Description: The Texas International Women's Year (IWY) Coordinating Committee, also known as the Texas Coordinating Committee, was created by Congress in December 1975 with the passage of Public Law 94-167 (HR 9924) for the purpose of holding state meetings to elect delegates and adopt resolutions that promoted equal rights for women to present at the National Women's Conference, which presented the nationally adopted resolutions to Congress. The Texas Coordinating Committee's public relations committee was chaired by Sarah Weddington and was responsible for creating flyers, posters, weekly press releases, and public service announcements. The records include correspondence, press releases, photographs, a press kit, press clippings, public service announcements, an open-reel video recording of a press conference, publications, brochures, an audiocassette of an English and Spanish radio news feed, press contacts, and slides. The records were created from 1971 to 1978, although the 1971 date is probably in error, with the bulk dated 1977. The Texas IWY Coordinating Committee did not create all of the brochures or publications within this series. Many were sent to the committee by other organizations or acquired in another way, and all relate to women or women's rights.
Citation information: (Identify the item), Public relations committee files, Texas International Women's Year Coordinating Committee records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: These records are arranged primarily by media type and purpose. Some documents are duplicated elsewhere and some were reintegrated after the initial processing. Press announcements are arranged chronologically by date of release and national press releases are arranged numerically from 1 to 101. Numbers 7, 34, 54-76, and 78-100 of the national press releases were missing when they were received. Correspondence is arranged chronologically.
Size or duration: 1.25 cubic ft. (includes 7 open-reel video recordings, 1 videocassette, 6 audiocassettes)