Gloria Steinem’s History Challenged By Facts
Eagle Forum ERA Archives Updated and Opened to the Public
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29, 2016
Saint Louis, MO: Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum boasts one of the largest private archives of original documents and materials relating to the early days of the conservative movement. This archive has increased through acquisition and donation over the past few years. It has also been updated and cataloged for better use and research and has been partially digitized. Currently, portions of the archives are available to the public by appointment.
Starting immediately, the portion of the archive related to the Equal Rights Amendment will be open for research and examination. This is the definitive record of the successful opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment. Its importance as a resource is heightened by recent misrepresentations published in works like Gloria Steinem’s memoir.
“Phyllis Schlafly’s work centers on teaching and communicating truths with clarity in every media including radio, TV, and print,” said Ed Martin. “Starting with her political campaigns in the late 1940s through the fight against communism and for American exceptionalism, Phyllis kept an extensive record of accomplishment even before she took on the ERA beginning in 1972. During that ERA fight, Phyllis deployed all her skills along with an army of grassroots citizens to beat back the untruths and misrepresentations of the ERA supporters and media. Phyllis’s nearly single-handed defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment will always be her crowning victory, and the record of this period is one of the great American treasures. We are proud to make this archive available.”
Eagle Forum’s archives are located at the Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund building in Clayton, Missouri.