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Collection Number: 04856

Collection Title: Martha C. McKay Papers1971-1992.

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Size About 560 items (2.5 linear feet).
Abstract Martha C. McKay, women's rights activist, Democratic Party leader, and economist, was born in Winchester, Mass., in 1920. She received her B.A. in Economics in 1941 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The collection includes speeches, correspondence, and subject files relating to Martha C. McKay's activities as the founder of the North Carolina Women's Political Caucus and the National Women's Political Caucus, her efforts to garner support for the Equal Rights Amendment, and her efforts to promote economic justice and development for women.
Creator McKay, Martha C. (Martha Clampitt), 1920- .
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers,or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Martha Clampitt McKay of St. Petersburg, Fla., December 1996 (Acc. 96199).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). 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 the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Martha Clampitt McKay was born in Winchester, Mass., on 16 May 1920. She is the daughter of Robert Hamilton Clampitt and Cornelia Morrison Clampitt. she married Herbert Stacy McKay in 1941. Their children are Alexander Stacy McKay, Bryan McNeil McKay (deceased), and Anna Katherine McKay. Martha McKay received her B.A. in Economics in 1941 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi.

McKay's political and governmental positions include the following: precinct committeman of the North Carolina Democratic Party, 1950-1975; secretary for the Precinct Democratic Committee, 1950-1960; member of the Sixth Congressional District Legislature Committee, 1960-1962; member of the North Carolina Democratic Executive Committee, 1960-1964; member of the Democratic National Committee, 1960-1964; delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1964 and 1972; chairwoman of the Policy Council, National Women's Political Caucus, 1972; member 1972-1974; chairwoman of the North Carolina Women's Political Caucus, 1972-1974; assistant secretary for the Department of Administration, State of North Carolina, 1981-1985; co-manager of the Director of Finance to Terry Sanford for U.S. Senate; Special Assistant to Senator Sanford, 1987-1991; member of the Pinellas County (Fla.) Democratic Executive Committee, currently.

Martha McKay's business and professional positions include the following: member of the Comptroller's staff, North Carolina Shipbuilders, 1942-1945; owner of accounting and food service business, 1952-1965; assistant to the Executive Director of the North Carolina Fund, 1966-1967; Director of Special Projects for the North Carolina Manpower Development Corporation, 1967-1968; President of McKay & Associates, 1970- ; Adjunct Professor, Fuqua School of Business of Duke University, 1984; management consultant, currently.

Martha McKay currently resides in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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The materials in this collection pertain to the founding of the North Carolina Women's Political Caucus and the National Women's Political Caucus, McKay's efforts to garner support for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and her work concerning pay equity in North Carolina state government.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Speeches, 1972-1990.

About 90 items.

Arrangement: roughly chronological.

This series contains speeches delivered by Martha McKay to various groups around the country, including high-schools and the President's Advisory Committee. Her speeches pertain to the founding of the North Carolina Women's Political Caucus, the national Women's Political Caucus, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and economic justice and development for women.

McKay's speeches are in roughly chronological order, and have been arranged as they appear on the list placed at the front of folder 1, with a few exceptions. Three of McKay's speeches ("The North Carolina Women's Political Caucus: elements of Success Presentation to the St. Louis, Mo., Women's Political Caucus," "the Art of the Possible through Politics, Talk to BPW Annual spotlight on Women, Chapel Hill," and "Address and Workshop, State Gov't Personnel Officers, McKimmon Center, Raleigh") that appear on the list of speeches submitted with her papers were not found. These speeches may be found in the "Speech Materials" folders.

McKay's "Speech Materials" includes rough drafts of speeches, and newspaper and journal clippings she incorporated into her speeches.

Folder 1-4

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Speeches #04856, Series: "1. Speeches, 1972-1990. " Folder 1-4

Folder 5-9

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

Speech Materials #04856, Series: "1. Speeches, 1972-1990. " Folder 5-9

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About 360 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

The subject files are arranged alphabetically with the original names of the files and the original order of the contents of each folder maintained. the subject files contain information concerning Jim Hunt's involvement with the National Women's Political Caucus and the North Carolina Women's Political Caucus, and materials regarding pay equity in the workplace.

Folder 20

Clippings #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 20

Folder 21

Democratic Party Charter Commission #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 21

Folder 22

Democratic Women #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 22

Folder 23

Discrimination--Lobbying #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 23

Folder 24

Discussion with Governor Holshouser #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 24

Folder 25-29

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

Folder 29

ERA #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 25-29

Folder 30

Jim Hunt #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 30

Folder 31

Lobbying Handbook #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 31

Folder 32-37

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

National Women's Political Caucus #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 32-37

Folder 38

North Carolina Award Letters/Letters of Recommendation #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 38

Folder 39-42

Folder 39

Folder 40

Folder 41

Folder 42

North Carolina Women's Political Caucus #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 39-42

Folder 43

North Carolina Women's Political Caucus--Membership List #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 43

Folder 44

North Carolina Women's Political Caucus--Newsletter #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 44

Folder 45

North Carolina Women's Political Caucus--Structure #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 45

Folder 46

Organizing a Women's Political Caucus #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 46

Folder 47

Patterns of Pay in North Carolina State Government #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 47

Folder 48

Pay Equity #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 48

Folder 49

Pay Equity Report #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 49

Folder 50

Pine Needles #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 50

Folder 51

Press Releases #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 51

Folder 52

Radio Spots--Commentary #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 52

Folder 53

A Report to the Xerox Corporation #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 53

Folder 54

Pay Equity in North Carolina State Government #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 54

Folder 55

Women--Facts about/Education #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 55

Folder 56

Women's Issues #04856, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1971-1992. " Folder 56

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