smiling, Listening and Applauding

 

 

SHEET 12

6

Applauding Bella Abzug, Presiding Officer, IWY Commission: Rosalyn Carter, Betty Ford *, Ladybird Johnson, Lynda Robb, Maya Angelou *

9

New York delegation with aapples

11

Angela Cabrera + Deputy Director, Women’s Division, Executive chamber, NY

13 *

On stage for Liz Carpenter*’s tribute, “Faces of American Women: Delegates front: Georgia McMurray + NY, NYC Community Service Society

24

Judy Carter + at large, with briefcase

28 A

Connie Plunkett* and Rosalyn Carter

33

Bella Abzug * and Corettta Scott King *

34 and 35

Coretta Scott King * and Jeffalyn Johnson *

        

SHEET 13

4th on roll

Albert Thomas Convention Hall, Utah Women’s Organization booth (“Fulfillment is in the Home”)

5th on roll

Judy Chicago artist, booth

6th on roll

At poster gallery, Blanche W. Shukow+, at-large, (Hadassah) buying commemorative posters for her daughter’s gallery

8 and 9

NASA booth

10 and 11

Goddess figures of woman

20-30

Margaret “Midge” Costanza, + delegate –at-large, Washington D.C. (Assistant to the President) with crowd in “Briefings form the Top” series, Albert Thomas Convention Hall

31  on

Bella Abzug and admirers, convention hall

 

SHEET 14

3-7

Rejoicing after passage of Sexual Preference resolution

8,9,10

Joseph P. O’Rourke, Radical Jesuit priest

11-23

Eldridge Cleaver (23 left, Iowa delegate Mori Constantino)

27A

Koryne Horbal *

33

Gloria Steinem *, left, being interviewed

35 on

Jean Stapleton* press conference

 

SHEET 15

17,18,19

Jill Wine-Volner, General Counsel, Dept of the Army, “Briefings from the Top” series

   

 

SHEET 16

1A-5A, 23A-26A, 32A and 33A

Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, D-TX,  giving keynote address

6A, 7A, 28A

Bella Abzug, Presiding Officer, IWY Commission, listening

6A, 11A, 22A

Betty Ford * listening, applauding

9A, 10A

Ladybird Johnson, listening, applauding

12A

Rosalynn Carter applauding

13A, 14A

Judy Carter * at-large

19 A

Lynda Robb

20A, 21A

Coretta Scott King * listening, applauding

22A

Bella Abzug and Rosalynn Carter smiling at each other

 29A, 30A, 31A

Jill Ruckelshaus, First Presiding Officer, IWY

 

SHEET 17

9A

Lady Bird Johnson wearing”Viva la Mujer” button, applauding

10A, 16A

Lady Bird Johnson

11A

Betty Ford* applauding

15A

Lynda Robb

17A

Maya Angelou*

18A-22A

Pledge of Allegiance: Bella Abzug, Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford* with hand over heart

22A-33A, 36A

Mayor Fred Hofheinz of Houston speaking at podium

26A

Left to right: Helvi Sipila, Assistant Secretary general, UN, Mayor Fred Hofheinz of Houston, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, TX

34A

Rosalynn Carter and Bella Abzug applauding

35

Rosalynn Carter and Betty Ford *

 

SHEET 18              

1st and 2nd on roll

Female bus driver, shuttle bus, Vickey Milner, Houston

7, 10-14

Patsy Mink, Assistant secretary of State, former Senator from Hawaii, co-sponsor of enabling legislation for the Conference, speaking

18-25

Congresswoman Margaret Heckler, MA, speaking at podium

26

Gwen Visser+, PA, in hard hat

27-29

Karen Burstein+, NY, Sate Senator, Nassau, with “NO” sign to instruct delegates how to vote

30

Georgia McMurray+, NY, NY Community Service Society of NY

35 and 36

Mildred Jeffrey*, Founder of Coalition of Labor Union Women, at podium

 

SHEET 19

1st 6 on roll, 17A, 18A

Puerto Rican delegates in straw hats

12A

Gwen Visser+ PA, hard hat

20-21

C. Delores Tucker+, PA

31-33

Pat Kery, organizer of torch relay, with scroll in front of podium

36A

Bella Abzug*, presiding officer of IWY Commission, and Gloria Scott* and Liz Carpenter* with Susan B. Anthony’s gavel from Seneca Falls

                                   

SHEET 20

1st and 2nd of roll

Woman Army colonel organizing marshals for torch relay

3 and 4

Ruth Gelman+ CA

13-26

Commissioners meeting informally in suite with Bella Abzug, Presiding Officer (EXCLUSIVES)

27, 28

Lenore Hershey*, Ladies Home Journal, John Mack Carter*, Good Housekeeping, and Gloria Scott*, National President, Girl Scouts of the USA

30-35

Phyllis Schlafly at podium, wearing “Stop ERA” button at press conference for her Pro-Family Rally

 

SHEET 21           

9A

Holding the torch that went from Seneca Falls NY to Houston by relay, Lady Bird Johnson, Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford * and Bella Abzug * and Presiding Officer

