Personal files (1975-2000) for active North Carolina Democratic Party member and advocate for women Betty Speir, including correspondence, reports, agendas, minutes and memos pertaining to the equal rights amendment, the governor's crime commission, and state and local democratic party politics.
Betty Speir, alumna of East Carolina University, served on the ECU Board of Trustees, ECU Board of Visitors, North Carolina State Board of Education, North Carolina Museum of History Board, North Carolina Crime Commission, and the National Democratic Party Executive Committee. She chaired the Women's Forum of North Carolina, the North Carolina Democratic Party, the Board of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and the Communities in Schools of Pitt County. Speir founded the Pitt County Education Foundation and was the first woman chair of the Pitt County Democratic Party.
All the information above was obtained from the 100 Incredible ECU Women webpage at East Carolina University's Division of Diversity Advancement Women's Roundtable website. For more information, please visit the Women's Rountable website at:
East Carolina University Division of Diversity Advancement. "100 Incredible ECU Women." http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/mktg/womensroundtable/100_incredible_women_a_d.cfm (August 2010).
Gift of Mrs. Betty Speir
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