21A-23A

Gloria Scott*, President of  Girl Scouts of the USA, speaking

24A-27A

Fred Hofheinz, Mayor of Houston, and  Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, TX

 29A-33A

Gloria Scott* opening conference with Susan B. Anthony’s gavel

 

SHEET 22

7,16-18

Conference coordinator Lee Novick

8 and 9

Gloria Steinem*

15

Front, Liz Carpenter * co-chair of ERA America

18

Harry T. Edwards*

20

Gloria Steinem* with Lucy Komisar and Liz Carpenter*

26A

Center, Mildred Jeffrey*, left, Kathryn Clarenbach, Executive Director, Commission Staff, and Bella Abzug*, right, Presiding Officer

28, 29, 36

Kathryn Clarenbach

31, 32

Mildred Jeffrey* Founder, Coalition of Labor Union Women, with Bella Abzug

33, 34

Ersa Poston* US Civil Service Commission

34A

Jeffalyn Johnson*

 

    

SHEET 23

5th from left

NY Delegates with sign: “Lesbian Mothers are Pro-Family” Front left, Karen Burstein+

10

Delegation from American Samoa in native costume, with sunglasses, Chief Pulu Peneueta, High Chief, Mayor of Pago Pago

14

Guam delegation

18

Karen Burstein+ and Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman* Brooklyn

19-22

Elizabeth Holtzman *

23, 24

NY delegation ( 24-waving signs)

31-33

Jill Ruckelshaus* First Presiding Officer, IWY Commission and “Majority” delegate at microphone

 

SHEET 24

 

Beaumont, Texas, home of Babe Didrickson Zacharias, torch relay ceremonies in front of Babe’s memorial: male and female runners, runner with “Babe” tee-shirt

15A

Babe’s sister with a rose

 

SHEET 25

1st on roll

Nancy Sablan+, Guam, Budget Officer, US Naval Supply Depot

2 and 3 on sheet

Alice Bibeau, homemaker, grandmother, community activist, left and Colleen Wong, 17 years old, college student, both CA delegates +

6, 8-11

High Chief Pulu Peneueta+, Mayor of Pago Pag, American Samoa

13, 14

Kathleen Gentile+, CA 16 years old, HS Junior

20, 21

NY delegation qith signs supporting lesbian rights

25

Stern delegate with sign”Keep ‘em in the closet.”

29, 30

“Majority” delegates praying after passage of sexual preference resolution

33A, 34A

Karen Decrow+NY, former President of N.O. W. speaking

 

SHEET 26

1st

Utah “Majority” delegates with sign: “There’s a Better Way than ERA.”

6-8

Connie Plunkett* at podium

12

Delegate with “Politics is My Bag” bag.

13, 14

Signs: “Montana Yes” and “Equal Rights Demands Respect of Indian Treaties.” Delegates from left to right: (at-large) Fannie Belle Burnett, Girls Clubs of America; Myrna Small Salmon, Montana, Sioux, American Indian Women’s representative; Mary Munger, Nebraska, Chairperson of State Committee; Clara Beyer, DC.

17, 18

Observers with sign: “Lesbian Feminists United.”

19-23

Woman signer for the deaf ( WOMAN sign in background.)

25

In wheelchairs, Judy Heumann+, at-large, CA, and Tobiane Schwartz+, GA

26-31

Oral historians at work

28-29

Elaine Mayo Paul, teacher, Aiken Technical College oral historian

30-31

Dr. Maimie Heyda History Professor Aquinas College, Grand Rapids MI. with Wendy and Keith Sanborn of Wichita KS, daughter and husband of delegate.

32,33

Sergeants-at-arms, Beverley Smalley, Victoria Rogers and Mary Bryant, Houston

34,35

L. J. Bean, S.G. Brown (female), G.A. Albrecht, Houston police

SHEET 27

TO 21A

Photographing of delegates for credentialing

rest of roll

Scene from above: Hyatt hotel lobby covered with incoming delegate luggage.

 

SHEET 28

6

Gloria Steinem * holding papers, talking to delegates

7-11

Raising linked hands, delegates singing at end of conference

12

Delegate clapping next to Michigan ERA sign

14-17

Bella Bzug *, Presiding Officer, signing posters

end of roll:

Joan M. Gubbins+, Indiana, (Stop-ERA floor leader) at press conference

 

SHEET 29

Phyllis Schlafly speaking at Press Conference for her Pro-Family Rally, Houston Ramada Inn, wearing “Stop ERA” button

 

 

SHEET 30

Unnumbered

Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, Brooklyn; Phyllis Schlafly and her “Stop-ERA” button; Judy Carter +, DC and delegates applauding; Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, TX, keynote speaker, shaking hands with crowd from stage; runners with torch on Texas road to Houston

 

SHEET 31

to #9

Last mile of torch relay, Seneca Falls to Houston: left to right: Billie Jean King, Susan B. Anthony+, FL (grand-niece of pioneer suffragist), Bella Abzug* Presiding Officer, three last torch relay runners form Houston: Sylvia Ortiz, Peggy Kokernot, Michelle Cearcy, Betty Friedan+, NY. American flags in background.

to end of roll

Crowds in front of Albert Thomas Convention Center, in front of sign for National Women’s Conference.

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